10 Kid Friendly Cabins in Gatlinburg TN


Gatlinburg is a very popular ski town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Families wanting to spend time outdoors, hike or enjoy the breathtaking views, will love this area. 

Gowhee App has put together a list of 10 kid-friendly cabins in Gatlinburg, TN that you can book while planning your next vacation to the Great Smokies.

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1. Cabins of the Smoky Mountains

Cabins of the Smoky Mountains is Gatlinburg’s largest cabin rental agency. No matter how large your family is, they have a cabin for you— their largest cabin sleeps 58 people! Many of their cabins include luxury amenities like theatre rooms that your family will love.

Basic Info: 1-20 bedrooms – Prices vary widely – All cabins have WiFi, TVs, and free tickets to local attractions

Nearby Attractions: The nearby Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a great way to take in the mountain views.

2. Le Conte Lodge

LeConte Lodge is actually located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is a family vacation experience like no other. The lodge’s rough-hewn cabins can sleep 4 and have no electricity— it’s a real escape into nature!

Basic Info: 1 bedroom with loft – Cabin rates are $162/$88.50 – Modern lavatory building, included dining, supplies brought in by llama (kids love seeing this!)

Nearby Attractions: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has wonderful trails and wildlife viewing.

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Le Conte Lodge. Photo by @Miguel Dominguez

10 Best Kid-Friendly Cabins in Gatlinburg, TN

3. Mountain Shadows Resort

The Mountain Shadows Resort combines the seclusion of a cabin with the amenities of a resort. Located 3.2 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, 

Basic Info: 1-5 bedrooms – Average rate for a 2 bedroom is $140-$170- Pool access, hot tubs, playground

Nearby Attractions: Kids love the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, which is home to fan favorites like the Batmobile.

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4. Irish Blessings

Irish Blessings is close to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This cabin has a loft with twin bunk beds that kids just love.

Basic Info: 1 bedroom (and loft and sleeper sofa in living room) – ~$200 – Flatscreen TVs, bunk beds, hot tub

Nearby Attractions: Kids love visiting Dollywood and riding its roller coasters and other fun rides.

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5. Elk Springs Resort

Elk Springs Resort has amazing cabins with pools, theater rooms, and even pet friendly options. 

Basic Info: 1-9 bedrooms – Prices vary widely – Amenities may include game room, theater room, fire pit, and more

Nearby Attractions: Even in summer, you can enjoy winter fun at Pigeon Forge Snow, the world’s first indoor snow park

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6. Wolf Run

When you stay in the cozy cabin at Wolf Run, you’ll be super close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and within walking distance of the Gatlinburg trolley line. 

Basic Info: 2 bedrooms – $156 – Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, hot tub

Nearby Attractions: Spend a day exploring Gatlinburg’s best theme park, Anakeesta.

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7. Bigfoot’s Hideaway at Bear Tootin Rustic Vacations

Bigfoot’s Hideaway is a secluded getaway that’s ten minutes from Gatlinburg. It offers amazing mountain views and is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Basic Info: 1 bedroom – ~$150 – Hot tub, arcade games, air hockey table

Nearby Attractions: For a thrilling and hilarious night out with the kids, visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge. This 1.5-hour dinner show combines comedy, trick riding, and incredible horsemanship for a production that your family is sure to love.

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8. Smoky Mountain Nook

The charming Smoky Mountain Nook cabin offers modern convenience in a beautifully rustic setting. 

Basic Info: 2 bedrooms – $275 – WiFi, cable TV, washer and dryer

Nearby Attractions: Gatlinburg Escape Games is a family-friendly escape room company that’s fun for families with kids as young as seven.

9. Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals

Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals offers family-friendly vacation rentals in locations throughout the Gatlinburg area. Many of their popular family cabins have swimming pool access and fun family features like game rooms or home theatres. 

Basic Info: 1-8 bedrooms – Prices vary widely – Amenities may include WiFi, swimming pools, game rooms, theatre rooms, and more

Nearby Attractions: Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to see thousands of rare and intriguing sea creatures. 

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10. Bear Trails at Eden Crest

Bear Trails is a newer cabin with all of the modern luxuries you could want. It’s perfect for a family with active kids, as it has a beautiful, safe yard to run around in.

Basic Info: 2 bedrooms – ~$350 – Pool table, arcade games, swimming pool access

Nearby Attractions: The Village Shops at Gatlinburg is a storybook village with lots of shops that kids love, including toy shops and candy shops.

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