The Best Cabins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Best Cabins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, sits amid the Great Smoky Mountains, a place that exemplifies small-town living and the great outdoors. The cabins in Gatlinburg let you wake up and enjoy days of hiking, horseback riding, winter sports and even golf on the mountains. After a day in nature, enjoy shopping, eating and local Gatlinburg attractions or take a 15-minute drive to Dolly Parton's Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

Mountain Laurel Chalets

The 150 cabins and chalets on Ski Mountain overlook Gatlinburg and are on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They offer one- to 12-bedroom chalets, and cabins have kitchens and dining areas. The chalets are 10 minutes from Ober Gatlinburg, the ski resort that shares the mountain. The streams near the cabins are large enough for fishing, but Gatlinburg has other places for trout fishing (with proper license; information is available through the Chamber of Commerce). Activities convenient to this location include hiking through the national park, rafting, alpine skiing, snowboarding in the winter and mountain golf.

Mountain Laurel Chalets
440 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(800) 315-4965
mountainlaurelchalets.com

Hickory Mist

Hickory Mist Luxury Cabin Rentals has one- to six-bedroom cabins and lodges in the Smoky Mountains. The locations work for families or people planning weddings or who want to be close to the mountains for hiking. Cabins have private views of the mountains, wireless Internet, kitchen and dining areas, stone fire places, on-deck hot tubs, big screen televisions, grills, washer/dryer connections, dish washers, Jacuzzi tubs in master suites, central heating and air and pool tables.

Each cabin has specific featured amenities, and Hickory Mist gives you personalized service. If you give them a grocery list before your arrival, they purchase the basics for you. There is concierge service to help you shop or plan your itinerary. All you have to worry about is the mountains, hiking or skiing and sightseeing in downtown Gatlinburg.

Hickory Mist Luxury Cabin and Lodges
2159 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-6478
hickorymist.com

Rainbow Log Cabins

These log cabin rentals are within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg and within driving distance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. All cabins feature a fireplace, full kitchens, color cable television with VHS, outdoor grills, central air and heating, Jacuzzis, telephones and decks. Enjoy shopping and eating at restaurants in the city while being close to the great outdoors. Numerous activities include tennis, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming and picnicking. In the winter, snow ski, ice skate and sled in the mountains. Take the Aerial Tram to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park and ski on one of their eight trails or ice skate and ski indoors. Ride to Gatlinburg on the trolley.

Rainbow Log Cabin Rentals
P.O. Box 1397
450 Cherry Street, Winery Square
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-5887
rainbowmotellogcabin.com

Article Written By Cicely A. Richard

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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