My first time in Gatlinburg, TN and I found this private cabin via Groupon. This place is amazing!! It is so much better than I actually expected! I figured the photos from the resorts website would exaggerate, but I am truly so pleased that my husband I chose to stay here! The cabin is operated by Elk Springs Resort, but it is NOT near the main resort - it's a private cabin with its own little driveway. Upon arriving, you get a code to unlock the door...there's no going to an office (very convenient).
The cabin is 2 floors; beautiful wood everywhere; nice homely decorations; outdoor hot tub (HELLO!); 2 clean well-stocked bathrooms; 3 TVs; free wifi; washer/dryer; small full kitchen; in-room luxury bathtub....and best part... We got to share this weekend with our furbabies! We were able to have a little family weekend getaway. Everything was super clean!!
Super close drive to all the touristy things to do in Gatlinburg and many trail heads in the Smokey Mountains. Tip-- from our research, only 1 trailhead is dog friendly...it's called the 'Gatlinburg trail' and it starts at the Sugarlands Visitor center.
My husband and I (plus pups) cannot wait to come back! My only suggestion to the owners would be to put up a gate on the front deck to block the dogs from leaving the porch. That way we can all hang out together outside without leashes.