12 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Updated 2024

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Gatlinburg is lovingly referred to as the gateway to the Smoky Mountains and offers various best things to do. When you get the chance to step outside your door one morning and gaze upon those smoky clouds that embrace each mountain peak, you’ll get the sense that the world has momentarily stopped turning. This storybook town outstretches its hand to you in an offering of fine dining, great shopping, luxury rentals, and those once-in-a-lifetime Smoky Mountain views. Let’s set you up for a fantastic vacation and read about these best Vrbo vacation rentals in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Beautiful cabin with a spa whirlpool (from USD 661)

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this property, located only 0.5 mile (0.80 kilometer) from Ripley’s Super Fun Zone, and use the pool table and arcade machine in the basement. You can also enjoy a moment of stress relief in the spa whirlpool on the lower deck.

Spend some time sharing stories with your traveling companion on one of the two decks furnished with loungers while taking in the breathtaking view of the mountainous terrain. In addition, there is complimentary WiFi available so that you can remain in touch with your loved ones. You can rest while watching your favorite shows on the flat-screen TVs in the living area and bedrooms.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
12.96 km (8.1 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
cabin 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan in the upstairs bedroom on the right didn’t work
5 queen bedrooms all with their own bathrooms and the common area was very generous and comfortable
the beautiful dining table was extremely wobbly
Host:
the management team was responsive and made an extra trash pick up
i would highly recommend this property or any of the other properties by the same owners
Location:
we loved the actual cabin and the location was perfect
we had a wonderful trip and we were close to many gatlinburg attractions
this cabin was great awesome location very clean and quiet location
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2. Lovely property with a spacious balcony (from USD 230)

Spend a wonderful vacation getaway in this unit, which features a sizable balcony with comfortable seating where you can take a breathtaking view of the surrounding area while sipping your morning coffee or tea. During the appropriate seasons, guests staying at the building have access to a refreshing on-site swimming pool.

Feel the warmth of the indoor fireplace as you relax in the living area and enjoy watching your favorite shows on the high-definition flat-screen television. You can have a good time in the outdoors by participating in activities such as golfing or kayaking that are located close by.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
12.51 km (7.8 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge back balcony with comfortable chairs and tables with great views
cozy quiet comfortable for families
Cleanliness:
the property was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed for a great stay in gatlinburg
clean and lovely decorated condo this property has everything you need to feel right at home
this rental was great very clean lot's of space in kitchen den and bed rooms
the condo was spacious and beautifully decorated
Host:
the owner was also prompt with email info and very easy to work with
owner very easy to communicate with
owners were very nice and reachable if needed
Location:
beautiful home in wonderful location
we enjoyed how spacious it was and it is located in a quiet community
good location for all the smokies have to ogfer
long walk for an elderly person to the trolley but easy for younger folks
the property was great and locate where you could take the trolley or walk to places
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3. Peaceful hideaway with hot tub

Can you get over these views? How’s anyone going to ply you off that deck to go explore downtown Gatlinburg? With hot cups of coffee in the morning and cool, crisp glasses of chardonnay in the evening, this property surely epitomizes the meaning of the word sanctuary.

The amenities here are endless. You’re going to find​ a 55" (139.7 cm) HGTV, four fireplaces, and a luxury king suite including a body-jetted rain shower. Managed by Elk Springs Resort Cabin Rentals, this is a tight and efficient home away from home that you’ll remember forever.

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26.75 km (16.7 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
216 reviews  
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the cabin was very clean and very inviting
beautiful cabin and very clean
was clean and everything was easy to figure out
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
Host:
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
it was very relaxing and convenient location
reviewer comments:cabin was beautiful perfect location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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4. Mountain-view retreat with indoor sauna

As you’re sitting in those comfortable rocking chairs overlooking the never-ending expanses of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll be listening to the lullaby of the crackling fire and the whispers from the creek below. Enjoy full use of the gas grill and outdoor fireplace – in addition to the gorgeous fire pit. The cabin comes fully stocked with fresh firewood, so stoke up those flames every night.

This is actually a brand new property packed with all those amenities we like to see, including a 55" (139.7 cm) 3D TV, an indoor fireplace, a fully loaded, upscale kitchen, and an indoor sauna. Truly, this is a top shelf Smoky​ Mountain retreat that you’re going to want to return to, year after year.

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26.73 km (16.7 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
250 reviews  
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very large upgraded bathroom off the master bedroom will stay again
The cabin was spacious and immaculate
Also the cabin paperwork states that the water is drained each time
The cabin was beautiful and the view was just stunning
The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed except food
Cleanliness:
Cabin was super clean and exactly as pictured Great location
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
Everything was great and we look forward to our next trip up
The cabin was well equipped and very clean
Host:
Great towels Good working appliances
again also check in & check out was simple
Great communication with the property management
I was more than happy with the location
I was more than happy with the location
Location:
I loved the location and the view
This cabin by far has been the best
My husband & I celebrated 32 years of marriage in this beautiful cabin
Although there are other cabins near the foliage has been maintained in such a way that you are secluded from view from the back porches
I also found some of the pots and pans were not thoroughly cleaned -- and this too was disappointing
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5. Brand new one-bedroom cabin with hot tub

This is another new lovenest in a chain of gorgeously appointed cabins overlooking the Smokies. It’s impossible to choose which cabin is going to fit your bill because they’re all so spectacular. When you step out onto that balcony, it’ll be hard not to stagger backward. And take a look at that porch swing. All that’s missing is a cup of chamomile and a cashmere blanket.

Inside you’ll find another fabulous setup complete with those gorgeous flat-screen TVs and a private sauna. If it’s actually possible to drink up a cup of nature, this is where it’ll happen.

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26.75 km (16.7 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
247 reviews  
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfy
Cleanliness:
it was very neat and clean around the cabin
it was set up so well so clean and comfortable
the vacation rental was very clean
reviewer comments:the cabin was very clean and tidy
the vacation rental was clean
Host:
rating details:the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
reviewer comments:great cabin great location
reviewer comments:cabin was in a nice quiet location off hwy 321
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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6. Well-furnished condo with hot tub

If you like to sleep right in the heart of the action, this is your spot. Step out your front door and you’re right on the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. Gaze off your balcony and you’re smack up against the Smoky Mountains. Who could ask for anything more?

Well, in case you are asking, you’ll also be able to enjoy a fully equipped condo, complete with a whirlpool tub, hot tub, updated kitchen, and a gas burning fireplace. No moment will be dull during your time here, but they sure will be savory.

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11.13 km (7.0 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
240 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and yes the brown couch/bed
Cleanliness:
the condo was very clean and well equipped
perfect location (for gatlinburg)very clean and plenty room for 5 people
rental was very clean spacious and had a great location to get to the street
Location:
the location is fabulous
location was perfect right in the middle of town with walking distance to everything
nice condo in excellent location
very close to all attractions in downtown gatlinburg
the ladies absolutely loved the location
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7. Newly renovated condo with panoramic views

In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this vacation rental is one of those properties where you can’t stop scrolling through the photos. Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Those views out the living room window are astonishing. And right next to that fireplace? Hello, sanctuary. Everything in this gemstone is brand new, from the 32" (81.2 cm) flat screen TV, to the incredibly plush master suite. The kitchen is fully loaded with brand new appliances, a Keurig, and even a rice cooker.

This condo complex is actually the highest in Tennessee. Your views will be clean out over the city and into those Smoky Mountain ranges. Whether you want to head downtown or to the tips of the mountains, ​it’s only a ten-minute drive – if you can peel yourself away from this lofty prize.

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10.21 km (6.4 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
218 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was great and had an awesome view
very much enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi at the property
love the hot tub and the steam room and the game room
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8. Two bedroom condo for four

This is a lovely condo overlooking the Great River with two master suites: one with a king bed and one with a queen bed. This is a well-situated condo, providing ample parking, a fully-equipped kitchen, including all glassware, flatware, and dishes, and a washer/dryer. You’ll be easily within reach of downtown delights and mountain marvels.

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10.64 km (6.7 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
88 reviews  
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the manager on duty bent over backwards to see that we were comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean condo nicely decorated
comfortable clean with everything you need
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
reviewer comments:very nice and clean convenient to everything
Host:
donna at the front desk was helpful and friendly
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
nice location - walking distance to shops restaurants and hiking trails
we love this place walking distance to everything downtown
donna was so sweet and helpful loved the location for walking downtown
we have recommended park placed many times to friends
walking to most things was enjoyable
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9. Authentic log cabin with outdoor hot tub (from 169 USD)

Now, this is a really special spot. Here we have an original log cabin that’s been updated with every modern-day amenity and finishing touch. Settled in the shadows of Smoky Mountain Park, this cabin offers you access to astounding peace and quiet in addition to indoor and outdoor entertainment – the perfect recipe for a memorable getaway. If you can snatch this oasis up in your travel planning, you absolutely must.

Lovely 1BR Gatlinburg True Log Cabin w/Wifi & Private Outdoor Hot Tub! Outstanding Location

Price: from 169 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Beautiful condo nestled between the mountains and downtown (from 155 USD)

This is a great condo that places you within walking distance to all the downtown festivities. The master bedroom has a fireplace and private balcony. The kitchen also opens up to a balcony with views. Here you’re going to gracefully balance peace and quiet with a happy​ downtown bustle.

Beautiful Condo Walking Distance to Downtown Gatlinburg

Price: from 155 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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11. God's graceful cabin

This is interesting. A see-through gas fireplace stands in the center of a spacious living room with a TV perched atop. That sounds like a lovely way to spend an evening. The open design also opens right up into your fully loaded kitchen. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Right next to that spectacular kitchen is a game room complete with a pool table! Although there’s plenty to keep you occupied inside, make sure you step out every evening into the private hot tub as you breathe in all that mountain wonder.

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11.87 km (7.4 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
198 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedroom and bathroom on the main floor was alot smaller than the pictures
We enjoyed playing pool and air hockey and sitting in the hot tub
There were clumps of hair in the bathroom base board
The one in the cabinet was Teflon and very dry scratched
The cabin is beautiful and so is the view
Cleanliness:
It was spacious and clean
The cabin is spacious well laid out and clean
The cabin was decorated very nice for Christmas
No bath mats by the tubs
Host:
was very nice and helpful
everything was great Great communication with owner
This was really nice after long days hiking
and she indicated she had sprayed for them but
The owners were responsive to questions although not very thorough with some answers
Location:
Check in was a very easy process
The driveway took some getting used to
We loved that the cabin was very secluded but yet close to downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Quiet retreat in the mountains Great location
The driveway is a bit interesting but gets better with practice
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12. Renovated downtown condo

The current owners of this condo purchased it and completely renovated it from top to bottom. When you visit, you’ll be met with brand new hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new appliances, and an updated bathroom. All you need is a comfy pair of shoes and you’ll find yourself in all the splendor that downtown​ Gatlinburg has to offer.

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11.24 km (7.0 mi) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
155 reviews  
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice tvs and dvds perfect little kitchenette nice pool
Cleanliness:
the host kept up excellent communication and their condo was very clean and beautiful
this condo was very clean and nice
what a nice condo roger and gail have very clean remodeled very well with up to date decor
complex is older but pools clean and well maintained
Host:
super comfortable king sized bed great customer service from owner and office attendants
roger (the owner) was very helpful and check in was so easy we will definitely be back
what a pleasure to find this kind of owner
elevator was helpful to a 7month pregnant person with husband and 2year old
Location:
the property was great very nice location and very conveniently located
great location walking distance to everything parking was easy nice to be 1 block off of strip
loved this condo so much it's on the quiet end of gatlinburg
condo was in great shape and in good location
easily walkable to everything and quiet at night
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Gatlinburg will surely get ya

Storybook really is the best word for this town. Along with being the gateway to the Smokies, Gatlinburg also bedecked itself with moonshine distilleries, exquisite dining options, and cute and quirky stores. When you’re all shopped out and ready to return home for the evening​, you’ll have mountain bliss that’s hard to parallel. Enjoy those special morning moments when the smoke rolls in to cloak the world and keep you safely tucked away in nature’s nurture.

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