about us


A deep history of hospitality

Hospitality and customer service have been the family business for over 75 years. Chris grew up working at his grandparents’ fish market and then his parents’ home remodeling business, before launching into corporate America. But along with his college sweetheart, Morgan, they realized their real passion was for travel and together they possessed a discerning eye for meaningful and memorable experiences.  

So Chris said goodbye to the big job, picked his hammer back up, and has spent the last 15 years designing and building custom, luxury homes. And because the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are one of those magical destinations you can’t help but want to share, Chris and Morgan set out to create luxury properties geared toward extended families and friends who need the perfect place to make memories together.  And so, Homegrown Hideaways was born.

We look forward to hosting you and your family.

– Chris and Morgan
the mountains are calling

Recharge and reconnect

Our shared passion for travel led us to the Smoky Mountains where we’ve shared good times with many – whether it's by a creek in Cades Cove or snuggled up by a fire. Let us host your group to create special memories of your own. Our rental properties are designed to leave a lasting impression. From the moment you arrive you’ll be taken care of. We do all the work so you can relax, reconnect and hide away.
Explore our properties

I have stayed at so many Airbnb properties and resorts and I have to say this is absolutely the best one I have ever stayed at. The property is gorgeous and impeccably clean. The hosts are amazing and attentive. Without a doubt if you are going to pigeon forge or Gatlinburg you should absolutely stay at this property. Everything about it was perfect!!

Rebecca, Big Bear

We have been coming to Gatlinburg for a few years and stayed in different homes, always with multiple families, and we have finally found our forever favorite!...

The owners of this property were the most intentional and responsive that we have ever had! Hope to come back to Gatlinburg next year and if we do, we will absolutely stay here again!

Kim, Bear Tracks Cabin

Our stay with Chris & Morgan was wonderful. They truly care about their guests' experience and went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. We will definitely be returning for another stay. Highly recommended! Thank you.

Kody, Bear Creek Cabin

Chris and Morgan were wonderful hosts! Great communication before and during the stay, and they truly strive to make your trip perfect. The place is exactly as described with a stocked kitchen and great amenities. We knew exactly what to expect upon arrival! Highly recommend this home, and these hosts! Thanks for a great stay in Gatlinburg!

Skyla, Papa Bear Chalet

Big Bear Cabin is a beautiful place to stay in Gatlinburg and offers a great space for friends and family to relax and hang out with an astonishing untouched view of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We were even able to see many bears at and around the cabin which was very neat! Chris and Morgan were very accessible and easy to contact with any questions and responded very quickly. Our group would absolutely stay here again if we were to travel back to Gatlinburg!

Isaiah, Big Bear Cabin