We just returned from a 4 day weekend in Gatlinburg. I found the Baskins Creek Condos on the web and decided to stay there based on the reviews I found here. We were VERY happy with our decision. We rented unit 203. The nightly cost (with tax) for our 2br unit was only $70 more per night than a 2 double bed hotel room in the family hotel we have stayed in forever that was still in 70's decor. We were splitting this 2BR rental with our son and his wife so we actually got off much cheaper per family than the 70's hotel room. It was in excellent condition! Very clean. Decorated nicely. The mattresses were very comfortable and seemed new. Our view was towards other hotels and not the mountain but we did not come to Gatlinburg to sit in our condo and look at the views. It was a nice jaunt (.3 to .4 miles) down to light 5 (I believe) of the Parkway. It is also on the Red Trolley line which you can ride for 50 cents per person. I called the rental office when we departed our home to double-check how long they would be open. The paperwork we received stated the office was open until 8pm on weekdays, however they informed me they would be in until 6pm that day. I almost freaked out a little but they made accomodations for us to get our room keys that did not cause us to be put out of our way and we just went down to the front desk the next morning to pay the remainder of our bill and swap our keys (which were set to expire the 2nd day since we had not paid for the rest of our visit before the office closed). At first I was a bit shocked that they were closing earlier than they stated in their paperwork but they were very accomodating and my husband reminded me that they were more laid back than we were which was why we were going away for a long weekend. They were not the staff you would find at a concierge desk of a five star hotel but every time we stopped by to ask a question about attractions or where the best place was to find something was, they were very helpful and always provided us with spot-on information. We loved that you had to have a keycard from the parking garage to the hotel to call the elevator which kept just anyone from roaming the halls. The pool was not open in October so we had no trouble with noise from outside. We cooked a big breakfast in the condo every morning and found everything we needed there. However, you have to remember to bring all the minor details like coffee, coffee filters, shampoo, soaps, etc. You are not in a hotel so you do not have daily maid service but I really don't like folks coming in my room everyday anyway. The only room for improvement were that the bath towels could probably be replaced but I won't lie and tell you that I don't have one or two in my closet that are well worn. :) We would HIGHLY recommend this place! It was very economical for the size, cleanliness, etc. and we will stay here everytime we visit in the future!
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