Ignore staying in Gatlinburg or overpriced cabins nearby. For ~$100/night, stay in a basic wood cabin w/ all the necessities (including cable & WiFi). Grill burgers & dogs outside & make a campfire.
Just seven miles from Cade's Cove Loop road.
Meant over cooked very bad food for high price
Watch out chicken dinner and tenders very expensive and overlooked n dry.
Nothing better than sleeping in a hammock right by the river