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Gorgeous Chalet in a Private Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Peaceful and Private – Snail's Pace Chalet – Pigeon Forge TN

Quiet, Peaceful, Private. Two large master suites + 2 loft bedrooms - private bathroom with each and two with indoor Jacuzzi tubs. Three levels of living space make this home Spacious and Comfortable. Two gas fireplaces, TVs and VCRs in every room, Air Hockey, Outdoor Hot Tub, Large Gas Grill. Everything you could possibly need in our well-stocked kitchen and baths.

Snail’s Pace was built in 2007 atop Hickory Ridge and overlooking Bluff Mountain. It is located inside Shagbark, a gated 1300 acre nature preserve. The cathedral tongue and groove ceiling gives the home a unique feeling of spaciousness. The 10-foot ceilings throughout the remainder of the house continue that feeling. All of the woodworking was handcrafted by the home’s builder.

As remote as our vacation home is, it’s amazingly close to all of the fun, shopping, and entertainment of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Area attractions are virtually endless with something for just about every taste. Dollywood is only 8 miles from Snail’s Pace and it’s but a 20-minute drive to the Smokey Mountain National Park.

More Details

Stephanie Reese
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Stephanie Reese

Paul and Stephanie live in Atlanta. Stephanie is originally from Kentucky and used Pigeon Forge as a likely half way point to meet family. They both love Bluegrass music and are always looking for festivals or just street musicians in Gatlinburg. Paul likes cars and enjoys the rod runs along the Parkway.

Stephanie Reese purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Stephanie Reese chose East

Years before building Snail's Pace, we rented a friend's home in Shagbark and fell in love with the area. Every time we came back we looked for a vacation home to buy. Never finding quite what we were looking for, we decided to buy a piece of land and build instead. Our builder was well known in Shagbark so we waited until he finished a $1M + custom home to have him start ours. He was truly a craftsman, as can be seen from the work he did on Snail's Pace. The tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling is gorgeous. All of the woodwork and crown molding were hand-crafted.

What makes this cabin unique

Snail's Pace is an oasis where the hectic, fast-paced life can be left at the doorstep. As soon as you step over the threshold and into the game room you can feel the tension ease out of your body. When you first catch site of the cathedral ceiling and wall of windows overlooking Bluff Mountain from the second story you will let out a 'Wow'. Climb the stairs to the third floor and look down on the great room from the loft and feel the spaciousness of the house.


Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) The 2 master suites feature comfy king sized beds., Queen size Beds (1) The Yellow Room features a queen sized bed., Double Beds (1) The Green Room has a double sized bed. The fold out couch in the Game Room is also a double., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our bathrooms are stocked with hairdryers, shampoo/conditioner, Bath and Body shower gels, lotions, and body sprays, cotton balls and Q-tips. We have an emergency supply of other toiletry items as well.


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Gorgeous Chalet in a Private Gated Community
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful spacious home in private serene setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation was tremendous! The home was spacious and gave everyone private space;yet the common areas gave kids and adults plenty of space to talk and enjoy activities together. The home was clean and well equipped. Stephanie was helpful and everything was exactly as indicated. We would go back again and highly recommend this home for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in early August, 2016. I wish I was super-rich, I'd have to try and buy this place and live there FOREVER!! I, my husband, his mother and our 5 teenage-young adult children absolutely LOVED this place. Plenty of room to spread out and it was extremely convenient to all major attractions in the area. A couple of days we never even left the cabin and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the views. The driveway was intimidating at first , but we quickly adjusted. Seriously the best place we've stayed on vacation, like EVER!! Hope to save enough to go back again soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memory Maker!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, peaceful and certainly secluded house in the Smokey Mountains, Snailspace was more than I hoped for. The house was fully prepared for guests...towels, dishcloths, soap, dish soap, every want and need. The bedrooms are beautiful and mattresses very comfy. The week we spent was great. One morning I even had the privilege of watching a bear saunter down the driveway! The only negatives...if you could call them that....was like another reviewer who said the trees in front of the house if trimmed would offer a beautiful panoramic view of the mountain, and if somehow the Wifi and television reception on third floor could be upgraded so the guests could be "connected" that would be great. For us "old folks" climbing the hill was an adventure but it did my heart

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snail's Pace was very peaceful!!

  • 4 of 5

Our family just returned from a stay at Snail's Pace. What an enjoyable time was had! This home was clean, comfortable (especially the beds), and very accommodating (inspite of 2/3's of the jets not working in the hot tub). The home was spacious (bathrooms and showers) and gave our entire family private areas as well as super all-family gathering places!! The drive up to Snail's Pace was definitely up to the previous review "alerts", but we became more used to the climb each time. For the price, we were very happy! Thank you, Stephanie, for opening your place to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house made our vacation! Had everything we needed plus the breathtaking views of the mountains! The whole family had an amazing experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Phenomenal cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, quiet surroundings, plenty of room for everyone in our party to spread out and have a great time! The bathrooms were phenomenal....the beds very comfortable. Felt like we were staying with (and being pamapered by) good friends!! The only thing I would suggest is to trim the very tops of the trees obstructing the awesome view! Thank you for a great little get away!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Splash Country

Great Smoky Mountain National Park,

Severiville Water Park,

Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing

NASCAR Speedway,

Outlet Shopping - Tangier Mall,

Dozens of shows, including:

Dixie Stampede, 10 miles from Snail’s Pace

Wonder Works

Comedy Barn

Horseback Riding

Davy Crockett Riding Stables

Skiing and Ice Skating

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort (open all year round)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Contact the owner about possible specials.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.