Frequently Asked Questions


I see some cabins only provide starter packs, what do you provide?
We strive to make your stay as easy as possible; therefore, you will find enough of the following items to last the duration of your stay:

What do I need to bring with me?
See the above question.  We provide as many of the essentials as possible including coffee, tea, sugar and creamer.  Bring your own groceries, or if you want groceries delivered when you arrive, contact us to help you set that up. 
We provide all the linens and towels, including pool towels for the pool and hot tubs.
Pack for the weather, knowing that you can also do laundry while staying at the cabin. 
If you want assistance getting anything special delivered during your stay, don’t hesitate to ask.  We are happy to help make your stay as perfect as possible.

You mentioned grocery delivery...  Tell me more...  Do you offer other concierge services?

Yes, we offer several concierge services, not just grocery delivery. 

Questions about any of these services, please contact me directly.

Can I check-in early or check-out late?
We can occasionally accommodate early arrival or late departure for a nominal fee.  Contact us to see if it is available for your stay.

Are you pet friendly?

Yes, we allow up to two dogs to be brought with on your stay with us at Ridge Top Adventure Cabin.  We ask that only well-behaved dogs are brought and that they be crated when left unattended.  The crate is 42"L x 26"W x 28"H.  We also provide several other pet amenities such as dog bowls, blankets, leash, poop bags and treats.  We want to make sure your fur baby feels at home as well. 

Can I take my dog with me hiking on the trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?
For multiple reasons, primarily safety and preservation of the National Park, dogs are not allowed on most trails.  There are allowed on the below two trails.  Please visit National Park Service Pet Policy for up-to-date information. 
-Gatlinburg Trail (near Gatlinburg, TN) – 4 miles roundtrip / easy trail / trailhead access at Sugarlands Visitor Center or at traffic light #10 in Gatlinburg
-Oconaluftee River Trail (near Cherokee, NC) – 3.2 miles roundtrip / easy trail / trailhead access at Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Pick up a self-guided activity sheet at Sugarlands or Oconaluftee Visitor Center, then take a walk on one of the pet-friendly trails to earn your pet a Great Smoky Mountains National Park B.A.R.K. Ranger certificate!  There are B.A.R.K. Ranger items available for purchase at park bookstores and online through the Great Smoky Mountains Association at  Great Smoky Mountain Association BARK items

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times.  The Cosby picnic site is close to the cabin with a beautiful road with a creek running along-side it up to the picnic site.  Other ideas of places to take your pups include Mills Park with Gatlinburg Dog Park right across the street or Mynatt Park.  Looking for more information like what restaurants are dog friendly?  Check out:  Bring for Gatlinburg

Do you have air conditioning?

Yes, we have central air conditioning at Ridge Top Adventure Cabin.

Do you have fireplaces?
Yes, we have two electric fire places at Ridge Top Adventure Cabin.  One to warm the family room and one in the master bedroom.

Is the hot tub private?
Yes.  Very private!  All the property surrounding Ridge Top Adventure Cabin is extremely private, and the hot tub is in our screened-in porch to also protect you a bit from the elements.  

What is there to do near the cabin?  
See the "Choose Your Own Adventure" below for Ridge Top Adventure Cabin.  And don't forget, when you book with us, you get our custom guidebook which is loaded with area recommendations.
What's the weather like at any given time of year?

Check out my blog with the average temperatures, snow fall and rain fall for Gatlinburg:
Or maybe you're leaving soon and want to see the current conditions.  Some of these live cams also have weather conditions included.  Here are a few of my favorites live cams in the Smokies:
Newfound Gap National Park camera:
Clingman's Dome National Park camera (only operates April-November):
Gatlinburg Space Needle:
Ober Mountain (check the snow / snow-making):

How can I find out about special events in the area?
There are so many great resources from Facebook groups to the official Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge websites.  For 2023 events, see this blog post:

Here are the official digital travels guides: 
Gatlinburg 2023-2024 Travel Guide
Pigeon Forge 2023 Vacation Planner

Still have questions?
Don't hesitate to reach out to ask!  We're happy to answer any questions.


Things to do in the Smoky Mountains near Ridge Top Adventure Cabin: