House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
I'm Karen & worked as a LA teacher before coming on board as an educational diagnostician (assessing children for special needs). I resigned my LA position June 2012, and as of August 2012, I am now teaching a special needs class in nearby MS. My husband, Donald, is a retired security officer from a LA state inmate facility. He and I have owned rental property for the past 25 years and we renovate our own properties. We renovated a house in MS a couple blocks from the Gulf which Katrina claimed in 2005. We looked on the bright side and bought a house in Pigeon Forge 2006: Bear Creek Lodge. We are building back on our lot in Bay St. Louis, MS, so remember us if you are planning a trip to the mountains or to the beach. We are blessed to live on LA/MS line where we can go back & forth for important things: LA: grandchildren and church; MS: beach and school children. The most important things in our lives are God, our children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Karen purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Karen chose Pigeon Forge
I feel the presence of God daily, but when I take a scenic ride through Smokey Mt. National Park or Cades Cove, I think of how great my God must be that He spoke this existence into place. I've vacationed here for many years and owning a piece of property here was a far-away dream, but God made it a reality in 2006 when we purchased Bear Creek Lodge in Pigeon Forge. God blessed us with guests like you to rent it; however, being an educator, it was always rented during summer and holidays when I could visit. A year later, in 2007, while looking for a piece of property to park our camper, we stumbled upon this awesome place in Wears Valley. After renovations, we not only had a piece of the mountain to park our camper on, but two more additional nightly rentals. He gave us more than one piece of the mountain. We invite you, our family and friends, to visit and enjoy a piece of the treasure with us.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Cute and rustic getaway
This was such a cute cabin in a beautiful area! The location was easy to find and in a quiet area with great views. The cleanliness in the cabin wasn't the greatest, but it did not take away too much from the overall experience. I was mainly looking for an affordable cabin with a good view, so this place fit what I was looking for.
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Our stay here was wonderful with beautiful views from the cottage. I would suggest a pole with the address at the entrance . It was dark when we arrived and we weren’t sure if we were at the correct place. The owner , however, was easily reached and confirmed our location. I would highly recommend this place.
Thank you Regina. I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay. Please come again!
The cottage was as described in the listing. The location was great and I didn't have any problems with the driveway (Drove a Chevy Malibu). If you are used to visiting the area then the road to the cottage and the driveway were very easy. Has a nice apple tree in the back. We used mainly for sleeping and it was good to be close to the strip and Townsend.
Small, cozy and perfect
We loved our stay here. It was a cozy 1 room house out in the hills and was everything we needed. I can't wait to return next year.
The manager of the property was unprofessional!
I never got in the cabin and the derectsion was bad . The code to get in was not right . The worst vacation I ever had in my life ! I have asked for a full refund. But I was told NO . I am going to take legal action ! Just a very bad experience. Sleeping in a car is not a vacation!
Robert, are you aware your total rental was divided into 2 payments? You only paid the first half. Please pay the balance and we will talk about refund.
When you paid the first half, I sent all info to you including the address, door code, etc. I never heard one word from you until I examined my deposits and realized you'd only paid first half. I contacted cleaning lady and she said upon your departure when she went in to clean, first glance, all looked as if no one had stayed there. As she looked closer, she realized the bed had been re-made and she noticed other things as well noting appearance of a stay. She cleaned, as we can't leave linens in which we believe someone has slept. So I really went in the hole on this one after paying cleaning fee all on only one half of your payment not accounting for the nights rental I lost.
Please send evidence of your full payment to my text or email address and we will discuss your refund.
Thank you sir,
Here in Wears Valley, we are centrally located, being only approximately 6 miles from Wears Valley's entrance into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 15 miles from Cades Cove, 13 miles from Gatlinburg, 7 miles from Pigeon Forge (8.8 miles from house to Parkway (441); minutes from Dollywood and Dolly's Splash Mountain, Black Bear Jamboree, Dixie Stampede, Miracle Theatre,Dinner Shows, Waterfalls, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Ripley's, Aquarium, Antique Car Shows, Helicopter Rides, Flea Markets., etc.