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Refuge! Best location in Townsend, TN by River @ Park entrance and Cades Cove

Bedrooms 1
Space 672 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 4

Romance and serenity nestled in the warmth of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains...a cabin beyond

exquisite, surrounded by peace, and the wonders of God. You'll find yourself in a rocker on your

balcony awe- stricken at nature while listening to the soothing sounds of the Little Tennessee River

below. 'Refuge' is a 24' x 28' authentic log cabin complete with a tin roof to enjoy the occasional

summer rain! Made of white-pine timber with tall cathedral ceilings and exposed beams, this one-room, studio-styled cabin makes you feel snug, yet its structure with plenty of windows to view the woodlands, gives you a wide open feeling of being right out there with nature. A super comfortable feather-topped king bed awaits you. If you bring the kids, they can sleep sleeping bags we provide in the loft area. There is also a full mattress there for the comfort of an 'older' kid .. like me : )

Amenities: Amenities for your comfort include a TV with VCR/DVD player. You'll have a fully equipped kitchen including trash bags, paper towels, some spices, etc., dish detergent, bath tissue, shampoo, hair dryer, VCR/DVD a few movies, etc., boombox with CDs, and even wildlife food to feed the squirrels out back, all small appliances and cleaning necessities, a gas grill on the 28' deck and a picnic table.

Wouldn't be complete without a couple of rockers, too. There is a genuine Jacuzzi tub for two in the bedroom area, and everything is strategically positioned so as to enjoy from anywhere you are such as seeing the TV from the king bed, the fireplace from the Jacuzzi, and the wonders of nature outside, etc. Ceramic tile and ceiling fans complete this beauty.

Just bring your food and your honey cause the rest awaits you...right on down to the candles and bubble bath! We've added an outdoor fire ring and wood for you to reminisce by the fire and roast a marshmallow or two... now what do you thing about that!

Activities & Attractions: Bring your pole for that 'fisherman's dream'... the Tennessee Little River, which you can marvel at from your private deck at 'Refuge.' With about a 20 minute hike, you can wet your pole and perhaps come up with a fresh trout for summer! As you are enjoying the serenity of nature, you can gaze across the river and see the occasional hazy 'smoke' boiling over the mountaintops, which gives the majestic Smokies their name. Townsend has a three-mile bike trail, a fly fishing school, occasional bluegrass/molasses festivals, gorgeous mountain golf greens with free swimming pool access, nice dining, hiking trails, horseback riding, gobs of tubing opportunities, and is within seven miles of historic Cades Cove. New to the area is the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Just ask and I'll even see that you get free tickets to view the very popular museum! All that and you're only 18 miles from Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg skiing, music theaters, outlet malls, and activities of all sorts.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Cabin is a studio type where the loft area is open to the downstairs. There is a comfortable king on the main level and a full size mattress in the loft. The loft is similar to a 'berth' meaning it is good only for sleeping due to the limited space and slope of the ceiling. Kids love it, however. Gives them a tree-house feeling!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Refuge! Best location in Townsend, TN by River @ Park entrance and Cades Cove
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Amazing Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was amazing. One look at the wonderful glass full length windows takes your breath away. The view that the windows allow is delightful! The location of the cabin put us right at the door of Cades Cove. We loved staying at The Refuge and plan on repeating our stay. Jean and Ford Fortenberry

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin and neat as a pin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very clean. Everything we needed was there. We had our dogs with us and the property was good for walking them. We will stay there again. Thank you Billie for sharing your cabin with us. D Richardso S.C.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin. Warm and cozy.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Laurel Valley Country Club and Golf
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg

Other Activities: Tubing, Geo-caching, spelunking


Rates & Availability

Townsend Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 25 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $45 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
Extra person $5 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%

Cancelation policy: If you cancel prior to 30 days of your arrival, we keep 10% of the booking total. If you cancel within the 30 days of arrival, we keep 90% of the total booking unless cabin is rebooked so let us know ASAP so we may re-advertise it. Otherwise, there is a $100.00 holding and processing fee.

We love last-minute bookings and will give a 10% discount

We ask for a one-night's deposit on reservation with the balance due two weeks in advance of your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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