Posted on 9/12/2023


When planning your getaway to the breathtaking Smoky Mountains, you might not immediately think about securing a cabin with dedicated office space. But in today's world where remote work and flexibility are becoming the norm, having a dedicated workspace during your vacation can be a game-changer. It might even allow you to vacation more often or for a longer period of time, since you can both work and play throughout your trip. Here are some compelling reasons why it's a smart choice to opt for a Gatlinburg vacation rental with dedicated office space, and we'll also highlight some of our featured Gatlinburg cabins that offer a work space. 

Work-Life Balance:

The Smoky Mountains offer a stunning backdrop for your vacation, but it's also a place where you can balance work and leisure seamlessly. Having a dedicated office space means you can keep up with work commitments while still enjoying the beauty of your surroundings, and you can cap your workday off with a scenic hike or a sunset visit to Anakeesta.

Productivity Boost:

A comfortable and well-equipped office space can do wonders for your productivity. It allows you privacy and space to get organized, and once you shut things down for the day, your work stress can remain in your cabin's work zone so you can fully focus on time with friends and family. With the tranquility of the mountains as your backdrop, you'll find it easier to concentrate on your tasks and meet your deadlines, all while remaining relaxed and inspired.

Flexible Scheduling:

When you have a dedicated office space within your vacation rental, you're in control of your schedule. Whether you prefer to work in the early morning, during a midday break, or in the evening, the flexibility is at your fingertips. Get up before everyone else in your crew and knock out a few hours of work, which results in more time for fun later on. Or, take a morning hike and then hit the work-ground running later in the day, working into the evening. As long as your boss is on board, the world of time is your oyster!

Seamless Connectivity:

Stay connected with high-speed internet and all the necessary tech amenities. This ensures that you can attend virtual meetings, answer emails, and complete your work tasks without any disruptions. All of our homes at Mountain Laurel Chalets are equipped with robust WIFI, allowing for quick connection, and not just to your laptop. Robust WIFI also serves SmartTVs and their streaming services, along with internet-based video games. No matter your need, we've got you covered.

Family and Friends:

If you're traveling with family or friends, a dedicated office space can accommodate your work needs without compromising the quality of everyone else's vacation time. You can grab a quiet place to get things done, and everyone else can continue their activities without fear of interrupting you. It's a win/win!

Stress-Free Transition:

When it's time to switch from work mode to vacation mode, having a separate space to work allows you to make a clear distinction between your professional and personal life, reducing stress and helping you unwind more effectively. Work as hard as you possibly can during your alotted hours, and play equallly as hard once you're done. Play is important no matter one's age!

In Gatlinburg, TN, vacation rentals with dedicated office spaces, like those offered by Mountain Laurel Chalets, ensure you get the best of both worlds: a successful work experience and an unforgettable vacation. So, next time you plan a trip to the Smoky Mountains, consider the smart choice of a vacation rental with a dedicated office space. It's a decision that adds convenience and productivity to your time spent in what is arguably the most beautiful place on earth!

Here are some of our favorite Gatlinburg rental properties with dedicated workspaces:


2 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

Perfect for one or two couples or a small family, this pet-friendly Gatlinburg home is decorated in a modern Scandinavian style. It features two bedrooms, each with a private bath, a fully equipped kitchen, a large great room, and view for miles. You’ll be saying hello sunshine every morning as you take in the break of dawn over the mountains from the deck of this luxurious 100 Collection™ home. The workspace is located in the open-concept living area, and boasts epic views of the Smokies.


5 bed  5 bath  sleeps 10

You'll feel like you're in heaven when you stay in this fabulous property. Located a stone's throw from Ober Mountain resort, downtown Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Pigeon Forge, High Five is a luxurious property that oozes class and sophistication. Along with a hot tub, pool table, and five king bedrooms, this Gatlinburg rental offers a chef's kitchen and multiple decks with long-range views. The workspace is located in a quiet nook on the top floor and boasts a desk and a printer.


12 bed  12 bath  sleeps 24

This 100 Collection™ luxury property is designed for large groups, and guests really must see it to believe how incredible it is. It features a large hot tub, a massive deck with long-range views, a pool table, a theater room, and 12 ensuite bedrooms with gorgeous linens. The large kitchen offers two stoves, two dishwashers, an industrial-size refrigerator and freezer, and a large-capacity ice maker. The workspace is located in a quiet nook on the lower level of the home.


2 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

This newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom Gatlinburg cabin exudes charm and sophistication. The home is conveniently positioned near the base of Ski Mountain, making it a breeze to reach downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Now including new landscaping and the addition of an outdoor fire pit area, Dogwood Cottage offers nothing but the best for our guests. The workspace is located in the gathering room.


3 bed  3 bath  sleeps 10

The magnificent Wood Fern Lodge, a 100 Collection™ property in Gatlinburg, boasts expert craftsmanship that will impress and wow even the most distinguished of travelers. Serenity and natural beauty are available in excess, and you’ll quickly feel removed from the hustle and bustle of life. Guests are routinely stunned by the architectural prowess, attention to detail, and incredible variety of amenities this home boasts. The workspace is located in the large chef's kitchen.


1 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

This delightful one-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin is the perfect place for up to four guests to relax and unwind, conveniently located near downtown Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After being rebuilt following the 2016 wildfires, it now offers an even more wonderful experience, providing stunning vistas of Mt. LeConte and the sparkling city lights of downtown. The workspace is located upstairs in the loft area and offers a good amount of privacy.


3 bed  3 bath  sleeps 6

This historic Gatlinburg vacation rental home will take your breath away. Now available on the vacation rental market for the first time, this completely renovated and pet-friendly property is part of The 100 Collection™ and offers two luxurious primary bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a cozy bunk bedroom, and another full bathroom, along with an EV charging station. The workspace is located on the main level in the built-in bunk room.


2 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

This cozy two bedroom, two bathroom home is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds this lovely property. You'll enjoy a breathtaking view of both the mountains and downtown Gatlinburg. It's a sight to behold, especially when the sun sets and the city lights come alive, painting the night sky with their magical glow. The workspace is located in the living area.


2 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

Inspired by the song, this sweet spot is as close to heaven on earth as we've found. Surrounded by lush woods, you will feel at one with nature from the moment you step on the front porch. Outdoors and in, Sanctuary Song is outfitted with everything you need to experience a peaceful getaway. Comfy beds, a hot tub, a pool table, and views for miles make this a longtime guest favorite. The workspace is located downstairs in the king ensuite bedroom.


2 bed  2 bath  sleeps 4

This one-level cottage is newly renovated with pristine upgrades and luxurious window treatments and linens. Relax on the screened-in porch or enjoy the unending views on the massive deck, which includes an outdoor fireplace and hot tub. Sleep the night away in your choice of two king suites with luxury Serta Presidential mattresses, and find rest and relaxation you've only dreamed about until now! The workspace is located in a quiet room with a closable door.


3 bed  3 bath  sleeps 8

You will fall in love with the location of this charming dog-friendly cabin. Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, you will enjoy access to your own hiking trail that leads into the valley directly behind the house. Three king bedrooms plus a set of twin bunks in the game room provide plenty of room for your group to spread out and relax. A hot tub and a pool table add to the appeal of this awesome property. The workspace is located in the living area and boasts tons of natural light.


3 beds  3 baths  sleeps 6

Welcome to Camelot, a delightful three-bedroom, three-bathroom traditional A-frame cabin nestled on Ski Mountain. This home has consistently won the hearts of our guests over the years, and for great reason. One of its unique features is a spacious yard, a rare find in this area. Not only that, but it boasts a fantastic location in close proximity to Ober Mountain Resort, downtown Gatlinburg, and the national park. The workspace is located on the top floor of the home.


2 beds  2 baths  sleeps 4

Welcome to Breathless, a cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom Gatlinburg cabin with incredible panoramic views. The large windows and deck spaces offer incredible vistas of the majestic Smokies, and the home features an open-concept layout. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a hot tub, a pool table, a theater room, and robust wifi, you won't ever want to go home. It will truly take your breath away! The workspace is located on the main level in the open-concept living area.


3 beds  2 baths  sleeps 6

This three-bedroom retreat is is all about embracing the timeless mid-century-modern style, offering you spacious comfort, elegant furnishings, and complete privacy. Every detail has been carefully crafted for your ultimate comfort and enjoyment. Luxurious showers, fully tiled baths, gleaming granite countertops, and memory-foam mattresses ensure you experience the utmost in relaxation. The workspace is located in the open-concept living area.


7 beds  8 baths  sleeps 20

Smoky Mountain Memories is the former residence of the founders of Mountain Laurel Chalets, and it has been painstakingly transformed into a retreat that honors their continuing legacy and provides the finest in vacation living. It is part of The 100 Collection™, a prestigious curation of rental properties across the US. The home is situated on a sizable piece of property that offers a sprawling yard with fire pit and hot tub. The workspace is in the sunroom.

These homes barely scratch the surface when it comes to all of the amazing properties Mountain Laurel Chalets has to offer. Check out our entire catalog of properties HERE, and plan a trip to Gatlinburg today to experience all the beauty the Smokies have to offer.