Saturday, October 2, 2010

" A MOUNTAIN DREAM "

Well..........Here it is, The Writers Porch II ! It has been my dream since the early 80s when I started vacationing in Townsend, Tennessee to some day own my own little piece of The Smokies.............




Preferably.... my own little piece of The Smokies in Townsend...........
Big Valley is the cutest little resort of manufactured homes.About half the people live here year around. Most are retired, some just come for the warm months. I had never driven into Big Valley until my birthday, Eric and I both fell in love with it. We just thought it was the cutest place we'd ever seen! The streets are all named for foul such as Flamingo Circle, Snow Goose Lane etc.

Ours is on Peacock Ridge............. YES ! We got it! This is looking across the street from the front porch.That is the red roof of a bath house located on the street below.

This is looking UP my street..............


Down my street............toward Bradley Mountain

Coming in the front door. It is completely furnished except for that Big TV ! The 4 big windows all have mountain views!

This is from the dining area looking towards the front door..........It has a gas logs fireplace.

It has 2 bedrooms, this is the front bedroom..........


This one is the back bedroom..............


Coming out from the front bedroom is the washer & dryer...........across from the double closet you see on the right just past the washer, are 2 full baths.........beyond that is the back bedroom.....


A reverse view.............


This bath is closest to the front bedroom and has a tub/shower combo.........


This one has a shower and is closest to the back bedroom. The shower which is on the left, can be concealed behind a folding door.


This is the dining area at the far end of the living area............it has a mountain view via the screen porch....the stainless fridge you see was kept on the back porch for entertaining.


This is the kitchen, it has all new appliances including a small dishwasher next to the stove.........
I love the sliding french doors and the pantry beside the fridge............


My favorite place is this screened porch with awesome mountain views everywhere you look!!


See what I mean.......................A million dollar view of Rich Mountain which is part of the GSMNP . You can access it from Cades Cove in the park and drive across it to Maryville. It is one way and closed in the winter months.


I took this through the screen...........as you can tell


There is also a side deck........which looks back at Bradley Mountain.........and my neighbors back porch...........


Down below the screened porch is a huge open deck which you can see the right edge of here.


This is my back yard......I see wild flowers in it's future..............AND you know I'm gonna be putting my touch on the inside too! HA!


We go back in 3 weeks to close.......and I'm hoping this view...........


Will look more like this.................


HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND YA'LL............ GO TITANS !!!! XOXO

20 comments:

jeannette said...

What a nice house -I would think I'm in heaven -like the kitchen and the porch with the views especially!

Arkansas Patti said...

What amazing views and you are so close to Cades Cove, a favorite place.
Hope you get that leaf changing view. That would be breath taking.
It is really nice all ready but know you are anxious to put your personal touch on every thing.
Have fun.

Missy B. said...

Congratulations Carol! It is a beautiful place with awesome views. How wonderful for your dream to come true....I'm happy for you! The screened porch will be a great place to curl up with a good book. :)

Journaling Woman said...

That is one gorgeous place and awesome scenery. Lucky you!

Teresa

I_am_Tulsa said...

Oh my goodness..with such amazing views from those glorious windows you don't need a TV! LOL
COngratulations!

Vicki Lane said...

Congratulations, Carol! I know you'll enjoy your mountain hideaway!

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Thanks Jeanette! That's my 2 favorite spots too!

Patti...I see paint on those white wall and chair rail, along with all the Smoky Mountain Art I've been collecting for years !

Missy...I hear ya!! :)

Teresa.....I'm just thrilled !!!

Tulsa.....Come visit!

Vicki....Thanks! Perhaps we'll have a girls weekend there??

Marguerite said...

Congrats Carol! I'm soooo happy for you! What a fabulous getaway! Stunning views and it's just a beautiful place, all around! Cheers, cher!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh my gosh, Carol! I'm so happy for you. All those dreamy views...and I bet the air smells clean and fresh. Soon the leaves will be changing colors and you will be so inspired to write, and read, and cook. Wishing you every happiness...and a Happy Belated Birthday, too.
Catherine xx

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, Carol I'm so happy for you !!
Your little piece of those heavenly mountains, in all of their glory !
So close to Cades Cove the prettiest place up there, and spectacular views of all that the Smokies have to offer.
My heart is pounding as I took the tour, you are most deserving my bloggy friend....
{Hugs} and a happy dance for you
Jo
x

steviewren said...

Congratulations of The Writer's Porch II. Long ago ex hubby, kids and I drove from Cades Cove to Townsend the Rich Mountain way. I remember it as being beautiful. Enjoy!

merrilymarylee said...

Congratulations! How long is the drive from farm to mountain house? Do you think you'll go during the winter?

None of us had any doubt that you'd already be planning before the papers were even signed! LOL.

Pat in east TN said...

Congratulations Carol! Beautiful spot, lovely home ... enjoy!

Kat said...

Congratulations! It is for sure a good "Dream" and I know you two will have lots of wonderful times there.

NitWit1 said...

I would love to live there all year. But I am sort of a hermit sometimes. but it is a long way from a doctor I beet.

Enjoy every chance you get.

creativewritingintheblackberrypatch said...

Congratulations! I never doubted you would get it.

Becca's Dirt said...

Congratulations Carol. That is a beautiful place. I know you will enjoy it.

Deb Shucka said...

So very happy for you!

JoyceAnn said...

Wow ~ It's beautiful and I'm so " Happy " for you. I love that backporch view , you'll spend many hours out there I bet.

~ Peaceful Autumn Blessings ~

NCmountainwoman said...

How wonderful to see a dream come true. I know you will love it and spend many happy days there.