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Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
November 6, 2013
Look on other rental sites and read all reviews. Odd there are not more current reviews of the property. Bad experience and nothing but denial and threats from the owner. Contact the Chamber and the Knoxville BBB. INSPECT MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM CAREFULLY! Sleep Tight......
Hornbeak, Tn USA
October 30, 2013
Cabin was clean. Not as big as it looked in photos. Had great time viewing bears. We actually had a bear cub come up unto our deck. Cabin air condition would not go lower than 74 degrees. It was preset to stay at or above that temperature. Please be advised that the arcade machine requires quarters to play.
October 11, 2013
Cabin nice. Could have been cleaner and better prepared.
Bedbugs and AC doesn't work
June 6, 2013
May 12, 2013 BEDBUGS and AC doesn’t work! We stayed for a week. The first night my daughter-in-law went to bed around 2 am in the loft. Within 10 minutes of her going to bed she was yelling there are bugs in this bed with me. We all ran up there and we killed 12 bugs. I called Kevin and no answer. The next morning Kevin called and that evening he had an exterminator at the cabin. The exterminator found 2 more live ones in the loft. He said they were bedbugs. He sprayed the bed and the loft and said no one should sleep up there for 24 hrs. That night we took my son and his wife to a hotel and we checked them in for 2 nights, since it was late that evening and they didn’t get any sleep the night before sleeping on the fold out couch in the living room. I asked the exterminator what he would do, if this was his family. He said he wouldn’t be scared to stay, since the loft had been sprayed and we did have all our belongings in the cabin already so what is a person to do. He checked out the rest of the cabin. In the master bedroom behind the headboard were dead ones. He said dang that stuff is still working and killing them. He had been there a year ago for bedbugs and he had sprayed that room, if you look behind the bear picture frame that hangs above the bed you will see black spots from the bedbugs that were in this room a year ago. There are also some black spots on the mattress cover at the head of the bed. Then he went down to the basement and he found one on the fold out couch down there. We didn’t know what to do at this point to stay or leave. He told us when we go home to throw everything into the dry for a whole cycle and that would kill them or any eggs. He also told us about these strips we could get and gave us 3 of them, but we bought more of them when we got home and some large bags to put things in for the stuff you can’t put into the dryer. We had to leave them in the bags for 5 days. I also heat treated our cloths for at least 4 cycles. I wasn’t taking any chances. The exterminator said Kevin would be there the next day and put a new cover on the mattress, but it took him 2 days to get there. I heat treated the sheets and bedspread for the bed in the loft and washed them and dried them again. I don’t think we should have had to done any of this, but we did. Kevin finally came put the cover on and finish making the bed while we were gone one day. We never did meet Kevin. We were also having AC p
Truly amazing hideaway
January 5, 2013
Myself, my husband, and 2 other couples took a New Year's Eve trip to the Amazing Hideaway. We had a wonderful time, and spent most of our long weekend in the cabin. It is at the tip top of the mountain and has incredible views. We got iced in our first day there, and Hannah called to check on us. Roger also came out and put salt on our driveway so we could safely come down into town. I highly recommend this cozy cabin and these great owners! I look forward to returning in the fall when the bears are out and about, and plan on staying at the Amazing Hideaway when I do.
October 1, 2012
we stayed for a week. we loved it. was very close to everything yet very private. very clean. the grandbaby enjoyed watching movies in the theater room. there was 6 of us and everyone had there on room and bath. we would stay again. planning a trip next year, same time, same place. thanks kevin. we loved it.
Best deal in Gatlinburg!
September 20, 2012
This secluded cabin was much cleaner than any one we have stayed in for the past 8 years. It is in the perfect location. Close to pools, Ober, and downtown. We will definitely be back
July 22, 2012
We just left yesterday after 7 wonderful days at the "Smoky Mountain Diamond"! The home was just beautiful with no issues. After 7 years of coming to Gatlinburg we finally were able to come close to bears, we had the mother black bear & her 2 cubs visit several days. The baby cub liked to make sneak attacks when we were sitting on the front porch! We completely enjoyed staying at the cabin and just relaxing watching movies (great movie collection) with our kids as well as playing a game of pool. We hope to come back in 2013 as the location of this cabin was fantastic! Thanks Kevin for allowing us to stay at your cabin!
Shelley Hyre Mccleave
Mt.Carmel, IL USA
June 9, 2012
We stayed for 7 nights and did not want to leave! We had a mama and 2 cubs and they were there all the time our last 3 days. She did get the trash open one time. The morning we left, the 2 cubs had my sons water gun out in the yard chewing on it and they had also took the bag of charcol out there. The mama was resting at the edge of the woods:) We all had a really great time. The cabin was clean and plenty of linens for all of us. The cabin is quite a ways up but not hanging off the edge!! Very quiet and secluded. Our kids played on a hill out back and loved it. Kevin and Dawn are wonderful people and we can't wait to come back next summer. Thanks for a wonderful family experience!!
Thanks Shelley! You and Larry really have wonderful,polite kids. I'm glad we got to meet all of them. The greatest part of living 15 minutes away from owning and renting the cabin, is building lifelong friendships. I promised you bears, and well, what can I say...letting you have private time with them for 3 days!!! I'm so glad your time was wonderful and tell Larry sorry for waking him up the other day with the weedeater when he was relaxing in the hot tub!
January 17, 2012
We met Kevin the the second day at his cabin, what a nice guy. This cabin is located in a great place with privacy and easy access to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We have stayed in quite a few of different cabins in the past and this one is a winner! We will stay in this cabin in the future.
July 4, 2011
We had a wonderful time! My family came down from MI and we went to Gatlinburg. We went to put our ribs on the grill and within minutes the bear showed up. She had 2 baby cubs with her and they entertained us for over an hour. We had to shoo her off of the deck! The place was very nice and suited all of our needs.
Great Mini Vacation
June 6, 2011
We truly enjoyed our four nights at this cabin. In the morning we drank coffee on the deck and wine in the evenings. The cabin is in great condition and probably the best place we have rented off this website. We have done Vacation Buy Owners many times and have yet to be disappointed by the price or the customer service of owners who manage the property themselves. A huge thank you to Kevin! We hope to come back before PCSing to Germany.
Oak Ridge, TN
Wow! Even better than the photos!
May 19, 2011
This cabin is wonderful. We went for a "girls getaway" and really enjoyed it. The hot tub is a nice addition. The "home theatre" makes watching movies awesome. It was extremely clean and comfortable. It is quiet and a bit secluded. A great place for a relaxing vacation. Lots of space for a big group. The owners are very nice and accomodating. They even maintained patience and a sense of humor when we got lost and could not find the meeting spot. Pricing is very reasonable. We highly recommend this cabin!
Stone Mountain, GA
Wonderful Christmas vacation
December 27, 2010
This cabin is a great find! Its enough space for the family to spread out and everyone to be together. We did not get to stay as long as we would have liked but it was absolutely wonderful! Great owners..
Powder Springs GA.
Extremely clean and comfortable
October 25, 2010
My sisters and I rented this cabin and were very pleased. The cabin is nestled among the trees and has everything you could possibly need. I think we enjoyed sitting out in the rockers and having our morning coffee the best. We saw a bear and wild turkeys and did alot of shopping, eating, reading and relaxing. I would highly recommend this cabin and do not think you could find any nicer owners to work with..Thanks Kevin and Dawn for sharing :) OOPS...forgot, the hot tub was perfect.
Sumter, SC USA
October 21, 2010
My family and I stayed in late Oct and we had a great time. Very pleased with the cabin and the owners. Very clean and beautiful... Even got to see 2 bears:) We had a wonderful time. Will be going back for sure! Thanks for letting us experience your wonderful place...
October 5, 2010
Beautiful cabin and great owner/operators. Would definately come back!
July 13, 2010
The cabin was perfect for a family vacation. Nice location, amenities, and people.
Love this Cabin!
June 24, 2010
We had a great stay at the Smoky Mountain Diamond. There is plenty of space to spread out, the kids loved having a tv in their own room and my husband loved being able to watch the Stanley Cup finals on the big screen tv. The cabin is clean and well stocked with good quality towels and blankets. We also enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Owners are friendly and answer all your questions. There is so much to do in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. This is a vacation that fits any budget. We had a great time at the Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, the Nascar go-cart track, Magic Quest and of course shopping! We also took a hike up the mountain to see Laurel Falls which is beautiful. We hope to return some day! Thanks for everything.
beautiful and relaxing, September 9, 2009
By Dawn M. (Ocala,Fl)
We stayed for 4 days,enjoyed the peacefulness of the area.My husband and I relaxed in the hot tub while my son watched movies on the huge TV.Gorgeous 3 story cabin with everything to make you feel at home-and a nice pool table for fun. We had a bear and her 2 cubs walk right past the deck one evening.Beautiful pool at the club house to relax at. We'll definitely return to Smoky Mtn Diamond!