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Smoky Mountains National Park 1 Mi.!!! Book thru owner - NO BOOKING FEE!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Wonderful Facility For Family Vacations Or Couples Retreats.

Our home features over 1600 sq. ft. of comfortable living space for a family or for a couples' retreat. We accommodate 6 people with a maximum of 8 people. (Cots available for two.)

You enter our home into the great room with vaulted ceilings and pine floors throughout the area. The living area, kitchen and dining room have an open flow. The area features a glass front which opens onto a balcony with spectacular views of Cove Mountain and Little Round Top. Rocking chairs, wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV and leather sofa and love seat furnish the living area. There is a stereo system, DVD player and cable TV. The dining table seats 6 and two additional seats are at the kitchen bar.

The kitchen is equipped with a toaster oven, coffee pot, microwave, blender, dishwasher with detergent, electric stove/oven and refrigerator. Ample dish and glassware, cookware and utensils, flatware and kitchen linens.

Just off the kitchen are the laundry and game rooms. The Game room has a ping pong table, dart board and a card table. Board games and decks of cards are in this area. The laundry room includes a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Pine floors continue in the bedroom area. The sleeping facilities include 2 queen sized beds and two twin. In addition, there are two cots stored in a walk-in closet for additional children.

Ample additional linens are stored in the hall closet. Bathrooms, one off the hall and one off the master, have tub/shower combinations, hairdryers, and ceramic tiled floors.

Outside amenities feature a balcony running the full width of the house, a dining patio with table and chairs and a charcoal grill. An additional picnic table is behind the house. Outdoor chairs are stored in the game room which opens onto the patio.

The valley area has a Subway, pizza restaurant and a good 'go-out-to-dine' restaurant, Elvira's. Groceries, gas, ATM, antiques and various other shops are very near.

One of the Smoky Mountains' three entrances is located just 1.5 mi. from our home at Metcalf Bottoms. Hiking trails, Little Greenbrier School House, fly fishing and picnic facilities are in this area. From Metcalf Bottoms, it is a short drive to the Elkmont camping area and Laurel Falls hiking trail. There are historical buildings in the Elkmont area which was formerly a resort area where the Wonderland Hotel once stood. There is a great swimming hole on the Elkmont entrance road. Sugarlands Visitors' Center and Gatlinburg are a few miles beyond the Laurel Falls hiking trail. We often see bears on our way to Metcalf Bottoms. Beautiful!!

Townsend is 5.5 miles away and Cades Cove is approximately 13 mi. A ride through the Valley will lead to Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood, Splash Country, Dinner theaters, restaurants and Outlet shopping. Many, many attractions are in this area.

Our home is centrally located in areas appealing to those who love the outdoors and historic sites, theme parks, amusement parks, dining and shopping. We have it all within a short drive!!

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Larry & Caroline Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Larry & Caroline Thomas

We are the potters of the Thomas Pottery Gallery. We used this home to operate a pottery studio and retail gallery for several years. When retiring from full time shop keeping, we could not part with this property. We continue to sell our pottery at the nearby Wears Valley Antique and Craft Gallery and operate our home as a vacation rental. We live about an hour away.

Larry & Caroline Thomas purchased this house in 2003

Why Larry & Caroline Thomas chose East

We bought this property because of the beauty of the area and its access to attractions of all kinds. We have year round access, roads are cleared quickly, and we are just yards of Hwy. 321.

What makes this house unique

Nature, entertainment, dining and shopping - we have it all!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Smoky Mountains National Park 1 Mi.!!! Book thru owner - NO BOOKING FEE!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for our family Christmas getaway. I'm so glad we did. The Thomas' were so sweet!! The home was beautiful and the pottery inside was amazing!! We loved being outside the city hustle and bustle. You couldn't ask for anything else to help make your stay more comfortable. Thanks, Mr. And Mrs. Thomas for opening your home for us to be able to rent!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Valley View!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this rental! Very clean! Amazing views! We will definitely rent this house again. Everything we needed was provided. The owners are very easy to work with. Myself, my husband, our four kids and my niece loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Best Vacation Rental Close to the Smokies!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived just yesterday and will continue to stay the week, but I felt the need to write this review right away. One!

My wife is from this area and I even lived here in Wears Valley for a short time while I was working for the Park. We are quite familiar with the Townsend, Wears Valley, Maryville area. We wanted to be close to the Park, but also close to Maryville. We felt that Wears Valley would be a good choice, but didn't want to be up high on Cove Mountain. Found the Potter's House on VRBO. Pictures looked good and the reviews were even better.

The location of this home is excellent. Conveniently located just off 321. It's absolutely gorgeous. The home is incredibly clean and comfortable. Has an excellent front porch with a stunning view of Cove Mountain and Little Round Top. Line Springs, which puts you right into Smoky Mountains NP at Metcalf Bottoms, is a 30 second drive. Unreal.

Bedrooms and spacious and comfortable. Nice flat screen TV with wifi. Wood burning fireplace. Nice kitchen with adequate space. Game room with ping pong table and building blocks for the kiddos. I really can't say enough about this house. Without a doubt, we will never rent another home up here unless we absolutely have to.

When we made the reservation, the owners were kind and responsive. Also left a nice hand-written note for us ensuring us they were just a call away if we needed anything. If you're looking for a home and you don't mind not having a hot tub and "big cabin" feel, look no further. I assure you, you won't find a more charming, clean and conveniently located home.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pamela Frossard

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. We have rented from VRBO for about 20 years and we have never had a rental that was as clean and hospitable as your lovely home. And we agree with previous reviews, the pictures do not do your home justice! The beautiful pottery (which we did go to the gallery and purchased several for souvenirs for us and then returned for more to take for gifts) and the other special touchs-comfortable and nice furniture, above average beds and bedding, soft towels and beautiful dishes made our trip special. The gorgeous views and the perfect location insure we will return and hopefully very soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela, Thank you so much for staying with us and writing your review. So pleased you visited the gallery and took home some pottery as well. Thank you. Caroline Thomas
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Excellent Location and Beautiful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed from 7/17/2016 to 7/24/2016. Excellent location to a all kinds of activities. Accommodations were great and I would highly recommend!!! Could have ask for anything better.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Hope we can do it again sometime. Caroline
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

we loved it

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
McGhee Tyson
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Property is located in a beautiful valley with mountain views. Just 1.5 miles from the Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Location has year round access. Historical sites, hiking trails, fly fishing and horseback riding close by. Easy access to groceries and dining.


Rates & Availability

Pigeon Forge House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

We do not require a damage deposit out of consideration for our guests; however, if property items are stolen or unreasonably damaged, we must make a charge to your credit card. We will contact you before the charge is made.

Payment is made 30 days prior to arrival. (Reservations made closer than 30 days in advance will be paid at the time of the reservation) If you must cancel, your payment will be refunded in full. Must cancel 7 days in advance; otherwise, $75 cancellation fee will apply.

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Pigeon Forge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off the main hall.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off Bedroom 1.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Small TV and on suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Small TV. 2 additional cots in walk-in closet for kids.
  • There are regular beds for 6 with 2 additional COTS that would be fine for children. Maximum occupancy is 8.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
There is also horse back riding nearby

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