A Thankful Heart
Submitted: December 3, 2011
Stayed: November 2011
It was our first time staying in Wears Valley although we have vacationed in Gatlinburg many times. The owner's directions were clear and detailed, and led us to a remarkably beautiful home in a secluded area with gorgeous views and comfortable seating on the deck that wraps around the home. The house is just as described on the website (clean and spacious) and I especially enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen and large pantry/refrigerator since we were there for our family Thanksgiving and brought lots of food. While some of us enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the mountain view, others couldn't part with their technology - we had multiple laptop computers and smart phones and the internet worked well. Cell phones were another story (ours worked but our sons didnt) The cable went out the first night but we contacted the agent and received a prompt and courteous reply that it was out for the entire area. The guys in our group would have liked a larger TV but my main consideration was the number of bedrooms (extremely comfortable beds), family-friendly living/kitchen area and the large dining room table. I wasn't sure what to expect as there is no pic of the dining room but it was perfect for family meals and playing games. We brought our own games and movies (we did find the selections in the home to be somewhat dated but this was not an important feature for us). The drive from the home to Gatlinburg is one of the most beautiful scenic routes and we even saw a bear once we entered the National Park. We were glad to avoid Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg traffic via this route. We enjoyed the drive up to Clingman's Dome and a brief hike (definitely not recommended for any with motion sickness though). The owner was wonderful to work with, very accommodating, gracious and quick to reply to email questions. We would DEFINITELY stay in this home again if given the opportunity and would highly recommend it. It was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving and we are truly grateful to have enjoyed this blessing!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Katherine,
Thank you so much for your nice compliments.
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