As the world opens up to the reality that working from home is not just an option and that home can be from any home, not just your own private address, a winter vacation to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is becoming a popular addition to the vacation landscape.
Offering a slightly different type of adventure, one in which fireplaces may play starring roles and snow-capped mountains will create stunning photo opportunities, especially when you choose the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas as your winter vacation destination!
The Great Smoky Mountains are a sight to behold any time of year, but in the winter they are magical, enjoyed even more from the warmth of our Kaizen Properties homes and cabins. This guide to planning your perfect winter vacation to Tennessee will actually have you wishing the season would hurry up and arrive!
Sunrise Over the Mountains
Unless you’re an early riser, you probably won’t want to start every morning waking up to watch the sun rise over the Great Smoky Mountains, but if you don’t try to do it at least once you will be missing out on an experience that is unforgettable.
Our Kaizen Rentals sanctuaries are sure to provide the perfect spots for viewing and as you roll out of bed and throw on something warm and comfortable (early mornings can be a bit nippy in the winters!) the sight that awaits you will bring you joy. The sky as it cycles through a kaleidoscope of colors will begin to reveal the peaks of the mountains that stand tall in the background, offering at first dark silhouettes before finally evolving into the snow-capped peaks that stun with their presence.
After the sun has fully risen, visitors have the choice of climbing back between the warm linens topping their beds for a few more hours sleep or heading out to one of the local restaurants and diners that provide the good old fashioned Southern breakfasts you will soon crave!
A Taste of the Towns
Now that you have decided on staying awake, it is time to experience a taste of the town, either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, both of which are close enough to your winter escape that you won’t have far to drive!
In Gatlinburg, Pancake Pantry, 628 Parkway, is always a popular choice, providing a menu filled with the sweetest breakfast treats in the country! Enjoy a menu filled with international pancake choices including Old Fashioned Buttermilk (American) Parisienne Crepes, Swedish Crepes, and for a unique choice, Caribbean Pancakes topped with bananas, coconut shavings, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar!
For our Kaizen guests in Pigeon Forge, Pancake Pantry isn’t that far away, but if you want to stick close to home, The Old Mill Restaurant, 164 Old Mills Avenue, offers a peek into the history of this area as well as a taste of the old South, especially when you order their Old Mill Biscuit Breakfast created with stone ground grits (ground at the mill) and homemade sausage gravy, and seasonal preserves created in their kitchens!
The winter adventures awaiting you in both towns are destined to be ones you wish never had to end! The Holly Dolly Christmas in the Smokies: A Sparkling Winterfest Celebration takes place at Dollywood December 10th through 15th, bringing a new appreciation of the beauty of Christmas.
If your visit happens to take place earlier in the month, Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Light’s Christmas Parade on December 1st will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas once again. Shopping is always a good idea on vacation and The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, in Gatlinburg will encourage you to purchase gifts that are imaginative, exciting, and will be much loved!
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park provides stunning views as you take so many pictures that are worthy of framing, you may run out of wall space. Ober Mountain Ski Area and Amusement Park celebrates the season with ski slopes, an ice-skating rink, and snow tubing opportunities that are magical!
Ward off the cold with a creamy cup of hot chocolate at Mama’s Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge and finish off a day of exciting adventures with a hearty meal at Crystelle Creek Restaurant, also in Pigeon Forge.
Come Home to Kaizen Rentals
Your most magical moments, however, may be the ones you spend at home with Kaizen Rentals. Playing board games with the family as snow falls gently to the ground outside, a roaring fire adding romance and warmth to your getaway, and the peace and serenity of your surroundings feeding a need in your soul you were unaware needed fed.
These beautiful times will remind you of the importance of family time and as you relax and recharge with all the comforts of home, you may start planning your next season’s vacation to the great state of Tennessee! (It really does deserve to be seen in all the seasons!) Reserve your favorite winter hideaway today!
Are you dreaming of your next getaway? If so, consider Dolly’s Retreat in the heart of the stunning Smoky Mountains. This newly renovated duplex property is the perfect destination for your upcoming escape. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil rendezvous with nature or eager to explore the area’s exciting attractions, this retreat provides the ideal base for your Smoky Mountain adventure. Read on to uncover the many treasures that await you at Dolly’s Retreat.
A Mountain Getaway for Everyone
Nestled in the serene beauty of the Smokies, Dolly’s Retreat is your idyllic mountain escape, newly renovated and thoughtfully designed for a memorable and relaxing stay. This duplex property, boasting two spacious units, invites everyone to come together and experience the joys of mountain living. With the ability to comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests, it’s the perfect destination for large families or groups of friends looking for an unforgettable retreat.
Each unit within Dolly’s Retreat features a thoughtfully designed layout with all the comforts you need for a delightful stay. You’ll find two king beds, four queen-sized beds, and five bunk beds, ensuring every guest has a cozy space to unwind. The fully equipped kitchens are a chef’s dream, stocked with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, and glasses. All you need to bring is your favorite ingredients, and you’ll be whipping up delicious meals in no time. Plus, convenient small appliances like a microwave, blender, four-slice toaster, and crock pot are available in each unit.
Coffee lovers, rejoice! You’ll find a coffee maker in each kitchen and ample coffee, sugar, and filters to keep you caffeinated throughout your stay. When it’s time to kick back and relax, the living rooms feature Roku-enabled TVs, DVD players, and even a Sega Genesis Mini Console with 40 games for some nostalgic fun.
Each unit boasts two full bathrooms, garden bathtubs, showers, and a half bath for ultimate convenience. The master bedroom on the main level offers easy access without stairs, a plush king-sized bed, a spacious closet, a Roku TV, and an en suite full bathroom with a garden tub and shower.
Downstairs, you’ll discover even more space for recreation and relaxation. Large bedrooms feature multiple queen-sized beds and bunk beds, offering a cozy retreat for everyone in your group.
Both units have a full bathroom in the hallway downstairs, complete with a garden tub and shower. Each bedroom has a Roku TV and ample closet space to stow away your belongings. You’ll find a foosball table in one of the bunk bedrooms and a football table in the game room on the other side.
When it’s time to soak in the natural beauty of the Smokies, head to the upper deck of each unit for seasonal wooded views. It’s the perfect spot to savor a cup of coffee as you greet the day. And after a day of exploring the area’s attractions, unwind in the large hot tubs downstairs on each side, surrounded by twinkling lights that create a magical ambiance for relaxation and bonding with friends and family.
Dolly’s Retreat provides the ideal mountain retreat, close enough to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, to enjoy all the major attractions yet nestled away from the hustle and bustle.
Your Gateway to the Smokies
Dolly’s Retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of this charming part of town, which also happens to be the childhood home of the legendary Dolly Parton herself. Here, you’ll find a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle, where the Smoky Mountains unfold in all their majesty.
While basking in the peace of Catons Chapel, you’re never far from the area’s most sought-after attractions. Just 8 miles away, the world-renowned Dollywood theme park awaits, offering a thrilling blend of entertainment, rides, and cultural experiences that celebrate the spirit of the Smokies.
For those who appreciate the arts, the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, a mere 5 miles from your doorstep, is a haven of creativity. Explore the work of local artisans, watch them craft their masterpieces, and take home a unique souvenir to commemorate your visit.
Nature enthusiasts will rejoice at the proximity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 8 miles away. Here, you can embark on unforgettable hikes, witness breathtaking vistas, and connect with the untamed beauty of one of America’s most cherished national parks.
And when it’s time for a dose of excitement, head 9 miles to the vibrant Pigeon Forge Parkway. This bustling thoroughfare boasts many attractions, including Dolly’s Stampede and other riveting dinner shows, go-kart tracks for racing enthusiasts, exhilarating mountain coasters, and an abundance of dining and shopping options that cater to every taste and preference.
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Although the largest part of our job at Kaizen Rentals is ensuring that the homes we offer pamper and spoil, we also like to provide guidance on things to do, places to go, and attractions that you will want to visit. Sometimes that can be the best part of our job as it reminds us of just how lucky we are to live in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains and sometimes, like today, it can also be a little bit tricky! Documenting your travels with photographs taken throughout your journey may be the part you like best, offering tangible ways to look back at these carefree days and we thought why don’t we give our treasured guests an idea on where the most photographable spots in our region may be! And even as that sounds like a good idea, even a great idea, the reality is that there are just not even words available to describe all our favorite places! We would be here all day, if we had to list them all, but will you miss something stunning if we don’t? Obviously, you can see our dilemma, but we are forging forward to provide you with a guide to some of our favorite spots!
Gatlinburg Space Needle, 115 Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg
As you might expect, the view from above is absolutely breathtaking and when you ride to the top of the 407 foot high observation tower, the world opens up in a stunning array of trees, mountains, and other sites, both natural and manmade. Watching the seasons change from this cloud like perch is one of our favorite activities and our own homes are lined with photos taken from this spot, as will yours when you visit and click!
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island, 131 Island Drive in Pigeon Forge
We’re continuing with the eye in the sky theme, understanding that some of the best clicks will take place when you’re close to the clouds, and although you won’t have as much time to set up the photo from the top of this massive 200 foot Ferris Wheel, we can promise that the resulting pictures will be frame worthy! Offering a birds eye glimpse of the majestic beauty of the Smoky Mountains, as we enter the autumn season the fiery colors of fall will create masterpieces, even from the most basic of camera phones.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Gatlinburg
Sometimes you just need to slow down and appreciate all that surrounds you and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail offers the perfect way to do just that! This 5-and-a-half-mile loop is a one way road through some of the most beautiful landscape available in the world and as you stop to enjoy the Noah “Bud” Ogle Nature Trail, your camera should be at the ready to frame and focus on a mountain farmstead that has stood in its spot watching the world go by for many decades.
The Old Mill, 175 Old Mill Avenue in Pigeon Forge
History comes alive at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, a structure that has been in use for almost two centuries! The water wheel at the Old Mill still grinds (you can even purchase Old Mill products to enjoy at home!) and the complex use of decay resistant woods when it was built, ensures that it will still be around long after we are not! The pictures taken here will also stand the test of time and the rustic beauty of the Old Mill provides an idyllic backdrop for family pictures, so maybe yours will grace the front of your annual Christmas card!
The Great Smoky Mountains
Take it from the experts, it is impossible to take a bad picture anywhere within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains, aside from technical difficulties, of course! Follow the lead of countless families over decades of photography and take a family pic in front of the stone and wood sign that indicates you have arrived at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, snap a pic of a creek or river that flows through the region, or take a romantic selfie in front of any of the waterfalls found in the park. Every picture you take is guaranteed to be your favorite, and if you are lucky, you may even capture a pic of the wildlife that make the Smoky Mountains their home; shy deer, colorful birds, even bushy tailed squirrels, and the ultimate symbol of our country, the American Bald Eagle may be spotted during your adventures in photography!
Your Kaizen Rentals Cozy Cabin
The best pictures are always those that contain the family members we love so dearly and as you take candid photos of your kiddos gathered around firepits, selfies with the family on the decks that overlook the landscape, and snaps of your children working together to build the puzzle on the dining room table (can you believe they aren’t squabbling?) you will be happy your journey brought you here! Reserve your favorite sanctuary today and get ready for your Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge sightseeing adventure!
Every vacation is designed to be different from all the ones that went before it, but when you want a getaway that stands out, escape to Tennessee and our Kaizen Rentals Angel View cabin. Nestled in the heart of America and offering peace, tranquility and almost heartbreaking views of the trees and a hint of something special just beyond, your journey to our treehouse in the woods will be one that brings joy to your own heart. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, our cabin ensures that up to 6 guests can enjoy their time in the Great Smoky Mountains comfortably and without stepping on each other’s toes. As you swing in the rattan hammock-style chair on the front porch with a jar of Old Smoky Moonshine in hand, you may wonder if getting back to work and your hometown is so important after all!
We have learned that the smaller, simpler things in life often create the biggest impact on our hearts and Angel View is the perfect example. Built of logs and glass, guests will feel welcomed and at home within seconds of stepping inside. Knotty pine walls, real wood floors, and vaulted ceilings paneled in more knotty pine keep the space feeling open and spacious, and views through sparkling clean windows ensure that the forest of mature trees is always within sight.
Spend hours napping in front of a wood-burning fire, built in the stone fireplace that climbs up to the ceiling or channel surf on the surprisingly modern state-of-the-art television perched on the wooden mantel; Angel View combines the beauty of nature and simpler times with modern conveniences that include WiFi, streaming services, and surprisingly, cell phone service as well!
The hammock-style chair on the front porch isn’t the only one and the one hanging from the ceiling of the living room provides a cozy reading nook that will make guests reluctant to leave the pages of the book they have lost themselves in. The open-concept floor plan of this cozy cabin allows guests to stay connected as they do their own thing in spaces that are clearly delineated for specific use. The dining room table, located directly behind the plush sofa in the living area, offers the perfect spot to play games, eat meals, or even watch the television.
Take a few more steps beyond the large wood table and you will find yourself in a charming and modern fully equipped kitchen. The wood walls are painted a dramatic charcoal hue, adding interest and contrast to the country-style cabinets, stone countertops, and open shelving (top shelves) that help keep the room from feeling closed in and claustrophobic.
Stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher because we know that no matter how stunning the views from the window over the sink are, no one wants to spend their vacation washing dishes by hand! The table doubles as a center island, offering enough seats for every seat in your traveling party, while also providing extra space for meal prep if needed.
Every inch of Angel View promises to bring comfort and joy to all who reside within, but when you step outside many of your vacation dreams will come true. Out here in the canopy of the trees lies a rustic wood picnic table where meals will just taste better simply because you are dining al fresco. And although we understand the appeal of a gas grill, the best barbecue always tastes better when grilled with charcoal and a charcoal grill is what you will find outside the cabin. The biggest surprise, however, lies under the cozy outdoor nook, shielded from the elements but still providing an open-air feel, the bubbling hot tub will be the site of your most relaxing adventures! Nothing is more luxurious and restful than lounging in a hot tub on a cool night in the mountains unless it is lounging in that hot tub while rain falls on the tin roof above it!
Nighttime at Angel View
Some people may love the frenetic excitement of a night on the town in the big city, but we at Kaizen Rentals know that the best nights will be the ones you spend in our cozy bedrooms! Queen beds are in both rooms with one offering a futon that will be a treat for a toddler who wants to be a “big boy” but is still scared to sleep too far away from his parents. A deep slipper tub in one bath provides more soaking opportunities and a sleek white shower lined with subway tiles will allow for a quick getaway in the mornings when guests are anxious to start their Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg explorations!
Some vacations just deserve to be a little bit more extra. Life is chaotic and crazy, and you, your family, and friends deserve an escape from reality that is better because you are spending them together! Maybe you are interested in a family reunion, letting the next generation of cousins run wild as you did when you were young, or maybe the biggest day of your life is one you want to share with family in an extra special location, perhaps the Smoky Mountains. Or maybe your group of high school friends want to celebrate all the decades of friendship you have enjoyed. Whatever your reasons for a Smoky Mountain vacation with a group of up to 30 guests, Bear Pen Gap Resort offers the homes that will comfort, spoil, and become an integral part of your super-sized Tennessee vacation!
There Aren’t Enough Words
Offering four separate homes, fully furnished with everything you need to relax and play, Bear Pen Gap Resort will not disappoint, and because all the properties offer something special, there shouldn’t be any squabbles over who gets which cabin! Choose Big Bear Lodge with its 4 bedrooms, private pool, and year-round hot tub and share the space with 14 of your beloved friends or family members. The views are amazing, and multiple decks and seating areas will give everyone the perfect spot to enjoy them all. Offering a wrap-around porch that is screened in, game room with foosball table and arcade game, and a primary suite with its own fireplace, private deck, and serene vibe, this comfortable and luxurious home will make you feel right at home.
Home number two, Momma Bear Cabin, is a smaller space, offering 2 bedrooms and room for 6 guests, plus your favorite fur baby. Also featuring a private hot tub, in-room Jacuzzis in both rooms, if you can tear yourself away from the views of Mount Le Conte, we will be extremely surprised! The third home in the resort, Bare Bear Cabin, promises romance, charm, and a heart-shaped jacuzzi you will want to spend as much time in as possible. All the homes offer their own outdoor hot tubs, and Bare Bear Cabin’s sits on a private deck overlooking the woods, offering more views of which you will never tire, and room for three guests and fur baby! (Pet fees are additional from the rental costs)
The final property is a sweet little cabin known as Baby Bear—no surprise there! And although it is the smallest of the four, a studio cabin, it roars mightily in amenities. A hot tub on the deck, a Jacuzzi in the room, and pet friendly as well, this hideaway sleeps two, and the views are, as you might expect, spectacular!
An All-American Vacation Experience
It’s hard to find a vacation experience more all-American than a trip to the Smoky Mountains, and the cabins in our Bear Pen Gap Resort reflect your getaway. Mountain themed decors include wood floors and colorfully painted walls add warmth to the spaces while fireplaces in all four cabins provide a more concrete warmth while adding romance to your escape to the mountains. Each of the “bears in the pen” provide fully equipped kitchens and guests can share a “Big Chill” experience in the main cabin or enjoy some peaceful moments preparing meals in the kitchens of the spaces they chose to make their own. Obviously, everyone will want to spend summer days hanging out poolside in the big cabin, but the hot tubs that are open to the stars on every deck will be great for private moments when you are just ready for a little alone time! Bear Pen Gap does offer Wi-Fi, but due to its secluded location in the mountains, it can be intermittent, but that just means you will be “forced” to enjoy more family time! Playing video games, watching movies in the theater room, or gathering into teams for board game night will ensure that no one will ever hear the dreaded phrase “I’m bored!”
And as you and family and/or friends take the fun outside, sitting on decks overlooking the most beautiful landscape you will ever see in your life, raise a toast to another perfect Tennessee sunset while sipping wine or a local moonshine, submerge yourself in the depths of bubbling hot tubs under the stars staring up at the vast and velvety night sky dotted with stars, and celebrate that crazy family you love with all your heart. Feel comfortable and at home for your Tennessee grand adventures when you choose Bear Pen Gap for your vacation in paradise. Reserve it today!
Summer offers tons of sun and fun as you kick back and enjoy the warm season. If you’re looking for an epic destination for your summer break, look no further than Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. These bustling towns in the East of Tennessee offer many thrilling summer activities, drawing over 10 million visitors yearly. Here’s what you can look forward to this summer in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge.
Few things match the adrenaline-pumping thrill of traveling down a river in an inflatable raft as you navigate the torrents. Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge are famous for excellent river rafting excursions down the Pigeon River. The best way to enjoy the thrill of rafting is by linking up with a professional guide company. Rip Roaring Adventures is a fan favorite with over 25 years in the business. The company offers rides over different rapids, ranging from Class I to Class IV, based on the passengers’ skill level and age. You can also check out Raft Outdoor Adventures, which offers two rafting trips. The Upper Pigeon Rafting Trips are suitable for ages eight and up and last for two to four hours, while the Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trips are better suited for families with kids aged three and up and last for two hours.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is eastern Tennessee’s longest roller coaster and is the world’s first with four uplifts. The rides will take you through spectacular Tennessee scenery, including excellent views of the Smoky Mountains, alongside several tunnels and more than 20 acres of serene property. Each sled can hit speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, and the best part is you get to control how fast you go throughout the ride. The coaster offers fun for people of all ages, including kids three and up, making it a fun activity for the whole family.
This serene ranch sits on 100 acres of farm in the middle of Sevierville, an 11-minute drive from Pigeon Forge. The ranch offers a myriad of miniature animals, including miniature horses, miniature cows, miniature sheep, miniature donkeys, and miniature goats. You can also catch a glimpse of Skyland Ranch’s famous longhorns. The Wild Stallion is the Southeast’s longest mountain roller coaster ride, offering 1.25 miles of thrilling track. The eight-minute ride gives you breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, while the nighttime ride offers sparkling sights of the city’s marvelous lights. Skyland Cafe and Bakery is the ultimate go-to if you have a sweet tooth. This delightful food barn is home to a coffee shop, bakery, and candy store offering a plethora of sweet pastries. The cafe also has a sandwich shop offering soups, salads, and tasty pizzas for the whole gang.
Wahoo Ziplines was the Smoky Mountains’ first zipline, with rides through Oak and Beech forests. The two-mile ziplining adventure takes you through several elevations, offering a heart-throbbing fun-filled experience. Children as young as five can participate, although kids aged five to 13 require an adult to zip alongside. Requirements are closed-toe shoes and comfortable, well-fitting clothes, with prohibitions on skirts, flip-flops, dangling jewelry, and unsecured items. Summertime ziplining tours begin at 9 AM, with more excursions every two hours at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM.
Soaky Mountain Water Park
Summer temperatures always call for some cooling off, and Soaky Mountain Water Park is the perfect Tennessee spot to beat the heat. There are plenty of rides, including family rides such as Soaky Surge, Slippery Salamanders, Black Bear Rapids, Copperhead Clash, Timber Rattler’s Rage, and Cottonmouth Coils. If you’re up for a thrill ride, you can explore the famous Whoop, The Edge Dueling Watercoaster, Holler, Avalaunch Watercoaster, Blue Mountain Mayhem, and Splash & Furious. If you’re with your little ones, rides such as The Hive, Mini Mayhem, Boomer’s Bay, and Lil Rattlers offer exciting adventures aged eight and below.
Anakeesta, meaning “the place of high ground,” is a renowned, award-winning theme park in the heart of Gatlinburg. The recreation ground sits on a 70-acre piece of land, 600 feet above Gatlinburg, and offers immersive experiences for wholesome family fun. The Ridge Rambler adventure vehicle has unlimited access to the summit, and the 16-bridge Treetop Skywalk is North America’s longest tree-based skywalk, with 880 feet of picturesque hanging bridges dangling 50 to 60 feet in the air. Other attractions include Anavista Observation Tower, the Treevebture Challenge Course, and Astra Lumina, a unique nighttime attraction by Moment Factory.
Book Your Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Rental Today
Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge are two of Tennessee’s best vacation destinations, thanks to a robust list of attractions and activities for the whole family. As you plan your getaway to The Volunteer State, it’s essential to secure quality accommodation for a comfortable stay. At Kaizen Rentals, we offer top-notch rentals in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with tons of amenities and epic views to ensure you and your family enjoy a stress-free holiday. Contact us today to book the best Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge rentals.
Knoxville, Tennessee, is a vibrant city with a rich past and culture. It is in the Great Appalachian Valley and has many exciting attractions, such as World’s Fair Park and Market Square. Therefore, there is much to see and do to pass the time and create special memories. But to make the most of your vacation, booking the charming Alpine Ridge Chalet is a great idea. This stunning 2-bed and 2-bath property is situated on a lush green landscape that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Even better, it is a modern and cozy abode that can house up to 6 guests effortlessly. Thus, it’s the perfect spot for those traveling with family and friends.
Upscale Amenities that Bring the Convenience of Home
Alpine Ridge Chalet is a dream home for anyone looking for a relaxing and tasteful living space. Each room has been designed with care and consideration. As such, every corner of the property oozes luxury and comfort. And that’s not all. With an open-floor interior, you can access the living, dining, and sleeping areas seamlessly.
The living room in the Alpine Ridge Chalet is spacious and inviting. One of the things sure to catch your attention is the vaulted ceiling, which adds to the sense of grandeur and spaciousness. When it comes to the windows, they are large and provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains while also allowing natural light to flood the room. There’s more. This room hosts two plush sofas and a beautiful center table. As a result, this area creates the tranquil atmosphere you need to rest.
For those moments when you want to stay updated with the headlines or to escape to the fantasy world, the large flat-screen television with high-speed internet is there for added entertainment. And on those chilly evenings, you’re sure to appreciate the attractive stone fireplace that adds to the warmth and coziness of the place. So, whether you’re curling up with a good book or relishing a glass of wine with friends, this space has it all.
The exquisite Knoxville is home to tempting restaurants serving different cuisines. For this reason, you may dine and wine out on most days. But we’ve got you covered if you want to surprise your fellow travelers with delicious meals. The kitchen at the Alpine Ridge Chalet is a chef’s dream come true. It is designed with a modern aesthetic and features top-of-the-line appliances. From a stove and oven to a refrigerator, utensils, and a dishwasher, there is everything to ensure cooking is a breeze. In addition, this culinary area has plenty of counter space and storage cabinets. Hence, preparing meals for a large family or group of friends is easy.
Before exploring everything this slice of heaven offers or after a fun-filled day, a calming shower is one of the best ways to de-stress and indulge in self-care. Thankfully, this lovely rental features two spa-like full bathrooms. They are big, pristine, and with stone walk-in showers. Even better, they are equipped with luxurious towels and other essential toiletries you need. Thus, you can enjoy a shower whenever you desire and stay refreshed.
Regarding laundry needs, Alpine Ridge Chalet has a laundry area fitted with a washer and dryer. Therefore, you can clean your clothes after engaging in various activities, guaranteeing you always stay spotless. By the end of your stay with us, you can be sure to leave this place pleased.
The peaceful bedrooms await when it’s time to rest. While one of the bedrooms is on the main floor, the other is upstairs. But regardless of which room you settle for, you can be sure that a restful night awaits. And though each room has its unique decor, they all maintain the same level of elegance and sophistication. Both rooms feature queen-sized beds topped with plush bedding and pillows. They also have large windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh air.
Additionally, these resting areas host large flat-screen televisions mounted on the wall. On those insomnia-driven nights, you can watch a romantic movie with your partner or listen to soothing music before drifting off to a deep sleep. By morning, you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to explore again.
Reserve with the Best in Knoxville, Tennessee
The majestic Alpine Ridge Chalet is a property that truly has it all. From its superb location in the Smoky Mountains to its luxurious amenities and attention to detail, this rental is the perfect place to escape and recharge. Whether you’re looking for a family break or a romantic getaway, this abode will surely exceed your expectations. So why wait? Contact our team of experts today to reserve this gorgeous Smoky Mountains vacation home in advance to ensure everything goes as planned. With us, you can be sure that you’ll experience the utmost luxury and comfort.
There are plenty of places where you and the girls can head to for a vacation getaway, but few will be as memorable as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Plan for something special when you start planning for the best girl’s trip yet. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are both within a short drive of one another and feature exciting attractions and activities to enjoy. Take a look at some reasons why these two locations are the best spots to host your upcoming girl’s trip:
Plenty of Gatlinburg Attractions
When it comes to planning for a vacation getaway with the girls you will want plenty to do in the area. Luckily Gatlinburg has plenty of attractions waiting for you. Take a visit up to Ober Mountain where you will find a unique amusement park that features skiing, wildlife encounters, its own mall, and mini golf. Gatlinburg Sky Park is an incredible addition to the area that will have you taking in the beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Walk across the suspension bridge that features a glass floor right in the middle! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is perfect for those who wish to learn a little about the area including the variety of fish inside the massive exhibits.
Pigeon Forge Attractions
Pigeon Forge has plenty of fun too and is just a short drive away from Gatlinburg. Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, a giant theme park themed after the queen herself, Dolly Parton. Here guests will find the number one rated theme park in the country that includes thrilling rides such as roller coasters and water excursions. Pigeon Forge is also home to The Island, another incredible theme park that offers their 200-foot-tall observation wheel, delicious restaurants, and more. If you are looking for theme parks to entertain you all day Pigeon Forge has you covered.
Hit the Local Spa
You will also find plenty of local spas in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for a relaxing spa day. Gatlinburg will make sure you have a day to feel rejuvenated at one of the many spas in town to include Fox Plan Salon and Spa. This local spa features certified massage therapists that have been serving the town for over 7 years. Enjoy additional services such as facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, scrubs, and much more. The salon services can give you the hair or lash treatment you have always wanted as well. Pigeon Forge also features plenty of salons to choose from too. The Spa at Riverstone will treat you head to toe with a variety of services including massages and more. Both spas will help you feel your best making it the perfect activity for a girl’s trip.
Visit the Local Wineries
Girl’s trips are also the best time to visit the local wineries with the group. Gatlinburg is home to Smoky Mountain Winery here in the area. This is the oldest winery in the state of Tennessee and uses unique varietals of grapes grown in the region. The winery has an onsite tasting room where you can try out all the best wines currently being sold. Pigeon Forge features several wineries to include Mountain Valley Vineyards where you can also enjoy a tasting flight or two. Make sure to take a bottle of your favorite wine back to your vacation rental for future drinks!
Enjoy Luxury Vacation Rentals
What will make or break any vacation getaway is where you happen to stay at. Luckily our selection of vacation cabins and lodges will be exactly what you need for a memorable girl’s trip. We offer properties in a variety of sizes so everyone can have plenty of space around them. Enjoy properties near the center of town that offer an urban vibe or try out more spacious homes located around the valley. Each home offers comfortable bedrooms with plush beds, fine linens, and en suite bathrooms so everyone gets their privacy. Spacious living room areas typically feature comfy sofas, gas fireplaces, beautiful décor, and flat screen TVs to keep up with your favorite shows. Gourmet kitchens often come with full size appliances, plenty of countertop space, and cabinetry with all the essentials; make sure to bring back some wine to pair with your homemade meal during the trip! Some properties even feature more luxurious amenities including hot tubs, theatre rooms, covered patios, and much more. You will be comfortable during every night of your girl’s trip here to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Book Today for Your Girls Trip
Many of our properties are highly desirable and are rented out well in advance. Beat the rush by reserving your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg vacation lodge for your upcoming girl’s trip today and get ready for some fun.
Something vacations will put you in the middle of a busy metro city where the world never sleeps. While this type of vacation is great for those wanting to be on the go constantly it is not the desired vacation for everyone. Instead, some vacationers may wish to travel to a beautiful mountain village that offers an endless forest and nearby attractions to entertain you. If this sounds like the perfect stay for you make a reservation at A Vista Infinita, one of our brand-new rentals right here by the Great Smoky Mountains. A Vista Infinita will give you breathtaking scenery and wonderful amenities found nowhere else. Take a look at what you can find inside A Vista Infinita:
A Vista Infinita is a beautiful vacation cabin that is a recent addition to the local community. This property is found right on the hill side so you can expect sweeping views of the valley. A Vista Infinita is everything you could want for a modern cabin in the forest. The exterior of the home features real natural wood log paneling for an authentic cabin stay. The property is stretched out over three stories and sits right on the edge of the mountain. You will find the best views in all of Pigeon Forge. A cozy paved driveway welcomes visitors to the front entryway way. Guests will step inside and be blown away by the attention to detail throughout the home. Just like the exterior, the interior of A Vista Infinita retains the natural wood wall and ceiling space. This offers a rustic cabin ambience but with brand new amenities to enjoy. Step into the home and find the spacious living room area where you can enjoy some downtime. This room features vaulted ceilings with plenty of window space that brings in all of the natural lighting. The flat screen TV is connected to the complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected to your favorite shows and movies. The gas fireplace will also help keep the room nice and warm during the winter season. Speaking of which, A Vista Infinita has a whole house generator that will make sure you still have power even if power is cut to the neighborhood due to snow in the winter. A cozy wine bar can be found behind you where you can pour a glass for yourself. The living room also shares an open layout with the gourmet kitchen just a few steps away. Here guests can take advantage of the stainless steel appliances and black granite countertops to prepare their meal. The separate kitchen island offers room for a weekend brunch or to use as additional barstool seating for your meal. The farmhouse style dining room table is found between the kitchen and living room.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
A Vista Infinita comes with a total of four bedrooms to ensure up to 12 guests can rest comfortably. Each of the rooms can be found on the three different floors of the property. Three of the bedrooms each features a king size bed with the finest of linens. The final bedroom is perfect for children with its dual bunk beds. Each room comes with brand new décor and a smart TV to help you unwind after a day of exploring the mountain. Four full size bathrooms accompany the bedrooms. Since this is a brand-new home, you will fine luxury features in the bathrooms such as oversized stone walk in showers with multiple showerheads. The natural wood wall paneling continues in the bedrooms and bathrooms. A Vista Infinita also comes with additional rooms that are sure to make your stay a pleasant one. The movie room lets you play a movie on a projector screen while also enjoying amenities such as darts and a video game system. You will also find a game room in the home that includes Golden Tee, foosball, a poker table, and a huge TV to watch a sports game on.
Do not forget about heading out to the multilevel patio deck at this picturesque Pigeon Forge vacation rental. Here you will find the best views of the mountains in the area. The hot tub will be found out here that also provides treetop views from inside it. Staying at A Vista Infinita also lets you enjoy the community swimming pool and picnic area during the summer season. Of course, you will be right by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that provides with near endless hiking opportunities to enjoy.
The Great Smoky Mountains Are Waiting
A Vista Infinita is just one of our many different vacation rentals here in the area. Do yourself a favor and book this brand-new property for the best stay just outside of Pigeon Forge.
Whenever we think of booking a vacation, we often think about getting as far away from home as possible. Traveling over far distances can be fun and all, but really digs into the time you have available to enjoy yourself. If you are a resident of Tennessee, you have plenty of vacation-worthy spots all around you and within driving distance. This includes Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, both popular travel destinations where you can find a variety of attractions waiting for you. Finding a place to vacation to is just the start of any planning. You also need to find a lodging option that is perfect for everyone in your family. Take a look at what booking a staycation with Kaizen Rentals can look like for you:
Variety of Home Types
When you travel, the last thing you want to do is find yourself stuck inside a tiny and cramped hotel room. This type of lodging barely provides the necessities, let alone any amenities you want to help you enjoy yourself. Skip out on this basic option and instead book a full-size home with us right here in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. A staycation can be a romantic trip for two to the area or a family getaway with everyone aboard. If you are traveling in a small group, a smaller size condo or townhome may be the perfect option you need. We offer a variety of smaller home types such as these each privately owned and different from the last. Just because these rentals are smaller does not mean you will find them skimping out on the essentials. You will find that each rental still includes various common areas and full-size bedrooms to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. Our selection of vacation homes also includes various luxury lodges that are set above the rest. These massive homes offer multiple bedrooms sometimes with many master suites to choose from. Expect several thousand square feet of space inside. These properties are perfect for large groups such as friends getting out of the city or extended family traveling together.
Essential Common Spaces
You will find that staying in one of our properties will make you feel right at home. each property features common areas typically connected in an open floor plan. Living rooms often come with plush sofas and furniture on which to relax. You can also watch something on the flat screen TV that typically has access to complimentary Wi-Fi to hook up your favorite streaming apps. Gas fireplaces help keep the room nice and toasty. Our properties also feature gourmet kitchens that will allow you to whip up a meal for you and your loved ones. Full-size appliances offer plenty of space to cook any entrees and store any leftovers. Host a weekend brunch or use kitchen islands for additional barstool seating. Dining room tables also offer plenty of room for everyone to sit down and enjoy a meal together.
Many of our properties also offer various luxury amenities that will set up our rentals apart from all the rest. Some of our lodges feature hot tubs where you can soak up the hot water; this is especially nice in the colder winter seasons. Extended patio decks are the perfect spot to hang out during the summer. Take advantage of the BBQ grills and outdoor dining tables. Other properties feature whole rooms dedicated to having a great time. Theatre rooms offer you the change to watch your favorite movie on the big screen in comfy leather recliner chairs; don’t forget the popcorn! Game rooms can feature billiards tables, foosball, air hockey, board games, and even video games. Everyone will have an absolute blast when you book your stay with us!
Of course, staying Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is always a special experience! Both cities offer various fun activities and attractions for you and your family to visit. Gatlinburg features the Great Smoky Mountain National Park where you can experience a variety of hiking trails. Pigeon Forge features some of the best amusement parks in the state including Dollywood. This local park is themed after Dolly Parton herself and is a must see! The Island at Pigeon Forge is another great amusement park that includes favorite rides such as a Ferris wheel. Don’t forget to catch a ride down the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. You can expect to find all kinds of incredible restaurants in the area along with distilleries that feature moonshine. You will be busy for the duration of your staycation here in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!
Book Today and See for Yourself
There is no better time than the present to book your staycation in the area today. Our Tennessee vacation rentals are always available to show you the best time in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.