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Higher Ground

49 reviews

September 2020

Higher Ground

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Complete master bathroom and kitchen remodel with new marble countertops and more in early 2018.

Come and enjoy this beautiful, rustic cabin where you can relax and enjoy nature. Tastefully decorated, Higher Ground looks like it stepped right out of Southern Living magazine. The country mountain décor gives you the feeling that you want in a mountain vacation home.

  Higher Ground is a great place for 2 couples to getaway. With each bedroom having a king sized bed, everyone will be comfortable. Sink down in comfort and luxury in the Master bathroom with it's own whirlpool bathtub.  

Play Air Hockey in the loft or just sit in front of the gas fireplace for the evening.  

Conveniently located just outside of the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Only 10 minutes to Pigeon Forge and 20 minutes to fun filled Gatlinburg.
MPORTANT: Out of respect for the holidays and our employees, we do NOT allow ANY check in or outs on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day

*3pm - there is NO check-in office, you go straight to the cabin

*10am - Please follow our check out guidelines.

*On During: October 1st - April 1st

Common Concerns:
*Road Conditions: Some of our cabins are on steep, narrow, curvy, mountain roads. If you are concerned about road conditions to get to a cabin, please feel free to ask us! None of our cabins require a 4 wheel drive under normal weather conditions but some do in inclement weather.
*TV & WiFi: We do have TV's and WiFi in most all of our cabins. There are times when heavy cloud cover, weather systems, mountains, or trees will cause problems with the signals. We always want our guests to have the comforts they want on vacation, but there are times we cannot control this problem.
*Pests & Wildlife: Here in the Smoky Mountains, we have lots of native bugs and wildlife. All of our cabins are treated for pests, but there are times you will find bugs or even have trouble with bugs. Please let us know if they are causing trouble, we will handle it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please never feed, taunt or approach any wildlife. This is their home and we are the visitors.

Cancellation Policy:
*$50 cancellation fee
*Before 30 days - you will get all of your money back (-$50)
*Within 30 days - whatever dates we can rebook, this is the amount that we will refund back (-$50). Example: if you had 5 nights & we rebooked 4 nights = you will be refunded 4 night+tax+cleaning fee

Availability and Online Booking

September 2020
October 2020



  • Area: Just outside National Park
  • Square Feet (1392)
  • # of Steps (1)
  • A/C and Heat
  • Grill - Charcoal
  • DVD player (2)
  • Hillside View
  • Jacuzzi bath
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Sofa Sleeper (1)
  • TV w/cable (1)
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • VCR (2)
  • Celing Fans (2)
  • Deck (1)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Steep driveway
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - gas (1)
  • Air Hocky Table
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Dryer
  • Smoke Detector


  • - 9/22/2020

    We stayed at Higher Ground for about a week and found it so comfortable and clean! Very homey feeling and loved the detail to the decorating for fall. Beds were very comfortable too which was very important to us. Would stay there again for sure.
  • - 8/13/2020

    Very nice cabin! We enjoyed our stay at Higher Ground. The decor is splendid, and we had fun playing checkers and air hockey in the game area. There is not much of a view due to foliage, but we enjoyed sitting on the porch swing and watching the squirrel who had made his home in a nearby tree. The drive is extremely steep, but the parking is adequate once you get up there. The only issue we had was that the shower door in the upstairs bathroom would not close. We notified management, but told them we could manage if they wanted to wait until we left to fix it. Hopefully they took care of that issue. I would definitely book this cabin again. Make sure to eat breakfast at Hillbilly's Restaurant if you are in this area!
  • - 8/12/2020

    Very clean, very comfortable!
  • - 8/3/2020

    Cabin was beautifully kept and decorated! Very peaceful location, wonderfully spacious, and close to several avenues of amenities and entertainment! Will definately recommend and will stay again!
  • - 7/24/2020

    What an absolutely awesome cabin! I don't want to tell you how great it is because it will be more difficult to get. It is so well maintained, comfortable, and inviting. It has everything you need for an awesome week. My girls and I spent every evening sitting on the back deck playing cards and sharing a bottle of wine from a local winery. You can't go wrong with Higher Ground.
  • - 7/13/2020

    The cabin was excellent and very nice. Would definitely stay in the cabin again! Love the area as it is the same place where we just sold our cabin.
  • - 6/29/2020

    Wonder cabin in a nice location. Clean with all the necessary creature comforts.
  • - 6/22/2020

    Very beautiful and beautiful cabin
  • - 6/21/2020

    We loved our visit! We will be back.
  • - 5/29/2020

    We have been renting from Smoky Cabins about 10 years. We love all of the cabins we have stayed in. But Highter Ground is awesome awesome. It is our favorite by far. We also love how it is decorated. 2nd time staying in this cabin. Next year we will make it a 3rd time. Thank you for allowing us to rent your beautiful cabin for our 16th wedding anniversary. God Bless.
  • - 5/26/2020

    Higher Ground is an excellent place to go to get away from it all! The cabin was perfect: cozy, beautifully decorated, very well stocked and so inviting! We had a fabulous vacation. Thank you for a great visit!
  • - 5/8/2020

    This was our second stay at this cabin. We always book thru you all and are always satisfiedwith our stay.
  • - 3/22/2020

    It was a beautiful cabin, excellent location to everything, including the park. Well supplied with everything you need to have a great stay.
  • - 2/17/2020

  • - 1/7/2020

    We enjoyed our stay here. The location was nice. Around 30 min to Dollywood 20 minutes to pigeon forge. The cabin was nicely decorated and clean but could use updates on a few items. Overall a very nice stay.
  • - 11/2/2019

    Great Cabin, Very clean and comfortable.
  • - 10/25/2019

    A beautiful cabin in the peaceful Wears Valley area.
  • - 10/16/2019

    This was our second stay in the mountains and this was just as wonderful as the first including thee bears that welcomed us home one day !! Please thank the owners for providing such a wonderful place for us to stay.
  • - 8/19/2019

    It was a delightful, cozy, and comfortable cabin that was so close to all the various activities the area has to offer. We enjoyed sitting out on the porch both morning and evening. We would definitely choose this cabin for future return trips!
  • - 7/21/2019

    We immensely enjoyed this cabin. It was perfect for our family of 6. We had plenty of blankets, towels and a well stocked kitchen. The kids enjoyed the air hockey table. I enjoyed running in the quiet neighborhood. The handbook was so helpful for quick references! We were also thankful for all the dressers as we were able to unpack fully for our 7 day stay!
  • - 7/16/2019

    We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cabin. All the comforts of home. Loved the electric recliner. Be aware the driveway is STEEP, and if you have a car low to the ground it will drag if you are not careful. But don't let that stop you from staying here.
  • - 7/3/2019

    We love it! We will be back!!!
  • - 6/23/2019

    The cabin is beautiful, well stocked, clean, and well maintained. Thank you.
  • - 6/16/2019

    Beautiful Cabin - felt like home. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
  • - 6/7/2019

    Higher Ground was absolutely amazing.. we enjoyed our stay and most definitely be booking it again when we visit..
  • - 4/4/2019

    Lovely home with beautiful views
  • - 3/17/2019

    The cabin was easy to find and in a nice location. The cabin is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.
  • - 2/18/2019

    Easy reservation and check in/out process. Directions to cabin we're easy to follow. The cabin was great. The owners certainly added that extra touch.
  • - 1/20/2019

    Gorgeous cabin.... extremley clean... and location was great. whirlpool wld have been nice but not enuf hot water to fill it up ... (disappointing) Needs a HOT TUB..
  • - 1/16/2019

    The cabin was beautifully decorated and very clean. It had everything anyone could need. Will definitely be staying again. Absolutely loved it!
  • - 1/9/2019

    Terrific cabin. Clean, comfortable, with a great interior layout. Good privacy. Good proximity to all the stuff that portion of Tennessee has to offer. Great staff if you need assistance.
  • - 12/28/2018

    Beautifully decorated and super comfortable. Our daughters will remember spending Christmas here forever! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back soon!
  • - 12/17/2018

    Awesome cabin, great decide n very nice accommodations. Definitely will stay there again
  • - 10/18/2018

    The cabin is in a nice area. It was very comfortable and everything we needed was right in the cabin. Very enjoyable stay.
  • - 9/24/2018

    This was our 3rd or 4th time staying in the Higher Ground Cabin, it is the nicest cabin we have ever rented in the Smokies.
  • - 9/17/2018

    Very nice cabin
  • - 9/4/2018

    It was great!! We really enjoyed it so much!! Thank you for letting us stay in your cabin!
  • - 8/11/2018

    Very nice and clean cabin we really loved are stay. cabin was fully stocked with everything you needed we will stay again.
  • - 7/20/2018

    Very charming cabin! We were very surprised how updated, clean and beautifully decorated it was! Would definitely recommend it to others. We read about the steep drive ahead of our visit so we were prepared but still the first time up was a bit nervous. Would love to stay again!
  • - 7/10/2018

    The higher ground cabin was perfect for our family. More than enough room for all of us, full kitchen & beautifully tucked away in the mountains. If you’re looking to ‘unplug’ this is perfect. We will definitely stay again.
  • - 5/21/2018

    Very nice and clean cabin. We enjoyed our stay. It was very peaceful . Had everything thing you need. Will be renting again
  • - 5/19/2018

    At this point I’ve lost count on how many times we’ve stayed with you but this was another great time. Cabin was fantastic. The only thing missing is a hot tub. See you again in September.
  • - 5/11/2018

    The cabin was awesome and beautifully decorated. We were very impressed. We usually try to stay in a different cabin each year. I believe we have been staying with Smoky Cabins for about 10 years. But my husband said he wouldn't mind staying in this cabin again. Wasn't too keen on the steep driveway, but the cabin made up for it. Have a great day.
  • - 2/15/2018

    Lovely cabin. Very neat and clean. Well decorated and very comfortable. Driveway is steep, but manageable without snow or ice. We loved it and we will return.
  • - 12/28/2017

    The pictures do not do this cabin justice! It’s very beautiful,cozy,clean,comfortable,easy access to everything and everywhere ??
  • - 12/26/2017

    We enjoyed our stay.
  • - 12/24/2017

    The cabin was very clean. Loved the downstairs decor a lot; very cozy and just what you'd expect in a mountain cabin. The upstairs could use updating, but it was very clean and comfortable.
  • - 12/3/2017

    Very quiet, cozy, and beautiful cabin! We loved our stay here!
  • - 11/18/2017

    We had a great stay. No problems whatsoever. We had everything we needed.

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