Had Me At Merlot

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

1 Bedroom
(1K, 2SS)
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 5
(Max Occupancy)
The occupancy advertised is the maximum allowed at a property at any given time.

Parking 2


Whether it’s a romantic getaway for 2, a weekend to reconnect with a few friends, or a fun family vacation, Had Me At Merlot welcomes you home in the historical Great Smoky Mountains. This charming and beautifully designed 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, accommodates up to 5 guests plus features warm wood interiors, homey conveniences, kid-friendly extras, and entertainment for all. 

Make homemade meals in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy them at the outdoor dining table. Sip your coffee in the rocking chairs on the deck before strolling around the property for some fresh air. The living room is cozy and welcoming, with a stone fireplace, a flatscreen TV, and plush seating. The king bedroom has a TV and fireplace as well, and there is a washer/dryer and high speed wireless internet at this Pigeon Forge cabin. There’s even a quaint rec room with another TV setup and sitting space! 

Browse the cabin board games for a fun family game night, check out the cabin books, pop a movie in the Blu-ray player, and play arcade games for some old-school fun. If you’re traveling with a little one, enjoy the convenience of a Pack ‘n Play at this Pigeon Forge vacation rental. You’ll also have a charcoal grill for cookouts, an outdoor hot tub for steamy soaks, and 2 sleeper sofas for some extra space outside of the bedroom. Plus, you’ll be within walking distance of The Island, the LeConte Center, the Cal Ripken Experience, and other attractions along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

Living Room
After riding a mountain coaster, putt-putting on a rooftop, or adventuring in the sky, return to kick back and relax in the inviting living space at your cabin rental in Pigeon Forge. There’s a sofa, a glider with an ottoman, a recliner, and an additional ottoman to keep everyone comfortable. Windows open up the space and let in plenty of natural light during the day. You can spot the surrounding trees and experience the beauty of nature indoors.

Ceilings are vaulted, wood beams are exposed, and there’s a gorgeous stone (gas) fireplace central to the room. On colder evenings, light a roaring fire to warm up, pass around mugs of hot chocolate or glasses of local wine, and enjoy chatting the night away. For more entertainment, switch on the TV and watch a Blu-ray for a fun movie night together. For quieter times, grab a book from the cabin selection or crack open one of your favorites from home to read for a while.

Kitchen & Dining
Between reading by the fireplace, chatting in the rec room, and hanging out on the deck at your Pigeon Forge cabin rental, cook meals, select snacks, and prepare drinks in the fully equipped kitchen. Featuring a black double sink with a window, matching appliances, spacious counters, cooking tools, dishware, glassware, mugs, and cutlery, this space has everything you need to cook, serve, and dine.

There’s even a large island with bar stools, where you can eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snacks. This Smoky Mountain cabin boasts a board game selection to choose and set up what you’d like to play at the counter. Additional guests can spread out into the living room to dine as the open concept keeps everyone together.

Rec Room
Ready to play at your cabin rental in Pigeon Forge? The rec room is the perfect size for your honeymoon, family trip, or small group getaway. Rest on the sofa or armchair to watch entertainment on the TV while others play arcade games at the barrel-style unit. Windows brighten up the room, and it’s a nice space to retreat with a good book if you like.

Hiking to waterfalls in the national park, sampling Ole Smoky Moonshine, or shopping until you drop along The Mountain Mile will leave you ready to relax and hit the hay at your Pigeon Forge cabin rental. There is a welcoming bedroom with custom furniture, a king-size bed, classic mountain decor, a TV, a ceiling fan, and a roaring gas fireplace. 

Additional guests can drift to dreamland on the 2 sleeper sofas in the home, one in the living room and the other in the rec room. There are 2 bathrooms in the home, featuring 1 walk-in shower and 1 shower/tub combo. Enjoy a hot shower and draw bubble baths for the kids or yourself! One of the bathrooms is an en-suite to the bedroom, which is an added bonus.

Outdoor Spaces
Seasonal mountain views and year-round wooded scenery are best viewed from the decks at your semi-private cabin in Pigeon Forge. Flip burgers, hot dogs, steaks, or veggies on the gas grill for a fun mountain cookout together. You can sip coffee in the rocking chairs or double glider and enjoy meals at the outdoor table. And pull down the privacy canvases for a relaxing dip in the hot tub whenever you want. 

On the property, there is a stone path that leads to a picnic-style, charcoal grill and a stone bench to take in the fresh mountain air. You can stretch your legs in the quaint outdoor area as well. When you’re ready to travel, the flat and paved driveway with parking for 2 vehicles (motorcycles welcome) plus flat and paved roads to the cabin make things a whole lot easier. Not to mention, there are only 4 steps up to reach the front porch, so unloading and loading the cars will be a breeze. 

Other Amenities
In addition to fun extras and peaceful views, this Pigeon Forge cabin boasts high speed Wi-Fi to keep you connected with loved ones back home, a washer and dryer to refresh towels, linens, and clothes as needed, as well as a Pack ‘n Play for the little ones just in case. Please note that this vacation home is not pet friendly.

Local Fun
Within walking distance to downtown Pigeon Forge attractions — including The Island, the LeConte Center, and the Cal Ripken Experience — your Smoky Mountain cabin is super convenient. Peruse the strip and pick out things to do with your spouse, family, or friends. There are museums, go-karts, mini-golf courses, tons of shops, animal encounters, adventurous rides, and plenty of eateries. 

Gatlinburg and Sevierville are neighboring mountain towns that offer even more for your getaway in the Smokies! Not to mention, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a hop, skip, and jump away. Meander along hiking trails, ride horses in Cades Cove, take scenic drives, fly fish for rainbow trout, spot foraging wildlife, or enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors.

The Old Mill
Featuring restaurants, blacksmith demonstrations, a wishing fountain, country boutiques, and a working grist mill on the Little Pigeon River, The Old Mill is a historic spot in Pigeon Forge and a great place to walk around and experience the Appalachian lifestyle. 

The Incredible Christmas Place
As the largest Christmas shopping village in the South, The Incredible Christmas Place lives up to its name — with a magical atmosphere, year-round festive vibes, holiday decorations, and so many gifts to choose from!

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
A combined live entertainment show plus an adventure park, this one-of-a-kind attraction boasts a competition between world-class lumberjacks and hands you the reins to try their lumber games yourself!


  • 1 King
  • 2 Sleeper Sofas
  • TV in bedrooms
  • Flat, paved driveway
  • Grill (Charcoal-picnic area style)
  • Seasonal Mountain View
  • Semi-private
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Arcade Games
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Board Games
  • Pack 'n Play
  • Books
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Grill (gas)
  • 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
    • Central Heat / AC
    • Full Bathroom(s)
    • Shower and/or Tub
    • TV(s)
    • Towels - 1 per person
    • Basic TV/Streaming Service
    • Broom | Dust Pan
    • Fire Extinguisher


Sq. Ft. 700
Entry Level

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Guest Reviews

Reviews for Had Me At Merlot

  • "Awesome cabin. Close to the island. Easy in and out. feedback from our guests on this cabin!"

  • "The cabin was in the perfect location and was just perfect for our family of four."

  • "Beautiful location. Amongst shopping adventure thrills and good eats. The cabin itself was spacious In a great location fully loaded, including Wi-Fi."


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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