Honeymoon Hills is a collection of cabin vacation rentals located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The cabins are flanked by a small chapel that is ideal for small weddings and private nuptial getaways. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains National, Honeymoon Hills is close to a variety of attractions, including several restaurants, shops, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You can rent some gear and go hiking or mountain climbing, zip line through the dense trees, or rent a horse and take a romantic trail ride. Known as one of the most romantic locations in the area, visitors can find many different rentals to stay close by. This guide will help you locate nine of the most popular places to find vacation rentals in and near Honeymoon Hills.

1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

houses between the mountains
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Gatlinburg is one of the most visited spots in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can grab a vacation rental for a long weekend getaway or gather your family and head to the mountains for a week-long adventure. This laid-back city has over 800 miles of hiking trails. Many of the trails lead to waterfalls, like the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail that leads to Grotto Falls. If you prefer the indoors, go to one of the local clay works and make your own pottery or visit the Ripley’s Aquarium, which has many hands-on activities.

2. Laurel, Tennessee

tourists at the waterfalls
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Laurel sits just northeast of Honeymoon Hills. This quaint and sleepy town is the perfect getaway spot for those looking for vacation rentals. You can put on your hiking boots and climb up to Laurel Falls, or saddle up and ride a rented horse through the remote trails. The scenic overlook is a romantic spot to see Gatlinburg from above, or you can tour the Elkmont Ghost Town. The Sweet Fanny Adams Theater puts on a variety of productions throughout the year, if you are looking for something to do in the evening.

3. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

pink flowers near an old mill
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Home of the ever-popular Dollywood, Pigeon Forge is a busy getaway city if you like vacation rentals in the center of the action. On hot days, you can cool off at Dollywood’s Splash Country, or beat the heat indoors by visiting the Hollywood wax museum. The Outdoor Gravity area at the Great Smoky Mountain Park lets you careen down a hill in a giant bubble, or you can climb on board the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Fans of the Titanic can walk through the Titanic Museum and see artifacts from the famous shipwreck, and there are also restaurants to try and shops for gifts.

4. Caton, Tennessee

aerial view of mountains
Source: Flickr / Michael Hicks

Caton is a small unincorporated community near Honeymoon Hills. Vacation rentals in Caton are remote and set away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds so you can enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet. Slip on your back porch to enjoy the views of the mountains, or take a kayak and skull down Douglas Lake.

5. Cherokee Hills, Tennessee

big stones at the creek
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Cherokee Hills is just to the east of Sevierville. This sleepy town lies along the West Prong Little Pigeon River. If you like fly fishing, this area is the perfect spot to look for vacation rentals. The West Prong has a variety of waterfalls that are just a short climb, and you can take a picnic lunch or fish for trout or bass for dinner later.

6. Sevierville, Tennessee

courthouse building
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Sevierville is a fun city to the west of Honeymoon Hills. If you like NASCAR, take a spin around the NASCAR-themed go-kart track, or go underground for a cave tour at the Forbidden Taverns. If golf is your thing, you can find interactive golf, or challenge your friends to a game of putt putt. If you want to take in more of the region in one trip, climb aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and have a bite to eat while touring on one of the themed train rides.

7. Townsend, Tennessee

narrow road
Source: Flickr / Gary Millar

To the south in Blount County, Townsend is a small town with a popular of less than 300. The people you encounter are extremely friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of vacation rentals off the beaten path. Spend the day hiking over to Clingman’s Dome for incredible views of the valley below, or you can travel south to the Fontana Dam for fishing, swimming, and canoeing.

8. Cherokee, North Carolina

trees near the waterfalls
Source: Flickr / Doug Kerr

Cherokee sits to the southeast of Honeymoon Hills. Made popular by its casinos and nightlife, Cherokee is the perfect vacation rental location for a romantic getaway. If you like adventure, you can go whitewater rafting down the Oconaluftee River or zip line across 20 acres of mountain slopes. The Oconaluftee Indian Village offers life demonstrations and reenactments of the Cherokee Indian tribal history, and you can even pick up some arrowheads and other artifacts for your collection.

9. Maggie Valley, North Carolina

highway inside the valley
Source: Flickr / Ken Lund

Maggie Valley is a beautiful vacation rental spot for those visiting Honeymoon Hills. Take a tour through the Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, or in the winter you can bring your snowshoes or skis and go skiing in the Cataloochee ski area. You will find a dance club for nighttime entertainment, or soak your cares away in one of the spas.