top of page

Gatlinburg Cabins Near
Downtown & Anakeesta

Anakeesta is one of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains!  It has something for everyone.  

To read more about Anakeesta check out my review here.

Beloved Willow Man statue at Anakeesta Gatlinburg, Tennessee with kids

I waded through the listings, I mapped them, I read the reviews!

Here are some really nice cabins I found that are within about a mile or less of Anakeesta and also the downtown strip of Gatlinburg

where all the action is!

Some cabins are even close enough to walk to attractions or just everywhere.

You also might like

Budget Friendly Gatlinburg Cabins

Cabins with Free Attraction Tickets

Walk to Downtown Gatlinburg from These Condos

Gatlinburg Pet Friendly Cabins

Cabins Near The Island in Pigeon Forge

See All My Cabin Recommendations Here

1.) Hill Street Hideaway
6BR 6BA, Sleeps 18   

Gatlinburg home rental near downtown
pretty table setting at Galinburg vacation rental near downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee

Check Availability Here


Pet Friendly!


This gem has been fully updated but has kept it's gorgeous, historic charm! Right near the river (stocked with fish) and downtown Gatlinburg, it has all the amenities you need for a great family retreat.  

Hot tub, 6 master suites, video games, beautiful kitchen appliances, seasonal fireplace and parking for 6 vehicles.

2.) River Song
2BR 2BA, Sleeps 6

River Song, Gatlinburg Cabin Rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, river view and exterior
River Song, Gatlinburg Cabin Rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, river view and exterior

More Info & Check Availability


(*Note - this cabin is not walkable to downtown, as the road is very slim with no shoulder, but it is just 1 mile from the downtown strip)

1 mile from downtown Gatlinburg, Anakeesta and all the action. This absolutely beautiful log cabin is right on the Roaring Fork River, and is stocked with Rainbow trout, oh my.  (No surprise that bears are frequently seen at this river and cabin also) 

Also at the edge of Historic Roaring Fork Nature Trail, the historic cradle of Gatlinburg itself.  Hot tub, wood burning fireplace, clawfoot tub in master, pool table, charcoal grill and board games.  


See More Cabins on Lakes, Creek & Rivers Here

3.) Always A View
3BR 3BA, Sleeps 6

Always a View Gatlinburg, cabin rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, TN, exterior view
The view of downtown Gatlinburg at night from a beautiful cabin rental in Tennessee near Anakeesta and other attractions

More Info & Availability

This stunning beauty sits on the mountainside above the city, and is only 1 mile from Anakeesta and the Gatlinburg strip, as well as right above Ripley's Aquarium (Ripley Aquarium & Partner Combo Discounts here).  

Breathtaking views from the huge decks overlooking the city lights.  This cabin was newly rebuilt after the 2016 wildfires.  It includes a theater room, well equipped game room, electric fireplace, 6-person hot tub, and luxury decor.

4.) City Lights
2BR 2BA, Sleeps 6

"City Lights" cabin rental near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Tn
firepit and rocking chairs at "City Lights" cabin rental near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Tn

More Info & Availability

Wow, you can walk to the Gatlinburg Parkway from this beautiful, new, cozy cabin with a firepit and front porch to relax on. Arcade game, hot tub, step in showers, and good parking.

See More Motorcycle Friendly Cabins

5.) Downtown Hickory Hideaway
4 BR 4BA, Sleeps 12

Cabin rental in Gatlinburg near Anakeesta and downtonw, exterior view
Aerial view of rental cabin near downtown Gatlinburg and Anakeesta

More Info and Availability Here

Brand new cabin with hot tub, pool table, arcade, grill, fireplace and large decks to enjoy city views! Location is awesome, great parking.


Just a short walk from Anakeesta and Ripley's attractions. Ripley Aquarium & Partner Combo Discounts here.

See More New Cabins

6.) Smoky Heights Overlook
3BR 3BA, Sleeps 8

Cabin rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, Smoky Heights, Gatlinburg, exterior front view
Cabin rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, Smoky Heights, Gatlinburg dining room and kitchen

Check Availability Here

This pretty cabin has a hot tub, fireplace, wraparound deck, game room with pool table and is just a short distance to the Gatlinburg Parkway. You could walk to downtown Gatlinburg and Anakeesta, if you don't mind a short jaunt.  If you are not into a walk, you can be driving on the Gatlinburg Parkway within 2 minutes!

7.) Candy Top Chalet
2BR 2BA, Sleeps 7

Chalet - Cabin - close to downtown Gatlinburg TN
hot tub and view of downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee, from cabin rental

Check Availability Here

Enjoy  this chalet that is 1 minute to Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg and Ripley Attractions.  


Owner says Wi-Fi is fast!  Fireplace, grill, video games, pool table and hot tub city light views. True Smoky Mountain experience.

8.) Granny's River Retreat

2BR 2BA, Sleeps 6

Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Grannys River Retreat, exterior view
Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Granny's River Retreat, creek and river view

Check Availability Here

Right on the peaceful Little Pigeon River, cabins like this are hard to find. It's even pet friendly

Grill steaks and relax next to the gently rippling waters or watch from the screened in porch in your private hot tub.  Pretty spiral staircase stone fireplace and rustic decor make this cozy cabin a gem.


This is a prime location across the street from 2 Mountain Coasters, and a 15 minute walk to Anakeesta.  You are literally right around the corner from the Parkway, with privacy yet, you can zip over to the Gatlinburg strip on a 5-10 minute walk, anytime.

See More Cabins on Lakes, Creeks and Rivers

See More Gatlinburg Pet Friendly Cabins

9.) The Mighty Crabapple
8BR 8.5BA, Sleeps 46

Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, The Mighty Crabapple, exterior view
Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, the Mighty Crabapple, bunkbeds, kids bedroom view

Check Availability Here

Enjoy a shared pool onsite when you stay in this newer built, large cabin close to Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg and Ripley Attractions.  


Great for large groups of 46 people or less, with all the amenities like hot tub, stone fireplace, theater and game rooms, elder access, 6 parking spots, and gorgeous rustic decor.  Enjoy the open floor plan concept, bunk beds and back deck city light views.

10.) City Walk
1BR 2 BA, Sleeps 8   

Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, City Walk, deck view

Check Availability Here


This one has it all!  It doesn't get much better than having a beautiful, new cabin 1 block from the downtown Gatlinburg strip.  

Fireplace, games, wraparound decks and hot tub.  This cabin is gorgeous with a unique layout and little extra touches. Easy walk to Anakeesta and all the other fun places downtown Gatlinburg without worrying about parking or traffic.

11.) New Cabin, Walk Downtown
3BR 3BA, Sleeps 10  

new cabin walk to downtown_edited.jpg
new cabin walk downtown_edited.jpg

More Info & Availability Here

Great for families!

Walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg!  Has hot tub, lego table, arcade games, fireplace, foosball, beautiful deck and more.

See More Newly Built Cabins

bottom of page