Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Morning Mist Resort
Nestled in the heart of the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community, the newly renovated (2020) 2-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom A Top Notch Lodge keeps you close to all the best galleries, handmade souvenirs, local artisans, and historic downtown Gatlinburg. Your cozy cabin is within walking distance of some great shops and restaurants as well as the trolley stop to access the kaleidoscope of local attractions! This is the perfect central location to access Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and many out of town activities (such as rafting, horseback riding, and fishing)!
Ready for a fun family vacation, a weekend with friends, or a romantic escape with another couple? Head to this 1,400-square-foot cabin rental with space for up to 6 guests and plenty of amenities to keep you relaxed and having fun. From an outdoor hot tub and a perfect-for-throwing-football yard to a pool table and cozy bedrooms, this Gatlinburg charmer is sure to be a memorable one.
A lively mountain motif flows throughout this Gatlinburg cabin, and outside it’s surrounded by lush woods and the peace of the Smokies. During downtime at the cabin, play a few games on the pool table, bring your Xbox games, test your skills on the arcade game, or take advantage of the high-speed wireless internet as you lounge on the sofa in front of the media center with big screen TV. Bring along your favorite movies for the DVD and Blu-ray players, and enjoy TVs in each bedroom as well!
On nice nights, grab fresh ingredients from the fully equipped kitchen to cook on the charcoal grill and play around in the yard while dinner is prepared. When it’s cool, head back inside to cozy up by the gas fireplace and have a movie night or enjoy a soothing bath in the jetted tub inside. There is also an outdoor hot tub — the perfect end to a night — as well as a washer and dryer and a motorcycle-friendly driveway. Convenience and comfort await at A Top Notch Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Step inside your cozy cabin abode, head upstairs, and get ready for unforgettable memories on your Gatlinburg vacation! Featuring a seating area with a plump sofa, 2 armchairs, and a coffee table, the living room at A Top Notch Lodge is a great space to gather for morning chats with coffee or board game tournaments with the whole gang. There’s also a 49-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV with Bluetooth and a DVD player for movie nights or entertainment for the kiddos while the adults play pool nearby. On chilly evenings, sip marshmallow-filled cocoa with a new novel series by the toasty gas fireplace. The open concept, wood walls and flooring, plus high ceilings and sliding glass doors really open up the space, keeping everyone comfortable and connected.
Mere feet from the living area lies the open kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking needs! Find major appliances, pots and pans, cookware, dinnerware, mugs, and more, perfect for whipping up traditional family recipes or trying out Paula Deen's latest creation! Store breakfast ingredients, lunch leftovers, and desserts for dinner in the fridge, bake homemade lasagna in the oven, and pop everyone’s movie-night favorite in the microwave — with extra butter! There’s also a stainless-steel double sink to wash up, a Proctor Silex single-serve coffeemaker for endless pots of joe (can accommodate K-Cups), and a toaster for morning bagels.
Just off the kitchen rests the dining area with a wooden table for 6. Combined with the living room seating only steps away, this open-concept space is great for family meals or midnight munchies with your bestie. When you just want to chill at the cabin, the dining table is great for playing card games, browsing local deals on your laptop, or jotting down your next journal entry.
Also located upstairs beside the living room is the rec area, featuring a pool table, arcade games, and media center with a 49-inch big screen TV! The cabin also has an Xbox One S, so the kids and kids at heart can have some fun! (*Bring your own games and sign in through your Xbox account.) Plus, the Xbox One S plays Blu-rays, so don't forget to bring some favorites! Plop on the futon for a bit of entertainment or show off your pool game skills to your friends. After winning so many rounds, take a victory break on the back deck through the sliding glass doors. Don’t worry, if things get too heated, the ceiling fan overhead will keep everyone cool inside. There’s also a half bath nearby, so you won’t have to make any quick trips downstairs.
After a fun day playing in town and at the cabin, it’s time to rest in your king-size bed! Both bedrooms harbor a king-size bed plus a flatscreen TV, bureau with a mirror, and a private en-suite bathroom — providing optimal comfort for YOU. You’ll also find a jetted tub in the master suite, perfect for soothing spa baths with bubbles galore, tea candles, and tranquil tunes, along with a Doctor's Choice Plush Mattress. And don’t forget A Top Notch Lodge sleeps up to 6 guests, with a futon in the rec area.
Ah, breathe in that fresh mountain air on the back deck at A Top Notch Lodge. Wooded views provide a sense of calm as you take a relaxing dip in the steamy hot tub, and the table for 4 is perfect for hot tea sips with the sunrise. Near the flat, paved, motorcycle-friendly driveway with parking for 2, a charcoal grill awaits for barbecue shindigs, featuring a round picnic table so you can eat straight away! The yard is also quite spacious with plenty of room for playing catch or Red Rover with the kiddos, or you can spend your time unwinding in the rocking chairs.
To top everything off, A Top Notch Lodge also provides a handy washer and dryer so you can keep clothes and towels fresh and clean plus high-speed wireless internet to keep up with the Cabins for YOU blog.
About 5 miles to the center of Gatlinburg, A Top Notch Lodge is a great cabin rental for those seeking a quiet mountain escape not too far from the hustle and bustle of downtown. You're within walking distance of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, but there is plenty beyond that as well. In downtown Gatlinburg, check out:
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Play with penguins, pet jellyfish, see piranhas up close (but not too close), walk underneath sharks, and splash with stingrays at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies!
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Check out downtown and mountain beauty from an eagle-eye view aboard the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, reaching 1,800 feet high atop Crockett Mountain!
Scream your head off at the Mysterious Mansion, home to ghoulish creatures, undead beings, and things that go bump in the night…
"Highly recommend for couples trips like we did!"
"Highly recommend for couples trips like we did!"
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Our basic Property Protection Plan covers unintentional damages to your cabin during your stay and provides $1,500 in protection. Enhanced Property Protection (EPP) increases your limits and may offer an extension to your cancellation policy.
We want to ensure each guest has a clean, comfortable place to stay. The cleaning fee covers housekeeping and property cleanup of your cabin once you’ve checked out.
Yes! We offer a 10% active military discount (phone reservations only) and regularly feature deals for YOU. Just check our Specials + Discounts page to see how you can save. And if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can always be on the lookout for flash sales!
Our Cabins for YOU Partner Program gives you discounts to top area attractions - from mini golf and mountain coasters to dinner shows and beyond - when you stay with us.
4+ bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 6 months of stay.
1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 3 months of stay.
Yes, we have quite a few options for pet-friendly vacations! Check out our wide selection online!
Each of our cabins has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, and varying countertop appliances), shared living spaces for guests, a dining table and/or breakfast bar for in-cabin dining, and cozy bedrooms. Most feature wireless internet, flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, decks with wooded or mountain views, and some games or game tables! You can browse by amenity online to find the perfect fit.
You’ll supply your own food, drinks, toiletries, charcoal and lighter fluid (for charcoal grills), propane (for gas grills; check cabin before purchasing), and any other movies or games you’d enjoy on vacation!
We’ll give you a starter supply of:
We provide all linens, along with 1 towel and 1 washcloth per person (based on property sleeps advertised). Many of our cabins have washers and dryers, so it is easy to use only the towels we provide. If your cabin does not have a washer/dryer, you may want to bring extra towels from home.
Most of our cabins offer high-speed wireless internet, but not all. Please check the amenities list and description, or check with your Vacation Specialist when booking!
Check-in is easy with Cabins for YOU. Each cabin has an electronic keypad, and we’ll supply the unique code for your cabin 2 days before check-in. No keys, no going to an office. You’ll use this to unlock your cabin each time you enter. Checkout is equally simple. Just shut the door behind you as you leave and it will automatically lock!
Check-in/out times: Check-in starts at 4 p.m. EST with guaranteed check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout time is 10 a.m. EST. We can’t guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts, but you can check with your Vacation Specialist. Hourly fees apply for early check-ins.
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Once you’ve made your reservation, you’ll receive directions via email and/or a phone call about 48 hours prior to check-in. Or give us a call at 800.684.7865 or email your Vacation Specialist if you have any questions about getting here!
If you have a medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911. For mechanical and non-threatening emergencies, call 800.684.7865 and press option 2 to speak with one of our team members.
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Please report any issues regarding cleanliness of hot tubs, swim spas, or pools upon arrival. We will do our best to resolve them right away. To keep these spaces clean and serviceable for all guests, please shower off before using and refrain from using any lotions or oils. If issues are reported more than 24 hours after arrival, any additional cleaning fees will be charged to current guest.
Overall outdated and/or has worn out elements. There is little to no coordination in furniture and decor. Most furniture items are of lower quality such as cloth couches, laminate countertops, and particle board cabinets.
Average quality accommodations. Will have some good quality and some low quality elements. Things such as a mixture of flatscreen and tube tvs, good quality furniture but worn out and not consistent, particle board cabinets and laminate countertops with updated appliances, or updated appliances but not consistent. These properties have elements of a Bronze and Gold level.
Good quality accommodations. These properties are high quality, but all elements might not be considered luxury in nature. There might be more wear on furniture, deck/exterior, etc. TVs are flat screen, but might not be the newest in quality. Might have stone countertops with updated appliances that aren’t stainless steel. These properties have some elements of the Platinum level, but elements are either slightly outdated, worn, or not as high quality.
Luxury accommodations. All elements are of high quality, design, and are up-to-date. Consistent furniture and decor in each room. Unique touches such as stone designs, barnwood/shiplap, full log pillars are often found in these properties.
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