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Bedrooms 8
Space 4,280 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

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We have a 3-Night Minimum for most weekends (Thursday Night through Saturday night or Friday night through Sunday night) unless the Thursday night or Sunday night is already reserved. In that case, the weekend minimum is only 2 nights. If another reservation already includes Friday or Saturday night, the weekend minimum drops to one night. We need to have every Friday and Saturday night reserved plus one other night (Thursday night or Sunday night.) If another group has reserved the Thursday night or Sunday night, We only require that Friday and Saturday be reserved.

Spectacular Vista Lodge is a pet-friendly, all log cabin that features eight bedrooms. Two bedrooms have King sized beds and bunkbeds (one is twin over full, the other is twin over twin) a third bedroom with only a king-sized bed, three bedrooms with queen-sized beds, one with a full bed, and one with bunkbeds by themselves, twin over full.

Bedroom 1 on the Second Floor is a huge, 260 square feet. It sleeps 4 with a king-sized bed, bunk beds, and french doors opening to an expansive deck with a fabulous view of the National Park. Bedroom 1 also features a huge bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub and Walk-in Shower and double sink vanity.

Bedroom 2 on the Second Floor is also a huge, 260 square foot bedroom that sleeps 5 with a king-sized bed and unique bunkbeds that feature a full-sized bed on bottom and a twin-sized bed on top. Beautiful sliding glass doors opening to its own private deck overlooking the Great Smoky Mountain. Bedroom 2 has a huge, 20 foot long bathroom and even larger Jacuzzi spa than Bathroom 1 with Shower attachment.

The other 6 bedrooms are on the first floor. The first floor is wheelchair accessible.

Bedroom 3 is a handicap accessible bedroom on the first floor with a King-Sized bed and opens directly out to the parking area and an incredible view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Most importantly, Bedroom 3 features a fabulous, new, 72 square foot, state-of-the-art, zero entry bathroom and shower tiled on the floor, walls and ceiling. This amazing bath is fully wheelchair accessible featuring a zero barrier linear drain and tiled shower bench.

Bedroom 4 is a larger, newly expanded bedroom with a new queen-sized log bed that shares the large, zero entry bathroom with Bedroom 3.

Bedroom 5 is also a smaller interior children's bedroom with one set of beautiful log bunk beds. Bedroom 5 also features a new, fully tiled, state-of-the-art zero barrier entry shower.

Bedroom 6, another new bedroom, features a striking queen-sized, Cedar bed and also features a large, sliding glass door view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Bedroom 6 and Bedroom 7 share a newly tiled bathroom in the main hallway with a full-sized shower/tub for bathing children and adults.

Bedroom 7 is another new bedroom featuring a queen-sized log bed with a large, sliding glass door view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Bedroom 6 and 7 have fantastic views of the park.

Bedroom 8 is a small but beautiful bedroom with a full sized log bed and french doors that open out to its own private patio area.. Bedroom 8 has its own private, fully tiled, zero-bathroom with a full, walk-in shower.

Spectacular Vista Lodge features 8 full bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms, most of them new or newly renovated.

Two Sleeper Sofas, one in the Great Room and a second one in the game room on the Third Floor, offer sleeping for an additional 4 people providing accommodations for up to 25 People.

Spectacular Vista Lodge has one Fully Stocked Kitchen capable of preparing a meal for 20 or more. The Kitchen appliances include a Stovetop Oven, 2 Refrigerator/freezers, a Dishwasher, Microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker and regular Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender and Waffle Iron. The Kitchen is fully furnished with Utensils and Cookware.

Spectacular Vista Lodge has Two Large Decks. One Deck offers a Huge Hot Tub for 7 People. The other Deck is set up for Viewing and Quiet Reflection.

The Two Decks are great for viewing the Entire Great Smoky Mountain National Park from Mt Cammerer in the far East to Thunderhead Mountain in the far West with its Famous Third Peak named 'Rocky Top'. In between, you can view the Entire Tennessee Side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park including the Three Highest Mountains in Tennessee, Clingman's Dome, Mt. Guyot, and Mt. LeConte! Famous Mt. LeConte Dramatically Ascends over One Mile Directly in front of Spectacular Vista Lodge, making it the Tallest Mountain East of the Mississippi River. The View of Mt. LeConte from Spectacular Vista Lodge is truly Breathtaking.

Spectacular Vista Lodge features an incredible Great Room with a soaring 25 foot ceiling. The Great Room features a 60 Inch Flatscreen HDTV and Bluray DVD Player and wood-burning fireplace in an expansive living area. The Dining Area of the Great Room offers two dining room tables that seat 20 at one time, all with Striking Views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Game Room on the Third Floor features a Regulation Size Pool Table and full-sized Foosball table.

Spectacular Vista Lodge is located in the middle of 100 acres of virgin forest but is, almost unbelievably, only 3 minutes from traffic light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg and 9 minutes from traffic light #10 in Pigeon Forge. There are only 3 cabins on this section of the mountain spread out over 100+ acres.

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 .4 miles. Spectacular Vista Lodge is the fourth cabin on the right and is much larger than all of the others.

Check-in: There is a lockbox next to the back 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.

Email the manager to get more information on Spectacular Vista Lodge.

More Details

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

About Edward Bates

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

Originally, we built this cabin in 1993. 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 Lodge to a condition even better than when it was new. Also, we reengineered the road to meet the highest city standards. Finally, we installed WIFI and 8 Flatscreen TVs in the Lodge, one 65" in size.

Second, we removed the trees in around the Lodge to create, arguably, the best 180 degree view of the Smoky Mountains from the Tennessee side. You can literally see the entire Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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 the Lodge with VRBO and slashed prices LOWER than in the '90s! 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

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

Edward Bates purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Edward Bates chose Gatlinburg

Spectacular Vista Lodge is located just 1.2 miles mile from Traffic Light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg. Spectacular Vista Lodge has easy ac10cess to Gatlinburg's Fine Dining and Amusements including Ripley's Aquarium and the Space Needle which this Lodge 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.

Within 4 miles of three entrances to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park with its Hiking, Horseback Riding, Rafting, and Historical Tours including the Roaring Fork Nature Trail and Cades Cove.

Spectacular Vista Lodge is Located only 38 miles from Harrah's Casino in the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina.

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 five 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. Remarkably, 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.


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge Bathroom Large Jacuzzi and Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Huge Bathroom with Oversized Jacuzzi with Shower Attachment
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Huge Zero barrier Handicap walkin ttied shower with bench
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully tiled bath with Bathtub/Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Fully Tiled Private Bathroom with Zero Barrier Shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled Private Bathroom with Zero Barrier Shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 300 Sq. Ft. Bedroom with French Doors opening onto West Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 300 Sq. Ft. Bedroom with French Doors opening onto East Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 150 Sq Ft-new log furniture sharing fabulous bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 150 Sq Ft King Bed-French Doors under Deck-shares huge Bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Queen Cedar bed-fabulous view shares bath-tub & shower
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Queen log bed-fabulous view shares bath-tub & shower
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Log furniture-Stunning View-Private area-Private Full Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Smaller kids room-Log Bunk Beds and beautiful tiled bath
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We host many Weddings and Receptions each year.


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Owner Is The Best!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say one thing, and that is how fabulous this owner is. My sister came down with a serious illness and we needed to cancel our vacation. The owner had no problem with refunding us our entire payment due to this extinuating circumstance. Our vacation was supposed to be 6-11 through 6-17, and I am sure he would love to have our slot booked. This house will be our first choice from now on, and I so wish we could have came. The renovations look beautiful! Don't pass this house up, because it's a keeper!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The cabin was beautiful! The water pressure was very low, the hot tub didn't work that well, the game room is hard to maneuver and its squeeky, but those were just small things as compared with all the great things. The view was wonderful and it made for wonderful wedding pictures. My whole family got to stay in one place and we had a great time. Less money than renting a bunch of hotel rooms and a better time! I would definitely stay here again! And Edward is sooo nice and accommodating! One of the drains was clogged and they came within an hour to fix it!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely coming back! Highly recommend this cabin and the owners. It was great for a weekend away with friends and was so close to downtown Gatlinburg. Recent renovations were also really nice. Hoping to make this an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great view!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was extremely cold when we were there, but the owner kept delivering firewood and even bought extra space heaters for us to keep us warm. The drive to get to the house feels like it's straight up so try to arrive in daylight for the first time you make the drive. An excellent place for extended families to stay. Very nice great room for gathering!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our recent vacation experience was phenomenal and we enjoyed each day spent at the cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Bates was one of the best cabin owners I’ve had the pleasure of renting from. We created so many first time family traditions and our kids loved the experience! Mr. Bates was very accommodating and was very available to us whenever we needed his assistance or had questions about anything. I would highly recommend this cabin owner to all! The view was breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay—would love to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve gone to Gatlinburg multiple times and this is by far the best view and our favorite house. The living spaces were big enough for our entire group to hang out comfortably but had enough bedrooms that we all had our private space to retreat to when we got tired. Our favorite was the long kitchen table—we were able to pull over a chair or two and sit our entire group at the same table (which is a miracle!). The rooms were beautiful and felt just like a log cabin! The owners were incredibly responsive, answering any questions before arriving and after arriving within minutes and sending out employees or coming up themselves within minutes for whatever we needed. The kitchen was well stocked with any pot and pan you could need. I honestly don’t know what we did years before with only one fridge after having two this time. The washer and dryer were super nice, too! I would make sure you take any SUV or four wheel drive car if you have one cause the road up to it is pretty steep—but completely worth the view! Just keep on driving—don’t hesitate and you’ll make it easy! Can not recommend this house enough—and would come back in a heartbeat! In fact, we hope to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seafood Restaurant
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Good Eats
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American Restaurant
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Mexican Restaurant
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Mountain Mall
New York Pizza & Pasta
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The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Pancake Pantry
Cake Shop
Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus
Cheese Shop
Heavenly Delights Cafe & Bakery
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Fast Food Restaurant
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Coffee & Company
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Mountain Lodge
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg

Absolutely Private Vista is located just 1.4 miles from Traffic Light #1 in downtown Gatlinburg. Absolutely Private Vista has easy access to 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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $148
Pet Fee $48

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.

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