When you stay at View Catcher, you’ll never be bored! This 2-bedroom, 3-level cabin has its own pool table (which converts into a ping-pong table), foosball table, air hockey game, 12-game arcade, and outdoor hot tub, among (many) other amenities. What’s more, in the summer you’ll have free access to a swimming pool. And of course, you’re just minutes away from hiking, skiing, amusement parks, restaurants, shops, and so much more.
The first thing you’ll notice, once you step past the covered front porch that spans the width of the log cabin, is how welcoming the main living area is. With its planked floor and walls, beamed cathedral ceiling, and stone-surround gas fireplace, the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area invites you to kick off your shoes, sink into the plush sofa or recliner, and make yourself at home. There’s room for the whole family to gather, whether it’s to watch TV, play one of the board games left in the cabin for your use, or sit down for dinner together at the table by a window. Even when you’re in the kitchen—which is fully equipped with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you could need—you’ll be able to keep up with the conversation in the sitting area or keep an eye on the little ones as they watch a favorite DVD.
Once you see the downstairs game room, however, you’ll probably want to spend much of your time there. You won’t have to worry about how to keep the kids—or yourself!—entertained should rain force you to cancel your plans to go hiking or zip-lining. As well as billiards, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and arcade games, the game room has a CD/stereo and a large flat-screen TV with DVD. There are 2 comfortable sofas too; one of them converts to a bed for 2, so that View Catcher can sleep 6 people in all.
The game room opens onto the lower deck. There’s also a deck above it, providing 2 spots for you to gaze at the spectacular view of the dense woods and the Great Smoky Mountains. Sit back on one of the rockers, let the fresh mountain air envelop you, and relish the beauty and serenity. Or better yet, savor the view from the lower deck’s hot tub. It’s especially magical—and romantic!—at night, as the stars twinkle above and the moon plays hide-and-seek among the clouds.
Each of View Catcher’s 3 floors has its own bathroom, which will make getting everyone ready in the morning so much easier—no waiting for your turn to wash up! Fresh towels will be ready and be waiting when you arrive, and the beds will be freshly made-up as well. If upon arrival you need a shower or a nap, you can go right ahead without having to unpack your bags first.
One of View Catcher’s 2 bedrooms is on the main floor; the 2nd is in the loft. Both rooms are impressively spacious, with a king-size bed, plenty of storage, a ceiling fan, and a TV with DVD. Being the only room on the loft level, the upstairs en-suite bedroom provides maximum privacy. The main-floor bedroom has an advantage of its own: a jetted tub in a private alcove. While the others are battling it out in the game room, you can pamper yourself with some five-star alone time.
View Catcher is located in the gated Settlers Ridge community, and when you stay in the summer you’ll have free access to its swimming pool. But any time of year you’ll find plenty of other activities just a short drive away, thanks to its prime location between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There’s the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for starters, with its hiking trails, horseback riding, waterfalls, and wildlife ranging from black bears to white deer. Another option is the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 crafts shops, studios, and galleries. And let’s not forget Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski area…
Then again, even if spend most of your time at the cabin, with its amenities and stunning views, you’re bound to have a fabulous time. So don’t delay: Reserve your stay at View Catcher today, and get ready for your best vacation yet!Get the full listing »