There’s so much to love about Highpoint Escape, we don’t know where to begin! Mountain views, 3 en-suite master bedrooms, 2 decks, an outdoor hot tub, a billiard table, free access to swimming pools in the summer, free WiFi—and it’s all less than 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
The 3-story log home boasts 2 covered rear decks that look out over woodlands toward the Great Smoky Mountains. You can savor the views, the crisp breeze, and the singing of chickadees in the morning and whip-poor-wills at night while kicking back in one of the wood rockers: Relaxation is guaranteed! Another option is to figuratively soak up the scenery while literally soaking in the main deck’s hot tub. Especially after you’ve spent the day hiking, white-water rafting, skiing, or shopping every one of Pigeon Forge’s outlet stores, the massaging jets of steamy water will feel so rejuvenating.
Thanks to a multitude of windows, the main floor’s living/dining area lets you relish the blue-tinged mountains, the towering trees, and the endless sky as well. The living area’s leather sofas practically beg you to sit back and stretch out. In winter the golden glow of the stone-surround gas fireplace makes the room even more inviting, if possible. Gather the whole gang together to watch a movie on the 55” flat-panel TV with cable and DVD player or to play Uno at the dining table, which seats 8 with ease.
Downstairs is another welcoming gathering spot: the game room. Along with another 55” flat-panel TV, it includes a pool table and a multigame 4-player arcade. The game room’s sofa, along with one of the living room sofas, opens into a bed for 2. If you’re vacationing with kids, we have a sneaky suspicion they’ll want to make this their bedroom!
You can really work up an appetite shooting pool and playing arcade games. Luckily Highpoint Escape has a kitchen on the main floor, with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you need to feed hungry gamers—or even to host a holiday feast. There’s a charcoal grill outside as well, for the barbecue aficionados in your group.
Each of Highpoint Escape’s 3 floors has its own master bedroom with bathroom, a layout that makes the home as well suited for several couples traveling together as for a large family. Each bedroom has a king-size bed, a 32” TV, a ceiling fan, plenty of storage, and a view of the mountains. The upstairs suite does have one advantage: Because it’s the only room on the loft level, it offers maximum privacy. Then again, the other bedrooms offer the advantage of being just a few steps away from a deck. Really, there’s no pulling the short straw when it comes to choosing bedrooms!
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers