Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Area: Beside the Still Waters
As you pull into the drive of Close Beside Me, a secluded cabin tucked away in the forests of Pigeon Forge, a serene Smoky Mountain calm washes over, creating a relaxing start to your family vacation or getaway with friends. Step inside to find custom log work along with updated furniture and décor throughout the home. Exposed beams and hardwood floors add a touch of elegance while a stacked-stone fireplace and rocking chairs elevate that cabin charm. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus extra sleeping accommodations, up to 8 guests can comfortably stay at this woodsy abode located in the Beside the Still Waters community. Big screen TVs, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor dining, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a bubbly hot tub create fun spaces to relax, dine, and unwind. Come one, come all for a tranquil stay in the Smokies at Close Beside Me!
With an open concept throughout the home plus high ceilings, Close Beside Me offers a spacious living room, featuring a plush sofa (doubles as a sleeper), 2 arm chairs, a gas fireplace, and a big screen TV. Plop piles of snacks on the coffee table, flip on the flatscreen, grab a pillow, and settle in for family night. During the day, enjoy wooded and treetop views through the large windows all around and up above. When evening sets, switch on the floor lamps, whip up a batch of coffee in the nearby kitchen, open your favorite book, and read for hours on end by a mood-setting fire.
Ah, a communal place in every home, the kitchen at Close Beside Me comes fully equipped with all the pots, pans, cutlery, dishware, mugs, and more you’ll need to prepare homemade meals at the cabin. Gather the gang for food fun, like cookie decorating, an eating contest, or midnight snack munching. Boasting plenty of counter space, black appliances, and a white porcelain sink, this kitchen not only functional but also stylish!
Make dining easy as pie with bar seating for 6 right off the kitchen counter. Cushioned seats keep you comfy while chatting and dining with family and friends. And if you need extra seating, the living room supplies plenty of nearby space, so everyone can stay connected at mealtimes.
Ready to hit the hay after exploring Pigeon Forge attractions all day? Head to one of 2 bedrooms — each with a big screen TV and ceiling fan — for cuddles with your sweetheart, followed by oh-so-sweet dreams. On the entry level, you’ll find a king-size bed while the second floor hosts a queen-size bed. There’s even a futon complete with a bedside lamp in the loft so additional guests can have their own space. And don’t forget about the sleeper sofa in the living room, which brings the maximum guest total to 8. Best of all, one of the 2 full bathrooms offers a jetted tub for bubbly spa baths before bed.
Head onto the deck for morning meals at the outdoor dining tables, gentle sways with a cup of tea in the rocking chairs, and soothing soaks in the steamy hot tub! Outdoors, you’ll also find a charcoal grill, perfect for barbecue parties and steak dinners. The total seclusion of Close Beside Me means private wooded views (or winter mountain views) and quiet peace are yours! And when you’re ready for a bit more excitement, easily venture to town from the flat driveway with parking for 2.
Catering to many wants and needs, Close Beside Me is wheelchair accessible (aside from the kitchen), provides a washer and dryer to keep clothes and towels fresh throughout your stay, and offers free Wi-Fi so you can post trip photos and videos with ease!
Less than 10 miles to the heart of Pigeon Forge, Close Beside Me keeps you nestled in the tranquility of the Smoky Mountain trees while remaining an easy drive to the hustle and bustle of downtown dining, shopping, and attractions.
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Putt your way to victory on the well-manicured greens at the Gatlinburg Golf Course. With top-notch mountain views, the setting is truly picturesque.
Zooming rollercoasters, sky-high rides, dance numbers, country songs, birds of prey, sweet treats, local crafts, seasonal events…the list of fun things to do and see at Dollywood goes on and on!
The Dome Ziplines
See the tree canopy up close and personal and view the city like never before, 65 feet in the air at the tippy top of The Dome Ziplines.
I asked the owner rep about this. Apparently, the kitchen is wide enough for a wheelchair to enter, but there is not a roll-up counter, which is required in a fully handicap accessible house.
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If your arrival date is 30 days or more out, you will pay $250 (reservation total less than $3000) or $750 (reservation total more than $3000) at booking, with remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, entire balance is due at booking.
Accepted payment methods: credit card, electronic checks, and OVERNIGHT money orders
This is a great way to protect yourself in the case of unforeseen events that delay you or cause you to reschedule or cancel your trip. You can add it on prior to your last scheduled payment. Want to know more? Check out our Trip Insurance page.
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 5 months of stay 1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 2 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.
Before leaving, please be sure to:
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.
Non-emergency police lines:
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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