Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Investment Cabins
The list below includes the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge investment cabins my clients currently own. This page’s primary focus is to drive any possible additional traffic or rental reservations to their cabins. However, it can also be used to view the type of cabins my clients have purchased through me.
There are some common features and amenities in these Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins. It is essential to have some sort of characteristic that makes your cabin stand out among the thousands of others in the Smoky Mountain cabin rental market. I feel my clients have achieved this goal with their properties and have been successful with their investments.
Here is the list of cabins my clients currently own:
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Luxury Cabin Rentals owned by Jay's clients
|A Glimpse of Heaven||2||Pigeon Forge||Legacy Mountain Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room|
|A Mountain View Theater Lodge||4||Pigeon Forge||Sherwood Forest Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room|
|A Secret Splash||2||Gatlinburg||Sky Harbor||Indoor Pool|
|A Sweet Retreat||1||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room, Screened Porch|
|A View To Remember||3||Sevierville||Autumn Ridge Estates||Mountain View, Luxury Kitchen|
|Alpine Pool Lodge||2||Pigeon Forge||Alpine Mountain Village||Indoor Pool, Amazing Location|
|Awesome Views||3||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Mountain View, Kids Loft|
|Big Pine Lodge||6||Pigeon Forge||Shagbark||Theater Room, Private, Gated Community, Large Game Room,|
|Breathtaking Views||3||Pigeon Forge||Summit View||Mountain View, Theater Room|
|Cherokee Pool Lodge||3||Cosby||Maranatha Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Fire Pit|
|Heavenly Heights||5||Gatlinburg||Pinnacle View||Mountain View, Theater Room, Fire Pit, Luxury Kitchen|
|Hillsong Heaven||5||Pigeon Forge||Brothers Cove Resort||Mountain View, Huge Game Room, Theater Room, Luxury, Community Pool, 5 fireplaces|
|Home Theater Lodge||8||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room, Arcade, Sleeps 34|
|Incredible Views||2||Pigeon Forge||Legacy Mountain Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room, Arcade|
|Indoor Pool Beauty||5||Cosby||Maranatha Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Sleeps 18|
|Legends Pool Lodge||2||Gatlinburg||Settlers Ridge||Indoor Pool, Mountain View, Theater in Pool, Luxury|
|Live, Laugh, Love Pool Lodge||4||Cosby||Maranatha Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Arcade|
|Lots of Lovin'||1||Gatlinburg||Birds Creek||Fire Pit, Luxury Shower and Bath, Granite Kitchen, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Mountain Glory||1||Gatlinburg||Oak Valley||Mountain View, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Mountain Pool Lodge||4||Sevierville||Rainbow Ridge||Indoor Pool, Mountain View, Theater in Pool, Great Location to Parkway|
|Mountain Splash||1||Gatlinburg||Gatlinburg Getaway II||Indoor Pool, Mountain View|
|Movie Room Retreat||8||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Theater Room, Massive Cabin, Large Game Room, Arcade, Sleeps 26, Mountain View|
|Otter Springs Pool Cabin||2||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater in Pool, Mountain View|
|Paradise Point Pool Lodge||6||Wears Valley||On Higher Ground||Indoor Pool, Mountain View, Theater in Pool, Theater Room, Private, Fire Pit|
|Paradise View||1||Pigeon Forge||Legacy Mountain Resort||Mountain View, Arcade, Community Pool|
|Pinnacle Vista||6||Pigeon Forge||Smoky Cove||Mountain View, Theater Room, Luxury, Sleeps 16|
|Pool and a View Mansion||6||Gatlinburg||Pinnacle View||Indoor Pool, Mountain View, Theater Room|
|Pool and Theater Lodge||8||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Huge Cabin, Arcades, Convenient Location|
|Pool Movie 1||6||Cosby||Maranatha Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Convenient to National Park|
|Pool Time Paradise||1||Gatlinburg||Gatlinburg Getaway II||Indoor Pool, Mountain View|
|Poolin Around||2||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls Resort||Indoor Pool, Mini Golf Putt-Putt Course at Cabin, Theater in Pool, Fire Pit, Arcade, High-end Luxury|
|Skinny Dippin||1||Pigeon Forge||Lafollette Landing||Indoor Pool, Theater in Pool, Fire Pit, Luxury, Convenient to Pigeon Forge|
|Splash Mountain Lodge||4||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater in Pool, Theater Room, Mountain View, Arcade|
|Splish Splash||1||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Indoor Pool, Sauna, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Summit Pool Lodge||6||Pigeon Forge||Smoky Mountain Ridge||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Arcade, Mountain View, Massive Bedrooms, Huge Kitchen|
|Swimming in Paradise||3||Sevierville||Grand View Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room|
|Top of the World Pool Lodge||3||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater in Pool Room, Theater Room, Mountain View|
|Tranquility||2||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls Resort||Indoor Pool, Private Pool House, Luxury, Huge Master Suite, Private Location, Mountain View|
|Uwoduhi Pool Lodge||6||Cosby||Maranatha Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Amazing Fire Pit, Huge Bedrooms, Flat Land, Mountain View, Arcade|
|Vista Lodge||5||Wears Valley||The Preserve Resort||Mountain View, Theater Room, Community Pool, Amazing Game Room|
|Holiday Springs||3||Gatlinburg||James C. Green||Indoor Pool, Private seclusion, Mountain Views, Theater Room|
|Reindeer Bay||2||Pigeon Forge||Sherwood Forest Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater Room, Mountain View|
|Sweet View Springs||4||Wears Valley||Rocky Top||Indoor Pool, Mountain View, Theater Room, Private, Arcade|
|Cadillac Creek||5||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls Resort||Incredible theater and game room, Huge Kitchen, Fire Pit|
|For The Good Times||4||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls Resort||Fire Pit, Luxury Throughout, Walk-in Shower, Level Land, Community Pool|
|Whispering Pines||3||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls Resort||Luxury, Arcade, Walk-in Shower, Quality, High-end finishes|
|Copper Creek Lodge||3||Gatlinburg||Elk Springs Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater, Mountain View, High-End, Finishings, Arcades, Wet Bar|
|Big Sky Lodge||2||Gatlinburg||Elk Springs Resort||Indoor Pool, Theater, Arcade, Quality Finishes|
|Great Smoky Lodge||5||Gatlinburg||Pinnacle View||Mountain View, Arcades, Private View, Massive Logs, Luxury, High-end, Quality,|
|Above The Smokies||5||Pigeon Forge||Fox Run||Mountain Views, Luxury Finishes, Secluded, Theater Room, Arcade|
|Above It All||3||Pigeon Forge||Majestic Mountain||Mountain View, Theater Room, Fire Pit, Luxury, Private View, High-end quality, Walk-in Shower|
|Misty Morning Lodge||3||Gatlinburg||Hemlock Hills||Theater Room, Luxury Furnishings, Convenient Location, Great Decking|
|Mountain Memories||4||Gatlinburg||Chalet Village||Mountain View, Theater Room, Tram View, Convenient to Gatlinburg|
|Autumn Blessings||2||Pigeon Forge||Bear Creek Crossing||Large Master Suites, Huge Game Room, Pool Table, Community Pool, Gated Community|
|Grizzly Manor||5||Pigeon Forge||Laurel Branch||Mountain View, Privacy, Quality and Luxury|
|Cades Cove Vista Lodge||1||Wears Valley||The Preserve Resort||Mountain Views, Community Pool, Unobstructed Views|
|Corthouse||4||Pigeon Forge||Fox Crossing Phase III||Massive Beams, Luxury, Private, Secluded, Huge family room|
|Shakonohey||4||Pigeon Forge||Hidden Springs Resort||Mountain Views, Community Pool, Great Location next to Dollywood|
|A Peaceful Easy Feeling||4||Pigeon Forge||Hidden Springs Resort||Incredible Location near Dollywood, Community Pool, Mountain View, Sleeps 12|
|Blessings||4||Pigeon Forge||Shagbark||Mountain View, Luxury, Gated Community, Huge Family Room, Private|
|Chalet of Dreams||2||Pigeon Forge||Sherwood Forest Resort||Mountain View, Community Pool, Beautiful Fireplace|
|Dogwood Pointe||3||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Mountain View, Hot Tub, Pool Table|
|Cabin of Dreams||2||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Mountain View, Hot Tub, Pool Table|
|Mountain Love||1||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Private, Secluded, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Lover's Hideway||1||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Secluded, Private, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Honey Love||1||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Private, Secluded, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Smoky Love||1||Pigeon Forge||Bluff Mountain Acres||Private, Secluded, Honeymoon Cabin|
|Smoky Mountain Lodge||7||Pigeon Forge||Mountain Park||Theater Room, Great Location to Parkway|
|Simply The Smokies||4||Pigeon Forge||Summit View||Mountain View, Gated Community, Luxury|
|It's All Good||3||Sevierville||Grandview Resort||Mountain View, Exquisite Furnishings,Luxury Showers, Stunning 180 degree views|
|Luvin Logs Lodge||3||Wears Valley||Headrick Springs||Mountain View, Huge Logs,|
|Bella Vista Lodge||4||Gatlinburg||Smokerise||Mountain View, 7 acres, Private, Theater Room, Extreme Luxury, Copper Bathtub|
|Blue Moose Lodge||4||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Falls||Theater Room, High Quality Luxury, Community Pool easy walk from cabin luxury community|
|Moonstruck Lodge||5||Pigeon Forge||Summit View||Mountain View, Theater Room, Gated Community, Beautiful Flooring, Huge Windows for View|
|Stonebrook Lodge||4||Gatlinburg||Riversong||Theater Room, Secluded, Small Waterfall, Great Decor,Fire Pit, Amazing Outdoor Decking|
|Grandview Theater Lodge||4||Pigeon Forge||Summit View||Mountain View, Theater Room, Gated Community|
|Deer Crossing||2||Pigeon Forge||Cedar Creek Crossing||Mountain View, Arcade, Private|
|Mountain Theatre Lodge||6||Pigeon Forge||Black Bear Ridge Resort||Theater Room, Arcade, Game Room|
Features and Amenities of the Cabins
As you can see there is quite the variety in overnight cabin rental investments. The sizes and number of bedrooms vary from small honeymoon type one bedroom cabins up to eight bedroom luxury lodges.
The predominant areas of the cabins are Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Cosby (indoor pool cabins). Some cabins are located further north and I characterized them as Sevierville Other properties are located in the Waldens Creek, Bluff Mountain, or Pittman Center areas but I labeled them as Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. They are in close proximity to those cities and they are more recognizable destinations.
The features of the cabins vary tremendously. There is a common theme though with the cabins. They all have some sort of redeeming quality or amenity. Whether that be a huge investment rental income driver such as an indoor pool or something more common such as a fire pit. The features of the investment cabins my clients own include:
- Indoor Pools
- Theater Rooms
- Mountain Views
- Fire Pits
- Secluded or Private
- Walk-in Showers
- Gourmet Kitchens
- Screened Porches
- Hot Tubs
- Pool Tables
- Air Hockey Tables
- Foosball Tables
- Game Rooms
- Mini Golf Courses/Putt-Putt Golf
- Community Pools
- Gated Communities
- Luxury Bathrooms
- Luxury Furnishings
- Outdoor Living Space
- Easy Access/Convenient Location
- Creek or River Frontage
- Handicap Accessible
- Large Master Suites with King Beds
The goal is to include as many profitable type features in a cabin. This will help ensure the success of your investment cabin and stand out above the crowd. People have budgets and having all of the above amenities isn’t realistic. However, having around ten or even half of these features is attainable by quite a few cabins. Including many my clients current own.
The above list isn’t necessarily in order of the most desirable or the most important to increase rental income. However, the first five are among the most common features to assist in boosting rental income above the run of the mill cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Hot tubs and pool tables are so incredibly common in our market they don’t stand out as unique.
Contact Jay Fradd about these Rental Cabins
If you have any questions about what creates a profitable and desirable overnight rental cabin investment please don’t hesitate to contact me. Or if you have an interest in purchasing an investment cabin from the list of my clients’ rental cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge please let me know. You never know what they’ll say!
For potential guests and renters visiting our area and looking at these cabins please feel free to reach out as well. I would be happy to let you know about the details of each property. All of these cabins are wonderful properties and I’m sure my clients would enjoy having you as guests.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Management Companies used by my Clients
Some of the cabin rental management companies (or self managing) my clients are using include:
- Elk Springs Resort – Excellent gross rental revenues for luxury properties. Elk Springs Resort also offers a phenomenal maintenance team and good cleaners. Elk Springs Resort is by far the most commonly used management company by my clients. Their consistency in driving high rental incomes, even in the “off season” seems second to none. Luxury cabins with top notch amenities thrive under Elk Springs Resort’s management.
- Cabins USA – Terrific ownership and customer service team. Cabins USA is a solid option. Especially on more budget friendly cabins. They are able to produce a very generous gross rental income on properties that don’t quite match up to the luxury cabins.
- Cabins For You – Pool cabins are numerous under Cabins For You management. They offer a very competitive split to owners. Especially if you have a high gross rental income producing investment cabin. Or multiple cabins that have desirable features.
Less Commonly Used Management Companies by my Clients
- Patriot Getaways – Solid ownership and have been in the Sevier County overnight cabin rental management business for a long time
- Jackson Mountain Homes – Previously known for excellent customer service. Many owners raved about the staff at Jackson Mountain Homes. They were purchased by VTrips (who also own Vacation Rental Pros and Cabin Fever Vacations along with Jackson Mountain Homes).
- Hearthside Cabin Rentals – If you have an exceptionally large cabin with ten or more bedrooms Hearthside is certainly a good option. Their Large Cabin Rental division operates massive lodges in subdivisions such as Wild Briar, The Preserve, Legacy Mountain, Bear Creek Crossing, and others.
- Wyndham Vacation Rentals – The worldwide company bought Smoky Mountain Property Management in August 2012 that consisted of Sugar Maple Cabins, Majestic Mountain Vacations, Gatlinburg Cabins Online, The Preserve Resort, Legacy Mountain Resort, and Sherwood Forest Resort. At one point Sugar Maple Cabins and Majestic Mountain were among the highest gross rental producing cabins in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. A very large number and percentage of my clients had their cabins under management by one of Smoky Mountain Property Management’s companies. Over time the vast majority switched over after Wyndham’s ownership.
Self Managed Investment Cabins via AirBnb and VRBO
Several of my clients opt to manage their cabin(s) themselves via VRBO, HomeAway, and/or AirBnB. These owners are successful and have a good team in place to handle cleaning and maintenance. The amount of time it takes to manage a property on your own may be less than one would expect. It is certainly an option worth evaluating and considering as a cabin owner in the Smoky Mountains.
- VRBO – For those wishing to self manage their cabins VRBO and HomeAway are most likely the best option to primarily use for luxury type cabins.
- AirBnB – This is a good option for cabins that are more budget friendly and where the owner would like to self manage. I have noticed AirBnB works well for smaller one or two bedroom cabins in our market. While VRBO/HomeAway tends to have more success with either more luxury or larger cabins.