Discover the Great Smoky Mountains with Confidence at Vacation Adventures by Vicki

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Traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains can be an exhilarating experience filled with breathtaking views and memorable adventures. However, amidst the excitement of planning a getaway, it's natural for travelers to harbor certain fears and concerns, especially when it comes to choosing the perfect accommodation for their stay. These worries can cause analysis paralysis as you try to select “the perfect cabin”.

But fear not! At Vacation Adventures by Vicki, we understand the apprehensions that guests may have when planning their trip to the Smokies. That's why we're here to reassure you that when you stay at one of our meticulously curated cabins, you can leave all those worries behind. With our commitment to excellence in hospitality and dedication to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction, we've earned a reputation for providing unparalleled experiences that exceed expectations. 
Below you’ll find our promise to each of those fears.  Even better though, see what our guests say.   Some guests just cover it all in one review like Brienne who stayed with us in May of 2023. 

“We were blown away from the second we rounded the steep mountain driveway and got the first glimpse of this magnificent cabin! It only got better from there. Vicki is by far the most attentive, organized, and thoughtful hostess we’ve ever had the pleasure of renting from. Her attention to detail cannot be beat! She supplied everything you could ever need, plus some! This is not the norm in the rentals we’ve had in the past. She definitely takes the term “above and beyond” to a whole new level! We loved the decor and everything she did to make us feel at home. She even remembered it was my daughter’s birthday. She will never forget that! I was so touched by her kindness. The cabin is exactly as pictured, but BETTER! Hot tub, fully stocked kitchen and bathrooms, game room (which is an entirely separate living area), flash lights, chargers, hiking sticks (we were grateful to have them), all the fur baby items, baby items (although we didn’t use), and best of all the rockers overlooking the seclusion of her private property. Road in was definitely a little intimidating, which was part of the adventure! Luckily we only crossed paths with a few cars. Driveway is very steep, but even our small vehicle could handle it. You aren’t far from Gatlinburg, but far enough from the hustle and bustle. We took Vicki’s suggestion and ate at The Woodshed, so good!! Vicki, thank you for all you did, from your spotless cabin, to all your thoughtful extras. You helped make this a vacation we’ll always remember. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! We will definitely be back!"

Join us on this journey and appreciate the relaxation and enjoyment you can experience when the fear is gone. Welcome to Vacation Adventures by Vicki, where your worries melt away, and your dream vacation becomes a reality.

  Fears VAV promise Direct from the mouths of past guests Guest Date
1 Property not matching online description If anything, we've added more amazing touches and amenities since pictures were taken. We strive for everything to be perfect for every guest.  “The description is absolutely accurate and the small details made it unforgettable. Vicki thinks of everything! It’s a beautifully well maintained home!" Tammie March 2024
2 Hidden fees or unexpected charges As long as you remember to add any pets traveling with you, your price automatically shows all charges and even breaks it down for you to see the details "It should be a way to award you Super, Super, Host. Your cabin is beautiful and most importantly very clean. It’s worth the price. Tash February 2024
3 Difficulty accessing the property We are in the mountains, and it is definitely about perspective and your experience driving. If steep driveways scare you, Ridge Top might not be the cabin for you.  AWD and 4WD vehicles are recommended for all our cabins in January and February. "Beautiful home, loaded with fun activities for our 4 kids and thoughtful details from the host! Great views and I loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch! Our very full minivan was able to make it up the steep driveway and sharp turn at the end." Megan November 2023
4 Poor cleanliness or maintenance of the property We pride ourselves on every clean being thorough and we perform regular preventative maintenance to do our best to minimize items breaking during your stay. "Vicki is the best! Excellent communication, amenities beyond expectation, beautiful & extremely clean cabin, comfy beds & furniture, wonderful entrainment options & great wifi, very pet friendly. Don't hesitate to book, you will not be disappointed!" Emily December 2022
5 Safety concerns in the neighborhood Our cabins are in pretty rural areas where you likely won’t even see the neighbors. They are all equipped with alarm systems and exterior cameras.  "The cabin and Vicki were wonderful! It’s definitely remote, but we wanted that for a peaceful family getaway. The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked. The babies enjoyed the children’s books and toys Vicki provided and the adults enjoyed the air hockey and hot tub. Would stay again!" Maggie March 2023
6 Inconvenient check-in/out procedures Custom, unique door codes make check-in a breeze and we keep check-out as simple as possible. Nobody wants to end vacation doing laundry, so we don’t ask that our guests. "First of all, this was THE most pleasant experience I’ve ever had with an Airbnb. Don’t let this new listing cause you any concern, Vicki’s cabin is amazing in so many ways! You should definitely stay here to see how great it is! SUPER CLEAN. We’ve been to Gatlinburg many times over the years, and this was by far our favorite spot in the mountains. Vicki was splendid to communicate with. She completely turned our vacation around and was so thorough and easy to work with. Communication was a 10! The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful, close to anything we wanted to do! The view is fantastic! It was so peaceful and serene here. The pics don’t even do it justice! There are so many extra things too. She thought of everything! The kitchen is very well stocked! Shuffleboard was our favorite pastime. The hot tub was very clean and relaxing. The shower water pressure was excellent. Check-out was a breeze. I could go on and on. I can’t wait to come back and bring the whole family!" Traci October 2023
7 Unresponsive or unhelpful property management Not to brag, but just read our reviews. I’d be lying if I said that every stay is perfect, but we do our best to respond to every guest question, concern and complaint and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.  "I would highly recommend staying at Flying Squirrel Mountain Retreat! This house was the perfect size for our large group and 2 dogs! It was also very clean and fully stocked with anything you could need & even some things you didn’t realize you needed. Vicki went above and beyond during our stay and was extremely responsive to any questions we had. On our second day we had some inclement weather where we lost power for a brief time and she texted immediately to ensure we were safe & comfortable throughout the day. Overall, this experience was the best I’ve had on Airbnb and would most definitely book here again!" Ally January 2024
8 Concerns about the property being overbooked We use a high-end property management system that manages our calendar. A double booking is virtually impossible. "Beautiful, secluded cabin with stunning views. Absolutely lived up to the photos and description. Vicki is an absolute professional and provided everything we needed for an amazing stay - she even provided a 70+ page guidebook that we used repeatedly to help plan our trip. The bonus structure filled with games and a theater room provided great entertainment. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and feel the seclusion of the Smoky Mountains."  Alexander September 2023
9 Damage or theft of personal belongings Again, our cabins are in safe, rural neighborhoods and we take your safety seriously, as you can see from alarm system, exterior cameras and custom door codes. "We travel few times a year through out the US and always book to rent a house. This by far was great location, clean, owners amazing and stocked with every essential you need. Plenty of space for everyone. If we come back to this area, we will definitely be booking this location again" Suji December 2023
10 Environmental hazards such as wildfires or floods While we cannot control what happens in the greater area, we do provide an emergency evacuation binder at each cabin, and in the back are extra maps with various emergency routes highlighted given you quick access to ways out of the mountains even if cell service is spotty.  Not to mention, we also go above and beyond short term rental requirements when it comes to safety items like fire extinguishers and emergency escape ladders. "We stayed at this gorgeous home with a large family (maxed the bed count out ) and were very comfortable. The mattresses were the comfiest Airbnb mattress we have ever used ! Every corner of this home is worth appreciating! Book the stay, it’s worth it! P.S. the host is the BEST! We had some weather circumstances that were out of anyone's control and she did her absolute best to make us comfortable and happy!"  Nichole December 2022