USA Tennessee Gatlinburg Cherokee Orchard Listing #30177

The Big Oak Lodge - Gatlinburg, TN

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56 reviews
Max. occupancy: 78 13 King Bed, 14 Queen Bed, 14 Futon 16 bedrooms 16.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Luxurious lodge w/2 private hot tubs, home theater, game room, & furnished decks

Upon entry to The Big Oak Lodge, you find expansive windows, a large open floor plan, and high ceilings that make one feel as though the outdoors have found their way in. The cabin’s main level provides comfortable gathering spaces, private oasis, and a fully equipped kitchen for easy meal preparation. The magnificent fireplace – open to the living room, dining room, and kitchen – anchors the home and allows for warm and memorable family gatherings. The living area is simply out of every vacationer's dream. It features several, large, and comfortable sofas facing each other and near a stone encased fireplace, creating the perfect ambiance for a joyful and entertaining gathering with your friends. Worried about not having enough space for dining? Fear not! This charming mountain retreat offers its guests seven (yes, seven!) dining tables providing enough space for the entire group. The first-floor deck boasts several rocking chairs, grills, and magnificent forest views! As you make your way up to the second level, you'll find the most entertaining and fun-filled room of the house! A large theatre setting (seating plus a large flatscreen TV), a kitchenette (full-size fridge, microwave, and sink), and a pool table offer hours of entertainment. If you'd like to rest your muscles after spending the day downtown, this mountain paradise has not one, but two private hot tubs available!

What’s nearby:
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park would be mere minutes from your doorstep. Pack a picnic lunch and stop at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Cades Coves is a great drive where you can see how the original settlers of Gatlinburg lived. Pigeon Forge is just a few miles away waiting for you to have a full day shopping and dining and family fun. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park is less than one and a half miles away from you and it's the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled family day.

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

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

City/town permit number: 2617

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


Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial 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



Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

56 reviews

Martin C. Dec 2022
We had our company retreat at this house (about 20 people with empty rooms all over). It was more than spacious enough for everyone to spread out but the downstairs living room and kitchen was the perfect setting for our quarterly meeting. I would highly recommend for groups of any kind.
Jeff M. Nov 2022
This house was awesome and has everything you need to have a great weekend. Huge kitchen, awesome movie theatre, and spacious rooms. Had concerns about parking before arriving but it seems they've added more because we had more than enough space to fit 11+ cars.
Christopher J. Jul 2022
Loved the great room, ample dining area. Kitchen with two sinks, two dishwashers. Ice machine, and large industrial refrigerator. We had a family reunion with 46 people and it did not feel crowded at all.
Rasik P. Jul 2022
Pamela M. Jul 2022
The house was everything we hoped for. Loved the spacious rooms and kitchen. The location is ideal. Will definitely be staying here on our next family trip to Gatlinburg.
Raaj S. Jun 2022
Great for family reunions. Indoor space is amazing and large. Responded quickly to any issues that came up.
Deborah R. May 2022
My family of 24 truly enjoyed the cabin for the second year in a row!

The rooms are comfortable, the family areas are spacious. We used everything... the pool table, the movie theater, the video games, the hot tub... all of it!

We are already planning another vacation in the area! Thank you so much!
Karen B. Apr 2022
We celebrated a Family Union with 39 people. The home was more than enough to accommodate such a large group. We loved the layout, amenities and especially enjoyed the kitchen (layout with essential tools and equipment to easily feed 39 people) and the media room (perfect for a rainy day with 16 kids)! Highly recommend this home for any large group or family.
jitendrabhai p. Mar 2022
Location and newly built
Jenny W. Mar 2022
Great team bonding location
Mark G. Jan 2022
The Big Oak Lodge was perfect for our retreat. It’s homey, inviting, warm and spacious ! Loved the dual kitchen islands , the roominess of the seating area. It has everything you could want - from recreation to hot tubs to amenities to large beds. It was a perfect stay for our group and we will stay again!!
Kevin W. Jan 2022
We brought around 50 people for our Winter Youth Retreat. The Big Oak Lodge was perfect. Huge open space on the ground floor, great kitchen, and plenty of space for meals and hang out time. The cabin has great bedrooms. We were able to put our guys on the 2nd floor and ladies on the 3rd floor. The theatre room was a great meeting spot for our teaching times. The shared pool is not very big, but it's much better than the in-cabin pools we have had in the past. It's also right across the parking lot from the Big Oak.

We came during an impending snow storm, so the location close to the main road in Gatlinburg was awesome. We were able to get out to the main road and travel back even in the winter weather.

The only negative worth mentioning is the pool table. It's small and was pretty damaged when we arrive (rails are dead, and ripped felt). Only one pool cue had a tip and several of the balls were cracked/damaged (how does that even happen?). The game room is not on par with other cabins we have stayed in, but this is minor in my opinion when you consider the amount of space and quality of everything else in the cabin.

Overall, we had a great trip and will try to book the Big Oak Lodge again next year.
Manager response:
Hi, Kevin! We're glad you stayed with us and apologize the pool table did not meet your expectations. Maintenance has been asked to inspect everything for possible replacement. Thank you!
Betty Lou C. Dec 2021
Unfortunately we did not have a good experience this year. I wanted to email you first hand to let you know some of the issues we had. This is very disappointing since we were very excited to hopefully continue our yearly retreat at this location, but everyone was shocked on how drastically the quality had changed since our last visit, the COO said he wasn’t coming back.
We were not able to get into the cabin for almost 3 hours while we waited for them to clean it. Once we did, all the floors were soaked, so we had to hand dry with paper towels. The top shelf on both dishwashers were broken and the HVAC was not working upon arrival.
I will say that Customer Service was nice when I called, although each call lasted about 20 minutes, so it was very hard to run activities while being on hold and talking to someone.

Hopefully things will improve and other guests will have a better experience.

Thank you.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Betty Lou. We're so sorry for the disappointing experience during your visit and appreciate you sharing your feedback and concerns with us in order to address the areas in need of attention throughout the home. Since your stay, a new part for the dishwasher has been ordered and the air conditioner is working properly. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused. We also apologize for the unexpected delay in getting you checked in and for any cleanliness issues you encountered. We will follow up with our housekeeping team to ensure future cleans are completed to our standards. We appreciate your feedback and hope we have the opportunity to impress you in the future.
Alishia M. Nov 2021
I loved the large space of the cabin. it was a lot of stairs to climb for those on the 3rd floor. I would prefer a home with an upstairs, main floor and basement. Otherwise, it was a great stay. Saw bears the entire weekend! Some difficulties with the tvs in several rooms. issue with the kitchen sink, maintenance was contacted and came fast but several men in the home fixed it.
Mark D. Oct 2021
Beautiful lodge that easily accommodated our large group. Definitely a wow factor from the moment one opens the door. Hot tubs, great outdoor space on the decks, theater room, everything one would want and more in their vacation spot.
Ivan H. Oct 2021
We enjoyed our stay, even got to see a bear in the backyard!
Barbara H. Sep 2021
This cabin is beautiful inside, lots of space and very clean. If you’re looking for privacy, this cabin is not for you. It’s located in town and right next door to another cabin. Also there are 16 bedrooms in this cabin and they only offer parking for 11 cars. Several of our guests were extremely dissatisfied that they had to pay for offsite parking and be shuttled in.
Jamie W. Sep 2021
This was the perfect home for our large group retreat. We had 50 adult women and there was enough room for all. A request would be better/bigger trash cans. For a group that large there was always a lot of trash. Two of the cans were broken and very dirty. There wasn’t a great ventilation system in the kitchen for when the bacon was cooking, maybe humidifiers or more fans. There were plenty of soaps and dishwasher pods - never needed to use what we brought! Loved being in the culdesac and the location was great proximity to the town. I was worried it would feel like a parking lot but it didn’t at all! We didn’t use the pool but the hot tubs were a nice treat. Some bears did visit! It was a great trip for all involved.
Marilyn K. Aug 2021
Our family (3 generations, over 40 people) gathered for a week at Big Oak Lodge. Everyone was impressed with the quality of the accommodations. With 16 bedrooms, each with a private bath, everyone had plenty of privacy and a quiet place to go. The common area downstairs did get a bit noisy when everyone was there, but it was roomy enough for everyone. The back porches with gliders, swings, rocking chairs, picnic tables, grills and hot tubs were quiet get-aways for those who had to work or have conference calls, smoked, or wanted to make S'mores. The pool was across the road from us, and the house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, so we felt safe with kids going to and from, though adults kept watchful eyes and lifeguarded. It is close enough to the main drag in Gatlinburg to walk, though the return is all uphill, so better for young legs. Everyone in the family agreed that this was our best vacation ever.
Deborah R. Jun 2021
After a long year dealing with being quarantined, my family was super excited to get out and be able to laugh together and hug each other and that is exactly what we did in this beautiful setting. This home had more than enough space for everyone, the loud ones, the quiet ones, the ones that go to bed early and the ones that stay up late. We highly recommend!

There were some things we were concerned about after reading reviews, so I'll run through them...
- There were enough towels to go around (but our laundry committee did wash them as well)
- There were more than enough dishes for all of us - plates, dessert plates, glasses, coffee cups, juice glasses, bowls, silverware and knives and several additional items, like the milk frother
- There were about 8 large pizza pans that we used for getting breakfast food done - bacon and biscuits in the oven - several pots, frying pans and some pyrex for serving
- The fridge and freezer were plenty big enough and so was the storage cabinet
- The furniture is comfortable; chairs in the kitchen were sturdy and beds were comfortable for most guests
- There were small bottles of dishwashing liquid available; but probably a good idea to bring extra depending on how long you are there - we cooked every morning and evening, so we ran out quickly but had brought some
- We did some shopping, sight seeing and white water rafting while we were in town
- We did see bears, but they were not phased by us
Thanks for a great stay! I know we will return :D
Mereda B. May 2021
Cozy location, walking around town convenience.
Melanie H. May 2021
The Big Oak Lodge is a beautiful lodge, but it was not clean, had numerous maintenance issues, and a poorly stocked kitchen. We got a quick response from maintenance, but some problems were not addressed during our stay. We loved the convenient location and would stay here again. Hopefully the aggravating issues will be addressed and fixed for the next guests.
Manager response:
Melanie, we appreciate your feedback, and we are so sorry for the maintenance concerns encountered during your visit. We are working diligently to ensure that any items in need of attention are appropriately addressed. We hope you'll allow us another opportunity to host you for a truly carefree vacation. Thank you for staying with us.
Aisha M. May 2021
The house was beautiful and the people who run the property and maintenance was the best would definitely rent here again
Dana B. Mar 2021
I is beautiful, has lots of room.
Ryan M. Mar 2021
This was a great experience for our family. We had ample space for everyone. Rooms were large and beds were comfortable. Huge Kitchen with all of the amenities you needed. Lodge is close enough to all the attractions but far enough away to get out of the traffic. My whole family highly recommends this place.
Phetmany B. Mar 2021
This home was perfect for what we needed for our soccer and birthday weekend. We will continue to rent this cabin. Everyone had a great time.
Jevon R. Feb 2021
This house is Big and Beautiful. We absolutely love this Cabin. Our winter weekend getaway group brought over 100 guest and filled 4 houses on the property. All cabins were beautiful. Only issue was with this house. A few of the door knobs came off and a few of the theater chairs were loose/ broke. A TV wasn't working. The reason for 4 stars. We called maintenance man about TV and a few lights in room wouldn't turn on and maintenance came out promptly and fixed the TV and lights. So that was a major plus. But we'll be back and I'm sure everything will be fixed.
Deshawn A. Jan 2021
Doug D. Dec 2020
Brought 60 people up to the Big Oak Lodge and had the time of our lives. Location is ideal because you can walk to the strip. Service was great and the place is beautiful. WiFi was a little shoddy but it wasn’t an issue.
Nichole B. Nov 2020
The cabin is absolutely stunning when you walk in. We were so excited they already had some Christmas decorations out and a couple of Christmas trees!! The kitchen is nothing short of amazing!! 2 sinks, dishwashers, stoves, coffee pots, blenders, & toasters. Plenty of silverware, plates, glasses, and coffee cups. Rooms were spacious. Cabins are in a resort area and very close to the neighbors. You can see/hear the neighbors from the back 1st floor deck. There is more privacy from the 2nd level deck. Since there were not many leaves on the trees, you have a nice view of the strip in Gatlinburg from the back porch. There was a nice starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, and even dishwasher tablets. Our only complaint was there was no oven mitts, dish towels or dish cloths. In a place that provides linens and all towels and washcloths for the restrooms, I expected those items in the kitchen. Even the disposable dish cloths would have been nice but especially oven mitts. There also were no coffee filters. I completely understand this in a rental situation but there should be a few notes about what is not provided. We ended up spending part of our budget buying items that we could have just brought with us. We did bring extra toilet paper and paper towels and never needed them. But we did end up having to purchase trash bags, oven mitts, dish towels, and dish cloths. All in all, it is a beautiful cabin close to town but with all the feels of being away from it all!
Manager response:
We're happy to hear that your group had a fabulous stay at The Big Oak Lodge, Sandy! We have submitted your suggestions regarding the lack of oven mitts, dish towels, and dish cloths to local management so they can communicate that with the owner. Thank you so much for your review and we can't wait to have you back!
Tony M. Oct 2020
This is an outstanding cabin for large groups. Everything you need is within the house. Very clean, 24/7 service on the phone. Only 2 speakers worked in the media room. They set someone out to try and repair, They could not repair it. we dealt with media with the working speakers. We'll definitely rent the Big Oak again. Thanks Vacasa. Great job.
Manager response:
Tony, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Big Oak Lodge. We apologize the media room woofer bar was not able to be repaired during your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. Thank you!
Benjamin E. Sep 2020
The cabin was very beautiful. It was big enough for my family and myself. We all had a blast and the location was just right. The only thing that got to everyone was the bugs. They're was roaches in the kitchen, ants was in the cabinets in our snacks, we had to throw everything away that was open and my sister in law found a bed bug on her pillow. Not cool!! Everyone was a little disturbed after all that. Other then the bugs the cabin was great.
Manager response:
Hi, Benjamin! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize if bugs made it stressful. Pest control has been scheduled to address this. Thank you!
Hunor S. Aug 2020
We had a great time! Great house, good customer service and a breathtaking view. If you travel with kids just be careful with the bears ;)
Michael W. Aug 2020
Loved all the space this had.
Antwan W. Jul 2020
Cabin was Awesome!! Beautiful!! Very spacious and accommodating for our extra large family!
Home away from home with everything you need besides food!! And we brought that!! Conveniently located near everything!! Can’t wait to go back!! *****(5) Star
Bethany W. Mar 2020
Beautiful home with a kitchen to die for. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all very comfortable. We enjoyed the game areas and theatre.

The only downside is that cars from other cabins took some of our parking spaces, making the parking logistics tricky. There should also be a property manager on site to oversee the shared pool. There was no oversight and a party there was getting way out of control, and we had to remove our kids from the area.

Overall, we would rent again! Loved this cabin!
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Bethany! We are glad you enjoyed this home. We are sorry to hear other guests parked in your spaces, and while our local property manager is not on-site to greet guests, our professional, dedicated team is standing by should any need arise. We encourage guests to reach out to our property management team directly via the contact information provided in check-in instructions. We hope you'll return!
David L. Jan 2020
Plenty of room, large kitchen able to accommodate all guests easily. Comfortable beds and great electronics for entertainment.

Plan on coming again.
Lancaster Christian Academy L. Jan 2020
This spacious lodge was wonderful for our group. We love how open the downstairs was. We had 65 adults, and that was just the amount of space for sleeping. We would have not had enough room had we had any more adults. The only other suggestion I would have would be for more pots and pans and also some shelving or racks in the showers to put soap and shampoo. We had to use the floor. Other than that, the location was fantastic and the experience was great
Manager response:
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We have passed your suggestions regarding the pots, pans, and shelving to the manager to discuss with the owner. We can't wait to host you again soon!
Blake H. Dec 2019
We had a great time with this cabin. Everything was exactly as they described and the views were even better than anticipated. We look forward to coming back again!
Vision Faith Church V. Oct 2019
The cabin was perfect.and had.everything we needed for our event.
Doug B. Sep 2019
Great place
Amy R. Aug 2019
The plethora of emails and calls from your staff were extremely appreciated.
Abigail L. Jul 2019
Great customer service. Ease of reservation and check out process. GREAT communication with staff during our stay.
Eric R. Jul 2019
Philip J. Jul 2019
Spacious Lodge with large bedrooms and king sized beds, and large main floor family area.
Kanti P. Jun 2019
need pest control and minor maintsainance issues
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.
Marsha M. Jun 2019
The house was very nice and lived up to our expectations although many of the kitchen utensils were not at clean as they should have been. Other than that was a very nice reunion home for our family
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.
Tracy R. Apr 2019
Everything was so nice and accommodating. Check in was easy and everything we needed was provided for.
Springdale Church Of The Nazar S. Feb 2019
Cabin was clean, bedrooms were great open space (kitchen, living room) were perfect for a large group
Creola L. Sep 2018
Everything was nice. Beautiful cabin
Deborah T. Sep 2018
The lodge was clean, problem free!!
Yousif Z. Aug 2018
Amazing home, great amenities. Great location. Wonderful
Troy H. Jun 2018
Just awesome