The Vinson

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee


1 Bedroom
+ Loft (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 6

Description

No worries in sight, only the beautiful city of Gatlinburg and gorgeous forestry are in view from the covered deck of your charming mountain cabin nestled among the pines. With 1 bedroom plus a loft and 2 bathrooms, comfortably escape to the Smokies with 6 friends or enjoy a quiet retreat with your special someone. The open concept of the common room areas creates a flowy, homey atmosphere, much better than cold, boring hotel rooms.

Kick back with a good book while lounging on the couch with dreamy natural light pouring in from high loft windows during relaxing afternoons. Your fully loaded kitchen makes cooking and cleanup convenient, perfect for a tranquil, budget-friendly getaway to the mountains or putting together a picnic lunch to take to Cades Cove. Dine in the moonlight at the charming wooden table while a romantic fire sways in the stone fireplace.

After a restful night’s sleep in your king and queen-size beds, venture to downtown Gatlinburg with the family, under 1 mile from the cabin, and explore the many attractions, restaurants, and shops of the Smoky Mountains. Once you have wandered through the interactive and highly entertaining Guinness World Record Museum and played arcade games at Fanny Farkle’s with the kids all afternoon, stop by Big Daddy’s Pizzeria for takeout and host a fun cabin movie night on the large flatscreen TV in the living room! Visit the Smoky Mountain Winery to pick up a bottle of your favorite wine before enjoying a romantic night in the cabin while soaking in the large indoor jetted tub or flirting over a competitive game of pool or foosball in the cabin. After scenic hikes through the mountains, wash dirty clothes in the convenient washer and dryer, toast to another anniversary while relaxing on the covered deck, and look out over the magical city of Gatlinburg in the night after another peaceful day well spent in The Vinson.

Living Room
The large, cushy leather couch is a prime afternoon napping spot after a fun day exploring the area. Kick back with your morning news on the large flatscreen TV while sipping on a hot cup of coffee and listening to the birds sing just outside the windows. On clear, cool evenings, snuggle on the couch while soft flames dance in the gas fireplace and the stars peek through the trees outside. Mountain-motif décor and open views to the surrounding forestry will leave you in a dreamy state while your cup of tea cools on the wood coffee table.

Kitchen
Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the help of a charming fully loaded kitchen stocked with cooking tools, dishes, cups, and utensils! Meal preparations, making sandwiches for a picnic lunch at Andrews Bald, and cutting vegetables for a delicious dinner are easy with plenty of counter space. Store groceries and cold dessert wines in the full-size refrigerator, where there is room for your tasty leftovers from The Peddler Steakhouse. Start your mornings in the lovely sunlight with a warm cup of joe from the coffeemaker or a fruit smoothie fresh from the blender. Don’t skip cooking because of the cleanup; the dishwasher takes care of the work!

Dining Room
You are always close to nature in The Vinson! Sip on your morning coffee at the quaint 4-chair dining set while the birds sing and the trees dance in the breeze right outside the window. Your board and card games from home are perfect to play on the dining room table after clearing plates from a delicious dinner. Laugh, bond, and make memories at the table while sharing a romantic anniversary dinner catered to your cabin with Savory Solutions or a laid-back family dinner with the kids.

Bedroom
Find all the comforts of home under the cozy covers of your king-size bed while watching TV or reading a book before falling asleep. Make yourself at home and unpack your suitcases in the tall dresser before lying down for nap under the soft breeze of the ceiling fan after your trip to the cabin. The cozy room filled with natural wood textures and soft natural light invites you in while leaving your stresses at the door. Wake up to the tranquility of the Smokies right outside your window before stepping directly into the bathroom for a quick shower or a quiet bath in the jetted tub. Sneak away to the loft bedroom for some truly peaceful moments reading in the rocking chair and resting on the queen-size bed in the sunlight while other guests play in the living room. Mountain forest views rest through large windows, creating the perfect spot for afternoon napping.

Rec Room
The lower level will be the hangout spot during downtime and rainy days with plenty of fun to entertain! Shoot some pool while sipping a 6-pack of local beer and watching your favorite team play on the large flatscreen TV. Play a strategic game of chess while relaxing and sipping glasses of local wine you picked up along the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Challenge the kids to a game of foosball before dinner – loser clears the table and loads the dishwasher! Kill some time working on trick shots on the pool table before grabbing your map of downtown of Gatlinburg and touring the shops as the sun sets below the surrounding mountains.

Outdoor Amenities
Enter a Smoky Mountain daydream through the back doors leading to the deck. Settle into cushioned seats while sipping on ice-cold sweet tea and gazing across Gatlinburg through the trees on a peaceful, sunny afternoon. Slip into the therapeutic waters of the bubbly hot tub to unwind in the evenings or start your morning with warm bubbles and cool, crisp mountain air. Lean back in the rocking chair on the deck as the burgers cook on the charcoal grill. Spend time just soaking up as much sunshine and fresh air as you can during your vacation in the Smokies!

Local Fun

Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg
Discover prime skiing in the beautiful mountaintop resort of Ober Gatlinburg! Home to indoor ice skating, incredible views, and a mall, during the winter season Ober offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing! 10 slopes varying in difficulty, and classes make Ober a great spot for seasoned skiers and beginners.

A Walk in the Woods
With hundreds of miles of trails in the Smoky Mountains, where do you begin? Let the hiking guides of A Walk in the Woods, featured in Southern Living, walk you through an incredible educational hike! Choose your excursion by difficulty and length, and begin exploring the beauty of the Smokies!

Fannie Farkle’s
The sweet smell of the famous Ogle Dogs will lead you to the bright carnival-like arcade center of Fannie Farkle’s, where the fair comes back to life! Play Skeeball and tons of other arcade games to help your little ones earn tickets or impress you special someone the old-fashioned way!

Amenities

  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • Wooded View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Pool Table
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Steep, gravel driveway
  • Flat, gravel parking

Floorplans

The Vinson - Lower Level
The Vinson - Entry Level
The Vinson - Second Floor

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 1 guest recommend

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

Reviews for The Vinson

  • "This cabin was so amazing with my family. I love the view of downtown from the back porch. The cabin was super clean and cozy!! It was sweet them leaving us with a little goodie bag. Even though it’s in town it’s also really private. We will be renting again next fall for sure!! Ty for the memories ❤️"
    12/08/2018

    • 1 Reply

      We are overjoyed to hear about your amazing cabin stay at The Vinson! We're so pleased that you loved the cleanliness, coziness, and relaxing views. We look forward to your next memorable cabin stay in the Smokies! Thank you for being a great repeat guest!

  • "You won't regret staying at the Vinson. It has everything you need to enjoy a great summer vacation with your family. It's got great entertainment for everyone, it's peaceful, well equipped, and a walking distance from everything, yet far enough to get that mountain getaway feeling we love. It's clean and fun for all. Would definitely recommend it!"

  • "I will say that overall I was very pleased with our stay here. The cabin had everything that was advertised. I had read some earlier reviews and most of them were spot on. The cabin is in a great location, not very far from the main drag. If you're afraid of a steep road and one sharp turn, you may want to rethink, but otherwise, very easy to get to the cabin. Overall the cabin is very well kept up. The furniture in the living room is super comfortable. Be warned, you may fall asleep in the recliner. There were plenty of glasses and silverware for my fiance and I for the 6 nights that we stayed. There's a microwave, stove, oven, toaster, and the usual kitchen appliances. We stayed at the end of April and while the cabin had adequate heating and cooling, because the cabin has large glass windows and high ceilings, it was a bit tough to maintain a constant temp. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom, loft and living room that help with this though. There is a pool table and Foosball table downstairs, but we didn't use those at all. There is also a washer, dryer and ironing board as well. The loft doesn't provide for much privacy, so if you're traveling as a group, keep that in mind. The shower is upstairs and the downstairs bath has a whirlpool tub, no shower. Also, if you have a light sleeper with you, the floors creak quite a bit; you've been warned! Most cabins come with a hot tub and either cable or satellite TV. The last cabin we stayed in had some issues with both of those. No issues here. The hot tub worked great and the cable package was perfect. Plenty of outlets for charging all the necessary electronic gadgets as well. I would happily stay here again."

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CFY Quality Rating System

Bronze

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

Silver

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.

Gold

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.

Platinum

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