The 9 Best Tennessee Cabin Rentals of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Eagle River Lodge – See Rates at airbnb.com

"Ideal for a family getaway or reunion, church retreat, wedding weekend or weekend with friends."

Best Budget: Hillbilly Hideaway – See Rates at airbnb.com

"The Hillbilly Hideaway may not be big or fancy, but it is absolutely full of charm."

Best for Families: Cedar Junction – See Rates at airbnb.com

"A family-friendly paradise with a theater room featuring an entire wall movie screen, air hockey table, and a multi-game arcade."

Best Cabin with Resort Facilities: Over the Mountain Cabin at Preserve Resort – See Rates at airbnb.com

"Amenities include a swimming pool, a big outdoor pavilion with a wood-burning fireplace, and a workout facility with a sauna."

Best Farm Stay Experience: Creekside Cabin at Shady Grove Farm – See Rates at airbnb.com

"The cabin has a clean, open layout with a full-sized kitchen flowing into the living area."

Best View: Blue Bird Point View – See Rates at airbnb.com

"Features a private deck and hot tub with panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mt. Leconte."

Best for Active Guests: Log Cabin on 50' Miller's Falls - Eco-Village – See Rates at airbnb.com

"There is privileged hiking access right from the back of the property with miles of wooded trails."

Best for Romance: Cabin in the Sky – See Rates at airbnb.com

"Guests can relax in the two-person hot tub on the deck or soak in the Jacuzzi in the bedroom."

Most Modern: Modern Grace Scandinavian Cabin – See Rates at airbnb.com

"A fashionably designed Scandinavian-style cabin with clean lines and muted colors that is flooded with light."

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Eagle River Lodge

Eagle River Lodge

AirBnB

Bedrooms (6)

  • 5 King beds

  • 4 Double beds

  • 3 sofa beds

  • 7.5 baths

  • 16+ guests

Amenities

  • Washer/dryer

  • Air conditioning

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Theater room

  • Indoor pool

It doesn’t matter how many types of people you're with, there really is something for everyone at Eagle River to enjoy. Set on a private five-acre lot, Eagle River Lodge is a massive six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom mountain lodge with enough space set up for 16 comfortably and 24 people family-style. As an ideal place for a family getaway or reunion, church retreat, wedding weekend or trip with friends, there is plenty of comfortable seating, large dining tables inside and outside, and spacious bedrooms for finding alone time.

To keep everyone entertained, there’s a private 87-degree indoor pool with waterfalls and lighting effects, a game loft with a big screen TV and a pool table, an Xbox One, a theater room, and a foosball table. For those who enjoy cooking, there are two ovens, two microwaves, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two sinks, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and ample counter space to prep for large meals. A washer and dryer keeps clothes clean and Wi-Fi throughout the lodge keeps everyone connected.

02 of 09

Best Budget: Hillbilly Hideaway

Hillbilly Hideaway

 AirBnB

Bedrooms (1)

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 1 Sofa bed

  • 1.5 bath

  • 4 guests

Amenities

  • Fireplace

  • Air conditioning

  • Hot tub

  • Jacuzzi

  • Barbecue Grill

The Hillbilly Hideaway may not be big or fancy, but it is absolutely full of charm. Five minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway and close to the Great Smoky National Park, the cabin has an open concept main floor with a living room, full bath, and kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, apartment-size stove, and microwave. The bedroom is a loft upstairs with a Queen-sized bed and its own half bath.

A standout feature of this cabin is its kitschy heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub found indoors for romantic evenings, supplemented with an outdoor hot tub. To keep things toasty warm, there is an electric log fireplace with a remote control on the main floor. 

03 of 09

Best for Families: Cedar Junction

Cedar Junction

AirBnB 

Bedrooms (2)

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 2 twin beds

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 2 baths

  • 8 guests

Amenities

  • Air conditioning

  • Cable TV

  • Hot tub

  • Dryer

  • Gas barbecue grill

This beautiful Smoky Mountain three-story cabin is located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with all the amenities a family would need to comfortably settle in, including a well-equipped open kitchen, a living room with a gas fireplace, a master suite that has a King bed and a Jacuzzi.

However the lower level of the space is where this place shines for kids – it’s a family-friendly paradise with a theater room featuring an entire wall movie screen, pool table, air hockey table, foosball table, and a multi-game arcade. There’s also an outdoor eight-person hot tub on the back deck in a peaceful wooded setting. For convenience, a coded door lock has been installed to eliminate the need for a key exchange. 

04 of 09

Best Cabin with Resort Facilities: Over the Mountain Cabin at Preserve Resort

Over the Mountain Cabin at Preserve Resort

 AirBnB

Bedrooms (2)

  • 2 King beds

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 2 floor mattresses

  • 2 baths

  • 8 guests

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Cable TV

  • Fireplace

  • Air conditioning

  • Shared gym and pool

  • Barbecue grill

  • Pool table

Nestled in the winding roads of Wears Valley is the prestigious Preserve Resort, a two-bedroom, luxury cabin that grants guests access to all resort amenities. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, a big outdoor pavilion with a wood-burning fireplace, a workout facility with a sauna and steam room, and even a wedding chapel. 

Cabins are fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a living room area with a 50-inch TV with 140 channels of Xfinity service, a Blue-ray player, a Queen-size leather sleeper-sofa and an easy-to-use electric fireplace. There is also a private King-size bedroom and a separate King loft with a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. One of the bonus features is a full-sized pool table and a foosball table for indoor entertainment.

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05 of 09

Best Farm Stay Experience: Creekside Cabin at Shady Grove Farm

Creekside Cabin at Shady Grove Farm

 AirBnB

Bedrooms (1)

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 twin bed

  • 1 bath

  • 3 guests

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Washer/dryer

  • Fireplace

  • Breakfast is provided

For a true “live like a local experience,” this cabin is situated on a hillside on Shady Grove Farm, tucked between a rolling pasture and tranquil woods. The cabin is right down the road from Lilly Bluff Overlook and 14 miles from Frozen Head State Park, with the Obed River nearby. As a stewardship farm focusing on building healthy soil for grass-fed beef and lamb, the property can be toured by request.

The cabin has a clean, open layout with a full-sized kitchen flowing into the living area that features a homey wood stove set in the corner. There is a laundry room on-site for guest use. 

However, be aware of the running machinery on the farm. The cabin was constructed from lumber cut on the farm’s sawmill, which typically runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. but is not used every day.

06 of 09

Best View: Blue Bird Point View

Blue Bird Point View

AirBnB 

Bedrooms (1)

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 1 bath

  • 4 guests

Amenities

  • Fireplace

  • Air conditioning

  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Hot tub

Experience some of the most memorable views Gatlinburg has to offer at Blue Bird Point. Guests can enjoy the landscape from a private deck and hot tub that delivers panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mt. Leconte, the highest mountain in the park.

Upon arrival, there are paved roads all the way up, and without any inclement weather, any car should be fine. For touring about, a 4x4 wheel drive is recommended. There is one bedroom and one full bath, and gas fireplaces heat the cabin October through March (depending on the weather). Wi-Fi keeps guests connected – and with the gorgeous photos taken from the deck, guests will want to share them right away. 

07 of 09

Best for Active Guests: Log Cabin on 50' Miller's Falls - Eco-Village

Log Cabin on 50' Miller's Falls

Log Cabin on 50' Miller's Falls 

Bedrooms (1)

  • 2 Queen beds

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 2 floor mattresses

  • 1 bath

  • 6 guests

Amenities

  • Washer/dryer

  • Air conditioning

  • Fully equipped kitchen

While this log cabin is cozy, with two beds that will sleep four (plus some air mattresses), its allure is the nature that surrounds it. Located on the bluff right above 50-foot Miller's Falls in the Village on Sewanee Creek, a sustainable community on Tennessee's Eco-Rich Cumberland Plateau, there is privileged hiking access with miles of wooded trails and one that goes straight to the waterfall. It should be noted that the waterfall is very affected by rainfall, so its strength varies throughout the year. Other trails drop 800 feet through a canyon along cascades and waterfalls to Sewanee Creek.

There are two hammocks for lounging after a day of mountain biking or ATV adventures, however, guests will need to bring their own equipment.  

08 of 09

Best for Romance: Cabin in the Sky

Cabin in the Sky

 AirBnB

Bedrooms (1)

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 1 bath

  • 3 guests

Amenities

  • Washer/dryer

  • Air conditioning

  • Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi

  • Fireplace

  • Coffee maker

For an over-the-top romantic escape, this cabin between Gatlinburg and Pigeon is ideal. Guests can enjoy the space's feminine frills and relax in the two-person hot tub on the deck or soak inside in the Jacuzzi in the bedroom. Outdoor relaxation comes in the form of two private decks and a swing by a babbling brook. 

Nights can be spent inside cooking together in the full kitchen and listening to vinyl on the record player before retiring up a spiral staircase to a rose gold bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic topper bed. To stay cozy, there is a living room fireplace on a timer, so guests can fall asleep without worrying about remembering to turn it off. 

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09 of 09

Most Modern: Modern Grace Scandinavian Cabin

Modern Grace Scandinavian Cabin

 AirBnB

Bedrooms (3)

  • 3 Queen beds

  • 3.5 baths

  • 6 guests

Amenities

  • Washer/dryer

  • Air conditioning

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

  • Hot tub

  • Fireplace

  • High chair, childrens’ toys, Pack and Play

Modern Grace Cabin is definitely not the standard, run-of-the-mill Tennessee log cabin. Designed with an eye for fashion, the Scandinavian-styled cabin flaunts clean lines, muted colors and is flooded with light. Each of the three bedrooms has a mountain view and its own private bathroom. It encourages cooking on site, with a charming kitchen fully stocked with a Keurig and regular coffee pot (filters included), tea and coffee, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, bakeware, and serving dishes.

There is a gas grill on the deck for barbeques and a hot tub for soaking the night away under the stars. The cabin also has a full-sized washer and dryer and provides soap pods and dryer sheets. Wi-Fi and DirectTV are also included, meaning no modern convenience is lacking at Modern Grace. 

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