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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths with MOUNTAIN VIEWS

LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION! Moonshine Cottage provides one of the best locations in the Smokies.

Located off of Upper Middle Creek Road, just 3 minutes from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Moonshine Cottage is right in the middle of all the fun-filled activities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg (just 5 minutes to the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg), and all the shopping and shows in Sevierville. This charming chalet is decorated with a cottage feel--warm and comfortable. After an exciting day of fun, come home to Moonshine Cottage and sit in the private hot tub, or just sit on the deck and listen to nature and be WOWED by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Relax--you're at home at Moonshine Cottage. We have just renovated so everything has a NEW feel--2 romantic king size bedrooms with trundle beds for the kids. All the amenities you could want. You'll find our community to quiet and peaceful with paved road access with plenty of privacy. This is a one-of-a-kind jewel!

GOT A GOLFER IN THE FAMILY? Moonshine Cottage is located just 2 minutes to Gatlinburg Golf Course.

Keywords: Moonshine Cottage Rental

More Details

Genia Dufour
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Genia Dufour

I am a married, 59 year old business woman. We own another home in this area that we do not rent and use only as a vacation home. We have several businesses and would love to move to the area except for our businesses. I have personal friends in the area to do house cleaning and repairs and maintenance that are reliable and dependable.

Genia Dufour purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Genia Dufour chose Sevierville

We chose to buy here because we have another home here. This property is unique and has one of the best views of the mountains that can be found in the area. We love the peace and quietness

of the area and the proximity to all the things good about this area. We added touches to Moonshine Cottage that you don't ordinarily find in overnight rentals so our renters can really

feel at home and safe. No crowded complex with noise--just nice family atmosphere. God added the beautiful view!

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy yet close in with great views and wildlife!

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW! Beautiful house, Beautiful view and Beautiful vacation!!!!!! This was the best cabin I've

ever stayed in when I've visited the Smokies. Everything was like new. Thank you so much for

going out of your way to make this a perfect vacation. I needed it. Now back to work.
May 2010
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large jacuzzi bathtub/shower downstairs--Shower/Tub combo in upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King Beds. 1 Queen Bed and Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful views of mountains from wall of windows in living room and from the front deck and side deck. Private. Situated on 5 acres. No cabin in front or back or side in view.


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average rating of 4.7021275 based on 48 reviews
West Carrollton, Ohio

Mountain memories

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Moonshine Cottage. It certainly will NOT be our last. Well appointed, immaculately clean. Views were breathtaking. Genia is a terrific person to work with and you will love this home. 5 adults stayed in our family and plenty of room. 2 kings--sooo very comfy and 1 queen that my 13 year old wanted to take home. Far enough away to really feel the peace of the smokies but a quick drive and you are in the heart of pigeon forge. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Would love for your family to visit again!
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Overall the cabin is beautiful and in a great location it is fully equipped with all you need

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is beautiful well equipped with everything you need very roomy great location beautiful view down side had some cleaning issues Hair still in the tubs dirt still on the floor in places bad dog feeces in several spots we had to clean up from the people that just left when there is a no pet policy how the cleaning services missed that have no clue when I emailed the owner took her a whole day and half to reply water shut off completely one time and we had to go find out what was going on with it to get it working figured sending a email heck waiting a day and a half we can’t wait lol since we had people in the shower I did feel since we had to clean dog feeces up we should be reimbursed some how but nope but all in all it was a good trip

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry you were disappointed in your stay. I do not allow pets for this reason. However, I was informed about the dog spot and had sent someone to shampoo the carpet. As you recall, you had already arrived and sent him away saying that would not be necessary. My cleaners (2) spent 4 hours preparing the cabin for your arrival. When guests do not follow the rules, it is hard to inspect and clean to all of our satisfaction. I assure you the place was sanitized thoroughly. I did not get an email from you about the water. If the water had completely shut down during s shower, you would not have been able to get it back on. You may have lost some pressure because of multiple faucets being used st the same time. The floors are vacuumed and mopped before each guest. Ladybugs infest all the cabins and die during this time of year even with our regular monthly pest control. Your contract states that you are in a natural area and we do our best to control all pests.
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We had a wonderful stay.❤

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous cabin with an awesome view. This is the second time we have stayed there. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin with View, Close to Town... But needs a new housekeeper!

  • 3 of 5

My family stayed at this cabin for a beautiful fall weekend. The cabin was big enough for all 6 of us and my 2 year old daughter. It has a gorgeous view and is only 5 minutes from the Old Mill. However, the cleanliness of the cabin was a little upsetting. The windows were in a desperate need of a cleaning. My mother in law mentioned several times she just wanted to stay there and clean the windows. There was really thick cobwebs that we ended up getting off the the ceiling. The most concerning part was the carpet. My daughter has a severe allergy to nuts. In the carper we found a cheerio (or maybe a honey NUT cheerio), we also found an angry birds gummy, and an army man. Besides these concerns the cabin was great and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville Tennessee


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the cabin was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I enjoyed having you as guests. Please come back to the Smokies again!
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  • 3 of 5

First let me say I don't enjoy having to leave a negative review! This cabin has so much going for it. Great location, cute decorations, lovely view, nice room layout, etc. I want to say five stars, alas! When we arrived it was over 85 degrees in the cabin because the AC was not on, it took over 5 hours for the temp to lower enough for us to be comfortable. Since it was hot I decided to drive my kids over to the neighborhood pool that Genia had sent me directions to. Only when we drove the three miles there it was closed and all overgrown and didn't look like it had been used in a long time, certainly not a current amenity so why is it still listed? Upon returning home to the still very hot cabin I attempted to turn on the TV for the kids while I got dinner but the cable doesn't work. I tried to connect to WiFi to email Genia but even though the info said no password required it was locked.

I called Genia and left a message about the TV and asked for a call back. I also emailed her the next morning with some of the issues we were experiencing with the cabin but never heard from her our entire four night stay. She did send someone over (a friend, neighbor?) with no warning one morning about 9:00 when we were in the middle of showering.....he dropped off a pack of lightbulbs, looked at the TV and asked if I could be there to meet the cable tech (um, no, I don't want to plan my vacation around servicing the owner's TV), and left.

Here is a list of the issues we had:

-AC not on at arrival

-No cable TV (we even bought new batteries for the remotes)

-Some burnt out lightbulbs, one lamp with no bulb

-The cord on one of the lamps so frayed the copper wires shocked us when trying to plug it in

-The carpet on the stars hadn't been vacuumed and had crumbs of food when we arrived.

-downstairs tub had hair/dead bugs

-no trashcan in upstairs bathroom or bedroom

-no mattress pad on upstairs bed, just a sheet on the mattress (yuck)

-only one (ripped) fitted sheet provided for the sofa bed (no top sheet or pillow cases)

-leak under kitchen sink with bucket of foul smelling water that we had to empty (yuck) to keep from over-flowing

Most of these issues could be solved with just a little TLC and a trip to WALMART.

Sadly, it made me feel ripped off, I made my payments in full and on time yet Genia didn't hold up her end by having the place ready for us and didn't respond to me by voicemail or email, no customer service.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Light 8 on Parkway-Dollywood Ticket Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Parrot Mountain - /Children love this
Nearest Point of Interest
Arts & Crafts Community of Gatlinburg
Nearest Point of Interest
The Gondolier Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Knife Factory - a family favorite
Nearest Point of Interest
The Alamo Restaurant- Best Steaks Ever
Nearest Point of Interest
Gatlinburg Golf Course - Guests Welcome
Nearest Point of Interest
Visit Dandridge - a quaint little town
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Toyko Restaurant - Japanese Hibachi
Nearest Point of Interest
Dunn' Market - Great Take OUT Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Greenbriar Nat. Park- Free Family Fun
Car: recommended

5 minute drive to Dollywood and many other attractions


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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