This cabin is nice, great windows, clean, a lot of TVs, everything you need is available (kitchen supplies, towels, etc). It is pretty close to neighbors, so not really "secluded" which was okay for us, since we were worried about bears! We got a prank call around 8 pm the night we arrived without anybody on the other end of the phone call, which was odd. Check-out was quite a bit early at 10 a.m.! That was one frustrating point. They also say absolutely no check-ins until 3 p.m. but we received a text around 11 or 12 p.m. saying we were free to check-in. Thanks for the heads-up ... would've loved to have known that ahead of time to actually make use of it. We woke up 1st night there to strange sounds of a dog wallowing / screeching, maybe it was a coyote that got hurt, not sure, but a little freaky in the middle of the night when we were already nervous about bears. Overall, clean place, only 3-5 minute drive from main strip in Gatlinburg, so we consider it worth the price.
My first time in Gatlinburg, TN and I found this private cabin via Groupon. This place is amazing!! It is so much better than I actually expected! I figured the photos from the resorts website would exaggerate, but I am truly so pleased that my husband I chose to stay here! The cabin is operated by Elk Springs Resort, but it is NOT near the main resort - it's a private cabin with its own little driveway. Upon arriving, you get a code to unlock the door...there's no going to an office (very convenient).
The cabin is 2 floors; beautiful wood everywhere; nice homely decorations; outdoor hot tub (HELLO!); 2 clean well-stocked bathrooms; 3 TVs; free wifi; washer/dryer; small full kitchen; in-room luxury bathtub....and best part... We got to share this weekend with our furbabies! We were able to have a little family weekend getaway. Everything was super clean!!
Super close drive to all the touristy things to do in Gatlinburg and many trail heads in the Smokey Mountains. Tip-- from our research, only 1 trailhead is dog friendly...it's called the 'Gatlinburg trail' and it starts at the Sugarlands Visitor center.
My husband and I (plus pups) cannot wait to come back! My only suggestion to the owners would be to put up a gate on the front deck to block the dogs from leaving the porch. That way we can all hang out together outside without leashes.