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'A Sight To See' - One of the most picturesque mountain escapes in the Smokies!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,688 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Stunning Mountain View

Leave your responsibilities, work, and worries behind and experience one of the most relaxing and picturesque mountain cabin escapes in the Smokies. Situated on Hatcher Mountain approximately 350 ft above the Wears Valley floor, the view from A Sight To See is truly stunning. Enjoy your morning coffee with a 180⁰ unobstructed view of Wears Valley & Cove Mountain from either of our two large wraparound decks. Spend the day hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, or zip-lining at nearby venues. Eat dinner and take in a show at nearby Pigeon Forge. Finish the evening watching the sun set over the western horizon with a cocktail in hand relaxing in the hot tub. Located just 10-15 minutes away from both the Smokey Mountain National Park and the epicenter of Pigeon Forge, A Sight To See is ideally situated for those who are seeking the serenity of the mountains AND easy access to all of the adventure, culinary, historical, and theatrical attractions Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have to offer. Come stay with us and experience for yourself why it’s called A Sight To See!

NOT PART OF A RESORT: 'A Sight To See' sits on over 1.5 acres of mountainside property with only one other cabin in proximity to us at approximately 40 yards to our west. No other cabins on Hatcher Mountain are visible from our deck in the summer and Fall. Note that the other cabin to our west is called Cherie's Chalet, sleeps 6, and can be rented through VRBO #428364 for larger parties wishing to stay close together.

More Details

Penny Erwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Penny Erwin

We vacationed here several years ago and fell in love with the cabin, the beautiful views, diversity of outdoor activities, wonderful restaurants, entertaining shows, and multitude of shopping venues. We are a family who loves to spend time together. We are residents of Alabama but our family ancestry and heritage hails from Tennessee. We feel like we're at home when staying at our cabin.

Penny Erwin purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Penny Erwin chose East

This house has one of the best views in Wears Valley sitting high atop Hatcher Mountain with 180 degrees unobstructed visibility. We also love the comfort & beauty of the house itself. Finally, the location of the home is ideal because of it's seclusion and proximity to Pigeon Forge, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, and Gatlinburg. We never want to leave but we enjoy sharing our special mountain getaway with others. We want our guests to have the same experience as we do when we stay in the Smokey Mountains!

What makes this cabin unique

Our location high atop Hatcher Mountain makes this cabin unique because of the beautiful unobstructed views of Cove Mountain and Wears Valley. The comfortable rocking chairs on our large wrap-around deck allow you to sit back and relax with family and friends in complete privacy. The air is so clean and refreshing! We love grilling out on the deck, relaxing in the hot tub, or listening to music while watching the sun set over the mountain skyline. The early morning yields spectacular views above the mist covered valley floor. It's truly a magical experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a great stay. Thanks for the great cabin with great views. we all loved it and had memorable time.

I also thank you for all the support provided during late hours. The care you took to make our trip comfortable is really commendable.
May 2015
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Level Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed - Ultra Queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • New Select Comfort Sleep Number bed in master bedroom on main level that is a ' queen plus' size.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
- Stunning 180 degree view of Wears Valley & Cove Mountain from massive wrap around deck on main floor & back deck downstairs - 55' Plasma HDTV w/ Sony Playstation 3 / Blue-Ray DVD / in game room - 42' LCD HDTV in LR DVD - TVand DVD in king br - Sleep Number Queen Extra Bed, TV, DVD - Miniature refrigerator in game room - 6 rocking chairs on main level deck - 2 rocking chairs on downstairs deck - Hot tub on main level deck, 4 person - Glider on lower deck - Cabin will be decorated for Christmas! - Starter paper towels, toilet paper, washing and dishwashing soap - Flat, spacious, paved parking area accommodates up to 4 vehicles - Only 5 steps from parking area to main floor deck & cabin entrance - Front door monitored security camera - Road to cabin is paved, easily accessible, and maintained by Sevier County - Guidebook for local activities, restaurants, and shopping - Located halfway between Townsend and Pigeon Forge, quiet and private, not remot


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'A Sight To See' - One of the most picturesque mountain escapes in the Smokies!
average rating of 4.961165 based on 115 reviews

Wonderful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation "At A Sight To See" cabin. The view from the balcony was spectacular! The cabin had everything we needed. It was well equipped. The location was perfect between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We liked how peaceful it was there. Penny was very accommodating and got back to us right away when we could not get the hot tub to work. It was an easy fix. The cabin was clean and decorated very nicely. The weather was perfect. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our cabin! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and plan to come back again! It was a pleasure getting to know you!
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Remarkable view and cabin

  • 5 of 5

Just beautiful and perfect in every way. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. Definitely, would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored that you chose our cabin! It makes us feel like all our hard work to make our cabin a wonderful place to stay is justified! Thank you very much and we hope you will come again!
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to enjoy the mountains. The view was gorgeous. A Sight to See has everything you need. Very, very clean and easy to get to. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your great review so much, please come again!
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This was a beautiful and well kept home. The views were amazing and our family had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived we were amazed by the views from the cabin. It was hard to leave each day to sightsee. Cabin was well stocked as we cooked several nights and found everything we needed. It was like being at home and we loved every minute of our stay. Thanks to the Erwins for sharing their home with us. We love the Smoky Mountains and after staying in Wears Valley we found where we will return too. Lots of antiques shops, country stores and specialty shops for those rainy days without all the traffic of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Great place that we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming! We focus on making our cabin a home away from home! We look forward to having you return!
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It is a well kept beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is well stocked with all our needs and most of our wants. It has a view that is hard to beat. This was our second stay there. I hope to stay there again if my family does not outgrow it.

The location is perfect. It is off the main highway and away from town noise but not so far that it takes a long drive to get to what you want to see.

I have no problem giving it five stars or more.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you chose to return for your second time! Your family is wonderful and we hope you can come again. Thank you!
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Gorgeous view, beautiful home, great location, very responsive owners!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful inside and out. Kitchen was fully stocked, hot tub was just cleaned, home was professionally cleaned inside. The location is half way up the mountain with very little traffic but has one of the best views in the area. We had 6 in our family all together from age 2 to 72, everyone had a wonderful time. 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge and only 5 from the local Dollar Store in case you forgot something. Penny provided lists of activities and preferred restaurants for us to reference and when I lost the email with the house key code she responded within minutes. We visited several of the community activities from that list to keep my grandson entertained, the local community pool was clean, well kept and extremely friendly. Penny provided everything for the home, all we needed was food and beach towels. We all had a wonderful first visit to Tennessee and plan on going again. Thank you Erwin Family for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your sterling review! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay! Please come again, you were awesome guests!
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Nearest Airport
40.9 Miles
Knoxville TN
Car: necessary

Wears Valley is a small rustic community nestled between Cove Mountain and Hatcher Mountain in the Eastern Tennessee Appalachian Mountain Range. Wears Valley is geographically central to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park entrance, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Wears Valley is appealing to those who prefer the peaceful serenity of mountain living to the constant bustle of tourism found in Pigeon Forge and central Gatlinburg. Local attractions include lazy river tubing, zip lines, fly fishing, nature trails, and mountain biking.

Wears Valley is only 7 miles from Pigeon Forge, 5 miles from the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, and 15 miles from Gatlinburg.

Other Activities: Local ziplines, River Rat river tubing, Tanger outlet mall, Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, Clingman's Dome, Lumberjack Feud, Cades Cove

Ski: Ober Gatlinburg


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $35

Non-Refundable $35 Damage Inspection Fee.
Dates Available: Year Round
Must be 25 years of age to rent.
Absolutely no more than eight guests, including children.
Please understand we cannot confirm a reservation without a payment.
Rates subject to change at owner's discretion. No monthly rentals.
All Holidays exempt from free nights, and weekly rates.
We do not have a central music system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.