If you dream of log cabins and spending your days in the mountains, Great Smoky Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the luxurious location you didn’t know you needed. Recently rebuilt to an exceptional standard, Great Smoky Lodge packs plenty of amenities in its 4,500 square feet. What’s more, it offers spectacular views of Mount LeConte from its three rear decks and overlooks Gatlinburg from its front porch and balcony. Because it sleeps up to 20 people, you can invite friends and family along. Plus, bring your four-legged family members; the three-story lodge is pet-friendly! There's even an electric car charger in the parking area!
Let’s start our tour of Great Smoky Lodge with the bedrooms—all seven of them. Six of which include a log-frame king-size bed; the seventh has queen-size bunk beds, making it ideal for the kids. The wood-planked walls, cozy quilts, and classic cabin decor epitomize mountain charm, but when you prop yourself up on the plush pillows to watch a premium-cable movie on the HDTV or surf the web via the free WiFi, you’ll feel as if you’re in a five-star hotel. The two bedrooms on the top floor offer an additional amenity: doors that open directly onto the balcony. Start your day watching the sunrise above the mountains; end your evening with a moonlit nightcap. Three other bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, though given that the lodge has five full baths and one 3/4-bath in all, you won’t have to line up in the hallway for your turn to take a shower.