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Kendall and Leina Luelf

Member since: 2013
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Best Value In The Smokies! Amazing Views For Miles! Wifi & Netflix! Book Now!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Sevierville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kendall and Leina Luelf (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Best Value In The Smokies! Amazing Views For Miles! Wifi & Netflix! Book Now!
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Amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay @closertoheaven well maintained cabin, it had the perfect front and back porch views of the smokies as shown in the rental... Perfect location to get to Cade's cove and Abrams falls trail....hope to visit the cabin next time we come back...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great to hear you enjoyed the cabin and the area during your stay! We try our best to address every maintenance issue that arises and also to perform general maintenance at every chance possible. This assures everything is in working order and more importantly, that everyones stay goes uninterrupted from preventable issues! Thanks for taking such great care of the cabin during your stay and we hope to have you back for your next visit!
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  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad we went with the property with the view instead of being close to town. Cabin was a little bit of a drive into town but it was a nice relaxing drive. Cabin was perfect! Plenty of room for the five of us. Hot tub was relaxing in the morning and before going to bed. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The drive into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are both about 15 minutes depending on traffic but as you said, it is a peaceful drive and it gets you away from it all. Wears Valley, which is where the cabin is located, is such a hidden gem! Thanks for the wonderful comments and we hope to have you back for your next stay!
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We Picked This Place For the View

  • 5 of 5

We'd read other reviews praising this cabin for the views and they were spot on. On our first night, I sat on the back porch for 3 hours just taking it all in. We liked the cabin so much that we hung out there most of the 2 days we visited. We did get to Cade's Cove which was an easy drive from the cabin and we loved the country roads and shops.

The cabin was clean, had all the amenities that we were looking for, and we slept comfortably in the beds. It's away from the craziness of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge so you get that wonderful secluded feeling. I would highly recommend this cabin. Communication with the owner was perfect and we were uninterrupted during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stellar Property with an incredible view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week this summer at the Closer to Heaven cabin in Sevierville, TN. This cabin is located in a serene area on a mountaintop with spectacular views of the picturesque area. This property was exactly what we were looking for. We were wanting to do a vacation in the Smokies, but did not want to stay in the crowded congested areas around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

The owners went out of their way to provide outstanding customer service. Any question was answered quickly. The booking process was a breeze. The rental rate was very fair with a convenient payment plan. This cabin was very clean. The layout is user friendly and well thought out. Everything was in working order. The kitchen is fully furnished with a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, and most importantly a coffee pot. Having a full size washer and dryer was a nice convenience to have. Our kids loved the upstairs loft, which not only has a second bedroom and bath, but a reading nook which provides a great view of mountains. Downstairs has the master bedroom and living room area with full cable.

We loved sitting in the porch swing and the hot tub in the evenings. It is so peaceful, we could have spent our entire vacation at the cabin. However, we went to the Smoky Mountain National Park a few days and hiked Laurel Falls, Cataract Falls, drove through Cades Cove. We saw a Mama Bear and two cubs, a few wild turkey, and deer in the park. We also went to the Aquarium, Wonderworks, Goats on the Roof Coaster, one of the go carts, and Dollywood. We only ate out a couple of times at No Way Jose's (our favorite), Elvira's (excellent breakfast). We would have eaten out more but we preferred to grill on the deck at the cabin. Such an awesome experience.

I would recommend this cabin to anyone who is looking to vacation in the Smokies. We are looking forward to returning soon and this property will be the first place I check for availability.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds as though you and your family had a fun filled vacation! The area the cabin is located in is very serene and peaceful. When you're sitting in the cabin and relaxing, its hard to believe that only a few miles away is two large cities with several tourist attractions. It really sounds like you enjoyed all amenities the cabin had to offer which is great! We look forward to having you back for your next stay!
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service from the owners and above expectation accommodations. Highly recommended by me to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear the cabin exceeded your expectations and we're delighted to hear you had a great stay. Please keep us in mind for your next visit, we'd love to have you back!
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nice family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Excellent view from the balcony. Completely private. Enjoyed the hot tub. So nice to have a washer and dryer to use. Owners and staff were great.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive comments! The location is so lovely offering peace, quite, and a great deal of privacy. It's great to hear you had a lovely stay and we hope to have you back for your next visit!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Sevierville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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


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
-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.

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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom (Main level) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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