River Romance

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2 Bedrooms
(1K, 1Q)
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.


As birds coo in the trees and frogs croak beside the babbling water, turn the hamburgers over on the charcoal grill and take another sip of your ice-cold drink. It’s just another picturesque day by the river while staying in your charming Smoky Mountain stone cottage, River Romance!

After savoring every sip of your coffee from your lawn chair mere feet from the peaceful running waters of the Pigeon River, take a short walk to the downtown shops of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Days of exploring the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and Fannie Farkle’s are complemented by evenings around the fire pit, movies on the large flatscreen TV, and restful nights’ sleep in the cozy bedrooms. The cabin's even motorcycle friendly!

With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and homey furnishings, River Romance is a pleasant river cottage perfect for your small family escape to the Smoky Mountains or a couple’s Gatlinburg getaway - and it's pet friendly! Take advantage of the crisp morning mountain air and take scenic hikes through the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the kids. Walk outside to the inviting outdoor seating area and fish with your kids just steps away from your cottage’s back door! Or tour the Rocky Top Wine Trail while on vacation with another couple as you toast to some time away from kids and work.

At the end of the day, quietly relax in a bath in the indoor jetted tub or soak in the new hot tub before getting ready for an anniversary dinner in Gatlinburg with your spouse during your romantic getaway. Whatever brings you to the Smoky Mountains, enjoy the beauty of nature and the excitement of Gatlinburg while staying in River Romance!

Living Room
Lounge in the tranquility of the mountain cabin atmosphere in the living room surrounded by warm wood and natural lighting flowing in from the windows. The cushy heather-gray couch is an inviting napping space in the afternoon glow passing through the blinds. Far away from the stresses and business of everyday life, get back to your current reading obsession in the cozy reading chair under the light of the lamp in the evenings.

After starting a fire in the wood-burning fireplace, situate the kids with pillows and blankets on the couch for special movie night on the large flatscreen TV mounted above the mantel. In the mornings, sip on your coffee while watching your favorite morning TV shows before heading downtown to explore the local shops.

The quaint country kitchen with wood walls, whimsical green cabinets, and granite countertops provides a homey space to prepare delicious cabin-made meals with the help of all the conveniently provided cookware, tools, and plates! Store leftovers from all your savory meals of generous portions in the full-size refrigerator to reheat in the microwave or oven for a quick snack in between excursions. Fresh cups of coffee from the coffeemaker in the morning help wake you up and get you going to make the most of every day while staying in the Smokies. The touches of farmhouse décor and soft light drifting in through the kitchen windows lend the feeling of simpler times in between new, exciting experiences in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Dining Room
After a full day of exploring downtown Gatlinburg and eating out for breakfast and lunch, come home to your cottage to save some money on a delicious cabin-made meal around the wood high-top dining set. Set the table under the marble pendant lighting with the charming paisley dining set from the kitchen cupboard. Laugh and reminisce over the kids’ favorite moments during the family’s Penguin Encounter at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

In the beautiful natural lighting pouring in through the windows, let river views soothe your mind as you sip on your morning coffee at the table. During downtime in the cottage, clear the table and play your favorite board games from home or card games with the commemorative playing cards you picked up at the Old Mill General Store. It will be a great space to gather and enjoy time with family and friends – with river views!

A room dedicated to peaceful relaxation, the sunroom/sitting area in River Romance. The oversized cushy couch is the perfect spot to hole-up for an afternoon nap. With the faint light peeking through the blinds, let your eyelids grow heavy as you recline on the brown suede cushions after an adventurous hike to Andrews Bald. Draw the blinds and let the light pour in and the full view of the river soothe you before sitting in the reading chair for some alone time with your favorite magazine. Sip on a delicious cup of Spiced Orchard Oolong tea from the Gatlinburg Spice and Tea Exchange as you and your partner hold hands and enjoy the early morning light reflecting off the river waters through the window.

The soft glow of morning through the translucent white curtains is a dreamy atmosphere greeting you as you awake from your restful night’s sleep in the king-size bed of the primary bedroom. You can flip on the flatscreen TV mounted in the corner for late-night shows after showering off in the en-suite bathroom. Bedside tables with lamps are perfect for bedtime reading and keeping phones and glasses easily available. 

A second bathroom in the hall gives more space for getting ready as well. After all the adrenaline-pumping fun while zip lining and hiking through Foxfire Mountain, toss dirty clothes in the washer beyond the kitchen, and climb into the bubbling warm waters of the jetted tub of the primary suite’s bathroom. There is also a second bedroom, so you'll have space if you're traveling for more than 2. 

Outdoor Amenities
Bring your fishing poles, bag of charcoal, and food to grill for an amazing day spent outside only steps from your Gatlinburg cabin’s back door! Under the warm Tennessee sun and in the crisp air of the mountains, kick back in the lawn chairs right on the river. Take sips out of your cold beer in between flipping burgers and sharing stories around the fire pit. Bring out some plates and set up the perfect picnic lunch under the afternoon sun while being serenaded by birds and the babbling of the river. In the golden light of dusk, get the fire started while the kids laugh and throw rocks into the river. Once the flames are stoked and s’mores supplies are on the patio table, let the kids grab a marshmallow to skewer and roast over the fire. Then climb into your new hot tub for a soothing soak before calling it a night.

If you’re looking to book several cabins at once, cabins within walking distance of River Romance include On The River, Pooling Around, Simone's Cottage, and Skinny Dipping. You could book them all for a large family vacation without sacrificing privacy! If you have any questions on pricing or availability, give us a call at 1-800-684-7865! Our vacation planners would love to answer any questions you have. Let us help you plan your dream vacation!

Local Fun

Mini-golf and laser tag, go karts and arcades, moonshine distilleries, live music, outlet shops, dinner shows, old-time photos…there’s something for everyone in downtown Gatlinburg!

Sweet Fanny Adams Theater
Crowned as one of the country’s most unique private theater companies and a historic National Treasure of Gatlinburg, you will definitely want to reserve one of your evenings in the Smokies to be a part of this hilariously unique theater experience!

Gatlinburg Space Needle
Gaze over the entire city of Gatlinburg with 360-degree views from over 400 feet above the streets at the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle! One ticket grants two rides, so visitors can take advantage of beautiful views during the day and the peaceful lights against dark mountains at night. Ride a glass elevator back to the bottom and visit the Iris Theater, Arcadia, and the Slice Pizza Bakery!

Smoky Mountain Winterfest
From November to February, the Smoky Mountains celebrates the holidays with millions upon millions of lights, parades, and shows across the three cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg for the biggest holiday extravaganza in the South! Catch Santa and all his North Pole friends in Dollywood and ride the Pigeon Forge Trolley for the best Christmas lights tour you and the kids will ever experience!


  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • River View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Fireplace (wood-burning)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • 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. 700
River Romance - Entry Level

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 3 guests recommend

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

Reviews for River Romance

  • "When we opened the door, we were struck with the tasteful decorations. Very clean. So cute and cozy. It was too cold to sit outside, by the river. But I plan to do it next time. Because we will be staying there again!"
    Verified guest on 11/18/2019

    • 1 Reply

      We're so pleased you loved the decor and cozy accommodations at River Romance! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next Smoky Mountain getaway!

  • "Absolutely Fabulous Cabin! We have been coming to Gatlinburg for 49 years and have stayed all over town and up in the Mountains but this by far was our best trip in terms of comfort and relaxation! Very rustic cabin but decorated like something you would see in a Southern Living Magazine - Super clean and a super quiet neighborhood - The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept on - The pictures in the presentation are exactly like you will see it - You can walk to town maybe 1/2 mile but it is not a bad walk and very secure at night coming back to the cabin - Hot tub is an added bonus (even for us old folks) and you will not beat the back deck and the sounds and views of the river - Love this cabin and you will not be disappointed."
    Verified guest on 08/05/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Wow! It sounds like you had such an amazing stay! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We love to hear about our guests' vacations and would love to have you stay with us again in the future!

  • "This cabin was so cozy for our Christmas getaway. The location is perfect!"
    Verified guest on 12/28/2018

    • 1 Reply

      Yay! We're so happy to hear you had a very Merry Christmas at River Romance! Come back soon — the Smoky Mountains miss YOU!

  • "We stayed in River Romance last week and had a great time visiting Gatlinburg and the national park. This cabin was super cute and cozy and right on the river. Everything we needed was here including all appliances in the kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer. Cabins for You made our stay really easy with lots of regular communications before our arrival. And they were very accommodating when we locked ourselves outside without our door code. I would stay here again."

  • "We have stayed with them 3 different Times Cabins always ckean and staff Very helpful....I will continue To stay with them every visit To Gstlinburg"

  • "Absolutely Fabulous Cabin! We have been coming to Gatlinburg for 49 years and have stayed all over Town and up in the Mountains but this by far was our best trip in terms of comfort and relaxation! Very rustic cabin but decorated like something you would see in a Southern Living Magazine - Super clean and a super quiet neighborhood - The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept on - The pictures in the presentation are exactly like you will see it - You can walk to town maybe 1/2 mile but it is not a bad walk and very secure at night coming back to the cabin - Hot tub is an added bonus (even for us old folks) and you will not beat the back deck and the sounds and views of the river - Love this cabin and you will not be dissapointed."

  • "Have used Cabins for You multiple times and always have a great experience. Associates are always very professional and nice. Best thing is you don't have to go to the rental office to check in you can go right to your cabin and start enjoying your vacation. Rented with another company before and had to go to their office to check in. Not only was it out of the way of the cabin it added on extra time of a 10 hour drive. From now on its Cabin for You for us. P.S cabins are real clean and nice."

  • "One of the nicest weekends we have had in years. Something out of a fairy tale - little cabin in the mountains on a trout stream with hot tub. Picture perfect in every way. Be careful with children, no railing on the patio overlooking the stream."

  • "Great view of River, & Location. Cabin was clean. So Relaxing."

  • "Cabins for You is a great rental company to do business with in the Smokey Mountain area. Have rented three times from them, very satisfied. Would highly recommend."

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and can’t wait to book again! Our cabin was amazing!! We LOVED river romance! The cabin had everything we could possibly need. So relaxing and a perfect getaway. Everything went smoothly from booking and checking in. The hot tub and river were our favorites!"

  • "Definitely recommend staying here, it’s just like the pictures, absolutely adorable! It’s also very clean and well kept!"

  • "My husband and I just had the most wonderful stay with Cabins for You! From making reservations to check out, you couldn't ask for better customer service and ease of use. The no contact check in was amazing! We had everything we needed right at our fingertips with their convenient app. When I say everything, I mean ALL we needed to know...directions to our lovely place, key code, alarm code, check in and check out process, what they provide, tips on what to bring with, etc. Our River Romance cottage 2 bedroom 2 bath in Gatlinburg was PERFECT, right on the river with a picturesque view. Stylish retro kitchen appliances, jacuzzi tub, walk in shower in other bath, fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, hot tub, charcoal grill, fireplace in living room....just so cozy. Absolute ADORABLE cottage that is walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg....who wouldn't love it!"

  • "Same for both: We chose this cottage for our anniversary. Different than what we normally choose, but it was just the 2 of us, so we thought why not! This is an older stone home that has been somewhat updated. The retro/farm decor is nicely done. This home is right on the River, which was neat! So, the home did have a smell of an older home by water but nothing overwhelming just normal I suppose. The couches and beds we all super comfy! Everything was clean beside a few cobwebs-again older home. The hot tub out back mixed with the River sounds was relaxing! You are close to other cottages but really we only seen other people out back once only for a few minutes-no one else has hot tubs out back. We loved our stay at the River Romance! Will definitely keep in mind for next time."

  • "We stayed at River Romance for my daughter's birthday. We loved the little cabin and had a great time. When we notified Cabins for You that we would be arriving late the night of check in--they left lights on in the cabin for us which we really appreciated. My daughter loved the retro appliances and we both loved hanging out next to the river. We really like this cabin and hope to stay there again."

  • "River Romance is one of those rare gems that you finally discover! I’ve vacationed in Gatlinburg ALL of my life and never knew these cabins existed. Now that I’ve found them, I’ll have a tough time staying anywhere else. The cabin was small, but quaint and cozy. The decor is beautiful and welcoming. Relaxing in the hot tub, listening to the river rush right beside us with a fire burning in the fire pit, we were in our own world. The master bed was super comfy and it was nice to have 2 bathrooms! Overall, this was a perfect place to steal time with my Valentine!!!!!"

  • "River Romance was excellent!! Right on the river with access, hot tub and outdoor seating area directly adjacent. inside was clean and well kept, loved the vintage feel."

  • "They have the cutest cabins. Lots to pick from and I love that they have pet friendly cabins so we can take the fur-baby with us ! You won't be disappointed with Cabins For You !!"

  • "Overall we had a wonderful stay here. The location of this Cabin is walking distance to the main Gatlinburg strip and only a few minute drive to GSMNP or Pigeon Forge. Definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a nice and convenient place to stay in the area and we hope it’s available the next time we come to Tennessee."

  • "Great location! The stream in the back was very relaxing."

  • "We will definitely book this place again!! The river running behind was so peaceful and relaxing. We were in walking distance to the Gatlinburg shops and restaurants and never had to deal with parking our car, in fact we walked daily to breakfast, lunch and dinner! The beds were very comfortable and I was able to relax! So glad we chose this cabin!"

  • "Great cabin to stay in. The Hot tub was awesome. We also had the chance to see bear while staying here!"

  • "Very relaxing, we will definitely stay here again! I didn’t want to leave!"

  • "My wife & I stayed in the River Romance cabin, which is within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg. It is a sweet, little pet-friendly cabin overlooking a rushing stream. Our only complaint is there were considerable amounts of dust under the furniture. Other than that, we had a wonderful time!"

  • "A spectacularly private cabin on the edge of Gatlinburg. It was close enough that getting downtown was not a problem, but far enough that the noise was never an issue."

  • "Great location. All attractions are easily walkable. Beautiful scenery right on the river. Would stay again."

  • "Our stay at River Romance was fantastic as always. This is our third or fourth year staying there and we always love it. Hated the traffic from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge but that was due to one lane of the tunnel being closed. Everything about River Romance is PERFECT!"

  • "River Romance was a great cabin; nice and cozy! It is close to downtown Gatlinburg and on a nice quiet street as well as right on The Little Pigeon River. Beds and amenities were excellent!"

  • "Cabin was great! Excellent, quiet location and easily in walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. My wife loved the coziness of it and the retro decor. Cabin was clean and check in was very smooth. Will definitely be back!"

  • "We had a good time, it was a very nice cabin and easy to get anywhere in Gatlinburg, poor Internet service."

  • "Cute little house with hot tub, perfect for coming back and soaking after walking around the strip all day. Loved our stay"

  • "I highly recommend using Cabins for You for your stay in The Great Smoky Mountains. Very easy and helpful people to work with. Our cabin was very well equipped with most of everything that a person would need as far as cooking and eating utensils. All the appliances and electronics were in proper working order. If anything all a person would really need to bring from home is extra toliet paper, paper towels, and extra towels if you think that you might need them. Everything else, other than food, was provided. Also, check for better deals with the company during the off season. That's about it in a nutshell. Happy vacationing. KC"


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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