Shiners Shack is a rustic experience located in Cosby/Newport, Tennessee, approximately 35 TO 40 minutes from Gatlinburg. This space of less than 200 square feet provides a gambling experience with comfort at an affordable rental rate. Perched among the trees overlooking the Smoky Mountains right next to the Cherokee National Forest, where you can find many old Moonshine history, this cabin can accommodate up to three guests comfortably.
There is a spacious loft with a full-size bed and small windows that allow you to wake up and look at the mountains outside. The loft is gorgeous, but the steps to it are a bit steep, and big people might find it difficult to stand up in the loft. The bed is really comfortable with spotless linens and plenty of pillows and blankets provided.
There is a full bath with a stand-up shower and all the essentials you need like hot water, shampoo, soap, and plenty of towels. The bathroom is surprisingly large considering you are in a tiny house, and it comes with great lightings and great water pressure.
The cabin is spotless, tastefully decorated, smells of pine wood which is really fresh and clean, and has a lot of functionality for a small space. It comes with the perfect size, big enough for two, and the view from the window is spectacular. There is plenty of room to sleep three with a couch provided in the sitting area.
There is even a special loft to watch TV with a little DVD player and plenty of movies with an outdoor theme available. The cabin is equipped with heat and AC, a ceiling fan, and kitchen necessities. There is also a small roll-out table with stools for two and a binder full of resources. Being in the woods, you might expect to see a bug inside, but surprisingly there is none at all, proving how clean this space is.
The kitchen is small but functional as it is equipped with everything you would ever need. Sink, mini-fridge/freezer, stove/range, plenty of pots and pans for cooking, and all the utensils necessary. All you need to bring is just the food and spices to cook.
The cabin provides a fire pit with a grill, picnic table, charcoal grill. Firewood is provided for $8 if you want to use the fire pit. You can enjoy the breathtaking views from the rocking chairs on the porch. There is a nice hot tub connected to the porch, and it is the perfect spot to stargaze at night to rest your weary muscles after a day in the national park, hiking, or even just kayaking. Plus side is they have more things located right there on the property: sheep, goats, kayaks, an almost 2-mile endurance testing hiking trail, and a family of bears.
The drive to this picturesque location is a bit tricky, steep and gravel, with sharp turns. 4-wheeled vehicles are highly recommended to reach this space. Cabin surroundings are secluded with access to hiking trails. Check out the Peace Pagoda at the top of the hill, Max Patch, with a 360-degree view of mountains which is 1hour drive, Hen Wallow Falls, 30 minutes drive, and Hot Springs/Iron Horse Station restaurant located just 45 minutes drive. Venture down the highway to Grill 73 for some authentic Russian soul food. If you hunker down for cooking in a lot, stop by a store closer to Asheville or Waynesville for a better selection of products.
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