3 bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg TN: Our top 10 ranked

Bearfoot Escape ranks No. 2 on our top cabins list and features 3 king suites, incredible views, a game room and a fire pit (photos by Bearfoot Escape/VRBO)

Bearfoot Escape ranks No. 2 on our top cabins list and features 3 king suites, incredible views, a game room and a fire pit (photos by Bearfoot Escape/VRBO)

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Renting a 3-bedroom cabin in Gatlinburg can be quite the difficult task, especially with so many to choose from.

Luckily, our staff knows exactly what guests are looking for when it comes to the best 3-bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

We’ve ranked the following 10 Gatlinburg cabins based on three main factors: Aesthetics and views, distance to attractions and overall value for money.

To make things even simpler, we’ve included the main “selling point” in the title of each cabin for quick skimming. Enjoy!

Cloud Dancer Cabin literally borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and features unrivaled views of the mountains (photos courtesy of Cloud Dancer Cabin/VRBO)
Cloud Dancer Cabin literally borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and features unrivaled views of the mountains (photos courtesy of Cloud Dancer Cabin/VRBO)

10. Cloud Dancer Cabin: Park views and creative sleep spaces

This massive 4,400 square foot cabin in the clouds might technically be a 3-bedroom, but thanks to creative accommodations (sleeper sofas and portable beds) it can actually comfortably sleep up to 14.

This cabin also features a hot tub, an incredible arcade room and access to two swimming pools.

But the views are really what make Cloud Dancer spectacular. This cabin literally borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Completely unobstructed mountain views like this are a rare find – even in the Smokies.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 14
  • Distance from downtown: 12.9 miles
  • Average price per night: $650
These incredible views are located just 4.2 miles from downtown Gatlinburg in North Chalet Village (photos courtesy of North Skyline Chalet/VRBO)
These incredible views are located just 4.2 miles from downtown Gatlinburg in North Chalet Village (photos courtesy of North Skyline Chalet/VRBO)

9. North Skyline Chalet: Views and a convenient location

Sometimes, you want a cabin “away from it all” with gorgeous mountain views, sans-tourists. But what if you get a wild hair and want to spend a day at Ripley’s Aquarium or grab a steak at The Peddler?

If you really want to get the best of both worlds – the North Skyline Chalet, in our opinion, is unrivaled.

This spectacular cabin features breathtaking views of the mountains and is located just 4.2 miles (approximately 5-10 minutes) from downtown.

The cabin is quite spacious at over 3,000 square feet and sleeps up to eight people.

It’s also decked out with high end amenities throughout including a movie theater, pool table, arcade machine and hot tub just to name a few.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 8
  • Distance from downtown: 4.2 miles
  • Average price per night: $516
Here's a rare find: a cabin with views, a close proximity to downtown and 3 en suites (photo by Luxury Cabin/VRBO)
Here’s a rare find: A cabin with views, a close proximity to downtown and 3 en suites (photo by Luxury Cabin/VRBO)

8. Luxury Cabin: Convenient location, great views and en suites

This one is also incredibly close (just 2.8 miles) to downtown Gatlinburg and most of the popular attractions like Anakeesta, Ripley’s Aquarium and the strip.

And like our last pick, the views are also quite incredible.

But what gives this cabin the coveted No. 8 spot on our list is the third most important factor when it comes to cabin shopping: Value for dollar.

At an average of just $413 per night, this cabin skips on nothing, leaves us wanting for naught and still manages to comfortably sleep up to 8 people (that’s about $50 per person).

This cabin features new construction, a game room, a hot tub and 3 large bedrooms, each with their own en suite.

As frequent cabin goers, we cannot stress enough how rare it is to find a rental where every bedroom has an en suite. No drawing straws here.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 8
  • Distance from downtown: 2.8 miles
  • Average price per night: $413
We are in love with the "Sky Bridge" entrance at Sky Bridge cabin (photos by Sky Bridge Cabin/VRBO)
We are in love with the “Sky Bridge” entrance at Sky Bridge cabin (photos by Sky Bridge Cabin/VRBO)

7. Sky Bridge Cabin: Mini ‘Sky Bridge’, great location, views and king beds

We love this one because not only does is it offer a close proximity to downtown Gatlinburg and the Parkway (just 2.8 miles), but it also pays homage to downtown with its own mini “Sky Bridge”.

While this baby Sky Bridge isn’t quite as grand as the the real thing, like its big brother, it too illuminates at night and features unobstructed, breathtaking views of Mt. LeConte, only without the hordes of tourists. That’s a win in my book.

Sky Bridge Cabin also features a double-decker  gazebo, a bistro-style kitchen pergola, a game room and a 6-person hot tub.

To top it all off, each bedroom features its own king bed.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 6
  • Distance from downtown: 3.5 miles
  • Average price per night: $475
Have a swing in the clouds on this built-in balcony swing set for kids and adults (photos courtesy of Hand Hewn Haven/VRBO)
Have a swing in the clouds on this built-in balcony swing set for kids and adults at Hand Hewn Hideaway (photos courtesy of Hand Hewn Hideaway/VRBO)

6. Hand Hewn Hideaway: Balcony swings, great location and value for dollar

Hand Hewn Hideaway, much like the other cabins on our list, also features spectacular views and an extremely convenient location just 2.8 miles from downtown Gatlinburg.

But Hand Hewn Hideaway also features something that we’ve never seen before in the Smokies – a balcony with a giant built-in swing set for both kids and adults!

This recently renovated cabin is also a bargain with high-end finishes including granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, a copper bathtub, a hot tub and creative sleeping accommodations that allow for up to 14 overnight guests (approximately $30 per person at the averaged listed per night price).

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 14
  • Distance from downtown: 2.8 miles
  • Average price per night: $422
Three Oaks Cabin features incredible views and 3 king master bedrooms each with their own en suite (photos courtesy of Three Oaks Cabin/VRBO)
Three Oaks Cabin features incredible views and 3 king master bedrooms each with their own en suite (photos courtesy of Three Oaks Cabin/VRBO)

5. Three Oaks Cabin: Unobstructed views, king beds and en suites

While Three Oaks Cabin only sleeps 6 (or 3 couples), it not only features some of the best unobstructed views on our list, but it is also one of the most affordable overall at an average per-night price of just $302.

You don’t need a huge group of family and friends to justify that price tag.

Plus, just like our No. 8 pick, Three Oaks Cabin also features 3 master bedrooms each with its own en suite Even better, unlike our no. 8 pick, all three suites also feature a king bed.

Take our word for it, that’s a rare luxury for a cabin rental.

To top it all off, guests will fall in love with the outdoor decks that were built and designed around the magnificent views with seven fire pits, a luxury hot tub, corn toss, life-sized jenga and comfortable seating.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 6
  • Distance from downtown: 4.7 miles
  • Average price per night: $302
Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge will fulfill your HGTV dream home dreams (photos courtesy of Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge/VRBO)
Oakley’s Mountain Modern Lodge will fulfill your every HGTV dream home desire (photos courtesy of Oakley’s Mountain Modern Lodge/VRBO)

4. Oakley’s Mountain Modern Lodge: HGTV dream-home inspired interior

Did someone say ship lap? Chip and Joanna? Is that you?

While this might not be the real HGTV dream home, the owners of this beauty say that this professionally designed cabin was inspired by it, and you can tell.

This luxury cabin has an interior style unlike any other in the Smokies with reclaimed wood furnishings from Pottery Barn, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Four Hands and more.

Plus – it also happens to have one of our favorite criteria when it comes to luxury cabins in the Smokies: 3 king bedrooms each with their own en suite.

To top it all off, guests will enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Guyot, the second highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a luxury hot tub and a game room that’s decked out with 6 additional bunk beds for extra sleeping space.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 12
  • Distance from downtown: 5.2 miles
  • Average price per night: $443
There's more to Bear Tracts than meets the eye. This cabin doesn't just include beautiful views and luxury amenities – it also includes free attraction tickets. (photos courtesy of Bear Tracts/VRBO)
There’s more to Bear Tracts than meets the eye. This cabin doesn’t just include beautiful views and luxury amenities – it also includes free attraction tickets (photos courtesy of Bear Tracts/VRBO)

3. Bear Tracts: Free attraction admission, spectacular mountain views

What’s better than a luxury cabin in the Smokies with unbeatable views? What about a luxury cabin in the Smokies with awesome views and free attraction tickets.

Bear Tracts provides free admission to some of the area’s most popular attractions including: Anakeesta, Dollywood, Splash Country, Ripley’s Aquarium, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud and many more.

Visit as many attractions as you like on a daily basis and receive one admission to each of those attractions every day. Unused admissions expire daily. Terms may apply.

This cabin is also located just 1.5 miles away from downtown Gatlinburg, meaning you could even walk to most major attractions if you don’t mind the walk.

Additional amenities include a hot tub, 3 king beds and a home theater.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 10
  • Distance from downtown: 1.5 miles
  • Average price per night: $399
Bearfoot Escape features 3 king suites, incredible views, a game room and a fire pit (photos by Bearfoot Escape/VRBO)
Bearfoot Escape features 3 king suites, incredible views, a game room and a fire pit (photos by Bearfoot Escape/VRBO)

2. Bearfoot Escape: Great location, views and affordability

Bearfoot Escape is a gorgeous 3-bedroom cabin located in the highly desirable Chalet Village located directly between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with easy access to both (just 3 miles to Gatlinburg and 6 miles to Pigeon Forge).

This cabin also includes our favorite feature – three spacious king suites each with their own ensuite plus an extra half bath on each floor.

Plus, guests will enjoy getting a bit of extra mileage out of that extra large second-floor balcony with an outdoor heater that will keep them warm even during the chilly winter months.

Bearfoot Escape sleeps up to 8 guests and is the most affordable cabin on our list at an average per night price of just $284 (or $35 per guest).

And bear watchers rejoice – Chalet Village is notorious for bear sightings. Guests often report seeing more bears in Chalet Village than in the actual Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 8
  • Distance from downtown: 3.7 miles
  • Average price per night: $284
This cabin is located right behind Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies only 1 mile from downtown Gatlinburg. Guests can enjoy mountain and city views. On holidays, guests can even watch fireworks from the Space Needle from the comfort of their private balcony (photos courtesy of Always A View/VRBO)
This cabin is located right behind Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies only 1 mile from downtown Gatlinburg. Guests can enjoy mountain and city views. On holidays, guests can even watch fireworks from the Space Needle from the comfort of their private balcony (photos courtesy of Always A View/VRBO)

1. Always A View: Views of downtown Gatlinburg, king suites

Truly, we’ve saved the best for last.

This incredible cabin has it all: New construction, a great location, both city and mountain views, king suites and high-end amenities.

Located just 1 mile from downtown Gatlinburg right behind Ripley’s Aquarium, this cabin is within walking distance to most major attractions.

The views at this location are unique in that guests will enjoy both a view of the mountains as well as a bird’s eye view of downtown Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Space Needle, where fireworks are often on display on major holidays.

Guests will also enjoy luxury amenities including an impressive arcade-style game room and home theater.

For more pictures, or to book, check out their VRBO listing.

  • Sleeps: Up to 6
  • Distance from downtown: 1 mile
  • Average price per night: $475

Do you know of an impressive 3-bedroom cabin that you think we should add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

Disclaimer: These cabins are hand selected by the staff at TheSmokies.com from a collection of top-rated cabins on VRBO and HomeAway. Reviews, availability, photo quality beautiful aesthetics and availability all play a role in our selection process. To nominate a cabin for a future list, please email info@thesmokies.com. We do collect affiliate income on rentals through our affiliation with VRBO. Contact us at info@thesmokies.com for questions or comments.

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