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Three Little Birds Cabin - Over the top amenities and most popular cabin in area

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft in a tranquil wooded mountains setting

Our guests love our cabin as much as we do -- read our amazing reviews! Also visit for more information and special pricing.

Three Little Birds Cabin is a luxurious, handcrafted log cabin on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cosby, TN. Our tranquil setting, proximity to the National Park, and over the top amenities makes this is a one-of-a-kind retreat for couples, families, and hikers. Within 3 minutes, you will be hiking a National Park trail or fishing for trout in Cosby Creek. There is so much to do in our area!

As owners, we take great pride in managing our cabin to provide an extraordinary experience for our guests. We took it over the top! This is one of the reasons why we have 100% positive guest reviews and most of guests return year after year. (More photos can be found at

Cabin Amenities:

•Hand-hewed log cabin inside and out with a spacious 2,200 square foot floor plan plus a 2-car garage and nearly an acre of land to play. Comfortably sleeps 6-8 guests (2 bedrooms, loft with 2 twin beds, queen sofa sleeper).

•Sits in a small quaint and quiet community providing tranquility at every corner. Beautiful seasonal mountain views and year round manicured wooded setting.

•The main floor is open and made for entertaining. A stacked stone woodburning fireplace is accompanied by plenty of comfortable queen sofa sleeper, a 55' TV with Sony surround sound (including outside speakers), and Blueray DVD player.

•Comcast cable TV, hi-speed internet via WIFI and wired connections, phone service

•Luxurious king master suite on the second floor includes a plush bed, romantic gas log fireplace, hand carved and locally made furnishings, and a whirlpool Jacuzzi spa.

•A cabin themed queen bedroom can be found on the main level with flat screen TV and well appointed full bathroom.

•A large loft area has 2 twin beds, flat screen TV with DVD player and Xbox 360, and custom made game table. Plenty of toys in the loft to keep everyone of all ages having a great time!

•The cook's kitchen is equipped with everything that you will ever want or need. (Convection oven, microwave, filtered water, wine refrigerator, etc.) There is seating for 6-8 at the kitchen table plus seating for another 4 at the granite island.

•If you want to cook outside, there is a gas and charcoal grill on the grilling patio as well as a Weber Kettle and a smoker.

•A fully equipped laundry room is located on the first floor with plenty of space for folding or hanging.

•Baby equipment provided - stroller, pack & play, bouncy seat, and high chair.

•2 covered porches with rockers, a porch swing, a hammock, outdoor chess/checkers table, and a 6-person hot tub. Enjoy the view, listen to the sounds of nature, and take in the fresh mountain air.

•Sitting on nearly an acre of land, there is plenty of space to play the abundance of yard toys and games provided in the 2-car garage. Play a game of horseshoes or have a bag toss tournament.

•Everything that you need for a picnic in the beautiful National Park- coolers, picnic blankets, and plastic dishes are ready for on-the-go meals.

•Cook up a hot dog or smore at the large firepit patio with all the wood provided for your stay!

•And if that isn't enough, we provide fishing poles, hiking gear, bicycles, and toys galore.

We guarantee that you will not find such an array of amenities at any other cabin. We took it over the top!

And when you can tear yourself away from the cabin, there is a TON to do in the area.

•Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Cosby entrance: 2 minutes

•Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Big Creek entrance: 20 minutes

•Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Greenbrier entrance: 18 minutes

•Climbworks canopy/ziplines and mountainbiking: 10 minutes

•Rafting In The Smokies whitewater rafting: 15 minutes

•The Foothills Parkway: 5 minutes

•Gatlinburg: 20-25 minutes

•Pigeon Forge: 30-40 minutes

•The Biltmore Estate and Ashville, NC: 60 minutes

Spend your days doing nothing or filling them with adventure. Don't worry about a thing at Three Little Birds Cabin!

We are a pet-free and smoke-free cabin.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Patty

We love the Smoky Mountains and have always dreamed of owning a home here. Our dream came true in June, 2012, and we're looking forward to sharing our knowledge of the park and our home with our guests.

For the past 20+ years, we have escaped our hectic lives in Chicago to hike and backpack the beautiful trails in the Smokies. We were engaged on the top of Mt. LeConte, and both of children had their first (of many) backpacking adventures here in the Park. We've hiked most of the trails, including much of the famous Appalacian Trail. We still live in Chicago but once the kids are off to college, our next dream will be call Tennessee our home.

Patty purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Patty chose Tennessee

We fell in love with this home from the moment that we saw it. We love the tranquility of the property yet its convenience to the nearby attractions. We love being soooo close to the National Park. We love that the home is unique and handcrafted with spaces for everyone to relax and play. It's our place to unwind when we need it and, most importantly, make wonderful memories with our kiddos and friends. We hope that you love it as much as do!

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is beautifully handcrafted. It was build to last forever in this peaceful setting. The rooms are spacious with high-end finishes and the community is beautiful. Three Little Birds was build to be 'a home'. We absolutely love our home, and hope that you will treasure it as we go.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Three Little Birds Cabin was the perfect getaway for my family. My husband, my sister and our kids ages 3, 12, and 14 shared the cabin at the beginning of August. We felt at home the minute we drove in the driveway. It is surrounded by trees and has the most welcoming porch with rockers and a swing. Although there are neighbors, you feel like you are in the middle of the woods. The older kids shared the loft, and enjoyed the office area, TV/DVD, and wifi. Our 3 year old used the toddler cot that is available and a sleeping bag in the Master Suite. Usually when we sleep somewhere new, especially at a hotel, he has trouble getting to sleep. From the first night, he was so comfortable, there were no issues at bedtime. The kitchen, bathrooms, really the entire cabin, is clean and well equipped. We really appreciated having the plastic dishes for our youngest. There are even ziploc bags, storage containers and foil for leftovers. There are lawn toys and outdoor gear in the garage, toys in the office area, and cable TV in the living room and bedrooms. The laundry room has detergent and dryer sheets available. Patty, the owner, takes a personal interest in helping you plan your stay. She is quick to respond to questions, and has a wealth of ideas to help plan activities that suit your interests. In the cabin there are guidebooks, maps, brochures, menus and more to assist you. We were drawn to the cabin because we wanted to see and explore the area, but wanted to avoid the crowds and noise of Gatlinburg. We hiked the Cosby Nature Trail near the cabin. We used a scavenger hunt book from the cabin to look for landmarks along the trail. This part of the national park is less visited, so we had the trail to ourselves. We drove the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and saw 4 black bears. The traffic was nonstop and, at times, it was hard to navigate around parked cars. Even though it was beautiful, we were glad to get back to the quiet and peace in Cosby. Another highlight of staying in Cosby is being able to eat and shop at local establishments where the owners/ artists take the time to visit with you. For a little excitement Rafting in the Smokies is nearby along I-40. Two of us ziplined and 4 of us did the family float rafting. Even though it was hot during our visit, the trees and nearby streams made it feel cooler when you were on the trails or in the cabin. We only stayed in the cabin from Mon night-Fri morning, but we all wished we could have stayed longer
Aug 2015
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Three Little Birds Cabin - Over the top amenities and most popular cabin in area
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 66 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The cabin was clean, well-stocked, and had everything we needed for a peaceful, relaxing week together. The location was just what we were looking for. It's away from all the crowds, but close enough to town to stock up on food and supplies without spending lots of time driving.

We had plenty of privacy but were still close to so many interesting places to hike and explore, and we met so many friendly locals who made us feel like we were in our own hometown rather than several states away.

The cabin and location by themselves would have been enough for a 5-star review, but I have to include the hospitality of the owners. We've rented dozens of VRBO properties, including ten or more in the Smoky Mountains. The communication, preparation, and anticipation of needs was simply unmatched.

After looking through the information books around the living room, my son said, "Dad, they answer all our questions before we even ask them!" We were treated the way you would treat old friends if you wanted to make sure they had a great time in your home. That personal touch made a great cabin even better.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four LOVED this cabin! It's perfectly decorated for its woodsy surroundings, with all the comforts of home. My husband and I spent evenings on the screened back porch listening to the sounds of nature. It's close enough to enjoy everything the area has to offer, but secluded enough that coming "home" at the end of a long, hot day was such a treat. I especially loved the way the tall trees shade the cabin--such a restful feeling after a day in the summer sun. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lives Up to the Reviews

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by telling you that I booked this place after having cancelled (and forfeited a $400 deposit) on a cabin in Gatlinburg. That cabin I booked just based on the description on the website, it wasn't until about a week later that I google the name of the place and discovered all the 1 star reviews. Epic fail on my part.

After dealing with that, I wanted to book a cabin that wouldn't disappoint. Three Little Birds Cabin definitely did not disappoint.

This place is like a home away from home. Pack up your clothes and get some groceries on the way in. Anything else you might need, this cabin probably already has. There's tons of reviews already talking about how clean the place is and all the great amenities it has so I won't bore you with that.

What I will say is that the owner, Patty, is awesome. You can tell that Patty and her family actually stay here themselves and don't just treat this place as an 'investment property'. I asked her for some suggestions on things to do, keeping in mind we have a 3 and 5 year old. She didn't just respond with a few things, but with an extensive list of suggestions. Pretty much everything we did (hiking to Ramsay Cascades, rafting with Rafting in the Smokies then dinner at Bean Tree Cafe, grabbing Hungry Bear BBQ and then having a picnic at Greenbrier, etc) we did based on her recommendations and everything was great.

Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of our goals is to help our guests have an unforgettable and easy vacation. I'm so glad that you found our cabin and it ended up being a great vacation for your family. You are welcome back at any time!!!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful online do not do it justice. Had everything we needed and more. Only negative were sofa sleeper was like sleeping on springs but as soon as we notified patty she ordered a topper from Amazon which arrived 2 days later. Beautiful home....highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate to have wonderful support and friends in the neighborhood. I'm glad that you also got a taste of their hospitality. I'm glad that we were able to assist in making the sofa bed more comfortable. I'm always looking for suggestions on how to make the cabin more comfortable for guests so thank you for making me aware so that we could work on improving. We welcome you back anytime!
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Fantastic Cabin and Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more than we expected and had every amenity you could need for a vacation. The kids really enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit in the evenings. The dinner and activity guide provided by the owners made our planning so easy. We really enjoyed trying Carver's Applehouse restaurant and Janice's diner as well as the Bean Tree Cafe after rafting. The kids also had a blast at CLIMB Works and horseback riding. We did some hiking and I think the kid's highlight was the midnight hole falls in Big Creek. Overall, it was a great vacation and the cabin was incredible. We look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous place. Perfect for families. Has everything you could possibly need and more that you could possibly expect.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Ferry
6.3 Miles
Foothills Parkway
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bent Creek Golf Village
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain National Park Cosby Entrance
Car: necessary

Three Little Birds is located within 5 minutes of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance. We are 15 minutes away from white water rafting and ziplining, and just an easy 25 minutes from Gatlinburg. Go antiquing and visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC just 1 hour away. The house is set in a tranquil wooded setting surrounded by nature. No hills to climb or crazy roads to get to our house.


Rates & Availability

Cosby Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Refundable damage deposit of $250.

First payment of $150 will secure your dates. Balance is due 14 days prior to check-in. Check or money order is preferred. Online payment is optional.


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Cosby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The large master bath has whirlpool tub, standing shower and walk-in closet. There is also a full bathroom on the main level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin trundle beds, Pack and Play, Queen Sleep Sofa, Cots
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor brick patio and firepit Covered BBQ area Small private office 2-car garage Plenty of baby gear Extra hiking and camping equipment River tubes Inflatable boats Bicycles Starter supplies provided (small amount of toilet paper, paper towel, laundry and dish soaps provided to get you started)

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