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 for a romantic celebration than the Smokies.
Below, our editorial team has hand-selected the best Gatlinburg honeymoon cabins in the Smokies and included them based on a variety of metrics including location, amenities and value for money. They are ranked by average price per night.
But remember, pricing and availability are subject to change and will vary by season.
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15. Jungle Fever Cabin
The only downside? It’s not exactly in Gatlinburg, but it is close enough to serve as a nice base of operations. What else does it have that stands out? A jungle theme, of course.
But it also has a hot tub, kitchen and large king-sized bed.
It comes with an impressive 4.9 rating on VRBO.
14. Studio Condo in Chalet Village
If you’re on a budget, this little studio condo could be a great option for your romantic getaway. But don’t worry, you’re not sacrificing location.
Chalet Village is a premiere spot in Gatlinburg, located only a short drive from attractions and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
But since it’s a studio, it can feel “cozy”, which is essentially real estate talk for small.
Still, it has everything you would need, including a fully equipped kitchen, a queen bed, an open parking lot and a furnished balcony.
Also, this studio has community features which include a pool, hot tub, picnic tables and more. It currently has a 4.9-star rating on VRBO.
It currently only averages about $131 per night.
13. 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 SkyPark. It has a 4.6 average rating.
At the time of this writing, Magic Moments II runs at an average of $157 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Magic Moments II or view current pricing and availability.
12. Simply Unforgettable
This adorable cabin is a great candidate for a romantic getaway.
The walkway is over a creek, and its location is secluded but still only minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
This cabin is also a great option if you’re hoping to bring your fur baby with you since it’s also pet-friendly. There’s also a double sofa bed just in case anyone else is crashing your honeymoon.
Newly rebuilt, the cabin has an impressive 4.7-rating on VRBO.
There’s a game room in a loft area that has a full-size pool table, arcade table and flat-screen TV.
It currently averages $166 per night.
11. 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. It also has an excellent 4.9-star rating.
At the time of this writing, Black Bear Ridge runs at an average of $187 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Black Bear Ridge.
10. 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 $206 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Rolling Waters or view current pricing and availability.
9. Elegant Cabin in Perfect Location
This impressive cabin has cathedral ceilings and a romantic suite upstairs that features a jetted tub and full bath.
It also has an exceptional 5-star rating on VRBO.
Of course, it has other amenities you expect like a kitchen, balcony and hot tub. But one of the great features of this cabin is its location.
While it feels like a private location, it is only one mile from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center, making it a great starting point for your outings.
It currently averages about $235 per night.
8. 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 $249 per night. This is quite the bargain – especially considering all of the money you stand to save on parking.
Check VRBO for availability and current pricing.
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. It has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.
At the time of this writing, Gervinwold Creekside Waterfront Paradise runs at an average of $251 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about Gervinwold or view current pricing and availability.
6. 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 the 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. It has an excellent 4.8-star rating.
At the time of this writing, River Song runs at an average of $253 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about River Song or view current pricing and availability.
5. 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 $275 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more about The Sweet Escape or view current pricing and availability.
4. Honeymoon Hideaway
If you’re looking for an authentic log cabin feel, this cabin might be perfect for you.
It has an exceptional 5-star rating on VRBO and is conveniently located ten minutes away from Ripley’s Aquarium.
With logs stacked above a stone chimney, you’ll feel like you’re in a rustic paradise. The cabin features a wood-burning fireplace, beautiful scenery and a king bed.
It averages $286 per night
3. Brother Bear Cabin
This luxury cabin features an indoor pool and is located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
It offers a king bed, new construction and a romantic setting. In case you do need some extra sleeping space, the main level has a pull-out couch.
But the stand-out feature of this cabin is its private indoor heated pool with a garage door opening. It has a stellar 4.9 rating.
It averages $296 per night.
2. Holy Smokies Pool Palace
This one-bedroom cabin has everything you need, including incredible views and a location that puts you within a ten-minute drive to major Gatlinburg attractions.
The notable feature of this cabin is its own private pool with waterfall features and a sauna.
Of course, it also has a hot tub, a game room and a modern kitchen. And for even more romance, it also features a heart-shaped jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation.
Plus, it has some extra sleeping space, if needed, with a twin bunk bed and a double futon.
It has an average rating of 4.7 stars on VRBO.
This luxury option averages $331 per night.
1. Luxury Log Cabin
This exceptionally rated 5-star VRBO cabin features a deck fireplace, king bed and beautiful views.
According to its listing, it’s located on a ridge 2,050 feet above sea level.
It’s the ultimate cabin if you want some privacy in a romantic setting, while still getting all the amenities you could hope for, including a washer and dryer.
And even though it’s off a little more off the beaten path, all the roads leading to the cabin are paved.
It also features a heart-shaped jetted tub.
The only downside? It’s located in Sevierville, which is not in Gatlinburg but is still close to attractions like the Titanic Museum.
It averages $376 per night.
Are you planning your upcoming honeymoon in the Smokies? Let us know which cabin is your favorite in the comments below.
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