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Southern Philosophy

Bedrooms 4 · Baths 4 · Sleeps 12


  • Full KitchenFull Kitchen
  • Gas GrillGas Grill
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing BoardIron / Ironing Board
  • Mountain ViewMountain View
  • ParkingParking
  • SaunaSauna
  • Theater RoomTheater Room
  • Washer/DryerWasher/Dryer

This cabin is one of the top booking rental cabins at Elk Springs Resort, so be decisive! It won't be available for long. Featured on our home page, this luxury 4 bedroom cabin has grandeur and elegance and space for entertaining you and your family. Southern Philosophy's unique design is very popular and it has been featured in Knoxville's City View Magazine. We urge you to look closely and don't miss the opportunity to reserve it.

Cabin Bedrooms Layout

Master Suite 1

King Bed

King Bed
Sleeps 2

Master Suite 2

King Bed

King Bed
Sleeps 2

Master Suite 3

Queen Bed

Queen Bed
Sleeps 2

Lower Level Bunk Room

Queen Bunk

Queen Bunk
Sleeps 4

Lower Level Game Room

Queen Sleeper

Queen Sleeper
Sleeps 2

Stay 5+ nights and get 1 night free
(included in price when quoting, no promo code required)

Full Description

If you're planning a wedding or gathering, you'll want to seriously consider Southern Philosophy. The furnishings and ambience exceed expectations. Enter on the main level into the great room with 28 foot vaulted ceilings with stacked stone fireplace. Relax and gather on the large leather sectional and enjoy the views. The adjoining dining room seats 8 comfortably on the rustic and hand made log dining table with additional breakfast bar seating. A fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage and workspace includes stainless steel appliances and refrigerator with ice maker and water.

A half bath and utility room with side by side washer and dryer are also on the main level for your convenience.

A master bedroom with king sized hand made aspen log bed and large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and walk in stand up shower finish off the main level. Upgraded mattress and bedding are standard.

Step outside on the deck and use the ramp entry way to make your way over to the outdoor gazebo.

Upstairs you'll find a loft sitting area perfect for reading a book in the reading nook with view of the mountains. Two additional suites with private bath and soaking tubs are located upstairs adjacent to the loft area and include private temperature controls for the upper floor.

Enjoy a movie with your family and friends in your private home theater room with a 9 foot screen and 6 leather reclining theater seats.

The lower level deck includes a private hot tub. Just down the stairs into the game room you can play a game of pool or air hockey. A large sitting area with pull out sleeper sofa and mini fridge is a great area for the kids so that the adults can gather upstairs in a quieter environment. A private sauna room is also on the lower level, perfect for ending a busy day of hiking. The kids will enjoy the lower level bunk room with queen over queen bunks and private bath!
Theater Room With 9' Screen and Surround Sound
6 Leather Reclining Theater Seats
Hot Tub
Jacuzzi Tub
Gazebo With Power and Ceiling Fan
Pool Table
FREE High Speed Wireless Internet
2 King Sized Beds
1 Queen Bed
1 Queen over Queen Bunk Bed
1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Gas Fireplace
8 Rocking Chairs
6 TV's
6 DVD Players
Gas Grill
Wrap Around Deck
Loft Sitting Area


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  • Woojeong Woojeong
    Morton Grove, IL

    "Wonderful vacation!"

    It was pleasant and relaxed vacation.
  • Farrah M. Farrah M.
    High Point, NC

    "Perfect fit "

    Very beautiful,specious,clean cabin.Didn't want to leave. It was close to everything including downtown. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed from appliances to extra blankets. Couldn't ask for anything more.

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for your 5-Star review, Farrah! We are happy to hear that your stay was exceptional. We strive to ensure that we offer cabins that are not only comfortable and relaxing, but will help to create wonderful vacation memories to years to come. We love to hear that you did not want to leave. It is never too early to start planning your next Gatlinburg get-away. Please keep in mind, as a returning guest you will enjoy 10% off all future stays. We hope to hear from you soon!
  • Jose G. Jose G.
    Plant City, FL

    "We loved it!!"

    We will definitely be back! Everything was just as it is shown in the pictures! Plan on going back and taking more family with us!
  • Karlee J. Karlee J.
    Northport, Al

    "Wish we had time to stay longer!"

    I took my family to the mountains to celebrate Christmas early since we are not all in one location during the holidays. Although, we wished it would have been colder (record high for Dec), we absolutely loved our stay and your facilities. Can't wait to be able to go back and stay longer!
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  • Sherri T. Sherri T.
    Athens, TN

    "Southern Philosophy"

    As always it was fantastic and one more of your cabins was marked off our bucket list...we plan on staying at all of them over the years because Elk Springs Resort has the best accommodations in the Smokies
  • Amanda M. Amanda M.
    Heath, OH

    "Get away"

    Had a few problems at the beginning..but the great staff was very accommodating to us and put us up in Southern Philosophy.. Was very happy with the outcome.. Even stayed a few extra days..
  • Elizabeth Elizabeth
    Nashville, TN

    "Southern Philosophy "

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with grandparents and siblings. Our niece lived the hot tub and air hockey table. Light bulbs out in master bath, rings in the toilets, no cleaning utensil for dishes and couch has gotten some use. Overall, a pleasant stay.
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  • William William
    Soddy Daisy, TN

    "Labor Day Weekend at Elk Springs Resort"

    11 family members stayed for 3 nights. Excellent cabin in excellent location neat Gattlinburg. Secluded but easy to get to the Parkway, Gattlinburg, and Pigeon Forge if you go back roads. Will definitely be back next year.

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for sharing your review William! We are pleased that you and your family were able to enjoy the Labor Day weekend together making lots of memories. Our repeat guests get a 10% discount off future stays, so be sure to mention that when you book your next vacation with us!
  • Cindy A. Cindy A.
    South Elgin, IL

    "Our Gatlinburg Getaway"

    Our experience with Elk Springs and this cabin was amazing!! Everything was beautiful and beyond our expectations. The staff at Elk Springs went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great vacation experience!! We will definitely stay at one of their cabins again in the future.
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  • Tammy Tammy
    Radford, VA

    "Great place to stay!"

    my family and I had a great time, this is a beautiful cabin! very clean! I so enjoyed watching my grandchildren and grown children play pool. I will be bringing my family back. we loved it!

    Manager Response:

    We appreciate the wonderful review Tammy! Thank you for letting us know we are all doing our part to give you a 5 star vacation! We hope you make a cabin stay with Elk Springs Resort an annual family tradition.
  • Rachel L. Rachel L.
    Fort Mill, SC

    "Top Notch Cabin for an Unforgettable Wedding!"

    We rented Southern Philosophy, Misty Mountain Lodge and Summit Sanctuary for our wedding ceremony and reception. All of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding that they ever attended! The staff was very accommodating and helpful, offering their assistance with any last minute needs! We could not have asked for a better location! The property was perfect for a 40 x 20' tent and our 85 guests! Southern Philosophy was used as a central point for our reception as it has a large cathedral ceiling living room which was the perfect size! We rented the three cabins for our famiies and close friends to stay for the weekend, which was close to 40 people! . Everyone had a wonderful time during their stay, not only enjoying the ceremony but all the offerings of the cabins! From pool tables and theater rooms to saunas and hot tubs, Elk Springs Resort is top notch! No comparison to other rentals in the area! If you're looking for a fun, relaxing weekend away, or an excellent spot for a moderate sized wedding, you've found it! Thanks to all of the staff for making our special day better than imagined!
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  • Erinn Erinn
    Smyrna, TN

    "Great location. "

    We spent a few days here and enjoyed every minute of it. The location was right in the middle between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Great location for when traffic gets busy during the seasons & you can take the backroads to the cabin and miss all the traffic. Once there, the kids & adults enjoyed the basement level with pool, air hockey, hot tub, sauna, & theatre room. There were nice flat screen tvs in every room. The management staff checked on us throughout our stay and were very nice. The cabin was clean for the most part. I think the comforters need an updating; especially in the master. The cabin had no skillet/frying pan, but we brought our griddle from home so no problem. I'm sure if we had told the management company they would have taken care it. Both family's can't wait to stay again. We were very pleased with Southern Philosophy & Elk Mountain.
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  • Donna F. Donna F.
    Irvine, KY

    "Great family weekend"

    Perfect place to stay, convenient to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions.
  • Anitra W. Anitra W.
    Union, IL

    "Spring Break vacation, 2 families"

    Our 2 families had a wonderful spring break vacation in this home.
    We would definitely go back.
  • Leroy W. Leroy W.
    Pleasant Grove, AL


    The Cabin was well maintained and cleaned. Really, we were Bless to have such a nice cabin. We never made it to Grand Timber Lodge, but only God knows why. My family and I really enjoyed it. Location was great!
  • Stewart S. Stewart S.
    Gallatin, TN

    "A wonderful week in the mountains, perfect location and home."

    We stayed for a week in this cabin with another family and had a fabulous experience. The home is clean, well maintained, and beautifully located.
  • Sharath S. Sharath S.
    Atlanta, GA

    "Awesome stay in southern philosophy "

    Stay was awesome in this resort
  • Kim Kim
    Huntersville, NC

    "Southern Philosophy"

    We had a wonderful time at Southern Philosophy. The layout of the rooms is perfect. We had our eldery parents stay in the master on the main level. They had their own bathroom. we loved the sectional seating in the living room. We were able to congregate in the living room comfortably. We also made use out of the theater room. Loved it!! Check in and check out were easy. Response was prompt. Dishwasher needed some maintenance.
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  • Michele M. Michele M.
    Leo, IN

    "Great stay!!!"

    Loved our stay and our cabin. Only complaint is that the TV's need to be upgraded. We had a wonderful time!
  • Ryan F. Ryan F.
    Ashland, Ohio

    "Southern Hospitality = an unforgettable family vacation"

    Our family of seven had a GREAT time in "our" cabin, Southern Hospitality.
    Our children's ages are 12, 10 , 8 and twin 6 year olds and without exception they absolutely loved the cabin. We took advantage nightly of the Theater room and its' 9' screen. The pool table and hot tub were also favorites. For Mom and Dad, the best experience was having all of the bedrooms so there was no need to fight about who slept where.
    Overall, we had a wonderful experience and continue to talk about "our" cabin. We fell in love with this cabin and will most definitely come back.
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  • Michael D. Michael D.
    Elizabeth, PA

    "Had family at three different locations"

    We were thrilled with the location price and quality. The pet friendly location was very nice. Can't wait to get back there next year. Nobody wanted to leave.
  • Brian M. Brian M.
    lebanon, TN

    "Always a great time staying with Elk Springs "

  • Kim Kim
    Lindenhurst, IL

    "Exceptional Getaway"

    For anyone looking to de-stress and reconnect with nature, this is it!
  • Joy H. Joy H.
    Dublin, GA

    "Great Property"

    Very nice cabin...had a minor leaky toilet issue and maintenance man was at cabin within 10 min. (11 pm)..very timely!! Love this cabin and would definitely recommend this cabin. My family has also rented Silver Creek Cabin and Bear Cub Lodge...all these cabins were extremely nice!! We will definitely return when our quadruplets get another college break!!!
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  • Corletra M. Corletra M.
    Antioch, TN

    "southern philosophy review"

    Overall very nice cabin. The heat was out the first night however maintenance came over the following morning and fixed it in a timely manner.
  • Gerald L. Gerald L.
    Metairie, LA

    "would like to come back"

  • Danyel Danyel
    Norfolk, VA

    "Your Ticket to Paradise"

    We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Elk Springs Resort. The cabin and scenery were gorgeous. Our reservation was for 10 people, but despite this, there was ample room for everyone to move about and engage in a variety of activities in and outside the cabin. The cabin had everything that we needed amenity wise. Entertainment for both adults and children alike. It is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, and the downtown area. Perfect Thanksgiving getaway for my family. We will definitely be coming back.
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  • Lee C. Lee C.
    Hayti, MO

    "Negative feed back."

    The only negative things that our family had was the TV's needed be more updated and we would have liked to have satellite tv. The cabin was very comfortable but the temperature was hard to regulate. We would rate it a 95% out of 100%. We would rent again if we come back to Gatlinburg. Thank You!
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  • Rhonda C. Rhonda C.
    Walker, LA

    "Best Smokey Adventure"

    I've been coming to the Smokey Mountains for the past 15 years and this was my first trip via Elk Springs Resort Cabin. My family and I love the cabin and all the amenities that came with it. We will surley be back next year same time same Place!!!
  • Edward E. Edward E.
    Ballwin, MO

    "Smoky mountain vacation"

    Great location. Great view. Great house! Can't wait to go back.
  • Scott Scott
    Stoney Point, ON

    "Can't wait to return"

    Amazing, a couple very minor flaws that were reported but attended to right away. Staff is extremely friendly and cabins are top notch. We are making elk springs resort a yearly family trip! Can't wait to return
  • Michael B. Michael B.
    Spring, TX

    "Great House for a Family Vacation"

    We stayed for 6 great nights at this house. The house was spacious enough for all 8 of us to sleep comfortably and have our time away from family as well. Kids loved the downstairs gaming and theater area. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Faith Faith
    Franklinton, LA

    "Southern Philosophy"

    This cabin provided ample space and the layout was such that everyone had privacy when wanted. The location was good. I would stay at this same property on my next visit and highly recommend it to others.
  • Scott L. Scott L.
    Wesley Chapel, FL

    "Excellent cabin and location"

    We were extremely happy with this rental company. We have been visiting the area for many years. This year, we found ourselves in need of a more professional rental company that offered cleaner cabins in better working condition. Elk Sprints Resort exceeded our expectations. The customer service is excellent and they are very professional and friendly. The cabin property was very clean and the check-in/check-out procedure is much more efficient and customer friendly than some of the other companies. The location of the resort is great and this cabin had spectacular views at all times of the day and evening. We generally prefer to be closer to the national park side (Ski Mtn area); however, we found the location of this rental to be only minutes from the main strip and by using the back road of the strip we could still enter the park with only a few extra minutes. We are already planning our next trip and will be using Elk Springs again.
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  • Jack K. Jack K.
    Vero Beach, FL

    "Southern Philosophy is a beautiful cabin"

    We just returned from a weeks stay at Elk Springs Southern Philosophy. There were nine of us and the cabin had plenty of room for us all to have privacy, but, felt cozy and inviting. There were two teen age boys in the group and they thoroughly enjoyed having their own space downstairs with all the amenities it has to offer.
    The cabin is well furnished, kitchen has all the basics, & beds were very comfy. Only negative there is that one bed is a queen size upstairs in one bedroom, and the pull out sleeper sofa was uncomfortable, but they usually are.
    Overall, the cabin was clean and well kept. We would recommend it for the beauty of the cabin, the surrounding area and the amenities this cabin offers.
    Thank you Dan for your help in deciding which cabin would be best for us & the suggestions for things to do during our stay. Everyone is very professional, & took care of any issues we had in a very timely manner.
    Thank you for a beautiful week in Southern Philosophy.
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  • Jennifer F. Jennifer F.
    Kenner, LA

    "Awesome Cabin in the Woods"

    The cabin was all I wanted and needed and more. It was beautifully decorated with all the bells and whistles. My family was very impressed with the cabin. It was extremely spacious. The pool table and air hockey table was the best part. We did have 1 issue with the cable, but after 1 call to the office it was fixed within 30 minutes. I will book again when I visit the area. We enjoyed everything about this unit.
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  • Minka G. Minka G.
    Chicago, IL

    "The accommodations were phenomenal!!!!!!"

    My husband and I celebrated my husbands 50th birthday there along with 11 of our friends. The accommodations were excellent as well as the staff throught the entire process.
  • Josh B. Josh B.
    Bloomington, IN

    "Southern Philosophy - A great Base Camp"

    6 adult and 2 small children stayed there in great comfort and room for a very reasonable price for the amenities. Everything worked, Everything was clean, it was close to downtown gatlinburg and to the park where we did hikes. The Sauna and Hot Tub were fantastic after.
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  • Elizabeth K. Elizabeth K.
    Natural Bridge, VA

    "great for families with older kids!"

    We discovered these cabins a few years ago and have always had a great experience. They are beautiful, clean, spacious and everything new and in working order. We have teenagers and adult children and all are entertained. There is a gym down the street and it's only minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. It's roomy enough to share with another family. Game room had it's own fridge and sink.
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  • Brenda H. Brenda H.
    Goshen, OH

    "Family Thanksgiving Tradition"

    This was our 5th year of having Thanksgiving together in an Elk Springs Resort cabin, and our first year to stay at Southern Philosophy. It was a beautiful cabin with plenty of room for everyone! We love Elk Springs Resort and will keep returning for our Thanksgiving Tradition!
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  • Tonya Tonya
    Bartow, FL

    "Definetely recommended!!!"

    We loved our cabin, Southern Philosophy and are already talking about staying there again! We had so much fun! No complaints whatsoever!
  • Jana H. Jana H.
    Huntersville, NC

    "Meadowlake Youth Group "Hearts on Fire""

    Cabin appears as wonderful in person as it does in the pictures! Very enjoyable weekend. We will definitely use Elk Springs Resort in the future!
  • Richard O. Richard O.
    Smyrna, TN

    "Southern Philosophy . . . A Nice Choice"

    This is a very nice lodge for a small group of people. A couple of small housecleaning and maintenance items needed improving which we left a note about:

    ? Lots of dust bunnies under the master bed on the main level.
    ? An extra blanket on the master bed would have been nice.
    ? Some back porch lights were not working.
    ? Rickety floor lamp in the dining room needed fixing or replacing.

    Overall, however, the house was very clean and amply stocked with dishes, towels and linens. We enjoyed the gas grill which worked very well. The location was convenient to local amenities. The view was good but not spectacular. We are spoiled a little, I guess, after previous stays elsewhere on the side of a slope with an up-close view of Mt. Leconte. With a spectacular view being one of our top priorities, we probably would not stay at Southern Philosophy again, but for anyone who is content with a good view and a quiet place, even though there are other cabins nearby, we would recommend this as a nice choice.
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  • Stephan M. Stephan M.
    Franklin, TN

    "A fantastic spot"

    We stayed here for 4 days and had a great time! We will be back!
    Only cons: media/movie theatre room should be hooked up to cable. We would've loved to have been able to watch tv/football on it. It's only DVD ready.
    2. Dish washer water never got hot enough to clean dishes- hand washed everything...
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  • Terri S. Terri S.
    Fayetteville, TN

    "Wonderful time and great place to get away!!"

    So relaxing that we did not want to go home!!!
  • Sheila G. Sheila G.
    Dade City, FL

    "Southern Philosphy Cabin Stay"

    The vacation and cabin were exceptional. From the beginning to the day we left was a very simple, easy process. We had no issues while there and the cabin was just as it looked in the pictures.. well better in person.. What you see is what you get. Great deal, great vacation, Great Company to do business with. Very friendly and professional.
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  • Jacqueline N. Jacqueline N.
    Orlando, Kentucky

    "Elk Springs Resort 2012"

    Awesome experience!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Paul S. Paul S.
    York, PA

    "Southern Philosophy"

    Overall a magnificent property. The only shortcoming was that the kitchen could have had a better assortment of cookware and flatware for families looking to eat in more often.
  • Larry H. Larry H.
    N. Little Rock, AK

    "Concrete finisher"

    Great stay
    More linens are needed for the number of people in cabin
  • Richard S. Richard S.
    Cordova, TN


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