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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property


Please text (865)2064680 for more information. Please Visit both of our $108.00 Spectacular Vista Cabins here at Private Homes, Stoplight #1 in Gatlinburg to check for Special Discounts, Availability and our many 5-Star Reviews. Spectacular Vista (#570145), Incredible Vista (#576527), and our lodge that sleeps up to 18, Spectacular Vista Lodge (#576529).

Spectacular Vista All Log Cabin 570145 (formerly 'Ashley Dawn' & 'A Romantic Vista') is located in the middle of 100 acres of virgin forest and offers Incredible Views of the Great Smoky Mountains including stunning views of two of the three highest peaks in Tennessee; Clingman's Dome, and Mt. LeConte, but is, almost unbelievably, located only 3 minutes from traffic light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg and 9 minutes from traffic light #10 in Pigeon Forge. Spectacular Vista Cabin The Cabin has a 100% Private Deck with a large, 5 person hot tub.

This is a two-story true log cabin with six-inch logs throughout. The spacious, private deck offers a large Hot Tub with Incredible 180 degree Views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Living Room features a Stone Wood burning Fireplace with Firewood provided, a new leather sleeper-sofa and a 55 inch LED Flatscreen HDTV with over 200 Channels and Bluray DVD.

You can prepare Romantic Candlelight Dinners in your Fully Furnished Kitchen with steaks grilled on the Park Grill a few feet away. The Kitchen appliances include a Stovetop Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender and Waffle Iron. The Kitchen is fully furnished with Utensils and Cookware.

The expansive second-floor features an Open Loft Bedroom with a Full King-Sized Bed under a Vaulted Cathedral Ceiling. Wake to the incredible Views of the Smokies through your Four Cathedral Windows.

After dinner, enjoy a game on the full-sized pool table or choose a show from the Flat Screen TV with over 200 Satellite Channels. The Cozy Living Room features a Romantic, Stone Wood burning Fireplace with Free Firewood Provided. If you’re looking for a true Honeymoon Log Cabin in Gatlinburg with Panoramic Mountain Views, you’ll love Spectacular Vista.

Spectacular Vista is located just 1.1 miles from Traffic Light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg. Spectacular Vista has easy access to Gatlinburg's Fine Dining and Amusements including Ripley's Aquarium and the Space Needle which this cabin looks DOWN on. Or, you can take the short, scenic drive along the beautiful Little Pigeon River to the Live Music Theaters, Wholesale Factory Outlets, and Amusements of Pigeon Forge including Dollywood and Splash Country.

And don’t forget, you are within 4 miles of two entrances of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park with its Hiking, Horseback Riding, Rafting, and Historical Tours including the Roaring Fork Nature Trail and Cades Cove.

Go to traffic light #1 in Gatlinburg. Turn (the only way you can turn). Go ¾ of a mile to Kristis Place on the left. (If you see some apartments, you have gone too far.) Turn left and go .3 miles. Spectacular Vista is the first cabin on the right.

Check-in: There is a lockbox next to the door. The key to the cabin is inside the lockbox. Open the lockbox, take out the key, and go in. Check-in is that simple. Please text (865) 253-4626 several hours before your arrival with your cabin name for the most recent lockbox code and cleaning schedule. We are flexible on check-in and check-out times. Usually check-in is at 4pm but you can come in as soon as it is cleaned. Usually check-out is at 10am but we can often arrange a later time.

Pet Fee: Pets are welcome. Please add $48 to the total for the pet fee.

WIFI: We have Verizon Jetpacks for WIFI which can handle up to 10 devices at one time. We ask that you not download movies or videos though as each movie costs us approximately $30 once we go over our monthly limit. To get the password on the WIFI, press the start button three times and the passcode will be displayed on the WIFI box.

Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel, please give us as much notice as possible. We will return all of the deposit for all of the nights that we can rebook.

Reservations: To make a reservation, please send a request via email to the manager requesting the specific cabin and dates and wait for a responding email confirming the reservation. SENDING THE DEPOSIT DOES NOT MAKE THE RESERVATION. We make the reservation for the party who EMAILS us first requesting the reservation, not the one which sends the deposit first. Thank you.

Deposit: If you make a reservation, we ask people to send 50% of the total (or more if you wish) as a deposit. You can pay by check or credit or debit card if you have a PayPal account.

2016 Fire Update: We have tried to make it clear that we have a 40 mile view of the National Park and that most of the National Park did not burn. We have removed all of the trees in from of the view so that guests can see the incredible views. The ground where we took out the trees did burn but there were no trees there to see! It was a good thing because it took out the ground clutter and opened up the view even more! However, some people do not understand the difference between the trees in the 520,000 acre National Park which were mostly untouched and the short scrubby trees around the cabin that have burned. The fires did come through that night. We lost 4 cabins. The night of the fire Ed got everyone out and then returned to the property!!! He heroically and unbelievably, saved three cabins including this one. He did not leave for a week to make sure the cabins smoldering fires did not burn the surviving cabins. He is the only individual in Gatlinburg who, with nothing more than hot tub water, saved 3 cabins that night. A few other individuals stayed and saved their homes but no one else, to my knowledge, saved 3 houses by himself without a water hose! We have a nickname for him. "Superman!" He is my hero. After the fire we put the insurance money into the 3 surviving cabins and they are nicer than ever. ~ Val

Jacuzzi Update: We have notified our guests that we have turned off the old, heart-shaped jacuzzi and are removing it to put in a bathroom next to the second floor bedroom as many of our guests have requested so that they do not have to go downstairs in the middle of the night to use the restroom.

Plan your Spectacular Vista All Log Cabin getaway today.

More Details

Property Manager
Edward Bates
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Edward Bates

We have completed a Revolutionary, 4-part business plan.

Originally, we built these cabins 25 years ago and rented them for $99.00 a night. We quickly developed a loyal clientele who returned year-after-year and sometimes several times a year. We were packed. We then changed to a management company which raised the prices and added extra fees and we lost our loyal clientele from the '90s.

Now, here's our Revolutionary, 4-Part Business Plan.

First, we created a product that is much better than it was in the '90s. We completely restored the cabins to a condition even better than when they were new. Also, we reengineered the road to meet the highest city standards. Finally, we installed WIFI and 2-LED HDTVs in each cabin, one 50' in size.

Second, we removed the trees in front and beside the cabins to create, arguably, the best 180 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains anywhere.

Third, we decided not to require that the guests put the typical $100.00-$500.00 security deposit, purchase $39.00 insurance policy, or even a submit a credit card number! Everything's on the honor system! That's why the final bill is so low. The honor system is working. Not one item has been stolen or broken!

Finally, we made the most Revolutionary move. We fired our management company, listed our cabins with VRBO and slashed prices LOWER than in the '90s! Most nights are offered at $98.00! As a result, we have booked over 1,000 nights in the past 3 months and received over 80 5-Star Reviews! We are developing a new, loyal clientele that is already rebooking for next year. This allows us to spend less time marketing and more time continuing to improve the property to the highest standards possible.

Our corporate mission is the same as the Apple and Disney Corporations: to offer a great product at a great price and make people happy. Our 40+ 5 Star Reviews and repeat clientele show that its working. Please join our family of friends who vacation with us over and over.

Edward Bates purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Edward Bates chose Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains are our great love and passion. We believe you will fall in love with them too. The greatest compliment we have received on the property has come from about a dozen guests over the past three years who have asked, 'Is this a part of the National Park?' The boundary between our Property and the National Park is almost indistinguishable. The photos are real and untouched. Our forest appears to be contiguous with the National Park. We truly have one of the best views and one of the best locations in America.

What makes this cabin unique

Spectacular Vista is only 39 miles from Harrah's Casino in the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina.

Spectacular Vista has become an Affordable, Secret Hideaway for Honeymooners.


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Bath with Walk In Shower, Sea Shell Vanity, Toilet, Washer/Dryer closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The expansive second-floor features an Open Loft Bedroom with a Full King-Sized Bed and a Large Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi under a Vaulted Cathedral Ceiling with an Incredible Views of the Smokies to wake you through the Four Cathedral Windows. The Living Room features a Sleeper Sofa providing for total sleeping arrangements for four.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.7875 based on 80 reviews

A wonderful place to start your trip

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is more than comfortable. When the cable went out the owners were very prompt with correcting the issue. Should we come back to the area, I will be checking the availability of this cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deck and view.

  • 4 of 5

Second visit to this sweet lil cabin. The weather was sunny and warm, we enjoyed the deck and hot tub. Watched a lightneing storm one night! The couch is uncomfortable and worn, sits you way back. The dining chairs are uncomfortable as well. Needs a little spiffing up but overall a good value. Looking forward to bathroom upstairs.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Late Winter Surprise

  • 5 of 5

We are familiar with the Gatilinburg area & have visited multiple times. This was our first without children. We wanted something smaller with privacy but close enough to take advantage of not only Gatlinburg but Pigeon Forge & The National Park as well. This property offers just that. Perfectly sized for one or two couples, well kept & some of the most spectacular views I've ever seen, our stay was incredible. What surprised us though was Ed's ability to include perfect weather. Twice we awoke to snow & then the clouds cleared leaving snow -capped mountains to view from the hot tub in the cool crisp evening air. Communication with the owners was very quick & easy to understand. Additionally there was ample information about the property & the area attractions We will return to Gatlinburg with the entire family in the future & one of the Bates' properties is the first we will look into.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joseph & Amanda Maxwell

  • 5 of 5

It was great. The view from Spectacular Vista was out of this world. The owner's were very accommodating, always reachable and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishers, IN

Lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Ed at one of his properties. The cabin was in beautiful condition, and is located very close to Gatlinburg. We love the hot tub and the beautiful views of the mountains. The new wraparound deck and cover is a great addition. Ed provided firewood so we had a beautiful fire tonight. Very relaxing, very nicely equipped, just a beautiful property. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved the cabin. It is perfect for a couples retreat. The kitchen is welll equipped and I certainly didn’t feel like I was roughing it, or had to make do. The pool table was a nice diversion while cooking and the fireplace was great. The deck was set up to be enjoyed with a swing and a set of rocking chairs. The hot tub was nice and the way the cabin is built it is secluded, even if someone happens to be driving up or down the mountain. The views were breathtaking and the information provided in the cabin about the mountains around us was interesting. From the cabin you could see the remnants of the fires and it was pretty unreal. The fact this cabin is back up and running is a testament to how well it is cared for and run. The owners were amazing to deal with and were very available if we needed them.

My wife and I had not been to Gatlinburg in seven years, but we plan to come back much more often, and we will make sure to see if this cabin is available for our stay because it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breakfast Restaurant
Big Bear Pizza and Subs
Pizza Delivery
Rafting In the Smokies
Alamo Steakhouse
Steak House
Herbert Holt Park
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Hillbilly Golf
Estrella Hondumex
Honduran Restaurant
Hungry Bear BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Geno's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee
Coffee Shop
Smoky Mountain Trout House
Seafood Restaurant
Shops At Carousel Gardens
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Good Eats
LandShark Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Greenbrier Restaurant
Steak House
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Mountain Mall
New York Pizza & Pasta
Pizza Restaurant
New Orleans Sandwich Company
Fast Food Restaurant
The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Heavenly Delights Cafe & Bakery
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
Bar & Grill
Mountain Edge Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
The Village Cafe and Creamery
Coffee Shop
North China Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Pancake Pantry
Cake Shop
Coffee & Company
Coffee Shop
Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus
Cheese Shop
Earthquake the Ride
Best Italian - Parkway
Italian Restaurant
World of Illusions
Chicken Hut
Chicken Restaurant
Burg Coffees, Inc
Coffee Shop
Johnny Rockets of Gatlinburg
Hamburger Restaurant
Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Funnel Cakes
Fast Food Restaurant
Taste of Italy
Italian Restaurant
Hogg's Upstairs Taverne
Bar & Grill
Puckers Sports Grill
Bar & Grill
Stanga's Big Sausage
El Changarro
Mexican Restaurant
Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
J.O.E. and POP's Sub Shoppe
Bar & Grill
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
ABC Store
Nearest Golf
7.2 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
State Route 321
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Mountain Lodge
Nearest Ski
5.6 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $48
Cleaning Fee $58 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.