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Large Groups ~ Rustic Log Cabin Lodge (Walking Distance to Lake)

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Ideal for church YOUTH groups! Lots of room to play !


Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:64
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:10
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

8 bedroom, 10 bathroom, 400 yards from lake

This property is located on 17 beautiful wooded acres next to Douglas Lake. It is owned by Mountain Lake Christian Retreat, which has other buildings including a lodge/hotel with 16 rooms which sleeps up to 64 and a large bunkhouse with 1 large room that sleeps up to 18.

The log cabin lodge has 8 rooms that sleeps up to 64. It is perfect for youth groups, church events & retreats, family reunions IF MOSTLY YOUNGER FOLKS. I do not recommend it for average families who have several elderly folks among their group. The rooms are rustic with bunk beds in the lofts and only full size beds on the main floor. The sleeping areas are not roomy and bright like the Main Lodge which is motel style. It is located away from the hustle and bustle of town and it is less than 400 yards from the lake. Due to it's remote location, it offers guests the opportunity to go for walks, fishing, swimming, bird watching, etc. The log cabin lodge has a large front porch where people can relax, read a book, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of nature. Inside each room there is a heating and air unit that is adjustable by room, a ceiling fan, 1 full bathroom, 2 full sized beds on the lower level, and 2 bunk beds in the loft area. This setup allows for up to 8 people per room.

There is a fellowship hall that can seat up to 100 people. It also has a men's and women's bathroom. There is a large grassy area for playing games etc. In addition, there is a large kitchen for the group to cook all of their meals. The kitchen includes 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, 1 large triple sink, and a serving table. This is not a commercial kitchen. This is an alcohol-free and smoke free facility.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 64
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 64

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please remember to bring your own bed sheets and towels.


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dining area can seat up to 100 people....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin laundromat on site $1.00 dry....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin laundromat on site $1.25 wash....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $950
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


There is NO SMOKING inside any buildings. Rates on this facility apply to family and church groups. No alcohol please. Thank you

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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Car: Necessary

There are three marinas between 3-4 miles away (Mountain Cove Marina, Mountain Harbor Inn & Marina, and Lighthouse Pointe Marina). Each marina offers boat rentals, but only Mountain Harbor offers boat, kayak, and jet ski rentals. In addition, about 4 miles away you will find a sandy beach at the Douglas Dam Headwater Campground. Other reasons to visit this area include attractions in the Sevierville area (NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains = go carts, Tanger Outlet = shopping, Forbidden Caverns, Douglas Lakeview Stables). The Pigeon Forge area (Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, Titanic Museum Attraction, Hollywood Wax Museum, Country Tonite Theatre, The Comedy Barn Theater). The Gatlinburg area (CLIMB Works, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies). In addition, there are other cool attractions not far from Mountain Lake Ranch including: Great Smoky Mountain National Park is 20 miles, Knoxville Zoological Gardens is 23 miles, University of Tennessee is 27 miles, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is 27 miles, Crescent Bend House & Garden is 28 miles (antiquing), Cades Cove Riding Stables is 39 miles (horseback riding), Museum of Appalachia is 44 miles, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is 61 miles, Ghost Town In The Sky is 76 miles (amusement park), Nantahala Outdoor Center is 84 miles (rafting), Bristol Motor Speedway is 89 miles, Biltmore Estate is 96 miles (historic mansion).


Owner info

About the owner: Tom and Betty Munson arrived in Tennessee back in 1985 from Clearwater Florida. They were looking for a quiet scenic place to offer R&R to churches and others who needed a home away from home. They raised three sons, Tim, Daniel and David and through the years have made many friends as folks found their way to the "Ranch". It grew from the little farm that it was, to a retreat center as volunteers and benefactors helped to build facilities now enjoyed by many churches and families. In 2013 tragedy struck when David, the youngest, was killed on his motorcycle at age 27. David had so much to do with the ranch that the daily memories are both comforting and heart wrenching but we know we'll see him again because he knew Jesus and we look forward to that day. Tim has a home at the ranch and helps to maintain it as well as run our water plant where we provide "Hydrate" hi pH Alkaline Ionized water. Daniel also lives at the ranch and splits his time there and the Morristown Citizen Tribune Newspaper where he is a videographer. Our goal is to provide a quiet place whether for one or for 100, to get away, reflect, unwind and experience the peace and joy of our Lord Jesus.

Why the Owner Chose Dandridge, TN, USA:
East Tennessee has always been a favorite place for so many reasons. We asked the Lord to lead us to the place of His choice and Mountain Lake Ranch, named because of the surroundings became that place. We did not have a dime and there are many miracles associated with our landing here, but we were looking for a place with water - thus Douglas Lake, even though we do not have water frontage, the next best thing is water access. Little did we know that we also had a wonderful water source on our property that would one day lead us to building a water plant, just up the hill from the ranch. We also love this location because it is quiet and country, but only minutes from all the fun stuff of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Dollywood and so much more, and of course the National Park!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The greatest part of Mountain Lake Ranch and why we are so blessed to have found it, is it's country setting just minutes away from all the action. Guests can wear themselves out downtown, hiking, tubing, riding, playing on rides, enjoying all the attractions of the area, but when night comes, we have a wonderful, quiet, peaceful setting to come home to, and just minutes away. Our facilities are ideal for youth groups, family groups and reunions etc. The fellowship halls are adequate for up to 50 or 60 and you do your own meals so no one tells you what your schedule must be.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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  • Ideal for church YOUTH groups! Lots of room to play !

    Ideal for church YOUTH groups! Lots of room to play !

VRBO #584265

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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