My wife and I take a trip to the Smokies Mountains at least once a year. We love the fresh mountain air, the peace and quiet, the natural beautiful of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the amazing attractions & restaurants the region has to offer. It is probably one of our favorite places in the world to go!
Usually when we go we stay at a hotel. It’s just been a habit of ours! But this trip was different! Working with Pigeon Forge Tourism, we stayed at the Condo Whispering Pines in Pigeon Forge! Last year I didn’t have many vacation days built up, so we just popped down for the weekend and stayed 5 nights. Now for starters, a condominium is so much different than a hotel; it’s just nicer! While the complex doesn’t come and turn your sheets (maybe the only negative versus a hotel) they provide you with everything you’d ever need on your stay (including dishwasher tabs)! We walked into the unit for the first time and coming from a family that is accustomed to hotels, this place just blew our minds. You walk a short hallway and the unit opens up into a beautifully decorated living space. The kitchen and eating area are immediately on your left and the bedrooms are to your right. My wife and I commented that it’s nearly the size of our first floor at home! We felt free to move around, not cramped up like we usually are in a hotel room Another fantastic aspect is the location. It’s right in the middle of Pigeon Forge. You literally could walk down the hill and eat at the Old Mill for lunch. It also had the convenience of not one but 2 pools one indoor and one outdoor plus a lazy river.
The unit itself was fully stocked. A washer drying combo in our unit, full kitchen, whirl pool tub, 2 bedrooms and three flat screen TVs and blu-rays in every room! The furniture was well cared for, barely looked used and everything was very modern and up-to-date. Curling up on one the plush couches in front of the beautiful flat screen curled up with your sweetie after you have put the kids to bed? Could this last forever???
The bedrooms are a great size with king sized and had pillows galore with plenty of blankets! Each room had plenty of drawer space and closet space and my favorite feature, ceiling fans!
The kitchen had all the essentials, stove, full size fridge, dishwasher, and all the plates, cups, utensils, pots, pans, you need. I mentioned this before but Whispering Pines cares about the details! They provide dish soap and dishwasher detergent that’s an excellent touch.
All in all I would give this Whispering Pines two thumbs up. It’s one of the best places we’ve ever stayed at in the Smokies and that is very high praise coming from very picky people! If you are looking for a great place to stay in the Smokies that is centrally located, has fantastic modern rooms and has great amenities, this is it. You won’t be disappointed and in fact we are considering going back in a few months!
Disclosure: Whispering Pines Condos gave us a media rate to review this property. All opinions are my own.