Last Updated May 23, 2022 5/23/2022

14 Pet-Friendly Cabins in the Smoky Mountains

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The Smoky Mountains offer spectacular views, opportunities for a wide range of outdoor adventures and relaxation, along with abundant wildlife. There are more than 200 bird species and 65 different types of mammals, including black bears, and wineries for tastings, works by artisans to browse, and attractions like Dollywood, complete with thrill rides, attractions, and waterslides.

For the ultimate escape, you’ll find many cabin rentals here, often featuring special perks like hot tubs and all sorts of indoor entertainment. Some even allow you to bring your furry best friend, including these.

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A View for All Seasons - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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A View for All Seasons

A View for All Seasons - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Look forward to a stunning view in every season from this vintage one-bedroom cabin. Located in the Big Ridge area of Gatlinburg, it’s been beautifully renovated and accommodates up to four guests who can enjoy its wide range of modern amenities, including a game room that has a Smart TV, pinball machines, a full-size bowling game, and countertop video games. The open concept living space has a cozy gas fireplace and a 50″ Smart TV, but the highlight for many is the hot tub, fabulous for a soak among spectacular beauty after a day of hiking.

Romantic Nestled in the Woods with Hot Tub and Wi-Fi - Sevierville, Tennessee
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Romantic Cabin in the Woods with Hot Tub

Romantic Nestled in the Woods with Hot Tub and Wi-Fi - Sevierville, Tennessee

Enjoy the feel of a secluded escape in the wooded hills between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge while being just six miles from all the action. You’ll have a perfect place to relax, immersed in nature with porches in the front and back that include rockers for enjoying the views and songs of the birds. After a day of fun, there’s a hot tub to relax in along with plenty of indoor entertainment, including a TV with Netflix, Disney+, and YouTube TV. There’s a pool table and even games in an arcade. It has one bedroom plus a sofabed along with a gas fireplace, a washer/dryer, and a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine and a traditional coffeemaker.

Storybook on the Hill Your Forest Oasis - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Storybook on the Hill Your Forest Oasis

Storybook on the Hill Your Forest Oasis - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

A gorgeous one-bedroom cabin, handbuilt using locally sourced materials like reclaimed stained glass windows from a historic theater in Gatlinburg, this rental truly looks like something out of a storybook, hence the name. It has a full kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals, including basic spices plus essential appliances like a blender, crockpot, and coffeemaker, plus Direct TV, and a wood-burning stove. The outdoor living space is especially enticing, with a fully fenced backyard that has a swing and gazebo, a gas grill, two outdoor dining areas, a hot tub, and a fire pit for gathering under the stars. The whimsical, solar-powered lighting makes it even more magical at night.

Cute Cabin Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg - Sevierville, Tennessee
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Cute Cabin Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Cute Cabin Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg - Sevierville, Tennessee

Ideally located for easy access to Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, this adorable cabin sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. They sit on opposite sides of the cabin, providing more privacy for two couples traveling together or families with children. It has a small loft with a kid-size mattress in the living area too. You’ll have all the modern comforts like a well-equipped kitchen and a charcoal grill for cookout along with spaces for indoor and outdoor dining. You’ll love sipping your morning coffee from one of the rockers on the front porch, soaking in the hot tub after a day of exploring, and roasting marshmallows around the firepit.

Maggie's Cabin - Bryson City, North Carolina
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Maggie's Cabin

Maggie's Cabin - Bryson City, North Carolina

Enjoy a quiet, peaceful stay at Maggie’s Cabin that’s less than five minutes from downtown Bryson City. Located in a picturesque community of cabins on a hillside with a stream running through, it’s older and rustic but comes with plenty of country charms. Enjoy the sounds of the creek and a scenic view from the covered front porch with rocking chairs, the hot tub, while cooking on the charcoal grill, or around the firepit. Accommodating up to six guests in two bedrooms, inside you’ll have all the essentials from a full kitchen to a flat-screen satellite TV.

Across the Road From the National Park Boundary - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Across the Road From the National Park Boundary

Across the Road From the National Park Boundary - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Right across the street from the boundary of the national park, this cabin in the woods will make it easy to access scenic hiking trails while enjoying a relaxed setting and gorgeous views. Watch wildlife like deer, wild turkey, and occasionally bears right from the front porch or enjoy the action in downtown Gatlinburg, less than two miles away. You’ll be close to Dollywood, the Titanic Museum, and more. The two-bedroom cabin sleeps up to seven and comes with all the desirable amenities and then some, including a fireplace, washer/dryer, and hot tub.

Time Flies on the River - Bryson City, North Carolina
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Time Flies on the River

Time Flies on the River - Bryson City, North Carolina

This one-bedroom cabin for four is less than a mile from downtown Bryson City overlooking the Tuckasegee River near the Great Smoky Railroad and the Deep Creek area of the national park, known for its many streams and waterfalls. Located on a property with two other cabins, you’ll have plenty of privacy and all the amenities, including a kitchen with granite counters. The outdoor space is most enticing with a private fire pit area that includes a charcoal grill and hot tub. When it’s time to go inside, you’ll be able to relax while watching cable TV and enjoy your electronic devices with Wi-Fi included.

Imagine This Romantic Cabin and View - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Imagine This Romantic Cabin and View

Imagine This Romantic Cabin and View - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The perfect cabin for a romantic couples’ getaway, this one-bedroom cabin for two is just minutes from the national park, Dollywood, golfing, and more. But the highlight is the magnificent view that can be enjoyed from the private deck furnished with rockers and a small table. Enjoy it while sipping your coffee and evening wine. Sunsets are spectacular from this vantage point as well. During the summer, you can even see Dollywood’s nightly fireworks show. There’s a hot tub that overlooks that awe-inspiring view and a two-person Jacuzzi tub inside along with a gas fireplace and all the necessities, including two large flat-screen TVs.

Misty Morning Cabin in Laurel Valley Community - Townsend, Tennessee
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Misty Morning Cabin

Misty Morning Cabin in Laurel Valley Community - Townsend, Tennessee

This cabin is oozing with charm, located in the gated community of Laurel Valley, bordering the national park. “Misty Morning” includes a deck for enjoying the tranquil view and has an open floor plan with all the modern comforts. It sleeps two in one bedroom with a king-size bed and includes a spacious bathroom with a jetted tub and separate shower/bath. There’s a gorgeous stacked stone fireplace, cable TV, a washer/dryer, full kitchen, and dining area too. While it is pet-friendly, be aware that only dogs under 20 pounds are allowed.

Private Fishing Pond | 10 Minutes to Downtown - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Private Pond 10 Minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

Private Fishing Pond | 10 Minutes to Downtown - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Ideal for those who want to fish with no license required, this cabin comes with your own private fishing pond and fishing gear. Studio-sized, it sleeps up to six with a king-size bed, a pull-down queen-size murphy bed, and a sleeper ottoman. There’s an extra cot sleeper and a playpen, making it ideal for everyone from couples to small families. Enjoy the view of the serene water, head out to enjoy the attractions, and then come back to soak in the hot tub. There’s a cabin to curl up next to along with all the usual conveniences like Wi-Fi, TV, and a full kitchen.

The Robin's Nest with Hot Tub - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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The Robin's Nest with Hot Tub

The Robin's Nest with Hot Tub - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The highlight of this cabin is the screened-in front porch with a hot tub. It also includes a BBQ grill for cookouts but there’s a full kitchen inside along with a fireplace to cozy up to while enjoying the 54″ TV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Disney+, and Netflix. It sleeps up to four and you’ll be able to bring your dog for an additional fee which varies depending on the size – be sure to check with the host to confirm first.

Pet Friendly, Studio Cabin w/ Hot Tub! - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Pet-Friendly Studio Cabin with Hot Tub

Pet Friendly, Studio Cabin w/ Hot Tub! - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

“Sugar House” is a cozy cabin for up to four guests with access to a seasonal community pool that’s just a one-minute walk away. Plus you’ll have your own private hot tub. While there are neighbors nearby, the cabins are positioned for plenty of privacy. You’ll appreciate the comfy bed after a long day of fun and conveniences like a full kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi.

Peaceful Creekside Cabin near Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge
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Peaceful Creekside Cabin

Peaceful Creekside Cabin near Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

This recently restored authentic log cabin sits near Dunn’s Creek steps from the Smoky Mountain National Forest. Sleeping up to four, best for small families with one bedroom plus a full-size sofa that’s most suitable for kids, it’s located minutes from all the attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, convenient to shopping, dining, swimming, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and more.

Private Mountain Retreat with a Creek and Views - Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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Private Mountain Retreat

Private Mountain Retreat with a Creek and Views - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

If you’re in need of a pet-friendly cabin for a large group, this one sleeps up to a dozen guests in three bedrooms plus a loft, located on a private lot. The list of luxuries is long, including a cocktail arcade with 110 classic video games and a stone fireplace, but the highlight here is the breathtaking mountain views.

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