Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Appalachian Escape - private and secluded true log cabin between Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, near Arts & Crafts, and the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. Licensed with state/county, we offer secure online payments. Must be 25 to rent and stay. connect here smoky-mountains-cabin dоt сом

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~ great location between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, access by ALL PAVED roads, away from it all but close to everything!

~ FLAT parking for up to 6 cars (a rarity in these parts)

~ free WIFI over satellite

~ PRIVATE and SECLUDED on a large WOODED property with back yard (there is room to walk and play)

~ fire pit (we do not supply firewood though) & hot tub

~ "little log cabin" PLAYHOUSE for the kids ( built from logs harvested on the property)

~ covered porches with rockers

~ charcoal grill and picnic table ( like having a picnic in a park without having to go anywhere)

~ whirlpool tub in upstairs bath (both baths have standing showers too)

~ heated floors in bathrooms (winter only)

~ KING bedroom on the 1st floor (for those not too keen on climbing stairs)

~ gas log double sided fireplace in the family room/dining room (operates Oct - Apr)

~ pool table, 80s classic games arcade, mini Foosball (play to your heart's content)

~ upscale kitchen with granite, stainless appliances and large island (no Formica and no dusty fake ivy on top of cabinets!)

~ flat TVs in every room with DISH 120, 2 Blu-Ray players

~ all tile and wood floors (no green shaggy carpets!)

~ all wood inside and out with exposed beams (no popcorn ceilings, no drywall)

~ rustic and cozy decor (no plaid or floral couches, no shiny brass fixtures)

~ custom one of a kind log cabin, NOT in a PUD or a "resort" with dozens of cookie cutter cabins mere feet from each other

Now, READ ON for more details. Appalachian Escape is a custom built all-log cabin set on several wooded acres. Accessible by ALL PAVED roads and driveway, the cabin offers ample off-street parking for 4+ vehicles. With only 5 steps to the front door, your arrival and unpacking will be easy!

Inside the Cabin, you will see the thoughtful blend of traditional and modern. Hand-hewn hemlock log walls, exposed beams, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, rustic log furniture are all reminiscent of traditional craftsmanship. Designer pine cone motif light fixtures accent all-log interior.

Floor to ceiling, stone-clad two-sided fireplace beckons you in to snuggle into one of the comfy leather sofas. Watch a movie on a 48” HDTV. Play a game or two on a rustic log pool table. Relive the fun days playing Pacman, Centipede or any of the 48 classic 80s games on the upright arcade. Fabulous and functional modern kitchen opens into the spacious dining area, so you can create your meal and entertain at the same time. Soft-close cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, custom chiseled-edge granite counter-tops and a large island complete the look.

Dining room has fireplace and a farm-style table seats 10 guests. The expansive kitchen island offers seating for 6, giving your group ample room to mingle or to enjoy sit-down meals together.

Appalachian Escape offers seclusion and privacy while still being close to all the area attractions. Take in the serenity of the Smoky Mountains with wooded and seasonal mountain ridge views. Variety of native plants and trees grow in the cabin’s own backyard - you will feel like you are already in the Smoky Mountains national park. See the flame azaleas and Pink Lady Slippers bloom in spring, followed by rhododendrons in the Summer. Rock away in the rocking chairs on the full-length, covered porch. Have a relaxing dinner on the porch or gather around picnic table and charcoal grill in the yard. Roast marshmallows and make s ‘mores by the back yard fire pit. After a full day of fun, soak in the 5-person hot tub. The expansive, relatively flat backyard has enough room to play. Kids will love the “little log cabin” playhouse, built from the trees harvested on the property.

Whether your idea of a dream vacation is to “hide away” with family and friends, or to enjoy the many area's activities and attractions, escape to Appalachian Escape and find it all! Most desirable local destinations such as Downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Aquarium, zip lines and more are all within easy driving distance.

We'd like you to know that Appalachian Escape Cabin is not a company owned rental business. It is a family owned and cherished vacation home, where we eventually plan to retire to. When we were building the cabin, we blended traditional and rustic elements with today's conveniences and amenities. We also added our unique personal touch by creating or restoring many of the furniture and decor pieces. We hope that you will cherish your time at Appalachian Escape as much as we do, and treat the cabin with care and respect it deserves.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 9699140

About the area

Appalachian Escape offers privacy in park-like setting and "cabin in the woods" feel, yet easy access by paved roads to all the area attractions and amenities. It also provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space to accommodate large groups while still creating cozy and intimate atmosphere. The cabin is next to the Arts & Crafts District, which is a quaint area with lots of small family-run artisan shops - you don't even have to buy, just go in and talk with the kind folks - they are very friendly people. There is easy access to Pigeon Forge as well! We take pride in knowing that families can create wonderful memories to last a lifetime staying at Appalachian Escape.

Getting around

car is necessary; Gatlinburg trolley stop 2.5 miles

Interaction with guest

Detailed Check in instructions and directions will be provided once balance is paid rental agreement is signed and ID provided to the owners. We send all the information by email.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Queen Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Satellite TV


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (29)

29 reviews

“Very pleasant stay!”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2015

We truly enjoyed our stay at the River Rock Lodge! Very spacious and well appointed. Clean, comfortable and in a great location! Loved the view!! It was perfect for our family of 8. We would stay here again and would recommend to our friends! Thanks so much!!

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