Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Closer to Home

Gatlinburg cabin with hot tub, pool table and exquisite mountain views

Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods. Please contact us directly to discuss the impact during your stay dates.

Take in the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains from Closer to Home, a 4-bedroom, 4-bath retreat with green-canopy views overlooking more than 40 acres of native trees, and a feeling of total seclusion just 10 minutes from restaurants, museums and family-friendly activities.

When you book your stay at this cabin, you receive free admission to popular Smoky Mountain attractions with Xplorie. This program entitles our guests to one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, and more.

The beauty of a vacation in the Smokies can only be enhanced by its remote location and solitude! Therefore, please be advised that the WIFI in this area is unstable.

A modern cabin with cathedral ceilings, log beams, hardwood floors and wood-paneled walls, Closer to Home has the ambiance of a rustic lodge. Ideal for large families, groups of friends or even corporate retreats, this two-level home offers multiple living spaces decks, a furnished deck on each level, and accommodations for up to 14 guests.

An open floor plan on the main level creates a seamless flow between the great room, kitchen and dining area, with natural light flooding the space through floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors, which lead to an expansive, wrap-around deck. In the great room, a full-length leather sofa offers a front-row seat to the large-screen TV, while two cozy armchairs invite you to curl up by the stacked-stone fireplace.

The adjacent 10-seat dining table offers dinner with a view, overlooking the deck and mountains beyond through a wall of glass. You’ll find three additional seats at the kitchen breakfast bar. Fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops and a spacious island, the kitchen is sure to inspire home-cooked meals. A charcoal grill on the front porch will broaden your menu, while two log picnic tables -- one on the upper deck and one in the front yard -- invite you to dine al fresco.

On the lower level, a second living area offers evening entertainment with two plush sofas, a second fireplace, and a flat-screen TV with cable. Sharpen your pool game on the full-sized table or bring your favorite board games to enjoy a screen-free night around the card table.

All bedrooms also feature a ceiling fan, high-definition TV, en-suite bath and ample storage. Two primary suites feature king-sized beds, while the guest bedrooms each have two queen-sized beds, sleeping four in each room. A queen sleeper sofa offers additional accommodations for two.

As a guest of Closer to Home, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of a private washer and dryer, and a private, over-sized hot tub on the lower deck with room for up to six people. You’ll also have access to the amenities of Black Bear Falls Log Home Community, including a clubhouse with heated adult and children’s swimming pools, available for summer use. After a swim, lounge on a poolside chaise or retreat from the sun at a table on the covered patio.

For adventures beyond your mountaintop perch, take advantage of ample parking to explore the surrounding area, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, family-friendly restaurants and more, all within a 15-minute drive.

With the convenient location, breathtaking and flexibility for groups, Closer to Home is an ideal retreat for guests looking to slow down and reconnect with family, friends or colleagues and a place that feels just like home.

Please note that pets are not allowed in this home.


27 Reviews
4.85 out of 527 Reviews
Good morning, it was my first stay in the mountains it was so beautiful me and my family loved the stay the cabin was beautiful everything we needed was at our depose, we are planning to return next year. Thank you so much for all your kindness, Lillian Manning
LillianSeptember 2021
This was a great experience for myself and my family first time cabin was beautiful. The view.
Jose and DonnaAugust 2021
The cabin was clean and well furnished. Your staff was available almost immediately with answers to every question or request. We definitely recommend this cabin and your company!
GayleJuly 2021
JeffreyMay 2021
SaraMay 2021
Check in was already a late time, but we had to wait outside for 20 minutes since they were still there when we arrived. My husband had to work on a few things just for us to use it (fireplace, tvs). One room had a broken fan.
JenniferApril 2021
Absolutely it was an amazing cabin the views where amazing and it was very comfortable and quiet !!
EdwardApril 2021
Everything was great. The cabin was clean and everything was as promised. I really enjoyed my time there. The only issue we had was with the tv remotes. They seemed to be mixed up between rooms and we couldn't get some of them to work.
AdkinsApril 2021
TobyApril 2021
PhilipJanuary 2021
SteveJanuary 2021
Beautiful and comfortable cabin. Everything we needed!
KathyDecember 2020
PhyliciaDecember 2020
CatinaNovember 2020
LeannaNovember 2020
AndrewNovember 2020
JaredOctober 2020
AdamOctober 2020
We loved the cabin and the location there were only a small amount of issues with our stay. We were never able to fully connect to the Wi-Fi, a few of the fans in the house did not work, remotes were missing and batteries out of ones that were remaining were as well. Overall it was a beautiful view from the home and I personally enjoyed reading the guest book and seeing everyone’s story. Thank you for having us stay.
MeaganOctober 2020
DEANAOctober 2020
RebeccaSeptember 2020
Great views of the Smoky Mountains, close to downtown, great amenities (including hot tub & pool table), and room for parking (we had 6 cars at one point). Overall it was an amazing experience!
BriJuly 2020
When I would call the office they were very nice and helpful. The cabin was very nice. The hot tub was not working we called and they had some one quickly to fix it. All 10 had a great time.
ConnieJuly 2020
Clean, up to date, well kept, great customer service! Cabin was fully loaded and we didn’t need to bring anything but food! Thank you natural retreats!! This will be a regular thing for our family from now on!!
TanishaJune 2020
JaclynJune 2020

Great Location Great Views Great Cabin

Visited the Cabin For 3 days from Dec.5-8 everything was amazing !!! The location is perfect the views are amazing ! We loved it we will be booking this one again and hopefully soon!! Loved the fact it had tons of space and cook ware and utensils and decorated for Christmas !! A+ in my book !!
TiffroDecember 2019

Excellent cabin

Loved this cabin, fantastic views! Very clean and well stocked. We had a great time here. 15 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg but still had quiet mountain charm. Staff was helpful answering any questions that I had. Definitely would book again.
Doug1969September 2019
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