Saturday, September 5, 2015

Bates Get Royal Treatment

On the season two finale of Bringing Up Bates, which aired this week, the entire Bates clan headed to Dollywood to perform during the park's bluegrass festival and enjoy a family vacation.

When Lawson booked the gig, he was told that his family would be staying in a "cabin up in the mountains," but the accommodations turned out to be much more extravagant than the Bates family had imagined.

“It was not a cabin up in the mountains, it was a palace up in the mountains,” Lawson commented on the show.

The "cabin" that the family stayed in is appropriately named “It’s Got It All." It is four stories tall, sleeps up to 26 people, and even has a movie theater with surround sound. Take a look at the list of amenities, and decide for yourself if this cabin does in fact have it all. (Nathan initially thought the cabin didn't have a fireplace, but it actually has three.)

6 Bedrooms
3 Dining room tables
Mountain view
      *According to Kelly, the Bates broke the elevator, but Gil prefers to say that "it just quit working while we were there."
Wraparound porch on all four levels
Deck rockers and swing
6 TVs
48-inch video arcade
Air hockey table
Pool table
Foosball Table
Board games

If you're planning to bring a big group to Dollywood or Gatlinburg, you can book "It's Got It All" for upwards of $799 per night. 

Photos courtesy of UP/Dollywood


  1. That's an amazing place for all of you to have the chance to experience and stay. Your little reward for the wonderful way you serve and give to others.

  2. WOW!! *gasps*

    That is BIG!!!

    But with a least 27 people in 6 bedrooms...where does everyone slept??

    Love this family and this blog!! :-)

    1. I guess if I had brother to read the deception I would have know!! :-)

  3. I have loved the Bates for a long time, but they seem to be more like elite movie stars than
    a humble homeschool family. I really hate to see them change. Fame is usually not a good
    thing in the end. Sad to see this happen to such a Godly family.

    1. I have met the Bates family on 2 separate occasions (about a year apart in length) and I can assure you that they are the most humble, normal, down to earth family you'll ever meet. In fact, even though it had been almost a year since I had last met them, both Tori and Nathan remembered meeting me, and Tori remembered that I have 2 kids (not with me at the time). :) They are a joy to be around :)

  4. I thought Kelly said that they broke the elevator...

    1. You're right. We just got the names switched. Thanks for catching that. :)

      Lily and Ellie

  5. I recall that the 'cabin' on top of the hill was the same house that was featured in 17 Kids And Countuing back in 2008 when the Duggars stayed there while visiting Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.
    There definitely was a fireplace then, and the kids watched Animal Planet on TV after Michelle allowed them to.

    1. You have a good memory! The Duggars stayed in a different cabin during their Pigeon Forge trip, although it was similar to the one the Bates stayed in.

      Lily and Ellie