Smoky Mountain Cabin Review of Dakota Lodge in Pigeon Forge at the Alpine Mountain Village.
This is a sponsored post. The opinions are completely my own.
Vacation is one of the sweetest words in the English language, isn’t it?! We are making plans to return to the Dakota Lodge at Pigeon Forge, Tennesse for one of the most relaxing vacations ever! While there is much to see and do in the Pigeon Forge area, you will love ‘coming home’ to the Dakota Lodge at the end of your day.
The owners, Michael and Maria treat their guests like family. Even though they don’t live in the area, Michael makes himself available by phone for any need you may have no matter how large or small. Dakota Lodge is available online at www.vrbo.com or www.homeaway.com .
- Free Wi-Fi
- Master Suite with large King size bed
- Whirlpool tub
- Hot Tub on the deck
- Stacked stone gas fireplace
- Spacious outdoor deck
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Pool Table
- Secluded feel but only minutes away from the Parkway
We were there during the late Fall in November when the holiday season had begun. Michael and Maria had decorated the cabin for their Christmas season guests. When we first entered the door after arriving, the Christmas tree was lit and I immediately fell in love with Dakota Lodge right then. As a blogger, the free Wi-Fi was important to me. I sat at the dining table with this gorgeous view through the French doors while working every morning.
We enjoyed the chill in the air for our Smoky Mountain vacation. When I snapped the picture below, we were about to head out to Dollywood for the day. It was actually sleeting with snow flurries. We both enjoyed sitting on the swing when the sun was out, relaxing at the end of our day in the hot tub and just soaking in the all of the nature and tree top views from the deck.
There is no shortage of beautiful views from inside Dakota Lodge. This wall of windows provides an ample supply of natural light while the Maple tree outside filters the sun beams and provides a magnificent view of nature. I snapped this photo from the loft while playing a friendly game of pool with my hubby.
The kitchen is fully furnished with anything you will need to prepare a meal. Pardon our messy kitchen photo, we had just prepared a meal of chili and cornbread. We made our breakfast most mornings in the spacious kitchen. Who wouldn’t want a good breakfast in a cozy mountain cabin in the fall? We enjoyed our morning coffee in beautiful mugs provided. Everything you will need is furnished in this kitchen.
There is a flat screen HD TV over the gas log fireplace but I could just sit on the sofa with my feet propped on the coffee table and stare into the fire. If you would like to watch TV, cable is provided as well as a nice collection of DVD’s for movie viewing. You could pop some microwave popcorn and snuggle up in front of the fire with a good movie!
The Master Suite has a comfy king size bed. There is a closet, dresser with mirror and a 2 person Jacuzzi tub.
Location, location, location
Dakota Lodge is located at the Alpine Mountain Village only minutes from the Parkway. Alpine Mountain Village is “A Pigeon Forge resort tucked away in the natural wooded beauty of the Smoky Mountains” which is only 400 yards away from the Parkway. There is a Wedding Chapel, resort swimming pool, playground, picnic pavilion and more to offer at Alpine Mountain Village, all of which is available to you as a guest.
Pigeon Forge is one of our favorite vacation spots. We have been there many times but this was our first stay in a mountain cabin. We fell in love and are already booked for this year right back at Dakota Lodge.
Book Your Stay
Find Dakota Lodge on the VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) site. It’s listing ##400576, HERE . Check out the very affordable prices, view more pictures and book your week before their calendar gets completely filled up!
Things To Do in Pigeon Forge
There is an amazing amount of entertainment of any variety in Pigeon Forge! There are several guests books on the coffee table inside Dakota Lodge. Many of the guests who have signed the books have shared their recommendations for the dinner shows. Check out these reviews on the blog from several of our experiences:
- Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge Tennessee Review
- Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show at Pigeon Forge Tennessee Review
- Christmas at Dollywood
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