Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dream Vacation

I have just returned from a vacation in The Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. It has always been a dream of my husband to rent a cabin in the mountains and this year was the year. After a lot of research on the Internet he came up with this one. It was everything that it was advertised for and more. It looked a bit weathered on the outside but that is what log cabins look like right. It had a wrap around porch with all the little details that made it look stunning. You will see in the pictures below what was on the porch and so inviting.

We didn't have to many sunsets but when we finally had one it was well worth the wait. You know you are up high when the airplanes fly by at eye level.

Our porch came with a hot tub which we used a few times. We don't have one, so this was a nice treat.

This is what we saw when we walked in the door for the first time. I couldn't believe my eyes. It also had a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.Absolutely stunning.

Our cabin was loaded with antiques.I could get used to living here very easily if I didn't have to go up and down the narrow roads of the mountain. The roads are very narrow and not very straight. We had to write down every turn on the way down so we could find our way back up.

The next two photos are just some of the little touches we found sitting on the porch.

The bedroom was in the loft. So beautiful. It even had a lounge chair for reading or watching TV. I did neither. I tried to read my book on the porch but found myself listening to the sounds of the trees rustling, birds singing and sometimes total silence.

My dream bedroom.

This is what I wish my front porch looked like. I will have these memories forever.


  1. That looks amazing mom! So glad you and dad enjoyed your holiday.