We have been wanting to visit Gatlinburg for many years now since our children have never been to Tennessee and my husband and I haven’t been there since before we had children. We were finally able to make this a reality a few weeks ago and want to share our experience staying in the Remember When cabin which is part of Venture Resorts and Cabins of the Smoky Mountains.
I received the email confirming our stay and shared the details with our teens who promptly got on the computer to look up what the cabin had to offer. They loved the 3D virtual tour, and were so excited about all the features and amenities that they could hardly contain themselves! This made all the hard work as a blogger worth it to hear how excited they were and how quickly they began to pack for our trip.
The arcade, located on the lower level was the highlight for the kids. It included a pool table, Foosball table, Pac-Man as well as a Fast and Furious Driving simulator game. The kids had loads of fun playing many games of Fast and Furious! I enjoyed listening to the laughs coming up the stairs from multiple siblings having fun at the same time. This is a rare occurrence with children ranging in ages from 4-14!
The lower level also offered a nice corner seating area next to the ping pong table and Fuse ball table. The children had lots of fun playing on all the entertainment options that the cabin provided. This saved us time and money on tons of attractions that would cost us extra money.
In the opposite corner of the lower level was a couch and love seat. The couch was a pull-out sofa where Big Red choose to sleep a night or two while we were on vacation. That’s a big deal since he usually snuggles with someone each night at home.
Upstairs on the 3rd level there’s a set of bunk beds, a big tv and a futon couch in the common area. Then the bedroom had a king bed, fire place, tv and a bathroom with two doors attached to both the bedroom and common area.
Right inside the front door was a nice sized table with a lamp and piece of artwork. I loved having a place to leave my purse and whatever maps or tickets we would be needing right by the door so they were easy to grab and go.
The kitchen had a very large refrigerator with plenty of space for a weeks worth of food. I liked that there was a dishwasher and also dish soap for both hand-washing or using the dishwasher. Since there was only 6 of us staying at the cabin we did mostly hand washing and only ran the dish washer when we had enough dirty dishes to justify uses it. Since we were on vacation I gave Eldest and Princess a break from their chores and did the dishes and laundry.
Right off the kitchen was the living-room with two couches and a flat screen tv. We tried watching tv a couple of times but certain channels just didn’t want to come in clearly. Riley used the couch at night to get some VA work done for our clients so that we could still be earning income while on vacation.
The Remember When cabin offered a deck or porch on each level so three total! That’s a lot of extra space for people to enjoy and spread out. It was very nice to not be tripping over each other like you might in a typical hotel room.
I cannot remember which level had a swing on the porch, but it was nice to have so many places to relax. We didn’t use many of these since the temperatures were colder then we expected and didn’t bring winter coats. I had hats and gloves and hoodies for each person but most of our trip it was colder then just a basic hoodie.
The deck on the main floor also had a hot tub which is always nice, but was especially wonderful when paired with the fantastic view! Only Riley and the children braved the hot tub in the cooler temps. I stood by the door and had hot towels ready from the dryer.
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