Cozy cabin in a beautiful resort. The views are outstanding & the decks were well used. Only issue is it was a bit tight for our family, but we will definitely consider using it again. So convenient to the Wears Valley/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville/Townsend area. There was an issue with upstairs AC, but we received a quick response & fix with a new capacitor. Even got to see a bear outside our cabin!
We loved this cabin! Enough space for all of us. Well equipped with everything we needed. Loved all the balconies. We had several bear sightings around the cabin as well. Views were great. Kids swam in the pool every night. Will definitely rent this cabin again!
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! Pictures do not do justice to the remarkable views from the decks. Home was as described and had plenty of space for our family and friends. Highly recommend this home for your next mountain retreat!
The boys and I had a great time at Bella Vista! Views were stunning and cabin was nice and tidy. Working with the owner of the property was great as well. Checked in on us multiple times to make sure everything was up to par for us. This was the perfect getaway to escape from the rat race for a few days. The hot tub was the perfect way to relax after a long day of hiking and walking around Gatlinburg. We also enjoyed the pool table downstairs as well. If you do stay here, you must watch the sunrise at least once from the conveniently placed pavilion not 50 yards away from the cabin. Views were absolutely gorgeous.
This was our second trip to Bella Vista and will not be our last. We brought our entire family, 3 generations, to celebrate Easter and spend a week in the mountains together. Everyone enjoyed their experience and are ready to go back. Guests were aged 12-78 and the accommodations were more than adequate for all. The views from all three balconies were breathtaking and worth every penny of the visit. The cabin is located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Cades Cove, which are all must sees while in Seveirville! It is obvious the hosts are customer satisfaction oriented as they communicated with us throughout our stay to ensure everything exceeded our expectations! Thank you again! We will be back!
Bella Vista is just what we needed! It was the perfect, clean space for our visit to the mountains. The mountain views were as good as what we saw in the park, and we enjoyed them with coffee at the ready! We loved our stay and absolutely will be back. We highly recommend this cabin.
Will definitely recommend this cabin. Plan to go again. Beautiful place to make wonderful memories.
Absolutely loved our stay at Bella Vista! Made for wonderful memories! On our list for a return visit!
The cabin was just the right size for our group of 6 adults and 3 children (some did not get to go at the last minute). The views were exactly what we were looking for.
We love all the new updates on the cabin and cleaners of all this is our 2 time staying in this cabin and we will go back next year is the most lovely beautiful cabin.
We LOVE this cabin. We created lots of good memories here. We come to the mountains each fall, but this cabin and the views from the cabin were especially beautiful (even in the cold rain.) We hope to return to this cabin next fall. Loved it!!
View from the cabin is awesome. Everything in the cabin and the customer service is also very great, except that the flow of the shower on the second floor's bathroom is a little bit small.
Absolutely gorgeous views that just put you straight into vacation mode. Each balcony provided great views. The table and chairs on the main floor balcony were so nice to sit in and just take in the Smoky Mountains. This cabin is part of a resort of sorts and it seemed like voices/noises carried very easily from the surrounding cabins.
The beds were okay but not the most comfortable and the pillows were rather flat. Loved that there were nightlights on each floor to help see near the stairs. The internet worked great and the tvs were great. Enough parking for three vehicles, no problem. Plenty of blankets, pillows, and towels. Decent amount of items in the kitchen to use for cooking.
We had issues with the cabin being cleaned upon arrival and hot tub issues. Trying to get anything done seemed near impossible and we were not able to enjoy the hot tub until the last night due to horrible communication. Even when trying to get our problems addressed, it seemed like I was going in circles. After being home one day, a local manager called me and apologized for everything and offered a partial refund for us not being able to use all the amenities stated and the sole reason we booked this particular rental.
Recommend the cabin, but not so sure about the Vacasa rental company.
Thank you for choosing us for your getaway, Valerie! We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with your thoughtful review, as our guest's feedback is integral to improving our service. We apologize sincerely for the cleanliness concerns that you encountered, and for the delay in service on our part. We have followed up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience, and we hope the compensation that was provided back to you helped relieve some of the stress of the situation. We look forward to having the opportunity to host you and impress you in the future for a truly enjoyable vacation experience!
Bella Vista is an absolutely beautiful cabin with a stunning view. We loved everything this cabin offered: the views from decks on three levels, game room, new kitchen appliances, jacuzzi tub, spa, spacious and homey environment and even the beds... it was the best sleep we've had in a long time! Todd and Dana are fantastic hosts that make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need to make this is the best vacation you've ever been on. We will be back!
This cabin - my GOD the views! Everything was lovely. The main floor is the perfect relaxation zone- the kitchen look directly out onto the porch. You can use the keurig or regular coffeemaker to brew up a cup and sit out on the balcony with the perfect view of the smokies. The bottom floor’s game room and hot tub was so much fun for all of us. The BRAND NEW HOT TUB, by the way! CLEAN. I know that’s an expectation but I’ve been disappointed before. It was ideal. The top floor provided the perfect amount of sleeping quarters. Personally? I slept in the adorable little loft. Even the twin sizes mattresses were comfy!! If you’re considering a cabin, get this one. It has everything you could possibly want- you won’t want to leave.
The Bella Vista cabin at 3016 Hickory Lodge Dr, Sevierville has the best view from the cabin. My son had his wedding and reception at the Chapel at the Preserve and Pavillion. Our guests rented 9 cabins in the immediate area and I can say our view was the best. When we arrived we were extremely happy with how well the cabin had all the essentials of home. It was more than we expected. We have visited different areas nearby for previous vacations and none compared to what this cabin provided.
We were visited by a number of different bears (about 10 in all). None were aggressive but we always kept our distance. The highlight was a mama bear and 2 bear cubs.
I want to thank the Bella Vista cabin owners and Vacasa for making us feel at home the week we were there. It made the stress of wedding preparation so much easier.
This place is the best. Great views, great cabin, great owner. Todd was in contact with us about the new hot tub being installed the day we arrived, gave us dining tips and answered any questions we had. A very proactive owner. This was the cleanest cabin we have ever stayed at. Even had a bear wander by a couple of times. My only tip is try to arrive the first time in the daylight, as the roads wind a lot more than we are used too in the Midwest.
Breathtaking views off of the decks at the cabin! The community pool, a short walk from the cabin, was excellent and we got to see bears! The proximity to the National Park was excellent and we did not have to contend with the Pigeon Forge traffic to access the park. Divine stay! Can't wait to come back!
What an amazing vacation at the Smokies! Perfect accommodations! Beautiful view! We cannot wait to visit again!!!
Fantastic location, views and multi family accommodations. The owners of the location reached out to us personally during the trip, the maintenance staff, and Vacasa were all great to work with. We would come back and stay again and would recommend this cabin and vacation rental company to everyone!
The view was incredible!
The cabin was a little tight for all of our guests. The pictures definitely make the rooms look bigger than they really are.
Water pressure in the showers wasn’t the greatest. Due to water shortage, we couldn’t use the hot tub (we are supposed to be getting a refund for this).
We traveled from Ohio and got here an hour and half early. Our cabin still wasn’t ready at checkin (4:00 pm), that was very disappointing. Our second day here we ventured down to the pool in the evening. To our dismay, the pool was closed because someone pooped in it. The lady working at the checkin desk told us she was supposed to clean it out, but she didn’t want to. She said, “well maybe the kids will get to see a bear”. Seriously? We had very frustrated kiddos and parents.
Our neighbors were very loud and obnoxious at night. Very hard to sleep when people were screaming and yelling late at night.
Lastly, the drive up to the cabin is horrendous. The roads are very steep and narrow (to no fault of the host). Not fun to drive up while raining.
On a good note, we did get to see a bear in our yard!
Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be back.
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the view! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We would like to clarify that this is not a common occurrence and we are so sorry for any inconvenience this caused you and your family. Thank you for allowing us to refund you for this incident. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future.
You will not find a better view than this! The view even beat some of the views at the parks. We were very pleased with our stay overall. It was very clean and had everything we needed to cook with (bring trash bags, toilet paper, and some dish towels if you have a large group though). The beds were comfortable and clean. The hot tub was clean as well! We enjoyed the games downstairs and the pool area at the top of the hill. Some of the challenges we had were the drive up and down the steep curves to get everywhere (25-30 minutes to a grocery store and into a town), and the size of the main floor of the cottage. We had 11 people, and we were on top of each other in the kitchen and living room. The bathroom on the main floor is in the bedroom, so whoever sleeps on the sofa bed in the living room does not have a bathroom to use at night. Also, everyone goes through the bedroom all day to use the bathroom because it's the only one on the main floor. There are really only 2 bedrooms. The upstairs is more of a bed in the middle of the room and a sofa bed. I could not imagine having 14 people in this cottage- it would not be comfortable. The three decks made it doable for us because everyone could split up at times, but even one more person would have made our trip bust at the seams. The photos make it look much bigger than it actually is.
Hi, Kelly! We are delighted to read you loved the view and enjoyed your visit. We are sorry to read the home was a tight fit for your group and hope you were still able to make wonderful memories.
The cabin was more than what we expected. Alot of room for us all and the view was amazing. Definitely coming back end of the year
This is a situation where the cabin, view, and overall experience exceeded our expectations and the pictures on the website. We could not be happier with our stay and look forward to our next booking. Highly recommend!
Fantastic experience! Insane view and great house!!
Perched high on a mountain, Bella Vista offers beautiful views and perspectives from each level and window on the property! We were drawn immediately out onto the main level deck to drink in the mountain contours revealed by sun rays and clouds. Inside the “cabin” we explored the three levels with comfy rustic decorated bedrooms and bathrooms. The basement level surprised us with pool, foosball, and video games. A hot tub on that deck was hard to leave in all kinds of weather. We saw bears, sun, snow, deep fog, and hoar frost from the decks. The views fostered introspection and deep conversations. We were truly rejuvenated after a rough year.
I could go on and on about the comfort, relaxation, and peace we experienced there. It was the perfect place for our family to celebrate an early Christmas together. Wish I was back there now ❤️
The views are stunning and the cabin is very cozy! Waking up and being able to watch the sunrise through the huge windows was incredible! Amazing cabin with wonderful amenities!! Breathtaking views from all three decks and we even got to see bears! That was an awesome sight, we would come back just for that. Amazing place to vacation! We appreciated the cleanliness of the cabin, and we felt right at home during our stay.
The view is stunning, especially on the third deck. Great space for two families with kids. It is nice to have lots of entertainments in the cabin and we do enjoy the hot tub. Would like to come back again.
Our favorite place to stay in the smokies. Clean and comfortable with amazing views..
Our group couldn’t have asked for a better stay at this lovely home! We came with high expectations, but the cabin and view exceeded them. We especially loved seeing a bear during our stay here. It was a trip that we will remember for a lifetime. We absolutely recommend this home to other lucky travelers that come to TN.
First, the Pro's:
1. You simply can't beat the view. All three levels have excellent views of the smokies.
2. The cabin is as described in the listing. I think the listing pictures are accurate in describing the rooms within the cabin.
3. The kitchen is bare bones stocked but we made due just fine. We asked for mixing bowls and another kitchen towel because there was only one. And they dropped off one additional towel and bowls.
1. The management company isn't great. We had to call Vacasa multiple times to get anything delt with. The management company never contacted us back to make sure issues had been taken care of.
We had a bear get into the garbage the fist night. The garbage dumpster was broken and therefore bears can get into it. We called to let them know and someone did come out to look at it but nothing was done. It didn't get fixed and they left all of the garbage that the bears had strewn about.
Absolutely appalling to leave the garbage all over.
My husband and a friend ended up cleaning up all the garbage and fixing the lock on the dumpster ON THEIR VACATION. Completely unacceptable.
We called again, and again vacasa just said they'd let management know.
2. This place is not covid clean. The hot tub was dirty (tons of floating skin cells) and missing bromine tablets in the floater filter to treat the water. Gross.
3. Besides hand soap and a small dish soap be prepared to provide any other cleaning supplies.
4.The kitchen cabinets were filthy and sticky.
5. This place needs a throughout deep clean. Carpets, couches, bedding, bathrooms, kitchen, floors, and windows.
Such a shame to have such large dirty windows blocking the beautiful views.
We would stay in the same location again but with Hearthside who owns other properties within The Persevere subdivision.
Hi, Daniel! Thank you so much for sharing such helpful feedback with us. The owner just installed a 4 can bear bin, and we are discussing the housekeeping issues with our team. We hope to see you again!
This home was amazing. From all the things in the house to do, to the little touches that were put into this home, to the views that were better than expected, it was a great place to stay and would do it again. Hiking was amazing too even though it was a rainy weekend. The view of the mountains off of the three decks was so cool with the leaves starting to change. We sat and watched for hours with awesome "home" cooking prepared in the full kitchen at the cabin. - LOVED IT ❤️
The views were breathtaking and the surprise visit from the family of black bears was so exciting! Our family will definitely be back!
Bella vista is a beautiful Cabin with an amazing mountain view! The cabin had everything we needed to cook including a crockpot and blender!! The shared pool was within walking distance, and the hot tub was a nice way to end the night. My almost 3 year old loved playing with his toys on the deck. The TV's were all up to date and made it easy to put on a movie with our Disney account. We even got to see a few bears. We will certainly stay again!! ⭐️
THE most stunning, incredible place you’ve ever seen! We were blown away by this home and the views! If I could rate this 10/5 stars I would. Memories to last a lifetime and gratitude to Vacasa for an amazing experience.
Communication was excellent. The location of the cabin was perfect and the views were spectacular!!! Place was spotless and fun for our group of 9. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.
THIS HOME IS FABULOUS! Our crew of 13 enjoyed every view and every second during our getaway! The owners have taken great care to make sure everyone experiences greatness! We will be back for sure! Hopefully sooner rather than later! Thank you!
If you want a family vacation location that is very kid friendly with fantastic views of the Smokies and lots of things to do this is the place for you. The home was fantastic the service was outstanding. I have already recommended this home and local to several friends. I would highly recommend this to anyone with a large family that wants to spend some quality time together.
We thoroughly enjoyed this cabin! The views off of the decks were great. The community pool was an easy walk from the cabin, and it was super nice being so close to the pool and pavilion. We are excited to stay here again as there are so many things we still want to do in the towns and in the park! Loved it here!!! ❤️ We will be back.
Awesome views. Extremely clean and they provide you with everything you need. Also excellent WiFi!
Our family really loved our vacation here. The views were one of the best things about this cabin. We also had unlimited options to keep busy. Honestly though, many hours were just spent gazing off of the decks to the mountains beyond. The cabin had lots of games, and we really enjoyed the hot tub, and pool table. It also was nice to be so close to the park and hiking trails. Easy to get into the park, do a trail, come back to the cabin to enjoy a quick meal, and then back to the park again for the evening. We really liked Cades Cove and Gatlinburg as well and even saw a bear at the cabin! We really hope to return next year.
We enjoyed our stay very much. There was more than enough to keep all the kids and teens entertained so the mamas could visit and relax! And the view was the best I’ve seen. We sat on the porch for hours, and gathered around the table for meals and games. The sleeping arrangements were more than enough for our party of 12. The quick access to The Great Smoky Mountains was great. We decided to visit the park via the Wear Cove Gap Road and were at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in less than half an hour. Our group enjoyed a peaceful picnic outing alongside the Little River and got to enjoy tubing right past our picnic spot. LOVED IT! We plan on booking Bella Vista again.
We loved everything about our stay. The views were soul soothing. The game room was great. The kids enjoyed the supplied games/pool table but also were thrilled that all the TV's were new and allowed connections for their own gaming systems. We loved being so close to the park and enjoyed a couple of hikes. The three king beds were a nice treat for the adults in our group and the full kitchen was taken advantage of as well. The views at the cabin were superb, and we were excited when we realized that another gorgeous overlook was within walking distance from the cabin at the Preserve Pavilion, Amazing Sunrise Views here. We look forward to staying here again!
We really enjoyed our recent stay. It was so nice to be able to relax in a comfortable home away from home and be so close to The Great Smoky National Park. We were just about a 15 minute drive down the hill to the park. Being so close was great because it allowed some in our party to get to hiking trails quickly while other stayed back at the cabin, and we didn't have to miss a full day away from one another. Those that hiked loved being able to come back and soak in the hot tub to soothe the muscles afterwards. Those that stayed back enjoyed board games, looking out over three decks at the Smokies, and watching movies on the big screen TV's. Our party also really loved being minutes away from The Foothills Parkway which provided some of best views we have ever seen. (We wish there was a way to upload pictures here!) Inspirational views! We will absolutely be back.
We had a wonderful stay at Bella Vista. The views of the mountains provided the best of any cabin we have stayed at by far. The pictures online are great, but even those do not fully capture the grandeur. The game room with pool table, arcade, foosball, checkers and box of games were enjoyed by our group since the park and town attractions were still closed. The kids really enjoyed the hot tub. 😀 The full kitchen was a plus, and the 3 king beds (each with their own level and bath) gave our group the privacy it needed. In spite of no park or town attractions, we enjoyed an unforgettable stay. Will absolutely book again!!
We had a wonderful stay at Bella Vista. The cabin was clean and the views were spectacular. We loved watching the landscape and birds from the three decks. Even though the park and town attractions were closed due to the coronavirus, we were able to enjoy staying in and cooking for ourselves. The grocery stores were open and easily accessible.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and well maintained. The full kitchen was a great way to not have to leave the cabin unless we wanted to. The views off the three balconies of the Smoky Mountains were superb. The game room and hot tub were awesome. Superb Stay. Can’t want to return.
The views, the hot tub, game room, and cleanliness made our stay enjoyable.
Great place For families to get together and enjoy the outdoors. Everything was clean inconvenient. Amazing views, nice hot tub’s and a very fun game room. Would definitely recommend for others to enjoy.
The cabin was just as pictured - decorated with a very cute rustic feel. We really enjoyed the hot tub, pool table, foosball (some pieces taped on) and arcade games. The mountain views were gorgeous. It’s not a huge cabin, but plenty of space for our group of 6 adults & 2 children Vacasa was very responsive to a plumbing issue we had. Overall it was a great stay!
A few things to note:
- The pots & pans and utensils need a serious upgrade. There weren’t even enough forks for 8 of us. The pots & pans had seen better days. Everything was pretty cheap & worn. Only 2 wine glasses. Need more dish towels. Cabinets need a good scrub and there was grease in oven drawer from previous guests. Suggest the owners put some attention here!
- the east side of the house is a wall of windows (gorgeous views) but it made the house very hot and the 2nd floor loft bedroom suite was super bright in the mornings with the sunrise (fine if you’re an early riser!). Also, due to the open concept of the 2nd floor to the main floor below noise really carried throughout the house which was problematic for our group having different bed times & wake up times.
- the cabin is located in The Preserve Resort - getting there is a 3-mile steep road up the mountain with many sharp blind curves with no guard rails or shoulders. The drive made me extremely nervous. I can’t imagine in inclimate weather! I am sure most mountain cabins require a similar drive, but it was not somewhere I would stay again because of this! Also, the resort area consists of several cabins all very close together - so it isn’t very secluded (if that is what you are looking for).
- we were looking forward to visiting Gatlinburg but Christmas time is insane here. It took us hours just to drive into Gatlinburg due to the heavy traffic. All the parking lots were full. It was crazy & not enjoyable! I would have never imagined the high season being this busy! At Dollywood we waited in line for 2hrs for fast food! It took
us 3-4hrs to drive around Cades Cove which is a 9-mile loop in the Nat’l Park. Just crazy busy and not what we expected.
Overall, we enjoyed our trip & the cabin. Thank you!
We had a wonderful time made a lot of memories with my children the cabin is beautiful the views are amazing very clean we will be back next year thank you for let us use your beautiful ace.
The place is amazing and chance to change your routine
This year myself and my daughter's family (The Remmers) decided to take a vacation together. This cabin was perfect for our family vacation. It was beautiful and had the most amazing views of the Smokies. We loved that it was not directly in town but close enough that we could go into town if needed. It has things to do for the whole family. It is a perfect place to have some time together as a family gathering to eat a meal, play some games or just relax out on the balcony overlooking the mountains. It has been one of our best vacations that we have ever taken as a family.
This cabin has it all. Best view ever, from every floor. Plenty of room to stretch out. Lots for the kids to do. Kitchen well stocked with pans, pots, etc.. Will be back for sure
This cabin is very beautiful, everything was clean and great, it has a great view as well, I am really glad that chose this cabin for my stay and I can’t wait until I come back next year!!!
The view from all three decks is nothing short of spectacular. Everything was as described in the listing. Already looking in planning my next trip.