2010-10-13 @ 19:02:26
In the last few days the colors have been really coming out.
The upper areas are turning quickly now and some good colors are showing up all over. Colors should be good now until the end of October..
Hope to see you soon.
2010-09-03 @ 12:08:15
Today, The Citizen Times, reported that the “experts” have determined that this Fall’s colors should be much better then last years. (which were pretty good!) They are predicting the peak to be in the third to fourth week of October. It has become more of
the norm over the last several years that the peak has been closer to the 19-30 then the usual 10-20th. Of course no matter when you come the colors move down from the peaks starting in late September. Usually the Blue Ridge Parkway turns gorgeous starting around the last of the Month.
Everyone here is looking forward to seeing you soon!!
2010-07-15 @ 13:28:29
It’s that time of the year already. We wait all year for the summer to get here and it’s already half over.
It’s been a good summer so far. Fairly dry, although as usual in the mountains there is always a chance of scattered thunderstorms. It’s amazing when you look at the weather channel when you have a 20-30 % chance of a Thunderstorm they will make the whole day look like solid rain on the little emblem they put up. Why they don’t show a Sunny day with a little corner showing rain I will never figure out. You certainly know which side of the half full glass weather folks are trained in.
We’ve had a lot of old friends stay with us this year and it is always good to catch up with them. It’s amazing how many remember our daughter as a toddler. (She’s now 15). The other amazing thing is how many new friends we make here every year.
I never regret leaving the Big Hotel Management atmosphere, and buying the Jonathan Creek Inn. It is so much more rewarding!
Well all of us here at The Jonathan Creek Inn and Villas, wish you a great remaining summer and hope you come visit us soon.
2010-06-29 @ 21:00:01
Trip Advisor can be a frustrating topic in Maggie Valley. It seems that several of the properties are writing their own reviews or having family members in other areas write them. Trip Advisor can be be an extremely good tool. We suggest you use it and combine it with other sources such as AAA. AAA is often considered the Best rating. It is totally independent and is based on their surprise visit each year. They consider many things including cleanliness, facility updating and safety issues.
It perplexes me that in Maggie Valley, six of the top seven hotels according to Trip Advisor, can not even get a single diamond with AAA.
Since we bought the hotel in 1996 we have achieved a Three Diamond Rating every year through AAA. For the last several years we are the only hotel in the entire county to achieve this.
Combine this with our Trip Advisor reviews and you should be able to get a very comfortable level of what to expect when you stay with us. We invite every guest to review us with honesty on Trip Advisor. We are not perfect all of the time. We do consistently offer great service and a very good product. If something is wrong we make every effort to make it right.
When you are choosing where you will be staying on your next trip to our beautiful valley we hope you will consider everything. Vacations are so important especially in these times that you need to make sure you are getting the best vacation possible.
We hope you choose to stay with us.
Jeff and Marianne Smith- owners
Alice Green- manager
2010-04-19 @ 22:03:26
Winter was very long..but it is quickly making up for it. We have had great weather for the last month.
Our property is ready for your visit. We have done a lot of work on both rooms and villas. We look forward to your visit to see what we’ve done.
I 40 is scheduled to open soon, and 64 is now open across the southern mountains as well. So all of our friends from Tennessee and the Midwest will have a much easier time getting to us.
Don’t forget to check out our last minute villa specials. We really have some great deals from now until Memorial Day Weekend.