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BEAUTIFUL APPLACHIAN LOG CABIN ON DOUGLAS LAKE- A MOUNTAIN AND LAKE VACATION

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10) JACUZZI

*****A LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VACATION!*****

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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.

5 BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED BEDROOMS:

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.

SCREENED IN SLEEPING PORCH:

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

YOU'LL HAVE A 4-ACRE PRIVATE PENINSULA TO YOURSELF!

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.

4 BATHROOMS:

1 modern two-person shower

2 claw footed tubs with showers

2 outdoor showers

OVERFLOWING WITH APPALACHIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY:

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.

CHEF'S DREAM:

6 burner gas stove

Full range of cookware

Stainless steel appliances

Carrera marble and butcher-block countertops

7’ antique porcelain sink.

Also includes an arsenal of stocked spices

OUTDOOR KITCHEN, GRILL AND DINING AREA OVERLOOKING LAKE:

-Covered Outdoor dining table seats 10 in an open air environment. You're gonna love it! Huge deck overlooking jacuzzi and lake.

OUR TREASURED TOTEM POLE:

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.

ROOM TO ROAM:

FISH OFF THE DOCK

FOOT TRAILS around the woodland property.

SECLUDED SPOTS and HAMMOCKS to get away.

LARGE FIRE PIT

YOGA / CAMPING PLATFORM

BOATING

SWIMMING

JET SKIING

*AMENITIES:

FLOATING DOCK

46'' Flat screen tv in living room

DVD

Iphone dock

Wifi

27-INSCREEN TV in bedroom

WRAP AROUND DECKS

LARGE STAINLESS STEEL BBQ

FIRE PIT

CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR

ADT SECURITY SYS

SECURITY GATE

JACUZZI

BOAT LAUNCH

AMPLE PARKING

CABIN GUITAR

*GATEWAY TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS:

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.

*HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE and KID FRIENDLY RANCH STYLE LAYOUT:

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

More Details

Owner
Heidi Ladlee: Reservations Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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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Amenities

Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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BEAUTIFUL APPLACHIAN LOG CABIN ON DOUGLAS LAKE- A MOUNTAIN AND LAKE VACATION
average rating of 4.84127 based on 69 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

the pioneer trading post was perfect ! Our first family vacation together , parents have been married 55 years ❤️ Mom and dad took the sleeping porch ... they loved it . We never left the place . Cooked every meal here . The cabin is so roomy and everything was comfortable . Loved the so many things ... porches, antiques , lake . The rick eating dog was so funny ! We had the best time and the best memories . My only advice would be to bring food and kayaks , then you never have to leave ! We hope to return again as a family and make more memories .

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful and heart-felt review, thank you so very much! We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay! Thank you for being fabulous guests! We welcome you back anytime! Hope you have found your home away from home!
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the Cabin. The view from the back deck was beautiful. The rustic décor provided a very homey atmosphere and the cabin was very clean. Having the sheets and towels provided was an added bonus as was the ice machine. I will recommend this rental to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your sweet and kind review! We are filled with joy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will come back to see us again! You were such great guests!
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We had a great time. This place was everything we had hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is like going back in time. Beautiful view and easy access to the lake. Enough space for the whole family. We really enjoyed the back porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time! Really makes us feel good to hear that! Hope you have found your home away from home! We welcome you back anytime!
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Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Loved the dock. Was able to rent a boat locally and move in and out of the cove with ease. Even the local rock eating dog kept the kids well entertained. We would have been happier if we had been able to get a handicap family member to the dock to fish. The house was well furnished. Having it on a large property made you feel far away.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michele, Thank you for your kind words and we are glad that you had a good visit with us! We do apologize about accessibility down to the dock. You're correct, it's not suitable for someone in a walker or wheelchair or if someone might have difficulties walking the path. That is a great thing for future guests to know. Thank you again for choosing us and for being such great guests! Hope to see you again!
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We loved being here once again. Everything was lovely and cozy and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 10 was here for a 2nd time and loved it just as much as before. The highlight was swimming at the dock, which the kids did as often as possible. We enjoyed having plenty of space, the lovely deck with grill, loads of seating, and hot tub. Overall, it's just a wonderful, relaxing getaway where you can really slow down and enjoy life and family.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for being such great guests! We hope that you will come back to visit with us again someday!
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Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this cabin! Everything was clean and very pretty! We enjoyed the deck in the sun and the hot tub especially! Great way to spend time with family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time! Thank you for your kind review! You were great guests and we welcome you back anytime!
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.