The Adventure Starts Here - Glorious views are just one of the many reasons you’ll love Always an Adventure. Others include the hot tub, the home theater, the pool table, and the ability to sleep 15 people (and a pet or two as well).Room for a Crowd - The main floor’s living room includes two leather sofas and a pair of armchairs. Whether you want to watch TV, surf the web, or play charades, you can do so in comfort and style.Cozy Up by the Fire - Especially on brisk winter evenings, the living room’s fireplace is sure to be a favorite spot for nursing après-ski drinks. In Spring and Autumn you can open the French doors to let in the fresh breezes as you marvel at the scenery.Dining Options - In addition to the dining room table, which seats six on comfortably padded chairs, Always an Adventure has an adjacent breakfast bar with room for four more, along with multiple tables on its decks and porch.The Kitchen is Always Open - One of the greatest advantages of vacationing in a house rather than a hotel is having a full kitchen at your disposal. This one is fully equipped with stainless-steel appliances, cookware, tableware, and plenty of counter space.Kick Back in the Den - Always an Adventure has a downstairs den as well as the main floor’s living room. The kids can hang out and watch TV down here while the adults chat upstairs—everyone’s happy!Game On! - The game room’s pool table converts to a ping-pong table for double the fun. And yes, that’s an arcade table in the room as well.But Wait, There’s More – Always an Adventure’s game room includes air hockey and skee ball too. You’ll never run out of things to do while you’re here!It’s Showtime – Make a big batch of popcorn, turn off the lights, and watch a movie or the big game on the home theater’s large screen. Along with cable channels, Always an Adventure has Netflix, so you’ll have plenty to choose from.After-Dinner Entertainment – You don’t have to head to town after dinner to find something to keep everyone entertained. Between the home theater, the game room, and the hot tub, there’s no shortage of fun to be had right here.A Room with a View – From the primary suite you’ll have a front-row view of spectacular sunrises over the mountains. You can watch the mists rise from the supreme comfort of your king-size bed.Flexible Accommodations – Three of the four bedrooms include a king-size bed, while the fourth has a queen. There are also twin-over-full bunk beds, and two of Always an Adventure’s sofas open into beds for two.The Suite Life – The primary bedroom’s en-suite bathroom is as spacious and well appointed as the rest of Always an Adventure. The dual sinks make it easy for both of you to wash up at the same time.Rustic Refinement – All four bedrooms include log-style furniture that complements the view of the Smoky Mountains just outside your windows.A Bathroom for Each Bedroom – Having a full bathroom for each bedroom means you can indulge in a lengthy shower without a line forming in the hallway.Early to Bed, Late to Rise – The bedrooms are so peaceful and the beds so sumptuous, you might find yourself making excuses to turn in early and sleep late. Go for it… you’re on vacation, after all!Treat Yourself to a Bath – Always an Adventure has an outdoor hot tub, but if you want to enjoy a solo soak indoors, take advantage of the third bathroom’s tub.Ready and Waiting – When you arrive you’ll find all the beds impeccably made up, plenty of clean towels in all four bathrooms, and extra bedding at hand, so you can start your vacation with a shower or a nap.Seize the Day – The bright, beautifully decorated bathrooms make it easy to start your day on the right foot.Even Better Than Summer Camp – The kids will love “camping out” in the twin-over-full bunk beds… especially given that they’re just steps from the game room.No Need to Stock Up on Quarters – Because Always an Adventure has its own washer and dryer, you can pack light, run a load of laundry while you sleep, and even return home with clean clothes.Wow… Just Wow! – Photos don’t do justice to the majesty of the Smoky Mountains. When you stay at Always an Adventure you can see for yourself!Can’t You Feel the Breeze? – Adirondack chairs and a porch swing provide plenty of seating so that everyone can revel in the stunning views, the fresh breezes, and the warbling of wrens and larks while relaxing on the decks.Choose Your Space – Along with decks, Always an Adventure has a patio and a porch. You’ll never feel claustrophobic or crowded during your stay, even if you have a full house.Don’t Forget the Marshmallows – Gather around the fire pit with your friends and family beneath the star-studded sky. Roast marshmallows, tell stories, and make memories that will last a lifetime.Soak Alfresco - What’s better than relaxing in a steamy, bubbly hot tub? Relaxing in a steamy, bubbly hot tub while watching falcons soar over the mountains and listening to the breeze rustle through the trees.Picnic on the Porch – Cook some steaks on the charcoal grill, bring out some frosty drinks from the fridge, and enjoy a laid-back picnic in Always an Adventure’s backyard.The More the Merrier – There’s plenty of parking, which will come in handy if you’re vacationing with friends or another family.Close to Attractions, Away from It All – As you admire the mountains from the quiet of your deck, you might easily forget that Always an Adventure is only minutes from the area’s most popular attractions.Every Season is MagicalConvenient EV outlet with 220 voltage (50 amp) and 120 voltage.Picture Perfect – You’ll never get tired of the awe-inspiring views just outside your door.Every Season is Magical – Kaleidoscopic foliage in autumn, snowcapped mountains in winter, lush greenery and wildflowers in spring and summer: It’s always a great time of year to visit the Smoky Mountain region.You Name It, Downtown Gatlinburg’s Got It – Thrill rides, arcades, restaurants, shops, distilleries, plus Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, SkyLift Park, and more one-of-a-kind attractions: You’ll find it all in downtown Gatlinburg, just minutes from Always an Adventure.Nature’s Splendor – We can’t promise you’ll see sunsets like this every night, but rest assured you’ll be surrounded by wondrous sights and sounds of nature throughout your stay.The National Park is a Must-Visit – Only 10 minutes from Always an Adventure, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a trove of wildlife, wildflowers, and waterfalls.Bear Necessities – Bears, deer, elk, wild turkeys, falcons, bobcats, and river otters are among the fauna you might spy in and around the national park.Hit the Slopes – Nearby Ober Gatlinburg offers skiing and snow tubing in winter, along with ice-skating, amusement rides, and a wildlife exhibit year-round.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!

Always an Adventure


4.81/5 (38)


4.81/5 | 38 reviews

Amazing inside+ out with game room, hot tub, fire pit + pet-friendly

4 BR | 4 Full Baths | Sleeps 15 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


On Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


The magnificent view of the Smoky Mountains from Always an Adventure is so mesmerizing that it may entice you to spend most of your time unwinding on its expansive decks. Nevertheless, if you do, you'll miss out on the fun of playing pool or air hockey in ...
The magnificent view of the Smoky Mountains from Always an Adventure is so mesmerizing that it may entice you to spend most of your time unwinding on its expansive decks. Nevertheless, if you do, you'll miss out on the fun of playing pool or air hockey in the game room, relishing a hot tub soak, and exploring the plethora of nearby attractions. Besides, with the newly added EV Outlet, Always an Adventure has become the perfect choice for travelers seeking an eco-friendly accommodation.

A spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom lodge, Always an Adventure sleeps up to 15 people—and a pet or two as well. Three of the bedrooms, including the en-suite primary, feature king-size beds are located upstairs. The fourth bedroom includes a queen-size bed is downstairs. What’s more, just off the den are twin-over-full-size bunk beds, and two of the home’s sofas open into beds for two. The variety of sleeping accommodations makes Always an Adventure able to host a family reunion, a church retreat, a wedding party or a couples’ getaway with ease.

Among the rooms where the group can hang out together is the main floor’s living room. With two well-cushioned leather couches and two equally comfortable armchairs, it offers plenty of seating. When you’re not watching a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable and Netflix you can play charades by the fireplace or admire the mountains through the French doors leading out to a deck.

Equally inviting is the downstairs den, which has its own TV and fireplace as well as plush seating. For a movie marathon or to watch the big game, head to Always an Adventure’s home theater, with its oversize screen. The roomy chairs are so pampering, you might want to relax here even when you’re not watching TV. Bring a book or your laptop to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.

There’s plenty more to keep everyone entertained in the game room. Play a round of pool at the full-size pool table, plus there’s an arcade table, air hockey and skee ball. You might find yourself hoping for a rainy day simply so you have an excuse to stay indoors and play them all.

After a few spirited games of ping-pong or air hockey you’re bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, Always an Adventure’s open, roomy kitchen is equipped with all the appliances, cookware, gadgets and tableware you’ll need, plus plenty of counter space and elbow room. One of the counters also serves as a breakfast bar that can seat four people, and the adjacent dining table seats six more. From Spring through Autumn, you might prefer to dine alfresco, either on the decks or at the porch’s picnic table. Not only are the decks covered, but they boast ceiling fans as well, so you can linger out there even during the height of summer. And just off the porch is a charcoal grill, for those who like to cook as well as eat outside.

Always an Adventure’s outdoor spaces include a patio with a fire pit. There’s nothing quite like gathering around a crackling fire beneath a star-studded sky, toasting marshmallows, sharing stories, and making memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re romantically inclined, you might want to luxuriate in the patio’s hot tub or snuggle on the deck swing, just the two of you in the silvery moonlight. The crickets and owls will provide nature’s serenade.

As you revel in the serenity, privacy, and beautiful scenery of Always an Adventure, you could easily forget that the lodge is within minutes of the area’s most popular attractions. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bent Creek Golf Course and Climb Works, where you can zipline over the mountains, are no more than 10 minutes away. Less than 20 minutes away is the eight-mile trail of studios, galleries, and shops that is the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Only a bit beyond that is downtown Gatlinburg, whose attractions include SkyLift Park, home to the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America.

When you stay at Always an Adventure, you’ll never be bored. But thanks to pampering amenities such as a hot tub, as well as the glorious setting, you’ll also be able to relax and relish time with family and friends. Don’t miss out—make your reservation today.

: A Convenient EV outlet with 220 voltage (50 amp) and 120 voltage has been added to parking area.

Where you'll sleep

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


Mountain View
On Mountain
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
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
Living Room
Pet Friendly
Ping Pong Table
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Air Hockey
Arcade Game(s)
Fire Pit
Theater Room
EV Charger
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Keurig Coffee Maker
Trash Compactor
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Fire Pit(s)
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
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.

Michael C.
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Mark/Amy W.
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It's secluded from other cabins (or at least out of sight). A great space & the layout is nice.

Paul W.
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Denise W.
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Tamara K.
The area was beautiful, had a great time, but the house was not clean, especially the lower level...

The area was beautiful, had a great time, but the house was not clean, especially the lower level and the master bathroom shower did not drain.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 2

  • 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.