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$398 A NITE in August! Sleeps 25-6 HDTVs HOT TUB 6 Bathrooms BEST VIEW IN TENN!

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 25-Hottub-2 jaczs-60" HDTV DVD XBox Best Panoramic Views in Tenn!!!

Spectacular Vista Lodge (formerly 'Gatlinburg's Spectacular Vista Lodge' & 'Brandon's 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 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, new bedroom with a full sized log bed and french doors that open out to its own private deck. 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, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, 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
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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! As a result, we have booked over 200 nights in the past several months and received 12 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 1993

Why Edward Bates chose East

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.

Amenities

Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.612245 based on 49 reviews
5

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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, cabin pretty but a little run down

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed out time in the smokies, and this allowed a lot of people to stay together for a reasonable cost. There were lots of little things that weren't perfect - a broken window, not enough forks, showers that didn't drain properly - but the beds were comfortable, the showers hot, the view truly amazing. The drive up the mountain is rough! We did see bears not 100 feet from the cabin - amazing to see, but they do make a mess of any trash you leave outside, so be careful! Overall, though, our family enjoyed it very much. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view and close to town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this vacation home. We spent lots of time in the hot tub and on the deck enjoying the view. The house accommodated our group of 16 perfectly. The location was very convenient to downtown Gatlinburg and great hikes and sites in the Smokies. The driveway was steep, but our cars made it up although it was a bit challenging for a standard vehicle. The owners were great!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Any problems we had were promptly taken care of. Owners were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was one of many wonderful families who stayed with us this Summer!
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***** Great Stay *****

  • 5 of 5

We stayed July 1 - July 8, 2017. The cabin was great and so were the owners! Nearby fire last year caused some damage but owners have everything back in order with exception of a ground level railing on a walk out patio - no big deal. All necessary amenities were included. Nice kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms very comfortable and modern. View is amazing! We had 18 adults at the cabin, all family members, plus a brother and his large family camped a couple of miles away. They all came up to the cabin several evenings for dinner, games, etc , and there was plenty of room. They could have stayed at the cabin as well had they wanted, but sleeping arrangements would have been tight. Location is close to Gatlinburg, but you can also get to groceries and the park without going right through town. Had a few questions while there and owners responded immediately. Road is steep but passenger car or even minivan can climb it. Parking tight but we had 5 cars there every day without a problem. Highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 2017 UPDATE The road to this cabin is paved except for the last 1/3 of a mile. Our short, private road is graveled. We have had dozens of guests ask that we not pave it (which would cost over $100,000 and increase nightly rates significantly) in order to keep the isolated, National Park feeling of our resort. In the past few years, the road has been in excellent shape after each grading however, after about 3-6 months, it began to wash in places. This was especially true for the few months after the 2016 Wildfires. In July, 2017 we purchased a grader and now grade the road on a monthly basis as opposed to hiring a private contractor to grade it every 6 months. This ensures the roadbed is always smooth and even at a fraction of the cost. We believe the road will not be a problem now, even for the most inexperienced mountain road drivers.
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

Really great cabin. Very enjoyable. Only draw back was the driveway up to the cabin itself . Excellent views!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 2017 UPDATE The road to this cabin is paved except for the last 1/3 of a mile. Our short, private road is graveled. We have had dozens of guests ask that we not pave it (which would cost over $100,000 and increase nightly rates significantly) in order to keep the isolated, National Park feeling of our resort. In the past few years, the road has been in excellent shape after each grading however, after about 3-6 months, it began to wash in places. This was especially true for the few months after the 2016 Wildfires. In July, 2017 we purchased a grader and now grade the road on a monthly basis as opposed to hiring a private contractor to grade it every 6 months. This ensures the roadbed is always smooth and even at a fraction of the cost. We believe the road will not be a problem now, even for the most inexperienced mountain road drivers.
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $148
Pet Fee $68

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund