Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Glimpse of Heaven in the Smoky Mountains

My fellow blogger and low carb buddy, Jimmy Moore and wife, Christine recently stayed in our Glimpse of Heaven Cabin near Pigeon Forge, TN. They had an awesome Smoky Mountain vacation. You just have to check out the fantastic review he wrote here on his blog Jimmy Moore’s Review of Glimpse of Heaven

Jimmy was there just in time to try out the new Comcast high-speed internet connection at Glimpse of Heaven cabin. We do have to stay "connected" these days and high speed makes it a little easier to stay in touch with work and emails even on a Smoky Mountain vacation..

We also recently added a brand new high-quality king sized bed and mattress with new luxury bedding to our upper-loft bedroom - what comfort ! This king bed offers views of the Smoky Mountain skies from the massive, upper windows. Can you tell that I love home decor and interior design, just can't get enough HGTV !!

We are blessed with some of the greatest cabin guests on earth, many of them even leave us gifts !! We have a collection of plush, stuffed bears in our cabin and lots of folks love adding bears to our "Stair of Bears". Jimmy & Christine kindly gave us a gorgeous plush blue bear that I nicknamed "Livin La Vida Low Carb" Bear. The beautiful stained glass, cross window was a custom design by a well known artist from our hometown of Hickory NC - John Falcone of Aquarius Stained Glass.

Here are a couple other recent guest testimonials for Heavenly Cabins

Just can't find enough words to describe our wonderful vacation at your "Heavenly Cabin", it truly is a "Glimpse of Heaven".. Let me start with the spectacular view that goes so well with the comfort of the cabin--truly a gift. We also found so many activities in the area , from the beautiful sightseeing of mountains and countryside,to adventure in the sky( helicopter ride through the Smokies), adventure in the water (whitewater rafting and tubing on the river), watching wildlife in Cades Cove( 5 Black bear at different sightings, lots of deer, wild turkey and other species), also the history in Cades Cove was very interesting. Of course I can't say enough about all the shopping and family activities between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. All of this was so wonderful...we just can't wait to go back!! The Abate Family - Wellington, FL

Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin, "Glimpse of Heaven". We love the peace and solitude of Wears Valley and easy access to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The cabin is so nicely decorated and the extra amenities are really appreciated. Best of all is the breathtaking view off the deck. We love eating breakfast on the deck and watching the birds. After a day of hiking, sitting in the hot tub and watching the gorgeous sunsets is so relaxing. It just doesn't get any better than that! We have been to "Glimpse" in the spring, summer, and fall and had great vacations each time. I'm sure we'll be back. Thank you for your attention to detail. Sincerely, Jim & Chris Storck, Alliance, Oh

We have been going to the Smoky Mountains for the last four years. We have always gone through a Real Estate company to rent cabins. This is the first year we have rented from Heavenly Cabins a private owner, we were so pleased with the experience that we have already booked again for November. We arrived at the cabin and were pleasantly surprised by the interior design, cleanliness and extras. There was a large basket of candy, microwave popcorn, coffee, creamer, filters and just about all of the condiments that one would need. Beverly, Jim and Abby, Severn, Maryland

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer Vacation Fun Pigeon Forge-Smoky Mountains

What's more fun in the summer than cooling off in the water? There are tons of great choices for water fun around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.. There's always Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park with loads of wet and wild fun but one of the most popular is in Townsend near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park border.

The Smoky Mountain River Rat offers tubing and kayaking on the Little River in Townsend. It's only about 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and only 5-10 minutes from our Heavenly Vacation Cabin Rentals.

This is my kind of relaxing in the Smokies ;-) just choose your sturdy, colorful tube at the River Rat - walk down to the river and just float in the cool water downstream about 1 1/2 miles.. THEN, the shuttle bus picks you up and carries you back to the "put in" place and you can do it all again!! How cool is that??

Husband and wife team - Shannon and Shannan have made the River Rat a family favorite. They are open all summer - 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm.

Photo courtesy of The Smoky Mountain River Rat