Being at Berry Springs was like being home. (Except someone else took care of everything!) The views from the back porch and our room (Colorado Springs) were superb at every time of day, from morning mist over the mountains just before sunrise to twilight and approaching darkness as the birds settled in for the night. The breakfast was varied and enough to last us until long after lunchtime. The dessert each night was, again, varied and delicious. Patrick gave us good suggestions for activities and restaurants and provided clear directions to get there. The peace and quiet of this hilltop location is surprising, since it is very close to areas of substantial tourist activity. It only took us 15 minutes to drive to the Smokies. Our room and the common spaces (giant livingroom, diningroom and the back porch) were attractive and thoughtfully furnished, with every detail for our use (such as binoculars waiting in a basket by the porch door). We enjoyed interacting with the other guests.