'ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
From the moment you arrive, BY LAND OR BY AIR, you'll see the awesome views. You'll feel the openness, and sense the quietness! 'The Lazy Cricket' nests at 3500 feet. Within minutes to all attractions and activities - shopping, restaurants, shows, amusements, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, tons more, etc.
As you enter the home, you'll feel cozy and absorbed. The Lazy Cricket @ 3500' is a
[A PERSONAL RESIDENCE - NOT A CABIN]
Panoramic views in excess of 90 miles East and 50 miles South. On a clear day, look East and see NC; look South and see the -The Great Smoky Mountains.
The elevated outside sun deck and the outside roof covered patio deck are great for enjoying the breath taking views sunrise to sunset!
For early morning treats 'sunrises are magnificent'!
When it comes to bedroom comfort, you are sure to find it in the bedrooms all of which are warmly furnished and cozy.
The Lazy Cricket (TLC) is a COMPLETE VACATION RENTAL - or if you prefer.. to be catered too...[it can be a full service Bed & Breakfast] - Lunch Dinner and more - Fully Licensed!
TLC is clearly a realm of magic tranquility inside a panoramic majestic scene of tranquility. It's packed with vast amenities, perched on a mountain top, surrounded with natural beauty, and showcasing the best views of The Great Smoky Mountains.
TLC was completely transformed in 2012 - The main entry way and grand foyer, is finished with detailed woodwork, with solid marble floors. The bedrooms are all tastefully decorated with custom furniture, and floor coverings. The main floor bedroom has a king bed and the other two bedrooms have queen beds.
The family room with all its charm, is crafted throughout with original chestnut walls. A wood-burring fireplace is constructed of handmade brick, and for entertainment is equipped with a 60” flat screen TV, and Xbox 360 that is perfect for watching romantic movies or enjoying the sports channel.
The drawing/music room [views 90 miles East] also on the main floor has a gorgeous 7' grand piano and a full console organ complete with an “out of this world” French chandelier. The marble wood burning fireplace finishes this fantastic room.
The ground floor has an awesome English Pub that is known to the locals as 'The Moonshine Mountain Pub''. it is equipped with a TV, and a wood pellet stone fireplace. [only open based on renters request] There is ample seating for 6-8 guests in the Pub area.
Additionally, TLC has a (private) helipad onsite which can provide a romantic backdrop - picnics, family pictures, or even a fairytale Smoky Mountain wedding or reception.
If you prefer to be catered [the B&B concept] we can accommodate you and yours with complete breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks... (priced separately)
Also the downstairs has a full second well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms each with its own TV, and a custom full bathroom
Should you feel like working out... TLC has a complete fully appointed exercise room.
The property has gated security access, is extremely private and secluded and is custom landscaped should you like to stroll the private grounds..
I was born in Alabama and raised in Tennessee. I am a christian and I love to travel and I have enjoyed vacationing all over the United States and Europe with my wonderful husband, however, I have always considered the Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee not only my favorite place, it is what I call my home.
I am a nurse by trade and with a final leap of faith, a cookbook author. TLC is my place for inspiration and where I give birth to edible concoctions.
“Cooking At Top of The World” [THE SERIES] is scheduled to be published Spring of 2014. It is a compliment of three cookbooks.
The Lazy Cricket’s walls hold many special memories for me. The laughter of family and friends, and hundreds of wonderful cooking ideas as well as aromas like baked bread or roasting turkeys during the holidays, these are the things I know you are looking forward to making your memories with.
These walls are also what inspired Herkimer J. Snerd III, TLC's mascot - after all it does stand for 'Tender Loving Care'.
I hope you enjoy your stay at my personal home and take away many wonderful memories.
Can't get into TLC? Check out our other number one cabin in Gatlinburg, 'HGTV, Top of the World', - HomeAway # 985163
As you drive up the drive you will notice the rows of Rhododendrons and Dogwoods. You might even catch a glimpse of an old stump that is entwined with blackberry vines, how beautiful every square foot of this place is no matter what time of the calendar year you have chosen to visit.
The driveway will bring you closer to a pastoral paradise that will open to a view that astounds your very soul. You will enjoy viewing English Mountain, Mount Le Conte and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Your excitement will mound as the key slides into the lock and you push open the door to witness the architecture, character, and charm of my home, the perfect symmetry.
My first gaze was the moment that I fell in love with this place and I could see the evolution of “The Lazy Cricket.”
You have chosen to vacation at one of America’s most-visited National Parks. The Great Smokey Mountains is within a 10-hour drive for nearly one-third of the country.
'The Lazy Cricket' has its own Helipad. It is a FAA private landing location. Custom tours are available, and priced respectively.
Private helipad access (ONSITE) Prior landing approval required!!! All attractions 15 minutes away.
Just a few more fun activities that are nearby, Zipline, Gem Mining, Comedy shows, Mystery Dinner theater, Ghost & Haunt tours, Ripley's Aquarium, Sky lift, Aerial tramway, laser tag, and the largest group of Artisans in North America, Dollywood, Cades Cove, Elkmont historical preservation. With the area growth, due to this popular vacation destination, now includes nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
The Great Smoky Mountains is THE most visited National Park areas in the USA. Gatlinburg has been a primary family vacation destination for many years. Area growth, due to this popular vacation destination, now includes nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
Dec 19 - Jan 1
My Standard Rate
|Reservation Fee||$65.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Cleaning Fee||$175.00 + Tax|
|All Nationally observed Holiday rates: $475.00 per night - Depending on the Holiday may extend multiple days and up to a week!
(PRIVATE OCCASIONS) - PRICED SEPARATELY - Corporate Function, Dinners, Weddings, Banquets, Parties, Reunions, Catering,
All rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Helipad (Private) - Prior request to land required
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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