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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Townsend

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:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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.


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 67 reviews

Love the Knotty Pine Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Always a pleasure to stay at the Knotty Pine Cabin. Wonderful accommodations in a peaceful setting not far from the Smoky Mountain National Park. Always leave wanting to return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you at Knotty Pine! So glad your family can come together and relax in our home. Hope to have you stay with us again soon! The Knotty Pine Team!
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Beautiful Cabin in an awesome area!

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and cozy and decorated for the holiday season which added to our enjoyment. The home is well maintained and it is a perfect set up for 3 couples since every room has an en suite. My husband grew up close to the Smoky's in Tennessee and was a little concerned that it might be too far away from the action for the younger couples, but they thought it was just right. Since it was the coldest week in years we did not have the opportunity to enjoy nature and the Smoky's as we would have liked. I guess we will need to plan another vacation for the summer. Thank you to Richard and Karen.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of our home! We are so happy you enjoyed Knotty Pine AND the mountains, even in our cold snap! There is so much to do outside and in our valley that we hope you will just come on back and enjoy Townsend and Knotty Pine again, soon! Richard, Karen and Vickie, the Knotty Pine Crew!
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Palm Coast, Florida

Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everything was decorated beautifully for Christmas. The view was amazing. The driveways were a little steep but I guess that's mountain life. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of linens for extra warmth. It is a little far from Pigeon Forge but the drive was easy. Overall we loved it and we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Knotty Pine. Our family love sharing our home with our guests. We work hard to present our home as we would want to find it. So we love decorating it for guests to have an awesome Christmas Holiday! We look forward to having you as our guests again in 2018!
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Mid Michigan

Very clean and comfortable cabin with a Great View.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Knotty Pine Cabin for 10 days in early October. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The view from the deck is one of the best. The cabin itself was very functional for us, having a full kitchen was a big plus. During our stay, We did see a bear about 100 feet from the cabin. No problems at all with the wildlife. Aside from one minor misunderstanding, We would rate the overall experience as Very Good.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ormond Beach, Florida

Remains our favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cabin for many years. The owners have maintained it meticulously & are constantly updating & improving.

We are so fortunate that Richard allows our family dog to join us

at the cabin. The best part of all....enjoying the beautiful mountain

view from the rocking chairs on the deck.

The Mitchell’s from Florida

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you back again at Knotty Pine! I am sorry about Zeke, I know you miss him so much. But glad your new furry companion could come to Townsend this time! We always love having you as our guest! We work hard to present our home in the best way possible, the way we want it when we stay! And we so appreciate guests who help us take good care of Knotty Pine. Thank you for allowing us to share our home with you!
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Fully provisioned, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cabin many times. It is very well provisioned with kitchenware. The improvements such as new rugs and concrete pavement up the sloped driveway is much appreciated. Its location is perfect for quick access to Cades Cove and Metcalf Bottoms for picnics. We saw a bear and her cubs pass by the backside hill on one of our days. We enjoyed the view from the deck and the landscaping around this cabin. In fact, we are now planning to extend our stay an extra week next year! Karen was very helpful with making our stay enjoyable with her knowledge of the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank, We always love having you as our guest! We work hard to present our home in the best way possible, the way we want it when we stay! And we so appreciate guests who help us take good care of Knotty Pine. Thank you for allowing us to share our home with you!
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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 ...
Clingmans Dome
This is a great place to get great photos of the mountains from the tower. If you are not u...
Titanic Museum Attraction
This is actually a very fun diversion. They do a great job as everyone entering gets a tick...
Cades Cove Loop Road
This is the most popular area in the National Park and only 8 miles from our home. I hit th...
Unto These Hills
This drama had gotten a bit dated, but in 2016 they did an amazing job of re launching it. ...
Elvira's Cafe
This place needs more than 5 stars! Do not miss the chance to eat here, often. Homemade fo...
Foothills Pkwy
Foothills Parkway is a great less visited area of the park, and only 6 miles from our home. ...
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet 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

Manager'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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