About Us


We're the Hayes family!  John + Jenn and our five kids (Colt, Julia, Travis, Dillon, & Cody)

Together we're your host at Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge.

Our 1st trip to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains was back in 2009.  We were in the middle of a cross-country move from Ontario, Canada to Pensacola, Florida due to a military PCS.  On our trip through the Smoky Mountains we decided we had to come back!  Fast-forward to 2018 and add 4 more kids and we finally made it back.  We started our search for the perfect vacation home to share with friends and family.

After looking high and low for what we wanted, (and missing out on multiple properties) we decided to build a custom home.  We were able to combine John's home building and real estate investing experience with Jenn's interior design and home staging expertise to create a place our family loves!  The result is Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge.  We're now adding to our portfolio so keep checking back for additional properties!

We hope that you enjoy our place as much as we do.  

You can find out more about us at the links below.

 Dogwood Designs by J&J