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Memories, mountains, creeks rivers, bikes, hikes, waterfalls, fireflies and fun

Bedrooms 3
Space 864 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Previously A Church, Now Adorable Cabin 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths Sleep 6

Sleep in a church...How fun!!! And wow what a view!!! Located in Townsend , the peaceful side of the Smokies, where it's just neon! Holy smokes is not a cabin with the latest and greatest gadgets. We currently offer no cable, internet or any other distractions. We are centered around fun...Not technology. Disconnect to reconnect!!! What we do offer is the ability to reconnect with yourself, your children, your family, friends and nature. This cabin has it all.. * only 1/2 mile to the crystal clear waters of the little river

* only 5 miles to great smoky mountain national park

* only 1/2 mile from the designated 8 mile scenic hiking/biking trail

* picturesque mountain views and a small wet weather creek in rear of property

* level yard with outdoor cooking, seating, wildlife viewing and relaxing

* easy to travel roads making this cabin accessible year round and by all vehicles

* even the 4 car parking has a wonderful mountain view

* kid and senior friendly with a level yard and only 1 step to enter the cabin

* 3/2 baths allow 6 people to vacation comfortably

* fully functioning kitchen with all necessary appliances and conveniences

* full size washer and dryer

* 3 easy no mess electric fireplaces

*Foosball coffee table

* bumper pool /game/card table

* projector screen with DVD player and a collection of DVD movies, can set up own movie theater either inside or outside

* collection of games and cards for fun and memories

The roads to the cabin are easily traveled by all vehicles, making it accessible all year round. So come for fall foliage, or crisp winter air, watch it come to life in spring or escape the heat of summer in the crystal clear mountain waters although quaint in size, this cabin has tons of personality, charm, character and not 1 inch of waste space. This cabin features 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with an optional third sleeping area, allowing 6 to sleep comfortably. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave/range, toaster oven, coffee pot and dishwasher. Outside offers a level yard with 2 additional cooking areas and a fire pit. There are also several additional seating areas outside.. The living room has ample seating, a foosball coffee table and a fireplace. The dining table can also be a card/game table and a bumper pool table...So fun!. The master bedroom has a queen bed, private bathroom and even it's own romantic fireplace. The second bedroom has a full size bed and a set of twin bunk beds and another fireplace too! Both bedrooms have stained glass transom style glass above the doors making for a beautiful glow in the rooms. The front room hides the full size washer and dryer, should the need arise. The optional third sleeping space is also in the front of the cabin and offers a twin bed and an antique sliding barn door for privacy with an adorable peek a boo window. If you use this as a third bedroom, you can simply enter/exit from the deck, offering all the privacy needed. Wow what a view from this deck!!! The property even has a small wet weather creek in the back. The yard is mostly level and has 4 car parking, a rarity in a mountainous area. Because there's only one step to enter the cabin and no steep cliffs, it makes it senior and child friendly. We have games and movies available for viewing inside or outside with a projector and screen, like your own indoor/outdoor movie. . Holy smokes is located .5 mile from the little river and only 5 miles from the smoky mountain national park where the options are endless! Townsend is equipped with a wonderful designated 8 mile hiking and biking path and beautiful scenery. A truly wonderful experience!!! . Weekly and monthly rates are available. ***Sorry but pets will only be considered with a rental of 2 weeks or more..

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with tubs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Rio, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at holy smokes cabin. Townsend is so peaceful compared to Gatlinburg and pigeon forge. There are beautiful caverns 10 min away from the cabins and you are right there at the foot of the mountains. The cabin itself was clean, beautiful and had well stocked with towels, utensils, ect. The pans were actually of a good quality we could cook with unlike the usual worthless cheap pans I've found in other cabin kitchens I've rented before. There are so so many fun touches for the family such as the gaming tables, movie projector and tons of board games. It's really a great place for the family and the owner was very nice and helpful with any questions. If we ever get that way again we would definitely want to stay at holy smokes again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing, nature experience.

  • 4 of 5

Cute little cabin very well located in the middle of nature. We saw bears and fireflies from the house. Nice porch and great outdoors. Lots of table games to cover no internet or telephone. Very nice experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin in late June 2016 and had a great time! The cabin is absolutely beautiful and exceptionally clean. We loved the location, as we spent everyday in the Smoky Mountain Naional Park which is just a few minutes drive away. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. She gave us tons of tips on things to do, and answered our questions about the cabin upon our arrival. It was always easy to get in contact with her as well. We loved the fire pit, and game tables inside too. Was a great relaxing place to stay! Thanks Brandi!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin in the smokies!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cute little cabin in early fall 2016. We started looking late - turns out the fall is the busiest time to visit the smokies but we lucked out getting it because a prior reservation was cancelled! The pictures don't do this cabin justice, it's so well decorated and modern, the bathrooms look like they're brand new and high-end like a hotel. My husband and I traveled with our 8 month old and there was tons of space, we could have had more than one family join us easily. They also have toys for kids, some of the same things that we had at home which made our little guy so happy and less stuff to pack. Very well appointed kitchen with all you need for cooking. We grilled on their little outdoor grill you can see in the pictures, just don't forget the charcoal. We also had a nice fire in the fire pit using the provided firewood, two of the nights we were there. While there's no WIFI available, we had no trouble with our cell phone reception. Working with the owner was easy and she was easy to reach with questions. The deposit is high, but I can understand wanting to protect their home from damage - but it was returned to us quickly following our stay without any hassle. It's definitely not a hidden cabin in the woods, there's a neighbor's home in clear view and cars often drive past into another subdivision, but it's a wonderful getaway that's easy to find. It feels like you are so far away, but yet minutes away from Maryville and a short drive from Knoxville, we loved being able to see the stars. There's easy access to the great smoky mountain national park, we spent one day driving through Cades Cove, and another day driving the Foothills parkway and "the dragon". We definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; many personal touches within the home; owner very responsive

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using home away. Brandi was a very accommodating owner, responsive to inquiries quickly. We could tell she is proud of her home by all the personal touches. We had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay! Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa and thanks for the kind words about our cabin. I do have so much love for that cabin. We rescued her a year ago but it seems that it's me that feels rescued ...everytime we occupy her. I hope that my guests feel the same sense of peace, tranquility warmth.and rescue. Thank you for being a neat and considerate renter and taking the time to rate us. Happy 2017!!!
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We loved the cabin

  • 5 of 5

Spent family vacation for thanksgiving holidays at cabin was not sure when arrived about the no technolog.but after a day it was nice not to have and spend quality family time and playing games some nights until after midnight.would stay there again if get the chance.Brandi was nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello James, thank you for taking the time to rate our cabin. The "no technology" initially seems to be a hurdle for some people but once you are there... it's wonderful. Life existing as it did not that long ago, where rooms are filled with togetherness, laughter and communication. Where plans, eye contact and memories are made. Where you can sleep well to the sounds of nature and not distraction. The opportunity to watch fireflies at night rather than TV. Where we tune into our family rather than our phones. And like your family, games are played with people and together in person. We are so excited that your family was able to have that connecrion and experience. It's hard to find true relaxation and what better place than the Great Smoky Mountains. Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cabin and hope to see you in 2017!!!
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Car: recommended

Located on the Peaceful side of the Smokies, yet close to all main attractions. Only 1/2 mile from little river and 5 miles from great smoky mountain National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Reservations canceled prior to 30 days are eligible to a Full Refund. Cancelation within 30 days of start of reservation requires a penalty of 50 % of total. Cancelations with in 14 days of arrival will result in complete 100% forfeiture of the total transaction amount less any security deposits, The reasoning behind this is simple...there is a potential Full loss of rental on the cabin, or atleast a huge discounted last minute rate.

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.

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