Ole Country Cabin, Gatlinburg, Rustic
Submitted: March 27, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
If you are looking for rustic, but close to town this is your cabin! The pictures and description are pretty accurate. The creek is great and loud- no need to open the windows to hear it! The cabin is a great size for two people. My husband and I came to Gatlinburg for 4 days and this was his pick on which cabin to choose from. I narrowed it down from what seemed like hundreds to five, based on price, distance to town, and an extra (view/creek/etc.) and let him choose. I think the creek did it for him! The price (stay 2 nights in March and get the third free) could not be beat! We also had to call April about an issue and she was very helpful and Bryan was quick to respond via email. If you want to stay in an old cabin this would be great for you and your small family. There are some areas that should be pointed out to other guest. I wouldn't call them cons, but I would want to know. The parking is a real issue. Only room for one car and the smaller the car/suv the better. I would have to get out and help my husband park every time- we did fit a Toyota four-runner, but it was tight. Too far in the front and you are in the creek, too far in the back and you will mess up your car. I can't imagine parking here in bad weather or with small children. The house, being very cabiny, is very poorly lit and dark. Ladies- bring a mirrror and light for make-up. The kitchen was fine for us; we took advantage for all the great places in Gburg, but I would not want to cook a meal for a family in there numerous nights. The mattresses were a bit uncomfortable but not bad and you will need to bring your own linens (which we saw as a positive). It is too far from town to really walk, especially with kids. You can do it, but I won't with little ones. Our last point was the only thing that really bothered us- the cabin has a cabiny smell. Some others have reviewed this as a positive, as authenic! So to each their own!
We did like the cabin and as I stated before- if you want rustic, old, and charming in that way- this is your place. In fact it is the olny place like that I could find in Gburg! Our trip was great and I am glad we stayed here- I would recommend it. Overall close to town, affordable, and very clean.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Just to let guests know we have placed new pillowtop mattresses in both bedrooms this summer (2012). Nice and comfy.
Helpful votes: 11/11
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