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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Tennessee Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

CATCH & RELEASE is located on three SECLUDED, CREEKSIDE, WOODED acres in a gated community. We are one minute from our clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. This cabin has WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET and FREE LONG DISTANCE, 2 fireplaces, 2 KING bedrooms each with TV & DVD and separate receivers, 1 QUEEN bedroom with private bath, and 2 newly renovated bathrooms. All linens are provided; sheets, towels, kitchen towels. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking family meals. The loft has a POOL TABLE, which has views of the flat screen TV in the living room and the pond. There is a good selection of board games; Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scrabble, and backgammon for those rainy days or fun nights. We have a 45 DVD movie collection for those days our guests want to just hang out at Catch & Release. We will be adding to it each season.

The dramatic 30’ vaulted rock fireplace wall has a 42' FLAT SCREEN TV with SURROUND SOUND and DVD. The new THEATER/FAMILY/GAME room has a 48” FLAT SCREEN TV and DVD, bamboo hardwood floors, Foosball table, glass walls looking into the fishing pond and the backyard creek, and all leather furniture. The new 5 ton zoned Air Conditioning and Heating system is energy efficient and meets government specifications for GREEN buildings. Our new bathroom products are from Concept Amenities, an Australian soap company whose soaps are in 5 star European hotels. The bath gel, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are biodegradable and environmentally sensitive. We love our environment and know that you do too. This is why you come to the Smoky Mountains. Catch & Release strives to keep our environment clean.

The creek runs under the house into a large FISHING POND in the front yard, which has Goldfish, Catfish, and Brim. You can fish from the front deck in the stocked pond. Please bring your fishing poles. We request that you CATCH & RELEASE ONLY.

The pond fountain automatically turns on for your morning coffee and turns off at 6:00 pm. We turn it off in the winter months. The CREEKSIDE HOT TUB is in the moss covered backyard and under a COVERED TRELLIS in case of rain. The Hot Tub is emptied and refilled prior to each guest arrival in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Health Regulations. This is the most peaceful vacation home you will ever visit. It is tucked amongst the trees and early in the morning WILD TURKEYS come to drink at the edge of the pond.

There are new kitchen floors, slate counter tops, new appliances, new carpet throughout, new washer-dryer, and amazing landscaping in the front yard with a dry creek bed in stone, large boulders, and a RESIDENT TURTLE. The RACCOONS love Oreo cookies. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES. KIDS LOVE IT!!!



LESLIE'S WEEK at Catch & Release is proud to announce that we are a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt Nonprofit benefiting Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer mothers and their families. Please go to our web site to see what we are doing,

Catch & Release and other donated cabins reserve a week every August for a family whose mother is suffering from incurable breast cancer. We provide our donated vacation homes, groceries, and other amenities to the members of the visiting family. Stage 4 Breast Cancer is a family disease, affecting each member and every aspect of their life; including relationships, finances, career & school performance, and their shared quality time. LESLIE'S WEEK is a time of Fun & Happiness!

The private Shagbark Community HOA resolved on May 16, 2014 to become the Home Base for LESLIE’S WEEK, and will host our families with a formal Welcome and Orientation to the larger Sevier County community, which includes Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg.

On October 24, 2014 Mayor Larry Waters of Sevier County and Mayor Brian Atchley of Sevierville Proclaimed the second week in every August as LESLIE'S WEEK throughout Sevier County. See their official PROCLAMATIONS on our web site

Stage 4 Breast Cancer families need a safe haven from the pressures of dealing with and fighting this deadly disease. They need the opportunity to build memories that OUTLAST CANCER. LESLIE’S WEEK Mission is to give these mothers a reason to rejoice about TODAY and TOMORROW by providing Fun & Happiness for families TODAY and offering each LESLIE’S WEEK child participant educational assistance in the name of their mother toward the degree or vocation of their choice to help create a better TOMORROW.

LESLIE'S WEEK Stage 4 Breast Cancer candidate mothers and their families are chosen regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, and age. 5% of rental fees is donated to LESLIE'S WEEK.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Breast Cancer Nonprofit, Fishing Pond, Pool, Clubhouse, Secluded

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sandra

I am an interior designer and writer with published books. Catch & Release is a work in progress for me as I continue to change the interiors and update the amenities. Because I am in the design industry I continually buy new products for Catch & Release. It is a place of serenity and peace surrounded by nature, small critters and the changing seasons.

Why Sandra chose Tennessee

Catch & Release is within an 8 hour or less driving distance of 80% of the US population. It is easy to get to via the interstate road systems. My cottage is located in a gated community whose 24 hour manned security center is there to log you in, provide directions, answer questions and provide assistance to you and your family.

Even though it is secluded in the mountains it is within 10 minutes of the center of all the activity in the Smoky Mountains. There is Dollywood, 4 golf courses, fishing, winter skiing in Gatlinburg, outlet shopping, a variety of kid entertainment and rides, and many affordable restaurants. There is no place like it and it is a wonderful place to have a family vacation. When you drive into Pigeon Forge the Welcome Center has free coupons to offer each traveler so they may take advantage of the many discounts offered to families.

What makes this chalet unique

Catch & Release is built over a creek which feeds into a fishing pond with a fountain in the front yard. The cottage sits on 4 acres and is surrounded by a forest, whose small critters come by to inspect the guests from time to time. The mornings are wonderful when the fountain comes on. You sit and drink your coffee and listen to the soft sound of the splashing water. If you are looking for interior comfort, an immaculate property, serenity, comfort and activity beyond your dreams - Catch & Release is the place to find it. We upgrade the interiors every year so it will be different every time you return! Come on over!


based on 61 traveler reviews

Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

Our Easter/Retirement get away

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional stay at Catch and Release. I more than highly recommend it. Plan to visit this beautiful retreat again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving our vacation home in wonderful condition. Our housekeeper was thrilled that she did not have to sanitize the home as she did prior to your arrival because the guest who checked out before you arrived and their 4 children trashed our home. Lesson learned. You are welcome back anytime and we look forward to seeing your wonder family again. War Eagle!!!
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  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay and would stay again and again! Such a beautiful home and great location! Thank you again for a wonderful vacation stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking great care of our beautiful vacation home while you visited. Our Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer women visit Catch & Release for their all-expense week away from cancer and it so nice to have our home ready for their compromised immune systems with families like yours who are responsible. We had a guest with 4 children who trashed our home before you arrived. The photos our housekeeper took were devastating. Our Breast Cancer family showed up at 3:00 and had to wait outside until it could be finished and sanitized. Of all the years, this was only the second family who was out of control. Yours, like all the others, are respectful and enjoy their time with us. Thank you for being good parents and understanding the responsibility of parenting well and raising children who will be productive and respectful human beings. God will bless you and them.
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Catch and Release from the time we showed up until the time we left. The cabin is in pristine condition and suited every need during our stay. It has every kitchen item needed to cook pretty much any meal. The pool table was used a lot along with the theater room. The owner assisted us promptly with every question we had prior to arrival. We will be looking to stay here next year! Thank you for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and we are all so happy you and your father and brother enjoyed Catch & Release. We especially enjoyed offering you our military discount and look forward to your return visit. Good luck and stay out of harm's way.
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Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this house, and, once again, it didn't disappoint. We ah e two teenage boys and the fooseball and pool table were all the entertainment needed. The area is quiet and we enjoyed our coffee on the porch in the mornings listening to the stream. Town is not very far but it seems as if you are 100's of miles away from the hustle and bustle. Great get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back to Catch & Release and we all wish you the best New Year ever!
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Mount Pleasant, SC

Relaxing Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

We made a last minute decision to visit Cades Cove with another couple and were happy to find Catch and Release and an owner who was very responsive and a delight to work with. The house made us feel right at home. Everything we needed was there and readily available. It is very conveniently located to everything in the park and the many attractions in Pigeon Forge, although we did not take advantage of many of them. I was disappointed at how the formerly attractive crafts that used to be available in PF have been replaced for the most part by big box store items that could be purchased anywhere. Perhaps they are still around and we were simply not there long enough to locate them. Cades Cove is always beautiful and we spent a good bit of our time there, so enjoyed our long weekend. We have stayed in Shagbark before and had a gorgeous mountain view so was surprised that Catch and Release had none. On the positive side, we may be getting too old to navigate the screw turns up to the houses with views and commented every time that we were glad C&R was at the bottom.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you as our guests. Our housekeepers told us you left our beautiful home in great condition. Thank you for being considerate of their hard work and dedication. Come back any time.
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Coshocton OH USA

Love it! Love it! Love it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying in the past 4 years. We didn't come last year only because my daughter had a baby and had no time from work BUT this year we planned ahead and everyone was glad to return. My grand kids love the creek, love fishing, love watching to see if any critters come to visit in the evenings. There is enough room that the 6 of us did not get on each others nerves. You are close to any of the attractions you want to visit. We spent a day going to Cherokee. The drive is wonderful! We love the area and plan to return! Thank you, Sandra and your staff, for a wonderful visit!

P.S. Sandra's book "Peek-a-Boo, I See You" is a must read! Again thank you for being caring about us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It is always a pleasure to have your family return to Catch & Release! You treat my beautiful vacation home as if it were yours and my housekeeper says it is left so nicely. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Knoxville Mcgee Tyson Airport
Car: recommended

Music Theaters and Dinner Shows, 20 minutes from Dollywood, Arts and Crafts Community with Shops, 25 minutes from Gatlinburg and its Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Picnicking in the Great Smoky National Park, 10 minutes from Factory Direct Shopping Malls, University of Tennessee, Cherokee Indian Reservation, 45 minutes from Casino 30 miles to North Carolina Pigeon forge is a family oriented vacation resort with many activities for the Kids, shopping for the Mom, and great golf (4 courses) for the Dad! The Smoky Mountains are the most visited National Park in the U.S. bringing in more than 13 million visitors each year. Tennessee people are the friendliest people in the USA and they are what most guests say was their best experience - Tennessee hospitality and polite welcome! Come have the best vacation you will ever experience!


Rates & Availability

Pigeon Forge Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Getaways
Apr 29 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 27 2016 - Sep 7 2016
6 night minimum stay
September Specials
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Google maps and the Welcome Package are provided 30 days prior to guest arrival. We are in a gated community and car Security Passes are required for entrance. Your car information on your completed Reservation Form is entered into the security data base and your passes are ready for you when you arrive at the gate.

Traveler must complete Reservation Form and sign the last page of the Guest Rental Agreement that is provided as an attachment by Owner via email. These 2 pages are faxed or emailed to the owner. An email is sent that clearly explains payment terms and booking procedures through the owner.

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Tennessee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Queen bedroom on first level has a private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) All new Bedding and extra quilts., Queen size Beds (1) New bedding and extra quilt.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Family Game & Theater Room, 4 TV’S, Creekside Hot Tub, Trellis with Roof, hiking

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