Groovy Getaway, 2 Bedrooms, Atari, Pool Access, Shuffleboard, Sleeps 6
Gatlinburg - Smoky Mountains
Plenty of vacation getaways say they’re unique… but Groovy Getaway truly is! As its name suggests, it has a thoroughly ‘60s-‘70s vibe, complete with shag carpeting, an Atari game system, even lava lamps. But it also includes totally up-to-date must-haves including WiFi, flat-panel TVs with Blu-ray, and stainless-steel kitchen appliances.
If skiing’s your thing, you’ve come to the right place. The 2-bedroom, 3-bath condo is on Ski Mountain, just minutes from Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. In fact, from Groovy Getaway’s covered balcony you can see Ober’s tram proceed up and down the mountains.
Then again, Groovy Getaway is a fabulous home base the rest of year too. In the summer you can walk to Chalet Village’s multiple swimming pools right next door. And year-round there’s plenty to explore in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and among the restaurants, shops, and entertainment of downtown Gatlinburg, all just minutes away by car.
There’s also plenty to do right inside the condo itself. The loft game room, for instance, has tabletop shuffleboard, a 39” flat-panel TV (one of Groovy Getaway’s 4 TVs), and an Atari game system (there are 3 others in the condo as well). Don’t worry: The condo is equipped with a library of Atari games too—show the kids what Pac-Man was all about! And not only is there cable for the TV, but the condo’s 2 Blu-ray players also offer access to Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and Amazon if you have accounts.
Among the loft’s other amenities are a trundle bed—between that and the 2 bedrooms, Groovy Getaway can sleep up to 6 people. There’s a full bathroom up there too, for added convenience.
The main level has 2 more full bathrooms. With a bath for each sleeping area, mornings will be so much less hectic—no waiting in line to take a shower! Of the main floor’s 2 bedrooms, one has a king-size bed and the other a queen, making Groovy Getaway practical for 2 couples as well as for a family. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage and a flat-panel TV with, yes, an Atari game system. You might find yourself up till the wee hours playing Asteroids or Defender—and why not? You don’t have to wake up early the next morning; you’re on vacation, after all!
With its orange shag carpet, mod upholstery, and Trimstyle telephone, the living room could have sprung from a 1972 issue of House Beautiful—except for a few 21st-century touches, such as the flat-screen TV hanging above the wood-burning fireplace. There’s loads of space for everyone to gather together for movie night or a game of Uno. Open the sliding door to the balcony and let in the crisp mountain breeze… or better yet, head out to the balcony with a pitcher of iced tea and a good book. The view of the dense trees and the Smoky Mountains is breathtaking.
The balcony includes a bistro table and chairs plus an electric grill, so you can cook and eat your meals out there too. Or everyone can settle in around the indoor dining table, which seats 6 in comfort and retro style.
If you were worried that the kitchen would be stuck in the ‘70s, don’t be. It boasts up-to-date stainless-steel appliances, including the all-important microwave (how did we live without one?) and dishwasher. You’ll find all the cookware and tableware you could need as well, whether you intend to cook a gourmet feast or simply nuke leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant dinner.
Groovy Getaway’s colorful decor, unexpected amenities, and convenient location all but guarantee that when you stay here, you’ll experience a fun-filled vacation unlike any other. But first you have to book your stay—so go ahead, and then start planning!
Property Code: 52GROOVYGCVN