A perfect beginning to your vacation in the Smokies, Idle Days is a beautiful log home located in Black Bear Falls, just 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. High glass windows and a wooded setting seem to bring nature to your door, while inside the amenities are numerous. Relax in front of the stone gas fireplace and watch your favorite DVD - or better yet, challenge your companions to a friendly game of pool. Relax in your hot tub on one of two spacious decks after a long day of hiking (either in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or downtown among the many shops and attractions). Whatever your plans, be sure to enjoy the Idle Days you'...ve earned - reserve it today!
Additional amenities include: pool table, steep driveway, DVD (3), washer/dryer, clubhouse - meeting room for 50, walking distance to swimming pool heated and in community, approximately 5 minutes from downtown gatlinburg, cd player, games and reading library, access to gatlinburg community center , - billiards, bowling alley, indoor pool, basketball, racquet ball and walking track nearby., fireplace-gas (seasonal) (1), bb falls, parking spaces (2), non-smoking, rockers and swing on deck, pets under 25lb, pets any size, 2 flat panel TVs.Read more
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Al and Sherry Ferguson
We had a wonderful time in Gatlinburg. Idle Days cabin was a wonderful place to stay. It felt like a home away from home. The cabin was furnished perfectly and the decor was great. This is the second time we've rented from Jackson Mountain Homes and will be doing so again.
do not want to
Left on 09/19/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | do not want to
Beautiful cabin, well equipped and organized. Do not want to elaborate anymore. Thank you
The Arceneaux Family
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | The Arceneaux Family
Cute cabin and the decor was precious. Well stocked. We have rented from Jackson for 15 years and love the cabins.
A relaxing carefree vacation
Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Diana
My family enjoyed our vacation in the Gatlinburg area. When we arrived at Idle Days we were pleased with the cleanliness. It was decorated tastefully and provided a homey feel. The porch furniture was a great relaxing area to listen to the water and the frogs. The added books, movies, pool table and games were a nice touch. My daughters (19 & 20) enjoyed the pool table. I would recommend a vacation to this area in a great cabin. Only negative was the parking which is very tight for our truck
Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | vacationer
Beautiful log home and best equipped rental I have ever been in.
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Weekend visitor
Beautiful home--nicely decorated and well equipped. We had a wonderful stay in this cabin. There were 7 people in our group (4 adults, 2 kids and 1 baby) and we had plenty of space. Walking distance to community pool and short driving distance to area attractions.
Relaxing Experience, Great Location
Left on 07/05/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Special_K
This cabin is located beside a small stream that provides a constant audible relaxing brooke sound. Cabin is within walking distance to the pool. The cabin was nicely furnished and was very clean. This is the 3rd time we have stayed in the Black Bear Falls Log Cabin Community and enjoy each stay.
Saint Louis, MO
Left on 05/14/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Georgia
We stayed at Idle days for 4 nights. We were a party of 2 seniors, 2 adults, and one infant. It was easy to "child proof" the living room, there was even a child gate in one of the closets if we forgot ours. The beds were very comfortable and the shower had good water pressure.
The kitchen had every thing we needed except for a griddle. No pancakes for us! All of the appliances worked well. There were enough plates and flatware that we didn't need to do the dishes everyday.
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Kim
We enjoyed our stay at Idle Days. Just wish we could have stayed longer! The driveway wasn't as bad in a smaller car, though in a bigger vehicle might be a tight fit. But all in all the cabin was beautiful and very well decorated. We enjoyed the games and the pool table! Loved every minute of it and can't wait to go back!!
Left on 02/28/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Hols
This is a great cabin for a couples get-away. The cabin has upstairs and down stairs master suites which created the benefit of privacy for couples or families wanting to share a cabin. This cabin is in a great location- close to down town Gatlinburg, restaurants, hiking trails, and grocery store. The cabin was in a convenient location if you want to avoid curvy mountainous roads in the winter time.
The cabin was neat and clean. The staff at JMR was great.
We had a wonderful experience!!!
Left on 12/21/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | Patrick
Had a wounderful time, cabin was clean and Jackson Mountain people were very nice. Can't wait to come back!
had a good time
pell city alabama
relax and peaceful
Left on 10/04/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | had a good time
had a nice view and very clean enjoyed the hot tub and spent time there with family for the car show in sept will be staying there again
We all fell in love with Idle Days!!!
Left on 07/24/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Vacation 2012
The check is process was so simple. Idle days was better in person than on the website. It is much prettier, so clean and homey. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils and amenities you need to cook. All the kids stayed downstairs and my husband and I had the entire main floor. The porch with the swings and rocking chairs was just perfect for us. The kids loved that we were so close to the community pool that they could walk there whenever they wanted too. I loved how close the community was to Gatlinburg and yet you felt as though you were far away. We will definitely be back!!!
St. Charles, MO
We will always remember this trip!
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Donna
Loved the cabin, beautiful surroundings- quiet and peaceful. Cabin was nicely decorated and clean. Really appreciated the fully functioning/stocked kitchen! Close to recreation areas and Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Mattresses and sofa beds were a little too soft for us but otherwise we were quite pleased with the cabin. Did not appreciate the cleaning lady parking outside the cabin 75min before checkout- we felt pressure and it kinda put a damper on our last morning...
Family Affair with Idle Days
relaxation at its best
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Family Affair with Idle Days
Everyone had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the quiet environment. Loved sitting out on the porch in the rocking chairs. Staircase without a gate was a little harsh on our four-legged friend (she's an old gal). Mom lost her wedding ring, had it for 49 years. Still missing, still a reward if anyone finds it in or around the cabin. We look forward to visiting again!
Our Stay in Idle Days
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Thomas Walls
Another great trip to Gatlinburg. First off check in with Jackson Mountain Homes was fast and easy, and the staff is always very friendly, they even helped us extend our stay as we were having so much fun we didnt want to leave. Idle Days the cabin was very clean and neat and comfortable, and was fully stocked with all the ameneties we needed. The high speed wireless internet was very nice as I own an internet based business, and got to take my laptop with me where ever I go. We enjoyed playing pool and sitting out after dark on the expansive porch listening to the frogs in the ponds nearby, and after long days enjoying the Smokies, Dollywood, and Gatlinburg, the hot tub helped us unwind. The kids enjoyed searching for all the animals scattered about the cabin. Would definitely stay here again.
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Judy
We rented this cabin for the Christmas holiday. The cabin completely lived up to our expectations. It was very clean, cozy, and well equipped. Loved all the little extra decorations. Beside a tree, there were little snowmen and black bear nicknacks everywhere...cute! Jmh's was great. We had some packages sent to their office and they called when they came in as well as called the morning after we arrived to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Would rent from them and this cabin again.
Idle Days was Perfect
Left on 12/07/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | F250Dawg
Idle Days was just the perfect place to stay in the Smokies.The Cabin was decorated just perfect and it's location was fine if you do not like being too high up. We enjoyed watching the chipmunks playing in the woods in the morning. All the amenities were as advertised. We would definately stay here again. The only drawback was the parking. We came in a Ford F250 4x4 Crew Cab and it does not turn on a dime. We had to back out everytime we left the cabin because it was hard to turn around.
very comfortable cabin with great additions for kids & dogs
Left on 10/30/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Christina C.
We really enjoyed our stay at Idle Days. We love staying in Black Bear Falls & we always book with Jackson Mtn Homes. Everyone of their staff is so helpful & always nice. The cabin was gorgeous, very comfortable & we really appreciated having the gate on the front porch, it allowed our dog & our toddler to wander around with out our fear of them walking off the porch. Thank you for a wonderful stay & we will be booking with you again very soon!
Left on 10/06/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Leslie
We've stayed in Idle Days before and as usual it was wonderful. I wouldn't use another rental company other than Jackson, they've always addressed any concerns asap and had a resolution. Thanks.
Mom and Pops weekend
Beautiful and Relaxing
Left on 10/05/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Mom and Pops weekend
The place has truly a relaxing atmosphere. We arrived after 1:00 am and took a quick look around, and thought the place seemed nice and we'd look the next day. In the morning we discovered all the cute little things. The books on the table gave us additional ideas of things to do. Being so close to the mountains, that was where we spent our time. After so much hiking and breathing that fresh air, the Hot Tub had a job to do! While the traffic can not be helped, check out the maps, and you can get around most of the town. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Left on 09/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Deb
Idle Days cabin is a nice cabin. It is close to the bottom of the subdivision and has all the amenities you need. The only issues is the driveway it is not easy to navigate. It is a tight fitting spot for one car (not two), you will only be able to get out on the passenger side because of the wall on the drivers side and unless you want to back down a steep slope to get in and out, you will need to back out of the driveway to get out to the main road. Also, as several other reviews stated, the mattresses on the beds need to be replaced. They are worn and the carpet in the bedroom is torn in places and needs replacing. Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Idle Days. We hope that you enjoyed stay and apologize for any problems you experienced. The parking is a bit tight at this cabin; however, we have cabins with much larger parking areas that are easier to navigate. We understand what an important feature the beds are and will assess the mattresses for replacement. We will also assess the carpet for repair/replacement. We appreciate you bringing these items to our attention and your understanding. We hope to see you again soon.
The Thompson Family
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | The Thompson Family
This is the first vacation our family has taken in a long while. The check-in process was extremely easy. However, when we arrived at our cabin, housekeeping was still there. She was doing a deep clean on the cabin and was not aware we were arriving that day. Unfortunately, she did not have the opportunity to complete her cleaning, so the cabin was not as clean as it should have been. The location of the cabin was very convenient and the amenities were great. We especially enjoyed the pool table & the jacuzzi. The best thing we liked was the feeling of hominess of the cabin; the least, of course, would be the lack of cleanliness of the cabin. Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Idle Days. We are happy that you had a relaxing stay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced regarding the deep cleaning at the cabin. The cabin had been cleaned after the previous guest checked out and we had scheduled a deep cleaning to include under furniture and appliances, light fixtures, baseboards, etc. Unfortunately, the cleaning company made a mistake by going on your check-in day instead of your check-out day. Again, we are terribly sorry and hope the refund we issued for your inconvenience shows our committment to customer satisfaction. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you again in the future.
relaxing and enjoyable
Left on 08/31/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | abbott family
i enjoyed staying with jackson mountain homes they r very friendly people the cabin was beautiful and well stocked for all your needs i didnt like the driveway to hard for two cars to park but overall the cabin was great the cleaning service was not great we had ants and our showers were dirty it did feel very inviting like being at home my kids enjoyed the pool table and hot tub i would suggest a gate on the bottom deck due to small kids overall i would rate our stay very good we loved being able to bring our dog babygirl she is a member of the family truly and she had a great vacation also thankyou. Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Idle Days. We are happy to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We apologize that you experienced any cleaning concerns. We will address this with the cleaners and have the cabin deep cleaned. We will also have the cabin treated for ants. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and your understanding. We hope that you will choose Jackson Mountain Homes for your next vacation or getaway.
The P family
Lake Barrington, ill
Great Time !!!
Left on 08/28/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | The P family
Cabin was clean , people at Jackson mountain where great, all in all a great time..would definitely do again .
The Fink/LIljehorn Family
Left on 07/27/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | The Fink/LIljehorn Family
Everything was great from check in to the cleanliness of the cabin. We were very pleased with the Black Bear Falls community. The kitchen was fully stocked we did not need to bring anything as far as dishes or utensils - only thing needed in the kitchen is to stock the fridge.
Only two small comments about Idle Days - the driveway is a little scary the first time you drive into it and if we had had more than one car parking would have been a little problematic - but doable.
The king sized mattresses are very soft compared to what we are used to sleeping on and are probably ready to be replaced.
Best vacation ever!
Left on 07/21/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Best vacation ever!
We stayed from 7/10/11 to 7/17/11 and did not want to leave, we absolutely loved everything about our cabin and the JMH staff. Everything is very clean and well stocked. Very comfortable cabin through out. The JMH staff are awesome, very helpful people. I wouldnt have changed a thing about this cabin or our stay. This is the best vacation we have ever had and we have been to several other places ... we will be back and cannot wait!
Fun and Relaxing
Left on 07/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Knight Girls
Had a wonderful Girls weekend getaway with my two sisters, Aunt and Cousion. We really enjoyed the cabin. The Hot Tube was wonderful. We spents some great moments reminiscing old memories and creating new ones. The Cabin was very clean and the location was very peaceful. My family and I would recommend this cabin.
The Morris Family
Loved Idle Days & Jackson Mt. Homes - Look forward to Returning
Left on 06/14/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | The Morris Family
Idle Days was definitely the calm retreat away from home but with that "at home welcome and appeal"!! We loved the cabin and the amenities. We especially liked that our dog was able to travel with us - Idle Days welcomed us with open arms even though our dog was over 25 lbs (which is the weight limit for almost all other pet friendly cabins)!! We plan to return in October!! Jackson Mt. Homes hospitality and customer service is above and beyond all others!! Hope to get our reservation for October taken care of soon!! See you soon!!
This was a great experience
Left on 10/07/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | mordor7
We were very happy with the cabin. It was clean the kitchen was well stocked. It was all a great experience.
Springfield PA 19064
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Bob
We had a great time this is walking distance to the Pool and very nice
St. Louis, MO
Just as Beautiful as the pictures!
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Ellie W.
This cabin was fantastic for our extended family of 7! Even with 2 young children & a small dog, it was perfect. It was located in a quiet area & we loved having access to the pool! The hot tub was a major plus! It was very clean & beautifully decorated. The only down sides were the sleeper sofas were pretty terrible & the parking is fairly steep. (It wouldn't have been an issue, but we have a manual car!)
Olivia's Senior Trip
Senior Trip for Daughter
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Olivia's Senior Trip
The cabin was beautiful and in a very good location. The only thing that didn't appear as it was advertised was the parking. The cabin said there 2 parking places. However, we had a minivan which fit - very tightly - next to the cabin (everyone but the drive had to get out before he parked), and when parking the second car - a Charger - we had to make sure it wasn't in the "roadway" for the cabin below us. Read more
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Idle Days. We apologize for any difficulty you experienced with parking. When you are ready to reserve for your next vacation, let the reservationist know what type of cars you will de driving (that they are not compact cars) and they will be able to help you choose the perfect cabin to meet your needs. We hope to see you again soon!
An absolutely awesome Vacation
Left on 06/17/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Awesome Cabin
My family and I had a wonderful time in the Idle Days cabin. The driveway was a little tricky to manuver, but I must say that would be our only complaint. The owners of this cabin have just thought of everything. We loved the games and movies that were provided, the hot tub was perfect, the cabins decor was adorable, and we would like to thank you for making our vacation great.
Mountains a callin
Girls relaxing getaway.
Left on 05/06/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Mountains a callin
2 girls on a much needed getaway from corporate, kids, and it all. The cabin was wonderful, everything we needed already in place. Just had to bring clothes & food. Ate in every night, hiked for 3 days, realy enjoyed the hot tub at night after hikes. Spent a day shopping in the Arts & Craft's district. Perfect getaway, secluded, beutifully decorated. The staff was very helpful. Even though we were running late & didn't make it to the office to meet them, they were always kind & helpful. Even when we arrived late there were 2 guys painting & they immediatly put in the code for us to get our keys, gave us directions to everything we needed & the cabin. Great time didn't want to leave. Already looking forward to the next trip, we are planning on this being a regular trip.
Nice place to stay
Left on 03/29/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | allenfamily1
The cabin was very clean when we arrived, and the pool table and hot tub were great.
Quiet time in March
Left on 03/13/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | plumberjay
I enjoyed my stay but was not impressd witht
the drive way entrance. We expext slippery roads and limited visability when it snows however I do believe the entrance to the cabin is to much of a challenge. I will not stay at this cabin again for this reason only. Read more
Thank you for yuor comment - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! In the mountains, many cabins have driveways that are steep for short distances. When you are ready to reserve for your next stay, just let the reservation specialist know that you would like to have a cabin with a flat driveway and they will get you into a cabin that meets your needs. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Had a GREAT TIME!!!
Left on 01/07/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | kmaxwell-jacksonville
Our stay was great! The beds in the bedrooms were a little lumpy, but everything else was great! The cabin had everything we needed. Cabin was located close to everything we needed. We plan to rent from Jackson Mountain Homes next time I visit Gatlinburg. We look forward to visiting again soon!
The Laug family
Our favorite place to stay,Black Bear falls.
Left on 11/20/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | The Laug family
We have loved every cabin in Black Bear Falls that we have stayed in, just wish we could afford to visit more often.
Left on 10/22/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | cfawife
We loved the cabin we stayed in and would recommend to
anyone. We had everything we needed and more. The
location was great.
2 concerns: the parking(on the hill in a tight squeeze) was
hard! And one of the pull out couches(downstairs) had a very
Loved the hot tub the view and size of the cabin! Read more
Thank you for your great comments. We can't do anything about the driveway, but we can certainly take care of the mattress - and we will! We hope to see you again in the future!
Left on 09/10/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Liz
This vacation home was everything we wanted and more. Smooth check-in and check-out. We really appreciate the owners allowing small pets- that made our stay complete. We hope to come back and stay at Idle Days again.
Quiet, relaxing and cozy.....
Left on 07/09/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Gig&Steph
We arrived at about 3:30 pm at the office and about 20 minutes later we found the cabin to be as described on your web site. The location is wonderful, especially with the stream next to the bedrooms. Amenities were close and more than adequate; grocery, gas and all other things one needs for a pleasant stay. Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw away and yet you feel like you're very secluded. The only drawback we had was when we tried to dine at the Bear Creek restaurant; service was poor and unattentive, slow to say the least. So slow, in fact, we actually left before our meal was served. I was very disappointed by that and only that, all else was picture perfect.
We had a great time!
Left on 07/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | rwt4jc
The cabin was located close to Gatlinburg in a nice place. It was perfect for us.
Left on 07/01/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Tammy
The House was very good, however if the porches were screened in it would
have been perfect. The whole point of getting the cabin was to sit out side and
enjoy the mountains, woods, get fresh air.... but I was mauled by gnats,
skitters, and bombed by very large flying moths...... forget about the Hot tub
at night, something jumped into the water and scared my mother so bad she
about broke her neck getting out! Screens, screens, screens make for the most
enjoyable relaxing setting. Oh yeah the sofa beds "not good" when your 12
year old can't sleep on it, how would a adult? When your back hurts the whole
time and you haven't slept, thats never helpful on vacation. Sometimes its the
little things... Other then, those things the house was wonderful, it was clean
and well stocked with movies and books, Read more
Thank you for your comments. We can certainly pass along the suggestion of screens to the cabin owner. It would be a nice feature, however, not a common theme in our area. Due to our close proximity to the Smoky Mountains, bugs can be an issue for us during the summer. We are sorry you were unable to enjoy the decks. We will assess the sofabed immediately. While they truly are not intended for adults, they are used by adults on occasion. Thank you again!
Daughter's Senior Trip
Left on 06/26/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Sapaloopa
Our daughter graduated from our homeschool program this year, and wanted to spend her senior trip in TN. We found our Jackson Mountain rental cabin via a search on the web. It was one of the best vacations we've had by far. First of all the people that we dealt with were so courteous & helpful. For our trip all questions were answered thoroughly, and I don't believe we even had to call for anything, well except to stay an extra night. The cabin we stayed in (Idle Days) was "ideal" for our family. We loved it, we felt totally comfortable & pampered with all the amenities. The location was ideal . . close enough to places of interest, but off the main drag so we could rest in peace. I loved the fact that we could include our pet, Tippy, in on our stay. The only thing I think I would suggest is that the mattresses in the cabin are do to be changed. You can tell that many a sleeper has found comfort in them :). Other than that I would so love to stay in a Jackson Mountain Home again in the future. Thank you for making my daughter's senior trip a memorable one. A+ is the grade I'd give, and I would highly recommend your company to all. Read more
Thank you so much for your positive comments. Glad to hear that your stay was so wonderful! We are passing along your comments about the beds to the cabin owner. Thank you again. Hope to see you soon!
Idle Days July 2008
Left on 03/31/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | kdbutts
Very comfortable and well equipped cabin. Limited view but quiet area. Just minutes to Gatlinburg and attractions; 15 - 20 minutes to Pigeon Forge. We enjoyed our time at Idle Days and would recommend. The only issue we experienced was the egress and regress of the driveway.
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