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1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi

Jamie Kester

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Jamie Kester

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)


Location: Next to Dollywood, 3 mile Pigeon Forge, 10 Miles from Gatlinburg Area, Tennessee, USA

The cabin sits on 1 FULL acre atop of Parrot Mountain above Dollywood and Splash Country. Parrot Mountain Park is at the bottom of our hill! While here, you can listen to the Dollywood Steam Train whistling around the next mountain off in the distance while watching the steam roll out from the tree tops. The cabin setting is quiet with the only noise being the local wildlife going about their day. Also during certain times of the day you can faintly hear the tropical birds singing from the Parrot Mountain Park below. You can literally drive to the bottom of the mountain (1/4 mile) and there is the entrance to Dollywood and Splash Country. We also have easy access to all the bypasses into the Pigeon Forge Strip and Gatlinburg without the headache if getting trapped in the slow traffic jam on the main strip. Instead, pick where you want to go and inject yourself into that spot from the simple back routes in no time.

The cabin is surrounded by woodlands on all sides, except of course for the clearing of the view, have seclusion while still being in the middle of it all at the same time! We took a long time to find this perfect location. We did not want a cabin built on a shear cliff (if you have kids or a long night with friends, no need to worry about going skydiving unintentionally), we also did not want a cabin built right on top of other cabins with the feel of having a cabin in a condo development (the whole point of getting a cabin is to be in the woods not another neighborhood). For us, we needed privacy and did not want to look at 4 other decks while relaxing on ours. This cabin fit that main criteria! We are sure you will also appreciate it yourself!

A campfire pit in the front so you can roast marshmallows while checking out the daytime view of the mountains or night time lights of the Pigeon Forge Strip, and Gatlinburg Ski Slope, while still having the feeling of camping in the woods high up on the mountain ALL at the same time!



We are bringing small children, where are the sleeper sofas located in the cabin?


The cabin has 3 levels.

First Floor Media Room, Large LED TV, Xbox 360, DVD (play the childrens movies, Xbox, childrens shows, board games :) ) This room has 2 red micro fiber queen size sleeper sofas. The children usually sleep here if we have friends staying in the attached King Size bedroom. If it's just us, our kids sleep in this 1st floor master bedroom with the 36' Flat Screen Wall Mount TV and watch their kid shows/sleep over thing and then they are out. This floor is seperated from the top 2 floors by an enclosed stairway (keeping out the top two levels noise).

The 2nd level is the living room/dining/kitchen/master w/jacuzzi tub/fireplace/main deck/hot tub on the deck. This floor's leather couch, folds out into a queen sleeper as well. (if you want your children on the same floor with you). The second floor is open (aside from the bedroom) to the game loft on the 3rd floor.

On the 3rd floor is the pool table, tv, darts, and sitting table. We positioned it this way because we could then stay up later, while kids were in bed, and enjoy the rest of the cabin/gameroom/hot tub/deck, while the kids where asleep downstairs undesturbed due to the stairwell. The gameroom is even farther from the 1st floor reducing any 'wake up noise' while the adults were being adults.


How close are the other cabins next to the Thistle Britches Cabin?


Thistle Britches sits on 1 full acre and is on the highest elevation of all the cabins on the mountain. The cabin is surrounded on 3 sides by woodlands, and open to the front view with various trees.

Here is the perspective sitting on the deck facing out towards the view from the cabin:

Right of the cabin:

To the right is 180 degrees of pure woodlands, that grade up 250 feet to the sloping ridge of the mountain, on the other side of the ridge is another 100 acres of pure woods. If you take the short trail up there you can see a 30 mile view of the Valley on the backside of our mountain.

Behind the cabin:

Behind the cabin is 100% woodlands. The ridge follows straight back from the side of the cabin towards the back about 500 foot until the ridge slopes down and ends at a point. I have walked back through the small trail on the ridge to the point and found an awesome 320 degree view of the valley and Smoky Mountains and LeConte. It is at this point you tell is where the indians and civil war soldiers would have used to spot game or use as a lookout point.

Left-Front Corner of the Cabin

This is the 1/2 of the acre we have that contains woodland, and small brush and gently slopes down 400 foot to the end of the road below, further down the slope is a cabin of which is well hidden and more than far enough away.

Right - Front Corner

The front of the cabin contains plenty of trees to block the neighboring cabin of which is about a football field length away, this is the closest cabin to ours which is a very good distance. This neighboring cabin also is set up that their deck is on the other side so any visitors there are on the other side of the cabin from us.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jamie Kester (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
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What makes this cabin unique

Highest Cabin on the Mountain, Privacy space away from loud neighbors or prying eyes on 1 acre property, surrounded by 800 acres of woods. Views of Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Strip, Smoky Mountains, Ober Gatlinburg. Only 2 miles to the main drag of Pigeon Forge. One of the best locations in the area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to take the time to thank you for such a nice retreat at your mountain home "Thistle Britches". This visit was for our 6th wedding anniversary.The view was absolutley amazing. The cabin itself was wonderful and felt so much like our "home away from home". We appreciated the fact that you take so much care in making sure your cabin is comfortable and cozy. We captured some GREAT pictures from the front porch ,as well as, the trail right outside the cabin. We loved this place so much that we didn't even want to leave. We can't wait to get back there. Thanks again. 2-4-09 to 2-8-09.
Feb 2009
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 27 reviews
Lansing, Michigan

Awesome Cabin, Exactly as Described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Thistle Britches from April 26-May 5 2009 and we didn't want to leave. This cabin was exactly as describe and viewed in the pictures. The owners are awesome, Jamie was very helpful with anything we called and asked him about. We loved the home feeling in the cabin and that it was well taken care of. We would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a great cabin with all the amenities but far enough away for some peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing Views, Private & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Thistle Britches was exactly as advertised. Getting to the cabin was an adventure, which added excitement to our visit. It was late at night, and very dark, - as we followed the direction up the "narrow, steep and curvy road".(everything seems more fearful at night) We missed our turn and wound up in a very small area with no room to turn the "BIG High-Top van" around. We had to back-out the way we came in and carefully turn around in another cabin's small drive. We called Jamie and he guided us to the cabin and stayed on the phone with us, until we opened the cabin door. The cabin was clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, and well equipped kitchen. The next morning, we enjoyed the views, the birds singing, and sounds of nature as we drank coffee sitting on the deck. Later on, as we went back down the mountain - I wondered WHERE that "steep curvy road" had went! (It was so scary the night before.) We went to the Lumber-Jack show, spent one day at Dollywood, and enjoyed shopping in PF. Because the cabin was in a private area, we were able to make a small fire and toast marshmallows. We watched movie's at night. The cabin had a pool table. game room, and a hot tub, but we were to busy with other things to enjoyed them. It was a very nice & needed get-a-way, and Thistle Britches was the place to be.!

Blessing to you Jamie for all your help and patience with us seniors!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay at the Thistle Britches cabin! It was really well kept and very clean. The hot tub has a wonderful view down the mountain too.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wake Forest, NC

Very nice, private cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was as described and depicted in the photos. It is very private at the end of its own driveway and a good bit up the ridge. Beautiful views of the distant mountains and the valley down below. Plenty of room for us - 2 adults and a teenager.

Nice location. Close to everything, including Gatlinburg and GSM Nat'l Park. Easy to get around by way of the various bypasses and parallel roads.

Very good value.

Owners were very accessible and responsive via email and cell phone.

Would rent this cabin again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clarksville, Tennessee

Beautiful, Secluded Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Jamie and Amanda for sharing your cabin with us. We had a wonderful stay.

Cabin is just as decribed and what a great location, with having two eleven and one twelve year old who only wanted to do the theme parks this trip, it was great down the hill ,across the street and we were at Dollywood :). the view from cabin Beautiful. We watched the fireworks from Dollywood everynight from the deck what an awesome ring side seat we had. Better than in the park it's self.

Thanks again for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ormond Beach. FL USA


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cabin was all they said it was and more. We had no problems, well it took me two tries to unlock the door but I had just gotten out of an 11 hr car ride lol. Not only was the cabin lovely, but it was convenient to everything we wanted to do. I loved that this cabin had a yard for the kids to play in and the view was lovely. We were very comfy here. The hot tub was wonderful after the hikes. The best activity of the trip was our white water rafting trip with Smokey Mountain Outdoors White Water Rafting. When we come back (and we will) we would like to stay here. It was well equiped to cook in (which we did almost every night). Thank you for sharing your lovely home; it made our vacation great.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Clingmans Dome
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Old Mill Restaurant
Mel's Diner in Pigeon Forge
"Great Authentic Diner"
Rafting in the Smokies
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Dollywood's Splash Country
Wahoo Zip Lines
Scenic Helicopter Tours
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
"Free Moonshine Tasting at the Distillery"
Mellow Mushroom
Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Bar
"Great Cajun Seafood Dive"
Joe's Crab Shack
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
"Butterflies, Swimming holes and Trout Fishing"
Douglas Lake
"Rent Boats at Mountain Harbour Inn"
Cades Cove
"Opportunity to see wild bears, deer, old mountain homes, churches. Nice picnic area alongsi..."
Parrot Mountain and Gardens
"Tropical birds. Hold and feed Parrots. Beautiful nature garden."
The Apple Barn and Cider Mill & General Store
"Great apple fritters!"
Bluff Mountain Adventures
"Excellent ATV Tours. Rent ATV's or Side by Sides and ride for miles up the mountain until a ..."
Titanic Museum Attraction
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
Tanger Outlet Center
Lazerport Fun Center GoKarts Lasertag Arcade Indoor MiniGolf IceCream 4D Theater
Ripley's Aquarium
Hillbilly Golf
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Ober Gatlinburg
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
Gondolier Italian Restaurant
Old Mill Pottery House Cafe
"Great Lunch Spot"
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap
World's Fair Park
University of Tennessee
Downtown Gatlinburg
Goats On The Roof Pigeon Forge TN
"Shopping with live goats on the roof on the building"
Alum Cave Bluff Trail to Mt. LeConte
Gatlinburg Golf Course
"Huge Science Museum, Upside down building"
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
"Large outdoors outlet"
Hard Rock Cafe
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Clingman's dome road
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Knoxville Airport - Tyson McGee
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 321
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Old Mill Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10.4 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

Sky Diving Simulator

Wedding Chapels

Helicopter Rides

ATV and WhiteWater Rafting Trips

River Tubing

Smoky Mountain National Park

Dinner Shows


too much to list!


Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last Minute Special
Mar 15 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 16 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 31 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Fireworks
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.94%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
Pet Fees - 1 dog $75/stay, 2 dogs $125/stay

Cancellation Policy

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Pigeon Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 Red Sofas in the Media Room, 1 Leather in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
36' LCD Flat Screen w/5.1 Surround Sound, on Main Level, 46' LED in Media room Xbox 360 Campfire Pit, Leather and MicroFiber Furniture, Electronic Dart Board, Chess Table, Game Table, Poker Set, Board Games iHome Alarm Clocks

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