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    Well, school is letting up a bit, so what am I gonna do? That's right, take another class! Lol. Well, it's a present to myself; I have signed up to take one of Judy Gale Roberts' classes.

    I seemed to remember that she recommended a place to stay on her website, but I am darned if I can find it. Any of you have a place to recommend? I know lots of folks here have taken one of her classes. Thanks!



    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your request/question.
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 03-18-2012, 11:08 AM.

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    Try sending a PM to Rolf just in case he doesn't see your post.
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    • #3
      When are you going? What class are you taking.?

      Magpie didn't Judy send you a package with a map and hotel listings?
      Heed her warning about narrow roads and tight turns especially into her driveway. The only Hint I will give you is the attached photo you will come up the road from the right and make a hairpin turn up her driveway.

      We stayed at the Comfort Inn Apple valley, Sevierville TN they were very well priced at the time. There are places closer but we did not check them out.
      Sevierville Hotels, Sevierville TN Hotel - Comfort Inn Apple Valley in Sevierville
      It is about 10 miles from Judy (20minutes) There is lots to do around the area, actually too much for me. The area around Dolly wood is very touristy. My wife and I went to the Titanic museum ( highly recommended)
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      • #4
        I have been to her class twice now and have stayed in a cabin. I spoil myself once a year with a nice vacation and these cabins were a big part of the spoiling. Getting into a hot tub after a full day in Judy's class was just what the doctor ordered. Here is the link.
        Oak Haven Cabin Resort and Spa of Tennessee - Cabin 17
        You can pick a cabin based on your needs. I stayed in cabin 33

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        • #5
          I just sent in my payment about 10 minutes before I posted this, so poor Judy hasn't had a chance to even see my order yet, lol. I'm going in May, to the beginner's class. I could probably fudge my way through the intermediate but I thought, what the heck, I'll just start from the beginning.

          I grew up in the Ozarks, so that picture made me pretty homesick! Except our driveway was mostly rock, with an impression of a gravel road on top of it

          I went through Sevierville about 30 years ago, so when I googled the area I about fell out of my chair. There was a whole lot of nothing in that area when I was there before, now it looks like Orlando.

          Thanks for your replies!

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          • #6
            Woodsman,
            We thought about the cabins they are beautiful, but we decided to stay where we did so that my wife was more in the middle of things while I was in class.

            Magpie, we were shocked when we first drove into the area, never expected all of that development. But you don't have to drive very far to get away from all of that. Make sure to leave time for Jeffries.
            Rolf
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            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              When I went to her class, I tried to book one of those cabins but I waited too long and they were booked. I wound up staying at the Clarion Inn at 124 Waldens Main St, Pigeon Forge. Im not sure what you're looking to spend but it cost me 4 nights about 400 bucks. I do recommend it and would stay there again. It's a newly built hotel so everything is clean, updated and in excellent condition. Has free breakfast, gym, pool, internet and massage chairs. It's right in the middle of the main strip of Pigeon Forge and I think about a 20min drive to Judy from there. I will warn you though, to do some research before you book a place. Try "trip advisor." The research I did showed a lot of very poorly rated motels/hotels in the area which included most on Judy's list. Some of the things I read were downright disgusting. One place in the area actually had the worst rating out of any place in the country! Don't go on the assumption that because Judy put a place on her list that it's any good.

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              • #8
                Judy only gives the info of what is nearby. She really has no input on what is good and what is not.
                Many of those are older and a bit rugged. But based on your wants and needs it is left up to us to do our own homework on what works for you.

                I want to go back and stay at those cabins again just because it was so nice there. I never sleep all that well in hotels, too much strange noises going on. But at the cabin, I slept like a rock. I had a very relaxing time there.

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