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Tanasi Lodge, Unsurpassed Luxury, Panoramic Mountain Top Views


Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 11
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Tanasi Lodge, Unsurpassed Luxury, Panoramic Mountain Top Views

Bedrooms 11
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Pigeon Forge Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 11 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 22-30)



Welcome to Tanasi Lodge - The premier location for gatherings of friends & families,as well as business retreats. Equipped with WIRELESS HIGHSPEED DSL through out the house for your company's immediate connectivity.

The spectacular unobstructed mountain top sunrises and sunsets over the Great Smoky Mts, and Wears Valley are enhanced with designer landscaping to include waterfalls, fountains,viewing areas, and an outdoor firepit!

Tanasi Lodge is located 10 min from Pigeon Forge high atop Hatcher Mt in Wears Valley, next to the Dreamcatcher Cabin, VRBO, #21458, which has 3 bedrooms, 2 lofts to sleep 14 if your group needs room in addition to the Lodge. View both sites on our personal website to see the 2 properties, for added photos interior, and from the mountaintop.

Tanasi Lodge is one of the most spectacular properties anywhere in the Great Smoky Mountains! It is the only eleven bedroom luxurious Mountain Top Lodge in Wears Valley, near Pigeon Forge, yet secluded and away from the crowd! Ten minutes from Pigeon Forge stop light #3 and also ten minutes to the back entrance of the Smoky Mountain National Park.

This elegant 'pet friendly' lodge is unsurpassed in luxury, privacy, unobstructed panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains, two mountain ranges, front and back, 11 huge bedrooms, 8 private jacuzzi baths, antiques, 2 designer gourmet kitchens, media rooms, surround sound, hottub, arcade video games, touch screen video games, pool table and much more!

'Tanasi,' the Cherokee word for Tennessee means 'the gathering place.' Tanasi Lodge is an incredible experience in solitude, space, vistas, and fellowship that will create life long memories. With unobstructed views both front and back,Tanasi Lodge offers spectacular settings unparalleled in the Great Smoky Mountains.

This 6,600 square foot Lodge was built and elegantly furnished for the purpose of offering families, businesses & large group gatherings the opportunity to experience what our native brothers and sisters loved and protected; the beauty and serenity of the mountains with the majesty of unobstructed sunrises and sunsets. Very few rentals have incredible views of BOTH the sunrises and sunsets!

Located atop Hatcher Mountain in Wears Valley, Tennessee, Tanasi Lodge is only seven miles from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in one direction, seven miles from Townsend, and 3 miles to the back entrance to the National Park. This location offers privacy and intimate accommodations within only a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, and Gatlinburg with unbelievable mountain top views.

This elegant eleven (11) bedroom, eight (8) bath luxury high-end property is filled with antiques, and allows for the greatest of 'gatherings' while assuring the privacy of its occupants. There are eight king-size bed/bath suites, and two bedrooms with their own baths just down the halls. It comfortably sleeps 28. Tanasi Lodge is a custom-built property designed specifically for your ultimate vacation and business experience, and is being rented and operated by the owners.

There are three levels in this beautiful, Non-Smoking Lodge.

Bottom Level:

* Three bedrooms (one queen, one double, two super twin singles).

* One futon, and queen sleeper in the main room.

* Two bathrooms with shower tubs.

* Large great room media/game room,* Large 36 inch TV.

* Kitchen with island bar.

* Pool table, Arcade Legends Video Game, and 2nd MegaTouch Video game..

* Laundry room with four Duet washer/dryers.

* Access to hot tub and out door barbecue smoker grill, plus a second lar

Keywords: Lodge

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

Bob and Cindy Hosford own and manage the Dreamcatcher Cabin and Tanasi Lodge. We pay personal attention and add amenities both inside and outside the properties to provide extra touches not found when not personally managed. We are available full time to provide information on hiking trails, shopping, events, and some discount tickets. The grounds have beautiful flower beds. The most unique aspect of the cabin and lodge is that there is an incredible view of the mountains from both the front AND the rear of the houses.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2005

Why The Owner chose Pigeon Forge

This property is owned and managed by the couple who built it! It is like renting someone's home, not a cabin or lodge managed by a rental property! There is SO much more provided that you would never find in a home managed by a rental company! All cleaning supplies are provided, and not small packets! All paper towel, napkins, toilet paper, plastic trash bags, soap for kitchen, laundry, and bath! Also provided is a pantry with dry goods, and all major spices! Children enjoy the ground level video games, pool table and side yards, with adults enjoying the main and third floors with no noise interruption!

What makes this lodge unique

It is rare to find a property with incredible grounds, with waterfalls, fountains, beautiful flower beds, fire pits, play areas, on the top of a mountain! It is also very rare to find homes that are SO private, quiet, secluded, with INCREDIBLE views from both the front AND the back of the house! You can watch the sun rise from the front deck and see it set in the back! Amazing sunrises and sunsets, and SO private! To sit on the decks at night to see the beautiful moon, stars, and landscape lighting while hearing the waterfall is a soothing experience! To drink coffee in the morning and watch the humming birds is Great!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so very glad to see the new completely paved road to both the Tanasi Lodge and Dreamcatcher Cabin. Getting to the Lodge and Dreamcatcher was SO easy now that the roads are completely paved. We do plan to come again soon.
Oct 2012
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Bedrooms 11
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Tanasi Lodge, Unsurpassed Luxury, Panoramic Mountain Top Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful and the view was amazing. I do have to mention that the drive up the side of this mountain is very scary for a Florida Girl. We had people ranging from 4 years old to 60+. Trying to get luggage to the upper floors was a chore. the people in our group with knee and back issues had a hard time with the stairs. Parking was somewhat tight for 5 vehicles (2 SUV's and 3 cars). Cabin had everything we needed to cook and relax. We also had issues with the doors not locking with the key code, the 1 door that worked, worked when it wanted to. Other than those small issues I would stay at this cabin again in a heart beat. The home is very well maintained and Cindy does a fantastic job with the place. Any issues we had Cindy answered and was readily available. Even before our arrival Cindy had no issues answering questions and providing directions.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming to Tanasi Lodge. It is located on top of Hatcher Mountain, so that you have incredible sunset views over mountains from the rear and sunrise views over mountains from the front. The road is a county road until the last 1/10 mile which we had paved as well as the driveway and all are in excellent shape. The Lodge does have 3 full floors and I do send guests the complete floor plans in advance so that they may decide which guests are best placed where based on their physical needs. The rear steps are very wide and have 2 landings so that guests may be assisted and can go right into bedrooms on the main or ground floors. Our keyless entries have 4 AA batteries in them, and when guests slam doors they often become dislodged and are slow to open. We are changing the keyless entry locks on all 3 doors to ones that have only 1 9 volt battery to hopefully prevent the battery from coming out due to door slamming. There is parking for up to about 11 vehicles but they do need to be parked in double lanes in the rear and front so that guests can get in/out. Also we recommend that guests leave a vacant spot open in the front for cars to turn around. We have had thousands of guests over the last 11 years, and usually guests do determine which cars need to be in position to come in/out most often. I do provide directions with very descriptive details about the road and how to handle. We always think that the incredible views, the privacy and serene atmosphere make up for all efforts needed to get to the mountain top! I am always available to answer any questions and/or help in any way to make your visit the most enjoyable vacation ever! Cindy Britt, owner

Extraordinary beauty and breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. The owners were so nice, and Cindy went above and beyond to ensure our happiness before, during and after our stay. The lodge is decorated so beautifully- you can tell they've really taken pride in making it awesome. It's also stocked with any and everything you could possibly need, and is undoubtedly the most beautiful place we've ever stayed. Everyone was up with the sun each morning wanting to catch the views from this place. You truly feel as though you're in the clouds. Decks are on every floor with lots of nice furniture inside and out, and they've thought of everything to make you feel at home. There were plenty of towels, tons of books and games, coffee pots and kitchen tools on two levels. If you stay a long time, the laundry room is the best around. Our party consisted of young children to retired couples and everyone was overjoyed with this cabin. You can't beat the price for what it is- if you don't stay here at least once in your life, you're missing out. Thanks for sharing your lodge and working so hard to accommodate us Cindy!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Coldwater, MI

Tanasi Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Every two years our family meets for a group vacation. Since we come from all over the U.S., this is the only time we are all together. So this year we picked Tanasi Lodge and we were so pleased with it. Everything is---- as stated by Cindy. She went out of her way to make our stay a memorable one. Such a neat place and room for everyone. The views are spectacular, the home well kept, beautifully furnished, and all the amenities as promised. We even rated it #1 over our last stay in Big Sky, MT. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to spend a beautiful week in the mountains. The week ended much too soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for coming to Tanasi. We really enjoyed meeting your group. I am so glad I could help you all make great memories for your reunion. We do hope you all might come again. My very best wishes, Cindy
Winston Salem, NC

One Day After Our Return from vacationing at Tanasi.. still thinking WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

About 6 months ago I set out to find a great location for a combined family vacation and reunion. I needed a great location where 20 people could stay, relax, and yet have plenty of activities for any family to enjoy (1 year old to 80 year old). I focused on what, for us, was a great location relative to where our various family members live… and that was the Smokey Mountains near Pigeon Forge, TN. Next step was to find a great cabin/lodge, however I did not want to work with an agency, as I have learned a few lessons on how great they can make a place sound and look and then you show up only to wonder where they took the pictures they showed you.

Ultimately through a few search’s and then a Sunday night call to the owners (Cindy & Bob), I found “Tanasi Lodge”. Cindy helped me better understand the location (top of the mountain) and this great lodges offerings, not to mention made me feel she would be there for my every question as I planned the family events for the week, so I locked in and never looked back.

One day (today) after we returned home, I am writing my “first ever” on line review as I and my total family were so impressed. What a GREAT location/view, lodge, and amenities. We had s’mores at our fire one night, enjoyed watching the fireworks in the valley on the 4th, and just had a great and spacious place for our family to meet, relax and catch up.

We did waterpark at Dollywood, a lake day at Lake Douglas, drove go carts, went to Dixie Stampede and more, but every night returned to the top of the mountain and relaxed.

If you are looking for a Great, and I mean ZERO complaints, location near Pigeon Forge, stop now, call Cindy and Bob and book this lodge. Being a skeptic, I know this review may sound like I am making a commission, but I am not…I am just over whelmed with this vacation as it was one of our top 2 best of all times and that was primarily due to this incredible lodge setting that allowed 20 relatives, who have not all been together for 10 years, to live together for over a week and still be on speaking terms 

Cindy/Bob—Thank You!


  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Meridian, MS

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just left this house on Friday. I must say that we did not want to leave! When we arrived, everything just took our breath away! The house was absolutely gorgeous!! The pictures give you an amazing expectation, but when you arrive, it is a totally different experience. To see the beauty first hand is indescribable! We stayed for a week, and I personally did not have to leave and go anywhere. The house is fully equipped with everything you need to cook with and the entertainment kept the kids (young and old) well occupied. The views were amazing from the balconies morning and evening. The owners are incredible. We got a chance to meet them and I must say they are both super nice! We didn't have as many to come as first planned, but all of us were able to enjoy the comfort of having our own room! We will definitely be back! It will be very hard for us to find a place to compare to this one!! Thanks so much for your great hospitality Cindy and Bill! We loved every moment of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My family and I (26) had the pleasure of staying at Tanasi Lodge this past week upon arriving I do have to say that the lodge and the view was breath taking...the cabin is absolutely gorgeous, very accommodating for our needs, spacious, decor was spectacular..if asked what would I change about my visit my answer would be to add a TV on the 3rd floor in the sitting area, other than that we had a great time, entertainment for adults and children also, we will most definitely visit again!! Thanks Cindy! ?

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Knoxville Magee Tyson Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 321 North
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Black Bear, Calhouns, Smoky Mountain Brewery
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Gatlinburg TN
Car: necessary

For Photos of Every Room, Baths, and Vistas, Please Go to Our Personal Website

Main Level:

* Beautifully decorated Great Room.

* Four King suites (private baths) with Jacuzzi tubs and showers.

* 53 inch HDTV with VCR/DVD.

* Surround Sound Stereo with built-in speakers.

* Enormous wood burning fireplace, with gas log lighter.

* Full custom kitchen gourmet equipped with bar and ice maker.

* Dining table with seating for 12, game table seating for four, and bar with seating for four.

* Eight & Ten foot covered decks - front and back on three levels.

* Custom gas grill on deck.

Upper Level:

* Four king bedrooms - with bath between the two bedrooms with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

* Two Large Designer Tile Bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and showers.

* Large sitting area with queen sofa sleeper overlooking the great room, with 20 foot full view glass windows front and back.

* Private balconies off bedrooms.

* Ten foot covered decks - front and back.

Ski: Additional Amenities:

* Wireless high speed DSL throughout the house

* Spectacular Waterfall in front and Fountain in back.

* Private outdoor hot tub.

* Outdoor smoker barbecue grill, second gas grill and fire pit.

* Adequate parking for up to ten (10) cars.

* Two Refrigerators - 25 cubic feet and 22 cubic feet.

* Two Kitchens.

* Double range microwave, separate drop in oven/cook top, oven, and microwave on lower level.

* All tile and hardwood floors.

* Two Satellite TV, VCR, and DVD, plus 3rd children's game TV.

Activities: (on site or nearby): Hiking, Rock Climbing, Spelunking, Biking, Golf, Fitness Center, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Rafting, Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding.


Rates & Availability

From $850 Per night

Pigeon Forge Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
FALL 2105
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning/Supply Fee $250.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Jan-Feb: 2 nite min/3rd night free,holidays excluded
March to May 28, 2 night min, Memorial Day Holiday, 3 night min, rate 1100/night ( summer rate)
May 29-Aug 16, 4 night min;
Oct-Nov15-3 nite min
Thanksgiving 7 night min;1100/night, 1 nite free
DEC 21-JAN 3 (Christmas, New Year's) $1100/night 4 night min
Weekly rental: 7 nights,1 night free
Please call for last minute specials, and for added information.

Cancellation Policy

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Pigeon Forge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (8), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Events Allowed
  • 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
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Waterfall, Fountain, 3 TVs, VCRs, 2 Full Kitchens, 2 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Refrigerators, 3 Washers, 3 Dryers, 6 Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, 8 Bathrooms Total, Private Outdoor Hot Tub, Non Smoking, MOST IMPORTANT - WIRELESS HIGHSPEED DSL connectivity

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