Hard to Leave

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

2 Bedrooms
(1Q, 1K)
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 4
(Max Occupancy)
The occupancy advertised is the maximum allowed at a property at any given time.

Parking 2


Drive through the beautiful Smoky Mountains and pull into the paved driveway of your dreamy, inviting cabin, Hard to Leave. The name says it all. With spacious rooms and lovely sunlight pouring through the numerous windows of this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin, you won’t want to think about ever leaving this mountain fantasy.

Tucked among the trees of the Great Smoky Mountains, your cabin stay can be as connected or disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the city as you like. What guests of Hard to Leave will really not want to pry their eyes from are the breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains directly through the windows and from the deck chairs. Soak in the picturesque waves of green forests or kaleidoscope of warm colors of the fall.

This mountain cabin with rustic decor will lend you the escape to nature you needed, while providing all the amenities you want. From a full kitchen, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a big flatscreen TV to a jetted tub, game tables, and an outdoor hot tub, it has the amenities and conveniences to make any stay comfortable, fun, and memorable. Run away to the Smoky Mountains and stay at Hard to Leave for a cabin vacation to remember!

Living Room
Gather around the playful bear coffee table for board games in the coziness of Hard to Leave’s spacious living room. The 2 cushy sofas offer reclining for putting your feet up and relaxing after a full day of shopping in the outlets of Pigeon Forge and The Island. The area makes for a very accommodating movie-night screening on the large flatscreen mounted above the stone fireplace, so bring along some of your favorite DVDs to pop into the DVD player here. Make some hot chocolate and gather around the fire to share laughs and make plans for the next day. Slowly sway your little one to sleep in the glider as you read their favorite book under the lamplight. The warm wooden features, mountain décor, and windows framing mountain views will make the living room a perfect place to convene and plan your next outings to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The lovely, inviting mountain kitchen makes cooking those familiar homemade meals you have always loved fun in the cabin. Prepare a hearty Southern meal with favorites like mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and mac n’ cheese, and set them out across the spacious counter for guests to come back for second helpings.

You will find plenty of kitchen tools, from pots and pans and dishes to full-size appliances and utensils for preparing and serving a filling meal after a day of hiking Cades Cove or venturing the trail to the 80-foot waterfall of Laurel Falls. Easily store leftovers in the fridge from a restaurant downtown, or just order pizza and have space to set up a buffet in the kitche. Need your morning pick-me-up? Brew a pot in the coffeemaker or take advantage of individual options with the Keurig coffeemaker.

Dining Room
Gather around the large 6-chair dining room table for bonding time over delicious food and hearty laughs. Enjoy all the natural light from the surrounding windows at lunch or feast under the light of the chandelier at dinner. The dreamy, sheer white curtains, warm hardwood floors, and mountain style décor and furnishings will make you feel right at home in the Smokies. Memories around the dining room table are a guest favorite, so don’t forget to bring the family’s favorite board game or a new card game to share with friends!

Game Loft
The loft of Hard to Leave is lit by sizable windows facing an alluring Smoky Mountain skyline. Have a rousing, competitive game of pool or feel a little nostalgic (and show the kids your skills) with the arcade game here. With so many choices – foosball (on the deck), pool, arcade games, playing board games, and watching movies – you won’t have to worry about entertaining everyone or spending too much money during your cabin vacation!

Hard to Leave provides 2 private bedrooms with a queen-size bed in one and a king-size bed in the other, giving 4 guests plenty of comfortable sleeping space. The spacious bedrooms provide all the same amenities of comfy linens, nightstands, reading lamps, flatscreen TVs, and dressers. Unwind and take a quiet nap in the room or get some alone time with your favorite audio book. Enjoy the privacy of your own bathroom for each bedroom, and shower off after a full day of theme park rides in Dollywood before taking that nap. Return to your rooms after a fun-filled night in Pigeon Forge and riding the Alpine Mountain Coaster for a much-needed full night’s rest in your homey cabin bedroom.

Outdoor Spaces
Grab your tea and head to the porch to enjoy your cold drink while sitting in an Adirondack chair overlooking the gorgeous Smoky Mountain skyline. Visit the Smokies during the fall for a natural show of the changing leaves crawling across the mountainsides. Hard to Leave provides premium seating on the deck for nature’s stunning transition from summer to winter. Enjoy the serenity of the mountain air from the hot tub, and let the water soothe your muscles and mind. 

Want the kids to play outside more? That is an even easier task when there’s a foosball table on the porch! Add a little smoky flavor to those steaks and burgers by grilling out on the charcoal grill while the other chef prepares all the tasty sides in the kitchen. Whether it’s reading a book on the porch swing, loosening up in the hot tub, or goofing off over a game of foosball, the outdoor spaces and the views will definitely be some of your favorite perks at Hard to Leave. And be sure to take note of the hilly drive up with breathtaking mountain scenes along the way!

Local Fun

While Hard to Leave is hard to leave, you will love the variety of attractions Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg have to offer! From horseback riding and mountain coasters to museums and tons of shopping, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Cades Cove
Explore one of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s most popular areas tucked into the mountains. Cades Cove has an 11-mile one-way paved loop around a scenic mountain valley filled with tons of wildlife, picture-perfect views, and historical structures preserved by the Smoky Mountain National Park.

Alpine Mountain Coaster
Take a roller coaster ride unique to the mountain landscape on the Alpine Mountain Coaster! Zip through trees and down rocky drop-offs in your single-car coaster ride. Get your thrill during the day or at night when the track is lit-up with rainbow neon lights.

Sevierville, TN
Visit all your favorite name-brand stores at the Tanger Outlets or play at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park, which offers a ton of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, including the longest swinging bridge in America suspended over Foxfire Gorge! Sevierville also boasts lots of restaurants, unique shops, and family-friendly fun!


  • 1 Queen
  • 1 King
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Foosball Table
  • Pool Table
  • Arcade Games
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Porch Swing
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Paved driveway
  • 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


Sq. Ft. 1,500
Hard to Leave - Entry Level
Hard to Leave - Second Floor

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 2 guests recommend

  • 5.0 Room Quality
  • 5.0 Value for money
  • 5.0 Location

Reviews for Hard to Leave

  • "Such a beautiful peaceful cabin. Fully loaded with stuff to do for people of all ages! A beautiful mountain view. Nothing better than sitting in the hot tub looking at the mountains! Very close to town but private enough to feel secluded. We loved it and will definitely be coming back to this cabin! Thank you Cabins for you!"
    Verified guest on 03/22/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and are looking forward to your next trip!

  • "Excellent accommodations, fantastic views, very private, peace & quiet, but plenty to do and see, for the whole family. Would highly recommend cabins for you."
    Verified guest on 11/02/2018

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you for your review! We couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed your relaxing stay at Hard to Leave! We hope to serve you with even more fantastic cabin stays in the future.

  • "We stayed in Cabins for You's "Hard to Leave" cabin and the name fit it perfectly. It was more of a home away from home than a cabin. Everything you need and more. The view was stunning, the amenities unbelievable and as for comfort, the best way I can describe it is, again, a home away from home. The cabin was impeccably clean with all the supplies you need to feel at home. We will definitely be staying with them again!"

  • "We stayed at "Hard To Leave". This was our fourth time staying with Cabins For You and we were not disappointed. The views were amazing and it was a quiet area, just what we needed. The cabin had everything we needed for our five night stay. The staff helping me plan the vacation were top notch. I recommend CFY to everyone."

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hard to Leave cabin through Cabins for You. The cabin was beautiful and had an absolutely amazing view. Reserving, check-in, and check-out was easy. Would definitely stay in this cabin again."

  • "Great cabin with great views. Will be back."

  • "This is a fantastic cabin in a great location. Killer views, great amenities, and close proximity to things you want to do in the area (without being IN those areas). The place was in great shape when we arrived, and had everything we needed. Perfect for our getaway."

  • "Cabins for You provided excellent customer service and the cabin was very nice and clean. In today's world it seems that customer service has taken a back seat to speed and efficiency. However, Cabins for You take the time to send you emails with all important information and make sure you know that they are only a phone call away should you need them. They also called a few days before our trip to make sure we had everything we needed for a worry free vacation. The cabin was very clean and nice. It truly did feel like a home away from home. Relaxation was our goal for our weekend and with Cabins for You we reached that goal and had a very nice and relaxing time. I would highly recommend Cabins for You to any who are looking to rent a cabin!"

  • "Very easy check in. This cabin was in a great area off of Wears Valley Road with an exceptional view. We also had a visit from a bear!!! Would definitely recommend this cabin!!"

  • "This was my second stay with Cabins for You and they did not disappoint. The cabin was very clean and it had everything we needed for our stay. I especially liked the video of the drive to the cabin with directions! I will be staying with Cabins for You again!"

  • "We stayed at the Hard to Leave cabin and it was amazing. We had our privacy and I can’t even begin to explain how incredible the view was. Customer service was great and attentive to any questions we had. I recommend them and will continue to use them for our future trips."

  • "We stayed at the "Hard 2 Leave" cabin right before Christmas and it was truly just that! The cabin was spacious and had everything we needed and more. It was clean when we arrived and very well-maintained. It was perfect for a family. Booking and communications with Cabins for You was very easy! The app was a convenient surprise. The only con was that our cable service was out for our entire stay (service request was easily placed). However, the main tv was able to connect to all of our streaming services and it ended up just fine as we were out and about enjoying Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg during the day. I can't wait to book our next stay!"

  • "We had such a great experience, with Cabins For You.! Our host communicated well and made check in and check out so easy. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The game room and hot tub was a great added bonus. The view was definitely the highlight of the experience. Morning coffee in the hot tub, watching the sunrise was by far our favorite."

  • "The view here was absolutely stunning. Spent most of our time on the porch or in the hot tub soaking in the stunning views."

  • "The place was really nice with an amazing view ! we had a really good time"


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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