Ambleside was established in July 2012 by Pip and Kevin Maas. After years of traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains enjoying the outdoors and the warmth and hospitality of the people of East Tennessee, we decided to invest in our 'home away from home', our 'retreat to relaxation'.
Ambleside is a popular town in the Lake District of Cumbria in the Northwest region of the United Kingdom. It is a base camp for hiking, mountaineering and mountain bike riding and located on the shores of Lake Windermere. We visited the area several years ago when we went hiking in Cumbria.
The sights are breath-taking and the locals were truly down to earth, very similar to the people we have met over the years in East Tennessee. We decided on the name of Ambleside because of the similarity of the hiking and people from that area.
RETREAT TO RELAXATION:
Kevin recently retired after 38 years of working in the 'Corporate World' of Retail Management and decided his next venture would take a slower pace and involve meeting people that share his interest of the outdoors. His wife, Pip, a Brit transplanted from London, continues to practice as a Registered Nurse in a busy Critical Care setting and values the occasions when both she and Kevin can escape with their dogs, Sasha and Major, to the tranquility that is guaranteed at Ambleside Cabin.
Pip and Kevin have ensured that others who visit Ambleside Cabin will enjoy similar benefits of mountain life and their own opportunity to retreat to relax in quiet surroundings with comforts reminiscent of home.
Sleeps 6 people ~ 2 separate bedrooms with Queen Beds, 1 'sleeper sofa' in the main living area (in front of the wood burning fireplace!)
2 separate bathrooms, each with jacuzzi tubs
1 Shower in the lower level bathroom
Ceiling fans in all rooms
Lower Bedroom includes 27" TV with DVD player
Upper Bedroom includes 22" TV with DVD player
Ample closet and drawer space in both bedrooms
Living area boasts a 40 inch HD TV with Cable and 130+ channels
WIFI Internet connection throughout Ambleside Cabin & deck area
Telephone for local calls
Circular dining room table which sits 4 people comfortably
Wood burning fireplace
Well equipped kitchen with microwave, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator.
Cooking utensils and crockery. Tea Towels
Full Central Air and Heating / Large picture window with woodland view
Washer and Dryer
Easy Access to large, wrap~around deck with 4-person Hot Tub, rocking chairs and BBQ
Easy road side access with allocated parking for 2 vehicles.
Ambleside Cabin is part of Douglas Lake Resort located off Newport Highway US-411 .
The resort consists of rental cabins and residential homes.
Douglas Lake was built in 1942 by The Tennessee Valley Authority, Douglas Lake Reservoir inundates about a 40 mile stretch of the French Broad River between Douglas Lake Dam and the Irish Bottoms area Newport, Tennessee.
The length of the lake is 60 miles, with a surface area of 44 square miles.
It's coordinates are 35º 57'40"N 83"32'20" W
It has a depth of approximately 195 feet.
Douglas Lake attracts 2 million recreational visitors a year.
DOUGLAS LAKE RESORT AMENITIES:
Access to outside communal pool (seasonal)
Access to boat ramp onto Douglas Lake
Walking trail which includes a covered bridge! (Approx 1 mile)
Douglas Lake Horse Riding Stables
Please NOTE: NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE CABIN!