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You have just found the PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT! Welcome to Swingin' On A Star! FIRST...Imagine sipping your favorite beverage while the sunrise reveals your first glimpse of Mt. Leconte and its mountain ranges right in your own backyard = SPECTACULAR! We're not kidding...You will have GRANDSTAND seating to a Remarkable 180 Degree Panoramic Setting of our MAJESTIC SMOKY MOUNTAINS = UNPARALLELED VIEWS! SECOND...our PERFECT LOCATION is hands down the most convenient with easy access roads and level parking only 5 minutes to all area attractions and restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg...so close to it all but when at the cabin you feel as if you are tucked miles away...the best of both worlds making this THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT! The bonuses continue in our custom built spacious cabin with 22' CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, a VAULTED WALL OF GLASS for viewing and over 1,000 square feet of private COVERED decks all facing the Smokys, upscale posh décor including several local artists pieces and area craftsman treasures for a extraordinary mountain experience, upscale bedding with plush linens and a JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO, BONUS MEDIA ROOM for your home theater experience and INCREDIBLE GAME ROOM with fun for all ages even including "Buck", our singing deer! This is it! Your piece of HEAVEN awaits you! WHY CHOOSE OUR CABIN...LET'S BEGIN... FIRST...YOU WILL FIND PEACEFUL TRANQUILITY, REST AND RELAXATION WHILE TAKING IN SPELLBINDING MOUNTAIN VIEWS... Actually feel like you are Swingin' On A Star with UNHINDERED MAGNIFICENT VIEWS of the Great Smoky Mountains AS YOUR BACKYARD as far as you can see! Absolutely no rooftops! As you arrive at your Mountain Retreat the forest will enclose you, creating a serene mood, a detachment from the hurried pace of life, making Swingin' On A Star your home away from home. Two COVERED decks and extensive outdoor space allow you plenty of room to indulge in the vistas with several comfortable rockers, swings, hot tub, Sky Chair, picnic tables, grilling area...everything you need for your outdoor experience! TO PAMPER YOURSELF WITH A UNIQUE MOUNTAIN ATMOSPHERE... A Rustic Exquisite Décor rarely provided in other cabins. Unbelievable posh details such as tree carved front door, numerous antiques, original local artwork, upscale and hand carved furniture, stack stone fireplace, real log walls with exposed beams throughout the entire cabin, beautiful pinecone and cardinal stain glass windows...just to name a few. When creating our home we have kept your comfort in mind...from plush beds and comfortable recliners, cozy throws to curl up with and several extra details...easy one touch remotes, full length mirrors, accent lighting...all we have thought to pamper you with every extra detail and touch. A one of a kind, unforgettable experience to treat yourself, unwind and indulge in real MOUNTAIN LUXURY! FOR LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! OURS IS THE MOST CONVENIENT PERFECT LOCATION... A tranquil haven peacefully nestled amongst the trees undoubtedly the PERFECT LOCATION LITERALLY 5 minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg, located right above the famous Arts & Crafts Community, 10 minutes the National Park entrance, 10 miles to Dollywood and minutes to all area attractions. So centrally located that you can easily jump over to Greenbriar and a straight shot to Cataloochee to see the Elk and for more spectacular trail experiences! We are a family of hikers...we would be happy to share our favorite spots! Come enjoy a posh retreat close to everything with a remote feel away from it all! AND FOR EASY ACCESS, LEVEL PARKING & PAVED ROADS... No worries in traveling to our cabin. You will find all paved roads and level, generous parking with a circular driveway to accommodate several vehicles or your motorcycle trailer ;) This is rare to find in this area of mountain terrain. AND WAIT! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES as you arrive...Lush landscaping complete with BEARS TO GREET YOU! Each BEAR is a piece of local artwork chain saw carved out of tree trunks! YOUR OWN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY right in front of your cabin...a pinnacle Mt. LeConte backdrop with 'Frankie & Star'-our 9' MAMA BEAR & CUB, a whimsical 'BEAR FENCE'-with 5 posts each animated differently, 'LUCKY STAR'-actually Swingin' On A Star and 'TEDDY'-by the kitchen window sure to put a smile on your face! WE OFFER COMFORTABLE ACCOMODATIONS FOR TEN... Our 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,100+ square foot custom built spacious Log Cabin offers two separate and defined floors of entertainment, living area & sleeping accommodations. Spacious OPEN CONCEPT living at its best! Each floor has an ENCLOSED MASTER KING SUITE with ADJOINING stunning SLATE TILE full bathroom with mountain etched glass showers-no plastic showers as most other cabins...both exquisitely done in slate. And on the first floor a JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO! Plush bedding ensures a perfect night's sleep. 2 Queen Sofa Sleepers and 2 Twin Sofa sleepers for extra room...a perfect setting for two couples or families traveling together. TO MAKE UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY MEMORIES... Begin with a spacious LOFT GAME ROOM...games galore to keep you or the kids entertained for hours-POOL TABLE, pub table-wrought iron pub chairs, 39 GAME ARCADE-sporting Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga & more, 32' HD TV, TELESCOPE, DARTS, IPOD STEREO, TODDLER WALL GAMES, binoculars, board games, books & dry bar. There's even 'BUCK-THE SINGING DEER' to sing along to your favorites such as 'Friends In Low Places', 'Sweet Home Alabama' and more!! For a family movie night enjoy our SEPARATE ENCLOSED MEDIA ROOM with half bath and State of Art Electronics-65' PLASMA HDTV, SURROUND SOUND(Boom!),DVR, BLU-RAY DVD & comfortable seating for the EXCEPTIONAL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE! Cable, all PREMIUM CHANNELS & ESPN SPORTS PACKAGE will allow the sports enthusiasts enjoy a game while the kids watch their favorite show in the Living Room relaxing on our leather queen sleeper sofa, authentic leather & hide RECLINER-55' SMART HDTV, SURROUND SOUND,DVR & DVD...A ROOM FOR EVERYONE!! Our cabin really has it all! For the kid in you there's a 'BEAR FRIEND' inside to keep you company! And for the wee ones the cabin has their very own '3 Little Bears' rocking chair, table, chairs, toddler wall games, their very own toy box, books, games & a charming ROCKING HORSE! FOR A PERFECT ROMANTIC DESTINATION... For your romantic Honeymoon, Anniversary Celebration, or simply a couples getaway, this is it! We have even had several weddings at Swingin' On A Star :) Look no further, our cabin has it all in the way of romance and ambiance...Rise each morning to a breathtaking mountain view after a cozy nights sleep feeling just as if you slept on a cloud and enjoy moonlit evenings taking in BREATHTAKING VIEWS and star gazing relaxing in the HOTTUB located steps away in its own PRIVATE ALCOVE on the downstairs wraparound deck. We have provided all the necessary essentials...particularly PRIVACY...walk out on our decks and feel like you are miles away, enjoy our cozy fireplace and don't forget our JACUZZI TUB FOR TWO...talk about romance! ;) FOR THE GOURMET CHEFS IN THE FAMILY... Our fully equipped upscale GOURMET kitchen provides everything at your fingertips...custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, convenient breakfast bar for extra seating...all provides a jaw dropping backdrop while preparing your special dinner or a snack. Everyone knows its all the little extras that count...we have thought of all the necessary essentials and more to prepare a meal from mixer, blender, beautiful dinnerware and serving pieces, garlic press, chef knives, electric knife, wine openers to an ice cream scoop and crockpot! And for the BBQ masters step outside and find a welcoming flagstone patio grilling area with a clever stone & boulder picnic table & BBQ GRILL...enjoy your meal on one of two picnic tables with superb views 'On Top of Old Smoky'! TO STAY CONNECTED AT ALL TIMES... Swingin' On A Star offers free WiFi, internet services, free nationwide long distance, ALL premium cable channels, ESPN Sports Package, audio system with indoor outdoor speakers...again, we have it all!! HOWEVER, MOST IMPORTANTLY...FOR OUR SERVICE... We built Swingin' On A Star over ten years ago and hand picked the location for its numerous advantages. Our personal passion and attention is obvious throughout our beautiful property. The mountains have our heart and this is our home away from home and it was built with love to share with you our guests. We have visited Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for decades and are very familiar with the area and have forged many valuable relationships that help us maintain and care for our cabin. We invite you to stay with us and experience all that our amenity filled cabin has to offer. We are confident you will find Swingin' On A Star to be your "Smoky Mountain Dream Log Cabin"! We take pride in our EXCELLENT RATINGS and have shared why our home should be your mountain retreat choice, but see for yourself...pictures are worth a thousand words! And take a look at our Guest Reviews and see what our many repeat guests are saying: Oh my goodness, Swingin' On A Star is absolute perfection! Heaven on earth! This property is absolutely stunning! Great location and just perfect A Magical Place Best cabin in Gatlinburg! Breathtaking view and close to Gatlinburg! Excellent cabin, Excellent views and Excellent service We did not want to leave and will never stay anywhere else Exceptional view and very clean Incredibly well maintained and equisitely decorated You pay for what you get and worth every penny Such an amazing stay at Swingin' On A Star Highly recommend Best view in Gatinburg! Gracious & accommodating owner Unforgettable Cabin

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  1. Angelle R.
    We had such an amazing stay at Swinging on a Star and are already dying to to go back! The cabin is beautifully decorated and very spacious! The bedrooms were comfortable and cozy, and each had it's own bathroom which was very convenient. The cabin also has a media room which was perfect for our movie night. The game room was also so much fun with the PacMan machine and pool table. I also loved how close it was to downtown Gatlinburg (10 minute drive) and the grocery (5 minute drive), but how it still felt you were in the middle of the mountains. My favorite thing, however, was definitely the views! The views were absolutely amazing with nothing in front of you blocking the view of the gorgeous mountains. Most of our time at the cabin was spent relaxing in the jacuzzi or just sitting in the rocking chairs admiring that view. We had the most relaxing time at Swinging on a Star and cannot wait to return! 24 February 2017 - 23:43:00
  2. Matt J.
    I highly recommend swingin on a star to anyone looking for a tranquil setting with a million dollar view. Our family of four and two dogs had our best family vacation thanks to swingin on a star. 01 April 2017 - 17:27:00
  3. Stephen L.
    Absolute perfection! We felt welcome and at home from the moment we arrived. The cabin was spotless, inviting, and fully stocked with everything that was necessary to make our stay comfortable! The views were amazing. We couldnt have asked for more. 12 November 2017 - 12:48:00
  4. Brent F.
    I took my family (wife and 4 kids - ages 6 through 15) last week. We had a fantastic time! There is something in this home for everyone. I never heard the phrase, "I'm bored" once. You can tell that a lot of intentional thought went into the extras for comfort and entertainment. The house was very clean. The view is EXCEPTIONAL. I could sit on the porch all day. You can have a real peace-of-mind if you are renting this property - not always the case with rentals. Extremely close to downtown activities and restaurants and 5 minutes later you feel you are back in the mountains in the middle of no where. I would of gave it 5 stars if it was a little cheaper. It was slightly high (I am admittedly cheap) for my financial bracket. You get what you pay for though, and I have no regret. I don't feel it was overpriced and you could rent for the same $ elsewhere and not get the view and all the extras this place offers. I am now a fan of "Swinging on a Star!" 13 June 2017 - 15:14:00
  5. My wife and I have rented cabins in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area for our anniversary 6 or 7 times in the past 26 years. Swingin on a Star is far and away the best we have stayed in, and the others were really good. The location is perfect! You are mostly isolated in the mountains with a spectacular view, but only 10 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg. The cabin is VERY clean and everything worked great, except for a small breakdown of the hot tub that was fixed the next day (thank you!). The decorating and attention to detail in every room were absolutely perfect. Both master bed/baths are roomy and well appointed, and the kitchen with granite counter tops is stunning. We will definitely be back to Swingin on a Star! 15 September 2016 - 19:41:02
  6. Rebecca W.
    This property is absolutely stunning! Besides the spectacular views- literally the mountains are your entire view- the privacy, the stillness... Wow! This cabin is luxurious and well-appointed. The cabin itself is beautiful with everything you could ever need, and the furnishings and decorations are inviting and homey. We enjoyed the views off both the upper and lower decks, playing pool in the loft area, the media room, the kitchen, and the hot tub on the deck. There is plenty of room with separate master bedrooms, a fold-out couch, and three bathrooms. This cabin has great WiFi, the latest technology and all of the ammenities. The grill is right off the deck with a beautiful view and surrounded by gorgeous (and private) landscaping. There is conplete privacy in the yard and on the deck, which we loved. The cabin is a few minutes from town, but we enjoyed this cabin so much we never wanted to leave! We love Gatlinburg and this will be our go-to cabin forever! Thanks for making our 10-year Anniversary so special! Swingin' on a Star is the absolute best! 10 August 2016 - 13:18:00
  7. Danielle W.
    I would give 10 stars if I could! I can not even begin to describe how incredible Swingin' On A Star is!! From the moment you arrive and see the most spectacular view to turning the knob to go inside and find a home beyond words. Cathie is a delight to work with and has truly put a lot of love into her home. You actually feel quite spoiled...the beds, oh so comfy, the bathrooms upscale and the decor is indescribable. Location is perfect, close to everything but you have a feeling of privacy and recluse when at the cabin. We have been visiting Gatlinburg for years and have found GOLD with this cabin. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful retreat and we will be back to Swingin' On A Star for sure! 10 June 2016 - 21:40:57
  8. Jane K.
    This was our first experience on VBRO and our first time to Gatlinburg. Swingin On a Star really exceeded our expectations. The decor that went into the cabin is impressive to see if you can ever take your eyes off of the breathtaking view. We brought our little dog, and since it's a cabin that allows pets I was almost expecting it to show evidence of that in some way, but honestly it is quite clean!! Thank you for providing a great getaway for our family! 25 March 2016 - 12:21:00
  9. Austin H.
    Home is wonderful - very well cared for and decorated. Kids enjoyed the pool table and arcade. Nice flat drive made winter arrival a breeze unlike some other experiences we saw. Roads were well cared for in winter storms. Only warning is no keurig - so make sure you bring ground coffee ;) 24 January 2016 - 22:54:15
  10. Loretta P.
    First of all, Cathie, the owner, is very kind and helpful. Any time I needed to ask a question, she would reply immediately. We have stayed in many cabins over the years, & this one beats all. This isn't just a cabin. Every nook, cranny & corner was decorated very tastefully, making for a cozy atmosphere. It feels like a home away from home, instead of the usual cabin. The view is amazing, and my favorite was the area where the grill is outside. There was something very magical and welcoming about that space, and it was super quiet...a great place to meditate on the large rocks. The kitchen was stocked pretty well, as we love to cook and sip fine wines. It's great having the hot tub outside w/the amazing view. And the pool table and rec room were a lot of fun, esp. when it rained. The swings on the porch added to the experience. This is definitely one of the most high-end cabins where we have stayed, and everything is custom-made, from all the light fixtures to towel racks to everything else. Very tastefully done. Warm and inviting. My husband and our friends really enjoyed our stay there. Our little 6-pound maltipoo had a blast, too, and had plenty of grass space to run around outside. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood during the day and at night. And it's within minutes of downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, even though you can't here a sound (outside nature) from the cabin. It feels like we're in the wilderness. I would highly recommend this cabin for a getaway. 10 November 2015 - 17:53:42
  11. dolfan907
    Wow! Immediate reaction when we walked in the door was that this was one of the few times when something surpassed my expectations, which says a lot considering how much we were looking forward to this vacation. The cabin was in perfect shape, the check in instructions worked perfectly. Cathie stayed in close touch with us the entire time we were there, and even texted us some days to let us know fun things that were available at the time. We didn't go out and do as many things as we planned, but only because the cabin was so inviting, with unbelievable views, we couldn't get ourselves to leave. The only issue we had the whole time was that the motor on the hot tub has apparently burned out during the stay of the guests before us, but that was a friday, and the motor qas delivered and installed again by monday afternoon. If we ever return to gatlinburg, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else! 09 January 2015 - 17:16:38
  12. Rick C.
    Excellent location, unbelievable view, everything you could want while in Gatlinburg. My familys second trip to the same cabin and enjoyed every minute of the trip. The view from the deck is awesome. The hot tub was a great way to relax after a hike, and my kids loved the game room. Swinging on a Star is a terrific place Id recommend to anyone from a family with kids to a couple looking to get away. 26 November 2017 - 21:13:00
  13. Donna H.
    Ms. Cathie is so very nice!! My hubby and I enjoyed our stay. Made our 25th wedding anniversary very memorable!! 18 December 2017 - 05:20:00
  14. Heather S.
    First of all let me say I am a very picky about quality, luxury, cleanliness, amenities, and overall atmosphere of every place of my travels. Good times for 3 couples in our 40s! Luxury at its best.Enjoyed coffee in the morning with the awesome view. Plugged some classic rock into the radio and played pool and video games for hours.Town was just 5-10 min away. Food City even closer! Streamed superbowl on laptop and enjoyed hot tub evenings with fun conversation with friends! Adirondack chairs looking over one one the best views of the smokies. 08 February 2017 - 01:06:00
  15. Tim P.
    We've stayed in other cabins before in Gatlinburg but this one tops them all. You'll know it from the minute you walk in the door. It's very nicely decorated and the high end finishes set it apart from the others. Then you walk onto the deck, all I have to say is OMG the view is amazing. We had the best time. It's close enough to town so it wasn't bad at all. Definitely recommend this cabin. 24 April 2017 - 11:47:00
  16. Elizabeth W.
    We are in love with this cabin. We use VRBO for all our vacation rentals and we have never felt more at home than we did at Swinging On a Star. Perfect location, gorgeous views and honestly everything we could have hoped for. Sitting in the hot tub while watching it snow was our favorite part :) We will be returning next year for sure! 16 December 2017 - 16:46:00
  17. James C.
    Our family spent a memorable Christmas at Swingin On A Star, which was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was well equipped for preparing our Christmas meal. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace during the cold days and nights! The views of the mountains were SPECTACULAR!!!!! There was snow on the mountain tops one morning, which made the view that much more BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The stay was exceptionally quiet and relaxing. The location of the cabin is perfect. Our adult children especially enjoyed the game room and media room. They loved playing pool together along with their Dad. I was so amazed that I took over 1,500 photos of the mountains because every time I looked at them they were changing appearances; from the sunrise to sunset to the smoky appearance to the clear view. It was breathtaking!!!!!! The cabin was clean and cozy. The second we opened the door upon arrival, we knew that it was going to be an enjoyable stay. We would like to thank Ms. Cathie Britt for allowing our family to stay in her beautiful cozy cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. She was very accommodating, friendly, helpful and nice. We plan on returning to this newly discovered paradise in the fall, Lord Willing. Our family has many treasured memories from our Christmas experience at Swingin On A Star. Words cannot describe our feelings and newly acquired experiences from Christmas 2017 in the Smoky Mountains and our stay at this beautiful cabin. God Bless!!!! 03 January 2018 - 21:11:00
  18. Debra M.
    Easy check in and check out process, very peaceful with a beautiful view! 17 October 2017 - 01:21:00
  19. Kristen M.
    We had to evacuate due to the Hurricane and this was the perfect house to retreat too! It made for a very enjoyable "unplanned vacation" We will be back! 16 October 2017 - 15:49:00
  20. Scott S.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at this cabin! It was quiet, clean and very comfortable. Any concern (we only had 1 very minor one) was taken care of immediately. We will be booking this one again in the future... 31 August 2017 - 12:10:00

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