How to Find the Perfect Vacation Cabin Rental in or around Gatlinburg, TN

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First, Define your Key Criteria

Before you can begin your search for the perfect cabin rental near Gatlinburg, you need to define what type of rental is right for you. Consider how many people are going and the size of the cabin. Think about key features such as a hot tub, theater room or game room that may be important to keep everyone in your group entertained. Also consider if a pet-friendly cabin is a necessity and make sure to account for your budget when searching for the perfect cabin.

Use Advanced Filtering Features to Narrow Down your Search 

Many websites have a simple search box that allows you to type in your criteria such as size, number of people, and amenities or take advantage of advanced filtering features.  This is a great way to narrow down your choices and quickly find just what you need. Make sure to read all descriptions thoroughly before booking so that you avoid any nasty surprises when it’s time to check-in at the cabin!

Consider Property Rating Websites to be read Reviews from Previous Guests

Reviews are a great way to find out what you can expect when it comes to quality and service. Most rental websites have customer ratings and reviews, however, it’s also helpful to check property rating websites such as TripAdvisor or Airbnb.  Many professional hosts, who self-manage their cabins have direct booking websites.  These owners/hosts have taken the time and investment to build a website so that you are able to book directly with them.  In many cases, this can help save on some service fees that are charged and provided to the online travel agencies, like those mentioned above.  Reviews are important and whether they are listed on sites like AirBnb, VRBO or on the direct booking website, they are others peoples actual experience.  These are great pieces of information in your planning.

Still have questions?  Feel free to contact me.  
In case you don't know me yet, let me introduce myself.  I'm Vicki, owner and operator of our cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains as Vacation Adventures by Vicki.  This journey was born out of the love of travelling to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg for years with my family.  I currently have one cabin near Gatlinburg in Cosby, TN.  You can find more information by going to or