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Coming Up Spring! Cozy & Clean Cabin! Near Convention Center!

Sevierville, TN, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Log Cabin, Internet, Hot tub, Boat Parking Space, Screened Back Porch, Grill

American Gem is a delightful authentic log cabin and is the perfect getaway for your Smoky Mountains vacation adventure.

As the owners of this charming log cabin, we greatly appreciate the 11 to 13 million visitors who share a love for the Smoky Mountains region. We want to do our part to make your visit here delightful and memorable by providing you with great lodging!

We appreciate the traveler's joy when they arrive at their vacation destination and discover that the lodging they booked is attractive, comfortable, reasonably priced, well-located and meticulously clean and well-cared for. We believe that you will find all of this when you arrive at American Gem! Our goal is to provide a wonderful lodging experience to first-time guests, and to welcome them back year after year.

Convenient, Easily Accessible Location

American Gem is located in Echota, a log cabin resort with entry from Winfield Dunn Parkway (a.k.a. Smoky Mountains Parkway and State Highway 66), the primary thoroughfare for visitors arriving via Interstate 40. Echota is located about 1/4-mile and on the opposite side of the Parkway from the impressive Sevierville Events Center. It is about two miles north of Sevierville's central business district.

Ideal for One to Four Guests (can accommodate six) if guest bring blow up mattress or sleeping bags. There is NO Sleeper Sofa...

American Gem is a one-level cabin with two guest suites. Each suite has a king-sized bed with high quality linens, a corner Jacuzzi tub and an adjoining bathroom with shower. Both suites are equipped with satellite Direct TV and DVD-equipped TVs.

Required Disclosure and Consent

French and Ruth Gothard are the owners/landlords of American Gem vacation rental cabin. Their son David Gothard and daughter-in-law assist them with cabin rentals and maintenance. David is an active Tennessee-licensed real estate broker. Kathy's real estate license is now in retired status. As licensees, they are required and hereby do disclose that they have a personal interest in renting this cabin. As a prospective renter of American Gem, you acknowledge and agree that by making a rental reservation and/or signing the rental agreement provided, you are providing written consent to David and Kathy’s continued involvement in your respective rental transaction.

Keywords: Log cabin rental, Vacation,Great Smoky Mountains,Sevierville Event Center, Sevierville,National Park,Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Convention Center, Dollywood, hot tub, Jacuzzi, Foosball table, screened back porch, gas grill

Property Manager

Kathy Gothard

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Kathy Gothard

Our son David and daughter-in-law Kathy live in Sevierville and assist us with managing our cabin. For many years we have traveled out West to dig rocks. I enjoy cutting stones & making beautiful jewelry; my lovely wife Ruth enjoys wearing it. We named our cabin American Gem because of our love for this great country and our wonderful hobby.

Kathy Gothard purchased this Cabin in 2004

Why Kathy Gothard chose Sevierville

Buying this cabin was the fulfillment of a dream. We have a wonderful place to enjoy in the Smoky Mountains, and a place to share with others. We love the quiet surroundings, the convenient location and the relaxed pace.

What makes this Cabin unique

You will find that American Gem's screened back porch is most inviting. The enlarged hot tub awaits your arrival. There is ample room to sit & relax. A picnic table sets outside by the porch. Within both bedrooms there is a jacuzzi tub in additional to their own individual bathroom. Our cabin is roomy yet cozy...We consider it a rare find with lots of TLC.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size bed in Bedroom 1 (1 King size bed in Bedroom 2 (1) Each bedroom has jacuzzi tub If desire to bring small kids, suggest sleeping bags or camper cots or you may bring blow up mattress


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Bath 1 with step-in shower Bath 2 with step-in shower


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Control by FP
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Stacked Washer/Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, pillow cases and blankets.
                    • Living Room
                      Den has Couch which is NOT a sleeper/sofa. TV and over stuffed chair
                    • Parking
                      More than ample parking; room for a boat and trailer or U-Haul.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      No parking on street. American Gem has more than adequate private parking.
                    • Telephone
                      Located in Den/Local calls only unless you have long distance card.
                    • Towels Provided
                      White bath towels, hand towel and wash cloths; extra found in drawers. Bring your own individual towels for use with hot tub.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Stackable/small loads only, please. Not suitable for linens. If towels are washed do very small loads.


                        • Microwave
                          Med size
                        • Coffee Maker
                          12 cup
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete set for 6 plus glasses and coffee mugs
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Refrigerator,microwave, dishwasher, electric range w/oven, toaster and coffee maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee Filters
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Electric Range/4 Eyes
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Television
                                • VCR


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Flat area great for Croquet, Badminton or Volleyball
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      On screened back porch/Gas. Please remember to turn all the way off.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Front porch has several rocking chairs.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Located on back screened porch; Oversized
                                        • jetted tub
                                          One in each bedroom.


                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • water skiing

                                                      45 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      American Gem

                                                      Tim C.

                                                      The cabin was nice. No other cabins right on top of it.

                                                      Perfect location for Ponies in the Smokies

                                                      Angela M.

                                                      Nice cozy cabin with lots of parking. No steep hills. Trailer friendly. Bike friendly. Easy access to Sevierville convention center . We came for Ponies in the Smokies and had a great time. Owner is quick to address any issue or question. Would rent American Gem again.

                                                      Super cozy

                                                      Michelle A.Mitchell, IN

                                                      We were extremely happy with our stay. Kathy was super easy to work with and very helpful with the booking. She stayed in contact till the day we arrived at the cabin. We stayed during very cold weather and she called just to make sure everything was working properly. You can tell that her and her husband take great pride in their home. We will definetly let our friends and family know of this awesome find.

                                                      Perfect, So Clean, awesome experience!

                                                      Carrie H.

                                                      Our family really enjoyed our stay here at American Gem. We have been to the Smokies and rented many times, but this cabin is BY FAR the Cleanest we have ever stayed in! Owners were very nice and helpful. The beds are very comfortable and even had a yard for the kids to run out some of their energy!! We would Love to come back in the future!

                                                      Lovely cabin!

                                                      Michele G.

                                                      Loved our stay at the American Gem cabin! So great that a cozy cabin has two en suite master bedrooms. We will be back!

                                                      Beautiful cabin

                                                      Gloria J.Toone

                                                      Beautiful cabin. Private but close to everything. We enjoyed celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary there. Very cozy cabin.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your generous and kind words regarding your stay. We look forward to your return!



                                                      Sevierville, TN, USA

                                                      Dollywood & Splash Country


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate

                                                      Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Check in is at 4 P.M. and check out is at 10 A. M.

                                                      45 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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