I found out about Mountain Laurel Chalets on Tripadvisor and this was my first time renting a cabin in the Smokies. I had not been to this part of the US in over 20 years. We couln´t be happier with this beautiful, well-kept mountain cabin. Lovely decoration, details and overall good taste of the owners had me wishing we could stay a few more days! My husband and I traveled with our 7 year old son and had wonderful family time. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a full capacity washer and dryer were amenities that drew us into choosing this one bedroom hideout. There is a queen bed, heart shaped jacuzzi and a small living room and bath room that makes up for the entire 2nd floor, which is more like a loft, with open spaces as soon as you walk up the stairs, There is an additional guest room with a queen bed and a private bath on the main level. There is a wonderful hot tub with a wooded view that was very relaxing. The place is very quiet and not extremely close to the next cabin on the street. Did not see any bears during our stay...but it seems that they have a problem with bears and trash, so just be careful to dispose properly of your trash. There are 3 clu houses nearby with pools and games, and they give you an ID so you can use these premises which is nice in the summertime for kids. In other words, we enjoyed a superb stay, a quiet place in the woods and also a nice pool (a 10 minute drive from our cabin) for the same price as a hotel.
Be careful driving to these cabins though. Lots of narro turns and hills... I can see how it may be dangerous during the winter..Although upon arrival we were given a map and instructions on how to reach the cabin, we had a little bit of a hard time finding it...if you have a GPS device it will come in handy to mark the location once you get to the cabin. Pigeon Forge was a 15 minute drive. I would highly recommend Hearts A Bustin´to anyone looking for a romantic getaway or for family fun...we are already thinking about going back sometime next year!
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