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Winter Special! $99 per night! Amazing Views For Miles! Wifi & Netflix!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Great Views Of The Smoky's

With it's unforgettable views, beautiful decor, and full list of amenities, Closer to Heaven has the allure of a private mountain paradise away from it all...

Tucked away within the Hickory Hollow Resort Community, yet minutes away from all attractions and the beautiful National Park, Closer To Heaven is your ultimate mountain getaway that offers a perfect blend of privacy and convenience.

Pictures can't truly show the full beauty overlooking famous Wears Valley, but perched 1,950 ft. in elevation and nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Closer To Heaven offers these picturesque views from nearly every location on the property.

Wake up in the beautiful master suite to the sound of wildlife just steps away. Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the masterfully crafted log picnic table and listen to the chirping birds, chattering squirrels, and abundance of other wildlife within the area. All of this within view of the breathtaking Smokies.

Peaceful rain showers can be enjoyed under the covered porch or even from the one-of-a-kind reading nook that no other cabin has to offer. Situated at the end of a small catwalk looking out of floor to ceiling windows, enjoy the tree framed view while reading your favorite book.

After long days of hiking and seeing the attractions, a night of rejuvenation is a must! Offering privacy and relaxation, take some time to unwind in the hot tub that sits upon the back deck overlooking the trees and the mountains.

The Chef within you can whip up any meal you'd like in the fully equipped kitchen or over the hot coals of the BBQ grill. Also enjoy a nice glass of wine from one of the local wineries and get a taste of the area!

Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this one-of -a-kind cabin today!

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Owner
Kendall and Leina Luelf
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Kendall and Leina Luelf

My wife Leina and I (Kendall) got married in June of 2009. I previously worked in TN at a nuclear plant that is located about 2 hours from Pigeon Forge. I absolutely loved the area while I worked there and always wanted to go back. We now live in IL and I currently work at a nuclear plant locally, and my wife Leina works for a consulting firm. Last year we visited the area again and decided to look for property while we were there. We purchased our first cabin last year. It is called Closer To Heaven and is located in Wears Valley. We decided to rent it out while we weren't occupying it and quickly found that with my job, last minute vacations are tough to plan and the cabin was usually booked. We looked around for more property so that we could have a couple of choices when we visit and found our other cabin, Eagle's View.

Kendall and Leina Luelf purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kendall and Leina Luelf chose Tennessee

My wife an I bought our cabin because we just absolutely love the location and the views. Anyone who has ever been to eastern TN knows just how amazing the Smoky Mountains are; and if it is your first time, you will soon see for yourself! Being located in Wears Valley is probably the biggest treat for us. We really enjoy the small town feel while being so close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Wears Valley is full of great farmers markets, antique stores, and restaurants. Everyone there is so friendly and always make us feel welcome, and that really made our cabin the one for us.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at numerous cabins and none of them had the reading nook like this one does. It is very unique and sets it apart from others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cant believe our vacation has already come to an end! WE spent our first night in a different cabin on this road. We went for a walk and saw this cabin. The first thing in the morning we went to the office to see if we could switch. We are SO happy they said yes! What a view! I will never tire of looking at the beauty of the Smokies. M husband and I first came here 10 years ago and I have wanted to share this with my sons every since. We hiked Laurel Falls, Abrahm's Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Grotto Falls. They were amazing! We saw a few bear at Cade's Cove, went Whitewater rafting, tubing in the creek-what a great time we had enjoying Gods gift of natures beauty! School starts in a few weeks...what a wonderful way to end our summer together.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

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Winter Special! $99 per night! Amazing Views For Miles! Wifi & Netflix!
average rating of 4.9 based on 56 reviews
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Spending the Holidays in TN

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't make better accommodations than choosing to stay in a cabin in the Wares Valley area for your trip to TN. Closer to Heaven is a special cabin to our family and we have stayed multiple times, and plan to go back! It is located just outside of the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, with a beautiful view and quiet surroundings. The full kitchen and fireplace made us feel right at home. On a practical side...I would note that the cabin is perfect for a couple or small family, the dining table seats 5, but there is also a picnic table on the deck if the weather is nice. There is one sofa in the downstairs den to lounge around on and enjoy the fire or a movie. Upstairs there is a small sofa too along with the reading nook with a rocker chair. There weren't any hangers, so bring a garment bag and keep the clothes on them if you need to hang your clothes in the closet. For those not familiar with driving steep hills, or bringing multiple cars...be prepared...the driveway is very steep and with a little teamwork you could park 2 cars on level ground. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this cabin! The view is worth the steep drive any day:)

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas In The Smokies.....Closer to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our stay in this cabin. The view off the deck is everything and more. We've stayed in numerous cabins over a 25 year span visiting the Smokies, and I believe the Luelf's were THE BEST to work with. We'd already made reservations before the awful firestorm that hit the Smokies. I watched half the night online, and the next morning emailed stating I didn't think we could come. I thought it would break my heart. But.....obviously we did come, and the Luelf's researched restaurants open for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, went out of their way to try to get wood (not knowing the pile was low), and were just wonderful. Always a very quick reply via text, even though it was Christmas Eve.

It's a lovely cozy cabin. The only place we ate out was The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge.....lunch on Christmas Eve. SO much food, we were able to take enough food back to the cabin for dinner that night. Great bang for your buck if you do lunch this way ! We ate all other meals at the cabin. Grilled steaks, grilled hamburgers, and baked chicken.

We love Cades Cove, so spent 2 days there....weather was terrific for those days. Spent our last day on Greenbrier Road.....the road that leads to Ramsay Cascades. So you can tell......we enjoy being in nature vs doing all the fun family events in PF & Gatlinburg. If you are a first-timer to the area, go to any of the many Smokey Mtn Visitor Centers for reading material and information.

Thanks again to Kendall and Leina for being so accomodating !

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin and A Relaxing View!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife had an awesome time at the Cabin, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg all weekend. The cabin came equipped with everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Check in instructions were very clear and cabin was found easily by GPS. Hot Tub water was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our first visit to the Smoky Mountains.

Found the cabin a treat so close to the National Park.

The views from the cabin were stunning.

Enjoyed the spa and relaxing on the deck early am and evening sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We would give it six stars if we could!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Closer to Heaven rental! We drove from Minneapolis and staying at a great rental and location made the trip special. The owners were very conscientious with communication and checked in with us to ensure that everything was running smoothly which it was. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely view, solitude, peaceful, comfortable, well furnished, very convenient to get in/out of Smoky

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, good directions, as advertised! Excellent location for easy in/out to the Smokies. Very close to excellent restaurant (Elvira's) and not very far from Townsend for other restaurants and IGA food market. Beautiful and peaceful views from the deck. Very open with lots of windows so no feeling of claustrophobia inside the cabin. Well kept cabin...also no stairs from car in driveway (very close) to inside the cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Car: necessary

You can also enjoy zip lines and canopy tours, seasonal hay rides, and various local festivals throughout the year. Closer to Heaven is within the Hickory Hollow resort area, which has a small catch and release pond available to all guests. The property is conveniently located off of Wears Valley Rd, which is directly between Pigeon Forge and the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Rates & Availability

Sevierville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Valentines
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$600
 
 
Low Season
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
High Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
High Season
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.94%

****PLEASE NOTE****

Holiday stays are subject to holiday rates and are not associated with the above rate table. Holiday stays will be handled on an individual basis upon inquiry.

Holiday's include:

-New Years Day
-Martin Luther King Day
-Valentines Day
-Easter Weekend
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Thanksgiving
-Christmas
-New Years Eve

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% of payment required at time of initial booking & the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival for check-in.

If booking is made 30 days or less to the arrival date, 100% of payment is due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom (Main level) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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