Knotty and Nice

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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

Parking 3


Looking for a semi-private retreat in the Smoky Mountain woods, where you can bring the whole family? Knotty and Nice is a great cabin choice for you. This 1-bedroom, 2-bath cabin is nestled among maples, elms, and oaks for that private mountain getaway you’ve been looking for. Although this cozy wood cabin only comes with 1 bedroom, you can sleep up to 6 guests inside. So bring the kids, a few friends, or just enjoy the extra space inside Knotty and Nice as you relax in your home away from home in the Smokies.

Located less than 7 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge, this cozy cabin features a selection of entertaining amenities for your week or weekend away in the woods. Play a game on the pool table or enjoy a soothing soak in your outdoor hot tub. This cabin also comes with an arcade game, a wraparound deck, a charcoal grill, and a gas fireplace for full days of relaxation and fun. Whether you’re coming for a quiet vacation in the Smokies or to attend a special event in nearby Pigeon Forge, Knotty and Nice offers the best of the Smoky Mountain atmosphere while staying close to the adventures of downtown.

Living Room
Inside Knotty and Nice, expect to find comfortable living spaces with plenty of room for your group of 6 guests. The living room is one of the first spaces you’ll come to, and you’ll immediately love the vaulted ceilings and large windows covering the back wall of this cabin.

Plenty of natural light spills in from the Smokies to brighten up this space and draw attention to the cozy quarters inside. Relax on the sofa, set your drink on a nearby table, and get cozy in front of the gas fireplace that reaches to the ceiling. Curl up in front of the fire with loved ones during a fall getaway, or you can spend time together watching a favorite DVD or VHS tape on the big screen TV mounted in the corner. Knotty and Nice provides access to a DVD player, VCR, and CD player during your stay, so you won’t need to worry about finding entertainment for a rainy day while you’re in the Smokies!

A getaway to Pigeon Forge isn’t complete without visiting some of the area’s popular restaurants, and with your group, you should also plan for a night on the town at one of Pigeon Forge’s favorite dinner shows. Dolly Parton’s Stampede immediately comes to mind, but that’s not the only Smoky Mountain show worth checking out during your stay.

When it’s time to head back to the cabin with your box of leftovers, simply store them away in the full-size refrigerator found in Knotty and Nice. This cabin’s kitchen also comes with a microwave where you can reheat those leftovers for a midnight snack, an oven/stove where you can cook homemade meals throughout the day, and more!

Take advantage of staying in a Pigeon Forge cabin by making omelets for breakfast or spreading out a selection of breads, meats, and cheeses for lunch. Inside the Knotty and Nice kitchen, you should be able to find your basic supplies for cooking—and even a few extras, like a Keurig coffeemaker!

Dining Room
A rustic wood dining set awaits you in the dining room inside Knotty and Nice. This table offers place settings for 6, though the cabin is open enough to accommodate extra guests in the living room without separating your group. With the simple yet modern light fixture overhead and twin windows on either side, this dining room makes for a quiet place to get away in the Smokies while enjoying homemade meals in the intimacy of just your group.

If your stay at Knotty and Nice is an occasion to celebrate, try having a meal delivered to your cabin instead—or request one of our romantic gift baskets. Be sure to ask our reservation specialists about all the special add-ons we have available during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Rec Room | Loft
A rainy day in the Smoky Mountain woods need not be a boring one when you stay at Knotty and Nice. This cabin’s rec room, located at the top of the stairs, functions as a perfect hangout space for a rainy afternoon, a chilly morning, or a fun-filled evening in the cabin. Play hours of pool on your full-size pool table in this space or take turns on the arcade system in the corner.

There’s also a small table for cards, board games, or keeping drinks on hand while you’re between shots. The rec room of Knotty and Nice also functions as a loft/separate sleeping space during your stay. The twin bunk found in this room works well for kids or single guests traveling with your group. And those guests will have direct porch access in the mornings when they want to soak in that Smoky Mountain sun!

The large bedroom inside Knotty and Nice is perfect for a couple’s getaway—or for the parents in charge of coordinating a Pigeon Forge vacation for the kids! With its king-size bed and big screen TV, this bedroom provides exactly what you need to unwind after long days of Smoky Mountain fun.

The bedroom comes with log-style furniture, an updated ceiling fan, a side table, and a modern reading lamp. There are also a couple windows that let in perfect amounts of natural light to nudge you awake in the mornings. Besides the king-size bed and twin bunk set in the loft, Knotty and Nice offers a sleeper sofa, where 2 other guests can stay. Total, the 2 bathrooms and variety of sleeping spaces in this cabin provide comfortable accommodations for 6.

Outdoor Spaces
The tree-studded hills of the Smokies surround Knotty and Nice for a truly private feel even though this cabin is located less than 7 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge. During your stay, you’ll be able to kick back on a rocking chair or take a relaxing soak in your outdoor hot tub. The hot tub overlooks the Smoky Mountain trees with a wooden screen on one side so you can soak in privacy.

There’s also a charcoal grill on the wraparound deck at Knotty and Nice. Plan for a barbecue night with the family, especially if you are planning a visit around Memorial Day or July 4th. These are great times to visit the Smokies because you’ll have the chance to check out various events only in town for the holiday, like the Midnight Parade that takes place every Fourth of July in Gatlinburg.

*The driveway to Knotty and Nice is steep and can be difficult for some vehicles. Four-wheel drive is recommended. 

Other Amenities
Knotty and Nice is a charming cabin in the Smokies that certainly has its perks. This cabin offers high-speed wireless internet for its guests, making it easy to stream videos, catch up on emails, or keep up with the latest Smoky Mountain travel tips and event info on our Cabins for YOU blog. This cabin also offers access to a washer and dryer as well as an indoor jetted tub. Make the most of your Pigeon Forge getaway by booking an all-inclusive cabin like Knotty and Nice!

Local Fun

If you’re looking for a semi-private cabin that’s not too far from the fun of downtown, Knotty and Nice is a great choice for you. Leave the cabin amenities behind for a bit while you venture the less-than-7-mile drive to Pigeon Forge. There, you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun as a couple or with the entire family at attractions like these:

Smoky Mountain Ziplines
Kids and adults will love zipping through the trees for an adrenaline rush and gorgeous views. Get out in nature and fly high above at Smoky Mountain Ziplines!

Tanger Outlet Sevierville 
If you have back-to-school shopping to do or want to get a head start on your holiday list, head to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. Located close to Pigeon Forge, this outlet mall provides all your favorite name-brand products at discount prices.

NASCAR SpeedPark
NASCAR SpeedPark offers unlimited wristbands for a full day of riding go-karts, playing in the arcade, mini-golf, bumper boats, and more! Check it out for yourself when you bring your family to Pigeon Forge.

Please note this property is not pet friendly — including service animals. Check out our pet-friendly vacation rentals if you're planning to bring fur babies to the Smokies!



  • 1 King
  • 1 Sleeper Sofa
  • 1 Twin over Twin Bunk
  • Seasonal Mountain View
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Keurig
  • Arcade Games
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Pool Table
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Rocking Chairs
  • 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. 1,056
Knotty and Nice - Entry Level
Knotty and Nice - Loft

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 1 guest recommend

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

Reviews for Knotty and Nice

  • "We absolutely loved this cabin, from the decor to the look and definitely the location. secluded and quiet. we loved it so much we are planning to return and rent this same cabin. cant wait!"
    Verified guest on 11/04/2022

  • "Knotty & Nice was more than we could have possibly imagined. View was magnificent, and the cabin was just gorgeous. Hot tub, pool table, arcade game and outdoor firepit were highlights. All amenities were in fantastic condition - we absolutely loved it and highly recommend anyone to stay there. You will not be disappointed. Slept 6 of us comfortably. Can't wait to return!"

  • "Everything was just as advertised. Wonderful stay, quite and peaceful."

  • "Simple to book and access with the security code. We never had to interact with any 1-800 numbers and everything was as stated and shown in the pictures . All we had to do was get there and unpack."

  • "Everything was great from online booking to the stay at the cabin. Thank you,it is so beautiful in that area."

  • "The cabin and the entire environment was relaxing "

  • "Cabin was beautiful Costumer service was great I definitely recommend it Will for sure stay again"

  • "The cabin was just like the pictures . We stayed in Knotty and Nice the beds were super comfortable, hot tub was a great way to relax after long ride up and after a long day of sight seeing! There was great views with awesome sunset and sunrises! Very clean and we will be back!"

  • "It was the cutest cabin up in the mountains. I would recommend this to everyone!!"

  • "We stayed in the cabin knotty n nice and it was a great experience. The mountain views from the porch swing were absolutely beautiful and would recommend this cabin to any small family who is in need of some piece and quiet."

  • "Great location. Fun cabin!!! Loved the fire pit!"

  • "Cabin was very clean and cozy. It's in a good location with great views from the wrap around porch! They have golfing, fishing, park and a pool available at this location. Would be a great summer time rental!"

  • "Great cabin up on a mountain. The view is good, a little woodsy but you can see from almost every angle of the property. The inside of the cabin is beautiful. GREAT GREAT location and lovely amenities within the resort. We’d definitely stay again!"

  • "Amazing cabin. Our family had a great vacation. Thank you for having us."

  • "The cabin was in a beautiful spot, pretty secluded. We felt very at home and so comfortable we even decided to stay an extra day! We definitely enjoyed ourselves and have discussed coming back soon!"

  • "We truly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. The kitchen was stocked with a standard coffee pot and a keurig. . . . . nice option! Plenty of paper towels and bath towels also. Definitely appreciated that as we stayed for more than just the weekend. The view is amazing. The drive up is steep . . . . might be slippery when wet or with snow. We had an all wheel drive SUV and no problem making it up the winding roads to the top of the hill to this cabin."

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was beautiful just as pictured. A short drive to the strip in Pigeon Forge and not far from Gatlinburg. It had every thing we needed and gave us privacy and peace. We look forward to visiting again."

  • "Had a great time at the Knoty and Nice cabin . It was well furnished for our needs and the jacuzzi at the end of the day was the best. The drive to the cabin is definitely interesting but manageable even in our Tahoe. If you plan on barbecuing make sure to bring matches as we had difficulty with our butane lighter but manage with it . There is plenty of fun in the area and food."

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in the Knotty & nice cabin. It was spotless & we loved the location even though it was challenging to find in the dark but we easily adjusted to our cabin in the woods & we loved the privacy."

  • "Mattress in master bedroom was not comfortable. Sheets also did not fit the bed. Driveway is a shared driveway that made it a little confusing the first night. Otherwise, the house was great for our family of 4. Granted we mainly were only there at night to sleep. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is always busy but Wears Valley has some great little restaurants."

  • "Wonderful cabin for a wonderful spring break trip. My kids loved the pool table and arcade game and we all enjoyed the hot tub. The location was secluded but in close proximity to all fun things. Would definitely stay 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