|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Brand New Cabin with 3 bedrooms, 2 lofts, SOARING Ceilings, Outdoor Porch w/Wood Burning Fireplace, HUGE Kitchen w/All the Bells!! 'Kids' loft above Bedroom 3 perfect for family suite! Hot tub on rear deck overlooking panoramic views! Kids air hockey table in upstairs loft plus an additional loft on 3rd floor over bedroom 2 ideal for a kids slumber party w/full size futon mattress! Gorgeous Cabin with all the amenities!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. We had a great stay at Hackberry Lodge. Your cabin was so clean and new we loved it! The location was close but far enough to feel private. We loved the openness and high ceilings! We plan to come back again!
Very nice home with awesome views. The outdoor fireplace and sitting area was our favorite. Loved all the windows letting in the beautiful view. Owners very nice and accommodating. Home also very clean.
I am so glad we came across this rental with VRBO!! The first thing I would like to say is Jeff and Tammy are amazing! They were SO helpful with all the questions we had. We had never been to the area and they made us a wonderful list of places we needed to see while there. Always getting back to us in a very timely manner! This will not be the last time we have contact with them!
The house is absolutely amazing, the views are indescribable!!! Even after a week, every time we pulled in the driveway I was amazed at the view. The drive up to the house is not horrible compared to a few places we went.
My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary and it was the best vacation we have ever taken! Thank you Jeff and Tammy!!!
We had never been to this area, and didn't want a traditional noisy hotel stay for our anniversary, so we researched rentals on VRBO. This place is spectacular!! We were expecting the great views, but the cabin itself is breathtaking! As you round a curve, the cabin is immediately in sight. Beautiful grounds, new construction, covered parking, CLAW FOOT TUB, granite, gorgeous furnishings, plush beds - top notch all the way, guys!! The views aren't just in one direction, they're all around you! When we were there, the ladybugs were just hatching, which is typical for the woods, and they're excellent for pest control, so we weren't bothered. My husband wanted to take a jar of them home for our garden, but I didn't think they'd make the drive back to Texas, so we set them free :) The smell of the woods, and the mountaintop breeze - indescribable! This rental is just as described, and more. We really enjoyed Pigeon Forge, and loved Gatlinburg! I have this cabin saved it under my Favorites, and when we return, we will stay here again. Would love to see the Fall colors!! We had such a great trip - thank you so much!! Cody and Trish - San Antonio, TX
We wish we could have stayed longer. Great cabin with Awesome views. Nice country store close by, and far enough away from the circus in Gatlinburg. When we come back we will be staying here again. Jeff and Tammy went out of there way to accommodate us after some last minute changes by us. Very easy to work with.
If I could've rated this a 4.5 out of 5 stars, I would've. The pictures of the cabin truly don't describe how beautiful the home and grounds are. The home is beautifully decorated and the animals that adorn many of the walls are tastefully done and add a nice country "feel" to the cabin. That, and the woodwork throughout is impressive and provides a subtle aromatic touch. Oh, and the drive "from town" isn't that bad and actually helps to remove most noise and lighting, thus providing a very tranquil setting.
That said, there were a few issues -- minor, but issues nonetheless. We went in Spring and encountered a small bug problem (mainly lady bugs, but also quite a few wasps and bees) throughout the home. We're from Florida, so bugs are nothing we're not accustomed to dealing with, but we weren't sure how or where they were getting in from. We used the pesticides that were found under the kitchen sink on several occasions and our 5 y.o. daughter "rescued" countless lady bugs and released them outside.
Another issue: the front door has a numeric keypad on it and the code that was provided didn't work upon arrival or at any point during our stay. This was particularly frustrating following our 13-hour drive from Florida with a van full of anxious kids and grumpy adults. Further complicating matters, we had troubles with cell phone reception and it took several failed phone calls to reach the owners, who provided the location of a hidden key. Again, minor inconvenience, sure, but the timing couldn't have been worse.
The last issue is mainly a heads up for future tenants. Directly in front of this beautiful, mountain-side house someone is building another cabin that will take up, by all appearances, a significant amount of the view of the Smokies that this cabin currently relies on as a selling feature. While we stayed they were still at the very beginning phases of construction and noise wasn't an issue for us, but sooner or later they're going to have to frame and roof (among many other tasks), which requires lots of machinery and workers and will undoubtedly become an issue for whomever is staying at this cabin. My hope is that the owners will make note of this ongoing construction and give tenants fair warning. Not only that, but it would only be fair to update the "view" once construction is complete because, again, based on where the slab is laid, their view is going to be drastically impacted.
Overall, my family and I enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
Just left and already ready to go back. Wish we could have stayed long. This cabin is the absolute best place we have ever stayed in. The view is breath taking and the outdoor fireplace area and hot tub are fantastic. We WILL be staying here again. Great location! Not far from everything but far enough to be out of the hustle of the parkway when you don't want to be in it. I would recommend this place for anyone headed to the area. Jeff and Tammy are so helpful and very efficient. We came right after a snow storm and they had the roads scraped for us. They are the most considerate owners we have rented from. Can't wait to to back!
Hackberry Lodge is located on Bluff Mountain in the community of Laurel Branch. Unspoiled and Panoramic Views make this an ideal vacation destination!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$135 + Tax|