Editor’s Choice: Most affordable cabins in the Smokies 2020

Cheapest cabins in the smokies

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Let’s be honest, renting a cabin in the Smokies can sometimes be a bit cost-prohibitive depending on your budget.

But our staff at TheSmokies.com believes that everyone deserves to enjoy a quality cabin experience without breaking the bank. Which is why we’ve put together the ultimate list of the most affordable luxury cabins in the Smokies.

These cabins didn’t just make the cut because of their affordability – with most averaging under $150 per night – these beautiful rentals offer the best bang for your buck without skimping on quality. Each cabin has been hand-selected by our staff based on ratings, location and quality amenities.

Read more: 6 tips to consider BEFORE you rent a cabin in The Smokies

Without further ado, we will now proudly present our 2020 list of top ten most affordable cabins in the Smokies:

Cheapest cabins in the smokies

10 – Away From The Fray with hot tub, pool table, Atari and close proximity to Dollywood

Away From The Fray offers two worlds in one. It’s far enough into the woods to be peaceful but close enough to major attractions for easy travel. This beautiful cabin features high-peaked ceilings, a stacked stone wood burning fireplace, a private back porch with hot tub, two outdoor grills, and a game room (complete with pool table and Pac-Man Atari).

This versatile cabin features a single bedroom with a queen-sized mattress but offers convertible sleeping options that can easily accommodate up to 4 guests, making this normally $135 per night cabin an absolute bargain for the price.

  • $135/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

9 – Mt. Ever-Rest is a newly remodeled two bedroom cabin with tons of premium amenities close to Dollywood

A uniquely charming cabin awaits at “Mt. Ever-Rest”. If you’re looking for comfort, cleanliness and relaxation near Dollywood and major attractions, you’re in the right place. This newly remodeled two bedroom cabin is designed to pamper you.

This cabin features a kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, and all new appliances. Each level features its own covered deck. On the top floor deck you can enjoy beautiful mountain views, a hot tub, ceiling fan, charcoal grill, and comfortable outdoor furniture.

Both bedrooms feature a king size bed and full bath. The upstairs master features a large claw foot soaker tub. The lower level features a full bath a new rainfall shower.

Feel like watching a movie? Try out the new 65″ flat screen with theater sound bar while relaxing in the rocker-recliner, leather loveseat.

  • $110/avg per night
  • 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2-7 night min stay

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

8 – “Shiner’s Shack” tiny cabin tucked away on the mountain with private hot tub

No “value” cabin would be complete without a tiny cabin!

Shiner’s Shack offers a rustic experience in a great location — located in Newport approximately 35 minutes from Gatlinburg and 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge.

This tiny cabin features less than 200 sq ft of space and offers a private, cozy and rustic experience with comfort at an affordable rental rate overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains. The cabin features all the basic amenities you need for a weekend getaway plus a fire pit, charcoal grill and small kitchenette.

Shiner’s Shack is fully equipped with a mini fridge/freezer, stove, oven, small table with seating for two and a full size bed.

  • $99/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 2
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 night min stay

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7 – The Sweet Escape, a brand new luxury couples cabin with incredible views

Newly built in 2018, this grand 1200 sq ft luxury Gatlinburg cabin offers a king suite with handmade sassafras furniture, flat screen “smart” HDTV, spacious ensuite master bath and a private walk out to the covered deck and hot tub. The solid hickory flooring throughout the cabin, custom log furniture, cathedral ceilings and large picture windows create an Adirondack theme throughout the cabin.

The second floor offers a media room with flat screen “smart” HDTV and ROKU, double couple’s recliner and large full bath. Kitchen amenities include a fully stocked custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, cookware, bakeware, dish sets, and a new Keurig along with a new Mr. Coffee maker. Enjoy magnificent mountain and ridge views from the privacy of the covered deck, which includes a new custom spa with LED lights, a double glider rocker and a picnic table!

The Sweet Escape is a 10 minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge! Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, this brand new cabin provides privacy, quick access to the main road, which is a short 5 minute drive from the cabin.

  • $159/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 2
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2-4 night min stay

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6 – Professionally designed, “smart” one bedroom cabin located minutes away from Dollywood

As you enter the cabin, the stunning beauty of imported Scandinavian logs fill your senses and welcomes you to your new home away from home. Enjoy the many comforts and conveniences in this professionally designed cabin, which is located in a serene semi-secluded wooded setting.

The main floor of this cabin features a sitting area with comfortable furnishings in front of a tranquil gas log fireplace where you can settle in and watch a movie on the large 55’’ flat-screen 4k Smart HDTV with cable and Netflix. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, a stack washer/dryer is located in the nearby laundry closet and the stylish dining table comfortably accommodates six. There is also a charcoal grill provided for cooking outdoors. Doors from both the living room and bedroom lead to the covered deck that offers a soothing hot tub and deck rockers to relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The Integrated Touchscreen Smart Panel allows you to control the temperature, lighting and alarm system throughout the cabin.

Unwind in regal fashion in the luxurious king bed suite or in the romantic jetted tub for two. The adjoining full bathroom features an amazing glass enclosed stone shower with a rainfall fixture and to make your stay even more special, there is a sauna where you can truly refresh your body, mind and spirit.

The open loft features a pool table, board games, pub table, love seat sleeper, large flat-screen HDTV for hours of entertainment.

  • $135/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 5
  • 1 bathroom
  • 4 night min stay

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

5 – A Frame of Mine mountain chalet located on Ski Mountain near Ober Gatlinburg

This cute chalet is located just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, the Parkway and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This chalet features a master bedroom with a queen size bed plus loft area with a full size bed and twin futon. The great room features a free standing wood burning fireplace, leather sofa with ample seating for guests and an Alexa! The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and undermount lighting.

The outdoor patio features a fire pit, charcoal grill and hot tub. Guests may also enjoy the clubhouse and swimming pool (open seasonally).

  • $128/avg per night
  • 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 4 night min stay

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

4 – “Meant to Be” honeymoon cabin features new construction (2019) and mountain views

Located only three miles to downtown Gatlinburg and the Parkway, this adults-only cabin features an electric fireplace, a large kitchen with granite countertops and black stainless appliances, and a full size LG front loader washer and dryer set.

Air hockey and Pac Man games are available in living area. The bedroom has flat screen TV with a king size bed and a full size bathroom ensuite with a walk-in shower.

Guests will enjoy a spacious screened-in back porch with hot tub, gas grill and table.

  • $125/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 2
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2-4 night min stay

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

3 – Mountains, Memories and S’more is a romantic getaway with fabulous mountain views

This cabin offers a charming and private Smoky Mountain escape. The peacefulness and solitude provide all the privacy you need for a perfect honeymoon, anniversary retreat, birthday gift to someone special or just a break from the stress of the real world. But it’s not just a couples retreat — it is perfect for families, too.

This two story log cabin is set up with openness and convenience you’ll never want to leave and the mountain views will capture your heart! The cabin is loaded with all of the amenities for your enjoyment and entertainment. Relax in the living room on the new sofa or loveseat by the stacked stone fireplace while watching your favorite DVD on the 55” flat screen. Have a Netflix account? Both TVs are capable of streaming Netflix and other apps with a login. The main level living room has access to the back porch that is equipped with two rockers to rock your cares away as well as a five-person hot tub that faces mountain view and beautiful sunsets. The main floor also has a full size kitchen with stainless appliances, nice dining area, and washer/dryer. The master suite with king size bed, 40″ flat screen with cable and a full bath. A second full size bathroom with shower is also accessible in the loft area.

  • $139/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom (and a loft)/ sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1-3 night min stay

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2 – Tranquil Nest cabin features three bedrooms for an average of only $130/night

Featuring three bedrooms, this cabin is probably one of the biggest bargains on our list! This real log cabin is spacious and luxurious. This cabin is a DUPLEX, which is totally separated from the rental downstairs. It sleeps six guests with a beautiful king master suite on one side and two queen bedrooms on the other. This cabin has a big front porch to watch nature and a hot tub to soak away the stress of power shopping. Everything inside is new including the big flat screen TV, gas fireplace and gourmet kitchen. Your family will want for nothing in this charming, beautifully appointed log cabin. Located in a quiet subdivision on all paved roads, this is the ideal getaway and just 30 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.

  • $130/avg per night
  • 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 night min stay

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Cheapest cabins in the smokies

1 – Lovely Pine sleeps up to four and is located only five minutes from Dollywood

Lonely Pine is a one bedroom, romantic, scenic getaway with gorgeous views located only minutes from Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. This cabin features a deck with scenic views, an updated kitchen and cozy living room with flatscreen TV, sleeper sofa and fireplace! Upstairs features include a game room that has a pool table, dart board and TV.

The bedroom is located on the main floor that has a brand new queen size mattress (replaced in 2019).

The main bathroom has a shower as well as an extra large jetted tub for soaking after a long eventful day in the Smokies!

  • $139/avg per night
  • 1 bedroom / sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 night min stay

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We hope you enjoyed our list! Let us know your favorites in the comments. And enjoy your trip to The Smokies!

Disclaimer: “Editor’s Choice Picks” 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 [email protected] While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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