From I-40 East 1. Take Exit 407. 2. Continue on US-66 S / Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Travel 8.7 mi. 3. Continue onto Forks of the River Pkwy. Travel 0.6 mi. 4. Forks of the River Pkwy turns right and becomes US-441 S / Parkway. Travel 12.7 mi. 5. Make a slight right at Traffic Light #5 (River Rd). 6. Turn right on Ski Mountain Rd. Travel 1.6 mi. 7. The shared driveway for High Times and Great Expectations is on the left. Look for our sign! 8. Great Expectations will be the second house on the driveway. Please remember that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. This can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. We recommend four-wheel drive and/or chains during the winter months.
Want a vacation wonderland that is just far enough from everything that you and your family can get in touch with nature and see the stars at night? Great Expectations, located on Ski Mountain, is just what you need. Close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, waterfalls and nature trails, Great Expectations is the vacation opportunity you and your family have been waiting for. Get ready to relax, breathe fresh mountain air and have a memorable experience any time of the year. Minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can enjoy the tranquil retreat. Enjoy time at Dollywood Amusement Park, Dollywood Splash Country or watch impressive live shows at The Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge. Sheer elegance, right around the corner from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Great Expectations will be the dream vacation you always wanted. King- or queen-size beds and custom furnishings in all the three bedrooms, this log home sleeps 10 guests comfortably. A gas fireplace in the living room is the perfect touch when you want to sit back with the family and enjoy a movie on the available DVD player and flat-screen TV. Free cable and Wi-Fi are available at Great Expectations. Enjoy a lovely meal at the dining table that seats 10 people. The open floor plan allows for access to the kitchen and living room on the upper level. Great Expectations is designed with rustic frontier opulence. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, your family will enjoy coming home every evening. Don’t worry about laundry service while on vacation. At Great Expectations, there is an in-home full-sized washer and dryer available anytime. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, flatware and utensils. There is every modern appliance you can appreciate while on vacation including a full-sized coffee maker, toaster and microwave. Unwind after a long day walking the hiking trails, enjoying the thrills at the amusement park or taking in the sights of historical Gatlinburg with the available outdoor seating. Or take in the sunset on the deck while soaking in the private hot tub. Are you ready to challenge the family to a game of billiards? Great Expectations has a game room that has enough space for everyone to enjoy the pool table and air hockey table. Great Expectations has everything you need for the best vacation ever. Reserve your holiday escape today at Great Expectations and the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains is at your doorstep!
Bedroom 1: 1st Bedroom Bedroom 2: 2nd Bedroom Bedroom 3: 3rd Bedroom Common 1: Living Room
-Please let us know if you are bringing a pet or ADA qualified service animal. -Smoking is not permitted. -Parties and events are not permitted. -Check-in is after 4PM and check out by 10AM. -We have a strict age limitation that no guests be under the age of 25 for this listing unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We require 1 parent/legal guardian for every 4 guests under 25. Upon booking, we will request verification of the ages of all guests. If guests do not meet this age requirement the reservation will be cancelled. -Per company policy, we are required to collect a credit card number and signed rental agreement once booking is confirmed. -We will require guests to provide an email address in order to gain access to our Guest Portal containing all important information about entry and access instructions. -We are locally operated and requests all guests text or call our 24/7 guest services team with any questions or concerns.