USA Tennessee Laurel Branch - Pigeon Forge, TN Pigeon Forge Listing #30041

Beyond Expectations - Pigeon Forge, TN

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30 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 3 King Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Stunning, family-friendly log cabin w/ amazing mountain views & private hot tub

As you arrive at Beyond Expectations you will immediately see the beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains. Sit back on the handcrafted rocking chairs or take a dip in your private hot tub as the stars light up the night sky. Descend to the lower level of this home to discover a private mini-golf, a home theater, and a kitchenette to make it easy to pop up your popcorn or grab a beverage for movie night! For additional fun, this home also includes a game room complete with a pool table, dartboard, and foosball.

What’s nearby:
This cabin is in an ideal location just minutes away from the Pigeon Forge Parkway. Spend a day at America’s favorite theme park, Dollywood. Catch one of the incredible live shows at Dolly’s Stampede. Shop for bargains at the Tanger Outlets Center at Five Oaks where you can load up on discounted brand name goods. And if you prefer being out in nature, hike through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, accessible within 12 miles of this rental.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Gas grill
Sofabed in the loft

Parking Notes: This unit has off-street parking available.

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.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Kitchen & dining






Mountain View





DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool table : Private

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


30 reviews

Brandi V. Jun 2021
Location was perfect! We were able to enjoy the view and seclusion but still only be 6 miles from all of the activities. Beds were comfortable and we had plenty of room. Our kids enjoyed the game room and the theatre room. We would definitely stay here again.
Stephenia M. Jun 2021
This cabin had some cool features my kids really liked, but it was in need of repairs. The putt-putt had several broken places and holes that didn’t work right, and it didn’t look like anyone had cleaned down there in quite some time. The dart board was broken and unusable, and the 1st floor toilet was unstable. Other things gave to a bit of a run-down feel as well. With updates and repairs, this would be a great place to stay.
Manager response:
Hello Spephenia,We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
Karina O. Jun 2021
The view was beautiful here! Definitely one of the best parts of the cabin!. The cabin itself is very beautiful and spacious. It was fairly close to everywhere we wanted to go so that was also a big plus.
Karen S. Jun 2021
My family of 8 stayed at Beyond Expectations and we had a great time. The cabin was beautiful, and in a great location. The view was breathtaking off of not 1, but 3 balconies. The hot tub was great and the kids loved the game room. It was very easy to find and had a paved driveway, which was nice. I do believe think their may be a plumbing issue as we constantly heard water draining from the upstairs bathroom. Other than that, there were no issues to be found. We had a great stay!
Claire M. May 2021
We loved our stay. The cabin was clean, had everything we needed and had one of the best views I’ve had in a cabin in a while. The kids loved the put put course. We loved the coziness of the main level. It was great for our family of 3 adults and 7 kids.
Elizabeth P. May 2021
While we were taking a break from the real world we had an amazing time in the beautiful cabin. The view was incredible the layout was great with plenty for everyone to do. Everyone enjoyed all the perks this cabin had to offer! Majority of the time was spent playing games with the kids while looking out at the beautiful mountains or watching movies in the theater. We couldn't have asked for much more! You'll love staying here
Lynne M. Apr 2021
This home is conveniently located next to area attractions, yet just far enough away to enjoy the quiet scenic view. Plenty of room to spread out and relax.
Todd L. Apr 2021
This house has everything you want. My family had a blast! Golf downstairs kept my austic son happy and the game room upstairs had my 6 yr old moving all weekend! My wife and I enjoyed the hot tub each night! Everything was clean and in a perfect location to see the amazing views. Will definitely be back!!
Vicky Y. Apr 2021
We loved everything about the cabin except we didn’t want to leave. We wish we had a few more days to enjoy everything.
Haley B. Dec 2020
Great family friendly cabin, it is easy to find. Centrally located in Pigeon Forge. Breathtaking Mountain View.
Jeremy G. Dec 2020
Daniel L. Nov 2020
The second floor was entirely unusable. The amount of bugs crawling on the ceiling and walls was a nightmare, literally, and kept us from using the space for sleep by the second night. Waking up to find bugs crawling in the bed with us, crawling all over our baby in the porta-crib, and in our luggage was not a great start. There were clearly gaps in the structure where you could see bugs freely coming and going into the cabin.

The theater room chairs were full of candy, popcorn, and other bits that made them sticky and generally gross to sit in.

The grill was caked in food and looked like it had never been cleaned or serviced. The propane tanks were all empty on arrival so our plans to grill were put off until replacements could be found.

The trash bins in the outside cage were half full on arrival and nobody came to pick them up until the last day when it had to be called in for, in fear that we'd be charged penalties for not taking the trash to a dump ourselves.

Hope things get better in the future and we'll consider using this service again.
Manager response:
Hi, Daniel! We appreciate your stay and are sorry the ladybugs were a nuisance during your stay. We do our best to keep up with them and will continue to do so. Housekeeping will be addressed by their manager regarding the oversights. Thank you!
Heather S. Nov 2020
The sunrise views from this cabin were absolutely breathtaking - the best I’ve ever seen! We had so much fun inside the cabin that no one wanted to leave to do anything else - even the teenagers were happy and entertained! Looking forward to coming back again.
Ashaduzzaman k. Sep 2020
View was great. Everything else was great.Except timing and trash bin cage wasn’t empty. Cleaning crews were waiting outside before 10 am. Checked in time was 4pm and checkout was 10am. Would have been better if it was at least noon.
Trash bin cage wasn’t emptied out from previous tenants. So, we left our trash outside at night. Woke up in the morning and found trash bag was destroyed by Raccoon or bear. We ended up cleaning the mess.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Ashaduzzaman. The trash at this home should be carried out by each of the leaving guests. We are sorry that this was not done upon your arrival. We hope to host you again very soon. Thank you!
Alison F. Jul 2020
This home was a perfect getaway. A gas grill, home theater room, mini golf, hot tub, vintage video games, pool table, darts and foosball. Who could possibly need anything more? I especially appreciated the team's response when things were not working quite right. The only suggestion would have been to let us know that the theater room was on the mend when we arrived and would have a fix soon.
Rodney K. Jul 2020
Cabin is amazing. Amenities amazing. Were2 things we could never get right. Temperature settings and media room. We called about both. Never got them fixed. But will tell you if you rent the place, you’ll need an HDMI splitter to get the video and surround sound to work at the same time. Luckily, my son is an electronic engineer!! He figured it out and $30 later we were in business.

There are NO spices, ice, anything extra.

Saying that. Best cabin we’ve ever rented!
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay with Vacasa! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We take guest feedback seriously, and I have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We look forward to hosting you again!
Silke P. Jun 2020
The house is located beautifully and has plenty of fun space BUT is in desperate need of some serious updates, deep cleaning, Maintance and Vacasa in need of training in customer service.
Manager response:
Hello, Silke! Thanks for your review. We value your feedback concerning the condition and cleanliness of the home and have worked closely with our local maintenance and housekeeping staff to deep clean the home and make repairs as needed. We hope for a chance to impress you in the future!
John M. Mar 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at Beyond Expectations! The views are beautiful and there is plenty of entertainment at the cabin. They have a putt-putt golf room, a theater room and a game room. The cabin is extremely clean and well-stocked with everything we needed.
Gabriella F. Feb 2020
We loved the balconies !! The big bedrooms , theater room work!! Good stocked kitchen , so comfortable! Fun game area ! A lot of bathrooms !
Darrell A. Dec 2019
This property was great and we have a lot of fun
Amber N W. Jul 2019
Cabin was wonderful
Katie D. May 2019
It took a while for the air to kick on and for the lower floors to cool down and some of the remotes did not have working batteries
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.
Anthony And Deanna Z. Nov 2018
The entire family had an awesome time. The view from the balcony in the morning when the sun is coming up over the mountains to the east is in-describable. The sun cresting the mountains with the Smoky mist in the valley was by far one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. My wife had been planning this trip for over a year with the intent of having all the kids together for thanksgiving for the first time. Mission accomplished. The area is great with easy access to local entertainment, food, shopping and anything else we needed to make the trip a success. As suggested we brought several items from our own kitchen to cook the thanksgiving feast to include an oil-less fryer and some bake wear so the cooking and the meal went off without a hitch. My only concern during the whole 5 days in the cabin were the minor nit-picky details that I don't feel we should have to deal with considering how much we paid for the accommodations. We found missing towel racks in the bathroom with the hardware still mounted to the wall. We had a kitchen drawer fall into the cabinet due to the rail system falling apart. We moved the dining room table to make room for all of our guests to sit around the table and 2 of the legs just fell off. I reported this to customer service and they dispatched a repair man within the hour to help us out and repair the table. We found the sound system in the theater room was top notch, but the advertised Blue-Ray equipment was nowhere to be found. The only thing available in the theater room was local cable. So not to be defeated we found an HDMI port and hooked up my laptop and used the WIFI to access my Netflix account. So no harm no foul, we made it work. In my opinion I think the cabin could use a top to bottom review and maintenance check to smooth out some rough edges that cropped up due to wear and tear. For example, the bottom rack in the oven is a little precarious since it appears to be 2 smaller racks from a gas grill wired together to replace the original oven rack. The kids had a blast on the putt-putt course, but again minor issue since we had plenty of putters but only 2 balls. So we made due and they played a best ball team game. My final point is this. We had a great family trip and would do it all again. Family is the point and the best part of the trip. That being said for the money and what was advertised the cabin fell below expectations.
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.
Louis And Sarah N. Aug 2018
I have always loved it there and staying in a beautiful cabin makes it better and was just great.
Crystal W. Jul 2018
The mattresses need to be replaced. The weeds and brush needs to be trimmed outside around the basement/putt putt area.
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.
Elizabeth V. Jul 2018
The cabin Beyond Expectations lived up to its name!
Tina S. Jul 2018
One of the reasons we selected Beyond Expectations was that it had put put golf. When we arrived the room had many cob webs, putters thrown around the room and some sort of liquid in the holes. One of the pool ques was broken and the kitchen baseboard was laying on the floor. A man came to repair a water leak but did not know where the leak was nor did we until the end of our stay when it rained so hard the front window in the master bedroom leaked the entire storm.
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.
Jan H. Jun 2018
No hassle check-in and check-out; was able to conduct all of the rental business online and go straight to the cabin. All pertinent information was provided to me via email. Cabin was nice and clean and just as described.
James F. Apr 2018
Great app, communication, cabin