Once Upon A Time


April 2018
Bedroom: 1  Bathrooms: 1.5  Sleeps: 5
You have arrived at ONCE UPON A TIME, your enchantingly romantic Smoky Mountain escape only MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN GATLINBURG. We have paid careful attention to your comfort, relaxation and enjoyment. There is a plush king size bed in the loft bedroom along with a relaxing jetted tub. Daydream as you relax in the private and romantic hot tub while enjoying the panoramic views of Mt. LeConte. Cuddle with the ones you love as you enjoy the beautiful stacked stone fireplace on the chilly Smoky Mountain winter nights. You will also find a fully equipped kitchen, a charcoal grill just outside your door and a washer and dryer for your convenience. You may also enjoy playing pool on the full size pool table in the great room. For the small family, you will also have a futon and pull out sleeper, which will accommodate 5 people.

At ONCE UPON A TIME, you will get away from it all while enjoying all the comforts of home and then some. Relax with your morning coffee while taking in the splendor of the mountain and the beauty of nature that surrounds you. You may also enjoy a stroll down to the clear mountain lake you will pass on the way to your cabin. Let ONCE UPON A TIME turn your dream into reality with special memories, forever reminding you to keep coming back to YOUR special place in the Great Smoky Mountains.


  Area: Gatlinburg
  Mountain View
  King Bed (1)
  Futon (1)
  Queen Sleeper Sofa (1)
  Ceiling Fan
  Central Heat & Air
  Cable TV
  DVD Player(s)
  Flat Screen TV
Outdoor Amenities
  Deck Furniture
  Rocking Chairs
  Patio Table
  Pool Table
  Fully Equipped Kitchen
  Cookware Provided
  Plates Provided
  Drinking Glasses Provided
  Silverware Provided
  Parking Spaces: 2
  Fireplace: Gas
  Operational October 1 - April 30 Only
  Main Level Covered
BBQ Grill
  Charcoal Grill
  Bed Linens Provided
  Towels Provided
Master Bedroom
  In-Room Jetted Tub MBR
  Sitting Area MBR
  In-Suite Bath MBR
Living Area
  Sofa LR1
  Fireplace LR1
  TV LR1
  Deck Access LR1
  Washer & Dryer
Bath One
  Shower BA1
Hot Tub
  Outdoor Hot Tub
  Coffee Maker
  Near Rocky Top Sports World

Questions and Answers

Q: Is the deck of Once Upon a Time private or is it overlooked by guests at the cabin beside it?   - Antoinette on 2016-06-06

A: This deck can be seen by other cabins.
Q: Is there a view from this cabin that only looks at the Mtn? Or do all the views also look down on other cabins that are near by?   - Aaron on 2016-06-01

A: You will see the other cabins nearby, as well as the gorgeous mountain views.
Q: Is there a view from this cabin that only looks at the Mtn? Or do all the views also look down on other cabins that are near by?   - Aaron on 2016-06-01

A: There will be other cabins viewed from this cabin.
Q: How close are the nearest hiking trails to this cabin?   - sara on 2016-03-01

A: Look at the Greenbriar area: http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/location.htm Greenbriar will probably be the closest. You can also view info here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/offbeatenpath.htm I would say 7-10 minute drive to Greenbriar, then timing after that will depend upon the trail.
Q: Does this house have a shower or just a bathtub?   - JJB on 2016-02-25

A: JJB, it has a shower and tub.
Q: Is this cabin pet friendly?   - Drew on 2015-09-21

A: Drew, this is not a pet friendly rental.
Q: How old do you have to be to rent?    - Jamie on 2015-02-03

A: You must be 21 years of age to rent a 1 bedroom rental. For 2+ bedroom rentals, the age requirement is 25 years of age. A valid ID must be presented at Check-In.
Q: Is there Wireless Internet connection available at this location?   - Roger on 2015-01-21

A: Roger, internet is not available at this cabin at this time.
Q: How many miles from downtown Gatlinburg is the cabin?    - Kay on 2015-01-19

A: Kay, this cabin is about 10-15 minutes from the downtown strip.
Q: Is there also a shower? Thanks!   - JRR on 2015-01-14

A: JRR, yes there is.
Q: How big is the jacuzzi in the master bedroom? It's hard to tell from the photos!    - Allison on 2014-12-19

A: Thank you, Allison! The jetted tub in Once Upon a Time is a standard size and would easily accommodate 1 or 2 people.
Q: Can you please tell me the differences between Once Upon a Time and Wish Upon a Star. Is one more private/secluded than the other? From the photos it looks like one looks down on some other cabins. Also do they both have showers? Looking to spend 1-2 nights there. What is the earliest check in time and also check out? Thanks so much both cabins are beautiful!!    - Megan on 2014-12-06

A: Thank you, Megan! Once Upon a Time and Wish Upon a Time are located directly beside each other. They both look straight out to Mt. Leconte. They both would offer the same amount of privacy. There are cabins located below both properties. Both properties offer showers in the upstairs loft bedroom and a half bath on the main floor. Our check in time is 4PM and our check out time is 11AM. Please feel free to contact our office to check on availability for early check in's and late check out's.
Q: We are booked for this cabin this weekend stating Sunday. Do you provide the charcoal & starter for the grill?   - Leslie on 2014-10-23

A: Leslie, thanks for the message! We do not provide charcoal or starter fluid for the grill. You may purchase those items locally at the grocery store or service stations. We look forward to your upcoming visit!

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April 2018
May 2018


Reviews4.8 stars based on 28 reviews

  • We had a lovely stay in Once Upon a Time. It is a very nice cabin with a wonderful view. The location makes for a quiet relaxing location and it is very convenient to the artisan community. Everyone at Colonial Properties was cordial and helpful.

  • Beautiful view of the mountains. It's perfect and cozy for honeymooners!

  • Love our cabin, the quiet serenity, the beauty...but downtown just a few minutes away. We will go every year!!

  • Views were amazing. Cabin was very clean. Directions are a little hard to follow. Location is great. About a 10 minute drive to all kinds of restaurants and activities. About 30 min to all the fun in pigeon forge. Truly enjoyed my time here.

  • Had a wonderful stay in this cabin.. Had everything we were looking for.. Peaceful & private surroundings, charm, and comfort.. The area is beautiful as well as the view of the Smoky Mountains ... We will definetely be back!!

  • Had a wonderful time,will definitely be back.

  • We really enjoyed our stay at Once Upon A Time!! The Cabin is beautiful and in a lovely setting!! It was very peaceful and private!! The Hot Tub was a bonus after all the site seeing and walking!! The upstairs Jacuzzi was AWESOME as well. My Only negative comments/complaints is the beds upstairs (mattress) and couch bed need updating and replaced! Would like to of had wifi as well! Other then that it was a great family experience!! Thank You for the great cabin!! And we will be back!

  • Loved it. My wife and I are already planning a return trip for next year. Beautiful view. Excellent amenities. Can't wait to go back.

  • This was the first time my wife and I had ever rented a cabin in the mountains and the first time I have rented on line. The staff of Colonial Properties were so friendly,curteous and so helpful. They made the whole expirence painless and easy. I rented Once Upon A Time because of the description on their website and the photos there. The picture of the view from the cabin is what really sold me on this particular cabin and I said to everyone I told about it that I sure hope the picture is really how it looks. The view from the deck was so much more than I expected and so breath takingly beautiful. This trip was for our Fortieth wedding anniversary and this cabin and this expierence made it really special for my wife and me. We will definitely be back and Colonial is where we will rent.

  • The stay was amazing. So peaceful and private. Cabin is gorgeous and clean. The staff is very kind and very helpful. We had a bee problem and they sent the orkin man out within an hour. Loved every minute. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • We loved our time in Gatlinburg! My husband and I celebrated our ten year anniversary. We are looking forward to returning with our three kids to enjoy the family friendly activities that the area has to offer. Planning to rent the same cabin if available.

  • The stay was very pleasant!

  • This cabin is beautiful! I would definitely recommend 4x4 due to the steep driveway, but other than that it is very easy to locate. The only downside to this cabin was that you share a driveway with three other cabins,therefore your neighbors are super close. I would definitely stay here again!

  • This was my first time in Gatlinburg and it is definitely a wonderful memory that i will hold dear for years to come! The staff at Colonial Properties were very helpful and I was very pleased to receive a follow up phone call after our first night stay just to make sure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The cabin was a dream come true and I cannot wait to go back in the next several months. It was a birthday gift for my girlfriend and she couldn't have been happier. Spent the first day in downtown Gatlinburg, where there is plenty to do. Moonshine Tasting, Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium , and don't miss out on the Skylift. The second day we hiked Rainbow Falls in the Smoky Mountains National Park, which was breathtaking. I recommend anyone to book with Colonial Properties Cabin Rentals as they will make sure that your stay is as pleasant as possible!

  • The cabin is BEAUTIFUL and the view was AMAZING! We had such a great time and could not have asked for a better weekend. The first weekend in Feb. and it was 70 degrees, felt like spring. Even though there are cabins close by, it was so quite and peaceful. We will definately be back. Thank you so much Colonial Properties for helping us make great memories!

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