Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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.
Step into the inviting living room, featuring a plush sofa, matching recliner, big screen TV, and
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
out of 5
of 3 guests recommend
"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…"
Verified guest on 05/06/2019
"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
"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
"Very good cabin rental company to do business with. Under promise, over deliver."
Verified guest on 03/01/2019
"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 River....it is right by the Creek....you 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 me....so our experience was GREAT!! Also it was pet friendly..so 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 cabin...no 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."
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Yes, we have quite a few options for pet-friendly vacations! Check out our wide selection online!
Each of our cabins has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, and varying countertop appliances), shared living spaces for guests, a dining table and/or breakfast bar for in-cabin dining, and cozy bedrooms. Most feature wireless internet, flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, decks with wooded or mountain views, and some games or game tables! You can browse by amenity online to find the perfect fit.
You’ll supply your own food, drinks, toiletries, charcoal and lighter fluid (for charcoal grills), propane (for gas grills; check cabin before purchasing), and any other movies or games you’d enjoy on vacation!
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We provide all linens, along with 1 towel and 1 washcloth per person (based on property sleeps advertised). Many of our cabins have washers and dryers, so it is easy to use only the towels we provide. If your cabin does not have a washer/dryer, you may want to bring extra towels from home.
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Check-in/out times: Check-in starts at 4 p.m. EST with guaranteed check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout time is 10 a.m. EST. We can’t guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts, but you can check with your Vacation Specialist. Hourly fees apply for early check-ins.
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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.
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.
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