Smoky Cove Cabin Resort & Limited VIP Luxury Cabin Release

If you’re not familiar with Smoky Cove or the Pigeon Forge area, we’d like to tell you a little more about it and why it’s so desirable.

Sought-after Location

Smoky Cove Log Cabin Resort is an inviting, established cabin neighborhood set among the lush, mountainous landscape of Sevier County, Tennessee. It’s near three of the state’s most popular cities: Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg. Sevier County is known as the “Gateway” to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country.

A Tourism Powerhouse

The economy is mainly tourism-based. State officials report that over $2B is spent annually on tourism in the county. Around 12 million visitors come to the area each year to enjoy great shopping, theme parks like the world-famous Dollywood, theaters, unparalleled live entertainment, and incredible dining choices like legendary local pancakes, delectable steaks and seafood. Then there are the colorful local festivals and natural wonders, like the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

In Pigeon Forge, where big city energy blends with down home hospitality, tourism continues to break records. The investment rental market, particularly cabins which have become the preferred choice of accommodations for overnight visitors, continues to receive national attention, being named the #1 Rental Investment Market in the U.S. for 2019 by, as cited by Forbes Magazine. The serene and scenic area that is home to Smoky Cove is considered ‘the quiet side’ of Pigeon Forge. Its peacefulness and beauty are why so many families rent cabins in the area year after year.

The Leadership Team

Smoky Cove was originally developed in 2003 and currently has 53 log cabins that have been built in the community. Although Smoky Cove is considered to be one of the most desirable log home resorts in the area, the original developer did not bring the project to completion. This created an opportunity for a new development team, Smoky Cove Enterprises, to acquire the property. The new development team is headed by Dr. John Robinson and Steve Milo, both partners in the company. Dr. Robinson and Mr. Milo are experienced investors and entrepreneurs and both possess a special gift for creating ‘best practice teams’ – attracting top talent, and securing individuals and firms uniquely qualified for achieving the goals and objectives of Smoky Cove. Smoky Cove Enterprises now brings their team of experts to the exciting development ahead for the community.


GINN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT has been selected to manage the construction and development process at Smoky Cove. The firm’s CEO, Bobby Ginn, is an authority in resort development and has spent the past three decades acquiring, developing and managing residential, private club resorts and mixed-use properties throughout North America.


STEVE MILO is the Founder and CEO of VTrips, a growing and innovative vacation property management and rental reservation platform that leverages a proprietary technology system to maximize occupancy, revenue growth and profitability. VTrips manages over 2,000 exclusive vacation rental properties in traditional resort destinations ranging from Florida to Hawaii. VTrip also owns and operates Jackson Mountain Homes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, considered one of the top vacation property management firms in the Great Smoky Mountains region. Steve, a graduate of the University of Virginia, is a recognized leader regarding the evolution of the highly fragmented vacation rental industry, and is a regular keynote speaker at leading conferences in North America and Europe.


DR. JOHN ROBINSON is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, but he has always been interested in real estate and associated ventures. His first land acquisition was a stalled residential development in 2010 which he completed. Since then he has purchased and co-developed several large residential developments, class A office buildings, boutique restaurants and craft breweries.

In 2014, he shifted his focus to hospitality. Since then has co-owned several boutique hotels and large vacation rentals throughout Florida.

Currently, he co-owns Smoky Cove Resort and the Pinnacle at Smoky Cove. His vision is to continue building a vacation home hospitality portfolio in several US locations. He believes that developing quality high-end product, in class A locations, with superior management is the key to the success of this unique portfolio.

Dr. Robinson has been practicing medicine since 2001 and is currently a partner with EMpros, Ltd out of Ormond Beach, Florida. EMpros, Ltd staffs multiple hospitals in the Advent Health System as well as the Daytona International Speedway.


GINN TENNESSEE REAL ESTATE, has been designated as the official real estate brokerage firm for the sales and marketing of new cabins in Smoky Cove. The firm specializes in luxury resort real estate and whose principals have played a decisive role in the real estate sales success of some of the nation’s most prominent resort and private club communities.


MA STONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is a custom home and cabin builder who has been selected to build the Smoky Cove Cabin Collection. The firms partners are among East Tennessee’s most respected new home builders. The company’s philosophy rests on adhering to the highest industry standards resulting in one-of-a-kind results.


EASTMAN CREDIT UNION, preferred lender for the Smoky Cove Cabin Collection, is a full-service financial institution with a proven history of value and growth. ECU offers attractive Construction/Permanent Mortgage Loans which include the highly desirable one-time close feature.


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