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April Special! $99 per night for all remaining nights! Private with great views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Great Views Of The Smoky's. Secluded and Private

With it's unforgettable views, beautiful decor, and full list of amenities, Closer to Heaven has the allure of a private mountain paradise away from it all...

Tucked away within the Hickory Hollow Resort Community, yet minutes away from all attractions and the beautiful National Park, Closer To Heaven is your ultimate mountain getaway that offers a perfect blend of privacy and convenience.

Pictures can't truly show the full beauty overlooking famous Wears Valley, but perched 1,950 ft. in elevation and nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Closer To Heaven offers these picturesque views from nearly every location on the property.

Wake up in the beautiful master suite to the sound of wildlife just steps away. Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the masterfully crafted log picnic table and listen to the chirping birds, chattering squirrels, and abundance of other wildlife within the area. All of this within view of the breathtaking Smokies.

Peaceful rain showers can be enjoyed under the covered porch or even from the one-of-a-kind reading nook that no other cabin has to offer. Situated at the end of a small catwalk looking out of floor to ceiling windows, enjoy the tree framed view while reading your favorite book.

After long days of hiking and seeing the attractions, a night of rejuvenation is a must! Offering privacy and relaxation, take some time to unwind in the hot tub that sits upon the back deck overlooking the trees and the mountains.

The Chef within you can whip up any meal you'd like in the fully equipped kitchen or over the hot coals of the BBQ grill. Also enjoy a nice glass of wine from one of the local wineries and get a taste of the area!

Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this one-of -a-kind cabin today!

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Kendall and Leina Luelf
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Kendall and Leina Luelf

My wife Leina and I (Kendall) got married in June of 2009. I previously worked in TN at a nuclear plant that is located about 2 hours from Pigeon Forge. I absolutely loved the area while I worked there and always wanted to go back. We now live in IL and I currently work at a nuclear plant locally, and my wife Leina works for a consulting firm. Last year we visited the area again and decided to look for property while we were there. We purchased our first cabin last year. It is called Closer To Heaven and is located in Wears Valley. We decided to rent it out while we weren't occupying it and quickly found that with my job, last minute vacations are tough to plan and the cabin was usually booked. We looked around for more property so that we could have a couple of choices when we visit and found our other cabin, Eagle's View.

Kendall and Leina Luelf purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kendall and Leina Luelf chose Sevierville

My wife an I bought our cabin because we just absolutely love the location and the views. Anyone who has ever been to eastern TN knows just how amazing the Smoky Mountains are; and if it is your first time, you will soon see for yourself! Being located in Wears Valley is probably the biggest treat for us. We really enjoy the small town feel while being so close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Wears Valley is full of great farmers markets, antique stores, and restaurants. Everyone there is so friendly and always make us feel welcome, and that really made our cabin the one for us.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at numerous cabins and none of them had the reading nook like this one does. It is very unique and sets it apart from others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cant believe our vacation has already come to an end! WE spent our first night in a different cabin on this road. We went for a walk and saw this cabin. The first thing in the morning we went to the office to see if we could switch. We are SO happy they said yes! What a view! I will never tire of looking at the beauty of the Smokies. M husband and I first came here 10 years ago and I have wanted to share this with my sons every since. We hiked Laurel Falls, Abrahm's Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Grotto Falls. They were amazing! We saw a few bear at Cade's Cove, went Whitewater rafting, tubing in the creek-what a great time we had enjoying Gods gift of natures beauty! School starts in a few weeks...what a wonderful way to end our summer together.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sevierville in Sevier County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom (Main level) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Loft Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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April Special! $99 per night for all remaining nights! Private with great views
average rating of 4.8 based on 91 reviews

Great little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin and the perfect home base for a few days visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. We enjoyed a long hike in the park, and even had the availability to watch every single game of the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament on the satellite coverage in our living room. Great views for coffee every morning, too!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was good EXCEPT the master shower......NO PRESSURE WHAT SO EVER!!!!!!

  • 2 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very disappointed to hear that you did not have a 5 star stay in our cabin. We pride ourselves on offering the best vacation possible and that starts with keeping the cabin in the best shape possible. We do our very best to ensure everything is great upon your arrival but sometimes issues do occur. We never received any text, email, or phone call regarding the water pressure issue which is frustrating to us because it obviously affected your stay enough for you to leave a 2 star review...even after mentioning everything else was good. IF there is an issue upon check-in, PLEASE just let us know immediately so we can resolve the issue. We are very quick to respond to issues and have great contacts for resolving pretty much anything that could arise. We have fixed the issue which turned out to be an internally calcified shower head. Thanks for taking the time to read this response and we hope future guests understand that we do prioritize customer service, we just ask that you please make us aware of any issue that can negatively effect your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Closer to heaven was the perfect 10 year retreat for my husband and I. We loved the views and could not ask for better owners! Kendall and Leina were helpful our entire trip. We can not wait to come back to closer to heaven!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson, SC


  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin. As been stated, the views are beautiful. God can be seen all around you and then you can feel Him as the winds blow.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Breeze Fl

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin! It was exactly what we wanted for our getaway together. We had the best time, loved the hot tub on the deck and the view was Absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time here! the view was incredible and the cabin was just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Car: necessary

You can also enjoy zip lines and canopy tours, seasonal hay rides, and various local festivals throughout the year. Closer to Heaven is within the Hickory Hollow resort area, which has a small catch and release pond available to all guests. The property is conveniently located off of Wears Valley Rd, which is directly between Pigeon Forge and the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Cleaning Fee £61.38
Tax Rate 12.94%


Holiday stays are subject to holiday rates and are not associated with the above rate table. Holiday stays will be handled on an individual basis upon inquiry.

Holiday's include:

-New Years Day
-Martin Luther King Day
-Valentines Day
-Easter Weekend
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-New Years Eve

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% of payment required at time of initial booking & the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival for check-in.

If booking is made 30 days or less to the arrival date, 100% of payment is due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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