Elk Springs Resort

2-Night Stay in a One-, Two-, Three-, Four-, or Five-Bedroom Cabin for Up to 14 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. It’s also a picturesque home base for visitors here to explore Great Smoky Mountain National Park or to go skiing at one of the nearby ski resorts.

The one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom cabins each sleep at least four guests. Choose a five-bedroom cabin for the most space, with room for up to 14 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 comprises 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: $269 for up to 6 in a one-bedroom cabin (up to a $569 value)
  • Option 2: $299 for up to 8 in a two-bedroom cabin (up to a $579 value)
  • Option 3: $418 for up to 10 in a three-bedroom cabin (up to a $710 value)
  • Option 4: $479 for up to 12 in a four-bedroom cabin (up to an $874 value)
  • Option 5: $559 for up to 14 in a five-bedroom cabin (up to a $974 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/30/15
Travel by: 6/1/15

  • Blackout dates: 12/19/14–1/3/15, 3/1–4/11/15 and 5/23–5/24/15
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee of 1-night’s stay; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $135 (1BR & 2BR), $145 (3BR) $155 (4BR), $160 (5BR) cleaning/damage waiver fee not included.


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/30/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/1/15
  • Not valid 12/19/14-1/3/15, 3/1-4/11/15 or 5/23-5/24/15
  • Limit 6 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 6 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 1-night's stay; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $135 (1BR & 2BR), $145 (3BR) $155 (4BR), $160 (5BR) cleaning/damage waiver fee and 12.75% tax not included
  • Not valid for select cabins.

Other Details

Room Details

One-Bedroom Cabin

  • Beds vary by cabin.
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4–6
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Two-Bedroom Cabin

  • Beds vary by cabin.
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • 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: 6–10
  • 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: 10–12
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Five-Bedroom Cabin

  • Beds vary by cabin.
  • Standard occupancy: 12
  • Maximum occupancy: 14
  • 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 mi)
  • Distance from Knoxville: about 42 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • A list of pet-friendly cabins is available here.

Customer Reviews

1,062 Ratings

Lovely place to spend quality time with family. Very private and well maintained.
Oksana K. · 4 days ago
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
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