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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 East

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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 4.6491227 based on 57 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: Jan 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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Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting for my birthday! It was also my first time staying in a cabin. We were thoroughly impressed! It was a perfect getaway for a couple wanting to stay close to Gatlinburg but away from all the traffic from the tourist. Everything that we needed was supplied in the cabin! We will definitely be staying again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reynolds , Indiana

Amazing cabin, quiet and romantic.

  • 5 of 5

Best cabin I have stayed in by far. Very clean and secluded, perfect for a romantic get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was very clean and well maintained. I enjoyed the peacefulness of the location. Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend of 35 years and I stayed at the cabin. We were glad there were 2 couches so that we had our own sleeping space and didn't have to fight over the bed! We really enjoyed the game room and relaxing in the hot tub out on the deck in the evenings was just percect! We spent more time at the cabin than we had planned to because it was so welcoming. We loved that everything was just a short drive away, while we were outside of the more populated area of Gatlinburg. It's close to what became our favorite mountain stream and not far at all from Mad Dog's where we had the best ice cream and donuts! Trish's Mountain Diner was very close as well, where they served up a really good meal that was surprisingly inexpensive. We were very pleased that towels, linens, dishes, and other items were provided; that makes packing to go so much easier! Overall we had a wonderful time and if we ever have time to return to the area, would definitely like to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great budget getaway!

  • 4 of 5

A great location for the price. Everything is in excellent upkeep & super clean! Lower level with games & surround sound is great. A storm tripped a breaker before we arrived & the owner came & addressed it within minutes. The neighboring cabin seems very close when you pull up, but the back is completely private. Close to the road. Traffic noise interferes with enjoying the back deck a bit, but we would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful, quiet, and the view was breathtaking. it was very clean and well maintained. We had lots of fun with all the exciting activities available. Definitely would return and recommend. Thank you for a great stay.

Shelia Whaley

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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 Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

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.