"The Fishin' Hole Cabin was very nice. It was very clean and it was centrally located. The owner Richard Carnes, was absolutely outstanding in his customer service. He was very quick with his responses upon my original inquiry through this sight and he made himself readily available at all times. He still maintains the high standards of customer service. A rare thing these days. Can't say enough about his willingness to be available and answer questions. He came to mow the grass at the property while we were there and he was as nice in person as he was on the phone. Cabin was well equipped and we wanted for nothing. Location on the river was great for my teenagers, especially those that liked to fish. We were there early in the year so it was too cold yet to swim, but I imagine this is an even better property in the warm weather.
My only drawback to this property is that it is not remote. From the pictures posted on this site it appears that it has much more property than it does. It is actually located in a residential neighborhood and the houses are all very close together. It is not remote and privacy is an issue. For this reason I would not recommend it for a romantic getaway.
However, that said, that is my one and only drawback to this property. It really is lovely and it fit our family's needs wonderfully. It is located less than 10 minutes from the entrance to the Smokey Mountain National Park and maybe 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge. It really is centrally located in Townsend and the River Rat Inner Tube Rental facility is literally just up the road. Again, perfect for summer time rental. Just know that when renting this property you are in a neighborhood. It is a quiet neighborhood and the neighbors whom we did have contact with were all very nice. We felt very safe. It is just not a remote cabin location, so know that up front.
Otherwise, again, Mr. Carnes could not be more attentive or acommodating. He answered every question we had. Offered much information about the area, including, great fishing tips for the river! The lock box and access to the cabin was seamless and everything went very smoothly. Cabin has a great porch swing, wonderful and well maintained jacuzzi, and a table with 4 chairs on the deck as well. We spent a great deal of time out there. It also has a fire pit with benches around it off the deck in the front yard facing the river. Very peaceful ambiance. The kids loved it!!"
Guest: The Savvy Traveler
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: May 9, 2015