Why do we dare call these cabins “the best”? These five terrific rentals combine beauty outside with convenience, luxury, and thoughtful details inside. Add their wonderful locations. The result: Five of the best places to stay in Gatlinburg.
1. NORTON CREEK HIDEAWAY
The soothing sound of flowing water captivates you as soon as you arrive. Norton Creek Hideaway sits on the mossy banks of a trout stream and features a roofed picnic pavilion. The 3,000-square-foot cabin with four bedrooms sleeps up to 12. The level yard is nearly three acres, perfect for tossing balls and playing games. Bring your fishing poles!
2. BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD
This is our closest cabin to downtown Gatlinburg which offers mountain views. See the sparkle of the town nestling below the serene Smokies. Bright Side of the Road's wraparound deck includes a hot tub pavilion. Ceiling-to-floor windows make this cabin for 12 guests bright. The four bedrooms include two master suites, each with its own sitting area, while the elegant living room and modern gourmet kitchen are ready to entertain and feed your crew.
3. ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Every room in this four-bedroom cabin for 10 boasts breathtaking views (even the kitchen and master bath!). Nature surrounds you yet you get every modern convenience, from the gorgeously designed kitchen to the spa-inspired master bath. As if the relaxing living room with its buttery leather furniture weren’t great enough--you get a second living room and a rec room too. Outside at Altitude Adjustment, enjoy open and covered decks where you’ll kick back with coffee or wine.
4. BIG BEAR PLUNGE
A jetted swimming pool right inside the cabin, a sauna, and a movie theater room all make Big Bear Plunge special! Host a movie marathon, take a dip or hop into the steamy sauna. Play pool on the elegant table, relax in the deck’s hot tub, or cuddle in the roomy living room. The kitchen stands ready for gourmet cooking. The three bedrooms include bathrooms with multi-jet showers and towel warmers. Big Bear Plunge invites up to nine guests for a luxurious stay.
5. CREEK HAVEN
Creek Haven features a private bridge for access to the waterfall on this lovely property. There’s so much to do: Soak in a covered hot tub just steps from the creekside. Make s’mores at the fire pit. Watch TV outdoors while lounging in overstuffed easy chairs on the screened porch. Eat or play games in one of the most spacious, bright dining rooms anywhere. And when you’re tuckered out, retreat to one of the four lovely bedrooms that sleep up to eight.