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11 Peaceful Cabins with Hot Tubs in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

by Holly Riddle
Updated August 08, 2022

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If you’re traveling to Tennessee for outdoor adventures, there’s a good chance you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains and one of the most-visited national parks in the entire country.

And, if you’re traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains, chances are good you may be staying in Gatlinburg, one of the top destinations in the region for family fun and outdoor exploration.

Thanks to Gatlinburg’s family-friendliness and its bounty of gorgeous mountain landscapes in the region, cabin rentals are a popular option for travelers looking for spacious, amenity-rich accommodations in the area.

If you’re specifically looking for a Gatlinburg cabin with a hot tub — and why wouldn’t you be? — here are 11 to consider.

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1. Overlooking Heaven Luxury Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Top-rated luxury experiences near downtown.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $610/night

Overlooking Heaven is the name for this beautiful cabin and you’ll soon see why. The balcony and deck spaces give you unprecedented views of the mountains beyond and the forests below.

You’ll hardly want to leave these outdoor spots, especially when you consider that they boast lots of seating, an outdoor fireplace and a hot tub.

Better yet, it’s all just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, so you can be to all the sights, sounds and fun of the city quickly, but then retreat to this private, heavenly oasis when you need a little peace and quiet.

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2. Point of View Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Smaller cabin with big appeal.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $489/night

A lot of Smoky Mountain cabins offer tons of space for big groups, but if you’re only traveling with a small family or a few friends, you might not need all that space.

If that’s the case for you, you’ll want to consider Point of View cabin, where you have only one bedroom and one bath, but broader appeal elsewhere on the property. There’s a hot tub with mountain views on the back deck, a luxurious walk-in shower in the solo bathroom, forest views from the big bed, and a giant kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances.

What more do you need?

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3. Treetops Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Tons of outdoor amenities.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $209/night

Treetops Cabin is a minimalist cabin perched high above Gatlinburg on its own little mountain ledge.

Inside, you’ll find a cozy stone fireplace, walls of windows offering stellar views, a modern kitchen and multiple private spaces for a little quiet time, but outside is where you’ll find even more reasons to book this cabin for your stay. A balcony offers plenty of seating for the entire fam.

Another, separate balcony offers a dining area and grill. A deck space offers a hot tub in the trees. While you’re busy enjoying your stay, your electric vehicle will be taking full advantage of the convenient EV charger.

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4. Night Owl Luxury Cabin

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Why you should stay here: High style in the woods.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $367/night

Don’t care for that same ol’ cabin vibe that you get from just about every rental property in and around Gatlinburg?

Go with the Night Owl luxury cabin, a truly unique property that takes the cabin stay experience and gives it a modern upgrade. With its sleek and geometric, stylish black exterior, this property wows as soon as you drive up. To one side, a deck offers an outdoor fireplace.

Another deck provides a secluded hot tub. Yet another offers seating and a grill. Inside, the decor is all modern, artsy and industrial, and not at all like your typical cabin. Think a sleek white and black marble fireplace, metal accents and geometric patterns.

You’ll find a pop of color in the University of Tennessee-themed game and media room.

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5. Chalet with Movie Room

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Why you should stay here: Accessible entertainment everywhere you look.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $600/night

This new-build chalet  offers mountain views for miles. If you can take your eyes off the view for a moment, you’ll find a modern, farmhouse-style interior with lots of rustic wood and stone accents.

The big master bathroom is sure to turn heads, with its walk-in shower, separate soaking tub and humongous multiple vanities. The open and airy game room offers its own views and a fireplace, in addition to the billiards and other games.

Need a little help getting around? This chalet comes equipped with an elevator.

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6. Bella Vista Lodge

Bella Vista Lodge
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Why you should stay here: Like a private lodge for the entire family.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $650/night

Sometimes, when you’re traveling with the family, you want to feel almost like you’re staying in a hotel, but without the hassle of dealing with other people or worrying about keeping up with the kids.

And, when that’s what you want, you can look to Bella Vista Lodge. This expansive property offers wide-open spaces, plus a huge yard, all on a private lot.

There’s a big driveway (with a basketball goal!), lots of seating throughout and lots of fun extras, like a hot tub on the deck, two separate grills and a jacuzzi in one of the bathrooms.

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7. Alpine Abode

Alpine Abode cabin
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Why you should stay here: Relaxing, contemporary vibes.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $287/night

Alpine Abode is a unique option for those looking for a rental that offers the amenities of a cabin — think a spot in the woods, mountain views, a hot tub and fire pit — without the traditional rustic cabin look.

With its three master suites, the property trades out wood paneling and taxidermy for bright white walls, shiplap, houseplants, white marble and an overall sleek and airy vibe that’s almost spa-like.

You’ll find a range of ways to relax here, from playing a game of shuffleboard in the game room to relaxing in the hot tub with its built-in drink cooler to whipping up a scrumptious meal in the fully-stocked kitchen.

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8. Heaven on the Horizon

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Why you should stay here: Views on views on views.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $343/night

The Heaven on the Horizon cabin is a few miles outside of Gatlinburg, but this location puts it also within a few miles of Pigeon Forge, where you’ll find even more family-friendly fun and outdoor adventures.

The cabin offers mountain views from three decks, each outfitted with an array of amenities, including multiple seating areas, a dining area, outdoor fireplace and hot tub. Inside, the three floors of accommodations offer huge windows, from which you can also take in the scenery.

Other cabins are nearby, so you’re not totally removed from civilization, but you won’t feel that way when you’re looking out over the stunning vistas.

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9. Sky Villa

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Why you should stay here: Brand-new luxury digs with views.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $635/night

Brand-new and ultra-luxurious, Sky Villa isn’t really a cabin so much as it is… well, a villa. The long property offers multiple floors of posh accommodations, and one end even features an outdoor, exposed turret that leads you to an elevated hot tub and separate seating area.

Inside the villa, you’ll find big, wide windows throughout, all offering views of the mountains beyond. The main living area features a huge, updated kitchen and a gas fireplace. The large bedrooms feature separate sitting areas, for relaxing in private (because sometimes you really do need it when you’re traveling with a family).

The bathrooms offer large, walk-in showers. In addition to the game room, there’s also a separate cinema with cinema-style seating.

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10. The Star Window

The Star Window
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Why you should stay here: The perfect fit for a romantic retreat.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $386/night

The Star Window is a “high lux modern farmhouse” that’s only suitable for two, but that makes it absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway to Gatlinburg.

Expect a large fireplace in the living room, a big soaking tub in the bathroom, a master bed facing a floor-to-ceiling window and looking up at a large skylight, and a deck that offers a private hot tub. The walk-in shower is, frankly, gargantuan, and features a wall of showerheads on each side.

A separate outdoor shower is just the thing for rinsing off after a hike. You and your sweetie will never want to leave.

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11. Misty Mountain Cabin

Misty Mountain Cabin
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Why you should stay here: Classic cabin with all the creature comforts.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $229/night

Misty Mountain Cabin is a traditional cabin in every way. Vaulted, all-wood ceilings? Check. Stone fireplace in the living room? Double check. An antler chandelier? Absolutely.

While the amenities are simple, you’ll find everything you need for an enjoyable stay, including a hot tub on the back deck and jacuzzi in the bathroom. Meanwhile, you’re just a short drive away from downtown Gatlinburg.

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