Elk Springs Resort

2-Night Stay in a One-, Two-, Three-, Four-, or Five-Bedroom Cabin for Up to 20 at Elk Springs Resort in Gatlinburg, TN

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Posh Mountainside Cabins in Gatlinburg’s Historical Arts-and-Crafts Community

In 1937, a small group of artisans started welcoming 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 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 haven for weavers, whittlers, and glass blowers.

Elk Springs Resort sits in the midst of this creative hub. It’s a private 68-acre estate dotted with luxury log cabins, which offer both rustic decor and contemporary amenities. The one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom cabins each sleep at least four guests. Furnishings 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 two-bedroom Snuggled Inn cabin, a 28-foot wall of windows offers expansive views of the forest and a hot tub adds a dash of romance. The four-bedroom Creeksong cabin has a screened-in porch and sits at the front of a large trout stream that winds through the Great Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Charming Artists’ Village amid Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg rests near Tennessee’s eastern border, less than 3 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here, you can hike more than 100 trails that wind past waterfalls and pioneer-era log cabins tucked deep within densely forested mountains. Or, take a bicycle ride on the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove, a broad valley of open meadows where you can see deer, black bears, wild turkeys, and vacationing college mascots. Clingmans Dome, the park’s highest point of elevation at 6,643 feet, is a great place to catch the sunset.

Gatlinburg’s main attraction is probably the artists’ loop. It’s comprised of more than 100 craft shops, studios, and cafés, and you can watch artisans as they hand weave baskets and whittle wooden figurines. Downtown Gatlinburg itself is a mountain village filled with old-fashioned ice-cream shops and boutiques selling housemade jams and decorative gewgaws.

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What You Get

2-night stay

  • Option 1: $249 for up to 8 in a one-bedroom cabin (up to a $418 value)
  • Option 2: $299 for up to 12 in a two-bedroom cabin (up to a $498 value)
  • Option 3: $418 for up to 12 in a three-bedroom cabin (up to a $600 value)
  • Option 4: $479 for up to 16 in a four-bedroom cabin (up to a $874 value)
  • Option 5: $559 for up to 20 in a five-bedroom cabin (up to a $974 value)

  • The following cabins are unavailable: Heavenly Views, Endless Views, Smoky Sunrise, Mountain Splash, Whispering Creek, Picture Perfect, Moonstruck, Tree Tops, Mountain Hideaway, Unforgettable, Mountain Elegance, Bear Den, Ever After, A Secret Splash, Splashin Hideaway, The View, Wine Down, Mountain Bliss, Hawks Ridge, A View To Remember, Almost Heaven, Southern Philosophy, Amazing Views Retreat.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/3/14
Travel by: 2/28/15

  • Blackout dates: 8/30/14–9/2/14, 10/1/14–10/31/14, 11/24/14–11/30/14, and 12/25/14–1/1/15
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to fee of 1 night’s stay; 14-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $135 (1BR and 2BR), $145 (3BR), $155 (4BR), $160 (5BR) cleaning/damage waiver fee not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private mountainside resort
  • Historical arts-and-crafts community
  • Private hot tubs
  • Near downtown Gatlinburg
  • Pet-friendly cabins available
  • Home theaters, foosball, and pool tables in some rooms
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/3/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/28/15
  • Not valid 8/30/14-9/2/14, 10/1/14-10/31/14, 11/24/14-11/30/14, 12/25/14-1/1/15
  • Limit 6/person, 2+ gifts
  • Limit 6/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 1-night's stay; 14-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • CC required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $135 (1BR & 2BR), $145 (3BR) $155 (4BR), $160 (5BR) cleaning/damage waiver fee and 12.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

One-Bedroom Cabin * Beds vary by cabin. * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4–8 * Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Two-Bedroom Cabin * Beds vary by cabin. * Standard occupancy: 4 * Maximum occupancy: 8–12 * Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Three-Bedroom Cabin * Beds vary by cabin. * Standard occupancy: 6 adults and 2 kids in most rooms * Maximum occupancy: 6–12 * Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Four-Bedroom Cabin * Beds vary by cabin. * Standard occupancy: 8 adults and 2 kids in most rooms * Maximum occupancy: 10–16 * Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Five-Bedroom Cabin * Beds vary by cabin. * Standard occupancy: 12 * Maximum occupancy: 14–20 * Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Limited number of pet-friendly cabins. A complete list can be found here.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS; 45 miles)
  • Distance from Knoxville, TN: about 42 miles

Traveler's Tips

A list of pet-friendly cabins is available here.

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