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“Away from it all in the Smoky Mountains”

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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Reno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Away from it all in the Smoky Mountains”
Reviewed 3 December 2011 for a stay in November 2011
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Fox Hollow is an interesting 6 bedroom/6.5 bath house on three levels at the top of a mountain. It's very secluded, with only a few neighbors further down the road, and the surrounding terrain is lovely. About 15 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg and, going the other way, about 30 minutes to downtown Sevierville. There's parking for several cars with easy ingress/egress and there's a great porch that almost totally surrounds the house with a multi-person hot tub, grill and multiple chairs. Very safe, quiet and private.

Interior features: functional kitchen with a good supply of pots and pans, plates, glasses and flatware. Two dining tables can be put together for one big table or arranged separately. 12 chairs and 4 "bar chairs". There are 2 bedrooms and a gathering area with TV on each floor . The lower level also has a pool table and foosball. All bedrooms have their own bath: main floor baths have a large shower and a separate jetted tub. The upstairs baths have showers only and the lower level baths have jetted tubs only. On the main level there's also a half bath. Beds are comfortable with newer mattresses; pillows are overly plump. Thermostats on each level and fans. When we arrived the lights had been turned on and the heat set to a warmer temp, making it very welcoming. With 12 occupants, we never ran out of hot water. There's cable TV, but no internet.

Linens and towels were adequately supplied. The quality isn't stellar, but was OK. Minimal toilet paper, one small soap/bathroom, no hair dryers, no kitchen paper products. We wished for a broom and dustpan or a mop, but had neither. A few kitchen towels were provided, along with two hot pads.

We had a comfortable 4 day stay and encountered no problems with the property. We did, however, have some stress over the reservations when the contract provided by the rental company incorrectly recorded the deposit and repeated requests for a corrected contract went unheeded. The final stress point came at the time the balance of the deposit was charged to our credit card, as it was an amount in excess of the originally contracted amount. When we questioned the difference, the rental company immediately responded that they were refunding all our money and we should find a different rental. This was 3.5 weeks before Thanksgiving (the rental agreement had been drawn up in July), an unlikely time to be finding an available rental in the Gatlinburg area for 12 people. Eventually we got it worked out, but we were all a little anxious about flying cross-country and discovering we didn't have a place to stay. All in all, we would recommend Fox Hollow as a rental, but would suggest potential renters exercise caution in renting from Smoky Mountain Chalet Rentals.

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Liked best: Very private location
Liked least: Contract uncertainities
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Dec 2011
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Fox Hollow Lodge. We are sorry to hear that you experienced any problems during your stay. I wish you would have let us know there was no broom, dustpan or mop we would have had them brought right out to you. As for the soap, and paper products we do provide some but it is only a starter supply. We are sorry there wasn't enough for your entire stay. When you notified us of your concern on the deposit amounts we immediately responded by e-mail with an explanation of all charges, however that did not get to you in a timely manner and for that I do apologize. I contacted you by telephone with a full explanation of all charges and you did agree that they were correct. We only offered to give you a refund as an option for your satisfaction. Again I apologize if you were caused any undue stress. I was happy to hear that you would recommend Fox Hollow Lodge and we hope to see you again soon.
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Ky
Reviewed 28 September 2011 for a stay in October 2010
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person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 55-64
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Chris L
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
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“Great value, secluded, comfortable.”
Reviewed 7 February 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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Our group spent 3 nights at Fox Hollow Lodge. We had 6 couples, no kids. This chalet was nice and we might return again next year. First, the good. This chalet is very secluded. No neighbors so you can sit on the deck or in the hot tub and not hear everything that's going on next door. Satellite TV throughout the chalet was good. The large TVs were awesome. Good for a large group. Comfortable. Pool table and foosball table in the game room. Every room had its own bathroom. Plenty of parking. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. The loft above the kitchen was great for movie watching. Easy reservation system and good communication from the rental company. Now for the "could be better" list.

The chalet does not appear "brand new" as the listing says. It's not old, but it is showing signs of wear. Cracked kitchen tiles, worn out coffee maker, and the fake ivy is pretty dusty. It could use a "deep clean". Some of the faucets were a bit tricky and it was hard to get hot water in one of the showers. It's a dark chalet with weird lighting. The one thing that was really odd was that while all the bedrooms had bathrooms, the 2 downstairs bathrooms didn't have showers so we had to share showers. The 2 upstairs bedrooms didn't have televisions. Probably not suitable for someone with disabilities. We've been renting 5-6 bedroom chalets in the Gatlinburg area for about 10 years now and this was by far the least expensive.

The reason I rated cleanliness as "4" was because of the need for a deep clean, dusty fake plants, old coffee maker, tricky faucets. The reason I rated comfort as a "4" was because of the inconvenience of sharing showers and no extra toilet paper.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 4 November 2010 for a stay in October 2010
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