January 30, 2024

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5 Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations: luxury mountain escapes that check every box

Winter weather can sometimes keep people boxed in at home longing for a luxurious getaway. Whether that’s your situation this year or not, chances are good that you would love a relaxing retreat to one of our country’s most beautiful mountain ranges. 

At Unwind Luxury Vacations, we have homes across the United States. But among the most popular destinations are the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Our growing number of luxury vacation homes in those ranges offer something for every traveler, regardless of the size of your group. 

In this blog, we will take a look at five can’t-miss luxury properties that you truly must experience this winter. 

5. Hillside Manor – Pigeon Forge, TN

Accommodations: 20 Rooms | 54 Guests | 23 Baths

First up is this breathtaking behemoth in Pigeon Forge, a luxurious 20-bedroom cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge that sleeps 54! With excellent views of the surrounding mountains and top-notch amenities, this cabin is the perfect place for your next group getaway or family reunion. Despite being one of the largest cabins in the area, Hillside Manor does not sacrifice comfort and amenities for size and efficiency. As you’ll see, this incredible home is ready to not just hold 54 people, but pamper and entertain them as well! 

Hillside Manor features 20 beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and flat-screen TV! 18 of the bedrooms are king suites and there are 2 bunkrooms with 2 queen bunk beds each, as well as a queen pullout sofa in the game room on the second floor.

But that’s not all! The cabin also boasts a home theater room with plush seating and a huge 85-inch TV, a game room with a pool table and arcade games, and an outdoor hot tub with breathtaking views.

Located just minutes from Pigeon Forge’s top attractions, this cabin is the perfect home base for your Smoky Mountain adventure. Whether you’re here to explore the natural beauty of the area, indulge in some retail therapy at the outlet malls, or enjoy the thrills and spills of Dollywood, this cabin has everything you need for a truly unforgettable vacation.

There is plenty of parking for 16+ cars and the cabin is easily reached by all paved roads.

Don’t miss out on the chance to stay in this one-of-a-kind cabin in Pigeon Forge.

4. Starlight Ridge – Pigeon Forge, TN

Accommodations: 4 Rooms | 15 Guests | 5 Baths

Unwind also offers luxury winter retreats for smaller groups.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the tranquility of Starlight Ridge, a magnificent 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom cabin nestled in the mountains, towering pines and a starry night sky. Tucked away in a secluded setting, this cabin offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern luxury, making it an ideal destination for family gatherings, romantic getaways, or a friends’ retreat.

Starlight boasts an indoor pool, a theatre room, gourmet kitchen, outdoor fire pit, and expansive decks. Secluded yet conveniently located, Starlight Ridge is just a short drive away from the attractions of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy family-friendly activities, dine at delicious restaurants, and shop for unique souvenirs.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or a peaceful retreat, Starlight Ridge offers it all. Come and experience the magic of the Smoky Mountains in this luxurious cabin.

3. Greystone Lodge – Blue Ridge Mts.

Accommodations: 5 Rooms | 11 Guests | 4 Baths

Welcome to your home away from home in this brand-new luxury lodge nestled high up in the Blue Ridge mountains. Leave your stress behind as you take in the gorgeous views from the sun-filled windows and sprawling deck. Tastefully designed with high-end furnishings and amenities, Greystone truly is a mountain-top masterpiece that will be tough to leave.

Custom-designed with our guests in mind, you’ll feel right at home when you walk through the door. Cozy up to any of the three gas fireplaces, or head downstairs where you’ll find the 8-person hot tub and plenty of seating to relax and unwind as the sun goes down. With two living areas and 2 covered decks, there’s plenty of space for everyone to be together or spread out as needed to enjoy the beautiful views and fresh mountain air.

The house has 3 king ensuite bedrooms with luxury linens and spa-like retreats. Wake up to incredible views right from the master bedroom on the top floor. Be amazed by the huge master bathroom with jack and jill sinks and a luxurious rainhead shower.

The state-of-the-art kitchen boasts high-end appliances and everything you’ll need during your stay. The kitchen includes all the cookware and bakeware needed for preparing meals. The dining table has seating for 8 and is situated in front of another huge set of windows to take in the view as you share a meal. Retire to the comfortable leather sofa around the soaring stone fireplace and big screen TV.

2. Pinnacle Place – Blue Ridge Mts. 

Accommodations: 4 Rooms | 9 Guests | 3 Baths

This brand new modern-rustic home has three king suites with full master bathrooms for each room. With intentional detail behind every piece of art, every color, and every piece of furniture, this home is designed to make each guest relax in classic style. The living space upstairs pulls you in with its high-rising windows, its amazing views, and its upscale furniture. There were no corners cut in outfitting this home.

With a wealth of amenities like a hot tub, pool table, televisions in every room, and plenty of common space to rest and relax, the home itself is its own vacation. However, if you do want to venture out, downtown Blue Ridge is only 15 minutes away with wineries, shopping, restaurants, hiking, fishing, rafting, etc.

1. Chestnut Ridge – Blue Ridge Mts.

Accommodations: 3 Rooms | 8 Guests | 3 Baths

Welcome to Chestnut Ridge, a stunning modern-rustic home nestled in the mountains of Blue Ridge. This cozy cabin is perfectly situated to capture the beautiful mountain views, while still being only 10 minutes to downtown Blue Ridge with wineries, shopping, restaurants, hiking, and fishing.

The upstairs features 2 beautifully decorated king suites with full master bathrooms for each room. The living space upstairs pulls you in with its high-rising windows, its amazing views, and its upscale furniture. Though there are plentiful dining options a short drive away, the kitchen is also equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare your own gourmet meals. Head outside to the upper level deck stretching across the entire width of the cabin where you can relax and take in the gorgeous mountain views.

Downstairs you’ll find an additional area for entertaining. There is a bar with a mini fridge and microwave, plus a huge garage door-style window that leads out onto the lower level deck. Enjoy a game of ping pong, or unwind in the hot tub while you watch the game on the large screen TV over the fireplace. There is room for all on this sprawling screened in deck. The downstairs also has a queen bedroom with a twin bunk bed and full bath. We hope you’ll visit Chestnut Ridge soon!

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