Our 2003/2004 Holiday vacation in Bates Cabin #4 will be remembered as truly FANTASTIC!!! Our very large family was more than satisfied with our stay....
Our 2003/2004 Holiday vacation in Bates Cabin #4 will be remembered as truly FANTASTIC!!! Our very large family was more than satisfied with our stay. Immediately upon our return home, we booked for the Christmas /New Year's period of 2004/2005. Every member of the family from the 8 year old to the 89 year old Grandma loved this family vacation!
The amenities are the "top of the line" from the appliances to the furnishings! The nice front-loading washer & dryer are very convenient. The kitchen functions like a dream! It is huge and well stocked with anything and everything to make a vacation a pleasure. The Bates' attention to detail offers their guests all the comforts of home without any hassles. The bedrooms are spacious & the beds are inviting. The linens are plentiful & the comforters and quilts coordinated & warm. The bathrooms are beautifully decorated. The gas fireplace in the living room kept us toasty and promoted gatherings with talking, laughing & sharing unforgetable moments.
Each bedroom has a TV & the kids liked playing the many video games. Our children watched several family movies from the video library.
Our teenagers cranked up the volume on the impressive sound system and danced the night away. We brought in the New Year with a BANG!
The outside "wrap around" balcony is one of the best features. The views are breathtaking, the rocking chairs are quaint & comfy and the two outside fireplaces were always burning brightly in the crisp evening air. The balcony grill is big & useful and goes well with the outside dining table and chairs. Most nights we roasted marshmellows & weenies in the campfire circle. We often saw many deer & wild turkeys, along with rabbits, oppossums & pretty cardinals.
We rode the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, went ice skating, enjoyed antiquing, had fun snow tubing, sent the kids horseback riding, & visited scenic waterfalls...We even had time to mine for rubies and emeralds! While the adults rested, the kids from college to elementary school age went hiking & exploring.
Did we mention that Mr. Bates called to see if we needed the driveways cleared for snow or ice, & offered to have the "onsite maintenance" person bulldoze a path, if needed, at any time?
What a PERFECT GETAWAY!!! WE especially appreciated the box of chocolates that were left for us on the dining room table, along with the note that read "Welcome Home." That says it all...
THANKS, Connie and Mr. and Mrs. Bates. We will return again and again. You certainly know how to make folks feel right at home!
Stan and Cyndi Behrens & the Gang :)
**P.S...If you are considering renting a cabin from the Bates, please feel free to email us. We looked at all the cabins. The computer pictures do not do them justice. Each is unique and designed and decorated with your comfort in mind! They are indeed "gems" nestled on the mountain, just waiting to be discovered.**
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