I’m looking for an accessible cabin or condo to accommodate my extended family of eight, including my sister who uses a power wheelchair. We do have a few kids in tow, but I really don’t want to do Disney, or even Florida. Can you recommend something to me?
Nothing says family friendly fun like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And as luck would have it, a very accessible mountain cabin is located just a short drive from the little-used back entrance to the park.
Managed by Awesome Mountain Vacations (866-907-1747, www.awesomemountainvacations.com), “Above the Clouds” is ideal for a large family gathering as it can accommodate up to 11 guests. A ramp leads from the nearby parking area to the back deck (located on the first floor) and up and around to the front deck (located on the second floor); so either floor can be accessed from outside.
The second floor features a kitchen, dining room and living area, plus a bedroom with a king-sized bed. The adjacent bathroom has a roll-in shower with a fold-down shower bench, a hand-held showerhead, shower grab bars and a roll-under sink. The toilet grab bars are located on the back and right walls (as seated). There is also a fold-out sofa bed in the living room and a standard hot tub on the deck.
Downstairs you’ll find a massive game room, two bunk beds and a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a standard Jacuzzi tub. There is also a bathroom with a larger roll-in shower with a fold-down shower seat, a hand-held showerhead and shower grab bars. The toilet has one grab bar, located on the back wall. A second bathroom is equipped with a standard tub/shower combination and a toilet with a grab bar on the back wall. A washer and dryer are also located on this floor.
The third floor loft, which can only be accessed by stairs, contains a pool table, a twin sofa bed and a standard bathroom.
All in all it’s a very accessible place to base yourself, and the kids will just love the game room. Have a great trip.