I spent hours, possibly too many searching for the right cabin for our family of 6 and finally decided on The View and let me tell you I was not disappointed. This is the perfect cabin if you have kids as it is at the end of a culdesac so if they are playing outside you don't have to be worried about cars speeding past. The service from the Elk Springs Resort team from the reservation process to the departure was fantastic. I love that you don't have to go to an office they just let you know the code for your front door,
The bedrooms are a great size, two of them have jacuzzi baths, There is a lovely home theatre, perfect for a family movie night. Bring some of your own DVD's which we forgot so we got a few when we did our weeks grocery shop at the large Walmart in Sevierville about a 20 minute drive away.
The first night after a long day of traveling we arrived too late to pick up groceries and did not want to go back down the road in the dark so we managed to order a pizza, so easy.
The location is perfect with Gatlinburg and the National Park on one side and Pigeon Forge / Sevierville on the other. Don't trust your GPS as we found it always wanted to take us on these small windy country roads.
It has a great laundry, well equipped kitchen (although a kettle would have been appreciated) and the icing on the cake for the kids was the Air Hockey and Pool Tables. The hot tub on the back porch was just perfect. I would sit and relax in the evenings once the kids had gone to bed and even spotted a few fireflies.
On two occasions we needed to call the Resort to get someone to come help us. The first was the ignition on the outdoor grill and within 10 minutes a really lovely guy came and had it fixed. On another occasion the internet and phone line went out and again great service getting us back online again.
As a Mom with young kids my only criticism of the cabin is the locks on the doors. It is just too easy for the kids to lock themselves in by accident. On the last night one of mine accidentally turned the lock on the back of the bathroom door and then closed it so we were locked out. It was late so iI rang in the morning and someone came and unlocked with a long key tool very quickly.
You have a cabin on either side but only if you are at the end of you balcony do you really see them.
I could not get mobile phone service in the phone cabin, but maybe that was a good thing! The free wifi in the cabin was great.
Overall we had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone.
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