Consistency And Quality Are Timbercreek Trademarks

Here’s hoping that you’ve never had a negative experience with an overnight rental company. But have you ever booked a cabin that didn’t quite live up to your expectations or that didn’t quite look like the property depicted in the photos? Or perhaps the cabin you booked looked dated or not as clean as you thought it should be. Unfortunately, that does happen from time to time, depending on which company you work with.

At Timbercreek Cabins, however, we take pride in the level of quality and consistency that guests find when they stay in one of our Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabins. All property owners that work with us must ensure that their cabins meet our guidelines in terms of appearance, amenities, quality of construction, location and cleanliness.

Our luxury properties combine all the best qualities of rustic country charm with the modern trappings and conveniences that today’s vacationers demand. The décor is tasteful and up to date, while you can be assured that amenities like full kitchens and laundry rooms are there to make your vacation getaway feel just a little like home.

And when it comes to relaxation and entertainment, A Timbercreek cabin is going to offer the latest in features across the board. Look for outdoor hot tubs, whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms, game rooms with pool tables and sometimes more, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and in some cases, our cabins go above and beyond those minimums to provide guests with the next level of vacation enjoyment.

Perks like gas or wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor grills and free WiFi round out the many standard features you’ll find in our one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom cabins.

When it comes to location, you can always count on a remote mountain setting, typically with mountain views, although some properties take advantage of a more wooded setting to give guests a sense of privacy and seclusion. And it should go without saying, but we keep our cabins clean and well maintained so that you’ll never feel that you’re being treated with anything less than the highest regard.

We also offer consistency when it comes to service. From booking your reservation and checking in to learning more about your local surroundings and dealing with any issues that may come up during your stay, our staff is always there to serve your needs and help make your Smoky Mountains vacation one that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Another thing you can always expect from us is value. We offer a Year Round Special where you book five nights and get two additional nights for free. And with our Repeat Guest Special, those who have stayed with us before get 10 percent off their booking, any time of year. We offer more discounts in the off-season, but these types of deals make staying in a Timbercreek cabin an even sweeter deal.

Spring Brings Special Events, Attraction Deals

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the official arrival of spring in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s starting to gradually warm up around here, and we’re seeing the first peeks of spring color and budding vegetation. Spring also means that things start to heat up in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville in anticipation of the arrival of visitors from all over the world.

In addition to all the attractions, shops and restaurants you’ll find in the area, the various communities in the Smokies host a wide range of special events this spring, and one of the first you can enjoy is the Winter Carnival of Magic at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. It’s this weekend, March 8 through 10, and this three-day convention offers lectures, a close-up competition and a stage competition for magicians from all over the nation. But there are also two evening performances that the public is invited to attend and be amazed. Learn more by calling the theater at 865-453-2003.

Also, this is Irish month at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. Through the end of March, they’ll be saluting all things Irish at the Titanic, including Gaelic folklore, music, singing and dancing. You’ll learn a lot about Titanic’s Irish roots, including the fact that the ship was built there as well as the fact that there were more Irish people on board than any other nationality.

If you happen to be a resident of Sevier County, you can get an early taste of a couple of local attractions at discounted prices, before the seasonal crowds file in. Alcatraz East Crime Museum is hosting its 2nd Annual Local Appreciation Days through this weekend, March 11, when $5 general admission gets area residents in, along with ID or proof of local employment. This applies to residents of Blount, Cocke, Jefferson and Knox counties as well.

And through this Thursday, March 8, all Tennessee residents can get into Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for only $10. This discount is applicable upon presentation of a valid Tennessee ID.

These are just a few of the special happenings going on around here for the next week or two, and they should help sweeten what’s always a great experience when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains.

Remember that on your next trip to the mountains, we invite you to stay in one of our luxury cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or as part of a family reunion or corporate gathering, we have properties that will accommodate your needs. We’re also known for our great mountain views, peaceful settings and a list of amenities that few other rental companies can match. Relax in your outdoor hot tub, shoot a game of pool or kick back with your favorite movies on the flat-screen TV.

How To Find Us

If you’ve spent any amount of time at all in the Great Smoky Mountains, you might have realized that the most popular way to get from point A to point B isn’t always the easiest – or the fastest. So if you wind up visiting our cabins in Sevierville, TN, or Pigeon Forge, TN, this year, we can offer you a few alternative routes for finding us at Timbercreek Cabins.

In some cases, our suggestion might be the fastest way for you (depending on your point of origin), while in other cases, it might be the most scenic, regardless of what your GPS app might have to say about it. But regardless of which way you choose, the important thing is that you successfully reach our rental office, which is at 3121 Wears Valley Rd. in Wears Valley, TN. We’re right on the main highway (aka U.S. Hwy. 321) running through the heart of town.

The most common way to get to us is by starting in Pigeon Forge, at the intersection of Wears Valley Rd. and the Parkway. From there, it’s a straight shot of 7.7 miles, which is about a 15-minute drive along a curvy but fairly non-commercial stretch of U.S. 321. This is probably the route you want to take if you’re coming in via Interstate 40 or if your route has you passing through Sevierville or Pigeon Forge.

The other way is more suitable if your point of origin has you coming toward town via Interstate 75 from Chattanooga/Atlanta. From there, it’s much easier (and more scenic), to get off I-75 in Lenoir City and follow U.S. 321 through Maryville, then Townsend and then on to Wears Valley. It’s about 43 miles in distance, but it will take you closer to an hour to drive. Compare that to 1 hour and 18 minutes if you take I-75 to I-40 and then access the Smokies via Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, as described above.

For those of you who really like to go off the beaten path, you can even get to our cabins through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That’s one alternative if you’re coming from North Carolina or passing through Gatlinburg. For example, from the south end of Gatlinburg or from the park’s Sugarlands Visitor Center, take Fighting Creek Gap Rd. west until you get to the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Then head north on Wear Cove Gap Rd., and in about five minutes, you’ll be on Wears Valley Rd., right in our neighborhood.

Interact With Us!

Thanks to technology, there are more ways than ever to contact us at Timbercreek Cabins and interact with our team. Here are the many ways to learn more about our secluded Gatlinburg cabins and all our other properties:

  • Website – You may already be familiar with this one, since that’s where our blog lives. But in case you came upon the blog in an indirect way, our web address is The site offers a comprehensive overview of our overnight rental inventory, including detailed descriptions and amenities for all our one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom cabins. Each property also includes a calendar with available/booked dates marked and seasonal rate info. You can book directly from the website if you wish.

The website also has a lot of useful information about the Great Smoky Mountains as well as area attractions and other things to do. And directions to our location plus any questions you may have about rental policies can be answered there as well. If you have a property you’d like to put on our rental program, or if you’d like to purchase some rental property in the Smokies, our site will get you started.

  • Facebook – Follow us at This is a more nimble way to keep up with the latest info about our cabin inventory and anything noteworthy going on in the Smoky Mountains. Also look for photos and videos that will give you periodic glimpses at our properties and the area at large.
  • Twitter – Follow us @timbercreek3121. Again, for those of you who prefer the Twitter platform, it’s a quick, easy and nimble way to stay up to date on special events as well as things that are happening at area attractions, shops and restaurants.
  • Pinterest – We have a number of boards where you can find inspiration for your next Smoky Mountains vacation, including pics of wildlife, places to eat, attractions and details on specific cabins.
  • E-mail – This is still a great way to exchange information or just ask us some questions. Shoot us a message at We’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Telephone – Yep, we still use the phone from time to time. You can call us toll free at 800-837-7022 or access us via our local line, 865-774-8988. And believe it or not, we can still send and receive faxes if needed. That number is 865-774-8987.

Now that you’re familiar with how to stay in touch, don’t wait to reach out to us! Late winter is an ideal time to start planning your trip to the Smokies. The earlier you get started, the better selection you’ll have of cabins that will match up with your preferred travel dates. It will also give you plenty of time to research which property best suits your needs in terms of size, amenities and location.

Even after you’ve booked your dates, we realize you may have follow-up questions or want to know more about what’s in store in our corner of the mountains. So be sure to give us a shout at any point between your booking and your travel dates. We hope to see you soon!

Up, Up And Away! High-Flying Attractions In The Smokies

Usually, enjoying a great view of the mountains involves looking UP at them. But next time you travel to the Smokies, consider doing something that will actually allow you to look DOWN on those majestic peaks. This week, we’re introducing you to a number of local attractions that give their customers bird’s-eye views of some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Read on to find out where to go to enjoy a soaring perspective on the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Sky High Air Tours

This unique air-tour operator flies an open-cockpit biplane out of the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville. The Waco (pronounced like taco) plane carries as many as two passengers in the front seat, and headsets are worn during flights to allow guests to hear the pilot’s narration. All ages are welcome via reservations or on a first-come, first-served basis. Flights range from an introductory 8-minute tour to their 30-minute Barnstormer ride, which flies from over Douglas Lake to the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter rides have long been a mainstay of Smoky Mountain Tourism. Companies like Scenic Helicopter Tours and Smoky Mountain Helicopters offer multiple tour packages at a wide range of price points, starting as low as $29 per person. Package destinations include flights over the French Broad River, Douglas Lake, Wears Valley, the Smokies foothills and even Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Skydive East Tennessee

This skydiving center combines high-flying views with the thrill of freefalling from an airplane. Located just 26 miles from Knoxville, TN, Skydive East Tennessee’s licensed professionals are set to get you trained, geared up and flying out the open door of a perfectly good airplane in just one visit. Jump in tandem with a jumpmaster or take more lessons to learn how to freefall on your own. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

If you’re staying in one of our Sevierville cabins in the Smokies, these operators will give you multiple options for experiencing the freedom of flight. In fact, most of these locations are easily accessible from our scenic location in the foothills. So you can go from mountain cabin to cockpit cabin in a short amount of time, without spending too much of your day on travel.

And once you’ve seen the mountains from above, you’ll also want to enjoy them from the deck of one of our properties. Our cabins offer amazing views of nearby mountains, foothills and valleys. And you should also consider venturing into Great Smoky Mountains National Park and exploring them on foot. Our proximity to the park makes it easy to find a nearby trailhead, hit the trail and enjoy up-close views of majestic trees, gorgeous flowers, native wildlife and historical sites as well.

Why Wears Valley?

A lot of our first-time guests here at Timbercreek Cabins have usually never heard of Wears Valley, TN. True, our little hamlet in the Smokies doesn’t have quite the same name recognition as Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, but we’ve set up our offices and most of our rental properties here for a good reason. Actually, there are multiple reasons why choosing to stay in Wears Valley is a great idea for your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Give us a chance, and you very likely will want to make our community a regular vacation stop.

  • The views

The valley itself offers dreamy views of rolling pastureland, but it’s the adjoining Cove Mountain that catches everyone’s eyes, whether they’re staying in town or just passing through. Many of our properties offer spectacular views of the mountain, which watches majestically over Wears Valley and surrounding foothills.

  • The national park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is right in our backyard. From our cabins, you can be within the national park boundary within five or 10 minutes via an infrequently used park entrance, saving you a drive to Gatlinburg and a lot more traffic, in all likelihood. Favorite spots like Elkmont, Tremont and Cades Cove are easily accessible from our side of the park.

Once you’re inside the park, your options really open up. Take a hike, tour historic sites, bike around Cades Cove or pack a picnic spread for an al fresco meal at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area, which is the first site you’ll reach after crossing over into the national park from our back entrance.

  • Other stuff to do

Wears Valley isn’t exactly Pigeon Forge when it comes to having a ton of attractions (and we actually prefer it that way), but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do around here for amusement. You can be a daredevil for a day at a zipline attraction, take a wild ride on a mountain coaster, search for hidden gems or go horseback riding with the family.

  • Places to eat

We even have some pretty decent restaurants here in Wears Valley. One we recommend in particular is Elvira’s Café, a great spot to grab crepes or pancakes for breakfast or a hearty sandwich for lunch – maybe before or after your hike in the national park.

  • Close to everything else

Wears Valley is conveniently located near so many other areas of the Smokies. Hop in the car and be in Pigeon Forge in 10 minutes and then Sevierville or Gatlinburg in another 10 or 15 minutes beyond that. Or head in the other direction and you’ll be in Townsend, TN, in 10 to 15 minutes as well. Townsend has some cool attractions like the Little River Railroad/Lumber Museum and the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center – both locations offering fun, unique insights into the history of this neck of the woods.

If all this sounds too good to pass up, give us a call to book one of our Wears Valley cabins today.

Property Of The Week – Smoky’s Edge

It’s been a while since we’ve shared overviews of any of our cabins here on our blog, but this is one property we’ve never posted about, so we felt it certainly deserved some individual attention.

Smoky’s Edge is one of our one-bedroom cabins, which makes it a great selection for honeymoons, anniversary trips or any kind of romantic getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Located near the edge of the national park, this cabin is a modern-day throwback thanks to features like custom-made paneling, select furnishings made from reclaimed barn wood, and a wood-burning fireplace. But it also reflects its 21st-century construction thanks to a 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV and a washer and dryer.

This cabin’s bedroom and bath are laid out in a cozy single-floor plan, which means everything’s easily accessible, without stairs. The bedroom suite has a king-size bed and a bathroom with large garden tub-shower combo and a sink vessel made from carved-out rock.

The kitchen is chef-ready, from all the cookware and serving pieces you’ll need to all the appliances required to whip whatever culinary creations may suit your fancy. The living area has an open feel, thanks to cathedral ceilings, making it the ideal place to cozy up with a movie on the flat-screen or to take advantage of that wood-burning fireplace, perfect for these chilly winter nights we’ve been having.

Smoky’s Edge was also made for outdoor living any time of year. The covered back deck has a gas grill and a couple of Adirondack chairs for relaxing while you enjoy the views.

Note that Smoky’s Edge does share a common entrance deck with its companion chalet, Ranger Rick’s. So if a romantic getaway isn’t in your future, this might be a good double-booking option for multiple couples, families or groups of friends. That way, you’d enjoy the benefit of proximity while also maintaining a certain level of privacy.

If you need something larger, you might also want to browse our inventory of two-, three- and four-bedroom cabins. We have Smoky Mountain cabins to accommodate almost any travel configuration, but regardless of which you choose, you can be confident that you’ll be booking a well-built luxury property with tons of amenities.

Don’t forget that right now, our customers benefit from the lowest daily rates we offer for the entire year. Weekdays are less expensive than weekends, but even our weekend rates offer great savings compared to what this cabin goes for during peak season.

And there’s still a lot of fun to be had in the Smokies this winter. From year-round shows and attractions to outlet malls and an outstanding selection of restaurants to Winterfest lights, special events and snow skiing, you don’t have to wait until spring or summer to have a good time in the mountains!


Make Your Valentine’s Day Bookings Now

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means if you’re in a relationship or you’re married, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate the occasion with that special someone. Sure, you could go the traditional route and buy candy or flowers or even lingerie. But this year, why not blow out all the stops and really impress your significant other with a romantic getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains?

A few nights at one of Timbercreek’s secluded Pigeon Forge cabins will earn you a lot of brownie points. We’re talking luxury cabins with tons of amenities, all set against the romantic backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. Take in a sunrise as you sip your morning coffee or relax in a bubbling hot tub as the sun goes down for the day. At night, imagine cozying up near a roaring fireplace.

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday, so as a grand gesture, you might consider booking the entire week, or contact us today to ask about any weekend-only availabilities. If you can only swing a few nights, you could celebrate early on the weekend of the 10th and 11th or have a delayed getaway on the 17th and 18th. Just give us a call or contact us online to find out which properties we have available on which dates.

We currently have eight one-bedroom cabins in our inventory, any of which would make an ideal romantic setting. Properties like Wet Your Whistle offer up outstanding mountain views, while Creekside, as the name suggests, treats its guests to the sights and sounds of a babbling mountain stream. The sooner you contact us, however, the better your chances of being able to reserve the cabin you want for Valentine’s Day. Even if all our one-bedroom cabins are booked, we still have plenty of two-bedroom rentals that could meet your needs.

In addition to the cabins and amenities themselves, your stay will be enhanced by your location in the Smokies. You’ll always be just a few short minutes from the national park, and all the great restaurants, shops and attractions of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are only a short drive away.

Even in February, there’s a lot to do here in the Smokies. You could do some hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, do some Valentine’s Day shopping, take your pick of awesome restaurants for a romantic dinner out on the town or cap the evening off with a show at one of our music theaters. Even the Winterfest lights are still up, so enjoy the colorful glow of all that holiday magic before it disappears until next winter.

There’s Snow Time Like The Present…

A few weeks ago, we mentioned Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort as an option for having wintertime fun in the Smokies. This week, we thought we’d go into a little more detail about what that Gatlinburg attraction has to offer visitors in search of cold-weather recreation. January and February are peak season for the resort, so if you’ve never been there, or if you have but not actually been on the slopes, we can tell you a little more about what’s in store on top of Mt. Harrison.

You can drive to Ober Gatlinburg via Ski Mountain Rd. from downtown Gatlinburg, but if there’s been a major snow event and the roads are treacherous, you can still get to the mountaintop by taking the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway from its downtown boarding station on the Parkway. The cable cars are pretty big and allow room for you to carry your own gear and apparel if you have it.

At the slopes, the resort offers 10 trails, ranging from easy to challenging, and seven ski lifts that service those trails. The trails are open to traditional skiing as well as snowboarding. This time of year, they get a good bit of natural snow, but often, the resort supplements that base with manufactured snow to ensure a good surface.

If you’re new to the sport, you need to know that Ober Gatlinburg has a ski school and slopes just for beginners, and their ski shop also sells and rents apparel and gear for those who might be interested in just trying things out for the first time.

But there’s more to Ober Gatlinburg than just skiing. Did you know there’s a 10-lane snow tubing course where you can make as many runs as you like over the course of an hour and a half? There’s even a magic carpet transport that carries riders from the bottom of the course to the top. You’ll also find a freestyle terrain park on the slopes, where snowboarders and skiers can put their skills to the test on a variety of obstacles and features.

Ober Gatlinburg’s indoor facility features a skating rink, shops and restaurants, and the Ober Gatlinburg chair lift will take you even higher up the mountain, where you’ll get spectacular views of surrounding peaks as well as Gatlinburg down in the valley below.

And all this is just what the attraction has to offer in winter. In just a few months, guests will be able to take advantage of warm-weather attractions like water slides, go-carts and an outdoor animal habitat.

If you do plan a visit to Ober Gatlinburg this year, keep in mind that our Gatlinburg cabin rentals are the ideal accommodations choice. Our cabins deliver quiet mountain seclusion but also allow you to easily access the ski resort or the Aerial Tramway station by car. Contact us today about making a reservation for you next great adventure in the Smokies!

5 Historic Attractions In The Smokies

Attention, history buffs. Next time you visit the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you might want to spend some of your travel time exploring a number of local sites that bring the history of the region and its people to life. Some are actual historic sites, while others are attractions devoted to telling stories that are, in come cases, centuries old. In either case, these recommended stops are fun places to learn about the past and better understand the people that first inhabited and settled the Smokies.

  1. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Located on a multi-acre site in Townsend, TN, less than a mile from the Blount County entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the center consists of a 17,000-square-foot main building, a collection of historic out buildings and an outdoor amphitheater. The indoor facility traces local history back to the early Native American inhabitants, then the self-guided tour segues into exhibits devoted to European settlers. Authentic archaeological artifacts and interactive technology make the experience interesting for all ages. The many nearby outdoor structures include a still house, a sawmill and a cantilever barn that dates back to the 1800s.

  1. Cades Cove

This 11-mile one-way auto loop takes visitors on a journey through what was once a thriving rural community prior to the formation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s one of the park’s most visited sites, as it offers not just beautiful mountain scenery but also historic sites like 19th-century homesteads and churches and a visitor center with a working grist mill and other authentic structures.

  1. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Originating near downtown Gatlinburg, this one-way auto tour passes through a section of the national park with its own share of settlers’ homesteads, including cabins once occupied by Alfred Reagan, Martha Jane Ogle and Noah “Bud” Ogle. It should be noted that both Roaring Fork and Cades Cove also offer trailheads for some of the most popular and beautiful hikes in the national park.

  1. The Old Mill

In the heart of Pigeon Forge, you’ll find this operational gristmill, which was built in 1835 on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. Today, the mill still uses the river’s waters as a power source to grind a variety of meals and flours, just like they did in the 1800s. Those products are sold in the mill’s general store on the main level and are used in the recipes of neighboring restaurants. Visitors can even tour the mill and watch resident millers at work.

  1. The McMahan Indian Mound

If you’re in Sevierville, you can visit the site of a burial mound once created and utilized by native residents. It was excavated in 1881 on property owned by the McMahan family, although today, the historic marker can be found on Forks of the River Parkway near the Little Pigeon River.

On your next visit to the Smokies, we hope you consider staying in one of our cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN. Their location makes them convenient for visiting any of the sites mentioned above, from Townsend to Gatlinburg to Sevierville.