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Best Views, Easy Access Areas Most Popular Rental Call for Specials

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,610 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Mountain Views Easy Access

Awesome location adjacent to Laurel Valley but on it's own 2 acre lot for privacy. Mountain views from every room! Large TV in living room with VCR and DVD player and library of movies to enjoy. Hot tub outside and jetted tub in master bath. Large wrap around deck with gas grill and outdoor dining adjacent to kitchen.

Location is awesome being only 10 min. to the National Park and Cades Cove & only 25 min. to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Townsend allows you to miss most of the traffic, being close to the fun of these vacation locations with all the peace and quiet of the Mountains. Our home is 5 minutes from an awesome cave attraction, riding stables and our community pool. Championship golf course only 5 minutes away too. Townsend has great tubing on the Little River and a wonderful bike trail that accesses the whole town, it is only 1 mile from our home. Come to our mountains! Owners have lots of experience in the area and will help you plan the perfect vacation.

Townsend Area: Townsend is the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, Close to the Tourist Towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but away from the Traffic and Noise. Local Restaurants and shops provide all you need and the National Park is just 10 minutes away!

Cabin Location: Our Cabin is not packed onto a small lot, but situated on 2 acres right adjacent to the Laurel Valley Country Club. Golf and Swimming Pool only 5 minutes down the road. During the day you have access to this area. Unobstructed mountain views from every room of our home.

Extras: Our owners have many years experience planning vacations in this area, two have done this for a living. We would be happy to help you plan your trip. Extensive brochures available for you to review in the home. Table games, DVDs and VCRs for your indoor enjoyment, but you will not want to be inside when you can be enjoying our mountains! Come home and relax in the hot tub or jetted tub. Enjoy!

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Armstrong
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Richard Armstrong

Our Home is owned by 4 of us, Karen and I have been in the adventure and youth business for many years before she started in property management. This is our first attempt at combining our love of the outdoors and travel with vacation property management. We all love the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee and are excited to share our knowledge with our guests. When you rent our home you can (if you desire) take advantage of our knowledge and passion for this area. Welcome to our home!

Richard Armstrong purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Richard Armstrong chose Tennessee

We love Blount County and Townsend! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg can be fun to visit for the day, but then we are always ready to head home to Townsend. With less traffic and tourists, you are actually 'in' the mountains, not just looking at them! There are so many interesting shops and vendors from the usual tourist shops to woodworkers and dulcimer makers! Cades Cove and the National Park are only 10 minutes from our door. Avoid the crowds and enjoy some of the best hiking in the park from the Townsend Entrance!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Ah, much needed rest and relaxation found here. Wish we could stay longer. The cabin and all of it's amenities made for a carefree, worryfree time to spend with family and catch our breath while taking in the beauty of the Smokies. Weather each day was perfect. Looking forward to returning again soon, but for a longer stay. Thanks for all that you did to make this such a pleasant expreience.
Apr 2010
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Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1610 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bedroom has it's own private bath. Master Suite has jetted tub. All towels provided. Washer and dryer in home. Each Bedroom has it's own TV on Cable. Master has TV and VCR.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Bath Jetted Tub Private Entrance
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private Bath Mountain Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private Bath Mountain Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mountain Views
  • Each bedroom has private bath and awesome views of the Mountains. Each bedroom has Cable TV and Wireless Internet. Master Bedroom has jetted tub and private entrance off of deck. Quilts and comforters on every bed to match the decor of the room. Dressers and iron and ironing board as well as large closets.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our property offers rare easy access for a cabin with such awesome mountain views. A new driveway gives access for loading and unloading and there is plenty of level parking. We offer cable TV and High Speed internet access with wireless. You hope you relax and enjoy our mountains but if you need to keep up with your email, we have you covered there too. Come to the Mountains and relax and enjoy our home! Pets must be approved in advance by property owners.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Best Views, Easy Access Areas Most Popular Rental Call for Specials
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
Peoria, Illinois, USA

My Favorite Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Townsend area many times but have never enjoyed my stay as much as when I rented this cabin! You were very helpful in planning our time in the area and your home had everything we could have wanted and more! The children enjoyed the movies and games and we used the hiking books to plan our time in the park. The soap and shampoo in the bathrooms were a nice treat! We loved having a bathroom in each bedroom! We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We work hard to make sure our home is the perfect get away for our guests! We want you to feel like you are at your own cabin in the Smokies, not just our guest! I hope you will let us serve you again the next time you can come and enjoy our mountains!
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Fishers, IN

Beautiful, homey cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin! It is very cozy and homey, beautiful view, comfortable beds, clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay. Just far enough away from everything to be peacefully. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The Knotty Pine Cabin is the rare rental which is even better than described. The cabin was easily accessible yet remote enough to offer an unobstructed view of the mountains and few neighbors. The inside was well laid out to feel larger than the square footage listed. The kitchen was well stocked and served me well as I cooked 3 meals per day there. It is nice to have the little extras like basic spices, cooking oil, plastic storage containers, trash bags, paper towels, hand soap, hair dryer, and mini toiletries that are missing from so many rentals. The cabin deck was lovely for relaxing and looking at the Smokies or stargazing at nights. We enjoyed making a fire in the fire pit and having s'mores. The beds were comfy and the cabin nicely decorated in a bear-theme. Our kids loved the hot tub and it was easy to use and spotlessly clean. There were plenty of movies, puzzles, and games to keep our family entertained. The IGA store was close had a good selection of groceries. We didn't eat out, but the guest folder had detailed tips on local dining options. We visited Cades Cove and Laurel Falls and also took several shorter hikes, even a little jaunt from the cabin itself. We visited Gatlinburg one day and Pigeon Forge another and were soooo glad to have chosen to stay in Townsend. The other towns were easily accessible (35-45 min) but were way too crowded and commercial for our taste. We would gladly stay at the cabin again. A few constructive comments: we immediately took the downstairs bedroom and relegated the kids to the loft area. We regretted that choice as the downstairs had a queen bed vs the king beds in the upstairs rooms. There weren't many extra towels so between bathing and hot tub use, I ended up washing towels several times. You might want to bring your own if you're laundry averse. Overall a great rental experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knotty Pine is on the TOP of our CABIN LIST!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Knotty Pine. This cabin is extremely comfortable and equipped ! The cabin was very clean and welcoming. The owner was very kind , accomadating and prompt in communicating. We've been vacationing in the SMOKIES 13 years now and have made over 25 trips... This cabin is on the top of our list! We highly recommend KNOTTY PINE for your vaction stay! we'll be back

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home to Rent - Outstanding Views

  • 5 of 5

May 2016 - Dale & Cherry R. - Alabama - We have been coming to the Smokies for 11 years. Always stayed in the hills of Gatlinburg. We spend a lot of time hiking around the Townsend area and decided to stay in Townsend this trip.

WOW - Knotty Pine in Townsend, Tn. is the ONLY place we plan on staying on our future trips to the Gatlinburg area. We spoke with Vickie and Richard who graciously answered our questions before our trip. Knotty Pine is more than a home to its guests. It has the touches homeowner's would put in their home and you do not find in a rental property. Each room has special touches. As you look around the walls, on the furniture, the shelves, etc. you see things that make you "feel good and smile." The kitchen is fully stocked. The house is very clean. The furniture is all setup so appropriately and is of wonderful quality in each room. Knotty Pine has a "spirit of the Smokies and a stay awhile and visit feeling." After hiking the hot tub was wonderful. We enjoyed cooking on the grill, sitting on the deck and seeing the magnificant views of the mountains and the daily parade of the turkeys from the meadow. We look forward to our next visit to the Smokies and stay at Knotty Pine.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cades Cove Visitor Center & Museum
Riverside Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Good Basic Home Cooking! Try the fried green tomatoes and the Jack Daniels Burger!"
Tuckaleechee Caverns Inc.
"Great rainy day adventure for families!"
Apple Valley
"Great place to look around for area arts and crafts!"
Campfire Grill
"This is the best food in town! You have to check it out while in Townsend! The owner is ..."
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Laurel Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Laurel Valley Country Club
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
Car: recommended

Great Smoky Mtn National Park, Mountains, Rivers, Hiking, Museums, Amusement Parks, Tubing, Rafting, Antiques, Forests, History, Cades Cove, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Music, Outdoor Dramas (s)

Other Activities: Photography, Birding, History

Golf: Laurel Valley Country Club is in a gate community and is the best course in the area. It is located just 5 minutes from our home. Plenty of room to store your clubs in the large bedroom closets. Enjoy a round in the morning since you are only 5 minutes away then join your family for a full day of fun!

Ski: Ober Gatlinburg only 25 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Townsend Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 17 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Best Value in Townsend! $75 cleaning fee for stays of less than 6 nights. Stay a week and get one free night! Best Price and Best Location in Townsend! Whole House WIFI, Cable Flat Panel TV's in Every Bedroom and Living Room. Large Video Library, Game System, Everything you need for your special Smoky Mountain Holiday!
Stay 6 nights get the 7th Free We offer the highest level of accommodation
in Townsend for the money! Stays under 4 nights $70 cleaning fee

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