Closer to Home
Gatlinburg, TN
Bedrooms 4
Beds 7
Sleeps 14
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 0
Take in the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains from Closer to Home, a 4-bedroom, 4-bath retreat with green-canopy views overlooking more than 40 acres of native trees, and a feeling of total seclusion just 10 minutes from restaurants, museums and family-friendly activities. When you book your stay at this cabin, you receive free admission to popular Smoky Mountain attractions with Xplorie. This program entitles our guests to one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like Dollywood, WonderWorks, and more. The beauty of a vacation in the Smokies can only be enhanced by its remote location and solitude! Therefore, please be advised that the WIFI in this area is unstable. A modern cabin with cathedral ceilings, log beams, hardwood floors and wood-paneled walls, Closer to Home has the ambiance of a rustic lodge. Ideal for large families, groups of friends or even corporate retreats, this two-level home offers multiple living spaces decks, a furnished deck on each level, and accommodations for up to 14 guests. An open floor plan on the main level creates a seamless flow between the great room, kitchen and dining area, with natural light flooding the space through floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors, which lead to an expansive, wrap-around deck. In the great room, a full-length leather sofa offers a front-row seat to the large-screen TV, while two cozy armchairs invite you to curl up by the stacked-stone fireplace. The adjacent 10-seat dining table offers dinner with a view, overlooking the deck and mountains beyond through a wall of glass. You’ll find three additional seats at the kitchen breakfast bar. Fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops and a spacious island, the kitchen is sure to inspire home-cooked meals. A charcoal grill on the front porch will broaden your menu, while two log picnic tables -- one on the upper deck and one in the front yard -- invite you to dine al fresco. On the lower level, a second living area offers evening entertainment with two plush sofas, a second fireplace, and a flat-screen TV with cable. Sharpen your pool game on the full-sized table or bring your favorite board games to enjoy a screen-free night around the card table. All bedrooms also feature a ceiling fan, high-definition TV, en-suite bath and ample storage. Two primary suites feature king-sized beds, while the guest bedrooms each have two queen-sized beds, sleeping four in each room. A queen sleeper sofa offers additional accommodations for two. As a guest of Closer to Home, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of a private washer and dryer, and a private, over-sized hot tub on the lower deck with room for up to six people. You’ll also have access to the amenities of Black Bear Falls Log Home Community, including a clubhouse with heated adult and children’s swimming pools, available for summer use. After a swim, lounge on a poolside chaise or retreat from the sun at a table on the covered patio. For adventures beyond your mountaintop perch, take advantage of ample parking to explore the surrounding area, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, family-friendly restaurants and more, all within a 15-minute drive. >This cabin has parking for 2 vehicles. We cannot accommodate RV parking at this home.< Please note that pets are not allowed in this home. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property. Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods.
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  • Property Rules
    • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    • Check-out: 10:00 AM
    • No Pets Allowed
    • No Smoking Allowed
  • State Regulations
    • Night Time Occupancy: 14

Booking a stay within 48 hours of arrival or for longer than 14 days?
Please call our Guest Experience team at 888-720-2057 to confirm availability and complete your reservation at this property.

  • WiFi Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Mountain View
  • Hot Tub
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Pool Table
  • Game Room
  • Communal Pool
  • Fireplace - Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Parking Facilities On-Site
  • Decked area with outdoor furniture
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Smoking: Not Allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mountain View
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Balcony
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area
  • Family
  • Dining Room
  • Essentials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Forests
  • Free parking
  • Heating
  • Hiking
  • Leisure-Horseback Riding
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Luxury
  • Microwave
  • Mountain
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Balcony
  • Oven
  • Patio / Deck
  • Patio Area with Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Resort
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Theme Parks
  • Toaster
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Towels
  • Town
  • Ice Maker
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (heated)
  • Stove
  • Tea Kettle
  • Games
  • Games Console
  • Restaurant Close By
  • Car Necessary
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (unheated)
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Washer
  • Washing Machine
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    5 | 53 Guest Reviews
    June, 2024
    Our second time here and we love it. Very clean, and quiet. The cabin and view was beautiful.
    Natural Retreats Response
    We are delighted you had an equally enjoyable second stay at Closer to Home, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for being our guest!
    May, 2024
    The location was great with beautiful views from both porches. Since we had a large group I appreciated the large dining table that seated 10+ people. The kitchen had ample utensils and cookware including crockpots. We were disappointed that there was no salt or pepper or basic supplies like aluminum foil and Saran Wrap. The game room was very enjoyable for our younger guest. We loved that the house had two separate living spaces along with a lot of sleeping arrangements. The house has a very comfortable layout for a large group. The location is very close to Gatlinburg but feels like it is more remote. The road to get too the house was not bad at all considering it was on top of the mountain. We were able to fit 4 large vehicles in the parking space easily. Overall this property was a very lovely place in appearance and in comfort.
    Natural Retreats Response
    Hi, John. We are delighted Closer to Home had plenty of space for your large group and that the large dining room table and game room were highlights. Thank you for choosing Natural Retreats; we look forward to welcoming you back to the Smokies soon!
    April, 2024
    We loved our stay. The house was beautiful and so comfortable and our hosts were so responsive to any questions we had!
    Natural Retreats Response
    Hi, Laya. Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted Closer to Home had everything you needed for a comfortable getaway and the team was helpful. Thank you for choosing Natural Retreats; we look forward to welcoming you back to the Smokies soon!
    April, 2024
    The house was beautiful and the surroundings were magnificent! Easy to find and convenient to Gatlinburg and all of the hiking trails.
    Natural Retreats Response
    We are delighted you loved your stay at Closer to Home and appreciate you sharing your Great Smoky Mountain experience. We hope you can enjoy the trails with us again soon; thank you for choosing Natural Retreats!
    April, 2024
    Natural Retreats Response
    We appreciate you taking the time to provide a rating about your experiences with Natural Retreats. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Closer to Home, and we hope to welcome you back to the Great Smoky Mountains soon!
    April, 2024
    Our cabin, Closer to Home, was perfect. The location is wonderful and Andrea Kirk was very helpful.
    Natural Retreats Response
    We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay at the perfectly located Closer to Home and that Andrea was most helpful during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Great Smoky Mountains soon!

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