15 Cozy Cabins and Charming Condos on Airbnb in Gatlinburg Tennessee (+ 4 More Not To Miss)

Nestled along the Great Smoky Mountains, the sleepy town of Gatlinburg is only home to around 5,000 people. The surrounding area is largely untouched from the bustle of city life, but you’ll still find that friendly, Southern hospitality is prominent!

Planning a trip to the woodsy town of Gatlinburg? The first thing you need to do is book yourself a dreamy Airbnb Gatlinburg rental. Whether that be a cabin tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, apartments in Gatlinburg downtown, or cabin rentals fit with their own hot tubs. 

With endless opportunities for skiing in the winter, fishing in the summer, unwinding in autumn, or hiking in spring, Gatlinburg is a wonderful town to visit all year round.

And opting for one of the centrally located vacation rentals in Gatlinburg means you’ll be a short distance from natural wonders, Dollywood (a whole town dedicated to Dolly Parton), or the vibey city center. 

My list is designed to help you select one of the best Airbnbs in Gatlinburg or cabin rentals so that you can simply hop in the car or a plane and enjoy your time in the woods. I’ve included options for every type of budget and travel style!

If You Are in a Hurry: Top Airbnbs in Gatlinburg Tennessee

I know holiday planning can be a little busy, so if you’re in a hurry, simply check out these 5 Airbnb Gatlinburg options and save yourself the time. They’re all located in the city center and sorted by price.

luxury hotel

downtown Mountain Hideaway

 Luxury cottage in the center

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Crisp city center Loft

Mid-price Airbnb in the center

mid-range hotel

Loft Close to Downtown

Budget apartment in the center

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Newly Renovated Apartment

Budget room in the center

Top 15 Airbnbs in Gatlinburg Tennessee 

I’ve sorted through the best Gatlinburg TN vacation rentals so that when you book one, you know you’re choosing from the top selection. 

And to make things even easier, I’ve calculated the final price of a stay, which is done by adding up additional fees such as the cleaning and service fee. Because nothing’s worse than landing up with a surprise bill. 

These Airbnbs in Gatlinburg Tennessee have been sorted from the highest price to the lowest price, without skimping on quality. Plus, they’re all a short walk or drive from downtown Gatlinburg, where entertainment is found around every corner. 

1. Downtown Mountain Hideaway – Best Airbnb Gatlinburg for a Family

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$360 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

Let’s start with the patio; straight away you can picture yourself flopping into one of the bobble chairs and lounging in the Tennessee sun. If you’re traveling in winter, even better. The outdoor hot tub is a luxury for cold nights and star gazing. 

Step inside this Superhost cabin-inspired mountain getaway and the decor will take your breath away. With a warm, yet light and airy feel, the living room is ideal for melting on the couches reading a captivating book. 

The cottage is a short walk from downtown Gatlinburg, but also close enough to great hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

2. Private Mountain View Log Cabin – A Dream for a Couples Stay

  • Location: Great Smoky Mountains area
  • Price: from USD$360 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

Wake up every morning and enjoy your fresh cup of coffee out on the deck, where you’ll be greeted with mountain views and the rising sun. End your day with your feet up near the cozy fireplace in one of the quintessential cabins in Gatlinburg Tennessee. 

Perhaps you’ll take a dip in the heart-shaped jacuzzi bath right before bed, a cute touch for couples. Being completely private, you can enjoy each other’s company in an ultra-convenient cabin kitted with all the household amenities.

Although this dreamy log cabin is tucked away in the woods, it’s 3.5-miles from downtown Gatlinburg. As well as multiple entrances to the national park. 

3. Cabin Airbnb in Gatlinburg – Great Mountain Views and Hot Tub

  • Location: Great Smoky Mountains area
  • Price: from USD$320 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

This is probably one of the most magical Superhost Gatlinburg cabins, and the perfect place to soak up the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains! Perched on your balcony is a private hot tub where you can spend all day enjoying the amazing views. 

Instead of picturing a log cabin fit for a lumberjack, this quaint cabin features modern finishes and a king bed. As the evening starts to chill, light up a fire, cozy up on the comfortable sofa, and watch as the stars begin to twinkle. 

When you’re ready for an adventure, a 10-minute drive will lead you to Gatlinburg’s best restaurants and attractions

4. Renovated Hillside Cabin Close to Downtown Gatlinburg 

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$300 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

From the comfort and coziness of your own king-sized bed look upon the artwork of the iconic Mount Leconte, the third highest peak of the Great Smoky Mountains.

This loft close to downtown has been inspired by cabins in Gatlinburg but has its own unique twist. High vaulted ceilings create an open and spacious feel, and the open-plan designs make it even roomier. With doors opening up to your own private patio, a hot tub awaits you. 

Patio chairs and mountain views are all you practically need for a perfect vacation. But if you’re in the mood for venturing out, 3.5-miles away is Gatlinburg Tennessee city center.

5. Entire Condo in the Middle of Gatlinburg – Great for a Friends Stay

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$270 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

What a gorgeous Superhost Airbnb Gatlinburg this is! The dark wood is a wonderful touch that embraces the natural beauty that’s found all around Tennessee. And barn doors add that extra bit of country magic. 

As well as being beautiful, it’s right in the middle of all the town action. Exactly why this is superb for friends looking to have an exciting time in a charming town. 

Anakeesta, a unique outdoor experience, is also right around the corner. You can experience the thrill of walking on a Treetop Skywalk, checking out observation towers, and visiting the lush botanical Vista Gardens. 

6. Cabin with Spectacular View – Romantic Couples Getaway 

  • Location: Just outside of Gatlinburg TN center
  • Price: from USD$260 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

Hidden away in a lush scape of trees lies this cozy cabin close to downtown. While it’s dreamy enough by simply being a cabin, the view is what makes this Gatlinburg home so fantastic. The views from the balcony overlook much of Smoky Mountain National Park.

And when you’re not gazing at the mountaintops, put on your hiking boots and head on a walk on one of the nearby trails. Reward yourself with an hour in the hot tub once your adventure is over. 

With a stone gas log fireplace and comfy king bed, you can spend your vacation unwinding while still being minutes from Gatlinburg city center and Dollywood. 

7. Condo in Downtown Gatlinburg – Best for Small Families

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$250 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

This newly renovated condo comes with all the comforts of home, which make it a great escape from the hustle and bustle of some of the larger cities. With a fully-kitted out kitchen, cook up a storm, and then treat yourself to a classic film on the big screen TV. 

As it’s situated in the center of Gatlinburg, there’s no need to drive anywhere, you can simply enjoy the outdoors and walk to any of the town’s shops. Nearby attractions like mini-golf and the Arcadia make it a great choice for those traveling with kiddies. 

8. Mountain Views at a Calm, Cozy Cabin – Best Gatlinburg Rental for Privacy

  • Location: Just outside of Gatlinburg TN center
  • Price: from USD$240 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

This top-rated, Superhost Airbnb is minutes from downtown but is also in a great location for losing time in nature and exploring the trails in the Gatlinburg TN National Park. 

The interior of the cabin features hardwoods and elegant touches and you can spend your time relaxing into the mountain life. Soaking in the hot tub with the breathtaking Tennessee view adds that extra bit of luxury. 

9. Chic Condo in Gatlinburg TN – Spacious Rental in Prime Spot

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$240 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

Crips and clean with splashes of color, this idyllic little condo in Gatlinburg’s charming city center is a dream for a group of traveling friends or a family. 

It’s large enough that it features all essential homely features, transforming it into your own little sanctuary. The main room has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower and a bath, and the second bedroom is just as splendid. What more could you ask for when booking a Superhost Airbnb for a weekend getaway with friends?

To top it off, the apartment block is in a great location for embarking on some wonderful adventures. 

10. Log Cabin Close to Downtown Gatlinburg – Hot Tub and Amazing Views

  • Location: Just outside of Gatlinburg TN center
  • Price: from USD$230 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

For any city-goer looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a sneaky trip to the woods is the perfect remedy. This cabin is still close to downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee, but it feels hundreds of miles away. 

If you’re lucky enough to be traveling during the snowy months, expect to wake up with snow-capped trees and an incredible mountain view just around the corner from the cabin. 

This is the perfect couples retreat, too! Nestle up in the outdoor hot tub and appreciate the quietness found in this Smoky Mountain cabin. But there’s an old-fashioned record player too if you’re not in the mood for stillness.

11. Mountain Cabin in Gatlinburg Tennessee – Best Rental for Pets

  • Location: Just outside of Gatlinburg TN center
  • Price: from USD$200 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

As you’ve probably gathered by now, one of the biggest appeals with cabins in Gatlinburg is the breathtaking nature and incredible views. And of course, cabin rentals with hot tubs. 

With its own pool table, a bath jacuzzi, and rocking chairs, a winter vacation here is beyond heavenly. (Kids particularly love the pool table). Autumn is just as charming, as all the trees start to turn orange, which makes for a great stroll in the surrounding wilderness.

If you’re driving from any of the nearby states, you’ll be happy to know that this Superhost cabin rental is pet friendly – for a fee of $75. 

The US is one of the best destinations for a road trip. You can venture around the states, first by staying in Nashville, then making your way to Gatlinburg TN. From there, book a stay in Asheville and explore the state of North Carolina, where more wonderful cabin rentals are available. 

12. Tennessee Charm in Downtown Condo – Stylish Rental in a Great Location

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$180 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

Sometimes you just need a comfortable and cozy place to rest your head after a long day of exploring Gatlinburg Tennessee. This condo, which is relatively affordable, ticks all the boxes for a pleasant stay right in the heart of the town. 

Along with all the basic amenities, you can cozy up next to the indoor fireplace while reading a good book. 

There’s one odd, but fantastic, addition to these amenities. A large jacuzzi bath right in the living room. While this may be a little unusual for some, others might find it appealing as you can watch a holiday movie from right inside the tub.

13. Barn-Inspired Loft – Best Gatlinburg Condo for Couples Retreat

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

If you book this gem of an Airbnb, you’ll be steps away from all that the sleepy town of Gatlinburg has to offer. Stroll along to Ripley’s Aquarium, the wondrous Aerial Tram, and the best Gatlinburg restaurants. 

The apartment has the most charming appeal, almost like a studio cabin, but in the heart of Gatlinburg. And you won’t find anything like this anywhere else – with custom distressed furniture and a well-designed kitchen to make it stand out from the rest.

Before hopping out for the day, make yourself a toasty cup of homemade coffee from the coffee machine. Although it’s always fun adventuring around a new city, coming back to the apartment is just as wonderful. Snuggle up by the fireplace or slide into the jacuzzi bath with a bottle of quality, locally made wine.

14. Heart of Downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee – Ideal for a Friends Trip

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

While much of Gatlinburg holds its southern charm and appearance close to its heart, this loft has taken inspiration from the outdoors, but given it a modern touch. With a large private patio, friends can appreciate good meals and share stories. 

With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sofa bed, as many of six friends can plan a weekend getaway here. Given that it’s right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, you can spend a lot of your time discovering the charming town. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ is a 5-minute walk away, as well as wine tasting and zip-lining experiences being a quick drive from the center.

15. Hot Tub Access and Mountain Views – Gatlinburg Hideaway for Couples

  • Location: Downtown Gatlinburg TN
  • Price: from USD$130 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

As an Airbnb Plus (and going for an affordable price), this is possibly one of the best Airbnbs in Gatlinburg. Not to mention how beautifully decorated the interiors and mountain views are. 

Boasting a convenient location, travelers can plan their itinerary to match their needs perfectly. In the mood for a challenging hike through one of the most spectacular national parks in Tennessee? Well in just 10-minutes you’ll be there.

Just a few minutes’ drive away is Ober Ski Mountain Lodge, for an exciting experience showing off panoramic views of the mountain.

Perhaps you’re looking for more of a vacation where you can get a feel for town-life. The professionally decorated condo is a quick drive to get to the picturesque town of Gatlinburg. 

BONUS: Best Unique Airbnbs in Gatlinburg Wilderness

As delightful as Gatlinburg cabins rentals and the central Airbnbs are, the surrounding areas and outskirts of town hold their own charm. 

If you’re looking for something a little more on the outskirts of town, and not one of the usual cabins in Gatlinburg Tennessee, I recommend giving these Airbnbs a look.

1. Mason Jar Treehouse Lodge – Hot Tub and Great Smoky Mountains National Park View

  • Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee 
  • Price: from USD$420 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

Cabins in Gatlinburg are exciting, but not the only option for wanderers. Situated 4 miles from the Gatlinburg Strip is this mountain-inspired lodge that looks like a treehouse made for adults. There are multiple decks and viewing points that are designed to make you feel as though you’re sitting on a treetop. 

Surrounding the property are numerous strawberry and blackberry plants that bear tasty fruits in the summer season.

The treehouse lodge is completely private and you and a group of friends can book this rental for an entirely comfortable stay. A bar that resembles a log cabin is at your disposal, as well as an outdoor hot tub, flat-screen TV, and a wood-burning fireplace. 

2. Secluded Luxury Cabin – Mountain Cabin Ideal for a Big Family Vacation 

  • Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee 
  • Price: from USD$310 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests: 6

This is without a doubt one of the best cabin rental Airbnbs in Gatlinburg for a big family getaway. It’s not so much a cabin as it is a luxury lodge tucked away in the Smoky Mountains. 

Cabins in Gatlinburg are all about homely comforts and an authentic Tennessee experience out in the country. An outdoor fire pit means that there’s plenty of opportunities for sitting around the fire and gazing at the stars shining above the treetops. Beautiful views can be enjoyed when you light up the gas grill to prepare a feast of burgers and chicken. 

You’ve probably guessed that there’s a hot tub, but the rental also comes with a pool table. The added pool table just means you can be spending more time indoors with the family during the winter months. 

The cabin’s location on a ski mountain makes it an easy option for skiing enthusiasts. The ski slopes of Ober Gatlinburg Tennessee are just a 7-minute drive away. 

3. Newly Built Mountain Retreat – Cabins in Gatlinburg with Amazing Views

  • Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee 
  • Price: from USD$200 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests:

Escape from the city and hide away in this cozy cabin in Gatlinburg TN. As cabin rentals go, this boasts sweeping views of the mountain valley and is in a great location for wandering travelers. 

It’s a short 10-minute drive to Pigeon Forge, where you can visit a comedy barn or Dolly’s Dream Spa. Minutes to Gatlinburg city center by car, you can pop in and out of town to visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

Back at your secret hideaway, lounge around on the rocking chairs and soak up the mountain view. This brand new cabin has a hot tub on the deck, which can be enjoyed on cold winter nights and early summer mornings. Plus, air conditioning will help chill the hot summer afternoons.

4. Canopy Ridge Safari Tent – Best Airbnb Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals for a Unique Stay

  • Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee (20-minutes from downtown Gatlinburg)
  • Price: from USD$180 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

And last to make my listicle of lofts and cabins in Gatlinburg is one that is neither. Instead, get as close to Tennessee nature as you can and sleep out in a luxury-styled tent. It is close to downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge city center, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. 

It’s an ideal option for those of you who would like to make the most of your time in the spectacular outdoor wonderland found in Tennessee. While the only thing you’re missing out on is one of the classic Gatlinburg hot tubs, you’ll appreciate your natural surroundings. 

Listen to the sounds of nature whilst you sit on your deck chairs each evening or light a fire in the fire pit and view the woods at night. 

Top 3 Airbnb Experiences in and Around Gatlinburg 

To make your experience of the area even better, why not consider a fantastic Airbnb Gatlinburg experience? There’s also the chance to participate in an experience just outside the town and get to know the surrounding areas. 

  1. Top-rated moonshine/whiskey walking tour – Sample moonshine and whiskey as you embark on a tour through various distilleries.
  2. Wine and food tour in Pigeon Forge – Experience the Appalachian culture and wander around Pigeon Forge sampling spirits and eating a great lunch.
  3. Can-Am Maverick bootlegger race – Make your way around the heart of Gatlinburg, view East Tennessee, and then head straight into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in a 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo RR.

Conclusion

You’ll definitely find an Airbnb Gatlinburg with a hot tub, but you’re also guaranteed to have the most magical time in the friendly, slow-paced town. From cabins in the Gatlinburg mountains, lofts with views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and luxury condos in the heart of the town.

For those traveling with the family and hoping to stay in a gorgeous villa that’s close to downtown Gatlinburg, the best Airbnb is the Mountain Hideaway. It’s a Superhost rental that is stylish and spacious, has enough parking, and features a hot tub.

I’d suggest staying at this Hillside Log Cabin if you’re looking for a quiet time in nature while enjoying the beauty and view of nature. Both of these Gatlinburg cabins come with hot tubs. 

To ensure you find a great Airbnb Gatlinburg, book ahead to avoid missing out on your dream rental. If you’ve ever been to this sweet town, let me know how your experience went, I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Cabins in Gatlinburg are treasures. I hope my list helped you find a great little rental that steals your heart! 

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