I'm a research hound, so when I plan to stay at a motel/hotel/hostel/anything of the sort, I read reviews so I know what I'm getting into. For $50/night on Friday and Saturday and $35/night the rest of the time, this place is a steal!!! It's less than some hostels I've stayed in overseas. It's off the main street and therefore very quiet at night. The owners live on site and are therefore available anytime you need them. (We were leaving early the next morning, and were able to pay for our full stay the night before, since Reception wasn't opening until later in the morning. So the owners are very accommodating.) The room is basic, but has everything one would need - and more. Our room also included a microwave, a small refrigerator, and all the rooms have also individual air conditioners.
One thing that was a little "harsh" was the water pressure was crazy forceful! It just jetted out of the showerhead full force. But, if that was the only thing I had to really think of as a negative, that says a lot. In the end, this place is a great base to use while exploring the Smokys without breaking your wallet. I would totally stay here again.
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