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Private-Panoramic Views of the Great Smoky Mountains-FREE Mountain Air

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Mountaintop Experience offers a comfortable authentic cabin atmosphere and a wonderful mountain-top setting with spectacular panoramic fifteen mile views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. If incredible mountain views are at the top of your 'must have' list, this cabin will not let you down.

From the back of the cabin no other cabins are visible. We replaced the upper deck early in 2017, replacing the spindles with hog wire, making the views even more unobstructed. It's amazing what lengths some owners go through to take pictures that appear to show privacy! We have been burned several times in this way.

Main Level: Spacious floor plan with cathedral ceilings throughout and hardwood floors (except in master and baths), Great Room with Stone Gas Fireplace and Full Length Picture Windows, 42" HD LED TV, DVD/CD player/AM/FM Surround Sound, Updated Kitchen with brand new granite countertops, granite sink, and bronze faucet, Stainless Steel/Black Appliances, Dining Room with large table and seating for six, Countertop seating for two, two piece Bath, Master King Bedroom with carpet (with Full Bath (new granite, sinks and faucets), TV, DVD player and access to upper deck), Uncovered deck spanning the length of the cabin with gas grill, a pub table with three chairs, two single rockers and one double rocker. 12’ x 12’ pergola on master end of deck.

Lower Level: 10' ceiling throughout lower level with carpet, Game Room with Stone Gas Fireplace, Pool Table, old-fashioned video game table, 42" HD LED TV, BluRay DVD player, Wii console (bring your own games and remotes), Two Queen Bedrooms (one with access to lower deck and TV/DVD; one with TV and Wi-Fi Router for Internet Access, and sleep number mattress), Full Bath (new granite, tile, tub, sink, faucets), Separate Utility Room with Washer and Dryer, Pull out queen Sofa bed, Covered Deck spanning the length of the cabin with Hot Tub, two-person rocker and two single rockers.

Keywords: Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Wears Valley, Townsend, mountain view, Sevierville

More Details

Lori Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Lori Thompson

Owners Charles, Debbie, Jeff, Lori, and Charlotte Thompson

Charlie, Jeff, and Lori, all engineers, appreciate the structural integrity of Mountaintop Experience. Debbie, a teacher, can't stop marveling at the view. Charlotte, our fourteen-year old enjoys the view, the comfy sofas and the Wi-Fi most of all. When she was younger her favorite thing was the hot tub. She would always make sure to remember her goggles. After all, all professional hot tub swimmers wear goggles!

Lori Thompson purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Lori Thompson chose Sevierville

My husband and I having been visiting the Great Smoky Mountains for thirty years. We've stayed in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Walden's Creek, Townsend, and Wears Valley. We love them all. Since we live in Knoxville, several weekend trips a year, even on the spur of the minute, are not out of the question. We've stayed in many different cabins. The problem was that there was always something that could have been better. A cabin with a great view would offer no privacy. One with privacy had no view. We wanted a cabin with as many amenities as possible that we could count on consistently. A 'known quantity' if you will. Of all the cabins we've stayed in over the years, none can hold a candle to Mountaintop Experience. Previously, it was named A Wilderness Lodge. However, since it isn't in the wilderness and it isn't a lodge, we changed the name to Mountaintop Experience. We hope you have a wonderful experience on our portion of this mountaintop.

What makes this cabin unique

The design of Mountaintop Experience is ingenious. With virtually the entire back of the house being windows, the mountain view is the centerpiece of the cabin. You can simply sit on the sofa and enjoy the incredible views. You can easily forget that anyone else is around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for opening up your amazing cabin to our family for vacation. This was our first trip to the area. The cabin was perfect for us by way of space and layout and location. The views were breathtaking. The kids loved the hot tub and game room. We were fortunate to spend time zip lining, white water rafting (Pigeon Forge), hiking Abrams and Laurel Falls, viewing Cades Cove and Newfoundland Gap/ Appalachian Trail and riding the Alpine Coaster. We had a very memorable trip in a spectacular cabin with gracious host.
Jul 2017
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking allowed outside only. Ensure all butts are extinguished.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , shower , Water closet with door. Two sink vanity. Shower.
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pack N Play available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) This is a pack and play that is available upon request., Sleeper Sofa (1) This pull out sofa is in the Game Room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
2000 square feet, 5TVs(2-42'HD LED Flat Screens, 1-32'HD), 5DVDs(1BluRay), Direct TV, Surround Sound, Wi-Fi Internet Access, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Open floor plan, Cathedral ceilings, two catch and release fishing ponds and access to community pool.


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Private-Panoramic Views of the Great Smoky Mountains-FREE Mountain Air
average rating of 4.967742 based on 172 reviews

Fantastic Property with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean and spacious. Owners are very gracious and ensure all needs are met. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Philip. We are so glad you had a good time. Please come back. We give 10% discount for return guests. And thank you so much for your service.
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A Real Mountaintop Experience

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious. Mattress on downstairs pullout sofa, not so good. It was clean and welcoming. I would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved how peaceful the area was. The cabin was beautiful and the owners are extremely kind and pleasant to work with. I would recommend this place to everyone but I can't because I selfishly want to stay here the same time every year and I don't want to share ha!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great convenient location, beautiful view, easy access.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nicely furnished and has all necessary household items to stay several days. It was the perfect size for our family of six and the kids really enjoyed the pool table.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, GA

Great cabin and fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful cabin for about 7 years. What we like about this cabin is that the owners are constantly updating it. Best cabin around. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a beautiful cabin. My family and I really enjoyed the Mountain Mornings.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ripley's Aquarium
Aquarium of the Smokies
Clingmans Dome
Sugarlands Visitor Center
The Old Mill Restaurant
Tanger Outlet Center
Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill Restaurant
Dixie Stampede
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Tanger Outlet Center
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Space Needle
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Mellow Mushroom
Hollywood Wax Museum
Hillbilly Golf
Mel's Diner in Pigeon Forge
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Alum Cave Bluff Trail to Mt. LeConte
Smoky Mountain Winery
Texas Roadhouse
Christus Gardens
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Walk in the Woods
RainForest Adventures
Rip Roaring Adventures Whitewater Rafting
Sevierville Golf Club
Cherokee Grill
Lazerport Fun Center
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
The Melting Pot
Old Settlers Trail
Black Bear Jamboree Dinner & Show -- CLOSED
Elkmont Synchronous Firefly Viewing
Johnny Carino's
Bullfish Grill
Cracker Barrel
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille
Johnny Carino's
Wahoo Zip Lines
Parrot Mountain and Gardens
The Sinks
Friendly Falls
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Ripley's Mirror Maze
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
Sherlock Holmes Pub -- CLOSED
Miss Lily's Cafe -- CLOSED
Metcalf Bottoms
This is a great place to pack a picnic lunch and splash around in the river. The old one ro...
Little Greenbrier School
Ober Gatlinburg
Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Titanic Museum Attraction
Comedy Barn Theater
Downtown Gatlinburg
NASCAR SpeedPark
Chimney Tops Trail
The Peddler Steakhouse
Forbidden Caverns
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Hard Rock Cafe
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market
Tony Roma's -- CLOSED
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
The Chop House
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGee Tyson
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Mountaintop Experience is located off of Wears Valley Road about five miles from Townsend, known as the 'Quiet side of the Smokies'. This puts it ten miles from the Pigeon Forge parkway. We're also a few miles from Line Springs Road, which is the 'The Smokies secret entrance'. The cabin is 18 miles from Gatlinburg via this route. Cades Cove is 21 miles from the cabin.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, miniature golf, river tubing, white water rafting, aquarium.

See #276122 for reviews.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning & Hot Tub $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

Owners are open to barter goods and services.

For past reviews, see #276122.

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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