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'Blue Spruce' Quiet and Peaceful Mountain Cabin: 'NO PETS ALLOWED' 'Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8) 'NO PETS ALLOWED'

Bluespruce is a three bedroom and loft bed, three bath, three level log cabin (sleeps eight) with a beautiful mountain view. We are in a private area with only seven cabins. Our cabin is being updated continually with the kitchen being the latest. New granite counters and new cabinets added. New IKEA kitchen table has also been added.

Bluespruce is a privately-owned, vacation, log cabin rental located near Townsend (the quiet side of the Smokies)in the scenic Wears Valley area of the Tennessee mountains with a little-known entrance to the Smoky Mountains National Park. Quick, easy access to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Townsend, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Cades Cove, Tennessee.

The main level consists of a beautifully decorated living room with a comfortable sofa, a wooden recliner, DirecTV satellite with local Knoxville channels, and DVD. There is a comfortable dining area. The kitchen is fully furnished. Completing the main level is a bedroom with a king-size log bed and a full bath.

The main level also has 3 large rockers, a gas grill, and a private four-person hot-tub. There is also a very private front porch with a log swing and three rockers.

The upper level has a large bedroom with a king-size log bed, a loft with a Queen Log bed, a bath with a jacuzzi tub and a large picture window looking out at the beautiful Smoky Mountains. .

The lower level is extremely private with access only from the outside lower deck which has 2 large rockers. This lower level consists of a beautifully decorated game room complete with a pool table, TV/DVD. This level also has a bedroom with a queen-size log bed and a full bath. The laundry room is also on the lower level.

More Details

Property Manager
Jerry and Carol Helms
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jerry and Carol Helms

We live in Germantown, TN in West Tennessee.

Jerry and Carol Helms purchased this cabin in 2001


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no outside fires or fireworks.
  • Do not throw anything onto mountainside.
  • Do not put anything on, sit on or allow children to get onto pool table.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack-n Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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'Blue Spruce' Quiet and Peaceful Mountain Cabin: 'NO PETS ALLOWED' 'Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.759259 based on 54 reviews

Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in the Blue Spruce. The views were wonderful. The description of the property was right on. We had an eighteen year old who loved the separate entrance and made his own mancave in the downstairs. Unfortunately one of us hurt our ankle so the stairs were tricky, but manageable. We enjoyed the fine art work of one of the owners. The internet was stretched by seven people each doing their own thing. Even more reason to disconnect and enjoy. It was located relatively close to everything we wanted to do; pigeon forge, Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove, and Clingman's Dome. The hosts were very easy to communicate with and responded quickly. We had no issues once we figured out how to open the key box. That was user error! We will definitely come back next time we want to see Eastern Tennessee.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property, great access to area highlights

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here in October, right when the leaves started to change. Had a mix of weather for the week...highs in 60's and lows in upper 30's.

The cabin itself is tidy, compact and includes everything advertised. Only issue we had was with the hot tub as it had a pretty bad case of the 'floaties' in it with some kind of flaky residue permeating the water. Sort of freaked us out to be honest and was a letdown. But the views from the back porch at sunset were spectacular, near postcard quality views. I'm using one as my iPad background to this day. The floorplan itself is a bit eccentric. There are two showers, one on the main floor in the master and another in the downstairs game room/bedroom. But there's no inside access to the downstairs, so in reality there's just one easily accessible shower. The upstairs bathroom, while large, is almost entirely taken up by a large bathtub, sans shower. Fortunately, we were just a party of three so no big deal but something to consider if you are staying with multiple couples or a large family.

As other reviews have mentioned, it can be a noisy cabin as the main road through Wears Valley runs almost directly below the cabins back porch. So if here during peak season (as we were) it's a constant stream of traffic. During off season or slower periods of the year, I don't think this would be an issue. I do want to note that the noise doesn't invade the interior of the cabin as it's solid wood and well insulated.

Cabin is well decorated, tidy galley-sized kitchen with all appliances and a washer and dryer. Great food/amenities nearby with a grocery store just up the road in Pigeon Forge and several great restaurants nearby as well. Also very close to the "shortcut" that takes you straight into the middle of GSMNP or the Cades Cove entrance is just a short drive as well. Perfect location.

Owners were very easy to work with, highly recommend them and this property both. Thanks for letting us stay there!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was nice...but,

  • 3 of 5

It was nice and we truly enjoyed our stay, but there were a few "floor plan" issues that I would've thought twice about renting had I known. For example, the master en-suite bath is the only bathroom on the main floor. And it is the only shower for the top two floors. In addition the lowest level, where the fourth bedroom is, didn't have an inside access; only an outside access. The living room area only had comfortable seating for 4 adults and we had to make do with watching football by using extra kitchen chairs. And, in the rental description, the dining area, it states that's there room for eight (there's eight chairs) the table isn't big enough to seat 8 and to serve a large thanksgiving meal. However, the views from the back porch are tremendous and very enjoyable at sunset. The hot tub was a huge hit and the cabin was well stocked with everything needed to keep a family of 6 comfortable for 4 nights and 5 days!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location for family retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Pretty scenery. Strange layout of fourth bedroom with only an outside entrance. Could not use bedroom above master due to outrageous creaking and cracking noise caused by flooring

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, not quiet and peaceful!

  • 3 of 5

Nice view, nice home, well located, very clean, well furnished... however it was not quiet and peaceful. Maybe it was the time of the year but the traffic on the road below the place was constant and loud. We were there in October, a little before the leaves were turning. The home was geographically well located giving us access to all the things we wanted to do and was very comfortable to back to after a day of hiking, but the noise of the traffic below from early morning to late at night was annoying.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first impression was how beautiful the setting was and neat and clean the cabin was. :)

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay for our four days in the Great Smokey Mountains with our grown children!!! The view was breathtaking and the cabin was ultra clean. There was plenty of room for eating, playing games, talking, and just relaxing. It was just a short drive to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park and services and restaurants in town were easily accessible. The owners were a joy to talk with :)

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wild Laurel Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Elvira's Cafe
Car: necessary

Hiking mountain trails, Horseback riding, Resting, Relaxing, Shopping at the Outlet Malls, Tons of attractions for children of all ages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.94%

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