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13 best cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with luxe perks like gourmet kitchens, hot tubs, and screening rooms

We found the best Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins near Smoky Mountain including rentals with hot tubs, indoor pools, and luxury amenities. ...

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  • Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • For your next visit, we rounded up the best Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabins on Airbnb and Vrbo.
  • Our picks have the makings of a cozy cabin stay with woodsy accents, ample views, and hot tubs.

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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's a stunning area that straddles North Carolina and Tennessee and is defined by picturesque views, fresh mountain air, and winding hiking trails.

The rugged beauty of the mountain and river landscapes makes for an enchanting getaway, particularly while socially distant getaways and outdoor activities continue to reign supreme.

While there are many hotels in the area, these mountain towns are particularly known for their cozy cabin rentals, which boast alluring amenities ranging from hot tubs with views to plush screening rooms. These are the best Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rentals you can book on Airbnb or Vrbo when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Here are the best cabin rentals in Gatlinburg sorted by price from low to high.

A light-filled studio cabin

GATLINBURG studio cabin basking in natural light Airbnb
A two-person hot tub and corner fireplace ensure a cozy stay in this Airbnb Plus listing.

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This standalone cabin is located on a lush resort, offering guests easy access to activities like horseback riding and whitewater rafting.  

Inside, tall ceilings and an abundance of large windows allow for plenty of natural light, helping the cabin feel spacious and airy despite its diminutive size. A two-person hot tub and corner fireplace ensure a cozy stay, while accents like a vintage trunk and bright flowers add character. 

There is also a back porch with rocking chairs and a grill in this Airbnb Plus listing, which means it’s been vetted and recognized for outstanding quality, design, and upkeep.

A romantic cabin with a heart-shaped tub

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A heart-shaped jetted tub sets the scene for a romantic getaway.

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This cabin isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to creating a romantic atmosphere. A heart-shaped jetted tub is the star of the design, and it faces a small fireplace surrounded by tiered candles, a lantern, and houseplants, for the ultimate calming soak.

Couple that romance with the surrounding scenery, best enjoyed from the abundance of outdoor seating options including adorable rocking chairs with little bear cutouts in the backrests. There’s also an air hockey table, board games, and plenty of nearby hiking trails to keep you entertained. 

Mountaintop cabin with a hot tub and game room

The view from the deck at this Gatlinburg cabin rental on Airbnb
A wide deck has multiple seating areas, a grill, and great views.

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Nestled in the hills between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, this cabin stuns from the first glance of its dramatic porches with rocking chairs that beg you to slow down and savor the view.

There’s one King-sized bedroom with a bed crafted from real logs with a fireplace and an adjoining full bathroom. A lofty living area is airy and bright with high cathedral ceilings and an adjacent kitchen area with a cute table for enjoying breakfast alongside dramatic views.

End your day with a dip in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountains or spend time in the upstairs loft with a full-size pool table, high-top game table, and an upright retro arcade.

While there’s only one bedroom, this is a family friendly-space with extra foldaway beds, a pack n play, and a baby gate provided.

A two-story cabin with a spacious porch

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Spa-inspired amenities include a steam shower and whirlpool tub.

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When you arrive at this two-story cabin, you’ll be greeted by bear decals adorning the pine siding in true homage to the Smoky Mountains surroundings.

One of this home’s most notable features is the spacious and well-curated outdoor hangout space. There is a multi-level patio setup akin to an entire living room with cushioned seating, curtains, a fireplace, and a hot tub. 

The indoor living area is just as decked out with a fireplace, record player, and vintage arcade game systems like a pinball machine, multicade, and classic Nintendo mini. With a steam shower and whirlpool tub, this cabin also comes heavy with rejuvenating spa-inspired amenities. 

A mountain cabin that caters to couples

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With a setting perched amid so many trees, staying here feels kind of like staying in a luxe treehouse.

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Perched amid lush greenery, this charming cabin feels like a luxury lodge that caters to couples. A large deck offers front-row views to stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, best enjoyed in the private hot tub.

Inside, things are equally well-suited to an intimate getaway with a King-size bed, a stone fireplace, and a whirlpool tub adjacent to a mounted TV so you can watch your favorite movie while enjoying a soak. There’s also a full kitchen, a walk-in shower, a pool table, fast Wi-Fi, and plenty of attractive wood for a real sense of place.

Downtown Gatlinburg is just four miles away while Pigeon Forge is nine.

Contemporary cabin with a designer feel

The view from the upstairs deck at this Gatlinburg cabin rental on Airbnb
Sleek furnishings and killer views combine at this contemporary cabin.

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Unlike many cabin rentals that are heavy on antlers and heavy logs, this sleek home feels like a contemporary oasis with light timber wood, recessed lighting, and minimal furnishings in neutral, soothing hues.

The master suite is super spacious with a King-size bed and a spa-like, oversized walk-in shower. An inviting living room focuses around a centerpiece fireplace and a stainless steel kitchen comes ready with everything you need. Additional bedrooms including a sleeping loft provide room for families or groups, and two-tiered decks provide impressive views of the surrounding landscape. Sink into the outdoor couch, grab a chair around the fire pit, or slip into the hot tub — this isn’t the kind of place you’ll want to leave anytime soon.

Family and pet-friendly cabin with large decks

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Wood and stone finishes make this home feel especially rustic, but with luxe touches.

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This roomy abode is a great find for families or groups, impressing with both size and substance. Double-decker wraparound porches provide ample space to take in sweeping views of Mt. LeConte, while inside feels rustic with lots of wood and stone finishes.

Make a meal in the chef’s kitchen with an adjacent living area and fireplace or settle into the couch in the unique octagon-shaped living room.

The master bedroom includes a deep soaking jetted tub right next to a King-sized bed for a touch of romance, while kids will love the bunk beds tucked into a cozy alcove in the game room, which also includes an old school multicade and collection of board games. 

Dramatic A-frame cabin with hot tub

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The ethereal decor makes this cabin feel like a modern fairy tale.

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There’s a dramatic ambiance to this A-frame cabin with a dark gothic color palette contrasted against blond timber walls, a spiral staircase, and a bed canopy. With a freestanding soaking tub, an abundance of houseplants, and an ethereal feel to the lofted King-sized bed, this cabin could easily be the setting for a modern fairy tale. 

Tucked into the mountains, this cabin offers incredible privacy. Head onto either of the two covered balconies, relax in the hot tub, or take a seat on the porch and relish the peaceful setting. While staying here, you will also have access to nearby tennis courts, walking trails, and a scenic stream.

Log cabin with a heated indoor pool

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Swim in this indoor pool, a rarity in cabin homes.

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While log cabins are found aplenty in these parts, one with a private heated indoor pool is certainly a rarity. This cabin takes blissful relaxation to the next level with a small indoor pool that features a waterfall and lounge chairs, flanked by a smart projector so you can watch your favorite movies submerged in water. When the weather is warm, open the garage door to easily create the ultimate indoor/outdoor setup. 

Post-swim, enjoy an indoor basketball game a few steps away from the pool and a Golden Tee 2019 game in the living area. You can also warm up in front of the living room fireplace, or unwind on the balcony nestled among the surrounding trees.

The cabin’s decor includes subtle nods to the Smoky Mountains’ landscape, from depictions of babbling streams to black bears. 

A contemporary cabin with a hot tub

GATLINBURG buoyant and flawlessly eclectic cabin Airbnb
Contemporary, whimsical decor elevates this home from a simple cabin to a posh pad.

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Expertly mixing vintage and modern design concepts, this home boasts soaring ceilings, a floating staircase, a pastel blue and white color palette, and fun touches like a vintage phone, old-fashioned stove, dangling nightstands, and a barrel accent table.

The lighting fixtures alone are to be lauded, from exposed bulbs to atom-like sconces in the living room to mason jar hanging lights above the kitchen island. 

As inviting as the interiors are, you’ll surely want to step outside onto the spacious decks, where you can enjoy views of Mt. Leconte and soak in a hot tub under string lights and stars.

A sprawling cabin with a theater and hot tub

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Spend cozy nights at home by loading up a movie in the screening room.

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This cabin is cheerfully bright, with colorful accents alongside floor-to-ceiling windows that allow sunlight to blanket the home.

There’s an undeniable playfulness to the setup, from a swing chair and tic-tac-toe board in the living area to the pool table and vintage arcade games downstairs. There’s even a home theater room with a huge projector screen surrounded by beanbag chairs and a sectional couch for movie nights at home.

If you’re someone who enjoys an impeccable view, the private deck and outdoor hot tub looking out at the Smoky Mountain are prepared to help you with your scenic endeavors.

Spacious cabin with heavenly views, a game room, and fire pit

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Antler accents, exposed beams, and nature-inspired artwork create a strong sense of place.

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Grand yet homey, this cabin dubbed “Simply Heaven” earned its moniker from impressive covered decks that enjoy stunning views for miles. An upper and lower deck feature nice amenities such as a hot tub, grill, Adirondack chairs, fire pit, and an outdoor dining area.

If you prefer your meals inside, the dining room is a knockout, well-designed with an antler chandelier, exposed beams, and nature-inspired artwork. Other rustic accents include a coffee table that resembles a tree stump and antler lamps that match the kitchen’s chandelier.

There is also an epic game room with numerous fun tables from pool to shuffleboard to foosball, in addition to a substantial collection of board games. 

Luxury mountain cabin with a home theater

GATLINBURG modern rustic cabin with a home theater Airbnb
This home has a show-stopping theater room with tiered recliners and movie posters.

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This capacious cabin includes playful and fun accents from the bear statues outside to the sink and table with a barrel base inside. There’s also a game room with a pool table, foosball table, and several arcade games.

But it’s the home’s show-stopping theater that’s the real star. It comes equipped with tiered recliners and movie posters to create an authentic viewing experience. 

The contemporary interiors may stray from traditional cabin decor, but the backdrop of verdant trees and mountain ranges, as well as the home’s half-log, half-stone exterior still give it a classic feel.

A large deck makes enjoying time outdoors easy and comes furnished with a picnic table, a swinging bench, a hot tub, and plenty of rocking chairs.

FAQ: Gatlinburg cabin rentals

What is there to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge?

The biggest draw of exploring Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Beyond that, there are plenty of unique draws to keep visitors busy. If you’re hoping to fulfill your spelunking fantasies (or maybe realize ones you didn’t know you had) you can take a boat ride tour of The Lost Sea, which is America’s largest underground lake. 

If handcrafted goods are more your speed, the eight-mile loop that constitutes the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community is a must-stop where you’ll find works made by the organization’s independent artisans, including pottery, paintings, and sculptures. Not to mention the iconic Dollywood theme park, which is set to reopen this year on March 13.

How much are cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, TN?

Cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, TN can cost anywhere from around $100 per night for a small studio to $500 per night for a lavish mountain lodge. The cost depends on the size of the house and the time of year you plan to visit.

When are cabin rentals cheapest in Pigeon Forge?

For cheap cabins in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, plan to visit in winter when the temperatures will be cold, but the crowds will be fewer than in the warmer months when visitors flock here to hike and admire fall foliage.

How do I find a cabin with a hot tub or pool?

If you want a Gatlinburg cabin with a hot tub, make sure you’re refining search results for cabin rentals on Airbnb or Vrbo by ticking checkboxes for features such as a pool or hot tub.

Is it safe to stay in a cabin?

The CDC says travel is safe within the US for vaccinated individuals, and vacation rentals, are also considered safe by experts. Here’s what they have to say about risks, and how to best protect yourself

 

How we selected the best Gatlinburg cabin rentals

  1. All listings are for entire private cabin rentals, per current expert recommendations.
  2. Every listing is highly reviewed with a 4.8 guest rating or higher.
  3. Each home is committed to Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, a five-step cleaning process developed in partnership with health and hospitality experts. 
  4. All cabin rentals are affordable and range in starting price from $120 to $393 per night, as of publishing.
  5. All cabins have exceptional amenities and design features that make them a great place to stay while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains such as log cabin exteriors, wooden accents, fireplaces, hot tubs, and incredible views.
  6. Homes are available to book in the coming weeks and months, subject to availability. For more Airbnbs near the Smoky Mountains, click here.

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