8 Cabins Near Anakeesta

& Downtown Gatlinburg

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.

1.) City Walk

1BR 2 BA, Sleeps 8   

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

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

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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. 

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

Always a View Gatlinburg, cabin rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, TN, exterior view
Always a View Gatlinburg, cabin rental near Anakeesta and downtown Gatlinburg, TN, deck view of city of Gatlinburg ncluding Space Needle

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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.) Nature's Retreat

7BR 4BA, Sleeps 16

Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Nature's Retreat, exterior view
Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Nature's Retreat, exterior hot tub view

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You'll never know you are in a cabin so close to the Gatlinburg Parkway, as you relax in your hot tub under the gazebo, and have plenty of space in the large yard!  Also, there is a fireplace, covered deck and grill.

 

According to the owner's description, "It is nothing to see bears, deer, racoons, birds and we even have a beaver that makes his way through almost daily."

If you don't mind a walk, Anakeesta is less than a mile away or about a 17 minute walk according to Google Maps.  Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a 7 minute walk, and less than half a mile from this cabin. Blake Shelton's Ole Red is just a 14 minute walk.

5.) The Grand Orchard Lodge

20 BR 20.5 BA, Sleeps 104

Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Grand Orchard Lodge, exterior view
Cabin near Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN, Grand Orchard Lodge, pool table and game room view

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This HUGE cabin is wonderful for you large group outing or event. Weddings, reunions, corporate, church or any other group will love the convenience to the downtown Gatlinburg strip, Anakeesta among many other attractions.

8 indoor dining tables, large decks, theater room, hot tubs, massive decks with views, games, access to an indoor pool onsite, elder access and more.  Just a 15 minute walk (with sidewalks) from Anakeesta and Ripley's Attractions (about half a mile) Ripley Aquarium & Partner Combo Discounts here.

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

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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.) 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

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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.

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

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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.

If you still want to see a few more options, check out my YouTube video with a few cabins not mentioned here like Simply Southern, Seelie Court Cottage and Gatlinburg Hideaway.

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