Our family stayed from 12/20-12/27/2014 . We had a fantastic , relaxing time at Horse Shoe Bend. Enjoyed the great view every morning from the swing in the front porch . We only used the grill outside once , due to the cold . The Jacuzzi was wonderful. We visited Sylva and Bryson City a few times , drove to Gatlingurg , TN and had a great time there. We also visited the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, went hiking on several trails, went to see several of the waterfalls , Mingo Falls was my favorite. Donnie was a pleasure to work with . We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to return during summer months soon .