The Cabin itself was unbelievable. Looked like new on inside and for the price you get so much. It was great to be able to Leave Cades Cove to go cook on the grill at our cabin. The reason I did not give it a 5 star though was the confusion on getting there and the danger of the drive up the mountain. We first went to the wrong place of buisness which had a similar name but we were politely directed to the correct Dogwood buisiness. Once there we were given a key and directions. One thing I could not find out online was where was feather mountain. Basically it is on the opposite site of the main group of cabins (mountain across the street). Sorry if thats confusing, just map out Pauley Gap Road in Townsend and you can see the cabins with the green roofs. The ride up the mountain during the day was no problem. The signs are easy to find during the day but at night it became a little dangerous. On the way up we tried to turn at a wrong turn and could have got stuck had we not got out and looked around and realized it was the wrong turn. Still the correct turn that we turn at is a little tight for my liking as well. Top that with no lights on the road, it was dark, little rain was coming down and the road is pebbles. It became stressfull quick. However we did manage and made it but it could have gone bad really quick. With that aside, the cabin is very nice. The grill nicer. and the hot tub was the best. I think next time we will stay with Dogwood again but on the other mountain that is against the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Laurel Valley...A fourteen-hundred acre gated community located in the quaint mountain village of Townsend, Tennessee.Bordered by The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Laurel Lake Nature Preserve ... Our picturesque views and natural beauty are protected from development and change only with the seasons. At the heart of the valley is a beautiful and challenging eighteen-hole golf course, which is open for daily-fee play. Conveniently secluded at the entrance to the National Park and only minutes from Knoxville ... Life in Laurel Valley can move as fast or slow as you choose ... And whether you prefer acres of privacy or a golf villa overlooking manicured fairways ...Laurel Valley Mountain Resort is Smoky Mountain living at its finest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dogwood Cabins At Trillium Cove Hotel Townsend