Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Smoky Mtn National Park. Relax in an exquisite hot tub with a 50+ mile 180 degree view. Unwind from life in the Smokies!
***Please read our entire listing. We take great care to ensure guests are informed of all amenities and policies.***
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 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 the beautiful location. The hot tub is NOT at the cabin but is located adjacent to our house. 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, limited 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.
We believe in honest pricing so we offer the same reasonable rate year round, even on premium times. To keep our rates low, we do not offer discounts.
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.
We had a great time relaxing at the Pinnacle, and look forward for another time as well. We choose the cabin for its location, view and price. Without a doubt it was the right choice for all three.
Both Ben and Jeanne were kind, helpful,and accommodating, which I find extremely important, because we don't want to feel like intruders, and at the same time, we want them to feel comfortable with us.
My only worries were the drive up -- it may seem intimidating, but it's not that bad at all -- and the bugs in the cabin, which my squirmy, can-barely-handle-a-tent-kids took some time to get used to. My wife and I rolled our eyes, but it IS a cabin after all.
I find it hard to believe that even one person has been critical of this lovely place. Thanks for the smore's amenities, for being kind and generous, and for the hot tub underneath the stars.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights and it was amazing. The place was sparkling clean and beyond beautiful. Directions to their house were very clear as it could have been difficult to find without them. The view is everything it's made out to be and he cabin looks just like it does in the pictures. We loved it and hopefully plan on coming back one day and stay for a longer time! Thanks so much Jeanne!! Roll tide.
We were a group of 8 college students who wanted to explore Tennessee while we are still living in the south and this little cabin and its location were more than perfect for our adventure! Jeanne and Ben were very gracious hosts, leaving us little treats and snacks for our time around the fire. The cabin was extremely comfortable and homey. The view was indescribable and we would love to come back again in the future.
I recently stayed at this cabin with my 6 close friends. We Absolutely loved it! We did not feel crowded once and were very well accomodated. The Styles family were very friendly and helpful. They worked with us and explained in fully when we had questions. Our stay here was one of the best we have ever had. We wanted to get away from school and work life and this cabin helped. We loved being away from cell service.
this family is wonderful! everything was perfect and beautiful and was everything we hoped for! my boyfriend and i stayed three nights and they were so accommodating and sweet! i wish we could've stayed longer to be honest! :-)
What an excellent view, accommodation and everything. Our group loved this location and are considering returning for the summer time. Thanks for making everything a breeze and providing above and beyond the average. We were able to cook and use the cabin to the maximum.
The whole thing was great. The little cabin was very comfortable and well stocked with tea and cooking instruments. Best of all, it was freezing, as low as single digits at night, and the cabin stayed warm. It's very well built with no cracks to let in air which was very impressive. The fire pit was ready to go when we arrived. We got in late because it was the week of the storms in Tennessee but getting through the gate was easy.
Ben walked down in the morning and introduced himself, told us the story of the cabin, told is where to hike, and let us know we could use the hot tub at any time. The hot tub was spectacular as was the view! Also, we had some wine and beers to celebrate and it was totally fine which was appreciated.
Our hosts were also very kind about offering to let us stay the night on Monday so that we wouldn't have to drive back in the ice storm. If we'd realized how bad the other drivers would be (and that work in Nashville would be closed for everyone for 2 days) we probably would have taken them up on it too! In sum, it was terrific and we would absolutely go back.
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.