Ridge View Lodge​​​​ - under construction

5 bed / 3.5 bath custom hybrid mountain cabin in the Smoky Mountains between Gatlinburg 
and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Started: Nov 8, 2016. Completion: 2019.

About Ridge View Lodge


Ridge View Lodge will be a "sister property" to Blue Mountain Lodge. Located higher up the same street as Blue Mountain Lodge, it is a totally custom designed hybrid log and heavy timber mountain home - no other one is like it! 

It took us about 3 years of drawing plans, trying out ideas, and verifying every little detail before we took the plans to the architects to be finalized.

Our must-have features:

  • Heavy timber frame scissor trusses supporting the roof
  • Front "prow" wall of windows on all 3 levels to maximize the view of surrounding ridge and Mt. Leconte
  • A lower level walk out to the yard
  • Main level design geared toward increased accessibility (36" wide inetrior doors, grab bars in the master bathroom, easy low threshold access to decks) for the guests who prefer fewer stairs; future handicap access ramp
  • Master bathroom with heated floors, separate 60" shower and a whirlpool tub
  • Open concept family and dining room with a gas log fireplace
  • Dining room with custom farm-style table to seat 12
  • Upper level will feature secondary master king bedroom with acess to the bathroom plus a queen bedroom, open loft area with a pool table overlooking  the family room and a picture window with a view of mountain ridge
  • Lower level with 2nd fireplace, kitchenette, games, TV viewing area plus a queen bedroom, a bunk bedroom and a full bath - so that youngsters can entertain themselves while adults enjoy quiter time upstairs
  • Full house Fire-protection sprinkler system

We have not forgotten to build GREEN:
  • ​Closed-cell spray foam insulation for superior energy efficiency
  • Ultra LowE-366 energy efficient windows
  • Energy Star rated recyclable metal roofing with R-50 insulation
  • Heated floors in baths to save on HVAC use
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Zoned high efficiency Energy Star HVAC system

  1. Ridge View Lodge - Footers
  2. Ridge View Lodge - Ground clearing
  3. Ridge View Lodge - construction of the main floor.
  4. Ridge View Lodge - lower level
  5. Ridge View Lodge - main floor
  6. Ridge View Lodge - framing
  7. "Ridge View Lodge"
  8. Future  "Ridge View Lodge"
  9. Ridge View Lodge 2nd floor being framed; getting ready to hoist the ridge beam
  10. Ridge View Lodge - installing main timber frame ridge beam 02.04.17
  11. Installing main roof
  12.  Mt. LeConte providing the backdrop
  13. Ridge View Lodge - side 04.01.17
  14. Ridge View Lodge timber frame construction
  15. Ridge View Lodge construction front prow
  16. Ridge View Lodge metal roof
  17. View from the front deck
  18. Ridge View Lodge Cabin staining the walls
  19. Ridge view lodge exterior finished
  1. 3.5 bathrooms
    Double sinks, Master with jetted tub
  2. Outdoor firepit
    with benches
  3. Paved parking
    4+ vehicles
  4. Sleeps up to 14
  5. 5 bedrooms
    2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 twins, 2 bunks
  6. Log and timber frame
    Private and custom mountain home
  7. Mountain view
    View of ridge and Mt. LeConte
  8. Free WIFI
    Satellite service
  9. DISH TV
    TVs in all rooms with 120 channels
  10. TV
    in every room
  11. Kitchen and dining
    Fully equipped kitchen Dining table for 12
  12. Fireplace
    2 Gas log - family room, lower level
  13. Hot tub
  14. Family friendly
    Acrade, Foosball, Pool table and more!
  15. Outdoor grill
    With picnic tables
  16. Wooded area
    Surrounded by nature
  17. Non-Smoking
  18. Great for kids

Construction VIDEO - time lapse (West cam)

Check back soon - we will be adding new progress photos and VIDEO!

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Meet the owners

I came to the Smoky mountians with a friend in 2009 for the first time during winter snowfall. It was so pretty! Living in Florida, we missed having seasons. Todd and I (Victoria) came together several more times, and we knew - Smoky Mountains was the place! We bought our cabin in 2010. For now, we are living and working in Tampa FL,  and looking forward to making Sevier county our permanent home one day. 
Photo taken day after Christmas 2010 when Blue Mountain Lodge was almost complete.

We love DIY projects, and we have restored or made many furniture and decor pieces you will see in our cabin. 

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  1. 3200
    Square feet
  2. 3
    Levels
  3. 5
    Bedrooms
  4. 12+
    Guests
  5. 3.5
    Bathrooms

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