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The Perfect Family Get-Away on 9 1/2 Acres of Privacy

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath Beauty, Private Pool and Parking too!

Have a large group or family and want to enjoy the Smokies in peace and quiet? Need space for a corporate team building workshop? Then The Lodge at Gists Creek is the perfect location for you. Drive across a gorgeous stone bridge to your private parking area. Enjoy this beautiful lodge nestled at the foot of a wooded ridge facing a flowing stream, quiet pond and an open pasture. Peaceful and relaxing with plenty of room for family activities. Enjoy coffee on the front porch watching deer and wild turkeys play at the pond. Have a picnic lunch alongside the flowing stream. Soak up the beauty of the twilight sitting poolside and enjoy friends and family. Roast hot dogs or burn marshmallows over an open fire at the fire pit. Wonderful for family bonding. All this privacy within a short drive to world class shopping, golf, and the finest entertainment in all of Tennessee.

Book now for your most memorable vacation ever!

Keywords: 5,OOO square feet of luxury accommodations, 7 large bedrooms, large open dining area, private swimming pool, fire pit with seating and picnic table, super large parking area, satellite internet, large size washer and dryer, well stocked kitchen, and a large front porch with rockers. Sit and sip your early morning coffee and watch the deer and wild turkeys.

More Details

Ted and Flo Minkevich
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2016

About Ted and Flo Minkevich

Flo and Ted make your visit a real pleasure. Flo welcomes you with homemade cookies, and Ted is always available with a ready grin and a helpful hand!

Ted and Flo Minkevich purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Ted and Flo Minkevich chose Tennessee

Enjoy the country with all the peace and quiet provided. Need to shop, attend shows, visit a National Park? Plenty of entertainment, lots and lots of shows, restaurants and fine dining, and did we mention shopping? All located within easy driving distance. Get it all while relaxing at The Lodge at Gists Creek.

What makes this lodge unique

A private pool awaits your visit. Fantastic location for a group, but when you need some private time, there's room to spread out and get a little quiet time.


Sevierville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All linens provided.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by Bedrooms #3 and #4.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Beautiful paneling - shared by Bedrooms #5, #6, & #7.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Laundry Room with Half Bath, in Bedroom #2.
  • Bathrooms have all linens provided.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Features a full bathroom with this suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has an adjacent laundry room with half bath included.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Shares a bathroom with Bedroom #4.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shares a bathroom with Bedroom #3.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Shares a bathroom with Rooms #6 and #7.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Shares a bathroom with Bedroom #5, and #7.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , One set of the bunkbeds has a queen sized bottom bunk!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , Pack-n-Play for baby is available and portable.
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) This is a pack-N-play style crib, Sleep Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (4) One lower bunk is a double size mattress. Plenty of room for all!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Located 1 mile from the new Sevierville Event Center and Eagles Landing Golf Course for you golf enthusiasts. Just minutes from Dollywood/Splash Country, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Douglas Lake, the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium, Bass Pro Shops and all of the awesome attractions the Smokies has to offer. This property is bordered by a small creek and has a small pond as well. You will not believe how close the lodge is to everything you could want in a vacation, and still be secluded in your own Smoky Mountain retreat. You'll want to visit again and again!


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The Perfect Family Get-Away on 9 1/2 Acres of Privacy
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Perfect for large groups and families

  • 5 of 5

We held a family reunion here with relatives traveling from Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota--this was the PERFECT location for all of us to vacation and reconnect over the the July 4th weekend! The property is described perfectly and was exactly as we had expected--enough beds and room for our large group of 22+. Location is close to shopping and many activities (white water rafting, hiking, golf, etc.) The yard is awesome for lawn games and exploring the wooded areas--the little ones loved catching the fireflies every night! The pool was a blessing during those hot July days and was used every afternoon and the 8+ rocking chairs, bench swing and hammock on the deck were used every morning while enjoying coffee. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a secluded get-a-way (yet 5 minutes to town!) and for any age. Ours ranged from 8 months old to 78 years old. The owners are amazing to work with, thank you Ted and Flo for sharing your amazing house with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 had a wonderful stay at the Lodge at Gists Creek. The lodge is spacious, very clean, extremely well-equipped, and has plenty of parking. The lodge is conveniently located and very accessible to Pigeon Forge and Sevierville attractions. Visiting in the winter, we were unable to take advantage of the onsite pool, however, we did enjoy a fire in the fire pit and the kids loved the hot tub. We even did a little fishing in the onsite pond. The lodge was very comfortable and working with the owners was a pleasure. Great rental experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We felt this place was as advertised and that the reviews regarding the owner were accurate. Ted was very polite and responsive. It was important to us to rent a place where we would feel like the owner really cared about us having a good experience. After all, our family does not do this sort of thing very often; and who wants to spend thousands of dollars to be disappointed! But I can honestly say we were very pleased with the place. It was very spacious and the front porch and the pool were enjoyed by many. Plenty of firewood was provided and we burned a lot of it in the fire ring outside. The entire lodge was clean when we got there and things were in good working order. It is a great place if you have a lot of kids. Overall, I would certainly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with plenty to do, no internet though!

  • 3 of 5

This place is a great vacation spot, plenty to do with fun and relaxation at the pool, close to civilization but not too close. No real problems except the non-working/crappy internet. Yes, to a certain extent you should be off the grid but streaming Pandora, reading emails, planning trips, or googling just anything can make or break a vacation, especially since everyone got one or no cell service at the house so data usage was a no go. After a call to the owner they're response was that it was Satellite internet and can sometimes cut out with "cloud coverage". Not a single person could use it and the owner didn't offer to fix it immediately, they said that they already had the week before. Not a deal breaker but a major oversight by the owner which made a lot of people mad, this day and age internet is cheap and if you say "broadband access" it should be usable. Sorry for the one major gripe, no steaming music the whole time though sucked!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have Hughes Net satellite. We contacted them as soon as the guest spoke of his problem. They ran a diagnostic check and the system was operating at its full capacity with no problems showing. Hughes Net has since upgraded the unit to the new 3G ( what ever that is ) at no charge. As to the cell phone some carries do respond better then others and if your life revolves around your phone then I can fully understand there frustrations.
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Marceline, MO

The best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 17 (ages 2-93) absolutely loved this house! It was so accessible to all of the area attractions, while feeling secluded. The property is beautiful. We loved watching the turkeys everyday. It was a very warm week, and the pool was a godsend! There was plenty of room to play and be loud without bothering anyone. We were thrilled that the house looked just like the pictures. It was gorgeous! Ted and his wife were just so gracious to us. We're already talking about coming back next year. We are originally from that area, and I can't think of another place that I would rather stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun !!

  • 5 of 5

My precious family of 19 (and growing :-) ) spent the most wonderful long weekend last summer at this grand vacation home in the mountains. It is nestled in a spot that makes you feel like you are out in the country away from everyone but is actually only a few minutes drive from everything! There was so much to keep us all entertained, especially the 8 kiddos all under the age of 5, that we never ventured off the property ...only went grocery shopping and to get takeout occasionally. If you read all of the reviews about the accommodations, I agree with them all! My whole family gives a 5 star thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knoxville Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Plenty of pubs and grills from which to choose.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sevierville Golf Club, and several others too.
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Tennessee Highway Route 66
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Too many to list, all your favorites!
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg.
Car: necessary

Centrally located to so many sites and sounds, it will be hard to choose. Visit Dollywood, The Comedy Barn, Titanic, musical shows, fine dining, home cooked dining. The list is endless. Shopping at the Tanger Mall is an all day event. There are also popular restaurants too, Red Lobster, The Olive Garden, and many many more.


Rates & Availability

Sevierville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Pool Fee $75 + Tax
Reservation Fee $154 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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