Bella Yani proves just how luxurious a Smoky Mountain cabin can be. Spread out among three floors, the 2,-square-foot home offers five-star amenities and furnishings amid a bucolic setting. Located in Wears Valley—sometimes called the “quiet side of the Smokies”—it’s a splendid retreat for making memories with family and friends.
The log home’s three large decks look out over the lush woodlands toward the Great Smoky Mountains; the views are like images from a picture-perfect postcard. You can revel in the vistas from the deck rockers, a romantic porch swing, and tables where you can sip coffee or cocktails alfresco. The lower deck has perhaps the best spot for soaking up the scenery and the brisk mountain breeze: the hot tub, which is large enough to accommodate six people at once.
You can admire the views from inside Bella Yani as well. The great room’s oversized windows bring the beauty of the Smokies inside, a perfect complement to the beamed ceiling, the luminous wood-planked walls and floors, and the elegant furnishings. The leather couches invite you to settle back and watch your favorite program on the ” HDTV, to stretch out and surf the web via the free WiFi, or to catch up with friends in the glow of the electric fireplace. The great room also includes the handsome dining table, which seats six in marvelously comfortable chairs. Just off the dining area is the kitchen, which is outfitted with a full complement of appliances, cookware, and tableware. What’s more, there’s a charcoal grill outside, should you have a hankering for barbecue.
Downstairs is the game room, another large space for spending quality time together. Choose between shooting pool and playing air hockey; there’s an iPod docking station so that you can listen to tunes while you play. Or make some popcorn, kick back on the leather sofas, and watch a movie on the ” HDTV with surround sound and a Blu-ray player.
Bella Yani has a bedroom and a bathroom on each of its three floors. The downstairs bedroom includes a queen-size bed, while the primary suites on the main floor and upstairs offer king-size beds. While every bedroom is a restful retreat, with elegant furnishings and a " TV, the suite that makes up the loft is nothing short of extraordinary. A large " TV and It includes a sitting area with a sofa and what might be the perfect reading chair. Large windows present panoramic views of the treetops and mountains. And perhaps best of all, there’s a private jetted tub—just the sort of pampering your weary muscles will long for after a day of hiking, horseback riding, or exploring Dollywood.
The loft suite has a bonus bedroom of sorts: You can climb up a ladder to a sleeping area furnished with a futon that can accommodate two. The kids will love it—even if they don’t sleep up there, they’ll want to claim the space as their private clubhouse. If you have additional guests, one of the game room’s sofas opens into a queen-size bed.
You might find it tough to tear yourself away from the comforts of Bella Yani and explore the local attractions, but you’ll be glad once you do. The cabin is just five miles from a little-used entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can hike, bike, fish, or go horseback riding among wildlife, wildflowers, and waterfalls. And in less than a half-hour you can drive to the Pigeon Forge Parkway, home to the Titanic Museum, a huge outlet mall, restaurants, shops, dinner theaters, and more. Drive a few minutes more, and you’re right at Dollywood.
Whether you spend your days on the go or taking it easy, you’re sure to relish the natural beauty, comfort, and amenities of Bella Yani. Experience its pleasures for yourself; book your stay today. We look forward to seeing you!