All the comforts of home - The living room’s plush seating is perfect for snuggling up to watch a movie on the 50” flat-panel HDTV with premium cable and Blu-ray player or for stretching out to read, surf the web, or take a napDon’t forget your sunscreen! - Because Gentle Ben’s Den is located in the Mountain Shadows resort, in the summer you’ll have free access to the resort’s pool. Splash about, then dry off in the sun on a poolside chaise—that’s our idea of an ideal summer day.Unwind in the porch’s hot tub - Nothing feels as pampering after a day of hiking, fishing, or white-water rafting than a soak in a hot tub. Luckily, Gentle Ben’s Den has a hot tub on its screened-in porch.So warm and welcoming - Towering cathedral ceiling, lustrous wood walls and floors, comfortable custom furnishings, large windows letting in plenty of sunshine: The great room is everything you want in a modern-day log cabin.All together now - Encompassing a living area, a dining area, and the kitchen, the great room ensures that nobody will be left out of the conversation or miss the big game on TV.Special touches - Much of the furniture was specially crafted by artisans, giving Gentle Ben’s Den a one-of-a-kind look and feel that sets it apart.Table for eight, right this way - When you’re not sitting down to a meal, you can use the carved wood table to play board games or work on crafts.Seating for two more - The kitchen island doubles as a breakfast bar where two guests can sit down to eat or help with food prep.The kitchen has it all - Appliances, gizmos, cookware, tableware—plus plenty of counter space and elbow room: The kitchen of Gentle Ben’s Den makes cooking a pleasure.Are you game? - Gentle Ben’s Den has two game rooms. The downstairs room includes a full-size billiard table, an arcade, and a fireplace. Oh, there’s a flat-panel TV and a DVD player too!Hit the arcade - It’s tough to say who will appreciate the arcade more: the kids or the adults!A cozy hangout - Even if you don’t want to shoot pool or play arcade games, you’ll still enjoy hanging out in the downstairs game room. The fireplace is especially inviting on chilly winter evenings.Game room by day, bedroom by night - The futon in the downstairs game room opens into a bed for two. Given that the room has a fireplace, a pool table, an arcade, and a TV among its amenities, sleeping here definitely isn’t a hardship!The main floor’s primary suite - All four bedrooms boast a king-size bed and a flat-panel TV with DVD player, but the spacious primary suite is especially pampering: It includes a jetted tub and an en-suite bathroom.Country comforts - The log-style furniture, the wood-beamed ceiling, and the wooded view create a rustic vibe, but the king-size bed, the flat-screen TV, and the jetted tub are pure luxury.Pamper yourself - Rejuvenate yourself after a day on the go with a long, lazy soak in the primary suite’s Jacuzzi. Ahhh…The primary bath - The en-suite primary bath includes a shower and plenty of storage for all your toiletries.The upstairs game room - The loft’s game room includes foosball and air-hockey tables. You’ll never be bored here at Gentle Ben’s Den!The upstairs suite - Like the primary bedroom, the upstairs suite includes a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, and a private bathroom.The loft’s en-suite bathroom - Each of Gentle Ben’s Den’s three floors has its own full bathroom for maximum convenience.One of two downstairs bedrooms - In addition to the four bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, Gentle Ben’s Den has a futon that sleeps two in its downstairs game room and a sofa that converts to a bed for two in the great room. All told, the cabin can sleep twelve guests.The downstairs bathroom - The downstairs bathroom has a combination shower/tub, so you can rev yourself up with a shower in the morning, then unwind with a long bath at night.The fourth bedroom is also downstairs - Go on, stay up late watching movies on the flat-panel TV from the comfort of your king-size bed. You’re on vacation, so you don’t need to set the alarm!Towels ready and waiting - We’ll supply plenty of clean towels for all three bathrooms, so you can leave yours at home. In fact, you can pack especially light, as Gentle Ben’s Den has its own washer and dryer.The great outdoors - All three levels have a deck or a porch, so that everyone can revel in the fresh mountain breezes, the singing of wrens and warblers in the morning, and the chirping of tree frogs and whip-poor-wills at night.Dine on the deck - For a true Smoky Mountain meal, cook some trout—maybe fish you reeled in yourself from a nearby stream—on the deck’s grill, then feast outdoors. Everything tastes better out in the fresh air!At one with nature - The upper deck is an especially delightful spot for stargazing.Get rocking - It wouldn’t be a true Smoky Mountain cabin without rocking chairs on the deck. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail outside among the fresh breezes and the birdsong.Get grilling - Sure, there are plenty of restaurants nearby, but sometimes nothing beats barbecuing your way.What a location! - The quiet resort setting is only ten minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is even closer.You’re going to love it here - As soon as you drive up to Gentle Ben’s Den, you’ll know that you chose the perfect cabin for your Smoky Mountain getaway.Main Level Floor Plan - The main level of Gentle Ben's Den has an open floor plan, perfect for enjoying everyone's company.The lower level - The lower level is a retreat all it's own.  With two king bedrooms, a full bathroom and a game room complete with pool table, arcade and gas fireplace, you may never venture outside.Upper Level Floor Plan - The upper level is home to another king suite and the second game room.A Treat for the Senses - Pine-fragranced breezes, the singing of hummingbirds during the day and the hooting of owls at night… There’s so much to savor.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, and even bears are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.Gorgeous All Year Round - Dazzling foliage in autumn, snow capped mountains in winter, lush greenery and wildflowers in spring and summer. It's always a fabulous time to visit Gatlinburg.Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Smoky Mountain National Park's stunning scenery and rugged mountain rangesDiscover a hidden oasis amidst the Smoky Mountains, where the tranquil creek and lush greenery create a peaceful retreat.Enjoy a free attraction ticket to Beyond the Lens Pigeon Forge, Country Tonite, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park, Titanic Museum, and Wonder Works with every stay!

Gentle Ben's Den


4.44/5 (82)


4.44/5 | 82 reviews

Tranquil wooded views, airy cabin with game room, hot tub +pool access

4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 12 | Wooded View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Wooded View


Near Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


From the outside, Gentle Ben’s Den looks like a typical Smoky Mountain log cabin, albeit a spacious and exceptionally well kept one. Inside, though, the lodge is packed with luxuries, including a Jacuzzi, a pool table, foosball, air hockey, a multi-game ar...
From the outside, Gentle Ben’s Den looks like a typical Smoky Mountain log cabin, albeit a spacious and exceptionally well kept one. Inside, though, the lodge is packed with luxuries, including a Jacuzzi, a pool table, foosball, air hockey, a multi-game arcade, four bedrooms with king-size beds, free Wi-Fi and unlimited long-distance domestic calls.

Each of Gentle Ben’s Den three stories has a deck overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Of course, they have Adirondack chairs and rockers—a Smoky Mountain must!—so that everyone can kick back and admire the kaleidoscopic foliage in autumn and the lush greenery in spring and summer. In addition to the deck, which spans the width of the cabin, the main level has a screened-in porch. Here’s where you’ll find the hot tub, a favorite place to unwind after a day spent hiking or biking in the mountains.

You can access both the screened-in porch and the deck from the main floor’s great room. Many of the wood furnishings were crafted by local artisans specifically for Gentle Ben’s Den, adding to the sense that this is indeed a very special cabin. The living area’s sofas are ideal for gathering with the others to watch a movie on the 50-inch HDTV—there’s premium cable as well as a Blu-ray player—or sip après-ski beverages in the golden glow of the fireplace.

The dining area can seat up to 10 people: eight at the handsome wood table and two more at the breakfast bar. The deck has a bistro table as well, where you can enjoy an alfresco lunch or linger over drinks with friends beneath the starry night sky. Also on the deck is a gas grill, because when the days are long, the breezes are fresh, and the songbirds are putting on a concert, there’s nothing like barbecuing in the open air.

The kitchen of Gentle Ben’s Den is fully equipped to cater to all your other culinary needs. Open and spacious, it features a whole gamut of appliances, from refrigerator/freezer to blender, cookware and tableware. And if cooking isn’t part of your dream vacation, rest assured that scores of restaurants are just a few minutes away.

The primary suite, like the great room, is on the main floor of Gentle Ben’s Den. Like the three other bedrooms, it includes a sumptuous king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. The primary bedroom has a bonus—a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi as well as a shower.

In addition to two bedrooms and a full bathroom, the lower level has one of the lodge’s two game rooms. You can shoot pool here by a fireplace, challenge yourself at the multi-game arcade, play cards at the pub-style table or stretch out on the futon and watch TV. The futon, by the way, opens into a bed for two, as does one of the great room’s sofas, enabling Gentle Ben’s Den to sleep as many as 12 people.

The second game room, on the loft level, includes the air-hockey and foosball tables. The other room up here is another en-suite bedroom. Sleeping up here is a bit like staying in a deluxe treehouse.

Gentle Ben’s Den is located in Gatlinburg’s Mountain Shadow resort. In summer you can swim in the resort’s outdoor pool and lounge on its poolside patio. Year-round, the kids can have a blast in the resort’s playground. Just as important, the resort is only a hop, skip and jump from numerous attractions. You can drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 10 minutes. Downtown Gatlinburg is equally close. Once there, you can explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Anakeesta outdoor entertainment complex, shops, arcades, amusement centers and more.

One thing’s for certain—when you stay at Gentle Ben’s Den, you’ll never be bored! Book your reservation today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
King Bed
4th Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Futon Sofa Sleeper


Wooded View
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
Pool - Community
Hot Tub - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Air Hockey
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Eco Tourism
National Park
State Parks
Theme Parks
Water Parks
Whitewater Rafting


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Shawn G.
Verified Guest Comment

Robert F.
Verified Guest Comment

My original reservation was canceled seven days prior to my trip. I did not feel like the reservation that I got is a replacement was equal to the one that I had rented months in advance. Basic household items were in need. Did not supply enough trashbags or toilet paper for 10 guest for a week stay.

+ King size room - Nothing

+ King size room - Nothing

Deandre T.
Verified Guest Comment

Amazing Place Beautiful Mountain Quite zone

Amazing Place Beautiful Mountain Quite zone


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, 30% is due at the time of booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.