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A true log cabin retreat for any adventure seeker

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

“Ravens Nest” is absolutely perfect for the adventure seeker in you and those that just want a private setting for rest and relaxation. This cabin offers incredible views of the Smoky Mountains. Relax in the hot tub with these amazing views. Hiking right from the door step with access to the Cherokee National Forest. A guide is also available for an additional fee for hiking and much more…The interior amenities include one bedroom loft with a queen size bed, one full bath downstairs and 1/2 bath upstairs, futon in the living area and a full size kitchen/dining area. Since there is minimal TV reception many new and popular DVD’s are provided. The exterior amenities of the cabin include a deck with breathtaking views of the mountains, an open fire pit, grilling area with custom wood furniture.

Please contact us under 423-237 4144 for exact pricing, availability and on line reservations. Prices may vary lower or higher from the VRBO quote- depending on the season.

More Details

Tammy and Sam
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Tammy and Sam

Please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Sam and Tammy ; We ourselves were once visitors to The Great Smoky Mountains. Sam is a native Swiss/German and had always the idea to offer and operate a “back to the basics” or Vacation retreat “holiday on a family owned and operated Farm”. We traveled all over the US to see where we want to settle. It took only one visit to realize that this is where we wanted to live, work and raise our children. We went back and forward , sold our home/company and moved to what we think is a most extraordinary place.

We are extremely proud to own and operate Stuetz Mountain Retreat, where you will receive top notch personal attention to make your stay a memorable one.

Each of the cabins we build from a kit or from scratch. All measures have been taken to provide all the comforts of home to make your stay as comfortable and authentic as possible. Click on the Cabins tab and take a tour of the available cabins. Each cabin has a list of amenities sure to please any vacationer and adventure seeker. We hope you enjoy The Great Smoky Mountains and this peace of paradise alone or with your family as much as we have.

In our life, it has been clear that nothing comes easily. We are happy that we took the hard road in many areas to develop and maintain our land, knowing that this efforts will eventually produce better results. Since we are family owned and operated we also maintain a self-sustainable lifestyle. Instead of using disposable products constantly, Sam and Tammy aims to use recyclable and reusable alternatives, even though they often require more effort.

Enjoy your stay with us!

Tammy and Sam purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Tammy and Sam chose Douglas Lake

Property is right beside the Cherokee National Forest.Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of east Tennessee, the Cherokee National Forest is beside by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee

What makes this cabin unique

Please contact us under 423-237 4144 for exact pricing, availability and on line reservations. Prices may vary lower or higher from the VRBO quote- depending on the season.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Newport in Cocke County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Futon · Loft Bedroom · Queen Bed · DVD · Horseback Riding · Hunting · Television · Charcoal Grill · Coffee Maker · Deck Furniture · Firewood Provided · Fully-equipped Kitchen · Gas Fireplace · Guide Available · Iron and ironing Board · Microwave Oven · Outdoor Hot Tub · Pet Friendly · Wildlife · Hiking at Cabin · 0-3 Steps to Front Door · Hiking Trail Access · Level Yard · Mountain View · No Smoking · Outdoor Fire Pit · Semi-secluded · Spectacular View · Wooded View · Farm Animals Please contact us under 423-237 4144 or http://getfartheraway.com/ for exact pricing, availability and on line reservations. Prices may vary lower or higher from the VRBO quote- depending on the season.


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A true log cabin retreat for any adventure seeker
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I'm already looking forward to going back! The place was clean and had pretty much everything we needed in a little cabin. Between the rocking chairs on the porch and the hot tub on the side of the house, it was easy to sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views. Both Sam and Tammy were wonderful hosts, as was their dog who would come to visit us! I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking for a mountain retreat. There was so much to do in the area, as the hosts so wonderfully outlined in a guide book left in the living room.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect space for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

It was a cute smaller cabin with all the necessities. Great view and short drive to great trails and white-water rafting. A great escape from the Gatlinburg tourist scene.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Adorable cabin with stunning mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Raven's Nest cabin and had a wonderful stay in Tennessee. The cabin itself is so charming and well kept. It's immaculate inside and well stocked with anything you could need during your stay in the mountains. The view was incredible and the hot tub was a huge selling point! It worked perfectly and was lovely at night under the stars. The owners were also extremely friendly and helpful, but also respectful of privacy. We felt like we had the whole area to ourselves :) five stars all around and highly recommended! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We disconnected with the world for a couple days at the cabin called Raven's Nest high up on a mountainside in TN, overlooking the Smokey Mountains. No TV signal, but plenty of DVD movies. A couple decks of cards. A fantastic view of the Smokeys, looking down into to the valley, across and then miles into the distance. Porch with rockers. Hiking trails. Bunnies and goats just down the road. A mountain stream to follow uphill. And, for a longer hike, we went up the mountain to the summit, where there is a very interesting and beautiful place called the Peace Pagoda. A lovely, relaxing time for all of us. We hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I only stayed one night, but we are already looking forward to our next stay. The cabin is more beautiful than the pictures show with an amazing view of the mountains from the bedroom window, kitchen, front porch, and the picnic table and fire pit. The hot tub was great, the cabin and property were absolutely spotless. This is a very well taken care of property, and I would expect their other places to be as well. From the cabin it was about 35-40 minutes to Gatlinburg, maybe about 45 from Maggie valley, and about an hour from Asheville. There is the town of Newport just at the bottom of the mountain, but it wasn't terribly nice but it's there if you need anything and it's close to the interstate but even late at night there is no sounds of civilization. Before we left, we had the pleasure of meeting Tammy and Sam who were the nicest people in person as well as over the phone throughout the booking process. Just as a side note the ladder to the bedroom is steep.. It is a ladder so maybe not recommended for people with disabilities but is side and easily climbed. Also the last half mile or so is a gravel road and gravel driveway which is on the steep side. The driveway is smooth and nice but the road was a little rough. We had no issues but if you're in a low sports car it maybe difficult.

Overall, our stay was amazing at a beautiful cabin, rented by amazing people for a great price. I look forward to returning soon. Thanks Tammy and Sam!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamston, SC

Beautiful secluded cabin with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed in the Raven's Nest for 2 nights and we absolutely did not want to leave. The cabin is extremely clean, cozy, and a great place to getaway. It would be perfect for a small family, a couple of friends, or even just 1 person. The bed in the loft could comfortably fit 2 people, as well as the futon in the living area (which was just as, if not more comfortable, than the bed). The kitchen is fully functioning, so there would be no need to go to a restaurant every night, although there are plenty of restaurants close by if that's what would be preferred. The hot tub is also a huge plus! The area is very quiet and peaceful and the views can not be beat. The owners, Tammy and Sam, are very kind and hospitable and go out of their way to make sure their guests are well-taken care of. This place is one-of-a-kind and I highly recommend it. Just be aware, you will not want to leave once you're there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Newport, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
weekend before Labor day
29 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor day weekend
4 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn in the Smokies Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Thanksgiving weeks
18 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.93
Cleaning fee £34.62
Firewood bundle £6.16
Tax Rate 12.75%

We do have a few rules we'd like you to abide by while enjoying our hospitality.
House Rules
~No Smoking in the cabins~
Our cabins are a smoke-free environment. If you must smoke, we ask that you do so outdoors. Please refrain from bringing your cigarette butts indoors and dispose of them properly.

We are Pet friendly, but we do not allow unruly pets in the cabins. If a damage occurs please let us know before your departure

~No Unregistered Overnight Guests~
Please make sure that all of the guests staying in the cabin are those who are registered to stay there

~No Loud, Unruly, or Unlawful Parties, Noise or Behavior~
Please be respectful of your neighbors during your stay at our cabins

Reservations and Deposits
You must be 21 years or older to rent one of our cabins.
We require 100% down payment plus tax to hold your reservation.
All deposit checks must arrive 30 days before your check-in date.
We require a driver's license upon check-in.
If there is an remaining balance for your stay it will be collected at check-in.
We only accept cash at check-in.
Please call ahead if you are going to be checking-in later than expected.

Check-out is at 10am.
No late check-out unless previously arranged with the owners.
Please leave your keys in the cabin / key box when you leave.
Have a safe journey home!

~Cancellations and Rescheduling~
At least a 30 day notice is required to receive 100% of your deposit back.
Cancellations occurring the two weeks prior to your check-in forfit their deposit.
You may reschedule your reservation as long as you notify us at least two weeks before

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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