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Chocolate Moose - Super Cozy- Secluded Mountain Setting - WIFI - PRIVATE-Dogs OK

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft bed (Sleeps 2-5) between G'burg & PF, 2 miles off Pkwy

Chocolate Moose is an INCREDIBLE custom-built one bedroom, one bath super-cozy log cabin ideally located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg at Smoky Mountains and only 2 miles off the main road (Hwy 441 or the Parkway) and just minutes from Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Splash Country, Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium, many Factory Outlet Malls and many other outstanding attractions, restaurants, theaters & events. This cabin offers plenty of privacy on a private wooded lot with a paved driveway for easy access & parking, gas grill & charcoal grill, 2 covered decks with lots of rocking chairs, porch swing, & outside dining table w/4 chairs. There is a fireplace, hot tub, jetted whirlpool tub, separate combination tub/shower and fully equipped kitchen with bar & bar stools and a large drop-table for space needed to dine. This is the ULTIMATE in luxury and style. You will not be disappointed with this UNFORGETTABLE ROMANTIC GETAWAY.

There is a 42' widescreen TV w/ DVD/VCR Home Theater Sound System in the Great Room, Plasma TV w/ DVD Video Player,

CD player in the Bedroom, TV w/DVD/Video Cassette Recorder, Playstation II, Sega Dreamcast, Electronic Dart Board & Pool Table in loft game room enabling every family member to have their own personal space. All 3 TVs are on digital cable service making it convenient for each family member to choose their own entertainment. Free WIFI wireless service.

Come and enjoy a romantic getaway in this truly unique, custom built mountain home that is perfect for a couple or small family that comfortably sleeps 2 to 5, king size canopy log bed in master, log double size bed in loft game room and queen size sofa bed in living room. The kids (and adults) will be amazed at the abundant moose decor that gives this cabin all the coziness and warmth that you can imagine! You will want to come back again and again. And, bring your furry four-legged doggy friends as they will be safe on the decks. A metal gate has been added so you can have peace of mind in knowing that they can't wonder off and go bear-hunting while you are relaxing.


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More Details

Geri McBride
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Geri McBride

As a child, I can remember all the good times that we had when my Daddy would take us to the Smokies every year. I always had the dream that one day I would love to own a log cabin there and I would make it a 'very special warm & cozy home-away-from-home' and that is what I have done with the Chocolate Moose. I have always loved animals and they have always been a big part of my life, so I also wanted to make a special place that guests could come with their favorite furry doggy friends like I do when I go there. My favorite traveling buddy is Dusty, pictured here, We LOVE going to our special 'home-away-from-home often and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.

Geri McBride purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Geri McBride chose Sevierville

Before I bought this cabin, I searched and searched for the perfect location and one with a yard and paved driveway and one that was close to the main 'drag'(Hwy 441) because so many that I looked at only had a small parking space just barely large enough to get a car off of the road (sometimes gravel road) and so many of them were hard to get to and too far out from all the activities. I was looking for one that was convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Chocolate Moose is located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and only 2 miles off the main 'drag' (Hwy 441) where all the action is, but is semi-secluded and offers lots of privacy. It was exactly what I was looking for and with a name like 'CHOCOLATE MOOSE' how could I not fall in love with it at first sight. I have decorated it for the past years with moose, moose and more moose and think that it is just simply the 'cutest and coziest cabin' in the Smokys. I know you will love the Chocolate Moose and will not soon forget it after your visit.

What makes this cabin unique

The CHOCOLATE MOOSE offers an easy-to-get-to location between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and a wide paved drive with plenty of off-the-road parking and a private yard. It has a large PRIVATE deck off the bedroom with a hot tub, wrought iron table & chairs, gas grill. It also has a covered front porch with rocking chairs, porch swing and a breakfast table & chairs perfect for morning coffee & fresh mountain air before starting your day. It has a loft game room with pool table & electronic dart board, toys & games. There is a jetted whirlpool tub in the bedroom with a super king log canopy bed. The bathroom has 2 doors, 1 opening into the master bedroom and the other opens into the kitchen/living areas for maximum privacy. The bath has a shower/tub combination. With all the extras, coziness, luxuries and cute moose decor, I KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED and will love it as much as Dusty and I do.


Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower combination in bath, Bathroom has 2 doors, ones opens into the bedroom and the other opens into the kitchen/living area for maximum privacy ....jetted tub in bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1) Custom-built Canopy King-Size Log Bed (Guests say it is the most comfortable bed ever!), Queen size Beds (1) Queen sofa sleeper in Living Room, Double Bed (1) Log full-size bed in Loft Area, All room have ceiling fans
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Chocolate Moose - Super Cozy- Secluded Mountain Setting - WIFI - PRIVATE-Dogs OK
average rating of 4.846847 based on 111 reviews
Gate City VA

Such a Cozy Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. This was our first time traveling with our new dog and she seemed to love the cabin as well. There is just enough yard space in front of the cabin for dogs to take care of their business and plenty of lights for when you have to take them out at night. I also appreciated the gate on the front deck area to prevent any doggy escapes. While this cabin is up in the mountains, it was fairly easy to find and not a long drive back to either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. There are neighbors around but you're in the woods so you don't really notice them. We had an fun time sitting on the deck and hearing the turkeys calling to each other. The kitchen was well equipped and the cabin was clean. As a family we've stayed in a lot of cabins in the area, usually at least twice a year, and there hasn't been a lot that have inspired us to stay a second time, but Chocolate Moose is a cabin we will return to. Thanks Geri for sharing your mountain retreat with us. A bonus, the moose decor is so cute and the cabin has a great layout for a small family.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding environment is so relaxing! Chocolate Moose was comfortable, clean, and has a ton of amenities. Geri was a dream to work with. We will definitely be back! This cabin and it's surroundings are IDEAL and PERFECT!!! Definitely private (alot of cabins claim this, but this one actually delivers it). :)

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

The driveway was a little steep for my taste, but our SUV managed it just fine. Everything about the cabin is cozy and decorated with lots of charm. I would recommend this cabin, plus it is pet-friendly!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was ok, can't say the same about owner.

  • 1 of 5

What is so bad about this cabin to give it 1 star amongst many 5-star reviews?

Last year my domestic partner, Bill, and I decided to rent the Chocolate Moose for 4 nights. I made the rental in my name and listed Bill as an additional guest.

We arrived on December 12, 2016. Initially there was a problem with dog feces upstairs; however, Ms. McBride was very apologetic and resolved it right away, so no problem.

During our stay we found other minor items, but none were enough to warrant less than a 4-star review. We were talking about making the Chocolate Moose an annual event.

When we returned home, I wrote a PRIVATE letter to Ms. McBride to tell her about some minor things we thought she should know about. I told her UPFRONT that we would not be posting the letter on VRBO and would be leaving an excellent review. There was then, and is now, NO intent to ask for a refund, full or partial (that was clear in the letter).

My cover email to Ms. McBride:

“I am attaching a word document with regard to our stay at your cabin. We will be leaving our review by Monday, but please don’t think the letter is going to result in a bad review. We enjoyed ourselves, there were just a few thing we wanted to comment on/point out. If you have any comments or whatever please don’t hesitate to respond.

Hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!”

Does that sound like a nasty letter?

Her response:

“Interesting letter, especially since I stayed there comfortably 4 days & nights in my beautiful cabin and left the morning of your check-in.

I will not address your chronic complaints. Should I receive a review from VRBO, I will then reply in kind and attach the four public attachment below and let the readers decide.”

In exchange for trying to do Ms. McBride a FAVOR by privately informing her of some minor issues, she THREATENED Bill (and he wasn’t even the renter!). She went on the Internet and found some embarrassing but completely IRRELEVANT information about him. What she did was attempt to BLACKMAIL Bill so she could get a good review out of us.

For almost a year it worked. We decided to wait and see if she would ever actually READ the letter and emails instead of overreacting, and apologize.

SUMMARY: the Chocolate Moose is a 4-star cabin. But if you have ANY complaints (even if they are minor, stay private, you don’t ask for a refund, and promise to leave a good review), this woman will investigate your background and will THREATEN you.


  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville TN

Perfect Thanksgiving Memories

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Chocolate Moose! Everything was just as we expected! Not too big, not too small... Just right for our family of four! It was cozy and comfy and we will definitely be back! Geri is amazing to work with too!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, dog and I all enjoyed this cabin. My daughter loved that it was close to town, I loved sitting in the hot tub and having a glass of wine (it was soooooo quiet), and my dog loved napping on the enclosed porch. Geri was a pleasure to work with. A storm blew through on our second night and took out the power. Geri kept in touch with us and offered to help find us (including the dog) a place to stay for the night. I never leave home without a lantern and headlamp so we decided to wait it out. I recommend this cabin if you are traveling with a pet who loves to lounge on the porch and soak in the smoky mountain air. Thank you Geri!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ripley's Aquarium
Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood's Splash Country
The Old Mill Restaurant
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Tanger Outlet Center
The Old Mill Restaurant
Clingmans Dome
Pancake Pantry
Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction
Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon
Country Tonite Theatre
The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille
Memories Theatre
Car: necessary

Dollywood, Splash Country ,Dixie Stampede, Helicopter Rides, Ripley's Aquarium, Titanic


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $65
Tax Rate 12.75%


Pet Deposits are one-time-non-refundable. Always check 'PET' box to indicate that you will be bringing pets with you when you send inquiry to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.