Moving Forward

Another year gone–thank goodness!  2016 proved to be a challenging year for area cabin owners.  From a tragic helicopter crash to a major wildfire, the Pigeon Forge area just couldn’t seem to catch a break.  We were in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

We had many inquiries as to whether the fire damage is visible from our homes.  The answer is “No!”  Our homes are located 8-10 miles from the nearest burn area.  We were onsite in mid-January and could detect no visible fire damage in Pigeon Forge.

Our guests are adapting well to gas grills being relocated 10 ft. from the cabin structures.  We understand inclement weather can quickly change dinner plans and meal preparation is less convenient.  However, these new fire codes were put in place to protect our guests.  Our guests’ safety will always take priority over convenience!

January and February are when we begin planning for the busy season.   Spring cleaning has been completed at Woodland Oasis and work begins at Morning Hill and Unforgettable soon.  We have no major updates planned in 2017 at this time.  That said, we always welcome suggestions and feedback from our past guests.  Some of you will be receiving a survey in coming weeks as to how we can make your next stay even better!  Watch for it to land in your INBOX.

We now offer seasonal rates to encourage stays during slower months.  There can be big savings and no traffic congestion or huge crowds to contend with during this time.  January and February are also deep discount months for the local retail stores.  Unfortunately, rising insurance costs, utilities and property taxes have forced us to raise our standard rates during high demand months.  We hope the lower off-season rates will offer our budget-conscious guests more choices.   Cancellations rarely occur but when they do, we may offer a discounted rate not shown in our rate schedule.  We recommend you always send an email to info@blacklabproperty for the best available rate.

We are looking forward an exciting new year in 2017.  We hope you are, too!

 

 

 

No Better Place

Looks like Old Man Winter will be making an appearance this week with possible snow forecast in the mountains. The resort crews will be gearing up for road clearing if needed.  While not everyone likes the thought of being snowed in, many January and February guests wish to experience a mountain snowfall.  Imagine yourself being snuggled in with a warm fireplace, steaming hot tub, and that someone special.  There’s nothing quite as beautiful!

Happy Holidays!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!

 

Smoky Mountain Christmas

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Spend an old fashioned Smoky Mountain Christmas with us!  We’ve done the decorating for you. Melissa Henderson, Flowers by Melissa, has been busy decking out our homes for the holidays.  Each home features 7 1/2 ft. trees, beautiful mantel pieces, and festive door wreaths with garland.  So load up your sleigh and head to the mountains.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fire

Thank you for the heartfelt concern by our guests after the Gatlinburg fire!  The fire was several miles from our homes so none were threatened. Many were not so lucky. Hopefully, the worst is over and re-building will start soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their homes, businesses, or, worse, family!