Sheriff’s Cabin

Area: Gatlinburg, TN

Community: Timber Ridge Community

1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Sleeps 4
(Max Occupancy)
Sq. Ft. 602
1 Parking


Step back in time when you stay at Sheriff’s Cabin, a mid-1800s, hand-hewn cabin with huge white oak logs and beautiful dovetail notching. The ancient art of chinking shows the beauty and variations of these old logs. Located atop a private driveway in the historic Timber Ridge Community of Gatlinburg, a community of authentic and antique log homes in a truly natural setting, Sheriff’s Cabin boasts exceptional mountain views and is within minutes to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the national park.

Reclaimed from a Tyler County farm in West Virginia, Sheriff’s Cabin was transported and rebuilt by the Barnwood Builders in 2021 as originally featured on the DIY (now Magnolia) Network (Smoky Mountain Magic: S14 E2 on Amazon Prime). Each of the massive logs was painstakingly marked and tagged to enable accurate reconstruction and restoration of the original early settler cabin. At 602 sq. ft., this open-concept cabin features 14-ft-high stacked, chinked logs, exposed beams, and a metal roof. Other coverage featuring Sheriff’s Cabin aired in 2023 on the Magnolia Network (Barnwood Living Pavilion: S16 E3 on Amazon Prime).

Sheriff’s Cabin offers a pioneer experience without any sacrifice of comfort or convenience. It has a fully furnished kitchen, dining for four, a gas stone fireplace, a washer and dryer, a private toilet and shower area, and a clothes closet. At bedtime, a king-sized bed awaits as does the inviting loft, with two single beds, for the coziest of nighttime escapes. Glass panels and windows and a glass door give natural light and allow for outdoor views. The L-shaped porch, complete with rockers, a bistro table, and a hot tub, provides relaxed outdoor living. Here cares melt away and nature is on display every day with natural vegetation, changing cloud formations, and colorful sunsets. Even rainy days offer cozy comfort on this ridge. Be watchful for bears and other wildlife as they stroll by. For outdoor cooking, the grill is conveniently located next to the parking area.

Surround yourself with beauty, serenity, and history at Sheriff’s Cabin, where the quality and attention to detail are one-of-a-kind. If wishing to vacation with others, nearby cabins by the same owner are Always, Ever After, Journey’s End, and Life’s a Bear.

NOTE: Recommended 4WD


  • The Island: 7.3 miles
  • Dollywood/Splash Country: 11.9 miles
  • Tanger Outlet: 9.6 miles
  • Ober: 7.0 miles
  • Soaky Mountain Waterpark: 9.1 miles


  • AWD/4WD Recommended
  • Budget Friendly
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Mountain View
  • Semi-Private
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Standard Amenities



January 2023

We loved it! The cabin was perfect and clean. We will definitely be going back!


January 2023

We had an awesome stay! The cabin was very clean and modern. It was easy to communicate if there was any issues and instructions were clear and easy to follow.

The shower floor

March 2024

The shower floor was very slippery and needs some attention and where we turn in to go up to the cabin the road needs fixing our car would scrape across it.