Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 22, 2022
Last week, Smoky Mountain Ziplines introduced you to three one-of-a-kind rental properties in the Smokies. We felt they deserved a little special attention since there are literally hundreds of overnight rentals in the area, and we thought it would be worth it to share a few that really stood out from the crowd thanks to their unique features and attributes. But there are actually many more standouts when it comes to accommodations in the mountains, so we're back this week to tell you about a few more rental cabins and other lodgings that are worth a second look because of their uniqueness.
Many of us probably had treehouses when we were kids. If you're now an adult who never outgrew that fascination for treetop dwelling, then you might consider this overnight rental in the Walden's Creek area outside Pigeon forge. The treehouse-style construction means it's elevated off the ground and takes advantage of the stunning views of the surrounding woodlands. With one bedroom and one bathroom, it's actually capable of sleeping four guests, but it's ideally designed to be a peaceful getaway in the mountains or the setting for a romantic weekend or even a honeymoon. It's a brand-new property that blends rustic charm with contemporary touches to create an unforgettable overnight experience in the Smokies. Features include bark accents, large windows, a fieldstone fireplace, large-screen TV and more.
This is another vacation lodging property that takes what many may remember as a primitive experience and transforms it into a comfortable and even luxurious overnight stay for 21st-century travelers. Located near Dollywood, Camp Runamuck is based around a newly renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin with more than 1,800 square feet decked out in vintage summer camp décor. Features include a wood-canoe chandelier, a totem pole and outdoor teepee as well as picturesque views of Mt. LeConte and Mt. Guyot from within. There are plenty of sleeping options for everyone in the cabin, from rooms with king-size beds to a fun loft sleeping area for kids-a queen mattress on the floor that's covered by a scout tent. And speaking of kids, they'll really love the free-play multi-game arcade machine, while grownups can kick back on the deck's Adirondack chairs and enjoy the scenery.
The name of this property tells you everything you need to know. Well, not EVERYTHING, but it is on an actual farm where mini horses, donkeys, ducks, chickens and other barnyard animals live and play. You can even feed the critters bites of apples and carrots, and if you have animals of your own (cats or dogs), they're welcome too, as this is a pet-friendly cabin. Located in the Wears Valley Community, The Farmhouse has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and sleeps as many as 10 guests. It's also handicapped-equipped if anyone in your party requires those amenities. Inside, the rooms are decorated in keeping with the farmhouse theme, while outside, the wrap-around porch is the ideal place to sit in a rocking chair or a swing and just listen to the sounds of nature. The backyard has a picnic table and fire pit that are waiting for someone to show up with the ingredients for S'mores.
Smoky Mountain Lake House
Okay, so maybe you're not so much of a mountains person. Maybe you're fonder of the water instead. If that's the case, here's a gem for your specific tastes. Smoky Mountain Lake House is a sprawling 10-BR, 4.5-BA estate that accommodates as many as 28 guests, and it's right on the shores of Douglas Lake, about 20 minutes north of Sevierville. Among its many attributes are a private boat dock, floating boat dock, outdoor smoker and barbecue, fireplace, theater with SurroundSound, hot tub, double oven and more. Once you hit the water, Douglas Lake becomes your playground, with abundant opportunities for boating, skiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming and so much more. This lake house is close to a local marina where you can rent watercraft and stock up on supplies.
We hope we've inspired you to consider any of these awesome Smoky Mountain lodging options, any of which would make a great home base the next time you come to the Smokies to zipline Sevierville or Pigeon Forge.