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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 it is all ours. We have remolded our little cabin in the mountains and even put in new windows so you can enjoy the mountain view from the living room even more.

The bathroom has been completely remodeled with new tile floors and a bright glass doored 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.

All three beds have new mattresses and are wrapped in waterproof, bed bug free covers for your comfort and safety. The loft has cushy new carpeting, a new dresser and a comfy sitting area with sofa to relax and read or play computer games. There's even a recliner for a quick cat nap.

Downstairs, the flooring is all new vinyl plank and the living room has a wonderful big leather sofa and a comfy love seat. The dining area has updated table and chairs with extra leaves to seat your group of 6 more comfortably is needed. Table leaves are in the bedroom closet if you need them.

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.

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 clouds float over the mountains.

The cabin is at the entrance to the Valley where Townsend is located. The only road in and out is just below the cabin and vehicles can be heard when you are outside. Being located in the woods the cabin is occasionally visited by local animals. Squirrels, raccoons, possums, turkeys, various other type birds and on very rare occasions a bear might wander by looking for food. Ignore any bear and it will continue on it's way when it finds no food.

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.

More Details

Jerry Rainwater
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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 25 minutes from the Knoxville airport. While offering cozy relaxation, we are only 4 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance. A mile inside the park 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.875 based on 17 reviews

It was very relaxing and quit

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay the road noise was some times a bit load but other than that it was very nice and clean and peaceful. something we needed have needed for a long time wished we could have stayed longer. we suggest if you stay you try the tubing down the river that was relaxing and cooling on a hot day we spent 12. dollars and could go as much as we wanted to. we only wish we would of got to see otis around the cabin. but we went to cads cove and saw many bear in there, so make sure you go there in the early morning thats when they are the most active and stop and look and the different buildings and grave yards they have it is very interesting so thank you so much for the use of you cabin. we enjoyed our selves very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, Glad that you enjoyed your stay at R&R Retreat. Yes there is a bit of road noise at times and unfortunately we can not control that. Please come and stay with us again sometime. Jerry & Cindy
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin it was cute and cozy. Perfect location! Close to all the action but far enough away to be able to Relax. Next time we will stay longer 3 days is not long enough to all the things we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back and see us again anytime. Jerry & Cindy
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Comfortable Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this very comfortable cabin. It was very clean. We enjoyed the view from the front porch. I would stay at R & R Retreat again, and I would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those very kind words. We are continuing to do updates to our cabin to keep it so all our guests will have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thanks again, Jerry & Cindy
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Definitely an R & R Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy cabin. Secluded enough but not far from a main highway. Very clean and the bed was comfy.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, thanks for your review, it is much appreciated. 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
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come see us again sometime. Jerry & Cindy
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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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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 321 south from Maryville, the road will go back to 4 lanes. Take the first left and cross the bridge onto Cameron Road. Mountain Retreat Road is the second left off Cameron Road. It is a gravel road and the road sign says Bradley Mountain Road. Continue straight ahead at the top of the first hill.

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
Refundable 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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