The Homestead and The Shed

Area: Gatlinburg, TN

Community: Timber Ridge Community

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10
(Max Occupancy)
Sq. Ft. 1643
3 Parking


The pioneer past comes alive at this stunning, one-of-a-kind property with unbeatable mountain views, notable architectural features, a detached guest house, and a wonderful outdoor space for dining and relaxing. Located on top of a mountain road in the historic Timber Ridge Community of Gatlinburg – a community of authentic and antique log homes in a truly natural setting – The Homestead and The Shed offers rustic ambiance with modern convenience, comfort, and function. Plus, this Smoky Mountain cabin is conveniently nestled just off The Spur within minutes of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the national park.

Reclaimed in 2020 from a Roan County farm in West Virginia, The Homestead is a mid-1800s, hand-hewn dogtrot cabin – two separate log cabins on either side of an enclosed breezeway – with huge white oak logs with chinking and beautiful dovetail notching. In 2022, the Barnwood Builders transported the logs to Tennessee and reconstructed them on this site, to rebuild after the 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires. Each of the massive logs was painstakingly marked and tagged to enable accurate reconstruction and restoration of the original, early cabin. At 1,400 sq. ft., this cabin features high-stacked, chinked logs and exposed beams, along with tongue and groove construction.

The Homestead has a fully furnished galley-style kitchen with granite countertops in the enclosed breezeway as well as a laundry. The original log cabins are located on either side. Each cabin consists of a king bedroom with built-in twin beds and a full bath with a shower/tub combo. The open living and dining area features a gas stone fireplace and mountain views both inside and outside on the full-length covered porch. The porch has rockers, a dining table/chairs, and a hot tub, all providing exceptional outdoor living.

Mere steps from The Homestead, The Shed – at 215 sq ft – is the perfect retreat for those who enjoy cozy, efficient living. This tiny home has an open design with living, bath, and a full bed on the lower level and a loft featuring a kitchenette (sink, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and small refrigerator), bistro set, and an open-air deck with mountain views.

Be surrounded by beauty, serenity, and history at The Homestead and The Shed, where the quality and attention to detail respect the Smoky Mountain tradition. Be watchful for bears and other wildlife as they stroll by. For outdoor cooking, two park-style grills are conveniently located in the parking area.

If wishing to vacation with others, Sheriff’s Cabin sits just below The Homestead and The Shed in Historic Timber Ridge Community. Other nearby cabins on Smokerise Mountain by the same owner are Always, Ever After Gatlinburg, Journey’s End, and Life’s a Bear.

The Homestead (Main Cabin, Sleeps 8), ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

  • 2 Bedrooms (1 King, 2 built-in Twins per bedroom) – each with 40” Hisense/Roku Smart TV
  • 2 Full Baths w/ shower/tub combo
  • Kitchen: Range, Refrigerator w/ ice maker, Granite Countertops, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Maker, W/D Closet
  • Living/Dining: Gas Stone Fireplace, Dining Table for 8, Computer Desk/Bar for 2 (with view toward PF), 65” ONN/Roku Smart TV
  • Entrance: Porch, Bench, Parking for 2, Grill
  • Mountain View Deck/Porch: Hot Tub, 2 Rockers, Dining Table w/ 4 Chairs, 2 log benches, Emergency Exit

The Shed (Guest House, Sleeps 2), ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

  • 1 Full/Double Bed
  • 1 Full Bath (shower, no tub)
  • 32” Roku/TCL Smart TV
  • Kitchenette: Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker
  • Bistro Table / 2 Chairs
  • Entrance: Porch, Bench, Parking for 1, Grill
  • Mountain View Deck/Porch: 2 Chairs / Side Table
  • Mini-split air-conditioning/heating

AWD/4WD is recommended to reach this classic Appalachian cabin in the Smokies.

Please note this vacation rental is not pet friendly — including service animals. If you’re planning to bring fur babies, just filter for “Pet Friendly” when browsing our Smoky Mountain cabins!


  • AWD/4WD Recommended
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchenette
  • Mountain View
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Secluded
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Standard Amenities