We received a complimentary stay in order to facilitate our review. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own.
Where to Stay When Hosting a Large Group in Gatlinburg
Cabins of The Smoky Mountains Review
The city of Gatlinburg brings a countless number of visitors to the area every year. Some stay for the day but many make a weekend or even a week out of it. There is so much to see and do in Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas that you could stay for a month and still not see everything. This is one of the features that brings people back time and time again. It is also a great place for large groups and families to go for weekend retreats, family reunions, and so much more. When planning these trips the question of where to stay in Gatlinburg is usually one of the first questions that need to be answered and we are here to help you answer that question.
When traveling with a large group or family finding the perfect accommodation usually comes down to cost, value, and amenities. It is also important to make sure that there is an area where everyone can congregate together in a relaxed atmosphere. All of these are easily met when you choose to book a cabin with Cabins of The Smoky Mountains.
Cabins in the Smoky Mountains is also referred to as Gatlinburg Falls Resort and is operated by Venture Resorts. They are the largest cabin rental agency in the Smoky Mountains. When they started out they had cabins in Gatlinburg Fall Parkview Resort (hence the original name) and now manage over 400 cabins in resorts around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Wears Valley.
Cabins offered range in size from one bedroom cabins to a grand 18-bedroom Smoky Mountain mansion. Each cabin boasts a variety of amenities (keep reading to see what amenities were included with our cabin) and they have a generous pet policy which only includes a $50 pet deposit, with no size or weight restrictions. Even though they are the largest cabin rental agency you would never know it by the personal service that you receive from check-in to check-out.
Upon check-in, guests see why the editors of Southern Living Magazine named them the “#1 Family Resort in the Smokies.” We felt at home immediately upon our arrival and as our guests arrived they said they same thing. Our visit was for a ladies’ church retreat and we had guests from as far away as Michigan and as close as Knoxville. Due to the large group, we stayed in Parkview Mansion.
Parkview Mansion is a prime example of how Cabins of the Smoky Mountains is the perfect accommodations for large groups. As you can see this is not your traditional “cabin” but a home designed with a cabin feel. It has an a fully stocked kitchen which allows your group to prepare meals on site, provide guests with snacks and beverages, and save money vs. eating out. The kitchen is equipped with two refrigerator/freezers, two ovens, large stovetop, dishwasher, coffee pots, blender, can opener, and a large assortment of dishes, cooking utensils, and cutlery.
The large kitchen is not the only feature that is your large group will love. You will enjoy the opportunity to dine together in a large dining area that can seat 33 people. There are also several living room/family room style seating areas throughout the house for small group gatherings and allows everyone to enjoy time apart as well as together.
Whether you want to keep your group entertained or relaxed there is plenty to do in your cabin including two hot tubs, two game areas ( Pool Table, Air Hockey, Pinball, and two Arcade Games), four decks with seating, home theater, televisions in every bedroom, and a bar style seating area with wet bar. Guests can also take in the amenities offered by the resort which include fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, free conference center access, and more.
Parkview Mansion is one of their larger cabins and can sleep up to 27 guests. It has 9 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. Between the bedrooms you will find eight king size beds and a queen bunk bed. In addition to the the bedrooms, there are two queen sleeper sofas and three twin sleeper sofas. There is plenty of room for your whole group while providing everyone with their own space. The bedrooms are decorated in a true mountain cabin feel with comfortable mattresses, pillows, and bedding.
With the ample space, amazing amenities, and comfortable accommodations, your whole group will enjoy every minute of their visit. Due to the variety of cabins, you can find the perfect cabin for your group and make your next gathering/outing more affordable. The cost per person is cheaper when booking a cabin from Cabins of the Smoky Mountains and taking advantage of the kitchen features than staying in traditional lodging and relying on restaurants for all your meals.
Many people worry that if they stay in a cabin that they won’t have access to maintenance workers if something goes wrong but nothing could be further from the truth. During our visit, one of the hot tubs stopped working and we discovered some outlets that had blown when the previous guests had stayed. The guests had not reported the issue so it was up to us to reach out to management. Within an hour of us placing a service call, we had maintenance men at our cabin and they stayed until the problem was fixed. They not only did their job but did it with smiles on their faces and made our visit more enjoyable. They were friendly, respectful, and professional.
This was just another example of how Cabins of the Smoky Mountains delivers personal service to every guest. Their large arsenal of cabins is a benefit for visitors offering a variety of lodging choices for your stay. You can check out all these amazing cabins by visiting them online at www.CabinsOfTheSmokyMountains.com. There you can begin your cabin search by location or bedrooms.
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