Quick background: We are a family of 5 with 3 children ages 3 to 12. We have never been to Tennessee but we are planning a Thanksgiving trip. I am planning on flying into Nashville and then renting a Mini Van and driving to the Smokey Mountain area.
I am hoping to stay in Gatlinburg as to be close to the SMNP as well as the attractions and Pigeon Ford. As a family that travels frequently we find it ideal to rent private residences (usually through in airbnb type site.) With all that being said, I'm having a hard time finding a private Residence Inn Gatlinburg for our family to rent. We definitely do not want to stay in a hotel and most of what else I saw was rental property type places with many cabins lumped together in one area. We prefer to have our own private space without a neighbor that we can reach out and touch. We already have here in Southern California! I did read over the cabin facts and some other posts but couldn't quite find an answer. Is there speeds obal in Gatlinburg or should I be looking at other areas?