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USA Tennessee Gatlinburg Cherokee Orchard Listing #30178

The Big Poplar Retreat - Gatlinburg, TN

24 reviews
Max. occupancy: 68 10 King Bed, 11 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Bed, 10 Futon 13 bedrooms 13.5 bathrooms Sleeps 65 comfortably  No pets 
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Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options.

  • 7+ days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • 30+ days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee & associated taxes).

Exceptions apply. Read our full policy for details.

Expert cleaning

Pro housekeepers clean thoroughly and provide fresh linens before every stay.

Local support

Count on 24/7 guest care and local teams everywhere we operate.


Smart locks or lockboxes at many homes offer smooth, contactless check-in.

Large cabin w/ two private hot tubs, shared pool, game room, & home theater!

A profusion of luxury fills the Big Poplar Retreat, a large mountain retreat that is ready to host your next family getaway! In the great room, relax in the mountain-lodge inspired space harmonized with stone fireplaces, cedar plan walls, and vaulted ceilings. Lounge in the inviting seating with leather and cozy accents. At night, take advantage of the remarkable great room while relaxing by the fire and admiring the craftsmanship of details. In the gourmet kitchen, cook up dishes for your family and friends, seated around the striking locally-sourced log dining tables. If you happen to travel with a large party, you won't have to worry at all! The great room features five comfortable sofas and, believe it or not, four dining tables and even an island in the middle of the kitchen. Head outside to the large deck equipped with several rocking chairs and even an outdoor dining area in case any of you fancy eating with a view. The first floor features an entertaining theatre room with plenty of seating for everyone, a private pool table, and even a kitchenette (full-size fridge, microwave, and sink). You'll have direct access to the deck, which features an outdoor dining area and a hot tub!

What’s nearby:
Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts community is only minutes away and is full of locally made pottery, wood carvings, and paintings. Just a touch further down the road is Pigeon Forge where you spend the day at Dollywood or grab a bite to eat at The Old Mill and afterward shop at the General store. This prime location is unbeatable. You'll have plenty of dining options, convenience stores, you'll be near the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park and the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
No RVs or trailers

Cancellation for this cabin must be 60 days prior to arrival.

Parking Notes: This unit has off-street parking available.
The Big Poplar Retreat requires parking passes, this unit has 8 parking spaces, there will be 8 parking passes in your unit when you arrive. The parking space #7 will be listed on the parking pass. Any additional parking will need to park in public parking downtown.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

City/town permit number: 2679

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Indoor pool

Board games

Pool table : Private



24 reviews

Tracy T. Apr 2021
The cabin was great!! Our group was very comfortable and we all had a lovely time. Can’t wait to return.
Tina D. Apr 2021
Great views from patio. Heated pool was awesome, very spacious, great location.
Jevon R. Feb 2021
Very beautiful Cabins and everything in this home was on point. We will be back.
Frank B. Feb 2021
Wow This house is awesome! Couldnt have asked for better location. The best part was the seeing the bears at night. It was the highlight of the kids trip! House is just as it looks in the pictures and was extremely spacious for our group! We would DEFINITELY come back!
Jamie H. Jan 2021
We loved our stay at the Big Poplar. It's a beautiful home, well furnished, well stocked, and in an amazing location! We would have every intention to stay there again, with one big exception. A house that claims to sleep 68 people (and it feasibly could) only has parking for 8 cars! That would mean that everyone driving in would have to arrive in a 9 passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case with our crew of 40 driving in from all around the country and we ended up with 10 cars. Vacasa's solution: you can pay to park down the street. Due to this HUGE logistical headache, we probably won't stay again, even though the house was wonderful.
The First Baptist Church of McConnel J. Jan 2021
Lots of room and very nice!
Christopher P. Nov 2020
The house is large with bathrooms in almost every bedroom. Large kitchen and dining area. Close to shopping and restaurants. The leasing company is very responsive.
Stephanie A. Nov 2020
I had a group of 34 people and it was very accommodating for our family. We enjoyed the bear sightings every night. It was nice that we could walk to the Gatlinburg strip. I will definitely return and rebook this cabin.
Rachel C. Nov 2020
The house had even more room than it looks like in the picture. Great for big groups with plenty of room to sleep
Livvia T. Sep 2020
The cabin was absolutely beautiful! There was plenty of space for my group of 26 and we didn’t all know each other... The grounds were kept. Even the neighbors were nice. Check in using access codes were a breeze. I honestly have no complaints.
Gladys S. Sep 2020
We had a family retreat which consisted of 40 of us. The house was perfect for us! Had everything we needed! The kids had a great time! Thanks!
Mark T. Jul 2020
The home was very spacious and within walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. We all had places to choose from whether we wanted to relax, or enjoy the outdoor decks, or keep busy with tv or video games. A plus was having bathrooms in almost every room. Kitchen was nice size. All the rooms had blinds to keep out the sunlight for the day sleepers. Water pressure was great even when multiple showers were running. Plenty of light throughout. Easy access for wheelchairs too. Many happy memories made here. One side note - you are close to your neighbors, so if you are sensitive to sound, you may want to prepare with a white noise machine or such for night time. However, as beautiful as this house shows online, we had expectations and were slightly disappointed in what we received. Having spent quite a bit of money on renting such a large and beautiful house for the week, there were a few things missing/broken that became an inconvenience. The Movie Theatre TV was not connecting and would not turn on, despite multiple attempts throughout the week. (The theatre was one of the major deciding factors in renting this house.) Instructions on how to work all the electronics could have been provided in a house folder for all to refer to, with an added bonus of internet codes, Beware of Bear info restated (we saw 4 bears in the matter of 2 days walk right through our property), local info such as groceries and gas and activities. The coffee makers did hold carafes and K-cups! Bonus! However, one of the coffee carafes was replaced with a "universal" pot that did not fit and had to be held by hand in place while brewing (could have been disastrous if not caught in time). The kitchen was a nice size for multiple chefs, and adequate plates, glasses and silverware, however, there should have been a knife sharpener, mixing and serving bowls, and a tall stock pot to cook in-especially if families or functions of more than 10 people are serving meals. The refrigerator and freezer are nice and large, yet the ice maker did not make enough to accommodate the amount of occupants for our party (less than 15) for the size of house. An additional ice maker would have been a huge plus! The spa outside is really only big enough for 4 large adults, or six smaller ones, and was not big enough for the amount of people advertised to sleep in the home. The pool table's rack was broken and taped back together, all of the pool cues were missing tips but one, and three of the pool table pockets were detached from the table. The decor was welcoming and nice, however, one of the kitchen table legs (made from trees) was jagged and cut one of our family member's legs. It also was not as clean and kept up as it should have been: The floors were broom swept, but did not seem to be steam mopped as immediate spills wiped up turned the paper towels completely black; one king bed in the basement bedroom had a quarter-sized flat rock between the fitted sheet and mattress; all the air intake grates around the house were completely dusty and the air conditioner filter in the laundry room was dirty and exposed as it seemed not to fit in the proper slot - it should be replaced every 3 months and sealed and put up to code; a blanket taken out of the second floor drawer in one of the bunk bed rooms was dirty with a 'pasta sauce' looking splash on it; that same room also had a non-working flat screen tv; some of the bathroom doors had a hard time fully closing; smoke detector batteries should be replaced as the laundry room and living room detectors kept beeping randomly at night; some of the lighting outside had been replaced, however one of the light covers was missing; so many thick spider webs should have been wiped down prior to renting as they were located all over the back deck and the front and side of the house; the cleaning crew should note and ensure all outlets are properly working in kitchen before they leave, as one GFI breaker was already tripped the first morning. We did not contact the rental agency to remediate these items immediately, as we were all busy doing various activities throughout the week and did not feel it was the proper time for a handyman (handymen) to enter the house during our stay. However, the house was a very nice size and we all left happy.
Vicki M. Jul 2020
The Big Polar Retreat offered a very spacious yet welcoming environment for our family gathering. The amenities were great with the home offering everything that we needed for a fun filled visit.
Ali A. Jul 2020
The house was very clean, location is very close to all attractions. Things I didn’t like is the 2 bedrooms in the main floor, not a good spot for bedroom. I would say only 8 families, couples, could be comfortably staying in this house, all others room are for singles and kids.
Samia C. Jun 2020
Great location, amenities were exactly what my family needed. Home was a nice size to accommodate a large group.
Cynthia W. Mar 2020
This is a nice property but they need to keep up pest control at least once a month and then every 3 months till they are under control
Manager response:
Hi, Cynthia! Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. This home is on an active pest control program that will treat aggressively if we can confirm pest activity in the home; we have scheduled an inspection for this. We hope to see you again!
Valley VIew V. Nov 2019
Great experience except for the breaker kept kicking in kitchen which made difficult to cook for large group. We were running an hour late due to a child being sick and we were told we would be charged extra when we called and explained beforehand.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Bob Judy J. Sep 2019
Clean, well appointed, good location,comfortable.
Diane M. Sep 2019
Everything was well put together for us!!! My family and friends enjoyed the whole stay everything was so beautiful!!!!
Liberty Temple L. Aug 2019
The accommodations were excellent, great location, clean, well equipped kitchen, loved the fact that each bedroom was equipped with it's own bathroom
Doug O. Jul 2019
Very good and home was illustrated very well as web site indicated
Angela G. Jul 2019
Just beautiful. Clean. New.
Ayo O. Jul 2019
Great place. Responsive team
Belinda S. Jun 2019
I am answering on behalf of a large family.