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Mtn View Hot Tub Spring Deal! Near Waterfall Hikes Mtn View Pets OK

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

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Romance or Family Fun

The delightful "Pinecone" country cottage has a large 5 person private hot tub; mountain farm view and B&B amenities on 145 acres! We have two other rentals (208199 and 836669) on this same property; each secluded from the other!

Large private hot tub & gas grill on the back deck with pretty wooded mountain view. Two romantic bedrooms: Master with queen bed and en-suite spa bath. Second bedroom with queen bed + twin bed; adjacent to second bathroom. Sleeps 2-5. Jetted spa tub in master bath & full walk in shower in second bath. Fully furnished kitchen and washer/dryer.

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Many extra amenities make this a unique vacation rental. Organic toiletries, robes, locally made goat milk soaps, locally roasted organic fair trade coffee sampler, organic teas, firewood & welcome baskets with homemade dark chocolate chunk cookies and European chocolates greet you at arrival. Pinecone Cottage is located far from the crowds of Gatlinburg, on a 145 acres on Walden's Ridge on the Cumberland Plateau near Watts Bar Lake, close to Piney Waterfalls State Area, Ozone Waterfalls, Cumberland Mountain State Park and the Piney River Cumberland Trail State Park. Chattanooga and Knoxville are both only one hour from us and many guests who stay with us for several days enjoy a day trip to Dollywood or the Smoky Mountains.

A country drive away, you'll find restaurants, antiques, local crafts, horseback riding, state parks, golf and the Cumberland Playhouse. Old timey feeling in the country and simple pleasures will make your special romantic getaway or family vacation extra special. Pet Friendly too!

Horse shoe courts & cowboy style fire pit. Onsite hiking trails & spring fed secluded fish pond (loaner rods) .

Our family's nearby farmhouse office is far enough away to give you secluded privacy but close enough to be helpful.

Grandview offers an idyllic rural setting conveniently close to 20 mile long Watts Bar Lake (boat rentals, fishing, swimming) with many local attractions. Take a drive on the country roads in the area and you'll stumble across hidden gems on the plateau, country fairs, festivals, restaurants, antique shops and much more. Many hiking trails including the Cumberland Trail & waterfalls Upper and Lower Piney Falls (90' + 40') in Grandview and Ozone Falls (100') a short drive away. Nearby Horseback trail riding rentals and lessons.

We have a second cottage rental (Honeysuckle Cottage) on our farm (Property 208199 on VRBO) as well. Our two cottages, each with their own private road entrances offer a great secluded retreat for friends and families! Pet Friendly too ($10/1st pet per night; $6/second pet per night plus tax - pre-approval required for pets. No puppies please). We also have a Glamping Cabin (Cowgirl) VRBO 836669.


Deposits, Payments & Rental Agreement

50% of total rent paid via major credit card is due to reserve your cottage. The balance will be charged to your credit card 30 days in advance of arrival. A rental agreement and confirmation will be emailed to you. A major credit card is required as security during your stay.

Cancellation Policy: We are a small family operation and unable to absorb the costs of last minute cancellations. Deposits for cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the arrival date will be refunded less a 10% credit card and re-booking processing fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival are non refundable however we understand that sometimes real emergencies happen last minute and will consider issuing a one year gift certificate for late cancellations if invoice is paid in full at time of cancellation.

Keywords: Furnished Cottage Cabin Romantic Getaway Mountain Retreat Hiking Fishing Vacation House Pet Friendly, Family or Romance Getaway

More Details

Ilaeka Villa
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About Ilaeka Villa

I bought this property when it came up for sale as it borders my family's beautiful Cumberland Plateau farm. This mid century cabin was then totally renovated and redecorated. I worked as an international consultant and lived in Paris France for 15 years prior to moving back to TN to start the 'country home' style vacation rentals on our farm. My father 'Papa Phil' who lives at the farmhouse nearby helps me manage the property and does the popular catering services we offer to guests. He is a retired IBM executive and he cooks from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Recently I sold this property to good friends who come a couple times a year but continue to manage it a a vacation rental for them and live nearby in my family's 1800s farmhouse.

Ilaeka Villa purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ilaeka Villa chose Tennessee

Family & Guests who have stayed with us in the past always commented on the beauty of the Cumberland Plateau area and how nice it was to get away from the crowds of Gatlinburg and enjoy a peaceful rural getaway! There are many waterfalls, rivers and lakes in the area and the Cumberland Trail State Park hikes are all around us. The Cumberland Plateau is rich in history, musical culture and this location was ideally situated in eastern Tennessee. The perfect place to 'relax, explore, unwind' away from the stress of city life.

What makes this cottage unique

Romantic Upscale Mountain View Country Cottage on 145 acres offering private hot tub on deck, indoor spa tub, indoor gas fireplace, central AC & heat, eco-friendly B&B style amenities, outdoor cowboy style fire-pit and gas grill. Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, country weddings, family fun, nature lovers, week vacations, reunions & spur of the moment long weekend get-aways. Pamper yourself in the country !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Several of our guests have signed our guestbook in the cottage but not on the website so here are a few highlights:

"Chill was the word of the day, smores and sausages around the firepit, walk to the "beach" (pond), everything was great. We even saw a deer walk right through the back yard.. Had a great time!" (July 2008 - Talpesh Family & friends-Florida)

""We came here seeking time away from a hectic lifestyle. We found wonderful natural peaceful and satisfying accomodations...early mornings running on your hills (which we will tell people back home "mountains", middle of the day at the pond pulling in the "big one", rest and peace of cool nights... We enjoyed visiting with our hosts and experiencing the great country breakfast. First Class accomodation with much more than we expected." (Aug 2008-The Holder Family-Indiana)

"... God blessed us with your lovely getaway cottage. A dream come true for us. We hope to visit again real soon...not just to celebrate our 65th and 32nd mutual anniversaies, but just to relax and enjoy the serenity and peace found here." (Sept 08 - Bonnie and Doug, Bea and Fred - Ohio)

"We always wanted to find a getaway that was truly relaxing and we could call "Our place"... where a lot of special memories were made. You thought of everything! The warm feel of the PineCone Cottage was the perfect touch. We will be back and we will send others. Thank you for opening this wonderful place" (Oct 08 -The Dingwalls - Tennessee)
Oct 2008
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Grandview Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Country Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tiled walk in shower with seats and security bars.
    Master Spa Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jetted Spa Tub has hand shower. Walk in shower in 2nd bath.
  • Master tiled spa bath has double sinks and spa jetted tub. Country Bathroom has tiled walk in shower with antique styled bowl sink. Hairdryers, robes and towels provided as well as bath soaking salts and organic shampoos and conditioners. Locally made luxurious goat milk soaps provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfy memory foam plush mattress. All natural linens.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very comfy memory foam mattress. All natural linens.
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Baby crib and/or twin air bed & linens are available
  • Romantic Master with Netting open to deck via French Doors. Second bedroom has antique armoire and side tables. Both bedrooms have memory foam plush top queen size mattresses and we use all cotton sheets. Super comfy! If you need more sleeping space we can add a twin air bed and/or baby crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hiking onsite on 145 acres, Brim & Bass fishing onsite in spring fed pond. Double hammock. Cowboy Fire-pit. Seasonal organic garden produce and homemade jams available as well as local products.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Mtn View Hot Tub Spring Deal! Near Waterfall Hikes Mtn View Pets OK
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 70 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay. Just bring food. The kitchen is fully stocked: plastic wrap, foil, oils, non-stick spray, cookware, slow cooker, blender, frosted glasses in the freezer, grater, peeler, knives, utensils, and & every kind of pot, pan, or bowl you could possibly need, etc. Fresh eggs are delicious. Beds are very comfortable. Lutron dimmers throughout the entire cottage. Fixtures, bathrooms, & appliances are upscale. Grill & hot tub are top of the line! Owners are very friendly & gracious. They have thought of everything to make your stay very enjoyable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Find!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

After the tragic Wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge my husband and I were forced to make last minute changes to our 2 night getaway. My husband started searching areas closer to us and came upon this "Magical Place"! Our number one goal was privacy and just being able to be together on no schedule in a wonderful and scenic environment. Oh.......a Hot Tub was a priority too! WOW did he ever find a gem that we never would have known existed. In no way do the pictures do it justice. This is by far one of our most favorite places we have EVER stayed. The hosts are amazing and Ilaeka used her world travels and sense of old world charm to create this adorable farmhouse and all it's special treasures. The views are spectacular and the hot tub is delightful. It's a Hot Springs Spa and not your typical hot tub in a rental. Never have I been to a place that had everything and then some things I did not even know we'd need. We had an amazing 2 nights! My only hesitation in submitting this review is purely selfish...... I don't want it to become so popular that we have difficulty making a reservation next time. Thank you Ilaeka for creating and sharing this special place with us. You have not seen the last of us! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are so glad you found a close-to-home retreat and appreciate your kind words. We've tried to make a countryside haven for folks to reconnect in life and sounds like we hit the mark! We furnished the cottage with lots of special finds and tried to give it the feel of staying in someone's country home. Look forward to having you back our way and wishing you wonderful holiday season.
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Pine Cone cottage was delightful. We were absolutely pleased when we opened the door. It truly was special with everything your group could possibly need and then more.... Cookies / chocolates / fresh eggs / churned butter / gourmet coffee beans / & wonderful homemade bread (thanks Papa Phil) & the best Cherry Jam. Be sure to order an Artisan pizza from Papa Phil - wonderful dinner! Surprised to find lovely, fragrant goats milk soap and warm robes for all four of us. The setting is lovely and they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and welcome. Beds were comfy and the cottage had wonderful water(It was purified with no chlorine), cottage was very clean. The area was near several hiking areas and waterfalls. Kitchen was fully equipped and we didn't want for anything. We never even missed the WiFi and actually never used the living room---- although the morning we left we realized what we had missed! We just didn't have enough time in the area - hope to go back as soon as we can. Thank you to our gracious hostess and host. Absolutely wonderful cottage to stay in.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting you all and glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to a return visit next year. Papa thanks you too and glad you enjoyed his popular made from scratch pizza! Our optional country welcome basket offers many add-ons (farm fresh eggs, hand churned butter, homemade jam sampler and home baked bread) to our standard welcome basket which comes with cookies, chocolates and TN Roasted organic coffee. Everyone loves Papa Phil, my father and co-owner who at 85 years old is a rock star with our guests. We always try to source locally and the goat milk soaps are made nearby on a family farm. Many guests comment on our water quality and how wonderful it is: we have a European standard whole house purifier system which allows you to drink purified water from the tap and shower in chlorine free water. We try to pay attention to all the little details to make your stay a truly pampered countryside visit and sounds like we did! See you in 2017!
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Outstanding in every last detail!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, I was mesmorized by the beauty and location of this cottage, inside and out! The decor and finishing touches that owner, Ilaeka and her father Phil, put into Pinecone Cottage #191274, are very welcoming. Clean! Clean! Clean! You need not bring all of your extras from home, because this cottage is stocked with everything, right down to the bug spray. We will be back soon, and we will travel with much less! All you need is your clothing and food. Do, be sure to order a loaf of Papa Phil's homeade Italian bread before your arrival. You won't be disappointed. Plenty of beautiful scenery and site seeing withing the grounds, or just a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love happy guests and do all we can to make it that way! Papa is great cook and all his food is a hit with our guests. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Very Relaxing!!

  • 4 of 5

Aaahhh!!! We had such a relaxing weekend. Especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck, the hot tub & the fire pit (especially since all the firewood was provided)!!! Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the Crossville area. This was our second visit at the cottage & we'll probably stay there again when we're in the area to go to the Cumberland County Playhouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to have you all with us! Many of our guests love the nationally acclaimed local Cumberland Playhouse in Crossville! We've even had some of the actors spend time here at the cottage during their breaks between productions! Love their plays! Hope to see you all again soon.
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More like home than home

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has everything you should want during your stay. The kitchen is fully stocked, I was able to comfortably prepare every meal we had planned without wanting. There are board games to choose from. The TV has plenty of channels to watch. The hot tub was clean and has a lovely view out towards the rest of the farm and the mountains. The bedroom and bathrooms were very nice and comfortable, there's even plenty of quality shampoo and conditioner along with locally made goat's milk soap. For those with dogs the back porch is fully enclosed, so no need to build your own barrier when enjoying the hot tub or just the view from the porch. This cabin somehow felt more like home than our own home in some ways. We will definitely be returning.

The hiking trail on the property is very beautiful and peaceful, it's nice knowing that you're maybe only going to run into a couple of people assuming that the other 2 guests decide to hike them that same day and time. We didn't partake in it, but the fishing pond seemed plenty large to make for an enjoyable time fishing. They took plenty of time accumulating instructions and literature about the cabin property and the local area. We made the trek to Piney falls a couple of miles away and enjoyed a beautiful hike in/out and enjoyed the 90' waterfall that you can walk behind! Overall the best cabin we've stayed at of the half dozen or so in the last couple of years, we'll definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay! We try to make our cottages like staying in someone's country home... lots of extras and info on the area as well... so you can just settle in and feel "right at home" . Sounds like we did! Looking forward to a future visit in 2016!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chattanooga or Knoxville 1 hr (Nashville 2 hrs)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Spring City
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Spring City
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Farm's Spring Fed Fish Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Watts Bar Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Cumberland State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Piney Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Piney River Cumberland Trail Head and Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cumberland Trail Grassy Cove Trail Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Cumberland Trail Head in Dayton
Nearest Point of Interest
Fehn House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Halcyon Days Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cumberland Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Chicaumaugua Civil War Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
Caroles Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Midtown Drive In Theatre and 1950s cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildwood Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Farms Horse Rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Muddy Pond Amish Mennonite Community
Nearest Point of Interest
Dayton Mountain: Apple, Pumpkin and Tomato Farms
Car: necessary

Nearby trails to many waterfalls and trails on the Cumberland Plateau. Popular 90' Piney Waterfalls trailhead just 2 miles from us! 7 mile to Watts Bar Lake offering boating, fishing & swimming. Nearby Piney river & many waterfalls offer summer swimming holes. 16 miles to Cumberland Mtn State Park, 5 miles to Cumberland Trail State Park, 55 miles to Fall Creek Falls State Park. Onsite hiking trails and spring fed fish pond. Organic catering with delivery to cottages - fresh breads, artisan pizzas, breakfast picnics, seasonal farm produce, homemade jams & butter and more! Local attractions include antique shopping, Cumberland Playhouse, golf, horse back riding (Wildwood Stables & Pioneer Farms) and more. Enjoy the rural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau far from the crowds.


Rates & Availability

Grandview Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Summer Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.75%

Thanksgiving and Christmas Weeks require 4 nights minimum. Two night stays in summer & fall only possible "last minute" or "fill in" dates between other reservations. Contact us for details!
Many extras: Complimentary firewood, Welcome basket with homemade cookies, organic coffee & teas & many amenities! NO CLEANING FEES! Standard Rental agreement required by our insurance company.
50% deposit to secure reservation. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted less 10% fee up until 30 days in advance of arrival. Management may allow last minute emergency cancellations for health reasons and issue a gift certificate for one year if account paid in full at time of cancellation. VRBO offers a cancellation trip insurance policy which you may want to take out in case of emergency. We are a small family company and cancellations are very hard for us to absorb. We appreciate your understanding! Thank you.

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