Elk Springs Resort

Two- or Four-Night Stay for Up to 12 in a Two- or Three-Bedroom Cabin at Elk Springs Resort in Tennessee

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Posh Mountainside Cabins in Gatlinburg's Historical Arts and Crafts Community

In 1937, a small group of artisans decided to welcome tourists into their modest log homes in the Great Smoky Mountains so the out-of-towners could watch them hand carve wood, spin yarn, and practice various other traditional handicrafts. The tiny community grew quickly, and as more artists began working there, more people came to watch them work. Eventually, Gatlinburg's Artists' Loop became an 8-mile-long arts-and-crafts mecca bustling with weavers, whittlers, and glass blowers. In the midst of this creative hub rests Elk Springs Resort—a private, 68-acre estate dotted with luxury log cabins outfitted with rustic décor and contemporary amenities.

The two-bedroom cabins sleep at least five guests and nod to the resort's native cedars and hemlocks with woodsy accents such as hardwood floors and bed frames made from finished tree branches. In the Snuggled Inn cabin, a wall of 28-foot windows offers expansive views of the forest, and a heart-shaped jacuzzi adds a dash of romance. The pièce de résistance is an 18-foot rain tower shower with an overhead stream augmented by body-level jets. The Blackjack cabin boasts an enormous home-theater system and a game room equipped with a pool table and complimentary Monopoly referees.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Mountainside Adventures and Rustic Village Charm

Girded by mountain ranges on all sides, Gatlinburg rests near Tennessee's eastern border, not far from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The densely forested peaks abound with recreational activities, including ski resorts, hiking trails, and zipline tours through the picturesque canopy. Steps from the resort, the Artists Loop—comprised of more than 100 craft shops—remains a lively spot to watch artisans blowing glass, hand-weaving baskets, and whittling wooden figurines with their front teeth. This rustic charm extends to downtown Gatlinburg, a cozy mountain village filled with old-fashioned ice-cream shops and boutiques purveying homemade jams and decorative gewgaws.

What You Get

  • For $329, a two-night stay for up to 12 in a two- or three-bedroom cabin
  • Or, for $499, a four-night stay for up to 12 in a two- or three-bedroom cabin


  • Private mountainside resort
  • Historical arts and crafts community
  • Choose from two- or three-bedroom luxury cabins
  • Private hot tubs
  • Near downtown Gatlinburg
  • Pet-friendly cabins available
  • Home theaters, foosball, and pool tables in some rooms

Customer Reviews

1,063 Ratings

Lovely place to spend quality time with family. Very private and well maintained.
Oksana K. · November 20, 2017
Everything was amazing. Customer service was very nice and we were able to get the perfect cabin. The cabin was spectacular and isolated like we wanted. Even had a pool table and air hockey. Check-in was easy as well, they text you a code to get in right before you get there.
Robert T. · September 26, 2017
Beautiful and clean! Comfortable! Love it! We will definitely be back!
Rhonda C. · August 29, 2017

The Fine Print

  • Not valid 3/19/12-3/31/12, April, or 5/25/12-5/31/12
  • Must book by 5/18/12, travel by 5/24/12
  • Limit 1/person, may buy 2 more as gifts
  • Limit 1/visit
  • 14-day cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price applies; prior to 14 days, fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Name on Groupon must match ID
  • $125 non-refundable cleaning fee & damage insurance reqd
  • Not valid for River Crossing Condos
  • Not valid w/reward points
  • 12.5% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Elk Springs Resort by 5/18/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 5/24/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

Consult the resort's index page for more detailed information about the properties.

  • Properties sleep 5–12 people
  • Many feature full kitchens
  • Many feature hot tubs or jacuzzis
  • Many feature gas fireplaces
  • Some with home theaters and foosball and pool tables

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Dogs fewer than 50 pounds may be added for an additional $50 per pet. For insurance purposes, pit bulls, pit-bull mixes, rottweilers, and dobermans are not permitted in cabins or anywhere on the property at any time.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Not available

What It's Worth

  • For $329, a two-night stay for up to 12 in a two- or three-bedroom cabin (up to $556 value)
  • Or, for $499, a four-night stay for up to 12 in a two- or three-bedroom cabin (up to $1,112 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 45 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Traveler's Tips

  • Some activities are weather permitting.
  • Skiing is restricted during late April and early May.
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