The 9 Best Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals of 2019

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Best for Tranquility: Book Creekside Oasis at Airbnb "This cabin has a remote and tranquil atmosphere in harmony with the natural surroundings."

Best View: Book A View for All Seasons at Airbnb "This private cabin is in a tranquil, semi-rural setting."

Best for Families: Book Mountain Grace Cabin at Airbnb "Guests will not lack for entertainment."

Best Budget: Book Tiny Cabin at Airbnb "The views from the front deck are excellent."

Best Cabin: Book Roaring Fork Stream at Airbnb "This small but comfortable cabin is an ideal getaway for visitors looking for an authentic rural experience."

Best for Location: Book Brookside Cabin at Airbnb "This rustic cabin feels secluded and private."

Best for Couples: Book Elk Springs at Airbnb "A modern and luxurious stay."

Best for Large Groups: Book Aaron’s Lodge at Airbnb "This massive lodge has space and facilities to host several families or other groups."

Best Airbnb Plus: Book Striking Cabin with Mountain Views at Airbnb "This large two-story cabin is built in a quiet location with views of nearby mountains."

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best for Tranquility: Creekside Oasis

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)

  • 6 guests

  • 2 King Beds

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Kitchen

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Hot tub

  • Laundry facilities

Set amid thick woodlands and accessed by a wooden bridge overlooking a gushing stream with many small waterfalls, this cabin has a remote and tranquil atmosphere in harmony with the natural surroundings. However, this is no rustic retreat, with top quality modern amenities ensuring guests’ comfort and convenience.

The main living space comprises a lounge with couches and a large stone fireplace, an impressive dining table made from heavy polished timbers and a full modern kitchen with an island bar. The upstairs loft space has large floor-to-ceiling windows and a pool table. Several decks have seating, tables, a BBQ grill, and a hot tub, set in a sheltered alcove to allow a relaxing soak in all weather. There is also a screened-in porch to keep out the bugs. Beds are made from natural-finish timbers for a rustic-chic vibe, and between two bathrooms guests have a deep tub with room for two and separate showers.

02 of 09

Best View: A View for All Seasons

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedroom (1)

  • 4 guests

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Sofa bed

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Heating

  • Hot tub and pool

  • Kitchen

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry Facilities

In the mountains in the Big Ridge neighborhood on the outskirts of Gatlinburg, this private cabin is in a tranquil, semi-rural setting. The front balcony provides the setting for the sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, consisting of mountainous forests of vibrant green in summer, rich colors in autumn and snow-clad peaks in winter. The deck is home to the hot tub, which provides a great place to relax and unwind while taking in the views.

Inside, the cabin is a mix of rustic style and modern convenience. The fully equipped kitchen is spacious and airy and includes a four-person dining table. A small games room has retro entertainment with a widescreen TV, board games, a pinball machine, and an arcade video game. The cozy living room has a reclining sofa and armchairs gathered around a stone-lined gas fireplace. The bedroom has a log-timber king bed with a pillowtop mattress and a small en-suite bathroom. There is also access to a clubhouse and pool in-season.

03 of 09

Best for Families: Mountain Grace Cabin

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)

  • 10 guests

  • 3 King Beds

  • 2 Sofa Beds

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning

  • Hot tub

  • Kitchen

  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

A large log cabin built with three levels, this rustic country escape is located in a beautiful wooded area a short drive from Gatlinburg. The cabin is centered around the spacious living room, which has a two-story peaked ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows. Faux-leather sofas and armchairs created from natural unworked timbers are set around a gas fireplace lined with stone and topped by an LCD TV. Guests will not lack for entertainment, with a large games room containing classic arcade games including Donkey Kong and car racing and a widescreen TV with movie theater seating.

There is also a full-size pool table and guests will find corn hole games on the balcony. A sheltered Jacuzzi tub comes with a widescreen TV. The master bedroom has a TV, fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a deep, two-person jetted tub, while the second bedroom has a private deck and bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The front porch is set with rocking chairs and hanging swing chairs, making it a great place to take in the serene setting.

04 of 09

Best Budget: Tiny Cabin

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedroom (1)

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Kitchen

  • Hot tub

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

Set amid forested hills and accessed from a steep and winding road, this wooden cabin is a small but complete stay with excellent amenities for its price point. Surrounded by trees, the cabin is quiet and secluded, making it an ideal place for couples or small families looking for privacy. The views from the front deck are excellent, and a hot tub offers a comfortable place to enjoy them at any time.

Despite the small size and relatively remote location, the cabin has plenty of amenities, including Wi-Fi and cable TV, a washing machine and dryer, a full kitchen with a fridge, a stove and microwave and a small bathroom with shower/tub combo. The local forests are full of wildlife, and the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are approximately 15 to 20 minutes away by car.

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05 of 09

Best Cabin: Roaring Fork Stream

gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedroom (1)

  • 6 guests

  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 1 Sofa Beds

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Kitchen

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Hot tub

Right on the banks of the Roaring Fork Stream and accessed by a wooden bridge, this small but comfortable cabin is an ideal getaway for visitors looking for an authentic rural experience. The living room has tall lofted ceilings and a large stone-lined, wood-burning fireplace. The modern kitchen has granite counters, dual sinks, and chromed appliances. As well as the main bedroom, simply furnished with a queen bed and widescreen TV, there is a loft space with a queen bed.

Both upstairs and downstairs have bathrooms and there is also a washer and dryer for laundry. Outside, the front porch is screened to protect against insects and furnished with seating and a small dining table. The hot tub is set right on the stream bank, where the sound of rushing water can be enjoyed. There is also a picnic table for outside dining. The cabin is conveniently located less than one mile from Gatlinburg.

06 of 09

Best for Location: Brookside Cabin

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedrooms (4)

  • 12 Guests

  • 1 King Bed

  • 2 Double Beds

  • 2 Single Beds

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

Surrounded on all sides by water and accessed by a private wooden bridge, this rustic cabin feels secluded and private. However, it is located just a ¼-mile from downtown Gatlinburg, making it easy to walk to the many shops, restaurants, and attractions in the area. Guests also enjoy the facilities at the neighboring Brookside Resort, including two outdoor pools, a fitness center, and hot tub, basketball and volleyball courts and a children’s playground. The dining area has a sturdy wooden table and an enormous wood-burning fireplace made entirely from rough-cut stone, creating an authentic farmhouse feel. The carpets and furnishings in the living room and bedroom are a bit dated, but distressed leather couches and high-quality bed linens keep guests comfortable. Outside there is a picnic area with a BBQ grill and seating around a bonfire pit.

07 of 09

Best for Couples: Elk Springs

Elk Springs

 Air BnB

Bedroom (1)

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 King Bed

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Hot tub and pool

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

In a quiet development about a half-hour drive from Gatlinburg, this newly constructed cabin provides a modern and luxurious stay that retains a rustic vibe thanks to its all-wood construction. The open-plan living area includes the full kitchen, a dining table, and a pool table. Couches are arranged around a large gas fireplace made from natural river boulders. Fireplaces can also be found in the bedroom and in the en-suite bathroom, which also contains a deep jetted bathtub with space for two, a separate shower and a double vanity.

Out front, a sheltered porch also has a fireplace, as well as a Jacuzzi tub, rocking chairs, and a BBQ grill, and offers sweeping views of the surrounding hills and a creek located just below the property. A firepit fully stocked with ready-cut wood and a picnic table are located a short walk from the cabin.

08 of 09

Best for Large Groups: Aaron’s Lodge

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedrooms (7)

  • 16+ Guests

  • 3 King Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 1 Double

  • 1 Bunk

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • TV

  • Kitchen

  • Wi-Fi

  • Hot tub

Conveniently located less than a mile from downtown Gatlinburg, this massive lodge has space and facilities to host several families or other groups. The open-plan living area is well lit thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of sunlight. There is a small but modern kitchen, a dining set with seating for 12, and a lounge area with a widescreen TV above a large wood-burning fireplace.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are simply furnished with king beds, natural-finish wood furnishings, and wall-mounted TVs. Downstairs, the bunk room comes with a widescreen TV, arcade games and comic book posters, making a fun-filled space for young children. Three separate bathrooms come with showers, bathtubs and double vanities. The porches have great views over the landscape and come with outdoor furniture, a BBQ grill and a picnic table for alfresco dining and a Jacuzzi tub. There is a parking area with space for up to four vehicles.

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09 of 09

Best Airbnb Plus: Striking Cabin with Mountain Views

Gatlinburg Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 King Beds

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Hot tub

Located minutes from the town of Pigeon Forge and only a 15- to 20-minute drive to Gatlinburg, this large two-story cabin is built in a quiet location with views of nearby mountains. A spiral staircase leads up to the living space on the second floor, where tall peaked ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the area with natural light. The room doubles as a bedroom with a king-size bed, and entertainment is provided by a widescreen TV and the pool and air hockey tables.

Downstairs there is a dining area with a table for four and a lounge with rich leather couches and a stone-lined fireplace. Outside are two balconies, the top one having a Jacuzzi tub and a pair of rocking chairs on the lower. There are two full bathrooms, one with a deep soaking tub. Although it is located far from the cabin near the entrance of the development, there is a pool available for guest use.

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