American Gem is a delightful authentic log cabin and is the perfect getaway for your Smoky Mountains vacation adventure.
As the owners of this charming log cabin, we greatly appreciate the 11 to 13 million visitors who share a love for the Smoky Mountains region. We want to do our part to make your visit here delightful and memorable by providing you with great lodging!
We appreciate the traveler's joy when they arrive at their vacation destination and discover that the lodging they booked is attractive, comfortable, reasonably priced, well-located and meticulously clean and well-cared for. We believe that you will find all of this when you arrive at American Gem! Our goal is to provide a wonderful lodging experience to first-time guests, and to welcome them back year after year.
Convenient, Easily Accessible Location
American Gem is located in Echota, a log cabin resort with entry from Winfield Dunn Parkway (a.k.a. Smoky Mountains Parkway and State Highway 66), the primary thoroughfare for visitors arriving via Interstate 40. Echota is located about 1/4-mile and on the opposite side of the Parkway from the impressive Sevierville Events Center. It is about two miles north of Sevierville's central business district.
Ideal for One to Four Guests (can accommodate six) if guest bring blow up mattress or sleeping bags. There is NO Sleeper Sofa...
American Gem is a one-level cabin with two guest suites. Each suite has a king-sized bed with high quality linens, a corner Jacuzzi tub and an adjoining bathroom with shower. Both suites are equipped with satellite Direct TV and DVD-equipped TVs.
Required Disclosure and Consent
French and Ruth Gothard are the owners/landlords of American Gem vacation rental cabin. Their son David Gothard and daughter-in-law assist them with cabin rentals and maintenance. David is an active Tennessee-licensed real estate broker. Kathy's real estate license is now in retired status. As licensees, they are required and hereby do disclose that they have a personal interest in renting this cabin. As a prospective renter of American Gem, you acknowledge and agree that by making a rental reservation and/or signing the rental agreement provided, you are providing written consent to David and Kathy’s continued involvement in your respective rental transaction.
Keywords: Log cabin rental, Vacation,Great Smoky Mountains,Sevierville Event Center, Sevierville,National Park,Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Convention Center, Dollywood, hot tub, Jacuzzi, Foosball table, screened back porch, gas grill.
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The location was just what we wanted. Close to town but the cabin was in a very quiet area, easy access. We will stay there many more times in the future. At the time of our visit my wife was recovering from an car accident and was on crutches with a broken foot. The cabin was for her very easy to get around in it. The beds were comfortable and the water pressure was like home which for alot of people is important. There is nothing negative that I can say about this cabin. Kathy was in the area that week and called to make sure we had everything we needed which was great to know if we had needed anything she was there.
This was the perfect location for us. The house had the space we needed for two couples. The paved parking area had ample space for our trailer. Nice quiet area. Easy access to Highway 66. If back in this area, we will try to get this place again.
We had a most enjoyable stay at american gem , loved the cabin very clean , the neighborhood is very nice , loved having our coffee on the front porch every morning.. we are definitely returning to stay here . The cabin is stocked well with all the cookware and dishes you need.
We really enjoyed this cabin and would definitely stay again. Love the front porch and screened in porch in back. Very clean too. The only downside was that it took some time to get through the traffic to get to gatlinburg and pigeon forge, but that’s to be expected this time of year. We will definitely rent again.
Loved our stay here this past week! The cabin is very clean and comfortable. The owner is really friendly and easy to talk to. Loved all the hummingbirds in the backyard tree. Cabin has everything you need for a comfortable stay! Thank you for having us in your cabin!
My family stayed at the American Gem in July and I honestly feel that I could not have picked a better place to stay. The cabin was very comfortable and provided us everything that we needed and more during our stay. It truly was 'home away from home'. The setting was beautiful and quiet and the location was perfect. I would not hesitate to rent this cabin again. Kathy was a delight to work with and I look forward to renting from her again.
Great location off one of the main road in the area, but far enough back in the woods where you feel miles away. Nicely outfitted and clean.
The cabin was great. Both beds were comfortable, and was located in a very quiet area.
The cabin is located in Sevierville Tennessee, with traffic it is about 20 minutes from the main drag of Pigeon Forge and about 35 minutes from Gatlinburg.
I would Highly recommend this cabin!
The cabin was great. Loved the location. It was very quiet and peaceful and hope to go back again.
The cabin was nice. No other cabins right on top of it.
Nice cozy cabin with lots of parking. No steep hills. Trailer friendly. Bike friendly. Easy access to Sevierville convention center . We came for Ponies in the Smokies and had a great time. Owner is quick to address any issue or question. Would rent American Gem again.
We were extremely happy with our stay. Kathy was super easy to work with and very helpful with the booking. She stayed in contact till the day we arrived at the cabin. We stayed during very cold weather and she called just to make sure everything was working properly. You can tell that her and her husband take great pride in their home. We will definetly let our friends and family know of this awesome find.
Our family really enjoyed our stay here at American Gem. We have been to the Smokies and rented many times, but this cabin is BY FAR the Cleanest we have ever stayed in! Owners were very nice and helpful. The beds are very comfortable and even had a yard for the kids to run out some of their energy!! We would Love to come back in the future!
Loved our stay at the American Gem cabin! So great that a cozy cabin has two en suite master bedrooms. We will be back!
This was a wonderful vacation and made even more special by staying in the American Gem cabin. The cabin was clean with every thing in it that a person would need. I just wish it was bigger so that our whole extended family of nine could stay there comfortably.
Beautiful cabin. Private but close to everything. We enjoyed celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary there. Very cozy cabin
We had to book a cabin last minute to evacuate Hurricane Irma. Kathy was very quick to respond and she made the reservation process as easy as it could be.
When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised the cabin looks even better in person than in the pictures. American Gem is also in a great location and I'd highly recommend American Gem and Kathy to anyone!
We love our comfortable home away from home! We are well taken care of and we appreciate being pampered. Cannot say enough good things about our stay, but will say that when we next visit Sevierville, we will definitely stay here.
Right from the start talking with the owner, Kathy, I knew this was going to be a wonderful experience! She was so very friendly and warm. The cabin was very clean, well stocked and close to literally Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and even (about an hour and a half away from) North Carolina! Can't wait to go back and visit again! Loved everything about this trip except for the fact I had to leave.
Very nice place to stay. In a great location
The pictures were exactly what we walked into. Clean, well maintained and did not disappoint. Will be back!
2nd stay in this cabin and we finally got to take some time and enjoy it! Spent many hours at the table playing cards, hot tub is great and we love the location! Very quiet!! Can't wait to return!
everything was as described and very nice and clean
a very quiet area.
The cabin is clean and comfortable.
It is conveniently located for sightseeing and/or shopping.
Managers are readily accessible to deal with any issues.
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND STAYING HERE.
The yard was perfect for our kids to run around and play. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs. The cabin was very nice and clean. We enjoyed this cabin more than any other cabin we've ever rented. The location was great.
When we arrived at the cabin everything was perfect. Cabin was laid out where both couples had their own privacy. I couldn't have asked for a better place. We really enjoyed our selves and Kathy was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend to friends and will be back myself.
Perfect location close to convention center...yet close to everything! We loved the privacy of the cabin also! It had great space for 4 adults! Would love to have relaxed more, but too much to do!! Beds were great! Cabin was nicely decorated and very clean!! Will definitely come back!
Lee Ann W.
We really enjoyed our stay and American Gem. The bed slept great, the TV reception was good, things were clean, easy to get into the cabin, enjoyed the fireplace. We plan to return. The cabin was clean, great customer service friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the restaurants nearby. The cabin was off the beaten path and allowed for a quiet stay.
Rented this wonderful cabin during Thanksgiving week. Cabin is just as described and easy to access especially if you are not someone use to driving on steep/winding mountain roads. This cabin is great for two couples or a family with small children since each bedroom has its own bathroom and everything is on one level. If you cook a lot you may feel that the kitchen is lacking, ( a new set of pots would be great) ok for very basic cooking. When I spoke with Kathy before my arrival she did inquire if I would be making a big Thanksgiving dinner and wanted to know if I would need anything special for cooking that meal and she would try and provide before our arrival. I thought this was a very kind and generous offer and it was greatly appreciated. Cabin is very welcoming and cozy, nice hot tub and gas fireplace, comfortable beds with good quality linens. Convenient to attractions, restaurants and shopping. I would certainly rent again and have recommended this nice place to friends. I have stayed in the Smokey Mountains in about 20 different rentals so I am a fairly harsh critic of rentals, but this was great place for a good price.
Great place to stay. Easy to get to. Close to town and entertainment . this cabin is very cozy with everything you need in it.
James & Robin W.
We'll be back!
Wonderful little cabin. Everything you need and nothing you don't. Far enough away from town to give you the quiet, country atmosphere but close enough to everything so you don't spend hours in the car. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. A true Gem!
We loved the cabin, very clean and comfortable, will definitely go back.
We drove around and looked at other cabins. We decided that we had the very best for us. American Gem is quiet and on level ground with only a couple of steps, just right for us. We truly enjoyed our stay. Thanks Kathy, we will be back, Lord willing. God bless you.
We selected this cabin purely based on location, but would choose it again for everything else. The cabin was clean, spacious and super comfortable. It was away from the craziness of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg but close enough that you could easily be in the middle of it all in no time. Also close to the Douglas Dam and a great lake beach area. Would recommend!
We really enjoyed our time at American Gem. It is a great location close to all the activities but secluded enough to be quiet. Thanks Kathy for all your help.
Really enjoyed our stay. Kathy checked in to make sure we had what we needed. Would stay there again.
This was a great cabin. Had everything that we needed. The beds were VERY comfortable. Definitely would stay here àgain. Loved the easê of booking cabin.
My Hubby was unable to take any time off during the Spring Break of our grandkids. This cabin was perfect for them, and me! Close to Major highway which made me feel safe being there with them alone. I prpared 2 meals a day in the cabin (had 2 teen boys, so you know how much money that saved me). We all had a great time, the boys wished there was a basketball goal with that nice flat driveway, but we found a city park where they could work off their "Hoosier Hysteria". The hosts were most gracious and Dave was my knight in shining armor. When I lost the key to my cartop carrier, He and his lovely wife came to our rescue. They spent quite sometime helping us, on a Friday night, at dinner time no less! We absolutely enjoyed every moment we spent at American Gem.
America's Gem was a perfect cabin for a long weekend getaway for two couples. The cabin is set up ideally for two couples - two kings, each with their own bathroom. The beds were super comfortable! We enjoyed the hot tub each evening, too. The owner was amazing to work with. She responded quickly to texts. We had one minor question that was addressed within minutes. I highly recommend this cabin; we'd stay there again for sure!
We had such a great time staying at the cabin. Nice cozy had all amenity needed close to all tourist area activities and restaurants stores.
The cabin and the owners were very nice. The beds were very comfortable and I loved the fact that both rooms included their own jacuzzi tub with jets. The hot tub was nice and we had a great stay. The living room chair wasn't very comfortable and the dining room chairs weren't very sturdy. One of the children fell backwards in one of the chairs but luckily didn't get hurt. Plus there are only 4 chairs, and having had the children plus 4 adults, there wasn't enough room for us all to eat together. For a group of 4 adults I think it would be a perfect place to stay. I would love to stay again, and since we love to cook the only downside was the dining room chairs. Besides that it was very nice.
We rented this cabin for our 20th Wedding Anniversary along with our son & his wife for their second trip for their first Wedding Anniversary! The cabin was perfect & exactly what we wanted! It was better then expected being it was our first time to rent from VRBO. We absolutely loved everything about this cabin! The staff was wonderful each time we were in contact & made us feel very comfortable using this rental!! This cabin was very homey & we were very comfortable there! I would not recommend changing anything! The location was perfect! We are looking forward to returning & renting this cabin again. Hoping to bring our daughters next time. Thank you for everything!
We loved this cabin ! It was perfect for my daughter, sister and I to vacation in. It had everything we needed and was very clean. The location was an easy drive in and close to lots of stuff. Kathy was very helpful for us first time cabin renters and wonderful to rent from. We are planning another vacation at the American Gem cabin next summer.
This cabin was the best cabin we have stayed in. We have stayed in many cabins and have packed up and left due to poor up keep on cabins. This cabin exceeded our expectations! We were very pleased and they had everything there we needed. If you are looking for a week or weekend getaway I totally suggest this one. It's location is perfect. We will book with them every time we have a chance to get away for a weekend and visit Gatlinburg. You will not be disappointed. The owners are so nice and were easy to contact prior to our arrival. After we got home she even called to make sure our stay was comfortable. Look forward to our next trip!
Cleanest Cabin we have stayed in after renting many Cabins until we found one to rent each time. This is new to our rent list! Nice easy location with excellent street and drive way. Fast access to all sights minutes away. Level for easy access only three steps to front door with no steps to back door.Plenty of room to park two cars or more. There is other cabins around but not right next to you. Rental is easy. Very nice owners to do business with. You will not be disappointed.
The American Gem had everything you would need. It was extremely clean. It was perfect. We took my mom on a little trip and made some memories that we will not forget. The hot tub was great and it was ready to relax and we did do that.
This was the greatest place. Peaceful and quite. We will definitely visit again.
After many stays in area, this cabin, by far, met our needs. Great location, quiet and since our guys were fishing, they had plenty of room to park boat. Very important! Close to shopping and restaurants. (Also very important for ladies!**) Well maintained and Kathy and David are close as phone call. Will return every spring.
We spent 3 nights and enjoyed all of them. The hot tub was appreciated considering the weather. There was enough to do in the cabin to keep everyone happy. The location was excellent. The Dunkin about a mile or so down the road put a smile on my face. Our two grandchildren would have liked to spend more time there.
A perfect place for two couples. American Gem was clean and inviting for the fall season. The owners were helpful before and after our visit. It had easy access with a large flat driveway and close to a main road to the nearby events. However, there was often heavy traffic so plan extra travel time, especially on the weekend. We found a good grocery store, super attractions, and quaint shops everywhere in this area. We would return to this cabin again without hesitation--location, price, accommodations, and friendly folks.
My friends and I really enjoyed staying at the American Gem...the cabin was just gorgeous...clean and well-maintained. The owner was a joy to deal with...she kindly answered all of our questions and concerns. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a private place to stay while visiting the Sevierville/Gatlinburg area. We will definitely stay here again in the future!
Our family was very pleased with our accomodations at the American Gym Cabin in Sevierville, TN. We were impressed with the cleanliness, warm cozy home like atmosphere and the kind hospitality and cooperation of the owners/renters. We were able to prepare and have Thanksgiving Dinner there just like home! The fire place, hot tub and jacuzzi's were added comforts and treats for us. We highly recommend this cabin to anyone and know you will have an enjoyable stay. Another big plus of the cabin was that it was ground level and easily accessible.