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The Cove - Another Nature Lover's Paradise

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Wooded Retreat In A Hidden Limestone Cove

Like its sister cabin, 'Smoke Rise', 'The Cove' is located in the Sequoyah Village area of Laurel Valley in Townsend.

From the time you enter the drive, surrounded by huge, moss covered limestone boulders, you will know you've arrived at a very special place. Never before have we seen a setting so perfectly designed by Nature to embrace a small cabin.

You'll find high quality decor, linens, towels, and everything you could want to make 'The Cove' your perfect home away from home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

It is our goal to create a tranquil and serene setting that will help our guests to unplug and to enjoy the spirit of the mountains and the wildlife that lives here. Don't worry, we've provided TV, Wi-Fi and Phone, just in case you can't give up the gadgets totally.

'The Cove' is decorated in a primitive theme to match the beautiful interior of hand-hewn logs. Nothing says 'mountain cabin' like a warm evening by a crackling fire; so, during the season, enjoy the warmth and sounds of the real, wood-burning stacked-stone fireplace.

The kitchen has all the comforts of home, with everything you might need to cook full meals - or to nuke a burger.

If you love to grill out, we have furnished you with a gas grill for those steaks you get at the local IGA.

The huge indoor jetted tub will pamper you before you slip into the king-sized bed for a great night's sleep. Luxury linens, towels, pillows and blankets are all supplied. There's a walk-in closet to store the extra 'stuff' you brought along.

'The Cove' offers a park-like setting, surrounded by moss-covered limestone boulder outcroppings like those along the Little River in the Park. Catch a glimpse of 'Woody' woodpecker, or a red-tailed hawk as it navigates through the hardwood trees surrounding the cabin. Be on the lookout for the occasional black bear that wanders through the property.

'The Cove' is VERY motorcycle friendly! The access is easy and paved. Plenty of flat driveway parking. If you're a rider, you'll find Townsend to be a paradise. Every year, thousands visit the area to take advantage of these mountains and the day trips they offer and 'The Cove' offers a terrific home base for these trips. From 'The Cove', you're only a few short miles from the Cades Cove entrance to the National Park. While staying here, the Park is your playground. No matter what you like to do during the day, we hope you'll enjoy retreating to peace and warmth of 'The Cove' at day's end.

It is our hope that you will come to consider 'The Cove' YOUR home in the Great Smoky Mountains. We hope to see you soon.

If The Cove is not available for the dates you are looking for, see our other cabins, Smoke Rise, Wildwood, and Rocky Hollow for availability. All on VRBO.

More Details

Owner
Cyndie Cornelius
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Cyndie Cornelius

Our first trip to Townsend was a fly fishing adventure. Until then, my only Smokies adventure had been Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Townsend proved to be an oasis in the mountains. The setting is serene and peaceful, and without the trappings of the more recognized areas. Trout weren't the only things hooked that weekend --- we were, as well.

Just one year later, we arrived in Townsend. It took a year to make it happen; but we were determined to make the Smokies our home. We surely cannot imagine living anywhere else. Waking every morning to the sunrise over the mountains and the sights and sounds of the birds and other wildlife is an unbelievable experience. We have, in the years after our arrival, started a real estate firm. It has been our goal to educate others about the wonders of living in this beautiful place and, if the fit is right, to help them with their goal to move here permanently or to find the perfect getaway home in the Smokies.

Cyndie Cornelius purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Cyndie Cornelius chose East

We had purchased 'Smoke Rise' in 2013 and had a ball redecorating, painting, furnishing and finding just the right things to make it the warmest and most inviting cabin anywhere around. We apparently accomplished our goal, as 'Smoke Rise' became incredibly successful. We really didn't want another cabin. We thought one was enough.

But there was one other in the area that we thought that if it ever came on the market, we would consider buying it because of its uniquely beautiful setting. The huge moss-covered limestone rock outcroppings were so unusual and the acre and a half lot provided privacy and room to roam. And 'Smoke Rise' was renting so well that we were having to turn people away. Unbelievably, it did come up for sale and we couldn't resist. Structurally, they are identical, and we have decorated The Cove' very similarly to 'Smoke Rise'. We go back and forth as to which is our favorite. They are similar; but each has its own distinct personality.

Later we added another beautiful cabin, Wildwood and thought that would be the last.....until 2017 When Rocky Hollow appeared on the radar! Now we own 4 and hope you will consider these your choices for your getaway in the Smokies!

What makes this cabin unique

It is our mission to maintain our cabins in a manner that will never disappoint. We are VERY local owners and we keep a watchful eye over our retreats.

Each property was chosen for the unique and peaceful surroundings they offer.

We want you to consider 'Smoke Rise' , 'The Cove' Wildwood and Rocky Hollow, your first choices for your get away in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Laurel Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
321
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Steak and Egg
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Townsend, Tennessee is a gateway community to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors to Townsend enjoy the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Townsend is rich in wild life - most visitors come with hope of seeing the ever popular Black Bear that inhabit the Park and surrounding areas. 'The Cove' is nestled into the woods and is extremely private. Surrounded by huge, moss-covered boulders, this is a setting like no other. You'll feel you have stepped into the Park and you can anticipate the possibility of a critter sighting. There is an abundance of wildlife, including bear, deer, wild turkey, hawks and owls - just to name a few. You can spend your days watching critters at the cabin, or in Cades Cove. You can hike the trails, ride your bike, take photographs, fly fish or tube down the Little River. There are several tubing providers on the river. Most outfitters will hook you up with a tube and river access. You can float down the river for an hour of so. They will pick you up and bus you back to the starting point, only to do it all again. What a way to cool off on hot summer days!

If you ride a motorcycle, Townsend is the BOMB! There are dozens of day-rides from Townsend. One of our favorites is to leave Townsend and travel through the Park to Gatlinburg. Take a right at Sugarlands Visitors Center and you can ride to Cherokee, North Carolina in just an hour or so. Enjoy lunch and head back...time to burn. Don't forget to stop at Newfound Gap and Clingman's Dome. DON'T leave without your camera!

The Foothills Parkway is closer to home. Only a couple of miles from Townsend, this ride takes you across the ridge of the mountain with spectacular overlooks, to Chilhowee Lake. At the end of the Parkway, take a left and you're on the Tail of the Dragon --- 318 curves in 11 miles --- not for the faint of heart. If you're not up to that, take a right and visit the Highway 129 Harley shop. A longer ride will take you to Tellico Plains for lunch at the Tellico Plains Bakery, a great place to enjoy a meal before heading back to Townsend or across the Cherohala Skyway. I could spend hours talking about this; so just ask when you call. We may go with you.

'The Cove' is motorcycle friendly, with easy access and paved all the way.

A short, 30-minute ride from Townsend will land you in Pigeon Forge. A great place to visit but NOT the quiet side by any stretch of imagination. It's the center for entertainment and shopping in the Smokies. Home to the Tanger Outlets, countless restaurants and entertainment spots and the ever popular Dollywood.

Come join us in Townsend! On the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. We look forward to hearing from you.

Amenities

Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Enjoy a soak in the indoor jetted tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King Size Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.918182 based on 110 reviews
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are exactly how the cabin looks! Nice and peaceful...set back in the woods.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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Clinton, Mississippi
5

3rd Visit to The Cove

  • 5 of 5

We keep coming back because it is the perfect location, size, cost and amenities to escape for a few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 40th Anniversary get-a-way! Cabin was better than described, very homey and comfortable! Close to the Great Smoky NP and great dining. On the "quiet side" of the NP but only 1/2 hour from the shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muhlenburg County, Kentucky
5

Peaceful, Quiet Stay in a Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Cove. The cabin sits back in the woods, so it is peaceful and quiet. Just what we needed-time to wind down and relax as we celebrated our 40th anniversary. The cabin was very clean, which we greatly appreciated. The furnishings were nice and the kitchen was well stocked. It was a short drive to Townsend (less than 10 minutes) which has everything you need-grocery store, restaurants, gas stations and yes, even souvenir shops and arts and crafts stores. If you have never tried the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains, we highly recommend the Cove. We are frequent visitors to the Smoky Mountains and this was the best trip so far.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fruitland Park Florida
5

So cozy and comfortable! The best VRBO we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a couple who wants peace and quiet. So restful! We will definitely rent one of this owners property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were promised

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is just what the pictures indicate. We had never rented a cabin before, therefore we did not know what to expect. It was everything it was advertised to be and more. If you are looking for peace and quiet, a chance to relax with all the comforts of home, this is it! Loved the fireplace! It is beautifully decorated with a very cozy atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.65%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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