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Mountain-top Location; Wheelchair Accessible; Superb Views w/Yard & Playground

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,010 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Above the Clouds has pectacular views and easy access to the Cades Cove side of the National Park. Cabin has great accessibility for wheelchairs/scooters or those with limited mobility.

Truly rent by owner and we do not use the VRBO or HomeAway payment system that charges you - the guest - a surcharge. Check our reviews and Facebook Page and be confident when you rent directly with this owner!

Custom-built chalet-style log cabin designed by owners to take advantage of surrounding mountain views.

Very private - nothing but mountain views on 3 sides.

You must phone the owner to reserve this cabin! We don't take internet orders and our guests appreciate speaking to the same person they can call 24x7 if needed during their stay. Owner-managed, not internet-managed.

Truly wheelchair accessible including 2 roll-in showers. Please call to confirm access for your needs.

Main Level:

• Kitchen with pots/pans, nice plates, etc., dishwasher, icemaker, coffee maker, blender, 6 qt. Slow Cooker. Just bring your food & spices

• Dining room/breakfast bar can seat up to 11. High chair or booster seat available upon request

• Great Room with gas fireplace, huge picture windows, HDTV, Wii, comfortable seating for 5 - queen size sleeper sofa

• Deck facing west with panoramic mountain views, large hot tub, swing, rockers

• Master bedroom with king-size bed, TV, mountain views

• Bathroom with lots of counter space and roll-in shower

Lower Level :

• 2nd master suite - this bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub, king bed, TV and Valley/Mountain views

o Adjoining private bath has a large roll-in shower. It is wheelchair accessible via outdoor ramp

• 'Third' bedroom is a combination recreation room with an air hockey table and TV plus custom-built log bunk bed - full over queen

o Adjoining large bathroom with a bathtub/shower

• Laundry room with full size washer & dryer

Loft Level:

• Pool table, darts

• Twin-size sleeper sofa

• Full bathroom

• Balcony facing east for sunrise & stargazing

The cabin has a small yard and playground.

Pampered, well-traveled dogs are welcome. Pet fee applies.

Paved Road access with ample flat parking

High speed WiFi (8mb download with upload speed of 6mb).

More Details

Connie Hartke
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 live work and play in Reston, VA, but always have "one foot" in the Smokies.

Connie Hartke purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Connie Hartke chose Tennessee

The Views. Come see and you will understand.

This cabin has a small flat yard with swingset so it is great for small children and dogs of all sizes. Older kids will welcome the freedom to "roam and explore."

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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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2010 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level; off the bunk bed room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main level roll-in shower w/pull down seat (200# limit)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , LowerLevel large roll-in shower w/pull down seat: 200# limit
  • 4 - Jetted tub in alcove of bedroom.
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
playground/swing set; picnic table, Walk/Roll-in showers in both master bathrooms.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Mountain-top Location; Wheelchair Accessible; Superb Views w/Yard & Playground
average rating of 4.97561 based on 54 reviews

Well-equipped cabin with fabulous views!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean, appropriately decorated with tons of amenities! Connie is easy to work. Views of the mountains are breath-taking! Great cabin for someone who is wheelchair bound! My only concern is the road to get to the cabin. The road is paved...however, very steep with not a lot of room for two cars to pass. If you are a brave and experienced driver you won't have any problems.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky that it is only the last mile that is steep and curvy! Paved all the way and low-rider vans make it fine. We are unusual in the Smokies to have so much level parking next to the cabin. Many consider arriving at the cabin their first "adventure" in the Smokies! Thank you for visiting!
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  • 4 of 5

Beautiful clean cabin with fantastic views. Loved it want to return some day.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable, very clean, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin that is great for adults, kids, and furkids. Beautiful views and close to the small, quaint town in the valley. Close to Gatlinburg, Pigeon forge, etc. We would definitely recommend and stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Equipped with everything we needed and more! I can not put into words exactly how breathtaking the view is, one of God's beautiful creations!! Thank you for opening your home to make us feel "home"!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, the cabin and view are just amazing! The deck / porch is where we spent the vast majority of our time. The hot tub is great and it's so nice to watch the sunset while relaxing on the porch. Oh, and there's a playground with a view for the kids. Our girls spent quite a bit of time out there.

The drive is certainly a little precarious going up the mountain, so be prepared to downshift into "Low" for your transmission's sake up the last few minutes of the climb. Our transmission was hurting the first trip up, but all in all, it's not that big of a deal getting up the hill.

Once you get up to the cabin, even before you get out of the car, it's immediately obvious how incredible the view is. While we were there it was right before the fires last year and there were actually a few fires already going, so it was a big smokey (pardon the pun) and the view was still fantastic!

The rooms are what you'd expect. Nicely done, comfortable beds, only a slightly inconvenient design of having one of the master rooms only accessible by going through the kids / bunk room. This wasn't a big deal for us, but it could be for some, so just FYI. The great room and kitchen are very nice and comfortable, no complaints at all. Very clean pretty much everywhere.

The location is also pretty convenient. It's not far from Dollywood, Gatlinburg or pretty much anything you'd come to that area to see. You might drive a few minutes, but it's very reasonable.

All in all, great cabin, great area, great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with absolutely beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

While we were here we went into the park and did some hiking but ironically when we got back to the cabin, the best views we saw all day were from the porch! Truly panoramic, the photos don't really even capture it. Everything seemed really new and clean. The bedrooms were spacious, the kitchen well equipped, but with the beautiful October weather we spent most of the time on the porch just relaxing and taking in the reviews. Pretty easy to get to as well, especially considering its mountain top views. If you're looking for a more peaceful entrance to the Smokys (especially compared to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge...) I would absolutely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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); Gepetto's
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.


Rates & Availability

Sevierville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Housekeeping $110 + Tax
Reservation Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

$50 per dog pet fee.

Travelers insurance is highly recommended. Refunds on cancellations will not be made unless cabin is rented during the time you cancelled (prorated).

Downpayment with payment in full 60 days in advance. All credit cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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