My mother and I stayed at the Creekside Cabin on September 25 and 26. I could go on for two pages about how wonderful this place is, however, I will sum it up quickly. It's absolutely, totally perfect.
What I do want to spend some time on is the owner, Lise. My mother and I were driving from Memphis and at the last minute decided to visit Gatlinburg. I discovered the cabins here on Trip Advisor. I called at approximately 5 pm and asked if they had anything available for that night for two nights. Fortunately for us, they did. However, as no one was scheduled to come in for a couple of days, the cabin hadn't been cleaned. Lise asked us if she could check with the woman who cleans the cabins and call us right back. Now remember, this is 5 pm. More than likely dinner time for the cleaning woman. We get a call back promptly with the fabulous news that the woman was able to come in and clean (bless her!) and the cabin was ours. We told Lise we'd be there in a couple hours. She provided us with great directions and we arrived with no problems. When we pulled into the cabin, it was beautifully lit with colorful lights as well as all the outdoor lights on the decks and by the creek. It was so welcoming and a beautiful sight to see after a long day of driving. When we went inside, there was music playing, a fire in the fireplace, sparkling cider on ice, a cake in the fridge with a personalized note, a bag of popcorn, the fixings for s'mores and candies on our pillow. The cabin was immaculately clean and just perfect. You would think they'd been expecting us for days, not a matter of hours. Lise could not possibly have been more accommodating with our last minute request. If I could give this place and Lise 10 stars, I would. This was our first visit, but it won't be our last!
Due to my children's activities our previous vacation plans changed last minute. We still had four days of vacation time left, enough time for a short trip. I checked on Trip Advisor, Stone Creek cabins rated number one and decided to take a chance if one of their cabins was available for a couple of nights. To our good fortune Creekside was available.
I am a single mother with two teenagers. We could have not been not been more delighted and positively surprised with the Creekside Cabin! It was cozy, clean, inviting and in a beautiful, secluded setting, just wonderful inside and out. Not only did we enjoy the cabin and amenities inside, we also had a great time exploring the creek around the cabin, hiking the trails, and with the sounds of nature, you can not help but be relaxed. My children were content hanging out at the cabin with mom - that's how awesome this place is!
Not only is Creekside remarkable, Lise, the owner, was so helpful with her assistance....talking with me regarding directions to avoid traffic, arrival time, assistance with children's preferences and she even called to check on us during a rain storm one of the evenings we were in town!! I have never stayed anywhere with as much attention, care and concern regarding accommodations. It would have been lovely to stay longer, but for our few short days we had an incredible time.
Again first class owners for a first class location. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Can't wait to visit again!
My husband and i were way overdue for a getaway from the everyday stresses and we couldnt have found a better cabin to escape to. Lise and Sue go above and beyond making your stay relaxing. The chilled wine the chocolates on the bed. The extras you wont find in any other cabins. If you need anything they are a phone call away. We couldnt believe the privacy from the time you opened the gate. Normally we eat out when we visit but we grilled out at the cabin and had a nice fire in the evenings The only sounds are the bullfrogs and the whipporwills. I even got to see a wild turkey and her 4 babies. Lise even brought me another hummingbird feeder so i could enjoy them by the hot tub. We had such a relaxing time and cant thank them enough. Cant wait till next year!!! You wont regret renting this cabin it is everything they describe and more.
Lisa and Brian
Strangely enough we also celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the cabin (Lise and Sue must have been laughing about that!!)
But, what more can you say that has nor already been said.
Its a fantastic cabin in a fantastic position which is decorated and furnished with immense thought. The owners are just a phone call away and will help with anything that you may need.
You already know from the reviews that you are in for a treat. Soft lights, music, cakes and wine are just for starters. The cabin is wonderfully clean, the bed is comfortable, bath and shower work fine and the hot tub....well there are few places on this earth that you can walk in the mountains, see bears and deer, grab some food and beers and wine, go back to a cabin as wonderful as this, eat, drink and then sit in a hot tub ( not necessarily in that order :-) ) directly over a stream with the birds singing for company. Unbelievable, we could not wait to get back each night.
Enjoyed breakfast in yet another seating area in the garden every morning. The weather was good and this obviously contributed towards the time that we had there.
Gatlinburg is about a 20 minute drive away and there are plenty of decent restaurants in the area. But you really will want to eat at the cabin :-) Also the Visitors Centre is about 10 minutes drive away and they will give you plenty of information about the surrounding area. We done some lovely walks to waterfalls.
Highly recommended, book early and go, We are from the UK and cannot wait to book again. A wonderful vacation experience.
We spent our 30th wedding anniversary at the Creekside cabin. It was everything we could have hoped for.
The drive into the cabin was a little overwhelming to a flatlander from Michigan. I quickly adjusted to the roads though, especially after Lise and Sue offered suggestions on which routes to take.
Our first glimpse of the cabin confirmed for us that we had chosen wisely. The pictures on the website accurately portrayed the cabin and surrounding areas, but yet just could not capture how truly beautiful the setting is. And the quiet....the sounds of water, bull frogs, and birds instead of traffic? Umm, yes please ♥
Inside, we found beautiful fresh cut flowers, wine, chocolates, and a cake left by our gracious hosts in celebration of our anniversary.
Other treats included s'mores makings, which we put to good use when we enjoyed the outside fireplace and the firewood that had been provided.
The hot tub was a big bonus, and it was wonderful to soak after hiking through the national park. I am pretty sure we were in that tub every day.
We also made use of the outdoor grill, and since the weather was really warm, using the grill helped keep the cabin cooler.
There were clear instructions posted to assist with using the air conditioning/heating unit, TVs and DVD players, and fireplace. Lise and Sue were also just a phone call away and encouraged us to call with any questions.
We did not use the jetted tub inside, but the shower worked fine.
The king sized bed upstairs was extremely comfortable. There was plenty of closet space, and a few drawers for clothes as well.
There were so many little extras that I had not expected to find: iron/ ironing board, blow dryer, washer/dryer, crockpot, even a blender!
But, my favorite part is not seeing another building or hearing anything but the sounds of nature, and yet being
only about 8 miles from downtown Gatlinburg.
Highly recommend a stay in this cabin.