We visited the Smokies from 09/30 to 10/11. We visited last year around the same time just a little later in October for the fall foliage. This was our first time in Flat Creek. We all loved this cabin, is it what you see on the pictures and more! Very clean and spacious, our two kids 7 and 12 enjoyed the beds upstairs and the ping pong table but the most fun we had at the hottub in the mornings and evenings. Had one day at the lake which is very close by. The location is perfect, just about 30 minutes from the smokies, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, 5 minutes from the lake but at the same time away from the crowds, it felt private and safe. We love nature and right from the proch we saw, blue jays, red cardinals, carpenters, and ravens, we were so exited! : ) Definately will recommend to friends and family and will visit again soon!