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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,480 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Jamie Kester
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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

Thanks for making our Father's Day/Birthday weekend so great! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cabin! Maggie and BooBoo (their dogs) loved the new scenery and napping on the porch! We are already looking forward to another trip!
Jun 2007
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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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

1 Acre Luxury, CampFire Pit, Secluded, Wifi, Top of the Mtn, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.7 based on 32 reviews
5

Privacy with great mountain views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at thistle britches! Great views, very nice hot tub, enjoyed having camp fires, movie channels, and cabin was very clean. We will definitely recommend and look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, quiet cabin with a tree top view.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this cabin. It was well equipped and convenient to all

actractions. We would consider returming at another time.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great view

  • 5 of 5

cabin is just like pic. very nice , close to everything but still secluded

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spring Get away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with amazing view! Easy access and close to get to attractions and resturants but quiet and relaxing at the cabin. We have been coming to the Smokies for years and this is one of the best cabins we have stayed in. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented cabins in this area for the past 10 years. This location was the best! It's private with a beautiful yard. Everything was as described and there were not any surprises. Be prepared to enjoy yourself immensely!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

Beautiful cabin & location.

  • 4 of 5

Very beautiful cabin with lots of room. Loved the fire place and privacy of the location. Did not like when we arrived the cleaning people were still on location & I feel that the cleaning was cut short.. and no laundry soap was provided as stated. The mop was in the kitchen sink that we would be using for the week, Some of the patio furniture needs a few bolt adjustments to keep them in safe and in use. Thank you for letting us rent the cabin and enjoy the mountains.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tommy, Glad you enjoyed the cabin and the mountains. Yes I had notified you prior to arrival that the cleaning was running 20 minutes late because the door lock battery had died and someone had left the backup hard key from our key box inside the cabin. She had to wait for our locksmith to get into the property to clean. I have notified our maintenance regarding the furniture screws on the patio to be tightened up. Thanks again for visiting!
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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
"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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Special
Apr 26 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Late Summer 2
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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