Keys to Successful Rental Cabins

Keys to a Successful Rental Cabin Rental cabins have been popular among tourists visiting the Smoky Mountains for the past 30 years. However, some things have changed. What tourists were looking for 30 years ago is not what they want today. If you are going to do well in this investment market, you must stay […]

New Construction Update

A new construction project in the Great Smoky Mountains continues to be the best investment option!  With cabin values soaring and record-breaking rental revenue numbers, the strongest use of your investment dollars is to build the perfect cabin.   This last year we saw some pretty challenging results from Covid in terms of supply and […]

Smoky Mountain Cabin Investments

Market Snapshot: Despite the challenges of this last season, we are having a record year in visitation to our area. Rental revenues are breaking records, and there is a lot of new construction! It is an excellent time to look at purchasing a second home if you are willing to build it! It is not […]

Lake Haven

What a challenge 2020 was for the world! And this time I am not dramatic! What a grand time to launch a resort- not! But despite it all, a dozen cabins have closed, and groundbreaking has begun at Lake Haven, and soon we should be able to open front doors and walk out onto decks […]

A Market Snapshot

To say 2020 brought many unexpected changes is an understatement. However, as we enter 2021, we have a great deal of positive momentum. The “Great Smoky Mountain Vacation Runaway” would be a great title for 2020! We became the destination of choice! Once we were past the late spring COVID-19 lockdown, the race to the […]

A look at the second half of 2020 in Smoky Mountains real estate

As we move through the second half of the year, many of the people who contact us about buying cabins first ask if the challenges from COVID have affected the market. It’s a great question, and something we are constantly monitoring. The answer, though, is not really. The condition we were in with our market […]

July featured ‘Cabin of the Month’ in Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest’s “Splash Lodge” is our featured “Cabin of the Month” for July! Splash Lodge is one-of-a-kind spacious 11-bedroom luxury cabin with all the amenities you could ask for or think of – a fantastic investment, and the cornerstone of the Sherwood Forest Resort! It is positioned right beside the resort pool for flat huge […]

Looking to save on your tax bill?

I’m excited to share with you information on a new law that went into effect a few weeks ago to help us vacation cabin owners as a result of the COVID pandemic we are working our way through. The law, called the CARES Act, includes a provision that will allow cabin owners – and other […]

The future of rental cabin investments

As we continue to navigate the global challenge of the coronavirus and its impact upon the economy, many are asking what the effect on the real estate market will be over the next few years. In a recent article, I shared about what we learned from the downturn in the last decade when we saw […]

Newly built in Starr Crest Resort

The incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail creates the perfect blend of Smoky Mountain cabin getaway and contemporary rugged living in this 3-bedroom cabin! Its 180-degree (and then some!) views of the Great Smoky National Park from the 3 stories of decks, its soaring cathedral ceilings, handsome grey-stained tongue-and-groove wood floors, and modern finishes all […]