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Real Log Cabin with Beautiful Mountain Views of the 'Smokies'

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Front Porch Front portch facing the mountain Front Porch and steps Snow on the mountain from the front porch Rich Mountain from the cabin Snowy mountain Welcome to R&R Retreat Rockin' porch Approach to R&R Retreat livingroom fireplace living room loft beds Kitchen Sun lounges on private side porch Hot Tub and lounge chairs Private Hot tub View from porch View Owners: Tommy & Linda Rutherford and Jerry & Cindy Rainwater

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Last updated: 04/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Townsend cabin description

Very private 'real' log cabin on 28 acre mountain top shared with 4 other cabins. Sit on the covered front porch in one of the rocking chairs with a view of the 'Great Smoky Mountain National Park' in front of you. We are only 15 min. from Cades Cove and 3 miles from the entrance to the national park.

The cabin has a master bedroom with full size bed, fully equiped kitchen, bathroom, livingroom with stone faced fireplace and satellite TV with DVD/VHS on the main floor. Upstairs is an oversized sleeping loft with two full sized beds and an air hocky table. The front porch runs the full lenth of the cabin and has rocking chairs and a bench to enjoy the mountain views in front of the cabin. The deck wraps around the end and back of the cabin and features a 4 person hot tub,sunning lounges and a charcoal grill. The kitchen is fully equiped and all linens, towels and paper products are furnished.

R & R Retreat is the last cabin on the mountain top and all the cabins are secluded. You are just a short drive from the shopping in Pigeon Forge or the sights of Gatlinburg without the crowds or neighbors at night. Several good resturants are within a mile or two if you choose not to dine in. You are within 2 miles of great tubbing, fishing, hiking, biking trail, swimming in the 'Little River' and horseback riding.

The Townsend community is what Pigeon Forge was 30 years ago, uncrowded, quiet and peaceful.

See more pictures listed below or by email request.

Put the the map below on 'Hybrid' and look for the green house, zoom in to see the location. For a 'Google Map' view use: 35.685257Log., -83.791765 Lat. as a location.

This is a great little cabin for a romantic weekend, honeymoon or family get-a-way on 'The Peaceful Side of the Smokies'.



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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Level deck from parking area...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 years old...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Loft: 2 double

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          • 1 queen bed & 2 full Beds (3). Master on main level with a queen sized bed and 2 full beds in the loft bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower

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          • 1 full bath on the main level with tub shower combo.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels only; not to be taken to river. Bring beach towels for hot tub and/or river tubing....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            wood furnished from October 1 - March 30...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Covered front porch with rocking chairs, rear deck with hot tub and charcoal grill...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Do not sit, stand or place heavy objects on the cover. Damage to the cover will cost between $300 - $400...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Front porch with rocking chairs and table, side porch with sun loungers for private sun bathing, large rear deck with hot tub, charcoal grill, table and chairs....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Beautiful mountain view from the front porch. Perfect place to relax....moreless

                          Car

                              • Necessary

                              Activities

                              • Swimming
                              • Hunting
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Cycling
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Skiing
                              • Fishing
                              • Golf
                              • Kayaking
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Whitewater Rafting
                              • Rafting
                              • Hiking
                              • Fly Fishing
                              • Freshwater Fishing
                              • Gambling Casinos
                              • Outlet Shopping
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Restaurants
                              • Museums
                              • Theme Parks
                              • Walking
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Sledding
                              • Groceries
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Shopping
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Antiquing

                              Other Activities

                                  • Golf & use of swimming pool at the Golf Course, River tubbing
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • met our needs for a great week-long vacation

                                    met our needs for a great week-long vacation

                                    • Guest TF
                                    • Date of stay 04/04/14
                                    • Review Submitted 04/16/14
                                    This cabin is no luxury resort, but it is accurately described and met our needs. We had a clean, quiet bed to sleep in, a hot tub to relax in, a kitchen to cook in, and a washer and dryer to clean our dirty clothes. We really loved this location, since it is convenient but not on a main street.

                                    Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for the response, I am glad you enjoyed my little cabin and hope you have an opportunity to visit again

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Just what we were looking for!!!

                                    Just what we were looking for!!!

                                    • Guest Friends & Cousins (Clarksville, TN.)
                                    • Date of stay 12/29/13
                                    • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                                    What a great cabin!!!...A great place to getaway from it all!!!...We loved having the real fireplace and a great view!!...The owner was wonderful to work with. The location was perfect being away from all the crowds but only a short drive down Wears Valley back to all the attractions!!! Would love to go back again in warmer weather so we could go tubing down the river....

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin. Please come back in warm weather and enjoy the river and the mountains. There are so many things to do depending on the time of year you visit. If I can be of help for another visit do not hesitate to give me a call. Thanks, Tommy

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Little cabin in the woods

                                    Little cabin in the woods

                                    • Guest cheyenne m. (McCall Creek MS)
                                    • Date of stay 10/05/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                                    We had a good time, the leaves were startin to turn while we were there and it was gorgeous. The view from the front porch of the mountains was very pretty! This cabin is a good 30 minute drive from pigeon forge, closer to Cade's cove taking the road through Townsend into the national park. Which is the reason we booked this cabin- we had planned spending all of our time in the park and Cade's cove. However thanks to the gov. Shut down , that road and attractions were closed :(( so we had to change our itenerary. We had a good time at dolly wood and surrounding things. It's a beautiful ride from this cabin into pigeon forge, just know its a timely one. The cabin is more of a rustic cabin compared to some, which was fine by me. However, it is in a wooded are so expect to see critters and creatures such as a snake eating a frog by the front step. The day we left there was a tiny scorpion in the bath tub! Things that can't really be prevented, just be aware of your surroundings. There is a highway at the bottom of this mountain you can see through the trees but the noise wasn't bad and it wasn't a problem for us. The drive up to this cabin isn't bad at all compared to some others so that was a plus! The owner of this cabin was super helpful from bookings, to questions we had once we arrived! Overall we had a great time and look forwards to visiting the smokies in the fall again :)

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: Thanks for your input. No thanks to our wonderful, dysfunctional government. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Tommy

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Hillside Cabin Stay, September, 2013, Flatlander from Louisiana

                                    Hillside Cabin Stay, September, 2013, Flatlander from Louisiana

                                    • Guest flatlander (Pride, LA)
                                    • Date of stay 09/22/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/01/13
                                    The description and photos for this cabin are accurate. The cabin was clean and well stocked. The drive up the hill was un-nerving the first time, but I quickly got used to it and had no problems. The cabin is private and feels secluded even though it is very close to town. Tommy was readily available by phone any time I needed him and thoroughly pleasant to deal with. My only negative comment would be the beds. They are very firm, but that is a personal preference, so keep that in mind. Townsend is a great jumping off point to visit the many attractions in the area. If you go, you must visit Cades Cove, Foothills Parkway, Wears Valley, and of course take the scenic drive through the park to Gatlinburg. There are some great shops and restaurants in Townsend. I really enjoyed my stay and would return to this cabin.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: The steep roadsides in the are do spook some people, including my wife. Glad you had a good time, hope you can visit again someday. Thanks, Tommy

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Our First Log Cabin

                                    Our First Log Cabin

                                    • Guest J & M (Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada)
                                    • Date of stay 09/08/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/21/13
                                    We had a great time at the cabin and surrounding area.We enjoyed sitting looking at the mountains. The cabin was beautiful and private. Everything we needed was there. Townsend is a nice quiet town with friendly people.exploring the area and mountains was great.We had only one slight issue with listening to the traffic, passing at bottom of hill, during the day. But still peaceful. Thank you in helping with our great vacation celebrating 10 years of marriage.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for choosing our cabin for you celebration. Hope to here from you again.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Cozy Cabin

                                    Cozy Cabin

                                    • Guest Bill & Sherry (Sardis, MS)
                                    • Date of stay 08/29/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                                    We enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin is in a great location, meaning not close enough to the larger cities like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to experience all the bumper-to-bumper traffic, but yet close enough to everything that driving to anything you want to do isn't a task. The cabin itself is just as it is described.

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thanks for you response. Very happy you enjoyed your stay. Tommy

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Relaxing

                                    Relaxing

                                    • Guest Jhall (Martin tn)
                                    • Date of stay 07/08/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                                    I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking on getting away from the hustle and Baltzell of everyday life. This is a beautiful cabin for anyone with children or just wanting to get away it also is in a great town that is not plagued with the crowds of pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. I will definitely be going back to this place it was well worth the money and a great location

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thanks, hope to have you as our guest again

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Cozy cabin in secluded area

                                    Cozy cabin in secluded area

                                    • Guest Elizabeth R.
                                    • Date of stay 06/17/13
                                    • Review Submitted 06/23/13
                                    This was our first time in the mountains, and what a great experience! Our family loved the coziness of the cabin and the space of 2 sleeping areas. The proximity to Cade's Cove and Tuckaleechee Caverns were great. This cabin (located on the edge of Townsend) was definitely away from the hustle and bustle of our busy life. We would recommend this cabin to anyone wanting a simple and clean place to stay.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for the review, if you ever want to come back to the mountains, please call.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • R & R Retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered!

                                    R & R Retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered!

                                    • Guest Becky (Baxter, TN)
                                    • Date of stay 04/12/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/27/13
                                    I spent 6 relaxing days at this cozy cabin and loved every minute of it! It was very private and the kitchen had everything I needed! I love how convenient the cabin was to Townsend and Cades Cove. I am a photographer, so I spent the majority of my time with camera in hand! I turned 60 at the cabin and will always remember this trip!

                                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: Thanks Becky, hope you can come stay with us again. PS:got the package

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                  • R & R retreat

                                    R & R retreat

                                    • Guest Duane & Martha (Indiana)
                                    • Date of stay 03/30/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/15/13
                                    We very much enjoyed our stay. Cabin just as represented. All was clean and neat. Very relaxing week in the mountains.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for visiting our little place in the mountains. I am so glad you had a good time and hope to see you again in the future. Tommy

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                   
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  WINTER/SPRING
                                  Jan 15 - May 22, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $79
                                  $498

                                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                                  FALL LEAF SEASON
                                  Oct 1 - Nov 3, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $99

                                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                                  THANKSGIVING
                                  Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $99
                                  CHRISTMAS
                                  Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $99
                                  NEW YEAR
                                  Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $99
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $89
                                  $592

                                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Cleaning Fee $55
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                                  • Tax Rate 11.2%

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                                  NO PETS ALLOWED.


                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                  Last updated: 04/24/2014
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                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2001

                                  About the owner: I was born and raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. I have always enjoyed the Towsend area for swimming and tubbing in the Little River. My wife and I enjoy traveling to all of the National Parks throughout the United States.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Townsend:
                                  I have been coming to this area since the 1960's and later with my wife and family to enjoy the Little River and the Smoky Mountains. It is a great place to enjoy nature and the beauty of the area without the crowds in Gatlinburg. I really enjoy the winter with a fire and the quietness of the mountains.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                                  If you love nature, this is the place for you. No crowds, just lots of mountains, peace and quiet. Mother Nature at her finest is right here in the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains. Fishing, swimming and tubing the river, hiking and backpacking the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, visit old homesteads and look for wild animals while touring Cades Cove and the park or just relax and breath in the fresh mountain air. If you need a vacation, then this is place you want to be.


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                                  Photos

                                  • Front Porch

                                    Front Porch

                                  • Front Porch and steps

                                    Front Porch and steps

                                  • Snow on the mountain from the front porch

                                    Snow on the mountain from the front porch

                                  • Snowy mountain

                                    Snowy mountain

                                  • Rockin' porch

                                    Rockin' porch

                                  • livingroom fireplace

                                    livingroom fireplace

                                  • living room

                                    living room

                                  • loft beds

                                    loft beds

                                  • Sun lounges on private side porch

                                    Sun lounges on private side porch

                                  • Private Hot tub

                                    Private Hot tub

                                  • View

                                    View

                                  • Front portch facing the mountain

                                    Front portch facing the mountain

                                  • Rich Mountain from the cabin

                                    Rich Mountain from the cabin

                                  • Welcome to R&R Retreat

                                    Welcome to R&R Retreat

                                  • Approach to R&R Retreat

                                    Approach to R&R Retreat

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Hot Tub and lounge chairs

                                    Hot Tub and lounge chairs

                                  • View from porch

                                    View from porch

                                  • Owners: Tommy & Linda Rutherford and Jerry & Cindy Rainwater

                                    Owners: Tommy & Linda Rutherford and Jerry & Cindy Rainwater

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                                  Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                                  $79 - $99 per night (USD)
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                                  Sleeps 6

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