Winter is a great time to visit the Mountains! And now it's even better with our $99 Winter weeknight special! Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Smoky Mtn National Park. Relax in an exquisite hot tub with a 50+ mile 180 degree view.
Hosts Ben & Jeanne invite you to their beautifully designed log cabin in the Smokies. Set on 13 private acres, the cabin offers solitude and an unsurpassed view over Chilhowee Lake (the southern border of the national park), the western peaks of the national park, and the entrance to the #1 bike & sports-car destination in the US - the "Tail of the Dragon."
We have what we believe to be the best hot tub view in the Smokies. Our new 7-person spa (holds five comfortably) overlooks the mountains and lake with a 180 degree panoramic view. When you see the pics you'll understand why we chose a spot up the hill from the cabin. It is located adjacent to our house, but when the cover is raised it offers privacy as the cover blocks our view of the hot tub. We use the hot tub also, but we always defer to guests during your visit. It is open to our guests 24/7.
Need a breather from the hectic pace of life? Spend some down-time out roasting S'Mores under the stars. There's almost no light pollution here. In fact, on a clear night, you can easily see the Milky Way with the naked eye. Or, spend a little time challenging each other to a a card game or an old-fashioned evening of board games. Don't miss the chance to sip hot chocolate or coffee on the deck as you watch the sun slowly rise over the peaks of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
If you want the hustle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge or get worried if you're not around the corner from a Walmart, this isn't the place for you. But, if you long for peace, quiet, nature, and the outdoors, you're in the right place!
You will have exclusive use of the entire guest cabin as we only rent to one person/group at a time. The cabin sleeps up to 10 people. The master bedroom sleeps 2 in a queen bed. The loft offers 4 twin beds and an optional twin roll-away cot. A twin size daybed & a double futon with extra-thick mattress in the central room offers sleeping for 3 more. A portable crib is available upon request.
The cabin features 2 full baths, a small but very well furnished kitchen (full size appliances, all cookware, dishes, etc), a vaulted central room that opens to a sleeping loft, and a private queen bedroom in the back. Enjoy the unparalleled view from an 8' x 32' covered deck complete with ceiling fans, a log swing, and several log rockers.
The cabin & home are located 1 1/4 miles up a maintained gravel road behind a locked gate so you are assured privacy and security. Any car can drive the road (4WD is NOT needed), but motorcyclists should trailer bikes up the mountain. In the unlikely event of winter weather, we will plow the road with our tractor.
We happily welcome well-behaved pets. A nominal one-time $20 pet fee (not per day, just once for the entire stay) for indoor pets may be paid upon your arrival. There is no fee for outdoor pets.
We ask that you include children over age 3 in your reservation guest count as we prepare beds, linens, breakfast foods, Smores, snacks, and allow cleaning time at the end of your stay based upon the total number of guests including children. There is no charge for babies sleeping in a crib. Just let us know so we can put up the portable crib.
$110/nt year round
$25 cleaning fee
$5 ex person fee for over 2 guests (no charge for children under age 2).
**Airbnb service fees are added to your reservation total. We don't know the amount as it varies and Airbnb sets these fees.
$20 pet fee paid in cash on arrival
14.75% sales & lodging tax paid in cash on arrival. Airbnb service fees are not taxed.
Amenities include Dish Network satellite TV, high-speed wi-fi (signal normally reaches the deck of the cabin but not inside due to the distance from the router), plenty of parking, linens, 4 kayaks with paddle gear, tubes for tubing down Abrams Creek or the Little River (in Townsend), floats to take out swimming in the lake, fishing poles, a corn-hole game, a frisbee golf goal & discs, hiking nearby, and an outdoor firepit complete with marshmallow roasting sticks and free firewood.
We stock the cabin with many cooking essentials such as seasonings, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, coffee creamer, condiments such as mayo and ketchup, and a selection of snacks. Enjoy hot biscuits and a variety of Jeanne's homemade jellies for breakfast. You will need to pick up groceries before you arrive as the closest grocery store is 17 miles away and only 1 small seasonal restaurant (BBQ & burgers, open April-Oct) is 6 miles away.
You are the ONLY guests in the cabin. There are no other cabins or homes nearby except ours which is about 300 feet up the hill from the guest cabin. We are blessed to have a view of nothing but nature--in every direction :) None of that log-cabin-on-top-of-the-next-cabin like the big rental complexes.
Interaction with Guests
Our home is located just up the mountain from the cabin and we love to host guests and share the many local hidden gems of the Smokies. We always greet our guests personally and are available for questions or just to sit down for a friendly chat, but we make sure you have privacy. Feel free to walk up the hill to our house or give us a call anytime. Oh, and by the way, our home is an octagonal glass house perched atop the pinnacle of the mountain, so don't miss a visit to take in the view!
We're about 3 miles from the western edge of the Smoky Mountain National Park. It's very wooded and serene with no civilization within eyesight.
Distance to nearby attractions:
US 129 / "Tail of the Dragon" - 15 minutes on the TN side
Foothills Parkway (scenic highway) - 10 minutes
Fishing/Kayaking on Chilhowee Lake or Tellico Lake - three boat docks 10-15 minutes away
Hiking - nearest National Park trail entrances at Abrams Creek, about 20 minutes away
Cades Cove - 8 miles as the crow flies, but 50 minutes as the car must drive :(
Townsend - 40 minutes
Gatlinburg - 1 hr 15 min
Pigeon Forge - 1 hr
Maryville - 30 minutes
Knoxville airport - 35 minutes
Knoxville city - 50 minutes
UT Knoxville - 45 minutes
There is no public transit. You will need a car.
Other Things to Note
Our calendar is always 100% current so you can be assured that if a date is open, it IS available.
If you have a specific date in mind, we encourage you to book as soon as you finalize your plans. It's not uncommon for every day of the month to be reserved (definitely keeps us hopping to get the cabin cleaned for the next guests). We suggest you reserve weekends and holidays well in advance. With the Airbnb reservation system, an "inquiry" does NOT hold the requested dates.
2 night minimum
3 night minimum stay on holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
1. No smoking in the cabin or on the deck.
2. Well-behaved pets are welcome. There is no charge for outside pets (we recommend bringing a pet lead as there is no fence). There is a one-time $20 fee for indoor pets. This may be paid in cash upon arrival.
3. For the safety of those with pet allergies, we clean extensively after a guest brings an indoor pet.
4. Campfires are permitted in the fire pit. Firewood is provided free. Local laws prohibit bringing firewood into or out of Blount County, TN.
I needed a space for some quiet time and to work on a documentary I am writing.. The mountains seemed like a good fit and I was right! This was such a wonderful getaway! The hosts were extremely welcoming and polite, making sure I had everything I could need to be comfortable. The description was accurate and the view is like the pictures, but so much more breathtaking! The cabin is quaint and beautiful--stalked with everything you could need. I would completely rent this place again in a heartbeat. Hosts. Location, view, accessibility, cost-- A++. Highly recommend
My boyfriend and two friends stayed at this cabin for 3 nights and 4 days. We absolutely loved the time we had there. The view was amazing and never got old. We took the four kayaks out on the lake that the cabin overlooks and were able to use Jeanne and Ben's truck. They were very sweet people who made us feel at home. They were there to help us and answer any questions we had but gave us a lot of privacy as well. My phone and computer both got WiFi in the house but it did work much better out on the porch. The cabin kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need to cook. The bathrooms were very clean and the rest of the house was just as clean. We definitely had a good time and would rent this cabin again in the future.
My husband and I spent had a great vacation s at the cabin with another couple and their chocolate lab! The view is just amazing! We were there during a chilly and rainy weekend - we had to stay in the cabin all day during one of the days as it rained from morning to night. We ended up really enjoying it! We had our morning coffee on the porch, cooked every meal in the well stocked kitchen and loooooved soaking in the bathtub at night! We only met Ben this time and he is just so friendly & helpful. Thank you for a wonderful and much needed vacation!
This cabin stay is a must!!! Six friends of mine (plus my dog) stayed here this past weekend and had a wonderful time! Jeanee and Ben were lovely hosts: responded quickly to questions over email, made our stay warm and cozy, and allowed us time to ourselves to relax in the cabin and hot tub. The cabin itself is tucked away on a mountain top, in spitting distance from the Smokies. It has a beautiful view and stocked with all the essential stables to cook, shower, and relax. My friends and I will definitely be dong another reunion here :) Highly recommended!!
My boyfriend and I spent MLK weekend here and it was a perfect getaway. The view is absolutely stunning and the cabin is very well-stocked. Thank you Jeanne and Ben for hosting us in your lovely guest house! We enjoyed spending a quiet weekend away while having plenty of room to cook meals, work puzzles, and read. I would love to come back in the warmer months to enjoy more fun outdoor activities!
It's true that you can get a WiFi signal closer to the house but I enjoyed being truly "unplugged" for the weekend.
Jeanne has made this place so comfortable and inviting. There were lots of activities to do both on and in the surrounding areas of the property. The view was amazing and it was truly a quiet and peaceful place to relax. Also loved that I was able to bring my dog along for hiking!
My husband, Ben & I love the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. He's a pastor and I'm a real estate agent. We share an interest in hiking, kayaking, fishing, traveling, music, and spending time with friends, family, and church members.
We love to meet and greet guests and give insider tidbits on the "undiscovered side" of the Smokies.
Since Jeanne recently received her real estate license, should you have interest in land or homes anywhere in the Tennessee Smoky Mountain area, let her know before your visit and she will schedule time to show properties during your visit.