Destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains

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Great Smoky Mountains vacation rentals

The crowning glory of the mighty Appalachian trail, the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee-North Carolina border encompasses some of the most breathtaking natural sites in America. Stay in one of our beautiful Smoky Mountains cabin rentals, the home of the most popular national park in the States. This destination is a haven for nature enthusiasts, with rare and unique wildlife, blooming wildflowers, and countless magical trails, hikes, and adventures in the great outdoors.

Is there a better way to enjoy this incredible destination than from a Great Smoky Mountains cabin? We don’t think there is, and that’s why we have curated a selection of luxurious cabin vacation homes with stunning views of the Smokies and access to the best hikes, winter sports, and activities. Our stunning Great Smoky Mountains cabins are designed to be the ultimate mountain vacation rentals, with authentic wood-panel styling, cozy interiors, and panoramic windows showcasing breathtaking views of the landscape. Property features include relaxing hot tubs, games rooms, home theatres, and pet-friendly facilities, offering guests everything they could ever need for an unforgettable Tennessee vacation.

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Distances from the Great Smoky Mountains

DestinationDistanceDrive time
Pigeon Forge33.847
Cherokee National Forest80.31h 27
Clingmans Dome60.21h 33
Cade’s Cove Scenic Loop31.545
Henry Whitehead House371h 9
Indian Flats Falls29.446
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center22.634
Ben Morton Overlook52.21h 18

Things to do

  • Clingmans Dome, a walkway with viewing platform over the treetops
    Clingmans Dome
    Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests. It's a popular destination for hiking and witnessing stunning sunrises and sunsets.

  • A black backpack resting against a sign reading Appalachian| Trail
    The Appalachian Trail
    The Appalachian Trail is a legendary long-distance hiking trail stretching over 2,000 miles through the eastern United States. It traverses scenic mountains and lush forests, providing an unforgettable adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Soft golden light over a scenic viewpoint of mountains
    Newfound Gap Overlook
    Newfound Gap Overlook is a picturesque spot along the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is a popular starting point for hikes in the area.

  • A male elk bellowing
    Wildlife watching
    The Great Smoky Mountains is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Visitors can spot black bears, white-tailed deer, elk, wild turkeys, and a variety of bird species while exploring the park's diverse ecosystems and scenic trails.

  • Historic wooden building in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains
    Cades Cover
    Cades Cove is a historic valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers a scenic drive, abundant wildlife, and well-preserved homesteads, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and history buffs alike.

  • Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains, with thick forest along the shores and mountains in the background
    Fontana Lake
    Fontana Lake is a stunning reservoir located in the Great Smoky Mountains. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and forests, it offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and enjoying the serene beauty of nature.

  • A white and blue wooden house on the shore of a stream surrounded by forests
    Cataloochee is a remote and picturesque valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known for its historic buildings and abundant wildlife, it offers hiking trails, camping, and a glimpse into the region's rich cultural and natural heritage.

  • A waterfall in a dense forest in the Great Smoky Mountains
    Roaring Fork Motor Trail
    Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a scenic drive in the Great Smoky Mountains. It winds through lush forests, alongside rushing streams, and passes historic homesteads, providing a captivating glimpse into the park's beauty and history.

  • Mingus Mill - a wooden building with artificial stream in the forest
    Mingus Mill
    Mingus Mill is a historic gristmill located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can explore the mill, learn about its fascinating history, and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of this iconic landmark.

  • A road winding through dense fall forest
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    The Blue Ridge Parkway is a breathtaking scenic drive that spans through the Smokies. It offers stunning vistas, vibrant fall foliage, hiking trails, and opportunities for outdoor recreation, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.

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Smoky Mountains rentals with Travel Extras

If you're planning a vacation in the stunning Smoky Mountains, renting a cabin or vacation home with Travel Extras can take your experience to another level. Our Travel Extras service gives you the option to add amazing services to your stay, from private chefs to attraction tickets and more.

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Pet friendly cabins in Smoky Mountains

Looking for an excellent base from which to take your furry little friend hiking? Look no further than these paw-some cabins in Tennessee. Our spacious Smoky Mountain cabi n rentals have plenty of room for the whole family, including your four-footed familiar. It wouldn’t be the perfect trek without your canine companion, so why not bring them along for the adventure?

Relax in the gorgeous wood interior of a log cabin after a day of walking in stunning woodland. Watch your pampered pooch rest by the warm fire or cuddle up as a family after dinner. Even your pup will be impressed by the fine decoration and furnishings in these mountainside retreats. Have a wonderful rural getaway in our Great Smoky Mountain cabin rentals – pet-friendly, inviting, and at one with nature.

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Smoky Mountain cabin rentals with hot tub

The Great Smoky Mountains are famous for their luscious landscapes and unbeatable forest scenery, so staying in a cabin where you can take in the views of the mountains from the bubbly warmth of your private hot tub, is an absolute must-do while vacationing in the region. Is there any better way to unwind after a day of exploring the mountains than sinking into a hot tub on a balcony, where you can watch the sun dip beyond the horizon? We don't think there is!