Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wow I feel like I haven't really blogged in such a long time, but I've been incredibly busy and with vacation and hosting some great giveaways that you can enter by clicking here, here, and here (no shame in my game...I need more entrants) I just haven't had the time.

I decided to make the time today to sit down and write an honest to goodness blog post!

As many of you know our family went on a mini-vacation last weekend to Tennessee and let me tell you it was amazing! We were in desperate need of family bonding time and we most certainly needed to get away and relax for a few days! I'll have lots of pictures up as soon as I get them all uploaded on my computer.

I did take the time though to upload the pictures of the resort where we stayed because it was awesome and I couldn't help but share!(The sign is not camera

We stayed at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort, they advertise themselves as having "The Best Views of the Smokies" and that couldn't be more true...the views were breathtaking! They should be because in order to get to the condo we had to go up, up, up a very steep mountain road! The drive up and down was probably one of the most adventurous things about our trip, the kids couldn't stop talking about how much fun the drive was!(See that group of condos overlooking the golf course? That's where we stayed...literally on top of the mountain!)
(A little closer view of the outside of the condo's..and half of my honey.)
(The kitchen which was really small, but it served it's purpose and my half naked lil man modeling one of the chairs.)
(Half of the living room with a fireplace and spiral staircase (which the kids loved) leading to the loft bedroom.)
(Three of our girls...told you they loved the stairs!)
(Master bedroom with it's own bathroom, and private entrance to the balcony...of course I didn't have the good sense to take a picture before the F5 Tornado (aka our family) hit.)
(The view from our balcony...absolutely breathtaking!)
(And again...picture perfect view of the Smokies!)

We had a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fully equipped condo with all of the comforts of home! While the decor was a little dated all of the furnishing were in great condition and the place was very clean! The resort had both an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, game room, laundry facilities, and great picnic area and playground for the kids! Honestly we didn't even need to leave the condo to have a great time, but of course there were places to go, and wax people to see!

Honestly this place was affordable (very affordable), very well maintained, offered amazing views of the Smoky Mountains, and was just an all around great place to stay! If you're looking for a great place to stay away from the noise and crowds that Gatlinburg's known for check this place out...and no I'm not being paid to say that I just think that y'all would love it as much as we did! We loved it at Deer Ridge and are already planning our next trip!


  1. I've heard Gatlinburg is such a fun place! My boys would love those stairs, too!

  2. Wow I so want to be there! Talk about take your cares away! Just beautiful and I love the stairs too :).

  3. Gatlinburg is wonderful and we are very lucky to have it in driving distance from us! I love the stairs too!

  4. Wow, looks very relaxing.
    great pictures.


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