HGTV - [90 & 50 MILE VIEWS] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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HGTV - [90 & 50 MILE VIEWS] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Gatlinburg Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Home, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, sleeps 2-8

'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 is 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.

Also, FCC - Amateur Radio Station - Available for use with valid license. Prior approval and authentication required.

Plus a Yamaha TYROS workstation and stereo sound system. Prior approval is required for accessibility and use.

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..

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Mrs. Debra S. Davidheiser

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish
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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

Mrs. Debra S. Davidheiser purchased this cabin in 2011

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.

Also, FCC - Amateur Radio Station - Available for use with valid license. Prior approval and authentication required.

Plus a Yamaha TYROS workstation and stereo sound system. Prior approval is required for accessibility and use.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

HGTV - [90 & 50 Mile Views] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
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HGTV - [90 & 50 Mile Views] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p990928
+1 919-272-1000
Gatlinburg Tennessee
Florida
5

***** ABOVE AND BRYOND *****

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
First of all, the pictures DO NOT accurately reflect the total package here.

There is no way that any pictures ever could. The view is above and beyond.

There is nothing quite like looking down on clouds and the occasional helicopter. Just think, those poor souls are paying for a few moments of what you can enjoy "ABOVE AND BEYOND" for days.

The house is above and beyond. It was very clean and well stocked. I expect that!

I didn't expect to sit in the office, eat breakfast, lie in bed, or take a shower while looking out for scores of miles. The setting and the architecture combine for a slice of heaven.

My wife and I travel by VRBO frequently. Often times as we pass by other homes while approaching our rental, we moan, "Wow! Wish we were staying in that one." Not this time. I saw no place for which I would have traded, regardless of price.

I highly recommend this home for anyone needing to relax and recharge, desiring privacy, and yet wanting closeness to civilization for good dining and entertainment in nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Oh, one more above and beyond...the owner, Dr. Bob.

Dr. Bob was delightful and informative during the reservation process. He and his home helped to ensure our 39th anniversary was special. His hospitality, friendliness, and helpfulness....

All were above and beyond.
Owner's Response: Over the years, and living at 3500 feet, we've opened and shared our private residence to many guests from all over the globe.

"The Lazy Cricket" [TLC] does have exceptional views that are one of a kind and ever-changing! Inside, we are always tweaking and fine tuning the rooms.... Decorating for every major Holiday!

The privacy too, is second to none! The Helipad is private and requires prior approval to land... It has become a very interesting request from our renters:

"Can we actually see a helicopter land in the yard?"

It is extremely important to us that our guests are comfortable and have an excellent Holiday.

Roads leading to TLC are asphalt dual lane, well marked, and maintained by the county.

You'll interface directly with the owners or our personal agent!

Thank you for an excellent review, and we welcome you for a second stay!

Dr. Bob
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HGTV - [90 & 50 Mile Views] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p990928
+1 919-272-1000
Gatlinburg Tennessee
Gainesville,fl
2

Not a good experience

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This was one of the worst rentals we have ever had. We paid extra to stay over New Years and when we arrived almost all the rooms were locked. We never got to use or see gym that was promised. We had to wait 2 days to have third bedroom unlocked. Almost every cabinet and closet are locked with rude signs everywhere daring you not to touch anything. You are not even allowed to step behind the bar. It was the most unwelcoming atmosphere ever. No supplies were available and one towel per person. The only good thing was the view, but a treacherous road that was dangerous at night due to fog and narrow way. We had to wait 6 weeks to have our mandatory deposit returned after we left place cleaner than we found it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: The Lazy Cricket [TLC] is a “Private Estate”. It is a private residence, and has continually conveyed a cleanliness rating of 100% from the TN Department of Health. Additionally, controlled personal areas [owners zones] are off limits to all, some age specific, unless explicitly requested prior to renting.

TLC’s rates are seasonally adjusted; furnished with starter supplies, and always meticulously and pristinely decorated for all seasonal celebrations and Holidays.

Roads leading to TLC are asphalt dual lane, well marked, and maintained by the county.

Disingenuous and stylish communications from renters coupled with onsite rental actions occasionally lead to insurance investigations to protect the facilities.

Someone once said; the dynamics of the TN area attract all types… keeping the pests, and critters, etc., out of your home and off your property is sometimes difficult and can cause nightmares for otherwise-happy property owners. Simply fill in the blanks!

Thank goodness the breath-taking views are still abounding for all to enjoy!

Dr. Bob
Helpful votes: 1/1
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HGTV - [90 & 50 Mile Views] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p990928
+1 919-272-1000
Gatlinburg Tennessee
5

Amazing Property, Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We stayed at The Lazy Cricket for an amazing and beautiful fall weekend. The pictures and description of the property are spot on and the experience exceeded my expectations. The views are truly breathtaking as you are literally perched up on the very top of a mountain with enormous, sweeping vistas. I love to cook and found the kitchen to be fantastic and well equipped as well. The house is incredibly comfortable and homey in general and I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a incredibly unique getaway - not to be missed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Over the years, we've rented to many guests, and many have also been married... from all over the globe.

"The Lazy Cricket" does have exceptional views and, that are one of a kind and ever-changing! Also the private helipad, is indeed a perferct way to arrive, depart, and or celebrate on!

The privacy too is second to none! It is extremely important to us that our guests are comfortable and have an excellent Holiday.

Over the years, we've tried rental management company's... We only found one company whom we will recommend for overflow reservations; but decided our personal touch and private pampering is needed to really provide our travelers with an excellent Holiday.

You'll interface directly with the owners or our personal agent!

Thank you for an excellent review, and we welcome you for a second stay!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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HGTV - [90 & 50 Mile Views] @ 3500' THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p990928
+1 919-272-1000
Gatlinburg Tennessee
Florida
5

"Superior, without a doubt, helicopter and all"

"Superior, without a doubt, helicopter and all"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Our arrival @ The Lazy Cricket was by helicopter. It was sensational!

The Estate has it all. Views for miles and miles...

To wake up in the morning was incredible, with views of being above the clouds!!!

The owner writes Cookbooks. Her cooking was out of this world. Additionally, Bob and Debra took us to a variety of touristy spots. OMG they knew exactly where to take us!

We made our reservations three weeks in advance.

We've traveled all over TN. Hands down "The Lazy Cricket" beats any vacation rental and B&B around.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Clearly..... This review is all encompassing! Our enjoyment and time spent with the guests was priceless. We look forward to their return!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
McGee Tyson Airport - TYS
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Local
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Local Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Local Many
Car: necessary

Private helipad access (ONSITE) Prior landing approval required!!! All attractions approximately 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.

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Availability & Rates

Gatlinburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$425
3 nights
 
 
Memorial Day-14
May 23 2014 - May 31 2014
$425
3 nights
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$425
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day-14
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$425
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving-14
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$475
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years-14
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$475
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$325
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,425
$9,700
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $65.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes All Holiday rates and/or Private Occasion: Reunion, Corporate, Dinners, Weddings, Banquets, Receptions, Parties, Catering may be subject to additional charges and Nonrefundable
Holiday(s) per night $475.00 and nonrefundable. Holiday nightly rate might extend multiple days up to a week
Standard bedroom availability based on double occupancy
All rates are subject to change until confirmed

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Lake View
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Rustic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping porch
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The private heliport is available [prior approval] for landing and also supports private tours with landings and picture taking! FCC- Amateur Radio Station - Available for use with valid license. Prior approval and authentication required Yamaha TYROS workstation and complete sound system (PRIVATE OCCASIONS) - PRICED SEPARATELY - Corporate Function, Dinners, Weddings, Banquets, Parties, Reunions, Catering,
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