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Appalachian Escape -Btw Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, Nestled in Nature, Private!

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Double sided gas log fireplace opens to dining & living rooms. Hardwood floors.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

custom -on wooded acres/NOT in cramped cookie cutter "resort" -high end finishes

Appalachian Escape Cabin - 3 bedroom/2 bath 2000 sq ft true log cabin that sleeps up to 10 guests. Private & secluded family friendly custom built cabin. NOT AFFECTED BY FIRE - we are open and welcoming guests! Great location between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, close to Arts and Crafts Community, and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. BY OWNER. MUST be 25 or older to book, sign Rental Agreement and provide valid photo ID within 72 hrs of booking.

Have you ever rented a cabin, thinking that you will have peace, serenity and seclusion all to yourself - only to end up in a PUD or "resort" with rows and rows of cookie-cutter cabins mere feet from each other, little parking space, neighboring cabin's deck overlooking your hot tub, noisy party next door keeping you up at night, no room to walk around and no space for kids to play - because the cabin you rented turns out to be precariously perched on a steep drop-off? GOOD NEWS: You just found Appalachian Escape, which in NONE of that! When you rent our lovingly built true Appalachian style hemlock log home, set on several wooded acres on a dead end street, you will find privacy, peace, nature setting, and that "cabin in the woods" feel - all just a short drive from everything the area has to offer.

Tastefully decorated private and secluded custom log home on several wooded acres. Accessible by ALL PAVED roads and paved driveway, Appalachian Escape offers ample off-street parking for 4+ vehicles. With only 5 steps to the front door, your arrival and unpacking will be easy! There is a king bedroom with attached bath on the 1st floor for those who prefer fewer stairs. Check out the floor plans to see exact layout including furniture placement so you know precisely what you are renting. Like @AppalachianEscape on Facebook!

Inside Appalachian Escape Cabin, you will be delighted to see the thoughtful blend of traditional and modern. Hand-hewn hemlock log walls, exposed beams, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, log furniture are reminiscent of traditional Appalachian craftsmanship.

Floor to ceiling, two-sided stone-clad fireplace beckons you in to snuggle into one of the comfy leather couches. Watch a movie on a 48” HDTV, play a game of pool on a rustic log pool table, or one of the 48 classic 80s games on the upright arcade machine. All-log interior is accented by designer pine cone motif light fixtures. Modern well equipped kitchen with tall soft-close cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, custom chiseled-edge granite counter-tops and a huge island will delight any cook. You can create your meal and entertain at the same time because this luxurious and functional kitchen flows nicely into the spacious dining area. Generously sized farm-style dining table seats 10 guests, and the expansive kitchen island seats 6, giving you and everyone else in your group plenty of room to mingle or to enjoy quiet meals together.

Set on several acres, Appalachian Escape log cabin provides its guests with the privacy while still being close to all the area attractions. Take in the quiet of the Smoky Mountains with wooded and seasonal mountain ridge views outside. With a variety of native plants and trees growing in the cabin’s own backyard, you will feel like you are already in the Smoky Mountains national park. In spring, you can see flame azaleas and Pink Lady Slippers bloom, followed by rhododendrons in the summer. Rock away the hours in one of the rocking chairs on the full-length, covered porch. Have a relaxing dinner on the covered porch or gather around picnic table and charcoal grill in the yard. Roast marshmallows and make s ‘mores by the back yard fire pit. After a full day of fun, soak in the new, 5-person hot tub. The expansive, relatively flat yard has enough room to play, and kids will love the “little log cabin” playhouse, built from trees harvested on the property.

So, whether your idea of a dream vacation is to “hide away” with family & friends, or to enjoy the many area activities & sites, escape to Appalachian Escape and find it all!

Please know that Appalachian Escape is not a company owned rental business, but rather a family owned 2nd home where we eventually plan to retire to. We have meticulously restored Appalachian Escape, blending traditional elements with the conveniences and amenities that we all have come to expect. We have also built or restored many of the furniture pieces in the cabin, adding our unique personal touch. Compare Appalachian Escape to other cabins of similar size and you will see that you simply get more value and better quality with us!

We hope that you will cherish your time at Appalachian Escape as much as we do and treat it with care and respect it deserves.

NO SMOKING, NO PETS. NO OCCUPANCY ABOVE STATED LIMIT (10). MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD TO RENT (primary renter), SIGN THE RENTAL AGREEMENT AND PRESENT VALID PHOTO ID.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, russian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    PRIMARY RENTER SIGNING THE AGREEMENT MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OF AGE, PROVIDE VALID PHOTO ID AND BE PRESENT DURING THE ENTIRE STAY...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents should always supervise children. Parent or guardian should always be present. High chair provided. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only, as long as cigarette butts are placed in designated containers and properly disposed of. More detail in rental agreement. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets, but regrettably, we cannot allow pets due to health and other reasons. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • 1st floor King bedroom: 1 king

    Connects to the bath, memory foam mattress, closet, TV ...moreless

  • 2nd floor King bedroom: 1 king

    Memory Foam mattress, closet, LED TV, dresser, nightstands...moreless

  • 2nd floor large bedroom: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

    1 queen bed has memory foam mattress; closet, LED TV+Blu-ray...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • 1st floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Connects to the bedroom & living area;double granite vanity...moreless

  • 2nd floor Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Granite vanity...moreless

  • 1st floor bath has double granite vanity, shower stall with glass doors, non-slip tile floor, bath fan with timer; this bathroom connects to both bedroom and first floor common area. 2nd floor bath has single granite vanity, river-rock surround whirlpool tub, separate shower stall with glass doors, bath fan with timer. Heated floors are on during winter months only. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • With regard to suitability for the elderly or infirm, there are 5 steps up to the front porch of the house with railings (see pictures and floor plans). There is a bathroom and a king bedroom as well as all the amenities on the first floor, so an elderly person could stay only on the first floor and would not need to go upstairs at all. Visit www.bluemountaincabins.com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH 120 satellite service in all rooms...moreless

  • Television:

    LED HDTV in every bedroom. 48-in LED TV with Blu-Ray player in the living room. Largest upstairs bedroom has a 40-in LED TV and a Blu-ray player. DISH 120 service on every TV. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    48 game classic 80s arcade machine (Pacman, Ms Pacman, Super Pacman, Dig-Dug, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Frogger, Galaxian, and other old favorites) - free to play...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Near Great Smoky mountains, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large farmhouse-style table with 6 cedar log chairs and 2 benches. Open concept to the kitchen area. Double sided floor to ceiling gas log fireplace in dining room. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual zone (upstairs and downstairs) high efficiency with intuitive touch screen controls. Tampering with or removing thermostat will result in a substantial charge to the renter. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric with steam option - you can refresh/de-wrinkle your clothes....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas Log, double sided (dining room/living room). Fireplace is OFF April 1st through Oct 1st. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dual zone (upstairs and downstairs) high efficiency with intuitive touch screen controls. Gas log fireplace for supplemental heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite internet WIFI - Browsing, email, social media only. Connectivity/speed/availability cannot be guaranteed. Log in instructions provided. We reserve a right to block certain sites....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    White linens per number of guests...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two leather sofas, lamps, coffee and end tables, fireplace, accent table...moreless

  • Parking:

    Paved flat parking for 4+ automobiles. NO RVs, travel trailers, semi-s or campers. Driveway is a bit steep but it is paved and marked with reflectors. Please note garage is not for guest use. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local and domestic long distance. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided per number of guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency front loading machine. Starter supply of detergent. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup non programmable...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes enough for 12, grill utensils, cutting boards, knives, flatware, bowls, various bake-ware, turkey roaster, glasses, mugs. Stainless pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless dishwasher with food grinder. Starter dishwasher packs provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Ample island, 6 stools, stainless double sink. Granite counter-tops, mosaic glass tile back splash, island light, under cabinet lights. Trash can. Waffle iron, blender, mixer, electric can opener....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel over the range microwave with exhaust fan...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric stove/oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter packs of: dishwasher detergent, hand soap, dish detergent, paper towels; Coffee filters; Please do not use antibacterial soap/dish liquid. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel double door with water dispenser and ice maker. This is a household refrigerator - if you anticipate needing large amounts of ice, you may want to pick up additional @ local grocery...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless self cleaning electric stove with warmer ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy side yard. Wooded back yard. Walkable flat area. Log cabin playhouse. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill. Guests provide their own charcoal. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    5 person hot tub on the covered porch...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Midseason
Mar 12 - Apr 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,339
Holiday
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $225
Fri, Sat
Summer
May 30 - Jun 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$219
$1,399
Holiday
Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$259
$1,599
Summer
Jul 9 - Aug 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$219
$1,399
Midseason
Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $189
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,269
Holiday
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$229 $229
Fri, Sat
Low season
Sep 10 - Sep 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$145 $169
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,099
Leaf season
Sep 29 - Oct 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$209
$1,399
Holiday
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
5 night min stay
$289
$1,899
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2018
5 night min stay
$289
$1,899
Premier
Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$219 $219
Fri, Sat
Premier
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$219 $219
Fri, Sat
Midseason
Mar 8 - Apr 21, 2018
3 night min stay
$199
$1,369
Premier
May 24 - May 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$225 $225
Fri, Sat
Summer
May 29 - Jun 27, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
$1,459
Summer holiday
Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2018
4 night min stay
$269
$1,599
Labor day
Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$229 $229
Fri, Sat
Leaf season
Sep 27 - Nov 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$209
$1,399
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2018
5 night min stay
$289
$1,899
Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2019
5 night min stay
$289
$1,899
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$155 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,139

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $115 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

WE DO NOT CHARGE ADMIN FEES, HOT TUB FEES OR PER-PERSON FEES. We WAIVE cleaning fees on 7+ night rentals (certain seasons, must ask). Rates subject to change without notice. Sales/specials apply to new reservations only. No check ins on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day. If you see open weekdays between rentals OR open dates 2-3 weeks from the time of your vacation, better rates than listed may be available - contact us. Early check-ins WITH advance notice can be arranged IF there is no one checking out the morning you arrive. On-request interim hot tub cleaning $20; $300 damage deposit OR $79 damage protection insurance. Primary Renter must be 25 years of age or older to book, sign and return the Rental Agreement and copy of valid photo ID within 72 hours of booking. If you are under 25 and attempt instant book, we will cancel the reservation and refund deposit less $25 cancellation fee.


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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Location

46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in the Arts & Crafts Community
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gatlinburg Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 321
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in the Arts & Crafts Community
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Car: Necessary

Enjoy your Great Smoky Mountains vacation near Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts area, close access to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood and other area attractions. Cabin is set on several private acres in a residential (non-PUD, non-'resort') community. Spacious back and side yard with enough room to walk around and play. Ample paved parking, paved streets and driveway leading to the property - no intimidating roads. Please respect the neighbors and keep the noise levels down.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We loved the area for its nature, mountains and myriad things to do. And of course, because, unlike in Florida, you can actually enjoy seasons here! We are avid DIY-ers, but running construction/remodeling project from 700 miles away put us to the test!

Why the Owner Chose Gatlinburg, TN, USA:
We looked far and wide, but could not find a place that had just the right feel to it. We prefer seclusion and privacy, while many cabins are located in the 'resorts' where privacy is in short supply, or 'PUDs' where all cabins look alike and cookie cutter. When we found 'Appalachian Escape', there was no mistaking we had found what we were searching for! We originally fell in love with cabin's secluded property and the peaceful feel it exuded. The cabin itself was another story - the previous owners have erected the shell, but have never completed the inside. There were no interior walls, no flooring, no power and only rudimentary plumbing. Since purchasing it in 2013, it took us over a year to renovate and install EVERYTHING in the cabin: walls, new hardwood floors, doors, trim, stairs, insulation, HVAC, furniture, appliances, lighting, cabinetry...and...and...and... It was a lot of work, but the end results is a fantastic, top-of-the-line mountain cabin that your family and friends will love to come home to and won't ever want to leave!! This is anything but a cookie cutter log home! Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have lots to do, from hiking, to white water rafting, to fine dining and live shows, to horseback riding and Go-Karts. We know that this area can entertain virtually any family for years to come...

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Appalachian Escape offers privacy in park-like setting and "cabin in the woods" feel, yet easy access by paved roads to all the area attractions and amenities. It also provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space to accommodate large groups while still creating cozy and intimate atmosphere. The cabin is next to the Arts & Crafts District, which is a quaint area with lots of small family-run artisan shops - you don't even have to buy, just go in and talk with the kind folks - they are very friendly people. There is easy access to Pigeon Forge as well! We take pride in knowing that families can create wonderful memories to last a lifetime while staying at Appalachian Escape. Please know we will do everything possible to make sure you have a great vacation in the Smokies!


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Speaks: english, russian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Double sided gas log fireplace opens to dining & living rooms. Hardwood floors.

    Double sided gas log fireplace opens to dining & living rooms. Hardwood floors.

  • Appalachian Escape - One of a kind, custom made log pool table.

    Appalachian Escape - One of a kind, custom made log pool table.

  • Appalachian Escape - Hemlock hewn log cabin, sleeps 10, private, paved street

    Appalachian Escape - Hemlock hewn log cabin, sleeps 10, private, paved street

  • Large stone-clad kitchen island with chiseled edge granite counter-top seats 6.

    Large stone-clad kitchen island with chiseled edge granite counter-top seats 6.

  • 48-game Multicade arcade with 80s classic games, no coins needed. Pacman anyone?

    48-game Multicade arcade with 80s classic games, no coins needed. Pacman anyone?

  • 1st floor king bedroom with memory foam mattress, connects to the bathroom.

    1st floor king bedroom with memory foam mattress, connects to the bathroom.

  • Upstairs king bedroom: log bed w/memory foam mattress, closet, dresser & LED TV.

    Upstairs king bedroom: log bed w/memory foam mattress, closet, dresser & LED TV.

  • Largest upstairs bedroom: 2 Queen beds, 2 twin daybeds. Exposed beam ceilings.

    Largest upstairs bedroom: 2 Queen beds, 2 twin daybeds. Exposed beam ceilings.

  • Appalachian Escape - "Little Log cabin" playhouse and firepit.

    Appalachian Escape - "Little Log cabin" playhouse and firepit.

  • Picnic table on the covered porch off the dining room

    Picnic table on the covered porch off the dining room

  • Only 5 steps to the front of the cabin

    Only 5 steps to the front of the cabin

  • 1st floor plan

    1st floor plan

  • Appalachian Escape - Winter 2017, snowy January day at bluemountaincabins.сом

    Appalachian Escape - Winter 2017, snowy January day at bluemountaincabins.сом

  • Look for our logo

    Look for our logo

  • Stainless steel appliances and chiseled edge granite countertops in the kitchen

    Stainless steel appliances and chiseled edge granite countertops in the kitchen

  • Appalachian Escape - Hot tub. Our cabins have not tubs bluemountaincabins.сом

    Appalachian Escape - Hot tub. Our cabins have not tubs bluemountaincabins.сом

  • Appalachian Escape - Leather sofas, gas log fireplace in the inviting  living rm

    Appalachian Escape - Leather sofas, gas log fireplace in the inviting living rm

  • Downstairs bath with double sink granite vanity & pine cone motif light fixtures

    Downstairs bath with double sink granite vanity & pine cone motif light fixtures

  • Upstairs bath with granite vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower

    Upstairs bath with granite vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower

  • Upstairs large bedroom, with 40-in LED TV and Blu-ray player. Rustic custom beds

    Upstairs large bedroom, with 40-in LED TV and Blu-ray player. Rustic custom beds

  • Appalachian Escape - Blooming flame azaleas in the wooded back yard

    Appalachian Escape - Blooming flame azaleas in the wooded back yard

  • Picnic table next to grill area - reused oak tree stumps for seating.

    Picnic table next to grill area - reused oak tree stumps for seating.

  • Rocking chairs on the covered porch

    Rocking chairs on the covered porch

  • 2nd floor plan

    2nd floor plan

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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