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Cosby Creek Cabins – See Why We Think These Are The Best Cabin Rentals In The Smoky Mountains

Enjoying our Jeep and Cabin rentals near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.We rented a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains for the first time last June.

After researching several different cabins online, we opted to rent through Cosby Creek Cabins in Cosby, Tennessee.

They offered the best view, the most amenities, and the lowest price — and they were just a hop, skip & a jump from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Lynnette enjoying the jacuzzi!Our primary goal was to rent a Jeep Wrangler for the weekend, come and go as we liked, explore the long & winding back roads in and around Gatlinburg, and always have a refreshing jacuzzi and a room-with-a-view to return to.

We stayed at the Sparrow’s Nest Cabin in Cosby, TN. It’s our favorite at Cosby Creek Cabins.

Here are the details of our Gatlinburg cabin rental experience…


What It’s Like To Rent A Cabin

We were thrilled with our entire experience with Cosby Creek Cabins — from the phone registration process to the check-out procedure.

It’s obvious that Alan and Tedra Strickland go above and beyond to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one.

In fact, Alan was extremely helpful over the phone, and we didn’t even need to go through the “official check-in” procedure at their office in Cosby.

Instead, he just mailed us all of the paperwork days ahead of time (including the pass-code for the cabin door, in lieu of a “key”), and we were free to arrive at our convenience.


What’s The Cabin Like?

A view of the Sparrow's Nest cabin and the hot tub on the porch. First impressions are everything… and we were certainly amazed the first time we saw the cabin up close!

Pictures online just don’t do it justice.

You need to take in the whole “experience” — the view, the “quiet”, the clean fresh air, the “simplified” lifestyle out in the country.

At the Sparrow’s Nest on this weekend, we were certain that we’d found paradise!

Most memorable:

  • full-size refrigerator & freezer
  • brand-new hardwood floors throughout
  • satellite TV
  • telephone
  • wood-burning fireplace
  • Our first time seeing the Sparrow's Nest cabin rental from Cosby Creek Cabins near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.all linens & dishes, etc. provided
  • dishwasher, microwave, stove, etc.
  • charcoal grill outdoors
  • covered porch with rocking chairs & swing
  • outdoor hot tub
  • We spent most of our time on this porch... either swinging, rocking, hot tubbing, sitting, wildlife viewing, or just vegging... you could find us here each morning and night.a view to die for
  • wildlife, including black bears and deer
  • extremely clean and well-maintained cabin
  • View of the covered porch out back -- doors from the living room and bedroom lead outdoors to the porch.heat & air conditioning
  • 1 bedroom & 1 hide-a-bed to sleep 4
  • secluded privacy

…all for $110/night.

A view inside the Sparrow's Nest cabin... here's Jim enjoying some microwave popcorn and a movie late at night.They always run specials at Cosby Creek Cabins too, like “stay 5 nights, get the 6th free”, and “children under 18 are free”.


Notes About This Cabin

  • A look inside the Sparrow's Nest cabin in Cosby, Tennessee.No pets allowed.
  • $15/night “cleaning fee” — well worth it.
  • There’s a tiny store a couple miles from the cabin.
  • Approximately 15 miles to Gatlinburg.

We highly recommend renting a cabin through Cosby Creek Cabins, specifically the Sparrow’s Nest.

In fact, we’ve tried to rent through them two other times, but they’ve been sold out — so just remember to call for reservations EARLY!

In fact, here’s what I wrote in the Guest Book the day we checked out:

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Other Cabins We Considered