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Bedrooms 1
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 bedroom , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'A Peaceful Retreat' is a private, peaceful, log cabin that will remind you of days gone by.

It has a charming, cozy interior with nostalgic decor. While relaxing on the deck or in the hot tub, you can enjoy the serenity of the forest and watch the majestic sunset over the mountain tops. In the morning, sit on the cozy front porch with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds sing or play a game of checkers on the checkerboard table.

This private cabin is perfect for that romantic honeymoon or anniversary, yet large enough for that small family. So, leave your troubles behind, come make memories and enjoy a quiet peaceful time at 'A Peaceful Retreat'.

Our peaceful cabin is located in the Beautiful Wear's Valley Area. We are only minutes away from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Cades Cove & The Great Smokey Mountain National Forest.

Keywords: Real Log Cabin

More Details

Ted or Pam Ponville
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ted or Pam Ponville

“A Peaceful Place To Visit”

The great Smokey Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a peaceful place to visit. Looking through the eyes of nature the enjoyment and serenity of the forest is like a journey through space before entering the sacred gates of heaven.

Blue hazy smoke drifts lazily over the mountain tops like a blanket protecting a sleepy town. Towards the east, slowly peeking over the horizon, the rising sun views the waking park and unfolds like a majestic answer to an artist’s dream.

Vividly rushing creeks meander along winding mountain roads to form roaring waterfalls that seem to perish like the ends of the earth.

Strolling through lush green forest, sweet chirping sounds float like a choir of angels singing.

This is proof that there is an almighty God and he does give you the desires of your heart. This was a paper I wrote in college in 1991, before we ever thought it was possible to achieve our dream of owning property.

Pam & Ted Ponville

Ted or Pam Ponville purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Ted or Pam Ponville chose Sevierville

We came to the Great Smoky Mountains in 1977 for our honeymoon and fell in love with the area. Most of our family vacations were spent in this area. We always talked and dreamed of owning a log cabin one day and that dream became a reality.

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoying shopping for local crafts, outlet malls, antiques, & flea markets in the area. Plan a day to go ice skating at Ober in nearby Gatlinburg. We love to picnic in Cades Cove while enjoying nature & wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the kind words about our cabin & the Fire Flies, that is the best part of the day in the summer for enjoying the sunset on the deck. We always try to make our guest feel as if our home is there home. It has been a blessing to have your family as our guest. We believe God gave us this cabin, so that we can be a blessing to others. Thanks again and hope to see you'll soon.
Jun 2013
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Wild parties, if neighbors complain, you will be evicted immediately
  • Please respect our house like it is your own. Remember God is always watching !!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , tub , shower , 6ft Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom Upstairs Loft - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Open Loft
  • 1--Queen size Bed , 1--Double Bed (1), Pack & Play available upon request, 1--Sleeper Sofa (Futon) Makes a Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Covered Porches, Large Deck, Claw Foot Tub, Large Fire Ring, 4 ft. Cypress Wood Swing with a view, Outdoor Barbeque Pit, 2 sets of outdoor table & chairs


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average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonder Place, takes your breathe away. Perfect location

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We spent years looking for the perfect location to build our cabin. Close to all the attractions, but far enough to be in the country away from all the hustle & bustles when it came time to relax. God has blessed us to be able to share our dream with others. Pam & Ted
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So relaxing and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at A Peaceful Retreat and we loved it as much this time as the first. Peaceful is the perfect name!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kinds words and we appreciate your loyalty as our guest. Pam & I strive to make all our guest to have lasting memories.
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about “a peaceful retreat”, it was so perfect and cozy! Everything was so clean and comfortable, we felt right at home. We loved that it was so close to everything but yet out so you can get the beautiful view of the mountains! Again thank you for opening up your cabin to us!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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35th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 35 Anniversary here it a beautiful decorated cabin and the kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils. The area is beautiful and it a quiet area we have stayed in this area before numerous times and we really love this area.

The cabin has a large deck just right for sitting out and just listening to nature or cooking on the grill and enjoying your meals on.

The owners are very proud of their cabin and they have a right too. This cabin was named perfect" A Peaceful Retreat" because this is exactly what it is.......

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to to thank the "Smith's for sharing there anniversay memories with us at our cabin "A Peaceful Retreat". We have put a lot of thought and prayer in our cabin when we built it. I must say that my wife is the creative person with her artistic mind and my ability to help her to bring this ideals to life. She is also the person who pay's close attention (maybe OCD) to all the details of the needs of our guest. I must also say that we have an outstanding housekeeper who is also OCD which is great for our guest, as they always have an extremely clean cabin when they arrive. She also a very sweet Christian lady that loves the Lord. Again we are blessed to have such great guess to share our home with. Many Blessings Ted & Pam
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Priceless Memories

  • 4 of 5

I always stop through on my way back from Florida, but this year was different my son goes to college this fall and I wanted to do something special. I always stay at Zoders but never stayed in a cabin.

The property and cabin were amazing . My son and parents were so surprised 😁 Truly a peaceful retreat. My parents are planning are planning another trip in the fall 😁

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are excited that you chose "A Peaceful Retreat" to make lasting memories. We are looking forward to having you'll as our guest in the future.
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We took a spontaneous trip to Pigeon Forge for a 3 day weekend. My family and I loved the cabin and the owners were very responsive to questions. Check-in and out was simple. The cabin is beautiful and waking up in the loft to the beautiful mountain view was such a blessing. We will be back for sure. Location is secluded but not too far into the mountains making it easy to get in and out to take the kids to activities in Pigeon Forge. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Year Round access to Pigeon Forge Community Center with swimming pool, fitness room, & library. Enjoy fly fishing in the local creeks. Helicopter Rides available in Pigeon Forge. Ice skating available at Ober-Gatlinburg, Zip Line available close by


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.