Did you know that the mockingbird is Tennessee's official state bird? It is a playful, fine songbird that can sing up to 200 melodies of all description. The literary character Atticus Finch said, "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but to make music for us to enjoy-but to sing their heart out for us."
Do you feel that the stress of your everyday life sometimes diminishes your joy-that sweetness of family together time? Regain the pleasures of simple, innocent living of an era past, by visiting Mockingbird Ridge.
This 2 bedroom/3 bath Smoky Mountain cottage is nested at the edge of trees hillside in the Mockingbird Hill gated neighborhood. The barn-red colored home has a lovely tree-framed, panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park mountain range horizon. Cove Mountain is the view's centerpiece, as you overlook the pastoral floor of Wears Valley, TN. Outside the home, there are 3 levels of decks, with both open and covered areas, to relax in the warmth of the sun or watch a summer rain under roof. Put your feet up in one of the Adirondack chairs found here, as you wait for the burgers to finish on the gas grill, and then descend the spiral staircase to relax over an outdoor meal at the picnic table. In the cool of the evening, there is nothing more soothing than sinking into the warm swirling water therapy of the corner hot tub, for a bit of conversation and stargazing.
Let's tour the interior of this overnight rental. The front door enters into an open plan living and dining area, made spacious with a 2-story cathedral vaulted ceiling with wood beams and clerestory windows to bring in plenty of natural light. Decorated with an eclectic Southern charm, it feels cheerfully pleasant and bright. The living room features plenty of comfortable seating, a stacked stone fireplace with electric inset, and big screen cable TV with DVD player. There are a total of 3 cable flat screen televisions (one each level) to share throughout the home, and also free wireless internet access for those who prefer watching trending Youtube videos instead.
For the resident vacation chef, the corner U-shaped kitchen is partially enclosed, offering a large and separate area for easy meal preparation. With an abundance of counter space, the kitchen is equipped for you to easily prepare a game party spread of snacks or even a full holiday family meal. The wooden rectangular dining table has seating for 4, with extra chairs to expand for a total of 6 to dine and laugh together.
The master bedroom suite is conveniently located on the main floor. Here you'll find a restful mission-style king bed with floral bedding, and a reading chair with a bit of animal print whimsy. The master bath includes a Jacuzzi jetted garden tub and a separate oversized walk-in shower with glass enclosure.
There's another complete family space available when you ascend the stairs to the upper level. Overlooking the main floor below, the landing hosts an additional living area loft, with conversation seating to catch up on all that you've missed since you last saw each other.
The queen bedroom suite is spacious and cozy, with it own personal television, and the full private bath has a shower/tub combination. Take advantage of a quiet spot at the corner desk to perhaps begin that novel you have always wanted to write. "It was a bright and sunny day..."
Don't worry about a few black bears that like to hang around the upper level mezzanine. It grants access to an additional outdoor, open air balcony with seating for 2. Take a private moment to savor the music of birdsong and and inhale the fresh breeze.
If you descend the spiral staircase to reach the home's lower level, you'll find a perfect place for children to play and rest. Here you'll find an open plan gaming area, featuring a futon sofa, bag chairs, and a wall-mounted, flat screen cable television. This space can offer a little privacy for tweens or teens in your family to play board games, update their Instagram, or relax together and watch a movie. It's also a great place for little people to enjoy an open floor area to play with their toys, without adults having tripping hazards, like those oh-so-painful Legos underfoot. Also located on this level is a bonus additional bunk room suite, furnished with twin bunk beds and an ensuite full bath with enclosed walk-in shower. There's plenty of extra space to spread out here, to have a Nerf gun battle or all-night telling secrets session.
This cottage home also has swimming pool privileges and access to a catch-and-release fish pond nearby that the whole family can enjoy together.
These mountain surroundings offer their own special music for all who choose to slow down to hear it. Come listen to the uplifting sounds of the hillside: the wind rustling the forest leaves, crickets and tree frogs at dusk, and yes, perhaps peaceful birdsong melodies as a backdrop for a cloudless blue-sky day. Come to Mockingbird Ridge, and let the beautiful music in the Smokies do its best to create joyful memories for family. Reserve your stay with Volunteer Cabin Rentals today.