Log cabins play a key role in Tennessee’s history. When the Great Smokey Mountain National Park was established in the 1930’s, log cabins housed park rangers and other park service personnel. Many log cabins in the area are even older (built over 100 years ago), and visitors can still rent one of these historic properties. Light that big stone fireplace and take in a view of the Smokies as did the region’s 19th-century farmsteaders. The verdant beauty of the old oak forests remains the same, but 100 years has given us tools to better enjoy it. A hot tub provides the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the lush scenery and to toast to our times. One night’s stay in one of these traditional properties furnished with modern comforts will reveal why Tennessee’s log cabins will never go out of style.