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2BR Cabin Decorated Thru Jan Hot Tub Gas Fireplace
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Entire cabin · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
2BR Cabin Decorated Thru Jan Hot Tub Gas FireplaceSweetie's Lakeview Lodge is the perfect combination of mountain and lake views. Situated on beautiful Douglas Lake and only 20 minutes away from all the excitement of Sevierville, you have the best of both worlds. Recently updated with new gas fireplace, new hot tub, pool table and TVs in each room. Only 15 miles from Dollywood. Or stay in and enjoy the covered deck, grill out on the gas grill while taking in amazing lake views. You have access to a community pool, boat ramp and walking trail
NEW! Updated Family Log Cabin+Hot Tub+Pool Table!
Entire cabin · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2.5 baths
NEW! Updated Family Log Cabin+Hot Tub+Pool Table!Newly listed on AirBnB - 220+ 5 star reviews on VRBO! Welcome to the Douglas Serenity - an oasis of peace and tranquility near the Great Smoky Mountains. This TRUE LOG CABIN, nestled among the serene trees gives you the authentic 'cabin in the woods feeling' while keeping you close to all the action Smokies (15 to 20 min drive) is known for. This cabin is great for adults and kids alike - packed with all the amenities for entertainment and relaxation to make for that perfect vacation.
♥️Cozy in Giddy Up Cabin- HOT TUB & DECK!
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
♥️Cozy in Giddy Up Cabin- HOT TUB & DECK!Cozy up in this lovely cabin equipped with a hot tub and gas fireplace. Enjoy your morning swinging on the deck with the relaxing tree views and partial mountain views. Western theme touches through out. It is conveniently located within in Sevierville 1.5 miles to Convention Center and Soaky Mountain Waterpark, 8 miles to Pigeon Forge and 16 miles to Gatlinburg.

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Blue Oasis-at-Douglas-Lake
$96 per night
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  2. Sevierville
❤️Super Unique & Cozy Cabin! Ideal Location, Hot Tub, Games⭐️
$190 per night
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  2. Pigeon Forge
The Den Cozy Romantic Rustic Cabin
$125 per night
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  2. Jefferson City
Country Cottage
$98 per night
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  2. Dandridge
Reflection Cove- Lakefront on Douglas with Dock
$159 per night
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  2. Pigeon Forge
❄️Easy access in winter!COFFEE BAR/Private HOT TUB!
$118 per night
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  2. Dandridge
Luxury Log Cabin and 40 Acres on Douglas Lake
$245 per night
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  2. Sevierville
Antler Ridge Sevierville Bring your Dear here!
$82 per night
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  2. White Pine
Cozy White Pine Getaway
$114 per night
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  2. Dandridge
Lake Front Chalet
$115 per night
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  2. Sevierville
Cozy Cabin Near Douglas Lake in Sevierville
$120 per night
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  2. Dandridge
Mountain View Guest Cottage
$70 per night

Your guide to Douglas Lake

Welcome to Douglas Lake

Like many of the state’s major bodies of water, Douglas Lake is a man-made reservoir that was the result of the Tennessee Valley Authority creating the Douglas Dam from the French Broad River in the 1940s to provide hydroelectric power and help with flood control in the Tennessee River Valley. Renowned for its fishing — it’s one of the top spots in the nation for largemouth bass and crappie, thus drawing major fishing competitions to the area — Douglas Lake is 45 minutes’ drive due east of Knoxville, a magnet to its sparkling waters in warmer months for weekend warriors from the city as well as out-of-state vacationers.

Covering more than 28,400 square acres of surface area, the lake straddles Hamblen, Cocke, Jefferson, and Sevier counties, and is also conveniently positioned for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — an easy day trip if you’re looking to get away and out of the water. Dandridge is the largest town along the lake, while Baneberry is one of Douglas Lake’s big vacation rental hubs. Newport, just south of the lake, also has numerous cabins and rental options.


How do I get around Douglas Lake?

The closest airport to Douglas Lake is McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, 44 miles west of Dandridge, which has daily nonstop service to cities across the United States. Just over the border in North Carolina, 88 miles southeast of Dandridge, is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), another small airport with daily service to many U.S. cities. You’ll need to rent a car to get to and around Douglas Lake as there’s no public transportation, though there are limited rideshare services available around the lake area.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Douglas Lake?

With Tennessee’s relatively mild climate, May through October are prime months for enjoying Douglas Lake. While summers bring in throngs of people, the lake is large enough to accommodate crowds without feeling like you’re vacationing with strangers. Fall is gorgeous and, due to the elevation in East Tennessee, tends to arrive earlier in this part of the state than the rest, with the leaves hitting peak color in early-to-mid-October.

Some attractions are only open seasonally in the summer months, while others, such as the Forbidden Caves, have a slightly longer season from April through November. Winter can be cold and gray, but on the plus side, the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration illuminates Sevier County’s Parkway with more than five million lights from mid-November through mid-February.


What are the top things to do in Douglas Lake?

Forbidden Caverns

One of Tennessee’s defining features is its cavernous topography, which can be explored subterraneously via any of the state’s many caves that are open to the public. Centuries ago, the Eastern Woodland Indians used the Forbidden Caverns as a water source and for shelter in the winter; later, moonshiners concealed the fruits of their labors here. Today, you can take a guided tour to see the grottos, stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave features for yourself.

Foothills Parkway

A project in the works for the better part of a century, the Foothills Parkway will eventually serve as a 72-mile-long scenic road on the perimeters of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Currently, you can pick it up in nearby Wears Valley and drive the completed section to Walland for picture-perfect glimpses of the Smokies in all their glory.

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

This 50,000-square-foot museum specializes in World War II warbirds with a healthy collection of military vehicles, trainers, fighter jets, helicopters, and amphibious aircraft. Take a self-guided tour through aviation history via the facility’s educational exhibits and knowledgeable docents.