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  • Gatlinburg, surrounded on three sides by the majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park , has evolved from a rural hamlet to a thriving gateway community in less than a century.

  • First named White Oak Flats for the abundant white oak trees in the valley, it was settled in the early 1800's by English, Scotch, Irish, and Scotch-Irish immigrants. The Ogles, Huskeys, McCarters, Reagans, and Whaleys were the first to settle the valley of the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River and its tributaries. Most heads of households were Revolutionary War veterans, come to claim title to 50 acre tracts of land allotted to each for their patriotic service. It is believed that a middle-aged widow, Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, was the first official settler here. She came with her family to start a new life in what her late husband had described as a "Land of Paradise" in what is now East Tennessee .

  • The first homesteads were located at the mouths of Baskins Creek, LeConte Creek (then called Mill Creek for its numerous grist mills), and Roaring Fork Creek, where each joined the Little Pigeon River. In the decades following, Maples, Trenthams, Ownbys, Clabos, Oakleys, Kings, Cardwells, Bohannons, and other families took up residence along streams, in hollows, and up mountainsides. Radford C. Gatlin came here in 1855 and opened the village's second store. Although Gatlin was a controversial figure who was eventually banished from the community, the city still bears his name.

  • As a self-contained sustenance community, the "Burg" changed little in its first hundred years. When the Civil War erupted, a number of locals joined the Union and a few the Confederacy, but in general, the mountain people tried to remain neutral. Although only one Civil War skirmish was fought here, countless raids were made upon the area by both sides to gather vital resources needed to sustain the war efforts. As with much of the South, deprivation and hardship persisted in the area long after the war.

  • Education came in the form of subscription schools in the early 1800's, where parents paid for each child's schooling. The first public school was established around the time of the Civil War, and finally a settlement school was created by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity in 1912. This latter institution not only provided academic and practical education for area children, it also contributed to a rebirth of Appalachian arts and crafts and the so-called "cottage craft industry" movement.

  • Timbering began replacing sustenance farming as the primary economy base in the early 1900's. In fact, Gatlinburg's first hotel was built to accommodate traveling lumber buyers. With the coming of the national park in the 1930's and the subsequent first waves of tourism, the area's economy began to pick up. Many of the mountain families, displaced by the park, moved into town and took jobs in the new hotels, eateries, and service facilities that sprang up to cater to a burgeoning tourist industry. World War II slowed progress and growth, but at its end, the tourists came back with renewed fervor and the sleepy little village of Gatlinburg expanded to meet the demands. Incorporated in 1945, Gatlinburg has since developed into a four-season resort and convention mecca.


Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Gatlinburg and discover the perfect getaway in our cozy cabins. Located in the heart of the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our pet-friendly cabins offer a truly unforgettable experience for your vacation. Here are the key highlights to consider:

  1. Captivating Location: Our cabins are nestled amidst the majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing a serene and picturesque setting. Surround yourself with nature's beauty and enjoy the peace and tranquility that Gatlinburg has to offer.

  2. Pet-Friendly Accommodations: We understand that your furry friends are an important part of your family, which is why we offer pet-friendly cabins. Bring your beloved pets along and create lasting memories together as you explore the wonders of Gatlinburg.

  3. Diverse Rental Options: Whether you're planning a romantic escape, a family vacation, or a group retreat, we have a wide range of cabin rentals in Gatlinburg to suit your specific needs. Choose from various sizes, styles, and amenities to find the perfect cabin for your stay.

  4. Comfort and Amenities: Step into a world of comfort and relaxation as you enter our thoughtfully designed cabins. Featuring spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, and modern amenities, our cabins ensure a cozy and convenient stay.

  5. Rustic Charm and Modern Luxury: Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern luxury in our cabins. From the warm ambiance of a crackling fireplace to the indulgence of a private hot tub under the starry sky, our cabins offer the ideal setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  6. Stunning Views and Outdoor Spaces: Many of our cabins boast breathtaking mountain views, allowing you to soak in the beauty of nature right from your private deck. Enjoy morning coffee surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Smokies or gather around a fire pit for a cozy evening outdoors.

  7. Proximity to Attractions: Our vacation rental homes in Gatlinburg provide easy access to a plethora of attractions and activities. Explore the hiking trails of the national park, embark on scenic drives through the mountains, or visit local landmarks and entertainment options for a memorable experience.

  8. Exceptional Service: Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your stay is exceptional. We are here to assist you with any inquiries, provide personalized recommendations, and ensure that your time in Gatlinburg is truly unforgettable.

  9. Cherished Memories: Gatlinburg offers a unique combination of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and charming hospitality. By choosing our cabins for your stay, you're setting the stage for creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

  10. Book Your Dream Getaway: Don't miss the opportunity to experience the magic of Gatlinburg. Secure your pet-friendly cabin rental today and embark on a remarkable vacation in this vibrant destination.

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