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Welcome to The Gathering Place on Douglas Lake!! This property offers lake side romance and so much more! There's absolutely nothing else like this around. Photo opportunities abound. Breathtaking water views with the Great Smoky Mountains as your back drop. It's where action packed adventures await you in a truly a one of a kind highly sought after area with such an easy and direct drive to access.
Our property is adult oriented. Best for Romantic Couples, or switched off for a Girl's Wine and Sun weekend or You and Your fishing buddies, this lake is stocked! Check out our hospitality section for special services and packages available. We have a customization romance packages too! Let us know how we can make it extra special for you!
Stay a few days or a week, you'll have a blast here!! Located smack dab the on the Main Channel of Douglas Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains area. The Gathering Place is a waters edge lake front property which means year round water! We have a private dock and direct lake access all Spring, Summer and Fall! Views, views and more views! Here is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate from your travels then prepare to explore all our action packed area has to offer. If you have not been to the Great Smoky Mountains area, let me say you are about to embark on a wonderful experience. If you have been here, then you know just how much or how little you can get into. The choice is yours get out and explore or just sit here and relax Douglas Lake style. My guess is you will do a bit of both!
Our home is one and a half level home and sleeps up to 6. It has 2 bedrooms, with super comfy beds, a King in the Master bedroom and a Queen in the other which also includes a super nice full size Ethan Allen sofa bed. There are 2 full baths, one with a shower the other a Jacuzzi tub, towels, hairdryers, soaps, and some extra special touches. It has a full kitchen which is fully equipped with a full size fridge and stove, microwave, toaster, , Keurig and additionally a 12 cup automatic Mr. Coffee programmable coffee maker so you can wake up to the Aroma of your favorite morning Java! If cooking is your thing then whip up something special. We have the equipment you need. A Kindness Kitchen... Fully Equipped. Heart ? Shapped waffle iron, crockpot, and a blender to whip up some nice smoothies or frozen Margaritas!! Multiple measuring devices, herb infuser, pots, pans, plates, glasses, utensils, spices and unique serving equipment! Or sit back and have your favorite brew or glass of wine while waiting on the outdoor charcoal park style grill to cook your steak just right! There are multiple indoor and outdoor eating/gathering areas including a smores fire pit! Pack lightly if that's your wish and take advantage of our DIY laundry with iron and mini ironing board. We have designated outdoor for lake use towels or for your time on the sunning dock. Coolers for your boat or to take along with you on your hiking adventures! For those relaxing nights or rainy days we have an already paid Netflix app loaded for your binges on the Smart TVs with plenty of other apps loaded such as Pluto, VUDU, etc. the list is extensive. Or you can utilize our wireless internet (WiFi) to sign in to your own Hulu, Amazon or other streaming services. We also have plenty of board games, DVD's and other entertainment items. Including a stereo with indoor sound bar which is also connected to the outdoor deck speakers, you can choose to listen to what ever is playing or play your own music by connecting your phone. Did I mention the outdoor deck speakers??
Plenty of seating on the decks and chairs for the dock. Rock your cares away or take a swing in the hammock with your Honeybear or curled up with your favorite book right by the shoreline!
As mentioned, the home and property are lake front on the main channel of Douglas Lake with direct walkout access. Unlike being in a cove or on a lake branch, our property has water views all throughout the year. Because Douglas Lake is a Tennessee TVA dam controlled reservoir lake, the lake water amount does begin to decrease in the autumn around Labor Day and is at its lowest in mid-winter. Depending on rainfall, the lake increases to standard full capacity around April-May and does fill up to our bank shoreline, providing easy and direct lake access. If booking in fall/winter please inquire as to the level the dock is always accessible as are the stairs to the lakebed, but the water level will be well below the dock in fall and winter.
There are brochures in almost every store and restaurant in this area, including some in our home. You will also find a welcome and informational binder to read that will tell you so much more about our place and what there is to do in the area. Developed from a personal perspective, it includes not only the visitors favorites, but also some of the locals favorites too!
If you are a Lake Life enthusiast as we are you will be happy to know we have two marinas close and can set you up through our reservations services. Multiple style boat rentals available, including jet skis, paddle boards, tubes, etc. To reserve a boat, etc. just ask! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and send us a booking request so you can get out and explore Douglas Lake's 33,000 acres. Rent a pontoon to just cruise and relax, go fishing, swimming or grab one of their speed boats and show your skiing skills off! Oh and you may want to also grab some lunch or dinner at the Marina pier restaurant or indulge in their yummy soft serve ice cream!
Before reserving, please see our disclaimer in the written rental agreement booking contract regarding accessing the lake from our property, it regards guest safety, proper adult supervision, no swimming alone the and release of owner liabilities, as of course there is no lifeguard on duty. This is the same written document where you will find the house rules please be sure to read, review and by signature accept to comply. We do this for the protection and respect of both the guest themselves and the owners property. As such, outdoor security cameras do cover the entire, exterior only, of the property. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time here with wonderful memories for all to be made from your stay. Our home is located in a low key business and residential area, with other visitors and owners enjoying their time, please be respectful of the neighbors regarding noise, levels and their property.
We encourage gathering of friends and family, at the Gathering Place! Although, our home does not accommodate parties or large gatherings additional visitors guest are welcome. Additional day or night visitors/guest must be disclosed at the time of your reservation inquiry and an additional fee payment is required. Be sure to fully and honestly disclose all guest and visitors prior to making your reservation.
If one of your destinations is the Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountains., don't fret we are located just 8 minutes down a highway street along the main route into and out of the Pigeon Forge/Great Smoky Mountains area. We are just far enough out of the way to get out of all the hustle-n-bustle and relax from a long day, but not too far to jump back in it all the next day. On a min-mod traffic day or evening you can expect a 30 min or so drive to Pigeon Forge. Although, traffic can sometimes hinder your path increasing it to 45 min or more if there is a special event or a lot of visitors in town. On these days using Waze or Google directions is suggested, as the locals know taking a back road will save you time around here. So, if you are the type who is looking for a real vacation with good mix of relaxation and fun action packed things to get into then our place is the place for you!
Whatever you decide to do during your visit, we welcome you to our Smoky Mountain home to enjoy what we have come to know as good times with family and friends. It's where memories are made. We'll see you soon!!