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Great Smoky Mountains National Park dominates eastern Tennessee, America’s top wilderness area, attracting adventurous types since the days of the country’s early pioneers. The area is ideal for an unforgettable cabin stay, with access to endless trails and views. But Tennessee is home to many other serene areas that provide the perfect retreat, some of which are close to cities like Nashville for enjoying major attractions along with tranquil scenery and recreational activities. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a perfect cabin on this list.
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“Little Romance” is a luxurious cabin that sits on a mountain peak providing breathtaking views of the Smokies and two stone fireplaces, one in the living room and another in the master bedroom which also includes a bubbling Jacuzzi. Accommodating up to four, it’s ideal for two couples, or enjoy it with the one you love all to yourselves. There’s a porch with a grill for cookouts, an outdoor hot tub, and a loft with a pool table, dartboard, and stereo.
A cabin the whole family will love? Check! The kids, and maybe some parents too, can have fun playing the retro video games (there are over 60 different titles) and competitions on the air hockey table. The adults will want to spend time relaxing on the wrap-around porches that boast stunning panoramic vistas of the Smokey Mountains. There’s even a patio with a waterfall, along with a Chimania fireplace, a large propane grill, and a smoker. You can also enjoy entertainment with a high-def home theater system in the game room and living room – and, right from the hot tub on the deck, watch the game or your favorite shows.
“Morning Mist” offers it all when it comes to peaceful seclusion for a romantic stay, away from the tourist crowds of Gatlinburg, but close enough to enjoy the attractions. With a rainfall shower, hot tub encircled by LED color-changing lights, and a fireplace, there are lots of opportunities to ignite the spark of romance. You’ll also have a pool table and dartboard for some friendly competition, three 4K TVs with a DVD player, and a BBQ grill, along with all the essentials.
One of the coziest cabins Airbnbs in Tennessee, this vintage-style cabin was made from reclaimed materials and sits nestled in the forest with an enchanting ambiance. The open-plan space includes floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing a 180-degree view of nature, making it feel as if you’re immersed within it. You’ll be close enough to Nashville to take advantage of the many things to do in the city while being able to come back to a cabin that feels as if it’s in the middle of nowhere. It sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and comes with all the usual comforts and them some, like a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.
The quintessential cabin that looks as if it was made for a movie was handbuilt by the owners and sits atop a scenic hill just minutes from historic downtown Franklin. It’s doable for day trips to Nashville too, located 30 miles south of the city. It’s idyllic for a couple or small family, sleeping four in a studio space with four beds – there isn’t a full kitchen, but it has an electric skillet and your host even provides a snack basket and fresh eggs when possible. There’s a fireplace with wood and fire starters supplied, and a fabulous porch to relax on with a tranquil view. The bathhouse is accessed via a short stroll along a pathway, and just down the hill is a creek.
Located near Paris, a town that even has its own Eiffel Tower, Pops Cabin sits on a 16-acre hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a couple of farm-friendly dogs. It includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six, and comes at a bargain price, complete with a yard for the kids to play in. A full kitchen with coffee, tea and light breakfast items is included along with an outdoor fire pit with wood supplied.
For a lakeside getaway, Laine’s Lodge is ideal with Ocoee Lake practically in the backyard. In addition to fun on the lake, you can enjoy hiking, biking, and zip-lining within five minutes from the property, while the Hiwassee River, renowned for some of the best trout fishing in the region, is just a 15-minute drive away. After a day of fun, relax on the covered front porch with rockers, cookout on the grill on the back porch, or light up a fire in the fire pit that overlooks the forest. The cabin includes two bedrooms plus a loft, sleeping eight comfortably, and in the two-story main room, you’ll have a wood-burning fireplace with firewood supplied.
The name really says it all, you’ll get a picture-perfect cabin and a picture-perfect view at this one-bedroom cabin for two in Bear Foot Mountain Resort. The master suite has a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, king-size bed, and a private deck with a hot tub. Look forward to uninterrupted views of the Smokies while cooking out on the grill or relaxing by the outdoor fireplace with a soundtrack of a creek below to complement it all. You’ll also have a 52″ flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray DVD and sound system.
Located just a few miles from downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll be close to all the fun the town is renowned for while enjoying spectacular views from inside and out, including a deck and large windows on both levels that showcase views of Mount Leconte. It sleeps up to eight guests in three bedrooms with a seemingly endless list of amenities. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit with seating, an indoor gas fireplace, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and two large porches where you can soak in the hot tub while gazing out at the magnificent mountain views.
When it comes to luxurious cabins, it would be hard to find anything more impressive than this. You’ll have your own private indoor pool and hot tub. Plus the aesthetic is amazing and the views of the mountains spectacular. It also includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to eight, and has a game room with a pool table, a large porch with a gas fire pit, and another unique feature – a garage-like door that can be opened up to the outside on pleasant days.
The “Time Away” is surrounded by woods, providing the quintessential cabin retreat, complete with a beautiful fireplace. It sleeps up to four guests, and if you’re bringing the kids they’ll like the Ping Pong/air hockey table, but this is a wonderful spot for a romantic couple’s stay too. You’ll be able to hang out together on the screened-in deck, soak in the hot tub, and enjoy the ambiance of a gas fireplace. There’s a flat-screen TV with a DVD player for movie nights too.
This is the place to go for peace, quiet, scenery, and adventure. The cabin sits on a secluded 9-acre wooded property close to opportunities for whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, and scenic train. Or just relax and enjoy the nature that surrounds you, including abundant wildlife. Watch for deer, fox, coyote, turkey, bobcat, and a wealth of birds. You’ll have a hot tub to soak in and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, but if the weather prevents outdoor fun, there’s a game room inside with a pool table and air hockey. It includes two bedrooms, plus a sleeper sofa and high-end memory foam floor mattress, sleeping up to eight.
Enjoy a unique stay that’s a destination in itself with this cabin, constructed by local Amish builders on a 63-acre property with woods and pasture with Jacob sheep raised for wool and Nigerian Dwarf goats providing milk for artisan goat milk soaps the owners produce. You’ll enjoy a peaceful rural setting with the opportunity to get to know the animals while being just five miles outside of the city of Huntingdon for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The cabin itself accommodates up to three in two bedrooms and includes a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and cable TV. Wi-Fi is available but limited inside, with a stronger connection on the porch.
This cabin offers a memorable getaway on a working farm. While the space itself is simple, featuring a queen bed and double futon, sleeping up to four guests, it provides an idyllic respite from the hustle and bustle. Plus you’ll have the chance to see the horses and cows and perhaps witness the process of making hay. It’s in a great location near Pigeon Forge for enjoying the area attractions too, including wineries.