Pet-friendly Cabins in the Smokies
Some companies have a few pet-friendly properties―usually at the cabin owners' discretion. Most require a pet deposit that's charged on your credit card before you arrive and refunded after you leave. Some charge a per-visit or daily pet fee that is non-refundable.
Learn the Rental Company's Lingo
- Cabin: A log-style home with rustic wood features, a deck, and decor ranging from country to contemporary.
- Chalet: Resembles a cottage or small home with drywall, not logs. These tend to be older, with A-frame roofs popular in the 1970s. Our research excluded these.
- Hot tub: A chlorinated, jetted tub sitting outside the cabin. Many have privacy screens to protect the modest.
- Whirlpool tub: A jetted bathtub that may be located in a bathroom, bedroom, or smack in the middle of the cabin. Sometimes red and heart-shaped.
- Private: You may see neighbors as you drive up, but once inside, you'll forget them. Newer cabins sit close, but you're not staring in the windows of the place next door.
- Secluded: No neighbors in sight. Relatively rare, these make it easy to feel far, far away.
- Handicapped accessible: Few cabins earn ADA approval, but some offer wide doorways, ramps, and wheelchair-friendly bathrooms.
- Pet friendly: Most rental companies have a few properties that allow pets, though they may restrict by type and size. Most require deposits and/or extra fees for pets. Some "deposits" are non-refundable.