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Cabin with beautiful view, on 'Peaceful Side of the Smokies'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

One loft bedroom with fantastic view of mountains.

A charming and beautiful cabin with real rustic split log construction with sweet surroundings. Cabin has a large wrap around deck with a beautiful view. Deck is very private, with a porch swing and two rockers . A great place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. Also has a gas grill and a 5 person hot tub. Loft bedroom has very comfortable king size bed , wake up and look out the big window at the beautiful view! We have just installed a half bath upstairs also.

Downstairs we have a fully equipped kitchen, 60 in. flat screen T.V., queen size sleeper sofa, and rock stacked gas fireplace.

Have a full size pool table, a Jacuzzi tub to relax in and a full bath with washer and dryer.

Cabin has central heat and air condition. Just installed WiFi.

The resort has a gorgeous swimming pool and a club house with picnic tables and chairs and also a gas grill for your use.

We are about 5- 10 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance. If you enjoy nature trails, bike trails, floating down the river, or fishing and golfing, horse back riding you will love Townsend! Townsend has art and craft stores and several great restaurants. Only about seven miles to the entrance to Cades Cove and about 30 to 40 minutes through the beautiful mountains to get to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Also only about 5 minutes to Tuckaleechee Caverns.

Owners: Eddie and Alice Cansler 423-337-1443

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More Details

Alice Cansler
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Alice Cansler

My husband and I have been married for forty one years. We have three sons and daughters in law. We also have five grandchildren. We are Christians and Eddie is a deacon in our church. We love the Lord.

Alice Cansler purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Alice Cansler chose Tennessee

We purchased this property because of the peace and quiet.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this cabin because of the cabin itself and the awesome view. We have done a lot of remodeling on the cabin, and adding new furniture.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Townsend, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Has one full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper sofa sleeps 2
  • King size bed in loft with half bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Horse back riding one mile from cabin.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Cabin with beautiful view, on 'Peaceful Side of the Smokies'
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

A Christmas to Remember

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this cabin during our stay for Christmas! The view was spectacular and private. Mrs. Alice was so sweet and personable. We arrived to a nice Christmas card on the table and a tin of popcorn that went well with our Christmas Eve movie night!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a good time. Also thank you so much for the kind words.
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Absolutely love this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in this same cabin two years in a row. Alice Cansler, the owner, is an absolute sweetheart to talk to. She called to check on us after we got there and make sure the cabin met our expectations. It has a gorgeous view and it is located in a very peaceful area. The cabin is beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed the wrap around deck and the hot tub which is in a private corner where you can't see the neighbors. The pool table inside is nice even though it is a little close to the wall on one side. The owners have been kind enough to supply a short pool cue to remedy that situation. The kitchen has pretty much anything you could need as far as utensils and pots and pans. If you are picky about the quality of kitchen ware, you may want to supply some of these things yourself, but I found everything to work just fine for our needs. The drive up to the cabin is adventurous, and 4 wheel drive is helpful if the roads are slick. Overall, we absolutely love this cabin!! It is such a great little getaway! We will be back for a third year next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin once again, you are correct about the pots and pans, they are due to be changed out and they will be. I am looking forward to your stay again next year. Alice
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Hospitality and More

  • 5 of 5

The property was all that was advertised and more - welcoming, quiet, peaceful, yet convenient to any thing you need. And I appreciated the little things that added to the warmth and hospitality - the simple fall decorations, the pool balls racked and ready, even a needle and thread kit in the bathroom drawer ready in case of a needed repair. Thank you for the care given to make so many feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin. We try very hard to keep it clean and decorated nicely. And it is very peaceful there.
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything and more than we anticipated. The cabin was so clean and perfect for a week's stay. The owner's even called to check on us. The view from the bedroom loft is amazing. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub at night with the awesome view. It felt like we were the only people on the mountain. I loved the feeling of privacy. Also, the back porch is the most relaxing feeling you can experience. There is simply not one bad comment I could provide if I had to. The drive to Pigeon Forge was only 20 mins away. We stayed in Townsend a couple of days and enjoyed the restaurants (The Trailhead steakhouse is awesome). We are looking forward to coming back to this same cabin next year. Even the directions were right on target. Thank you Alice for your sharing your cabin. It truly was delightful !!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, I try my best to keep the cabin very clean from guest to guest. I want all to be comfortable and not have to do anything but relax and enjoy. Hope to see you again next year.
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Montgomery, AL

Relaxing, Peaceful, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxed is what we felt when we left Windancer. We enjoyed the hot tub after hiking during the day, Drinking coffee in the morning and eating our meals on the porch with the wonderful view. Waking up to the view over the valley was great.

When arriving, do plan for a steep road. You are going up the side of a mountain. The only thing that got us arriving was taking the first left. It is a private drive. Go around the front of the pool. Alice couldn't have been any sweeter if we had any questions.

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so glad you had a good vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

I spent hours online looking for a cabin, I feel like I was playing Russian Roulette trying to pick a cabin that was:

1) Private 2) Clean 3) Had a Great location 4) Had great amenities. I found this cabin and the views sold me, but was depending on the reviews to make my final desicion.

As soon as I walked on the porch I said OMG, wow! That view is spectacular! The house was clean, the kind of detailed clean that not only is evrything spotless there was no dust on the fan blades or on top of decorations displayed high. Most importantly, the hot tub was super clean. You have enough privacy to go to the hot tub in your skivvies. You are near other cabins but can't see on the porches. (the leaves are still on that could change). The owner was great and the property is clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, because we take a lot of pride in making our cabin cozy and clean. I am so glad you had a great time. And the view is the best in the resort that are being rented.
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Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
McGee Tyson
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Black Bear Cafe
Car: necessary

Local arts and craft stores.

Several great restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Townsend, Tennessee

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee per visit £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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