This is Lu and Jerry2
Lu explains, “We live in Pigeon Forge and care for these fine cabins and condos with the team from our hotel, Arbors at Island Landing. Jerry was born and brought up in West Virginia, while I was brought up on a farm in the mountains of Colombia. I’ve got some stories that I can tell you about that.”
“I met Jerry and married him in Tampa, where my Mom lives still but visits us all the time”.
“The hotel that we both run together is the same hotel that will be your “DownTown Club”, while staying in one of our homes”.
” We have traveled the world and Jerry did many years of town building duty in Afghanistan and Iraq with the military and Department of State”.
“Now we are back home in the mountains creating homes-away-from-home for our FAMILY – all our treasured guests who are themselves building memories of their own in our joy filled Smokies”.
“We have three grown children and now two grandchildren. One daughter is studying to help the world out through better skills at communicating with other cultures and is laying her foundation by studying international relations in Belgium. She is following in her dad’s footsteps (in Iraq and Afghanistan), yet is eager to come back to our world of Appalachia”.
“Like so many of our guests, we find ourselves looking more and more after our precious grandchildren. Now, why is that? Maybe – this time we get to enjoy t without the concern of “getting it right”. Just love is more than enough, this time around, isn’t it?”
“Come join us all in Pigeon Forge and we’ll look after you like family.
But not the babysitting, please”.
More of our Background
Jerry’s father grew up in the Smoky Mountains and, as he says “We still have plenty of relatives living up and down the mountain ranges. As a result, I grew up vacationing in and around the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge areas and so have loved this area for as long I can remember”.
“My wife fell in love too on her first visit. It has been our dream to retire here and so we purchased a cabin that would eventually be our permanent home. We wanted a place where our grand kids can come and spend time with us and there would plenty for us to do with them. After more than a year of searching we finally found the place to call home”.
Lu and Jerry, Hosts