We just got back from a brief trip to East Tennessee (Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg), and after learning about all the area has to offer, we really wish we could have stayed longer. But we feel pretty lucky that during our short stay we got to spend our downtime in a gorgeous cabin at White Oak Lodge & Resort, just outside of Gatlinburg. Thanks to them for hosting us!
When we drove up to our private cabin, we both gasped. It was so charming! Two parking spaces out front, a spacious porch with four rocking chairs, and each of the cabins is surrounded by lush green trees.
If I weren’t single, this would be the kind of place I’d love to come for a double date weekend trip! Bottles of wine, fresh decks of cards. Ahhhh, that’s the life.
Inside, the cabin boasts a full kitchen equipped with everything you’d need for cooking, and a rustic yet classy dining table that’s perfect for a board game night. Or, I guess, for eating? I dunno, I’m a board game person.
Next to the dining room is a comfy living room with a stone fireplace, tv with cable, and two deep leather couches. One of the nights we stayed here was spent vegging on these very couches, enjoying Love Connection on tv. Ahhh, quality mother/daughter trash tv time.
You might have noticed that the photo above was taken from above. That’s because there’s a second floor and loft in these cabins! Taking the stairs up reveals a loft area with a full-sized pool table, and a verrrrry spacious master bedroom.
It was hard to capture the grandeur of the master bedroom in photos. This bed was way bigger than the photo makes it look — it positively dwarfed us!
At the foot of the bed was a bathtub with jets. Very romantic, if you’re into the whole romantic scene. *grumble* You and your significant others and special someones to share nice things with. *grumble*
Back downstairs beyond the kitchen, there’s another bedroom which is where I camped out, as well as a large bathroom with a washer and dryer. Ahhh I love being able to do laundry on vacation. Surprisingly (and sadly) though, knowing I can do laundry while I’m gone never seems to keep me from overpacking.
And the pièce de résistance: a covered back patio with hot tub, opening up to this lush view of the neighborhood.
We felt really spoiled staying at White Oak Lodge & Resort, and if you stay there, you will too. It’s extremely convenient to Gatlinburg (just a straight shot down one highway) and Pigeon Forge (just add a right turn and you’re almost there). After a busy day, it’s really nice to be able to drive away from the hustle and bustle at night and make your way back to this peaceful retreat.
If you need a little more space, there are also three bedroom cabins on the property. And if you’re staying for longer than we did, you’ll be able to take advantage of the resort’s pool and gym! I would have done so myself, but with our packed itinerary, all I could manage to do in the evenings was veg out. Not that I’m complaining.
Comments & Reviews
Alli Smith says
We love Gatlinburg and have stayed in several charming cabins. I love how cozy and uncluttered this cabin is. A washer and dryer are always a great bonus.
Oh, a cabin, in the woods. This sounds like the start to a cheesy horror remake, but I FIND IT INCREDIBLE. I do have the grumble *spouse* grumble to go along so that I don’t FEEL like I’m in the movie, and while I find the placement of the bathtub odd-ish, I can totally see why it’s there. I’m the person that would think, what if they splash the bed when they get out? Because my thoughts matter. LOL!
Lol! Never thought of it that way but that’s pretty funny!
This cabin is so beautiful and surrounded my nature and all its beauty. Perfect for getting away and disconnecting.
Alissa Apel says
I like staying in cabins more than hotels. They are more peaceful because there isn’t a lot of people around you. The look of them is so natural. This one looks super well kept. I love it!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is such a gorgeous cabin. We love to stay in a cabin whenever we go to the mountains. Gatlinburg is one of our favorite places to visit.
Bill Sweeney says
I could go for some of that! I love the natural beauty of the area, and the cabin itself looks nice and cozy. This would be a great retreat.
Pam Wattenbarger says
There are so many nice cabins around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This looks like it was really nice!
Sarah Bailey says
How gorgeous does this cabin look? I would love to go on a cabin holiday one day and this looks like somewhere I definitely need to try and check out.
We love Gatlinburg! There is just something peaceful and relaxing about Tennessee. These cabins look amazing!
What a beautiful cabin and area. I have never been to Tennessee, but it looks beautiful.
Roger D Willis says
I’ve always wanted to visit Tennessee, other than just staying one night in a hotel, en route to Texas. The scenery, the layout of the resort and the craftsmanship of the rooms says YES to me!
What a charming cabin. I love that they include and washer and dryer! That is so important when visiting the great outdoors!
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
I love LOVE Tennessee. I would love to pick up and move there one day. (hopefully that will happen!) This cabin looks so amazing! I loved everything about it.
Sadie Roach says
That is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful looking cabin! That bed looks so big and comfortable. I’m pretty sure that tub is also calling my name!
Muna Kenny says
The cabin is beautiful inside and out! The area looks so peaceful and soothing. This an ideal place to be at when escaping pollution and noise.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
Look at all that wood! I love the look of many woods and that looks beautiful. I’ve always wanted to visit TN and this looks like a
Claudia Krusch says
This looks like it would be an amazing vacation. I would love to stay in a private cabin like this one. I will have to see if I can plan a trip there for next year.
What a beautiful cabin! I’m always looking for new and interesting places to stay.
Pamela:: Still Dating My Spouse says
We love the gatlinburgh/pigeon forge area. So peaceful. That cabin looks amazing. We will look to stay there the next time we in the area.
Shelby Gottschalk says
It looks SO nice!!! I would love to visit. I’ve always wanted to stay in a cabin.
This cabin looks fantastic. I love the idea of feeling at home on vacation.
A cabin sounds like a great way to really take in the beauty and charm of Tennessee. I could totally see my husband and I relaxing on the frong porch watching the wildlife walk by.
Mimi Green says
This house looks really nice, I love renting a nice big house at resort. I would select the big room with the jacuzzi in it. Yes to an amazing weekend with a boo.
Gatlinburg sounds like a lot of fun, but it is REALLY cool to stay in a lodge like this! What an awesome cabin.
Amy Desrosiers says
Wow, it looks so charming and quaint there. I would love to visit with just my husband.
this looks like a great place for a get away to escape the busy city life (which is what I need right about now!) I love cabins!
Wendy Polisi says
Wow, what a gorgeous place to stay! I love the rustic look, it’s so calming to me.
Kita Bryant says
I’m just sitting here staring at that home. Goodness, it’s gorgeous and I wish I had done this for vacation!
Sandy N Vyjay says
Lovely cabin and great location too. I love the way that it seamlessly integrates with the environment.
Oh, this is so beautiful! I want to go NOW! Is it wrong of me to leave the kiddos behind?
How beautiful and rustic! Something I’d love to do is head to a retreat like this. Relax and just unwind. Its much needed and a cabin like this looks amazing!
Lily Ashley says
Wow this cabin looks so comfortable! This is a perfect vacation place to my family.
This is the kind of getaway I would like to decompress and get away from the business of the city. Love the rustic look of the cabin, so relaxing!
Stephanie Pass says
This looks like a wonderful relaxing place. We’ve stayed in a cabin last summer, and my kids just loved it.
Oh please teleport me that that place right now. I could really need some R&R. The place is so relaxing, surrounded by all that lush greenery. One of my biggest dreams is to own a cabin in the woods – just like that.
AnnMarie John says
The place is gorgeous. I have a deep appreciation for places like this because you can enjoy nature without having to give up sleeping on a comfy bed and enjoying the amenities of the resort. It’s really lovely and it would be nice to spend some time here.
Carol Cassara says
What an awesome escape from the city! I’d love to go here and just enjoy what the place has to offer. It’s beautiful and it’s definitely worth going to!
Farrah Less G. says
Once a year my family will go to Smoky Mountain and we rent a cabin for a day or two. Just to get a way from a busy life in the city. We love it here at East Tennessee so beautiful.
Ohhh such a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Who would not love to have a quick escape with this beautiful place? Very peaceful.
I love roughing it, but not really roughing it. A cabin is the ideal way to explore nature during the day and enjoy the comforts of home at night. This resort looks delightful!
White Oak Lodge and Resort says
Thank you for your wonderful words about White Oak Lodge and Resort! We strive to provide a home-away-from-home feel at White Oak with the beauty of the Smoky Mountains as the back drop. As a special “thanks” to those who follow and support Eat Move Make, I want to offer your followers a 20% discount off our retail rate to stay in one of our cabins anytime between now and March 1. Just email me the dates and mention Eat Move Make. We hope you all enjoy your stay at White Oak as much as Chanelle.