|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Mountaintop Experience offers a comfortable authentic cabin atmosphere and a wonderful mountain-top setting with spectacular panoramic fifteen mile views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. If incredible mountain views are at the top of your 'must have' list, this cabin will not let you down.
From the back of the cabin no other cabins are visible. It's amazing what lengths some owners go through to take pictures that appear to show privacy! We have been burned several times in this way.
Main Level: Spacious floor plan with cathedral ceilings throughout and hardwood floors (except in master and baths), Great Room with Stone Gas Fireplace and Full Length Picture Windows, 42" HD LED TV, DVD/CD player/AM/FM Surround Sound, Updated Kitchen with brand new granite countertops, granite sink, and bronze faucet, Stainless Steel/Black Appliances, Dining Room with large table and seating for six, Countertop seating for two, two piece Bath, Master King Bedroom with brand new carpet (with Full Bath, TV, DVD player and access to upper deck), Uncovered deck spanning the length of the cabin with gas grill, a pub table with three chairs, two single rockers and one double rocker.
Lower Level: 10' ceiling throughout lower level with brand new carpet, Game Room with Stone Gas Fireplace, Pool Table, 42" HD LED TV, BluRay DVD player, Wii console (bring your own games and remotes), Two Queen Bedrooms (one with access to lower deck and TV/DVD; one with TV and Wi-Fi Router for Internet Access, and sleep number mattress), Full Bath, Separate Utility Room with Washer and Dryer, Pull out queen Sofa bed, Covered Deck spanning the length of the cabin with Hot Tub, two-person swing and three single rocking chairs.
Keywords: Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Wears Valley, Townsend, mountain view, Sevierville
Owners Charles, Debbie, Jeff, Lori, and Charlotte Thompson
Charlie, Jeff, and Lori, all engineers, appreciate the structural integrity of Mountaintop Experience. Debbie, a teacher, can't stop marvalling at the view. Charlotte, our thirteen-year old enjoys the view, the comfy sofas and the Wi-Fi most of all. When she was younger her favorite thing was the hot tub. She would always make sure to remember her goggles. All professional hot tub swimmers wear goggles!
Lori Thompson purchased this cabin in 2007
My husband and I having been visiting the Great Smoky Mountains for twenty-eight years. We've stayed in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Walden's Creek, Townsend, and Wears Valley. We love them all. Since we live in Knoxville, several weekend trips a year, even on the spur of the minute, are not out of the question. We've stayed in many different cabins. The problem was that there was always something that could have been better. A cabin with a great view would offer no privacy. One with privacy had no view. We wanted a cabin with as many amenities as possible that we could count on consistently. A 'known quantity' if you will. Of all the cabins we've stayed in over the years, none can hold a candle to Mountaintop Experience. Previously, it was named A Wilderness Lodge. However, since it isn't in the wilderness and it isn't a lodge, we changed the name to Mountaintop Experience. We hope you have a wonderful experience on our portion of this mountaintop.
The design of Mountaintop Experience is ingenious. With virtually the entire back of the house being windows, the mountain view is the centerpiece of the cabin. You can simply sit on the sofa and enjoy the incredible views. You can easily forget that anyone else is around.
This experience was really a "Home Away From Home" but I have to add a plus to that. The pictures we took and advertisements just don't give it the true justice. The cabin and scenery and experience is unimaginable. We really appreciate the use of your cabin. Everything and I mean "Everything" was Great. We appreciate you and your husband as well as all of your assistance and kindness. The experience can not be explained or expressed in words. I can now recommend your cabin to anyone without delay and with a good conscience. We pray that God will continue to bless you and your family.
Perfect size for 6 adults. Clean, great kitchen and comfortable beds. The location gave an easy back access to the Smoky Mountain Park. Would gladly stay here again and would recommend.
The view from the deck was magnificent! We all felt like we were a part of the beautiful Smokies! The cabin was very comfortable and had all the essentials. The location was perfect for access to the Smoky Mountians and to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There were lots of places to hike, shop, and many restaurants nearby. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us and for being very helpful with directions and suggestions on things to do and see!
The view is truly amazing. Pictures do not do it justice. The cabin was great. Everything we needed was there. Look forward to returning.
Our time at Mountaintop Experience was awesome. The house was clean and well kept. Everything was where it should be and everything worked like they said it would. The views of the surrounding mountains was great and drinking coffee and listening to the hillside wake up each morning was my favorite part. Close proximity to the strip in Pigeon Forge. During the few times that it rained the kids had plenty to do with the pool table and hot tub. I would highly recommend booking this cabin as you will not be disappointed. I look forward to making this the first cabin that my family will re-book as we frequent the are yearly. Thanks again.
I literally jumped up and down with happiness when I stepped through the cabin door and took in the view from the living room windows! This was just what I was wanting for our first visit to the Smokies. I wanted to see those mountains and this cabin did not disappoint!
MountainTop Experience is a well maintained, beautifully decorated and a welcoming "home away from home." The accommodations were perfect for our family of five. My husband and I enjoyed the privacy of the Master Bedroom while our young adult children loved having the lower level to themselves. The pool table was a big hit and the Wii was a nice bonus. The hot tub felt great and we were in it every evening.
I liked that the cabin was away from the hustle and bustle but it was close enough to Pigeon Forge and/or Gatlinburg to grocery shop, or do the Alpine Coaster or go to Dollywood. We loved driving through The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and exploring Cade's Cove and some of the waterfalls.
This was our first experience with VRBO and I was glad to find that Lori was organized and provided lots of information so that we could enjoy our time in the cabin. It is obvious that she and her family take great pride in their home and want it to meet or exceed renters' expectations. I spoke with Lori once to ask about a minor Wii issue and she was very pleasant to talk with.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to my friends and family. Beautiful home, gorgeous view, space to spread out…it's a great place to vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Thank you, Thompson Family!
Our whole family from the 11 year old to the 77 year old loved living at the Cabin that Lori Thompson and her family provided! A cozy clean.home feel yet also very spacious! An ever changing view of the mountains through the huge living room windows was incredible. Enjoyed the hot tub and pool table and just hanging out on the decks with each other. The ride up and down the mountain is a thrill, like nothing you find in Michigan. We just thank the Thompson family so much for providing their home to us which seemed like a little piece of "almost heaven"!
Mountaintop Experience is located off of Wears Valley Road about five miles from Townsend, known as the 'Quiet side of the Smokies'. This puts it ten miles from the Pigeon Forge parkway. We're also a few miles from Lyons Spring Road, which is the 'The Smokies secret entrance'. The cabin is 18 miles from Gatlinburg via this route. Cades Cove is 21 miles from the cabin.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, miniature golf, river tubing, white water rafting, aquarium.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning||$130 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$200 + Tax|
Travelers insurance is highly recommended. Refunds on cancellations will not be made unless cabin is rented during the time you cancelled.
Owners are open to barter of goods and services.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.