Gentry's Rest Stop is your one-stop vacation playground! With great motorcycle access, this private, air conditioned home is the finest around for large family reunions or shared vacations, yet intimate enough for two. Firewood is on-site at no charge for winter guests, and the 8-person hot tub in its own private setting is just the ticket after a day of sightseeing or fun-filled activities. Children are more than welcome here, and there are many board games to choose from and a video library that boasts over 200 DVD's! Everything's included in the kitchen with a variety of spices as well. Outdoors there is badmitten, horseshoes, firepit, picnic table, 2 gas and one charcoal grill, as well as hiking trails and a walking bridge across Jonathan Creek right in the backyard! Sleds are provided in winter for fun-filled activities and there is a 20x30 covered porch for the exclusive enjoyment of our guests. Very easy access year round. Guests have horseback riding, snow skiing and both water & snow tubing in town.
ALSO NOW AVAILABLE is a separate 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin ON SITE, ON THE CREEK, NEWLY REMODELED AND REFURNISHED!!! This cabin will either accommodate an overflow group from the 'Big House' or just an intimate and cozy cabin for up to 6 guests. If an overflow from the main house, use of the hot tub is allowed and a special rate is offered. More details available on our personal website. Please email for rates and availability!
WANT TO KNOW MORE?: Gentry's Rest Stops 1&2 are professionally decorated by the owner, a well known interior designer, in a charming country decor and the outside has also been lovingly tended for picture-taking for your memory books. Four-season and holiday decorations contribute to the coziness of the home and children love to view some of the local wildlife close up that is part of the area. Gentry's have their own 'resident' elk, aptly named Bullwinkle, who actually comes to visit occasionally and loves to pose for pictures! Raccoon and squirrels scoot among the trees as well as hummingbirds, butterflies and fireflies at night. Guests are well taken care of as the Gentry's live on-site and are available to supply your every need should one arise. When you arrive you will notice your quarters are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the home with your own separate access. The Gentrys are mindful of your seclusion and separateness and you can be assured your privacy is guaranteed. There's plenty of parking for vehicles and if you want to trailer your motorcycle or ATV, there is more than enough room for turn-arounds on the gravel driveway. Easy access all year and ATV and motorcycle enthusiasts will find many trails to explore. Please see our website for more photos and information.
WHAT'S THERE TO DO?: Nearby attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway with miles of never-ending views of the beautiful mountains and valleys; Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Dillsboro, Biltmore Estate with its winery and garden tours, hiking, shopping, antiquing, whitewater rafting, tubing (both water and snow), horseback riding and of course eating at the many restaurants around the area. Only about 30 minutes away is Cherokee where you will find Harrah's Casino, and find an authentic pair of moccasins or other Native American gifts for that special person. Visit Cataloochee Valley where you can get up close and personal with the elk that were reintroduced to our area. Fontana Lake is about 45 minutes away where you can rent paddle boats or go fishing and swim in the cool mountain waters. Golfing is quite close for you duffers and horseback riding is a sure bet to enjoy fall foilage in autumn. Maggie Valley's very own Ghost Town in the Sky is now reopened and features a new ZIPLINE for you thrill-seekers! Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge are about an hour away.