Submitted: July 13, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
My husband and I searched for two years to find the ideal location to celebrate our 25th anniversary with our family of 9 adults, 1 teen, and 2 young children. With Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the chosen destination, finding an accommodation was made so easy when we contacted "The Elk" reps. Patti was especially helpful in letting us see the property while on a visit to the area. From that point on, there was no doubt "The Elk" would be our intended address for the family celebration! The location is perfect (away from the Parkway madness), convenient to acitivities both in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and in a lovely, quiet country setting. The VIEW is unbelievable from every deck. The home is elegant, roomy, and the floorplan was perfect for us (family with young children on the first floor--never heard them once), couples each in master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, wonderful commons areas for gathering, playing games, porch sitting, privacy, movie watching, etc. The kitchen was a delightful place to cook for a crowd, with tons of room for helpers, and a refrigerator I wanted to take with me (HUGE!). Parking for four cars was tight, but we could have used more road space if needed. The pool (down the hill) was too cold at our June visit to be of much use. We enjoyed the movie theater instead with some streaming videos from Netflix (preloaded by Patti)! People went every direction for activities, from zip lining right down the road, to DollyWood, to Cades Cove for hiking. Something for everybody. And we didn't even begin to touch the surface of activities available and we were there a week! Obviously the house itself is grand, but the location is a real plus, given the traffic that can bring the Parkway to a standstill. We would definitely stay here again, and working with the rental agents was a real dream.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you all for coming to “The Elegant Elk” our mountain top jewel! We’re so glad you all enjoyed the beautiful sunrises, and sunsets over the mountains. And, YES, Patti does a great job for our guests and wants each stay to be special and someplace you will want to come back to. We’d love to have you stay with us again. Earl & Sandra Martin
Helpful votes: 2/2
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