If we ever visit the Smoky Mntns again there is no point in looking elsewhere to stay. We enjoyed the beautiful lodge, very clean room, private balcony w/hot tub and awesome scenery, and most of all the innkeepers. Patrick and Sue made us feel as guests in their own home - very warm and inviting. They are knowledgable about the area and gave some good recommendations for bike trails. The breakfasts and homemade desserts were heavenly. They offer lots of movies, books and board games. This was a home away from home.