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INCREDIBLE 360 VIEWS, HIKE INTO NATIONAL PARK OR JUST RELAX AT UNIQUE CABIN

Connie Hartke

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Connie Hartke

Advertiser since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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INCREDIBLE 360 VIEWS, HIKE INTO NATIONAL PARK OR JUST RELAX AT UNIQUE CABIN

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Wears Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Master BR + 2 Game Rooms (one w/c Accessible), 4 baths, sleeps 11/NonSmoking

Above the Clouds is loaded with all the comforts of home including hi-speed wireless internet. Paved road all the way to the top-plenty of parking. Bring the family and enjoy two separate game rooms.

Truly wheelchair accessible as it was built for it. Feel free to call for details and read guest reviews!

Far enough away from the cities so that at night you can see the constellations and Milky Way overhead from lower 'stargazing deck' or the upper 'sunrise deck.'

Choose from 2 Master Bedrooms each with King bed and entrance to bathroom with Roll-In Shower. Main level BR has a TV, lower level BR has TV and a jacuzzi tub. 3rd Bedroom has bunk beds, TV, Air Hockey & large bathroom. Large Loft has Twin Sleeper Sofa, 7' Billiards table, Darts, TV, full bath & Views. Great Room has gas Fireplace, TV, comfortable seating for 5, Queen Sleeper Sofa. Kitchen is fully stocked with 6 qt. Slow Cooker, Blender, Coffee Maker, etc. Dining table seats 8, breakfast bar seats 4. High Chair, booster seat and pak-n-play available by request.

This real log cabin was designed to take advantage of the views with multiple decks and lots of glass/picture windows. Much of the furniture is custom built, including the log pool table in the loft level game room with spectacular views. Wheelchair accessible via outdoor ramp to lower level gets you to the air hockey table and lower level bedrooms.

The cabin is decorated in a Smoky Mountain wildlife theme, with lots of bears and raccoons. The centerpiece of the Great Room and loft is a two story wildlife sculpture!

Hi-speed wireless internet means you can bring your laptop and stay connected -- though you may prefer to sit out on one of 5 decks and feel the peace. This cabin is very private - nothing but views on three sides, and lots of room on the 4th side. The two back decks (facing the spectacular valley/mountain/sunset view) leave you feeling alone and at one with the universe.

The first floor has a full kitchen, great room with gas fireplace, huge picture windows, master bedroom and large bathroom with lots of counter space and roll-in shower. Satellite HDTVs in the great room, game room, rec room and 1st floor master bedroom. The back deck has rockers, swing and a hot tub.

The lower level has another master suite. This bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub in addition to the walk-in shower in private bath. It is wheelchair accessible by ramp from the outside. The 'third' bedroom is a combination recreation room with an air hockey table and TV. The beds here are a full over queen log bunk bed. There is a 2nd bathroom on this level - large with a bathtub/shower.

The cabin has a small yard and playground. There is an animal path beyond the playground that leads to the very top of Cove Mountain, about a mile up. The elevation at Above the Clouds is approximately 2400 feet, but no worries: this cabin is not a cliff hanger.

There is a boardwalk that takes you over to the swimming pool that is shared by only 8 cabins. The boardwalk itself is another great viewing spot of the valley and mountains!

Just six miles away is the Wears Valley entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Take this scenic drive to get to Gatlinburg or Cades Cove. Pigeon Forge is also easy to drive to with all of its shopping, restaurants and entertainment, but you may find that you want to spend some days and evenings at home, since there will be plenty to do right here. Wears Valley is known as 'the peaceful side of the Smokies.' Come be our guest and restore your soul.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Connie Hartke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

About Connie Hartke

Connie & Paul Hartke own several vacation rental properties. Connie manages our two cabins in the Smoky Mountains and runs our online real estate school. Paul co-owns a very busy real estate company in Northern Virginia and is our school instructor. We reside on Lake Audubon in Reston, VA with our 6 pound Burmese cat.

Connie Hartke purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Connie Hartke chose Wears Valley

The Views. Come see and you will understand.

We fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and bought our first cabin, Eagles View, in 2005. Above the Clouds was purchased in 2006. We love the friendly people in the area and hiking in the park. Both cabins were destroyed in a fire in March 2007, so we rebuilt and were renting again by Thanksgiving.

We visit several times a year to hike to a new waterfall and keep our cabins in A+ shape.

What makes this cabin unique

'Above the Clouds' has a unique central beam with wildlife carvings by a local artist. The cabin is truly wheelchair accessible, including the lower level game room!

Located 1/2 hour or less from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge (10 miles), Sevierville and Townsend. Less than a 10 minute drive to the Smoky Mountain Park. 'Above the Clouds' is a deluxe cabin with the best views in the entire area. It borders the Great Smoky Mountains and overlooks Wears Valley with one of the most scenic, panoramic views in the Smokies. A previous guest said 'everyone should see this view at least once in their lifetime.' This rental is pet friendly and handicap accessible with a mountain boardwalk along the ridge over toward private community swimming pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This wheelchair accessible cabin made it possible for our entire family to enjoy a beautiful vacation together. My husband is in a power wheelchair and 2 of the 3 levels of the cabin are accessible allowing him to be part of the family activities. The beds are on an open frame so we were able to easily use our hoyer lift and there are 2 roll-in showers which worked well for our needs.

The owners of the cabin were very helpful leading up to our trip. The cabin itself is well equipped with everything you would need in the kitchen, entertainment options, and even WiFi.

The location is fantastic for getting into Smoky Mountain National Park on a less traveled entrance. The only thing that surprised us was the very steep drive up to the cabin if you're not used to driving in the mountains.

We are already talking about planning our next vacation to the cabin!



(Owner's Note: These great guests have returned several times! The steep part of that paved road is only 1/2 mile. We know it seems longer, especially the first time, but the views are well worth it!
Mar 2011
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Incredible 360 Views, Hike into National Park or Just Relax at Unique Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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Wears Valley Tennessee

Great place!

  • of 5
Wonderful view! Very clean! Very spacious!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Wears Valley Tennessee
Michigan
5

Fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation at Above the Clouds was nothing short of amazing. I could not get enough of the mountain landscape and the adorable view of Wears Valley below that we affectionately nicknamed "Whooville". We spent a lot of time on the porch swing and in the hot tub.
There is so much that is free to do in the nearby national park. We hiked to waterfalls, picnicked by the stream, jumped off the rocks at the "Sinks", and drove Cades Cove motor loop twice.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone and everyone. One word of caution, if you plan on using the charcoal grill I would try to cook early in the evening. We were cooking BBQ chicken at dusk and are pretty sure a bear "blew" at us from the brushy area that surrounds the yard of the cabin, that was pretty exciting.
We comfortably fit 9 people and 2 dogs in this cabin.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Above the Clouds as a group of 7, including 3 kids (12, 9, and 4), and we all loved it. The photos don't even begin to capture the beautiful view. While the drive up the mountain is kind of steep, it is about as good as it gets for a mountain road, and we had no trouble with it. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourist-land in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, but yet conveniently located to drive to those places, as well as Smoky Mountain Park. Two of us hiked all the way to the top of Cove Mt on the logging road, and it was a wonderful, peaceful hike. The kids loved the (almost private) swimming pool, and we found lots of wild mountain berries on the way there! The layout of the cabin was perfect for our group; in fact, we could have comfortably slept two more people. We would enthusiastically recommend this property to anyone looking for a cabin to rent in the Smokies!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Wears Valley Tennessee
5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5
This cabin is awesome. The view is amazing. Will stay again next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Wears Valley Tennessee
Sherman, Illinois
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was perfect for our family. It's nice to have something available that's truly handicap accessible. My Father In Law has limited mobility and this was the first time he has been able to take a weeklong vacation since he had a stroke about 16 years ago. He is only comfortable moving around at home, and this cabin made him feel at home. For the rest of the family, the cabin is far enough off the beaten path that you feel like you're totally away from touristy areas, but close enough to drive to many of the attractions in about 15 minutes. The cabin is clearly well cared for and very clean. Communication with the owners was awesome. I knew what they expected of me, and they were always available and quick to respond to any questions I had. I would recommend this to a friend any day.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Wears Valley Tennessee
Ooltewah, TN
5

Awesome View!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at this cabin to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. The cabin has an awesome view with comfortale rocking chairs. My children (7yrs. & 5 yrs.) LOVED the playground. The cabin was clean and Connie was very easy to work with. She even left a birthday card for my husband! You can tell the owners care about their cabin and it is not just one in a big group. I would highly recommend this cabin!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Our guests really did write this, not me (Connie Hartke). We love hearing that you enjoyed the cabin and views and playground so much. I'll be there next month with my grandchildren (2, 4 & 12 with another 13 year old friend) and we can't wait!! The 12 year old has been going there since he was 5 and he is looking forward to showing his friend the mountain.

Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
McGhee Tysons Airport (Knoxville)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Wears Valley Road (321) and Covemont Road
Nearest Restaurant
2.9 Miles
Grandmother's Kitchen (cash only)
Nearest Ski
16.3 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Grocery Delivery service available!

Ridgetop cabin with panoramic views of Wears Valley and the Smoky Mountains to the south and west, toward Gatlinburg, Smokies, and Pigeon Forge to the north and east. Close enough to everything, yet semi-secluded and peaceful. 20 minute drive to Pigeon Forge, 27 mins. to Dollywood. 5 mins. to GSMNP entrance. If you want to visit Cades Cove early in the morning -- this is a great starting point. Beautiful drive through the Park -- cabin is located half way between Cades Cove and Gatlinburg.

Explore Townsend - the Quiet Side of the Smokies. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center has free areas & minimal admission -- very interesting! Caves, bike riding & good restaurants in and near Townsend also.

There are only 8 cabins on this dead end road -- this is not one of those cookie cutter resorts! 3 cabins are owned by my family -- great for a reunion - ask about renting multiple cabins!

Summertime - Private swimming pool is shared by only 8 cabins.

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Wears Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,110
 
 
Late Winter 2015
Feb 13 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 27 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,530
 
 
Summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2014
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $40 + Tax
Housekeeping $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Downpayment with payment in full 60 days in advance. All credit cards accepted.
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Amenities

Wears Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2010 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Roll in shower with pull down shower seat. On main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level; off the bunk bed room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Lower Level - large roll-in shower.
  • 4 - Jetted tub in alcove of bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen sleeper sofa in living room; twin sleeper sofa in loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , on main level. Has TV/DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , double over queen bunk bed. Has TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On lower level - has jacuzzi tub and TV
  • King size beds (2) One in each of the two master bedrooms. The lower level master bedroom is wheelchair accessible via an outside ramp., Baby Cribs (1) Please request this before check-in so we can have it available for you. It is a Pak-n-Play - holds children up to 35 inches tall and 30 pounds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleeper sofa in the Great Room. Located in the Loft GameRoom is a double chair that opens to a twin sleeper sofa., Bunk Beds (1) Full (double) over Queen log bunk bed in the RecRoom/3rd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
playground/swing set; picnic table, Walk/Roll-in showers in both master bathrooms.

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