The Lodge offers 10 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms on the main level with 2 Qn beds, 1 full bed & 2 twin beds. The upstairs level has 6 bedrooms with 5 queen beds & 1 full bed. Two satellite TVs with VCR/DVD players are located in the lodge with one in the living room and one in the game room. The lodge can accommodate up to 20 people. The commercial type kitchen and large dining area are a dream come true for the serious cooks in the family. The dining room is also a favorite place for people to play board games or just sit around and chat about what they did that day or plan for the next day. You can also shoot some pool in the game room. While staying at the Lodge, you can enjoy watching the sunrise in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee on one of the many decks or watching the sunset while sitting in the swing in the Gazebo on the front lawn. Everyone can also gather in the evening on the front or back porches. People keep coming back to add more memories about the Little Greenbrier Lodge
Little Greenbrier Lodge was bought as a Bed and Breakfast, when Charlie decided to early retire and Susan became the bread winner. We ran the Lodge for 9 years and Susan retired when grandchildren started arriving. This is how it started on the rental program.
Charles and Susan purchased this lodge in 1996
Fastest growing area and most visited area because of the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and only a days drive from several states.
We were married 40 years ago at the Wonderland Hotel at Elkmont. Friends who attended our wedding have moved all over the country. Yearly we look forward to getting back together for a reunion. After the Wonderland closed we searched all over the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. The Little Greenbrier comes closest to recapturing the feel of the Wonderland. It has porches, rocking chairs and is perfect for a group of about 15-20. It is less than an hour from the airport in Alcoa Tn, next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and within about 10-20 miles of shopping. One of our favorite things about the Lodge is the kitchen and dining room. There are 2 refrigerators, a large double oven, plenty of counter space, an ice machine and a huge dining area. Rather than spending time in traffic and restaurants, we choose to prepare meals at the lodge. We enjoy eating, "pickin and grinnin", story telling and reminiscing. The Little Green Brier is the perfect place for a small reunion.
I visited Little Greenbrier Lodge for the first time in September 2014. It's charm and beauty is hard to describe with words. As you enter this historic lodge you'll find a large gathering/sitting area with a beautiful antique fireplace mantel and comfortable furniture. There are bedrooms and baths on the main level and the upper level which makes Little Greenbrier Lodge perfect for large families or groups. The huge commercial kitchen is great for preparing meals for large numbers and it is very well stocked. There is a lovely sunroom on the upper level with an awesome view of the valley. This is a great place to sit and relax or enjoy a good book. Outdoors there is plenty of room for parking, porches with swings and chairs and an awesome gazebo to enjoy all of God's beauty that surrounds you. The location is very near the the "back" entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Parkway with lots of great hiking trails nearby. This property is incrediablely clean and the owners Charlie and Susan are just wonderful. They go over and beyond to make you feel comfortable and at home. I look forward to my next visit to this exceptional and unique property.
There were 14 in our party, and we had a great time at the lodge. The kitchen was huge, and we really enjoyed the porch and deck. Location was great. My only negatives on the lodge was the bathrooms were small, and the floors creaked. But we never ran out of hot water, and most of the bedrooms had their own bathroom. The location and the views were killer, and I would recomend this place to any large group.
Charming, nice view, plenty of deck space. We had 8 or 9 couples. Everyone had a great time. If you are bringing groceries and doing your own cooking, you found the right place. Commercial style kitchen. No need to bring utensils, plates, etc. Do bring charcoal if you want to grill. Lots of parking space if you have multiple vehicles coming. For GPS, it is "Lyon," not "Line."
This place is more like a hotel and great for large groups, we had so much fun. The entrance to the park is within walking distance and just a short distance away is a park with picnic tables where you can grill. It is only approximately 10 miles to Gatlinburg and 15 miles to Cades Cove driving through the park which I loved instead of having to drive down the busy parkway. Beautiful views of the valley and mountains and the owners were so friendly, just great people.
We had a family reunion over Thanksgiving at the Little Greenbrier Lodge. The Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way, It is a vintage Inn that has been well maintained & updated. It was spotless in every room & bathroom as well. Although it has a vintage feel, it does not feel old, if you know what I mean. Central heat & air, no musty smells, commercial ice maker(great for filling a cooler), quiet rooms, modern baths, hot tub, pool table, & DirecTV to watch the games. What more could you want from a circa 1930's lodge!
A few things that our group really appreciated were:
- location - only 10- 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge, grocery store, & Starbucks. No crowds!
- location - literally beside the GSMNP. We hiked to Walker Sisters Cabin, Round Top Mtn trail, Laurel Falls, & Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse without even getting in a car!
- The view - overlooks Wears valley(between Pigeon Forge & Townsend). Beautiful!
- Private places - when you travel with a big group its nice to be able to find a nice quiet reading spot. There are huge decks on front & back with views, rocking chairs, & swings. Also there is a library & a top level glass observatory room with incredible views & is very peaceful
- Hotel feel - our young daughters loved having their "own hotel"
- Large kitchen & dining area - great for preparing a large Thanksgiving feast with seating for 22. Also was a great place for playing games at night
- Hosts - very different than renting from a realty co. The very friendly owners met us at check in & showed us all the details. They were more like neighbors & were a phone call away. We even called to borrow some pepper!
- All 10 bedrooms had their own bath. Nobody shares!
This is a very unique rental. I highly recommend it for a large group gathering. Everyone in our large group loved it. Just realize that its not a luxury resort rental with granite countertops, tiled showers, or jacuzzi tubs. Most of the bathrooms are small (although 3 were quite large) but very clean & private with plenty of hot water. The only other minor negative is there is no wifi but our cell phones worked well. This place has a different sort of comfortable luxury which is what I go to the mountains for!
Historic, Little Greenbrier Lodge is a late 1930's 'Smoky Mountain' landmark, only 150 yards from the entrance to the'Great Smoky Mountains National Park', with all the comforts of home. It is the last privately held home before entering the Park. The Lodge is 1 mile from the famous Little River that is well known with fly fishermen all over the country at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Great swimming at Baptism Hole or the Big Rock, just a mile from the Lodge. The cabin is within easy driving distance of 'Dollywood', Splash Country, Tanner Five Oaks Outlet, River Rat Tubing, Walden Creek Stables (horseback riding), Cades Cove, restaurants, shopping malls, golf courses, community pool, and basketball and racquetball courts. For your full service grocery needs, Kroger Grocery Store is nearby or if you want to have your groceries there at arrival go to www.smokymountaingrocery.com or call them at 1-877-484-8853 .
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
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