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Amazing Views! Private! WiFi! BBQ Grill! Cable TV! Netflix! Hot Tub! Affordable!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Great Views Of The Smoky's. Secluded and Private

With it's unforgettable views, beautiful decor, and full list of amenities, Closer to Heaven has the allure of a private mountain paradise away from it all...

Tucked away within the Hickory Hollow Resort Community, yet minutes away from all attractions and the beautiful National Park, Closer To Heaven is your ultimate mountain getaway that offers a perfect blend of privacy and convenience.

Pictures can't truly show the full beauty overlooking famous Wears Valley, but perched 1,950 ft. in elevation and nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Closer To Heaven offers these picturesque views from nearly every location on the property.

Wake up in the beautiful master suite to the sound of wildlife just steps away. Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the masterfully crafted log picnic table and listen to the chirping birds, chattering squirrels, and abundance of other wildlife within the area. All of this within view of the breathtaking Smokies.

Peaceful rain showers can be enjoyed under the covered porch or even from the one-of-a-kind reading nook that no other cabin has to offer. Situated at the end of a small catwalk looking out of floor to ceiling windows, enjoy the tree framed view while reading your favorite book.

After long days of hiking and seeing the attractions, a night of rejuvenation is a must! Offering privacy and relaxation, take some time to unwind in the hot tub that sits upon the back deck overlooking the trees and the mountains.

The Chef within you can whip up any meal you'd like in the fully equipped kitchen or over the hot coals of the BBQ grill. Also enjoy a nice glass of wine from one of the local wineries and get a taste of the area!

Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this one-of -a-kind cabin today!

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Amenities

Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom (Main level) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Amazing Views! Private! WiFi! BBQ Grill! Cable TV! Netflix! Hot Tub! Affordable!
average rating of 4.825 based on 86 reviews
5

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time here! the view was incredible and the cabin was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Property with an Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the beauty of this property! I could stand or sit and rock on that deck for hours enjoying the view of the valley and mountains. Then, when you add the beauty and amenities of the cabin, this place is stunning.

With this property, you want for nothing on a Smokey Mountain vacation. The cabin is two bedroom, two bathroom, with every convenience you could want. It is perfect for a couple or two, or a small family. The cabin has every modern convenience you could want for a getaway--full kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, TV, WiFi, central heat & air, hot tub, jetted tub with shower, king-sized bed, deck, and fireplace.

The location is atop a mountain, yet close to shopping, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. There are many places for good entertainment, exploration, and shopping. The drive up is a bit steep, but that means the view is killer.

The owners are responsive to the needs of their guests and constantly available by text. The security was comforting, yet the lock was easy to use and program. The location was remote, yet there were neighbors within hailing distance. It was ideal to know you were not totally alone on the mountain, yet neighbors were never intrusive.

We greatly enjoyed cozying up to a fire on chilly nights, lounging in the hot tub, and grilling on the deck. Nothing was better than rocking on the deck , enjoying the view with a cup of hot chocolate. It was the perfect couple getaway.

There are many places to visit nearby. It is a great place for antique shopping, seeing shows, discovering the great outdoors, or having adventures. We recommend the Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster for a fun thrill! There are so many great things to do and see close by, if you tire of the seclusion.

We hope to visit again and again in the future. Closer to Heaven is indeed a little slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant

  • 4 of 5

The inside of the cabin is a bit smaller than expected. Wouldn’t have been an issue at all if the weather has been nicer and we could have enjoyed the beautiful deck and view! Too cold for that this weekend though and there just wasn’t quite room for 4 to sit in the living room together. Nice sized dining table though so still okay! Was also handy to have a fully stocked kitchen! I recommend bringing slippers too if you’re staying in the winter months. The floor seemed to freeze all weekend reguardless of the temperature lol.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Quiet Amongst the Clouds

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared late holidays with my son and d-i-l at this cabin. The cabin is cozy, clean and comfortable. Access by 100% paved roads was a new twist for us, and though the kids made each trip up and down with white knuckles and breathless, we found it quite easy. Sunrise and sunset were both viewable, and an abundance of stars filled the sky before the full moon rose. The surrounding mountains were beautiful.

We visited Cades Cove while the kids played with moonshine in Gatlinburg. The drive to CC was an easy one from the cabin, as were trips into the fray of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. It was good to see the rebuilding of homes, businesses, and the start of regeneration of the forests.

We dined in the cabin, at the Alamo, and at Paula Deen’s. If we had more time, we really wanted to try Boss Hogs BBQ. Another time.

At the end of the day, we relaxed with a fire in the fireplace before retiring to the comfortable beds.

The Luelf’s were very courteous, kind, and responsive. We had no issues during our stay; stress-free vacations are the best, and I highly recommend Closer to Heaven to anyone wishing to stay in a quality cabin convenient to lots of touristy activities and the northern half of the GSMNP.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Was awsome .Very beautiful view. Everything you could want in a view and a cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Decent view of the mountains ! Just secluded enough to have some privacy. And everything is about a 15 to 20 minutes drive away from the cabin.Loved it !

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Perfect for our family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location -- easy to access but the feel of the mountains; convenient to both a multitude of hiking trails and to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Very comfy and well-equipped, with a stunning view of the mountains! Most of all, the owners were fabulous to work with!! We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Owner

Kendall and Leina Luelf
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Kendall and Leina Luelf

My wife Leina and I (Kendall) got married in June of 2009. I previously worked in TN at a nuclear plant that is located about 2 hours from Pigeon Forge. I absolutely loved the area while I worked there and always wanted to go back. We now live in IL and I currently work at a nuclear plant locally, and my wife Leina works for a consulting firm. Last year we visited the area again and decided to look for property while we were there. We purchased our first cabin last year. It is called Closer To Heaven and is located in Wears Valley. We decided to rent it out while we weren't occupying it and quickly found that with my job, last minute vacations are tough to plan and the cabin was usually booked. We looked around for more property so that we could have a couple of choices when we visit and found our other cabin, Eagle's View.

Kendall and Leina Luelf purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kendall and Leina Luelf chose Sevierville

My wife an I bought our cabin because we just absolutely love the location and the views. Anyone who has ever been to eastern TN knows just how amazing the Smoky Mountains are; and if it is your first time, you will soon see for yourself! Being located in Wears Valley is probably the biggest treat for us. We really enjoy the small town feel while being so close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Wears Valley is full of great farmers markets, antique stores, and restaurants. Everyone there is so friendly and always make us feel welcome, and that really made our cabin the one for us.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at numerous cabins and none of them had the reading nook like this one does. It is very unique and sets it apart from others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cant believe our vacation has already come to an end! WE spent our first night in a different cabin on this road. We went for a walk and saw this cabin. The first thing in the morning we went to the office to see if we could switch. We are SO happy they said yes! What a view! I will never tire of looking at the beauty of the Smokies. M husband and I first came here 10 years ago and I have wanted to share this with my sons every since. We hiked Laurel Falls, Abrahm's Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Grotto Falls. They were amazing! We saw a few bear at Cade's Cove, went Whitewater rafting, tubing in the creek-what a great time we had enjoying Gods gift of natures beauty! School starts in a few weeks...what a wonderful way to end our summer together.
Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Car: necessary

You can also enjoy zip lines and canopy tours, seasonal hay rides, and various local festivals throughout the year. Closer to Heaven is within the Hickory Hollow resort area, which has a small catch and release pond available to all guests. The property is conveniently located off of Wears Valley Rd, which is directly between Pigeon Forge and the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $200

****PLEASE NOTE****

Holiday stays are subject to holiday rates and are not associated with the above rate table. Holiday stays will be handled on an individual basis upon inquiry.

Holiday's include:

-New Years Day
-Martin Luther King Day
-Valentines Day
-Easter Weekend
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Thanksgiving
-Christmas
-New Years Eve

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% of payment required at time of initial booking & the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival for check-in.

If booking is made 30 days or less to the arrival date, 100% of payment is due.

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.

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