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Greenbrier Getaway #538

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's owners are proud to bring a little piece of their family's Gatlinburg history to your Gatlinburg vacation!

Greenbrier Getaway is a quaint two-bedroom cottage with one king bed and one queen bed. The Cottage features a full kitchen as well as a large living area a wood burning fireplace, and a flat screen television. Greenbrier Getaway is located just beside the Little Pigeon River, and it is within walking distance of the Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This cabin can be rented along with other Brookside cabins for large gatherings such as weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats. Indoor fireplace in operation October-March.

TVs in bedrooms only have streaming capabilities.

3 miles from Rocky Top Sports World.

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 (1)
  • Internet Access Wireless
  • Microwave
  • Equipped kitchen w/basic pots & pans
  • Towels/Linens Provided
  • Fire Pit - Wood
  • River View
  • Location: Brookside Resort

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  • - 8/14/2023

    We had a great vacay at The Greenbrier cabins. A family reunion and my great niece's 6 year old birthday celebration. Some modern updates to the cabins added extra comfort and enjoyment. Other than the "musty smell", everything was perfect.
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