Project Description

Over the Rainbow Cabin

Cabin Summary:

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Setting: Secluded on 15 acres with mountain views
  • Location: Wears Valley/ Townsend, Tn
  • Price Range: $269 – $799

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Additional Information:

Amenities & Features:

  • Game Room with Card Table, Air Hockey & Pool Table!
  • Large Hot Tub!
  • Internet is available – Please reserve service when booking!
  • Theater Room with 9 Leather Chairs and Large Project Screen!
  • Satellite Tv – DVD Player!
  • Two Person Jacuzzi Tub!
  • Gas Log Fireplace (2) with beautiful Stacked Stone!
  • Pillow Top Mattress!
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen!
  • Dishwasher – Microwave!
  • Full Sized Washer/Dryer with starter supply of detergents
  • BBQ Grill with Propane Grill Porch!
  • Wrap Around Decks & more…

Rental Extras!

  • In Cabin Wedding Services!
  • Gated Private Paved Access!
  • Spectacular mountain views!
  • Near All Smoky Mountain Attractions!
  • High Cathedral Ceilings!
  • Granite countertops!
  • Front Load Washer/Dryer!
  • Flat Screen Tvs!
  • Keyless Entry Locks!
  • Express Check In / Out! Drive straight to the cabin!
    • Over the Rainbow is a six bedroom luxury cabin located in the exclusive gated community of Fawn Hollow on the west end of Wears Valley, Tn. This is with doubt the finest secluded luxury cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains today! If your looking for a first class accommodation that is centrally located and near the Smoky Moutains national park this is the cabin for you! Over the Rainbow in only a few minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Townsend, Tn.

The cabin features the best in amenities and furnishings. It comes with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen stocked with all the essentials that you would find in your kitchen back home.

Large decks with panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and the national park! Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views or get everyone together to watch the lastest release in the theater room! Or let the kids play in the game room while everyone else gathers on the deck while dinner is on the grill!
Whatever the occasion, Over the Rainbow, is the perfect accommodations to fulfill your dreams!

Reservation Information:

  • Owners/managers: Mark & Debbie Tisch
  • Email:
  • Phone: 865.254.4444
  • Booking details: listed under rental agreement tab

House Rules:

  • Check-in: after 4 pm
  • Check-out: before 10 am
  • Maximum Occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age to Rent: 28 years (see rental agreement or call for complete details)
  • Party’s/Events not allowed
  • No Smoking

Location Type:

  • Secluded on 15 acres with mountain views!


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided (recommended bringing beach towels for hot tub/pool)
  • Starter Supply of paper products (enough for first night/day)
  • Washer/Dryer – full sized
  • Paved gated drive
  • Gas log fireplace
  • Internet wireless


  • Lower Level: 1 king bedroom, queen over queen bunk bedroom, 1 full bathroom, game room, gas fireplace, theater room.
  • Main Level: 1 king bedroom, 1 full bathrooms, laundry room, 1 full bathroom, 1/2 bath, great room, dining room, kitchen, open concept with cathedral ceilings
  • Upper Level: 1 king bed, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 full bathroom


  • Cooking Utinsels
  • Pots, pans, dishes, glasses etc…
  • Dishwasher
  • Microware
  • Refrigerator
  • Small appliances – drip coffee maker, blender, toaster, can opener


  • Dining Room – seats 10 – open floor plan
  • Breakfast bar – seats 4

Great Room:

  • Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, 50 inch LED Television, Sofa, love seat, chairs, fireplace

Theater Room:

  • 9 theater chairs & Large Television, blue ray

Game Room:

  • Pool Table, Air hockey,  gas log fireplace, LED Television, Stero, futon, Cocktail table w/bar stools, various board games


  • Bedroom 1: King bed, en suite bathroom Jacuzzi tub, 32 inch LED Television
  • Bedroom 2: King bed, 32 inch LED Television
  • Bedroom 3: King bed, 32 LED Television
  • Bedroom 4: Queen bed
  • Bedroom 5: Queen bed, 32 inch LED Television
  • Bedroom 6: Queen over queen bunk bed
  • 2 futons


  • Bathroom 1: Full w/shower & Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2: Full w/ walk-in shower
  • Bathroom 3: Full w/shower
  • Bathroom 4: Full w/tub-shower
  • Bathroom 5: 1/2 bath


  • Pool Table – 8 foot slate
  • Internet WiFi
  • DirectTv Satellite Television, locals, weather, sports, movies
  • DVD player in living room
  • Fishing pool access only minutes away (small rental fee for poles in season or bring your own equipment year round) by swimming pool
  • Fire Pit – firewood is not provided but readily available at several outlet in the valley
  • Hot Tub – secluded setting
  • Swimming Pool access – outdoor weather permitting – about 5 minute drive


  • Covered Decks with outdoor log furniture
  • Covered Porch with patio table and chairs
  • Gas Grill – we provide the lp, please call if need of refill
  • Fire Pit
  • Rocking Chairs


  • outdoor Swimming Pool access
  • 5 person hot tub


  • Restaurants
  • Theaters
  • Cinemas
  • Dollywood
  • Zip Lines
  • Alpine Coasters

Leisure Activities:

  • Scenic drives
  • outlet shopping – antiquing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wild life viewing
  • Rocking on the porch

Adventures & Sports:

  • Fishing – fly fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking – over 800 miles of trails in national park
  • Tubing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip Lines
  • Kayaking

Local Services:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas stations
  • Banking/ATM

Over the Rainbow is without a doubt the finest secluded cabin that you can rent in the Smoky Mountains today! Read this guests comments and our online guestbook and I believe you will agree!
…Shared from our Online Guestbook!

Wonderful Weekend

We stayed at Over The Rainbow for 3 nights during New Years Eve weekend with our 4 adult children and spouses and our 6 grandchildren. This was so much fun. The location is perfect. We loved being away from the crowds. It was close enough in for a meal out or for shopping. The cabin is beautiful. The grandkids loved the air hockey table and theater room. We cooked most of our meals with ease and loved the family time. We would definitely rent again.
Cheryl H
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Stayed December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Best vacation ever!

This was by far the best cabin we have had the pleasure of staying at. The cabin was extremely clean, and felt just like home. If i could rate this cabin a 6, I would! Cannot wait to come back and stay! 🙂
Don S
Naples FL
Stayed October 1, 2017 to October 6, 2017(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Gorgeous Family Cabin with Amazing Mountain Views!

From the moment we first stepped into “Over the Rainbow”, we knew that this trip was going to surpass any of our prior vacations to the mountains! Ten family members traveled from Ohio, Nebraska, & SC to celebrate Dad’s 80th Birthday together to one of his favorite vacation destinations. This clean, well-appointed cabin has it all: Amazing mountain views from every location, 3 huge decks, plus romantic bedroom balconies, comfortable outdoor seating & dining areas, relaxing jetted hot tub, & a new gas grill! That’s just the exterior! The interior cabin is gorgeous too! It was clean, smelled fresh, has pretty cabin decor, with plenty of space for us to hang out together in the kitchen/dining areas or in the beautiful Great Room with enough comfortable seating for everyone! We had a blast watching the game & our own DVD movies in the lower level theatre room! There are 10 comfy recliners with cup holders, big screen TV, & surround sound to give that real cinema-like experience! The private cabin setting felt as if we were on our own mountain with no other cabins nearby, but on the flip-side, we felt secure knowing our road was safely gated. Those of us who liked to get out & about enjoyed many of the nearby attractions: Clingman’s Dome, Cade’s Cove, Dollywood, the Arts & Crafts Circle & the new Skylift in Gatlinburg. Make sure you stop in at the little cabin craft store near the Fawn Hollow Gate…it’s run by a Presbyterian Group as a ministry for talented Appalachian crafters. We all found lovely little treasures to buy there! It was sad to leave this gorgeous, family-friendly cabin home & it’s amazing mountain views! We sincerely hope to come back again next year! One last important detail: the owners, Mark & Debbie, are very personable & kind people to work with. We had to head up from SC earlier than planned due to the effects of Hurricane Irma & they were quite understanding & accommodating. We felt truly blessed to spend this Milestone Celebration together at “Over the Rainbow”! Our Dad can’t stop talking about it! Thanks again, Mark & Debbie!
Gene & Judy C
North Augusta, SC
Stayed September 11, 2017 to September 16, 2017(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Wedding Weekend

The we rented was wonderful. Perfect for my whole family of 14 to spend time together during my son’s wedding weekend festivities. Plenty of towels, pillows and blankets. Unit was very clean. The air hockey, pool table and movie room was a huge hit with the 5 kids. Thank you so much for making the weekend even more special for our family.
Tina K
Warrior, AL
Stayed June 9, 2017 to June 12, 2017(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Great Time

Plenty of space, easy check in and out
Chad B
Stayed January 20, 2017 to January 24, 2017(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

The Best Rental Ever

As soon as we walked into the cabin we knew we had rented a special place. The view we received thru the 10 seat dining table was only surpassed by the view thru the windows in the cathedral ceiling family room. My wife sat down as we marveled at our luck in renting such a beautiful cabin, she stated “I could live here and never leave”. I felt the same way. We finished touring the bedrooms, the master is on the main level along with family room and kitchen. Upstairs on second floor, there are 3 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 facing the valley, does have a small bath with shower, with double bed, sliding glass doors with small deck. Bedroom 2, has a large adjoining bath with garden tub , shower, double bed , small deck with a view up Wears Valley. Bedroom 3 has no bath but does share the large bath down hallway with bedroom 2, queen size bed, view of Wears Valley. Lower level, we found a spacious game room, with gas fireplace, 42 inch flat screen , Sliding glass door opening onto large wrap around deck. Pool table, air hockey and fooseball table. Bedroom 1, has a queen size bed, a set of glass doors opening onto rear deck. Bedroom 2, a set of log double bedded bunk beds, there is 1 bath on lower level shared between both bedrooms. On this same level on deck is the hot tub. Back to main level on the rear deck is the gas grill with tables for outside dining, Adirondack chairs are spaced all along the deck. Master bedroom has king bed, set of sliding glass doors, 2 person shower, single vanity sink. All in all we loved the cabin, a beautiful location, a beautiful cabin, thru a private gate.
Don V
Mocksville , NC
Stayed November 10, 2016 to November 14, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Great Fall Family Vacation!!

Our entire family enjoyed our third vacation at Over the Rainbow the end of October and early November. The weather was perfect and the trees were gorgeous all over the area. The views from the amazing cabin were breathtaking! Our family enjoyed drives through Cades Cove and hiking to Abrams Falls. The cabin has perfect accommodations for all of us with a great kitchen and dining area. It is always clean and a wonderful place to enjoy each other with conversation, movies, games and family meals. After missing our family vacation last year due to health reasons for some, it was great to all get together again this year at Over the Rainbow. We will be back! –The Hudgens Family – Joelton, Tennessee
Lesa H.
Joelton, Tennessee
Stayed October 28, 2016 to November 3, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Our stay at Over the Rainbow

We had a wonderful time and the cabin was just perfect. We had stayed there one other time and were pleased that you added an overhang to the porch outside and tables to eat at since we last stayed there, when the cabin was brand new. We will definitely stay there again.The view is awesome! The place was immaculate!
Keith B
Dayton, Ohio
Stayed October 3, 2016 to October 8, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Family Retreat

Our families had a very restful and exciting time at the cabin. We had plenty of room and things to entertain the children, both big and small. The location was excellent for travel to Pigeon Forge and Townsend. The quiet setting was what appealed to us, too. The cabin was clean and well stocked. Mark and Debbie are very accommodating and respond to situations in a timely manner. I would recommend these cabins to anyone, and we would rent Over the Rainbow again.
Phyllis R
Treadway, TN
Stayed September 8, 2016 to September 12, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Beautiful mountain vacation home

We really enjoyed our stay at Over The Rainbow – we would give a 4.5 of 5 start rating. The house is very nice, clean, well-maintained and has beautiful views. After thunderstorms, you could see the valleys fill with clouds and it was clear how the Smoky Mountains got their name. All this, right from our balcony. Kids loved the movie room, and the kitchen had all we needed to prepare dinners for our large group. Mark and Debbie were helpful when we needed sheets for the extra bed. The Internet was slow, but we weren’t there for the Internet. Another refrigerator, possibly downstairs, would have been helpful, and some cutting boards in the kitchen. Otherwise we had all we needed for our group to stay comfortably Our only disappointment was our inability to find the caves and waterfalls we understood were on the Over The Rainbow property. We asked about local walks, but never found those caves and waterfalls. It would be good to clarify that in your listing. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will always look back at our time spent at Over The Rainbow very fondly.
Kelly L
Stayed July 23, 2016 to July 31, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

best cabin ever!

This cabin went above and beyond our expectations . We came to town for our daughters wedding and with multiple people staying there we never felt crowded. The house is as spectacular as the view of the smoky mountains from almost every room! All the wildlife and quiet surroundings make this a wonderful relaxing vacation place, Hope to go back soon!
Lorene C
Belfair, WA
Stayed August 4, 2016 to August 8, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

best cabin ever!

This cabin went above and beyond our expectations . We came to town for our daughters wedding and with multiple people staying there we never felt crowded. The house is as spectacular as the view of the smoky mountains from almost every room! All the wildlife and quiet surroundings make this a wonderful relaxing vacation place, Hope to go back soon!
Lorene C
Belfair, WA
Stayed August 4, 2016 to August 8, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Over the Rainbow – our cabin home for the week

Our family truly enjoyed the beautiful cabin – the views were spectacular, the accommodations very clean and comfortable, and it was an incredible experience for all. We were so close to creeks, hiking trails, pool and without all the traffic. Thank you Mark and Debbie for all your help in making this a trip our family will never forget. Dana and Alan Hoffman and family
Dana H
Jasper, indiana
Stayed May 28, 2016 to June 5, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)


The views from all levels of this cabin were amazing!.. We visit the Smokey Mountains regularly and last year stayed on the Townsend side to escape the traffic and over commercialization. It is peaceful and beautiful in this area. The cabin has everything!. We had a family reunion with plenty of beds and space to spread out. Can’t wait to go back!
Susan B
Stayed May 17, 2016 to May 23, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

5 Star cabins!

Beautiful log house with everything to make you feel right at home. We have stayed at some of their other cabins and are never disappointed. The views are breathtaking. We usually take a couple days and just stay at the cabin and enjoy the peace and quiet. Everything is comfortable, clean and well maintained. We come for the views and to get away. We will definitely be back. We saw 5 bear, a coyote and deer and turkey the day we went into the park. Next time we want to bring our adult kids and the grandkids and we will have plenty of room ar a Over the Rainbow!
Bethany M
Grand Ridge, Il
Stayed May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Always Wonderful

My family and I always have a wonderful time at this cabin. Always clean and accommodating. We will return later this year, like we have been doing for the past 7 years.
Cordelia D.
Brentwood TN
Stayed March 13, 2016 to March 19, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

We Love Over the Rainbow

We go to the Smoky Mountians every year with our family. We’ve stayed in a lot of cabins over the years. We absolutely LOVE Over the Rainbow. This was our 2nd year staying there. The location is perfect. It’s right of the main road and the view is amazing!
Jennifer A
Jackson, Mo
Stayed February 26, 2016 to March 1, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Over the rainbow

Had a great time. Cabin is as described and views are wonderful!
Barbara G
Chipley, Fl.
Stayed February 13, 2016 to February 21, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Great Weekend Winter Stay

We had a great time in the Over the Rainbow cabin. Great, spacious rooms throughout the cabin. Exceptional, friendly hosts to work with, always able to get a hold of them with any questions concerning the cabin. Will definitely be coming back!! Highly recommend.
Chad B
Bristol, TN
Stayed January 8, 2016 to January 12, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Simply Amazing……delivers everything promised and more

We arrived at the Cabin on December 26 for a week long vacation with family and friends. We had never rented through VRBO nor have we ever rented a cabin in this area. We were very skeptical in the process….boy could we not have been more wrong. The cabin was everything that was promised. We had zero issues with the process or the cabin. The cabin delivers the views, the comfort and everything else promised. We traveled there with about 12 people and had plenty of room. We cooked all of our meal in the fully equipped kitchen and had plenty of utensils and plates for everyone. I had looked forward to sleeping in on vacation, but I could not help waking up before the sunrise each day so that I could see it. I must have taken 100 pictures of the sun coming up over the mountains. The kids and the adults enjoyed the game room and movie theatre. We had to buy batteries for the remotes as I think the previous guests took them, but this was not a big deal…and if this was our biggest problem of the trip we could accept that. We spent a lot of time in the cabin and exploring the property. Great for hiking and long walks. The National Park entrance was close by and we had a great time hiking and seeing the water falls. We also did the near by zip lining and mountain roller coasters. We truly had a great time and would not hesitate to rent this cabin again, could not have asked for anything more. Clean, spacious and comfortable.
Nick and Mary F
Seminole, FL
Stayed December 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)


The cabin is great . Plenty of room for everyone. We have made many trips to the area and this cabin has the best view we have ever had. We had a wonderful time . We will be back ! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cabin with our family !!??
Charles G
Midland City, Alabama
Stayed December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Family stay at Black Bear Hollow Cabin for 3rd YEAR

We have always enjoyed our stay at the cabin Mark and Debbie own at Black Bear Howellow. The cabin is always clean and equipped with all our family needs. We enjoy the hot tub and media room along wit beautiful views
Tanda E
Williamsburg, VA
Stayed December 18, 2015 to December 22, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Incredible View – Beautiful Cabin

My wife, son and I had a fantastic, relaxing time at the Over the Rainbow Cabin. The place is huge, the views are awesome. We stayed only a few days, but we were able to relax and unwind to such a degree it felt like a week. We hope to be back soon. I could not give a place a higher rating. Thanks so much!
Doug J
Franklin, TN
Stayed November 15, 2015 to November 20, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Awesome weekend

We rented Over the Rainbow for the weekend of my son’s wedding. We had such an awesome time that one of the main topics of conversation was “when can we rent this cabin again”? The cabin was spotless clean, beautifully furnished, and the view was amazing. The only problem we had for the weekend was that the satellite tv didn’t have ESPN which was going to put a damper on our football viewing. I called the owner about the problem and he immediately took care of it. We had ESPN within 30 minutes and he even called me back to follow up and make sure we were happy. What service! I would highly recommend Over the Rainbow and the owner to anyone wanted a great place for a family gathering.
Lynn S
Knoxville, TN
Stayed October 16, 2015 to October 20, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Fun at Over the Rainbow!

Our family had a wonderful time staying at Over the Rainbow! This was our third time to stay in this cabin. We have stayed several times in Precious Memories and once at A little Bit of Heaven. All of our stays have been wonderful. We love the movie room and all the extra room we have at Over the Rainbow. There were 10 of us this year . It was great, the view was wonderful and two nights we had a bear to visit!
Ralph and Judy L
Owensboro, KY
Stayed October 11, 2015 to October 17, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Family Time

We take a family mountain trip every October. This was our first time staying at Bear Creek cabin and we loved it. Our best cabin experience by far! The cabin was set in a peaceful setting, and spacious, and homey. We enjoyed sitting around the firepit, and the hot tub was so relaxing. We will be staying here again.
Lynn F
Covington Georgia
Stayed October 2, 2015 to October 8, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Over the Rainbow

We had such a wonderful time in this amazing cabin. The views were spectacular from every direction and it was the perfect place to connect with friends a family. It was hard leaving and we look forward to returning for a longer stay next time. The accommodations were extremely nice with room for everyone to spread out, and everything was so clean. Can’t wait to return!
Deborah H
Memphis, TN
Stayed October 2, 2015 to October 7, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

GREAT cabin, great layout. We had a great time at the Over the rainbow. Has a nice washer and dryer full size not a small stacker type in its own laundry room.
We had a great time in Over the rainbow. Great view from almost every window. Which in the master bath on the main floor on the last morning there brushing my teeth opened the blinds on the edge ofthe parking lot was a cub. We got on the back deck by then mother bear and her two cubs were there. They looked at us and went into the woods. Can’t wait to come back. It’s also vary private.
David H
Franklin N.C.
Stayed August 27, 2015 to August 29, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

“Over the Rainbow” 5 Stars

We, my husband and I and our children with their spouses and all of the grandchildren , love our stays in this cabin. It’s beautiful, always clean, well-equipped, very comfortable. The three-story cabin has lots of room to spread out or to be together. The location is secluded yet near everything. The view is great!
Cecil and Brenda J
Stayed July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Great Cabin for Our Entire Family

Our family of 20, ranging in ages 10 to 71, stayed at Over the Rainbow cabin for 3 nights in August, 2015. We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a wedding ceremony that was held at the historic Headrick Chapel located on Wears Valley Road just a short distance from the cabin. Over the Rainbow and all of its amenities far exceed our expectations. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous and the views are exceptional. The kids in our family spent much of their time enjoying the nicely equipped game room and the theater room while the adults hung out in the living room, on the decks and around the fire pit. The hot tub, located on the ground level near the fire pit, was great to relax in. The rooms in the cabin are nice sized for a large group and the kitchen is well equipped with most everything you might need to make your stay enjoyable. Early one morning our granddaughter spotted a black bear slowing strolling through the back yard making his way to the woods…that was quite a thrill for all who were able to witness his appearance! We found plenty to do close to the cabin. Tubing on the Little River near the cabin was fun for the entire family. The water was low when we were there, it probably would be more fun when the water level is higher, but fun nonetheless. SMNP, Cades Cove entrance and Pigeon Forge are all nearby. We found the owners, Mark and Debbie, to be very friendly and helpful. We had been planning this family event for quite some time and of course had lots of questions about the cabin and the surrounding area which they were quick to answer for us. When we inquired about fire wood for the fire pit they were happy to let us know we could buy wood in town or they could have the wood delivered to the cabin for us before our arrival for a reasonable cost. We chose to have the wood delivered to our cabin and it was there waiting for us when we arrived. Thank you Mark and Debbie for helping us enjoy this memorable milestone in our families lives. We hope to return to Over the Rainbow again.
Lou and Barbara
Ocala, Florida
Stayed August 5, 2015 to August 9, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Beautiful Cabin

I enjoyed staying in the beautiful cabin in the breath taking Smoky mountains with friends for a birthday celebration. Plenty of room and safe, fun location. I wish we could have stayed longer! I hope to come again soon.
Margaret R
Knoxville, TN
Stayed August 8, 2015 to August 10, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)


View was breathtaking……would love to stay there again!
Steve F
New Orleans
Stayed July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Amazing vacation

My husband and I rented this cabin for our vow renewal weekend and everyone of our guests just loved it! The view is amazing and it’s so roomy! Mark and Debbie were always available with any questions and even worked with me on getting the full payment in since some of my guests cancelled and left me to pay the entire amount. Will definitely be staying with them on future visits!
Nicole K
Powell TN
Stayed June 19, 2015 to June 23, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

1st Extended Family Vacation

This was our first vacation with all the kids and grandkids (Minus Devin, who left this world this past December). The cabin and the entire area worked out just perfect for us. “Over the Rainbow” was large enough that everyone had their space, yet were able to spend a lot of quality time together. Plus, all the kids got to see and experience “life in the mountains”. We are return Black Bear Hollow customers and will continue to be. Devin would have really loved this place and he actually did send us a rainbow!
Gregory H
Pendleton, IN
Stayed May 17, 2015 to May 23, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)


We rented this wonderful cabin as a band while we were performing in Pigeon Forge and it was perfect in every respect. We were all impressed with the quality of the property; it was spacious with great facilities and a breathtaking vista. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend this cabin – you will not be disappointed!
Darryl K
Englewood, FL
Stayed April 22, 2015 to April 27, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Great Cabin

This cabin was amazing! I got married in Pigeon Forge, TN on April 18th, the venue was 20 mins away, so that was a really great thing! The owners were super nice and attentive, although we didn’t need them too much b/c we got everything we wanted in the cabin. The pictures do not do it justice! I see myself coming back with my friends/family again! Thank you for a great stay!
Marianne O
Cookeville, TN
Stayed April 16, 2015 to April 20, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Breathtaking Cabin

This cabin was absolutely beautiful. The views are breathtaking and the location is excellent. We couldn’t have picked a better cabin to spend the week with family. There was more than enough room for all with room to spare. We will definitely be back.
James W
Jefferson ohio
Stayed March 9, 2015 to March 14, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Over the Rainbow

We absolutely loved our stay at Over the Rainbow. We’ve stayed in many cabins over the years, and this by far is our favorite!! Absolutely beautiful views and very easy to get to!
Jennifer A
Jackson, Mo
Stayed February 26, 2015 to March 3, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

What a great Valentines in the Smokeys

Our group on 8 Adults and 10 kids (all under 5!) could not have had a better time during our stay in “Over The Rainbow” The cabin is beautiful and is only trumped by the views out the window. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook for ourselves when we desired, we were shocked by how well equipped it was! We will be back without a doubt in the future and would recommend this cabin with no reservation at all. It was an amazing week!!!
Brad K
Lansing, MI
Stayed February 11, 2015 to February 17, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Wonderful Vacation!

Our family (my husband & me along with our 3 married sons & their families) traveled from Iowa, New Jersey, Georgia, & South Carolina to spend a week at Over the Rainbow & we had a wonderful time! The layout and size of the cabin are great – even with 8 adults & 7 kids there was plenty of room for everyone. The living room had enough seating that we all could gather there, including the grandkids & their toys, without seeming too crowded. Our grandkids are all a little too young yet to “turn them loose” in the basement rec area, but in a few more years that would be a great option for them. They did love sleeping in the bunkbed room, and we all enjoyed watching the Super Bowl in the theater room. Several areas (living room, bedrooms) of the cabin have very nice carpeting which provided great soundproofing for those who tried to sleep in a little in the mornings! The dining room table was also nice & big and provided a great spot for crafts for the kids & games for the adults. There was even enough room in the dining room that we put up our own little Christmas tree, as we were celebrating our family Christmas during this vacation! The views are as beautiful as everyone says – it was a little too cold to be outside a lot during most of our visit, so didn’t get to spend much time sitting out on the deck, but it was nice to have snow for our Christmas! We had toured this cabin the last time we were in the Smokies two years ago, and could see that improvements are continually being made: the area of the deck with the grill now has a roof over it, complete with a ceiling fan, which would be great in the summer! Also, one night we enjoyed a fire in the outdoor firepit, which has had massive log benches added since we had seen it last. The full size washer & dryer were also very helpful for our crew. Mark was very accommodating to work with and responded promptly to all our emails. There was one problem with the hot tub, but he had a repairman out very quickly to work on it, and called to give us an update of the repairs. We wouldn’t hesitate to rent this cabin again!
Wayne H
Des Moines, Iowa
Stayed January 30, 2015 to February 7, 2015(Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)

Travel Times –

Travel times to some popular local area and attractions.

  • Pigeon Forge – 13 minutes
  • Gatlinburg – 28 minutes
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 6 minutes
  • Cades Cove -25 minutes
  • Townsend – 6 minutes
  • Dollywood – 25 minutes
  • Knoxville Airport – 35 minutes

(All times are estimated and taken from google maps)


When you make a reservation of a Smoky Mountain Golden Cabin you are agreeing to the following terms. We are a family run company who rents to families. If your group is not family and has unrelated guests, please check with us before booking a cabin.


To make a reservation we require 1/3 of the total rental amount down on a credit card with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Reservations will be cancelled for failure to pay the balance after 2 days late. and the cabin put back on the calendar and advertised as available for rent.


The fee to cancel is equal to 1/3 of the total rental amount (same as your 1st payment). Cancellations received 30 days or less, prior to the arrival date, will be responsible for the entire rental amount unless the cabin is rented to another party. If all of the dates can be re-rented, you will recieve a refund less the cancellation fee and any difference in the rate. (it is often necessary to run last minute specials at a late date)


Check in time is after 4 pm.
On certain days/times of year the cleaning crew is very busy. They do their level best to have every cabin ready by 4 pm. So the check in time is not carved in stone. There are No refunds if your cabin is not ready by 4 pm.
Early Check In: Everyone want to check in early. We get it. And so, if your cabin is ready early and your welcome to check in up to two hours early.

Check out: is before 10 am.
The check out time is carved in stone! There will be a late check out charge for anyone checking out after 10 am. Please check out on time. The cleaners need to have the cabin vacant when they arrive. As already stated, “everyone wants to check in early” and the girls need to have access to the cabin when they drive up there, they can be very busy.


All cabins are Non-smoking! You may smoke outdoors, please safely dispose of and distinguish smoking material. Please pick up cigarette butts. Smoking in the cabin is considered cabin abuse and you will be billed for a complete cleaning and deodorizing of the cabin – minimum charge is $300.


Some of our cabins are pet friendly and some are not.
1.) All pets must be approved before you make a reservation and additional pet fee paid.
2.) Pets are not allowed on furnishings.
3.) Pets must not be left alone or unsupervised unless they are secured in your portable kennel.
4.) Pets that chew, bark, bite or who are not trained are not allowed.
5.) Please be responsible and pick up after your pet!


We do not allow parties of any kind. We reserve the right to and will require everyone to leave the property without notice or refund for having a party.


Non-paying guests are not allowed unless permission is granted. This means if you have family in the area and would like to have them come and visit you at the cabin, you need to let us know. If your planning an event, and have guests staying in the area that will be visiting the cabins, you need to let us know in advance. Cabins are set up for as many guests as they are advertised to sleep.


We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave any property without notice or refund for any kind of abuse to the property. Abusing property is not allowed and we reserve the right to bill your account for repairs caused by abuse outside of normal wear and tear. (broken cue sticks are $25)


Do not move the furniture in the cabin. Do not move inside furniture outside. Do not move outside furniture inside. Do not move pool tables. Do not move Tv’s. You can move the extra chairs provided in the bedrooms to the dining room if you need extra seating. Please return the furniture to where you found it. We charge for having to move furniture back. (If you move a pool table, it will be necessary to move it back, $300. It may need refelting, $300. You will most likely break a leg off, $3500 for a new table. And if it falls on you, it can result in injury or death. Please do not attempt to move the pool table!)


The cleaning fee is based on the average time required to ready the property for the next guest. We reserve the right to charge your account for additional cleaning time! To avoid additional cleaning charges please leave the cabin in a reasonable condition!


Please keep the hot tub covered when not in use. You must read and follow all directions and safety procedures for using the hot tubs that are posted near the tub or in the cabin book. Do not sit, stand on or damage hot tub covers. (broken hot tub covers are $300)


Please do not leave doors/windows open and run the A/C at the same time. Do Not run the A/C and Fireplaces at the same time. It will cause the A/C unit to freeze up causing permanent damage to the unit!


All gas fireplaces are seasonal. Gas fireplaces are turned on and off depending on seasonal conditions. Generally they are on around the first week in November and off about mid March. If you have questions, please call 865.202.7657
Please do not move or adjust gas logs. No cooking on a gas log fireplace.


If your cabin has a firepit, please use caution when having a fire. Fire should never be left unattended and please be aware high winds can develop at anytime, day or night! Be sure to extinguish all fires thoroughly. If you start a forest fire or burn a building down, you will be held responsible!
Check to make sure there are no burning bans in place by calling the park 865-436-1200.
There is to be no scrounging of firewood from the woods around the cabin. Please purchase fire wood to burn from a local merchant or give us a call if you’d like a large amount delivered to the cabin.


Shooting or Possessing Fire Works or Fire Arms is strictly prohibited!


Welcome to the mountains. We have pest control company who checks and treats all of our cabins on a regular basis. If pest control comes to the cabin for a scheduled visit during your stay, please allow them into spray. If you have problems with a pests while at the cabin, give us a call and we will have pest control come to treat the cabin as soon as they are available. Do you part and keep doors and windows closed to keep unwanted pests out of the cabin! Thank you.
ps. carpenter bee’s are a fact of life in the mountains in the spring of the year. They are all but harmless to people.


We do have wild animals in the mountains and woods around the cabins. Please do not leave any trash or food outside of the cabin or in your car. Please be sure to keep the car windows up. Do not feed the wild animals or birds.


To rent a one bedroom cabin you must be at least 21 years old. To rent a cabin with 2 or more bedrooms, you must be 25 years old and responsible. We reserve the right to refuse to rent cabins to anyone who we deem to be not responsible or when there is a situation that seems questionable.
If you have a group of friends who are not related by blood to one another, there are greater age restrictions. Please call us for further details.
For exceptions — and we do make exceptions occasionally, especially for honeymoons and anniversaries! — please call 865-202-7657, let’s talk about it!


Your respect and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Just a Note…

When we started renting cabins we had no rental agreement. As time passed and things happened the rental agreement got started and continues to grow. We make every effort to keep things as simple as possible. Unfortunately, some things need to be spelled out and so the rental agreement is necessary. There is no substitute for common sense. So even if something is not detailed here, if you have doubts, please give us a call. Thanks for understanding.

** Rental Agreements are subject to being updated at any time.**
(and almost certainly will have to be…)

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