Knotty & Nice - Gatlinburg Cabin

5 Star 4 Bedroom Cabin with Private Theater Room and Sauna
Gatlinburg, TN, US
4.5 (155 Reviews)
Sleeps 14
1 Bedrooms
1 Baths
No Pets
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4 Nights x 399
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The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: King: 3, Sofa Bed: 2, Bunk: 1
  • Check In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • Min Renter Age: 21+
  • No Pets Allowed


A great room featuring a 30 foot fireplace surrounded by floor to ceiling fixed glass windows greets you at Knotty & Nice. Relax in your private home theater room with 9 foot theater screen and leather reclining theater seating. End a day at Gatlinburg in your own sauna surrounded by the smell of cedar. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool table, air hockey and private hot tub. A well thought out setup where kids can play in the game room and adults can quietly gather in the great room or relax and read a book in the loft sitting area. 3 suites with king beds and private baths and a separate bunk room downstairs with queen over queen bunks is perfect for 4 kids or even adults. Free wireless internet! Bedroom and Sleeping Arrangements: Main Level Suite: King Bed - Sleeps 2 Upper Level Suite 1: King Bed - Sleeps 2 Upper Level Suite 2: King Bed - Sleeps 2 Lower Level Bunk Room: Queen Bunk - Sleeps 4 Game Room: Queen Sleeper - Sleeps 2 Loft: Queen Sleeper - Sleeps 2


  • Air Hockey
  • Arcade Games
  • Barstools
  • Bench Seating
  • Cable Satellite
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air
  • Child Friendly
  • Code Lock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Convenience
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dvd Player
  • Emergency Info
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fitness Room
  • Flat Screen Tv
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Grocery Delivery Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Blender
  • Kitchen Cookware
  • Kitchen Toaster
  • Linens Provided
  • Massage Available
  • Microwave
  • Nearby Attractions
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Medical
  • No Pets
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Parking Included
  • Patio Balcony
  • Pool Table
  • Private Deck
  • Refrigerator
  • Resort Laundry
  • Sauna
  • Smoke Detector
  • Spacious Seating
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Theater Room
  • Towels Linens
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wifi


Note: Travel times may vary based on season and area occupancy.



Host Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation 15 or more days prior to your arrival date a voucher for a future stay will be issued by host in the amount of the deposit less the reservation fee for use for a future stay within 365 days of the date of cancellation. If you cancel your reservation 14 days or less prior to arrival you will be responsible for the full reservation amount (you will forfeit the full deposit amount and the non-refundable reservation fee, and shall be responsible for the remaining rent amount and all other applicable charges associated with the reservation). Only the Guest named on the Agreement may cancel a reservation and cancellations must be made by phone call to Hosts Office.

Plans can be changed before 14 days prior to the scheduled check in with no penalty. No changes are permitted within 14 days of check in. Service Fee Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel or not use your reservation, the Service Fee is always non-refundable.

Traveler Reviews

155 Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Michael K.
Frankfort, IN
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4 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2011

Enjoyable but concerned: We found grapes in a couple of different areas and the hardwood floors were dusty in several areas. We had young children playing on the floor. The roof leaked when it rained one night and two of the theater seats were

unusable due to falling through the frame. We really did have a nice time and enjoyed the overall condition of the cabin. It suited our needs perfectly. We would return - but just felt some things could have been better. We would have liked to have had a vacuum available as the children do drop crums and food onto the carpet around the table - but we weren't able to do anything about the small crums. The heat/air conditioning was broken and it took 2 days to get it repaired. By then the temperatures were cooler and we didn't need air. Just things that should be checked between each tenant. It sounds like we hated it - but we really didn't. 1 more thing - our garbage added up quickly - and we couldn't get anyone to pick it up.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (April 14, 2011):

Thank you for the feedback and we're sorry for the issues. We should have been more thorough on this unit to prevent these items from happening. Spring and the warm temperatures did come early and we did not yet have all of our A/C units inspected and did not know there was a freon leak in your unit. We have since fixed the unit and all of our other units. Again, we do apologize. You do get a 10% discount on future stays as a repeat guest and we are glad you still enjoyed your stay despite these issues.

Stone Mountain, GA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2013

My 40th Birthday Celebration

I rented the Knotty & Nice cabin for my 40th birthday and shared it with some family and friends. I had the BEST TIME EVER!! The cabin was PERFECT!! Very nice, clean and comfortable. Everyone enjoyed it and said that they would love to come back again. I was very pleased and would recommend this cabin to family and friends that did not get to experience it. Thanks Elk Spring...You guys are GREAT!!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Wendy L.
Versailles, KY
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3 out of 5
Reviewed October, 2012

It was very difficult to contact the office, a person!

Knotty and Nice was a nice cabin. Set up well for a large family group in structure. Would be nicer if the pavement was continued to that road and driveway. Overall cabin was set up well but not set up for family cooking or eating. Kitchen was dark and we found 4 spoons in the set and a few extra serving spoons for 12! We had to eat chili with forks which I counted only 13 in a house that states sleeps 14. Loft sofa bed (futon) would only be appropriate for a child to sleep on since it was an "on the floor rollout". A real sofa bed, even and twin, would be much more usable. We had to limit towels and still had to wash daily. The cheap white towels would be OK if there would have been enough for everyone to use. We are used to better and more towels in our rentals. It was quiet except for the crazy Friday night party and I was not able to get thru to anyone at the office. We called the office many, mamy times from 12am until 1am and left messages then called the police after one hour of calling your contact #. No one ever returned my messages left that night. We are not used to staying where loud parties happen or are permitted. We are used to staying farther out for past 20 years and did like the closer locattion of this cabin. Glades Road is a nice area. With some minimal upgrades to kitchen equipment, loft seat/futon and towels this could be a fabulous rental! Better contact to office is a must if needed with problems like drunk, screaming neighbors too! I would not have expected that problem in a rental of this price range. It has been our most expensive rental with poorer amenities than we are used to having. If we return we would expect to see the drive paved, more silverware and towels and better phone office access. Overall we had a good stay though. Cabin and furniture (not futon) were very nice.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Trevor F.
Louisville, KY
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5 out of 5
Reviewed August, 2013

Very clean and nice

Plenty of room and it was very clean! Great location close to Downtown gatlinburg.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Marlene C.
Cordova, TN
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5 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2012

Awesome, A Home Away From Home.

The Knotty and Nice cabin was just simply Awesome, Beautiful and Very Spacious and we felt like it was our very own home while we were there. It was very clean and decorated very beautiful. The deck was so refreshing to sit out on and drink coffee, read a book, or just talk. Every thing I needed to prepare a family meal was in the kitchen which made it so convenient. The children had a ball playing in the game room and so did I. We had so much fun visiting the many attractions, there's just so much to do there no matter what your age is. The theatre room was like being at the movies, but only better because we were able to recline back as we watched our movie and ate popcorn. It was Awesome and the "Best Family Vacation" trip ever!!! We are still talking about it and can't wait to go back!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Kim W.
Indianapolis, IN
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5 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2013

Fabulous Time

WE have rented at Elk springs many time but this was our families favorite cabin! SO many bathrooms, beautiful living room, all of the beds and furniture were comfy and it was decorated so cute!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Rick G.
Homer, GA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2018

Family getaway

Everyone lived the cabin. It's beautiful and there was plenty if space for everyone. We plan to come baxk.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (February 21, 2018):

Thank you for your kind review, Rick. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent cabin stay! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Bucyrus, OH
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5 out of 5
Reviewed September, 2013

Great stay! Family loved our cabin, Knotty & Nice!

Family loved the cabin! We were made up of 4 adults, 2 teenagers, and 1 child. Once we walked into the cabin, everyone was in awe on how big it was. The view was great! We had a view of trees and mountains. It was awesome watching the clouds roll in and out and how fast the weather can change in the Smokies. Cabin was close to area attractions, but far enough away to get away from the craziness. We had a cat visit us twice which my husband joked about cats can find me any where I go (I feed the stray cats that are around my neighborhood). The kitty was just making me feel at home. We make it back to Gatlinburg, we will most definitely stay here again.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Indianapolis, IN
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4 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2013

Knotty and Nice Family Vacation October 2013

The home is lovely, and it was so wonderful having my daughters and their families all under one roof. I did find several pieces of dirty siverware, so I ran the D/W twice, cleaning all the utensils, plates and bowls, and pans before family use. The upstairs loveseat and ottoman look very worn and unappealing. The livingroom rocker tore my sweater with an exposed nail. Another LR chair would have been nice. We found a child's size 5, black skeleton PJ shirt under one of the upstairs beds, lost by a previous family. All the bedspreads and pillows were obviously not changed or cleaned between families. For beds, I prefer all clean sheets and blankets wrapped in clean sheets. The extra blankets looked awful. Also, the towels were small and threadbare. We did wash them daily. The washer and dryer were wonderful with children in the house! We appreciated the clean water in the hot tub. Everyone had fun in the downstairs area, and the house was big enough to be able to escape, when the noise level was too high! Beautiful deck with plenty of rockers to sit and enjoy the view. The railing were safe for youngsters, but we were glad to have a babygate for the stairs(bring two) The little ones loved the porch swing. We had a great location to travel into Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smokies. From the restaurants and shops to the grocery store, everyone was very friendly. Be sure to call to have your trash emptied...we had a raccoon visitor on our dect one night! We had a wonderful time!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (November 10, 2013):

Thank you for the comments and sorry our housekeeping crew missed a few items. We have on site housekeeping and maintenance and are happy to assist (typically within 10 minutes). It is easier for us to respond to items we know closer to check in as we are unable to remedy things you notify us about after you check out. Again, sorry for your inconvenience.

Nashville, TN
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4 out of 5
Reviewed October, 2012

A spectacular fall break!

Our family of 5 had a wonderful surprise at the elk springs resort. We really had no idea just how beautiful the smokey mountains were let alone from our beautiful deck at the knotty and nice! Kids loved the lower level game room and theater room. I loved the view. Only 2 items of feedback - 1. no availability of child safety products - gates etc so please being your own! 2. The bedding and every surface was covered with large decorative pillows , heavy comforters, and other soft goods. I know these cant be cleaned between guests. The pillows and table drapes aren't necessary! I'd prefer higher quality linens and expected a washable blanket and no decorative pillows. Looking toward to a return visit to this wonderful spot!

Would recommend to others? Yes