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Blue Smoke Mountain Cabins, Secluded Cabins on a Private Mountain

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Wind Rider has a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains


Last updated: 02/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Wind Rider Lodge is a large 5-bedroom handcrafted mountain cabin sitting on the point of a private mountain ridge. This gives you a panoramic mountain view from every room. Wind Rider is filled with log furniture and antiques. The large wrap around porch has a oak rockers to enjoy while watching the fireflies play among the many trees. Includes: Washer/Dryer, 26' x 30' open area, all log furniture & antiques, DVD - Direct TV network, phone, log staircase and hot tub

Townsend is the Peaceful Side of the Smokies and has a lot to offer. There is The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Little River, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Museum, Little River Railroad Museum and Music Festivals. Townsend is a small mountain town with a lot of history and activities to explore. There is hiking, fishing, swimming, tubing, biking, horseback riding and yet it is close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. So you are close to all the activities or you can relax in a seclude mountain cabin and just enjoy the mountain views. We have it all.

Cabin history: Blue Smoke Mountain Cabins are located 3.4 miles from Townsend and 5 miles from The Great Smoky Mountain Park and 17 miles from Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. There are only three cabins and my home on the mountain so each cabin is secluded with its own private mountain view. Our cabins are handcrafted and equipped with everything you will need to feel at home. We like to call it roughing it easy. We are family owned and operated. We are open year round.

The wildlife: We have done our best to preserve the wild beauty we found here. We have all manner of wildlife that roam our mountain and call Blue Smoke Mountain their home. The birds will sing to you all day and the crickets will lull you to sleep at night. You really don't want to miss the firefly show each night. These mountains surely have it all.

Keywords: Log cabin ,Smoky Mountain Park, secluded, mountain views, Townsend, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, family
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, it is $5 a night for each child ages 3-14...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is a one time $25 pet fee...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: jetted tub

    Upstairs bath has a six foot jetted tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • #1 Down stairs bath has a tub/shower and washer/dryer #2 upstairs bath has six foot Jacuzzi tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You will enjoy the oak rockers on porch and the panoramic view of the mountains ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Satelite...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Wind Rider has an awesome panoramic mountain view over looking the mountains toward Cades Cove....moreless

  • Rural:

    3.4 miles from Townsend back the mountains on a private mountain ....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Has central heat and air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch with big oak rockers and dining table...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo has a large hot tub ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $35
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 14.25%


There is a $10 a night fee for each additional adult and $5 for children ages 3-14 yrs.old.

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville airport tys
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dancing Bear Lodge
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Laural Valley Country Club
3.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 321
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Smoking Joes
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Car: Necessary

Townsend is a small mountain town located at the gates of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We are known as the quiet side of the mountains.

There are so many great thing about our town I just can't list then all. If you want to experience staying in a secluded mountain cabin with great mountain views , fish in a river that flows straight out of the pure clean mountain streams of the Smokies, Hike trails that will carry you to the mountain tops so you can see forever or down through mountain coves that will lead you past old log cabin home sites dating back to the 1800's to cascading waterfalls spilling cool clear mountain water into a pure mountain stream. Where you can fish , swim and tube till your hearts content. Well that is where you will find our hometown. Nestled in the very heart of the Smokey Mountains. A place where you wake up to the sounds of the birds singing and go to sleep listening to the crickets lulling you sleep. Townsend is a little piece of heaven on earth. It's a place where you can unwind, regroup and reconnect with the ones you love. There is so much to do there are biking trails, Cades Cove, Tuckalechee Caverns, Heritage Museum, Restaurants, Deli Why there is just about everything you could want to make your vacation perfect. If you decide you want to spend a day taking in shows, Dollywood and the shops Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just a short drive away. Then at days end you have your own cozy secluded mountain cabin waiting to welcome you home.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I came to Townsend as so many others on a vacation . It was my first trip to the mountains . I remember it was in June and all the flowers were in bloom! What a site I fell in love with Townsend right then and there. The people were so kind and helpful I felt right at home. It became a every year thing for us to come back to enjoy the mountains. Then in 1997 I was lucky enough to move here and start to build Blue Smoke Mountain Cabins. It was the best time of my life. With each cabin that was finished my roots grew deeper into these wonderful mountains I call home.Each day was something new and now I get to share that experience with each and everyone that come to stay at my cabins.

Why the Owner Chose Townsend, TN, USA:
Blue Smoke Mountain Cabins are located just 3.4 miles out of Townsend on a private mountain. Each cabin is handcrafted and filled with antiques and handmade quilts. Each has its own private mountain view, hot tub jucuzzi and wood burning fireplace. I like to call it roughing it easy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Weather you spend your day hiking the mountains, touring Cades Cove , swimming, fishing and tubing in the Little River or maybe taking in Dollywood, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you will have a great relaxing cozy cabin to welcome you home. It is the best of both worlds. These cabin are not your usual cookie cutter cabins. Each one has taken on its own personality as it was being built. Sometimes it was the view that made us build it in that certain place like Wind Rider Lodge that sits at the highest part of the mountain. When you sit out on the wrap a round porch you may be looking down and watching the Redtail Hawks teaching their young to fly or just enjoy looking out over the panoramic mountain view of the Smokies and listening to the birds singing. Moonshine Ridge is so cozy and warm like a soft summer breeze. It just seems to soothe the soul with its handmade quilts and wood burning fireplace. It gets its name not from the moonshine that was once abundant around here but from the way the big old full moon shines down on it and bathes it with soft moonlight. Last but not lease is Cherokee Breeze, it sits out on the point of my mountain so it is totally secluded and has awesome mountain views from both porches. You can sit in the large hot tub and enjoy the view til the cows come home and no one will bother you. I named it Cherokee because all the Indian artifacts hanging on the walls came from the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina and if you open the doors there is always a soft breeze blowing through. So each cabin does have its own personality weather is the view, its seclusion or the coziness of it each one is unique in itself.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

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  • Wind Rider has a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains

    Wind Rider has a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains

  • Wind Rider Master bedroom now has a king log bed

    Wind Rider Master bedroom now has a king log bed

  • Dining area and handmade log staircase

    Dining area and handmade log staircase

  • Wind Rider Fireplace

    Wind Rider Fireplace

  • Wind Rider Whirlpool

    Wind Rider Whirlpool

  • View from deck of Moonshine Ridge

    View from deck of Moonshine Ridge

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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