A Luxury four bedroom cabin with 2 kings, 1 queen and 1 queen over queen bunk bed and 2 sleeper sofas. Relax in your private home theater room with 9 foot screen and 6 leather reclining theater seats or perhaps sit in your own private Gazebo. Enjoy a pool table, hot tub and free wireless internet. This cabin was featured in Knoxville's City View Magazine due to it's unique design and luxury furnishings!
Additional amenities include: pool table, sofabed, close to town, 1 queen over queen bunk bed, movie theatres, 8 rocking chairs, 37" TV, 1 queen sized bed, 2 king sized beds, comfortable seating for 9, outlet shopping, nearby grocery,... cookware, nearby post office, nearby golf course, home theater room, nearby fedex, ice maker, secluded, mixer, ironing board, nearby bowling alley, coffee maker, 4 - 21" TV's, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, espn & espn2, nearby medical services, washer & dryer, nearby indoor pool, nearby atm, golf course.
Left on 08/13/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Edward E.
Great location. Great view. Great house! Can't wait to go back.
Stoney Point, ON, Canada
Can't wait to return
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013 |
Amazing, a couple very minor flaws that were reported but attended to right away. Staff is extremely friendly and cabins are top notch. We are making elk springs resort a yearly family trip! Can't wait to return
Pooler, GA, United States
Family Vacation 2013
Left on 07/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013 |
The overall experience was wonderful I loved the house in we stayed it was beautiful. The views where like a postcard. We had a problem when it rained really hard there was a leak above the bar near the kitchen, but we called maintance they responded very quickey to access the problem so it could be fixed for future stays.The only other problem we had was the tree stump in the middle of parking spaces it was very hard too see in a small car we ran over it and had some damage to the car. Other than those issues it was a Wonderful and Beautiful place to have a vacation. We will be back in the future for more family fun. Thank you very much.
Spring, TX, United States
Great House for a Family Vacation
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Michael B.
We stayed for 6 great nights at this house. The house was spacious enough for all 8 of us to sleep comfortably and have our time away from family as well. Kids loved the downstairs gaming and theater area. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Franklinton, LA, United States
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in July 2013 |
This cabin provided ample space and the layout was such that everyone had privacy when wanted. The location was good. I would stay at this same property on my next visit and highly recommend it to others.
Wesley Chapel, FL, United States
Excellent cabin and location
Left on 07/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 |
We were extremely happy with this rental company. We have been visiting the area for many years. This year, we found ourselves in need of a more professional rental company that offered cleaner cabins in better working condition. Elk Sprints Resort exceeded our expectations. The customer service is excellent and they are very professional and friendly. The cabin property was very clean and the check-in/check-out procedure is much more efficient and customer friendly than some of the other companies. The location of the resort is great and this cabin had spectacular views at all times of the day and evening. We generally prefer to be closer to the national park side (Ski Mtn area); however, we found the location of this rental to be only minutes from the main strip and by using the back road of the strip we could still enter the park with only a few extra minutes. We are already planning our next trip and will be using Elk Springs again.
Vero Beach, FL, United States
Southern Philosophy is a beautiful cabin
Left on 06/24/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Jack K.
We just returned from a weeks stay at Elk Springs Southern Philosophy. There were nine of us and the cabin had plenty of room for us all to have privacy, but, felt cozy and inviting. There were two teen age boys in the group and they thoroughly enjoyed having their own space downstairs with all the amenities it has to offer.
The cabin is well furnished, kitchen has all the basics, & beds were very comfy. Only negative there is that one bed is a queen size upstairs in one bedroom, and the pull out sleeper sofa was uncomfortable, but they usually are.
Overall, the cabin was clean and well kept. We would recommend it for the beauty of the cabin, the surrounding area and the amenities this cabin offers.
Thank you Dan for your help in deciding which cabin would be best for us & the suggestions for things to do during our stay. Everyone is very professional, & took care of any issues we had in a very timely manner.
Thank you for a beautiful week in Southern Philosophy.
Kenner, LA, United States
Awesome Cabin in the Woods
Left on 06/09/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Jennifer F.
The cabin was all I wanted and needed and more. It was beautifully decorated with all the bells and whistles. My family was very impressed with the cabin. It was extremely spacious. The pool table and air hockey table was the best part. We did have 1 issue with the cable, but after 1 call to the office it was fixed within 30 minutes. I will book again when I visit the area. We enjoyed everything about this unit.
Suwanee, GA, United States
Had a great time but could use some upkeep
Left on 05/15/2013 for a stay in April 2013 |
We had a wonderful time but the property could use some cleaning and upkeep. We stayed there in April and a Christmas tree was still on display that looked like it had been there for years. Lots of fake plants covered in dust were scattered around. Bathrooms and kitchens and high use areas were clean however. We struggled with the media room in getting a dvd to play (directions really needed to be somewhere accessible) because we couldn't get the sound to work and had to route it through the vcr (?). This took probably an hour to figure out. Also one of the chairs was missing a center section so couldn't be used. Because we had such a full house, someone had to sleep on the pullout sofa on the bottom level and it was AWFUL! Just a bunch of springs. When we first arrived it smelled like gas, very strong. We had to call the utility company to check it out and ventilate the place. It gave several of us a headache. The house itself is great and worked well for our needs. Just needs a few things attended to. I had stayed at "scenic views" prior and it was so clean and perfect that I would choose it over this unit in the future.
Chicago, IL, United States
The accommodations were phenomenal!!!!!!
Left on 04/12/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Minka G.
My husband and I celebrated my husbands 50th birthday there along with 11 of our friends. The accommodations were excellent as well as the staff throught the entire process.
Bloomington, IN, United States
Southern Philosophy - A great Base Camp
Left on 03/07/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Josh B.
6 adult and 2 small children stayed there in great comfort and room for a very reasonable price for the amenities. Everything worked, Everything was clean, it was close to downtown gatlinburg and to the park where we did hikes. The Sauna and Hot Tub were fantastic after.
Denham Springs, LA, United States
Everything we expected!
Left on 02/16/2013 for a stay in February 2013 |
We had a wonderful stay at Southern Philosophy. And plan to come again. I do recommend bringing extra TP (we did) and if you plan to stay downstairs in the winter, extra clothes or heater. It gets chilly. The kitchen was well stocked and everything worked. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to comeback.
Natural Bridge, VA, United States
great for families with older kids!
Left on 01/07/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Elizabeth K.
We discovered these cabins a few years ago and have always had a great experience. They are beautiful, clean, spacious and everything new and in working order. We have teenagers and adult children and all are entertained. There is a gym down the street and it's only minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. It's roomy enough to share with another family. Game room had it's own fridge and sink.
Goshen, OH, United States
Family Thanksgiving Tradition
Left on 12/11/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Brenda H.
This was our 5th year of having Thanksgiving together in an Elk Springs Resort cabin, and our first year to stay at Southern Philosophy. It was a beautiful cabin with plenty of room for everyone! We love Elk Springs Resort and will keep returning for our Thanksgiving Tradition!
Bartow, FL, United States
Left on 11/27/2012 for a stay in November 2012 |
We loved our cabin, Southern Philosophy and are already talking about staying there again! We had so much fun! No complaints whatsoever!
Brentwood, TN, United States
Great place, great location needs updated AV systems
Left on 11/23/2012 for a stay in November 2012 |
We really enjoyed our stay, and the location was very convenient to Gatlinburg and the park. We have stayed at other places like this around the smokies and this is our favorite overall, particularly since the cabins are not as tightly packed as other places. Our only disappointment was the AV systems. The TV's in the family room and rec room are severely undersized and outdated, no HD and in fact the rec room TV tube is going bad. We also ended up not having "movie night" in the home theater due to the poor definition of the projector and the fan that was so loud you could not really enjoy the movie. Watching TV was not the reason we were there so overall a great visit, but it would be nice to have better equipment for those evenings when you do want to watch a movie.
Huntersville, NC, United States
Meadowlake Youth Group "Hearts on Fire"
Left on 11/20/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Jana H.
Cabin appears as wonderful in person as it does in the pictures! Very enjoyable weekend. We will definitely use Elk Springs Resort in the future!
Pueblo West, CO, United States
Pros and cons
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Bevely J.
We were very comfortable and the cabin was all we expected from the web site. Some things I would recommend for the next group is, the knives are very dull,( was hard to cut bread with) the t.v. in the smallest bedroom upstairs did not work, the cue sticks are not in good shape, and it would have been nice to have some teaspoons for our cereal in the morning instead of having to use soup spoons. The darts for the dart board were shot. But all in all, thank you for a wonderful place to stay on our vacation.
Smyrna, TN, United States
Southern Philosophy . . . A Nice Choice
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Richard O.
This is a very nice lodge for a small group of people. A couple of small housecleaning and maintenance items needed improving which we left a note about:
• Lots of dust bunnies under the master bed on the main level.
• An extra blanket on the master bed would have been nice.
• Some back porch lights were not working.
• Rickety floor lamp in the dining room needed fixing or replacing.
Overall, however, the house was very clean and amply stocked with dishes, towels and linens. We enjoyed the gas grill which worked very well. The location was convenient to local amenities. The view was good but not spectacular. We are spoiled a little, I guess, after previous stays elsewhere on the side of a slope with an up-close view of Mt. Leconte. With a spectacular view being one of our top priorities, we probably would not stay at Southern Philosophy again, but for anyone who is content with a good view and a quiet place, even though there are other cabins nearby, we would recommend this as a nice choice.
Franklin, TN, United States
A fantastic spot
Left on 10/18/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Stephan M.
We stayed here for 4 days and had a great time! We will be back!
Only cons: media/movie theatre room should be hooked up to cable. We would've loved to have been able to watch tv/football on it. It's only DVD ready.
2. Dish washer water never got hot enough to clean dishes- hand washed everything...
Fayetteville, TN, United States
Wonderful time and great place to get away!!
Left on 10/15/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Terri S.
So relaxing that we did not want to go home!!!
Dade City, FL, United States
Southern Philosphy Cabin Stay
Left on 09/27/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Sheila G.
The vacation and cabin were exceptional. From the beginning to the day we left was a very simple, easy process. We had no issues while there and the cabin was just as it looked in the pictures.. well better in person.. What you see is what you get. Great deal, great vacation, Great Company to do business with. Very friendly and professional.
Orlando, Kentucky, United States
Elk Springs Resort 2012
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Jacqueline N.
Mattawan, MI, United States
Clifford Family Stay
Left on 09/05/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Joe C.
the cabins were very nice, but we had to clean the main living area lots of dirt on the floors from the previous family. Also a lot of thing were broken seating in the movie room, blender in the kitchen, and the cover to the hot tub was ripped, and the home phone and wireless did not work. We called to report the items and the lady we spoke didn't really even seem to care. Also in the middle of the road there is a stump from a tree, during our stay someone from another cabin actually hit the stump and did a tremendous amount of damage to their car, seems like this should be removed and paved over
Besides those few things we had a very nice stay, and enjoyed the location a lot. Just wish everything would have been working
Northville, MI, United States
Overall a very nice cabin
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in September 2012 |
Elk Springs does a great job of providing a very upscale cabin with almost every amenity you could want. However, I think some of the previous reviews I've read gave them a little too much credit for cleanliness and the state of the cabin. The cabin was very well kept in general, however it was not spotless. Dust on exhaust fans in bathrooms was rampant and corners of rooms had dust bunnies aplenty. Also, none of the tv's in the cabin are HD. They are all standard def co-ax cable hookups from Comcast digital adapters (which seemed to be having a lot of trouble staying functional for more than a few hours at a time.) And the biggest problem, the theater room doesn't have a cable hook up! So only DVD (standard def) movies are allowed in there with no option to watch TV (we were there for the opening weekend of college football and this was a huge disappointment especially considering the low quality of the other tv's).
I don't mean to be negative - overall the cabin was very nice and a great place to stay in the smokies. We were just expecting more based on the reviews and self-promotion.
Jonesboro, AR., United States
Great Stay wish we could have had 1 more day
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Margaret M.
We had 1 issue there were small worms (lots little legs) in the basement esp. in teh bathroom. We just flushed them in the toliet.
I treated the property like it was mine. It was a great place to take my grandchildren (17-14-12). We could have just stayed there and not went to town there was enough to intertain us all.
York, PA, United States
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Paul S.
Overall a magnificent property. The only shortcoming was that the kitchen could have had a better assortment of cookware and flatware for families looking to eat in more often.
N. Little Rock, AK, United States
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Larry H.
More linens are needed for the number of people in cabin
Cordova, TN, United States
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
EVERTHING WAS GREAT
Medway, OH, United States
Left on 07/10/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Shonette H.
Mandeville, La, United States
Loved the cabin
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
Didnt have the best view but still enjoyed the cabin
Huntsville, AL, United States
Nice Cabin But...
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
We rented 5 properties for 3 nights in the resort for a family gathering. I come to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge at least 3 times a year just to get away and this resort is similar to others I have stayed in with the exception of maintenance. Overall the cabins were "nice" BUT the furnishings and other cabin amenities desperately need to be replaced. PLEASE perform maintenance on ALL cabins. We had to go out and purchase blankets because those provided in the cabins were disgusting. I am not a picky person so if I think things should be replaced, they should. The carpets in most of the rec. rooms need to be cleaned and/or replaced. I am not talking about a few spots, but huge spills that are just grimy. These cabins are way too nice to be maintained this way. Some of the pull out beds were broken, many of the media room chairs needed repair or replacement. I took pictures of all houses before anyone stepped in so I know what they were like before our gathering. I called the front office to complain and a maintenance person was there within 24 hrs; however the beds could not be fixed and the resort did not offer to bring another. We went out and purchased air mattresses. When we arrived there were dirty dishes in the dishwasher from previous guests. There were centipedes in many of the lower level rooms. The refrigerators and bathrooms were not cleaned so we had to clean before we could even unpack. I was very disappointed in the lack of maintenance and care given to these cabins considering the amount of money & time we spent planning this vacation. I have stayed in many cabins in the area for less $'s and this was completely unacceptable...I will choose another resort for our family trip next year.
Cedar Grove, TN, United States
Left on 06/08/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Rebekah J.
We were contacted 2 hours before we arrived and told cabin was ready. They were still cleaning it when we got there. The grass was knee high. The remotes did not work for the movie room. No movies in the movie room. Very few towels in the bathrooms. No hairdryers. Remotes did not work for main room. Buttons did not work on tv. Overall I was very dissatisfied with the cabin. I normally stay in cabins and have never been unhappy before. I will not go back there.
Lexington, KY, United States
Left on 05/14/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Richard P.
Needs more pots, pans, etc. I do all the cooking on these trips & had to improvise or wash bowls in order to prep a meal. Didn't even have a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Need teaspoons. Lower level carpet had big stain in front of bar area. One of the theater chairs (back row against the wall) is in bad shape. Also, projector fan makes so much noise that the volume had to be turned up so loud it gave you a headache. Hard to enjoy a movie. The lower level bedroom is hard to regulate the temp with the current HVAC system. Either too cold or too hot following the posted guidelines.
Lavonia, MI, United States
Southern Philosophey, Elk Springs Resort
Left on 04/13/2012 for a stay in April 2012 |
The overall location of the cabin was good.The cabin is big and beautiful. The biggest desopointment was the lack of air hockey table. The website clearly stated that this cabin had an air hockey table. We choose this cabin because it was suppose to have the table. Our son was very upset! When my husband called they just said, oh yeah it used to have a table. We would not have choose to stay in the cabin if we would have known that the table was gone!!The pool table had a huge stain of some sort in the middle of it. It looked gross!The theater room was something the kids were so excited to use! The reclining chairs did not fully recline.The projector overheated because the filter was full? So we had to wait for someone to come out to fix it,which they did finally end up coming out.The property was very dusty,the master bathroom had a dirty toliet,an almost empty roll of toliet paper with no spare roll, and chewed up gum laying on floor when we arrived.The basement bathroom had an exposed tack strip that my husband stepped on. None of the tvs in the unit had remotes to go with them. They were randomly placed all over the house.When he called they did come out and fix it.The cabin is showing wear and is in need of some interior decorating. The master bedroom has a leather comforter. We really wondered if it had ever been washed. Read more
Hi James, sorry you didn't feel the cabin was up to the quality level that the previous guests experienced. We do have maintenance items we need to address from time to time and just like a home they do happen unexpectedly. We do a preventative maintenance program on the cabins to minimize these and we're sorry you experienced these during your stay, but we're glad we could remedy them so quickly for you. The air hockey table did malfunction and we did order a new one, so we do apologize that it was unavailable during your stay. We are constantly upgrading the cabins to maintain a luxury quality level and we appreciate your comments!
Vevay, IN, United States
Not worth the money
Left on 04/01/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Andy T.
we paid more for this cabin than the one from Eden Crest last year. The bedspreads were very dirty.Mold on one of them. The basement had a very bad odor. No blankets on beds and had to request more blankets and not enough towels either. Read more
Hi Andy, thank you for the review. Should you have any issues then please call us as we have housekeeping and maintenance on staff. We've had very few if any issues with this cabin and we are glad we could remedy your issues so quickly.
Elizabethtown, KY, United States
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in January 2012 |
Great property! Well maintained and very comfortable. Not very secluded and no real view to speak of (unless you consider the neighbors cabin a view) but that was not important in our criteria when we chose it. 5 adults, 1 teen, and two children were very comfortable in this cabin.
Waldorf, MD, United States
Amazing Christmas Vacation!!!
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in December 2011 |
We stayed over the Christmas holidays and the place was amazing. The view was simply beautiful. Our entire family is still talking about how roomy the Southern Philosophy was. No one was in any one way. Every one agreed that we would do more holidays there and we would use the same place and location. The staff made us feel very welcome and was vert friendly and met our needs. I would highly recommend this place can't wait to visit in the summer time.
Auburn, AL, United States
Short Mountain Visit
Left on 01/04/2012 for a stay in December 2011 |
We had a very relaxing nice visit at Elk Springs Resort. Thank you for maintaining and providing the area with a beautiful place to rent. After experiencing the traffic in the Pigeon Forge area it was so nice to have a place outside of the hustle and bustle with a grocery store so close by. Thanks again.
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Great Stay at Southern Philosophy
Left on 12/23/2011 for a stay in December 2011 |
We enjoyed a great family weekend at Southern Philosophy. It was perfect for 6 adults and 4 children. We would definitely like to return for another stay.
Tampa, FL, United States
Left on 12/20/2011 for a stay in October 2011 |
We stayed at southern philosophy. I was great. I loved it. We had 3 families and we had enough space and more. Will come back again!!!!!
Left on 12/06/2011 for a stay in December 2011 | Melinda B.
ALl my famiy and friends that went and enjoyed the cabin it was beautiful. There were a few things like the septic back , but it was taken care of promtly. Whenever I called the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would love to go back maybe in the spring.
Chill'n in the Smokies
Left on 11/17/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Dennis C.
A very quiet and relaxing property. It could use a few small appliance upgrades, but we would not hesitate staying there again. Highly recommended!
Left on 11/07/2011 for a stay in October 2011 |
Exhale and leave your worries at the door! The beauty of the cabin and splendor of the view were beyond our expectations! Our family vacation was wonderful and we look forward to returning to Elk Springs and Gatlinburg. We have memories that will last a life time. The staff was very helpful and professional(thanks Marty). The checkin/out process was the easiest i've ever experienced while traveling. The cabin was spacious, the beds were very comfortable,and we enjoyed the hot tub and theater room. Southern Philosphy has all the southern charm you could ask for and more. AWESOME vacation!
Southern Philosophy at Elk Springs
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in October 2011 |
We have been coming to the area for 7 years, bringing our children and grandchildren, always renting a luxury cabin. This was our first time at Elk Springs, and it is our favorite cabin and resort area ever. We will use it from now on! The detailed info on the community center and directions was an added bonus. Elk Springs was way above or=ther rental agencies we've used in terms of information and quality.
Left on 10/12/2011 for a stay in September 2011 |
Three couples from Iowa shared this experience at Elk Springs Resort! It was everything we expected and more! We will definitely make a return trip!
New Orleans, La
Left on 09/05/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Keisha W.
We had a great time. The cabins were spacious and clean. It felt like a home away from home with everything we needed. Gatlinburg is a quaint area with many attractions and entertainment. We loved Dollywood and Dolly Splash. We will be back soon.
Bel Air, MD
Southern Philosphy Cabin
Left on 08/30/2011 for a stay in August 2011 |
The reason I gave a 3 for property cleanliness was because on the 1st day we were there I had on white socks and the bottoms of them were brown by the time I left to go somewhere from how dirty the floors/carpet were. I gave a 3 for location because I
specifically asked that the cabin did not face other cabins or roads and this cabin had both. I gave a 3 for general condition because according the website it was to have 8 rocking chairs and it only had 4 rocking chairs and 4 regular chairs and they were
falling apart. The rocking chairs are a big part of our vacation because we spend a lot of time on the deck while there. Read more
Hi Angela, i am pleased to report that we did replace the rockers with new rockers. Should you ever have an issue while staying with us we'd be happy to address it while you are here. While we do try and get things prepared the best as possible, it can happen that sometimes we miss some items. BUT, we are great at remedying them as we have housekeeping and maintenance on site. So please call us if you have an issue so we can fix it. we simply can't fix issues after you have checked out for you. I do recall that you wanted to check in early and requested it that day. We did warn that we had a checkout that day and that we would be less thorough on some of the cleaning to accomodate you. We do apologize, but are glad we could satisfy your request for an early arrival on the same day you requested it.
Great cabin for a family vacation
Left on 08/29/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Roberta M.
We had a wonderful time at this cabin. In fact, our evenings spent together at the cabin was a highlight of our trip. We particular enjoyed the in-home theater, billards and darts. All the rooms were wonderful. One small item - When we arrived the upstairs
loft area had not been cleaned. We called management, but it took a 2nd phone call and 2 days to get the area cleaned, and receive missing supplies requested for the cabin. For future like calls, I suggest management should make a follow-up call to confirm
guests are satisfied and cleaning was done. One other comment regarding the cabin, there is an outdoor gazebo and eating area, but not easily accessable. This was a disappointment, as it was one of the reasons we chose this cabin. A walkway needs to be installed
for it to become usable.
Rochester Hills, MI
Great place for family celebrations
Left on 08/12/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Clarence W.
Pull out beds need improvement, mattresses etc.
Would like to come back soon
Left on 06/27/2011 for a stay in June 2011 |
For us, the location was good. We don't like staying that close to all the commotion. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty to keep everyone entertained. We are definitely considering coming back.
Crown Point, IN
Left on 06/07/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Michael T.
This resort was, by far, THE best resort i have stayed in, since i've been vacationing in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. I loved the view while finding the cabin, i loved the view from the cabin, and i loved the views while driving to and through downtown Gatlinburg. The cabin was extremely clean and very luxurious, pleasing our whole group as soon as we opened the door to the main living room. All in all, this was a very exceptional place to visit, and there WILL be more visits for years to come. THANK YOU!!
AC was out the...
Left on 04/17/2011 for a stay in April 2011 |
AC was out the last night of our stay. The sauna was NOT working at any time.
Ice maker in Frig out.
other than the above, we loved it and will stay there again. Read more
Hi John, sorry for the issues and glad we were able to address them and get them resolved so quickly while you were there. The sauna was working, but using it can be a little confusing. We've gone ahead and created some instructions and have posted them by the unit controls to avoid any confusion. Don't forget, you get a 10% discount as a repeat visitor on all future stays!
Left on 04/03/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Allison P.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elk Springs Resort. Southern Philosophy was a beautiful cabin, the pictures don't do it justice. The staff was always available for all our questions. I would highly recommend ESR!
Left on 04/02/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Jessica W.
This home was absolutely beautiful,larger than what we needed, but we utilized all of the space. This home is peaceful and relaxing, just what is needed when on vacation. The only suggestion would be for them to change their wood floor cleaner. It is much too slippery, epecially near the basement stairs. Don't wear socks! Read more
Thank you for the review, Jessica. We've taken your advice regarding the floor cleaner.
Fantastic cabin! It was a great trip.
Left on 03/29/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Susan Y.
The only thing that was not in working order was the sauna, but the management sent the maintenance crew to work on it. It briefly worked after that but still did not reach sauna temperature. Overall, the cabin was beautiful with plenty of room. We enjoyed all of the amenities and will most definitely be back! Read more
Hi Susan, thank you for the review and we do apologize for the issue with the sauna. It is working, so we've gone ahead and put more detailed operating instructions near the controls so that guests have a better understanding of how to operate the unit. We appreciate your business and as a repeat visitor you do get 10% off future stays.
Bachelor Party Weekend
Left on 03/15/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Bryan W.
Place was great for a nice relaxing weekend with friends. The hot tub, sauna, and movie theater provided hours of entertainment. Only wish the cabins were not so close together.
wonderful quick getaway
Left on 02/02/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Amanda M.
This was our 4th or 5th trip to Elk Springs and once again we had a fabulous experience. The cabin is very well kept and was a great place for friends to catch up and share some laughs. I would highly recommend Elk Springs to anyone who wants a great Mountain getaway.
First United Methodist C.
Left on 01/27/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | First United Methodist C.
This was our 2nd year with Elk Springs and we are extremely happy with our cabins. There is plenty of room to spread out, tons of fun things to do, and still a short driving distance to Gatlinburg. Our youth love the theater rooms, saunas, and hot tubs. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
Albert T.'s review of Southern Philosophy
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Albert T.
The only thing I could complain about was that the grill outside was alittle dirty. Other then that we had an excellant time.
New, Clean, Beautiful and FUN!
Left on 01/03/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Ana N.
What a wonderful cabin! Great location, fun amenities, clean and HUGE!!
Coral Springs, Florida
Vahid G.'s review of Southern Philosophy
Left on 12/24/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | Vahid G.
Overall, We liked the cabin and enjoyed our stay. However, there were couple of issues: 1) fire place did not work at all - We were told the issue was due thermostat. I believe that the cabin was rented knowing the issue with Fireplace. 2) Projector in did not work properly and would shut down every 15 minutes. It was fixed on the last day of our stay.
We left the cabin one day earlier and called the office and left a message regarding the issues. No one got back to us to explain Read more
there was a safety issue with the fireplace and we've replaced the part, we did have to order it. Adn we now have a new projector in the cabin. Sorry for the invoncenience.
Great Place to Stay!
Left on 12/18/2010 for a stay in November 2010 |
Southern Philosophy was a beautiful cabin!Although it was not as secluded as I had originally had thought. The cabin is situated in a subdivision with the cabins near each other. It was perfect for 4 families with small kids(private rooms and bathrooms). We loved the theater room and the wrap around balconies! The location of the resort was great and convenient to all the area attractions. We all agreed that we would stay here again!!!
Left on 12/06/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Tom M.
We have already recommended your cabins to family and friends and are making plans for our next visit.
New Albany, IN
Left on 10/20/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Jillian N.
We were so excited to stay in such a beautiful chalet! Read more
Jill, please come back and stay again, all repeat visitors get 10% off a future stay!
Jessa J.'s review of Southern Philosophy
Left on 10/12/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Jessa J.
Southern Philosophy was wonderful. The other cabins we rented had a few problems though. Sweet Dreams was the 2 bdrm pet friendly cabin and there was a bee problem. There were over 20 bees that had come in through the drain in the downstairs bathroom and also over 10 bees downstairs in the carpet. They were dead, but had one of the couples staying there stepped on one they would have had a deadly allergic reaction. I would have liked to been informed of the bee situation at check in, even though they had sprayed the house for the infestation. Overall, the trip was great and the entire family would like to come back on a yearly basis.
Left on 09/27/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Jim C.
cabin was great,ted who works there was great,he helped us with everything,told us where to go for sights,anything we needed he got,great employee,hope hes there next year. jim
Floyds Knob, IN
Left on 09/14/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Ronald E.
The floors in this cabin are dangerous! They are extremely slippery. The steps are also extremely slippery. One of our members slipped going down the steps. We could not get the sound to work in the Entertainment room.
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Dana B.
We statyed at Southern Philosphy Aug. 2010. We were thrilled with the cabin. The pictures did not do it justice. The cabin was tastefully decorated, clean and full of nice amenities. IT is a little drive to get into Gaitlinburg, but nothing unreasonable. I would highly recommend this particular cabin. I can not speak to the other cabins within the Elk Springs community. But the general area was clean and for the most part, quiet.
Fantastic Cabin in Gatlingburg!
Left on 08/20/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Susan B.
13 of us (including 9 teenagers!) had a great time at the cabin and surrounding areas in Gatlinburg. We would love to come back in the Fall/Winter to use the fireplace and hot tub!
Beautiful Cabin, nice location
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Paul P.
We stayed a week at Southern Philosophy. We all had a great time. The cabin had plenty of space for 2 families of 4 and 1 couple. The 4 kids took over the lowest level with their own bunkroom, fridge, full bath, theater room, full bathroom and pool table in the den area. The "master" bedroom and bath with whirlpool tub was great. Also the hot tub on the patio was a big hit. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and the large table that accommodated all 10 of us. The staff called with our access code and were very helpful with directions and asking how our trip to the cabin was going. We had no problems during the whole week. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Left on 06/29/2010 for a stay in June 2010 |
Southern Philosphy is a great place! The cabin (mansion) is spacious, inviting, and very nicely furnished. You feel like you live there 5 minutes after arriving. The deck provides a great view and the theatre allows for nice private viewing of your favorite movie. Just wished I could have stayed longer. I would also like to visit in the winter if I have a chance. Well done Elk Springs onwers/managers!
Wow, what a wonder vacation
Left on 06/16/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Lisa S.
We shared this lovely cabin with several friends. It was roomey enough that we had no problem getting a little privacy at times. It was beautiful, clean, a wonderful view from all floors. This was our second stay at Elk Springs and we are already planning which cabin for next year.
Excellent Place to Lodge
Left on 06/16/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Shelby K.
Elk Springs Resort was nothing but helpful in helping me make a reservation. Their rates were incredible, and we got much more than what we paid for! Anyone looking for a cabin/chalet to stay in for a few nights or even weeks, Elk Springs is the place to go!
Left on 06/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 |
Elk Springs was wonderful. The made our family reunion just perfect. We watched our video that we put together with pictures and music all together in the the theater room. These chalets were just beautiful. They were easy for my Grandmother to get around with a bad hip and being 80 years old. We had a perfect weekend. We will ONLY stay at Elk Springs from now on! Thank you for making our dreams come true. Lots of memories were made there!
Rocky Face, GA
It was Great
Left on 06/03/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Elizabeth R.
The Cabin was fabulous. It was so relaxing and beautiful.
Jackie J.'s review of Southern Philosophy
Left on 05/18/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Jackie J.
pillow cases were too small for pillows. some sheets and bed spreads were stained.
the rest was perfect.
Left on 03/06/2010 for a stay in March 2010 |
Fabulous! All amenities were great, hot tub, pool table and movie room! The best cabin I have ever been to! Management was very helpful and professional. The location is also very convenient Only complaint is that the cabins are a little close to each other. Over all, it was wonderful and I would stay there again.
Left on 02/17/2010 for a stay in February 2010 |
Great trip, movie projector over heated and turned off in the middle of movie, air hockey did not work properly but overall great trip the house was beautiful.
Fort Wright, KY
Thank you from the Abelns
Left on 01/20/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | David A.
We hope to return next year. Thanks
Left on 01/02/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | David A.
I booked with Elk Spring for the first time this Christmas and was very pleased. The cabin was new and accommodated the 10 of us very well. We especially enjoyed the theater room and downstrairs game room. The cabin could have been cleaned better but we surprised the staff with an early arrival which gave them little time for a thorough cleaning. The few problems we did encounter where quickly & happily addressed by the management. We have rented in Gatlinburg several times & have always rented isolated cabins. Elk Spring has more of a subdivision feel but I found that I liked that setting just as much. Thanks Elk Spring; we'll be back!
Thanksgiving in the mountains!
Left on 12/16/2009 for a stay in November 2009 |
We had a fantastic Thanksgiving in the mountains! Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Left on 12/11/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Amy H.
Can't say enough good about this property! Everything was in TIP TOP SHAPE and the management was very attentive to our needs!
Can't wait to visit again.
Southern Philosophy Getaway
Left on 12/05/2009 for a stay in October 2009 |
We vacationed with another family at Southern Philosophy in October. Unfortunately, we did not have great weather, it rained a lot while we were there, but we didn't allow that to slow us down any. The leaves had begun to change and the week-end we were there it was cold enough that there was actually snow on top of the mountain. It was beautiful. Our cabin was very nice and spacious. It was also clean and well maintained. We loved the additional amenities that it offered, especially the movie theatre room. There was plenty to offer in the cabin to keep the kids occupied as well as the adults. The only real issues we had was that the sauna did not work at all and the coffee maker had a leak in it. If you're looking for a mountain view, I would not recommend this place, other than that, Southern Philosophy was the perfect Gatlinburg getaway.
Overall it was good.
Left on 11/19/2009 for a stay in November 2009 |
We thought the cabin was very nice. However, the air hockey table was not working properly and we had to call for new pools sticks as there was only one with a tip. Also, we had to call for a new blender. But, we would definitely stay there again. The cabin was beautiful.
Amazing Resort! Will be back
Left on 11/16/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Summer J.
Beautiful location, amazing cabin. Very clean and the furniture was amazing. I will definitely be back.
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