About this listing
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!
Special Deal: Our few remaining nights in September and early October are now on sale for only $99/night! The temperatures and generally clear skies make it a great time to visit the mountains.
***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 or pick you up in our AWD vehicle. Snow rarely stays on the road for more than a day.
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.
My husband and I really enjoyed our anniversary/babymoon trip at the quiet, secluded Pinnacle! The cabin was spotless and stocked with yummy homemade jams, spices, condiments, and coffee. We met Ben the evening we arrived and felt very welcomed but not smothered at all. Although it rained our entire trip, the views of the Smokies from the cabin were breathtaking. We spent a lot of time just sitting in the rockers on the porch enjoying the Smokey Mountain rain! We enjoyed taking the kayaks to the lake one morning for some fishing, too!
It was fun staying on Hwy 129 and seeing all of the fun motorcycles and sports cars! We even drove the Tail of the Dragon in our pickup. Gatlinburg was an easy 1 hour drive one evening. We also ended up going into Maryville one night for dinner when we planned on doing dinner at the BBQ joint on Hwy 129 but it was closed (I think it's closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?). We ate at Deadbeat Pete's and definitely recommend it!
Being able to bring our dog for the one time low fee was so nice. There were absolutely no signs of pets in the cabin upon arrival, so even if you're not a huge animal person, no worries about any sort of pet evidence anywhere!
This is a great place to stay if you're looking for a quiet, laid back, outdoors getaway! Don't feel like you will be stranded though because civilization is just a short drive away if needed!
The stay was just what my family and I were looking for. Comfortable cabin, beautiful location.
Great stay! Really relaxing. The view from the porch of the cabin is mesmerizing. It was easy to bring groceries and make all our meals-- necessary since the cabin is pretty far from a grocery store or any restaurants. It was really amazing to borrow the kayaks and go out on the water. There are many boat pull outs with free parking on the main road at the bottom of the driveway. The views in the water are beautiful, and the water is really clean. Everything in the listing is accurate as pictured. Great price for the location and quality of stay.
We had a great family getaway for two nights in this cute, cozy cabin with a beautiful view! Perfect space for a couple with two small kids but would have accommodated more. Warm, lovely hosts. Jeanne was wonderfully thorough with all directions and instructions.
Our experience was very pleasant. Jeanne's husband Ben answered all of our questions about the area which was very helpful.
What an amazing vacation cabin! We gather our 5 (soon to be 6 grandchildren) each year for 'Cousin's Camp'. We chose this cabin for the room and the opportunity of activities in the area. It was the perfect place! Jeanne and Ben were attentive and accomidating hosts. The view is spectacular, there are so many things to do in the area, and the cabin is equipped with supplies and space for rainy day crafts and cooking. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who would like to reconnect with nature and be within a short drive of a multitude of additional activities.
Thanks Jeanne and Ben!
About the Host, Jeanne
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.