True mountain-cabin style - The warm wood finishes, earthy (and so comfortable!) furnishings, and traditional decor are just what you want in a mountain getaway.The luxurious outdoor hot tub - As you sit back among the steamy, bubbling water of the hot tub and gaze out at the woods, your tired muscles will relax and any cares will seem to float away.Don’t forget your bathing suit - When you stay at Idle Days in the summer, you can free access to the Black Bear Falls Log Home Community’s heated swimming pools, one for kids and one for adults, just a short walk away.A sofa bed in the living room - One of the living room couches converts into a bed for 2; so does the sofa in the game room downstairs. In total, Idle Days can sleep up to 8 people, making it perfect for a two-family or multi-couple getaway.Table for 8, no waiting - The entire group can sit down for dinner together at Idle Days’ large farmhouse table. After you clear the dishes, bring out the Monopoly board or the card deck for game night.What’s cooking? - The kitchen is fully equipped with everything: oven, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, cookware, tableware, even a dishwasher—the only thing you have to bring is your choice of edibles!Who’s ready to shoot some pool? - The game room in the lower level includes a full-size billiard table and a sofa that opens into a bed for 2. If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll want to make this their bedroom!Entertainment for everyone - If shooting pool isn’t your thing, the game room also has a TV, a CD player, and direct access to the deck and the hot tub.Idle Days has 2 primary bedrooms - On each of the 2 floors is a primary bedroom, complete with a lofty king-size bed, a TV, plenty of storage, and direct access to a bathroom.Make yourself at home - Sprawl out on the king-size bed, prop yourself up on the pillows, and stay up late watching TV or reading a book. No need to set the alarm—you’re on vacation, after all!The main-floor bathroom - Each of Idle Day’s 2 stories has its own full bath, outfitted to the same high standard as the rest of the cabin.The covered porch is like a room of its own - Wrapping around the front and side of the main floor, the covered porch looks out onto the woods. Enjoy the view while relaxing in a rocker or enjoying an alfresco meal at the picnic table.This is the life! - The covered porch lets you look out onto the resort and listen to the breeze rustling through the trees even at high noon or during a rain shower.The lower-level primary bedroom - The king-size bed and rustic furnishings almost guarantee sweet dreams!Ready and waiting - When you arrive at Idle Days, the beds will be made, fresh towels will be waiting, and the hot tub will have been emptied, sanitized, and refilled. So if you want to take a nap, a shower, or a soak right away, you can.2 bathrooms, no waiting - Each floor has its own full bathroom, and freshly laundered towels will be ready and waiting when you arrive.A winter wonderland - If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding, you’ll love staying at Idle Days: It’s just 15 minutes from Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area. When you return to the cabin you can warm up in the hot tub or in front of the living room fLaze in the sun - After cooling off in the pool, dry off on one of the lounge chairs… then jump back into the pool once again!Idle Days or active days: It’s your choice! - With its hot tub, porch rockers, and swing, Idle Days is ideal for a laid-back vacation. But because it’s so close to downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s also great if you likThe main-level floor plan - Each floor of Idle Days has a primary bedroom and a sofa bed, so that 2 families can happily vacation together.The lower-level floor plan - From a hot tub to a washer and dryer, Idle Days caters to comfort, convenience, and relaxation.Beautiful Views - Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains where you can experience the unforgettable views. In the fall season the colors get really vibrant and is a spectacular sight! Imagine going hiking.It’s Time For Fun! - There are several things you can do to have a good time such as: Ziplining, Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Odditorium or Aquarium, and Admiring the views via Sky Lift.Speaking of Ober Gatlinburg - You will definitely have a great time here, if you haven't skiid before don't freight as they offer lessons. There's plenty of activities; Ice Skating, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ski Mountain Coaster, and Aerial TrSettling Down - After a long, fun and eventful day, you get to return to your cabin to kick off your shoes and settle down. Plan for tomorrows adventure.Nature at Your Doorstep - When you stay at here, you don’t have to go far to revel in nature’s magnificence.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.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.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.All stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Beyond the Lens Pigeon ForgeAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Country ToniteAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Paula Deens Lumberjack Feud Adventure ParkAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to the Titanic MuseumAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Wonder Works

Idle Days

4.62/5 (14)

4.62/5 | 14 reviews

Mountainside comfort with stately porch, hot tub & pool table
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Wooded View
Gatlinburg, TN


Property type
Wooded View View
Near Mountain Proximity
Pool - Private (Heated) Amenity

Where you'll be


Idle Days was designed with one thing in mind: total relaxation. The 2-bedroom, the 2-story cabin has its own hot tub and pool table, plus a covered porch outfitted with rockers, a swing, and a picnic table so that you can spend an entire day outdoors reve...
Idle Days was designed with one thing in mind: total relaxation. The 2-bedroom, the 2-story cabin has its own hot tub and pool table, plus a covered porch outfitted with rockers, a swing, and a picnic table so that you can spend an entire day outdoors reveling in the sunshine, the mountain breeze, and the singing of chickadees and thrushes. But while its location among old-growth trees provides peace and privacy, it’s also just a short walk to swimming pools and only a 5-minute drive to the excitement of downtown Gatlinburg.

The covered porch that wraps around the front and side of the cabin is large enough for the whole gang to congregate. You can cook up hamburgers—or even better, trout you reeled in yourself!—on the charcoal grill then savor it in the cool shade of the porch while gazing out onto the pond and watching birds flit from tree to tree.

The lower level has its own deck and it also houses the hot tub. Should you venture out for a day of skiing, hiking, rafting, or exploring the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, a long soak will unknot your tired muscles afterward. Of course, you can skip the physical activity and still treat yourself to a session in the tub’s steamy, bubbling waters. You’re on vacation—we won’t judge!

The downstairs is also home to the game room. No need to drive into town at night in search of amusement: You can shoot some pool at the game room’s full-size billiard table while watching TV or listening to music on the CD player. Idle Days has a library of books and board games too—there really is entertainment for all ages here!

The main floor’s living room is another great hangout space. The plush roll-arm sofas are so comfortable, once you kick back you might never want to get up again! That’s okay: You can watch your favorite cable channels on the flat-screen TV, surf the web, or stretch out for a nap. In winter the gas fireplace makes the room especially cozy and gives the wood floor, walls, and ceiling a welcoming glow.

The adjacent dining area can also accommodate the entire gang. The long farmhouse table seats 8 people comfortably; after you’ve cleared the dishes, bring out the Scrabble game and settle in for a tournament. Or make some popcorn and head to the living room for a movie, or whip up a batch of daiquiris and sip them out on the porch. So many options!

In addition to a blender for mixing those frosty drinks, the kitchen has plenty of other appliances, from oven/stove and microwave to coffeemaker and toaster. You’ll also find all the cookware and tableware you could possibly need. And because nobody wants to scrub plates while on vacation, Idle Days has a dishwasher too.

When it comes to RnR, a comfortable bedroom is key. Idle Days has 2, one on each floor for maximum privacy if you’re vacationing with another couple. Each bedroom has a king-size bed for sprawling across, a TV, plenty of storage, and direct access to one of the cabin’s 2 full bathrooms. What’s more, a sofa in the living room and the couch in the game room each open into a bed for 2, enabling up to 8 people to stay overnight.

Although Idle Days has just about everything you need to happily while away your vacation, there’s plenty more to do just outside your doorstep. In the summer you can walk to the heated pools—one for adults and one for kids—of the Black Bear Falls Log Home Community. And any time of year you can drive to downtown Gatlinburg in just a few minutes, where you can enjoy miniature golf, an aquarium, and more. And let’s not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country’s most popular, with its hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Sounds like a dream vacation, doesn’t it? Here’s your chance to make it a dream come true: Book your stay at Idle Days today!


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

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*The minimum age for check-in is 25


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.

Cara K.
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Edward K.
Verified Guest Comment

Owner did not schedule maintenance for a Jacuzzi Replacement and Internet/Video upgrade with us. We were surprised on two days of our stay and lost valuable time on our vacation. Would have been very easy to just let us know what to expect. No consideration by the owner of our time.

Hi Edward, we deeply apologize for the inconvenience that the maintenance and our office caused you. We want our guests to be able to enjoy 100% of their vacation as possible. I do see our office was aware of the miscommunication but please let us know if there is anything else we can do -Bella
Joseph C.
Verified Guest Comment

Easy to get to, comfortable and private

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Parking isn't very good even with only one vehicle. My concern however is with a few maintenance issues 1. The door knob going into the 1st floor bedroom was so loose it was about to fall off 2. The door knob going into the 1st floor bathroom from the bedroom had same issue so I tightened them both so we could open and close the doors then they worked good 3. The fireplace did not work but after trying it once we did not try it again 4. Several doors squeaked just needs a little lubricant 5. The floor in the 1st floor bathroom has a squeaky spot in it that can be heard by the person on the first floor and in the basement bedroom 6. The first floor toilet seat needs to be tightened Otherwise the cabin was good. Yesterday we lost power which happens and is not anyones fault the reason I mentioned it is because we did not try resist anything

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Home had excellent amenities. Hot tub was great after a long day of hiking. Plenty of outdoor patio seating. It was very relaxing to sit outside and listen to the creek. Home is also in close proximity to the park.


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: 3

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • 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.