Our family loves to spend the summer traveling, and this year we were blessed to spend a few days of our family vacation in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee at Hidden Mountain Resort. The family owned resort features luxury cabin rentals and villas, as well as a motor coach resort. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, Hidden Mountain is close to all of the action in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, but feels tucked away and secluded. We stayed at Hidden Mountain at no cost in exchange for this review, but all opinions are strictly my own. Read on to find out why we love cabin rentals for frugal family vacations, what we thought about Hidden Mountain Resort, and how you can win a trip of your own to the Smoky Mountains.
Our whole family fell in love with our little cabin – #4077 The Coffee House. The front porch was my favorite spot. The porch swing and rocking chairs were just perfect for sipping morning coffee or relaxing after the kids were in bed. Each cabin is nestled on the side of the mountain and feels like you are in a secret spot far from any stress, yet you are just a few minutes away from all the attractions of the Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Each cabin has a name that fits the decor. Our little Coffee House was thoughtfully decorated and so cute. We really were blown away by the whole place.
The covered porch was perfect for Jed’s bikes and provided a place to play and relax when it rained. We had a big storm come through during our stay, and sound of the rain on the metal roof was so soothing.
Don’t you want to sit and rock and sip a cup of coffee? Take me back…
The back of the cabin featured a screened in porch that felt like it was part of the forest. The kids loved the pool table and the adults loved the hot tub. There is nothing like a good soak after chasing energetic toddlers around all day. The cover strapped down for safety for the kids, and the porch was a perfect spot for breakfast and play. Even with all the fun stuff we did in the area, Bear kept asking to go back and play at “my coffee cabin”.
Our cabin was a two bedroom plus a sleeping loft, and could sleep 6-8. The Bear slept in this king sized bed upstairs, while the Pearl Girl was in a pack and play in the loft. It was so nice having a separate room for each kid, but it would also be fun to pack the cabin out with friends or family. The window seat upstairs had a great view and was the perfect place to curl up with a book.
The loft was bright and airy and featured a barn style window that opened over the living room.
Our master bedroom featured a king sized bed that was so comfy. Both bedrooms had whirlpool tubs that our kids were obsessed with. We definitely used them like kiddie pools when we needed an indoor activity.
How cute is this little stained glass window on the staircase?
The living room was spacious and opened to the kitchen and dining areas. There were flat screen tvs in each bedroom as well as the living room, but with all there was to do we never used them. I would love to come back in the fall and sit in front of the fireplace.
You are looking at the number 1 reason we love cabin rentals – the kitchen. We save so much money eating breakfast and lunch in the cabin, and it is just easier with little kids. We went out to dinner at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant down the road one night, and cooked in the cabin the other night. The kitchen was well equipped and open so the cook didn’t miss any family time.
We enjoyed lots of quality family time around the dining table, and saved quite a bit of money eating in the cabin.
The cabin was charmingly decorated and really just perfect for us. We also loved walking around the grounds of the resort. Hidden Mountain has a gorgeous pool and lodge, and the resort office is open 24/7. Every staff person we dealt with was kind and hospitable, and we definitely plan to go back. Jed and I talked about it at length, and the only negative we could come up with was that our stay wasn’t long enough.
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Would you like to win a Smoky Mountain Getaway from Hidden Mountain Resort for your family? Head over to this post and enter to win today. The giveaway starts at 12:01 am on July 21st and runs through August 21st. Thanks so much to the folks from Hidden Mountain Resort for their generosity.
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