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Jamie Kester

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi

45 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE SMOKIES, GATLINBURG, AND PIGEON FORGE STRIP / WOODED 1 ACRE PRIVACY / MP3 Compatible STEREO's / WIFI HIGH SPEED INTERNET / COMCAST 36' TO 45' PLASMA LED TV'S / DVD PLAYERS / JACUZZI / HOT TUB / XBOX 360 / POOL TABLE / DARTS / FULL KITCHEN / KING BEDS / LEATHER AND MICRO FIBER SEATING / HUGE DECK / SLEEPS 8

Location: Next to Dollywood, 3 mile Pigeon Forge, 10 Miles from Gatlinburg Area, Tennessee, USA

The cabin sits on 1 FULL acre atop of Parrot Mountain above Dollywood and Splash Country. Parrot Mountain Park is at the bottom of our hill! While here, you can listen to the Dollywood Steam Train whistling around the next mountain off in the distance while watching the steam roll out from the tree tops. The cabin setting is quiet with the only noise being the local wildlife going about their day. Also during certain times of the day you can faintly hear the tropical birds singing from the Parrot Mountain Park below. You can literally drive to the bottom of the mountain (1/4 mile) and there is the entrance to Dollywood and Splash Country. We also have easy access to all the bypasses into the Pigeon Forge Strip and Gatlinburg without the headache if getting trapped in the slow traffic jam on the main strip. Instead, pick where you want to go and inject yourself into that spot from the simple back routes in no time.

The cabin is surrounded by woodlands on all sides, except of course for the clearing of the view, have seclusion while still being in the middle of it all at the same time! We took a long time to find this perfect location. We did not want a cabin built on a shear cliff (if you have kids or a long night with friends, no need to worry about going skydiving unintentionally), we also did not want a cabin built right on top of other cabins with the feel of having a cabin in a condo development (the whole point of getting a cabin is to be in the woods not another neighborhood). For us, we needed privacy and did not want to look at 4 other decks while relaxing on ours. This cabin fit that main criteria! We are sure you will also appreciate it yourself!

A campfire pit in the front so you can roast marshmallows while checking out the daytime view of the mountains or night time lights of the Pigeon Forge Strip, and Gatlinburg Ski Slope, while still having the feeling of camping in the woods high up on the mountain ALL at the same time!

**FAQ'S**

Question:

We are bringing small children, where are the sleeper sofas located in the cabin?

Answer:

The cabin has 3 levels.

First Floor Media Room, Large LED TV, Xbox 360, DVD (play the childrens movies, Xbox, childrens shows, board games :) ) This room has 2 red micro fiber queen size sleeper sofas. The children usually sleep here if we have friends staying in the attached King Size bedroom. If it's just us, our kids sleep in this 1st floor master bedroom with the 36' Flat Screen Wall Mount TV and watch their kid shows/sleep over thing and then they are out. This floor is seperated from the top 2 floors by an enclosed stairway (keeping out the top two levels noise).

The 2nd level is the living room/dining/kitchen/master w/jacuzzi tub/fireplace/main deck/hot tub on the deck. This floor's leather couch, folds out into a queen sleeper as well. (if you want your children on the same floor with you). The second floor is open (aside from the bedroom) to the game loft on the 3rd floor.

On the 3rd floor is the pool table, tv, darts, and sitting table. We positioned it this way because we could then stay up later, while kids were in bed, and enjoy the rest of the cabin/gameroom/hot tub/deck, while the kids where asleep downstairs undesturbed due to the stairwell. The gameroom is even farther from the 1st floor reducing any 'wake up noise' while the adults were being adults.

Question:

How close are the other cabins next to the Thistle Britches Cabin?

Answer:

Thistle Britches sits on 1 full acre and is on the highest elevation of all the cabins on the mountain. The cabin is surrounded on 3 sides by woodlands, and open to the front view with various trees.

Here is the perspective sitting on the deck facing out towards the view from the cabin:

Right of the cabin:

To the right is 180 degrees of pure woodlands, that grade up 250 feet to the sloping ridge of the mountain, on the other side of the ridge is another 100 acres of pure woods. If you take the short trail up there you can see a 30 mile view of the Valley on the backside of our mountain.

Behind the cabin:

Behind the cabin is 100% woodlands. The ridge follows straight back from the side of the cabin towards the back about 500 foot until the ridge slopes down and ends at a point. I have walked back through the small trail on the ridge to the point and found an awesome 320 degree view of the valley and Smoky Mountains and LeConte. It is at this point you tell is where the indians and civil war soldiers would have used to spot game or use as a lookout point.

Left-Front Corner of the Cabin

This is the 1/2 of the acre we have that contains woodland, and small brush and gently slopes down 400 foot to the end of the road below, further down the slope is a cabin of which is well hidden and more than far enough away.

Right - Front Corner

The front of the cabin contains plenty of trees to block the neighboring cabin of which is about a football field length away, this is the closest cabin to ours which is a very good distance. This neighboring cabin also is set up that their deck is on the other side so any visitors there are on the other side of the cabin from us.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jamie Kester (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

What makes this cabin unique

Highest Cabin on the Mountain, Privacy space away from loud neighbors or prying eyes on 1 acre property, surrounded by 800 acres of woods. Views of Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Strip, Smoky Mountains, Ober Gatlinburg. Only 2 miles to the main drag of Pigeon Forge. One of the best locations in the area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to take the time to thank you for such a nice retreat at your mountain home "Thistle Britches". This visit was for our 6th wedding anniversary.The view was absolutley amazing. The cabin itself was wonderful and felt so much like our "home away from home". We appreciated the fact that you take so much care in making sure your cabin is comfortable and cozy. We captured some GREAT pictures from the front porch ,as well as, the trail right outside the cabin. We loved this place so much that we didn't even want to leave. We can't wait to get back there. Thanks again. 2-4-09 to 2-8-09.
Feb 2009
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Reviews

4.7
based on 45 traveler reviews

1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 48 reviews
Lansing, Michigan
5

Awesome Cabin, Exactly as Described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Thistle Britches from April 26-May 5 2009 and we didn't want to leave. This cabin was exactly as describe and viewed in the pictures. The owners are awesome, Jamie was very helpful with anything we called and asked him about. We loved the home feeling in the cabin and that it was well taken care of. We would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a great cabin with all the amenities but far enough away for some peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Columbus
5

Great as always!

  • 5 of 5

Another great time at Thistle Britches over Labor Day Weekend. My family and I, and our pups had a splendid trip. The cabin is very clean and up-to-date unlike some I have seen in the past. You feel right at home. The view is amazing and there are tons of activities to enjoy throughout the stay. I highly recommend taking a trip to Clingmans Dome for a breathtaking view of the mountains. We also enjoyed the fireworks from DollyWood every evening around 8:30pm, you could see them perfectly from the dinner table/deck. Without a doubt, we will be booking again!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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You have a beautiful cabin with a beautiful view that's in a great location.

  • 2 of 5

Your home is absolutely beautiful, however, whoever is taking care of your cabin is not doing a good job. Your beautiful home is in need of some cleaning and TLC. Cobwebs all over porch & furniture. Cobwebs inside on fireplace & walls, old cheerios under sofa, thick dirt & dust behind bed and nightstand. Thick dust on head board of bed... These are just a few things....

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property! I am sorry to hear this and have forwarded this to our cleaner. We hope if you are ever in the area that you will give us an opportunity to change your opinion! Warmest Regards, Jamie
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5

Amazing place. I very liked it.

  • 5 of 5

Very good place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome!!!

  • 4 of 5

Phenomenal!!! We really enjoyed our stay for a week didn't want to leave thanks Jamie for letting us share your cabin from the Williams family.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Athens, GA
5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect stay in this beautiful cabin! Nothing was overlooked-everything we needed was furnished. Great location- convenient to everything. The view was even better than described or pictured! The house was amazing and the decor was very rich and classy (so nice not to see toy bears everywhere you looked!) Thanks for sharing your lovely property with us!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Clingmans Dome
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Dollywood
The Old Mill Restaurant
Mel's Diner in Pigeon Forge
"Great Authentic Diner"
Rafting in the Smokies
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Dollywood's Splash Country
Wahoo Zip Lines
Scenic Helicopter Tours
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
"Free Moonshine Tasting at the Distillery"
Mellow Mushroom
Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
"Great Cajun Seafood Dive"
Joe's Crab Shack
Margaritaville
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Greenbrier
"Butterflies, Swimming holes and Trout Fishing"
Douglas Lake
"Rent Boats at Mountain Harbour Inn"
Cades Cove
"Opportunity to see wild bears, deer, old mountain homes, churches. Nice picnic area alongsi..."
Parrot Mountain and Gardens
"Tropical birds. Hold and feed Parrots. Beautiful nature garden."
The Apple Barn and Cider Mill & General Store
"Great apple fritters!"
Bluff Mountain Adventures
"Excellent ATV Tours. Rent ATV's or Side by Sides and ride for miles up the mountain until a ..."
Titanic Museum Attraction
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
Tanger Outlet Center
Lazerport Fun Center
Ripley's Aquarium
Hillbilly Golf
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Ober Gatlinburg
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
Gondolier Italian Restaurant
The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille
"Great Lunch Spot"
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap
World's Fair Park
University of Tennessee
Downtown Gatlinburg
Goats On The Roof Pigeon Forge TN
"Shopping with live goats on the roof on the building"
Alum Cave Bluff Trail to Mt. LeConte
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Wonderworks
"Huge Science Museum, Upside down building"
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
"Large outdoors outlet"
Hard Rock Cafe
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Clingman's dome road
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Knoxville Airport - Tyson McGee
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 321
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Old Mill Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10.4 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

Sky Diving Simulator

Wedding Chapels

Helicopter Rides

ATV and WhiteWater Rafting Trips

River Tubing

Smoky Mountain National Park

Dinner Shows

Theatres

too much to list!

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Rates & Availability

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.94%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
Pet Fees - 1 dog $75/stay, 2 dogs $125/stay

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Amenities

Pigeon Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 Red Sofas in the Media Room, 1 Leather in the living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
36' LCD Flat Screen w/5.1 Surround Sound, on Main Level, 46' LED in Media room Xbox 360 Campfire Pit, Leather and MicroFiber Furniture, Electronic Dart Board, Chess Table, Game Table, Poker Set, Board Games iHome Alarm Clocks

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