Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Closer To Home - Luxurious Mountain Cabin in the Smokies

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4 Full Baths all with Mountain View

100% OWNER OPERATED and MANAGED. New to VRBO, 'Closer to Home' is a luxury 4 bedroom 4 bath log cabin located in Black Bears Falls, one of Gatlinburg's premier log home communities, located five minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.

This luxury cabin is the highest elevation of any other 4 BR in Black Bear Falls.

Enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains from one of two large covered decks. This beautiful log cabin has all the amenities you could wish for on a vacation, including 2 beautiful stone fireplaces and massive windows, while accommodating 14 guests. 'Closer to Home' is equipped with a hot tub, free WiFi, flat screen TV's, DVD player, PlayStation, Wii, as well as boasting a nice patio and 2 grilling stations. You will also enjoy the flat parking area.

Come visit our cabin and be much 'Closer to Home' than ever before.

More Details

David & Karen D'Antonio
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About David & Karen D'Antonio

After vacationing many years in Gatlinburg and always looking forward to the next vacation to add to the many memories we've collected over the years, we felt like this was the place and time to purchase something here for our family.

David & Karen D'Antonio purchased this cabin in 2014

Why David & Karen D'Antonio chose Black Bear Falls

The cabin is located Black Bear Falls, which includes an awesome panoramic views and the developer left as much nature as possible to expose the beauty of this log home community.

What makes this cabin unique

While feeling secluded in this log home community you are only 5 minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg and the Arts and Crafts area. Enjoy many wonderful dinning options located within minutes of the cabin, along with banking, fast food, and a grocery store within 3 miles.


Black Bear Falls Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • 2 King Suites on main floor 2 Bedrooms downstairs each room has 2 queen beds, also includes a Queen Sleeper Sofa (with memory foam mattress).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Closer To Home - Luxurious Mountain Cabin in the Smokies
average rating of 4.880597 based on 67 reviews

We enjoyed our stay at Closer to home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Closer to home the cabin is very nice. We had a little trouble out of the hot tub working but maintenance came out and fixed it! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Well equipped kitchen with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Closer to Home. The area is close to downtown Gatlinburg and very close to the grocery store. The kitchen was one of the most well equipped we've encountered in our many years of renting Gatlinburg homes. The views were lovely and rooms/beds were all very comfortable. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect vacations

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect nice place, peacefull, has everything you need

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Apex, NC

Amazing cabins

  • 5 of 5

I and my family with 3 other families had a great and memorable stay, memories of which will be cherished for years to come. The cabin is huge, very beautiful and clean. It was perfect for 4 families with 14 people (8 adults and 6 children). The beds were very cozy, big bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, ample space to sit, spacious game room etc. I would say it was worth the price. However, there were minor things that needs improvement like the water force in the shower was pretty slow, the tub and wash basin drain was clogged. Outside view of the majestic mountains is the best till now as compared to other cabins I have stayed in the past. The cabin is at perfect location for views. There are lot of cabins around with not much outside privacy but it is a matter of preference because some prefer to be closer to the civilization than away from it. The beautiful Gatlinburg downtown is just 2-3 miles.

Thanks to the property owners for having given us an opportunity to stay in their beautiful cabin. When we left we took every care to keep the cabin the way it was when we came.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

If we were to rent a mountain home again, we would rent this one!

  • 5 of 5

We spent six great days in this well-equipped, well laid-out home. We were six adults and three grandchildren (ages 10 - 13), and there was plenty of space for all of us. There was lots to do - the hot tub and pool table were the biggest hits, as were the video games provided. The beds were comfortable, the location close to everything including a grocery store, and the view from the decks spectacular. We spent every morning having coffee out there and every evening watching the sunsets. The kids had a place to be away from the adults, and the bedrooms offered lots of privacy. The washer and dryer were great and used often! We also appreciated all the phone charging stations provided.

We did encounter a few of the issues mentioned in previous reviews - the carpet was still stained and looked dirty, we did have spider webs in one of the bathrooms, and there could have been more places to hang towels.

The owners were very helpful and answered any questions we had both before we got to the home and after.

We had a really great time and appreciate the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful home.

Elizabeth and Steve

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Newfound Gap
Clingman's dome road
Chimney Tops Trail
Clingmans Dome
Alum Cave Bluff Trail to Mt. LeConte
Newfound Gap
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Knoxville at 38 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Multiple Choices
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 321
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple Choices
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $285
Damage Insurance $79

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.