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10% Nightly Rate Discount ~ all remaining 2019 dates and ANY date in 2020 - valid thru 12/31/2019

Original Price $395.00 Deal Price $356.00

10% Nightly Rate Discount ~ all remaining 2019 dates and ANY date in 2020 - valid thru 12/31/2019 Use Discount Code: SMBYO2020

Validity: 9/20/2019 - 12/31/2019
Moonshine Cabins - Owner

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  •  513-400-4636
    07:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Last Updated: 9/20/2019

No service fees when you book with SMBYO!


Great Reviews! Many Updates - Large Rooms WiFi Grill Hot tub Pool table Shuffleboard + more!

Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin part of "Moonshine Cabins" and member of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.

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You’ll feel right at home when you stay at Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin. Once you arrive, kick off your shoes, grab a drink and soak in the sights and sounds of nature all around on one of three porches. We’re close (less than 10 minutes!) to some great hiking spots at the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, less than a mile from Rocky Top Sports World, or a quick drive into Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for tons of family fun!

Mudpuppies & Moonshine is a well reviewed, large, luxurious cabin with many updates since 2014 - it's the perfect family friendly spot where you can relax and get away from it all. We are located close enough to everything the area has to offer, but you will feel like you are miles away! Ready for a swim? Gather the family for a short walk to the swimming pool. Kids need to run off some steam? We’ve got a great recreation area with a basketball hoop, swings, horseshoes and a reservable pavilion that can accommodate 50 people, just a short drive from our cabin within our resort.

Why stay with us?

  • 5 Bedrooms (TV in each bedroom)
    • 1st floor Master suite - King Bed
    • 2nd floor Master suite - King Bed
    • Lower Level Bedroom - King Bed
    • Lower Level Bedroom - Queen Bed
    • Lower Level Bedroom - Bunk Beds (2 x Twin over Full Bunk Beds)
  • 3 Bathrooms (hairdryers provided)
    • 1st floor Master suite - Luxury large walk-in shower w/ double sink (remodeled 2018)
    • 2nd floor Master suite - Full tub/shower w/ double sink
    • Lower level shared bathroom - Full tub/shower w/ double sink
  • 7 TV's in total with expanded cable package and Blu-ray players
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local and long distance calls
  • Keyless entry / self-checkin and self-checkout
  • Well-stocked kitchen with updated appliances includes: blender, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, coffee mugs, wine glasses, plates, cups, serving bowls, baking dishes and baking sheets, large selection of pots and pans for all your cooking needs
  • Granite countertops
  • Outdoor 4-burner natural gas grill
  • Outdoor dining
  • Gas fireplace (open Oct - Apr)
  • Hot tub
  • Family friendly board games
  • Shuffleboard table, arcade games, and pool table
  • Hair dryers in all bathrooms
  • Beautiful, natural grounds
  • Resort swimming pool within walking distance
  • Resort recreation area: basketball, swings, horseshoes, charcoal grills, and a reservable pavilion that can accommodate 50 people just a short drive from the cabin

Mudpuppies & Moonshine Cabin is conveniently located only three miles from downtown Gatlinburg, sleeps up to 14 (max of 8 adults) comfortably. Enjoy 3 levels of spacious accommodations with hardwood floors; a well-stocked kitchen with updated appliances includes all you need for cooking meals; large, comfortable bedrooms; and fun & games for the whole family. Relax on the front porch, admiring Mt. LeConte while you enjoy your morning coffee or in the evening as the sun sets. Soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking, shopping and fun. The loft features a shuffleboard table, a pool table, and arcade games. We offer 2 Master Suites with King beds, located on the main and second levels. In the lower level you will find a guest bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds for the kids and 2 additional bedrooms - one with a king bed and one with a queen beds as well as a laundry closet with washer and dryer.

We are located right next door to the popular Arts & Crafts Community as well as the Smoky Mountain National Park. Our cabin is also located less than a mile from Rocky Top Sports World, the country's newest state-of-the-art sports tournament destination. The fun doesn't end there - there is plenty of fun to be had nearby at one of many go-cart racing tracks, mini-golf courses, dinner theaters, mountain coasters, Dollywood, and so close to many of the best restaurants that all the locals frequent.

Check out the reviews, you won't be disappointed

Your mountain vacation awaits!

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Season From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Regular Season 2019 11/04/2019
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
Thanksgiving 2019 11/26/2019
$495.00 $495.00 $3,120.00 -- 3
Regular Season 2019 12/02/2019
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
December Holiday 2019 12/19/2019
$495.00 $495.00 $3,120.00 -- 4
Winter Season 2020 01/05/2020
$325.00 $325.00 $2,050.00 -- 2
Regular Season 2020 02/28/2020
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
Easter Weekend 2020 04/09/2020
$450.00 $450.00 $2,835.00 -- 3
Regular Season 2020 04/13/2020
$395.00 $395.00 $2,490.00 -- 2
Memorial Day 2020 05/21/2020
$450.00 $450.00 $2,835.00 -- 3
Early Summer 2020 05/26/2020
$395.00 $395.00 $2,490.00 -- 2
Fourth of July 2020 07/01/2020
$450.00 $450.00 $2,835.00 -- 3
Summer 2020 07/06/2020
$395.00 $395.00 $2,490.00 -- 2
Labor Day 2020 09/04/2020
$450.00 $450.00 $2,835.00 -- 3
Regular Season 2020 09/08/2020
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
Fall Colors 2020 09/25/2020
$395.00 $395.00 $2,490.00 -- 2
Regular Season 2020 11/08/2020
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
Thanksgiving 2020 11/25/2020
$495.00 $495.00 $3,120.00 -- 3
Regular Season 2020 11/30/2020
$345.00 $345.00 $2,175.00 -- 2
December Holiday 2020 12/18/2020
$495.00 $495.00 $3,120.00 -- 4
Lodging, Local State Sales Tax: 12.750%
Cleaning fee: $175.00
Damage Protection Policy-$1500: $39.00
Booking policies:

- Rental agreement must be electronically signed upon booking

- Must be 25 or older to reserve the property

- Photo ID required upon booking

- No pets

- Resort Quiet Hours 11pm - 7am - Strictly Enforced

- No extra charge for weekends!

- Discounts for 7 night stays!

- Additional information at

Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM

Amenities Back To Menu

  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Cell Phone
  • Vacuum
  • Pack and Play
  • Home
  • Online Booking
  • Loft
  • Bunk Area
  • Managed By Owner
Bedroom Setup
  • 3 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Bedroom Extras
  • Alarm Clock
  • Private Bathroom
  • Carpet
  • Hardwood
  • TV
  • Cable
  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting
  • Deck
  • Full Bath
  • Tub
  • Shower
  • Attached
  • Double Vanity
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Cookware/Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Towels
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
Heating and Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
Outside Living
  • Balcony
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Air conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Game room
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron board
  • Linens
  • Living room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Dvd
  • Games
  • Pool table
  • Satellite or cable
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Dining area
  • Dining coffee maker
  • Dining dishes utensils
  • Dining dishwasher
  • Dining kitchen
  • Dining microwave
  • Dining oven
  • Dining refrigerator
  • Dining stove
  • Dining toaster
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Family
  • Sports activities
  • Tourist attractions
  • Arcade Games
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Log Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Mountain View
  • Pool Table
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Spectacular Mountain View
  • Swimming Pool Access
  • Wi Fi Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • Keypad
  • Linens
  • Linens provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Self Check-In
  • Smartlock
  • Smoke Detector
  • Towels
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linen provided
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Waterfalls
  • Recommended
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Game room
Family Friendly Amenities
  • Childrens Dinnerware
  • Pack n Play Travel Crib
Kitchen and Dining
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • BBQ
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
Location Types
  • Mountain View
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Communal Pool
  • Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Minimum Age Limit
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wifi
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports and Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hiking trips
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Tubing Water
  • Whitewater Rafting

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Places To Eat
  • Sugarlands Distilling Company
  • Tennessee Homemade Wines
  • Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
  • Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery
  • Sugarland Cellars Winery
  • Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse
  • Bootleggers Homemade Wine
  • Smoky Mountain Winery
  • Old Smokey Distillery
  • Mountain Cheese and Nuts
  • EAT Food Tour
  • Crocketts Breakfast Camp
  • Taste Of Italy
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Log Cabin Pancake House
  • Cherokee Grill
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
  • New Orleans Sandwich Company
  • Pancake Pantry
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
  • Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon
  • Wild Plum Tea Room
  • Three Jimmy's Good Time Eatery
  • Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Calhoun's Gatlinburg
  • Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
  • Smoky Mountain Trout House
  • Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • No Way Jose's
  • Blaine's Grill & Bar
  • Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • The Park Grill
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp
  • Atrium Pancakes
  • The Park Grill
  • Five Guys
  • Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
  • Melting Pot
  • Peddler Steakhouse
  • Buckhorn Inn
  • Pigeon Forge Deli
  • The Pottery House Cafe and Grille
  • Smokies Cuban Cafe
  • Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant
  • Poynor's Pommes Frites
  • Local Goat New American Restaurant
  • The Old Mill Restaurant
  • Blue Moose Burgers & Wings
  • Mel's Classic Diner
  • Boss Hogg's BBQ Shack
  • Huck Finn's Catfish
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Alamo Steakhouse
  • Corky's BBQ
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Johnny Casino's
  • Bullfish Grill
  • Five Guys
  • Calhoun's Pigeon Forge
  • Timberwood Grill
  • J.T. Hannah's Kitchen
  • Mama's Farmhouse
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
  • Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
  • Golden Corral
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
  • Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet
  • Cheddar's
  • Harpoon Harry's Crab House
  • Reagan's House of Pancakes
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican Grill
  • Margaritaville Pigeon Forge
  • Red Rooster Pancake House
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • No Way Jose's Cantina
  • Lil Black Bear Cafe
  • Little Tokyo
  • Mcalisters Deli
  • Aunt Granny's All You Can Eat Buffet
  • Smoky Mountain Pancake House
  • TGI Fridays
  • Song & Hearth
  • The DM Pantry
  • IHOP
  • Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop
  • Emiliano's Mexican Grill
  • El Ranchero Loco
  • Paula Deen's The Bag Lady
  • Smoky's Pancake Cabin
  • Biblical Times Dinner Theater
  • Mama's Farmhouse
  • Marco's Pizza
  • Kinkaku Japanese Steak House
  • Chubby's Deli
  • English Mountain Trout Farm & Grill
  • PawPaw's Kajun Kitchen
  • The Apple Barn and Cider Mill
  • The Chop House
  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
  • Thai Basil
  • Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
  • Applewood Farmhouse Grill
  • Elvira's Cafe
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Holston's Kitchen
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Local Goat
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Two Brothers Italian Restaurant
  • Nino's Pizzeria & Eatery
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Cheezy Steaks
  • Pigeon Forge Deli
  • The Diner
  • Fuddruckers
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Olive Garden
  • Poynor's Pommes Frites
  • Hickory Cabin Seasoning
  • Hillbilly's
  • Bullfish Grill
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Bluff's
  • Gondolier Italian Restaurant
Things To Do and See
  • Great Smoky National Park
  • Dollywood
  • The Old Mill
  • Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
  • Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
  • Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area
  • Wild Bear Falls Waterpark
  • Amazing Mirror Maze
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  • Ripley's Moving Theater
  • Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
  • Earthquake - The Ride
  • Amazing Mirror Maze
  • Earthquake - The Ride
  • Mountain Life Adventure Rentals
  • Gatlinburg Trail
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Herbert Holt Park
  • Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle
  • Historic Ogle Log Cabin
  • The Village Shops
  • Mountain Mall
  • Covered Bridge in the Glades
  • Riverbend Mall
  • The Old Mill
  • Christmas Place
  • Stages West
  • Three Bears General Store
  • Pigeon Forge Gem Mine
  • Smoky Mountain Cat House
  • Iron Mountain Metal Craft
  • Thomas Kinkade Gallery
  • The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
  • Sandman's Workshop
  • Pigeon River Pottery
  • Try My Nuts Company
  • Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet
  • Antique Mall
  • Man Cave Metal
  • The Country Barn
  • Titanic Museum
  • Parrot Mountain & Gardens
  • Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
  • Dollywood
  • The Island in Pigeon Forge
  • Rockin' Raceway Arcade
  • Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
  • The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
  • Big Top Arcade
  • Arcade City
  • Country Tonite Theatre
  • Old Forge Distillery
  • Outdoor Gravity Park
  • The Escape Game
  • Trapped Escape
  • Kryptology Escape
  • The Track Family Fun Park
  • Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride
  • Fun Stop
  • MagiQuest
  • Tomb Egyptian Adventure
  • Fun Stop
  • Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
  • Tennessee Legend Distillery
  • Smoky Mountain Deer Farm
  • Hillside Winery
  • Tanger Outlets Sevierville
  • NASCAR SpeedPark
  • Forbidden Caverns
  • Rainforest Adventures
  • Hike The Smokys
  • Foxfire Mountain Adventures
  • Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf
  • Foxfire Mountain Swinging Bridge
  • River Romp
  • Wilderness at the Smokies
  • Tennessee Museum of Aviation
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours
  • Sevierville Park
  • Boot Factory Outlet
  • Smoky Mountain Helicopters
  • Sevier County Choppers Helicopter Tours

Reviews Back To Menu

Carol's review


Great Cabin!

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Mudpuppies and Moonshine. The uphill drive to the cabin was slightly intimidating at first but we adjusted quickly. The spacious cabin was clean and comfortable, and nicely decorated. I loved the roomy shower in the master suite. My mattress was comfortable. My family enjoyed their time in the hot tub. We also had fun in the game area located on the upper floor. There is a pool table, shuffleboard game, a Pac Man game, etc. We did not cook but the kitchen was well stocked. I enjoyed rocking in the gliders in the family room. We used the washer and dryer located downstairs. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the cabin because of our trips to town in Gatlinburg and our visits to the park, so we didn’t have a chance to sit on the balcony. The location seemed safe and quiet. Very peaceful. I would recommend April and Dave’s place!

Robert's review


It was an amazing family vacation!

The cabin was beautiful.  It was clean, well maintained, spacious and well equipped with whatever you could possibly need.  There were six adults and four young children and we had plenty of room.  The kids loved the game room. And sitting on the deck early in the morning was so relaxing. The food store was only 10 minutes away which made it very convenient to get groceries.  There was so many things to do in the area that the week just flew by. Would love to do it again.

Marlene's review


Family Memories

Cabin fitted our 11 member family perfectly. Just was surprised it was in close proximity to other cabins and could see no mountain views. Decorated with personal touches which made it homey. Had no problems booking this property, all went smoothly. Close enough to downtown Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge so there wasn't a lot of extra traveling. Our stay there was wonderful.

Valerie's review


Fantastic Family vacation in a beautiful cabin

Our family had a fantastic time at Mudpuppies and Moonshine cabin.  Very well equipped cabin.  The gaming room upstairs was a huge hit with all ages.  😀 Beautifully kept cabin and I especially loved that the linens -sheets and towels - were supplied as well as a starter supply of other supplies. 

Jodi's review



April and Dave thought of everything to prepare the home for a fantastic stay! We brought 11 of our kids with us-- they thoroughly enjoyed the game room and cabin luxuries. We loved sitting on the porches to rest from our busy days at Dollywood. The community pool, location, and views were also exceptional. You thought of everything we could possibly need or want during our stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay in your home.

Stephanie's review


Very Personable

There is so many great things to share about our stay at the Mudpuppies and Moonshine cabin. I had contacted April and Dave prior to the trip sharing some concerns I had about traveling with our toddler. They responded quickly and were graciously accommodating. They helped ease this mommas mind, which in itself is priceless! All the rooms are spacious, so when you need some some time to yourself (which helps when traveling with small children) you can escape to your own space for a quick breather or an afternoon nap :) I am also pregnant and this cabin allowed easy access to a variety of restaurants and a great local grocery store that helped satisfy my cravings! I didn’t get to try the hot tub due to being pregnant but the family seemed to enjoy it...a lot!

One things to consider (unrelated to the quality of the cabin and the friendliness of the owners)
• be careful when opening your car doors. You park at a tilt and our car was dented by a family members door because it swung open faster than we are used to! We quickly learned to hold the door 😆 side note...we had just bought our car about 2 weeks before this and my parents were very upset they dented it. Honestly, we were so happy to make it to the cabin before our daughter had a come apart in the car that nothing could upset us!

We look forward to planning our next trip with April and Dave at the Mudpuppies and Moonshine cabin!

David's review


It's a hit!

Mudpuppies & Moonshine has been our lodging destination for two years running for the BSA Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, TN.  It is a beautifully maintained property, with excellent amenities, and from the upstairs game room, to the board games shelf and flat screen TV’s for easy connections of the kids Nintendo Switch, this place is amazing!  The sleeping, bathing, kitchen and laundry facilities make it ideal for big families and large groups.  The setting is wonderful, very close to all the cool stuff in town, and this woodsy home away from home is an entertainment destination in it’s own right!  Well done!

Maureen's review


We LOVED this cabin

We were so pleased with this cabin and I will be booking it again for next year! It is super clean, great location, and has everything you would need. Well stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, linens, towels - anything you could think of is there - just like your own home. Sparkling clean, modern and comfortable beds! Very spacious - we had 11 people and we all fit comfortably between the living area and dining area. We didn't cook much but we had everything we needed. Large fridge and all appliances in great order - no problems. Hot tub was clean, easy to operate and had a great view of back of cabin. Very nice location - between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Close, but not right in town. Took us a minute to get used to the parking, but once we did, no problem. Finally, we did not meet the owners except via phone, but I had to call twice, and they were very responsive to our needs. I like the fact that they are not a big corporation and we certainly did not feel like we were in a hotel -cozy, comfortable, roomy and home-like. I think the price was fabulous for what we received! Family loved it!!!

Mark's review


Second Stay!

This was our second Fall staying at the larger moonshine cabin. The weather is always iffy and in both cases we had lots of rain. We still managed to have a great time because of this beautiful home. There was so much to do inside with numerous games in the game room loft area and lots of boardgames in the basement. The house is very cozy we ate all of our meals in and found the kitchen very well-equipped. The hot tub was super nice and clean and also a nice way to spend a rainy weekend although we did get out between the raindrops for a hike and spending time on the Craft Road which was a stones throw away. We would definitely return here again and highly recommend it. April was so helpful with all of our questions and request.

Robin's review


Picture Perfect

This cabin is amazing! From the beautiful mountain décor to the views from the porch and the back could not ask for more. It was spotless when we arrived. The appliances and grill are in excellent condition. The hot tub was wonderful, we used it every night. All five bedrooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. The bathrooms were large and convenient to every bedroom. The gameroom was fantastic with indoor shuffleboard, pool and checkers. There were numerous board games too. We walked up the hill every day to the outdoor pool which was on the small side but fine for us. This was truly the best cabin I have ever stayed at and I highly recommend it. My family had a wonderful time.

Alex's review


Wonderful Cabin

This is a wonderful cabin, location and host. You will not be disappointed if your looking for close access to the mountains and dollywood (which was awesome) but are also looking for peacefulness and nature. We were 6 adults and 6 kids and fit the cabin accommodated us perfectly. April and dave did a great job welcoming us and preparing us with local tips.

Jullie's review


It was amazing!

The property was impressive, clean and updated! Everyone slept comfortable, the kids enjoyed the pool table and air hockey game, the adults enjoyed the hot tub! The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms had everything that we needed. The owners responded very quickly, overall it was a great stay. The only thing that was a bit of inconvenience was the rec center, we had to drive there versus walking, but overall I would recommend this place to anyone at any age!

Paul's review



This is a beautiful modern log home in a small community of similar homes. Mudpuppies & Moonshine, or M and M, as we came to call it, is at the end of a street almost to the bottom of a short somewhat steep hill, but still up in overall elevation. The back porch is well up in the trees! And beautifully peaceful. The main floor is only a few steps from the parking area so move in/out is simple. It is well lit from porch lights. Everything you will need is there, well organized, well thought out. Obviously April and Dave are good at being hosts.

Lorna's review



This is a fantastic place to stay and is very clean and inviting. They have prepared so well for anything you might need and it's like walking into a home - not just a hotel. We would definitely recommend this place for you to rent in Gatlinburg!

Eric's review


Great Cabin!

We had a great time celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The cabin was everything we hoped for and more. There was plenty of room and everything was easy to find thanks the great job of labeling. The recent remodel was beautiful. Looking forward to our next visit.

Kendra's review



This cabin was perfect for a group of friends in need of a long weekend retreat into the mountains. Close to downtown but still secluded, very clean, gorgeous, spacious house, lots of games, etc. I would definitely stay here again!

Deanna G's review

Deanna G

Great house!!! Well maintained and updated.

Loved our stay!! Everything you need and more. Very clean and well maintained.

Blaise's review


Wonderful Cabin!

We had the pleasure of staying at The Mudpuppies & Moonshine cabin for the weekend. This place is spectacular and I would recommend to anyone looking for a stress free getaway in the Gatlinburg area! Cabin has more than everything you could desire, never get bored, beautiful views and close to it all, yet you don’t know it! Cleanest cabin I have ever stayed in and I am a bit picky I admit. Appointed very nicely, everything stocked, beds were extremely comfortable too! I could not dream of staying anywhere else when traveling to Gatlinburg! Thank you Mudpuppies and Moonshine, outstanding job!

Brittany D.'s review

Brittany D.


Our time here was awesome!!! Everything we needed was right there!!! We will be returning in the future!!!

Kristie K.'s review

Kristie K.

Great place awesome people!

This cabin is great! Plenty of room for everyone. Board Games for kiddos. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Leanne P's review

Leanne P

Great cabin and location!

We had a great weekend at the cabin. Very clean and a great location. Everything we needed to have a wonderful time.

Sherry R.'s review

Sherry R.

Great property!

This property served our 4 generations well. It was very clean and well stocked. I highly recommend this home!

Yuridia V's review

Yuridia V

A great Cabin

April and Dave are some very special folks. A little story, we evacuated for Hurricane Irma from Naples, FL, I was trying to locate a place for us to stay since I have a 5 month old and it is not easy to just grab and go since most places were already booked out from all the evacuees. The same night we evacuated I was able to find this cabin and immediately booked it; after 2 hours of consistent looking at all the cabins that were all booked . I called April and Dave right after to confirm we are booked before we hit the long journey. Dave answered and he was great! He was very helpful with me on what to expect on this rental and comforting that I was extremely happy with finding this rental. April was also great! When we were on the road they texted us to see how we were doing, who does that? When we finally arrived, about maybe 30minutes I received another text stating that we had arrived and if we had any questions to please contact him. The cabin was beautiful. April and Dave went above any renters we have ever rented from. Even my parents were amused of the attention we received! Thank you April and Dave for making our journey less stressful. I would defiantly book again! Thank you guys!

Deepa Z's review

Deepa Z

A perfect place for a Gatlinburg weekend

We had a wonderful stay with our group of 6 adults and 6 kids in August 2017. The kids (ages 1-4) loved the bunk beds, the air hockey table, and the pool within walking distance of the cabin. We were a short drive from all the Gatlinburg attractions, 10-15 minutes from the National Park, and yet still had the feeling of a quiet cabin in the woods away from the hustle and bustle. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we need to grill, cook delicious breakfasts, and the house was perfect for hunkering down with a movie or some great conversation. The best part of all was April and Dave, the owners, who were by far the most considerate and helpful HomeAway owners we've ever encountered. We will definitely be coming back on our next trip to the Smokies!

Karen R.'s review

Karen R.

Great Stay!

Our family (8 adults & 3 kids) stayed at Mudpuppies & Moonshine for our yearly vacation and what a wonderful place it is! The living/dining area was a great size for our family meals/activities. The bedrooms were very spacious. We especially enjoyed the game area in the loft and the fact that the swimming pool was conveniently close (walking distance). The location of the house was great! Instead of driving into Gatlinburg, a trolley stop was close by. The house is in close proximity to a grocery store, restaurants, local artisans, and the national park. The hosts were very helpful as well, responding quickly to questions that we had. We all had a wonderful time & hope to vacation at Mudpuppies again!

Katie W's review

Katie W

Fantastic home for our 14 person family getaway!!

The cabin is nice and was the perfect size for our family! Plenty of space and fully furnished. The only negative thing about the place is the parking situation, however you are in the mountains!! We will be coming back!!

Kibibi H's review

Kibibi H

Lovely cabin

We spent Independence Day week at this lovely home. My party consisted of 5 adults & 6 children. The home has 5 large bedrooms. (With a large childrens room). Everyone had their own space, and it was never too crowded for us. The home was clean with everything in the kitchen needed to cook, store, prepare, grill etc.

It was my first time in Gatlingburg & we had an awesome time in Gatlingburg & Pigeon Forge!

Thank you Dave & April

Brenda G's review

Brenda G

Amazing Cabin

The location of the cabin was just outstanding and the facilities itself was amazing. The cleanliness was unreal. Had all the amenities that you could ask for. April and Dave was just awesome to work with and helped us with all our questions, outstanding couple.

Karen B's review

Karen B

Great location and beautiful cabin!

This cabin was perfect for what we wanted! We had seperate rooms for each family and a room for the kids!

The location is great! It is close to Gatlinburg and the drive is very easy. There is a Food City right down the road making it easy to get food, ice, and drinks once you get there.

The pool is amazing! It is within walking distance and was perfect for the hot afternoons!

The owners are great at communicating and are super helpful!

We highly recommend!!

Mary's review


Cabin was perfect

This cabin was perfect for three families with 6 young kids! They had plenty of rooms, beds, and even had accessories for babies (pack n play, high chair seat, baby gate). And the beds were so comfortable! We had fun using the pool table, air hockey table, and then the living room and deck was perfect for the adults to talk and relax during nap time and bedtime for the kids. It is close to downtown Gatlinburg where we went to the aquarium one day and close to trails to hike. Overall it was a great location for our best friend reunion! Thanks April and Dave!

Cindy R's review

Cindy R

Amazing customer service!

Sadly, due to the Sevier County wildfires my girl's group December 2-4, 2016, Christmas weekend at Mudpuppies and Moonshine cabin was not to be, however I want to tell everyone about the wonderful customer service provided to us by April. She contacted me at 6 am following the devastating wildfires of Monday, November 28, 2016, and kept in contact with me throughout the day. While Mudpuppies and Moonshine cabin sustained no damage in the fire, access to the property, as well as utilities were cut off. As soon as April realized this she contacted me and refunded the entire payment before I was even off the phone with her on Tuesday night. We will definitely be renting from April in the near future.

Jennifer B's review

Jennifer B

Mudpuppies & Moonshine - Great cabin and Owners

We had a great time over Christmas! The owners were amazing! During the fires we were all hesitant on coming to Gatlinburg, Dave and April were amazing and kept us up to date daily with updates. They made us feel like we knew them. Can't say enough nice things about them. During our travel, they checked in on us and were quick to answer any questions while we were there. The cabin was perfect for our family. Adequate sleeping space for 8 adults and 5 kids. Cabin was kept very clean and a great place to come home to at the end of the day. Thanks Dave and April for being wonderful hosts!

Esther's review


Lovely family reunion

This was a lovely place for a family reunion of nine people. The cabin was located far enough away from the hubbub of Gatlinberg, so that it was peaceful. However it was still close enough to be very convenient. The cabin is spacious and has great appliances. There are fun games; the pool table was especially popular on our stay. Their cable channels are extensive. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and clean. The cabin is also located near a grocery store. Overall, we had a wonderful stay!

David A's review

David A

Envious, great place.

We had a perfect time here and being able to come back to a cabin that felt like home was the perfect end to the day. I have never slept better, my wife said I snored very little. Everybody loved it, kids kept busy with pool and air hockey and games. Loved it.

James M's review

James M

Very nice, clean place to stay while enjoying Gatlinburg

We have stayed here twice. The location is perfect for the arts and crafts section of Gatlinburg and it is also close to the downtown area. The cabin was roomy and clean and had everything we needed. The owner is very easy to work with and made the process very easy. Would definitely stay here again!

Cindy's review


Great time!

Dave and April were great hosts. They were always quick to reply to my emails before we left and while we were there. The cabin was well equipped with many extras that I didn't expect. It was very clean. Everything we needed for making meals was there. There were games to play, for all ages, which was nice since we had our children and grandchildren with us. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed being all together in a home. Nice cabin! Thanks to Dave and April for being so helpful!

Dustin T's review

Dustin T

Great for the whole family

We love Moonshine and Mudpuppies. This is our second trip to stay here and unless something changes we will be here again. Cabin is great! Cabin is clean!!!!! Owners are super nice people and will do anything they can to help you. The parking is not great but the location is really convenient. You are far enough out of the way to feel like the mountains but close enough to grocery shopping and anywhere else you wanna go.

Kristin B's review

Kristin B

Smoky Mountain Getaway

We had a group of 11, 8 adults and 3 children. This house accommodated all of us perfectly. It is clean and comfortable and has ample room to spread out; whether we went up to the game room or out to one of the two decks (one upper, one lower). It was clean and well stocked with supplies and all the necessary cooking and eating tools. The grill is gas, off of the kitchen out on the upper deck. The house is within a very short drive to the local grocery store and gas station. This house is far enough away from Downtown Gatlinburg that you don't have to deal with all of the traffic but close enough to go enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer. I highly recommend this vacation house if you are vacationing in the Gatlinburg area. While you are there, stop in to Bennett's BBQ and get a loaded baked potato! Delicious!

Patricia L's review

Patricia L

Loved it!

This house is fantastic for sharing with another family or one large family. We found it well appointed with everything we needed to make dinner for 8. There were several others in our family staying at other houses on the property and we were by far the happiest with the layout, location and the amenities. Great hosts got right back to us to answer any questions. A totally positive experience and I am not easy to please.

Anonymous's review


Great Roomy Cabin

This is a lovely cabin for a large group. Three families went, three levels to the home = privacy for everyone! The entire home is very spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you could possibly need at your fingertips. Very large table with bench seating for large groups. The kids really enjoyed the pool and air hockey tables. The pool is close by and they enjoyed that as well. I like the location of the resort....close to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There was a wonderful assortment of brochures and books about the area which we found helpful. The owners are extremely helpful and very easy to work with. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a lovely get away to the mountains!

Kathy K's review

Kathy K

Great location, lovely cabin, friendly, helpful owners

We recently stayed at this cabin for a week with a group of 6 adults and 2 young children (4,11). The cabin had lots of space, bedrooms and bathrooms were large. The layout was perfect for allowing each family to have privacy. The location was good for getting to Gatlinburg as well as the Smokey Mountains. I would recommend it to anyone. Only drawback was that the master bathroom on the main floor did not have a shower. There was a large jacuzzi tub which might be hard for some to get in and out of.

Brett's review


Location is perfect!

Dave and April were phenomenal host! Dave stopped by the cabin to make sure that we had everything we needed and that we were having a great time. The cabin includes everything you would need for a week getaway in the Smoky Mountains. If you are interested in going to town, the location is perfect. We were only about 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. Our group was able to enjoy the days in Gatlinburg and late nights at the cabin without any hiccups. We appreciate the hospitality and look forward to staying at Mudpuppies and Moonshine again!

Marlene's review


Friends Getaway

Spent a great couple of days with friends at this cabin. There were 5 couples and plenty room in the kitchen and living area to accomodate everyone. The cabin was in a great spot for climbing Mt. LeConte or having a nice dinner in town. The hot tub and jacuzzi were a welcome treat after walking trails, riding trams or experiencing fun events. The cabin was equipped with a pool table and many games to enjoy. The leaves were just beginning to turn beautiful colors. We definitely enjoyed our stay. Hope we can visit again soon.

Susan's review


Great Vacation!

My family stays in a cabin every other year for our family reunion in Tn. This one was excellent. I loved the "cabin" feel of the wood in the main living areas while having the blend of carpet and other décor in the lower bedrooms. We had small children so carpeting on the stairs made it much safer for them to chase each other around! We enjoyed the pool, Jacuzzi, and hot tub. All were great. The kitchen was a good size for meal prep for a large family.

The cabin's location was perfect. It was very close to Gatlinburg, a grocery store, and other conveniences while still being very much in the quiet of the mountains. It was a quick drive to anything we wanted to do and close enough for pizza delivery one night!

My mom & sister booked the cabin & spoke to the owners directly who were very informative, easy to contact, and enthusiastic about the home. I liked friending them on facebook and seeing the pics of upgrades they made before our vacation.

Overall: Great space, great location, nice amenities. You must check this place out!

'Bama Family's review

'Bama Family

Great Getaway

This property was just what we needed. Plenty of room, great amenities, close to golf courses and downtown G'burg - we had a GREAT time. The new carpet made the place seem like a new home. Everything you need for grilling, cooking, and having a large family meal on vacation. The bear in the parking lot while we were packing up the last day was icing on the cake.

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