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Historic Cabin on Private Cascading Waterfalls. Unbelievable Location. Pets Ok

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Welcome to heaven. This is it. Your own cascading waterfall!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

River Falls Hideaway on Cove Creek Cascades is not just another cabin.

LOCATION

Environmental laws will not allow you to build so close to a body of water, much less a cascading waterfall.

Locations like this are extremely rare, and those for rent even more so.

They cannot be replaced, and when they're gone, they're gone. Most water features like this are inside the National Park and you cannot buy or rent them for any price.



THE CABIN

From around 1929 to 1932, 5 or 6 cabins were constructed on this stretch of private whitewater rapids.

Beside the first current cabin (actually not an original) you find the ruins of what was a community swimming pool.

Ours and 3 others are the only survivors. This is the real deal. Newer cabins are made like cookie cutters.

If that's what you want there are thousands of them. Every log here is individually worked and unique.

Here, floors are not level. Walls are not straight.. or square. Bedrooms do not have closets.


Windows are small and curiously two of them are inside. Stairs are narrow and not carpeted. Things squeak and don't fit right. That's just how it is.

The cabin is 'gently updated'. Things we now require were added. There's full indoor plumbing.

Electrical features housed behind new lower false walls. Hidden central heat & air.

Look elsewhere for granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. I make no apology. It would only distract.



IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION


Ours is the last lot surviving from the original plat. I believe it is the best. No cars go past.

We are the only one that faces the mountain across the cascades instead of the road behind.

No one but wildlife will ever be across the cascades because we own the mountain too.

The upper creek side is a nature trail that dead-ends into solid rock, just short of one of the largest waterfalls on cove creek. It hides a secret. The splash pool below is as deep as a swimming pool!

Many of these listings show pictures of things in the area. When we come here we rarely even GO anywhere else.

It's that good. The sight and sound is stunning. There are upper and lower covered porches directly facing a more slow and shallow area which is a favorite for wading. There are upper falls to the right and lower falls to the left which are best enjoyed from the porches, deck, or swing. They are rocky, slippery and can have strong currents.

Not to say we haven't climbed all of them, just understand what you are getting into.

And the beauty just gets better at night.
There are 6 floodlights in the rear plus a couple in front. The 2 old wooden chairs and cushions on the lower porch are rather ugly. But you will never want to leave. Lots of cabins have views. Very few can offer anything close to your own private cascading waterfall.

But there's even more. You are only 7 miles from the middle of the National Park.

And you can get there on scenic roads with only one turn and no red lights or stop signs. You can totally avoid the noise and traffic and be at Metcalf Bottoms on Little River Road in mere minutes. Turn right and you're headed to the sinks on the way to Cades Cove. Turn left and you have Elkmont and Laurel Falls, from which you can go into Gatlinburg or bypass it completely to drive across the beautiful mountains into North Carolina. Our location lets you choose to enjoy all the restaurants, shows and attractions, or go straight to the heart of the Smokies. You have the best of both worlds.

2 BR 2 BA sleeps 6 when using the sleeper sofa. Gas fireplace in season. 3 porches & a deck. Double swing by the waterfalls. Washer & Dryer. Gas & charcoal grills. Bedrooms upstairs. A bathroom on each level. We accept Homeaway payments with payment at booking, but are also happy to accept your check (except last minute) on such payment schedule as you desire.

One fact of such an historic location is being on well water, and most here have sulfur content. There is a purification system which injects chlorine, which in a "contact tank" absorbs what is a gas, combines with it, and is then filtered out with a whole-house filter. Ideally you would never know it. But in practicality it can vary from residual chlorine to a noticeable odor. It is harmless but we do not drink it, and have bottled water for drinking and for the ice trays.

When you rent 6 nights we make it a week with the 7th night free. That's a 15% discount. We have no other discounts.

We have learned that VRBO will now be charging you a service fee to use its payment system. We are already paying such a fee and suggest using a check to avoid both fees.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1692 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children need supervision! Wonderful place they love, but a watchful eye is required....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside. OK outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs 30 pounds or under with cleaning. Must be crated when you are not there. Responsible for damage. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Upstairs. First Bedroom has a queen bed, cathedral ceiling, genuine antique log walls, carpet, dresser, ceiling fan, electric heater with simulated fireplace, cable TV. Bedroom 2 is accessed through the first. 3 windows and lots of waterfall noise. Ceiling fan, log walls, cathedral ceiling, carpet, wardrobe, chest of drawers & desk. Cable TV with VCR....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • One upstairs and a smaller one downstairs. Both have stall showers.

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Old style TV's in living room & both bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several Veggie Tales for the kids in the 2nd BR VCR....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central and wall unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane, in season....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat pump, plus the fireplace, and a small fireplace type heater in the first bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We currently supply sheets for the 2 beds. Most people don't like sleeper sofas, if you do, we suggest you bring sheets or sleeping bags....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Our previous agent claimed parking for 4 cars. I don't believe it. You have to back up once or twice to turn around. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have added long distance but it charged by the minute. Please be considerate....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We try to supply coffee, filters, sugar & creamer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck behind cabin with yard access. Three porches & covered outdoor dining area....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 - Dec 24, 2016
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 25 - Dec 25, 2016
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2016
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
New Year's Day
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2017
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
Spring
Mar 8 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,020
July high season
Jun 30 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$190
$1,140
July 3rd
Jul 3 - Jul 3, 2017
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
July 4th
Jul 4 - Jul 4, 2017
1 night min stay

$219
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$185
$1,110

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Weekly rate is rent 6 nights, get 1 free.

Check-in is 4:00 pm check-out is 10:00 am.

A thirty (30) day notice is required to cancel. There is a $50.00 fee if

cancellation is made thirty (30) days or more before check-in.

Cancellations within (30)-(16) days will forfeit 50% of stay

less taxes and cleaning fee. (15) days or less will forfeit 100% of stay, less taxes and cleaning.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A national treasure.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I'm from Alabama, Elaine from Florida. Met in college (TN Temple) 39 years, 4 crumbsnatchers & 11 grand kids ago. We live on Logan Martin Lake near Pell City, AL. Here is Elaine crazy enough to be at our place in the Smokies in the dead of winter.

Why the Owner Chose Pigeon Forge, TN, USA:
Simple. Elaine is blind. She loves the sound of the waterfalls. The National Park doesn't hurt either.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Nothing is more relaxing than loud water. Plus location, location, location.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to heaven.  This is it.  Your own cascading waterfall!

    Welcome to heaven. This is it. Your own cascading waterfall!

  • Dining room art work of what is just outside.

    Dining room art work of what is just outside.

  • Natural beauty.

    Natural beauty.

  • Our Covered Outdoor Dining Area

    Our Covered Outdoor Dining Area

  • Kitchen from the back door.

    Kitchen from the back door.

  • Another view.

    Another view.

  • A close-up of the rapids between the upper and lower falls.

    A close-up of the rapids between the upper and lower falls.

  • Bedroom #1 toward bathroom.

    Bedroom #1 toward bathroom.

  • End of the line at upper falls. From here you either swim or rock climb.

    End of the line at upper falls. From here you either swim or rock climb.

  • Looking back from the End of the Line.  Super private.

    Looking back from the End of the Line. Super private.

  • Our nearest neighbor.  Whitewater rapids are all around. Beautiful for a walk.

    Our nearest neighbor. Whitewater rapids are all around. Beautiful for a walk.

  • Grammy & Grandad feel right at home in the dining room.

    Grammy & Grandad feel right at home in the dining room.

  • The living room side of downstairs. 2 sofas (1 sleep), loveseat, chair & rocker.

    The living room side of downstairs. 2 sofas (1 sleep), loveseat, chair & rocker.

  • Dining room side of the downstairs.  Table for 6.

    Dining room side of the downstairs. Table for 6.

  • Dining area looking toward kitchen pass-through.

    Dining area looking toward kitchen pass-through.

  • Kitchen from its entrance.  There's a door to the deck on the far left.

    Kitchen from its entrance. There's a door to the deck on the far left.

  • Upstairs porch.  The roof actually amplifies the sound.  One of three porches.

    Upstairs porch. The roof actually amplifies the sound. One of three porches.

  • Upstairs bathroom.  Both bedrooms are here.

    Upstairs bathroom. Both bedrooms are here.

  • Bedroom #1.  Our favorite.

    Bedroom #1. Our favorite.

  • Bedroom #2.  A door away from the first.  3 windows and lots of water noise.

    Bedroom #2. A door away from the first. 3 windows and lots of water noise.

  • This is the Upper Falls.  One of the largest on Cascades Creek.

    This is the Upper Falls. One of the largest on Cascades Creek.

  • Our front entrance. Just steps from your car for easy loading. Lots of ivy.

    Our front entrance. Just steps from your car for easy loading. Lots of ivy.

  • Our 'Bear' phone actually works.

    Our 'Bear' phone actually works.

  • No studio backdrop.  Our daughter in Cove Creek Cascades in our yard!

    No studio backdrop. Our daughter in Cove Creek Cascades in our yard!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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