Well, I think I've narrowed it down to three cabins.
Option #1 Fawn Cabin from Jackson Mountain Homes www.jacksonmountainhomes.com/book/house.html…
Pluses: Nice and simple. Affordable price, and probably more privacy than I'd get at most other cabins in the area.
Negatives: No mountain view, and only one tiny tv (not that I imagine we'll be spending a lot of time watching tv anyway.)
Option #2 Magical Moments also from Jackon.
Pluses: Interesting decor, pool table, better TVs (although once again, how much tv are we really planning to watch?)
Negatives: Still no mountain view. Description says it's in a resort setting, which generally means cabins stacked upon cabins, but can't tell from pics.
Option #3 Cloud Rider from Majestic Mouuntain Vacations
Pluses: Mountain view, cabin looks awesome!
Negatives: Definitely has the cabin stacked on cabin thing going on! And it's a lot more expensive. Also farther away from Gatlinburg. I'm not even sure where it is exactly...I e-mailed them and asked, and they said it was 9 - 10 miles from the main parkway. Which is still pretty vague.
So, I basically need to decide what's more important to me. A mountain view or privacy? ;)