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Incredible Views of the Smokys at your Doorstep! H.Tub, H.Theater, Arcade,Swing


Property Details

Updated: Oct 19, 2016
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

You have found the PERFECT GETAWAY... Surrounded by an impressive Panoramic View of the Smoky Mountains as your Backyard, in a Coveted Location- easily accessible and only 5 minutes to Light #3 in downtown Gatlinburg, and bathed in true mountain luxury... this is the ultimate retreat!

Let's get started with all the benefits of this luxury property. First, the HOME THEATER ROOM!! Yes, its very own SEPARATE ROOM for viewing movies or sports on a STATE OF THE ART 50' HD PLASMA TV with SURROUND SOUND, BLUE RAY DVD, DVR. No other distracting activities to interrupt your favorite movie or the excitement of a game- just sound and picture!! Take advantage now- few cabins offer this enviable luxury!!! Continuing with the BONUS amenities, you will enjoy...UPSCALE DECOR, HOT TUB, ALL INCLUSIVE SEPARATE GAME ROOM WITH- POOL TABLE,VIDEO ARCADE TABLE, DARTS, CHILDREN GAMES, and a 'BEAR' COLORING CORNER; PORCH SWING, GRILLING NOOK with its own BEAR BENCH, and for the kid in you, a HAMMOCK 'SKY' CHAIR to swing away your cares!

Now let's talk about the VIEW- isn't this the reason you come to the mountains! Well, relax on the back decks (two of them) and enjoy the unsurpassed Breathtaking PANORAMIC VIEWS of the Great Smoky Mountains! This is your BACKYARD! When we say MOUNTAIN FRONT VIEWS we mean it; no rooftopos to look through- see for yourself!!!

NEXT,IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION- literally five minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and the Park Entrance with all the area attractions at your doorstep! Dollywood and Pigeon Forge a few short minutes away! With all this convenience nearby you are still not sacrificing a serene ambiance- the cabin feels like you are away from it all.

This is THE PERFECT GETAWAY- quietly nestled among the trees with Mt. Leconte as your backdrop and upscale rustic decor... original art, hand crafted furniture, stacked stone fireplace, granite countertops, and hardwood floors! Indulge in pure Mountain Luxury!!

And do not let Mountain driving deter you- the cabin has easy access and level parking- a luxury in this mountainous terrain!

You will arrive at your peaceful cabin retreat from a paved country road with level parking and Ahh... Serenity awaits you! Enter completely uninterrupted 20' VAULTED CEILINGS with exposed beams and gaze at a PEACEFUL UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW of MT. Leconte and the Smoky Mountain range-clearly no rooftops to look through, only mountain tops!

This Premier Plus cabin with sleeping accommodations for EIGHT offers two floors of living, sleeping and entertainment space. Each floor includes an enclosed KING BEDROOM SUITE, a FULL size slate tile bathroom EACH with SHOWER and TUB, a sleeper sofa for extra room, and TWO seperate decks with rockers and outdoor speakers- the perfect setting for two couples to share or families traveling with grandparents. And for that romantic getaway such as honeymoons or anniversaries, look no further. Each morning a stimulating view of the mountain greets you as you open the bedroom curtains curled up on the soft pillow top bed; and the evenings will invite you to late night dips in the private HOT TUB conveniently located on the downstairs deck, two steps from the spacious Master Suite.

Each bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed with hand crafted rustic furniture and includes comfortable KING pillowtop beds, a large closet, a sitting bench, full length mirrors, carved armoire, and a 27' flat screen TV with Cable and DVD/VCR.

A fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry will allow you to prepare everything from light snacks to gourmet dinners. And if the outdoor is calling you, step right unto the grilling nook- an inviting landscaped stone patio with B.B.Q. GRILL. But don't cook alone, let everyone join you and relax on the one of a kind hand carved BEAR BENCH; and enjoy your meal on the lovely picnic table with spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains!

For the entertainment menu, start with a round of POOL, DARTS, or ARCADE table in the Game Room listening to your favorite group on the Yamaha 5 CD changer. Family times can be shared with a late night movie in the separate HOME THEATER BONUS ROOM with State of the Art Electronics. Enjoy the 50' PLASMA HDTV with SURROUND SOUND,BLU RAY DVD, DVR and comfortable seating for the ultimate, HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE. Cable with PREMIUM CHANNELS and the ESPN Sports package will let the fans enjoy the game downstairs while the kids are entertained with their favorite Disney show on the 34' HDTV,and DVD with SURROUND SOUND in the living room upstairs.

Go ahead, take a peek at this Home Theater Room- there are no other distracting activities- just sound and picture! Reward yourself and enjoy the luxury of this TOTALLY SEPARATE area for your viewing pleasure!

And for the little ones- numerous options will keep them entertained for hours- their own rocking horse and rocking chair, wall bead maze, games, puzzles, books, Bear Blackboard and their very own coloring corner, with one of a kind Black Bear table and chair.

Come experience magical sunsets on the PORCH SWING, or let the kid in you swing on the HAMMOCK SKY CHAIR admiring the awe inspiring views, and be confident that this AMENITY FILLED mountain retreat is ready to meet your HIGH EXPECTATIONS!

Keywords: Log cabin, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Cabin, Smokies, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain National Park, Luxury cabin, Private cabin, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Game Room, Paved Roads,Spectacular view, King Suites, 2 bedroom cabin

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Welcome to our cabin- High Expectations. We are happy to share our personal getaway with you- our special guest. We travel frequently from our home to visit the beauty and tranquility of our cabin backyard- the Smoky Mountains. We love to hike and immerse ourselves in the Park trails for that unique mountain experience and know that at the end of the day our restful, tranquil getaway awaits us. This is our home away from home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin has been decorated with LOVE! It is definitely worth the name it has been given. I know we have to leave but we are not looking forward to it. If I could turn around and take a trip back here next month I would. Everyday we notice something else unique in the cabin. I can't begin to describe the beauty of both the cabin and/or the spectacular view. I looked for months in deciding on the perfect cabin. BINGO, it was well worth the looking on the site almost every day. We will definitely look forward to our next trip here to High Expectations! May you be blessed 10 fold as you have blessed us in every way.

Much Love from

The Black Family
May 2013
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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews



  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin,Lovely views and real clean , only thing I really didn't like is that it doesn't have enough privacy is real close to the next house and also it doesn't have a fire pit,

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing how much our guests enjoy the amazing unobstructed view from our cabin and we do take such great care in the cleanliness and amenities of our property- so glad you enjoyed your stay. For our future guests we want to take this moment to clarify your comment on other cabins being "real close". On the east side of the cabin there is 100' of wooded buffer between us and the neighboring cabin, and on the west side we have a 50' professionally tree lined landscaped area. The most important space however, is the side facing the mountains where you will not see any rooftops- just the Smoky Mountains rolling down to both our decks! You are correct in that we do not offer a fire pit and we do not show this as an amenity on our listing. Although you may see other cabins with open fire pits, for the safety of our guests and our property and to be in compliance with Gatlinburg's city ordinance, we do not offer this option. The city requires a burn permit for every time someone lights an open fire - a very difficult endeavor for guests on vacations to undertake. We support the city's great efforts in their concern for the safety of all residents and tourists alike. We invite you back to visit us again and hope you can stay a little longer so you are able to fully appreciate the unique setting and convenient location of High Expectations. Jeannette
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Very clean, well decorated, very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the cabin and our stay. The cabin was well equipped and notes were very helpful.

Enough room for 2 couples with 2 bedrooms and enough room for kids on the couches. Location was very convenient and view was amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our well appointed and roomy cabin is the perfect getaway for families and we are happy to hear this was your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the magnificent view along with the ideal location, so central to all the area attractions. Hope to see you again soon. Jeannette
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Fantastic property and fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in a handful of cabins in the Gatlinburg area over the last five or six years and this cabin was by far the nicest and had the best views. It was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time during your special celebration. We agree, the view of the mountains is incredible and we hope you are able to visit us again soon. Thank you Jeannette
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Awesome cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

I don't see how anyone could rate less than 5 star. My wife and 3 adult kids stayed for 6 nights at High Expectations. That it was! I could have stayed every day just looking at the beautiful mountains, however we have 3 kids on the go and wanted to explore the smokies.. We did several hikes to some of the most beautiful waterfalls around. White water rafting was another adventure. Everything was so close by. The owners offered us another night as it was available... Thanks again Jeff and Paula and family...

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to see that we certainly met all of your High Expectations! That is our constant goal! The Smokies do present so many outdoor family options and we know our cabin is so centrally located to all the fun. We are glad you took advantage of our wonderful National Park and invite you to visit us soon- lounging in the back deck with the Smokies at your doorstep is always at the top of the list. Thank you for your wonderful review Jeannette
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Amazing 20 year anniversary trip with our family !!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how impressed we were with this cozy cabin ! It was just the right size for our family of 7 .The view was spectacular ! It was peaceful and serene yet a close enough drive to downtown Gatlinburg and all the sightseeing we did. The hot tub with a view was the perfect way to end the evenings. The beds and pillows were super cozy and the house had everything you would need. The owners were quick to respond to any questions. Would highly recommend staying here. It exceeded my expectations ! Loved it !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So excited you had such a wonderful 20th Anniversary. It is so good to hear our efforts in creating a cozy and comfortable cabin results in a great experience for our guests. We hope you return to our serene and peaceful Getaway for your 21st! Our Beautiful Smoky Mountains await you! Jeannette Property Owner
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Outstanding vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. Had all of the necessities needed for a great family vacation. Surrounding area had enough attractions to keep us very busy. Overall, we give this property 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family times are the best and we are happy to know our cabin provided all the amenities for a perfect family vacation. As you experienced, the location is ideal for visiting all the attractions Gatlinburg has to offer and we hope you return soon to our beautiful mountain getaway. Jeannette Property Owner
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From the Owner

My husband and I have always enjoyed the outdoors and we wanted a special place that would give us the true spirit of the Mountains- a tranquil setting that would allow us time to unwind. We found this cabin with its Spellbound Setting- nestled among the trees facing Mt. Leconte and its Mountain Ranges. We have visited many National parks and we have never seen views where the Mountains were literally at your doorstep! But the beauty of it all is that it is also conveniently located near all the attractions of a tourist destination like Gatlinburg and only a few minutes from the Smoky Mountain National Park. We feel so lucky to have found our little piece of heaven- we know you will find it memorable too.

Activity and Interests

The cabin is minutes from the National Park Entrance eliminating wasted travel time on your vacation; close to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge; River Rafting 15 minutes away; Cave Tours,Helicoptor rides and much more!!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Specials!
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 5 2016
1 night minimum stay
Fall's Colors still Linger!
Nov 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Joy!!
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter's Wonder!
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Happy Holidays!!!
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Happy New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Last days of Winter
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sweet Valentine
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Fling
Feb 15 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Happy Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Flowers
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sweet Summertime!!
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Happy 4th of July!
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Happy Days of Summer!
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Last Days of Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Hot Tub and Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Reservations canceled within 60 days of arrival will result in loss of payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

High Expectations- our cabin's name- sits above the famous Arts and Crafts Community where many local artists and craftsmen have their special Mountain shops. This location is a great launching point to nearby area attractions such as Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, the Golf Course, the National Park, and the city of Gatlinburg. It is easily accessible with level parking which is very hard to find in many of these mountain cabins. Within two steps you are on the main floor of the cabin and so it is very convenient for Grandparents or small children. As fellow travelers, we understand how important it is to have a home away from home. We have taken every opportunity to add not only comfortable furnishings but all the small touches- well stocked kitchen (yes including good knives), plenty of hooks to hang towels and clothes, unique decor that creates a rustic mountain ambiance, comfy throws, original art, and the list goes on! We were committed to adding these details and amenities to our getaway so that we can provide a level of ultimate comfort. We are confident you will find this to be a one of a kind mountain experience!

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1850 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full tile bathrooms with shower and tub


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (2) Two King Bedroom Suites with comfortable pillowtop mattresses(both bedrooms are enclosed for privacy). Upscale sheets, pillows, bedding for a luxurious sleep!, Sleeper Sofa (2) Two Queen sleeper sofas- conveniently located one on each floor for privacy.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • BONUS ROOM-Separate state of the art HOME THEATER ROOM with 50' HD Plasma T.V. BLUE RAY DVD, DVR and surround sound- enjoy a movie night or your favorite game without any other interrupting activities- just sound and picture. SEPARATE game room with POOL table, VIDEO ARCADE Cocktail table, DARTS, toddler games, coloring corner, rocking horse and rocking chair, sky swing chair, porch swing, landscaped grilling nook, HDTV in every room with DVD/VCR, Fully equipped Gourmet kitchen;B.B. Q. Patio for outdoor cooking Upscale furnishings and decor

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