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No Cleaning Fees! Romantic & Cozy! Just 1 Mile to Light #3 in GB! Great Reviews

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,260 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2) Perfect for honeymoon or anniversary stay!

***This cabin is rented by the owner directly. When you email or call about the cabin, you will be speaking directly with the owner- not a management company. We know more about our cabin than any management company ever would or could. While management companies handle hundreds of cabins, we have two. You can see the difference in how an individual owner who is invested in their homes treats you vs. a management company. There is no comparison. Once you have rented from an owner, you will see the difference!

It's our second home and we take pride in sharing it with you. We are responsive owners who answer inquiries/emails quickly and attend to our guests' questions and concerns to help make their vacation the best!

Our photographs are up-to-date (taken late August 2014)and represent the cabin and furnishings accurately- what you see in the photos is what you get when you arrive. Note that most guests comment about the cabin being much better than the photos even show! (The cabin was stained in May 2015- look for updated exterior shots soon!)

We've been renting by owner since December 2006 and we work very hard to provide exceptional guest service to make your vacation the best it can be.

Find us on Facebook! Look for Smoky Mountain Cabins 4 Rent! There are more photos and some videos of the cabin there.

Near Downtown Gatlinburg! Only 1 mile to light #3!

Check out our calendar- there's a reason why A Hidden Paradise has a full calendar! Don't miss out on a special place to stay! Dates book really quickly, so contact us now. We often book 6 months out, so if you are looking for specific dates for your honeymoon or anniversary stay, you need to reserve quickly!

This cabin averages over 310 nights rented per year. You know it's a great place to stay when it's that popular with guests. It's not fancy, nor is it luxurious, but our guests always comment about how cozy it is and how they feel like they are at home here. We have a high rate of return guests who stay with us and we feel they are like are family.

Check out our great guest comments to see what the fuss is all about and why our calendar books so quickly. Check out our guest reviews. We think they set our cabin apart from many others because it allows you to see that guests love it enough to take the time to leave a comment.

We have a fantastic cleaning staff who work diligently to make sure the cabin is spotless. Our guests constantly comment on how clean and homey the cabin is. Finding good cleaners is one of the hardest jobs for cabin owners, and we hit the jackpot with ours. They treat the cabin like it is their own, and, while they are not perfect, they do a wonderful job making sure it exceeds our guests' expectations. Out of all the wonderful things about 'A Hidden Paradise', we find our guests most appreciate its cleanliness because it is often the number one worry of someone when considering where to stay. You can have confidence this cabin is clean and we do not charge a separate cleaning fee!

VRBO now offers trip insurance which covers our guests in emergency situations like inclement weather, sickness, or loss of a job. Guest often have emergencies come up which prevent them from staying. Insurance is strongly encouraged because, as small business owners, we can't afford to refund guests' money when they have issues come up that prevent them from staying.

~Local cleaning and maintenance staff who handle emergencies or problems (on call 24 hours a day)

~New in 2016: New pots and pans

~New in 2015: Cabin pressured washed and new coats of exterior stain applied

~August 2015: Windows professionally cleaned

~New in December 2014: Quilt and shams for master bed

~New in December 2014: Hot tub cover

~New in July 2010: 42' flat screen in living area; 32' flat screen in loft; 22' flat screen in game room

~Comfy King Sized Bed in Master Suite

~All Wooden Interior (no sheet rock)

~Wireless Charter Internet Access

~Jacuzzi tub in Master Suite

~Pool Table

~Hot tub

~2 gas fireplaces- one on deck with hot tub which is operational year round

~Convenient private location

~4 minutes to the Strip in Gatlinburg- stoplight #3


~Alarm System- new in October 2009

'A Hidden Paradise' is four minutes to the Gatlinburg 'strip'- yet totally private. This beautiful cabin called 'A Hidden Paradise' is romantic and is the perfect spot for your honeymoon or anniversary celebration. It is located in the city of Gatlinburg. It's a small piece of paradise for those vacationing in the Smoky Mountains. If you want to experience Gatlinburg's sights and sounds, but still want peace and quiet, this cabin is for you.

Many couples spend their honeymoon here and return each year for anniversary celebrations. Gatlinburg is a place for weddings and anniversary celebrations. This is the perfect spot for you when you are trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a place where you can go to re-connect and spend quality time together. Guests often leave photos of themselves in our guest book and comment about how refreshed and recharged they are after a stay here.

This Gatlinburg cabin has a loft area with a king sized bed, private bath, and jacuzzi tub. You can soak in the jacuzzi tub and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and privacy. The spacious loft has a rocker for enjoying a good book or to just relax and sit. The loft has huge windows and a wonderful wooded outdoor view. You feel like you are sitting in a tree house looking out toward the surrounding foliage. A 30' flat screen TV with DVD player is available for movie watching in bed.

The downstairs area includes a second bathroom with a shower, a pool table area with a game table and bar stools (also a 22' flat screen TV), and a comfortable living area with a gas fireplace (operational October-April). A recliner allows you to stretch back and watch a favorite movie or video. A 42' flat screen TV was added in July 2010 in the living area. The dining area includes a table and fully stocked kitchen. We have tried to furnish any item you would need for cooking and preparing meals. We constantly replace and update our cookware and kitchen supplies making sure you have everything you need. We even have a crockpot.

You can grill steaks on the charcoal grill (replaced in 2015) and share a romantic candlelight dinner or picnic on the deck in front of the outside fireplace. The outside fireplace is close enough to the hot tub so you can soak in the hot tub and enjoy the fire at the same time. The deck is private and secluded and has a hot tub for romantic evenings. There are two wooden rocking chairs and a small table between them on the deck.The deck is private enough to soak in the hot tub in just your "birthday suit" if you choose!

The cabin is on the boundary of the National Park near the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, so don't be surprised to see some wildlife (sometimes including a bear or two) while you are there. Guests leave comments when they see bears near the cabin, so it is definitely a possibility to see one during your stay.

One of the best surprises of this cabin is how convenient it is to all area attractions, yet it seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg. You are about a mile from the Parkway at light #3 in the center of Gatlinburg, but you will think you are miles away from everyone and everything. If you read through our guest comments you will see how many people feel that is the best secret about this cabin. The Arts and Crafts Community is just a few minutes away.

Come and spend your time together in 'A Hidden Paradise'. It will be a time for renewal and relaxation just for the two of you. You will want to come back every year for your special time together.

A Hidden Paradise has WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, so you can take your laptop and be able to check email or use it for work. An alarm system was added in the fall of 2009 for extra security and peace of mind.

The long paved driveway will accommodate a motorcycle trailer, too.

Come and stay in this wonderful Gatlinburg log cabin rented directly by the owners. We love our vacation home and want to share it with you. We visit several times every year and do our best to keep everything in tip-top shape. It is a special place we love and we know you'll love it too.

Keywords: Gatlinburg, Log Cabin

More Details

Lisa Faust
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Lisa Faust

We're the Faust's- Neil, Lisa, Dylan, and Drew. Our family bought A Hidden Paradise in 2006 when we sold a long term rental property we had owned for many years. We live in Alabama and enjoy spending time in the Smoky Mountain area. We travel to the area about 5-6 times a year and visit local area attractions or just relax at the cabin. As you can tell from the photo, we also like to cruise. Our two sons, Dylan (age 24) and Drew (age 22), are now out of the house and starting life on their own. Dylan just graduated from UAB (The University of Alabama in Birmingham) with a degree in Economics and Drew graduated from Wallace State with a certification in Diesel Mechanics. Dylan lives in Birmingham and is currently looking for a job after just graduating. Drew works in my dad's family business which we took over in July 2015 when my dad passed away and just moved out of our house a few months ago into a rental house next door to us. I just changed careers after teaching elementary school for twenty six years. I now work for the Alabama Education Association and Neil is a cattle farmer.

Lisa Faust purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Lisa Faust chose Gatlinburg

We live about 4.5 hours from Gatlinburg, so it's a quick trip for us to enjoy everything. When we were searching for a cabin to buy, the long driveway shot of the cabin pulled us in. We loved the idea of privacy and convenience to local attractions.

What makes this cabin unique

A Hidden Paradise is homey and comfortable. When you stay at the cabin, you feel like you are at home, but it's still romantic and private. We especially love the outdoor fireplace which is on the deck with the hot tub. The outdoor fireplace is operational year round. We also love being just one mile from the Gatlinburg strip. The cabin's location is such a great spot- convenient to everything, but still peaceful and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time staying here! Celebrated our 16th anniversary while here- enjoyed the Smoky Mountains! Your house is great and was everything we were looking for when we rented it- Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!
Jul 2007
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Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • There are 2 bathrooms- one upstairs with the master bedroom, and another downstairs. Both have stand up showers. There is a Jacuzzi tub in the loft.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) king bed is in the open loft area. There is a private bathroom in the master bedroom area as well. There are two nightstands and one dresser as well as area for hanging clothes.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.936416 based on 208 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything from the cabin to the room accommodations and clean in this were excellent had a wonderful days

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property. Clean, new, well cared for by the owners.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay in this lovely, cozy property for 3 nights. It is full of little extras and has great customer service. I would highly recommend this Smoky Mountain cabin!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prairieville LA

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay, "A Hidden Paradise.

The cabin is warm and welcoming with many amenities an all the comforts of home..... and so clean!!

Lisa and Neil have thought of everything to make everyone's stay very comfortable. Once you arrive you will not want to leave. The cabin is private and secluded but also easily accessible to all the many attractions and restaurants of Gatlinburg by only a 3 minute drive or a 10 minute drive to Piegon Forge without traffic.

We highly recommend "A Hidden Paradise".

Cheers To Lisa and Neil

and their Housekeeping & Maintenance Management Team.

The Lamberts

Prairieville, Louisiana

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! Very nice and clean!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely nice, clean, beautiful cabin! We will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Paradise is the perfect place for a couple to spend some time.

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was clean and well stocked. There were many extras that I have not encountered in other places. We had about 4 inches of snow on our second day. Sitting in the hot tub with the flakes gently blowing in on your face was breathtaking . It was a bit cold to fully enjoy the outside fireplace. It is so secluded yet so close to everything. I would recommend this cabin to anyone. The owner and the local overseer were wonderful to work with. I almost forgot to mention the bed. It was the most comfortable mattress that I have slept on in quite a while. Actually I would love to know the brand to purchase one for my home. If you need a romantic, fun getaway please consider A Hidden Paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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