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.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
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!