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Unparalled Mountain Escape!H.Tub,H.Theatre,Arcade!5 Town&Park! Perfection

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

You have found the PERFECT GETAWAY...Imagine yourself sipping coffee as the morning sun begins to unveil the majesty of Mt. Leconte and the Smoky mountain range right in your backyard- Impressive! You feel priviliged to have a FRONT ROW seat to this MOUNTAIN MAJESTY! Add to your delight the COVETED LOCATION with easy road access, level parking, and only 5 minutes to all the activities and restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg. You can be away from it all and yet so conveniently close- the best of both worlds combine in such a unique way to make this the ULTIMATE RETREAT! The benefits continue in this spacious 2 Bedroom- 2 Bath, OPEN CONCEPT cabin with 20' of CATHEDRAL CEILINGS: over 800 sq. ft. of private decks facing the Smoky's, exquisite decor for a unique mountain experience, plush bedding with upscale linens, and a BONUS HOME THEATRE ROOM ! Don't wait, join us in our corner of PARADISE! Read on...



Experience the undeniably, spectacular Smoky Mountain Vistas! This is direct MOUNTAIN FRONT VIEW, no rooftops! The Smoky Mountain range is your backyard!

The serene setting- away from it all and nestled among the trees with the mountains as your backdrop. Two separate decks of outdoor space allow plenty of spaces to soak in the vistas with comfortable rockers, swings, hot tub, picnic table, Hammock Chair- everything you need for full outdoor relaxation!


Exquisite Décor rarely seen in other cabins- original art work, hand carved furniture, true log walls, uninterrupted 20' VAULTED CEILINGS with exposed beams throughout the main floor. In creating this genuine mountain experience, we have kept your comfort in mind- from the cozy throws to curl up with to plush beds and comfortable recliners to the small but thoughtful details- full length mirrors, one-touch remotes, accent lighting- we have thought to pamper you with every extra touch.


Away from it all and yet within minutes to dining, shopping, entertainment, the Park, and food supplies. A privileged location!

How close you may ask- well, we are located minutes away from the popular Arts and Crafts Community, 11 miles to Dollywood, 5 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg activities, and 10 minutes to the main National Park entrance. And here is another secret- we are a hop, skip and a jump from another lesser known park area- Greenbiar. We will be happy to tell you all about these trails!


Paved roads lead to our cabin and level parking create a worry-free arrival- a rare find in this mountain terrain.


Our 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1850 sq. ft. spacious Log Cabin offers two separate and distinct floors of living, sleeping and entertainment space. Spacious open concept living at its best!

On each floor you will find an enclosed for privacy KING BEDROOM SUITE with comfy plush beds EACH with its convenient full-size slate tile bathroom with SHOWER and TUB, a sleeper sofa for extra room- the perfect setting for two couples to share or families traveling with grandparents.


The entertainment menu begins in the GAME ROOM with a round of POOL, DARTS, or GALAGA ARCADE TABLE listening to your favorite tunes. Family times can be shared with a late-night movie in the SEPARATE HOME THEATER BONUS ROOM with State of the Art Electronics. Enjoy the 50' PLASMA HDTV with SURROUND SOUND, BLUE RAY DVD, DVR and comfortable seating for the ultimate, HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE. Cable with PREMIUM CHANNELS and the ESPN SPORTS package will let the fans enjoy the game downstairs while the kids are entertained with their favorite Disney show on the 50” HDTV, and DVD in the living room upstairs.

And for the little ones- numerous options will keep them entertained for hours- their own rocking horse and rocking chair, wall bead maze, games, puzzles, books, Bear Blackboard, and their very own coloring corner, with one of a kind Black Bear table and chair.


For that romantic honeymoon, anniversary, or simply a couple’s getaway, look no further, romance is always in the air at High Expectations. We have provided all the essentials, privacy all around, a cozy fireplace, and a hot tub conveniently located two steps from the Master Suite. Add serene mountain vistas, moonlit evenings and starry skies – the perfect recipe for wonderful memories in the making!


A FULLY equipped upscale kitchen of custom cabinets, granite and stainless appliances provides a beautiful backdrop for preparing light snacks to gourmet meals. But it is the small essential tools that make meal preparation a breeze: blender, crock pot, mixers, serving dishes, garlic press, brand name knives, wine openers to ice scream scoops!

And if the outdoors is calling you, step into the grilling nook- an inviting landscaped stone patio with B.B.Q. GRILL and enjoy your meal on the lovely picnic table with spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains!


We offer free WIFI, internet, free nation wide long distance, all premium cable channels, ESPN sports package, audio system with indoor and outdoor speakers. IT'S ALL INCLUDED!


We have owned and operated this cabin for over a decade. Our personal attention is evident throughout this beautiful property. This is our home away from home and our goal is to share with you, our guest, the love we have for these mountains. We have come to know the area, the people and have developed a committed local support group that maintain and care for our cabin. We invite you to stay with us and we are confident that our AMENITY FILLED mountain retreat is ready to meet your “High Expectations”.

We have shown you the reasons why we are so highly rated, but don't take our words for it, our pictures will tell a thousand words!

And check for yourself what others are saying about us:

Picture Perfect home

Fantastic scenery

Equipped with every convenience

Convenient to everything

Beautifully furnished

Well maintained

Gorgeous inside and out

Helpful owners

Extremely clean

Exceeded our expectations

Dreamlike experience

Just Perfect!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About The Owner

Welcome to our cabin- High Expectations. We are happy to be able to share our personal getaway with all our guests. We travel frequently from our home to visit the beauty and tranquility of our cabin backyard- the Smoky Mountains. We love to hike and immerse ourselves in the Park trails for that unique mountain experience and know that at the end of the day our restful, tranquil getaway awaits us. This is our home away from home.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose East

My husband and I have always enjoyed the outdoors and we wanted a special place that would give us the true spirit of the Mountains- a tranquil setting that would allow us time to unwind. We found this cabin with its Spellbound Setting- nestled among the trees facing Mt. Leconte and its Mountain Ranges. We have visited many National parks and we have never seen views where the Mountains were literally at your doorstep! But the beauty of it all is that it is also conveniently located near all the attractions of a tourist destination like Gatlinburg and only a few minutes from the Smoky Mountain National Park. We feel so lucky to have found our little piece of heaven- we know you will find it memorable too.

What makes this cabin unique

Incredible views and the perfect location- away from it all and yet within 5-6 miles to all the area attractions- you get the best of both worlds. A rare find and one of the unique benefits of High Expectations!!

This location is a great launching point to nearby area attractions such as Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, the Golf Course, White Water Rafting, Zip Lining, the National Park, and the city of Gatlinburg making this a Great Getaway for families and/or couples. The cabin is easily accessible with level parking which is very hard to find in many of these mountain cabins. Within two steps you are on the main floor of the cabin and so, it is very convenient for Grandparents or small children.

As fellow Vacation Rental travelers, we understand the importance of a home away from home. We have taken every opportunity to add not only comfortable furnishings but all the small touches that makes your stay impressively comfortable- well stocked kitchen (yes including good knives), plenty of hooks to hang towels and clothes, unique decor that creates a rustic mountain ambiance, comfy throws, ironing boards, hair dryers and the list goes on!

We are confident you will find this to be one of a kind mountain experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin has been decorated with LOVE! It is definitely worth the name it has been given. I know we have to leave but we are not looking forward to it. If I could turn around and take a trip back here next month I would. Everyday we notice something else unique in the cabin. I can't begin to describe the beauty of both the cabin and/or the spectacular view. I looked for months in deciding on the perfect cabin. BINGO, it was well worth the looking on the site almost every day. We will definitely look forward to our next trip here to High Expectations! May you be blessed 10 fold as you have blessed us in every way.

Much Love from

The Black Family
May 2013
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Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautifully appointed with Mountain Decor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom with two vanities for your comfort
  • Full tile bathrooms with shower and tub. Each bathroom is equipped with hair dryers, towels, starter toiletry set.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Two King Bedroom Suites each with comfortable plush mattresses(both bedrooms are enclosed for privacy). Upscale sheets, pillows, and bedding for a luxurious sleep! In each bedroom you will find comfortable benches, recliners, full length mirrors, and closet and armoires for plenty of storage space! Plus, (2) two Queen sleeper sofas- conveniently located one on each floor for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
BONUS ROOM-Separate state of the art HOME THEATER ROOM with 50' HD Plasma T.V. BLUE RAY DVD, DVR and surround sound. SEPARATE game room with POOL table, VIDEO ARCADE Cocktail table, DARTS, toddler games, coloring corner, rocking horse and rocking chair. Additionally: 2 Decks, Grilling Nook, Plenty of Outdoor rockers, porch swing, Sky Hammock, picnic table Gas Fireplace, 2 sleeper Sofas, Recliners, two 50" TVs with surround sound, all cable/ESPN channels, Free WIFI, Internet, Hot Tub, Upscale Linens, fully stocked Kitchen...the list goes on!


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Unparalled Mountain Escape!H.Tub,H.Theatre,Arcade!5 Town&Park! Perfection
average rating of 4.95 based on 51 reviews
Covington, KY


  • 5 of 5

The cabin’s setting, accessibility, And furnishings were just as advertised—Very comfortable and suitable for our family’s needs and expectations.

The kitchen was super and the downstairs video game equipment fit our older teens to a tee! The only problem we encountered was operating the two television remotes: more complete and detailed operating instructions are a must! Thank you for providing such a comfortable and inviting setting in which we could relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Lovely hurricane escape!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home with a beautiful view. Easy to get to, easy to communicate with the owner, just an overall great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved this cabin. It had amazing views, was beautifully furnished and it was a short drive to downtown Gatlinburg. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in other cabins in resorts but have never stayed in one that felt this private. Even though there are other cabins around, they are not visible from inside the cabin or from the porches. The cabin was very clean, well-stocked, and tastefully decorated. It is obvious that the owner takes pride in this cabin. My kids loved the pool table, and I loved the views from the porch!

I'm so glad I decided not to book in a resort this time. No regrets! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin and gorgeous views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for our family vacation. It was perfect!! It is beautifully kept and decorated. We were there for 6 nights and it went by way too fast. We enjoyed the hot tub, movie room, game room and just the overall comfy feel of the cabin. The porches had plenty of places to relax and enjoy the views of the Smokey Mountains!! We were all very sad to leave, but hopefully will be able to come back again some day. If you are looking for a beautiful cabin with impeccable views and a great location, you have found the one!! We loved it so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was extremely clean, beautifully decorated and had wonderful mountain views. The location was perfect as it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, but we could be at a restaurant, store or downtown within 10 minutes. As a family of 5, we were very comfortable and had plenty of room to spread out during our down time. This house exceeded all our expectations and we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and that all of our amenities, views and location exceeded your expectations- this is how we know we are doing a good job! We have always felt so fortunate to have found a location with such incredible views and so close to town- a rare treat!! We hope you do visit us again soon and thank you for sharing your experience with future guests. Jeannette
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Car: necessary

The cabin is minutes from the National Park Entrance eliminating wasted travel time on your vacation; close to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge; River Rafting 15 minutes away; Cave Tours,Helicoptor rides and much more!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through CSA insurance and is available for purchase during booking process.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.