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Lakefront Gatlinburg Getaway! Authentic Appalachian Log Cabin w/ Jacuzzi & Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Sevierville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Outdoor Sleeping Porch, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)



You have found a spacious and lovingly decorated log cabin on beautiful Douglas Lake. The Pioneer offers the best of both worlds: a lake AND mountain vacation!

Stay at the beautifully appointed Pioneer Trading Post, located just 20 minutes from Dollywood and only 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smokey Mountain National Park.


Each room has its own special charm and appeal. You will find 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, authentic hand stitched quilts, and rustic, vintage touches for the feel you only get at Granny’s house.


There is also a classic, breezy summer screened in sleeping porch with an antique 3/4 bed and sitting area.


Parents can relax knowing their kids are always within ear-shot on the 4-acre gentle sloping knoll overlooking the lake. Our grassy front and side yard, with swings, rustic log seating, camping platform, and firepit are great for gatherings and games. The wooded pathways, landscaped hillside garden, and long shoreline are fun to explore and enjoy. It's a beautiful haven where you can truly feel away from it all.

PLEASE NOTE : This is a TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) dam controlled lake. Levels fall slowly beginning in September and fully rise again in April. The winter lake levels are dependent on rainfall and TVA's whim (See TVA website for current levels). The summer levels stay consistently at their highest, and are easily deep enough for fishing, swimming, and docking a boat. The winter lake level will create a wide, firm, sandy shoreline that's great for long walks, crystal/arrowhead hunting, and fishing.


1 modern two-person shower

2 claw footed tubs with showers

2 outdoor showers


Built by the first American settlers to the region, each log was hand hewn. You will find early American chestnut walls and ceilings, vintage oak and heart pine floors, spinning wheels, hand-stitched textiles, church pews, butter churns, pie safes, cedar chests, and family antiques throughout, yet with all the amenities of plush modern living. The Pioneer is a living museum to Appalachian history.


6 burner gas stove

Full range of modern cookware

Stainless steel appliances

Carrera marble and butcher-block countertops

7’ antique porcelain sink.

Also includes an arsenal of stocked spices



Pull up a seat next to the fireplace and study the vintage hand-carved totem pole made for Grandaddy by Chief Blue Cloud of the Cherokee Nation.

The totem pole stood outside the family store, The Pioneer Trading Post since the 1930's.



FOOT TRAILS around the woodland property.









46'' Flat screen tv in living room


Iphone dock


27-INSCREEN TV in bedroom












Located in a rural setting on beautiful Douglas Lake in Sevierville, TN.

Just 15 minutes from Hwy 66

Gateway to the national park, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Skip the traffic and take the back-roads the Pioneer to surrounding attractions.


With ramps and wrap around decks, it easily accessible to the elderly, handicapped and small children.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Heidi Ladlee: Reservations Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Heidi Ladlee: Reservations Manager

We love the great outdoors. We enjoy good food and coming together around the large harvest table at the Pioneer. Tara grew up at the cabin with her Appalachian Granny, Fran Stalcup. Granny was known far and wide as Mountain Mama and she knew the mountains like the back of her hand.

Heidi Ladlee: Reservations Manager purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Heidi Ladlee: Reservations Manager chose East

When you rent this property you help keep the spirit of old Appalachia alive.

The Pioneer Trading Post was named after our family store originally located in Gatlinburg. The Hand-hewn cabin was built by early Scot Irish settlers with primitive tools.

The building techniques of the early American settlers has stood the test of time.

Each log is a work of art.

The cabin is going on 200 years old and it will stand another 200 years.

The Pioneer Trading Post is a living museum to a people, their unique way of life and their land.

What makes this cabin unique

Guests get to experience a glimmer of what life might have looked like during the early 1800's, but with all the comforts of modern living.

Guests get the pleasure of staying in a real home that was full of love and music.

You will feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.

Staying at The Pioneer is having the best of both worlds. You have a lake shore vacation that is within easy driving distance of the mountains and all the action of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

You will have the entire secluded, 4 acre peninsula to yourself with unencumbered views of the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us spend our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Pioneer Trading Post. You can feel the history, culture, and warmth that your Granny you and your family have put into the cabin! We shared a lot of time cooking, hanging out on the deck, in the hot tub and down by the dock. There is so much to explore here inside and out! We definitely want to come back! Indianapolis, IN
Dec 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lakefront Gatlinburg Getaway! Authentic Appalachian Log Cabin w/ Jacuzzi & Dock
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. If you want to get away from everyone this is the best place. There is so much room in this home that you wouldn't even know if someone was out of the bed at the other end of the house. The picture's don't do justice this place is amazing. Hope to see ya again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We 5 girlfriends all used to work together and now live in various places and are raising kids but like to get together once/year. We like to choose a different destination each year, and one of our group found this rental in a travel seemed like fate that the cabin was available the one weekend that we all had open to travel this year. We had an amazing time! Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are just precious, and the cabin even more so. The cabin has all the creature comforts of home, plus great views and privacy. I especially loved sleeping out on the comfy bed on the sleeping porch and waking up to the birds and cool air on my face. ;) I think the only thing the cabin could benefit from is a water softener...but otherwise, no complaints whatsoever! Would stay again in a heartbeat. -Caralee

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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the property was really pretty

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Appalachian log cabin in September 2016.

The house was very nice and accommodated our group very nicely.

We had a dinner party one night and there was lots of room outside on the deck and inside at the table for people to enjoy their meal.

We had a couple of issues come up with appliances and the handyman was there that day to fix things!

One issue that we were disappointed with was the level of the water in the lake. After reading a review by another guest who mentioned the water level in the lake was very low , I contacted the reservation manager a month before our vacation to make sure the water level would be OK, and she assured me it would be fine during the month of September. When we arrived we were shocked to see the dock was on the ground and the water level was 30 feet down from normal.......this was VERY DISAPPOINTING since we were looking forward to swimming off the dock and enjoying the water.... the pictures on homeaway website are very deceiving...leading us to believe that we would be able to swim and fish from the house. I think the owner or reservation manager should be a little more upfront about this when advertising the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The setting of the house was spectacular! Loved the history of the house and outside seating.

  • 5 of 5

Instead of Christmas gifts last year we planned a family vacation. Six adults and 4 children under 9. We all loved the house and location! It was so peaceful and nice yet close to all main attractions. The house was well stocked and cleaned, plus.the view of the lake was amazing. Our favorite part was chilling in the evenings and eating outside on the back porch. We took the kids to the public beach not to far and really enjoyed. I called one day regarding the need for the trash to be emptied and someone came out that same day and took care of it.

The only recommendation I would have for the owners is to put shades in every room. Not for privacy but to keep the sun out. We would have like to have slept in alittle however it was rise and shine with the sun shining through the windows. It was also hard to put the kids down for a nap with the sun shining in the rooms. I would recommend bringing extra fans too. The one side of the house is extremely warm. It was hot when we went in June. Other then those two things the house was awesome! We made a lot of wonderful memories that we will always look back on. Recommended to a friend that is going next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Moutain home

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival the first thing we discovered was that the locked gate wasn't locked, in fact it was wide open and could not be closed. So just know you do not have to have any codes to enter the property. Walking into to the house our first thought was, this isn't what we were expecting. We didn't realize it would be so old. But in no time we began to fall in love with our surroundings. The property is beautiful, with winding trails around the property, multiple swings tucked in among the trees, stone path to the lake. The cabin was comfortably informal, inviting and cozy, Everywhere we looked there were items of interest to point out to others. Here are a few things we noticed about our stay that I would have wanted to know ahead of time. Everything squeaks, so for people with early risers and folks that like to sleep in, that could be a problem. The loft bedroom is small and has very low ceilings, fine for kids but the stairs up to the loft are unique but hard for smaller kids to maneuver. The lake is beautiful, we spent many hours there and we loved it. There isn't a boat at the property so we rented a boat for the day. A bonus we experienced was our "vacation dog". A lovely hound dog, Dixie, visited us daily and occasionally brought her sidekick Sadie. We feel in love with these dogs. They were good, sweet dogs and we missed them when we left. Pigeon Forge is about 20 minutes away and Gatlinburg about 50 minutes. We visited Gatlinburg for a day and enjoyed lunch at The Pancake Pantry. The best dinner we had was at Fat Tony's. So I hope this helps you decide if you want to rent this cabin or not. We would go back in a minute. P.S. Would have been nice to have a mixer available. Hot tub was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A time capsule with modern conveniences!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is both a historic museum and a beautiful lake front cabin with modern amenities. My family absolutely LOVED the charm of the claw foot tubs, antique kitchen sink, and historic artifacts coupled with wifi, lake front access, and the beautiful property. The ice machine was a nice and welcomed surprise. The kids loved making s'mores around the fire pit and everyone loved the hot tub. We spent hours on the back deck and on the floating Dock swimming, relaxing and fishing. The beds were very comfortable and felt clean. We found it convenient to shopping and all of the activities in Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. Access was easy and we were able to avoid traffic coming in for the weekend and leaving upon check out.

If you don't bring a boat, consider renting one from a local marina. The lake is gorgeous.

There are a few suggestions I would make:

1. There are ants around the kitchen sink and island area. More frequent spraying would make a world of difference. Having air tight storage containers is a must.

2. The dust was very thick under the beds. More frequent mopping/sweeping.

3. The bedroom count and bed arrangement is not clear in the description. This would be helpful in pre-planning sleeping arrangements.

4. The trees between the deck and lake could use a trim, they are obstructing the view more so than the pictures.

5. Provide a large stock pot, there's a very large one and several small/medium.

Overall the place was very nice and we would come back again.



  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: necessary

Bass Pro Fishing Tournaments! Jet skiing, hunting, hiking, horseback,

Minutes From Dollywood!

Short Drive To Gatlinburg!

Dolly Parton’s family’s homestead ¼ mile from our historic cabin.

Boat rental right around the corner

Dock on the property


Rates & Availability

Sevierville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Holiday Season
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 12 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Special
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring High Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
memorial day 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer High Season
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 3.0%

*If you cancel more than 31 days before check-in, You are entitled to a full refund of as well as your deposit less a $75.00 processing fee. *If you cancel between 15-30 days before check-in, you will forfeit 50% of the cost of your stay .*If you cancel less than 15 days prior to your check-in, you forfeit your Deposit as well as the Full Rental amount of your stay.

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.
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Private Bath with clawfoot tub and antique fixtures
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bath off of kitchen. The washer and dryer are in here.
    Iris Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Clawfoot tub in Iris Room, 1/2 bath adjoins Poker Room
    Lakeside Bathroom - toilet , Private 1/2 bath attached to Lakeside Room
  • We have two outdoor shower features: Our beloved "Hillbilly Shower" along the path to the lake, and a shower on the back deck, next to the jacuzzi.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single , The Loft- a step ladder is used to access the room.
    Iris Room - 1 queen
    Lakeside Room - 1 queen , This room has a private half bath. Opens onto lakeside deck
    Sleeping Porch - 1 double , Antique 3/4 size bed, sleeps 1-2 on screened-in porch
    The Poker Room - 1 double , Full size bed with tv, library, games, and shared 1/2 bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Full bath, sleeping porch adjoins
  • Additional sleeping options include a daybed and 3 full-length couches in the Living Room, a camping platform for a night outdoors, and floor space for air mattresses or cribs in the Iris Room, Poker Room, and Master Bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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