What is your most treasured possession? Aside from material things, those special moments that accrue throughout each family's history is the true, most precious stuff of life. Trials make us stronger, and even fade in the rearview mirror when replaced with milestones and celebrations to call our own.
Making Memories is just the place for families to create both anticipation and experiences that will be recalled fondly in the years to come. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath rental cabin is easily accessible, and located in the peaceful Sugar Tree Valley Estates community that overlooks meadows on the Wears Valley floor, Cove Mountain, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park range of horizon peaks beyond. Reaching this home is easy, with paved roads and plentiful, paved parking for four cars, enough for everyone.
It's also easy to enjoy the family-oriented, spacious yard not available with many cliffside homes. Make time for some touch football plays, or organize a scavenger hunt for the little ones in a safe, open area with plenty of room to play. Adults can watch the action from the covered upper deck with comfortable rocking chairs. The upper deck wraps around three full sides of this vacation home, and views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains are just a glance away. At day's end, gather at the outdoor fire pit for recharging from the day's activities, story telling, and snuggling as the embers pop pleasantly in the fading light.
Let's step inside the cabin and enter the main level. Opening into the 2-story great area, the living room features a window glass wall to the outdoors, and a real, wood-burning, mountain stone fireplace. Sink into leather comfort, and expect a moose sighting or two inside. The space is sunlight-filled and cheerful, making you feel immediately at home. There is no need to leave your favorite entertainment behind while on vacation. 6 satellite, flat-screen TV's are placed throughout, so there is no competition for viewing selections. Free high-speed internet access ensures that your Facebook account also will not go without attention while here.
The corner U-shaped kitchen offers lots of granite counter space for the in-house cook. Bright and easy, decadent snacks or full-course meals can all be prepared here. Gather for dinnertime around the rectangular wooden table that accommodates 8, and three more at the kitchen counter barstools.
The king master bedroom is also located on this level. Roomy and soothing, it includes a shared master bath, with double sinks, separate stall shower, and Jacuzzi jetted tub with a bay window view.
The home lives large, spilling out onto the expanse of covered deck on the main level. With 2 dining tables and multiple chairs and rockers, an outdoor party can be fed with steaks from the gas grill, along with dessert to complete the feast.
Ascend the steps from the main level to the open sleeping loft above. Outfitted with two aspen log twin beds, playful bear quilted coverlets, a rocking chair, and a wooden floor area offers a place for games and toys. An additional full bathroom is also in the loft space for convenience. Extra floor space here allows children to play freely.
Downstairs from the main floor, the lower level supplies an additional living area, and a 4-chair table. This is a great spot for a TV marathon, choosing from the library selection of books, or an intense round of a Wits and Wagers boardgame. Two bedrooms are also on the lower ground level with a shared bath open to the floor. An aspen log king bedroom has quiet neutral colors, and the solid wood queen bedroom has bear-oriented decor.
Step outside to the concrete lower patio, which like the deck upstairs, wraps around the corner, creating space for private conversation. Enjoy the natural music of birdsong, animal sightings, and the special music of laughter of those around the fire pit.
Relieve the tension of daily life by indulging in the water therapy of the oversized corner hot tub also found here.
A few steps across the paved driveway from the main cabin is a converted garage and bonus room, offering a complete upstairs apartment and downstairs game room area. If your group needs an open indoor play space, this is your entertainment zone! The climate-controlled room includes air hockey, ping pong, and pool tables for your gaming spirit, and you can also enjoy the ballgame onscreen in the background on the flat screen TV. The separate entrance upstairs opens into a bright additional living space all its own. Compact and complete, the living room, full kitchen, and dining area have all the necessities for a cozy overnight stay. The king bedroom is a restful spot, and includes an adjacent full bathroom with convenient shower stall.
This home also offers access to a community pool and catch and release fish pond for your family to enjoy together.
Neat and comfortable, choose this spot for terra firma underfoot and mountain vistas without perching cliffside. Plan ahead for the memories you have been searching for: a water balloon fight on the lawn, or baking cookies in the kitchen to decorate. A family vacation is only a short moment in time. Select Making Memories as your destination for making the most of every minute together.