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Posh Dream Cabin!Smokys In Your Backyard!Media Room&Arcade!Perfect Location!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 195 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Master Suites + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

You have just found the PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT! GUEST RATED TRIP ADVISOR #1 CABIN IN GATLINBURG! Imagine the Splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains as a Remarkable Panoramic Setting surrounding you in your own Backyard, an Ideal Location-easily accessible, only 5 minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg & a Luxurious Mountain Atmosphere ALL IN ONE PLACE! That's only the beginning of the many BONUSES you will enjoy-this is THE PREMIER MOUNTAIN GETAWAY! Have it ALL! TWO SEPARATE ROOMS for viewing movies & sports..an ELITE ENCLOSED MEDIA ROOM(Boom!)& LIVING ROOM on STATE OF THE ART 60' PLASMA & 55' SMART HDTV'S,SURROUND SOUND,DVR, BLU-RAY DVD & BOTH WITH ONE-STEP MAGIC REMOTES! Don't miss out! Few cabins offer this many enviable luxuries! Look at all the amenities..POSH RUSTIC DECOR, LOCAL ARTWORK, VAULTED WALL OF GLASS FOR VIEW, PRIVATE HOTTUB, JACUZZI TUB FOR 2, SLATE BATHROOMS W/EUROSHOWERS & MOUNTAIN ETCHED GLASS; ALL INCLUSIVE GAME ROOM-POOL TABLE, ARCADE, DARTS, TELESCOPE, TODDLER WALL GAMES, BUCK-THE SINGING DEER, IPOD STEREO; FREE LONG DISTANCE & WIRELESS INTERNET; 2 COVERED DECKS, PORCH SWING, HAMMOCK SKY CHAIR, FLAGSTONE BBQ AREA & the BEST! YOUR OWN BEARS TO GREET YOU! BONUSES continue..You MUST read on..

Actually feel like you are SWINGIN' ON A STAR-UNPARALLELED SPECTACULAR 180 DEGREE PANORAMIC VIEWS of the Great Smoky Mountains AS YOUR BACKYARD! As you arrive at your Mountain Retreat the forest will enclose you,creating a serene mood,a detachment from the hurried pace of life, making SWINGIN' ON A STAR your home away from home.

A tranquil haven peacefully nestled amongst the trees & is undoubtedly the PERFECT LOCATION LITERALLY 5 MINUTES to Downtown Gatlinburg,the Park & minutes to all area attractions-a posh retreat close to everything with a remote feel away from it all! AND WAIT! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES-Lush landscaping complete w/BEARS TO GREET YOU! Each BEAR is a piece of local artwork chain saw carved out of tree trunks! YOUR OWN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY right in front of your cabin-a pinnacle Mt. LeConte backdrop,'Frankie & Star'-our 9' MAMA BEAR & CUB,a whimsical 'BEAR FENCE'-w/5 posts animated differently,'LUCKY STAR'-actually Swingin' On A Star & 'TEDDY'-by the kitchen window sure to put a smile on your face!

Take pleasure in 22' VAULTED CATHEDRAL beamed ceilings,stacked stone gas fireplace,rustic upscale décor,unbelievable details such as tree carved front door,numerous antiques,local artwork,granite countertops & hardwood floors. Witness from any spot in the roomy living areas UNHINDERED MAGNIFICENT VIEWS of Mt. LeConte as far as you can see! Absolutely no rooftops-only mountain after mountain! A one of a kind,unforgettable experience to treat yourself,unwind & indulge in real MOUNTAIN LUXURY!

This 2 story custom built cabin offers 2 floors of entertainment, living area & sleeping accommodations for TEN. Each floor has an ENCLOSED MASTER KING SUITE, stunning SLATE TILE ADJOINING full bathroom, Sofa Sleeper for extra room, TWO separate COVERED DECKS, rockers & outdoor speakers-a PERFECT LOCATION for a family get together, couples getaway, romantic honeymoon or anniversary haven. Rise each morning to a breathtaking mountain view after a cozy nights sleep in down bedding feeling just as if you slept on a cloud & enjoy your evenings taking in SPELLBOUNDING VIEWS relaxing in the HOTTUB located steps away in its own PRIVATE ALCOVE on the downstairs wraparound deck.

With 2 Master Suites equisitely decorated,comfy KING pillowtop beds,suede & leather tassel bedding,hand carved armoire,sleigh suede headboard,dressing bench,full length mirror,closet,27' Flat Screen TV,Cable & DVD/VCR & ADJOINING SLATE TILE BATHROOMS W/EUROSHOWERS & MOUNTAIN ETCHED GLASS & JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO!

GOURMET kitchen-everything at your fingertips-custom cabinets & convenient breakfast bar for extra seating or step outside & find a welcoming flagstone patio grilling area w/a clever stone & boulder picnic table & BBQ GRILL-enjoy your meals at a PERFECT LOCATION & superb views 'On Top of Old Smoky'!

Have it all!! A SEPARATE ENCLOSED MEDIA ROOM w/half bath-State of Art Electronics-60' PLASMA HDTV, SURROUND SOUND(Boom!),DVR, BLU-RAY DVD & comfortable seating for the EXCEPTIONAL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE..& in the Living Room a relaxing leather queen sleeper sofa, authentic leather & hide RECLINER-55' SMART HDTV, SURROUND SOUND,DVR & DVD...& the Game Room a 32' HDTV-A ROOM FOR EVERYONE!! Cable, all PREMIUM CHANNELS & ESPN SPORTS PACKAGE will allow the sports enthusiasts enjoy the game while the kids watch their favorite movie! The YAMAHA CD STEREO allows you to also enjoy music on the decks or in the HOT TUB while others are entertained inside.

Enjoy a spacious LOFT GAME ROOM-games galore to keep you or the kids entertained for hours-POOL TABLE, pub table-wrought iron pub chairs,2 'saddle stools',39 GAME ARCADE-sporting Pac-Man, Donkey Kong,Galaxian & more,32' HD TV, TELESCOPE, DARTBOARD,IPOD STEREO,TODDLER WALL GAMES, 2 lazy chairs that double as TWIN beds,bird watcher binoculars,board games, books & dry bar. There's even 'BUCK-THE SINGING DEER' to sing along to your favorites such as 'Friends In Low Places','Sweet Home Alabama'& more!!

This cabin really has it all! For the kid in you there's a 'BEAR FRIEND' inside to keep you company! And for the wee ones the cabin has their very own '3 Little Bears' rocking chair, table, chairs & a charming ROCKING HORSE!

Gaze through the cathedral VAULTED WALL OF GLASS at the stunning mountain vista while playing pool or step outside to the upstairs deck & 'swing' to the music on the PORCH SWING & don't forget the SKY CHAIR to enjoy the delightful sunsets. You will fall in love with this PERFECTLY LOCATED wonderful cabin & the beauty of our Great Smoky Mountains & want to visit again & again and feel like you are SWINGIN' ON A STAR! 'Your Smoky Mountain Dream Log Cabin Awaits You!'

Keywords: Gatlinburg, Log Cabin, Smoky Mountains, Smokies, Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountain Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Hottub, Media Room, Home Theater, Arcade, Luxury Cabin, Private Cabin, Spectacular View, 2 Master Suites, Sleeps 4-10

More Details

Owner
Cathie Britt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Cathie Britt

We would like to invite you to visit our 'home away from home'--a very special place for us and for many of our guests--'Swingin' On A Star'. It is a magical experience every time we visit Gatlinburg and the spectacular beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and its Mountain Ranges as a playgound in our Backyard. We are truly Blessed and visit several times a year to enjoy this tranquil haven that is beyond words. Our home is yours to share and we welcome you.

Cathie Britt purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Cathie Britt chose Tennessee

We had dreamed of having a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains for many years. It began when I was a little girl. My Mom was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia which borders the Smoky Mountains. As a little girl I remember playing in the creeks and cupping my hands on the side of the mountain to drink the ice cold pure sparkling mountain water of the Blue Ridge and from that moment a determination grew to have a cabin 'On Top of Old Smoky'. Our home now in the Southeastern part of the country outside of New Orleans, Louisiana created a natural path to the Great Smoky Mountains in order to revisit the mountains close to home and meet family for holidays. After years of visiting our dream became a reality and 'Swingin' On A Star' was born. The name of the cabin, founded by a family contest, is so appropriate as you actually feel as if you are 'Swingin' On A Star' with its Mezmerizing Views facing Mt. LeConte and its Mountain Ranges as far as you can see. Everyone has fun counting the stars both inside and out! Our family has always enjoyed the outdoors and what better place is there to experience all nature has to offer, no matter what the season, but with the Great Smoky Mountains at your doorstep. From hiking the many trails, to motor tours and picnics through the Roaring Fork and Cades Cove, climbing Clingman's Dome, visits to Cherokee, horseback riding and whitewater rafting, witnessing the magic of a Winter Wonderland or the splendor of a Fall Foilage--we've done it all and it's all there for your experience in your own backyard or the National Park only minutes away.

What makes this cabin unique

Our genuine log cabin is quietly nestled amongst the trees above the famous Arts & Crafts Commnunity where you will find the local artists and craftmen's quaint mountain shops, many of whom have become our special friends. We are so fortunate to have found the ideal location for the cabin with breathtaking Pinnacle Views and within Gatlinburg city limits only minutes to Light #3 downtown and the Park Entrance. It is also convenient and minutes to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge area attractions. The cabin is easily accessible with paved roads and level parking which is rare for most cabins in the area. One of our mountain friends has created chain saw carved Bear Friends out of tree trunks to greet you! There is 'Frankie & Star'--our nine foot mama bear & her cub, a 'Bear Fence' with each post animated, 'Teddy' by the kitchen window and 'Lucky Star' actually 'Swingin' On A Star' to begin your mountain adventure with a smile on your face. Only a few steps and you are in your retreat which is great for Grandparents and small children. We also wanted to make sure the cabin had two covered decks, which is also uncommon for most cabins, in order to shelter you no matter what nature brings--snow, rain or shine--you can walk out and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Smokeys--it is magical watching the weather change each minute. And there is nothing like having Spellbouding Views no matter where you are inside or out of the cabin. Lastly, we have traveled through the years to many places and wanted to make sure our cabin was a culmination of many meticulous details and amenities that offers an experience of peace, comfort and ultimate luxury. Each and every treasure throughout the cabin has been handpicked and chosen to make 'Swingin' On A Star' our home to share with you--our special guests. We believe you will find it to be a one of a kind, relaxing and captivating mountain retreat and we wish you the same peaceful serenity we experience each time we visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Husband and I have been visiting Gatlinburg for 16 years. I can honestly say that this cabin was the cleanest, most inviting cabin we have ever stayed in. Everything from the entry to the bathrooms were fantastic. The owner obviously takes a lot of pride in having a beautiful cabin filled with treasures. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, the bathrooms spotless. There was a ton of stuff to do, from the pool table to the gigantic flat screen in the movie room. There were books, videos and games to play. I sat for hours in the swing chair on the deck just looking at the mountains and the stars. You cannot go wrong booking this cabin!
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Large half bath with sink cabinet for storage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Each Suite is enclosed for privacy and has its own ADJOINING full bathroom--Downstairs bathroom has romantic 'JACUZZI TUB FOR 2!!' AND separate shower with upscale SLATE tile and EuroShower Glass with mountainous etched top; Upstairs bathroom has oversized SLATE tile shower with Bench and EuroShower Glass with mountainous etched top--BOTH BATHROOMS ENTIRELY IN SLATE--FLOORS, COUNTERTOPS AND SHOWERS!! ABSOLUTE LUXURY!! SUPERB!! Half Bath in Media room serves your guests or can be used for extra bedroom when Media Room Sofa Sleeper is converted to bed.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Two Master King Suites with comfy pillowtop mattresses, upscale bedding, sheets, pillows & down comforters that will make you feel as if you have slept on a cloud! Each Suite is decorator sheek with Suede Sleigh Bed and Hand Carved Furniture!! Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 Comfortable Queen Sofa Sleepers--BOTH HAVE ADDED UPSCALE MATTRESSES--one in the Living Room and one in the Media Room which is enclosed with half bath & 2 Lazy chairs that convert to full size Twin Beds conveniently located in the Game Room; ALL with upscale sheets and down comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
LOTS OF BONUSES!! NUMEROUS AMENITIES: ENCLOSED ELITE MEDIA ROOM 60' LG Plasma HDTV, Surround Sound(BOOM!),DVR! & BLU-RAY DVD..in Living Room 55' SAMSUNG SMART HDTV, Surround Sound, DVR! & DVD, CD Stereo, Authentic Hide & Hair Recliner & SPACIOUS GAME ROOM--POOL table, 32' HDTV, CD Stereo, Vaulted Wall of Glass for View, Telescope, DARTS, Dry Bar, Board Games, Books, Birdwatcher Binoculars, BUCK 'The Singing Deer', Rocking Horse & Rocking Chair, Toddler Wall Games, Toy Box, Children's Table & Chairs, Sky Chair, Porch Swing, HDTV every room w/DVD/VCR & Premium Channels, Gourmet Kitchen, Jaccuzi Tub for Two--CD Stereo & IPOD Port & 2 Slate Tile Bathrooms w/EuroShower Glass & mountainous etched top, rustic upscale decor', local artwork, antiques, pinecone stain glass window, tree carved front door, cabin 'BEAR FRIEND', lush landscaping w/flagstone BBQ area, flagstone & boulder picnic table, large circular driveway, & don't forget the best!-YOUR OWN BEARS TO GREET YOU!

Reviews

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(39 traveler reviews)

5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as pictured with breathtaking views. Had a very relaxing stay with our 18 month old son for a week long vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duncansville PA, USA
5

Unforgettable Gatlinburg Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this cabin and continue to love all that it has to offer, especially the view. It is hard to believe that you can be so close to everything and yet when you look out from the back porch you can see absolutely no sign of civilization, only mountains.

Cathie has always been quick to respond to booking requests and questions and it is very evident that she cares deeply about this cabin and her guests satisfaction. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Racine, Wi
5

Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in other cabins before in Gatlinburg but this one tops them all. You'll know it from the minute you walk in the door. It's very nicely decorated and the high end finishes set it apart from the others. Then you walk onto the deck, all I have to say is OMG the view is amazing. We had the best time. It's close enough to town so it wasn't bad at all. Definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My sister and her husband really enjoyed the cabin. Celebrated 9th anniversary. Would love to make this an annual spring trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We did not want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend swingin on a star to anyone looking for a tranquil setting with a million dollar view. Our family of four and two dogs had our best family vacation thanks to swingin on a star.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breath taking

  • 5 of 5

I am 45 years old and have been traveling to east Tn. since I was a kid. Swinging on a star cabin was by far the most amazing cabin I have ever stayed in and the most amazing view I've ever had. The cabin was so cozy. It was perfect for my family of four. Sitting in a hot tub looking at the beautiful smoky mountains in 28 degree weather was awesome. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Memorial Week Fun!
May 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Blast Off Your Summer!
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
4th of July Stars & Stripes!
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Peak Summertime Fun!
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Last Days of Summer!
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Total Eclipse Viewing!!
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Last of Summer Fun!
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day...Rest & Relax!
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Kickoff To Fall!
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Splendor!
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Last Of Fall Colors!
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Turkey Day!
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter Magic!
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Holidays In The Smokys!
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter Wonderland!
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Valentine Sweethearts!
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Last Days of Winter!
Feb 18 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring Into The Smokys!
Mar 19 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Hop Here for Easter!
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
April Showers &May Flowers '18
Apr 8 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Hot tub & Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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