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Awesome cabin, best location in Townsend! Sleeps 12. Riverview!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,060 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Pool table, hot tub, sleeps 12 w/4 BR/3BA. Close as you get to Park, Cades Cove

Take a moment and let me share with you the uniqueness of the lovely 'Genesis'. This authentic log cabin/chalet boasts three stories, over 2000 square feet, and overlooks the rushing Little River, aWeSome! <BR> Step through the front door and your attention is immediately drawn to the high cathedral ceilings, allowing you to enjoy the warm woodlands outside the two and a half stories of windows. Spacious seating arrangements are here, and all of the Broyhill seats will recline for your comfort! The 60' big screen TV is a hit with cable/DVD/VCR and a bit of X-Box fishing. To complete the coziness is an Englander wood stove, champagne-colored ceramic tile, ceiling fans, and main conversation piece is the hand-hewn staircase, cut from locally fallen timbers. <BR> Step outside to the screened balcony and awe at the majestic Smokey Mountain backdrop against the serene blue sky. And you just may see the hazy 'smoke' of clouds boiling your way, which gives those beautiful mountains their name. Breathtaking!

Three or four bedrooms plus sleep loft plus 3 baths. Upstairs is a full bath, two bedrooms each with a queen bed and full futon, and an open sleep loft area with full bunk on bottom and single on top. Include the king bed on the main level and the bunk in the game room and you have total sleeping arrangements for 13. Comfortable for 9, real cozy for the full 13!

Speaking of game room, it sports a regulation oak, Georgetown slate billiard table for your entertainment! Although we have plenty, you may wanna bring your 'prized' cue stick and strut your stuff. Down here is another TV, dart board and darts, and an exercise bike to stay in shape while on your vacation : )

Outdoor fun...: For your pleasure, 'Genesis' has an outdoor fire pit for sharing conversation, roasting marshmallows or hot dogs, warming up on a cool winter's night, etc. A favorite place to be.

Area activities galore... You're only 18 miles from Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg and skiing, music theaters, outlet malls, and activities of all sorts. Historic Cades Cove is only 7 miles away, where you'll have to slow down and let the dear pass! Bordering on the Great Smokey Mountain National Park boundary line, nature truly abounds. With a four mile river running through it, tubing is the biggest pastime in Townsend during the hot, sweltering months...looks like a polka dotted river with all the tubers! Newly opened Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is only a mile away! Ask me for free tickets : ) Why not check out spelunking or geocaching while in our area... there's some mighty fine, unique little treasures to be found in this cozy town!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Laurel Valley Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 321N and 73E
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg

How about that 'fisherman's dream'..Tennessee Little River that you can marvel at from any of the private balconies at 'Genesis.' Just a short drive to 'wet your pole'. 'Genesis' is one of the closest chalet to the National Park, you can actually walk down the private, dead-end road and step across the boundary line! Townsend has a fantastic five mile bike trail, a fly fishing school, occasional bluegrass/molasses festivals, and gorgeous mountain golf greens, nice dining, hiking trails, horseback riding, many tubing opportunities, and is within seven miles of historic Cades Cove. New to our town is the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center.

You're only 18 miles from Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, music theaters, outlet malls, and activities of all sorts. Play like a out for the goodies then retreat to your little nest on the 'peaceful side' of the Smokies in Townsend, Tennessee. It all awaits you at River Bluff Cabins in the Smokies.

Other Activities: Tubing, Cave Exploring, Geocaching

Golf: During the months of June, July and some of August you will have swimming privileges ad the lovely Laurel Valley Country Club and Golf course. Sitting high and surrounded by lush green mountains and playing greens....nice! Only 4 scenic miles away.

Ski: Thinking ahead to a winter retreat? Adventurous Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is only 20 scenic miles away. Park in Gatlinburg and take the famous areal tram up to the resort. From beginners to the novice, a trail to blaze for all. Skating rink and hot chocolate inside....ummmmmh.


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Elegantly rustic
    Upper - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gameroom - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in, rustic shower in master using slate stone, Mexican tiles and exposed copper piping, complete with sunflower shower head...nice! Full bath including tub on upper level and shower/commode on lower, game-room level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Lea's Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Jay's Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sleep Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk
    Gameroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk
  • King only on main level. Upper level has two bedrooms each with a Queen bed and full futon, and a sleep loft with full on bottom and twin bunk on top. The lower level game room has a full bed on bottom and twin bunk on top. Sleeps 8 comfortably, 16 max when you get real cozy!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We love to make you comfortable by including all the little things you don't want to pack and carry with you such as trash bags, dish detergent, coffee filters, laundry detergent, bath soap, toilet paper, hair dryer, linens galore and firewood for the Englander stove as well as the outdoor fire pit...nice place to hang out! Just added...due to popular demand, we have just added high speed internet..... a sign of the times, I suppose : )


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Awesome cabin, best location in Townsend! Sleeps 12. Riverview!
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2006
  • Stayed: Nov 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Genesis! The cabin was beautiful and the location was quiet and secluded. We had a group of 11 and had more than enough room for everyone. The cabin was stocked with everything you could possibly need while on vacation. We really enjoyed the hot tub that overlooked the river! I have stayed at plenty of vacation rentals in the past and this is by far one of my favorites. Thank you so much Billie for all your help and for sharing your wonderful cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Genesis had plenty of room for our family of 12 from Alabama and Maryland. The cabin was well equipped and very peaceful. The river right behind was a huge plus. Close to Cades cove and not a bad drive to Pigeon Forge, Maryville, and Gatlinburg. Loved the location and ease of finding the cabin. Billie even added a Christmas tree and some lights out front which made for a great back drop for photos. Thanks Billie for a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Genesis is a beautiful, spacious house with everything a family needs when on vacation. The bedrooms and bathrooms suited our needs perfectly. There was only room for one person in the kitchen at a time, but it had all of the appliances and dozens of sets of plates, bowls, glasses and silverware a family could need. The pool table and game consoles downstairs were great activities for the teenagers (and some adults!). The hot tub was refreshing after a long day of fun. We also had a nice fire in the fire pit and toasted marshmallows for S'mores. The driveway was a bit tricky at first, but once we figured it out we had no trouble at all fitting 3 vehicles in it. We would love to go back there again as the area is breathtakingly beautiful and there is so much to do! We will definitely rent Genesis again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Billie's cabin was very clean upon our arrival. It is beautifully decorated and located on a quiet peaceful road. There were plenty of towels, sheets, dishes, cookware, etc. There were 11 of us and we had plenty of room. I would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacationers Beware!

  • 1 of 5

We were VERY disappointed with this property. Smelly vacuum cleaners in master closet made the whole bedroom stink the whole time we were there even after we moved them to another room. The whole downstairs/pool table area was unusable due to a very bad mildew stench. Even with the downstairs door closed the stench came up into the living room. There were hundreds of bees dying in the laundry room. We felt this house was not accurately advertised. Wifi did not work properly. You could barely see or hear the river from the house. Broken floor tile in Master. Just generally not clean and maintained well for the price. When we tried reaching the owner about the bees and wifi she was unable to reach by phone or email for more than a day. This house was a disappointment. She refunded us $100 since we were unable to use the downstairs.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan ... again I sincerely apologize that your stay was not as 'fresh' as it could have been. As I mentioned while pleading with you not to post a negative review, we had and untimely death and subsequent hospitalization in the family a few months prior to your arrival, and things simply weren't monitored for a short while as they should have been, sorry. You and our wonderful future guests can rest assured that I have personally attended to each and every issue mentioned above. Well, except for the beautiful Little River which is still flowing approximately 150' from the cabin. It can still be seen, albeit through the huge hemlocks and hardwoods and to listen to it is absolutely wonderful. I already have an offer from a couple of guys to go down there when the temps cool off this winter and trim some of the lower limbs ... not the trees though, they're magnificent. That will re-open that picture-frame view of the river from any of the numerous balconies at 'Genesis'. Oh, and while bringing her back up to par, we decided to dip her in a coat of honey. Well actually just cleaning and resealing the white-pine logs, but she's never looked better. One more thing, I'm responding to this from Wi-Fi at this lovely chalet ... no problem there! Thanks and have a great day! Billie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $200

Call for a last-minute manager's special!
Peak season ... May - December:
$240/night for up to 4 guests
Please add $15 per person/ per night after the base 4
$1,512/week / 4 guests / includes 10% discount!
No discounts on holidays and the months of June, July, August and October, sorry
Also, during the very busy months of June, July, August and October we must ask
for a full-week's booking (7 nights) unless it is last-minute,
then we will adjust this policy ... thanks for your understanding

January - April:
$190/night for up to 4 guests
$1,197/week / 4 guests / includes 10% discount!

10% discount for weekly booking except holidays and peak season!
20% discount in September when you book four or more nights!
20% discount the first two weeks of November and the first
two weeks of December, when you book four or more nights!

$15 per dog/per night with permission

We ask for a one-night's deposit on reservation with the balance due two weeks in advance of arrival (four weeks in advance of arrival for holidays). Credit card required to be on file, but we welcome and prefer your personal check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.