Elk Springs Resort - Gatlinburg cabin rental community with luxury overnight rental cabins and log homes in Gatlinburg with easy access to the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community and the Smoky Mountains
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Elk Springs Resort - Gatlinburg Luxury Cabin Rental Community


Elk Springs Resort is a luxury, high end development located in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Tennessee . There are 121 building lots on 68 acres. Access is from Powdermill Road off Glades Road in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community. To travel to downtown Gatlinburg takes about 10 minutes and to the Arts & Crafts Community less than five minutes. The development consists nearly exclusively of rental cabins, most of which have been very productive on the overnight rental program.

The development was started around 2006 and has seen quite a few rental cabins built since then. There are still some lots available where cabins haven't been built. As you enter the development you are greeted with an elegant Elk Springs Resort entrance sign and travel up the road for a while before you get to the rental cabins. The overnight rental cabin management is handled exclusively by Elk Springs Resort. High speed internet and cable TV is available from all of the cabins. There are a large number of cabins in the development that have theater rooms. Elk Springs Resort has one of the highest ratios of Gatlinburg cabins with theater rooms as any development in the Smoky Mountains. Many of the cabins also have unique features with small trees and branches tastefully decorating the inside of the cabins.

Gatlinburg cabin with theater room - Elk Springs Resort - Rental cabin community in Gatlinburg, TNThe cabins vary quite a bit in size from 1 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms. All cabins have metal roofs and many have differing colors where there aren't two cabins with the same color metal roof adjacent to each other.

I consider this overnight rental cabin development to be one of the very best for Gatlinburg cabin rentals. The cabins are very well built, are in close proximity to Gatlinburg and the Arts & Crafts Community, and many feature theater rooms to enhance the rental potential of the properties. The cabins without theater rooms are also quality built and offer varying floor plans. The developer took care not to cut down every tree in sight and some cabins have a nice wooded environment.

General Price Range

Prices within the development vary tremendously depending on the size. Foreclosures have sold for as low as $165,000 within the development and some homes have sold for well over $500,000. Most of the cabins that are not foreclosures are priced in the $250,000 to $400,000 range. Several 2 bedroom cabins have sold as foreclosures or short sales for less than $200,000 and others approximately half of what they originally sold for. These are among what I consider to be some of the best deals in our area. Especially a couple recent foreclosures on Buck Tale Way that produce great rental incomes for the selling price.


Lonnie Privett (Custom Crafted Construction) built most if not all of the cabins in the development and he builds a very good quality cabin in our area. Andy Gladstein handles the property management and produces great rental incomes for the properties and was also the developer of Elk Springs Resort.

To rent a Gatlinburg luxury cabin in Elk Springs Resort call 1-866-550-1795 or click here. Although most cabins are managed by Elk Springs Resort, there are some cabins in the development managed by Cabin Fever Vacations. View cabins in Elk Springs Resort managed by Cabin Fever Vacations.

Luxury Bath in Elk Springs Resort - Gatlinburg Luxury Rental Cabin CommunityElk Springs Resort - Luxury Cabin rental in Gatlinburg. Staircase from family roomElk Springs Resort - Gatlinburg cabin view from deck Exterior of cabin on Buck Tale Way in Elk Springs Resort - Luxury cabin rental community in Gatlinburg

Positive Aspects
  • Great architectual differences between the cabins (not cookie cutter)
  • Wide, easily traveled roads.
  • Convenient to Gatlinburg & the Arts & Crafts Community (less than 5 minutes!)
  • High Speed Internet & Cable Available
  • Developer took great care to not strip the land of all trees
  • Luxury properties with quality construction and materials used.
  • Restrictions to protect your investment.
  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Some cabins have good mountain views.
  • Has city water
  • Various sized cabins (1 BR, 2 BR, 3 BR, 4 BR, and 5BR rental cabins)
  • Many cabins have very nice theater rooms
  • Very strong rental histories from overnight rental cabins

Negative Aspects

  • Not a very high percentage of the cabins have great views

Elk Springs Resort Plat Map (pdf)

Elk Springs Resort Restrictions (pdf)

Elk Springs Resort Restriction Amendment (pdf)


Gatlinburg luxury cabin interior - Elk Springs Resort

View a photo gallery of a couple cabins in Elk Springs Resort

2251 Buck Tale Way ("Lumberjack Lodge")

2225 Buck Tale Way

2226 Buck Tale Way

1935 Elk Springs Way

Contact Jay Fradd by either calling (865) 809-8600 or e-mail in order to receive more information about Elk Springs Resort.

Jay can provide you with detailed information regarding:

  • Past rental histories
  • Recent cabin sales
  • Current properties available for sale
  • Foreclosures & short sales in the development
  • Subdivision Plat Maps
  • Covenants & Restrictions
  • Tax Records of a particular property
  • A detailed financial analysis of a particular property
  • With serious requests, Jay can preview a property and take photos of the cabin (See example)
  • Much more!!!

* Information on general price ranges fluctuates on a regular basis. An effort is made to make the information up to date and current, but you should check to verify the accuracy. Perceptions of each individual are different, so an advantage may be a disadvantage to another and vice versa. The advantages/disadvantages on this page are my own opinions based on my own knowledge of real estate and the feedback of my clients when showing the particular development.

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