Welcome to Knotty Squirrel! Photos don’t do justice to the beauty of the mountains visible from the decks of Knotty Squirrel. Nor do they fully depict how spacious and lovely Knotty Squirrel itself is. Furnished in true refined rustic style, the 4-bedroom log home can sleep 12 people among its 3 floors. It offers plenty of spaces large enough to accommodate the whole gang and then some, as well as areas where you can retreat for one-on-one conversations and private time.
Knotty Squirrel is located in Gatlinburg’s private Cobbly Nob neighborhood, itself part of a 1,000-acre resort. When you stay here in the summer you’ll have free access to 3 pool areas, and year-round you can stroll among its walking trails. As you gaze out at the woodlands and mountains you’ll feel far from the madding crowd. Yet the lodge is just a short drive from the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the restaurants, shops, and other attractions of downtown Gatlinburg. And here’s a bonus for any golfers in your group: At the foot of Cobbly Nob, less than 10 minutes from Knotty Squirrel, is Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by Masters and British Open champion Gary Player.
You don’t have to leave Knotty Squirrel to get your game on, however. A large game room makes up most of the downstairs, and it’s packed with options for whiling away a rainy day (or a sunny one, for that matter): pool and ping-pong tables, foosball, tabletop shuffleboard, and a TV.
A larger TV can be found in the den on the top floor. Furnished with comfy seating, this room also a bistro table where you can play cards, work on jigsaw puzzles, or set up your laptop to check your email (Knotty Squirrel has free WiFi, of course). Yet another TV and all-around gathering space is the living room on the main floor. With its luxe leather sofas, cushioned wicker-style armchairs, and stone-surround fireplace, the living room is a particularly elegant place to watch TV, read, and enjoy an après-ski drink.
Equally elegant is the dining area. Eight people can sit comfortably at the table, and another 3 can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar. Separating the dining area from the kitchen, the breakfast bar doubles as extra counter space. Even if you planned to eat most of your meals at one of the myriad nearby restaurants, once you see Knotty Squirrel’s kitchen you might change your mind. After all, it’s always more fun to cook in someone else’s kitchen, especially one as well-equipped, spacious, and all-together lovely as this one.
Three of the 4 bedrooms are upstairs, with the master bedroom on the main floor. The lushly furnished master suite includes a king-size bed and a glamorous bathroom with both a shower and a soaking tub. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have queen-size beds; with their sloped walls, raftered ceilings, and stunning views, they’re exceptionally charming. One of these bedrooms even has French doors that open onto a balcony, so you can slip outside for a romantic nightcap under the stars before heading to bed. The 4th bedroom will delight the kids with its bunk beds and a built-in nook that serves as a tucked-away play area. If you have additional guests, one of the sofas opens into a queen-size bed.
And let’s not forget about Knotty Squirrel’s spacious decks. The lower deck is home to the hot tub, sure to be a popular spot for admiring the mountain view—especially after a day spent hiking, biking, or whitewater rafting. The wraparound upper deck has plenty of seating so that everyone can bask in the sunshine, the crisp mountain breeze, and the singing of chickadees in the morning and whip-poor-wills at night.
Knotty Squirrel is a special getaway for a special vacation. See for yourself: Book your stay today!
To Contact owner directly: Laura K Beaman @ gmail.com