Had Me At Merlot

Area: Pigeon Forge, TN

1 Bedroom
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 5
(Max Occupancy)
Sq. Ft. 700
2 Parking


Charm abounds at Had Me At Merlot, a romantic and relaxing 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin for up to 5 guests in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a romantic weekend away, or a getaway to reconnect with friends and family, you’ll find the space, amenities, conveniences, and atmosphere you’re seeking in the Smokies. 

Enjoy a peaceful morning sipping coffee or tea in the rocking chairs on the porch before whipping up a delicious breakfast made from grains and mixes from The Old Mill. The fully equipped kitchen makes mealtime easy, offering appliances, tools, and dishes so you only need to bring your favorite ingredients. Sit down for a meal together at the dining table or head to the living room to unwind. Stay cozy in front of the fireplace, flip on the flatscreen TV, and enjoy some quality time together. 

Or you can hang out in the rec space that features another flatscreen TV, plush seating, and a barrel-style arcade game. Enjoy reading a good book here, having a drink with a friend at the end of the day, playing games, or cozying up for cartoons with the kids in the morning. In the bedroom, enjoy a king bed, have a romantic evening by the fireplace, and flip on the TV to unwind. 

The cabin also offers high speed wireless internet, a washer/dryer, a charcoal grill for cookouts, 2 sleeper sofas for additional space, and a portable crib for those with little ones. Bonus – Had Me At Merlot is within walking distance of The Island, meaning you’re minutes from great shopping, dining, and attractions! 

Living Room
Make yourself at home in the living room of Had Me At Merlot, where you’ll unwind on the sofa, read a book in the glider with an ottoman so you can put up your feet, or sit back in the recliner and enjoy an afternoon nap. Natural light filters in through the windows, and there are lovely trees framed in the view. 

After you’ve spent the day breaking out at The Escape Game, hiking in the national park, riding roller coasters at Dollywood, and exploring the Smoky Mountains, this living room will be your peaceful retreat. Laugh with family, reconnect with friends, or enjoy some time to yourself in this charming spot that features exposed wood beams, a gas fireplace, and a TV with a Blu-ray player for movie nights.

Having a fully equipped kitchen in the cabin means you can easily whip up late-night snacks, make drinks for a cookout, or create your favorite meals. The kitchen has a double sink, black appliances, an island for prep space, cooking tools, pots and pans, dishes and glasses, utensils, and more. 

The island has bar stools so you can eat, drink, or chat here. You can even break out the board games in the cabin and play around the island! If you have a full house, spread out to the living room or take your plate to the deck to enjoy some fresh air during your meal. 

Rec Room
A relaxing yet fun space, the rec room in Had Met At Merlot has a sofa, an armchair, and a flatscreen TV for unwinding. The arcade unit is a fun barrel-style game, offering some nostalgia for the adults. Hang out here to play, watch movies, or sit back with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa on a cold mountain night. 

Call it a night in the welcoming bedrooms of Had Me At Merlot. After a busy day of shopping, playing, and watching dinner shows, come back to fall asleep in your king-size bed. The bedroom features custom furniture, classic mountain décor, a ceiling fan for warmer nights, a TV, and a gas fireplace for the ultimate romantic evening! 

The cabin also has 2 sleepers sofas for more guests, with 1 in the rec room and 1 in the living room. The 2 bathrooms are convenient, one with a walk-in shower and one with a tub/shower combo. 

Outdoor Spaces
Get outside and enjoy the fresh air at Had Me At Merlot. With trees all around, the cabin offers seasonal mountain views, peaceful surroundings year-round, and space to relax on the deck. Toss some burgers or steaks on the gas grill for a cookout, chat and relax in the rocking chairs or on the glider, or have lunch at the table outside. 

At night, enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub. There are privacy shades you can roll down, so you can unwind in comfort. The property also features a picnic-style charcoal grill and a stone bench if you follow a lovely little stone path from the cabin. Sit here while you grill and enjoy the peace of your private cabin. 

Other Amenities
Had Me At Merlot was designed to make you feel at home, so it offers plenty of conveniences. Stay on top of laundry with the washer and dryer in the cabin, use the portable crib if you’re traveling with a baby, and stay connected via the Wi-Fi in the cabin. We have lots of vacation tips, recipe ideas, and attraction info on our blog, so be sure to check it out during your stay!

Local Fun
Had Me At Merlot boasts an incredibly convenient location, within walking distance of The Island, the LeConte Center, and more. Easily pop over to Pigeon Forge for a BBQ lunch, a dinner show, a day at Dollywood, shopping at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, and more. 

You’ll find plenty to do in the area, whether you love outdoor adventures, the arts, great food, local drinks, live music, or family fun. Play miniature golf, drive go-karts, play laser tag and arcade games, break out at The Escape Game, catch a comedy show, and more! 

If you love the arts, you’ll find lots of galleries to explore. Or you can take a drive to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community to meet local artists and see how they create their work. Love the great outdoors? Take a scenic drive through Cades Cove or visit the most-visited national park in the U.S. It boasts hundreds of miles of hiking trails, along with opportunities for biking, horseback riding, picnicking, historic tours, and wildlife viewing.

Rocky Top Wine Trail
A collection of local wineries and distilleries in the Smokies, the Rocky Top Wine Trail is a favorite with couples, bachelorette parties, weekends with friends, weddings, and those who just appreciate a great glass of wine. 

The Old Mill
A staple in the Smokies, The Old Mill features a still-working grist mill, delicious Southern restaurants, country shops, nice photo spots, and more!

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
You’ll be on the edge of your seat at this exciting show in the Smoky Mountains! Watch talented lumberjacks climb, saw, chop, and more – and try your hand at it too! 


  • Arcade Games
  • Decorated For Christmas
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Mountain View
  • Semi-Private
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Standard Amenities

Floor Plans




Common Space — Entry Level

Sleeper Sofa

Rec Room

Sleeper Sofa