Knotty & Nice - Gatlinburg Cabin

5 Star 4 Bedroom Cabin With Private Theater Room And Sauna
Gatlinburg, TN, US
4.5 (129 Reviews)
Sleeps 14
4 Bedrooms
4.5 Baths
No Pets
You won’t be charged yet.

The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • 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


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 Master 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 Master Suite: King Bed - Sleeps 2

Upper Level Master Suite 1: King Bed - Sleeps 2

Upper Level Master 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


  • DVD Player
  • Cable Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Dishwasher
  • Wifi
  • Theater Room
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Near Dollywood


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


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.

Traveler Reviews

129 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
Apopka, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2014

Loved Our Stay in Knotty & Nice

Loved our time here. My family enjoyed the amenities.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Martha G.
Farmingdale, NY
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5 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2014

Best place in the mountains.

This was my second stay in knotty & nice and hope to do it again and again. We were 11 family member enjoying Thanksgiving together.The cabin was fully equipt to handle our crowd . ,and large enough to give us all our own space. Highly recommended ...!!!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Loveland, OH
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5 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2014

Birthday Weekend With Friends

Check in/out was very simple. Staff was most helpful, providing information, directions, etc. Cabin was very clean and spacious. Floors were a bit creaky in the Master bedroom which was difficult for those sleeping in the Queen bunk room. Loved the cabin and area. Would definitely go again.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Mobile, AL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2016

Snowed in.

Escaped Mardi Gras in Mobile for a mountain get away and got to experience a week of snow and fun.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (February 05, 2017):

John, thank you for sharing your experience with us! You never know when Mother Nature is going to offer some of her natural beauty to the mix! What a nice added bonus to be able to play in the snow and to have so much fun while on vacation. We hope you consider a future stay with us. The Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful any time of year, so hurry back to make some more memories soon!

Atlanta, GA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2018

Knotty and Nice (but really just NICE)

We had an absolute blast at this cabin! We didn't even go anywhere the entire weekend. From spending time on the main level near all the food in the kitchen, sitting in the hot tub, watching a movie in the theater room and playing games, we were never bored. The cabin is very nice on the inside and everyone was impressed witht their rooms. If only we could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of the area, we would have.We definitely plan on coming back!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (January 16, 2018):

Thank you for your inspirational review, Lauren! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed so many amenities at the cabin. It sounds like you may need to start planning another visit! We enjoyed having you as our guest and would consider it an honor for you to stay with us again. Please keep in mind, as a returning guest you will enjoy 10% off all future stays. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!

Annette .
Scottsville, KY
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3 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2017

Knotty and nice

Good. No enough towels for the number of guest. Beds where hard in this cabin stayed in fire fly before and beds where much nicer.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (November 07, 2017):

Thank you for your honest review, Annette. We certainly appreciate your feedback as it helps to ensure we are constantly improving. Although we know each person has his or her own preference when it comes to mattress comfort, we will have the beds inspected. We truly hope you will consider joining us again and allow us the chance to show you a true 5 star experience.

Grace S.
Wichita, KS
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5 out of 5
Reviewed August, 2019


We were a three generation family of 10 staying in the cabin. The young folks loved the downstairs with the movie theatre, hot tub, pool table and air hockey. j. It was a great place for them to gather. The main floor living room was big and comfortable with plenty of room for all. The cabin was very clean and everything was working well. The location was perfect for golf, zip lining, mountain biking, hiking Dollywood etc. There were plenty of nearby restaurants to eat the main meal at. We were real close to the arts and crafts loop so could do a little shopping on the way back to the cabin everyday. The kitchen was well stocked but never did find a cookie sheet! Could have used a sturdier garbage can in the kitchen that the lid didn't fall off all the time. That was the only minor problem. k. We loved sitting on the decks in the comfortable chairs at night and enjoying the beautiful scenery. It was a perfect week!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Response (August 28, 2019):

Thank you for your wonderful review, Grace. We love to hear of great family experiences with our resort. Your certainly chose the perfect cabin to spend you vacation in. We appreciate the feedback and will definitely make sure the cookie sheet in there for our next guests. We hope to see you again in the near future. Remember, as a repeat visitor you will save 10% on future stays. Thank you!