Appalachian Splendor

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Big Ridge Mountain Resort

2 Bedrooms
(1K, 1Q, 1SS)
K - King
Q - Queen
F - Full
T - Twin
B-Q — Queen over Queen Bunk
B-FF — Full over Full Bunk
B-TQ — Twin over Queen Bunk
B-TF — Twin over Full Bunk
B-TT — Twin over Twin Bunk
B-TTT — Triple Twin Bunk
TR — Trundle
Day — Daybed
SS - Sleeper Sofa
SS-Q - Queen Sleeper Sofa
SS-T — Twin Sleeper Sofa
FN — Futon

2 Bathrooms

Sleeps 6


Relaxing days await at Appalachian Splendor, a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin with space to sleep up to 6 guests in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. From afternoons spent in the porch swing overlooking partial mountain views to evenings cozied up in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the living room, time spent at Appalachian Splendor will give you that good mountain feeling.

There is plenty to do in downtown Gatlinburg, from go karts and laser tag to distilleries and delicious restaurants. But when you don’t want to get out of the cabin, Appalachian Splendor has you covered. Grab a book and stay warm by the wood-burning fireplace, break out the board games (provided in the cabin) and have a family game night, shoot pool, play foosball, or flip on the big screen TV and just unwind. There is also a CD player, and the bedrooms have their own TVs for late-night watching before bed. Bedding includes 1 king-size bed, 1 queen bed in the loft, and 1 sleeper sofa for extra space.

Appalachian Splendor is outfitted with plenty of amenities to keep things convenient and comfortable, including a soothing outdoor hot tub, a washer/dryer, rocking chairs and a porch swing, and a grill and picnic table outside. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals for the group, and a dining table for 4 is just 1 good spot to have a meal here. You can also hang out at the breakfast bar with stools or just relax in the living room with mountain views!

 *Four-wheel drive is highly recommended due to the steep driveway/parking, especially in winter.  

Living Room
Welcome to Appalachian Splendor! Leave your bags at the door, plop on the living room sofas, switch on the big screen TV, and let your Smoky Mountain vacation begin. Evening getting a little chilly? Toss some wood into the fireplace and light a dazzling and cozy fire, perfectly paired with a glass of wine and your favorite novel in the armchair with your feet propped on the ottoman. Kiddos want to stay up late? Pull out the sleeper sofa and give them their own space to chill in the living area.

Just off the living room awaits the fully equipped kitchen with tons of meal prep tools, serving dishware, mugs, and more. Plus, you’ll find all major appliances and bar seating for 3. Delectable dinners, lavish lunches, bountiful breakfasts, and midnight munchies are made easy here! Brew as many pots of joe as you please, store fresh ingredients, enjoy homemade meals, bake sweet treats, and let the dishwasher clean up.

Dining Room
Next to the kitchen lies the dining area with a wooden table and 4 chairs. Combined with the kitchen’s bar stools plus the sofas in the living room, everyone will enjoy a comfortable place to dine. And when mealtimes are over, clear the table for board game fun (provided at the cabin) with family and friends. It’s also a great space to catch up on emails, draw a new character for your comic series, or journal about your time in the Smokies.

Rec Room
Ready to play? Head for the rec loft that overlooks the living area. Shoot pool until midnight or challenge your pals to a few matches on the foosball field! Windows showcase the lovely mountain scenery, and there’s a chair and table for breaks with a cold one.

When everyone’s tuckered out from playing in town and at the cabin, get ready for bed in the queen suite with beautiful mountain views through the windows. Or opt for the king bedroom upstairs with a window framing the mountain peaks. And let the kiddos or extra guests take the queen sleeper in the living room. Each bedroom offers a flatscreen TV for entertainment anytime, and the master even boasts an indoor jetted tub with a skylight overhead!

Outdoor Spaces
Outdoors, enjoy scenic mountain views (stunning all year!) from the decks while swaying on the porch swing or rocking chairs at this semi-private cabin. Better yet, hop in the bubbly hot tub for a soothing soak in the trees! There’s also a picnic table and charcoal grill, great for Smoky Mountain cookouts at the cabin. And when you’re itching to head into Gatlinburg, venture to the parking area for 2 down 3 steps, back down the steep and paved driveway, and hit flat, paved roads into town.

*Four-wheel drive is highly recommended due to the steep driveway/parking, especially in winter.  

Other Amenities
What else does Appalachian Splendor offer guests? Hop on the free high-speed wireless internet for a browse of Gatlinburg attractions, pop in CD favorites and boogie, and toss laundry into the washer/dryer whenever! Plus, enjoy community amenities in the Big Ridge Mountain resort! 

Local Fun
Zoom on mountain coasters, stroll at the aquarium, dine riverside, zipline with friends, and shop until you drop in Gatlinburg — only 4 miles from Appalachian Splendor!

Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park
Board the alpine coaster for exciting twists and turns or the mountain glider for adrenaline-pumping dips at Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park!

Fun awaits at Anakeesta, an aerial adventure park with ziplining, a tree canopy walk, gardens, shops, restaurants, and much more atop a mountain with breathtaking scenery.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Enjoy a leisurely ride on the chairlift, walk across the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, and dine with incredible mountain views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.


  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • 1 Sleeper Sofa
  • Mountain View
  • Semi-private
  • Fireplace (wood burning)
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • CD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Foosball Table
  • Pool Table
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • High-Speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • Keyless Entry - No Check-in!
  • Standard Amenities

    Standard Amenities

    • Blender
    • Coffeemaker
    • Dining Table and/or Breakfast Bar
    • Dishes
    • Utensils
    • Glassware
    • Cookware
    • Microwave
    • Oven / Stove
    • Toaster
    • Linens
    • Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Dressers | Closet
    • Alarm Clock
    • Central Heat / AC
    • Full Bathroom(s)
    • Shower and/or Tub
    • TV(s)
    • Towels - 1 per person
    • Min Basic TV service
    • Broom | Dust Pan
    • Fire Extinguisher


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Guest Reviews

Reviews for Appalachian Splendor

  • "The view from our cabin was breathtaking. The cabin was clean, roomy and just the right location. We will be booking again."


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CFY Quality Rating System


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.

  • Laminate Countertops
  • Tube TVS
  • Cloth or outdated couches/chairs
  • Brass head/footboards
  • Worn out furniture
  • Outdated kitchen appliances
  • Worn or Outdated Carpet
  • Mismatch furniture
  • Visible wear on deck/exterior


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.

  • Custom design elements
  • Stone countertops in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Leather couches/chairs
  • Up-to-date TVs
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Hardwood throughout
  • Consistent furniture style
  • Exterior not worn out