Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a literal playground for just about every type of traveler and it’s impossible to get bored with all the things to do here. Perhaps you like tourist attractions — Gatlinburg has plenty. Or maybe you want to be immersed in the outdoors — this mountain town absolutely has that. Regardless of your reason for visiting this adorable East Tennessee nook, there is an awesome rental to call home for the time being. Keep reading for the coolest VRBO rentals in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The three-bedroom dwelling itself is worthy of a Southern Living magazine spread. Then you have the roaring river that projects the most peaceful sounds toward the home. Even better, there is a bed on a screened-in porch, so guests can literally sleep amongst nature and let the soothing river waters lull them to sleep. And of course, there would be a hot tub.
Do you have a huge group you are trying to accommodate? Maybe you are having a wedding in Gatlinburg and need a place for all the girls to stay, or perhaps it’s family reunion time. This abode sleeps 19 people. While featuring a lot of that Smoky Mountain charm, there are some notable updates, like the inviting pool surrounded by native foliage. Spend the day outside, snacking on local goodies, and just drink in those views.
As the saying goes, the ski slopes are so close you could throw a rock and hit them, but we’d rather sit in those Adirondack chairs on the sprawling deck and just look at them — with a glass of wine in hand, no doubt! Multiple amenities await within the interior of the six-bedroom rental, including a game room, which can be convenient on a rainy day. Otherwise, you’ll to want to get outside and enjoy the great Smoky Mountains.
Want to vacation like the rich and the famous for a few days? This would be a great place to do it! Every cabinet, countertop and accent is elegantly glamorous. However, the outdoor pool is where it’s at, as guests can glide through the water while taking in the mountains. It can be enjoyed on slightly chilly days, as it is heated.
This cozy Smoky Mountains cabin sleeps 16 and offers rustic charm with plenty of modern amenities. A beautiful covered porch is enhanced with a hot tub, and the fire pit is surrounded by rocks, and ambient café lights hang above — we could spend the entire vacation out here. However, you don’t want to miss out on the interior design, which manages to look both rustic and mid century. The game room is boldly designed with a pool table to round it all out.
This is just another gorgeous Gatlinburg rental, with a game room, antler chandeliers, a stunning fireplace and grand living room – you know, the usual. But there is one element that is not only super cool, but could be an accommodating convenience for those who need it. There is an elevator, a really nice one! Each of the four levels is connected by either the elevator or spiral staircase.
It’s the details that really do bring these rentals to life! Arts and crafts is the perfect style to describe this well-thought-out and lovingly accented home. The kids would be pretty amazed to see the three-tier bunkbeds, and mom and dad will likely spend the late evening hours relaxing in the stunning living room. All the little things have been thoughtfully covered by the hosts, from the organic roasted coffee to the local welcome treats.
Windows, windows everywhere! We love all of the windows that bring in that Tennessee sunlight. While the home has a traditional log structure, and plenty of wood accents within, all of that natural light truly makes it feel like a bright and cheerful space. We would be letting you down if this dwelling didn’t also have a game room, a hot tub and a killer porch.
The game room is conveniently equipped with a TV, pool table, other games, and a bar for all of the snacks and drinks. A hot tub sits out on the deck, offering views of the surrounding mountains. A community pool is available for your use, but that’s not even the best part. The showstopper is the bottom level indoor personal pool! There is even a television within the space, along with seating. Movies from the pool? Yes!
Gatlinburg rentals notably have some pretty extravagant amenities, like game rooms with pool tables, movie theaters, and multiple decks. Well this one is no exception, and it even has three unbelievable outdoor patios, stacked on top of each other. Wood encapsulates in the most sleek way, so you will get that mountain feel, while being completely and totally pampered.
Welcome to the treehouse cabin, where everything within has been handcrafted — and it truly shows in the most detailed glory. The kids cave is a tucked away nook with places for a little one to snuggle up with their favorite stuffed animal. Of course, the beautifully crafted bunkbeds might be equally alluring for them. An outdoor treehouse and clubhouse pool with splash area seal the deal on this one for families with kids.