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The Cove - Another Nature Lover's Paradise

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Wooded Retreat In A Hidden Limestone Cove

Like its sister cabin, 'Smoke Rise', 'The Cove' is located in the Sequoyah Village area of Laurel Valley in Townsend.

From the time you enter the drive, surrounded by huge, moss covered limestone boulders, you will know you've arrived at a very special place. Never before have we seen a setting so perfectly designed by Nature to embrace a small cabin.

You'll find high quality decor, linens, towels, and everything you could want to make 'The Cove' your perfect home away from home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

It is our goal to create a tranquil and serene setting that will help our guests to unplug and to enjoy the spirit of the mountains and the wildlife that lives here. Don't worry, we've provided TV, Wi-Fi and Phone, just in case you can't give up the gadgets totally.

'The Cove' is decorated in a primitive theme to match the beautiful interior of hand-hewn logs. Nothing says 'mountain cabin' like a warm evening by a crackling fire; so, during the season, enjoy the warmth and sounds of the real, wood-burning stacked-stone fireplace.

The kitchen has all the comforts of home, with everything you might need to cook full meals - or to nuke a burger.

If you love to grill out, we have furnished you with a gas grill for those steaks you get at the local IGA.

The huge indoor jetted tub will pamper you before you slip into the king-sized bed for a great night's sleep. Luxury linens, towels, pillows and blankets are all supplied. There's a walk-in closet to store the extra 'stuff' you brought along.

'The Cove' offers a park-like setting, surrounded by moss-covered limestone boulder outcroppings like those along the Little River in the Park. Catch a glimpse of 'Woody' woodpecker, or a red-tailed hawk as it navigates through the hardwood trees surrounding the cabin. Be on the lookout for the occasional black bear that wanders through the property.

'The Cove' is VERY motorcycle friendly! The access is easy and paved. Plenty of flat driveway parking. If you're a rider, you'll find Townsend to be a paradise. Every year, thousands visit the area to take advantage of these mountains and the day trips they offer and 'The Cove' offers a terrific home base for these trips. From 'The Cove', you're only a few short miles from the Cades Cove entrance to the National Park. While staying here, the Park is your playground. No matter what you like to do during the day, we hope you'll enjoy retreating to peace and warmth of 'The Cove' at day's end.

It is our hope that you will come to consider 'The Cove' YOUR home in the Great Smoky Mountains. We hope to see you soon.

If The Cove is not available for the dates you are looking for, see also Smoke Rise VRBO or Wildwood, our newest cabin addition just added October 2015.

More Details

Owner
Cyndie Cornelius
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Cyndie Cornelius

We arrived in the Smokies over six years ago. Our first trip was a fly fishing adventure. Until then, my only Smokies adventure had been Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Townsend proved to be an oasis in the mountains. The setting is serene and peaceful, and without the trappings of the more recognized areas. Trout weren't the only things hooked that weekend --- we were, as well.

Just one year later, we arrived in Townsend. It took a year to make it happen; but we were determined to make the Smokies our home. We surely cannot imagine living anywhere else. Waking every morning to the sunrise over the mountains and the sights and sounds of the birds and other wildlife is an unbelievable experience. We have, in the years after our arrival, started a real estate firm. It has been our goal to educate others about the wonders of living in this beautiful place and, if the fit is right, to help them with their goal to move here permanently or to find the perfect getaway home in the Smokies.

Cyndie Cornelius purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Cyndie Cornelius chose Tennessee

We had purchased 'Smoke Rise' in 2013 and had a ball redecorating, painting, furnishing and finding just the right things to make it the warmest and most inviting cabin anywhere around. We apparently accomplished our goal, as 'Smoke Rise' became incredibly successful. We really didn't want another cabin. We thought one was enough.

But there was one other in the area that we thought that if it ever came on the market, we would consider buying it because of its uniquely beautiful setting. The huge moss-covered limestone rock outcroppings were so unusual and the acre and a half lot provided privacy and room to roam. And 'Smoke Rise' was renting so well that we were having to turn people away. Unbelievably, it did come up for sale and we couldn't resist. Structurally, they are identical, and we have done 'The Cove' very similarly to 'Smoke Rise'. We go back and forth as to which is our favorite. They are similar; but each has its own distinct personality.

Stay in both and let us know which you like best.

What makes this cabin unique

It is our mission to maintain our cabins in a manner that will never disappoint. We are VERY local owners and we keep a watchful eye over our retreats. We have stayed in them ourselves, just to be sure that we've not overlooked anything guests may need to make their stay perfect.

We want you to consider 'Smoke Rise' , 'The Cove' and Wildwood your home away from home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Townsend in Blount County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Enjoy a soak in the indoor jetted tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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The Cove - Another Nature Lover's Paradise
average rating of 4.903226 based on 93 reviews
Paris TN
5

The Cove is my new love

  • 5 of 5

The cabin will meet more than your expectations. It is secluded with complete privacy. The owners ability to think of every need is incredible. Make up remover pads in the bathroom, extension cord if needed, laundry Tide pods, etc. This is a perfect place to stay if you plan to spend most of your time in the mountains. Its very close to Cades Cove, tubing, and hiking. We came for the outdoor activities. We did drive one day into PF and downtown Gatlinburg. But its not a drive I would want to do daily. Enjoy Gods toys while here, skip the commercialism of PF....We loved sitting out on the deck with drinks and grilling. They even provide an extra gas tank if you run out. My ONLY complaint would be the 10 a.m. check out. I was so upset at having to set an alarm, but knowing we would sleep till noon if we didn't. I cannot wait to return in the fall. If I could afford this cabin I would buy it for myself and never leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cabin. Loved every moment we were there

  • 5 of 5

It was a blessing for us both. Time to rest. Time to enjoy our mountain. Thank you so much. We will see you again. Maybe in just a month with our grand daughter

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roswell, Georgia
5

Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

We are so thrilled with this cabin!! The location is secluded away from traffic and is nestled within several trees! You really feel like your in the Smokey Mountains!! The cabin is perfect for us and our dogs!! An easy few steps for our older dogs to go outside--we have been to The Cove 4 times now and have loved it each time! The kitchen has all we need and the cabin itself is so comfortable and cozy!! The jacuzzi is a bonus after taking long hikes during the day!! We love coming here and we so love the beautiful fireplace!! Yes..Nature's Paradise!! We will be back!! Thank you Cyndie!!❤️🐾�🐾�

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! It is people like you that make this such a rewarding experience! Always happy to see you return! Cyndie
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5

This was our first trip to the Smokies and it will definitely not be our last!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, dog and I had our first trip to the Smokey Mountains and called the Cove our home for the time we were there. The cabin was very well appointed; it had everything we could have ever needed right down to the bottle openers!! This was our first trip to the Smokies and we will be back for sure. We stayed out of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for the most part except for a short drive through either city and a quick stop for a bite to eat in Pigeon Forge at the Smokey Mountain Brewery. We wanted to spend most of our time exploring the absolute beauty of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, and that's what we did. The beauty of the park is something pictures just can't describe; it is breathtaking being able to see it with your own eyes. And there's more than enough to keep you busy in the park from hiking, scenic drives, and much more. We drove all the way to North Carolina on the Newfound Gap road and were able to stand atop the Newfound Gap mountain at 5000 feet.......incredible. Cades Cove was incredible as well. Staying at the Cove really allowed us to have a true wilderness experience, and would gladly return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, cozy cabin. Loved the set up and are already planning to come back.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cabin, tucked away in Townsend. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

So amazing. This cabin is a cozy home away from home. Great views! Would stay again for sure.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were amazed at the seclution and views. The cabin is clean and cozy. Perfect for two. Best vacation get away We're ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Laurel Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
321
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Steak and Egg
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Townsend, Tennessee is a gateway community to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors to Townsend enjoy the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Townsend is rich in wild life - most visitors come with hope of seeing the ever popular Black Bear that inhabit the Park and surrounding areas. 'The Cove' is nestled into the woods and is extremely private. Surrounded by huge, moss-covered boulders, this is a setting like no other. You'll feel you have stepped into the Park and you can anticipate the possibility of a critter sighting. There is an abundance of wildlife, including bear, deer, wild turkey, hawks and owls - just to name a few. You can spend your days watching critters at the cabin, or in Cades Cove. You can hike the trails, ride your bike, take photographs, fly fish or tube down the Little River. There are several tubing providers on the river. Most outfitters will hook you up with a tube and river access. You can float down the river for an hour of so. They will pick you up and bus you back to the starting point, only to do it all again. What a way to cool off on hot summer days!

If you ride a motorcycle, Townsend is the BOMB! There are dozens of day-rides from Townsend. One of our favorites is to leave Townsend and travel through the Park to Gatlinburg. Take a right at Sugarlands Visitors Center and you can ride to Cherokee, North Carolina in just an hour or so. Enjoy lunch and head back...time to burn. Don't forget to stop at Newfound Gap and Clingman's Dome. DON'T leave without your camera!

The Foothills Parkway is closer to home. Only a couple of miles from Townsend, this ride takes you across the ridge of the mountain with spectacular overlooks, to Chilhowee Lake. At the end of the Parkway, take a left and you're on the Tail of the Dragon --- 318 curves in 11 miles --- not for the faint of heart. If you're not up to that, take a right and visit the Highway 129 Harley shop. A longer ride will take you to Tellico Plains for lunch at the Tellico Plains Bakery, a great place to enjoy a meal before heading back to Townsend or across the Cherohala Skyway. I could spend hours talking about this; so just ask when you call. We may go with you.

'The Cove' is motorcycle friendly, with easy access and paved all the way.

A short, 30-minute ride from Townsend will land you in Pigeon Forge. A great place to visit but NOT the quiet side by any stretch of imagination. It's the center for entertainment and shopping in the Smokies. Home to the Tanger Outlets, countless restaurants and entertainment spots and the ever popular Dollywood.

Come join us in Townsend! On the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Townsend, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£239
for 2 nights
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£689
£2,760
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £50.25 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.65%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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