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Romance! Spaciousness! Free Whitewater Rafting! Near Cobbly Nob Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Full Size Gameroom

Welcome to HOO'S LOOKING BACK! Bring that most important 'someone' on an unforgettable journey of wonder! We offer an indoor jacuzzi with waterfall, huge king size bed, gas log fireplace, hot tub on your secluded deck and for fun and games the whole downstairs is your playground with a pool table, air hockey, basketball game, putting green and card/chess game table. When your tired of playing, sit down to a 55' surround sound system TV or take some reading material (provided) and enjoy the swing outside on the deck. Your tucked into your dream vacation. Your linens are provided. There's also a washer and dryer in case you 'play' in the mountains too much! There's a full kitchen including coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven. A short 3 minute drive out the road is the nearest restaurant to the cabin Cobbly Nob Market which offers Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and on week ends and during the Summer season they deliver during the evenings. In the summer months you can swim in one of the 3 local community pools(2 miles away)! Or go whitewater rafting, (ONE FREE RAFTING TICKET FOR ONE PERSON PER CABIN RESERVATION, (just ask for ticket at the key pick-up office). Or you can hike one of the many Smoky Mountain National Park trails all year long. We are less than 4 miles from the Greenbrier entrance to the Park which offers easy access to the stream and picnic areas and hiking trails. You can play a round of golf at the local 18 hole Bent Creek Golf Course! Or if your into shopping, you are just 10 minutes from Gatlinburg, (which includes Ripleys Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, etc.) and not much farther from the outlet malls in Pigeon Forge which is also the home of the Dollywood Amusement Park. There's a new zipline in our community (3 Miles) from your cabin (Climbworks! is the name). Whitewater rafting is 'just over the hill' (Big Creek Expeditions). You can pick up brochures for these attractions and more on the deck at Cobbly Nob Cafe' .

Odis or Rhonda Chambers
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Odis or Rhonda Chambers

Odis and I have been married 34 years. We have lived in this area basically all those years. We raised our family in this location and still enjoy most of our family living close by. I (Rhonda) was born here. Odis' family hails from the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His family moved to Blount County when Cades Cove was established as part of the National Park. The property on which your cabin sits was originally deeded to Frederick Emert in the 1700's who was an ancestor of mine (Rhonda). It has remained in the family ever since. We built Hoo's Looking Back in the summer of 2000 and have enjoyed meeting many of our guests over the last 13 years. In order to maintain a natural theme we tastefully decorated this cabin with owls. Hence the name 'Hoo's Looking Back'. We have also been owners of our own restaurants for all or most of our married life.

Odis or Rhonda Chambers purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Odis or Rhonda Chambers chose Gatlinburg

The outdoors and Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this area have always been a huge part of our lives. We have done some traveling and realized that we would like to provide a restful get-away for couples, such as we would enjoy when we travel.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is privately owned, cleaned and maintained by the owners. It is our belief that every guest deserves the same clean, well maintained surroundings that this cabin offers.


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Remove all trash and place in dumpsters at key pick up location
  • Wash and put away all dishes.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • You can also enjoy our jacuzzi tub with an indoor stone waterfall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Open floor plan
  • Rustic Log Furniture
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Gameroom also includes: air hockey game, basketball game and putting green.


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Romance! Spaciousness! Free Whitewater Rafting! Near Cobbly Nob Area
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 63 reviews

Perfect and Romantic!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect place for couples that need a relaxing getaway! We stayed here for our 7th anniversary and had everything we could ever ask for! Odis and Rhonda were so helpful, checking in with us the night of our arrival to let us know that snow was expected and we might want to stock up on groceries. We could have stayed in all weekend if we wanted and had all of the entertainment we needed. Everything was in great working order and we made use of it all during the snow storm, from the big screen tv (we brought some RedBox movies) to the pool table, from the basketball goal to the chess board, and of course the hot tub! This is the absolute CLEANEST cabin I have EVER stayed in! GREAT JOB!!! Everything, including the hot tub, was immaculate! I just can't say enough! I loved all the amazing little touches-from the guest book where you can leave a note, to all of the cute owls placed throughout to carry the theme. We got 6-7 inches of snow and it was gorgeous! The driveway is quite a hill, but someone did sweep it for us and if my car had been FWD, we probably could have made it up, but instead we parked at the bottom and walked it up once we ventured out in to town. I recommend this place to anyone! We will DEFINITELY be coming back again and again and I can't wait! Also, I don't know why there are a few reviews on here that mention no privacy-there aren't curtains on the windows, but there are blinds on any windows that would face any other cabins and there is PLENTY of privacy in this sweet cabin. I almost forgot to mention-the free breakfast is AMAZING!!! Don't miss out on this steal of a deal! What a great hidden gem in the Great Smokey Mountains!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! As we get older and aren't able to do all the cleaning and upkeep ourselves and must rely on others, it means so much to hear that our guests appreciate the amenities and cleanliness of our cabin. It is folks like you who keep us encouraged for the future of our efforts! We look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Rhonda and Odis
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Stayed here for our anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, it was very relaxing... we never even bothered going anywhere. The play room and hot tub were perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Very clean and nicely decorated. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic! Better than Anticipated!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Gatlinburg for our belated 25th Anniversary trip. After looking at many, many properties in the area we found this gem! It was exactly what we were looking for. It's not far off of the highway but it's so secluded. There is another cabin at the top of the driveway where we parked but once we got in the cabin it's like we were all alone. It's just a short drive into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but definitely away from the traffic and crowds. The hot tub on the deck was amazing. We were lucky enough to be in it on 2 nights where the sky was clear and the stars were shining bright. I'm glad we were there in November as the leaves were gone from the trees so we had amazing views of the mountains from our deck and bed! We didn't have very much time to spend in the cabin because it was our first time in the area and we had so many other things to do but if we ever come back to the area I would definitely want to plan for spending much more time in this cozy home away from home. Booking was super easy and so was check in and check out. It was super clean and had everything in it that we needed. It's a beautiful cabin inside and out!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woos looking Back

  • 4 of 5

Great cabin, off the beaten path but not too far from everything! One suggestion ... a flat screen tv and DVD player upstairs so you could enjoy a movie and the fireplace at the same time!! Other wise everything is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, beautiful location. It feels secluded even with 2 other cabins close by. There is a fair amount of road noise but we had a radio and it took care of it. We grilled out and made use of the kitchen, it had everything we needed. The downstairs games were fun and we played them all. Check in and out was simple and quick. Would recommend to any couple for a special occasion.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
McGee Tyson
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Jimmy Johns
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bent Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Cobbly Nob Cafe
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

We are located on the doorstep of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you love hiking here is where you want be. Endless miles of mountain streams for fishing, tubing, kayaking or to just play in. If you enjoy shopping we are minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and outlet malls in Pigeon Forge, which also just happens to be Dollywoods location. Go out! Have a great day and come home to all the relaxation you could dream of!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

3 day minimum during all special event dates. Also all week-ends in October require a 3 day minimun stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.