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Ridge View Lodge​​​​ - under construction

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

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Ridge View Lodge Smoky Mountains Log Cabin

Started: Nov 8, 2016. Completion: 2019.

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

  1. Ridge View Lodge - Footers
    Ridge View Lodge - Footers
    Nov 2016. Footers are being poured for the future 3-level mountain home
  2. Ridge View Lodge - Ground clearing
    Ridge View Lodge - Ground clearing
    Nov 8, 2016. Located atop the hill the property offers the view of surrounding ridge
  3. Ridge View Lodge - construction of the main floor.
    Ridge View Lodge - construction of the main floor.
    View of Mt. Leconte from the future main floor. "Blue Mountain Lodge" is visible across the street.
  4. Ridge View Lodge - lower level
    Ridge View Lodge - lower level
    Lower level being framed. Two doors leading to the outside and two large windows to take advantage of the light.
  5. Ridge View Lodge - main floor
    Ridge View Lodge - main floor
    Main floor joists added
  6. Ridge View Lodge - framing
    Ridge View Lodge - framing
    Lower level rooms being framed
  7. "Ridge View Lodge"
    "Ridge View Lodge"
    View from the main floor prow window (dining area)
  8. Future  "Ridge View Lodge"
    Future "Ridge View Lodge"
    Looking toward future dining/family room with prow window
  9. Ridge View Lodge 2nd floor being framed; getting ready to hoist the ridge beam
    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
    Ridge View Lodge - installing main timber frame ridge beam 02.04.17
    02.04.17 Main ridge beam craned to the top
  11. Installing main roof
    Ridge View Lodge - roof being installed 02.17.17
    Installing main roof
  12.  Mt. LeConte providing the backdrop
    Ridge view lodge - View of Mt LeConte 02.02.17
    Busy construction site seen from the street; Blue Mountain Lodge in the background, and imposing Mt. LeConte providing the backdrop
  13. Ridge View Lodge - side 04.01.17
    Ridge View Lodge - side 04.01.17
    Side elevation. Windows being trimmed.
  14. Ridge View Lodge timber frame construction
    Ridge View Lodge - side 04.01.17
    Timber frame scissor truss
  15. Ridge View Lodge construction front prow
    Ridge View Lodge - front prow wall 04.01.17
    LowE windows installed
  16. Ridge View Lodge metal roof
    Ridge View Lodge - roof 03.25.17
    Roof being installed
  17. View from the front deck
    View from the front deck
    05.20.17
  18. Ridge View Lodge Cabin staining the walls
    Ridge View Lodge - June 2017
    Staining the logs
  19. Ridge view lodge exterior finished
    Ridge View Lodge
    07.27.17 Staining is done, stone stucco finished

The yet to be built new cabin will feature:​​

  • ​​Timber frame roof with exposed beams
  • ​WIFI via satellite​
  • Pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Multi-game classic 80s arcade
  • Whirlpool tub
  • TVs in every room with DISH120
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Kitchenette in lower level
  • 2 King beds
  • 2 Queen beds
  • 2 Twin bunk beds
  • Sleeper sofa
  • 2 Gas log fireplaces
  • Firepit with benches
  • ​And much more!!!​​
  • ​​Views of Mt LeConte and surrounding mountain ridge
  • Sleeps 12
  • Private location (not a PUD)
  • Located Between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
  • Family friendly - no steep drop-offs
  • Parking for 4+ vehicles
  • Accessible by all paved roads
  • Yard
  • Open front deck
  • Covered side porches
  • Grill
  • Hot tub
  • Picnic tables
  • Rocking chairs

Construction - time lapse (West cam)

DRONE VIDEO - FLy OVER

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! The name reflects the fact that you can enjoy the views of surrounding mountian ridges and Mt. LeConte on a clear day. 

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

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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