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Posh Dream Cabin!Smokys In Your Backyard!5 Mins to Town & Park!Loaded Amenities!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Master Suites + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

You have just found the PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT! Welcome to Swingin' On A Star! FIRST...Imagine sipping your favorite beverage while the sunrise reveals your first glimpse of Mt. Leconte and its mountain ranges right in your own backyard = SPECTACULAR! We're not kidding...You will have GRANDSTAND seating to a Remarkable 180 Degree Panoramic Setting of our MAJESTIC SMOKY MOUNTAINS = UNPARALLELED VIEWS! SECOND...our PERFECT LOCATION is hands down the most convenient with easy access roads and level parking only 5 minutes to all area attractions and restaurants in downtown close to it all but when at the cabin you feel as if you are tucked miles away...the best of both worlds making this THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT! The bonuses continue in our custom built spacious cabin with 22' CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, a VAULTED WALL OF GLASS for viewing and over 1,000 square feet of private COVERED decks all facing the Smokys, upscale posh décor including several local artists pieces and area craftsman treasures for a extraordinary mountain experience, upscale bedding with plush linens and a JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO, BONUS MEDIA ROOM for your home theater experience and INCREDIBLE GAME ROOM with fun for all ages even including "Buck", our singing deer! This is it! Your piece of HEAVEN awaits you!



Actually feel like you are Swingin' On A Star with UNHINDERED MAGNIFICENT VIEWS of the Great Smoky Mountains AS YOUR BACKYARD as far as you can see! Absolutely no rooftops!

As you arrive at your Mountain Retreat the forest will enclose you, creating a serene mood, a detachment from the hurried pace of life, making Swingin' On A Star your home away from home. Two COVERED decks and extensive outdoor space allow you plenty of room to indulge in the vistas with several comfortable rockers, swings, hot tub, Sky Chair, picnic tables, grilling area...everything you need for your outdoor experience!


A Rustic Exquisite Décor rarely provided in other cabins. Unbelievable posh details such as tree carved front door, numerous antiques, original local artwork, upscale and hand carved furniture, stack stone fireplace, real log walls with exposed beams throughout the entire cabin, beautiful pinecone and cardinal stain glass windows...just to name a few. When creating our home we have kept your comfort in mind...from plush beds and comfortable recliners, cozy throws to curl up with and several extra details...easy one touch remotes, full length mirrors, accent lighting...all we have thought to pamper you with every extra detail and touch. A one of a kind, unforgettable experience to treat yourself, unwind and indulge in real MOUNTAIN LUXURY!


A tranquil haven peacefully nestled amongst the trees undoubtedly the PERFECT LOCATION LITERALLY 5 minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg, located right above the famous Arts & Crafts Community, 10 minutes the National Park entrance, 10 miles to Dollywood and minutes to all area attractions. So centrally located that you can easily jump over to Greenbriar and a straight shot to Cataloochee to see the Elk and for more spectacular trail experiences! We are a family of hikers...we would be happy to share our favorite spots! Come enjoy a posh retreat close to everything with a remote feel away from it all!


No worries in traveling to our cabin. You will find all paved roads and level, generous parking with a circular driveway to accommodate several vehicles or your motorcycle trailer ;) This is rare to find in this area of mountain terrain. AND WAIT! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES as you arrive...Lush landscaping complete with BEARS TO GREET YOU! Each BEAR is a piece of local artwork chain saw carved out of tree trunks! YOUR OWN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY right in front of your cabin...a pinnacle Mt. LeConte backdrop with 'Frankie & Star'-our 9' MAMA BEAR & CUB, a whimsical 'BEAR FENCE'-with 5 posts each animated differently, 'LUCKY STAR'-actually Swingin' On A Star and 'TEDDY'-by the kitchen window sure to put a smile on your face!


Our 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,100+ square foot custom built spacious Log Cabin offers two separate and defined floors of entertainment, living area & sleeping accommodations. Spacious OPEN CONCEPT living at its best!

Each floor has an ENCLOSED MASTER KING SUITE with ADJOINING stunning SLATE TILE full bathroom with mountain etched glass showers-no plastic showers as most other cabins...both exquisitely done in slate. And on the first floor a JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO! Plush bedding ensures a perfect night's sleep. 2 Queen Sofa Sleepers and 2 Twin Sofa sleepers for extra room...a perfect setting for two couples or families traveling together.


Begin with a spacious LOFT GAME galore to keep you or the kids entertained for hours-POOL TABLE, pub table-wrought iron pub chairs, 39 GAME ARCADE-sporting Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga & more, 32' HD TV, TELESCOPE, DARTS, IPOD STEREO, TODDLER WALL GAMES, binoculars, board games, books & dry bar. There's even 'BUCK-THE SINGING DEER' to sing along to your favorites such as 'Friends In Low Places', 'Sweet Home Alabama' and more!!

For a family movie night enjoy our SEPARATE ENCLOSED MEDIA ROOM with half bath and State of Art Electronics-65' PLASMA HDTV, SURROUND SOUND(Boom!),DVR, BLU-RAY DVD & comfortable seating for the EXCEPTIONAL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE! Cable, all PREMIUM CHANNELS & ESPN SPORTS PACKAGE will allow the sports enthusiasts enjoy a game while the kids watch their favorite show in the Living Room relaxing on our leather queen sleeper sofa, authentic leather & hide RECLINER-55' SMART HDTV, SURROUND SOUND,DVR & DVD...A ROOM FOR EVERYONE!!

Our cabin really has it all! For the kid in you there's a 'BEAR FRIEND' inside to keep you company! And for the wee ones the cabin has their very own '3 Little Bears' rocking chair, table, chairs, toddler wall games, their very own toy box, books, games & a charming ROCKING HORSE!


For your romantic Honeymoon, Anniversary Celebration, or simply a couples getaway, this is it! We have even had several weddings at Swingin' On A Star :) Look no further, our cabin has it all in the way of romance and ambiance...Rise each morning to a breathtaking mountain view after a cozy nights sleep feeling just as if you slept on a cloud and enjoy moonlit evenings taking in BREATHTAKING VIEWS and star gazing relaxing in the HOTTUB located steps away in its own PRIVATE ALCOVE on the downstairs wraparound deck. We have provided all the necessary essentials...particularly PRIVACY...walk out on our decks and feel like you are miles away, enjoy our cozy fireplace and don't forget our JACUZZI TUB FOR about romance! ;)


Our fully equipped upscale GOURMET kitchen provides everything at your fingertips...custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, convenient breakfast bar for extra seating...all provides a jaw dropping backdrop while preparing your special dinner or a snack. Everyone knows its all the little extras that count...we have thought of all the necessary essentials and more to prepare a meal from mixer, blender, beautiful upscale dinnerware and serving pieces, garlic press, chef knives, electric knife, wine openers to an ice cream scoop and crockpot!

And for the BBQ masters step outside and find a welcoming flagstone patio grilling area with a clever stone & boulder picnic table & BBQ GRILL...enjoy your meal on one of two picnic tables with superb views 'On Top of Old Smoky'!


Swingin' On A Star offers free WiFi, internet services, free nationwide long distance, ALL premium cable channels, ESPN Sports Package, audio system with indoor outdoor speakers...again, we have it all!!


We built Swingin' On A Star over ten years ago and hand picked the location for its numerous advantages. Our personal passion and attention is obvious throughout our beautiful property. The mountains have our heart and this is our home away from home and it was built with love to share with you our guests. We have visited Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for decades and are very familiar with the area and have forged many valuable relationships that help us maintain and care for our cabin. We invite you to stay with us and experience all that our amenity filled cabin has to offer. We are confident you will find Swingin' On A Star to be your "Smoky Mountain Dream Log Cabin"!

We take pride in our EXCELLENT RATINGS and have shared why our home should be your mountain retreat choice, but see for are worth a thousand words!

And take a look at our Guest Reviews and see what our many repeat guests are saying:

Oh my goodness, Swingin' On A Star is absolute perfection!

Heaven on earth!

This property is absolutely stunning!

Great location and just perfect

A Magical Place

Best cabin in Gatlinburg!

Breathtaking view and close to Gatlinburg!

Excellent cabin, Excellent views and Excellent service

We did not want to leave and will never stay anywhere else

Exceptional view and very clean

Incredibly well maintained and equisitely decorated

You pay for what you get and worth every penny

Such an amazing stay at Swingin' On A Star

Highly recommend

Best view in Gatinburg!

Gracious & accommodating owner

Unforgettable Cabin

More Details

Cathie Britt
Member since: 2008
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Cathie Britt

We would like to invite you to visit our 'home away from home'--a very special place for us and for many of our guests--'Swingin' On A Star'. It is a magical experience every time we visit Gatlinburg and the spectacular beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and its Mountain Ranges as a playgound in our Backyard. We are truly Blessed and visit several times a year to enjoy this tranquil haven that is beyond words. Our home is yours to share and we welcome you.

Cathie Britt purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Cathie Britt chose Gatlinburg

We had dreamed of having a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains for many years. It began when I was a little girl. My Mom was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia which borders the Smoky Mountains. As a little girl I remember playing in the creeks and cupping my hands on the side of the mountain to drink the ice cold pure sparkling mountain water of the Blue Ridge and from that moment a determination grew to have a cabin 'On Top of Old Smoky'. Our home now in the Southeastern part of the country outside of New Orleans, Louisiana created a natural path to the Great Smoky Mountains in order to revisit the mountains close to home and meet family for holidays. After years of visiting our dream became a reality and 'Swingin' On A Star' was born. The name of the cabin, founded by a family contest, is so appropriate as you actually feel as if you are 'Swingin' On A Star' with its Mezmerizing Views facing Mt. LeConte and its Mountain Ranges as far as you can see. Everyone has fun counting the stars both inside and out! Our family has always enjoyed the outdoors and what better place is there to experience all nature has to offer, no matter what the season, but with the Great Smoky Mountains at your doorstep. From hiking the many trails, to motor tours and picnics through the Roaring Fork and Cades Cove, climbing Clingman's Dome, visits to Cherokee, horseback riding and whitewater rafting, witnessing the magic of a Winter Wonderland or the splendor of a Fall Foilage--we've done it all and it's all there for your experience in your own backyard or the National Park only minutes away.

What makes this cabin unique

Our genuine log cabin is quietly nestled amongst the trees above the famous Arts & Crafts Commnunity where you will find the local artists and craftmen's quaint mountain shops, many of whom have become our special friends. We are so fortunate to have found the ideal location for the cabin with breathtaking Pinnacle Views and within Gatlinburg city limits only minutes to Light #3 downtown and the Park Entrance. It is also convenient and minutes to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge area attractions. The cabin is easily accessible with paved roads and level parking which is rare for most cabins in the area. One of our mountain friends has created chain saw carved Bear Friends out of tree trunks to greet you! There is 'Frankie & Star'--our nine foot mama bear & her cub, a 'Bear Fence' with each post animated, 'Teddy' by the kitchen window and 'Lucky Star' actually 'Swingin' On A Star' to begin your mountain adventure with a smile on your face. Only a few steps and you are in your retreat which is great for Grandparents and small children. We also wanted to make sure the cabin had two covered decks, which is also uncommon for most cabins, in order to shelter you no matter what nature brings--snow, rain or shine--you can walk out and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Smokeys--it is magical watching the weather change each minute. And there is nothing like having Spellbouding Views no matter where you are inside or out of the cabin. Lastly, we have traveled through the years to many places and wanted to make sure our cabin was a culmination of many meticulous details and amenities that offers an experience of peace, comfort and ultimate luxury. Each and every treasure throughout the cabin has been handpicked and chosen to make 'Swingin' On A Star' our home to share with you--our special guests. We believe you will find it to be a one of a kind, relaxing and captivating mountain retreat and we wish you the same peaceful serenity we experience each time we visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Husband and I have been visiting Gatlinburg for 16 years. I can honestly say that this cabin was the cleanest, most inviting cabin we have ever stayed in. Everything from the entry to the bathrooms were fantastic. The owner obviously takes a lot of pride in having a beautiful cabin filled with treasures. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, the bathrooms spotless. There was a ton of stuff to do, from the pool table to the gigantic flat screen in the movie room. There were books, videos and games to play. I sat for hours in the swing chair on the deck just looking at the mountains and the stars. You cannot go wrong booking this cabin!
Oct 2014
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Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Large half bath with sink cabinet for storage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Each Suite is enclosed for privacy and has its own ADJOINING full bathroom--Downstairs bathroom has romantic 'JACUZZI TUB FOR 2!!' AND separate shower with upscale SLATE tile and EuroShower Glass with mountainous etched top; Upstairs bathroom has oversized SLATE tile shower with Bench and EuroShower Glass with mountainous etched top--BOTH BATHROOMS ENTIRELY IN SLATE--FLOORS, COUNTERTOPS AND SHOWERS!! ABSOLUTE LUXURY!! SUPERB!! Half Bath in Media room serves your guests or can be used for extra bedroom when Media Room Sofa Sleeper is converted to bed.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Two Master King Suites with comfy pillowtop mattresses, upscale bedding, sheets, pillows & down comforters that will make you feel as if you have slept on a cloud! Each Suite is decorator sheek with Suede Sleigh Bed and Hand Carved Furniture!! Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 Comfortable Queen Sofa Sleepers--One in the Living Room and one in the Media Room which is enclosed with half bath & 2 Lazy chairs that convert to full size Twin Beds conveniently located in the Game Room; ALL with upscale sheets and down comforters.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
LOTS OF BONUSES!! NUMEROUS AMENITIES: ENCLOSED ELITE MEDIA ROOM 65' LG Plasma HDTV, Surround Sound(BOOM!),DVR! & BLU-RAY Living Room 55' SAMSUNG SMART HDTV, Surround Sound, DVR! & DVD, CD Stereo, Authentic Hide & Hair Recliner & SPACIOUS GAME ROOM--POOL table, 32' HDTV, CD Stereo, Vaulted Wall of Glass for View, Telescope, DARTS, Dry Bar, Board Games, Books, Birdwatcher Binoculars, BUCK 'The Singing Deer', Rocking Horse & Rocking Chair, Toddler Wall Games, Toy Box, Children's Table & Chairs, Sky Chair, Porch Swing, HDTV every room w/DVD/VCR & Premium Channels, Gourmet Kitchen, Jaccuzi Tub for Two--CD Stereo & IPOD Port & 2 Slate Tile Bathrooms w/EuroShower Glass & mountainous etched top, rustic upscale decor', local artwork, antiques, pinecone stain glass window, tree carved front door, cabin 'BEAR FRIEND', lush landscaping w/flagstone BBQ area, flagstone & boulder picnic table, large circular driveway, & don't forget the best!-YOUR OWN BEARS TO GREET YOU!


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Posh Dream Cabin!Smokys In Your Backyard!5 Mins to Town & Park!Loaded Amenities!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 82 reviews
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Beautiful Cabin & Awesome Views

  • 5 of 5

Upscale cabin with incredible mountain views, convenient to all activities in the area, yet a serene and private setting. Swingin' On A Star offers all the comforts of home for a stress free vacation. Even our pampered pup enjoyed her stay! The owner (Cathie) is a gem, very welcoming and attentive to every detail. Highly recommend Swingin' On A Star!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martie, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Swingin’ On A Star! Thank you so much for your spectacular review and kind words :) It is very rewarding to hear that our guests appreciate our home as we do. I hope to have you and your pup back real soon! Best, Cathie
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Wonderful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this cabin. It is very family friendly and the owner is extremely responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and plenty of room. I loved the fact that it is on a dead end road. I loved the view and it was amazing to watch the storms come over the mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place and surrounding area are gorgeous. The cabin has all the amenities and then some, our kids loved the pool table and the old school arcade games. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy Texas

A most beautiful mountain cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Swinging on a Star is like home away from home. Everything you could possibly need is here. The bed is comfortable, the cabin and the details put into it are stunning and the view is incredible. The fact we could include our pups on vacation meant the world to us. Cathie is amazing to work with and there for you if you have a problem or question. I highly recommend this cabin for your Smokey Mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words :) I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! I so enjoy all our Cabin Peeps and it is so rewarding that Swingin’ On A Star is appreciated as we treasure it...our “home away from home” in the Smokys! I hope to have you back as guests in the future. Best, Cathie
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Mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
49.7 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Hogg's Pub & Grub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bent Creek Golf Resort, 3919 E Parkway, Gatlinburg
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
US-321/TN-73 East Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Three Jimmy's~Bar with Live Music
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Gatlinburg Skylift
Nearest Point of Interest
Ripley's Believe It Or Not & Attractions
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollywood Theme Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Food City
Nearest Point of Interest
Park Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Gondolier Italian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
No Way Jose's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Peddler
Nearest Point of Interest
Greenbriar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
White Water Rafting
Nearest Point of Interest
Helicopter Rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Horseback Riding
Nearest Point of Interest
Glades Arts & Craft Loop
Car: necessary

'Swingin' On A Star' is literally 5 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg Light #3 & the National Forest Park entrance, and minutes to Dollywood and Splash Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting, Zip Lines, Helicopter Rides and much, much more--saving you wasted travel time on your vacation!! The PERFECT LOCATION on 'Top of Old Smoky' for your mountain vacation and guaranteed to be a mountain retreat that will 'spoil you' and one you will not forget!! Live the Splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains in your own Backyard!! 'Your Smoky Mountain Dream Log Cabin Awaits You!'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Hot tub & Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.