|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Holiday Special! Add a 3rd or 4th night to your stay for just $150/night! Must book with us by phone for this deal!
Romance, Privacy & Amenities...
The delightful "Pinecone" country cottage has a private hot tub; mountain farm view and B&B amenities on 145 acres! We have two other rentals (208199 and 836669) on this same property; each secluded from the other!
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.
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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 Walden's Ridge 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!
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.
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 second cottage rental (Honeysuckle Cottage) on our farm (Property 208199 on VRBO) as well. Our two cottages, each with their own private road entrances offer a great secluded retreat for friends and families! Pet Friendly too ($10/1st pet per night; $6/second pet per night plus tax - pre-approval required for pets. No puppies please). We also have a Glamping Cabin (Cowgirl) VRBO 836669.
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 and confirmation will be emailed to you. A major credit card is required as security during your stay.
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 10% credit card and re-booking processing fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival are non refundable however we understand that sometimes real emergencies happen last minute and will consider issuing a one year gift certificate for late cancellations if invoice is paid in full at time of cancellation.
Keywords: Furnished Cottage Cabin Romantic Getaway Mountain Retreat Hiking Fishing Vacation House Pet Friendly, Family or Romance Getaway
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 he cooks from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Ilaeka Villa purchased this cottage in 2007
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! 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.
Romantic Upscale Mountain View Country Cottage on 145 acres offering private hot tub on deck, indoor spa tub, indoor gas fireplace, 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 !
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)
After the tragic Wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge my husband and I were forced to make last minute changes to our 2 night getaway. My husband started searching areas closer to us and came upon this "Magical Place"! Our number one goal was privacy and just being able to be together on no schedule in a wonderful and scenic environment. Oh.......a Hot Tub was a priority too! WOW did he ever find a gem that we never would have known existed. In no way do the pictures do it justice. This is by far one of our most favorite places we have EVER stayed. The hosts are amazing and Ilaeka used her world travels and sense of old world charm to create this adorable farmhouse and all it's special treasures. The views are spectacular and the hot tub is delightful. It's a Hot Springs Spa and not your typical hot tub in a rental. Never have I been to a place that had everything and then some things I did not even know we'd need. We had an amazing 2 nights! My only hesitation in submitting this review is purely selfish...... I don't want it to become so popular that we have difficulty making a reservation next time. Thank you Ilaeka for creating and sharing this special place with us. You have not seen the last of us! We can't wait to return!
Pine Cone cottage was delightful. We were absolutely pleased when we opened the door. It truly was special with everything your group could possibly need and then more.... Cookies / chocolates / fresh eggs / churned butter / gourmet coffee beans / & wonderful homemade bread (thanks Papa Phil) & the best Cherry Jam. Be sure to order an Artisan pizza from Papa Phil - wonderful dinner! Surprised to find lovely, fragrant goats milk soap and warm robes for all four of us. The setting is lovely and they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and welcome. Beds were comfy and the cottage had wonderful water(It was purified with no chlorine), cottage was very clean. The area was near several hiking areas and waterfalls. Kitchen was fully equipped and we didn't want for anything. We never even missed the WiFi and actually never used the living room---- although the morning we left we realized what we had missed! We just didn't have enough time in the area - hope to go back as soon as we can. Thank you to our gracious hostess and host. Absolutely wonderful cottage to stay in.
Upon arrival, I was mesmorized by the beauty and location of this cottage, inside and out! The decor and finishing touches that owner, Ilaeka and her father Phil, put into Pinecone Cottage #191274, are very welcoming. Clean! Clean! Clean! You need not bring all of your extras from home, because this cottage is stocked with everything, right down to the bug spray. We will be back soon, and we will travel with much less! All you need is your clothing and food. Do, be sure to order a loaf of Papa Phil's homeade Italian bread before your arrival. You won't be disappointed. Plenty of beautiful scenery and site seeing withing the grounds, or just a short drive away.
Aaahhh!!! We had such a relaxing weekend. Especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck, the hot tub & the fire pit (especially since all the firewood was provided)!!! Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the Crossville area. This was our second visit at the cottage & we'll probably stay there again when we're in the area to go to the Cumberland County Playhouse.
This cabin has everything you should want during your stay. The kitchen is fully stocked, I was able to comfortably prepare every meal we had planned without wanting. There are board games to choose from. The TV has plenty of channels to watch. The hot tub was clean and has a lovely view out towards the rest of the farm and the mountains. The bedroom and bathrooms were very nice and comfortable, there's even plenty of quality shampoo and conditioner along with locally made goat's milk soap. For those with dogs the back porch is fully enclosed, so no need to build your own barrier when enjoying the hot tub or just the view from the porch. This cabin somehow felt more like home than our own home in some ways. We will definitely be returning.
The hiking trail on the property is very beautiful and peaceful, it's nice knowing that you're maybe only going to run into a couple of people assuming that the other 2 guests decide to hike them that same day and time. We didn't partake in it, but the fishing pond seemed plenty large to make for an enjoyable time fishing. They took plenty of time accumulating instructions and literature about the cabin property and the local area. We made the trek to Piney falls a couple of miles away and enjoyed a beautiful hike in/out and enjoyed the 90' waterfall that you can walk behind! Overall the best cabin we've stayed at of the half dozen or so in the last couple of years, we'll definitely be returning!
This was the perfect place for our family to reconnect. The cottage is immaculate and Ileaka and Papa Phil have every detail covered. We can't wait to go back!
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.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Weeks require 4 nights minimum. Two night stays in summer & fall possible last minute and "fill in" dates between other reservations. Contact us for details!
Many extras: Complimentary firewood, Welcome basket with homemade cookies, organic coffee & teas & many amenities! NO CLEANING FEES! Standard Rental agreement required by our insurance company.
50% deposit to secure reservation. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted less 10% fee up until 30 days in advance of arrival. Management may allow last minute emergency cancellations for health reasons and issue a gift certificate for one year if account paid in full at time of cancellation. VRBO offers a cancellation trip insurance policy which you may want to take out in case of emergency. We are a small family company and cancellations are very hard for us to absorb. We appreciate your understanding! We highly recommend you take out cancellation insurance through VRBO if you feel you may need to cancel. Thank you.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.