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Smoky Mountain Area Relaxation, Recreation, Family and Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Revenuer’s Ridge is located between the small towns of Newport and Cosby in East Tennessee. The house itself is in the foothills of English Mountain. It sports 3 bedrooms and can sleep 8 people and we are pet friendly. From the front porch, other mountains are visible, most notably in the fall/winter, when the upper elevations of the main Smoky Mountain chain are most visible (due to vegetation). Across the road from the cabin, Bogard Creek flows year round, providing a soothing rhythm to soothe your soul.

There is a wheelchair friendly ramp from the carport to the cabin’s main entrance - it affords access to mobility challenged folks so they can enjoy our mountains too!

On the porch is a cute little café table and chairs, for those times when you might want to dine ‘al fresco’, and of course, rocking chairs for taking in the views, talking, and relaxing.


Inside the cabin, you’ll see a lovely wooden staircase, leading to the upstairs bedrooms. To your right is the cozy kitchen. Although there’s no dishwasher, the kitchen is otherwise fully equipped, right down to a popcorn popper for movie night! The mobile island in the corner can be wheeled out for additional food prep space, and there’s even a pull out on the back for even more space! The storage area of the island contains the pots and pans, including some nice old cast iron cookware (be sure to visit the Lodge Outlet and start your own collection!).

Just off the kitchen is the living room, with a lovely gas fireplace in case the nights get chilly (or you just want the ambiance of a fire). A big screen ‘smart’ TV is available with a DVD/blu-ray player for your viewing pleasure.

Dish Network is provided for both the living room and master bedroom televisions. The living room also has two couches, one of which is a full-size pullout sofa bed.

Right off the living room is the first of the two full baths. The main bath has a step in shower with built-in seat, convenient for those with mobility issues. The washer and dryer are located in a closet in this room, and are available for your use (detergent not provided). There’s a nice long counter with double sinks, each with its own mirror, so everyone gets a space to get ready for your adventures!


‘The Chief’s Office’ boasts a king size sleigh bed, large screen TV, and a closet big enough to stash all your luggage, with ample dresser space to store your clothing. The room has its own full bath, which includes a deep jetted tub, perfect for soaking your cares away.

This room has had a remodel, and now has a gorgeous private covered porch, which looks out over the mountain across the way. On cloudy days, clouds sometimes obscure the mountain peak, and the foliage is simply breathtaking. Bogard Creek is easily heard from the deck, and this is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a cocktail and just BREATHE. Feel the stress ooze out of you as you listen to the mountain wake up in the morning, and when it settles to rest at night, while you gently sway in one of our rocking chairs.


Up the freshly refinished stairs are two bedrooms. To the left off the stairs is ‘The Mounted Division’, complete with a horse! (Okay, it’s a rocking horse, but you get the idea). There’s even a bridle, hat and cowboy boots, left there by some revenuer on mounted patrol. The room has a lovely oak queen bed, with an antique dresser and small open closet area for clothing storage. The bedroom window looks out to the same mountain visible from the ‘Chief’s Office’ porch.


The room to the right of the stairs has been designated ‘The Detective Division’. This room is a mirror image of the ‘Mounted Division Room’ in size and layout. It has a lovely cherry queen bed and dresser, and our little version of ‘detective stuff’ to give you that vibe. From the bedroom window, you can look out over the carport and see English Mountain. During the cooler months, English Mountain will sometimes have temporary snowcaps, while at the cabin, it is simply chilly until the sun hits the yard.


Revenuer’s Ridge sits on 2 mostly wooded acres, with a nice yard to play in. You’ll hear chickens - you’re in the country, and most folks in the area have animals of some kind. There’s a fire pit in the side yard for your marshmallow toasting convenience, and it has a tripod grill if you’re into wood-fired BBQ. Behind the peach trees is ‘The Holding Cell’ - a great place to put those rambunctious kids! Just kidding, it’s an old chicken coop where we store firewood that is available for $5 a bundle. There is a charcoal grill in the carport for days you want ‘a sure thing’ grill-wise’ (charcoal and fluid not provided).


Along with the fruit trees, you’ll see honeysuckle, violets, multi-flora, and many other types of flowers and vegetation surrounding the property, and hickory nut trees along the driveway. There’s also some wild herbs, and other flowers. Trees surround the perimeter of the property, affording lots of privacy.


Yes, there are bears in the area. While they haven’t yet ventured up to the house, we know they are out there, so we take a few precautions, such as not leaving food scraps outside where it might prove tempting to a critter in search of a midnight snack.

Our neighbor’s dogs are both female German Shepherds. Winter is the most dominant dog of the two. Both dogs roam free in the neighborhood. Many area residents allow their dogs to roam free to deter wildlife like bears and mountain lions from getting too close to the property. If you encounter either dog and want them to leave, just call them sternly by name and tell them to go home. This has always worked for us.


The only internet that is available in the area is via satellite. We have found that is rather expensive and unreliable. Like many other cabins in the area, we do not have internet available. We do have rather good reception for most cell phone carriers and most folks use the internet on their cell phones. FYI, there is no cell phone reception at all in any part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We do have Dish Network Cable TV for our guests. There is a box behind the TV in the living room that looks like an internet modem, but it is not. It is part of the Dish Network platform.

More Details

Dan and Sam Frazier
Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Dan and Sam Frazier

The owners of the cabin, Dan and Sam, have both had long careers in the law enforcement field (as well as the military, where they met). In addition, they owned and operated a regional-level NASCAR team for over a decade, with Dan at the wheel, and Sam as co-owner and assistant marketing/advertising (and a little pit crew – she’s good with tires!).

Dan and Sam Frazier purchased this house in 2016

Why Dan and Sam Frazier chose Cosby

We have traveled all over the US and this area of the country is one of our absolute favorites. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure as well as relaxation. We enjoy cycling, hiking, kayaking, in addition to several other interests that the area offers.

What makes this house unique

If your vacation goals include a designer commercial cabin in the thick of the hustle and bustle of tourist traffic, and spittin’ distance to the malls, Revenuer’s Ridge might not be your brand of cornbread. However, if you want to rest and recharge in cozy, quiet comfort, while still having reasonable access to visit tourist areas, shopping and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, then we are right up your ‘holler’.


Cosby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Has a double vanity sink and is attached to the laundry room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Just off the master bedroom with a jet tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Cheif's Office / Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has it's own full bath, closet, & porch with mountain view
    The Mounted Division - 1 queen , Lovely second floor bedroom
    Detective Division - 1 queen , Lovely second floor bedroom
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a pull out sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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Smoky Mountain Area Relaxation, Recreation, Family and Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Highly recommend this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin during our spring break. We found it very very clean and well stocked with everything you'd need including towels, bedding, and small kitchen appliances. It even had a few grocery staples and spices. We also found the beds and pillows were some of the most comfortable that we've found in a cabin. We all slept very well. One of the best features of this cabin is the outdoor area where our dog had plenty of room to run and explore. We were very grateful that this cabin welcomed pets and we did not have to leave our dog at home. We also enjoyed the fire pit and the nice porch. The cabin was very nicely decorated. There was a lot of thought put into it. We loved the themes, which included a saddle and wooden rocking horses in the bedrooms. We had a great time getting our family together all in one place. It was a very peaceful area and I would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little cabin in the hills of TN.

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin. There were 8 of us staying there (4 were children) and we were cozy and comfortable for our duration. We would definitely stay again! Only down fall was it was a bit of a drive to anywhere, but we didn’t mind.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful cabin. My family of 5 (3 humans and 2 dogs) had ample room; the cabin is super-clean and comfy, the yard is huge and we enjoyed the fire pit as well! Just bring your toothbrush and your eats, everything else is provided. We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, refreshing and above and beyond accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the cabin. Great place to unwind and relax. Very, lovely place to go to and I will definitely be back. I loved the cabin, lived the scenery and lived the nature!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our place. We live it for many of the same reasons you do. It is so quiet, secluded, and the views are so great. Glad you had a great time. Dan
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Great trip! Gorgeous cabin with great views - very secluded

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Brought a small church group for a conference and we loved the place. Great views out the window, comfy beds, great rustic style shared space. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to have you stay with us for your church retreat. We love the views and glad that you did also.
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Secluded and cozy!! Great place to stay and relax

  • 5 of 5

Awesome!! We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and are very glad that you had a great stay at our place.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Quite a few Restaurants and Bars in Newport
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN area
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 40 in Newport, TN
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
In Cosby or Newport, TN
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg

There are several areas for great mountain views, farms, and wildlife. The closest Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance is called Cosby Campground on most GPS searches. For more information of attractions and things to do, visit our web site at




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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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