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Appalachian Escape - private and secluded true log cabin between Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, near Arts & Crafts, and the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. NO FIRE DAMAGE AREA! Licensed with state/county, we offer secure online payments. Ring/txt to TNL.A1G.M1RH ;connect here buff.ly/2c3eFaD ;'Like' us on FB @AppalachianEscape ;BY OWNER.

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Have you ever rented a cabin, thinking that you will have peace, serenity and seclusion all to yourself - only to end up in a crowded PUD or "resort" with dozens of cookie-cutter cabins mere feet from each other, with little parking space, neighboring cabin's deck overlooking your hot tub, noisy party next door keeping you up at night, and no room to walk around and no space for kids to play - because the cabin you rented happens to be perched on a steep drop-off? GOOD NEWS: You just found Appalachian Escape, which in NONE of that! When you rent our custom built and upgraded true Appalachian style hemlock log home, set on several wooded acres on a private dead end street (not in a "resort"), you will find privacy, peace and that "cabin in the woods" feel - all just short drive from everything the area has to offer.

Accessible by all PAVED roads and paved driveway, Appalachian Escape offers ample off-street parking for 4+ vehicles. With only 5 steps to the front door, your arrival and unpacking will be easy! There is a king bedroom with attached bath on the 1st floor for those who prefer fewer stairs. Check out the floor plans to see exact layout including furniture placement so you know precisely what you are renting.

Inside Appalachian Escape Cabin, you will be delighted to see the thoughtful blend of traditional and modern. Hand-hewn hemlock log walls, exposed beams, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, log furniture are reminiscent of traditional Appalachian craftsmanship.

Floor to ceiling, two-sided stone-clad fireplace beckons you in to snuggle into one of the comfy leather couches. Watch a movie on a 48-in HDTV, play a game of pool on a rustic log pool table, or one of the 48 classic 80s games on the upright arcade machine. All-log interior is accented by designer pine cone motif light fixtures. Modern well equipped kitchen with tall soft-close cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, custom chiseled-edge granite counter-tops and a huge island will delight any cook. You can create your meal and entertain at the same time because this luxurious and functional kitchen flows nicely into the spacious dining area. Generously sized farm-style dining table seats 10 guests, and the expansive kitchen island seats 6, giving you and everyone else in your group plenty of room to mingle or to enjoy quiet meals together.

Set on several acres, Appalachian Escape log cabin provides its guests with the privacy while still being close to all the area attractions. Take in the quiet of the Smoky Mountains with wooded and seasonal mountain ridge views outside. With a variety of native plants and trees growing in the cabin's own backyard, you will feel like you are already in the Smoky Mountains national park. In spring, you can see flame azaleas and Pink Lady Slippers bloom, followed by rhododendrons in the summer. Rock away the hours in one of the rocking chairs on the full-length, covered porch. Have a relaxing dinner on the covered 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 yard has enough room to play, and kids will love the "little log cabin" playhouse, built from trees harvested on the property.

So, whether your idea of a dream vacation is to 'hide away' with family & friends, or to enjoy the many area activities & sites, escape to Appalachian Escape and find it all!

Please know that Appalachian Escape is not a company owned rental business, but rather a family owned 2nd home where we eventually plan to retire to. We have meticulously restored Appalachian Escape, blending traditional elements with the modern conveniences and amenities that we all have come to expect. We have also built or restored many of the furniture pieces in the cabin, adding our unique personal touch. Compare Appalachian Escape to other cabins of similar size and you will see that you simply get more value and better quality with us!

We hope that you will cherish your time at Appalachian Escape as much as we do and treat it with care and respect it deserves.

Rates subject to change without notice. Sales/specials apply to new reservations only.


>> $300 Deposit to reserve the property. Balance will be due 30 days prior to check in date. Deposit is refunded within 2 weeks after check out if no damages or excessive cleaning.

>> $115 cleaning fee (waived on 7+ night rentals most seasons).


Beds: 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6794770

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 while staying at Appalachian Escape. Please know we will do everything possible to make sure you have a great vacation in the Smokies!

Getting around

car is necessary; Gatlinburg trolley stop 2.5 miles

Owner profile

Victoria & Todd H.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



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


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (12)

Excellent – based on 12 reviews Excellent
12 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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Owner Supplied Testimonials

N. W. on their stay in Oct 2015.
Perfect spot for our family getaway! The pool table, cabin out back, arcade game, hot tub and large screen tv kept the kids entertained the whole time. It rained during our stay so we didn't get to make use of the fire pit, but hopefully next time! The California king bed in our bedroom was just what we need as we knew we'd have 2 little snugglers who'd want to be near us. The xtra large room with 2 big beds and 2 daybeds was perfect for my sister in laws family to all sleep together. Everything in the cabin is well maintained and looked attractive. I loved that the kitchen, dining area and great room are all open to each other with a big stone fireplace in the middle that heats all around. The high ceiling in the dining and kitchen made the space even bigger. The rockers on the front porch were great for morning tea. The xtra space outside for the kids to run and play was great! Didn't find that on many other rental options. We took a short drive into gatlinburg and took the kids gem mining and to the aquarium. The aquarium was packed due to the weather, but was still enjoyable. I'd even go as far as to say we would go to the aquarium again, that's how much our kids enjoyed it. And I'm not usually one to hit the same attraction over and over, I like to try NEW things. Gatlinburg was full of touristy shops and places to eat and treat. It was very busy despite the rain, but the crowds didn't really bother us. The cabin is also close to an arts community with many stores. We would have liked to have done more exploring there but we ran out of time. We had also hoped to hike in the national park, but the rain would have been too much for the kids, so hopefully next time! We would definitely stay here again!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers

VC - Oct 22, 2015
This was a first family vacation as well as a first time renting a cabin. First, the cabin is well worth the price tag. The directions given were perfect and made the cabin easy to find. Like someone else said it is off the beaten path and you don't get the the view of the mountains but once you're at the cabin none of that matters. A family member made a comment before we left saying "I hope it looks a little like the pictures". It did. The home is beautiful. We had our family, five adults and one child. There was something for everyone. The hot tub was on and ready to be used. There's an arcade game for the kids (and adults reminiscing their youth). The kitchen is huge. There was enough room for us to hang out and cook together as a family. Beds are comfy. The fire pit has little benches surrounding it and plenty of room if more chairs are needed. The child's cabin was also a hit with our little one. Those of us that had Verizon cell phone service didn't have any problems with reception but the best room was the downstairs bedroom. I was very impressed with how Victoria checked on us to make sure everything was up to par. We had one issue with the jacuzzi tub stopper and she had someone come out that day to take care of it. There was one downside, our family didn't get to spend enough time at the cabin but that's because we had too much planned in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We plan on returning again and spending more time at the cabin. I hope the next family enjoys the cabin as much as mine did.

B.C on June 24, 2015
If I ever win the Power Ball Lottery this is the cabin in the woods I want! It is GREAT place to stay. I had my 3 college age kids with us and they had a fun time in the cabin. The old pinball machine had the games from the 80?s and some games I have not played in 25 years. That was so much fun for me. We had a little rain so we were able to have a fire on the last night. The thing I like about the cabin was you are alone. It was not like the cabins in Gatlinburg were they all next to each other. Here are a few tips. Used the supplied direction they give you to get to the cabin on the first night. GPS may take you on some mountain roads. Go to Cades Cove after 5:00pm to see the best wild life. Do the horseback riding in the park. Do the ?Climbworks" zip line ride. One nice addition to the cabin would be to add a diary for the campers to write about their day?s adventures. I have stayed in other cabins before and it is nice to look back on other people?s vacation tips. I will stay there AGAIN!!! In the fall to have a fire in the fireplace.