Gatlinburg On River Time

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

1 Bedroom
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

1 Bathroom

Sleeps 2
(Max Occupancy)
The occupancy advertised is the maximum allowed at a property at any given time.

Parking 2


The perfect balance of Smoky Mountain history, modern amenities, vintage touches, rustic mountain charm, and chic décor, this 1-bedroom pet-friendly cabin for 2 will have you sitting back and soaking up your escape On River Time. It is style, comfort, and romance all blended into 1 beautiful cabin made for making memories. It is bright, cozy, and cool, making you feel at home while also pampered and swept away.

Now peacefully situated right on the river in downtown Gatlinburg, On River Time was originally located in historic and scenic Cades Cove. And while you still get a feel for that history, the inside has been completely remastered and beautifully decorated to give you the best of the old and the new. Better still, on top of everything you’ll find inside the cabin, On River Time boasts a location that can’t be beat. It’s within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg, situated next to the cozy River Romance and the charming Simone’s Cottage.

As you explore this cabin, take time to notice the details, from the fun throw pillows and whimsical light fixtures to the pops of color and the mix of textures. It all adds up to one cozy Gatlinburg cabin you won’t soon forget!

Living room
Each space in On River Time is full of interesting details, and the living room is no exception. An industrial-style light fixture is a fun retreat from the rustic tone that the exposed wood beams set. The all-wood room is warm and cozy, and it features a big screen TV on the mantel and a coffee table big enough for playing some cards or having a cheese and local wine spread on a relaxing night in.

Curl up on the plush sofa or in the big, comfy, matching chair for a romantic night with just the two of you. You can flip on the big screen TV to watch a romantic comedy, just sit back and talk, or flip on the lamps and delve into some good books. However you spend your time here, it’s sure to be a place where your worries can just melt away while you enjoy a slower pace of life…On River Time.

Kitchen & Dining 
Open to the living room – perfect for chatting while making romantic meals – is the lovely kitchen of On River Time. Its wood walls, open shelving, and updated amenities will make it a place you truly want to spend some time. The powder blue vintage-style refrigerator will be the first thing to catch your eye, giving the kitchen a fun and fresh feel.

As you cook, take advantage of the island where you can prep meals, and amenities like the blender, microwave, stove/oven, and beautiful farmhouse sink. The well-equipped kitchen has pots, pans, knives, utensils, and tools for making some great homemade meals. Even the pretty dishes will make you want to have at least a few of your meals in the cabin!

The island also serves as the breakfast bar/dining table, with 2 cushioned bar stools for having meals together. Make your favorite meal for a special night or order our candlelit dinner to have the ingredients for a romantic night ready and waiting for you!

A honeymoon, anniversary, romantic getaway, or peaceful weekend to yourself calls for a truly awesome primary suite, and On River Time doesn’t disappoint. Climb into your cozy king-size bed here before flipping on the flatscreen TV mounted on the wall, turning on the lights on the headboard for some late-night reading, or drifting off to sleep for some of that much-needed rest on vacation.

The bright, breezy room features painted walls, lots of windows that let in natural light, cool colors, and white trim. At the end of the bed, a sitting area with two stylish upholstered chairs, a reading lamp, and an ottoman makes for the perfect place to unwind with a book and a glass of wine or watch some TV after climbing out of bed in the mornings.

On the other end of the room, find a beautiful claw foot tub where you can climb in, pour in some luxurious bath products, and soak away your stresses. There is even an elegant chandelier overhead, elevating your “pamper me” time even more. Close the blinds, run some hot water, and enjoy some peace and quiet in your own cozy cabin.

The primary bathroom – hidden behind a sliding barn door – in On River Time offers more of that rustic charm blended with modern appeal. A reclaimed door serves as the towel rack, a vessel sink gives a farmhouse feel, and the beautiful, modern shower features subway tile and an all-glass door. Getting ready here will feel like its own little retreat!

Outdoor spaces
One of the great things about On River Time is that it gives you so many opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors – on the river. Start with the screened-in deck overlooking the river. Here you can climb into the hot tub to soothe tired muscles after days in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or have a cup of coffee or a meal at the table for 2 facing the water.

If you want to be even more in-tune with nature, take the steps down to your own patio area facing the water, offering Adirondack chairs, a side table, and a charcoal grill where you can toss on some steaks or kabobs on nice days. You’ll spend many peaceful evenings just enjoying the breezes and the sounds of the river here. On River Time also features a nice flat yard (and fenced backyard), so you can toss around a football in fall, play some bocce ball, or just enjoy having your own little space for stretching your legs in the fresh air.

Other amenities
When you’re away, you want to stay connected, so On River Time offers high-speed internet for your convenience. Find out what events are happening via our blog, or get ideas for romantic couple’s attractions, in-cabin recipes, and more. This Gatlinburg cabin also features a washer/dryer, a flat gravel driveway (and flat roads for motorcycles!), 2 parking spaces, and only 1 step up into the cabin for easy arrivals.

Local fun

On River Time gives you easy access to downtown attractions, shops, and restaurants, so you’ll never be without something to do – if you can get yourself to leave this comfy cabin. When you want to get out and explore, check out:

No Way Jose’s
Serving up big portions of sizzling fajitas and savory burritos, alongside ice-cold margaritas, this Mexican favorite in downtown offers a fun atmosphere and delicious fare.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Spend hours exploring underseas with your love at one of the top-rated aquariums in the nation. Walk beneath the sharks, watch dive shows, touch rays, play with the penguins, and meet some incredibly unique underwater creatures.

Want a romantic treat to take back to the cabin? Step into Kilwins – you’ll smell it from the street – for juicy chocolate-dipped strawberries, decadent caramel apples, rich truffles, hand-crafted kettle corns, and so much more.


  • 1 King
  • Clawfoot Bathtub
  • River View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Screened-In Porch
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Flat, gravel 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
    • 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. 774
On River Time - Entry Level

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Guest Reviews

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100% of 1 guest recommend

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

Reviews for Gatlinburg On River Time

  • "My husband and I go to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge every year for our Anniversary. This has by far been our favorite cabin. It's cute and quaint, close to downtown but far enough away from all the hustle and noise of it all. The sound of the river at night was so peaceful, and our favorite part was eating breakfast, drinking coffee and talking by the river. It was absolutely amazing! We will book through this site and most definitely this cabin again (if we can find a free weekend, it's always booked and now I know why)."
    Verified guest on 06/22/2020

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      We couldn't be happier to hear you had a wonderful anniversary getaway at On River Time! With the cute decor and quaint touches throughout the cabin, as well as the convenient location and peaceful sounds of the nearby river, we're so pleased your visit to the Smokies was relaxing and enjoyable. We're excited to host you again in the future for another wonderful cabin stay!

  • "Absolutely loved the cabin " On River Time," hoping to make it a tradition to stay here ... me and my husband loved our three night stay."

  • "The most peaceful, relaxing and romantic place I have ever stayed in. The On River Time cabin has been perfect!"

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in “On River Time!" Was a great experience. Would definitely recommend using Cabins for You."

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay at! Close to downtown so you can walk around without having to take your car out."

  • "The cabin is beautiful and has everything you need. Its within walking distance to downtown but far enough not to have all the noise. its next to the river and beautifully done and the company is quick to respond if you need anything. definately recommend"

  • "On River Time was the perfect blend of an old, rustic cabin with modern updates. It made for a wonderfully romantic getaway. Very convenient to the parkway in downtown, so we didn't have to pay for parking. We will be repeat customers!!!"

  • "We had the cutest little cabin, in walking distance to the Parkway in Gatlinburg. Easy check in and check out. Our cabin was so cute and cozy. We stayed five nights and didn’t really want to leave. The sound of the river was so relaxing. Thank you Cabins for you!"

  • "We had a short stay at On River Time and absolutely loved the cabin and location. Beautifully decorated with a great riverside location, it’s hard to believe you are just a short walk into downtown Gatlinburg. We will definitely look to stay here again! Booking was a cinch. Everything was effortless."

  • "We stayed at “On River Time” and fell in love with it’s charm! The decor is so fitting and yet upscale too. We arrived during a rainstorm and loved the carport which kept us dry as we unpacked. The location is perfectly close to everything. We slept the best we ever have when on vacation- thanks to the awesome bed and the sound of the flowing river. We most definitely will be staying at this cabin again!"

  • "Super cute cabin in a great location for walking into Gatlinburg."

  • "We stayed at the cabin On River Time. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and immediately set the house alarm off. This was totally our fault, but also happened on our last stay. We were able to contact someone and get the alarm turned off before the police could show up. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the sound of the river on the back porch. Gatlinburg is an amazing place to visit and we enjoyed being so close to town. The cabin is very cozy and couple friendly. I also highly recommend using the claw-foot tub. :-) Some people complained about the noise being so close to town, but it was not an issue for us at all. We were fortunate enough to see some snow on our last day and it made it even harder to leave. We will definitely book this same cabin in the future!"

  • "Very clean and in an excellent location. "

  • "I stayed at 3 Cabins for You cabins over the course of several weeks. Every cabin I stayed in was beautifully and uniquely decorated. The beds were all very comfortable as well. I have stayed in a lot of cabins in the Gatlinburg/PF/Sevierville area over the past 27 years. I can honestly say that no other company compares to the excellence I have experienced in decor, comfort, & service with Cabins for You."

  • "Loved our time in “On River Time”. We stayed for our honeymoon, now for our 2 year anniversary! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to experience both sides of Gatlinburg! The strip, and the outdoors."

  • "We rented On River Time and it was just as pictured on the website. The whole booking process was super easy, and the Happy Stays app kept me updated on the reservation. The only issue we had was remote checkin and checkout with the app seemed to glitch, but a quick call to customer service took care of our needs. They were very responsive. The only thing I didn’t like about the cabin was the sliding barn door on the bathroom made it hard to close completely, but that was just one feature of this cabin. We absolutely loved the feeling of being private when we were actually within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg. I’ll definitely book with Cabins For You again."

  • "We have stayed in many cabins with Cabins for You.. We stayed at On The River last week. It was wonderful. It was such a charming and cozy cabin on the river. The sound of the river was very peaceful."

  • "Our stay at On River Time was so relaxing. The directions to the cabin were easy and accurate. No in person check in, everything was handled virtually. Cabins for You provided great communication and instructional videos also that were very helpful. The cabin was very clean, and in close walking distance to the Gatlinburg strip. We have used Cabins for You for many years, as this is our go-to rental company, and have never been disappointed. They provide consistent service and clean cabins with most amenities needed each and every time. On River Time has a flat driveway and no steps so it's easily accessible and close to town. It's the perfect size for a couple and is so cozy and inviting. The bed was so comfortable and the screened porch and hot tub were a nice touch on a rainy day."

  • "Love staying in cabins with Cabins for You. This is our second year staying in Gatlinburg in the same cabin right on the river. So beautiful and peaceful. We even had a few maintenance issues on the first day and it was resolved the next morning. Will definitely be booking again with them!"

  • "We stayed in On River Time in Gatlinburg. It was perfect! We want to stay there again in the winter. It was quaint, decorated nicely, close to everything, and a wonderful experience."

  • "The stay was better than we imagined! Perfect place for our honeymoon! It was walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg, which was AWESOME! The river view from the back porch and seating area down the steps was beautiful and very peaceful! We definitely will be staying with Cabins For You again! ◡̈"

  • "We stayed in On River Time in Gatlinburg. It was perfect! We want to stay there again in the winter. It was quaint, decorated nicely, close to everything, and a wonderful experience."

  • "One of the best cabins I have stayed at in a long time"

  • "Exactly as described in the listing. More rustic in the living room and kitchen space than we are used to but nicely updated bedroom space. Great private outdoor space with hot tub next to the river. Loved hearing the rushing water all day. "

  • "This cabin location is Great ! .. right on the river & Gatlinburg. We enjoyed the gas fireplace. .. turned on with a flip of a switch. Cabin looks like it's been recently remodeled ... my wife loves the retro style kitchen, & I enjoyed the hot tub. Our experience was great & we would recommend this cabin."

  • "We stayed at “On River Time” and fell in love with it’s charm! The decor is so fitting and yet upscale too. We arrived during a rainstorm and loved the carport which kept us dry as we unpacked. The location is perfectly close to everything. We slept the best we ever have when on vacation- thanks to the awesome bed and the sound of the flowing river. We most definitely will be staying at this cabin again!"

  • "It was beautiful and peaceful! We had a wonderful time"

  • "Perfect place for a weekend or romantic getaway. Beautiful and comfortable accommodations. We loved it. We will return"

  • "Loved the cabin “On The River” in Gatlinburg. My only negative comment is the water pressure in the bathroom vanity. Just a stream of water. Need to work on that! Will definitely return to this cabin!"

  • "No complaints. Loved the sound of the creek flowing over the rocks in the back. Helped me sleep like a baby. The location was incredibly convenient. Will stay again."

  • "Great location next to river, cozy and all the amenities needed. Nice fenced yard for pets."

  • "The cabin was beautiful and in a great location with easy access to downtown."

  • "The most wonderful experience I had, I went for my birthday and it couldn’t have been a better spot! Highly recommend- I’m going back for sure!"

  • "Nice cabin it was an old cabin moved there and added some improvements. A lot of old coke posters, old stove, floors was old with humps in it to make it old looking. The only thing was there was a gap under both door were you could see sunlight through. I went and got two plastic pieces to put under them to keep bugs out. The people we rented the cabin from where great, very helpful."

  • "The cabin was quaint and peaceful, but the highway is across the river— can get noisy. It dropped below freezing but the cabin was warm and comfortable even with the air gaps in the doors. The hottub overlooking the river is so serene and calming after a long hike at alum cave trail! You are walking distance to the north end of town, great restaurants!!!"

  • "Relaxing stay in a convenient location In Gatlinburg. The mountain stream background and hot tub make it worth the trip every time. This was our 2nd time at this cabin and definitely not our last."

  • "Excellent little cabin. Location was perfect for downtown Gatlinburg and close to Pigeon Forge. Cabin was comfy - perfect for 2 people. This was our first time staying in a cabin from Cabin for You and we are already booking our next stay. Definitely recommend!"

  • "Cabin was very quaint, and a perfect anniversary get away."

  • "Awesome place to stay"


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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