Has anyone rented any of the cabins from Dollywood Vacation Rentals? Did you find things as advertised? We are in our 50's with my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren ages 11, 7 & 5 and are wanting to make sure we all have a great experience. We're looking at An Escape to the View, Born to be Wild, A Five Starr Retreat, Serenity and Birds Eye View cabins. Thanks for your input.
Based on the info I received on other forums, here's what I've found out so far: Thanks for the info. I searched for dollywood vacations and some have mentioned the same things as you, overpriced, etc. The more I look the more confused I get. There are so many properties available. What attracted me to the Dollywood vacations though was the 10% discount for military which my son is, and the fact that you get unlimited access to Dollywood after purchasing the one day ticket and free access to Spash Park for a day and the free/reserved parking when there. Those alone would cost my family $500+ with the miliatry discount if purchased by itself. I'm also reading that Dollywood is very expensive (food/drink/activity wise) so we're thinking about skipping that on this trip since there are so many other things to do in the area. Thanks again!
and here's another post from dawgcentral:
3. Re: Dollywood Vacation Rentals
Apr 23, 2011, 5:11 PM
While I haven't stayed in those particular cabins, by the names it looks as though they are in Starrcrest Resort, and we did take the grandkids and stay there once.
The resort is very close to Dollywood and Splashworld, so that's convenient. It's also near the parkway, so the Old Mill and other places to eat are just minutes away.
The pool at that resort is very small. People have been known to complain about that. The pool is also at/near the bottom of the resort, with very hilly roads. The playground is closer to the top of the resort.
Not sure how you have found the pricing for lodging when it comes to Dollywood Vacations, and whatever packages they might be offering, but I've never been able to find a package that I couldn't beat simply booking by myself. They send me emails all the time, and I have yet to see one I would snatch up.