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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

CURRENT SPECIALS - The below discounts will be calculated by the Owner when responding to your inquiry. The best discount will be applied to your reservation!

Standard Discounts:
*FREE night with a 6 night stay at the regular rate.
*$10 per night discount with a 5 night stay.
*$5 per night discount with a 4 night stay.

Deal may not be combined with other special deals. Using the "BOOK IT NOW" button? We will refund the applicable discount!
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Welcome to Hunker Down, which is owner operated, managed and LOVED. Hunker Down is located in a semi-secluded, peaceful and serene location to allow guests relaxation and privacy.

The cabin will sleep 4-5 people, 1 loft bedroom with a new Aspen log queen bed, half bath and a flat screen TV/DVD. Downstairs is the living room (with a queen sleeper sofa), jacuzzi (2 person), “Mountain” room (with a futon), kitchen, full size washer/dryer and a full bath. The cabin is approximately 1,050 square feet and is ready for your enjoyment. All guests also have the use of free WiFi, local/long distance calling and Netflix compatible with Guest's account.

Enjoy a seasonal view of Mt LeConte from the porch. When the foliage is full you can still view the tops of this beautiful mountain.

This cabin will give you the opportunity to hunker down, relax and enjoy all the attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains. The cabin is located on Bluff Mountain where you can go in all directions to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Townsend.

Need additional accommodations for family and friends but still keep your privacy? Hunker Down is located on a street with 3 other rental cabins by owner Angel Haven – sleeps 4 (VRBO#592619), Destiny’s Lodge – sleeps 5 (VRBO#488312) and Fox Holler – sleeps 8 (VRBO#514524). All 4 cabins will accommodate 22 guests.

Get ready to Hunker Down and Relax!

Credit cards (VISA/Mastercard/Discover) and debit cards are accepted. Electronic checks are accepted up to 30 days prior to arrival.

This is a NON-SMOKING cabin. Smoking is permitted outside of the cabin.

Dogs are welcome! We do accept pre-approved dogs (maximum of 2 dogs, 50# or under with a pet fee). Cats or other animals will not be considered.

We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. Owner reserves the right to request a copy of the registered guest's driver’s license to verify compliance with age restriction.

The cabin is located off Bluff Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge.

Easy access and close proximity to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend and the beautiful National Park.

5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway
7.2 miles from Old Mill Restaurant
7.6 miles from Wahoo Ziplines
9.8 miles from Gatlinburg
10.1 miles from the National Park
10.6 miles from Dollywood
15.7 miles from Townsend, TN
19.7 (Maryville) - 30 miles (Knoxville) from US 129 (Tail of the Dragon)
28 miles from I-40 Knoxville
29.4 miles from Cades Cove Loop Road
33 miles from McGee Tyson Airport (TYS)
40 miles approx from Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon River
49.2 miles from Cherokee, NC
58 miles from Bryson City

Holiday Nightly Rates $125.00 apply to the following schedule:
New Years 2015 - 12/30/14-1/3/15
Valentine's Day 2015 - 2/13/15 - 2/15/15
Easter 2015 - 4/2/15-4/6/15
Memorial Day 2015 - 5/22/15 - 5/25/15
4th of July 2015 - 7/2/15 - 7/5/15
Labor Day 2015 – 9/4/15- 9/7/15
Thanksgiving 2015 - 11/25/15-11/29/15
Christmas 2015 - 12/23/15-12/26/15
New Year's 2015 - 12/30/15-1/3/16

Once reserved you will receive a planning guide for the Great Smoky Mountains to help you plan your vacation or give you ideas to make the most out of your GSM trip! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we will do our best to help you find it!

In October we changed out the water system for a third time. We are guaranteed no well water smell!

BOOK IT FEATURE:
-Guests are encouraged to use the 'Book It' feature. In the event, your stay qualifies for an advertised discount a refund will be processed after the Owner's acceptance of your booking.
- Payment Terms - The 'Book It' feature only allows a maximum of 2 payments based on the time of booking and the number of days until check-in. If the reservation is farther out than 21 days, the Guest will be required to pay 50% on the reservation cost with the balance due 21 days prior to arrival.
-Please do not use the “Book it” feature If you do not meet the age requirements.

Security deposit policy revised 6/26/2015 to include refundable security deposit in reservation costs.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 21 years of age to book a cabin with us. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult or parent. No un-chaperoned groups....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Large yard for playing. No dangerous dropoffs or cliffs!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Hunker Down welcomes your dog! No other pets are authorized. Maximum number of dogs is 2. Maximum weight per dog 50#. Dog fee $45.00 per dog....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) The bedroom is in the loft with a 1/2 bath. The bed and Aspen Log with a pillow top mattress and Egyptian damask sheets for your comfort. Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) A queen sleeper sofa is in the living room and a full size futon is located in the Mountain Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Upstairs in loft...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The cabin has a large yard with wooded views from the front and back. Additional pictures are available of the actual property and view of property from the road above. Email to request additional pictures. The property does not have mountain drop offs and has level to sloping yard....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD receiver in living room. Receiver in Mountain Room and Bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Flat Screen TVs. LR - 40', Mountain Room & Bedroom 32'...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hunker Down has a beautiful seasonal view of the mountains. The mountains are visible during spring/summer. Watch a beautiful sunrise from the deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good supply of linens. Also provide a roll of paper towels, 4 toilet paper, and starter dish soap....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Includes a wood burning fireplace and jacuzzi, 40' flat screen HD TV, BluRay, HD cable box, and NetFlix compatible TV with Guest's account...moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel parking lot. Will accomodate 2 vehicles....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Guests have a choice of a Keurig or Auto Drip Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully supplied kitchen. Including full cooking utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Updated in 7/11 with smooth top stove and refrigerator. Several small appliances provided: electric griddle, crock pot, electric skillet, blender, microwave, toaster, electric hand mixer. Choice of Kuerig or Auto Drip Coffee Maker. A chef floor mat is also provided to pamper your feet after your hiking or shopping experience!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Hunker Down features a 2 sided porch to enjoy the outdoors and includes 4 rockers, swing, and pub table for dining or playing games....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn for relaxing and playing. Fresh thyme in front garden. Grill in the side yard with bahama chairs and picnic table....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal grill and a small 'park side' charcoal grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak 3
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$104
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$125
Peak
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$104
October 2015
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$114
Off Peak
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$94
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$125
Off Peak
Nov 30 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$94
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015
2 night min stay
$125
Off Peak
Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$94
New Year's 2016
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$94

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

"BOOK IT" - Payment terms stated above

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Security Deposit - $150.00 (Credit/Debit Card authorized hold) for damages, additional costs incurred by the guest/paid by owners, and additional/excessive cleaning fees will be required by the day of arrival held until inspection/inventory has been conducted by the owner. The security deposit or portion thereof, if damages exist and/or additional cleaning is required, will be refunded by the Owner within 7 business days of the departure. This amount is separate from the reservation amount.

Standard Reservation Deposit/Payment schedule:

•Booking prior to 45 day of arrival date-$100 deposit

•Booking or balance due 22 to 45 days prior to arrival date-50% deposit required or payment due

•Booking 21 days prior to arrival date 100% deposit

•All reservations shall be paid in full within 21 days prior to arrival


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
McGee-Tyson
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Traffic Light 3 on Parkway
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I40
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizza, Deli and Country Store
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Car: Necessary

5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway-Traffic Lt 3

6.6 miles from LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

7.6 miles from Wahoo Ziplines

8.1 miles from Smoky Mountain Conv Center

9.8 miles from Gatlinburg

10.1 miles from the National Park

10.6 miles from Dollywood

15.7 miles from Townsend, TN

19.7 (Maryville) - 30 miles (Knoxville) from US 129 (Tail of the Dragon)

29.4 miles from Cades Cove Loop Road

40 miles approx from Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon River

49.2 miles from Cherokee, NC

58 miles from Bryson City

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My dream was to own a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting GSM since late 60's. My husband and I purchased the cabin and love visiting Hunker Down. In February 2014 we purchased property in Tellico Plains, which is still part of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is our goal to begin building cabins in 2015.

Why the Owner Chose Pigeon Forge:
We love the location and close to everything. We purchased this cabin because the property had room to enjoy as it is not on top of another cabin. Another plus was it is not hanging over a cliff. The yard is large and plenty of room for the kids to play. The street has five cabins on it but each property is over 1/2 acre and we own up the back of the mountain. There are no cabins directly in front.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love to sit on the porch at the pub table and relax. We enjoy both the summer and winter view of the mountain, the quietness of the area and relaxing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Hunker Down awaits your arrival!

    Hunker Down awaits your arrival!

  • Summer View

    Summer View

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Mountain Room with 32' Flatscreen, Blu-Ray, Futon, Pub Table

    Mountain Room with 32' Flatscreen, Blu-Ray, Futon, Pub Table

  • Mountain Room - The upper walls are covered in metal art.  Bear wall

    Mountain Room - The upper walls are covered in metal art. Bear wall

  • Living Room with fireplace and jacuzzi

    Living Room with fireplace and jacuzzi

  • Wood fireplace for those fall and winter months. Wood provided.

    Wood fireplace for those fall and winter months. Wood provided.

  • Upstairs loft in bedroom with closet and 1/2 bathroom

    Upstairs loft in bedroom with closet and 1/2 bathroom

  • Mich-ee asks "Are you ready to HUNKER DOWN & RELAX?  Book your vacation today!"

    Mich-ee asks "Are you ready to HUNKER DOWN & RELAX? Book your vacation today!"

  • View of Hunker Down from top of property

    View of Hunker Down from top of property

  • View of property of left side with grill, wood shed.  Picnic table not in pic

    View of property of left side with grill, wood shed. Picnic table not in pic

  • Right property line

    Right property line

  • Seasonal View

    Seasonal View

  • Sunrise view from the deck

    Sunrise view from the deck

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Mountain Room

    Mountain Room

  • Living Room w/40' Flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray, Wii and Jacuzzi

    Living Room w/40' Flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray, Wii and Jacuzzi

  • Relax in the Jacuzzi in the living room (Hot Tub outside on porch)

    Relax in the Jacuzzi in the living room (Hot Tub outside on porch)

  • Loft Bedroom with NEW Aspen Log Furniture - Queen size bed

    Loft Bedroom with NEW Aspen Log Furniture - Queen size bed

  • Kitchen - Stove updated 7/11 with flat top and new refridgerator

    Kitchen - Stove updated 7/11 with flat top and new refridgerator

  • View of the cabin from road above to depict the LARGE yard!

    View of the cabin from road above to depict the LARGE yard!

  • Left property line - another view. Plenty of space to play and relax!

    Left property line - another view. Plenty of space to play and relax!

  • View from porch up the backside of property.

    View from porch up the backside of property.

  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

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