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Luxury 6 BR-6 Bath, Epic Mtn VIEWS, 5 Mins Dwtn !, 2 Game Rms/Theater/2 Hot Tubs

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury 6 BR-6 Bath, Epic Mtn VIEWS, 5 Mins Dwtn !, 2 Game Rms/Theater/2 Hot Tubs

Sadly, we lost this cabin to the fire...BUT we are rebuilding an even more beautiful home where this one once stood (anticipated date of completion is end of 2018). In the meantime, please check out our other amazing cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. They are VRBO listing numbers 619943 -Time Out, 687583 -Smoky Vista, and 843790 -Crazy 8. And now- 1103167- Top of the World.

**Welcome to Moonshine Ridge, one of the nicest luxury cabins you will stay in with unbeatable views!**

2008 Custom built, Beautiful, Large, 6 Bedroom (ALL 6 have Sunset Mtn Views), 6 Bath, “True” Log Cabin (not just log sided like many in the area). 4500+ square feet so plenty of room., and located 1 mile, a 5 minute drive from Downtown Gatlinburg.

This home has 2 Hot Tubs, a 6 person tub on the main deck and a 4 person tub on the lower deck. The 6 person tub is Brand new in 2014 ! This home has huge bedrooms. 4 rooms have King beds and private baths and 2 of these King rooms also have a nice Double Futon for additional sleeping if needed. 2 bedrooms have 2 Queens each and private baths as well. There is also a pull out couch in lower game room area. **If you need more space, bring a air mattress or they can use the other couches**.

**Beautiful Sunset Mountain Views and very few houses nearby, much more private than those cookie cutter Cabin neighborhoods up here. This home backs up to national forest, so you can go hiking right across the street.

5 Minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg and parking garage at corner of HWY 321 and The Parkway, by the Aquarium. You will LOVE this location, so close to town yet just far enough to have peace/views/wildlife. ***Close to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood and close to back way short cut to both as well.

6 Sunset Mtn View bedrooms, 6 baths, sleeps 22+ (assumes 2 per King/Queen bed and 2 each on pull out couch and futons). For a couple more if needed, bring air mattress).

House Layout:

Top floor:

*2 Master King Bed Suites (Brand new Tyndall Pedic Mattress in 2014), each with their own private HUGE Jacuzzi Tub AND Large full size TILE Shower. 32 inch flat screen HD Direct TV and Blueray/DVD player mounted on wall (BR #1 also has DVR) , dresser and 2 night stands, walk in closet.

*Loft Living Room overlooking mountains with huge cathedral ceiling and huge windows with 42 inch flat screen direct TV HD-DVR-DVD TV mounted on wall, couch, 8 Foot slate pool table, Hoops Double Shot Basketball Game

Middle Floor:

* Brand new Australian Cypress Hardwood Flooring throughout living room and dining room. Living room walks out to huge wrap around, sunset mountain view deck with tons of wood rocking chairs, a picnic table and brand new 2014 6 person Hot Tub.

*Chef’s Kitchen, fully equipped, stainless steel appliances, with pans/pots/ 2 Crock pots/utensils/2 knife sets/2 blenders/2 coffee pots/2 toasters /HUGE side by side fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, tile counter tops.

*Dining Room with huge table with 10 chairs, Bar area between there and kitchen can seat another 6 people on stool for total of 16 dinner seats.

*Living room has Fireplace with 55 inch Flat screen Direct TV HD-DVR-DVD TV over it, couches and recliner and huge 2 story vaulted ceilings with floor to ceiling windows , tons natural light, opens to large wrap around deck with new 6 person hot tub with breathtaking mountain sunset views over Gatlinburg!!

*2 Bedroom suites, each with double French doors leading to wraparound deck/hot tub area, each with nightstands and dressers and 32 inch flat screen Direct TV HD TV with Blueray/DVD player mounted on wall. One of these has a King bed with brand new 2014 Tyndall pedic memory foam mattress and private bath with huge Jacuzzi tub/shower. Other room has 2 queen beds and with new Tyndall Pedic mattresses and private bath with large tiled shower.

High speed internet modem with open ports and Apple Extreme wireless router (WIFI network is secure, network and password are provided upon booking)

Bottom Floor:

*Theater room with huge flat screen Direct TV HD-DVR-DVD TV and surround sound, 2 sets of reclining couches, Bistro table and chairs to enjoy Sports or movies, provides a place for food and drinks and fun. New 300 watt Sony surround sound system and sub woofer.

*Washer and dryer

*Living room/game room with mini bar/fridge/sink area, fooseball table, couches and double French doors opening to huge deck with rocking chairs, swing, and 2nd 4 person hot tub overlooking the view.

**Two more large bedrooms each with own private large bath with large jacuzzi tubs/tiled showers in each, both rooms have French doors opening to lower deck and have sunset mountain views, one room has king 2014 Tyndall Pedic mattress and other has two queens (one is a Tyndall Pedic mattress).

***Families and adult couples only. This isn't a late night party spot or a crash pad. Please be respectful and take care of it as if it were your own. Additionally, per the terms of our rental agreement, YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (proper ID must be provided) in order to rent this property. Otherwise you must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian /group leader.

**Large passenger vans should be fine but large buses probably won't be able to make it up the hills/turns to cabin. The large city trash truck does come all the way every Tuesday but best to call us and ask before assuming your bus will be able to make it up, as this is the mountains :)**

Keyword tags: Moonshine Ridge, 'moonshine Ridge', Gatlinburg, Cabin, Chalet, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Sevierville, East Tennessee cabins, Smoky Mountains National Park, Bears, Black Bears, Family, True log cabin, downtown, skiing, snowboarding, close to town, views, mountain, sunset views, 2 hot tubs, 6 bedroom, 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 6 bath, theater room, fooseball, pool table, fireplace, wrap around decks, lots of parking, basketball arcade game

More Details

Tara Ledbetter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tara Ledbetter

We are a young couple (well, at least we FEEL young!) Appalachian State Alumni, who have learned that through hard work and determination, anyone can accomplish owning this Mtn Log Cabin! We love opening our home to other families who enjoy the mountains and spending time together as much as we do.

Tara Ledbetter purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Tara Ledbetter chose Gatlinburg

We chose this property because it has the WOW factor. You'll see when you get here. After seeing 20+ other homes, as soon as we walked in we said WOW. The rest is history and to share with you..

What makes this cabin unique

Too much to list but the special features of this property are that it is so large and spacious and each bedroom has it's own walk in closet and own private bath, 2 hot tubs (so adults can relax in one and kids on the other, on separate deck levels), beautiful sunset views and regular visits from bears/turkey/wildlife yet ONLY 5 mins to downtown Gatlinburg !!


Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi tub in room + Full bath with tiled shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large Full bath with tiled shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi tub /tiled shower combo
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi tub /tiled shower combo
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi tub /tiled shower combo
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi tub in room + Full bath with tiled shower
  • Each bath is a full bath, spacious, and has huge Jacuzzi tub and/or large tiled shower. The top floor suites have both J Tub and shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and DVR and Blueray
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and Blueray
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 queens w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and Blueray
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and Blueray
    Bedroom 4 - 4 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and Blueray
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queens w/ private bath and flat screen HD TV and Blueray
  • 6 Master suites with private baths each, huge and spacious, lots of natural light, 32 inch flat screen TV's in each
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury 6 BR-6 Bath, Epic Mtn VIEWS, 5 Mins Dwtn !, 2 Game Rms/Theater/2 Hot Tubs
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 59 reviews
Lebanon, OH

A Small Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Moonshine Ridge for a family vacation earlier this year. From the moment we drove up (and as warned, the drive up the mountain is a little nerve wracking the first few times!), I fell in love. The cabin's location can not be beat-the views were BREATHTAKING! It was comfortable, clean, and better than we had imagined. There was plenty of room for everyone, and we had a large group of 11. We especially enjoyed being able to show our children how beautiful the mountains are, and they loved being out on the decks. At night, we were able to enjoy the hot tubs. We spent 5 days with our family, and it was 5 days that we will never forget. On our final night, a pair of black bears paid us a visit and we were able to watch them from the top deck. It was the perfect ending to what was easily our most memorable trip.

With the recent fires in Gatlinburg, I pray that this beautiful home was not lost to the flames.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as we expected

  • 4 of 5

My brother and sisters wanted to do something special for our mother’s 80th birthday. Her wish was for us all to visit The Great Smoky Mountain National Park together. Moonshine Ridge was the perfect place to accommodate all of us. It was just as described and even better. Two things I can think of that were not described -first: the chorus we got to listen to each night out on the deck of the local forest inhabitants and second: the close proximity to one of the most scenic drives through the park. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail exits right near the cabin. We all had a great time and even got a visit from the local bears twice. We did have an issue when the first of our group arrived and was unable to gain entry to the cabin. The code wasn’t working and when we called the number for help we were told we were at the wrong cabin. We assured the manager that we were not at the wrong cabin and finally, after 2 or so hours of calling back and forth trying several different access codes, we were finally given a code that unlocked the door. Soon after gaining access to the cabin, a maintenance man showed up and made sure that the code we created for ourselves was working. I wish that the first person we notified of the problem hadn’t written our problem off to “our mistake” instead of sending someone immediately to fix the door lock. In spite of this rocky start, I would still recommend this property.

My husband & I were part of this group. We noticed a few things about our bedroom that weren't done.

Blinds/ceiling fan not dusted

Vacuuming around baseboards (there were dead bugs & spider webs)

Also, there were stains/holes in bathroom towels.

Despite these issues we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed these extra amenities. We also love the bear family that is at this cabin. I recall this situation very vividly since I worked tirelessly as you said for almost 2 hours to assist your elderly mother with gaining access to the cabin. Only to discover that she was indeed at the wrong cabin. I also enlisted the help of my sister who owns this cabin and she also discovered that your mother was at the wrong location until you arrived to help her. But after two hours of trying to assist her at the wrong location which was why she was unable to gain entry we decided to send our maintenance crew out to find her. By the time they arrived your other family members had arrived and you were all now at the correct cabin. We encourage all our guests to use the specific directions and driving instructions that we email before your arrival date. You cannot rely on GPS in the mountainous terrain of Eastern Tennessee. The elderly lady (your mother) I communicated with for those 2 hours did tell me the name and a description of the cabin she was at and it was indeed NOT OUR CABIN. I apologize that it took me 2 hours to figure out what the issue was. I reset the door code for her several times and also spent 2 hours of my time trying to assist her. In addition your mother arrived to the cabin at 1:08pm which is 2 hours before our allowed check in time so I had to reset her code to allow for the early arrival which was not discussed or approved by us. Only to find out that she was at the wrong location. We have definitely learned from this experience to make sure if a guests calls about a door code not working that we verify they are at the correct location. We hope you also gained insight from this experience for future visits to the area. We have addressed the cleaning issues with our crew and replaced the towels. Although it is a log cabin in the woods and at times insects and bugs do find there way inside.
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Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Moonshine Ridge was a beautiful, well appointed cabin and everything was as promised.

Our family of twelve had lots of room for preparing meals, playing games, sleeping and enjoying that awesome view. We could not have chosen a more perfect cabin for our family reunion.

Oh, and the bears! So fortunate to have seen several around the cabin! Totally icing on the cake for us all.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We hope you will visit again soon. Yes the bears are a pleasant site and we always enjoy seeing them!
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at moonshine the cabin was in good shape well stocked it was exactly what we where looking for we had 13 ppl and there where plenty of beds.with two decks and two game areas and a movie room it was no problem to step away from the rest of the group and have some alone time this cabin is perfect for large groups.and the view from both decks is Beautiful there was a bear that walk under the porches twice when we where there but never did come up around the parking area that we new of.tara was great anytime we had a question or problem she was right on it.we didn't have no issues that called for someone coming out immediately but if we would have I would say Tara would have had it took care of promptly.we love this cabin and it's location could be in downtown gatlinburg in 5 minutes next time we head to the smokies Tara will be the one we deal with thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the cabin review and for all the accolades about me! I am humbled. I enjoy working with our guests and strive to make their vacation relaxing, fun, and stress free! Please visit us again!
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Awesome Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin for a mountain getaway. The view was amazing, we had a get together 5 other couples and the place was perfect for 12 people. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, pots and pans. Tons of space to relax and hang out, owner was very easy to work with as well. Overall, great expierence.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We hope you will visit one of our cabins again soon!
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  • 4 of 5

The cabin was gorgeous and had an amazing view. The only complaints I have is that there were a lot of dead bugs laying around, but I guess that's typical when you spray for them regularly. And the road leading up to the cabin was crazy windy. It was scary the first time we drove it, and none of us felt comfortable driving it at night. Other than that we had a great time and the cabin was awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Yes since the nights are cooler now the bugs are trying to get inside. We have been diligently spraying for them. So glad they were dead and not alive! We know how much everyone enjoys the great mountain views, but in order to enjoy those, most of the time we must drive up a mountain to obtain those views. The Gatlinburg City maintains those roads and though there are some curves, they are in very good condition as easily accessible by any type of vehicle. (Except for a large bus) We hope you will visit again soon!
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Herbert Holt Park
Breakfast Restaurant
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Big Bear Pizza and Subs
Pizza Delivery
Rafting In the Smokies
Alamo Steakhouse
Steak House
Hillbilly Golf
Smoky Mountain Trout House
Seafood Restaurant
Geno's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Estrella Hondumex
Honduran Restaurant
Hungry Bear BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Shops At Carousel Gardens
Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee
Coffee Shop
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Good Eats
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
LandShark Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Greenbrier Restaurant
Steak House
No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
New Orleans Sandwich Company
Fast Food Restaurant
Mountain Mall
New York Pizza & Pasta
Pizza Restaurant
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
Bar & Grill
Heavenly Delights Cafe & Bakery
Mountain Edge Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
North China Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
The Village Cafe and Creamery
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Pancake Pantry
Cake Shop
Earthquake the Ride
Coffee & Company
Coffee Shop
Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus
Cheese Shop
Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
Best Italian - Parkway
Italian Restaurant
World of Illusions
Johnny Rockets of Gatlinburg
Hamburger Restaurant
Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Funnel Cakes
Fast Food Restaurant
Chicken Hut
Chicken Restaurant
Hogg's Upstairs Taverne
Bar & Grill
Burg Coffees, Inc
Coffee Shop
Puckers Sports Grill
Bar & Grill
Stanga's Big Sausage
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Taste of Italy
Italian Restaurant
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Blaine's Grill & Bar
American Restaurant
Dick's Last Resort - Gatlinburg
American Restaurant
Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Gatlinburg- Pigeon Forge Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tons of them
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tons of them
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski resort
Nearest Beach
350 Miles
Charleston SC

Your mountain getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains starts here.

Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances into the Smokies right from downtown. Gatlinburg attracts more than eleven million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any givennight. This little town of 3,944 residents is dedicated to welcoming all of its guests with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its best. Folks come from all over the world for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory making. Gatlinburg is one of America's great mountain resort destinations, with accommodations of every kind, dozens of local-to-national restaurants, and attractions galore – all nestled in the foothills and surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg prides itself on its walk-ability amidst mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition. Walking Downtown and the River Walk

Everyone enjoys walking the Downtown Parkway, which runs from one end of town to the other. It’s filled with a rich variety of things to see and activities to experience, places to eat, super shopping and attractions that boggle the mind. For a quieter stroll, take the River Walk and enjoy the cheerful song of the Little Pigeon River, with gazebos and benches along the way. Apart from the Downtown Parkway and connecting side streets, the East Parkway at Traffic Light #3 is dotted with shops and restaurants for about three miles.

Arts and Crafts for miles

Anchored at the corner of East Parkway and Glades Road at Traffic Light #3A, you'll find the beginning of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Home to over 100 shops featuring craftspeople and artists along an 8-mile loop, it's the largest gathering of independent artisans in North America. You'll discover one-of-a-kind crafts, treasures and artwork, and you can watch the artisans at work. Stop along the way and chat with a painter or potter, or let a broom maker show you how it's done.

The night time is the right time

Once the sun sets, there's plenty of dining and entertainment downtown. From family fare to filet mignon, Gatlinburg's restaurants are always fixin' up something special. After dinner, enjoy a show. Take a trip back in time to the slapstick vaudeville comedy of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre or check out the Mentalist show with hypnosis and magic. Grab a bench and people-watch. Or cruise up the Space Needle or Gatlinburg Sky Lift and enjoy the twinkling lights below


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $315
Damage Deposit $349

60 or more days prior to check in date: Forfeiture of $50.00
59 - 30 days prior to check in: Forfeiture of 25%
29 - 15 days prior to check in: Forfeiture of 50%
14 days or less: Full Forfeiture
All changes or cancellations must be received in writing (email will be considered in
writing as long as we acknowledge receipt of the email). If proper notice is not given as
indicated, the deposit will be forfeited.
REFUNDS: No refunds will be given due to weather road/conditions, acts of God,
mechanical failures at the rental, power outages, early departures or for health or other personal reasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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