Log Cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Log Cabins in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are an outdoor lover's Appalachian paradise. The area is full of history as well. Great Smoky Mountains National Park claims to have the largest collection of historic log buildings in the eastern United States. These were left behind in the 1930s when the park was born. If you rent a log cabin for a Smokies vacation in Tennessee, you'll have more conveniences than the settlers did. But the rustic feel and proximity to the park and all of its trails are hard to beat.

Bentwood Ridge Resort

The family-owned Bentwood Ridge Resort cabins sit on a wooded ridge with lovely mountain views. Each one-, two- or four-bedroom cabin has a hot tub, kitchen and wood-burning fireplace. Once you've finished exploring the grounds at the resort, take the trolley into the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than five miles away. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about a 13-mile drive through Pigeon Forge and then Gatlinburg. If you're bringing a pet to Bentwood Ridge Resort, get approval first, and expect to pay a pet fee.

Bentwood Ridge Resort
1479 Wears Valley Rd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(800) 428-8067


Moore's Log Cabins

Staying at Moore's Log Cagins puts you close to hiking trails, the Foothills Parkway and the national park entrance along Cosby Creek. You're also well away from the traffic and crowds of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Amenities in the one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins include gas grills, stone fireplaces and hot tubs or whirlpool baths. Listening to the nearby mountain stream is a great way to start or end a day in the Smokies.

Moore's Log Cabins
4406 Liberty Rd.
Cosby, TN 37722
(423) 487-5615

Pioneer Cabins and Guest Farm

Children will love the 12-acre Pioneer Cabins and Guest Farm in Townsend, known as the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies." When the weather's good, the farm has pony rides every morning. There's also a petting farm with goats and lambs that's open all day. The guest farm has more than a mile of trails that wind mainly through the heavily wooded sections of the property. There are seven log cabins of various sizes. The smallest ones sleep a maximum of four people; the biggest one can fit up to 15. Prices include all farm activities.

Pioneer Cabins and Guest Farm
288 Boat Gunnel Rd.
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-6100

Roaring Fork Log Cabins

Bring your fishing poles to the Gatlinburg-area Roaring Fork Log Cabins. They sit near the clear waters of the Roaring Fork River---a perfect place to relax or wade after a long day in the national park less than two miles away. The cabins have gas fireplaces, whirlpool baths, furnished kitchens, grills and cable television. Children under six years of age stay free. Leave pets at home.

Roaring Fork Log Cabins
325 Lewis Clabo Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(800) 592-2246
(865) 436-6613


Article Written By Kimberley Wall

Kimberley Wall's past media jobs include serving as editor of "Revue" (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and the "MCOA Journal." She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and also holds a Master of Science in communications from the University of Tennessee.

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