I stayed in an A-Frame cabin for the first time during a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.
I booked a weekend at the two-bedroom cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for $1,000 on Airbnb.
I found the cabin to be so cozy and stunning from all angles that I didn't want to leave.
I recently spent five days exploring the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and saw some jaw-dropping landscapes of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
One of these picturesque scenes came from my stay at an A-frame cabin that I found on Airbnb.
When searching for cabin stays on Airbnb, this one stood out to me because of its A-frame shape. I had never stayed in an A-frame before, and I wanted to see if it was as gorgeous as it looked in the pictures, so I booked it for two nights for $1,000.
Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the cabin was just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
To get there from downtown Gatlinburg, I took a tramway up to Ober Mountain, which was a 30-minute walk to my cabin. But I recommend taking a car.
I found the cabin at the end of a long driveway at the top of a hill.
At the front door, I noticed the cabin was called "Hiker's Hideout," which made sense to me since it was surrounded by woods.
The cabin is owned and managed by a Tennessee family with five total Great Smoky Mountains cabins.
"Everyone really loves the cabin and appreciates the look and feel of it," the cabin hosts told Insider. And it was easy for me to see why.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home opened up to a cozy living room with a sectional couch.
Right away, I thought the home's pointed and wide windows made the views look even more beautiful and dramatic than any other cabin I've stayed in.
It was full of amenities to help me relax and enjoy the view, from a patio with a grill and hot tub ...
... to a gas fireplace that ignited with the touch of a button.
Behind the living room was the kitchen, where my hosts left me some welcoming treats.
The kitchen had granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, which I thought gave it a modern vibe.
Past the kitchen, a hallway led to a bedroom, bathroom, and washer and dryer.
The downstairs bedroom had a TV and a queen-sized bed.
I thought the bathroom across from it had a roomy shower.
After checking out the first floor, I headed upstairs.
There was a small sitting area at the top of the stairs with a view of the first floor and the mountains outside.
Past the sitting area, I found another half-bathroom, which came in handy in the middle of the night since I slept on the top floor.
Past the bathroom, the bedroom had a queen-sized bed, a TV, and a window with USB ports on both nightstands.
With wood paneling and vast windows, I thought the cabin made me feel immersed in nature from the comfort of a cozy bed in a heated home.
My favorite part of my stay was watching the sunset on the patio. It was a calming, peaceful view representative of my stay at the cabin itself. And I won't soon forget it.
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