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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 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!

Tuck away in this ideal couple's cabin! Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries or birthdays! Beautiful custom interior, unique picnic area with swing, amazing views!

For the coffee lovers! We now have a new Keurig & Mr Coffee at The Good Life!

First morning complementary K-cup and creamer :)

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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77 Reviews

based on 77 traveler reviews


Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed "The Good Life" cabin, the name says it all!! Tucked away in the Smokey Mountains and minutes from visitor center and Gatlinburg. The cabin has everything you need and the décor is so charming!! We spent the week and wouldn't change a thing. It was peaceful when you wanted to escape the hustle of town and activities but close enough to enjoy the national park and all it has to offer. It was amazing to sit in the hot tub with a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing! The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and everything needed to prepare meals. Will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thank you Mike and Angela for sharing your beautiful property!!! Kent & Deb A. WI

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect. Spent 4 nights here you are close to Gatlinburg and peigonforge. The mountain view is great froman bedrooms and deck. We will be back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jesse, I'm glad you had a "perfect" stay at The Good Life :) Just let me know when you would like to come back! Happy Fall! Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Exceeded our expectations and the owners were extremely responsive and made sure we were set up well

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was thought of and the owners made the cabin feel just like home and was clean and tastefully decorated. The space fit our needs and was very cozy and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again and would also try the Weem's other property rentals as they were very welcoming and on top of things.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate the great review! Mike & I want to make sure every visit is an awesome one :) I'm happy you both had a wonderful visit. We would love to have you back again! Take Care, Angela & Mike
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The cabin was unbelievably clean and the owners paid attention to every detail

  • 5 of 5

Spent a sisters weekend in this cabin and it was wonderful. We were four women and although the cabin was rustic it had wonderful conveniences that made the visit memorable. The owners were attentive to our questions prior to our stay and upon arrival. They said they were available during our stay but we did not need them. If I go back to Gatlinburg I will definitely consider this cabin or one of the other ones they own. Thanks Angela and Mike for sharing your vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, It was a pleasure having you and your sisters visit our cabin! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you all back again in the future. Happy Fall! Sincerely, Angela & Mike
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Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very clean, well decorated and updated throughout. The view from the balcony is beautiful and our favorite part of the cabin was a night time visit from a black bear! Our kids were so excited to have wildlife right up close. We highly recommend this cabin if you're vacationing nearby!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerri, I'm glad you had a wonderful family trip to The Good Life! I see the "resident bear" paid you a visit :) He does love the acorns and puts on a good show! Five stars to our amazing clean team who really does a meticulous job caring for our cabins :) :) We welcome you back again! Take Care, Angela & Mike
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Love the cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin and quiet. Really enjoyed the views. Wil be planning a trip next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keri, We enjoyed having you both back again at The Good Life :) Have a wonderful Fall season! 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
Peak Season 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Weekend
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Flex payment options: low deposit, payment plans, checks & PayPal accepted
Streamlined reservation & check-in process
Early check-in at 3 pm, check-out 10 am (EST)
Surcharge applies using an international credit card
Maximum party number: Four
Age requirement: 25 (call owner with any questions)
Non smoking, non-pet property
Damage protection & valid photo ID required
Rates & terms subject to change
**Please refer to owners specific rental agreement for terms and cancellation policy**

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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