Relax in this one bedroom cabin featuring 2 full baths and additional loft sleeping area. FREE wireless internet, 80 channels of digital cable including ESPN and ESPN2, pool table, hot tub, fireplace and 2 Gazebos. A classic heritage log home plan, Fontana features an 25 foot ceiling in the open living room looking up into the loft area with TV and pool table. Cozy up on the couch in this luxury yet rustic cabin and enjoy a warm fire in front of the stacked stone gas fireplace. You can watch your favorite DVD on the TV above the fireplace as you enjoy the intricate wood work throughout this real stacked log cabin. After a long day of h...iking you can relax in the jacuzzi tub in the loft or in the 101 degree hot tub on the deck with 2 gazebos.
Additional amenities include: pool table, coffee maker, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, ice maker, 1 king sized bed, mixer, ironing board, cookware, nearby post office, nearby atm, washer & dryer, nearby fedex.
While the property was well maintained and in good condition, the pictures are misleading. This cabin is not nearly as secluded as the pictures would have you believe. It is at the very entrance to all other properties and there's a good deal of traffic there with both guests and construction. If I decide to go back to Elk Springs, I will be getting a more secluded cabin. Still, the cabin itself was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to be in the mountains but still close to the local shopping and attractions.
Somerville, OH, United States
Lived up to the website description!
Left on 09/08/2013 for a stay in August 2013 |
Our first vacation without the kids! Had a wonderful stay in your cabin. It looked exactly like the pictures on your website without any unpleasant surprises! Everything was beautiful and we hope to stay there again.
Slidell, LA, United States
Elk Springs Fontana
Left on 08/31/2013 for a stay in August 2013 |
Very enjoyable cabin. You may consider putting blinds on the back window of the family room, too much glare on the tv. An upgrade to the tv in the family room would be nice. Also the hot-tub could be an option in the pricing. We didn't use it, didn't plan on using it but it would save the hassle of set up and clean up thus could reduce those fees, (just an idea). We really enjoyed out time there.
Lexington, KY, United States
Left on 08/18/2013 for a stay in August 2013 |
The cabin was wonderful! We enjoyed the pool table and hot tub! It was very relaxing and peaceful. Would recommend it to others
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
Left on 07/11/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Rishabh J.
This is a really great place to stay. Enjoyed the hot tub, pool table and the grill. Everything was clean and tidy. The pool table could use a little more space but was quite amazing and had a some real fun time.
East Bend, NC, United States
Fontana at Elk Springs
Left on 07/08/2013 for a stay in June 2013 |
We had a wonderful time at Fontana cabin! The place was beautiful, clean, and overall relaxing! We can't wait to come back.
Gross Pointe Farms, MI, United States
Good spot for a family reunion
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in June 2013 |
We had a family reunion and rented 3 different cottages for the event. There were activities available in the area for our family's varied interests and age levels. We hiked, white water rafted and enjoyed the
Dolly Parton park.
Jackson, KY, United States
Great Honeymoon Cabin
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Daniel L.
We loved staying at Elk Springs Resort and the Fontana cabin for our honeymoon. The cabin was very nice and very clean. The towels and wash cloths were folded in creative designs (elephants, swans, etc.) and we felt very welcome and wanted. The kitchen had everything we needed to bake and make our own meals, which we did a lot of. We had a few issues at the cabin (lights and the air conditioner quit one day) but the service personnel responded very quickly (within minutes of when I called) and were very professional and friendly. They also got the issues corrected quickly. We were very happy with our stay and very impressed overall. The cabin is close to other cabins but it feels very secluded (trees, etc. block the view). The resort is in the perfect location - it's easy to get to where we wanted to go but it was in a secluded area with not many people. Only minutes away from the Arts and Crafts Community, too. We loved our stay, the cabin, and the service we received while there!
Somerset, PA, United States
A Wonderful Place To Stay
Left on 05/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 |
Beautiful cabin...would rent again for sure :)
Greg and Melissa M.
Etna Green, IN, United States
Elk Springs is a fantastic place to stay!!
Left on 05/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Greg and Melissa M.
I highly recommend Elk Springs Resort. This is our 2nd trip to Gatlinburg and 2nd visit to Elk Springs. The cabins are extremely pleasant and comfortable and your privacy is always respected. During our stay, I never have to worry about being disturbed. However, the staff members are just a phone call away and are always very courteous, professional, and informative. The resort's proximity to town is a plus too - close enough for convenience but far enough away to feel secluded. We will definitely return for many more visits in the future. Our vacation experience to Gatlinburg can always be described in one word...Enjoyable!
York, SC, United States
awesome cabin and everything nwas great
Left on 05/07/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Roger G.
could not have been any better. Everything was perfect. would recommend this cabin to every one. Loved it
Shelbyville, IN, United States
It was a great vacation.
Left on 05/07/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Jerry B.
We had a great time. We will be back. We loved the cabin. We hope to book it again this year. We got married while we were there. The cabin was very clean.
Hillsboro, OH, United States
Left on 05/05/2013 for a stay in April 2013 |
It was a great time, good location to the art trail and park.
Anderson, SC, United States
Love Elk Springs
Left on 04/30/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Jody P.
Great cabin and perfect area. Will stay again for sure!
Springfield, OH, United States
A Wonderful Finish
Left on 04/23/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | David H.
We stayed initially at Bear Den, another wonderful cabin, and then decided to stay a few days longer at Fontana. The facilities were slightly better at Bear Den and we had a bee problem outside (hardly Elk Springs' fault though). Other than that Fontana was gorgeous and well worth the money. Indoor Jacuzzi was bigger than previous cabin.
Kaplan, LA, United States
Left on 04/09/2013 for a stay in March 2013 |
We had a great time and hope to come back soon
Largo, FL, United States
Left on 04/01/2013 for a stay in March 2013 |
Everything was just as it was shown online . Trying to get time off to book another trip back great location tons of things to do. Cabin was great place to relax at the end of the day
Christiana, TN, United States
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Daniel P.
We enjoy going to the Smoky Mountains every year. This was a very nice place to stay. Definitely recommend.
Left on 03/08/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Kevin H.
This was our first time staying at Elk Springs, but it will not be our last. The cabin was absolutely amazing. Everything we needed was there to make us feel at home, and relaxed. I highly recommend vacationing here. Thank you Elk Springs for a wonderful stay.
Buford, GA, United States
Left on 02/17/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Terriea W.
Ventress, LA, United States
Left on 02/05/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Darren F.
Clean cabin, not much of a view (not what we expected).
Foxworth, MS, United States
Renewal at Fontana
Left on 01/29/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Holly B.
My husband and I took a vacation after a very stressful holiday season. We had an amazing time. The management helped my husband plan a romantic get away for us that will never be forgotten.
Roanoke, va, United States
Left on 01/20/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Annette V.
The Fontana was an adorable cabin. Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway. The location was ideal. We didn't get to enjoy the great outdoors due to the relentless rain. However, all the amenities of the cabin made our stay picture perfect. We will diffently stay again.
Medina, TN, United States
A Great Place For A Getaway!
Left on 12/04/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Stan K.
Without a doubt, one of the best places to stay for your Gatlinburg getaway!
Orange Park, Florida, United States
Some issues with property
Left on 11/27/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Mary H.
My husband and I both had issues with the furniture, neither one of us could sit on the sofa in the living room or the dining room chairs as they had NO support. The outside lights didn't work and we were in the dark when we came in at night. We had to change out light bulbs and the plumbing upstairs was UNSAT, we bought liquid plumber so the sink would drain and the toilet never flushed correctly. We loved the overall property but the issues prevented us from having a truly 100% enjoyable stay.
Rienzi, MS, United States
Cabin Perfect....honeymoon not so much
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Emily C.
My husband and I rented the cabin in order to have a very small wedding ceremony on the balcony of The Fontana, followed by our honeymoon. The property was beautiful and clean. Due to weather we actually said our vows at the bottom of the staircase. The staff of Elk Springs were fantastic, our ordained minister was late and unsure if he was going to make it. One phone call to the staff and a replavement, in epeak season I might add, was on his/her way. Luckily, ours decided to join us but it meant so much there willingness to help out in such short notice. We did leave early due to my getting sick but I would recommend this location for many, many reasons
Pensacola, FL, United States
A very memorable getaway
Left on 10/28/2012 for a stay in October 2012 |
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Fontana cabin. It was a wonderful stay.
Pine Knot, KY, United States
Honeymoon or Heaven?
Left on 10/21/2012 for a stay in October 2012 |
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We were genuinely upset when we had to leave Friday morning. Our time spent at Fontana was incredible. Our only complaints were a ladybug problem (but nothing we couldn't handle), the air conditioner is limited in temperatures (would've brought our fan had we known), and the directions from exit 435 had us thinking our turn onto Glades Rd would be soon- not several turns to keep on 321 later. That might need to be made more clear. But, none of these things were issue enough to ruin, or even put a damper on, our stay. We plan on returning as often as we can for anniversaries!!
Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
Left on 10/07/2012 for a stay in September 2012 |
Very enjoyable. Would diffently stay again.
Brooklyn, AK, United States
Left on 09/02/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Kenneth B.
The vacation was great. Couldn't have asked for a better cabin.
Golden Beach, Qld., Australia
Rip off totally, Do NOT Old stay at Elk Springs Resort
Left on 09/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 |
Misrepresented property in their ads & pictures, NOT a luxury cabin or resort, It was disgusting, sheets on bed were used, rusted out filthy barbecue, old junky furniture, poorly equipped, no hair dryer.
Management co. don't care once they get your money, full of excuses,
" we just manage it " it the owners responsibility " ruined our holiday.
Seattle, WA, United States
Vacation stay/Fontana/Elk Springs
Left on 08/15/2012 for a stay in August 2012 |
Delighted w everything. Kitchen sparsely equipped but we think some of the dishes, bowls, etc, had migrated to the next cabin, which our son used. No bowls, jugs, potato peeler etc. Suggest 2 coffee filters be included in the starter kit. We will come back and prefer Fontana for light and cleanliness to the other 2 cabins we rented
Washington Court House, OH, United States
Left on 08/06/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Jim T.
Couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon location. Quiet setting, an close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Hated to leave, can't wait to come back!!
Pascagoula, MS, United States
Left on 07/31/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Rodney M.
overall a nice cabin, the air conditioning does not cool the upstairs even when the thermostat is set to lowest setting.
Lincoln, IL, United States
Super good time in Gatlinburg
Left on 07/23/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Todd K.
Cabin was clean and well taken care of no complaints.
Greenfield, IN, United States
Left on 07/02/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Arica C.
We had a wonderful vacation/honeymoon in this cabin. Great place and will recommend to anyone.
Prairieville, Louisiana, United States
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Jerry W.
Go relax in the hot tub at night. Cut off all the lights off in the cabin, sit back and gaze at the fireflies and stars while the crickets and frogs lull you with their song.
Nashville, TN, United States
Left on 06/16/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Matt F.
We were so pleased with our trip! The check-in process was smooth, the facilities were comfortable and luxurious, and the overall experience was lovely. The only thing that would take this cabin to the next level is recycling!! Otherwise, great experience, would recommend to anyone.
Shepherdsville, KY, United States
Left on 06/06/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days and really liked it. The down side is that the cabin is not as secluded as we thought it would be. There are neighbors on one side and the road is on the other side. The neighbors have a view of the hot tub, so that was a letdown. Although, the cabin was very nice, clean, cozy, and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was nice with new appliances but only had the bare essentials for cooking, (I brought quite a bit to cook with just in case and glad I did!) The jacuzzi was wonderful, it had plenty of room for us both to get in and snuggle! And the hot water was plenty hot and filled to tub up just fine! The cabin was tucked back in the Arts & Crafts District, and was a welcome reprieve from the hussle and bussle of downtown. There are some really nice shops down the hill and we enjoyed visiting them. Over all, we really enjoyed our stay at Fontana and would like to say at another of Elk Spring’s cabins; hopefully one more secluded!
Charleston, SC, United States
Perfect Honeymoon Cabin!
Left on 05/27/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Kaity B.
My new husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect! I was worried that it wouldn't be as nice as the pictures online, but to our surprise it was even better in person. Everything was so beautiful and very clean! The hot tub was so well kept (looked brand new) and all the appliances in the kitchen were very modern and nice! It is the perfect romantic bungalow and my husband and I plan on going back for our 1 year anniversary. We could NOT have been any happier. It is was so cozy when we were rained in one afternoon and it's a very close drive to downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! We even had a picnic out on the gazebo on the back porch! Stay here and you won't regret it!
Muncie, IN, United States
1st Wedding Anniv.
Left on 05/07/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Jonathan L.
My wife and I stayed at the Fontana for a week for our first anniv. We had a blast and our cabin was nice and clean. We had no problems during our stay and plan on coming back.
Naylor, GA, United States
Left on 04/23/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | James B.
The cabin was very nice and clean. The location was perfect. Grounds personnel were very professional and speedy. Definitely gong to come back and spend another week with y'all.
Spartanburg, SC, United States
Fontana march 2012
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Himabindu B.
loved everything about Fontana except that the beds were not comfortable..
Mansfield, OH, United States
fun at fontana
Left on 04/09/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Frescia P.
We were all very excited from the moment we pulled up to the beautiful cabin. It was very clean, surrounded by nature, close to pigeon forge and Gatlinburg. Romantic for my husband and I and fun for the kids
Chattanooga, tn, United States
Fontana cabin review
Left on 03/25/2012 for a stay in March 2012 |
Everything was great except the pull out beds were not very comfortable. Maybe some thicker mattresses would help.
Grafton, OH, United States
Left on 03/20/2012 for a stay in March 2012 |
Could not have asked for more.
Vinton, Virginia, United States
A Great Place to Stay!!!!
Left on 03/08/2012 for a stay in March 2012 |
We stayed in the Fontana for our 21st Anniversary and had a wonderful time. Everything was just as we expected. Will come back to stay again.
Frankfort, OH, United States
Cozy for two
Left on 02/20/2012 for a stay in February 2012 |
Smaller than the photos lead you to believe;We are not used to such close quarters. Extremely well kept!Staff was great.Love the text check-in. Fantastic assortment of kitchen details-didn't have to bring anything and the space was well put together. Bedroom quite small w/ an intimidatingly low ceiling fan. Livingroom sofa too soft to be comfortable. Upstairs very nice, jacuzzi was uncomfortably small and the water got cold before the tub was half-full. Nice decor throughout-not Hokey. Neighbors have a great view of the hot tub and it needed a table for our beverages and robes. Would have liked dining on the balcony. Great view of the pool table area from the road-needs a cafe curtain. Overall we had a wonderful vacation in the quaint cozy cabin.Would recommend this resort- Fontana and the other cabins are beautiful.
Risco, MO, United States
Left on 02/07/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Heather L.
The cabin was very nice and with great amenities; including a pooltable, hot tub,5 televisions, and jacuzzi. My husband and I enjoyed a two night getaway for our anniversary. The cabin was extremely clean, the bed was big and comfortable, and decor was very tasteful. The only recommendation that I would make for improvement would be that the cabin needs a larger hot water heater. The hot water ran out before the jacuzzi could be filled above the jets; which was a real disappointment. Other than that, we had a fantastic time and we would go back.
Telford, Tennessee, United States
Home away from home.
Left on 01/27/2012 for a stay in January 2012 |
My wife and I rented this cabin for a few days just to get away for a little alone time. We loved it. The cabin is situated in such a way that anyone staying at the cabin next to you would have to go out of their way to disturb you while on the deck. The over all decor was very tasteful to the point that my wife ( who has a strong dislike for an all wood decor) was very pleased and even said she would not mind living there. Thanks for a wonderful get away! Read more
Thanks again for the review. Our return customers receive a 10% discount. Come back soon.
Cumming, GA, United States
Great Place to Unwind
Left on 01/22/2012 for a stay in January 2012 |
Had a great time relaxing. Excellent cabin, clean, exquisitely furnished with full size pool table. Up to date with flat screen tv's, digital cable, high speed wireless internet. Couldn't have been much better. Read more
Thanks again for the review. Our return customers receive a 10% discount. Come back soon.
Miami, FL, United States
Left on 01/18/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Jeff G.
We loved the cabin. Very clean and quaint. My only complaint is that the jacuzzi ran out of hot water before we could fill it up and at night we heard mice in the ceilings which was a little annoying.
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
One of the BEST times of my life
Left on 01/17/2012 for a stay in January 2012 |
We had an amazing time and would go back in a heart beat. We were in the middle of everything and really enjoyed walking outside and feeling like we were away from everything.
We will make sure to tell ALL of our friends and family. We hope to make another trip up there soon.
Fontana Is A Great Cabin
Left on 11/08/2011 for a stay in November 2011 |
We were very satisfied with our stay.Cabin was very clean,and close to places we like to go. Reservation process and check in/out was very professional. Had a great week, and would recommend this cabin to anyone.
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in October 2011 |
loved the cabin and the setting. the furniture was not very comfortable, anything with springs was shot
Left on 09/05/2011 for a stay in August 2011 |
Great resort, friendly management company, overall lovely.
Best in the area.
Left on 09/02/2011 for a stay in August 2011 |
Have stayed at a number of cabins in the Gatlinburg area and Elk Springs is the best. Professional services and the cleanest, best kept cabins around. Never have been disappointed.
Great For Honeymoon
Left on 08/15/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Matthew P.
This past May my wife and I stayed in Fontana for six nights for our honeymoon. The cabin was by far better than any other cabin I've stayed in before. I've been to Gatlinburg numerous times and can say that Elk Spring Resort is the best place to stay.
It was very clean, very private, and a great place for a Honeymoon. My wife and I didn't have to worry about our privacy a bit. It's a great place for a family vacation or couples’ get away. Fontana is the perfect cabin for two. The cabin was clean and in
great condition. I recommend Elk Springs Resort and will be coming back again in May next year. Thank you Elk Springs Resort!!!
Fontana, July 2011
Left on 08/04/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Laura R.
Had a very pleasant stay. Very quiet and peaceful. We were truly able to relax and enjoy some vacation time. The rental cabin was VERY clean, so appreciated. We would definitely recommend the resort and will return when we can.
The Colony, TX
Perfect Vacation Home
Left on 07/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 |
This cabin was everything that it promised and more than I ever expected. The location is perfect, the area is quiet and beautiful, and the cabin is clean and comfortable. The Fontana cabin, with one bedroom and a loft, was perfect for my husband, two young kids, and me. Everything was in perfect working condition and beautifully decorated.
Left on 07/15/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | David M.
Very nice time. Cabin was very well kept and clean. Only minor problem was that the check in door code was left on our home phone and not our cell phone. Took an hour to get a hold of someone at the management office. Once we were able to speak the issue was quickly resolved. Thank you for the great stay. Read more
Hi David, sorry for the mix up and glad you were able to get in the cabin and enjoy your stay.
Very nice cabin.
Left on 07/09/2011 for a stay in July 2011 |
Tastefully decorated, not hokey like most cabins. Attention to detail, nicely done. We would recommend this cabin. Express check-in was very easy.
Kansas City, MO
Left on 07/05/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Tom G.
Excellent cabin and location. Hope to stay there again and would recommend it.
Heaven in the Smokies
Left on 07/03/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Jerry W.
This was the most beautiful cabin I have ever seen. The location was very easy to find and to navigate (no narrow mountain roads) We could not have asked for a more beautiful vacation. Thank you very much Elk Springs!
The cabin had a...
Left on 04/30/2011 for a stay in April 2011 |
The cabin had a spider problem. We killed several little black spiders inside the cabin. Read more
Please absolutely call us if you ever have an issue. We have housekeeping and maintenance and can address these issues within minutes! Sometimes the unexpected happens and our service rankings are very high due to our ability to respond. thanks for the feedback and we look forward to a future stay with us!
Left on 02/22/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Justin K.
Fire place never worked. Maintenance came, left note it was fixed. We followed directons listed in manual, and it still never worked. Also, we had a ant problem in master bathroom. I called and asked management to call us so we could discuss issue. Management never called. Read more
Hi Justin, thank you for the review. We do apologize for the inconvenience. While rare, we do sometimes have an issue with ants and lady bugs. We do have monthly pest control but sometimes due to weather changes we have had some ants and ladybugs appear in cabins. The good thing is that we can address them very quickly since we have maintenance on site and I'm happy we were able to resolve the ant problem very quickly for you. After we got the fireplace working it appears that the safety mechanism did fail and shut off the fireplace. We prefer that the system errs on the side of safety. We did order the replacement parts for the fireplace but unfortunately we were unable to get them and fix the fireplace during your stay. We do apologize!
Left on 11/29/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Joey D.
i would like to say that the cabin was very nice and the gas grill is a great bonus over the charcoal grill that most others offer.
i ill stay with Elk Lodge again..and soon.
Great honeymoon at Elk Springs Resort
Left on 09/16/2010 for a stay in September 2010 |
Wonderful home! Great location! We'll definitely be back!
Left on 08/25/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Naomi H.
We LOVE Gatlinburg and Fontana. The only way it could have been any better is if we were unable to see our neighbors. We didn't realize it was right next door to another cabin. Otherwise, we absolutely LOVED it and look forward to staying with Elk Springs again.
Ok could have been better felt a little cheated
Left on 08/04/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | George C.
didn't have any furniture on the deck and no mountain view at the Fontina cabin that showed on internet pictures I felt miss led about that on the Manger never called back about request for deck chairs out side Read more
Hi George, thanks for your comments. We have rockers and tables on the fontana deck. Pictures are important for us. All the pictures on our website are accurate and to confirm it is a wooded view, not a mountain view out the back of fontana. Fontana is one of our most popular cabins due to it's cozy feeling, being a true log cabin and unique architectual features.
Wonderful getaway with family or just couples
Left on 07/15/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Saleena C.
We would definately come back! We had our 4 kids and it was great but when we come back we plan on it just being the two of us for a romantic get away.
The Only Way to Vacation in the Smokies
Left on 07/13/2010 for a stay in July 2010 |
The cabin was very clean, conveniently located just north of Gatlinburg and an easy drive to Pigeon Forge. The entire area is beautiful and Elk Springs sits right in the middle. Only dissatisfaction the wife and I had was the lack of a table and chairs on the deck and the DVD players didn't work very well.
I would recommend this cabin again and again and again.
Relaxing and Refreshing
Left on 06/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 |
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The cabin was clean and all the nessesities were there for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Both our visits to the resort were very refreshing.
My overall stay would...
Left on 05/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 |
My overall stay would have been a lot better if their was a phone in the cabin Read more
Hi Tad, we're in the process of getting a phone. this cabin is brand new.
Elks Springs Resort was a beautiful property
Left on 04/29/2010 for a stay in April 2010 |
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Gatlinburg in the Elks Springs Resort. We were in Fontana. This cabin was beautiful and very clean. The area was very quiet and made for a great honeymoon getaway location. Many other cabins in the resort were also occupied. The larger cabins in this resort would be great for family vacations also. I'd definitely recommend this facility to others and would stay here again.
Thanks for a Great Vacation!
Left on 05/25/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Kyle B.
Will never stay anywhere else in Gatlinburg! Hope to return soon!
Nice cabin, but needs some work
Left on 05/21/2009 for a stay in May 2009 |
We enjoyed the cabin (great hot tub, gas grill), with a few exceptions -- ants EVERYWHERE!!! -- lots of dead bugs in light fixtures, lots of dust -- did not look like the cabin had been cleaned in a while -- very wobbly dining table.
Lots of bees outside (no one's fault, obviously -- just an FYI for May visitors)
Left on 04/06/2009 for a stay in March 2009 |
It was harder to find the property office than the cabins... Would have been nice to have some shampoo in the cabins along with the soap, but not a deal breaker. Also, we had a couple of lightbulbs that were out and there was a problem with the toilet paper holder in the upstairs bath. Nice jacuzzi and hot tub. Very relaxing porch and rocking chairs. Overall, we were very pleased and would stay there again.
Tammy C.'s review of Fontana
Left on 03/17/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Tammy C.
everything was great and we enjoyed the cabin. There were, however, a TON of ladybugs inside the cabin that we were trying to get rid of all weekend.
"Woods" not Mountain View
Left on 03/10/2009 for a stay in March 2009 |
The Fontana Cabin at Elk Springs Resort was a very nice cabin with lots of amenities. However, we were disappointed in the lack of privacy with the cabins being situated so closely together. We also expected a "mountain" view but found that the cabin offered more of a "woodsy" view instead. Our stay was very nice overall but that was mainly due to the fact that the cabin next door was vacant during our entire stay. Otherwise, we would have been very disappointed with the spacing of the cabins since we were on our honeymoon and the Fontana cabin was listed as a "Romantic and Secluded" honeymoon cabin.
Mt Juliet, TN
Left on 02/01/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | Jerry F.
no sauna as advertised,no privacy,mt view,broom,coathangers curtain on frontdoor,cd/radio,noisy kit lite,very dusty,dirty floor,full of ladybugs everywhere,broken pool cues,fire place had to be relite every 15 mins,broken tp holder,door frame,rocker,knives,no spatula. Secluded? private? very misleading advertisement
Lights out, hot water out, so rough it out. Jacuzzi dirty and co
Left on 01/07/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | Durant B.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for three days. At 4:15 p.m., 45 minutes before we arrived, we received a voice mail stating, currently, the lights in the 1st floor bathroom are not working, but the electrician is on the way to fix it. When we arrived at the cabin, it looked fantastic on the inside. But, only one light on the 1st floor worked, and it was in the kitchen. Also, the fire place would stay lit. So, we called the toll free number, and the people on the property was gone for the day. I unpacked our groceries to prepare dinner. ALL the dishes in cabinet and drawers were either dirty, broken, or rusted. I had to wash ALL, I mean ALL the dishes in the house upon arrival. Trying not to ruin our romantic weekend, I suggested we get in the hot tub until the electrician arrived. We got in the hot tub, and the water was COLD and DIRTY. This was extremely disturbing because you have to pay a $35.00 fee at the time of booking to have the tub drained and cleaned. Then, we went upstairs to get in the Jacuzzi and there was no hot water!!! Pist, I called the toll free number again. I requested to speak to someone on the property. I was given a FL #. I called and the guy was in Vegas. I told him about the lights on the 1st floor, fire place, hot tub, and Jacuzzi bath on 2nd floor. He said he call me back in 10 minutes. So, 15 minutes passed and I called him back. He had the audacity to suggest that we go outside, in the dark, use our cell phone as light, find the fuse box, and try to reset it. At this point I was , eventually someone came out and reset the fuse. It restored the lights on the first floor, but the lights in the bathroom was out the whole trip. We went to the office Saturday afternoon, and was told the manager our concerns. She stated everything would be fixed when we got back from town. Needless to say, it wasn't. Someone added more water to the hot tub and that's it.
Left on 12/26/2008 for a stay in December 2008 | Brent B.
We stayed in Fontana. It was great. Very pretty. Easy access to Gatlinburg. Will definintely stay their next time we visit. Easily worth the cost for such a great place.
Mark d.'s review of Fontana
Left on 10/13/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | Mark d.
The only problem was an infestation of ants in the bathroom. Reading the visitors book it looks like this is a recurring problem. I am not sure how you deal with this, but perhaps you should.
Looks nice but not...
Left on 10/07/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | Jayne R.
Their site says property is secluded. It is the first place in a row of homes..neighbors see all of your porch and yard. Drive by to get to their cabins. You are ON the main drive. Entries in guest book show since March show upstairs whirlpool leaks into downstairs bedroom- still does-no warning-glad we read book and were watching to move our things in case. Ants are all over the bathroom. Even with using the "raid" they provide. No millipedes in Oct. Phoone does not work. Hot tub was overflowing with bubbles on arrival-smelled like spa tx./couldn't have been cleaned. They cleaned partly- still oily after they serviced it. We have one at home- it shouldn't have been. Freezer had strong chemical odor- threw ice away and bought some, then open ice bag had odor too- needed a cooler. Tried 6 times to call and report check out-no return call and never did reach anyone. We will use another agency. This was our seventh year coming to G Burg and worst stay. Read more
We apologize for the bad experience. We have recently taken over the management of this cabin due to quality issues as these are unacceptable. We have remedied the problems you reported and have proactively put procedures in place to avoid these in the future.
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