Friday was on of the best days ever. Not only did Kyle surprise me with a spa day, he planned a weekend getaway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for us and the pups. This trip was about relaxing, spending time with each other, and having fun with the pups. They enjoyed the trip just as much as we did. What I loved about this trip is that we focussed on relaxing and limited our dining out, exploring, and running all over the place. We ventured out once, but stayed put for the rest of the trip. I took a ton of photos of our eats, coffee, the pups, the cabin, and our little adventure to downtown Gatlinburg. I hope you enjoy <3
We left Charlotte at 6pm.
We stopped at the grocery store before heading to the house.
Not going to lie, it was kind of scary at night. The house was in the middle of nowhere, on the water, and it was over 110 years old…
The name of the cabin was the Lindsey Mill and it has been featured on the Travel Channel.
The dogs made themselves right at home. Thank goodness this place was pet friendly!
We brought our dinner since we knew it would be late by the time we got there.
We immediately hooked up the Netflix and caught up on our show. Kyle and I finished two seasons of “The Killing” in two weeks!
I woke up really early to blog and walk the pups. The place was much better in the morning! The creepy vibe went away.
Leo was loving all the sticks.
The home was right on the creek.
So many new things to soak in.
Morning coffee on the deck 🙂 This was like a dream for me.
Good morning, sleepy heads!
I spent the morning blogging and watching “The Killing”
The house had a pond in the front yard that was all fenced in for the pups. They LOVED running around.
Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast!
We got ready on Saturday afternoon and headed to downtown Gatlinburg.
We walked around the shops and enjoyed the day strolling.
Some people told us not to go to Gatlinburg because of the fires, but they were wrong. The downtown is still lovely as ever and everyone was so welcoming. Of course, there was so much devastation around the downtown, and it’s so sad to think about people losing their homes. You could see a lot of the homes that were effected by the fires, and it was heartbreaking. I was happy that we could give our business to the shops and the people of Gatlinburg.
Kyle was on the hunt for a coffee shop for me.
We went to a cute little coffee shop called “Coffee and Company.”
They had cute little gifts and I loved the positive messages throughout the coffee shop.
Small cappuccino with skim + one extra shot of espresso.
And a hot cocoa for Kyle <3
The downtown area was really cute and I loved the little hidden villages.
I was in heaven looking at all these mugs.
We had plans to go out to dinner, but we couldn’t wait to get back to the pups and play outside. We felt like little kids, so we stopped at the grocery to pick up some food and headed straight back to the cabin.
I’m not sure who was having more fun…
Grumples spent thirty minutes trying to get the courage to grab this stick…
He finally did it!
We decided to go exploring on the other side of the cabin. There was a bridge that allowed you to go over the creek and onto the trail.
Everything was so beautiful and it looked like a dream.
This trip inspired us to stay at more pet friendly AirBnBs.
Serious squad goals.
If this place was this gorgeous in the winter, I can’t imagine what it would look like in the summer or fall!
The pups were worn out and so were we!
Kyle tucked Grumples in! It was so cute.
Lunch was a big plate of snacks! Chicken salad, fava beans, carrots, harvest snaps, carrots, and hummus!
My boys <3
We stuck to gluten free pizza and Netflix for dinner!
I don’t even have to tell you this because I’m sure it’s obvious, but I love taking coffee photos. When I see destination photos, the first thing that comes to my mind is “I’d love to drink coffee in that spot”, so adding coffee to my photos makes me happy.
After walking the pups around the property, I decided to make Kyle and I breakfast! Kyle was still sleeping and I knew the smell of bacon was the kindest way to wake him up.
Grumples smelled some bacon…
I used cinnamon raisin gluten free bread for the french toast.
Gluten free french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sautéed blueberries!
There was a book inside the house that had a little note from everyone who has stayed there. I enjoyed reading them all! People from all over the world stayed in this cute little cabin.
We were so sad to leave this perfect little cabin, but excited for our next adventure together! Kyle made my birthday so perfect 🙂
Questions for you!
- Do you ever go on vacations with your dogs?
- Do you prefer staying put or exploring?
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