Gatlinburg On the River

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 3


Elegant furnishings plus cabin charm meet retro touches and modern conveniences throughout On the River, a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, pet-friendly cabin mere steps away from the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This peaceful waterfront property for 2 not only offers direct access to the serene river but also a long list of great amenities to keep you relaxed and having fun.

Enjoy a screened-in deck with an outdoor hot tub and rocking chairs, a fully equipped galley kitchen, a cozy living area with a big screen TV and stone fireplace, a relaxed reading nook and mini library, a large tiled rain shower, and a spacious bedroom with a soothing copper tub and comfy king-size bed. Combining these great amenities with an optimal location less than 1 mile from downtown attractions, On the River is an ideal escape — perfect for romantic weekends away, an unforgettable honeymoon, or extended anniversary vacations.

Living Room
Step into the inviting living room, featuring a plush sofa, matching recliner, big screen TV, and stone gas fireplace. The light wood flooring and ceiling complement the dark walls in between, and the stylish décor and an antler chandelier pair well with the cream tables and patterned area rug. Snuggle with your spouse and a soft throw on the sofa, pop in a drama DVD for movie night, or curl up with a romance novel by a toasty fire. Oh, and don’t forget the lounge area nearby, boasting cushioned seating, a mini library, and lovely river views. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a good book, update social media, chat with your honey, or sip champagne.

A bright contrast to the warm living area, the galley kitchen is fully equipped, providing all the appliances, tools, dishware, and prep space you’ll need for homemade meals. Home to mint-green, retro-style appliances, a white farmhouse sink, open wood shelving, plus stainless-steel touches, whipping up tasty dishes, in-between-meal munchies, and midnight snacks in this kitchen will be a piece of cake…which you can bake at the cabin or bring back from town. Hot breakfasts on the stove, fresh veggies and fruits from the fridge, steaming cups of joe from the coffeemaker, parmesan-topped popcorn from the microwave, and a dishwasher to take care of the mess — the kitchen at On the River sure does deliver! It also has a new induction stove!

*Induction stove requires stainless steel or cast iron for cooking. If bringing your own cookware, please pack accordingly. 

Dining Area

Just off the kitchen lies the quaint dining area, harboring a woven rug, wooden table for 2, and a modern chandelier overhead. While dining on self-prepared meals, reheated leftovers from town, or delivery is good, why not go the extra mile for this romantic occasion and splurge on a private in-cabin chef? Or you could opt for a gift basket filled with goodies instead — yum! Either way, the dining space is sure to come in handy for delectable meals, card games, or checking emails.

Ah, the spacious, restful bedroom awaits with chic furnishings, including a king-size bed with extra pillows, a copper tub, metallic chandeliers, and bedside lamps. There’s even a mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment. After exploring the area and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll enjoy a muscle-relaxing soak in the copper tub — add lavender-scented candles and calming tunes to really enhance the luxurious experience. Or maybe you’d prefer a wash in the tiled rain shower with room for 2. And the bathroom vanity with his-and-her sinks will make getting ready for town or bed a breeze.

Outdoor Spaces
Picturesque to say the least, On the River boasts a top-notch riverfront location, making the great outdoors a place you’ll want to be throughout your Gatlinburg stay. After smooth travels along flat roads, pull up and park up to 3 vehicles (there’s room for a trailer) in the paved, motorcycle-friendly driveway, grab your suitcases, head 3 steps up into the cabin, and make yourself right at home.

On the screened-in deck, you’ll find a bubbly hot tub for relaxing riverfront soaks in addition to rocking chairs, which pair perfect with a glass of sweet tea in summer or a mug of hot cocoa in winter. Reconnect with nature on a deeper level as you head to the outdoor seating area, featuring cushioned Adirondack chairs with throw pillows, lush overhanging trees, and the rushing Little Pigeon River. Breathe in that fresh mountain air and listen to the sounds of wildlife as you unwind with a cup of coffee in the mornings. And don’t forget to fire up the charcoal grill for evening barbecues!

Other Amenities
On the River has it all — and then some! Use the high-speed wireless internet to plug in for a bit, update social media, browse local deals, and check out our blog. Best of all, this humble riverfront abode is pet friendly, meaning Fido is more than welcome to take in the wondrous sights, head-turning sounds, and intriguing scents of Gatlinburg! It's also motorcycle friendly, making parking much easier. 

Local Fun

Enjoy the best of both worlds at this cozy Smoky Mountain cabin: soak up the serenity of the Little Pigeon River and take advantage of the convenient location near downtown Gatlinburg — less than 1 mile away! Go for a leisurely walk or a short drive to local attractions, restaurants, and shops with ease when you book a relaxing stay at On the River.

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
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Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Speed through the trees, over high hills, around sharp turns, and down the mountain aboard the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster!

Ole Smoky Moonshine
Taste that good Ole Smoky Moonshine at the most-visited distillery in the nation, then bring a few jars back to the cabin!


  • 1 King
  • River View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Induction Stove
  • Flat, 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
    • 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. 900
On The River - Entry Level

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 3 guests recommend

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

Reviews for Gatlinburg On the River

  • "We travel a lot, and usually, pictures of properties don't tell the exact story. Not true here, every picture shown here was spot on and accurate. This is a cozy, romantic, rustic type cabin with all you could need or want. Location? Could not be better, step out back and watch the rapids of the flowing river, sit in the hot tub in the screened in porch and watch and listen to the river. Ready for the town? An easy walk to everything in Gatlinburg, whether it be dining or shopping. We visit the Smokies twice a year and have found our go to the cabin for future dates. The decor was lovely, the wifi, TV, and electronics top notch, but it's all about comfort and romance here. If any pictures told a story, the ones you'll see of this cabin are right on and you could not be disappointed. We look forward to our fall trip now, knowing we have already found the cabin of our choice! Perfect."
    Verified guest on 05/06/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you so much for this raving review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed On the River from the location to the coziness and decor. We are also delighted to hear you found your perfect cabin and can not wait to serve you again soon!

  • "This cabin looks just like it does in the photos! It’s so cute and fun to stay in. It’s super close to downtown and is super cozy."
    Verified guest on 04/11/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you so much for the review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed On the River and look forward to your next stay with us!

  • "Very good cabin rental company to do business with. Under promise, over deliver."
    Verified guest on 03/01/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you so much for this review! We are glad we could help with this vacation!

  • "We had a beautiful weekend. Our cabin "On The River" was full of BEAUTIFUL details and made our experience even more special. We absolutely loved the style and comfort of the entire place. Will definitely return soon!!"

  • "Loved On The River!! The cabin was great and Cabins for You was GREAT to work with! Can't wait to go back!"

  • "We travel a lot. Twice a year our destination is Gatlinburg. This time we wanted something riverside, yet still close to town. We decided on our cabin, "On the River" based on pictures and limited reviews. Upon arrival, we found every single picture we had seen were perfect in reality! This cabin screamed of decor, comfort, romance and location! It was nearly perfect. Cozy and comfortable sofa and recliner placed directly in front of the fireplace and big screen television. Dual sink bathroom with oversized 2 person shower with rain shower and individual shower heads. Very large bedroom with comfortable king size bed, plenty of drawer and closet space, and even a washer and dryer hidden in a closet. A custom deep water copper tub awaits you next to the door leading to the screened in porch. And that porch is to die for, 2 rockers and a 4 person hot tub provide the sights and sounds of the flowing mountain stream just outside to add to your relaxation and mountain feel. The kitchen is large with high end plates and utensils, not to mention the perfect retro appliances only add to the overall charm. Location is PERFECT! Not only is it directly on the stream, the walk to everything in Gatlinburg is easy whether it be dining, shopping, or playing. The cabin was very clean, well stocked and obviously loved in attention to detail. We encountered zero problems during our stay and the check in and check out process was a breeze. We travel with our 13 lb Havanese puppy and she loved it just as well and they even had a welcome kit for her. We have found our go to cabin now in Gatlinburg and look forward to many more stays there. I would highly recommend "On the River" and Cabins For You for your future stays and consideration."

  • "What a great spot to sit out in the yard and listen to and watch the river. Beautiful! So comfortable, with a large walk in shower and we slept great on the bed. Great location: quiet, but walking distance to trolley and shops and restaurants downtown. "

  • "We LOVED our stay with Cabins for You, they were so friendly, efficient and had an amazing response time to phone calls and emails when I had questions. I could not be more pleased with a rental company, the cabin was so clean, we even had a welcome bag waiting on us with all of our supplies, which was more than we've ever received anywhere else, we had supplies left over at the end of our stay and didn't have to use our own or go out and buy more. We ran into the inspector as we arrived and she was so friendly and made sure our place was clean and ready for us, turned on the a/c, we really felt welcomed! The before you come and after you leave videos were so helpful, everything was spelled out on what to expect and we got every email with the necessary directions and codes we needed. We couldn't have had a more pleasant stay and will definitely book with them again in the future. Every person we dealt with was professional, caring and friendly and assured we would be satisfied with our stay, and we were! Thanks Cabins for You for a wonderful stay in the Smokies, we loved the magnet picture frame and special tote along with the basket of snacks and a thank you card. You're the best!"

  • "You wont disappointed with a stay at this cabin on the river. Privacy, soothing sound of the river, quiet, comfortable quarters, washer and dryer and the hot tub and dual head shower make for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway. far enough from downtown to get away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy going out and into town If that's your thing."

  • "This is my second time booking with this company. The website is very user friendly. They offer a large variety of cabins with great descriptions and pictures. If we had any issues at the cabin, customer service was always easy to get in touch with and a great help. Our cabin “on the river” was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend this company for booking your cabin!"

  • "My husband and I stayed at On the River and the cabin was amazing. We didn’t want to leave. The staff at cabins for you is extremely helpful and friendly. We will be returning soon."

  • "We loved being in walking distance to restaurants and shops. Loved listening to the river right outside our window"

  • "It was even better than we had hoped for. The perfect get away."

  • "This is an amazing location an cabin! It had everything we needed for our 24th anniversary getaway. We could walk to locations in Gatlinburg that we wanted to visit or easily drive to our chosen hiking trails in the park. The hot tub was fabulous after our hiking experiences and the well equipped kitchen made it easy to prepare breakfast and an occasional dinner at the cabin. The window seat was a great place for my morning devotional reading or afternoon rest. We will definitely check out this cabin and Cabins For You again! "

  • "This place is so cute! We loved it, the river is so peaceful to listen to at night! "

  • "Loved this cute cabin! Everything about it was so nice."

  • "We had an amazing stay here! The cabin was very cozy and but spacious at the same time. The kitchen was stocked with everything that we needed. Check in was very easy and upon arrival, the cabin was extremely clean and all setup for our stay. Definitely would visit again in the future!"

  • "This cabin was so charming and relaxing! You can hear the river from inside in the most wonderful way. The bed was unbelievably comfortable as was the adorable book nook. Close enough to walk downtown, but in a lovely quiet area. Such a peaceful retreat, thankful to have found this cabin!"

  • "This cabin is absolutely beautiful! We went with the goal to continue our social distancing in nature near the river. This cabin provided just that. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and grilling outside (basic charcoal grill without a lid). Given the circumstances of our visit (during COVID19), there were not many other people staying in the cabins next door which allowed us to feel secluded; however, if you were to travel during normal tourist times, you will have neighbors very close by. This might be apparent by looking at the map or reading other reviews but this cabin is essentially in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg which may or may not be what you are looking for. Little side things to note when preparing for you stay: only 1 roll of toilet paper/paper towel is provided so if you have a stay longer than a day or two bring extra, salt and pepper is not included (don't let the shakers fool you), and there is no wine opener (multiple beer openers if that's your thing). To add on to a previous review, the river truly is tantalizing close. If you have intentions of fishing or wading into the river, the current is rapid in front of the cabin and there is approximately an 8 foot drop to it so you will have to travel to better spots to access it. That being said, it was absolutely wonderful to sit outside or in the hot tub and watch/listen to the river. Altogether, it was a beautiful, cozy, romantic cabin and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We will be copying some decor ideas for our own home!"

  • "We rented a small cabin called On The is right by the can walk down town to Gatlinburg, has seating out by the Creek, had a grill, hot tub on a screened in porch with two rockers...had a king bed- that was very comfortable....very clean....loved the Kitchen & had alot of Windows to look out at the Creek!! We will stay here again...we have rented from Cabins For you several times....they were great to work with & if I had a question they got right back to our experience was GREAT!! Also it was pet our little Schischon dog got to come too!!"

  • "Thank you for offering a cute and relaxing place to stay in Gatlinburg that was pet friendly! The decor was adorable, the reading nook was very cozy and great for watching the River, and the hot tub/soaking tub was just perfect! The drop off down to the river (approximately 6 feet) was very nerve wracking for us since we were traveling with dogs and people were fishing in the river. In the pictures it definitely looks more level with the river. But listening to that peaceful sound made up for it! Our pups eventually learned to stay away from the edge. Being so centrally located was great since we happened to pick a weekend that had a Rod Run in town and traffic was just insane. Because of that, we definitely didn’t get to explore as much of the area as we had planned. So being close to the restaurants, shopping, and Anakeesta park certainly made it much easier to see downtown Gatlinburg! I was glad we splurged for the centralized location! We decided to enjoy the cabin’s amenities more as well which was super relaxing (hello hot tub!) and did not disappoint. They gave us a cute goodies bag, but maybe bring your own things like salt, pepper, extra trash bags, and extra TP if you think you’ll need it for your stay! Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would stay again!"

  • "Great place to stay! Beautiful retro kitchen and the sound of the creek is nice. It is close to everything and right off the parkway but you can’t hear road noise because of the creek. Highly recommend."

  • "This was my first experience with renting a cabin in Gatlinburg. We wanted somewhere close to the strip that was pet friendly. Our fur baby is a diabetic, so I have to keep him close by to administer his two daily shots. We were looking to go with a hotel, but a search on the Gatlinburg forum on TripAdvisor for "pet friendly cabins close to the strip" brought me to a discussion that included a link to the "On the River" cabin. It was love at first sight! I loved the layout/decor/charm and river view of this cabin, and the hot tub being indoor was a big plus. We splurged and got the cabin, and within one day we had everything we needed to get to the cabin. That's amazing service! The countdown to head to the cabin was brutal, we were ready to check in! Our trip was easy peasy due to having the ability to watch the videos numerous times on how to get to the cabin. Another plus about this steep roads or crazy driveways! Our arrival was easy peasy, just put in the code and off we went. The cabin was clean, spacious, and had everything needed for our stay. Everything worked, and there were instructions and phone numbers if there was an issue. Cabin was clean and looked just like the photos! We loved our stay! It's about a half mile of a walk to get to the main strip, but we needed to burn off the calories after eating our way through Gatlinburg! Coming back to this cabin to relax in the hot tub after a day of exploring the Smokies, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge was a highlight of the trip. The only complaint would be that I had to leave! 🤣"

  • "This cabin was perfect for our honeymoon! We stayed 6 nights and love that we could just walk about 15 minutes into the main part of Gatlinburg! I usually stay in cabins with a Mountain View so I wasn’t sure how I’d like it, but I loved it just as much if not more then the others I’ve stayed at! We enjoyed laying by the window listening to the river and watching the geese and groundhog in the evenings. We hope to come back for our anniversary hopefully next year."

  • "This was my first time renting from Cabins 4 YOU but it won't be the last. We stayed in a little cabin in Gatlinburg, just off the main drag, and it was awesome! It's an old little thing but they upgraded the kitchen and the bath and added a hot tub on the back porch, it's very comfy, cozy and quiet! I rented 9 months in advance and they kept me updated every step of the way with all the info I could want. Check in and out is so easy, you do it right at the cabin when you open the front door for the first time and close it for the last. These are excellent people to work with, highly recommended, I'm already looking forward to planning another trip with them!! Well done!"

  • "Great location. Walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. Cabin had all we needed. Love the creek in the backyard. Hope to stay again."

  • "Super cute and convenient! "

  • "It was so nice to get away with my spouse. The property was quiet and spotless. We walked everywhere as the location was great!"

  • "The cabin was excellent. The location was perfect and the cabin was very clean. The property managers were extremely nice."

  • "We really enjoyed our vacation. It was in a beautiful location within walking distance to Gatlinburg stores. It was very private, and had everything we needed readily available."

  • "The cabin was perfectly quaint. The hot tub over looking the river was perfect. We also enjoyed the easy walk to shopping and dining."

  • "Exceptional experience. The cabin was everything we wanted and more! I couldn’t be happier with Cabins for You!"

  • "Our cabin was very charming, clean, and comfortable! We brought or doggo and she loved the back yard area and looking at the water. Location was perfect and even though it was so close to town it still felt private. My favorite part of the cabin was the reading nook!"

  • "True cabin experience with added touches for a comfortable stay! Cooler weather by the creek with wooded shade!"

  • "Beautiful cabin! Really enjoyed it! It is located close to all major attractions, restaurants and shopping; yet, it is situated in a private area away from the noise. The sound of the river was very relaxing. We are even spotted a bear in the morning, circling the cabin. Highly recommend!"

  • "We loved our stay! It was beautiful and peaceful near the creek but also walking distance to many activities and restaurants."

  • "We were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary and checked in on that day. I secretly arranged with your wonderful staff to purchase four romantic packages to cover the cabin inside with Love. And boy did y'all bring the Wow! The meal, the rose petals, the seclusion, the beauty , the screened in porch with hot tub. It was was everything I hoped to give my Beloved and more. Thank you so much."

  • "We are returning for our 2nd year to celebrate my husband's birthday. This is our favorite cabin and I can see many more visits here for years to come. A+ for cabin atmosphere! A+ for convenience to downtown! A+ to definitely return!"

  • "The cabin was clean, nicely renovated and was spacious enough for a couple."

  • "The cabin was just as shown in the photos and so close to town!! We left the car parked and walked everywhere!! It was awesome being on the river!"

  • "It was a nice cute honeymoon cabin! The sound of the river was so relaxing especially when relaxing in the hottub! Loved the look of the place and it was not far to walk to a trolley stop to ride into downtown Gatlinburg! Definitely Recommend!"

  • "A wonderful stay for our honeymoon!"

  • "This cabin was a dream! Beautifully decorated, cozy and so comfortable. Bed was comfy, tons of hot water for the shower and a fully equipped kitchen. After a long day of hiking and walking around town, it was so nice to come back to this little gem. The pictures online were 100% accurate, but once I saw it in person I could really appreciate the charm. The cabin was very clean and I felt right at home. Next time I’m in town I will definitely book this place again!"

  • "We loved our stay. We spent most of our time in Dollywood and at dinner shows. The one day that we had free, we were easily able to walk to all the attraction in the heart of Gatlinburg."

  • "Very nice!! Peaceful next to stream and close to Gatlinburg strip."

  • "We WILL be back!!!"

  • "A wonderful stay for our honeymoon!"

  • "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."

  • "Absolutely loved our time spent at the Cabin on the river. Everything about our stay was great! The cabin was well taken care of. It felt very clean and had most of the amenities needed for our stay. The location of the cabin was perfect. Less than half a mile from the start of downtown Gatlinburg. Yet it felt as if we were in the country away from everyone within a ten minute walk. The river running through the back yard was absolutely beautiful. I could have sat there all day long. The hot tub enclosed by a screened in porch was the perfect way to wind down each night. The king sized bed was comfy! All in all, we had an amazing stay. Perfect place for a couple to get away from the fast paced world we all live in. My only complaint is that two days wasn't long enough!! We will be back soon!"

  • "My fiancé and I had a wonderful weekend enjoying your property. It was clean and had everything we needed. Being able to walk to downtown Gatlinburg was perfect so that we didn’t have to deal with traffic or trying to find parking. We will definitely rent this property again!"

  • "I give the cabin(cottage) 5 of 5 stars everything was awesome and as listed. I perfect little getaway. The only thing is the gas fireplace never worked and that may be operator error but there were not instructions specific to that fireplace and I did reach out to the manager to ask but recieved a generic instructions set and could never get it to work. However it was a great location and perfect stay. Thank you and we definitely would love to come back!"

  • "Reservation process very easy."

  • ""This was the PERFECT pet-friendly cabin for our get-away! It is tastefully decorated leaving the rustic integrity of the cabin. The shower was clean and spacious...big enough for two! Loved the location with it's close proximity to downtown Gatlinburg! We never really had to drive anywhere....we enjoyed getting to walk to all our favorite places! We would definitely recommend this beautiful cabin and we will certainly be coming back in the years to come! :) A+ for cabin atmosphere! A+ for convenience to downtown! A+ to definitely return!""

  • "Everything about On The River was great, very nice cabin for a couple wanting to bring fur babies. My only concern was the drop off to the water in the back yard had to keep dogs close."

  • "We WILL be back!!!"

  • "This cabin was a dream! Beautifully decorated, cozy and so comfortable. Bed was comfy, tons of hot water for the shower and a fully equipped kitchen. After a long day of hiking and walking around town, it was so nice to come back to this little gem. The pictures online were 100% accurate, but once I saw it in person I could really appreciate the charm. The cabin was very clean and I felt right at home. Next time I’m in town I will definitely book this place again!"

  • "We loved our stay. We spent most of our time in Dollywood and at dinner shows. The one day that we had free, we were easily able to walk to all the attraction in the heart of Gatlinburg."

  • "We stayed here for our honeymoon in March. It was so beautiful and cozy. The perfect getaway!"

  • "Very nice!! Peaceful next to stream and close to Gatlinburg strip."

  • "super cute cabin that felt private but close to everything. we even walked to downtown Gatlinburg most days because it was quicker than driving in traffic! it was so peaceful listening to the creek at night and relaxing in the hot tub was perfect after hiking. Definitely would recommend and would stay again!"

  • "Overall the stay was very nice and location was great. The view of the river is beautiful. There were some minor maintenance issues that needed to be addressed inside and outside."

  • "We absolutely loved this cute little house! It was right off of the main strip in Gatlinburg, so you're close to everything, but it felt like you were in your own little quiet piece of paradise with the sound of flowing water right out back! The house is small, but a perfect size for my husband and me. We loved the big shower and soaking tub, and the kitchen is just the cutest! I'm sure we would have loved the hot tub as well, but they needed to replace a part while we were staying there, so we never got to use it. The washer/dryer is very small, but we were thankful to have it at least. We were very comfortable the whole time and would definitely be back! Make sure to pack the essentials (hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, salt/pepper, oil spray for cooking, etc. as they either don't provide it, or provide just enough for a night or two). Also, there was no streaming available on the TVs, so your options are cable or DVDs."

  • "We had our honeymoon in a river cottage. It was a nice stay close to town. Pretty place. We loved this history of this cottage. We didn't want to leave! Thank you for the memories."

  • "Enjoyed our stay at On River Time. Very clean and cozy. Loved the gas fireplace!"

  • "Cute and quaint cabin right along the river near downtown Gatlinburg. We were able to walk the ~5min. to free trolley stop to avoid driving along the strip. Perfect place to relax and unwind, almost complete privacy when using the hot tub on the back deck. We will definitely be back!"

  • "We have a wonderful time while there. Very clean and peaceful, hated leaving and going back to the real world of work and never ending errands. For some reason unable to post photos. Would recommend to all my friends and they know how picky I am."

  • "This was a fantastic place to stay for my parents! They ranted and raved about their stay! Close to everything and private as well!"

  • "I loved staying at the cabin. I loved the sound of the river! We could hear it when we woke up in the mornings! So peaceful! The cabin was close to town, which is always convenient. We would definitely stay again."

  • "This cabin is perfect! So cozy and cute! The hot tub on the screened in porch is the icing on the cake ❤️ my husband and I and our pup really enjoyed our stay"

  • "This cabin is perfect! So cozy and cute! The hot tub on the screened in porch is the icing on the cake ❤️ my husband and I and our pup really enjoyed our stay"

  • "Perfect weekend, Perfect location. Everything was great."

  • "We stayed at 'On The River' and we can honestly say there wasn't much we could complain about. The place was very clean and you could smell it had just been cleaned. You could tell the couch and other furniture had just been cleaned as well. The only thing that could have been updated was the loose tiles in the shower but that definitely was not a deal breaker at all. You just had to watch out for the loose tiles and place them back in the spot if they knocked loose. The creek was a peaceful touch and was cool to watch and listen to while in the hot tub. Pack extra towels, toilet paper, paper towels etc. It was extremely nice to be able to walk to everything in Gatlinburg. It was still private enough to feel like you were secluded but it was definitely a plus to be able to walk to almost anything. Overall, it was a great trip, great spot and great memories made."

  • "Both a secluded private relaxing place and a short walk to multiple restaurants and entertainment options."


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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