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Very private 'real' log cabin on 28 acre mountain top shared with 5 other cabins. Sit on the covered front porch in one of the rocking chairs with a view of the 'Great Smoky Mountain National Park' in front of you. We are only 15 min. from Cades Cove and 3 miles from the entrance to the national park.
Our authentic log cabin has a combined living/dining space with large stone wood burning fireplace where you can enjoy cold winter nights in front of the crackling fire. This is also where you can watch cable TV or movies on the DVD player. There is a large loft overlooking this area where you will also find 2 double beds and a Fussball table. The downstairs master bedroom has a queen bed and large closet and dresser with the bathroom located just next to the master bedroom.
If you don’t want to pack a lot, we have a washer and dryer for your convenience. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything except food and all linens, towels and paper products are furnished. The porch wraps around 3 sides offering a front porch complete with rocking chairs and a beautiful mountain view, the side porch has complete privacy with lounge chairs for sunbathing and the large back deck has a hot tub and charcoal grill for a perfect evening out.
R & R Retreat is the last cabin on the mountain top and all the cabins are secluded. You are just a short drive from the shopping in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood or the sights of Gatlinburg without the crowds or neighbors at night. Several good resturants are within a mile or two if you choose not to dine in. You are within 2 miles of great tubbing, fishing, hiking, biking trail, swimming in the 'Little River' and horseback riding.
The Townsend community is what Pigeon Forge was 35 years ago, uncrowded, quiet and peaceful.
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This is a great little cabin for a romantic weekend, honeymoon or family get-a-way on 'The Peaceful Side of the Smokies'.
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We were born and raised in East Tennessee and have traveled a lot of the world, but we have to say that these old Appalachian Mountains are as beautiful as any we've been. It's hard to beat the peace, quiet and nature of the quiet side of the Smokies in Townsend.
Tommy Rutherford purchased this cabin in 2001
Our family has been coming to the Smoky Mountains since the 1950's and have always enjoyed the unspoiled nature of the Smoky Mountains. There are 4 distinct seasons with mild winters and lots of outdoor activities year 'round. The area history and culture is very interesting and if you're a nature lover, you'll be in heaven. We are blessed with an abundance of wild critters that roam the woods and the lakes and rivers are full of fish. The valley is three miles long with the Little River flowing through offering tubing in the summer. The river is stocked with trout for some great fishing and you can even put your own kayak in and float the Little River. There are plenty of trails for every level of hiking or just a quiet walk in the woods. Some trails are even handicap accessible. It’s a great place to enjoy nature and the beauty of the area without the crowds in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, however, these towns are close enough to visit on day trips. Head to Galtinburg for shopping dining, Aquarium of the Smokies and skiing at Obergatlinburg in the winter. Pigeon Forge is home of Dollywood, lots of music theaters and other entertainment as well as great restaurants and outlet malls.
R&R Retreat is located on 28 acres with only 6 cabins including ours and no drive-by traffic, yet we are very close to the main highway and all the amenities in Townsend.Being at the end of the road, we offer complete privacy as we are situated on 2 heavily wooded acres.
Guests can roam the 28 acres and beyond, although there are no marked trails, the park has many trail heads nearby. Guests can bring or rent bicycles in town to ride the 3 mile long valley where there are paved bicycle paths on both sides of the road. Mother Nature at her finest is right here in the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains. You can go fishing, swimming and tubing the river, hiking and backpacking the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, visit old homesteads and look for wild animals while touring Cades Cove and the park or just relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. If you need a vacation, then this is place you want to be.
Whether you like it wild or mild, make your next vacation a stay at R&R Retreat and enjoy East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Our stay at your cabin was just wonderful! The cabin was so homey, cozy and comfortable. It was so relaxing! The deck and views were amazing! Loved the decor of your cabin, so rustic, and loved all the antiques. Like a step back in time with modern conveniences. Loved the area, Cades Cove, The Railroad Museum & Tuckaleechee Caverns. Say our first Black Bear at the entrance to Cades Cove. Say lots of Deer, Turkeys & Elk. Would definitley come back!!!
Great cabin with everything we needed. Even had a bear turn over the trash bin just after our late time getting there. Not a problem for me at all. Glad to be on the quite side of the Smokey's close to Cades Cove where we saw deer and another bear. Did not get to see the one at the cabin but heard it out in the brush. Good stay!
We loved the cabin, the view, the seclusion, and the area of town it is in. We could not have been happier!! Thank you so much, Tommy!
Great place to stay for touring Cades Cove and other areas near Townsend.
Price was very reasonable for all the space, full kitchen, the view, hot tub, charcoal grill, and washer/dryer. The deck was amazing, quite large with rocking chairs and a nice size table and chairs for meals or card games outside. Perfect for viewing stars, relaxing, seeing the changing light on the mountains at sunrise and sunset. There are not other cabins within sight so you feel like you're alone on a mountain top.
The cabin was just as we hoped it would be. We enjoed our stay there very much.
My wife, daughter, grandson and I spent three days at the cabin and enjoyed it very much. Great view and plenty of things to do in Townsend. The cabin had everything we needed, was clean and no bugs. The only negative things were very minor such as the taste of the water and road noise from the road below the cabin. I'm sure the water was fine. We just weren't use to it and we live in a big city so road noise isn't a big deal. My only suggestion would be adding a ceiling fan on the deck facing the view of the mountains. It was the middle of September and unseasonably hot. Not a big deal but would be a nice bonus.
Was in Townsend to run the Smoky Mountain Half Marathon and decided to make a Girl's Getaway out of it. My friend and I absolutely LOVED our cabin and the surrounding area. The cabin was at the end of the drive which was nice because we didn't have anyone driving past our cabin. Had a perfect and beautiful view of the mountains from the front porch! We ate every meal outside on the deck because we just loved being outside! Loved the location of the cabin too! Right off the main street that has everything you need close by! It was a quiet and peaceful town that was just minutes from entering the National Park and Cades Cove. Also nice because it is only a 40 minute drive from Gatlinburg / Pidgeon Forge, so you could easily go there for a day trip, but come home to peace and quiet...which we loved! We visited Cades Cove, Riding Stables, Tuckaleechee Caverns, and did a few hikes near Gatlinburg area: Chimney Tops Hike and Big Creek/Mouse Creek Falls. Loved that there was so much to do in the surrounding area! Overall, my friend and I were so glad that we went to Townsend and decided to stay at this cabin! Had everything we needed and was a beautiful location! Thanks Tommy!
River tubing, Trout fishing, Hiking, Nature Trails, Wine Tasting, Horseback Riding, Bike Trails
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