Looking for a place to stay for a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg? You’ve come to the right place.
While Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are known for being family-friendly vacation spots, the Smoky Mountains are also known for being the South’s premier wedding, elopement and honeymoon destination.
There’s no better place in Tennessee to kick back, relax or enjoy a glass of wine on a romantic retreat than the Smokies.
Whether you want to surround yourself with spectacular views of the mountains or with the sparkling city lights of downtown – Gatlinburg has a cozy cabin that’s perfect for you and your sweetheart.
Below, our editorial team has hand-selected the best Gatlinburg honeymoon cabins in the Smokies and ranked them based on a variety of metrics including location, amenities and value for money.
Best of all, all of these cabins are available on VRBO. We’ve provided a link to each in the respective descriptions below.
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8. Black Bear Ridge
Black Bear Ridge is a lovely one-bedroom private cabin with new construction and an open floor plan.
There’s a lot to love about Black Bear Ridge.
First, there are the luxury amenities.
These high-end amenities include stainless steel appliances, a whirlpool tub and a two-person stone shower with dual showerheads.
Outside, guests can enjoy an expansive deck with a large flat screen smart TV, stone gas fireplace, a private outdoor hot tub and views of a small stream that runs just below the property.
Next, there’s the affordable price tag.
At the time of this writing, Black Bear Ridge runs at an average of $165 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Black Bear Ridge or view current pricing and availability.
7. Gervinwold Creekside Waterfront Paradise
Gervinwold is the perfect hybrid of modern and mountain cozy.
Technically more of a colonial cottage than a log cabin, this charming home features an open floor plan on the main level with an elegant contemporary design, cathedral ceilings and a beautiful cobalt blue exterior.
And the unique charm of this cottage isn’t limited to the structure – it continues throughout the home.
First, we have the kitchen which features signature blue cabinets that match the cottage’s exterior and stainless steel appliances.
Second, while technically a one-bedroom, Gervinwold also features a second sleeping area in the loft. The loft area is a perfect space for young honeymoon tagalongs to sleep – or for your new spouse to escape when (s)he finds out you’re a snorer.
Finally, outside, guests will love the private hot tub, the gas grill and the soothing sounds of the small creek located right beside the cabin.
At the time of this writing, Gervinwold Creekside Waterfront Paradise runs at an average of $139 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Gervinwold or view current pricing and availability.
6. Magic Moments II
This cute little Hemlock Hills cabin is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and was designed with romance in mind.
There is no end to this cabin’s charm.
For instance, honeymooners will love the wood-planked walls and floors, sloped ceiling, stacked stone fireplace, pool table and jetted heart-shaped jacuzzi tub.
Also, the master bedroom features a king-sized bed, a second stone fireplace and large flat-screen TV.
And outside, guests will enjoy a covered deck with rockers and a hot tub.
Finally, this cabin boasts close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is just a short 15-minute drive away from popular restaurants, shops and attractions like Anakeesta, Ripley’s Aquarium and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.
At the time of this writing, Magic Moments II runs at an average of $139 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Magic Moments II or view current pricing and availability.
5. River Song
This one is for those who crave both beautiful mountain views as well as quick access to all of the bustling Gatlinburg action downtown.
Located right beside Roaring Fork River, River Song is located just one mile from downtown Gatlinburg.
It’s a traditional log cabin constructed of yellow pine logs imported from British Columbia.
Fly fishers are welcome to wade through the river (with a proper permit of course) for rainbow trout.
Black bears are also known to frequent the area.
And of course, no honeymoon cabin is complete without a private outdoor hot tub.
Finally, inside the cabin, guests can enjoy romantic evenings in a beautiful master suite with a large Aspen log bed and a clawfoot tub.
At the time of this writing, River Song runs at an average of $181 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about River Song or view current pricing and availability.
4. Simply Unforgettable
Simply Unforgettable is a newly rebuilt one-bedroom wood cabin with a loft located just five minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
Amenities include fireplaces, a pool table, a jetted tub, a game room and an outdoor hot tub.
Guests will also enjoy the private deck with Adirondack-style rocking chairs and a wooded view.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy secluded, quality time with your sweetie.
At the time of this writing, Simply Unforgettable runs at an average of $231 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Simply Unforgettable or view current pricing and availability.
3. Rolling Waters Chalet Getaway
Embark on the honeymoon vacation of your dreams with this gorgeous, professionally decorated A-frame mountain chalet.
When it comes to luxury honeymoon cabins, this one really takes the cake.
This chalet features mid-century modern architecture, contemporary furnishings, cathedral ceilings a loft for extra sleeping space (if needed) and a hot tub.
The deck overlooks Ski Mountain Road and is within close proximity of Buckberry Branch – a mountain stream.
In the summer months, guests will enjoy the local communal pool.
At the time of this writing, Rolling Waters Chalet Getaway runs at an average of $184 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Rolling Waters or view current pricing and availability.
2. The Sweet Escape
If you’re looking for incredible mountain views and fresh air – there’s no better option than The Sweet Escape.
This newly built chalet-style luxury Gatlinburg cabin features a king suite with handmade furniture, a spacious en-suite and a private walkout to a covered deck with a hot tub.
Other features and amenities include cathedral ceilings, large picture windows, a fully-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a double glider rocker and a picnic table.
And, The Sweet Escape is conveniently located just ten minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
At the time of this writing, The Sweet Escape runs at an average of $250 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about The Sweet Escape or view current pricing and availability.
1. Downtown Cabin with Hot Tub
Our staff was so intrigued by this one that we had to see it for ourselves.
We actually spent a weekend in this cute little cabin a couple of years ago and have to say – if you’re looking for a cabin that is truly within walking distance of most major downtown attractions, this cabin is it.
It is quite literally located in the heart of Gatlinburg.
It features a huge private two-story wrap-around balcony with a private hot tub and city views.
Plus, on special occasions, you can even sit on the balcony and watch Space Needle firework displays.
At the time of this writing, this Downtown Cabin runs at an average of $199 per night. This is quite the bargain – especially considering all of the money you stand to save on parking.
Visit VRBO to learn more about this Downtown Cabin or view current pricing and availability
Are you planning your upcoming honeymoon in the Smokies? Let us know which cabin is your favorite in the comments below.
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 [email protected] We do collect affiliate income on rentals through our affiliation with VRBO. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.