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Knotty Squirrel - 4 bedroom Log Home - January/February Special: 3rd night FREE

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful log cabin with 4 bedrooms and amazing mountain views

Welcome to Knotty Squirrel! Photos don’t do justice to the beauty of the mountains visible from the decks of Knotty Squirrel. Nor do they fully depict how spacious and lovely Knotty Squirrel itself is. Furnished in true refined rustic style, the 4-bedroom log home can sleep 12 people among its 3 floors. It offers plenty of spaces large enough to accommodate the whole gang and then some, as well as areas where you can retreat for one-on-one conversations and private time.

Knotty Squirrel is located in Gatlinburg’s private Cobbly Nob neighborhood, itself part of a 1,000-acre resort. When you stay here in the summer you’ll have free access to 3 pool areas, and year-round you can stroll among its walking trails. As you gaze out at the woodlands and mountains you’ll feel far from the madding crowd. Yet the lodge is just a short drive from the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the restaurants, shops, and other attractions of downtown Gatlinburg. And here’s a bonus for any golfers in your group: At the foot of Cobbly Nob, less than 10 minutes from Knotty Squirrel, is Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by Masters and British Open champion Gary Player.

You don’t have to leave Knotty Squirrel to get your game on, however. A large game room makes up most of the downstairs, and it’s packed with options for whiling away a rainy day (or a sunny one, for that matter): pool and ping-pong tables, foosball, tabletop shuffleboard, and a TV.

A larger TV can be found in the den on the top floor. Furnished with comfy seating, this room also a bistro table where you can play cards, work on jigsaw puzzles, or set up your laptop to check your email (Knotty Squirrel has free WiFi, of course). Yet another TV and all-around gathering space is the living room on the main floor. With its luxe leather sofas, cushioned wicker-style armchairs, and stone-surround fireplace, the living room is a particularly elegant place to watch TV, read, and enjoy an après-ski drink.

Equally elegant is the dining area. Eight people can sit comfortably at the table, and another 3 can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar. Separating the dining area from the kitchen, the breakfast bar doubles as extra counter space. Even if you planned to eat most of your meals at one of the myriad nearby restaurants, once you see Knotty Squirrel’s kitchen you might change your mind. After all, it’s always more fun to cook in someone else’s kitchen, especially one as well-equipped, spacious, and all-together lovely as this one.

Three of the 4 bedrooms are upstairs, with the master bedroom on the main floor. The lushly furnished master suite includes a king-size bed and a glamorous bathroom with both a shower and a soaking tub. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have queen-size beds; with their sloped walls, raftered ceilings, and stunning views, they’re exceptionally charming. One of these bedrooms even has French doors that open onto a balcony, so you can slip outside for a romantic nightcap under the stars before heading to bed. The 4th bedroom will delight the kids with its bunk beds and a built-in nook that serves as a tucked-away play area. If you have additional guests, one of the sofas opens into a queen-size bed.

And let’s not forget about Knotty Squirrel’s spacious decks. The lower deck is home to the hot tub, sure to be a popular spot for admiring the mountain view—especially after a day spent hiking, biking, or whitewater rafting. The wraparound upper deck has plenty of seating so that everyone can bask in the sunshine, the crisp mountain breeze, and the singing of chickadees in the morning and whip-poor-wills at night.

Knotty Squirrel is a special getaway for a special vacation. See for yourself: Book your stay today!

To Contact owner directly: Laura K Beaman @


More Details

Laura Beaman
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Laura Beaman

The Hoyt family built this cabin in 2006 and live in Virginia. The Beaman family was looking for a cabin and found the Hoyts and the two families decided to co-own the cabin together in 2017. The Beamans (David and Laura, Stella, Cora, and Larson) live in Knoxville, TN, and manage the VRBO listing. Both families bonded over their love for the Lord and spending time together as a family.

Laura Beaman purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Laura Beaman chose Gatlinburg

The Knotty Squirrel is a true log cabin and has amazing views of the mountains. It is secluded enough, yet close to so many activities.


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , downstairs master suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hallway bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upstairs queen suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , main floor half bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , basement half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs queen suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , downstairs king master suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs queen bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , upstairs bedroom with 1 set of bunkbeds
  • Queen sleeper sofa in upstairs loft Futon in basement
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Knotty Squirrel - 4 bedroom Log Home - January/February Special: 3rd night FREE
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Nashville, Tn

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay here. The view was beautiful and there was plenty of room. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We'd love to have your back anytime! David and Laura
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Great Cabin & Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

Great experience.

The cabin was as described, very clean and great location. The owner was very responsive and great to work with.

I did call their local management office to inquire about the hot tub temperature and the management company visited the rental within the hour to make sure everything was working properly.

Great experience, I would rent the Knotty Squirrel again without question.

Thanks Laura,


  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

We SO enjoyed our stay at Knotty Squirrel! The cabin is beautiful with a very well appointed interior, a nicely stocked kitchen with everything we needed, a very fun basement game room, and a hot tub outside also with amazing views. We went for a long weekend and it was perfect - very clean, and even better than the pictures. Gatlinburg is very close by with lots of restaurants and activities, but we had so much fun at the cabin we really didn't want to leave. We did a 1000 piece puzzle in the family room, played chess and checkers upstairs, enjoyed the ping pong, pool table, and foosball in the basement, and had a movie night downstairs one night as well. Soaking in the hot tub looking out at the mountains was so relaxing! The cabin was wonderful, we loved it, and will definitely be back. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is roomy and well laid out with plenty of room for a small or large group. The basement is a great place for children to play and the view is spectacular! We really enjoyed our stay.

Bruce C.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin with Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend the Knotty Squirrel. The view was great. We had 9 people in our party and there was plenty of room. The loft was great if you just wanted some quiet time to read a book or watch TV. The kids really enjoyed the game room too. The kitchen was also roomy with plenty of cooking utensils. It was an easy 20 min. ride to downtown with a 4 four lane road most of the way with very few traffic lights. There is a grocery store and a dollar store closer if you just need something quick. There's also access to one of the Smoky Mountain Park roads just a few miles down the street. Just a great cabin and location.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Daniel. Please come back anytime!
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Perfect cabin for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Cabin had everything we could possibly need. The roads coming up to the cabin are very steep, so please note during winter season. 20 min to Gatlinburg. Nice and peaceful. Owners were very open to questions asked from our group.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback and glad you all had a great trip!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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