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Smoky Mountains National Park 1 Mi.!!! Between Dollywood, Cades Cove & Gatlin

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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!!

More Details

Owner
Larry & Caroline Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 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 Wears Valley

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. We are located at the central point between Cades Cove, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The perfect location to make use of all attractions. Hiking trails and river close by.

What makes this house unique

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

Amenities

Wears Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off the main hall.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off Bedroom 1.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
There is also horse back riding nearby

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Smoky Mountains National Park 1 Mi.!!! Between Dollywood, Cades Cove & Gatlin
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

We have stayed here twice. Both times we had an enjoyable experience.

  • 5 of 5

We were surprised our first stay two years ago at how well we enjoyed the Potters House. We said we had to come back and we did. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina
5

Great Time At The Potter House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at the house. Walked in and felt right at home. So cozy and comfortable,. My family and I are lucky to have come across this house on VRBO. When we pulled up to the house on the arrival date we found the deck had Christmas lights and a tree inside beautifully decorated. The house is very nice and the bed were comfortable. You can see that they take great care of the house and want to make sure that there guest are happy. If I get back that way I would love to have the opportunity to say again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, al
5

Great Time at the Potter's House

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark to find the house all lit up with outside Christmas decorations which we loved. Inside was also decorated with a huge tree and some of their own hand made pottery. It made the trip very special.

The house was exactly as described and better. Everything was perfect for my wife and two sons. The house was very clean, well furnished and very comfortable. We especially liked the wood burning fireplace. A lot of places have gas logs which are nice and convenient, but we are old fashioned and love wood burning fireplaces. The fireplace was already filled with wood and kindling to make it easy for our first fire, There was plenty of cured firewood just outside the door too.

While we have typically stayed at cabins higher up in the mountains to get a good view, the view off the front porch was gorgeous. We had rain late on Sat night and woke up with the mountain across the valley being covered in ice. It made for an unusual scene. We also like the convenient location of the cabin as it was very easy to get onto 321 and head to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Townsend and the park.

We look forward to our next trip to Wears Valley and the Potter's house. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moulton, AL
5

The property was amazing fixed with a view to awe!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I's family stayed for a weekend and we absolutely loved it. We loved the Christmas decorations that the owners had set up for the season. Everything was perfect and everything was set up amazingly. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Lincoln, AL
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Feels like home. Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Excellent location. Will definitely be our first choice the next time we are able to get away to the mountains.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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The Potters House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Potter House. Stayed 2 nights with my family and had a great time. the home was clean, neat and very quiet. I would recommend the home to my friends and family...Don

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
McGhee Tyson
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
321
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Elvira's
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.