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Cozy Log Cabin Smoky Mountain View, Hot Tub, Stone Fireplace,

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, Downstairs Master Bedroom + Loft Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

We recently bought out our partner in R&R Retreat and now that it is all ours, we are bringing our pretty little cabin up to date. The bathroom has been completely remodeled with new tile floors and a walk in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped and has new granite countertops, stainless fridge and cute little red retro microwave. We have new dishes and silverware too. The downstairs bedroom has a new queen bed and the 2 double beds in the loft are new too. The loft has cushy new carpeting, a new dresser and a comfy sitting area with sofa to relax and read or play computer games. Downstairs, the flooring is all new vinyl plank and the living room has a wonderful big leather sofa, a love seat and the dining area had updated table and chairs with extra leaves to seat your group of 6 more comfortably is needed. We still have a bit to finish up mostly outside. We recently replaced the front steps with a ramp making both the front and back doors handicap friendly.

We want to invite you to our little cabin in the mountains, located in Townsend, TN, the quiet side of the Smokies. our location is perfect for nature lovers without going miles away from everything.

Outside is as great as inside with the hot tub on the large private back deck where you will also have a charcoal grill and table and chairs for outdoor dining. The side deck has 2 lounge chairs for private sunbathing and relaxing.

The front porch is where the view is. There is also another table and chairs here to enjoy al fresco dining with a mountain view. Grab a rocking chair and sip your morning coffee, afternoon beverages or simply watch the mountains.

More Details

Jerry Rainwater
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Jerry Rainwater

We have traveled extensively around the globe, but still come back home and marvel at the beauty of the mountains right here in our own front yard. We have traveled for business and pleasure, including international hot air ballooning, even flying in the Alps and over the Great Wall of China. Nothing beats home and the Smoky Mountains.

Jerry Rainwater purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Jerry Rainwater chose Townsend

Cindy grew up in East Tennessee and visited this area with here family since the 1950's. While Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge exploded with commercial tourist attractions, Townsend kept it natural charm. With the opportunity to purchase a vacation place anywhere in the world, we found this to be the perfect place for an easy getaway for relaxing and enjoying nature. Townsend does have small events from time to time and we always enjoy participating in them and then head back to our little piece of serenity.

What makes this cabin unique

R&R Retreat is located in a very private setting without driving long curvy roads through the mountains. We are located just 20 minutes from the Knoxville airport. While offering cozy relaxation, we are only 3 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance. Turn right to Cades Cove or left and drive the river road to Gatlingburg. Pigeon Forge is just a short drive away with Dollywood, The Island, entertainment shows, outlet malls and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful cabin with a fantastic view.
May 2017
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Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Plastic cups/glasses only in hot tub.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a single sink vanity and a new large walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is on main level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , This bedroom is located in the large loft area
  • Master bedroom is downstairs with one queen bed, a chest of drawers and large closet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • water tubing
Townsend offers a variety of things to do including river tubing, bicycle riding, horseback riding, trail to hike and trails to walk. We are close to restaurants and there is a very nice grocery market nearby. The entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park is only 3 miles away. From there you can access Cades Cove and Treemont Nature Center in one direction and Gatlinburg in the other direction. For more entertainment, it is a short drive to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood, music shows, The Island , outlet malls and more.


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Cozy Log Cabin Smoky Mountain View, Hot Tub, Stone Fireplace,
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Cozy and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cabin was comfortable and I loved the decor and the huge fireplace. We also enjoyed the large porch that wraps around three sides of the cabin, with the comfortable rocking chairs and the lovely view of the mountains. We called the owners to let them know the Directv box in the living room wasn’t working and the hot tub wasn’t properly taken care of by the cleaning staff. They promptly took care of the problems and were very friendly and helpful. They are good people who clearly care about their guests. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for calling to our attention those things that needed attention. We really appreciate guests such as you that help us to keep providing better accommodations for our guests. Jerry & Cindy
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin! Great location and beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin for a family or a couple! My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and couldn't have picked a better place. You can see the mountains from the front porch and are minutes away from the mountains. Will definitely be coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katrina for that great review. So glad you had a great honeymoon and only wish the weather had been better for you. Do come and stay with us again. Thanks again for your personal note! Jerry & Cindy
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and its view of the mountains

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and we agree it is a beautiful location and is going to be even better after our upcoming renovation.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Laurel Valley
Car: necessary

GPS co-ordinates is 35 41' 07.04" N 83 47' 30.15" W

When you arrive Townsend on highway 129, the road will go back to 4 lanes. Take the first left and cross the bridge onto Cameron Road. Mountain Retreat Road is the first left off Cameron Road. It is a gravel road and the road sign says Bradley Mountain Road.

At the top of the first hill, continue straight ahead. R and R Retreat is at the end of the road. You have the entire circle driveway here. The front door is the one with the code.

Short drive to Dollywood, The Island, music theatres, Aquarium of the Smokies, Outlet Malls, OberGatlinburg skiing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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