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   

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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.) Aaron's Lodge

7BR 4BA, Sleeps 16

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Beautifully renovated cabin less than a mile from downtown Gatlinburg and Anakeesta, this cabin features a view of city lights, outdoor hot tub, floor to ceiling windows, and large dining table.

You will also find an arcade game room, with kid's room access, entrance ramp with no steps, a trolley stop half a mile down the road, and parking for 3-4 cars. Some of the rooms have outside deck access so you can enjoy nature in the Smoky Mountains any time day or night.

3.) Amazing Grace

8BR 8BA, Sleeps 29

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This 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).  

Great for groups!  Breathtaking views from the huge wraparound decks overlook the city lights.  This 3-story gated log cabin has 10,000 sq. feet including rec room with games and pool table, hot tubs, and excellent reviews. Charcoal grills, fireplaces, and more.

4.) Nature's Retreat

7BR 4BA, Sleeps 16

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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

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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.) The Vinson

1BR 2BA, Sleeps 4

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Pet Friendly!

This pretty and pet friendly cabin is 1.1 miles from Anakeesta, and the Gatlinburg Strip.  Includes covered decks, movie and game room, hot tub and loft.  Also has a grill and fireplace.  While walking to town is not for eveyone, the short drive to town is about 2 minutes and no fighting traffic for half the day.

7.) The Mighty Crabapple

8BR 8.5BA, Sleeps 46

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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

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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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