Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)
About SANDRA GUNN
I am an interior designer and writer with published books. Catch & Release is a work in progress for me as I continue to change the interiors and update the amenities. Because I am in the design industry I continually buy new products for Catch & Release. It is a place of serenity and peace surrounded by nature, small critters and the changing seasons. I am also a breast cancer survivor and the founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, A Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Nonprofit. Our Nonprofit sends Stage 4 Breast Cancer women and their families on "Vacations Away from Cancer" where they make Memories that Outlast Cancer. Catch & Release is used throughout the year to host Stage 4 Breast Cancer families. For many of our families, this is the last vacation they will have with their children and husbands.
Why SANDRA GUNN chose Pigeon Forge
Catch & Release is within an 8 hour or less driving distance of 80% of the US population. It is easy to get to via the interstate road systems. My cottage is located in a gated community whose 24 hour manned security center is there to log you in, provide directions, answer questions and provide assistance to you and your family. Even though it is secluded in the mountains, it is within 10 minutes of the center of all the activity in the Smoky Mountains. There is Dollywood, 4 golf courses, fishing, winter skiing in Gatlinburg, outlet shopping, a variety of kid entertainment and rides, and many affordable restaurants. There is no place like it and it is a wonderful place to have a family vacation. When you drive into Pigeon Forge the Welcome Center has free coupons to offer each traveler so they may take advantage of the many discounts offered to families.
What makes this Chalet unique
Catch & Release is built over a creek which feeds into a fishing pond with a fountain in the front yard pond and within a decorative landscape. The cottage sits on 4 acres and is surrounded by a forest, whose small critters come by to inspect the guests from time to time. The mornings are wonderful when the fountain comes on. You sit and drink your coffee and listen to the soft sound of the splashing water. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. If you are looking for interior comfort, an immaculate property, serenity, comfort, and activity beyond your dreams - Catch & Release is the place to find it. We upgrade the interiors every year so it will be different every time you return! Come on over!
Pool / Spa
No smoking - On outside patio onlyOn outside patio only
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Secluded and perfect!
We loved this cabin and it’s location!
The pond was perfect for the kids (could have more fish in it but they had fun). Plenty of room and the surrounding area was beautiful!
Catch & Release has a NO SMOKING rule which is signed by our guest in the Guest Rental Agreement. These guests smoked in the house, pulled a new screen loose in the hot tub room so they could throw the butts outside in our newly mulched grounds. Cigarette butts littered the property. I am the founder of a Stage 4 Breast Cancer nonprofit. We send some of our Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer women & their families to their vacation away from cancer. The entire house must be fumigated to protect them from the smoke and its odor! This the ONLY guest who has ever broken this rule. Many guests smoke but they are kind enough to do it outside. They put their butts in a container they create. Rarely do we have to pick up butts from all over the property! Sad and selfish!
Wow, that’s all I can say. I was super nervous about this trip due to the covid 19 but the owner let me move my dates from April to May. The cleanliness of the cabin was seriously amazing. The games- thank you so much for giving my 5 and 6 year old memories of game time with their grandparents. My kids would get up early and go fish and catch a ton. They loved being able to put them back into the pond and watch them swim away. (Every fish caught revived a named such as flappy ) . I really can’t say enough how much I loved this place. Major kudos to the landscaping and cleaning team! Thanks to Sandra for being so understanding and helpful !
When my housekeepers arrived, they said WOW! They appreciated your taking care of all our hard work over the years to make Catch & Release a place filled with Memories for your children! Please come back and see us again! Today my property manager installed a beautiful round picnic table in the back yard. So something new for you to see.
Very nice cabin! Clean and well equipped for all your needs...the owner, Sandra was amazing...very quick response to all questions. Only one issue (for us) was the wifi. We had many issues with connectivity as the wifi kept going down. Not having wifi would normally not be an issue; but if you have AT&T there is NO service at the cabin. My husband has Verizon which was only moderately better. Other than the connectivity issue we ABSOLUTELY enjoyed our stay at Catch & Release!!
Storms, rain, and adverse weather conditions often affect wi-fi in the mountains. No flat land here. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and our new back porch is under construction tomorrow! It will add to the outdoor experience in this beautiful setting. Have a wonderful 2020!
Great cabin with lots of privacy
Sandra’s cabin was the perfect getaway to spend time with family. The property is fairly secluded with the nearest neighbor barely visible when the leaves are gone. And probably completely hidden during the spring/summer.
Kitchen was fully stocked with appliances, pots and pans, and even spices.
We had a great time and my mother is excited to come back again.
Our pleasure having your family as our guests!
Happy New year!
Gorgeous!!! We loved the property so much! So quiet, comfortable and peaceful. Our kids are already asking to go back! We spent our days in Gatlinburg, Cades Cove and Pigeon Forge. All of the main attractions are appx 15 miles away but the mountains makes the drive about 45 mins-1 hour. We didn’t mind the commutes because the scenery is beautiful! The home had everything we needed and if we had a question maintenance and the property owner were extremely quick to assist! We absolutely LOVED our stay and look forward to returning! Thank you Sandra!
Music Theaters and Dinner Shows, 20 minutes from Dollywood, Arts and Crafts Community with Shops, 25 minutes from Gatlinburg and its Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Picnicking in the Great Smoky National Park, 10 minutes from Factory Direct Shopping Malls, University of Tennessee, Cherokee Indian Reservation, 45 minutes from Casino 30 miles to North Carolina. Pigeon Forge is a family oriented vacation resort with many activities for the Kids, shopping for the Mom, and great golf (4 courses) for the Dad! The Smoky Mountains are the most visited National Park in the U.S. bringing in more than 13 million visitors each year. Tennessee people are the friendliest people in the USA and they are what most guests say was their best experience - Tennessee hospitality and polite welcome! Come have the best vacation you will ever experience!