Cabin - Rating 4.9 (57)

The Big Willow Retreat


Bedroom 13 bedrooms
Bathroom 13 baths
Guests 64 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed
Flexible Dates Flexible

  • Address: 369 E. Holly Ridge Rd #8
  • Location: Gatlinburg
  • Type: Cabin

Location Location

Description Description
Escape to The Big Willow Retreat to host your next corporate event or family reunion! Nestled in the picturesque Smoky Mountains, and within walking distance of charming Gatlinburg, this 13-bedroom lodge is sure to make you feel at home and has something for everyone. Unwind by catching the sunset in the outdoor hot tub overlooking stunning mountain views, enjoy a movie in the theater room, and rack 'em up in the game room. There won't be too many cooks in the kitchen in this large space with high-end appliances making it easy to prepare meals for a crowd.

With the comfort of a rustic log cabin and the sophistication of stone fireplaces, granite countertops and state-of-the-art amenities, The Big Willow Retreat is sure to feel cozy and elevated at the same time while enjoying your vacation in the Smoky Mountains. In addition to an expansive main living area, the wraparound deck with outdoor dining tables offers more than enough space for eating, playing cards and catching up and a community indoor pool is a short walk away. This cabin can sleep up to 64 guests, so bring everyone!

*This property is not available to adults under the age of 25. No exceptions.*

Parking Notes:
The Big Willow Retreat requires parking passes. This unit has 8 parking spaces only and there will be 8 parking passes in the cabin when guests arrive. The parking space #8 will be listed on the parking pass and is the only spaces guests can park in. No additional parking spots will be available, and towing is enforced. No RVs or trailers.

*This Property is Not Pet Friendly*

The Big Willow Retreat is located in Cherokee Orchard - a new cabin community located in downtown Gatlinburg with cabins ranging from 8-20 bedrooms. These luxury homes are ready to host your large party, resting in easy walking distance from each other in this community of eight cabins. Family gatherings, church groups, conventions and corporate retreats are all welcome. Large communal spaces, open floorplans and large kitchens are ready to welcome your group while the private bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat away from the noise and action in the living areas. Private theater rooms stand ready for business presentations or an evening at the movies. Make room in your schedule for a picnic at the community pavilion and an afternoon at the pool while you're staying at The Big Willow Retreat.

Bedroom Setup:
Main Level: TV's in each room
2 King suites (1 tub/shower combo and 1 handicap roll in shower), 1 futon in handicap friendly bedroom, 1/2 bath in the hall
Lower Level: TV's in each room
4 King suites (each with a futon and a tub shower combo)
Upper Level: TV's in each room
4 King suites (each with a futon and a tub shower combo)
Bunk Room #1: 2 Queen/Queen bunk beds
Bunk Room #2: 2 Queen/Queen/Queen bunk beds with an attached bath
Bunk Room #3: 1 Twin/Queen bunk bed and 1 Queen/Queen bunk bed
Hall Bath

Area Attractions:
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for all of your group activities. The towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer plenty of attractions, museums and restaurants to accommodate all ages. There are plenty of outdoor adventures and kid-friendly activities. Start with a zipline canopy tour, an alpine coaster, or simply take in the breathtaking mountain views in the state parks and national forests. And don't leave without visiting Cades Cove—it's a must-see. Whether you're looking for entertainment, nightlife or delicious food, you'll find something for everyone with the gorgeous backdrop of The Great Smoky Mountains on your trip to Gatlinburg!

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2-Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds

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Amenities 42 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Arcade Game
  • Bed Linens
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Coffee Maker
  • Communal Pool
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dining table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Downtown
  • Dryer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Free Parking
  • Free wifi
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Pool Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Theater/Movie Room
  • Theme Parks
  • Toaster
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Hot Tub

Reviews Rating 4.9 (57) Reviews
Rating 5
Incredible views, loved our big family retreat!
- Posted: 6/29/2024
Rating 5
Loved this cabin. It was walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. We got to see bears and enjoy the outdoors. This cabin was beautiful & I would definitely book again.
- Posted: 6/23/2024
Rating 5
Excellent from the time we walked in the door. Superb customer service and absolutely stunning cabin. I'll be back...very, very soon!
- Posted: 6/12/2024
Rating 4
The cabin was amazing! We had everything we needed and more. The only negative thing I have to say about the cabin is that the decks are open and there are often bears out there. The bears can easily come on your deck since it is not closed in. We will definitely be back!
- Posted: 6/6/2024
Rating 5
We really enjoyed our stay. We plan on coming back in the near future.
- Posted: 6/3/2024
Rating 5
It was great! Great facility and location. Plenty of towels, Good beds. Enjoyed the pool. Didn't really need as many booster seats and play n pak as we received.
- Posted: 4/22/2024
Rating 5
Wedding celebration
Fantastic facility. Good representation of the facts of the place. Loved the bears (from a distance). You went out of the way to make our stay successful
- Posted: 4/22/2024
Rating 5
Big Willow Retreat was the perfect cabin for our 8th grade basketball team. The three rooms with bunk beds was great for the boys and every other bedroom with private bath was ideal for the families. There are plenty of plates, utensils and every other accommodation you can think of. Each cabin has its own grill in front that is great for hamburgers and hot dogs after the games are played. The accommodations could not have been better.
- Posted: 3/18/2024
Rating 5
Big Willow Retreat was the perfect cabin for our 8th grade basketball team. The three rooms with bunk beds were great for the boys and the other ten bedrooms with private bath was ideal for the families. There are plenty of plates, utensils and every other accommodation you can think of. Each cabin has its own grill in front that is great for hamburgers and hot dogs after the games are played. The accommodations could not have been better.
- Posted: 3/17/2024
Rating 5
Our team of volleyball players and parents loved this cabin! It was clean, comfortable, and so much fun! We would recommend this cabin to any large group that still want some privacy as all of the king suites had bathrooms in the room. That was a huge plus! And we loved all of the dining tables for group meals. Loved this cabin!
- Posted: 3/11/2024
Rating 5
Our team of volleyball players and parents loved this cabin! It was clean, comfortable, and so much fun! We would recommend this cabin to any large group that still want some privacy as all of the king suites had bathrooms in the room. That was a huge plus! And we loved all of the dining tables for group meals. Loved this cabin!
- Posted: 3/10/2024
Rating 5
Amazing cabin and the host was so responsive.
- Posted: 12/10/2023
Rating 5
Great Cabin for a large group
We had a group of over 30 there, and there was plenty of space. Everything was as listed, and the cabin was clean and even more spacious than it looks. It's a short walk to downtown, and Anakeesta. Highly recommend!
- Posted: 11/1/2023
Rating 5
Family fun
This property was perfect for our 35-member extended family—from the bedrooms with king-sized beds to the kitchen/living area. The pool table needs some repair but the amenities were great and we saw a mother bear and her 4 cubs each day. Also, loved being able to walk down the hill into town (1/2 mile).
- Posted: 10/29/2023
Rating 5
Family Getaway
Beautiful property, perfect location walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. Lots off space for everyone to spread out.
- Posted: 10/9/2023
Rating 5
Love!
We loveeeeeed this cabin! Perfect for our ladies retreat of 50 ladies!
- Posted: 9/27/2023
Rating 5
Great cabin in unreal location
We had a great stay in this cabin and it accomodated our whole golf group. The big windows in the living room allow for people on the porch to see into the Television and stay a part of what is going on inside. Kitchen well stocked, and plenty of beds. While we didn't spend too much time at the cabin, we would surely rent again!
- Posted: 8/28/2023
Rating 5
Nice cabin. Great location.
Huge cabin! Fit 59 easily. Constant bear sightings. Walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. Great for large groups.
- Posted: 6/13/2023
Hi, Ashley. Thank you for providing us with this valuable feedback. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time at our beautiful home. We thank you for your feedback, as it helps us improve our guests' experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fabulous getaway in the future.
Stony Brook Cabins, LLC staff
Rating 5
Great retreat at a great place!
The property is laid out very well for groups. We had 30 and it was very comfortable. One neat thing about the house is a bedroom on the main level floor had a wheelchair /handicap accessible OPEN shower…I didn’t know it until arriving but the two women I put in there definitely benefited. Also kitchen very well stocked and this was a blessing be a we cooked frequently in the house! Everything was very nice. The location is so easy….
- Posted: 5/16/2023
Rating 5
Fantastic
This beautiful house was a perfect fit for our group of 62 people. All amenities, great location, comfortable and cozy. Would definitely rent again. Thank you so much.
- Posted: 4/1/2023
Rating 5
friends super bowl weekend
overall it met our needs with the amount of rooms / beds and ample seating for meals and just enjoying company. the only issues we had was the crisper drawer face in kitchen refrigerator was off the drawer and laying on a shelf in the fridge. and not all the fan remotes had batteries in them or even back covers to keep the batteries in the tv remotes were the same way but these issues were not at all and hindrance to our good time. the house was huge / clean and great location from town.
- Posted: 2/28/2023
Rating 5
Excellent Accommodations!
I am a youth pastor and I brought our youth group here. We had 57 in the cabin and it fit us perfectly!
- Posted: 1/13/2023
Rating 5
Fantastic
Everything was Great. Any issues were taken care of right away. This is my third time at this location and would book again.
- Posted: 12/2/2022
Rating 5
“A Thanksgiving to Remember!”
What we loved about Big Willow… Cleanliness Location Ambiance Ample Space Close proximity to downtown Gatlinburg
- Posted: 11/20/2022
Rating 5
Cabin review.
Very good.
- Posted: 7/25/2022
Rating 5
Greta spot for large family gatherings!
Great location within walking distance of downtown. Staff was very accommodating and fast to respond we had a problem. House was a great, comfortable, big place for our large family reunion with so many things to do! I don’t think our Mrs Pac Man scores will ever be beaten though?
- Posted: 7/3/2022
Rating 5
Good Times!
This place was great! Sleeps a ton of people and how pleased was I to see the kitchen was equipped to handle all of those people!

Walking distance to the aquarium end of Gatlinburg. Only con there steep uphill walk back. Young people and kids, no problem tho.

We saw bears 3 times during our stay. Right in the yard. Was amazing. Our entire family had a wonderful time and enjoyed the home.
- Posted: 4/9/2022
Rating 5
Youth trip
We absolutely loved this place. Want to be back next year!
- Posted: 2/17/2022
Rating 5
Outstanding House!!!!
We rent a house every year for a youth conference in Gatlinburg. This was the best house yet. It was so spacious and clean and really close to town. We will stay here again.
- Posted: 1/27/2022
Rating 5
Youth trip
We had a wonderful stay! Great location and parking.
- Posted: 12/13/2021
Rating 5
Great place and great location!
This home was perfect for our team and their families! There was plenty of space for the kids and adults. It was very clean and the location was fantastic.
- Posted: 12/3/2021
Rating 5
50th Celebration
24 family members from Buffalo,NY - Las Vegas NV - New Orleans, LA and Waverly Tennessee gathered for a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration - everyone was thrilled with the accomodations! It was exactly as it was shown on the website! We stayed at the Big Willow Retreat which was absolutely wonderful! The neighborhood Bear was a real treat! She was a little curious but basically did not bother with us. However, there were some issues....The internet and TV's did not work very well and several of us were hacked, the Network and password I was emailed were either incorrect or simply did not work, we used the one on the router which worked but very intermittenly- also several electric outlets in kitchen did not work and there were no oven mitts. Also a complete list of kitchen utensils and cookware would have been useful so that we would not have to brought our own stuff. Overall we did truly enjoy the lodge and all 24 of us would defintely return to Gatlinburg and rent the lodges. The weather was perfect and there was an endless amount of activites to do there!
- Posted: 9/30/2021
Rating 5
Great place for fellowship
We recently traveled with a homeschool volleyball team to play in a tournament in Gatlinburg. This site had plenty of room for parents and players. The open spaces on each of the floors allowed for many gatherings for fellowship. The back porches were also very spacious. The kitchen/dining area was very roomy with ample prep space and eating space. We would love to stay again in the future.
- Posted: 9/29/2021
Rating 5
Perfect for a large group
This cabin had plenty of space for your large group. We had between 25-30 people and it never felt overcrowded. Close to downtown gatlinburg!
- Posted: 9/23/2021
Rating 5
Great time!
The property was very nice. It was clean. The check in process was very easy and communication from the property manager was fast and helpful!
- Posted: 9/15/2021
Rating 5
We loved the house
Amazing house!
- Posted: 7/23/2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the location of the home and its amenities. We are very excited to host you and your family again.
Stony Brook Cabins, LLC staff
Rating 5
Beautiful House
Pictures do not do this house justice—it is so beautiful with spectacular views to match! The house was spotless with ultra-comfortable beds, pillows and blankets. It was equipped with every amenity to make life easy on vacation. The location was super convenient to the many local attractions. We had a wonderful week here and can’t wait to come back!
- Posted: 6/23/2021
Rating 5
Great cabin
Great cabin! Clean, spacious, as advertised!
- Posted: 5/24/2021
Rating 5
Love Love Love
Very spacious, everyone enjoyed themselves
- Posted: 5/23/2021
Rating 5
The cabin and location was great no complaint!
I posted the cabin on my social media outlets. I have had many of my friends and followers to reach out for the info to book the cabin. It was my family’s first big vacation in a while! It was 30 plus of us and it was the best trip ever. Can’t wait to book again for next year.
- Posted: 4/18/2021
Rating 5
Great!
Everything was wonderful. Great location and layout.
- Posted: 4/16/2021
Rating 5
My visit
Very well taken care of beautiful home I will be back
- Posted: 4/10/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful Mountain Cabin
The cabin is beautiful and well maintained. It is positioned very close to downtown which makes for an ideal walk since traffic can get bad downtown. The cabin was huge and can comfortably sleep a lot of people if needed. Overall we enjoyed our stay!
- Posted: 3/30/2021
Rating 5
Family get together
It was very clean when we arrived great location and plenty a room for everyone in our family. Only 8 parking spots for 13 bedrooms is the only thing that could be a drawback to this rental.
- Posted: 3/24/2021
Rating 5
So worth it
This home was great! Large, very clean, super comfy beds, perfect location. The only disappointment was the parking. For a house that sleeps 30+ people there are only 8 parking spots. It took us hours to find parking downtown. Other than that I would totally rent this again.
- Posted: 3/18/2021
Rating 5
Awesome place
This is a perfect place to go if you need space and also be close the city. We had a great time.
- Posted: 2/12/2021
Rating 5
Family getaway
Very nice chalet! The indoor pool is up the roads a little. We felt the online pics were a little deceiving. Also the hot tub was very small.
- Posted: 10/19/2020
Rating 5
It was nice I really enjoyed myself me and my family had a great time
Every thing was great the view the house was beautiful will come again
- Posted: 9/18/2020
Rating 5
Great experience overall!!
We had a group of 45...everything was really nice. There was enough space for everyone. The only issue that we had was parking when we first arrived, there were other guests parking in our reserved spots but management was very responsive and sent someone to rectify the concern immediately. Would definitely stay here again.
- Posted: 9/8/2020
Rating 5
Great House
House was very clean , well maintained . Any issues were resolved right away . Would stay there again . My whole family really enjoyed our 11 day stay at this house. One thing to be aware of is there are Bears around we saw them near the house a few times .
- Posted: 8/2/2020
Rating 5
our stay July 10 thru 18
We were a group of 44 with little children and teenagers. Saw a momma bear and 3 cubs our first day. The only thing we thought could use some attention is the shower in the first bedroom on main floor. The water runs out on the bathroom floor which could potentially be an accident. Love this place and already wanting to come back soon.
- Posted: 7/10/2020
Rating 5
Quiet Spring Retreat
During a time of growing National angst , our group enjoyed a wonderful escape. The young guys hiked each. We all played games at night. The accommodations were amazing. Comfy beds. All you need in the kitchen!
- Posted: 3/18/2020
Rating 5
Perfect place
We found that everything in this cabin was clean and perfect. We didn’t have a single complaint. I loved that there were extra pillows and blankets in every room and everything was well stocked. Thanks for a great trip!
- Posted: 2/21/2020
Rating 5
Amazing Cabin!
We had a group of 37 people who stayed in this cabin. It was beautifully decorated. Little details were thought of (plenty of pillows and warm fuzzy blankets!). The space is laid out perfectly for groups to spread out or for everyone to gather together. We hope to return next year!
- Posted: 1/17/2020
Rating 5
Family Christmas
This is a great Cabin in an awesome location. The kids loved the log cabin room and did not want to leave. The kitchen pots and pans were stocked for huge meals. I would recommend!
- Posted: 12/20/2019
Rating 5
Amazing!!!
Everything was exactly as pictured! It was clean and well stocked with exactly what we needed. The check in process was as simple and easy as it gets. We absolutely loved everything about our stay and we will be back again!!
- Posted: 10/11/2019
Dear Amy, It is a pleasure hearing your stay was exactly what you needed and the check in process was easy for you. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay and found the cabin clean and well stocked. We do hope you will come back soon and allow us to once again be a part of your Gatlinburg Vacation planning. Thank you Wyndham vacation Rentals
Stony Brook Cabins, LLC staff
Rating 5
Excellent!!
It was everything we was looking for. I couldn't have booked anything better. My family loved it
- Posted: 9/24/2019
Dear Kitty, We are so pleased to hear you had an excellent stay with us and everything was as described for you. We are happy you and your family loved staying in The Big Willow Retreat and do hope you were able to take advantage of all that Gatlinburg has to offer as well. We would invite you to come back and stay with us again soon for your Smoky mountain family getaway. Thank you Wyndham vacation Rentals
Stony Brook Cabins, LLC staff
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