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Mountain & Lake Views! Private Dock! Close to Smoky Mountains Attractions!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful mountain and lake views from this secluded cabin! Serenity Hill Cabin sits high upon a 1.92 acre lot, offering breathtaking views of English Mountain and the main channel of Douglas Lake.

The cabin is tastefully decorated with a plethora of Thomas Kincaid prints adorning the walls. The large game room in the loft has air hockey, foosball, electronic darts and a commercial grade arcade game with 40+ games...including Ms. Pacman and Galaga. The large wrap-around deck has lake and/or mountain views from three sides.

The Master bedroom has a plush, king-size bed, along with a 32" flat-screen HDTV...and a Jacuzzi! Plus, there's a 4-person hot tub on the deck right outside the bedroom door...which also has a great view of the lake.

The loft bedroom also has a king-size bed and a 42" flat screen plasma TV. It ALSO has a great view of the lake.

The living and dining areas have full-view glass doors. On nice days, you may find yourself having a hard time concentrating on the 37" HDTV in the living room, with it's Blu-Ray video player and video library. But on cloudy, rainy days, the video library and/or game room comes in pretty handy! (Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the game room has a 32" HDTV and also PlayStation 3 with 2 controllers and a few games, although you may want to bring some of your favorites!)

The kitchen has all the cookware and utensils you will need to cook gourmet meals, and 12 Pfaltzgraff place settings. It has a side by side refrigerator/freezer and microwave above the electric stove/oven. There is also an automatic dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot...well, pretty much everything you will need. There is also a full size front-loading washer and dryer just around the corner of the kitchen if you don't want to bring a ton of clothes.

Now, you won't find granite counter tops and expensive furniture (although it is good quality). You also won't find expensive antiques or anything you have to worry about breaking your pocket book in case something gets broken. (We haven't kept more than $1000 total of damage deposit in over 12 years of operation. Look at our listing number - 79360. We've been renting this cabin LONG before HomeAway bought VRBO...(back when VRBO actually meant Vacation Rental BY Owner!) But that's not what you're looking for, is it? Wouldn't you rather have a cabin you can live in comfortably while enjoying the peace, quiet and beautiful views? That's really what a vacation is all about, isn't it? I suppose if the cabin was clustered in a group of other cabins 10 feet apart from each other with no views to speak of, you might want top-of-the-line everything. But given a choice, I would take the beautiful views and relaxing, comfortable living any time! (But maybe that's just me...I don't know ;-)

Now, we DID have to compromise when we decided to build on this site. We could have built the cabin closer to the water. That would have made for easier lake access. (FYI, getting to the dock from the cabin is like a walk in the park...but getting back up to the cabin is a workout! It's about an 80-yard hike with an increase in elevation of 100 feet. There are a couple of evenly spaced benches along the way to rest your legs and catch your breath if you need to. And since we are in full disclosure mode here - we do have well water and it does smell like sulfur from time to time. We have spent a lot of money over the years to come up with a solution, and even though we shock - and test - the well twice a year, and have a water softener designed to handle sulfur and a whole house filtration system, we still experience a sulfur smell from time to time when the faucets are first opened. So even though the water has always tested safe to drink, you may want to bring some bottled water with you.)

We have plenty of seating inside and outside with a table on the screened-in porch, along with a Weber gas grill and plenty of propane. There are also a couple of porch swings, one on the screened-in porch and another on the south deck, where you can see both the mountains and the lake.

There are two marinas within 5 miles of the cabin where you can launch your boat or rent a boat or pontoon. (There is plenty of room at the cabin for your trailer and a tow vehicle or two.) There are also other marinas on the lake where you can rent ski boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, tubes, etc. We'll provide you with links and phone numbers to these places in a separate email, along with information on cabin access, local churches, restaurants, attractions, etc.

If you're looking for action, take the back road into the heart of Sevierville (20 miles), the back door into Dollywood (28 miles) or the scenic route to light #3 in Gatlinburg (38 miles). Or, jump on I-40 (5 miles) and you can be in Asheville in a little over an hour.

You might just want to stay at the cabin and relax...a lot of our guests do. Even if they do get out, they like to make it back in time to watch the sunset over the lake. That's also a good time to spot some white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, a red fox or two, and maybe even a bald eagle. If that's what you want to do, make sure you stop at Super Wal-Mart or Food Lion on the way in (10 miles) and grab some stuff for the gas grill.

No matter what you like to do, Serenity Hill Cabin has a lot more to offer than just a comfortable stay, terrific views, and exciting things to see and do. It also offers peace and serenity. Isn’t that really what a vacation is all about?

LAKE LEVEL POLICY: Douglas Lake is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regulated reservoir. Water levels in the reservoir fluctuate an average of 41' over the course of a year. The TVA tries to maintain a summer pool of 990' - 994' above sea level from June 1st - August 31st, although that may not always be possible - especially during periods of severe drought. The dock at Serenity Hill Cabin is fixed at 985'. (Dock is usually floating from the 1st week of May until about the 3rd week of August.) Therefore, docking a boat at the cabin dock is not an option when the water level falls below 985'. Serenity Hill Cabin will not be held liable for any damage to any vessel, nor will Serenity Hill Cabin be held liable for docking fees or expenses incurred under these conditions.

Keywords: Douglas Lake Cabin Rental, Dandridge Cabin

More Details

Greg Goodwin
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Greg Goodwin

Hi, We're Greg & Belinda. We live in northern Indiana, about 10 miles from the southern tip of Lake Michigan. We've lived here all our lives, but yearn for the day when we can retire to our lakefront cabin in the Smokies. In the meantime, we'll be renting it out to nice folks like you, so that you can enjoy it, too! (You’ve only got a few years left to enjoy it, so you might want to book soon!…and often! ;-)

We searched many years for the perfect place to call home, and it was quite an experience!

We are empty-nesters at the moment (ya never know when one might come back home!), and spend almost all of our vacation time working at the cabin. It's a labor of love, so we don't mind at all. We do it to ensure our guests have a wonderful time during THEIR vacations. (It’s funny, because every time we shop, we find ourselves saying, “That would look GREAT in the cabin.” So we buy stuff for the cabin and our home in Indiana gets the cabin hand-me-downs. But that’s OK, because it’s all good quality stuff.)

Anyway, now that you kind of know who we are and what we live for, we hope you’ll visit the cabin and see what we’re so excited about. The views alone are worth the trip!

Greg Goodwin purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Greg Goodwin chose Dandridge

Divine Intervention? I don't know. You can read about how we stumbled across this property (after looking at HUNDREDS of lots and homes over a 2-year period) by checking out our personal website and draw your own conclusion. All we know is that this was THE property for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greg & Belinda – There has been so many terrific words that have already been said regarding your wonderful place & I “ditto” them all! Like we spoke about, you have truly been blessed with this great place & we are so, so blessed that you want to share it with ALL of us… Enjoyed it tremendously!!God Bless,Becky The eagle was soaring out here yesterday. What a sight…lovely.
Sep 2006
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Dandridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read the attached rental agreement. Even though names, dates and prices have not been filled in, this is the agreement you will be held to.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Loft bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Mountain & Lake Views! Private Dock! Close to Smoky Mountains Attractions!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 29 reviews

Comfy cozy home with beautiful lake and mounain views!

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

Hot tub was an added bonus!

The winding drive up the road was pretty and we saw lots of deer on the way.

The trek down to the lake and back was a workout...would probably not be the greatest for small children, trying to carry them and all the stuff you want at the lake for swimming, boating, eating, etc. it was a hike!

Other than that, the only negative was the smell of the water in the house. Not a pleasant odor. Bring lots of bottled water.

Relaxation was our goal, and this place provided the perfect atmosphere 😃😃

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy! I'm glad you were able to get the rest and relaxation you were looking for. And thank you so much for the kind words! Yes, the well water does contain sulfur and continues to be our biggest challenge. We have spent thousands of dollars over the years to come up with a permanent solution - including trying to get the city to run a water line out to the end of the road. But there are no good permanent fixes, and not enough homes along that road to interest the city right now. In the meantime, we shock and test the well annually (it's always tested "safe") and replace the whole house filter twice a year...even though the filters are supposed to last the whole year. But if you are fortunate enough to book a stay within a month or two of when the filters are changed, the water smells great! Lol. (That would be right around Memorial Day and Thanksgiving, btw ;-) Thanks again for your business, Cathy. We hope to hear from you again in the future!
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St. Augustine, FL

Awesome place... awesome views

  • 5 of 5

This place is really a hidden gem. The view is amazing and has all the amenities you could ask for and then some!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Brandon! We hope you caught a lot of fish and have many more tournaments on Douglas Lake ;-)
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Awesome views and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. The view was breath taking. The huge wrap around porch is where we spent most of our time. And the children absolutely had a blast in the loft! So much to do. I recommend sitting in the hot tub during sunset!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review, English! I'm so glad the children enjoyed the loft. And yes, sunsets there are awesome...especially while soaking in the hot tub! Thanks again, English. It was a pleasure being able to host you and your family!
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Great cabin and a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The deck has nice seating and great views. The dock was perfect and when we visited the water level was quite high. It’s a hike back up from the lake but it had benches to rest at - the kids didn’t need them! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Beth! We're so glad you had a good time at the cabin. And yes, the walk from the dock back to the cabin is definitely a workout! In the immortal words of Kelly Clarkson, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" That definitely applies here. Some of our previous guests have dubbed the walk "Heart Attack Hill". Lol! Luckily, none of our guests have suffered a heart attack while walking from the dock to the cabin, but that might be a question for your doctor. It will definitely raise your heart rate for a few minutes. Thanks again, Beth and Family. We look forward to your return some day!
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was beautiful and well maintained. The views are stunning and its located at the end of a cuddle sack! It was a very peaceful and quiet area. The boat dock was great. The owners were great, and answered every question asked. Very respectable owners, they called me prior to renting the cabin and were very friendly and truthful about everything related to the cabin. No surprises for a change. Cant wait to go back there in the fall and next summer, maybe next spring for Small Mouth Bass fishing!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Dave! You and your family were GREAT guests. We look forward to your return! And hopefully, the fish will be hungry!
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Enjoyed the time.

  • 4 of 5

Very well maintained property. Very quiet. Owner should let those renting property about all the turns to get to cabin. The outside grill did not work. Overall very nice and enjoyed the time.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Patrick. I wish you would have let me know you couldn't get the grill to work, though. I probably could have gotten it going for you that night. (Evidently, someone didn't know which way to turn the knob on the 6-month-old Weber grill and stripped the knob. I did get it to work, however, and have since replaced the knob. So it's just like new again.) And yes, you are right. There are many twists and turns through the woods and around coves the last 2 miles to the cabin. (Our motorcycle guests say it's pretty much like the Tail of the Dragon...only shorter! ;-) It's a 6-minute drive from the resort entrance to the cabin, so average speed through there is 30 mph. I don't think you would want to go any faster than that anyway, because there are lots of deer in the area. (They pop in and out of the woods - even during the day.) So future guests, beware! It's a curvy road with lots of deer be careful! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Patrick, and allowing me to warn other guests about the last 2 miles. And thank you so much for your business!
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
KTYS (Mc Ghee Tyson) in Knoxville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Fox & Hound
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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