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Love Sweet Log sweeeet destination!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Vintage Delight just for the two of you!

A favorite of many! A Charming and Beautiful cabin with real rustic split log construction with vintage decor and sweet surroundings! Amazing King sized oak bed and a very nice hot tub on a private deck. Flat screen and jacuzzi inside and a stacked rock fire place. Charcoal grill and fully equipped kitchen ready for a romantic meal together!

A cot is available for children or an extra guest. WiFi is available, a local and long distance phone and Direct TV as well. This cabin is about 2/3 of the way up our small mountain. The Resort roads are concrete. Front wheel drive vehicles generally do well most of the year. All wheel or 4 wheel is best in rain or wintery weather. Pick ups can be challenging to maneuver on the roads but if you're driving one, trucks generally benefit from weight in the back during inclement weather. Do not drive and drink at any time. Remember!! This is the Smoky MOUNTAINS!! Our cabins are NOT on flatlands and are beautiful and a bit of an adventure. If you're weak hearted or nervous, please look for a cabin that better suit your needs. Pets are NOT allowed!!

Our Honey Bear Pause is low on the mountain and has easier access.

Making Memories,

Kimberly & John

Kim & John

Sincerely, Kim and John

More Details

Kimberly & John
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, None
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Kimberly & John

John and I have enjoying the challenge of getting our new business up and going. My family is from the hills of east TN and southern Kentucky. From the mountains of the coal mining communities and a one room cabin on the side of a mountain to the Atomic Energy city, my family has been in the area a long time and witnessed a lot of different eras. John is from a family ranch in Kansas and this year we will have been married 30 years. From the country life of home grown food, fresh milk and eggs, our families heritage has surely changed in the last two generations as it has in yours. In the busy-ness of life these days, it's so nice to step back and slow down. Reminisce and enjoy the more simple pleasures of friends, family, nature and wildlife. We thank our Father God for the many blessings we have and can take for granted everyday.

Kimberly & John purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kimberly & John chose Townsend

There's much to take advantage of in the Love Sweet. From an Awesome Hot tub for a great water message, quaint, private and romantic outside, inside bask in the jacuzzi, cuddle by the fireplace or watch TV.

What makes this cabin unique

A Covered porch the length and side of the cabin with a swing to enjoy together or a little alone time. You may want to grill or take advantage of the jacuzzi inside. The surrounding mountain atmosphere is cozy and comfortable from the hot tub or a dinner for two at the decorative dinette while enjoying music of your choice through Sonic Tap.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed January 16, 2014

This cabin was more than we expected. Very clean and well furnished. Located on mountain side with great view and scenery. Owners made us feel very welcome. We will likely be returning next year.

This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Management Response

Jul 31, 2014

Thank you again for your review and for choosing the Love Sweet! When you're ready to return, we'll be glad to have you!

John and Kim

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
McGhee Tyson/Knoxville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Laurel Valley Resort
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
1-140 to 321
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Front wheel drive is needed for most guests and all wheel or 4 wheel for other's comfort level. Drinking is not advised at all when on the mountain.
  • Safe smoking outside only is allowed. Fines will apply for extra cleaning. Please keep all ashes in the ashtray and not in the woods.
  • Descending drive requires stable walking and for your safety, not recommended for those needing assistance.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink with vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Beautiful King Oak bed, night stand & dresser with the private Jacuzzi inside.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Wonderful cabin for the two of us!

  • 5 of 5

Love Sweet was a wonderful cabin for us! From the comfortable king size bed, the jacuzzi tub, and the relaxing hot tub, every need was met!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Really loved the cabin very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Really loved it

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place somewhat off the beaten path, we found it in Love Sweet ! It's a bit of an adventure getting up to but well worth it. Kimberly & John have a wonderful place, well kept and we will definitely be back. It is the perfect place for a couple and being in Townsend it's away from the busyness of the tourists in Gatlinburg. You definitely need either four wheel or all wheel drive and good brakes as well. Wonderful place

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Al, we hope you can return and enjoy the Smokies again! It's a one of a kind place, I think. So glad you were happy with the cabin and took the time to share your thoughts with us! Making Memories, Kimberly & John
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Clean Cabin, Nice Helpful Owners but Concerns

  • 3 of 5

We feel the need to share our thoughts about our stay at "Love Sweet".

The cabin is Very nice and the CLEANLINESS of this cabin is to be COMMENDED.

A few issues that are concerning and effected our Spirits Greatly on this vacation.

The directions to this cabin weren't very helpful-Hairpin turns and steep inclines were confusing. Thus little signage arrows with cabin names to locate "ones cabin" would have been helpful. We had to backtrack to pool area twice and start over again with the printed direction in hand.

After finding this cabin we were not pleased with how steep the driveway to cabin was. Felt the need to back our truck only partly in and blocked back tire with sizable rock.

Everyday that we were at "Love Sweet" we'd get back to this cabin before dark as we were uncomfortable backing in at night. We curtailed all of our outings because of this.

We are considered seniors with no disabilities except slower and minor stiffness. With that being said, If your not physically fit for a jacuzzi or prefer showers then you will be disappointed with the shower as it is Extremely Small.

Please take note; We drive a full size 2011 truck, please consider a four wheel drive or a front wheel drive automobile when staying at Love Sweet.

Before our departure with one more night till our vacation ended the light rain began and we couldn't get back to our cabin in the early afternoon. The incline was very slippery and after many attempts to get to our cabin we became concerned for our safety. We were forced to backup and call the owners for advice.

Our decision to end our vacation that day wasn't a difficult one. With the help of John's jeep we cleared out our luggage and started our 10 hr. trip back to Florida.

Perhaps our concerns are frugal to people who live in this mountainous area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments but I have to say a low rating should not be attributed to the cabin. We regret there was any disappointment to you both and endeavor to make our guidelines and description, directions and vehicle guidelines clear. Some people want to stay in the mountains but aren't equipped or prepared and best suited for lower level cabins. This is a wonderful destination for 98% of the guests that have booked it in the last 3 years and there have been a lot of guests. It is definitely best suited for younger couples but numerous seniors have insisted it was just right for them. I will also mention, most often you would not receive a refund as a courtesy from cabin companies. Best Wishes, Kim & John
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Love Sweet Cabin. It was absolutely wonderful and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome Kayla! So glad you were happy! Thank you for being a great guest also! Kim & John
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was as described and once wot used to steep road fantastic

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Russell! Yes, coming to the mountains is a different experience than many are used to. Guests can prepare themselves ahead of time knowing it will be a bit of an adventure stay in the mountains. Some need to plan on staying at the bottom of the mountain for their comfort level. Thank you so much! Kim and John
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 14.75%

To book the cabin, a guest must be at least 24. We want all guests to enjoy their stay at the cabin while they take care of the property but not abusing it in any way. No smoking is allowed inside of the cabin and pets are not allowed at this time. Guests are not to dump used charcoal anywhere; management is happy to collect it when needed. No parties or group get-togethers are to take place at the cabin that are not approved by owners in advance. Oils cannot be used in hot tubs or Jacuzzis and only small amounts of bubble can be used in the Jacuzzi inside and none in the hot tub outside. The fireplace is gas log and nothing else is to be put into the fire. Applicable fines will apply to any of these violations. Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Please read the guidelines. Thank you!

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