The Smokies, in their infinite wisdom, stretch over the Tennessee-North Carolina border to provide visitors with a range of options for their stay near the mountain range. Travelers can choose not only between two states, each with its own abundant park, but also among a selection of towns, each with its own vibe. Gatlinburg and Cherokee offer the closest proximity on either side of the border, and are appropriately busy compared to the more relaxed cultures of Frymont or Brevard. Farmsteaders 100 years ago had a relative dearth of choices when they settled the area and erected settlements out of the area’s natural resources. Their labor provides visiting Glampers with yet another great option! Acrophiles can rent one of the historic log cabins they built or enjoy a modern version with all the trimmings. Toast to a marriage of old and new from the hot tub of one of these log cabin rentals near the Great Smoky Mountains.