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Wyndham “Legacy” Smoky Mountain Resort!

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First floor porch – spectacular views!

Bountiful Bliss at a Smoky Mountain Resort

The Wyndham Legacy Mountain Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee provides an excellent home base for exploring the Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (a few minutes drive away) and the many (albeit tacky) tourist attractions of the neighboring town of Pigeon Forge. Best of all, it also provides a spectacular backdrop of magnificent mountain views back at the cabin! This is a convenient location for checking out just about anything the Smoky Mountains have to offer. (Note: This post is NOT sponsored by Wyndham or the Smoky Mountain Resort, and reflects my honest opinions.)

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Cabins lined up along the mountain

Capacious Cabins

Within this resort there are multiple individual two-story cabins along the slope of the mountain. Rates are comparable to those of an upscale hotel room, and very reasonable for the amenities you enjoy here. Travelers who enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, and outdoor sports will love it here. As will history buffs, with all of the historic structures in the Smoky Mountains National Park. But even if you’re the type of person who wants to relax in luxurious accommodations, enjoying incredible views and sleeping in, this place is definitely for you.  So hit the jacuzzi, read a book by the fireplace, work on your scrapbook while enjoying the fresh air, or just gaze at the mountain ranges in awe.  You can do everything here – or nothing.

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Our cabin: “Moondancer”

Moondancer’s Views

The cabins boast whimsical names – we stayed in “Moondancer.” This was a good choice, high above many of the other options and a source of spectacular views (including the moon!) I absolutely loved the rustic wood panelling on the walls and the country decor. This two-story cabin was very spacious, comfortable, and well-furnished!

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Living room with fireplace

Rustic Comfort

With its walls of wood, stone fireplace, leather furniture, and black-bear themed decor (black bears are notorious residents of the Smoky Mountains!) the cabin is a copiously cozy, comfortable home for the duration of your stay in Sevierville. The cabin has a natural, woodsy feel amply appropriate for the location! And, in my opinion, definitely beats “roughing it” in a nearby campground (although to each their own!)

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Fully-equipped kitchen

Fully Equipped for Living

The kitchen is fully-equipped, with oven/stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, toaster, coffee pot, and even a “gift basket” of travel-sized kitchen supplies! This is a very good thing, not only for the convenience and value of being able to prepare meals here, but because the surroundings, especially the sumptuous views, are so pleasant it is doubtful you will want to leave to dine elsewhere! An outdoor grill is also available, overlooking your mountain paradise!

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Dining area

Sleeps Five

There is also a dining area, and the cabins have either one or two bedrooms. “Moondancer” is a one bedroom, but there is also a loft which sleeps two and a sofa bed that can sleep at least one more. There are two full bathrooms. The full five people would never feel crowded here, and all of the sleeping options are very cozy and comfortable. (And just what you need if you spent the day hiking!)

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Game room upstairs

Playful Games

In the unlikely event you get bored with the views lounging out on the patio (?!), there is a game room upstairs in some of the cabins. In “Moondancer” we had a pool table and foosball game. There’s also a little table that’s great for checking email on your laptop, working on your scrapbook, watching the pool players, or getting some work done (so sorry to hear you have to do that!) And all with inspiring views of the mountains.

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Second floor porch with Jacuzzi!

Jacuzzi Times Two

My favorite amenity here was the Jacuzzi on the second floor porch! The Jacuzzi in and of itself is indulgent enough – let alone these incredible views you can soak in while you soak in the swirling Jacuzzi water! This is definitely one of the greatest things that make this place so special, and stand out from your average accommodations. By the way, there was a second Jacuzzi – an indoor one – in the upstairs bathroom! What’s better than a jacuzzi? TWO jacuzzis…

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Breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains!

Morning Featuring Fog

I’m not a morning person, but I have to admit that morning was my favorite time of day here. The mists hang among the mountains – the source of the mountain range’s name of “Smoky” mountains. One of my greatest memories of this place was bringing my coffee and breakfast out to the porch to indulge in these incredible views. With all that this place has to offer I definitely look forward to returning again and again. As far as resort accommodations go, this was one of the most memorable and pleasurable I have ever stayed at! You can view my complete tour of the cabin, including drone footage of the resort, here!:

While you’re here, you’ll want to check out the nearby attractions. You can read all about them in my post “High on Life in the Smoky Mountains.” And you can visit the Smoky Mountains National Park official site here.

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