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Peace and Quiet at last!

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bd, 1 ba Log Cabin on 1 ac

Simply Serene is a 2 bedroom , 1 bath beautiful modern log cabin located in the mountains of Cosby, TN. It is located just minutes from the Cosby Campground and one entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The cabin is nestled in a sparsely populated neighborhood. It has a small yard that is beautifully landscaped. If you are looking for that perfect peaceful getaway this is the cabin for you. It's easy to find and not too far from the attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There are several beautiful hiking trails just a few short miles away. Golf course, antique shops, gift shops and restaurants all nearby.

Jane Hunsberger
Member since: 2017
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jane Hunsberger

I am a new resident and business owner in Cosby Tn since 2015. I have a small unique handmade gift shop ( A Little Something Handmade) right on highway 321 (32). I started cabin rental in July 2016. I am originally from PA but have lived in TN for 16 years now. Love these Mountains!!

Jane Hunsberger purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Jane Hunsberger chose Cosby

This property is centrally located from the attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the fabulous outdoor activities.... white water rafting and zip lining in Hartford TN and all the beautiful hiking trails the Smoky Mountains has to offer. It's a quaint little cabin in a very wonderful neighborhood.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy, tranquility, security


Cosby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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Peace and Quiet at last!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Perfect quiet getaway. Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Simply Serene truly was the perfect home away from home. Everything we needed was already there for us. It is tucked away up in the mountains far enough from all the busyness of more touristy areas to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains but close enough to access places like Gatlinburg to enjoy many shops, activities and restaurants. We enjoyed hiking in the Cosby National Park access, day trips to Gatlinburg and spending time in the hot tub right on the back porch. We’ll be visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean, beautifully decorated cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is very nice. Had room for my family and we totally enjoyed ourselves. Is well equipped with nice furniture and amenities. Cosby is a nice little town. I would recommend for relaxation and comfort.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

After my wife the two daughters hiked the AT for tow days they LOVED the hot tub.

The cabin was very clean the had all the extras you would love. (washer/ dryer)

Bed were comfortable, TV with cable and dvd's was a good touch.

Smokey's visitor center was close and interesting.

Jane was very informative.

Fantastic run in with a herd or Elk on the was to Max Patch.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis! It was a pleasure to have you all. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and time with family.
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Stunning and Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

We made a quick last minute decision to visit the Smoky Mountains and came across this gem. Jane you were wonderful and we can’t thank you enough for opening your home to us. This place is absolutely beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed and more. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch with our dogs watching the sun set and rise. The only downfall to our trip? It wasn’t long enough but when we come back, we will be back to Simply Serene!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly it was a pleasure to have all of you stay with us. I look forward to hearing from you again for a future stay at Simply Serene!
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Clean remote cabin

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed with a total of 2 adults and 2 small dogs.

Pros: beautiful home inside and out, great interior decor, well equipped inside so you feel you are at home, extremely clean, dog friendly, remote location, fantastic front porch to relax on, and friendly/responsive VRBO owner.

Cons: Dogs, No dishwasher. See below for further explanation.


This section is directed towards future renters and in no way should reflect on the VRBO homeowner:

While this is a dog friendly home, I’m not so sure the neighborhood is. To further explain - if you are ok with multiple dogs (we counted 4 different dogs) free roaming the neighborhood and barking/howling then you’ll be fine. Our dogs are small and skittish and we weren’t happy when a very large German Shepherd ran at us. Fortunately nothing bad happened but not a good situation IMO (and quite terrifying!).

Unfortunately, the non-stop dog barking during the day, evening, and night is one of our pet peeves (and why we chose such a remote/isolated location), so it was an issue. In fact, one night one of the dogs was non-stop barking for a couple of hours, so we contacted Jane who was quick to contact the neighbor to ask them to let their dog inside (or some other solution). Thankfully, the barking did stop right after that and it was quiet for the night. We thank Jane for being so responsive and contacting the neighbor.

Lastly, as there is no dishwasher in the home please be considerate and thoroughly wash your dishes (with hot water/soap) for the next renters. As you could guess we had to wash everything prior to using as it as there were some items that were still dirty.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I apologize again for the barking dogs of which we have no control and have NEVER had this issue before that I am aware of. The dog that lives across the road is big lovey and friendly but very protective of its owners. As for the dirty dishes, yes there is no dishwasher as advertised and I as the owner will be more diligent in checking those things before arrival. As an owner you always hope that your guests enjoy their stay without issue and report issues immediately to be rectified if possible. No one wants a bad experience. It is my hope that those that read this review are not put off from renting this beautiful cabin. It is in a remote location where all wildlife run free, deer, turkeys, bear and yes dogs unfortunately. As stated this has never happened before and we hope for it to never happen again.
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Charming, peaceful & comfy cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I so enjoyed our long weekend at Simply Serene! The charming cabin had everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. Jane is a wonderful host and she’s truly thought of every detail. From the peaceful porch lights while enjoying the hot tub at night to the well-stocked kitchen where we cooked, breakfast, lunch & dinner!

We especially enjoyed swinging in the deck swing with our four month old baby boy watching the rain fall. We also loved a couple family hikes down to the creek on restful Chestnut Mountain! Our baby’s first trip couldn’t have been better and we were content watching the 2018 Winter Olympics snuggled up together in front of the fire.

Highly recommend staying here for your mountain getaway, you’ll leave with a rested body and a nourished spirit!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, it was a pleasure to have you and your family come and stay at Simply Serene Cabin. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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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