Guest Reviews

Reviews from our previous renters validate the luxury and atmosphere of our cabin rentals. To see the reviews, click the name of the cabin and a wide variety of guest reviews and testimonials will appear!

Anita Night

“My husband and I stayed at Hearts Desire for our 41st Anniversary from April 14-17, 2017. It was everything you could ask for. It was very clean and very romantic. You’re close to everything within reasonable driving time! The most enjoyable weekend getaway we have ever experienced and we will return to Hearts Desire again and again!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful little cabin!!!”

Bill and Cindy

“This was a wonderful place to stay. It is not only pet friendly but owner friendly too. We have really enjoyed our stay. Thanks for everything. We will be back. Bill and Cindy Hunt. Nortonville, KY.”

Steve and Terry

This is our second time to stay here and we really enjoyed it both times. Everything is perfect. Especially liked the washer and dryer that you’ve added since last year. This is the perfect location too – away from everything but close too. Thanks for a great place to stay. Steve and Terry Miller Gallion, Alabama

Danny & Dorothy

“We love your cabins. This is the second one we stayed in and they were both wonderful. We come for the peace and quiet and found it here. We recommend them to everyone coming up to the Smokies. My husband says I’ve been ruined by staying in your cabins. I would rather be here than any hotel room any day. Thanks for everything. God bless you both! Danny and Dorothy Henderson, KY”

Wilma Breeden

“We spent a week in Heaven’s Door and it was PERFECT! Everything was clean, so well laid out and had everything we need there but our food! It was the perfect size for my husband, son and our dog. Larry loved the sitting room off the master bedroom. He stayed there most of the time. Even though we live on a farm, I had never stayed in a cabin in the mountain and I celebrated my birthday doing just that this year. My son enjoyed the pool table and with a hot tub and sauna we had it all. Would definitely stay again if the owners would have us!”

Kathy Goodwin

“We loved this cabin and the fact that our dog could travel with us made it that much better. We totally enjoyed our week in the mountains and the cabin felt like home. If we travel to the area again we will definitely stay here. Everything was clean and having a washer and dryer was a plus”

Sondra, Frank and Poodle Molly

“Terry Kay and Tim,
We had a wonderful time in your beautiful cabin. Our little poodle, Molly, loved the fenced-in yard and would run from one side of the fence to the other when she saw a squirrel in the trees. It was such a relaxing visit…we loved sitting on the porch early in the morning and late at night. Everything was so clean and we felt right at home from the moment we walked in. I have never slept in a more comfortable bed. We have rented numerous cabins in the Pigeon Forge area, but we will always come back to Heaven’s Door when visiting again. We loved the cabin being so close to the Parkway and all the action. It was such a beautiful drive up to the cabin. We absolutely LOVED everything about the cabin. You can certainly tell that you two take pride in your cabins….. gorgeous décor and everything at your fingertips. Thanks again for making our stay WONDERFUL!”

Joanne Damian

“Just completed an excellent trip to the Smokey’s. Heaven’s Door was perfect for our stay. The cabin was well stocked, clean and perfect for vacationing with a dog. I would recommend this cabin to anyone heading down to the Smokey’s for a vacation.”

Bob and Jan Olson, Ebbe and Jackson

“Canine cuties checking in after checking out. Dog lovers listen up. If you want to take a vacation where you can take your furry companions, check out Heavens door. My brother, Jackson and me Ebee, had a fenced yard, open the door and out we went with no leash. In the mornings we sat on the deck while the folks had their coffee and we just sniffed the fresh mountain air and a few other delicious aromas. (: It was fun seeing the folks relaxed in the evenings enjoying the hot tub under the stars, talking about the fun we had that day, walking the river park way or hiking in the national park, both close to our cabin. We were all sad the morning we had to leave, we wanted to enjoy more time at our home away from home, but guess what? WE were able to reserve another week this fall .Road trip! Are we lucky or what? Thank you Tim and Terry, for making this cabin available and making us canines and our human companions feel welcome . We truly feel like heavens door is heaven in the Smokies. May God bless you. see you in Oct.”

Sondra and Gerry Gardetto, South Bend, Indiana

“Heaven’s Door was exactly what we needed! The accommodations and serene location were perfect for us and the fenced-in yard was ideal for our dogs. You’ve provided all the comforts of home. Finding Heaven’s Door was a true blessing in disguise. Thanks for everything, Terry and Tim. We will definitely be coming back.”

Mike and Connie, Lee and Vickie, Virginia.

“We enjoyed our stay in your cabin. It was a very pleasant stay. We enjoyed the peaceful setting with also the closeness to town. The ladies enjoyed the hot tub very much. It has all the things a small group or family needs. Thank you very much.”

Shirlee Grabko

“Although we live locally on Norris Lake, when my brother arrived from CT for two weeks we wanted to show him the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas. It was too far to make daily trips and I searched for a very long time for a cabin that was close to everything. Because one guest had some disabilities, we needed a cabin on one level and (for safety) a walk-in shower. And because we are retired and on a budget, this cabin had to be reasonably priced. It took some searching before I found Heaven’s Door and it was perfect. The cabin was clean, not far from the Parkway and yet when there we felt as if we were remote! MAYBE a dozen cars drove by in a 24 hour period. The cabin had all appliances that we needed; a TV in each room allowing those of us with diverse tastes to watch something different; efficient air conditioning and fans in each room and (very important here…) a walk-in shower and a hot tub to soothe aching muscles. With the exception of the government shutdown closing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and not being allowed to hike, park or even stop and look with all roads except 441 being closed, it was a perfect vacation for the 4 of us and a wonderful cabin that met all of our needs. Now we wish we’d brought the dogs!”

Cindy Walker

“My husband, adult son and I stayed at Heaven’s Door last week. This cabin has the cutest layout. The decor was perfect for the area, very clean, all the supplies (towels, blankets, basic kitchen supplies, etc) we could need. It was in a very quiet area and felt like you were in the woods considering how close you really were to downtown Pigeon Forge. It was so homey, I was kind of sad to leave. I highly recommend this cabin to others and I would definitely rent this cabin again. Terry Kay was very easy to work with and everything went very smoothly. It couldn’t have been better.”

Jenny and Freddie Morrow

“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay in Almost Heaven. Your cabin is warm and welcoming. Very clean and so comfortable! I really enjoyed the screened in porch so much. My fur baby loved having a fenced in area to do his business in! We will definitely be back soon. Thank you for all that you do to make your cabin so inviting! God bless you both!”

Kelly McCloskey

“Wonderful cabin, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the area was nice and peaceful! Would love to see the area with all the trees and plants in full foliage, summer or especially fall. Cabin was clean and comfortable, has everything you need to cook and eat in. Love that you are pet friendly! Hope to stay again!! Thank you!”

Susan Gardner

“Almost Heaven was truly unique! Very secluded even though the neighbors was just around the bend (or two). We could barely make out the rooftop of the neighboring cabin, but never heard any sounds other than the birds and squirrels playing in the trees! The bed was amazingly comfortable, as was the hot tub. The kitchen had everything I could possibly need for our dinners in. The driveway was quite steep and our rental car (a Toyota Avalon) did drag a bit getting in and out… a taller vehicle would have been a better choice had I known. But the overall cabin experience was pure awesome. Definitely will be back again soon!”

We Are Happy That We Found You 5 Years Ago, Terry & Tim

“This is our fourth year staying in Almost Heaven in the month of January. The first year we stayed in Pine Ridge cabin, also owned by our hosts. This year we got snowed in for the first time, we were prepared though, and had a great time watching it snow all day on Saturday from the hot tub and cooking all day. Our gracious hosts left plenty of firewood for the fire that we kept going all weekend. We love the location of this cabin as it seems as though you are right by yourselves with plenty of privacy even though you can see other cabins from the porches. The cabin is always clean with plenty of towels and other things that you might need on your stay. We would recommend this cabin or any other cabin that our hosts have to offer. We will be coming back again.”

Almost Heaven was Heaven

“We were in Tennessee for a softball tournament. The cabin was close to the field and also close to all the attractions but so beautiful and quite. It was clean and well taken care of… We have stayed at other cabins before and never had enough cooking utensils or dinnerware but almost heaven was well stocked with everything you could think of needing. It is a beautiful cabin and we would definitely stay there again.”

Jerry & Tammy Polson

“This is our third year in a row to stay in Almost Heaven in the month of January as we celebrate my wife’s birthday. We did not want to leave and return to South Carolina. Thanks so much for allowing us to rent your cabins for the last four years. Our first year we stayed in Pine Ridge. We brought another couple with us in January of 2012. That is the year we discovered you guys and found it such a pleasure to rent from you. We will continue to rent from you every year.”

Cara Stein

“Fantastic getaway!We stayed in this cabin for my birthday weekend. It was absolutely wonderful. We didn’t leave once the whole weekend–just slept, cooked fantastic food, watched the fire, spent a lot of time in the hot tub, and rreeellllaaaxxxxeeedddd. It was as refreshing as a whole week somewhere else. I can’t think of a better vacation for anyone who needs to get away and recharge.”

Luis and Dianne

“Tim and Terry, Lui and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Almost Heaven. Once we arrive on Friday afternoon we never left until check out. Loved, loved, loved the wonderful fires and enjoyed the hot tub too! Thanks for getting it hot for us! Blessings to you both and your child and pup too! In Christ, Louis and Dianne Nunez (Monroe too) Nashville, TN”

Todd & The Collins Family

“As a family we had an amazing time staying at your Almost Heaven. This is our second time renting a cabin in the Smokies and by far Almost Heaven was the best. This is our first vacation as a family and I am so glad we chose your cabin over all the others out there to rent. Your hospitality was amazing. Unfortunately the last night before we left our truck got stuck in a ditch coming back form Ober Gatlinburg. Not knowing anyone here or having any resources for a tow truck, I turned to Terry Kay and her husband. Their sincerity in the situation we were in and the want to help us any way they could was tremendous. Thumbs up to Terry Kay and her husband. They didn’t just give us tow truck phone numbers but they also called back to check that we were alright and found someone to get us out. The amazing thing was this all started at around 9:30 pm and lasted until almost 12:00pm and they were there for us. Thank you Terry Kay and family.”

Mollie Miles

“My husband and I just stayed here for our 3 year wedding anniversary and it was perfect! The view, the cabin, hot tub, pool table, no hidden fees, and pet friendly were everything we were looking for. Being a 3rd shifter, I was in hot tub at 4am and remembered bears! Luckily all we saw was a local cat that came up to say hello and a praying mantis. Great hosts and very clean with easy check in; keep it up Terry Kay Rentals! We look forward to coming back!”

Debbie and Don Randall

“Just wanted to say thank you for our stay in the “Mountain View” cabin! It was such a wonderful cabin… so cute and so neat and clean. We really enjoyed the perfect view, we loved that we could even wake up to it! We used the grill and ate on the porch as we stared at the beautiful Smoky Mountains! We had a full moon stay – so the mountains with the moon light looked so amazing… and we even had a front seat view of some great fireworks one night. We played pool, talked about life in general and just enjoyed the beautiful cabin! Great stay!!”

Deaon Douglas

“Amazing cabin. Beautiful hand worked wood throughout. Great use of space. Stocked extremely well. Feels cozy and homey. Looks very new inside and out. Road is little steep – but we are in the mountains. Would rent from Terry and Kay again and would recommend to friends and family. Thanks for great vacation rental.”

Dennis and Janice

“Tim and Terry, My husband and I arrived here last Sunday and will be leaving in the morning for home. We have enjoyed our time here so much this week! Loved your cozy cabin! We would absolutely love to visit this one again! We try to come here at least once a year and we enjoy staying in different areas, cabins, etc. This cabin felt so warm and inviting that we both agreed we would love to come back to Mountain View again! Loved the rustic cabin feel, the comfy furniture, the theme, and of course the view! Also loved that your cabin was so clean! We wish we didn’t have to leave tomorrow, the time flew by! Thanks, Dennis and Janice, Kentucky.”

Scott & Lynn

“This cabin exceeded our expectations in so many different ways! We were thrilled when we opened the door for the first time. It just looked perfect! The view is lovely and everything we needed was there. Our three night stay was such a pleasure and so restful! We also loved the easy check-in/check-out and the simple reservation process. We have already started recommending the cabin to our friends and family, and plan to return in the future.”

Chandra Robinson

“This was our first time staying in a cabin and we absolutely loved it. Cabin was clean and felt like home for the few days we were there. Loved the location of the cabin. We also liked having the firewood for the cold nights to make it cozy. Everything we needed to cook with was there in the kitchen. We will definitely be back! Loved this cabin!”

Wonderful Stay

“The cabin was exactly what we had hoped for. Close to everything yet away from the noise. It is very comfortable and cozy. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very spacious and comfortable. Many cabins do not have closets and we enjoyed being able to hang our clothes up. We really appreciated that firewood was furnished making for cozy nights. The hot tub was very relaxing resulting in a good nights sleep. I loved that there were no stairs or front steps to climb. The fenced side yard was perfect for our dog. Thank you for sharing your home, we really enjoyed our visit.”

Lisa Best

“We enjoyed our visit so much, absolutely loved the cabin, it was so comfortable and clean, loved you had it decorated for Christmas for us, it was a get away we well needed. I really think this will be a cabin we would like to visit again, location was great, I just really enjoyed it, again thank you so much . My dogs are getting really old and sleep all the time they even enjoyed seemed to make theirselves at home.”

Connie V. Loukins

“When you walk into the cabin it is so beautiful. Pictures on web page was exactly what it looked like. Rooms are big and very clean. Recliners were comfortable and also the couch. Slept peaceful after the first night (getting use to a different area). First time I have stayed at a cabin that was so peaceful and no lights at night seeking in…Traffic was none, dogs barking, but that was only when we came in from running the roads, than the quietness. Hot tub and jacuzzi was awesome. Distance to town was about 3 minutes, got to go speed limit cause cops do keep that road hot…Close to the parkway. Would recommend this cabin to anyone and pet lovers…Did not know that it was a pet friendly cabin until I started reading some of the stories in the notebooks…Very clean, no pet odor of any kind.. Back porch was so relaxing. Sitting in the rockers were so comfortable, listening to the rain and thunder. Yelp, it rain the whole time we were down there… Thanks to Terry and Tim for answering questions that I had. They responded as soon as I sent the e-mail…Looking forward in staying in one of the other cabins…GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY.”

Peggy Vanlandingham

“The cabin was Great! My family truly enjoyed it.”

Hamby Family

“First time in Tennessee and we loved it. Our vacation started on 2/21/16 and ended on 2/28/16. We loved Wears Valley Retreat. Very clean and spacious. We felt very comfortable and had a great time. The book of reviews was very nice to read and my husband made it a point to write his own review. Thank you so much for offering us a bible and for the religious sayings all over the cabin. We especially enjoyed the game room downstairs and the open WiFi. We didn’t get to meet the owners but we never had a reason to call them. thank you so much for a great place to stay for a week. We were truly blessed to have a great cabin and great family to spend this time with. We are going to make another trip soon and we will be using Terry Kay cabin rentals again. God bless, Bill, Doreen, Billy, Ashley, Matthew, Isaac and Lindsey Hamby.”

Paula Nation

“We loved staying in Wears Valley Retreat! It’s the cleanest place we have ever rented and felt like home. Loved the location and that it was very easy to find. We will definitely be renting from you again!”

Clara O’Dell

“The cabin was a very comfortable place for my family to spend a long weekend. We had plenty of room for everyone and it was very clean and well kept. The owners were very nice and great to work with! I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone!”

Gigetta Spear

“We have stayed twice in this cabin and another time at your Heavens Door cabin. We so love that the cabin is “home” when we arrive. Always clean, inviting, and homey. I have a friend who lives here and recommends your cabins also now after seeing this cabin. We never use anyone else. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful cabin with us. We have had an amazing mini-vacation and definitely will be back.”

Egla, Alex, and Alexito

“Thank you for sharing your amazing cabin. We love it!! It is super clean and full of love. We had a terrific time and definitely will be back. Wishing you and your family a happy new year!!”

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