Makin Waves

Location Details: Gatlinburg

Price Starting At: $333 Per Night

Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Half Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4

Makin Waves is a beautiful, semi-secluded, pet-friendly log cabin with a fabulous indoor swimming pool. This log cabin has been elegantly and tastefully decorated with many thoughtful details and is located near Gatlinburg and all the attractions, dining and shopping found there.

A game room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room make up the main level arrangement. The game room features a pool table, electronic dartboard, spectator chairs and a 26 inch HD LCD TV with a DVD player. Adjoining the game room is a half bathroom and a laundry closet. The rest of the main level has an open floor plan and vaulted windows that set the stage for the living area, fully equipped, modern kitchen and a cozy dining area with seating for four. Relax on the leather sleeper sofa and recliner to enjoy your favorite movies on a state of the art 42 inch HD LCD TV with DVD player set above the gas fireplace. The door from the living area leads out to a roomy deck highlighting the lush forest. Savor the memories and relax in the six person hot tub located on this deck.

The upper level is an open loft, thoughtfully decorated for a romantic retreat. It features a king size bed, a heart shaped jetted tub for two that sits in a cozy alcove overlooking the view and additional luxuries including a 24 inch HD LCD TV with a DVD player and a full bathroom with shower.

However, for an idyllic experience, head down to the lower level and your own private oasis. Enjoy the indoor, 7 ft 6 inches x 16 ft swimming pool, with a depth of about 4 ft 6 inches. The clever design of this room includes the fossil murals and two chaise lounges that await your leisure. Out on the lower level deck there are four rocking chairs.

There is WiFi throughout the cabin for your convenience.

Minutes from Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Guests are provided with a complimentary Luxury Pass, offering a free ticket daily to several of the area’s most popular attractions.
See under AREA INFO for more details, rules, & restrictions.

Be sure to explore other nearby attractions including Ober Gatlinburg, The Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Anakeesta Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Splash Country, and The Island!


To book online use the calendar below to select your check in and check out dates. You may also call us toll free at (855) 849-8977 to speak to our helpful staff!
  • Sofa Sleeper
  • Dartboard
  • Fireplace: Gas Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi / Jetted Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Pool: Indoor Pool
  • View: Wooded View
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Decorated during Christmas
  • Game Room
  • Honeymoon Cabin
  • Local Channels
  • Pets Allowed
  • Washer & Dryer

People would recommend this property

What people are saying about us

What people are saying about this property

Richard From Bulls Gap

Mar 10, 2024


Everything was easy...Great place we will definitely be back!!!!

Carter, From Whitesville

Mar 04, 2024


Everything was great! Well needed vacation. Only complaint is I didn’t stay long enough😩

Raburn From Nashville

Dec 26, 2023


Excellent experience and stay.

Tamara From Tompkinsville

Oct 26, 2023


Everything was perfect for our honeymoon. We loved the cabin.

Mikel From Gastonia

Jun 29, 2023


Very clean, private, and peaceful. My granddaughter love the pool and Jacuzzi.!

Sara From Monroe

Apr 15, 2023


I’ve stayed with them over several vacations now. The staff has always been kind and courteous. The cabins are always well taken care of and clean. When there has been an issue they have taken care of us. I will continue to stay with them.

Charles From Indianapolis

Jan 12, 2023


All was good but I think it need more lighting inside the cabin and the pool area . Other than that it was great place to be

Casey From Roxboro

Sep 16, 2022


Makin waves was a great romantic place to stay we enjoyed our 8th anniversary here!

William From Land O Lakes

Aug 07, 2022


We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. We got a lot of use with the pool and pool table. The cabin was close enough to things to do and far enough away from everything at the same time. It was very relaxing for us. The cabin was clean. The ice machine needs to be fixed but that was not a big issue.

Amalia From Sikeston

May 27, 2022


Beautiful cabin and beautiful views

Mark From Hixson

May 23, 2022


Everything was good. Few issues with WIFI (wrong info). The directions to cabin were a little off (suggest a map).

Chris From Davidson

Apr 27, 2022


Great Time

Catherine From Laotto

Apr 13, 2022


Everything was as expected. Comfortable, roomy and clean. A couple of light bulbs burned out made for a darker than desired living area, but was not a problem. The pool was a big hit for our granddaughters. We cut our trip short due to the fires in the area and the alerts we got on our phones scaring the girls. Nothing that could be helped.

Marshall From Fountain

Dec 15, 2021


Everything was exactly as advertised. Very clean, close to downtown, great view!

Kyle From Louisville

Nov 07, 2021


Our favorite place. Thank you for always taking good care of us.

Elizabeth From Bowling Green

Oct 08, 2021


I loved the cabin. Everything was so nice and neat.

Belinda From Ekron

Mar 22, 2021


The cabin was nice, we enjoyed our stay, we played pool, swam in the pool and enjoyed the hot tube. we could not get the fire place to work. but thats okay.

Veronica From Indianapolis

Feb 15, 2021


Everything was great! I would recommend updating the blinds but Everything else was amazing!

Greg From Mount Washington

Jan 31, 2021


Great responsive customer service. Great cabin

Allison From St Louis

Jan 07, 2021



Mario From Garland

Oct 22, 2020


We had a wonderful stay at Makin waves cabin. It was our 1st time to TN, and we'll definitely be back for a return visit.

Angela From Boiling Springs

Oct 04, 2020


We really enjoyed the was close to everything & it was clean. We will be staying again.

Jaclyn From Morgantown

Sep 23, 2020


Loved the seclusion but also how close it was to everything! Nice cabin!

Daniel From Streamwood

Sep 19, 2020


The cabin was awesome. The lights on the side are terrible though which made it scary to walk out at night. The pool was great for the kids. Overall we really loved it and will most likely be back.

Chelsea From Bennettsville

Aug 28, 2020


Everything was great! Everyday was so exciting to be in the cabin! Love the indoor pool and pool table. Everything was working great including the fire place. I would definitely go back again to stay.

Jamie From Marshall

May 16, 2020


We had a wonderful stay at Makin Waves.

Henry From Roanoke

Nov 25, 2019


Check-In and Out was easy! Cabin was fantastic and great location!

Tara From Hamilton

Nov 10, 2019


Love this cabin! We’ve stayed 6 years straight. Anytime something needs serviced Timber Tops is quick to resolves

Vickie From Greenbrier

Oct 21, 2019


It was GREAT

Cindy From Susan Moore

Oct 15, 2019


Great cabin! Will visit again

Jeffrey From Maiden

Aug 19, 2019


Like home

Kelly From Washington

Aug 04, 2019


This is our second time staying at Amazing views. The cabins are always clean and comfortable. They are close to all of the attractions around, and such a cozy environment to return to after being out all day. Love the area and will definitely be back to stay at Amazing views. It’s fun searching different cabins to stay in:)

Richard From Graham

Apr 11, 2019


Nice relaxing time.

Samantha From Troutville

Sep 15, 2018


Everything was great other than our last day there, they worked on the well early that morning and when we got back we had no water at all. We were offered to go to another cabin but we were checking out in about 12 hours and didn’t want to have to pick and move everything just to have to pack it up again to leave.

Nicholas From Fort Campbell

Jun 29, 2018


The cabin was very nice and everything was clean. Very nice way to relax.

Joey From Jacksonburg

May 31, 2018


We really enjoyed our stay. The cabin was clean snd cozy. We loved the indoor pool. We also loved that we were able to bring our four-legged friend with us.

Adrian From Indianapolis

May 21, 2018


Everything was great. The only complaint I have is the WiFi. It would only work for 5 minutes at a time and then was very slow at that.

Maria From Syracuse

May 15, 2018


Peace and tranquility is what I needed and that’s what I received! The birds chirping, the sounds of nature and seeing 3 bears coming up the driveway was a adventure that will stay with me for a long time. The pool, hot tub and jet tub also added to a stress free vacation. The friendly staff was helpful and made everything so easy, thank you!!!!

Daryl From Dearing

Apr 13, 2018


Just plain Awesome!! Great cabin and staff.

Savanna From Valparaiso

Mar 31, 2018


The entire experience was fantastic. The cabin was extremely clean. My stay with timber topps was everything I expected and more.

Krystal From Dixon

Nov 20, 2017


Mostly everything was great but there were a few things that could have been better. The internet didn't work which would have been nice to be able to look up activities and food in the area. Also it would have been nice to be notified that the pool guy was going to show up instead of having some random person show up randomly one evening. The DVD player in the living room didn't work and the TV there was staticky. Also the first night we were there the indoor jacuzzi didn't have any hot water. But on the other hand, the location was beautiful. The cabin itself was lovely. We really enjoyed the pool and the hottub outdoors. Overall it was a pretty great stay. I just would have fixed those few things.

Joseph From Bristol

Nov 13, 2017


Our stay at Makin' Waves was a great experience. The cabin is beautiful and very well appointed. Couple of notes: Back walkway is very slick - looks like they had put the antislip things down but still had to be very careful. New decking would probably be a good idea. Wifi was horrible and while we enjoy disconnecting, others might not feel the same way.

Greg From Clintwood

Nov 08, 2017


Cabin was very clean. Furniture was worn and dated. Driveway could use some work. Overall a good experience.

Rodge, From Jackson

Oct 04, 2017


The cabin, Makin Waves, was very nice...the pool and hot tub were very well maintained and clean..the WIFI was terrible, basically, it didn't even work...the lighting inside could be brighter there is currently one overhead in the kitchen and one in the main room, both are not very bright...(web pics show a floor and table lamp..where are they?)...the side of the house needs some additional lighting (can't see a thing at night)..and the driveway needs some attention at the curve and the end, quite a large drop at the curve going down and the end of the drive just drops off.....this is our fifth time staying at one of your rentals they have always been very nice, I know everything has some issues and I hope letting you know about these help.....also, FYI, the directions given to us were incorrect, when you are almost there it says 0.2 miles, should be more like 1.2 miles (good thing for GPS)...

Henry From Gastonia

Sep 25, 2017


We enjoyed the cabin so much!

Samantha From Troutville

Sep 15, 2017


Amazon cabin for the price! Was very clean and well stocked. The only complaint was the internet was very slow and the driveway is not car friendly as I scraped the bottom of my car every time I came in and out of the driveway.

Kyle From Louisville

Jun 27, 2017


The cabin was amazing!! The xplorie pass was nice but it took over 30 mins just to make a reservation. Overall my only complaint is that the directions from the office to the cabin were very vague. For those not familiar with the area it was nearly impossible to find. I would suggest filling out the directions perhaps with some landmarks, ect. Also, a maintenance man showed up randomly to service the pool and went into the cabin when we weren't there. We definitely understand maintenance, ect but a heads up would be nice... we had valuables and personal items in the cabin and would appreciate notice if someone is going to be in the place. All in all though a really great experience and the drawbacks I mentioned were minor inconveniences. We would certainly stay again and hopefully will.

Marvin From Maynardville

Dec 20, 2016


Most relaxing. Everyone was very courteous and helpful.

Susan From Climax

Nov 15, 2016


Our stay was amazing, The cabin was made ready & welcoming. Guest Services is top notch and we so appreciate it.

Matthew From Winston-salem

Oct 30, 2016


Everything was great

Andy And Jess From Bremen

Sep 06, 2016


There were a few problems with the cabin that were not disclosed when we called and asked about it. The issue of the broken ice maker was resolved by bringing 2 bags of ice. Overall, good experience.

Jeffrey@robin From Sneedville

Jul 30, 2016


Every thing was great.

Makin Waves

Good Morning and thank you for your review for "Makin Waves'. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the cabin. Please visit our Facebook page,, to share your experience. We look forward to your next reservation for your Smoky Mountain experience. Thank you for choosing Timber Tops!

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Aug 01, 2016

Robert P From Greenville

May 29, 2016


Overall, we loved the cabin, but 4 factors played a major part from a 5 rating... 1. Outside grill, could not adjust the cooking grill to a higher level, looks like damaged from a falling object. So we went and bought a small charcoal grill to cookout. 2. No lighting and lack of jet power to the outside jacuzzi, used only 1 time. 3. Either we couldn't figure out the fireplace or it just didnt work, it ruined our romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. 4. Even though we were called while at the cabin and given a heads up about a maintenance man coming to check the swimming pool daily due to leak, we had to limit our romantic time, because of not knowing when he was going to show up. The guys that showed were very professional though. These 4 situations put a thorn in our side, because we were celebrating our anniversary and taking our honeymoon.

Jeffrey From Cincinnati

May 06, 2016


Great cabin with easy pre-check-in, received a phone call with all necessary information to gain access and very clear email instructions. Cabin was clean, as described and perfect. Check-out was very easy. Overall great experience and will definitely rent again!

Todd From Canton

May 01, 2016


Fantastic place was clean and ready to checkin we loved it

Dane From Warsaw

Apr 10, 2016



Robert From Charleston

Apr 04, 2016


The house was well-appointed and clean/ready for our arrival.

Nicole From Lawrenceburg

Mar 20, 2016


No complaints! Great stay!

Donna From Ringgold

Feb 15, 2016


The cabin could have been a little cleaner......indoor pool was way too cold to get in so that temp should be able to be adjusted during the COLD months.

Gasavee From Weatherford

Jul 15, 2015


3.8 best fit our experience. Booking and paying were easy. We did the direct check in we called little bit after 3pm but, the cabin wasn't ready so we waited until 4pm then we drove to the cabin. After 15 hrs of driving we were super ready to be there and settle in. Cell phone receptions were very limited and once we found a spot where we can make a call we were on hold for a very long time and had to make multiple calls(14 total and nearly an hour later) can't get through but finally thank goodness I got a hold of reservations and Janie our reservation lady helped us get in. Once in and inspected the cabin the front panel of the fridge on the freezer side where computer chip would be were opened with computer panel hanging out, the cover and screws were on top of the stove. I called Janie right away and was told that she will have someone out to fix it. No one came but, I didn't call back because it didn't affect us we just didn't use ice or water from it. So upon checking out I report this again. Not a big deal. And the cleaning crew left the outside trash bin full we can hardly fit our trash in it. And we cannot get the outdoor grill to level due to the very big dent on the back side. Light bulb going up the stairs seems to be out and extra cautions were needed to get up and down the stairs. Over all good experience cleanliness was a must and our cabin was pretty well cleaned. So the major issue is not being able to get into the cabin after 15 hrs drive. I don't know if other guests have this problem. So I suggest other than calling in to get the code that maybe emailing the key code and all codes needed once the cabin is ready could also help.

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