Fluffy white clouds crawl slowly over the horizon as the sounds of birds chirping harmonize with the faint sounds of your children laughing in the cabin game room. Who knew feeling so at home in a Smoky Mountain cabin would come so naturally? Cozy furnishings, beautiful mountain-motif décor, and modern appliances and electronics provide homey comforts while tucked away into the forests of the Smoky Mountains.
Across 3 floors, 6 spacious bedrooms house 5 king-size beds and 2 bunk beds to sleep up to 16 guests! Spend evenings watching movies on the large flatscreen TV in the living room, playing pool and arcade games in the rec room, and relaxing tired muscles in the outdoor hot tub after a day of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Your days are well spent away from the cabin, too, while exploring, shopping, and eating under 4 miles away in downtown Pigeon Forge! Bond with friends while taking target practice and fishing at the Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club. Let the kids explore the great outdoors on horseback in Cades Cove or flying through the trees down a zipline course! The boutiques in the Old Mill District offer gorgeous jewelry and fashion-forward additions to pull that perfect outfit together for a nice dinner at the Alamo Steakhouse. With so much to do, all within a short drive from Smoky View Top Shelf, returning to the cabin is the perfect way to unwind after adventurous days. Rock in the patio swing or soak in the outdoor hot tub as you gaze across miles of peaceful, majestic mountains and remind yourself that this is not a dream, just your Smoky Mountain dream vacation.
*4-wheel drive recommended at this cabin
Stylish leather chairs and a brown suede couch provide plenty of seating as guests take their turns in the front of the fire’s glow to act out clues during a hilarious game of Charades in the evening. Let the kids pile onto the soft area rug before starting a movie on the large flatscreen TV mounted on the stone fireplace as the adults are afforded peaceful moments sipping wine on the back deck.
After a morning hike to the 80-foot cascading waters of Laurel Falls, sink into the couch for an afternoon nap in the warm sunlight pouring in through the numerous tall windows facing the mountain views. Watch the flames dance in the gas fireplace behind the kids as they open gifts during this picturesque holiday moment and snow falls outside. Toast to the bride-to-be as you play bachelorette games and laughter floats to the lofty ceilings the night before the big ceremony in the Smoky Mountains.
With everything you need to prepare meals and set the dining table, saving money and cooking in the cabin seems less like work and more a perk in the sleek mountain-motif kitchen of Smoky View Top Shelf. Enter the soft light of the kitchen in the morning to pour yourself a cup of hot, fresh-brewed coffee before sliding an English muffin into the toaster for quick and easy breakfast. The refrigerator offers space for breakfast ingredients, snacks, and drinks, and there is space on the island for a buffet or a spread of everyone’s favorite game-day snacks.
The beautiful log dining set reflects the soft lighting of the antler chandelier as you laugh and fellowship with friends around the dinner table, making some of your vacation’s most cherished memories. You will reminisce on the times spent around the table playing board games, telling stories, and eating meals in the ample natural lighting flowing in through the windows. Full house? Use the extra bar stool seating around the kitchen island and the spacious coffee table in the living room; the open floor plan means everyone still dines together!
Unpack your bags and make yourself at home in the 6 charming bedrooms and 5 bathrooms spread out across 3 levels, each with its own unique homey atmosphere. The lower level bedroom can sleep up to 5 guests with 2 log bunk beds; it’s the perfect room for all the younger guests to have sleepovers every night! The 5 bedrooms on the entry and second floor house cozy king-size beds, flatscreen TVs, and individual perks like balcony access, mountain views through the windows, or direct bathroom access.
Homey furnishings and lovely mountain cabin décor invite you in after a long, exciting day of whitewater rafting the Class III and IV rapids of the Pigeon River. Open the blinds or walk out to the deck and gaze across inspiring mountain views first thing every morning. Catch an afternoon nap or relax with some daytime TV in the room before heading to The Island for shopping and a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Plug in phones, laptops, and cameras in the many outlets found in every room before slipping under the covers to read a book in the lamplight and slowly falling asleep.
Downtime in the cabin is more time to enjoy your cabin’s amenities! Shoot some pool in the afternoon on the exquisite log pool table while other guests are napping. On big game days, enjoy cold beers while watching your favorite team compete on the mounted flatscreen in between taking shots on the pool table. While other guests take their turn on the pool table, crack up laughing at your friends’ attempts to play all those classic games on the 2 authentic arcade consoles! Challenge one of the kids to bowling on one arcade game while a couple of the kids show off their skills on the other during an evening of cheap fun.
With 3 levels of patio decks and tons of seating, spend time taking in the views, sipping on sweet tea, and catching up on lost time while sitting outside together! As the sun begins its downward path and the golden light of dusk falls over the miles of mountain forests, say your wedding vows with the Smoky Mountains in the backdrop on the expansive deck with your family and a few friends in attendance.
After riding roller coasters and watching lots of shows in Dollywood with your church retreat group, soothe your tired feet in the warm, bubbling waters of the outdoor hot tub. Stand in awe of the breathtaking mountain views before settling into the porch swing during a summer family reunion in the Smokies. Walk out to the patio directly from your master suite for a peaceful morning in the rocking chair, listening to the morning songs of local wildlife.
Walden’s Creek Riding Stables
There are tons of ways to explore the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, and horseback riding is a great way to slowly take in all the sights and sounds without tripping over your own feet! Enjoy a peaceful ride on experienced horses and with knowledgeable guides through quiet valleys, thick forests, and along babbling streams at Walden’s Creek Riding Stables. They are also home to a picture-perfect wedding chapel and offer a range of ceremony packages!
Country Tonite Theater
Come prepared to be dazzled and impressed by the award-winning performances of Country Tonite Theater! Dancing, singing, and comedy grace the state-of-the-art stage for some of the most impressive entertainment you will see in the Smoky Mountain area.
It is the most visited spot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and once you have toured the 11-mile loop, it is easy to understand why. This serene, picturesque valley rests surrounded by majestic mountains towering in the backdrop as one of the most photogenic areas in the Smokies. Catch glimpses of black bears and wild turkeys in the mornings, and watch horses graze under the afternoon sun illuminating the tall grass in the pastures of Cades Cove Stables. You won’t want to miss these incredibly beautiful scenes while visiting the Smoky Mountains!
- Decorated For Christmas
- Game Room
- Hot Tub
- Mountain View
- Pool Table
Common Space — Entry Level