Hiking Havens: 4 Cabins Near the Best Trails in Gatlinburg

Published Jan 17, 2024

Pack your hiking boots and your sense of adventure! Gatlinburg, gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is the ideal spot for a hiking holiday. These Gatlinburg cabins close to hiking trails give you a head start on days outdoors! 

1. Bearly Ober 

This two-bedroom condo makes a convenient home base for hiking. You’re a short drive from Sugarlands Visitor Center, where you can access eight hiking trails for a wide variety of skill levels.

Bearly Ober offers a queen bedroom, king suite, screened-in porch, and use of a seasonal, outdoor pool. Your neighbor is the Ober Mountain ski resort, with year-round rides and attractions, and winter sports for the whole family.

2. Twiggs Hideaway

For a real log cabin tucked into the trees, pick Twiggs Hideaway as your base camp. Fuel up with breakfast outdoors on the stone patio, then head to the national park. Want an easy stroll? Hit the level, paved Gatlinburg Trail. Interested in history or wildlife? Explore trails around Cades Cove.

Twiggs Hideaway’s country decor will charm you. Dine at a hand-hewn wood dining table. Count the sweet bears cavorting across the rugs. Two living areas give you space to sprawl. The main bedroom suite includes a king bed while the second bedroom is a fun kids’ hangout, with a queen bed, bunks and a futon.

3. Treasured Times

Bringing a larger family or friend group? Treasured Times has five bedrooms for up to 10 eager walkers. Its location gives you easy access to both the national park’s trails and trails at the Ober Mountain ski resort.

When night falls, relax with a movie marathon in the cabin’s private movie theater! Game lovers can play foosball or try the 60 classic video games. Retire to the lovely bedrooms, including a romantic all-white room and a cozy room like a camp cabin.

4. Chipmunk Chase

The airy, open plan main level here feels like an elegant mountain lodge. Treat yourself to plush leather sofas, huge windows, and an upscale dining area. Play pool or arcade games. Two spacious bedrooms promise a good night’s rest.

Chipmunk Chase is minutes from the national park’s Greenbrier entrance. Use this less-frequented entrance to avoid crowds. Five scenic trails start nearby, including Porters Creek Trail, famous for wildflowers, and Ramsey Cascades Trail, leading to a waterfall. 

Start planning your hiking getaway. Pick a Gatlinburg cabin near the best hiking trails in the Smokies.

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