Fabulous retreat from the busy world
My husband and I decided to take a week get-a-way this past summer and after searching for days and hours upon hours, I found "Bear-ly Made It" here on VRBO. I loved the fact that the price was all inclusive (i.e. no additional fees), and I loved that it wasn't property of a management company (I'd read horror stories about that). So, I called Cody, he was very friendly and told me that our dates were available, to my excitement. We booked for our dates, sent the checks (payment and a security deposit), and started counting the days.
When we arrived, we found the cabin was extremely easy to get to. It's all well paved roads there, and even though you can tell you're driving up a mountain, it isn't too steep to make you nervous. I loved the fact that there was a drive in/drive out driveway, so that there was no backing up. The cabin was also just as pictured. Also, even though there are neighboring cabins, they are not close enough to be any kind of problem, it is secluded enough to be comfortable.
My husband and I decided that our visit to the Great Smoky Mountains was a totally relaxing and wonderful experience, in part due to the home-like cabin we got to come back to each day. We loved having breakfast on the back porch in the mornings and watching the "smoke" from the mountains, and taking the day as slowly as we liked. The view from the back of the cabin is wonderful. The game room is also well equipped for some fun evening competition.
We definitely recommend the Roaring Fork Motor Trail (and while you're there, Grotto Falls), Mingo Falls (on the reservation), Clingman's Dome, and Cade's Cove. And a tip, if you're looking for bears, be sure and look UP, they spend a lot of time in the trees. We were blessed to see six bears, 2 elk, several deer, two wild turkeys, and a spotted owl, among other animals. Three of the bears (a mom and two cubs) we saw at the beginning of the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in Gatlinburg.
I am so very glad that I was able to find this cabin amidst the sea of available cabins; it is a wonderful place to stay. Cody and his family take pride in their property and you won't be disappointed.
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