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!
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.
The Smoky Mountains are waiting for you so make sure to start planning for your vacation getaway today. Planning for any vacation can be difficult if you do not trust a respected lodging. Skip out on booking tiny hotel rooms and instead book a full-size cabin in the woods. We offer vacation cabins to combine a rustic woodsy experience with fine amenities. Look no further than Emerald Springs for your lodging right here in Gatlinburg. It offers a remote feeling of privacy while keeping you close to all of the fun attractions around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Take a look inside with us:
Rustic Cabin Oasis
Everyone wants to live that cabin in the woods experience at least once in their life so why not do it when you book a stay at Emerald Springs? This stylish home offers all of the amenities you could want for a vacation stay while retaining cabin-like aesthetics. Guests will arrive and find this spacious cabin on the hillside in the woods. Emerald Springs is a two-story building with guests entering the home from the top floor. Emerald Springs is located in a gated community resort allowing you to have your own personal cabin but have access to nearby amenities. Guests will arrive and step inside the beautiful cabin. Inside, you will notice the natural wood flooring and interior wall space that makes up the rustic cabin aesthetic. You will be surrounded by an open space that connects the living room area and kitchen together. Vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows really bring space into the room along with plenty of natural lighting. The living room space features a cozy leather sofa that is situated right in front of the stone gas fireplace. A flat-screen TV is also found here in the room that has access to complimentary Wi-Fi. Fret not as Emerald Springs has cell service along with Wi-Fi so you will never be disconnected. A spacious patio deck is found through the sliding doors where you can overlook the valley. Every lodging needs a kitchen that will allow you to prepare a meal on the fly and Emerald Springs does not disappoint. Here you will find stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and cabinetry stocked with all essential cookware. You will also find a toaster oven, coffee maker, and microwave so you can put together a quick breakfast before exploring Gatlinburg. The dining room table is just a few steps away so everyone can enjoy their meal together.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Emerald Springs features just two bedrooms but can accommodate up to eight guests a night. The first bedroom is located on the main floor just around the corner from the common space. Here guests can enjoy a plush king-size and plenty of closet and drawer space to put their clothes into. The bathroom for the bedroom is shared with the common space but features fine features such as a walk-in shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom is located on the lower level of Emerald Springs. Head down the stairs and you will find yourself in a game room that is complete with a billiards table, foosball table, and some arcade games. You will have incredible views from the patio down here too. The bedroom is to the back where guests will find a queen size bed and also a second bathroom. Additional sleeping arrangements can be made on the first floor in the living room. The room comes with 2 rollaway twin beds and the sofa is a sleeper sofa with a pullout bed. As you can see everyone can enjoy a night of comfort when staying the night at Emerald Springs.
Guests can head out to the main level deck to find it completely wraps around the building. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee up here or simply relax after spending the day exploring Gatlinburg. There is no better way to relax than hopping into the hot tub as you soak up the hot water. Guests will also have access to the resort complex amenities. This includes a tennis court and spacious swimming pool both great for summer activities. You will be just 10 miles away from Downtown Pigeon Forge and 13 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy a trip to a local winery to find exclusive Tennessee wines available on tasting flights. There is something to enjoy for everyone here in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Book Your Stay Today
Don’t wait on reserving this gorgeous Smoky Mountains vacation property, instead book a stay at Emerald Springs today. You will be delighted in having a stay in such a gorgeous property that comes with a variety of amenities. Book today and get ready for the Great Smoky Mountains!
The Smoky Mountains are always calling our name and they can be calling your name too when you book a vacation getaway to the area. Make sure to have the perfect property for your stay by choosing one from our listing. There is not a property that is more appropriate and has so much to offer than Mason Lake. This gorgeous home is ready to host you and your family for a splendid time here in the Smoky Mountains. Take a look at what this property has to offer you for your stay:
Modern Lakeside Lodge
Mason Lake is truly an epic home that deserves its place here right by the lake. This property is a massive home that offers modern and recent renovations. You will find comforts and amenities like no other property has to offer. You will instantly fall in love with Mason Lake the second you arrive and gaze upon its beauty. Guests will arrive and see what they assume to be a typical cabin. The home features a standard cabin exterior but plenty of outdoor space around it. You will have plenty of room for your vehicles to park. While the size of the home will impress you it is what is on the inside that will win you over. Guests will step inside and find themselves in a massive common area that can host you and your family. Mason Lake retains the natural wood interior offering a rustic feel but with modern features. Two living spaces can be found inside Mason Lake to help you relax. The first overlooks the lake and features modern leather furniture and vaulted ceilings. This is the perfect spot to engage in conversation as you take in the beautiful lakeside views. The second offers a space to unwind after spending the day at the lake. Here you will find plush furniture that will let you sit back as you catch something on the large Smart TV. The room features a luxury oak entertainment center and natural wood flooring. You will find this room on the lower level away from the other parts of the home. Of course, no vacation rental will ever be complete without a gourmet kitchen to help you prepare meals. The kitchen is found back on the main level and is not what you will find back home. Instead, you will find a luxurious room that features red oak cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and red oak ceiling beams above you. Granite countertops surround the kitchen and offer plenty of space to prepare your meal. A separate kitchen island offers even more space and room to set up a weekend brunch. The kitchen comes with all of the essential cookware you need so it can easily host your family for a meal. Speaking of which, the dining room table is just off to the side with room for everyone. Mason Lake offers a modern and luxurious stay like no other.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Mason Lake offers a total of four bedrooms and will easily sleep up to 12 guests during your stay. Each bedroom offers a personal space of luxury and comfort that is sure to create a beautiful night of sleep. Each bedroom retains the beautiful red oak interior paneling, offers a smart TV, and plenty of drawer and closet space to unpack your belongings. Each bed is fitted with the finest linens to ensure you stay warm all night. The master suite offers a king-size bed and en suite bathroom. The first guest bedroom offers a queen-size bed while the remaining guest rooms each offer bunk beds perfect for the little ones in your family. You can also find a full-size pull-out sofa back in the lower-level living room space for additional sleeping arrangements. Two more full-size bathrooms are shared among the bedrooms and common areas so everyone has plenty of privacy.
Mason Lake has more to offer than just the common areas and bedrooms. You will find a stunning private dock and beach outside of the home. Make it easy to get into the water with the boat ramp. The large deck overlooks the lake and is where you can find a fire pit perfect for the winter and a gas grill to help you make dinner. The sun deck is the perfect spot to lay out in the summer sun as you take in your vacation. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and the location of the home ensures you will still have cellular service. You will be just minutes away from Twanoh State Park where you can find plenty of outdoor adventures waiting for you. Do not hesitate when planning to reserve Mason Lake to ensure this lovely Mason Lake vacation rental can be available for your planned stay in the area.