Shades of the Past

Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1 | Sleeps: 4

Rustic outside and clean with modern amenities inside, Shades of the Past offers Smoky Mountain charm and the conveniences you want. You’ll be greeted by a peaceful front porch with a lovely green door and trees all around.

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  • 1 Queen
  • 1 Sleeper
  • Wooded View
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Fireplace (wood-burning)
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Ironing Board
  • Charcoal Grill


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    Living room
    The living room is named just that because many people spend a majority of their time living in the space. That will likely be the case during your stay at Shades of the Past, which is why you’ll love that it’s such a comfortable room. The room stays bright with the natural light coming in through the large window in the room, but the fireplace keeps the room cozy. When you want to relax, just climb onto the large suede sofa or into the matching reclining chair. Bring along a book you’ve been dying to read or pick up some new releases to watch on the flatscreen TV with DVD player. It’s a great place for a lazy afternoon or movie night in the cabin. On hot summer nights, flip on the ceiling fan to keep cool. Year-round, this will be where you want to hang out and relax. If you’re here as a couple, it’s a romantic place to spend the evening in front of the fire and away from it all.

    If you love cooking meals or whipping up snacks whenever you have a craving, you’ll love having a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. The kitchen in Shades of the Past is open enough for you to chat with guests in the dining area or living room while you get food ready or grab a drink. Along with full-size appliances – a refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, and dishwasher – you’ll also find a coffeemaker, toaster, blender, dishes, glasses, tools, and utensils. You can stock the kitchen with groceries from the farmers market or a local store, and then you won’t even have to leave the cabin to satisfy those late-night cravings. When you don’t feel like cooking, you’ll also have a wide range of restaurants to choose from. Then you can bring those leftovers back and just toss them in the refrigerator before heating them up in the oven or microwave. Whatever you use it for, you’ll find all you need in this charming kitchen.

    Dining area
    A great way to get some quality time in with that special someone or with family is by eating together. The dining area in Shades of the Past features a wood-and-white dining table with room for 4. If you’re here as a family, sit down for nice meals before heading off to bed or have a hearty country breakfast before making your way downtown. If you’ve traveled to Pigeon Forge for a honeymoon, anniversary, or just a romantic getaway, set a candlelight dinner and enjoy some peace and quiet. Windows, including the double glass doors that lead to the deck, frame wooded views that will make you feel completely tucked away. You won’t get views or an atmosphere like this anywhere downtown! Surprise her with a home-cooked meal, or let the experts do the work by booking an in-cabin chef who will prepare, cook, serve, and clean up after a delicious meal that’s personalized to your specific tastes. What a wonderful way to celebrate your time in the Smoky Mountains!

    Open up the lovely French doors and step into your romantic and cozy bedroom during your stay at Shades of the Past. The canopy bed features beautiful iron details and is draped with a quilt for those cool nights. The queen-size bed will be a welcome retreat after an afternoon strolling up and down the Parkway, a day at the outlets, or hours spent hiking and exploring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy conveniences such as a dresser and nightstand with lamp, as well as an alarm clock and a ceiling fan for those warmer days. Want to pamper that special someone? Order some luxurious bath products and set up a romantic bath in the indoor jetted tub just steps from the bed. It’s a wonderful way to relax and end the night before climbing into bed. Shades of the Past also has 1 bathroom where you can get ready for bed or freshen up before a fun night in town.

    Outdoor spaces
    Shades of the Past doesn’t just offer comforts inside. Outside on the front porch and back deck, you’ll find more great amenities. Sit down with a drink on the front porch or head around back to relax. On nights around the cabin, toss some burgers, steaks, and kabobs on the charcoal grill. While you grill, you can breathe in that fresh mountain air and take in the soothing wooded surroundings. Finish with a glass of wine in the deck chairs before taking advantage of one of the best amenities of the cabin – the hot tub! You’ll find the hot tub on a screened-in portion of the deck, so you’ll have plenty of privacy. Climb into the hot, bubbling waters for a romantic evening surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains. And because it’s screened in, you can enjoy it no matter the weather. Just imagine climbing into the hot water while snow is gently falling all around you. What a way to spend your time off!

    Other amenities
    With 1 bedroom, Shades of the Past is perfect for a couple. But it also provides some additional space if you are bringing along extra guests. Just pull out the sleeper sofa to sleep a total of 4 in the cabin. And don’t forget to bring your favorite movies or pick up a new release at Redbox to watch on the DVD player and big screen TV in the living room. There is even a CD player, so you can set the mood with some romantic music or let the kiddos listen to their favorite Disney songs. You’ll also have an iron and ironing board, so you can freshen up clothes before a special night downtown. Another convenient amenity at Shades of the Past is the Wi-Fi in the cabin. You can surf the web, do some shopping, catch up on some work, or check out our blog, where you’ll find in-cabin recipe ideas, travel tips, and helpful information about area attractions and events. We’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening downtown, so you won’t miss out on the fun during your stay in Shades of the Past!

    Shades of the Past is just about 5 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge and less than 10 miles from downtown Gatlinburg. That means you won’t have to drive far to go out to eat, do some shopping, or visit the area’s most popular attractions. Downtown Pigeon Forge is home to miniature golf courses, go kart tracks, arcades, a wide range of restaurants, and lots of fun attractions. When you’re ready to see what the Smokies has to offer, check out:

    Ride roller coasters, watch shows, shop, play carnival games, and eat some great Southern food at Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge. There is something for all ages, including some water rides for those hot summer days! Also, be sure to check out Dollywood’s Splash Country in the summer.

    The Island
    Loaded with shops, restaurants, and fun for the whole family, the Island is one of the newest and most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge. Take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, taste moonshine while listening to live music, watch the show fountain, or just pick up some great gifts.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    A bit farther down the road, this popular national park boasts more than 800 miles of trails and lots of opportunities for hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, scenic drives, and historical tours. Check out waterfalls, see the wildflowers, and enjoy the lovely weather that the area offers.