About Melanie Chandler
We are the Chandlers, owners and operators of what we think is one of the best little cabins in all of Tennessee. My (Michael’s) family began vacationing in Townsend when I was a child, and came back every Summer to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, the offerings of Pigeon Forge, and the awesome amenities that Townsend has to offer. Now, we bring our children here and create memories with them every year. Our cozy cabin is nestled on the bank of the scenic Little River, with access to more than 500 feet of river frontage. Just a short drive from Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove, and numerous attractions, this rustic cabin combines the feeling of solemn remoteness with the convenience of local walking-distance amenities, including a grocery store, gas station, and many restaurants. We are family friendly and welcome you to make a tradition of bringing your family to Townsend each year, just like us!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Great access to the river
My husband and I stayed with our 2 kids, ages 6 and 9, for Spring Break. It was a great low key weekend, definitely the "quiet side of the Smokies." The kids loved the board games and walking down to the water. Decor and themed rooms were nice. Plenty of basic necessities for cooking, though there is no dishwasher or washer/dryer, which is reflected in the lower price. Only about 30 minutes from the attractions in Pigeon Forge. No winding roads to get to the cabin, but the drive into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg may be more difficult in the winter months, as the road was narrow and winding. There are 3 bedrooms, all upstairs and close to one another. It was fine with the kids, but not really much privacy if staying with additional family or friends.
I have talked to my husband about a visit to the Smoky’s for over 40 years ! This cabin ! This setting by the river ! It couldn’t have been more perfect ! We enjoyed our quiet nights swinging on the porch swing , listening to the water ripple and taking in the fresh crisp air !
The cozy, comfy , cabin allowed us to sleep well and feel right at home with everything we needed !
What a rare find ! We made some great memories in the Smoky’s and hope to return next year ! Hope we can bring some of our family with us as there’s plenty of space and the grands would love it as well
Comfort and cozy!
The cabin was clean, well stocked and organized. Location is awesome right in the water with plenty of rapids during our stay. Fire pit down on the bank is the perfect setting for campfires, s’mores and story telling. It’s down in the valley close to local shopping and easy access to Park and Wears Valley. Far enough from the hustle of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg but an easy drive over the mountain to get to Pigeon forge. Would definitely rent this again for the summer with kids and tubing down the water.