THE GOOD: It was clean. The design of this cabin is great. It has an upstairs master with large on suite master bath with jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. There is a beautiful deck to walk out on from the master suite with beautiful views. The whole room is full of windows and at night when the moon is shining in, you feel like you are in a tree house. You could not ask for better. On the main floor, there is a smaller bedroom with an attached bathroom with tub/shower with a door that can be accessed from the living room. The kitchen was clean and well stocked with working microwave and refrigerator. The bottom floor was great with a working air hockey table, pool table and foos ball. It had its own small Flat screen tv on a stand that had an electric fireplace. Very nice touch. Seating was adequate in both the living room and the downstairs and was in good shape. There were ceiling fans on every floor.
THE BAD: I gave this property 2 stars for several reasons. First and foremost, the area is not well maintained and feels overgrown. A portion of the driveway has begun to wash away and a portion of it is sinking. When you walk in the front steps, the steps are loose, faded and very worn as is the porch that greets you. The paint/stain is peeling off all the decks and looks like it has been for some time. The furniture on the decks is old, worn and fading to the point of some of it being very rough to sit on. The whole cabin just needs some TLC. For instance, little things like the light in the refrigerator doesn't work, the Tv's are from the 90's, the coffee pot is not automatic and has to be switched off (probably cost about $19.99 when it was purchased). While I didn't come to watch TV, weather was bad part of the week and it would have been nice to have a big screen HDTV for the price we were paying. The cost of flat screens is so little and HDTV being so prevalent, it would have been nice to have a big screen tv in the liiving room. Instead there were ancient tube televisions in the living room and master that you would not be able to give away in a garage sale. Also, the unit only offers basic cable with about 14 channels. Husbands if you plan on watching ESPN or any baseball or football while you are here, you better hope it is on one of the big 3 networks or you won't be watching it. Very disappointing. There is one TV in the game room that is flat screen (with no HDTV hooked into it) that we were able to hook up a chromecast and watch netflix so it wasn't a total loss. I didn't notice it from the pictures but once you get here, the first thing you notice is the commercial grade ugly brown carpet throughout the cabin. I have stayed in a lot of cabins in Pigeon Forge and this took the cake. It is unattractive, has wrinkles and burns in it and for the price, one would expect hardwood floors or at least some attractive carpeting. The cabin is so beautifully designed, it is beyond belief that this kind of commercial industrial grade carpet would be put in it. Plumbing was also an issue. In order to get the toilets to flush, you have to hold the handle down until the flush is complete and even then it doesn't always work. There is a full bath in the game room and the toilet gurgles and has air bubbles coming up through it. Don't know what that is about. It rained pretty hard a couple of days and there were leaks from the third floor, master that ran down into the main floor. I notice it was probably coming from the door that leads to the deck in the master. I notified the management about the toilets and the water leaks but never heard from them. Finally, this unit is equipped with wifi in spite of what the amenities states in the description. I don't know why they didn't want to say it had wifi but it does and I was able to connect to it via the WPS button on the router in spite of them arguing with me that it wasn't equipped with wifi. I have to work some while I am here and WIFI was extremely important to me. It is my fault for not reading the description better but suffice it to say it worked out.
CONCLUSION: We had a good stay but for the money and in comparison to others I have stayed in, I expect a lot better and i will not stay here again. Everything I mentioned could be remedied within a couple of days and not a whole lot of capital outlay. For this price, you should get more TV channels (not expecting or wanting showtime, hbo but at espn etc) and I was very disappointed that I missed a lot of football. The carpet issue is more aesthetic than anything else but it is ugly and I would have looked elsewhere if I had noticed the flooring in such a beautifully designed cabin. This place has beautiful views and deserves some TLC. Hopefully, whoever owns or manages it will make the corrections because it could easily be a 5 star property
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