Claiming the title of the most visited national park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives over 12 million visitors per year. With very limited in-park lodging options aside from camping, most visitors opt to base themselves in nearby Gatlinburg, a resort town known for its mountain views, outdoor attractions, expansive food and drink scene, year-round appeal (Gatlinburg in winter is a must!), and dog-friendly demeanor.

Private cabin rentals abound in the area, with more than 500 properties scattered across Gatlinburg and the neighboring towns of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Still, not all Gatlinburg cabins are pet friendly, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up 12 of the best pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg Tennessee for couples, families, and large groups.

Check out our guide to the best Cabins in Pigeon Forge and the best pet-friendly cabins in Ohio’s Hocking Hills too!

Pet Friendly Cabins in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Skyline, Great Smoky Mountains USA

pet friendly Cabins in Gatlinburg For 2

Tina Marie’s Romantic Cabin for Two

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 on Vrbo

This cozy 1-bedroom cabin ticks all the boxes when it comes to a romantic Great Smoky Mountains getaway. Fitted with a wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, jacuzzi bath, king bed, game room, and panoramic mountain views, it’s the perfect place to decompress for a few days with your person and/or furry friend(s). Situated just 2 miles from Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and 10 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s also very well located.

Rates start at around $246 per night for the cabin.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free up to 30 days before check-in. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Lovers’ Hideaway

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 on Vrbo

Just 15 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom home can comfortably sleep 2 to 4 guests and is the perfect option for couples or families with small children. The property comes with a king-size bed, jetted tub, outdoor hot tub, private balcony, and wood-burning fireplace, and the living room includes a queen-size sofa bed, pool table, and arcade table.

Rates start at around $307 per night for the cabin.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. The cancellation policy varies depending on the booking site but is free on Vrbo until a specified date. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Chalet Village Cabin

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 on Vrbo

This newly remodeled 1-bedroom cabin (with an added sleeper couch in the living room) can accommodate up to 4 and is located less than eight miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most popular rental properties in Gatlinburg, the unit comes with a hot tub, outdoor deck, jacuzzi tub, and wood-burning fireplace.

Rates start at around $165 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. Free cancellation up to 14 days before check-in. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

2 bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg TN

Simply Unforgettable Pet-Friendly Cabin

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 on Vrbo

Taking a wooden walkway over a creek to reach this pet-friendly cabin, one would never guess it’s located just 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. Complete with a fireplace, hot tub, front porch, back deck, and pool table, this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom property comfortably sleeps 4 (there’s a loft with an extra queen bed) and is a superb set-up for families traveling with young children.

Rates average $283 per night for the home.

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Fine Print: Minimum stay varies depending on the season. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. The cancellation policy varies depending on the booking site but is free on Vrbo up until 60 days before check-in. Pet friendly on request, but additional charges may apply.

Rascals Retreat

Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Vrbo

Accommodating up to 6, Rascals Retreat offers panoramic views over the wooded valley below and comes equipped with a deck, hot tub, indoor jacuzzi tub, fireplace, and pool table. The property has 2 bedrooms (2 king beds + a sleeper sofa) and 2 bathrooms and is located just 11 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rates average $277 per night for the unit. Check availability on Vrbo now.

Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free on Vrbo up to 60 days before check-in. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Swingin’ On A Star

Rated 4.9 out of 5 on Vrbo

If you’re in search of unobstructed Great Smoky Mountain views, you’ve come to the right place. This 2-bedroom (6 bed), 2.5-bathroom cabin sleeps up to 8 and while it may feel secluded, it’s only a 5-minute drive from downtown Gatlinburg. The home features vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows and a covered deck, hot tub, indoor jacuzzi tub, game room, and fully enclosed media room.

Rates average $425 per night for the cabin. Check availability on Vrbo now.

Fine Print: 3 to 7-night minimum stay requirement depending on the time of year. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free on Vrbo up to 60 days before check-in. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Bear Country Cabin

Rated 4.2 out of 5 on Vrbo

Tucked away in the woodlands outside Gatlinburg, it’s hard to believe this rustic 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin is just minutes from a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions. Featuring an outdoor hot tub, indoor jet tub, fireplace, foosball table, and WiFi, it’s the perfect place to decompress after a day spent exploring.

Rates start around $308 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. The cancellation policy varies depending on the booking site but is free on Vrbo until 60 days before check-in. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

large group cabins in Gatlinburg TN

Hickory Ridge

Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Vrbo

Ideal for family reunions and other large intimate gatherings, Hickory Ridge is an 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom home that can sleep up to 20. The property features 3 wrap-around balconies, a hot tub, a pool table, laundry facilities, an outdoor grill, and ridiculously scenic views. On-site parking is available for up to 4 vehicles, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a 10-minute drive away.

Rates average $1,073 per night for the home.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free up until a specified date. Pet friendly but may incur an additional fee.

The Lodge of Gatlinburg Cabin

Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Vrbo

Sleeping up to 17, The Lodge of Gatlinburg is an excellent option for large groups and families. The home comes equipped with 6 bedrooms (10 beds), 6.5 baths, an outdoor deck and hot tub (with beautiful views), an indoor fireplace, and a pool table. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just 15 miles away and Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery is less than 10 miles from the property.

Rates average $1,024 per night for the cabin.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. The cancellation policy varies depending on the booking site but is free on Vrbo until 60 days before check-in. Pets welcome, but additional charges may apply.

Bella Vista Lodge

Rated 5 out of 5 on Vrbo

One of the top-rated properties in Gatlinburg, Bella Vista Lodge sleeps up to 14 (with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 sofa beds, and 2 rollout beds), and offers some of the best views in the area. The property has a huge private yard (complete with its own basketball court) and an air hockey table, multicade arcade, indoor shuffleboard table, 7-person hot tub, and two indoor fireplaces. In short, it’s what family vacation dreams are made of.

Rates start at around $650 per night for the cabin.

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Fine Print: Minimum stay varies depending on the season. Taxes and fees are excluded from the above rate. The cancellation policy varies depending on the booking site but is free on Vrbo until 60 days before check-in. Pet friendly, but additional charges may apply.

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