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


Property Details

Updated: Aug 27, 2016
Newly Upgraded Log Cabin with Beautiful Mountain Views, Custom Grill Area

New Upgrades - Amazing Views - Private Custom Grill Area - Wi-Fi - Hot Tub & Jacuzzi!

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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70 Reviews

based on 70 traveler reviews


Great cabin. Very clean, cozy, and private. Fully functional and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very nice.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, We appreciate you staying with us! Have a great rest of your summer :) Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Awesome view and location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for a family of four. The kids loved having their own bathroom and room with twin beds. The place is beautiful with attention to detail throughout and has a beautiful view. There are even treads on the steps so no one slips. It is convenient to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the National Park, yet feels remote. You cannot see any other cabins from the deck! The kitchen is stocked with anything you need, toaster, blender, wine opener, etc. Loved having a washer/dryer. We never did use the indoor hot tub, but the one outside was so relaxing to sit in while looking at the mountains. I already have 2 friends considering this cabin. You will not be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, I'm happy you had a great trip! It sounds like your kids have some wonderful memories :) This is our newest cabin and a favorite for sure! We would love to have you back again anytime. Take Care! Angela & Mike
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Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the area and we can't wait to come back! My husband and I loved staying in The Good Life. The pictures and description in the ad are very accurate. The cabin was spotless and beautifully decorated with attention to detail that made it extra nice. We loved hearing the sounds of birds when we stepped in the door. Clear instructions were posted for spa use, and the spa was the perfect way to relax and unwind after spending the day hiking in the park. The views from the cabin are stunning. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are so many things to do. The owners were wonderful about answering any questions and we will definitely be contacting them as soon as we know the dates for our next trip...highly recommend this cabin to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, Thank you for the descriptive & kind review. Many guests rely heavily (as we do) on reviews from other guests and we appreciate your feedback :) The Good Life is our newest cabin and we had a lot of fun (and hard work) creating this beautiful mountain retreat. We welcome you back again anytime! Take Care, Angela & Mike
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Beautiful property with great views and a convenient location to Smoky Mt. activities

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Angela provided great customer service from the time we initially contacted them to inquire about this rental to the time we checked out. The property was clean and well appointed with everything we needed to make us feel comfortable. We especially appreciated the convenient location between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This vacation spot has something for all ages. Our family enjoyed taking long hikes through the Smoky Mountains, white water rafting, and touring the Biltmore Estate. After a long day of activity it was relaxing to sit on the deck in the hot tub and take in the breathtaking views. One evening we were even fortunate enough to see a black bear on the property. We would definitely rent from Mike and Angela again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, I'm so glad you had an amazing trip and it sounds like you made the rounds for sure. This is our latest creation and we went all out :) Let me know when you would like to come back for another mountain getaway. Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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The Good Life

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at The Good Life Cabin, in Gatlinburg, TN and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is conveniently located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, giving easy access to attractions in both cities. The cabin was affordable, immaculately maintained, and had all of the amenities that we could have asked for, plus and excellent view. The owners provided great customer service, ensuring that our needs were met during our check in.

We would definitely recommend this cabin to others, and will consider it when we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing view and cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie, Thank you for staying at our cabin and I'm glad your family had a wonderful time :) Sincerely, 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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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 $95 + 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

  • 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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