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Cap's Fishin' Camp #542

The Reagan family, one of Gatlinburg's most historic families, began building cabins around 1925. At the time, Otha Reagan worked stripping tanning bark in the Sugarlands area of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and his wife, Emma, was a weaver at Arrowmont. In 1923, Otha and Emma had saved enough money, $500 to be exact to purchase five acres of land on the Roaring Fork Creek where Brookside Resort is today. Just a few years later they began building small cabins and chicken coops on the property to rent to men who were in the area building the road from Newfound Gap to Clingmans Dome. These cabins were built with timbers from the Roaring Fork School House and Church, and some were built from log homes moved straight out of the National Park. Many of the Reagan family's ancestors were even born in these cabins!

In 1971, Gatlinburg Southern Building Code required the remodel of nearly all the buildings in the area to a Bavarian type of exterior, so the Reagan cabins were updated to conform. Not too long after that in 1980, all of the original cabins and chicken houses were moved to their present location in picturesque Emerts Cove by a local river hangout called the Flint Rock Swimming Hole. To make a few larger cabins to accommodate larger families, two of the original cabins were placed on each side of a concrete slab to form a bedroom and a bathroom, and the middle was built to form a living area. Don't worry, though, the cabins haven't lost any of their history, rumor has it that old chicken feed bags from the cabins earliest years have been found in their attics! Today owners, Beville and Lisa Reagan, are proud to bring a little piece of their family's Gatlinburg history to your Gatlinburg vacation!

Cap's Fishin' Camp is a spacious three-bedroom cabin that features one bedroom with two full-size beds, one with two queen-size beds, and one with a king-size bed. The Camp has a fully stocked kitchen and features a cozy living room with a flat screen television and a wood burning fireplace. Cap's Fishin' Camp can be rented with the other Brookside Resort cabins to accommodate family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings, or other large gatherings. All guests of Brookside Cabin Rentals do have access to a complimentary laundry facility. Indoor fireplace in operation October-March.

3 miles from Rocky top sports center

Free Attractions

Book a reservation at this property and get up to $817.85 in free attraction tickets for each night of your stay!

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  • Charcoal Grill
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • King Bed (1)
  • Queen Bed (2)
  • Full Size Bed(s) (2)
  • Internet Access Wireless
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Central H/A
  • Equipped kitchen w/basic pots & pans
  • Towels/Linens Provided
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fire Pit - Wood
  • River View
  • Location: Brookside Resort

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  • - 9/22/2023

    Great location. Very large rooms. Appears to have new floors throughout, granite counters in kitchen, etc. Needs new furniture and the bathrooms need renovated. Great place to relax within minutes of Gatlinburg.
  • - 9/15/2023

    Cabin was spectacular. The only thing we found with the cabin is they need to update pictures on internet. Plenty of space. Easy access to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Plan on renting again. My family that was with me are also planning to rent this cabin.
  • - 9/10/2023

    Larger than expected. Very clean. Enjoyed the homey atmosphere, very comfortable for a large family. Thank you - EXCELLENT experience!
  • - 7/29/2023

    Lovely location. Most accommodating rental company.
  • - 7/17/2023

    Cabin very clean and plenty of towels. Surprised a starter supply of shampoo is no longer provided but a great time was had by all. Will definitely be back.
  • - 7/3/2023

    Great cabin in the woods , absolutely beautiful views , sitting out in the rocking chairs listening to the river is so relaxing, the description is 100% as advertised, they are amazing with communication, and if you need anything they are there for you, they provided enough towels and pillows to accommodate all of us, the cabin has a rustic feel , it accommodated 4 adults 2 teenagers and a baby and it’s plenty of space comfortably, I brought my own spices to cook with , but they do provide some stuff in my be cabin! I would def bring an extra throw or blanket if you get cold easy the HVAC works absolutely amazing, our grandkids were cold haha but we just sent them outside to play corn hole which is provided , as well as two outside bbq grills , there is a washer and dryer at the end of this cabin, great swimming down in the river as well !!
  • - 6/4/2023

    We had a wonderful stay. Perfect spot for fishing and playing in the swimming hole. House was clean and comfortable with plenty of room. Would definitely come again
  • - 2/4/2023

    Only problem was fireplace damper doesn't work and our cabin filled with smoke. Twice. Loved the location and everything else about it. Hope to return.
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