OWL’S HOOT CHALET – OFF THE BEATEN PATH BUT CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING!

Myra Southern and Rob Wright

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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OWL’S HOOT CHALET – OFF THE BEATEN PATH BUT CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING!

Townsend Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Br/2ba Chalet On Creek with Mountain Views, Wifi, Jacuzzi

Welcome to your own Smoky Mountain retreat! If Owl's Hoot is already booked for the dates you want, please check out our other cabin, Hideaway on the Creek (property 3756946).

Owl’s Hoot is a contemporary western cedar home with an all-glass prow front overlooking a 5-acre meadow, creek, and Rich Mountain.

Owl’s Hoot is a comfortable, well-appointed home…not another cookie-cutter, look-alike, strip-down rental unit. It is tastefully decorated with local works of art, antiques, new living room and master bedroom furnishings, and thoughtful amenities for the discerning traveler. Our unique décor reflects the natural beauty and serenity of the mountain setting. Our guests are surprised to find the many extras that make Owl’s Hoot truly feel like a home away from home.

The main level offers a spacious, open kitchen/living/dining room combination with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and massive windows. Two charming bedrooms and a full bath with skylight round out the main level.

Upstairs, the open-loft master bedroom features a new queen bed, plus a unique circa-1800s sleigh daybed. A luxurious garden bath is adjacent, with a skylight and jacuzzi surrounded by tropical plants.

Let your pets roam on the gated wrap-around deck or meadow. Enjoy a glass of wine in the private pavilion. Listen for the owls late at night. And enjoy our private gazebo by the creek. This natural area is the ideal playground for children and pets!

Owl’s Hoot is located in a quiet mountain hollow near the center of Townsend, just 3 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Myra,

Thank you so much for allowing us to spend time in the Smokies enjoying this cabin. It has been a lovely week and our dogs sure enjoyed the runs in the meadow.
Nov 2013
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Myra Southern and Rob Wright

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Myra and Rob are pleased to offer our family cabin, which has been in Myra’s family since it was built in 1992. Rob and I met several years ago, hiking in the Smokies, one of many outdoor activities we enjoy. We were married in the meadow at Owl’s Hoot in April 2012. We live in nearby Knoxville and seek every opportunity to “work” at Owl’s Hoot.

When we’re not renovating and managing our homes, Rob and I enjoy travelling, gardening, dancing (well, Myra does), movies, whitewater rafting, cooking and eating, arts and crafts, live music, adoring our grandkids, and basking in wedded bliss. Our family includes two cats (one of whom Myra rescued near Owl’s Hoot and named Smoky) and 3 dogs, who love to play in Owl’s Hoot’s meadow and creek!

I grew up in nearby Maryville, and my family has a long history in and deep love for Townsend. My mom, Jo Hendren, founded Hideaway Cottages and Log Cabins in 1979—providing the very first rental cabin in Townsend. She and my stepdad later bought 20 acres in the same mountain hollow to save it from being sold to a strip-mall developer. They divided the property into 11 lots, restricted the design and placement of cabins to preserve the ecological setting of the hollow, and built Owl’s Hoot on one of the lots in 1992. I helped my mom manage Hideaway Cottages for several years. We eventually sold the business but kept Owl's Hoot in the family.

We focus on anticipating our guests' needs and providing the amenities you want and need. Spices, coffee/tea, detergents, cleaning supplies, ample paper products...organic, eco-friendly, spa-grade toiletries...area resource books, novels, games, puzzles. We have encased all boxsprings, mattresses, and pillows in bed bug, allergen protective covers. Just think of all the things you don't have to bring or buy or worry about. Now that's value!

In addition to our love for Owl's Hoot and its peaceful setting, Rob and I bring unique qualifications to managing a rental cabin and providing the best customer service to our guests. For starters, we own and manage 5 rental homes, and I have property management experience from managing my family’s rental cabin business. Rob is a home improvement specialist. In addition, I have written hundreds of articles about decorating and landscaping for hgtv.com and learned a lot along the way.

Rob and I recently took over the management of Owl’s Hoot, which had been managed by two other local management companies since 2005. Frankly, they didn’t meet our standards for cleanliness and maintenance. We’re still making improvements, but you can count on this: Owl’s Hoot will be clean, very comfortable, and better appointed than most Townsend cabins. All that, in a relaxing setting with beautiful views.

What does our experience mean to you? It means that you get attentive, timely service and a tastefully decorated, well-maintained vacation home. Hey, you’re on vacation. You deserve to be spoiled!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
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Townsend Tennessee
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Owl's Hoot is more then a vacation rental, it is a home away from home. It had everything we needed and more. It was, by far, the best family vacation we have had. We look forward to staying at Owl's Hoot again. There were 5 of us, ranging from 1 1/2 year old to 60. Each of us enjoyed the stay and had plenty to enjoy in our down time, as well as plenty of space. The amount of fire flies in the evening was astonishing. The tree's were beautiful. I really cannot say enough about Owl's Hoot.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback! I'm happy that you and your family had a great time and hope you will come back to make more memories.
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
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Townsend Tennessee
5

BEAUTIFUL CHALET STYLE CABIN IN PERFECT LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
Owl's Hoot was spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished with many antiques. The pictures in the HomeAway listing don't do it justice. The kitchen is well stocked with all the needed cooking utensils. The wrap around deck faces a large meadow. My grandsons enjoyed the tree swing and running and playing ball in the meadow. Although the meadow is shared with several other cabins, no one else used it during our stay.

The cabin is located far enough away from the Parkway to be quiet and secluded, yet close to the Townsend business area. I walked several times to Smokin' Joe's Barbecue for their great pulled pork sandwich. There are many hiking tails nearby in Smokey Mountain Park, with trailheads as close as 3 miles from the cabin. Several outfits in Townsend rent tubes to float the Little River with shuttle service back to the launch point. You can do this all day for $13.

Will definitely return to Owl's Hoot.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your vacation, and I can just picture your kids on the tire swing :-)
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
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Townsend Tennessee
5

GREAT LOCATION, COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 4 nights and loved it. Convenient for Townsend and the Smokies National Park but tucked away in a peaceful rural setting. We enjoyed the NP (the scenery: trees, Little River and the walking trails) and the Heritage Museum in Townsend was very interesting. We also spent hours watching and identifying birds at Owl's Hoot and enjoyed the antics of squirrels and a cheerful little chipmunk. Everything we needed in the chalet. Would certainly recommend it.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response! We have a few bird feeders and provide food because we enjoy the birds and squirrels, too :-)
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
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Townsend Tennessee
5

BEAUTIFUL AND WELL KEPT

  • 5 of 5
Everything we possible could need was available. The chalet was extremely comfortable. Enjoyed watching the wildlife through the living room window and taking walks in the meadow.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback...we thrive on it :-)
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
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Townsend Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
5

PEACEFUL & SERENE

Peaceful & Serene
  • 5 of 5
"This cabin is lovely. It is easy to get to, very well equipped and very clean. Six of us were in Townsend for a car event and the cabin was less expensive than three small, older hotel rooms and certainly more luxurious."
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – Off the beaten path but convenient to everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
5

PEACEFUL & SERENE

Peaceful & Serene
  • 5 of 5
"This cabin is lovely. It is easy to get to, very well equipped and very clean. Six of us were in Townsend for a car event and the cabin was less expensive than three small, older hotel rooms and certainly more luxurious
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We love sharing the serenity of our chalet!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Knoxville McGhee-Tyson (code TYS)
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
TN Highway 321
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Danny Kaye's
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Laurel Valley Resort Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Danny Kaye's (Cajun and American)
Car: recommended

Owl’s Hoot is conveniently located in Townsend, TN only 3 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—but is off the beaten path in a quiet mountain hollow.

Townsend attractions/activities within 5 miles:

- Smoky Mountain Visitors Center

- Little River (fishing, tubing, swimming, swinging bridges)

- Tuckaleechee Caverns

- Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center (open-air museum)

- Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

- Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers

- Art galleries and local arts/crafts and heritage festivals

- Plus hiking, fishing, golfing, swimming, tubing, horseback riding, go-carting, bicycling, shopping

Nearby attractions:

- Foothills Parkway (11 mi)

- Cades Cove (16 mi)

- Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, and outlet malls (18 mi)

- Gatlinburg (25 mi)

- Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (26 miles)

(www.smokymountainalpinecoaster.com/)

- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg (27 mi)

- Knoxville Market Square District (34 mi)

- Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (35 mi)

- Knoxville Riverfront (35 mi)

- Knoxville Zoo (38 mi)

- Museum of Appalachia (52 mi)

- Cherokee National Forest (149 mi)

- Chattanooga, TN (Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium) (127 mi)

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Availability & Rates

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Townsend Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
May 25 2014 - Aug 9 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 8 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Autumn Peak
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%
Notes *** Note that homeaway.com and vrbo.com do not always calculate fees correctly. If you are bringing more than 4 people and any pets or are staying 2-3 nights, email me.
Base rates are for up to 4 people; add $10/nt ($50/wk) for additional adults and $5/nt ($25/wk) for additional children (age 2-17). Children under 2 are free.
- For 3 nights or less, add $30 cleaning fee.
- Inquire about pet fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Townsend Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
  • Full bath on main level with shower/tub. Large bathroom with 2-person, 7-jet jacuzzi adjacent to loft bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Loft master bedroom - 1 queen , New memory foam mattress; bed bug/allergen protection
    Main level twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , bed bug/allergen protection, LED TV
    Main level queen bedroom - 1 queen , recently redecorated; bed bug/allergen protection; LED TV
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Toys
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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