Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Mtn View Hot Tub 145 acres Romance or Family Fun Near Waterfall Hikes Pets OK

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


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Romance or Family Fun

The delightful "Pinecone" country cottage has a large 5 person private hot tub, indoor spa tub, mountain farm view and B&B amenities on 145 acres! Internet available now!

Large private hot tub & gas grill on the back deck with pretty wooded mountain view. Two romantic bedrooms: Master with queen bed and en-suite spa bath. Second bedroom with queen bed + twin bed; adjacent to second bathroom. Sleeps 2-5. Jetted spa tub in master bath & full walk in shower in second bath. Fully furnished kitchen and washer/dryer. Hot tub and gas grill on deck.

Many extra amenities make this a unique vacation rental. Organic toiletries, robes, locally made goat milk soaps, locally roasted organic fair trade coffee sampler, organic teas, firewood & welcome baskets with homemade dark chocolate chunk cookies and European chocolates greet you at arrival. Pinecone Cottage is located far from the crowds of Gatlinburg, on a 145 acres on the Cumberland Plateau near Watts Bar Lake, close to Piney Waterfalls State Area, Ozone Waterfalls, Cumberland Mountain State Park and the Piney River Cumberland Trail State Park. Chattanooga and Knoxville are both only one hour from us and many guests who stay with us for several days enjoy a day trip to Dollywood or the Smoky Mountains.

A country drive away, you'll find restaurants, antiques, local crafts, horseback riding, state parks, golf and the Cumberland Playhouse. Old timey feeling in the country and simple pleasures will make your special romantic getaway or family vacation extra special. Pet Friendly too (extra fee)!

Horse shoe courts & cowboy style fire pit. Onsite hiking trails & spring fed secluded fish pond (loaner rods) .

Our family's nearby farmhouse office is far enough away to give you secluded privacy but close enough to be helpful. Tiny seasonal Farm Porch Store and Papa Phil's Kitchen a short hike on property from your cottage.

Grandview offers an idyllic rural setting conveniently close to 20 mile long Watts Bar Lake (boat rentals, fishing, swimming) with many local attractions. Take a drive on the country roads in the area and you'll stumble across hidden gems on the plateau, country fairs, festivals, restaurants, antique shops and much more. Many hiking trails including the Cumberland Trail & waterfalls Upper and Lower Piney Falls (90' + 40') in Grandview and Ozone Falls (100') a short drive away. Nearby Horseback trail riding rentals and lessons.

We have a a Glamping Cabin (Property 836669) on the same 145 acre property should you want a more rustic camping experience. Our rentals each with their own private road entrances offer a great secluded retreat for friends and families! Pet Friendly too (no puppies) Pet Fee applicable.


Deposits, Payments & Rental Agreement

50% of total rent paid via major credit card is due to reserve your cottage. The balance will be charged to your credit card 30 days in advance of arrival. A rental agreement is attached to your confirmation through VRBO. A major credit card is required as security during your stay if you do not take out VRBO insurance.

Cancellation Policy: We are a small family operation and unable to absorb the costs of last minute cancellations. Deposits for cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the arrival date will be refunded less a 15% credit card and re-booking processing fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival are non refundable .

Keywords: Furnished Cottage Cabin Romantic Getaway Mountain Retreat Hiking Fishing Vacation House Pet Friendly, Family or Romance Getaway

More Details

Ilaeka Villa
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Ilaeka Villa

I bought this property when it came up for sale as it borders my family's beautiful Cumberland Plateau farm. This mid century cabin was then totally renovated and redecorated. I worked as an international consultant and lived in Paris France for 15 years prior to moving back to TN to start the 'country home' style vacation rentals on our farm. My father 'Papa Phil' who lives at the farmhouse nearby helps me manage the property and does the popular catering services we offer to guests. He is a retired IBM executive and at the ae of 87 he still is up at 5 each morning cooking away using only the freshest ingredients. Recently I sold this property to good friends who come a couple times a year but I continue to manage it a a vacation rental for them and live nearby in my family's 1800s farmhouse.

Ilaeka Villa purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ilaeka Villa chose Grandview

Family & Guests who have stayed with us in the past always commented on the beauty of the Cumberland Plateau area and how nice it was to get away from the crowds of Gatlinburg and enjoy a peaceful rural getaway with lots of hiking and outdoor areas nearby! There are many waterfalls, rivers and lakes in the area and the Cumberland Trail State Park hikes are all around us. The Cumberland Plateau is rich in history, musical culture and this location was ideally situated in eastern Tennessee. The perfect place to 'relax, explore, unwind' away from the stress of city life.

What makes this cottage unique

Romantic Upscale Mountain View Country Cottage on 145 acres offering private hot tub on deck, indoor spa tub, indoor gas fireplace, central AC & heat, eco-friendly B&B style amenities, outdoor cowboy style fire-pit and gas grill. Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, country weddings, family fun, nature lovers, week vacations, reunions & spur of the moment long weekend get-aways. Pamper yourself in the country ! Our guests love Papa Phil's goodies too! We also offer locally made goat milk soaps in the cottage and they are very well equipped with all the bells and whistles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Several of our guests have signed our guestbook in the cottage but not on the website so here are a few highlights:

"Chill was the word of the day, smores and sausages around the firepit, walk to the "beach" (pond), everything was great. We even saw a deer walk right through the back yard.. Had a great time!" (July 2008 - Talpesh Family & friends-Florida)

""We came here seeking time away from a hectic lifestyle. We found wonderful natural peaceful and satisfying accomodations...early mornings running on your hills (which we will tell people back home "mountains", middle of the day at the pond pulling in the "big one", rest and peace of cool nights... We enjoyed visiting with our hosts and experiencing the great country breakfast. First Class accomodation with much more than we expected." (Aug 2008-The Holder Family-Indiana)

"... God blessed us with your lovely getaway cottage. A dream come true for us. We hope to visit again real soon...not just to celebrate our 65th and 32nd mutual anniversaies, but just to relax and enjoy the serenity and peace found here." (Sept 08 - Bonnie and Doug, Bea and Fred - Ohio)

"We always wanted to find a getaway that was truly relaxing and we could call "Our place"... where a lot of special memories were made. You thought of everything! The warm feel of the PineCone Cottage was the perfect touch. We will be back and we will send others. Thank you for opening this wonderful place" (Oct 08 -The Dingwalls - Tennessee)
Oct 2008
  • 1 of 2


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grandview in Rhea County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets cannot be left alone in cottage unsupervised, except in humane travel carriers for short periods of time.
  • No loud music please - rural area.
  • Guests agree to abide by rules in cottage for internet usage.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Country Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Tiled walk in shower with seats and security bars.
    Master Spa Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Jetted Spa Tub has hand shower. Walk in shower in 2nd bath.
  • Master tiled spa bath has double sinks and spa jetted tub. Country Bathroom has tiled walk in shower with antique style bowl sink. Hairdryers, robes and towels provided as well as bath soaking salts and organic shampoos and conditioners and locally made luxurious goat milk soaps.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Very comfy memory foam mattress. All natural linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Very comfy memory foam plush mattress. All natural linens.
  • Romantic Queen Master opens to deck via French Doors and has en suite spa tub bath. Second Queen/Twin bedroom has antique armoire and adjacent to second bath with walk-in tiled shower. Both bedrooms have memory foam plush top mattresses and we use all cotton sheets. Super comfy! If you need more sleeping space we can add a twin air bed . (Sorry we no longer offer loaner baby cribs but you are welcome to bring your own).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hiking onsite on 145 acres. Brim & Bass fishing short hike from cottage in very secluded spring fed pond near managers farmhouse with loaner rods. Backyard of cottage has double hammock & Cowboy Fire-pit (wood provided). Nearby farm office and tiny seasonal porch store offering local products a short hike or drive. Near waterfalls, lakes and rivers and state parks. Horse back riding close by. Lots of tourism info in cottage.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

98% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Mtn View Hot Tub 145 acres Romance or Family Fun Near Waterfall Hikes Pets OK
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 76 reviews

Perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days here! What a beautiful place to stay! The details in this cottage are over the top! There is everything and more !! We felt so at home,from the fully decked out kitchen, the beautiful beds and linens,robes,homemade soaps,hot tub etc.etc. Everything is absolutely spotless and the scenery is amazing!! We cannot wait to go back!! If one ever needs a place to relax and unwind...put this on your bucket list!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so loved having you all here ! Glad you enjoyed your stay and already looking forward to seeing you again next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property and the food is fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed the cottage and Papa Phil's cooking! Look forward to your next visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful once again!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd stay at the pinecone cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Ilaeka and Papa Phil make sure there's nothing you need to worry about - they have it all covered. Just bring clothes and food - and you can order some food items from them too, they will provide a menu and they will deliver it to you. Accommodations like no other. I cannot wait to return again. I recommend it to everyone even though I don't want to compete for availability. :)

Thank you for another wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was so good to have you back our way and we look forward to your next visit! Happy Fall! Am glad you enjoyed some of my 86 year old Papa's cooking this time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A piece of heaven out in the country!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our stay in the Pinecone cabin & it was amazing. The attention to detail is above & beyond. Ilaeka & Papa Phil have outdone themselves. The cabin is fully stocked with everything you need & then some. Lots of activities & games are available to take you back in time. I played horseshoes for the first time in 20 years! Papa Phil has perfected the artisan pizza & blew my mind with his biscuits & sausage gravy. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun and thx for a great review! Look forward to your next visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here while our daughter was at gymnastics camp. This cottage is a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's secluded, but not isolated. The drive to and from the cabin is beautiful. The accommodations are lovely. Everything you need is here, pots, pans, dishes, linens, grill, board games and darts. The hot tub was very relaxing. There is a really nice hiking trail through the field and woods that isn't too difficult for us city folks. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your visit! We try and have the cottages feel as if you are staying in a country home with lots of extras so sounds like we were successful! It was great to meet you both and glad our blueberries were coming in as you all seemed to enjoy them! We look forward to your next visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bartlett, IL

Cozy, charming cottage, with amazing hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Pinecone twice now and would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Ilaeka and Papa Phil are wonderful! They truly are hosts, rather than just proprietors. The cottage is so charming and cozy we immediately felt at home. From the welcome basket of homemade cookies and chocolates, to the handmade soaps, board games, bathrobes, and of course the hot tub, they have thought of everything!

There is as much or as little to do in the area as you would like. Horseback riding, wine tasting, hiking to waterfalls, canoeing, and fishing are all available on property or within 15-30 minute drives. Day trips for white water rafting, ziplining or adventures in Knoxville, Gatlinburg or Nashville are all 2 hours or less away. Plus, there are binders full of directions to all of these activities and dining recommendations right in the cottage.

If you are looking for a place to disconnect and relax or be a base for adventures, be sure to consider the unmatched hospitality of Grandview Mountain Cottages!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your summer vacations have brought your family here two years in a row and we look forward to future visits! We love the Cumberland Plateau area in East Tennessee with its lack of crowds and relaxed pace, yet so many activities to choose from just a country drive away. As you mentioned, there's plenty to do if you venture out... or just staying and cozying one of our cottages on the 145 acre property works its charm for a fun family time or a great romantic break. Thanks for such kind words about Papa Phil and me! Hosting our family's mountain farm to others is truly an enjoyable experience for us. We're not far away from the cottages ("country homes" as many of our guests call them) if you need us for tourism advice, Papa Phil's catering services or just want to visit our farm porch store and sit a spell on our 1800s farmhouse porch. Our motto is "Relax, Unwind, Explore" which seems to sum up your review perfectly!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chattanooga or Knoxville 1 hr (Nashville 2 hrs)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Spring City
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Spring City
Car: necessary

Nearby trails to many waterfalls and trails on the Cumberland Plateau. Popular 90' Piney Waterfalls trailhead just 2 miles from us! 7 mile to Watts Bar Lake offering boating, fishing & swimming. Nearby Piney river & many waterfalls offer summer swimming holes. 16 miles to Cumberland Mtn State Park, 5 miles to Cumberland Trail State Park, 55 miles to Fall Creek Falls State Park. Onsite hiking trails and spring fed fish pond. Organic catering with delivery to cottages - fresh breads, artisan pizzas, breakfast picnics, seasonal farm produce, homemade jams & butter and more! Local attractions include antique shopping, Cumberland Playhouse, golf, horse back riding (Wildwood Stables & Pioneer Farms) and more. Enjoy the rural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau far from the crowds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Grandview, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late April - May 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring-Summer Fall 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November 1-17, 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas-New Years 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
31 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.56 + Tax

Many extras: Complimentary firewood, welcome basket with homemade cookies, organic coffee & teas, locally made goat milk soaps & many other amenities! NO CLEANING FEES!
PETS: Pet Fees are $30 flat fee for stays 2-3 nights. If staying longer than 3 nights an additional fee of $10/pet/night will be charged during your visit.
Security: A credit card must be on file with our office during your stay.
Guests agree to the rental terms attached to your reservation confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question