We do a lot of traveling, and spend a couple of weeks at Mountain Loft each year. We have stayed in each of the units with exception of the new Phase II. The villas are apartments that have two sizes; Deluxe and Standard. Both are somewhat small, fine for two people but no more. The Standard size shares an entrance with the Deluxe, so we have reserved it when we have family along with us. Otherwise, I would always recommend the Deluxe Villa when you need just one unit. The Townhouses in general have more room, and you will be less effected by other guest. They also have a Standard and Deluxe size difference. Four people can stay in the Deluxe Townhouse with no porblem. I prefer the Standard Townhouse over the Deluxe Villa.
In General this place does have some years on it, but I have never experenced a problem. We go for the Mountains, and spend most of our time on hikes. There is a grocery store less than five minutes from the entrance which has a pretty good choices of items including a decent variety of wines. The City Hall is just across from the entrance and you can catch a trollie downtown if you wish. We have even road our Mountain bikes to town, but it is a few miles away.
My three favorite hikes are Alum Cave Trial, Rainbow Falls, and Chimmey Tops. When the rhododendroms are in bloom Alum Cave Trial is a must. As you travel up out of the forest onto the cliffs you are surrounded by one of the most beautiful places on earth. Rainbow Falls has a neat water fall about half way up, and Chimmey Tops has a neat rock wall thay can be climb for an awesome view. There are plenty of other great hikes in the smokies, but if you are limited to just making one or two hikes, these three are great options.
If you are expecting a 4 or 5 star hotel you will be greatly disappointed. If you are expecting a good view, a decent room with a kitchen, and a club house this is a great place. I have stayed at Mountain Loft over 20 times, I love the place. But all I need is a place to sleep at night, shower, and store some food items for a couple of weeks.
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