Guest Reviews

Great cabin

The View to a Thrill cabin was a very nice cabin. The views from the upper deck were amazing! Everything that was promised to be supplied and or provided was there exactly how it was stated. This cabin was very clean and not too close to any other cabins. The bed was very spacious and comfortable! Overall the stay was absolutely amazing and we will definitely be booking here again!

- Jacob of Afton, TN US
Reviewed Sep 27, 2019

Great escape in the Gatlinburg area!

The cabin is just as it states. A very private mountain cabin. The views from the front porch upper deck were amazing and it was great to come back to a relaxing soak in the hot tub and all of the amenities of home. Overall the experience was great and the cabin was just as we pictured. The only thing I could say that would keep me from giving this cabin five stars was the drive to the cabin. I do understand it’s a mountain cabin, but really was unprepared for the drive up. After about the second day, we got a little more used to the drive, but it was daunting to say the least. I will say, it’s a gorgeous property and if you don’t mind the drive, well worth the visit when you’re in the Gatlinburg area!

- John of Nanticoke, PA US
Reviewed Apr 9, 2018

Beautiful, private, clean, fun

This was a great cabin at the top of the MT. It was clean, comfortable, private. We had a very relaxing time. It almost feels like two different cabins the large upstairs bedroom suite with the porch and hot tub, then the lower living space with the pool table created a fun evening activity. We were very pleased with the accomodations, communication/directions were great. We will definitely consider booking this location again. S. Raymond

- Susie & Randy of mequon, WI US
Reviewed Apr 5, 2018

Heaven WAY up high!

A View To A Thrill cabin was exactly what we needed for our vacation to the Smokies! There was plenty of room for my 20 yr old daughter, 16 yr old son, and I to have a place of our own instead of a stuffy hotel. We cooked some meals there and saved money. We ended every night with a relaxing wind-down in the hot tub over-looking the lights of Pigeon Forge and breath-taking views of the mountains. I never waste money with hotels in the Smokies--the only way to really appreciate their glory is to become part of them, WAY up in them! And this cabin is definitely way up there! The roads that take you to it have some very steep inclines and sharp corners while climbing get a little hairy! It is worth it, though, and you get used to it after a few trips up and down the mountain. The huge bedroom worked perfect for my daughter and I, and my son slept just fine on the futon downstairs. There ARE a few things that need attention, as far as details when cleaning and stocking the kitchen better, but we made everything work and had an amazing time! The worst part was having to leave the beauty and serenity and go back to the local weather in Wisconsin and our jobs!

- Juliette of Eagle River, WI US
Reviewed Mar 31, 2018


My boyfriend and I stayed in this cabin back in September, and it was great! We had never been to this area, and it was better than we had expected! The cabin was so nice and relaxing. It had everything we needs for an extended weekend getaway. The drive up the mountain was definitely nerve wracking, but I think it made the experience that much better. We even got to see several black black bears literally right in front of us! We will definitely be back!

- Amanda of Oxford, GA US
Reviewed Nov 27, 2017

Great Vacation

After searching awhile for a vacation cabin we was so happy to find this one. My husband and I really loved our stay. It was spacious and very clean. My favorite part was drinking coffee on the upstairs balcony every morning. The bed with Tempur- Pedic mattress was a added bonus! Never slept so well with no aches and pains the next day. We had a bear visit during our stay which was pretty exciting! If your looking for a private clean cabin this one is for you. Would definitely stay here again!

- Lionel of Gonzales, LA US
Reviewed Oct 24, 2017

Our first FAMILY vacation

We decided to come to Gatlinburg as our first vacation with our 2.5 year old son, because it was only 6.5 hours away from our home in Southern Illinois. My husband and I have been before, and love the area. The directions that Dewayne provided to the cabin from the Parkway were very helpful and extremely accurate. The drive to the cabin was a little intense but I drive a Toyota Camry that sits very low to the ground and it had absolutely no trouble. The cabin was clean and furnished nicely. We made breakfast each morning and then spent the remainder of our day adventuring in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Cade's Cove. The morning we left, we were finishing loading up our car and even saw a bear from the front porch! My husband and son thought it was the neatest thing EVER. We have already recommended A View to Thrill to several of our friends!! We will definitely be coming back!

- Holly of Dongola, IL US
Reviewed Jun 10, 2017

Ideal anniversary spot!

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary here, and I don't know how our trip could have been any better unless we could have added a few more days! We hope to make a habit of staying at A VIEW TO A THRILL! It was fantastic!

- Warren of Hoover, AL US
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Nice Cabin

We enjoyed our stay at A View to Thrill! The thrill comes from the drive to the cabin! Very windy hilly and narrow roads! It's worth I though. The view on a clear night is spectacular. We enjoyed the hot tub every night and the bed is super comfy! We ventured out during the day and enjoyed the gas fireplace in the evening. It was surprisingly chilly at night. Look forward to visiting again sometime! Thank you!! Amy

- Amy of Mooresville, IN US
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great cabin tucked high in woods

We stayed here for a long spring weekend. The drive up, some described as scary and steep, to us was beautiful and breathtaking! We did, however, try to return before the sunset each night. The cabin was very clean and was stocked with most necessities but I always bring most of it myself (pillows, blankets, toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates and cups, laundry detergent, soap, personal stuff, etc... ). Both decks were spacious and the hot tub was our main interest. It was warm when we arrived and was glorious on the cold evenings. The bedroom is huge and the bathroom was spacious as well. I have a bad back and slept great in the bed. There is a pool table, a little worn, but fun for the non serious players. I would recommend this cabin for a romantic stay, friends weekend or a family stay, it accommodates any group really. Thanks for the memories!

- Tara of Carmel, IN US
Reviewed Apr 11, 2017

Get away!!

We loved our stay at A View To Thrill! It was a scary drive up but you get used to it. The cabin was perfect. We played a lot of pool and did a lot of hot tub relaxing when we were there! It was more private than most cabins I have stayed at which I enjoyed. We will definitely be going back and taking the kids. Plenty of room for everyone!

- Samantha of Dickson, TN US
Reviewed Mar 30, 2017

A thrill to remember

Me and my partner came to tn and stayed at the lovely cabin.. the drive was the most scariest. Has to cover my eyes going up the hills. But other then that it was very peaceful

- Laura of Largo, FL US
Reviewed Mar 7, 2017


My husband and I had a wonderful time at A View to a Thrill! We went for our 21st anniversary. So incredibly relaxing and fun. Our routine included sleeping as late as we wanted and hitting different parts of the national park during the day and relaxing in the hot tub and playing many games of pool in the evening! The location was perfect being between Gatlinburg and Pigion Forge. The climb up to the cabin was interesting but after doing it a few times it was no big deal. We had a bear come up on the porch which we thought was super awesome! The cabin is perfectly furnished with everything you need if you choose to cook in. I can not say enough good about the place or Dwayne who handled our reservations! Thank you!

- Jennifer of Pekin, IL US
Reviewed Oct 28, 2016

Great cabin

Me and my boyfriend went for the weekend and had a great time. The cabin is right at pigeon forge and about 15 minutes out of Gatlinburg. Not a bad drive at all. The drive up to the cabin is a little steep and sharp curves but very pretty up there. The cabin is nice with everything needed for a stay. Super clean and welcoming. We will definitely stay here in the future

- Sarah of Manchester, TN US
Reviewed Aug 24, 2016

Nice and Private

We really enjoyed our stay at View to a thrill. This was our second year staying at this cabin. Dwayne is great. Upon arrival this year we found that the microwave didn't work properly and called Dwayne and had a brand new one the next day. Very private and conveniently located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The drive up to the cabin is a bit steep and scary at night however the cabin was lovely and the hot tub was nice to relax tired muscles in the evenings. Will definitely stay again. Only down side is The sofa needs replaced it was worse than last year Last year it looked as if it needed a good deep cleaning, we covered it with a blanket, this year it had a big dip in it as well and not that comfortable but other than that nice cabin. The bed was very comfy!! We did have a bear visit the cabin. Last year it was one bear this year it was a Mama and her cubs. We respect nature and had no problems with them. It did appear the trash box was broken upon arrival (probably by the bear) but Dwayne fixed it too when he brought the microwave and we kept all our trash inside until our departure so we didn't tempt them to return. As we know how protective a Mama is of her cubs. Again had a great time only wish we could have stayed longer.

- Jodi of Altoona, PA US
Reviewed Aug 23, 2016

Beyond Expectations

My boyfriend and I could not be more thrilled with our stay at View to a Thrill. It was the perfect relaxing weekend. I had a question about WiFi (turned out I failed to click connect) and Dwayne responded to my call right away. We sat in the hot tub at night to watch the fireworks at Dollywood. We are already looking to see when we can go back. Thank you for the perfect weekend!

- Lisa of Nashville, TN US
Reviewed Jun 28, 2016

Cabin review

We really enjoyed ourselves at the cabin. No complaints except the roads up to the cabin were pretty curvy and steep. Great cabin with great views! We really enjoyed the hot tub! We will definitely be back! Erin Fogleman

- Erin of Kingsport, TN US
Reviewed Apr 18, 2016


The cabin was immaculate. We loved the hot tub and the gorgeous view. The drive to the cabin and the driveway is extremely steep. We enjoyed our stay but not the roads.

- Marla of Beech Bluff, TN US
Reviewed Apr 6, 2016

Peaceful getaway

A great temperpedic mattress and a cozy little cabin.

- Steven of Millersburg, OH US
Reviewed Feb 7, 2016

Awesome cabin

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was very nice. Loved the peace and quiet and the beautiful view. The hot tub was also an added bonus. It was a much needed vacation and we would deffinately rent here again.

- Mary of Bartlett, TN US
Reviewed Nov 29, 2015

Review on View to a Thrill

My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. We seen a bear almost every day which was very thrilling. I would highly recommend and I would definately stay again if the opportunity came up. Thank you for such a wonderfuly stay.

- Samantha of Franklin, OH US
Reviewed Aug 27, 2015

View to a thrill

My girlfriend and I stayed here for the weekend and had a great time. The view was amazing and the cabin was very nice and clean. I can't wait for the next time we go back to pigeon forge so we can stay at this cabin again!

- Daulton of Owenton, KY US
Reviewed Mar 22, 2015

Great Stay for a Great Price!

This cabin was perfect for our family of 3. It was my sons first time in Gatlinburg and we all enjoyed it very much. This cabin is very affordable and has plenty of room.

- Ricky of Lincoln, AL US
Reviewed Feb 19, 2015


My family absolutely loved this cabin and the area close to everything but still private. We go on a lot of vacations but it was very hard to leave this one :)

- Jessica of Tavares, FL US
Reviewed Jan 5, 2015

Awesome Vacation

We stayed at "A VIEW TO A THRILL" cabin and had an amazing time. This was a last minute reservation for us as we just wanted to get away for the weekend. The drive up to the cabin is very steep, but was manageable. Once there it was above my expectations. It was clean and had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. What makes this cabin above all others is the view. At night we would sit in the hot tub (very private) on the upper deck and just stare at all the lights from Pigeon Forge. I even proposed to my girlfriend of a year and half on the upper deck. It one of those moments that she talks about to all of her friends and Family. I recommend this cabin and will definitely be coming back. The owner (Dwayne) went above and beyond to allow me in early, as I was coming in from Michigan. He checked up on us and made sure everything was okay. Thanks again Dwayne for everything. John Mason Clarkston, MI

- John of Clarkston, MI US
Reviewed Nov 14, 2014

A View to Thrill

Cabin was very comfortable, nicely located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Made it easy to go to either place. Everything worked well and Bedroom was huge with a beautiful deck and hot tube just outside the bedroom on the second floor. Dwayne was very accommodating with my reservation.

- David B. of Ravenna, OH US
Reviewed Jul 26, 2014

Nice Cabin

My husband and I haven't visited Tennessee in 3 to 4 years. We always enjoy coming to Tennessee. We enjoyed out stay in "A View to a Thrill". It was really nice and clean inside the cabin and the bed was comfortable. I wasn't expecting the steep drive up to the cabin and there wasn't much of a view. Aside from that we enjoyed our stay and our time in Tennessee.

- Diane of Denham Springs, LA US
Reviewed Jun 21, 2014

View with a Thrill

Very nice place to stay. We enjoyed our visit. Will be back.

- Dedie of Sumrall, MS US
Reviewed Jun 2, 2014

View to thrill

We really enjoyed our stay here. We would have given it a five star rating had the propane fireplace not run out the very first day we were there. Not a big deal to me but the wife was disappointed. Everything was great. The view was incredible, and we had one of the best vacations ever. We will always come back to the smokeys, it's tradition now. Thanks for letting us stay.

- Andrew of Vinton, VA US
Reviewed Apr 12, 2014

thrill is an understate

The cabin was great!!! We drove in late so got to get there in the dark with rain! We had it registered on the GPS which of course was a little more adventurous route!!! The Hot Tub Was Perfect For relaxing after a fantastic day exploring. We will return

- Kristina of foristell, MO US
Reviewed Apr 9, 2014

A Thrill For A View

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at a thrill for a view loved every minute quite peaceful beautiful sunsets and mt views. Perfect setting. We will be back

- Linda of La Vergne, TN US
Reviewed Apr 1, 2014



- Rene of Rutherfordton, North Carolina (NC) US
Reviewed Jan 20, 2014

View to a Thrill

We stayed this weekend for my 36th Birthday & spent most of the time in the Cabin, it was a beautiful, quiet, relaxing Location. We will def be staying here again. Thank You, The Blacks

- Kristy of Ranger, GA US
Reviewed Nov 18, 2013


We really enjoyed our stay here on our honeymoon! The cabin was very clean and cozy! Had a beautiful view! The only problem was trying to get in the driveway, my husband drives a pretty good size truck so we had to maneuver a good bit to get to it. But other than that this is an awesome place to stay!

- A.J. of Jonesville, LA US
Reviewed Nov 10, 2013

A View to a Thrill

Our stay was PERFECT!!! Your cabin is very nice and so welcoming. We felt right at home. The hot tub was perfect and we even had a visitor on our last night...a black bear. He was amazing...made our trip even better. :) Thanks for opening your cabin to us.

- Kimberly of FARMINGTON, MO US
Reviewed Oct 17, 2013

View to a Thrill was a Thrill

The drive to the cabin isn't for the faint of heart, but WOW when u get there it's great. Very centrally located to all activities. The nightly fireworks at Dollywood from the hot tub was a great experience. We will be back.

- Tina of Wesson, MS US
Reviewed Jul 27, 2013

Relaxing in the Mountains

We stayed in View to a Thrill for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was perfect for the two of us. We enjoyed the hot tub, Jacuzzi tub, swing on the front porch, and the tv, DVD, and surround sound. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The directions to the cabin were great. Mr. Gilliam was wonderful to work with. We will definitely stay here again.

- Rachel of Kingsport, TN US
Reviewed Jun 17, 2013

Wonderful Cabin

This was a great cabin in a wonderful location! Will be back. It was a pleasure renting from Dwayne. Everything was clean and even prettier than the photos.

- Ej of Kingsport, TN US
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Anniversary Hideaway

My husband and I go to Pigron Forge every year for our anniversary. This was the cleanest cabin we have ever stayed in. Loved the pool table and only about 5 minutes from Pigeon Forge. Definitely need a four wheel drive if you plan on staying in the winter. The road is really steep. The fireplace was nice. Was gas so not only was it just a flick of the switch but warms the place up nicely.

- Cynthia of Berea, KY US
Reviewed Apr 21, 2013

Anniversary Hideaway

My husband and I go to Pigron Forge every year for our anniversary. This was the cleanest cabin we have ever stayed in. Loved the pool table and only about 5 minutes from Pigeon Forge. Definitely need a four wheel drive if you plan on staying in the winter. The road is really steep. The fireplace was nice. Was gas so not only was it just a flick of the switch but warms the place up nicely.

- Cynthia of Berea, KY US
Reviewed Apr 13, 2013