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Real Log Cabin with Beautiful Mountain Views of the 'Smoky Mountains'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, Downstairs master Bedroom + Loft Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Very private 'real' log cabin on 28 acre mountain top shared with 5 other cabins. Sit on the covered front porch in one of the rocking chairs with a view of the 'Great Smoky Mountain National Park' in front of you. We are only 15 min. from Cades Cove and 3 miles from the entrance to the national park.

Our authentic log cabin has a combined living/dining space with large stone wood burning fireplace where you can enjoy cold winter nights in front of the crackling fire. This is also where you can watch cable TV or movies on the DVD player. There is a large loft overlooking this area where you will also find 2 double beds and a Fussball table. The downstairs master bedroom has a queen bed and large closet and dresser with the bathroom located just next to the master bedroom.

If you don’t want to pack a lot, we have a washer and dryer for your convenience. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything except food and all linens, towels and paper products are furnished. The porch wraps around 3 sides offering a front porch complete with rocking chairs and a beautiful mountain view, the side porch has complete privacy with lounge chairs for sunbathing and the large back deck has a hot tub and charcoal grill for a perfect evening out.

R & R Retreat is the last cabin on the mountain top and all the cabins are secluded. You are just a short drive from the shopping in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood or the sights of Gatlinburg without the crowds or neighbors at night. Several good resturants are within a mile or two if you choose not to dine in. You are within 2 miles of great tubbing, fishing, hiking, biking trail, swimming in the 'Little River' and horseback riding.

The Townsend community is what Pigeon Forge was 35 years ago, uncrowded, quiet and peaceful.

See more pictures listed below or by email request.

Put the the map below on 'Hybrid' and look for the green house, zoom in to see the location. For a 'Google Map' view use: 35.685257Log., -83.791765 Lat. as a location.

This is a great little cabin for a romantic weekend, honeymoon or family get-a-way on 'The Peaceful Side of the Smokies'.

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Tommy Rutherford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Tommy Rutherford

We were born and raised in East Tennessee and have traveled a lot of the world, but we have to say that these old Appalachian Mountains are as beautiful as any we've been. It's hard to beat the peace, quiet and nature of the quiet side of the Smokies in Townsend.

Tommy Rutherford purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Tommy Rutherford chose East

Our family has been coming to the Smoky Mountains since the 1950's and have always enjoyed the unspoiled nature of the Smoky Mountains. This is why, when this property became available, my sister and I decided to purchase it . We love having the opportunity to share our beautiful Smoky mountain cabin with others so they can enjoy this unique area of East Tennessee. With 4 distinct seasons including our colorful fall leaf season and mild winters, you can enjoy lots of outdoor activities year 'round. The area history and culture is very interesting and if you're a nature lover, you'll be in heaven. We are blessed with an abundance of wild critters that roam the woods and the lakes and rivers are full of fish. The valley is three miles long with the Little River flowing through offering tubing in the summer. The river is stocked with trout for some great fishing and you can even put your own kayak in and float the Little River. There are plenty of trails for every level of hiking or just a quiet walk in the woods. Some trails are even handicap accessible. It’s a great place to enjoy nature and the beauty of the area without the crowds in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, however, these towns are close enough to visit on day trips. Head to Galtinburg for shopping dining, Aquarium of the Smokies and skiing at Obergatlinburg in the winter. Pigeon Forge is home of Dollywood, lots of music theaters and other entertainment as well as great restaurants and outlet malls.

What makes this cabin unique

R&R Retreat is located on 28 acres with only 6 cabins including ours and no drive-by traffic, yet we are very close to the main highway and all the amenities in Townsend.Being at the end of the road, we offer complete privacy as we are situated on 2 heavily wooded acres.

Guests can roam the 28 acres and beyond, although there are no marked trails, the park has many trail heads nearby. Guests can bring or rent bicycles in town to ride the 3 mile long valley where there are paved bicycle paths on both sides of the road. Mother Nature at her finest is right here in the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains. You can go fishing, swimming and tubing the river, hiking and backpacking the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, visit old homesteads and look for wild animals while touring Cades Cove and the park or just relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. If you need a vacation, then this is place you want to be.

Whether you like it wild or mild, make your next vacation a stay at R&R Retreat and enjoy East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your cabin was just wonderful! The cabin was so homey, cozy and comfortable. It was so relaxing! The deck and views were amazing! Loved the decor of your cabin, so rustic, and loved all the antiques. Like a step back in time with modern conveniences. Loved the area, Cades Cove, The Railroad Museum & Tuckaleechee Caverns. Say our first Black Bear at the entrance to Cades Cove. Say lots of Deer, Turkeys & Elk. Would definitley come back!!!
Apr 2012
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Cade's Cove Riding Stables
Cades Cove Visitor Center & Museum
"Be sure to stop in see the remains of the Cades Cove settlement. Nice gifts in the gift shop..."
Apple Valley
Riverside Restaurant -- CLOSED
Carriage House Restaurant
Miss Lily's Cafe -- CLOSED
Riverstone Family Restaurant
"You'd better be hungry because the portions are definitely man-sized. All food is freshly ma..."
Trailhead Steakhouse
Miss Lily's Cafe -- CLOSED
Pigeon Forge
"Shopping and entertainment are the highlights of Pigeon Forge. Oh, don't forget eating. Visi..."
Downtown Gatlinburg
"Gatlinburg is the place to go if you love unique shops, souvenirs and good food. Take the go..."
Foothills Milling Company
Foothills Milling Company
Clingmans Dome
"On Top of Old Smoky"
Tuckaleechee Caverns Inc.
Newfound Gap
Sugarlands Visitor Center
"Definitely stop in here if you are not familiar with all that the Great Smoky Mountain Natio..."
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area Rd N
"Beautiful serene picnic area by the river with clean restrooms. Perfect for a family picnic ..."
Carriage House Restaurant
The Sinks
"Great place to jump in the river, but because it is very popular, avoid during peak summer m..."
Laurel Valley Restaurant -- CLOSED
Tuckaleechee Caverns Inc.
Cades Cove Loop Road
"You need to do this. Nature and history abound in this protected cove in the Smokies"
IGA Grocery Store
"THE grocery/market. Fresh meats at very reasonable prices with in house butcher. Deli and ba..."
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
"Learn about the local heritage and history of these old mountains. Check schedule for entert..."
Townsend Visitors Center
"A must. This is the place to learn all you want to know about the area. There is usually a p..."
Ripley's Aquarium
"Looking for some indoor activities? Adults will love this aquarium just as much as the child..."
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Laurel Valley CC
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Cades Cove
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Pigeon Forge
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Clingman's Dome
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The "Y"
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The Sinks
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IGA Grocery Store
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Riverstone Restaurant
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Apple Barn
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Tuckaleechee Cavens
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The Milling Company
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Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
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Newfound Gap
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Carriage House Resturant
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Sugarlands Visitor Center
Car: necessary

River tubing, Trout fishing, Hiking, Nature Trails, Wine Tasting, Horseback Riding, Bike Trails


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 full bath on the main level with tub shower combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 double
  • 1 queen bed & 2 full Beds (3). Master on main level with a queen sized bed and 2 full beds in the loft bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Covered front porch with rocking chairs, rear deck with hot tub and charcoal grill. Cannot guarantee hot tub heat to be super hot during the coldest part of winter.


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(71 traveler reviews)

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Real Log Cabin with Beautiful Mountain Views of the 'Smoky Mountains'
average rating of 4.4225354 based on 72 reviews

weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin with a fantastic view.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we are glad you had a good time
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Roomy cabin with stunning mountain view

  • 5 of 5

Cabin has plenty of privacy, lots of deck to bask in sunshine and soak up gorgeous views. Quiet and peaceful with plenty of space for 4. It is an older cabin with charm and all the basic necessities for a comfortable stay in a quaint town.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Nothing fancy
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Great value for the cost. We will return.

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint, "real"cabin, with all the conveniences of home. We are planning to return in the future with the kids. The location kept you out of the crowded towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, while allowing you a convenient distance to see all attractions. Cades Cove and all its wildlife is only 9 miles away and river swimming is all around. Beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin and the view from the front porch was absolutely beautiful! So relaxing and tucked away but yet so close to popular tourist attractions. Will definitely be staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. Looking forward to your next visit.
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The cabin was awesome. We would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoy the area of Townsend and this is our 3rd stay in the area but the first time we rented a cabin as we usually camp but the cabin was awesome. Our daughters loved it!!! We truly enjoy the outdoors and the location of the cabin was better than expected. The road to the cabin was a little scary but we wanted to be in the mountains and away from everyone and we got exactly what we wanted. We had a wonderful stay, the cabin was great. The loft was great for the kids and once we figured out the hot tub, they used it every night. I would recommend the cabin and we would stay again for sure. My oldest daughter said last night she was ready to go back!

Thank you Tommy, you have an amazing place!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome get away

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was just perfect for us with a great view. The town of Townsend is so friendly and helpful. Very close to the Smokey mountain national park and the foothills. Overall we loved it and plan on booking this cabin in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, looking forward to your next visit.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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