Best Pet Friendly Cabins in Gatlinburg TN: Gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Claiming the title of 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 sweeping mountain views, outdoor attractions, expansive food and drink scene, 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, TN for couples, families and large groups.

Check out our guide to the best pet friendly cabins in Ohio’s Hocking Hills too!

GATLINBURG PET FRIENDLY CABINS

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Skyline, Great Smoky Mountains USA

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PET-FRIENDLY 1 BEDROOM CABINS IN GATLINBURG TN

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 around $175 per night for the unit.

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

Lovers’ Hideaway

Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 on Vrbo

Just 15 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom home can comfortably sleep two to four 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 around $120 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation policy varies depending on booking site, but is free on Vrbo until a specified date. Pets welcome 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 four 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 around $150 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Free cancellation up to14 days before check-in. Pets welcome at an additional fee.

PET-FRIENDLY 2 BEDROOM CABINS IN GATLINBURG TN

Simply Unforgettable Pet Friendly Cabin in Gatlinburg

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 four (there’s a loft with an extra queen bed) and is a superb set-up for families traveling with young children.

Rates start at $120 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation policy varies depending on booking site, but is free on Vrbo up until 60 days before check-in. Pets allowed on request, but additional charges may apply.

Rascals Retreat

Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Vrbo

Accommodating up to six, 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 two bedrooms (2 king beds + a sleeper sofa) and two bathrooms, and is located just 11 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rates average $260 per night for the unit. Check availability now.

Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free on Vrbo up to 60 days before check-in. Pets welcome 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 (on easy access roads) 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 $350 per night for the unit. Check availability now.

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

Bear Country Cabin

Rated 9.0 out of 10 on Booking.com

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 $110 per night for the unit.

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

PET-FRIENDLY GATLINBURG CABINS FOR LARGE GROUPS

Hickory Ridge

Rated 8.0 out of 10 on Hotels.com

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 three 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 start around $950 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay requirement. Above rate inclusive of all taxes and fees. Cancellation free up until a specified date. Pets welcome, but may be subject to an additional fee.

Creekside Cabin 

Rated 9.0 out of 10 on Hotels.com

Tucked away in the woods alongside a creek, this rustic-meets-modern cabin ticks all the boxes when it comes to a family getaway. With 5-bedrooms and 4-bathrooms, there’s plenty of space to go around, and the home comes equipped with a kitchen, dishwasher, furnished deck (with a 9-person hot tub!), outdoor fire pit, indoor fireplace, A/C and wifi. Located 0.5 miles from zip-lining, less than 8 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 12 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, it’s also the ideally located.

Rates start around $365 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation is free up to 2 weeks before check-in. One dog allowed up to 45 lbs, but additional charges may apply.

The Lodge of Gatlinburg Cabin

Rated 4.6 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 start around $515 per night for the unit.

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

443 Loop Road Home ($$-$$$$)

Rated 8.6 out of 10 on Booking.com

Hot tub – check. Covered deck – check. Fireplace – check. Scenic views – check. Pool table – check. Wet bar – check. Pet friendly – check. This 4-bedroom (8 bed), 4-bathroom cabin ticks all the boxes when it comes to a Great Smoky Mountains group getaway. Located less than a mile away from Smoky Mountain Winery and just eight miles from the national park, it’s also in a perfect location.

Rates start around $360 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 2 to 3 night minimum stay depending on time of year. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation free until a specified date. According to Expedia, pets stay for free.

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 shuffle board table, 7-person hot tub and two indoor fireplaces. In short, it’s what family vacation dreams are made of.

Rates start around $575 per night for the unit.

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Fine Print: 6-night minimum stay. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Cancellation policy varies depending on booking site, but is free on Vrbo until 60 days before check-in. Pets welcome, but additional charges may apply.

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