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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

CATCH & RELEASE is located on 4 SECLUDED, CREEKSIDE, WOODED acres in the Shagbark gated community. We are one minute from our clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. This cabin has WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 KING bedrooms each with TV & DVD and separate receivers, 1 QUEEN bedroom with private bath, and updated bathrooms. All linens and kitchen towels are provided. 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, Apples to Apples, and Backgammon for those rainy days or fun nights. We have a 40 DVD movie collection for those days our guests want to just hang out at Catch & Release. We will be adding to it each season. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. You will always have power!

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 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.

The backyard 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 to enjoy your morning coffee and turns off in the evening. 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 and the occasional bear drifts by to take a bath with her cubs.

There are new bamboo floors, slate counter tops, appliances, area carpets, 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!!!

WE ARE 10 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF PIGEON FORGE, 20 MINUTES FROM DOLLYWOOD, AND 25 MINUTES FROM GATLINBURG!

OWNER'S NOTE:

LESLIE'S WEEK at Catch & Release is proud to announce we are a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt Nonprofit benefiting Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer mothers and their families. Our Stage 4 breast cancer women and their families make Memories that Outlast Cancer at Catch & Release! Please go to our website to see what we are doing, www.lesliesweek.org.

Sandra Gunn, the owner of Catch & Release, was selected from 6,200 nominees by L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics to be one of their ten 2016 WOMEN OF WORTH Honorees. Her work for Stage 4 Breast Cancer women & their families received National recognition on November 16, 2016, at the L'Oreal Paris Gala in New York City. Sandra is a Breast Cancer survivor.

Catch & Release is open to Stage 4 breast cancer women all year and LESLIE'S WEEK reserves a week every August at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort for families whose mother is suffering from incurable breast cancer. Our 2017 vacations at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort hosted 20 families this past August! 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. 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 website www.lesliesweek.org.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer families need a safe haven from the pressures of 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.

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

More Details

Owner
SANDRA GUNN
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, sandra@lesliesweek.org
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About SANDRA GUNN

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.

I am also a breast cancer survivor and the founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, A Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Nonprofit.

Why SANDRA GUNN chose Sevierville

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. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. 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!

Amenities

Sevierville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Queen bedroom on first level has a private bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) All new Bedding with extra quilts and pillows., Queen size Beds (1) New bedding and extra quilt and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Family Game & Theater Room, 4 TV’S, Creekside Hot Tub, Trellis with Roof, hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Plenty of living space. Clean. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So apprciate your appreciating the porperty managers bility to keep each guest happy with keeping our vacaiton home in stellarcondition!
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5

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here. Quiet and serene but not too far from busy downtown. The owner is amazing and extremely nice and the house was super clean!!! We loved this house and hope to return! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for respecting our beautiful vacation home as if it were yours. Our property manager makes every effort to ensure that each guest vacation is a 5-star experience!
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5

Loved catch and release!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely amazing. I regret only booking it for just 5 nights. We got to see 4 black bears a momma bear and 3 little cubs. Catch and release had everything I could have hoped for and more. I definitely look forward to coming back to stay again. I would highly recommend C&R to anyone who's interested in staying in the Gatlinburg area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast on our vacation. Property was very clean and beautiful. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen was very well stocked with dishes. The 2 rooms both have tvs but only one receiver, which meant you had to watch the same channel, wasn't a big deal for us though. The downstairs tvs are the same. Our first night here we had a visitor on the front deck, a bear! Was an awesome sight to see one that close up. It walked on the deck then around to the back where it sniffed around the grill then walked away. This property does not allow long distance calling and how no cell reception. Long distance would have been nice since when I first arrived my transmission went out and I needed to call home but couldn't. We loved this rental and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Sandra for being soo gfeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our beautiful vacation home. To respond to your TV dilemma - there is a receiver in each bedroom upstairs. AT&T bills me for them. I hope someone did not take one home with them. I will have my housekeeper check and thank you for mentioning how clean she keeps Catch & Release. I love that the resident neighborhood bear came by to say hello. She brings her cubs down for a swim sometimes. Tennessee wildlife will not remove her form the community as they say the natinal park is overcrowded and she seems to be getting anlong fine. I heard she knows how to oppen car doors if food is there. We welcome you back and thank you for this lovely review.
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4

Hated to leave!

  • 4 of 5

This is the first time we've ever rented a cabin. But my husband, son and his 7 yr. old son and I loved it. Catch and Release was very secluded, which we loved. There's a cabin up the hill. Sometimes we heard people up there but not often. We couldn't see them and I'm sure they couldn't see us. I loved the landscaping. Very pretty and peaceful. It was so nice sitting on the front porch in the morning watching the wildlife. We never saw a turkey but we did see birds and squirrels. We also saw chipmunks which was a treat for us because we don't have them in south Mississippi. There were no catfish or bream in the pond. My husband tried to catch a goldfish but they refused to get on his hook. The cabin was beautiful but I do have one little suggestion. I would have loved having a shower caddy in the downstairs bathroom. That's where my husband and I stayed and my shampoo and body wash wouldn't stay on the little shelf. It kept falling to the floor but a simple shower caddy would fix that. I tried to leave everything as we found it but after we left I realized I had left a dish cloth and dish towel in the kitchen. Also I forgot to get the men to move the porch furniture back the way it was. We moved it all down to one end so we could sit together. I apologize for that. Thank you so much for being so nice and understanding when I made my boo boo. Again if anyone reading this is looking for a beautiful SECLUDED cabin, this is the one for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestion about a shower caddy for the first floor bathroom. We will take care of this request right away. We are pleased you had a wonderful vacation with us. Have a great summer!
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5

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: March 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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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Knoxville Mcgee Tyson Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Catch & Release
Nearest Point of Interest
Shagbark Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Clubhouse
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $105 + Tax
Guests over 6 each pay $10 + 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 database and your passes are ready for you when you arrive at the gate. Check in is 3:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM. The maximum capacity is 6 guests. There is a $10 nightly charge if a 7th guest is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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