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Great Reviews! Many Updates - Large Rooms WiFi Grill Hot tub Pool table + more!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Comfortably sleeps 14. Enjoy a Smoky Mountain Vacation in our spacious cabin!

Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin part of "Moonshine Cabins" and member of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.

You’ll feel right at home when you stay at Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin. Once you arrive, kick off your shoes, grab a drink and soak in the sights and sounds of nature all around on one of three porches. We’re close (less than 10 minutes!) to some great hiking spots at the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, less than a mile from Rocky Top Sports World, or a quick drive into Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for tons of family fun!

Mudpuppies & Moonshine is a well reviewed, large, luxurious cabin with many updates since 2014 - it's the perfect family friendly spot where you can relax and get away from it all. We are located close enough to everything the area has to offer, but you will feel like you are miles away! Ready for a swim? Gather the family for a short walk to the swimming pool. Kids need to run off some steam? We’ve got a great recreation area with a basketball hoop, swings, horseshoes and a reservable pavilion that can accommodate 50 people, just a short drive from our cabin within our resort.

Why stay with us?:

• 7 TV's with expanded cable package and Blu-ray/DVD players

• Free WiFi

• Free local and long distance calls

• Keyless entry / self-checkin and self-checkout

• Well-stocked kitchen with updated appliances includes: blender, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, coffee mugs, wine glasses, plates, cups, serving bowls, baking dishes and baking sheets, large selection of pots and pans for all your cooking needs

• Outdoor 4-burner natural gas grill

• Outdoor dining

• Gas fireplace

• Hot tub

• Selection of family friendly games, dart board, air hockey and pool table

• Jacuzzi tub in master bedroom suite

• Hair dryers in all bathrooms

• Beautiful, natural grounds

• Resort swimming pool

• Resort recreation area: basketball, swings, horseshoes, charcoal grills, and a reservable pavilion that can accommodate 50 people

Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin is conveniently located only three miles from downtown Gatlinburg, sleeps up to 14 comfortably. Enjoy 3 levels of spacious accommodations with hardwood floors; a well-stocked kitchen with updated appliances includes all you need for cooking meals; large, comfortable bedrooms; and fun & games for the whole family. Relax on the front porch, admiring Mt. LeConte while you enjoy your morning coffee or in the evening as the sun sets. Soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking, shopping and fun. The loft features a pool table, air hockey and a dart board. We offer two Master Suites with King size beds, located on the main and second levels. In the lower level you will find a guest bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds for the kids and 2 additional bedrooms - one with a king bed and one with a queen beds as well as a laundry closet with washer and dryer.

We are located right next door to the popular Arts & Crafts Community as well as the Smoky Mountain National Park. Our cabin is also located less than a mile from Rocky Top Sports World, the country's newest state-of-the-art sports tournament destination. The fun doesn't end there - there is plenty of fun to be had nearby at one of many go-cart racing tracks, mini-golf courses, dinner theaters, mountain coasters, Dollywood, and so close to many of the best restaurants that all the locals frequent.

Check out the reviews, you won't be disappointed

Your mountain vacation awaits!

More Details

April and Dave
Member since: 2014
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About April and Dave

We are frequent visitors to the area and love all that is has to offer. We fell in love with the mountains several years ago and are always ready to head back whether it's for hiking, viewing wildlife, taking our kids for walks in nearby creeks, go-carting, or just driving through the beautiful Smoky Mountain National Park to enjoy the scenery.

As owners, we have also become involved in the resort and maintain board positions in the Home Owner's Association to participate in the standards, upkeep, and forward progress to benefit all guests. contact: 513-400-4636

April and Dave purchased this cabin in 2014

Why April and Dave chose Gatlinburg

This was our first cabin! We chose it because it is in a perfect location to enjoy the many activities available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. It is quiet and relaxing and feels like you are miles from hustle and bustle, yet it is minutes from everything.

High enough to have a view, but no hazardous roads to navigate to get there! We liked the area so much, we purchased a second, only 4 cabins away from this one.

What makes this cabin unique

We love this cabin and it shows! We are constantly working to improve our guest's experience weather it is a stocked kitchen, new carpeting, new appliances, updated bathrooms, tasteful decor or simply fixing that thing that is broken to ensure you have a great time!

It is located near the Arts & Crafts Community where you can spend hours (or maybe days) viewing and buying things from local craftspeople. We are also about a mile to Rocky Top Sports World. You can sit on the front porch or one of the back decks sipping coffee while you plan your day and enjoy the beauty of our cabin's location.

Rather than the typical bear, fishing, or elk theme, we've opted for tastefully simple and local decor paying homage to the region as well as the cabin name and moonshine heritage of the Appalachian Mountains which include the Smokies. You will find moonshine distillery barrel lids and jars adorning the cabin!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin is a great time - perfect location, tones of room and multiple decks. The jacuzzi is a fun addition and if you don't feel like heading out there is plenty to do in the games room. We will definitely be back here!
Jan 2017
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Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Upon booking, owner will provide Rental Agreement which must be electronically signed -The signed agreement establishes all terms and conditions
  • - Photo ID required upon booking
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath 1 (main level) - toilet , jetted tub
    Master Bath 2 (2nd level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated in 2016 - new flooring and double sinks
    Bathroom 3 (lower level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated in 2016 - new flooring and double sinks
  • There is a bathroom on each level, each with double vanity sinks to make sure you have enough space for everyone to get ready for the day. The bathrooms on the 2nd level and the lower level were updated in 2016 to include new flooring and double sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #1 - Master King Suite (main level) - 1 king , New king bed 2017
    Bedroom #2 - Master King Suite (2nd level) - 1 king , New king bed 2017
    Bedroom #3 - King (lower level) - 1 king , New king bed 2016
    Bedroom #4 - Queen (lower level) - 1 queen , New queen bed 2017
    Bedroom #5 - Bunk Beds (lower level) - 2 bunk bed , bottom bunks are full, top are twin - new 2017
  • The Master Bedrooms on the 2nd and main levels have king beds and an in-suite bathroom. The lower level has 1 king bed room, 1 queen bedroom and the 5th bedroom has 2 'full on bottom' and 'twin on top' bunk beds - perfect for the younger folks in your group. All beds are new in 2016 and 2017.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 61 reviews

Great cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the cabin. Very clean and a great location. Everything we needed to have a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This property served our 4 generations well. It was very clean and well stocked. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

April and Dave are some very special folks. A little story, we evacuated for Hurricane Irma from Naples, FL, I was trying to locate a place for us to stay since I have a 5 month old and it is not easy to just grab and go since most places were already booked out from all the evacuees. The same night we evacuated I was able to find this cabin and immediately booked it; after 2 hours of consistent looking at all the cabins that were all booked . I called April and Dave right after to confirm we are booked before we hit the long journey. Dave answered and he was great! He was very helpful with me on what to expect on this rental and comforting that I was extremely happy with finding this rental. April was also great! When we were on the road they texted us to see how we were doing, who does that? When we finally arrived, about maybe 30minutes I received another text stating that we had arrived and if we had any questions to please contact him. The cabin was beautiful. April and Dave went above any renters we have ever rented from. Even my parents were amused of the attention we received! Thank you April and Dave for making our journey less stressful. I would defiantly book again! Thank you guys!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for a Gatlinburg weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with our group of 6 adults and 6 kids in August 2017. The kids (ages 1-4) loved the bunk beds, the air hockey table, and the pool within walking distance of the cabin. We were a short drive from all the Gatlinburg attractions, 10-15 minutes from the National Park, and yet still had the feeling of a quiet cabin in the woods away from the hustle and bustle. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we need to grill, cook delicious breakfasts, and the house was perfect for hunkering down with a movie or some great conversation. The best part of all was April and Dave, the owners, who were by far the most considerate and helpful HomeAway owners we've ever encountered. We will definitely be coming back on our next trip to the Smokies!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (8 adults & 3 kids) stayed at Mudpuppies & Moonshine for our yearly vacation and what a wonderful place it is! The living/dining area was a great size for our family meals/activities. The bedrooms were very spacious. We especially enjoyed the game area in the loft and the fact that the swimming pool was conveniently close (walking distance). The location of the house was great! Instead of driving into Gatlinburg, a trolley stop was close by. The house is in close proximity to a grocery store, restaurants, local artisans, and the national park. The hosts were very helpful as well, responding quickly to questions that we had. We all had a wonderful time & hope to vacation at Mudpuppies again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fantastic home for our 14 person family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nice and was the perfect size for our family! Plenty of space and fully furnished. The only negative thing about the place is the parking situation, however you are in the mountains!! We will be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chrystelle Creek
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Hwy 321 at 1 mile, I40 to the north and the east
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 Jimmys
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Our 5 bedroom cabin is located within the Gatlinburg city limits, just 3 miles east of downtown, off U.S. 321, near the Glades Arts and Crafts Loop. Downtown Gatlinburg offers entertainment, shops, restaurants and attractions, including Ripley's Aquarium, Space Needle, Arial Tram, and Ober Gatlinburg Skiing Resort and Amusement Park. Our location is within 30 minutes of every attraction that the area offers, including Dollywood, golf courses dinner theaters, outlet malls and unique shops.

Just to the east on U.S. 321 is the Greenbrier Entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, where one can enjoy horse back riding, fishing in the Little Pigeon River, hiking Mount Le Conte, nature walks, picnicking and more.

Also located within one mile is the new (opened in Summer 2014) Rocky Top Sports World, which is an 86,000 square foot multi sport facility. It includes 7 state of the art synthetic fields, track and field amenities, championship field and court, indoor climbing wall and indoor/outdoor dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Owner's Service Fee $0
Damage Protection-$1500 $39
Cleaning fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

- Must be 25 or older to reserve the property

- Rental agreement must be signed upon booking

- Photo ID required upon booking

- No extra charge for weekends!

- Discounts for 7 night stays!

- The Damage Protection Policy is non-refundable and non-transferable. The policy provides up to $1,500 ACCIDENTAL damage coverage.

- Due to past experiences an 'Excess cleaning fee' deposit of $150 is added - This is fully refundable to you upon the owner reviewing the property report from the cleaning and maintenance team

- Self Check-in is at 4:00 P.M.; Self Check-out is at 11:00 A.M., Eastern (Local) Time

- 50% due at time of booking - remaining balance due 30 days prior to check-in date

- Additional information at

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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