Recently while on a family vacation to Gatlinburg we experienced what eveyone dreads. Car troubles.
The vacation started and went very well and we enjoyed taking in all the local attractions, shows and wonderful places to eat in Sevier County. We had stayed at a local resort with friends adjacent to us who owns a timeshare on the "spur" between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The day we left we headed towards Pigeon Forge when our vehicle suddenly decided it really liked only going 25mph down hill with a 24mph tail wind. Being on the busy spur we opted to limp it into Pigeon forge and get a tow from there to the dealer for warranty repairs on this fairly new vehicle.
An extremely long story made short, the tow company from Pigeon Forge continually lied about a time frame for the hook until a point at which the closest KIA dealer had closed for the weekend (it was a Saturday) as well as the car rental places. Refusing a tow after 3 hours of waiting and being told they could still tow us to Knoxville and drop us off in a vacated dealers parking lot for two days until they opened, we opted to limp the vehicle back to Gatlinburg and find a place to stay until Monday when we were told we would be picked up for sure for repairs.
Although being the 4th of July weekend we thought we'd try Olde Gatlinburg Place where we had stayed before on other vacations but felt they would be full up. As luck would have it they did have some vacancies but not have what we first wanted. After some crafty work the nice lady was able to secure exactly the type of room we wanted.
And, just as we remembered other rooms being there, the two bedroom was very nice and now I'm positive all room are pretty much the same. This suite, just like previous ones we've stayed in, was very nice and clean. The complex is well maintained and also has ample parking.
This complex is very close to the "strip" in Gatlinburg as it is only a short walk away but yet far enough away to be quite and cozy if that is what you want for a while. The outdoor pool is a medium size but kept very clean as is the spacious hot tub.
The lady we checked in with was more than helpful and understood our plite. We learned our lesson. We'll not stay in the same resort on the "spur" on future annual vacations with these friends. We'll return every year to Olde Gatlinburg Place instead and let our friends meet us there to go do something. We definetly will return here and advise everyone to check here first when making plans for an affordable vacationing spot.
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