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Unique Rental Properties In The Smokies - Part One

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 15, 2022

When planning a vacation or weekend getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, there are lots of decisions to be made between the time you set the dates for your trip and when you finally back out of the garage on your way to the mountains. One of the most important of those decisions is your choice of vacation accommodations. After all, this is going to be your home away from home for anywhere from one night to a week or more, so picking wisely can set the whole tone for the rest of your trip.

Most of you who have spent any time in the Smokies at all know there's a wide selection of lodgings in the area, from hotels and motels to bed and breakfast inns to rental cabins, chalets and condos. This week, we're going to zero in on the overnight rental market, but we're going to take things a step further. We'll introduce you to some of the most distinctive properties in the area, each of which has unique features that set it apart from the literally hundreds of other rentals on the local market.

Cadillac Creek

When you think rustic cabin in the mountains, the last thing that's likely to come to mind is a 1950s theme. But that's exactly what awaits guests of this home that stands out thanks to its '50s-themed downstairs game room. This colorful space features a Bluetooth jukebox, air hockey table, a video arcade, pool table, '50s-style diner booths and décor such as black-and-white checkerboard floor tiles and rock-and-roll/drive-in/hot rod memorabilia on the walls. And that's just the start. There's also an amazing home theater with 15 leather recliners on risers and streaming Roku service on all TVs, so all you have to do is sign on to your favorite apps to get tons of entertainment. Cadillac Creek has three king bedrooms plus additional bunk rooms, enough to accommodate as many as 18 guests. Other features include a fish-stocked pond and waterfall outside, seven-person hot tub, propane grill and a wood-burning fireplace. Plus it's only a 10-minute drive from Pigeon Forge.

Bear Tracts

You'll find this cabin in Gatlinburg, and what sets it apart from the competition is that it features a Tesla Charging Station, which is something you don't find at most rental cabins in the Smokies. So if you're planning on driving an electric or hybrid vehicle to town, this is definitely an option to consider. With only one bedroom and 1.5 baths, this cabin is designed for couples, but it certainly doesn't run short on amenities. There's an outdoor fire pit, a charcoal grill, hot tub, game room and even a heated, salted indoor pool that's accessible from the outside via a garage-style door. Bear Tracts is located just off U.S. 321 (East Parkway) in Gatlinburg, and it's within walking distance of the Greenbrier Restaurant, one of the city's most notable restaurants.

Castle in the Smokies

If you've ever driven the back roads from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg via Pittman Center, you've undoubtedly spotted this unique structure perched high in the foothills overlooking the valley. From gorgeous arched doorways to the expansive great room to the spiral stone staircase, the designers of this structure went all out to convey a medieval theme throughout. With three bedrooms and 3.5 baths inside, it can accommodate 16 guests, which makes it ideal for family reunions or even corporate outings. With more than 3,000 feet of interior space, the Castle includes a hot tub, pool table and arcade games. What you'll probably remember most, however, are the views from this .65-acre ridge-top lot, which offers up breathtaking vistas of Mt. LeConte. When you're ready to leave the property, downtown Gatlinburg and Dollywood are short drives away.

Next week, we'll talk about even more standout rental properties in the Smokies, any of which would be an ideal choice of place to stay when visiting our Smoky zipline attraction.


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