The Skycap News team recently had the opportunity to travel and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. Our mission was to seek out the very best in Pigeon Forge cabin rentals. This visit also afforded the privilege of numerous opportunities in the pursuit of the latest travel news and reviews. Rest assured, we will be updating several of our pages over the next several weeks, and believe us when we say we have plenty of new material!
For those of you looking for flights to the Smoky Mountain area, it’s fairly simple as there are really only two somewhat close regional airports. The closest is located in Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS) and Asheville, North Carolina (AVL). This creates a challenging scenario, especially when it comes to finding a budget-friendly flight. Major airlines American, Delta, and United currently serve TYS. “Low Fare” carriers Allegiant and Frontier also provide scheduled air transportation.
The beautifully designed and updated TYS offers an extremely concise and efficient airport experience as shown below. Please be sure and take a seat in one of the rocking chairs on your return flight! While Knoxville’s, McGhee Tyson is much closer both airports most definitely offer a scenic drive once landed. For those who are closer or would prefer to drive or ride your motorcycle, coming in from I-40 or I-75 offers a nature lover “scenic route” from all directions. Caution! Please observe the speed limit on the interstate and pay very close attention while traveling through those quaint little towns famous or infamous for the proverbial “speed traps!”
So, how did we decide on travel to this part of the country? Great question! While searching on google for Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, we came across an absolutely beautiful property aptly named “Mountain Dreams” located in Brothers Cove. Before reserving, we also checked out their Facebook page Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals, and were impressed to see well over 1,200 “Likes! Booking was a breeze via the link on Facebook and/or Brothers Cove’s official website. Simply search for two-bedroom cabins and scroll until finding cabin #24, “Mountain Dreams.”
While driving to the Pigeon Forge area from TYS we were able to experience some amazing views as seen on Wears Valley and then Walden’s Creek Road. One word of caution is to be prepared for some traffic but, don’t let this hinder your vacation spirit or driving style. Upon arrival, we were greeted by twin-covered bridges and then a friendly front desk staff. We were sincerely impressed that this is a private gated community, ensuring only owners and Pigeon Forge cabin rental guests have accessibility. In this day and age, travel safety is paramount.
It was clear that this resort community is different from most of the Pigeon Forge cabin rental facilities. We immediately noticed that each log cabin available for rent features an extremely private wooded setting or stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. Upon arrival at cabin #24, we were very pleased to discover “Mountain Dreams” has both! Once settled, it didn’t take long to unwind and comment that the air just seems to breathe cleaner and easier while staying at this cabin.
“Mountain Dreams” exhibits an open concept lower floor and features a stacked stone wood-burning fireplace. How authentic! The signature hearth takes on a rustic look with a huge locally (front desk info received) sourced log mantel. Fans of Direct TV will be pleased that they will be able to enjoy their favorite shows and/or sporting event(s). Settle into the love seat or perhaps or sink into the leather couch/sleeper or low-profile swivel chair. The main floor living area is indeed an excellent spot to chill out and plan the itinerary for the remainder of your visit.
The lower level of the cabin invites “sleepy heads” with a King size bedroom and ample bathroom, shower, and storage space. Ascend up the staircase to the second level that offers another spacious bedroom. Please take note of the superbly etched extra-large plate windows. Truly something one doesn’t see every day or night! The second floor also has a couch that converts into a sleeper bed, a super comfy love seat to check out yet another flat-screen TV, and an awesome game room for that spontaneous pool tournament with your family or friends. Seek out your innermost “pool shark” and shoot endless hours of games without any quarters needed!
Walk along the catwalk to the second top deck that showcases another beautiful Smoky Mountain view. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck in the morning or an adult beverage when your body clock chimes “beer thirty!” Amazing views without having cabin guests witness your every move or sound as with many other Pigeon Forge cabin rentals. The only guests we saw were numerous birds species including twenty-plus wild turkeys that came to graze on the side lot a couple of mornings. Talk about wildlife at its finest!
If you’re inclined to cook out while traveling the completely equipped BBQ grille and the kitchen is ready to prepare all desired meals. Plan your menus so you can pick up all your cabin supplies at local merchant Whaley’s or national grocery chain Kroger‘s Deli and Fresh Market. However, our recommendation is to take advantage of the numerous pancake houses and other local establishments. A washer and drier are tucked away in a laundry cupboard just in case you spill something on yourself while cooking or haven’t packed enough clothes for the trip. You are covered here to ensure no worries while staying at “Mountain Dreams.”
In case amazing views and relaxation aren’t enough, the intimate “Brothers Cove” resort has high-end amenities available to each person who rents one of the unique log cabins. Of particular mention is the picturesque “Cement Pond” aka swimming pool that has one of the most breathtaking views anywhere in the Smoky Mountains. Taking a dip in the pool was a refreshing experience and new “wedding party” friends were made as well.
Speaking of weddings, it is rather easy to see (pun intended) how couples looking for a perfect place to perform their nuptials would be wise to consider the Lodge at Brothers Cove. Absolutely striking to say the least! It is doubtful one can find a more perfect setting in the Smokies to get married or to “pop the question!” The gazebo located hillside provides the “storybook wedding” setting most women have been dreaming of for a lifetime. . . complete with a beautiful long-range Smoky Mountains valley view below.
While there are many Pigeon Forge cabin rentals in the area, the units at Brothers Cove Mountain Resort all have their own special “Smoky Mountain” charm and unique character. The resort community is within short driving distance of pretty much everything in Pigeon Forge with only a few additional miles to Gatlinburg. “Mountain Dreams” truly has it all. . . Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, golf, horseback riding, hiking, outlet mall shopping, or just plain old-fashioned sightseeing. Better yet, the entire area is conducive to welcome both family visits to romantic getaways. Trust us there will be more about the multitudes of leisure activities in upcoming articles.
One visit to the Smoky Mountains, this amazing cabin, and Brothers Cove resort is all it takes to see why when it comes to Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, booking “Mountain Dreams” is a must. Please bookmark skycapnews.com and stay tuned to continued travel news and reviews. Safe travels!