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Mountain Retreat! Perfect Views, Private Grill Area, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Wi-Fi


Property Details

Updated: Jul 26, 2016
Newly Upgraded Log Cabin with Beautiful Mountain Views, Custom Grill Area

Unique Stand Alone Log Cabin w/ a Private Custom Grill & Picnic Area!

Couple's special Sept 5 - 7th $129/night!

Visit our other "Five Star"cabins with the same great views & location:

'Time After Time' VRBO #465185

'Take Me Away' VRBO #56528

Privately owned luxury log cabins, personally managed by the owners for a truly wonderful experience! Call Mike or Angela for questions about Take Me Away, Time after Time or The Good Life.

**NEW...indoor/outdoor unlimited high speed internet**

Ideal Location:

'The Good Life' is a stand alone, modern log cabin perfectly located, just inside the Smoky Mountain park entrance, minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Located on Cove Mountain, this cabin is situated on 3/4 acres and offers spectacular views of Mt. Le Conte (the coveted Gatlinburg view!)


The Good Life is located less than 1/3 mile from the main connecting road (Parkway) between downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Our ideal location makes it easy to get to town quickly, but remote enough to enjoy beautiful mountain views and the custom grill area.

The road leading to The Good Life driveway is wide, black top paved and accessible within minutes from the main road. No worries if you're not accustomed to 'mountain' travel! A set of stairs will lead you to the front door of this mountain retreat!

Cabin Luxury:

'The Good Life' was created for couples or a party of four seeking an experience of a lifetime with all the high end amenities you would expect including Hickory hardwood floors, handmade cedar log furniture, new large capacity front load washer/dryer, beautifully crafted, handmade cedar headboard entwined with mountain laurel in the master suite and twin beds in the second bedroom, creating a truly unique 'sleeping' experience.

Newly upgraded in 2014/2015, our guests will enjoy granite in the kitchen and baths, all new appliances including a built in microwave and fully stocked kitchen, new bedding, quilts and rustic cabin decor.

Entertainment amenities include HDTV flat screens in both bedrooms and living room with prime satellite programming (including sports) in master & living room and a full DVD movie library, free to our guests.

Truly Spectacular Views:

The open floor plan, cathedral ceilings and large windows allow for amazing views of Mt. Le Conte from the deck, living room and private picnic area.

Lay back in the master suite and enjoy the beautiful Cove Mountain views all without leaving the master bedroom!

The BEST Quality:

Our bedding, mattresses, quilts and pillows are all new!

A word about our mattress selection:

Comfort is priority; safety is a must. We selected our premium mattresses from 'The Bed Boss Company.'


The mattress material is healthy and toxin free, infused with bamboo and aloe, instead of common chemicals found in many commercial mattresses like lead, mercury and formaldehyde (which is very toxic). The deep memory foam base has a 9 layer support system which conforms to your pressure points, providing amazing comfort. If you suffer from allergies, you will appreciate this special selection. All mattresses in The Good Life are 'The Bed Boss' brand and are all new.

Only the best for our guests.

Outstanding Grill & Picnic Area!

Enjoy the professionally landscaped grill & picnic garden all to yourself!

This special property provides an amazing and spacious area for grilling, enjoying an afternoon picnic, outdoor games or sitting back taking in the beautiful views of Mt. Le Conte, just steps outside your cabin door.

Follow the custom landscape walk way from the front door down to your very own private grill/picnic area. Turn on the LED string of lights after dark for a truly unique evening experience!

Grill area amenities include a 4 seat picnic table, couple's swing, a park-style charcoal grill, hammock & evening LED lights.

Reserve an 'experience' and make some memories at The Good Life.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Prior professionals stepping off the corporate roller coaster, 'The Good Life' became available after a 4 year wait and boy was it worth the wait! A Gatlinburg treasure, we enjoy creating an experience for our guests, not just a place to sleep.

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Speaks: english

64 Reviews

based on 64 traveler reviews


Perfect cabin in a perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Angela and mike are very fluid in communication while taking a personal interest of their properties. Cabin was easy to find. Very clean and well stocked. The view was breathtaking. The cabin has everything you need for your stay and we're clearly labeled. Hot tub and jacuzzi were very clean and topped off our relaxing vacation. Quiet and relaxing. Fast internet, tvs with movies and cable, ... I couldn't think of anything I would add to the cabin. It was perfect. Thank u guys. We will be staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Thank you for the wonderful review and I'm glad you had a perfect cabin experience with The Good Life! This is our newest and quickly becoming a favorite with many. Mike & I love making sure every detail is accounted for with all our vacation properties :) You were great guests! Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Everything was top notch.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the good life. The view from the cabin is great.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, Thank you for staying with us and I'm so glad you both had an amazing mountain vacation :) Come back again to see us! Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Just like the pictures, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Overall, excellent experience and service. Will recommend. I usually don't write many reviews, but I felt that it was fair that I do because of the great service that I received from Angela and Mike.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, I appreciate your five star review :) You have a wonderful family and I'm glad your experience with us was a good one! We appreciate you staying at our cabin and would love to have you back again anytime. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Wonderful Gatlinburg Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and looked just like the pictures when we arrived. Nice amenities and great views. Owners are wonderful and maintain the property well. Was a great place for our honeymoon and we would love to go back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric, Congratulations to you and your new wife! We are happy "The Good Life" was your honeymoon destination and met all your expectations :) This is our newest cabin and definitely a favorite! We would love to have you back again. Take Care, Angela & Mike
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Smokies Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this for a delayed Honeymoon and boy did it meet our expectations! The owners were tremendous and very accessible if the need arose. We had one small issue with the hot-tub - probably caused by us - that they quickly took care of. The views of Mt LeConte from the deck were amazing and the time spent on the swing and in the hammock were very relaxing! It was a great setup all around. We WILL be back for another stay!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bart, We appreciate you staying with us! I'm glad you had a wonderful time at The Good Life :) Mike and I are a text or phone call away for any questions and we are always happy to help! Come back to see us again anytime. Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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I will stay here again when I can!

  • 5 of 5

This has been the best log cabin out of others I have stayed. It is close to everything. It is vey open feeling and it has great views! It has been well kept and is cozy. The owners were very enjoyable to work with and even gave a personal phone call to check on our travels home while we were in route and to see if we were happy with everything.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tommie, You all were a joy to have and wonderful guests!! We appreciate you staying at The Good Life and welcome you back again anytime :) Thank you! Angela & Mike
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From the Owner

Perfectly located inside the Smoky Mountain Park entrance, between Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg, this property offers spectacular views, easy access to and from Gatlinburg and a custom outdoor area for our guests, with amazing mountain views.

Activity and Interests

Located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood Theme Park, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Mountain and Ripley's Aquarium, Rafting, Smoky Mountain Winery, Black Bear Jamboree, Comedy Barn, Spring Fest, Arts & Craft


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Couple's special!
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Easy, streamlined booking & check-in for a wonderful experience!
Direct owner contact throughout your entire stay
Low deposit and payment plans available; checks accepted
Check-in at 3 pm, check-out 10 am (EST)

Maximum party number: 4
Minimum age requirement to reserve: 25
Non smoking, non-pet property
Damage protection & valid photo ID required
Rates & terms subject to change
Please refer to owner's cancellation policy inside rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The Good Life has a private grill and picnic area exclusively for our guests to enjoy BBQ's, picnics, outdoor games and a great sitting area with beautiful mountain views. Amenities include: LED evening lights, hammock, couple's swing, a 4 seat picnic table & charcoal grill and of course, mountain views. NEW!! Unlimited "indoor/outdoor high speed internet!

Property Type

  • cabin


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


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

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Master Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master 'en suite' full bath contains new upgrades including a granite vanity, oiled bronze fountain faucet, wall mounted hair dryer, custom bench and an eco rain shower head.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 'Open' Loft Style - 1 king, Custom made cedar & mountain laurel king bed & furniture
  • Downstairs 2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single, Custom made cedar beds & furniture, including armoire
  • Spacious master suite with custom red cedar headboard, new 'Bed Boss' memory mattress, new quilts & 'cabin style' bedding, woods decor, flat screen HDTV with prime cable and a private en suite full bathroom. Hand crafted armoire in each bedroom for extra storage.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • The Good Life is perfectly located between downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, nestled in the mountains with spectacular mountain views but close to shopping, attractions and restaurants. The property features a new and private grill/picnic area complete with a 'mountain view' couples swing, picnic table, hammock and charcol grill. Sit and gaze at the beautiful mountains while grilling or relaxing in the hammock!

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