Overall the cabin is in good shape. I wouldn't give it the 5 star rating that I've seen on this website though. First, the view is of the woods, nice if that's what you want but we were expecting a mountain view, at least a partial mountain view. I was told by Elk spring staff that it's a wooded view but behind the trees is a mountain view. Well this may be the case in the winter when all the leaves have fallen but in spring/summer/fall there is no mountain to be seen because of the forest.
Second, the shower drains did not work well. There are 2 baths. We called maintenance and he fixed one of them. But the tower shower he said will not drain well because of the way it was constructed: not enough slope in the tiles. Well this makes the showering experience suboptimal as you stand in a puddle of water.
The drive to downtown Gatlinburg is about 10 minutes or so. The cabin is in very good shape, the kitchen is nice. The hot tub was nice. Our expectation was that we would have a mountain view and this was a disappointment. But if a wooded view is your cup of tea then this cabin is a good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury cabin resort in Gatlinburg featuring 1-7 bedroom cabin rentals with hot tubs, pool tables and home theater rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elk Springs Hotel Gatlinburg