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Fernwood Cabin = Comfortable, Secluded, Peaceful, Convenient, Well Stocked!!! :)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms (1 is loft) , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Fernwood is a cozy rustic mountain cabin located near The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove. Enjoy the peaceful side of the Smokies in this 2 bedroom, one open loft bedroom and 2 bath cabin with all the amenities included. Fernwood is minutes from attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Fernwood, secluded in the tall timbers of the Great Smoky Mountains, is the perfect place to come and listen to nature's sounds while swinging on the porch swing.

Sheets, towels, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent and firewood are provided. Come experience a relaxing get-away with no worries! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Rob and Dawn Bailes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Rob and Dawn Bailes

I, Dawn, am a 3rd grade school teacher. My husband, Rob, is a residential contractor. He built Fernwood and Evergreen several years ago. We enjoy maintaining our cabins in a way that meets our own high standards!

Why Rob and Dawn Bailes chose Townsend

You will love Fernwood and Evergreen because they are convenient to the heart of Townsend yet they are secluded. They are also really clean and well stocked! Plus...we live close by and are on call for any issue that may arise.

What makes this cabin unique

The road to our cabins is beautiful! It looks like you are traveling through parts of Cades Cove. But, they are only 7 tenths of a mile down the way....a great way to experience Townsend!


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Loft - 1 queen , Queen bed plus a day bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), daybed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Fernwood Cabin = Comfortable, Secluded, Peaceful, Convenient, Well Stocked!!! :)
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Great cabin located well off the beaten track.

  • 5 of 5

Inside, this cabin is very charming with a real fireplace and loft overlooking the living room. There are two private bedrooms, plus a full bed in the loft (where we decided to sleep). There is a full jetted tub in the lower bedroom, and the hot water heater had no trouble filling the tub (unlike other cabins we've stayed in). We stayed in winter, and the furnace easily kept the cabin toasty warm and cozy. There is Wi-Fi and the access code is posted, which was a nice surprise (I didn't see the Wi-Fi mentioned in the property description). We arrived after dark, and admittedly the road is a little scary at night. There are no stores nearby, so bring what you need with you. But otherwise it was a pleasant experience and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had a pleasant experience in Fernwood. Thank you for taking time to write a review! There are no street lights on Lawson Road so I'm sure a dark unfamiliar road late at night in the mountains might be a new experience for our visitors! .....especially if you are from a flatter terrain. There is a convenience store about 5 minutes up the road so a quick trip to restock groceries is not out of the question :) Thank you again and we hope you will return soon!
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Great four days

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house was clean, the bed comfortable, enjoyed the solitude

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thank you so much for taking time to give us such great feedback. We hope you'll return soon!
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New Athens, Il

Already booked for 2018

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fernwood. The location was perfect as we prefer the quiet side of the National Park. The decor was very nice. The kitchen was well-equipped and loved the ice maker. The beds were comfortable, although new sheets would be a plus. The current ones have worn out elastic on the corners which causes the fitted sheets not to stay on. Other than that we were so pleased that we have already booked again for October 2018!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay!!! We’ve already purchased new sheets! Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your return!!!
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Peaceful, quiet, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very convenient to stores, museums, caverns, and of course the Cades Cove area in the national park. Cabin was well stocked with kitchen items, making it very easy to stay in and have a home cooked meal instead of having to go out for every meal as compared to when staying in a hotel. Staying in a cabin was a whole lot more relaxing than staying in a hotel.

If you compare the cost of the hotel and having to go out for meals, to the cost of the cabin where you can buy / bring groceries, the cabin is a lot more economical especially if you have a larger family.

We definitely would enjoy staying again when we return to Tennessee.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin! Very clean and beautiful! Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this awesome review! We'll leave the light on for ya! :)
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Great Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We are extremely grateful to have had the chance to stay at Fernwood. I asked the family the best parts of the vacation, and all of us agreed "the cabin." It was very welled stocked and clean, great location, comfortable beds, loved both the front and back porches, and great rental price. Perfect for relaxing after a busy day. Just can't say enough wonderful things!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words! What great motivation to keep working hard at making Fernwood the best it can be. We hope to see you again soon! Blessings.....
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.75%

Rates are good for up to 4 people. There is a 7 day cancellation policy...cancel at least 7 days prior to arrival date to receive a refund of deposit minus a $25 cancellation fee. Guests canceling within the 7 days are responsible for total rental amount. No refunds for early departures. 7th night free when staying a week except during July, October and holiday weeks. Deposit required at time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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