|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Our community was untouched by the Wild Fires that burned more than 2400 homes in Gatlinburg and Sevier County. We will not raise our fees. We are affordable and located 8 minutes away from the center of Pigeon Forge.
CATCH & RELEASE is located on 4 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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
There are new bamboo floors, slate counter tops, new appliances, new carpet, 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!!!
WE ARE 8 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF PIGEON FORGE, 20 MINUTES FROM DOLLYWOOD, AND 25 MINUTES FROM GATLINBURG!
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, www.lesliesweek.org.
Sandra Gunn, 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 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 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. 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 www.lesliesweek.org.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
|Clean Fee||$105 + Tax|
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. Check in is 3:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM
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.