I’m at Southern Serenity for what is probably my 13th stay. I’ve been to Gatlinburg many more times than that through the years, starting in the late 1980’s. My dilemma this time is what to do next?
There are so many things I have yet to see in the area. And so many things I want to do! But it never fails, I always end up doing those things I LOVE to do, and only manage to fit in one new adventure. Maybe this time I’ll push the envelope and partake in TWO new adventures! Or perhaps I’ll just spend a lot more time sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch?
If you could do something in the Gatlinburg area you haven’t done yet, what would it be?
We LOVE to visit Creekside Furniture, and do so almost every time we are in Gatlinburg. You’ll find them east on Hwy.321 in Gatlinburg at traffic light 3A. Brandy and Tim own the store, make beautiful custom log furniture, and are really nice people to boot! We discovered this place quite by accident.
Black Walnut Larry
Although they have a few pieces on display there is no fancy showroom or big gawdy sign, but they make great furniture or they can outfit your cabin with log woodwork, cabinets, railings, or anything else you can think of. Custom furniture designs are their specialty it seems. Here’s a video with their showroom and some furniture items.
We have gotten a black walnut carved wood spirit from them (named him Larry), walking sticks, and are soon to install a custom made black walnut fireplace mantle.Brandy and Tim also create beautiful stone showers and bathrooms. Just the kind of cool stuff you only find in this part of Tennessee.Creekside Furniture is right next to a shop that does chainsaw carvings, I don’t know the name of it but you may want to stop there too.
Do you need a place to stay when you are vacationing in the Gatlinburg area? How about a stay in your very own log cabin?
Check out this video for Jackson Mountain Homes, a Gatlinburg cabin rental company. The video also shows some of the Gatlinburg area.
The cost is comparable to a nice hotel room, but the amenities are much better! You have your own home which equals privacy, a full kitchen, hot tub, fireplace, front porch with rockers and a grill, pool table and/or other games for entertainment.