- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Private cabin just minutes to all area attractions. The views alone are breathtaking. Then add in the privacy and natural surroundings plus all the comforts of home. What more can you ask for? This cozy mountain top cabin has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a game room with a sleeper. Locals say this home has one of the best views in the county. It is rare to find a cabin with such a grand view of the Smoky mountains yet be so secluded. After a long day at the crowded amusement parks or outlets malls, it is only a few minutes drive before you are relaxing in the hot tub. Admiring the beautiful mountain vistas, eagles soaring, sound of songbir...ds and the feel of the cool mountain breezes...
The cabin features a romantic wood burning fire place with firewood provided. Game room with regulation size slate top pool table, dart board, and big screen. Stereo surround both in and outside on the deck. Enjoy any of the satellite music stations or plug in your tunes. There is a gas grill on the deck for those family feasts after a long day hiking. Hot tub on the deck is open air and the perfect spot to sip a beverage and watch meteor showers and star gaze.
Sleeps 4-6 ( we recommend children only on sofa sleeper)Read more
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Additional Location Information
A fun and affordable mountain top cabin just 1/2 mile off parkway between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Then only 1/2 mile to top of Mountain. Very convenient and has other route options in the event of high traffic on the parkway. Although this cabin feels very seclude and private, there are a few other cabins on the mountain. All are on 2 or more acres and below this cabin.
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on July 21, 2014
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- Tax rate | 12.75% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $45 per stay
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 1600 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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83 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
CAMBRIDGE, ON, CANADA
Location, Location, Location!!
By far, the very best part of the cabin is the location - breath taking views - a sky filled with stars at night, the mountains in the distance, complete privacy. Who doesn't like that in a vacation rental.
The cabin itself is basic - lots of room, billiard table, darts, hot tub on the deck - lots to keep you occupied when you're there. The fully equipped kitchen was great. We cooked a few times and had great meals without paying the restaurant prices. Laundry facilities are on site which makes travelling light very easy - just do your own laundry. Two fairly large flat screen TVs. There is a working fireplace for those cool romantic evenings. The place is also equipped with central heat/air conditioning.
Our only complaint would be that the cabin needs a thorough cleaning. The folks who clean between renters do a great job on the essentials - kitchen and the bathrooms. They don't appear to dust which can be a problem for those with allergies or asthma.
The owner is very accommodating. We made a mistake with our booking and listed the exit date as a day earlier than we had intended. Fortunately, the cabin wasn't rented for the extra day and he made the adjustment without any question.
The cost of having a fabulous, top of mountain view is the road to it. The first drive up is unnerving if you've never done such a drive before. Once up and once down, you'll be a pro and have no difficulties.
We highly recommend this rental.
great cabin in Pigeon forge
Excellent, great views, lovely cabin. We throughly enjoyed oyr stay
I traveled here with my husband and another couple and we have zero complaints. It was up in the mountains and felt secluded. However, once we got down the mountain (about a 5-10 minute drive), Pigeon Forge is right there. It was also very easy to get to Gatlinburg because the road up the mountain is off a scenic highway that goes through both towns. We had an amazing view and had no trouble getting into the rental thanks to Ken's emails and the "Glad to have you!" app he provides with any information you might want. As a warning: the driveway is steep right before you get to the cabin! It's a little nerve racking the first time you go up, but we got used to it. The only issue was our Suv's hitch would hit part of the driveway going up, but it sits lower to the ground than the rest of the SUV. I wouldn't suggest using a small car to make it up unless you're more confident. Overall, we were really impressed and I hope we'll be able to return sometime!
Lorri & Rob
We just came back from our trip to Pigeon Forge and we hated to leave. Our cabin was extremely clean and the owner Ken is on top of things and a very delightful person to deal with. Not to mention our view was amazing!! The kitchen was fully furnished with everything you could possibly need. Oh and Don't let the reviews scare you...the driveway is not that bad at all. It is a bit steep but it's paved all the way to the top!! We will definitely be staying at this cabin again and telling all of our friends about it as well!!
We spent a week here for our anniversary. It was 4 nights before we left the cabin. It has everything needed to hide away or run all day and retreat at night. We're looking forward to spending our next anniversary in the same place
Great Stay again!
This was me and my wife's second time staying. It was as great as the first time. We even got snow on our last night! This place is very secluded with beautiful mountain views. I've stayed in a lot of cabins and this is by far my favorite and honestly the only one I will ever rent in Gatlinburg for as long as it exist. My only suggestion is make sure the firewood is dry, bring some some extra fire starter if you are going to stay more than a few days, or you will need to gather kinlin to get the fire going.
Great week away!!
This cabin is a great place to stay. The view is amazing. The place has everything you could possibly need. It is easy to access everything around it but yet far enough away from everything also. We had a greats week away from everything. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly if we had questions or concerns.
Our host was very gracious. The cabin is conveniently located next to shopping, restaurants and the ski resort all while having a perfect view of the mountains. It was a great experience!
Love the location!
After fighting the traffic through town, it was fantastic to be so close to everything and feel so alone once we got to the cabin! I picked the Moonshine Cabin because of the rave reviews on Trip advisor. There really isn't anything I can add to what has already been said except that everything is true! The cabin was spotless, the amenities were fantastic, and the views were fabulous. Yes, the driveway is a bit intimidating to us Floridians, but it added some excitement! Ken was amazing to work with; the rental app is a great feature, and I even got a text when the cabin was ready for us. Customer service I wish all businesses would utilize.
Palm Coast, Fl
Christmas In the Smokies
This cabin is the perfect home away from home. We decided to spend a week during Christmas in the Smokies this year, and knew we wanted to be in a secluded cabin in the mountains, after much research we found this cabin on the internet and decided to book. Ken was very easy to correspond with via emails, and answered any questions we had. We were a family of 4 adults and 1 child age 9. This cabin was exactly as described in the post, and the views are even more gorgeous than the pictures. We spent most days in town doing all the exciting things the area has to offer. This cabin is only a short drive to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. As most reviews state, the road leading to the cabin is one that needs to be done during daylight hours for the first trip up, we have a truck and there are 2 areas that you can not navigate without a 3 point turn, once you learn those areas the rest is a breeze. It is definitely worth the drive. The cabin is very cozy & comfortable, the porch is great to sit out and enjoy the views and quiet of the mountain area along with the hot tub Unfortuntley it was cold and rainy the during most of our stay and we couldn't enjoy it as much as we would have liked, but none the less well worth it. If your looking for the comforts of home and seclusion of the mountains this is the perfect place to stay. I have to add that we traveled with someone who uses a cane to get around due to back problems, this cabin is one story and has a great wooden walkway with limited steps to access. We will most definitely be back to stay.
Beautiful! Warm and cozy, like home away from home, with the best view. Plenty of room for family gathering. Quiet and secluded but your only a few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The sun shines on the deck all day making it nice to sit out on the deck on the coldest of days. There was plenty of firewood and even the starter logs to make it easy. The jacuzzi is on and ready. There is a pool table, great stereo system, tv, wifi. Highly recommend Moonshine Cabin.
Perfect 5 yr anniversary spot!!
My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Moonshine Cabin and had a wonderful time. The cabin is secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of PF and GB which is just what we wanted for our anniversary! Will stay again and would recommend to anyone!! Views are astounding! You won't be disappointed with this retreat in the woods!!
Perfect place to get away from crowds and traffic in Pigeon Forg
We went to Pigeon Forge to visit the Titanic Museum because our 12 year old son is a Titanic buff. Normally we like much quieter and less crowded placed for vacation. Moonshine Cabin really saved the trip for me and made the drive from Minnesota worthwhile. We really felt like we were in the mountains up there and not surrounded by people and traffic. We didn't see another person or car go by in the 4 days we were there (but we did see 4 bears!). The cabin is just a few minutes away from trail heads, so we were able to go hiking without too much hassle. We bought groceries and with the nice kitchen and grill were able to avoid town almost completely. The view from the deck is amazing, the cabin was spotlessly clean, and communication with the owner was very easy. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, natural setting right outside of Pigeon Forge. The price is great for the beautiful accommodations. The driveway, however, is very steep--so make sure you have a vehicle that can handle it.
We loved it!
The cabin is very close to the top of the mountain by itself. All the comforts of home. Great view of the appalachian Mountains for miles. The only thing that could be better is the internet, you can only use so much a day. I believe that's because there is only one provider and option for the service. We had a good signal for are cell phones to use them at the cabin. I will post some pics of our stay. If we go back to the Smoky mountains again, we'll try to book again at Moonshine!
My favorite place
2nd time staying at the Moonshine Cabin! Beautiful, wonderful, relaxing... all the comforts of home!! Even a great place to recuperate! I had a mishap visiting one of the local falls...had to come back on crutches. Spent a little extra time at the cabin resting,this time... but I never got tired of the view. Planning on booking next year's vacation... and hopefully, no crutches on that trip!!
Cabin was nice and clean! View was beautiful from the deck as is on top of the hill. Only drawback was the driveway was too steep. Will need 4 way drive for winters conditions. But otherwise just an awesome experience. The booking process was easy and Ken emailed us the paperwork immediately. Took us about 15/20 mins to the north entrance of smokey mountains! Will come back again.
Exceptional facility, everything that was advertised.
The cabin was all that I expected and more, the view spectaular and relaxing. I hopefully can return again. My only fault was that that we were left only 3 wash cloths for 5 people for our 4 day stay. I am attaching a couple of pictures I took of the cabin and view for your use if you like.
Deborah & Ray
Bear Grass NC
Beautiful Mountain View! The cabin was very comfortable and cozy.
I will be making a future reservation !
Very Nice Get away!!
The Cabin was very secluded and has an absolutely beautiful view. The decorating is great lots of interesting pieaces with alot of character. The amenities such as pots and pans weren't that great of quality but were there which was convienient. There were several minor items like not all the porch lites working and alot of maintenance type provision around the whole cabin, garage was unusable. But that tells me they work to keep it up. The driveway wasn't plesant but when your on the side of a mountain what are you gunna do. I would recommend Moonshine Cabin, we were very relaxed and enjoyed our stay. Thanks Ken. Read more
Response from Sunkissed Vacations - 06/07/2013
Thanks for the review. Glad you had a good time. We just had the driveway re-poured yesterday. The garage has been finished painting. I will have housekeeping look into replacing those pots and pans and I will check the deck lights when I go up to look at the driveway. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you back soon.
This "cabin" provides the most perfect mountain-top experience y
My husband spent many, many hours searching for the perfect lodging for our hiking vacation - and he scored a Perfect Ten with this one!
Working with Ken was a very positive experience - it couldn't have gone any more smoothly. When we had questions, his responses came within a few hours, if not within minutes!
This mountain-top home is absolutely beautiful, with a spacious kitchen, livingroom, game room/sitting room and dining area, and would work great with two couples, with each couple being able to have their own full bathroom and family room areas.
Perhaps our favorite thing of all was the total and complete privacy!!! You will never see a vehicle driving by or a person walking past ... it is amazing! The spacious deck faces south and is completely open to a fantastic view of the mountains for miles either direction. It also sports a wonderful hot tub, and chaise lounges for relaxing in the sun. Even though the temps were only in the 60's in the afternoons, it was easily warm enough to lay out and soak up the sun, the mountains and the bird songs. This was wonderful after coming home from several hours of hikes to beautiful waterfalls each day!
Yet, with all this total privacy, it is only minutes from dozens of restaurants (we love The Old Mill Cafe!) and other amenities.
Also, I got smart this time and brought laundry detergent and dryer sheets from home and did up our laundry the day before we left for home, so everything went home clean! :)
Yes, the driveway is rather steep (I don't like heights and my hubby enjoyed teasing me occasionally) but we didn't have any problems navigating it with our 4-wheel drive Honda CRV.
Don't pass up this beautiful home - you'll be so glad if you choose to rent this one!
Spring Break Indiana Family
We had tons of family fun in the Smokey Mountains for Spring Bre
We really enjoyed the cabin rental. It is way up secluded in the mountains with a gorgeous view. The cabin was neat, clean and had all the amenities you need. It was so relaxing and comfortable. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the deck. Even though the spring weather wasn't very warm- we still enjoyed our cabin and the beautiful mountains. The owner was very professional and even sent us a text when our cabin was ready. We would definitely recommend for a great Smokey Mountain vacation.
Moonshine Cabin was more than we expected.
We ended up booking this cabin at the last minute as a Plan B for our family. Our college age son was home on spring break and our daughter will be going to college in the fall, and we were looking for some quality family time. Who knows when an opportunity like this will happen again?
Everything was great. It is quiet and gives you a sense of seclusion. We enjoyed the hot tub, the fireplace, cooking on the gas grill, sunning and reading on the porch with gorgeous views during the day and playing Monopoly and billiards at night. Everything you need is right there. I think it's a bargain for what you get.
Punta Gorda, FL
Moonshine cabin is one of the most romanitc places in the mounta
We all agreed to fly in to the Mountains for a much needed getaway, my husband and I, along with close friends celebrating their 10th year anniversary. We picked a great location on the edge of Pigeon Forge, just before Gatlinburg. There are endless things to do in both towns or close by zip lining, river rafting, Atv's, horseback riding, hiking, biking, go-karts, dinner theater, sight-seeing in the smoky mountain park, and the list goes on and on.
We have done most of these in the past. What we really needed was to get away and relax and that's exactly what we found at the Moonshine Cabin. Once we arrived at the cabin it took our breath away, the location is spectacular. And it really did relax us upon contact. Both guys and girls enjoyed playing pool while they sipped some good Tennessee whiskey, all along enjoying the wonderful views outside.
It's a beautiful cabin with gorgeous surroundings and lots of details. The deck has a fabulous view of the Smoky Mountains; it has a grill we used for some great steaks and a working Jacuzzi, which we also enjoyed while enjoying the night sky. Very romantic!
The décor of the cabin was very nice, modern and comfortable. We could have brought two more guests if we wished. My Floridian husband loved to play with the fireplace since firewood was provided, but not needed. The cabin was well stocked for possible things we might need, and the management team was always friendly and available for any questions or concerns. It was apparent early on, within hours of our arrival at the cabin we had accomplished our mission, we felt at home and we did not leave the cabin unless we had to.
If you are planning to visit this area or make a stop, the Moonshine Cabin is a place where dreams come, don't pass it up. We all highly recommend it and we hope to visit again real soon.
Cosy and relaxing cabin
Real nice place to stay and just relax or do some paperwork from the office as noone is bothering you up there. I can just recommend this place.
It's really well equipped and features everything you could need.
Tripp & Christy
Very Relaxing and Private
We really liked the fact that we didn't have to check into an office. The home was waiting for us as if it was our own. Very nice touch. We enjoyed the peace and quite and would consider staying there again. The Location couldn't be better. Thanks to our Subaru, the driveway was no challenge!
we enjoyed our stay in the cabin. It was like coming home. We didn't wanted to leave.
Crazy but awesome time!
Such a great owner! Mixed icy weather was predicted, and he offered to let us stay the night earlier to avoid it. Unfortunately we had classes, but we braved the drive there anyways. My puny little altima slid on some ice and ended up in the ditch at the bottom of the hill, leaving us to carry our stuff up the hill. Besides that little incident, the cabin was absolutely amazing and definitely a great value! We'll most likely be back there next year!!
If you are looking for a handicapped accessible cabin this is the place to go. We were very pleased with the accessibleness of the cabin. We were also please with all the amenities that came with the cabin such as a hairdryer, shampoo and soap. We also liked how the kitchen was stocked with all we needed to be able to cook food while we were there. The cabin also has Dish service for the TV and WiFi. Both of those were very nice to have on a vacation. The view from this cabin is breathtaking. We also enjoyed the hot tub located on the deck. The cabin is very close to everything that you would want to do while in the Gatlinburg area. If you choose to stay at Moonshine cabin you will not regret it.
Excellent, as always
Whenever I visit the area, I always stay at Moonshine Cabin
Value - compare rates with major hotel chains and other cabins and you will find you get more bang for your buck at Moonshine
Comfort - Everything you need is in the cabin - washer/dryer, extra linens, etc..
Cleanliness - never an issue
Ease of check-in - just show up after the check-in time and use the code provided to enter the home
Location - literally just minutes from both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, yet you have the feeling of seclusion
Service - owners are only a phone call away
Outstanding vacation cabin
The cabin is located in a perfect spot close to Gaitlinburg and Pigeon Forge but up on the mountain away from the crowd. There was a beautiful view of the mountains. The cabin was very clean, comfortably slept 5 adults, and we really enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub during the snow on Christmas.
This cabin is in the perfect location between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. It secluded by itself without having another cabin right up on you like alot of other cabins. The cabin itself have a very genuine homely feel to it that makes you feel very comfortable. The entire expierence was amazing. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.
East Lansing, MI
The cabin was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th anniversar
The Moonshine Cabin was everything one would want when traveling. It was very cozy and felt like home. It included all the necessary amenities that you would need. We would definitely recommend the Moonshine Cabin to others and plan on returning ourselves.
Secluded, Spacious, Perfect!
Really great cabin. The best thing is the decking and the hot tub, you feel like you are the only people in world when you are out there and the view is excellent! Besides that the rest of the cabin was ideally suited to what we needed. Really liked having the log fire and the pool table in particular. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. Can't really think of anything that could have been better! One thing to note is how steep the drive is - our car struggled to get up there particularly when it was wet. But it is definitely worth the climb to get the view from the top!
Best Cabin View Ever
Best cabin view I've ever had and I've stayed in a lot of cabins. It is in a secluded location and just minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The cabin was clean and stocked with utensils for cooking. The hot tub and pool table were great. I don't have anything bad to say about my stay. Great!!!
Quiet and Relaxing
This was our second visit to Moonshine Cabin and it was better than the first. While relaxing on the deck my wife and I kept saying we could just sit here forever and enjoy the views and peacefulness. The house was spotless, comfortable and well equipped. And the location can't be beat, between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you're never more than a very short drive from all the action. It is also very private...no other cabins around you. We call this our home away from home.
Family of Four
Perfect place to stay
We loved this cabin!!! The view was beautiful, the cabin was clean, the rooms were comfortable, and we felt safe. We were a family of four and would stay again in a heartbeat if we came back. The only thing that didn't go right was the fact that the internet was down for five out of our seven days. We did call the number of the company handling the reservation listed on our contract but no one ever returned our call. The cabin, however was fantastic! Read more
Response from Sunkissed Vacations - 07/19/2012
We are so sorry about that. We did locate your call finally. It came in after hours at our office around the same time we experienced a long power outage. I guess because of the power outage we were not notified that we had messages. We do have 2 emergency numbers listed on the contract that would have went straight to maintenance. We hope you get a chance to come back and visit us!
I asked for relaxing, comfortable, isolated and close to Gatlinb
We were seeking a peaceful, relaxing, isolated getaway with modern conveniences (no roughing it please) for a world-weary family. We found exactly that! As the parents we spent a little time shopping and exploring the arts & crafts community of nearby Gatlinburg while our 3 older children spent mornings & early afternoons hiking the area mountain trails. Evenings we had enjoyed great food whether we chose to go to one of the many excellent eating establishments or staying in for a home-cooked meal together. The deck offered a wonderfully relaxing jacuzzi & comfortable seating with a magnificent view of the Great Smoky Mountains! The cabin is a dream get-away! Before we left, we began planning when we could return to Moonshine Cabin for another vacation! Thanks so much for a perfect vacation!
Beautiful, private mountain cabin
This 2 BR, 2 bath cabin has serenity, beauty, privacy, with all the conveniences. Our group of 5 was very comfortable. There was a futon in the pool room with a TV that was perfect for our teenage son and another couple had the 2nd bedroom. The location is between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but you have to drive toward G-burg and make a U turn back toward Pigeon Forge if you want to go that way.
The deck has a view of the Smokies that you will never forget! We've stayed in many different cabins over the years, but this one is really special. You can tell that the owner really loves the property and cares for it like a home. There were roses in bloom! And hydrangea! Just gorgeous.
Tip: The driveway is really, really steep and caused our van to scrape bottom a bit at one point and skid at another... every time we went up and down. I was driving the first time we went up and decided to allow my brave husband to take the wheel every time after that! But it was Sooo worth it! Don't think about driving up in a vehicle with low clearance. A 4WD SUV would be ideal for this high mountain cabin. You literally have to drive up the mountain.
This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at Moonshine Cabin. It is a very well kept cabin and it is very close to all the attractions. It has a great view of the mountains and no other cabins within sight from the deck! Very relaxing!
Bunker Hill, IL
This picture is the view from the deck that I saw this morning!
The pictures of this cabin do not do it justice. It is a very nice cabin with a homey and secure feeling atmosphere. I thank the owners for sharing it with us. The water has a slight odor from idle time of the system, this was also the case in a cabin that my father owned and used infrequently. If you want peace and quiet, serenity and security this place is great. Don,t go in winter without a surefooted vehicle! Read more
Response from Sunkissed Vacations - 05/23/2012
We really appreciate your review. We wanted to let you know that we just added a whole house water filtration system. Hope to see you back soon!
Awesome scenery and accomodations
The location of the property was awesome. No neighbors anywhere in sight which made the jacuzzi and the deck so enjoyable. Because the cabin is located so high up,you could see for miles and felt like you were on top of the world. So peaceful. The cabin was so comfortable it was like being at home. Better than home actually. All the amenities you could want or need. Ken was extremely courteous and prompt with all communications. We actually booked an extra night after our second day there because we didn't want to leave. I will definitely stay there again. It's a hidden treasure that I hope not too many people discover so it's not too hard for me to book again.
Lori and Kevin
Ft Wright, KY
Beautiful and Private!!!
Absolutely beautiful! It is so private that even the hot tub is open on all sides. The views are stunning. I especially loved the manicured grounds where we got to see plenty of wild life. The kitchen was well stocked, they even provided spices, salt and pepper. The beds were very comfortable and the sheets were soft and smelled great. If you are a frequent visitor to the smokies, you are familiar with the temptation to always find that "better" cabin, or one with that "improved" view or something just a little more private. I can say that now, I have found it! We will be back.
the cabin itself was beautiful.very clean.the view was breathtaking.i would recommend this cabin to anyone.look forward to staying again.
Location! Location! location!
This cabin is in a perfect location - minutes from town, but "a million miles away". The view is perfect. Cabin is clean, comfortable, and well-stocked. My husband's only complaint was lack of televisions in the bedrooms and very limited availability of satellite channels.
A private cabin with privacy and amazing views.
My best friend and I took a "girls trip" up to this cabin for some relaxation and rest. We really did enjoy our time there, but here is the real 411 for any one interested, because I like when reviewers are truely honest.
- The privacy...you have no one around you and it is wonderful
- The views...Amazing, and on a clear day it looks like you can touch Mt. Leconte.
- The hot tub, pool table, 2 large Tv's, outdoor grill, balcony to overlook the mountains as you eat or relax, outdoor speaker system, comfortable beds, very nice sized kitchen.
The not so great:
- Well water - if you aren't use to it, the smell and taste will get to you. My inlaws have well water out on Ft. Loudon Lake here in TN, but it doesn't smell and taste like this. But they have a water softening system which takes out some of the smell and hard water attributes. But if you are use to well water, you'll be fine. Otherwise, bring drinking water!!
- The wireless internet - This is the first cabin I've stayed at where you have a limit. Do you know how many KB it takes to download a webpage? I honestly have no idea, but I really was concerned about hitting the "limit". The limit is 170MB per day. Those more computer literate may know how much browsing that actually is. Also, I couldn't get a signal except in the living room/dining room area.
Neither good nor bad, just information:
- That driveway is steep the last hundred feet, and has dips in it. I wouldn't suggest a low clearance vehicle. But it isn't smooth asphalt which gives you great traction, and my Jeep Liberty did just fine. You don't get views like that without having to get up a mountain!
- Wood burning fireplace: The manly men who love building fires will love it! The impatient ladies, not so much.
Over all a great cabin, other than the water, and the wireless internet for the traveller who can't leave the internet alone. Really enjoyed our stay here! Read more
Response from Sunkissed Vacations - 05/23/2012
Thanks again for your review. We wanted to update you that we have installed a whole house water filtration system. We hope to see you back soon.
We had a great time at the cabin. It was so nice and cozy we did'nt want to go anywhere. We just enjoyed the peace and quiet and relaxxation. Thank you. We will most definately come again.
peaceful seclusion, home away from home
This cozy cabin is a jewel tucked in between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Combines close access to shopping and area attractions with spectacular views and all the amenities of home. Although right between all the action you still have complete privacy and that feeling of being away from it all.
How private? No view of neighbors - clothing optional :)
Kitchen is fully appointed to include pots, pans, utensils, even a griddle for your pancake breakfast. Full size washer and dryer and 2 full baths (with hair dryers) makes it perfect for a group.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. This is more of an individual home in the mountains than a crowded "cabin park". Comes complete with fireplace and an ample supply of wood.
Ken is wonderful to work with (great comms) and has recently updated the cabin to include new carpeting and t.v.. The property is nicely maintained and the landscape maintains a natural feel while incorporating plantings of hyacinth and daffodils, burning bush, hydrangea, & crepe myrtle offer seasonal interest. The interior is spacious yet cozy and tastefully decorated with warm touches that make you feel like you're visiting friends or family.
This was our 4th year visiting and we've never been disappointed! It's a perfect base of operations for your next vacation but if you never leave the property you'll still be more than content.
This is our absolute favorite! Some things you may want to be aware of: expect the driveway to be steep but easily managed with 2 wheel drive - it's worth the view at the top! The cabin is on a well so the water may taste different depending on the water table - grab a couple of extra gallons of drinking water if this matters to you and bring gloves to avoid splinters if you plan on a fire.
If you're still reading go ahead and make your reservation - you'll be glad you did! Read more
Response from Sunkissed Vacations - 05/23/2012
Thanks again for your review. We wanted to update you that we have installed a whole house water filtration system. We hope to see you back soon.
Perfect, comfortable, quiet, cozy retreat for family or couple g
We came to the mountains for my husbands 50th Birthday. We were very pleased with the cabin. Plenty of space. Quite & secluded. All the comforts of home but not far away from the attractions of Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. You have a full kitchen to cook if you want or you can go out to eat. Hot tub was wonderful and the view is amazing! I think the only downside is the incline to the cabin, the car bottoms out on the slope, but then anything worth having is worth a little struggle. All in all we love the place and will use it again!!!
Moonshine Cabin was more than I could have expected. The view was wonderful and the cabin was cozy. Everything was provided and the hot tub was amazing at night under the stars. The only difficulty was the driveway and the road going to the cabin at night.
What a great experience!!!
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and I wanted to surprise her for a birthday weekend. The Moonshine cabin was my first choice.
Thanks again for a wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time at Moonshine cabin! The spacious cabin is secluded with beautiful mountain views! I would highly recommend this cabin.
This trip to the mountains of Tenn was absolutely amazing.
As we drove up the winding road to reach the last house on the right, slight pun. The full effect was not seen until the next morning when we rose to the sight of the fog rising from the bottom of the mountains. The sun was rising and the colors of the sky were blue among the floating clouds, breath taking, forwishnI had not seen since leaving Pennsylvania some 15 years ago. I took my husband, son girlfriend and myself to experience the weather. I found the cabin to be in perfect order right down to the clean fireplace with logs and starter and lighter. Nothing was missing, The jacuzzi was even perfect for which my son even got in at 40 degree!!! Thank you for a beautiful and memorable time.
Best Thanksgiving ever!
Best experience I have ever had with a vacation rental. Breathtaking view, peaceful surroundings, complete privacy, easy access to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just a few of the numerous wonderful things I could list for you. Not to mention plenty of room, clean, and even wood for the fireplace.
We will be back!
Great time in the Smokeys
Moonshine cabin was a great find! We have stayed at other cabins in the area and this was the best cabin by far!
Great view and location. Everything we needed was provided.
It's just far enough away from all the hustle and bustle.
We will be staying there again the next trip to the Smokeys
Better than we could have imagined
When we arrived we were so surprised with the location. This cabin really is tucked away but at the same time close to everything.
Everyone felt right at home and very comfortable.
If you are on the fence about staying here, don't be. You won't regret the choice to stay at Moonshine Cabin.
I know my family will be back next year.
Stunningly beautiful and terrifically private!!!
Words cannot describe this amazing "home away from home". We were in awe of how lovely this place was. We only had a short stay, but enjoyed ourselves immensely. Knowing the owner, personally, I knew it would be fantastic...and it certainly was!!! My husband I stayed at the large resort near by a few years ago...that was nice... but the Moonshine Cabin topped it by far!! We loved the view and the peacefulness. We are already looking at the calendar for our next visit!! Thank you so much!!
Beautiful view of the valley
My friends and I stayed over the weekend in order to attend a pig roast. The home is beautiful, the deck offers a beautiful view of the valley and Ken, the manager, is great to deal with.
This our second time to stay here and we will again.
John & Marlene Grudzinski
Secluded- Breath Taking View of Mountains
Booking online was very easy. Had a few questions, emailed Ken he responded immediately. Booked - Confirmation received within minutes. Excellent Customer Service.
Directions made it easy to find. Driveway is a little steep. Outside of cabin/house looks just like the pictures posted. Inside is so homey. Kitchen, dining room and living room w/ sliding glass door is all open. Love this concept. Was not sure of how much the kitchen would be stocked. Was amazed at all the gadgets. Never dreamed there would be martini shaker, martini glasses, coffee thermos for outside, garlic press,wisp, baking, storing containers, lots of silverware. Everything you need and more. Koodos to you Ken you sure know how to stock a kitchen. We appreciated everything.
Both Bedrooms are average size with large closet and dresser. Bed was very comfy. Slept like a baby each night.
Both bathrooms nice size and very clean. Would of been nice to have a few more wash clothes. Plenty of towels.
Game room nice size. Has sliding door onto deck which was great. Pool table was a little uneven (owner made aware). Dart board was nice having cork around so you did not have to worry about hitting wall.
Seperate laundry room was very nice to have. Was surpised had irioning board and iron.
Amazing Deck!!! Nice layout. Perfect night time lighting. There is nothing like sitting in the hot tub looking at the mountains in silence or with music. At night you realize how seculed you are. You only see lights off in the distance. None around you.
Location is Perfect. Half way inbetween Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Being on the mountain makes you feel far away but you are close to everything. Within minutes.
Nice relaxing vacation. Miss having coffee on deck, sitting in hot tub looking at mountains. No mountains in Indiana. Plan on booking next year. Highly recommend!!
Moonshine Cabin is a little piece of paradise.
We stayed at Moonshine Cabin for a week and we were very pleased with the cabin. It was everything it was advertised to be online plus more. The bed was extremely comfortable. The cabin was spotless. The hot tub was delightful and the view was absolutely amazing. It was a short trip to get to either Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. I would recommend this cabin to anyone wishing to have all the comforts of home while on vacation. We will certainly be returning!
Ken Did a great job of setting up this vacation .The home was everything we could dream of .The view was so nice we never wanted to go inside .The home had everything you needed to have a great time and was super clean . thanks Ken Kelly and Dean
We stayed at moonshine cabin in early aug. and we loved every minute of it. It is amazing how far away you feel while still being just a couple of miles from Pigeon Forge. My wife and I loved sitting on the deck and staring out over the mountains. We were able to take our dog which made it even more convenient. If we travel to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area again, we will definitley stay at moonshine cabin.
Mike & Emily Miller
My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon here. The cabin was very secluded, and easy to get to. It felt like a home away from home. There is no other place we will ever stay when we travel to Tennessee.
Splendid regardless of weather.
It was unseasonably cool and rainy for May. The Smoky Mountains shrouded in clouds and graceful mist was beautiful to watch. Nice deck, hot tub, pool table, game room, and fireplace. Check the hydrangea off the side of the deck! Look forward to another stay when the weather changes. Would love to be snowed in there. I imagine each season would make you feel you were in a new setting.
The place is secluded and great.
First things first, the owner Ken was very prompt with getting back with us on any questions we had. Once we turned off toward Moonshine Cabin, it was like we went from all the tourist attractions to a secluded mountain cabin in less then 2 minutes. The location is perfect!! The drive to Gatlinburg is 4 miles, the drive to Pigeon Forge is less then 2. The cabin is high on the mountain with awesome views and the best part is there are no other cabins around at all. It is like having a mountian to yourself.. very private. Everything was great and the next time we go, we will for sure be calling Ken to reserve the Moonshine Cabin! I hate to give this review, because now the secret will be out!!!
The Moonshire Cabin was absolutely beautiful and situated in an amazing location with fantastic views. The cabin was spotless and had all the amenities you would expect in your own home. This was our first vacation together and without a doubt a truely memorable one. We have recommended the Moonshine Cabin to family and friends and will definitely book again in the not too distant future.
Would never think of staying anywhere else.
The location; the view; and the Moonshine cabin itself makes Moonshine Cabin, without a doubt the best rental location in the Smokies.My family and I stayed here in early February 2011. Like it so much we went back with friends just a month later.
This is our third time staying at this location and we still love it. It is quite and secluded and the veiws are down right fantastic. Nice confortable lodging and a great rate. We will be back!
Muscle Shoals, AL
Jewel in the Smokies
We have been staying here for several years now, and we still love it. It's comfortable, relaxing, and the view is spectacular. Ken is a wonderful host, always gracious and responsive. The cabin is close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but when you're there all that bustle is far away and everything is calm and peaceful.
We have stayed in the summer and the middle of january and loved it it all.
Can't recommend it enough.
Jim and Kathleen Slicker
My husband and I stayed here last May. We try to get to Tennessee every year and by far this is the most secluded and with the best views we have ever stayed at. It is close to everything, but the privacy was wonderful. The kitchen is a cook's dream and the bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely furnished. The only problem we had is the hot tub on the deck is not fenced off and once a dog came wandering by and scared the heck of us. I would install gates to keep the animals out. Did we comment on the views?? This cabin is the best in Tennessee and we would not only recommend it, but plan on returning. Thank you for a relaxing and private vacation.
Wonderful, as always
We stay at Moonshine Cabin twice a year. The cabin is secluded, yet only minutes away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The home is always spotless and has a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. From the first time we stayed there, it has felt like a home away from home.
The views at this cabin are spectacular. I could just hang out on the deck my entire trip. This cabin has everything I needed-hot tub, views, privacy, dog friendly and a very smooth and easy reservation/check in process. I have stayed here twice and about to make a return trip. This is the only cabin I will stay in when visiting the mountains. I found it very peaceful and comfortable here. I highly recommended this cabin especially if you have pets and don't want to deal with excessive unnecessary fees that I have experienced elsewhere.
Our Moonshine cabin stay was pure peaceful mountain tranquility!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moonshine Cabin! We had just enough room for our party of 2 adults, 2 children, 1 teen, and a small dog! We hiked in the mountains, went to Cade's Cove, enjoyed some local attractions; then came back to the cabin to enjoy the hot tub, a game of pool, a mean card game, or to just simply relax in front of one of the Tv's!! We can't wait to come back for the beautiful mountain views from the deck!!
Judy and Eddie
My Husband and I have spent many vacations at Moonshine Cabin. We love the location, privacy and amenities. On our last trip I got to experience my first white Christmas and it was very beautiful. We have visted the cabin in every season and plan to return again real soon.
Herbalannie from Indiana
Just what I needed,a perfect getaway!
The cabin was great! I haven't slept that good in a long time... great beds, quiet nights. We plan on returning next fall. There is just one thing I would suggest. A little work on the driveway up to cabin. I had an SUV so I was fine but my friends car drug going up to cabin. It was a really good weekend and I would recommend it highly.
Peacefully serene, breath-taking views
This was my first cabin experience in the Smokies and the experience was divine. The secludedness of the cabin is wonderful...you really feel like you have the entire mountain to yourself, and yet, just a short drive to both Pigeon Forge,Gatlinburg, and the GSM National Park. The cabin is tastefully decorated, felt very cozy, and contained all the comforts of home...even a cocktail shaker and martini glasses! Both bathrooms were very well stocked with everything we needed, and the game room contained plenty of entertainment. The key-less entry made check-in a breeze, and the views from the deck are too amazing for words. A midnight Jacuzzi makes for the perfect ending to the busy day. You will not want to leave when the time comes...we sure didn't :O)
An unforgetable view
We absolutely loved our stay at Moonshine Cabin! It was perfect for my fiance and I and our two friends. The cabin was clean and had everything in it we could hope for. The hot tub was easy to use and we really enjoyed the game room. The view is unmatched. it was better than we could have ever imagined. There is no doubt in my mind that we will come back to Moonshine Cabin again in the future. My only warning is that the drive up the mountain is quite steep so make sure you have a car that will make it.
Totally relaxing and private
This is a great place to go if you want to get away. Its very private and relaxing with great views. The reservations and check-in/check-out were completely hassle free. We definitely will visit again.
Vacation trip to Dollywood
We were really impressed with the accommodations at Moonshine Cabin. The house was well appointed with kitchen utensils (although the pots and pans were a little on the thin/flimsy side)...but otherwise, everything was great. The fireplace worked and was beautiful to use, and the bathrooms were all clean and the bedrooms very comfortable. The game room was a nice surprise and offered a fun diversion one night. The privacy was the best part of staying there. We enjoyed the hot tub each day and couldn't believe the views from the deck and how quiet it was. The driveway is a bit steep toward the end, but well worth the climb to the top.
Secluded in the Hills
This cabin is on a secluded road. It is clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. There are 2 full size beds, and 2 baths with showers (important for 4 people). There is a nice southern view.
Even better with snow
We have never been up when there was snow. This time was a special treat. It was absolutely beautiful. The house was great, the views were wonderful, and it was just peaceful. Thanks for everything.
We've had the blessed opportunity to stay at Moonshine Cabin on several occasions. The cabin is very comfortable (home-like even), clean, and has an absolutely indescribable view of the mountains. It's also peaceful and isolated just enough for privacy and convenience to both Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. It's our absolute favorite place to stay whenever we need a "not-too-far" from home getaway!
Olive Branch, MS
Perfect Family Vacation
My family and I have enjoyed staying at Moonshine Cabin on several occasions over the past few years and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin is in a perfect location between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and is so peaceful. We love the fact that it is high up and has a very private setting, and yet is only minutes from stores and attractions. Our children have grown to love Moonshine Cabin and we will always associate it with very happy family vacations. The cabin is always clean and we consider it a home away from home.
girls' getaway with daughters and granddaughter
The Moonshine Cabin was perfect for a long weekend. It had everything we needed for a fun family get-together. We loved the hot tub and combo ping pong and pool table. There was firewood in the garage and the two care garage was great as well. We loved the whole atmosphere.
The drive was a little steep and we probably should have had a four wheel drive, but my caddy made it up okay.
The view was magnificent! We would definitely return.