Welcome to Great Expectations! - Ready. Set. Relax. Your vacation starts right here at the front!Engendered Elegance - A nightly soak in the outdoor hot tub on the deck of Great Expectations is a wonderful and relaxing experience.Aristocratic Grace - Great Expectations welcomes you and your family as exclusive guests to three outdoor swimming pools.Relaxation - Settle into the comfortable living room furniture, make plans for the day, and enjoy spending time with friends and family.Great Setting - Enjoy a comfortable fire in the gas fireplace, free cable, and Wi-Fi, a great night relaxing on the lavish furnishings throughout the resort home.Fortune Favors - There is enough room at the dining table to seat ten guests comfortably.Refined Kitchen - The kitchen has every modern convenience including extra counter and cupboard space, utensils, cookware, and flatware.Foosball Wizard - Anyone up for some table soccer?Polished Gems - The classic pool table is a great stress release as well as a fun challenge between friends and family.Culture Classics - Air hockey is a great family game that has been around for over forty years. Enjoy a friendly game and the feeling of nostalgia at Great Expectations.King Bedroom - The primary suite has a king size bed, rustic furnishings, and a wooded view.Appealing Eloquence - There is enough available storage space for your vacation wardrobe and in-room entertainment.Prepare for the day ahead - This bathroom has everything you need to prepare yourself for a day in the Smoky Mountains.Invigorating Arrangements - The frontier style of Great Expectations still provides comfort and modern convenience. There are enough towels and linen for all your guests.Refined Setting - Enjoy some peace and quiet in the rural settings of the wooded surroundings of Great Expectation.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Sumptuous Sleeping - A warm and inviting elegance, queen size bed, and the right setting will make you have the best night’s sleep at Great Expectations.Exquisite Beauty - Wake every morning to the lush songbirds, pristine wilderness, and access to everything the Great Smoky Mountains can offer.Pack light and enjoy our washer and dryer - Pack light. With the available washer and dryer, you can ensure that everyone has fresh clothes!Stylized Brilliance - Vacations help with emotional balance and self-reflection; there is enough time for yourself at Great Expectations.Generous Space - Set in the tranquil wooded surroundings you will love the natural ambiance, and spacious living arrangements.Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Book today to reserve your vacation rental with the pros!Discerning Tastes - Chalet Village pools and tennis courts are open to you and your family when you reserve Great Expectations.Airy Design - Every vacation should be so comfortable, having access to an in-home washer and dryer means you will never have to worry about clothes or coin-operated laundry service.Perfectly Dignified - The best way to experience vacation is at Great Expectations. You will not be disappointed.Beautiful Views - Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains where you can experience the unforgettable views. Imagine going hiking in the fall season where the colors get vibrant, what a spectacular sight!It is time for fun! - There are several things you can do to have a good time, including: Ziplining, Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Odditorium and Aquarium, and Admiring the views via Sky Lift.Speaking of Ober Gatlinburg - You will definitely have a great time here! If you haven't skied before, don't freight as they offer lessons. There's plenty of other activities offered too, like: Ice Skating, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ski MountaSettling 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 while watching the beautiful scenery!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.Nature at Your Doorstep - When you stay at here, you don’t have to go far to revel in nature’s magnificence.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

Great Expectations

4.50/5 (4)

4.50/5 | 4 reviews

Cozy cabin w/scenic view + resort pool, private hot tub + game room
3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View
Gatlinburg, TN


Property type
Wooded View View
On Mountain Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

Where you'll be


Want a vacation wonderland that is just far enough from everything that you and your family can get in touch with nature and see the stars at night? Great Expectations, located on Ski Mountain, is just what you need. Close to the Great Smoky Mountains Nati...
Want a vacation wonderland that is just far enough from everything that you and your family can get in touch with nature and see the stars at night? Great Expectations, located on Ski Mountain, is just what you need. Close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, waterfalls and nature trails, Great Expectations is the vacation opportunity you and your family have been waiting for.

Get ready to relax, breathe fresh mountain air and have a memorable experience any time of the year. Minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can enjoy the tranquil retreat. Enjoy time at Dollywood Amusement Park, Dollywood Splash Country or watch impressive live shows at The Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge.

Sheer elegance, right around the corner from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Great Expectations will be the dream vacation you always wanted. King- or queen-size beds and custom furnishings in all the three bedrooms, this log home sleeps 10 guests comfortably. A gas fireplace in the living room is the perfect touch when you want to sit back with the family and enjoy a movie on the available DVD player and flat-screen TV. Free cable and Wi-Fi are available at Great Expectations.

Enjoy a lovely meal at the dining table that seats 10 people. The open floor plan allows for access to the kitchen and living room on the upper level. Great Expectations is designed with rustic frontier opulence. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, your family will enjoy coming home every evening. Don’t worry about laundry service while on vacation. At Great Expectations, there is an in-home full-sized washer and dryer available anytime. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, flatware and utensils. There is every modern appliance you can appreciate while on vacation including a full-sized coffee maker, toaster and microwave.

Unwind after a long day walking the hiking trails, enjoying the thrills at the amusement park or taking in the sights of historical Gatlinburg with the available outdoor seating. Or take in the sunset on the deck while soaking in the private hot tub. Are you ready to challenge the family to a game of billiards? Great Expectations has a game room that has enough space for everyone to enjoy the pool table and air hockey table. Great Expectations has everything you need for the best vacation ever. Reserve your holiday escape today at Great Expectations and the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains is at your doorstep!


Wooded View
On Mountain
Pool - Community
Hot Tub - Community
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Air Hockey
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Dining Room
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Fishing - Fly
Golf Course(s)
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
National Park
Snow Skiing
State Parks
Theme Parks
Whitewater Rafting
Winery Tours

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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*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.

Amber S.
Verified Guest Comment

Beautiful home. Beautiful views.

Verified Guest Comment

Be sure to buy rock salt if it’s suppose to snow!

Misty S.
Verified Guest Comment

Great accommodations. Only 2 small recommendations. Leave more toilet paper, and remind guests that raccoons can open car doors. We had 2 of our cars broken into by the varmints and made a horrible mess!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

House was great and just as pictured! The only 2 things I would say is the driveway was super steep and wifi internet service was choppy. Otherwise comfortable and close to all attractions.


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, $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.