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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property




Please Visit all of our $98.00 Spectacular Vista Cabins here at Private Homes, Stoplight #1 in Gatlinburg to check for Special Discounts, Availability and our 100+ 5-Star Reviews. Spectacular Vista (#570145), Alpine Vista (#576525), Amazing Vista (#576526), Incredible Vista (#576527), Absolutely Private Vista (#576528), and our lodge that sleeps up to 18, Spectacular Vista Lodge (#576529).

Absolutely Private Vista is a Honeymoon Log Cabin with Stunning Yiews, a Hot tub on the Deck and a Romantic, Heartshaped Jacuzzi inside, 200+ Satellite Channels on a flatscreen TV, and a Woodburning Fireplace.

Pet Friendly Absolutely Private Vista offers Incredible Views of the Great Smoky Mountains only 3 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg.

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 Woodburning Fireplace with Firewood provided, and a TV with over 200 Channels.

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, and a Large Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi under a Vaulted Cathedral Ceiling. Incredible Views of the Smokies to wake you through the 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 Absolutely Private Vista.

Absolutely Private Vista is located 5 minutes from Gatlinburg's Fine Dining and Amusements including Ripley's Aquarium. 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 3 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.

Absolutely Private Vista (576528) is located in the middle of 100 acres of virgin forest but is, almost unbelievably, only 4 minutes from traffic light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg and 10 minutes from traffic light #10 in Pigeon Forge.

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 get to an apartment complex, you have gone too far.) Turn left and go 1/3 of a mile just past the 1st cabin on the left (4th cabin on the road). Here the gravel road will become paved and continue up the mountain to the right. Immediately to the left, however, is another gravel road called Mt. Garrison Way (your private road). Turn left on Mt. Garrison Way and drive 2/10 of a mile through the woods to an opening in the forest and the only cabin on the road: Absolutely Private Vista.

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.

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.

Plan your Absolutely Private Vista private getaway today.

More Details

Property Manager
Edward Bates
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Edward Bates

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

Originally, we built these cabins 23 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 redesigned and 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. So far, 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! Almost all nights are offered between $88-$98! 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. We hope you will catch our vision and join our family of friends who vacation with us over and over.

Edward Bates purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Edward Bates chose Gatlinburg

Absolutely Private Vista not only has its own Private Cabin in the middle of 100 acres of virgin forest, it has it's own private road through the private forest to the private cabin. It is the perfect place for a Honeymoon or Getaway.

How did this happen? We built a road through the wilderness in 1993 and built two cabins on a ridge at the end of the road. In early 1994, one burned down leaving Absolutely Private Vista alone. Since then, it has become a favorite spot for people to take 'The Road Less Taken' and enjoy a few days of complete isolation. If you want complete privacy and a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains all within 3 minutes of Downtown Gatlinburg, Absolutely Private Vista is the perfect place for you.

What makes this cabin unique

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 not retouched. 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.

Absolutely Private Vista is only 38 miles from Harrah's Casino in the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina.

Absolutely Private Vista has become an Affordable, Secret Hideaway for Honeymooners, couples, and families.


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Absolutely Private Vista is only 38 miles from Harrah's Casino in the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina.


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average rating of 4.711111 based on 45 reviews

Too Good

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because this place is amazing and because it's amazing more people are going to book it and because more people are going to book it there's less available for me. I know, selfish. But, this place is that good. It's very close to the strip, the bed, heart shaped tub, and hot tub are perfect. The views are fantastic. The drive up is quite steep, not for the faint of heart but it's worth it once you get up there. Keep it up Edward, you're doing a great job!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It is in a great location close to town. We liked how private it was. The views from the cabin are absolutely AMAZING!! We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway weekend with million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin and our weekend in the Smoky Mountains. It was very comfortable, the bed, the sofa, everything! We would definitely stay here again if we ever visited Gatlinburg again. The view once you reach the cabin from the driveway is absolutely breathtaking, and we loved looking at it from the hot tub each day we were there! It was so private, even from the other cabins on the same driveway, but it was only 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg/the park.

The driveway as mentioned in other reviews was quite steep and unpaved to this cabin in particular but we were fine in our SUV. We also saw the construction site that was down in front of the cabin, though it was the weekend so no construction was actively going on. We hoped that it wouldn't ruin the privacy on the cabin once it was finished! Also, we were there Halloween weekend in the fall and the cabin did have a ladybug problem. We swept the ladybugs off the floor multiple times a day, and we would find many bugs a night ricochetting off the two fans and landing on the bed, floor, table, etc. This did not ruin our weekend in the slightest, but it was definitely noteworthy.

Besides that, the cabin was pretty well stocked with everything you could need! (Though we couldn't find oven mitts, and some wine glasses and a second rocking chair on the porch would have been nice.)

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first and favorite mountain rental for my fiancé and I. We travel to Gatlinburg often, and any chance we can we book this property over all other cabin rentals. From spectacular mountain views, black bear visits, amazing location to downtown, and an incredibly accommodating owner this cabin will be your best experience yet. I highly recommend booking in advance as it does book fully often. If you're looking for peace, serenity, and a romantic getaway this cabin is for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation on Steroids

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best cabins that I think I have ever stayed in. It was beautiful inside and out. The location was perfect, and it was my definition of a relaxing vacation. I don't think my husband and I left the cabin itself for a few days. We just spent time outside enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, great location! We had a wonderful time exploring the area. Looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breakfast Restaurant
Herbert Holt Park
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Rafting In the Smokies
Big Bear Pizza and Subs
Pizza Delivery
Alamo Steakhouse
Steak House
Hillbilly Golf
Estrella Hondumex
Honduran Restaurant
Geno's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Hungry Bear BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Smoky Mountain Trout House
Seafood Restaurant
Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee
Coffee Shop
Shops At Carousel Gardens
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Good Eats
LandShark Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
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
Heavenly Delights Cafe & Bakery
The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
Bar & Grill
Mountain Edge Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
The Village Cafe and Creamery
Coffee Shop
Greenbrier Restaurant
Steak House
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
Hogg's Upstairs Taverne
Bar & Grill
Puckers Sports Grill
Bar & Grill
Stanga's Big Sausage
Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
El Changarro
Mexican Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Blaine's Grill & Bar
American Restaurant
Iris Theater
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
ABC Store
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Mountain Lodge
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58
Pet Fee $48

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.