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OWL’S HOOT CHALET – ONE OF TOWNSEND'S BEST REVIEWED VACATION RENTALS!

Myra Southern and Rob Wright

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Myra Southern and Rob Wright

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015
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OWL’S HOOT CHALET – ONE OF TOWNSEND'S BEST REVIEWED VACATION RENTALS!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Townsend Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Br/2ba Chalet with Mountain and Meadow 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Myra Southern and Rob Wright (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015

About Myra Southern and Rob Wright

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!

Why Myra Southern and Rob Wright chose Townsend

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.

What makes this chalet unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just returned from a wonderful week at Owl's Hoot Chalet. The chalet is lovely and well-appointed with everything we needed or wanted. The setting is peaceful and idyllic, yet close to trails and fun! Thank you!
Jul 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
5

Beautiful restful spot in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5
Owl's Hoot is a wonderful place to relax and forget the "outside world". It is close to excellent trout fishing, hiking, and Cade's Cove. Everything you need to be cozy is in this cabin. The kitchen is fully furnished. Wood is available for the fireplace. Lots of extras such as books, games, etc. are provided for your use. The meadow behind the cabin is a great place to picnic, walk, read a book, or just relax. The creek which winds through the property adds to the beauty. If you want to relax and unwind, there is not a better place to be than Owl's Hoot!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
5

Cozy Cabin, Conveniently located

  • 5 of 5
Townsend is a great little town... quiet, good restaurants (Miss Lilys and Riverstone), close to Cades Cove. Gatlinburg and Pidgeon Forge are a short drive away and offer plenty of activities. Owl's Hoot was perfect. Very clean and well maintained. Received timely emails from management with pertinent information. We certainly enjoyed our stay, it was just to short. Already we are planning next year's trip to the same cabin!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and are planning to return.
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Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
5

Peaceful and Lovely

  • 5 of 5
The property was gorgeous and breathtaking. We enjoyed our stay, it was in easy access to everything, but the quite and serenity and peace and quite of the mountains. The house was cute with a great theme. The property was in good shape and all that it was in the pictures. Great price for the time. Would love to visit again.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
4

One of our best stays in Townsend

  • 4 of 5
Owl's Hoot was in a very good location not far from the main highway and restaurants without forfeiting the mountain-cabin feel. The cabin was very clean and well-maintained with a wonderful scenic view of the trees and meadow. I would definitely recommend the cabin to others for a wonderful, relaxing stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback!
business
Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee

Relaxing!

  • of 5
Great location! Beautiful setting easily enjoyed from inside, large deck, or gazebo. Comfortable and family friendly with lots of amenities. Owners were very accommodating in making certain we had everything we needed including
bringing in additional firewood for an unexpected cold snap. Perfect for our family get-together. Four year old granddaughter wants to know when we can do this again!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Danny. We're so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. Come again anytime!
business
Owl’s Hoot Chalet – One of Townsend's BEST REVIEWED vacation rentals!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527778
Townsend Tennessee
5

Our stay at the Chalet was great.

  • 5 of 5
The Owl's Hoot Chalet was a perfect getaway for us. Very clean inside and well appointed. Everything listed was available. Very quiet with little traffic noise. Would have liked a view of the surrounding mountains but this was a small item of contention. We ate at Smokin' Joes BBQ, the Back Porch, and Little River BBQ while there. All served delicious food. Side trips to Great Smoky Mtns NP and Maryville, TN were enjoyable. Our stay was very relaxing - just what we needed. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thanks for everything!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you had a relaxing vacation.

Map

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

From $140 Per night

Townsend Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 30 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Late Spring
May 22 2015 - Jun 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Autumn Peak
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 1 2016
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 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 stay free.
- For 2-3 nights, add $30 cleaning fee.
- Damage deposit info in rental agreement.

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 ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • 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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