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Hunker Down in the Smokies

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)


Awards and Badges

* Rated Excellent

* 2013 Top Vacation Rental

* Recommended

Welcome to Hunker Down, which is owner operated, managed and LOVED. Hunker Down is located in a semi-secluded, peaceful and serene location to allow guests relaxation and privacy.

The cabin will sleep 4-5 people, 1 loft bedroom with a new Aspen log queen bed, half bath and a flat screen TV/DVD. Downstairs is the living room (with a queen sleeper sofa), jacuzzi (2 person), “Mountain” room (with a futon), kitchen, full size washer/dryer and a full bath. The cabin is approximately 1,050 square feet and is ready for your enjoyment. All guests also have the use of free WiFi, local/long distance calling and Netflix compatible with Guest's account.

Enjoy a seasonal view of Mt LeConte from the porch. When the foliage is full you can still view the tops of this beautiful mountain.

This cabin will give you the opportunity to hunker down, relax and enjoy all the attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains. The cabin is located on Bluff Mountain where you can go in all directions to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Townsend.

Need additional accommodations for family and friends but still keep your privacy? Hunker Down is located on a street with 3 other rental cabins by owner Angel Haven – sleeps 4 (VRBO#592619), Livin' Life - Sleeps 4 (VRBO #696233) and Fox Holler – sleeps 8 (VRBO#514524). All 4 cabins will accommodate 22 guests.

Get ready to Hunker Down and Relax!

Credit cards (VISA/Mastercard/Discover) and debit cards are accepted. Electronic checks are accepted up to 30 days prior to arrival.

This is a NON-SMOKING cabin. Smoking is permitted outside of the cabin.

Dogs are welcome! We do accept pre-approved dogs (maximum of 2 dogs, 50# or under with a pet fee). Cats or other animals will not be considered.

We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. Owner reserves the right to request a copy of the registered guest's driver’s license to verify compliance with age restriction.

The cabin is located off Bluff Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge.

Easy access and close proximity to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend and the beautiful National Park.

5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway

7.2 miles from Old Mill Restaurant

7.6 miles from Wahoo Ziplines

9.8 miles from Gatlinburg

10.1 miles from the National Park

10.6 miles from Dollywood

15.7 miles from Townsend, TN

19.7 (Maryville) - 30 miles (Knoxville) from US 129 (Tail of the Dragon)

28 miles from I-40 Knoxville

29.4 miles from Cades Cove Loop Road

33 miles from McGee Tyson Airport (TYS)

40 miles approx from Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon River

49.2 miles from Cherokee, NC

58 miles from Bryson City

Once reserved you will receive a planning guide for the Great Smoky Mountains to help you plan your vacation or give you ideas to make the most out of your GSM trip! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we will do our best to help you find it!


-Guests are encouraged to use the 'Book It' feature. In the event, your stay qualifies for an advertised discount a refund will be processed after the Owner's acceptance of your booking.

- Payment Terms - The 'Book It' feature only allows a maximum of 2 payments based on the time of booking and the number of days until check-in. If the reservation is farther out than 21 days, the Guest will be required to pay 50% on the reservation cost with the balance due 21 days prior to arrival.

-Please do not use the “Book it” feature If you do not meet the age requirements.

More Details

Mary Pace - Hunker Down
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Mary Pace - Hunker Down

My dream was to own a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting GSM since late 60's. My husband and I purchased the cabin and love visiting Hunker Down.

In February 2014 we purchased property in Tellico Plains, which is still part of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is our goal to begin building cabins in 2015.

Mary Pace - Hunker Down purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mary Pace - Hunker Down chose East

We love the location and close to everything. We purchased this cabin because the property had room to enjoy as it is not on top of another cabin. Another plus was it is not hanging over a cliff. The yard is large and plenty of room for the kids to play. The street has five cabins on it but each property is over 1/2 acre and we own up the back of the mountain. There are no cabins directly in front.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to sit on the porch at the pub table and relax. We enjoy both the summer and winter view of the mountain, the quietness of the area and relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dawn, Garek, Donna, Faye & Hope

Mary & Mason, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cabin! This is the perfect way to relax & enjoy our vacation! (in which we all needed!) It was a very homey feeling & beautifully decorated, words can’t describe how nice it all is! Thanks again!
Mar 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Traffic Light 3 on Parkway
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Pizza, Deli and Country Store
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway-Traffic Lt 3

6.6 miles from LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

7.6 miles from Wahoo Ziplines

8.1 miles from Smoky Mountain Conv Center

9.8 miles from Gatlinburg

10.1 miles from the National Park

10.6 miles from Dollywood

15.7 miles from Townsend, TN

19.7 (Maryville) - 30 miles (Knoxville) from US 129 (Tail of the Dragon)

29.4 miles from Cades Cove Loop Road

40 miles approx from Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon River

49.2 miles from Cherokee, NC

58 miles from Bryson City


Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs in loft
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) The bedroom is in the loft with a 1/2 bath. The bed and Aspen Log with a pillow top mattress for your comfort. A queen sleeper sofa is in the living room and a full size futon is located in the Mountain Room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The cabin has a large yard with wooded views from the front and back. Additional pictures are available of the actual property and view of property from the road above. Email to request additional pictures. The property does not have mountain drop offs and has level to sloping yard.


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Hunker Down in the Smokies
average rating of 4.8103447 based on 97 reviews
Amsterdam, Missouri

Nice little cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We especially enjoyed sitting on the porch eating breakfast in the morning, or at night before going to bed. The hot tub was great, we used it every night. The loft bed was very comfortable, but the futon and pull out couch were both hard and you could feel the bars when you layed down - fine for the kids who slept there, but I couldn't handle that for a week lol. Overall it was a fun vacation and would definitely come back if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect spot for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at Hunker Down. The cabin was beautiful, clean & had everything we needed during our honeymoon. Also, Mary was wonderful to work with. Thank you Mary!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Very rustic and peaceful. My sister loved it as well!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Cozy and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting! Everything worked great and we had no complaints about our stay other than we wish we could have stayed longer. Had everything we needed to fix our food and then some! Loved the decorations around the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wasn't anything like the photo's but very nice. We enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay at the cabin. truly enjoyed the rustic look of a log cabin, has everything you need. It was clean and maintained, also close

to all the attractions. Peaceful and quiet especially after a busy day. Also appreciated the quick response back when we booked, and

the extra information. Definitely would like to come back in the fall to enjoy the colours and cooler temperatures. Would recommend

this cabin to our friends and family and anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay with the comforts of home.

Thank you for making our stay a beautiful place to come to. Jay and Jacqueline

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $150

"BOOK IT" - Payment terms stated above

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Security Deposit - $150.00 (Credit/Debit Card authorized hold) for damages, additional costs incurred by the guest/paid by owners, and additional/excessive cleaning fees will be required by the day of arrival held until inspection/inventory has been conducted by the owner. The security deposit or portion thereof, if damages exist and/or additional cleaning is required, will be refunded by the Owner within 7 business days of the departure. This amount is separate from the reservation amount.

Standard Reservation Deposit/Payment schedule:
•Booking prior to 45 day of arrival date-$100 deposit
•Booking or balance due 22 to 45 days prior to arrival date-50% deposit required or payment due
•Booking 21 days prior to arrival date 100% deposit
•All reservations shall be paid in full within 21 days prior to arrival

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.