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Quiet and peaceful. Stay a week get 7th night free!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Are you overdue for some rest and relaxation? Is it time to get away from the stress and pressures of everyday living? Step into a place where you can find the serenity that only the closeness to nature can provide. Our Hideout log cabin is located in the shadows of beautiful Rich Mountain. Woods alive with the sounds of songbirds surround you. Hiking trails that include wildflowers and wildlife are just minutes outside your door. Enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and a good book in your rocking chair on the front porch. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and lots of fun activities are just a close drive away, but most of our guests say the favorite part of their visit is the 'home away from home' experience they get right at the Hideout.

Keywords: log cabin, cottage, mountain home, secluded,

More Details

Melody Gilbertson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Melody Gilbertson

My mom and I have been running our cabin rentals for several years. We do our own cleaning and like to meet our guests personally. The income from the cabin has enabled me to be a stay at home mom when my girls were little, and I pray that our guests are blessed by experiencing a little piece of heaven here in peaceful Townsend!

Why Melody Gilbertson chose Tennessee

Townsend is my hometown and is the most beautiful place in the world! My parents encouraged me to buy the property and build the Hideout before I got married and started a family, and boy am I glad they did! I was able to bring my daughters with me to clean the cabin and still be a stay-at-home mom! I will forever be grateful for those years. God has blessed us with the Hideout and we pray it's a blessing to all of our guests.


Townsend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Quiet and peaceful. Stay a week get 7th night free!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

5 stars isn't enough for this wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely adorable cabin that makes you feel right at home when you walk in. Dealing with the rental folks was awesome. We will be back every time we visit Townsend. This cabin is now our place to stay in the Smokeys.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We're so glad that you enjoyed it so much and will be back. We enjoy sharing our getaway with others so they can relax in the beautiful, peaceful mountains. We greatly appreciate it!
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A great escape!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband needed a last minute place to stay due to some unplanned house renovations, and the owner responded very quickly and was very flexible, and made accomodations for our pet too! For the price we couldn't believe how nice it was. The cabin is beautiful and clean, and the area is very quiet and relaxing. It is very cozy and we didn't want to leave! We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing to stay at our Hideout cabin! My mom does all of the bookings for me and she's probably the nicest lady in the world! I'm glad we exceeded your expectations, and I hope you'll be able to stay with us again soon! We've been doing some renovations and will continue updating things in the cabin throughout the year to make it practically new! So please tell your friends about us too. We really appreciate it!
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United States

Cozy, clean & near Cades Cove!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hideout for 2 nights this past week & absolutely adored it. It's a very cozy cabin just out of town in Townsend & only about 12 miles from Cades Cove. It fit us & our 3 children just fine. They had a blast in the big jacuzzi tub (my 5 yr old calls it the zucchini There is a flat yard & the owners are right behind it which is very nice in case something goes wrong. The owners are very nice people & make you feel very welcomed. No steep roads to travel. They provide plenty of towels, sheets & pillows. Each bed also has a blanket. The only thing I would recommend is the bathroom door knob needs replaced, but other than that it's perfect. If you like a fan a night (like I do) you may want to bring your own fan & also extra blankets. There is central air, but I like a fan noise at night. If you visit Cades Cove a lot like we do when down there this is the place for you. We enjoyed our stay & plan on coming back! It's also pet friendly! Thanks & God Bless!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingsport, TN

Great place to stay on the quiet side of the Smokies

  • 5 of 5

These folks are super easy to do business with and have a great location for our type of visit to the smokies. The cabin is less than 5 minutes from Tuckaleechee Caverns (great spot to go on a rainy day) and less than 10 minutes to be entering the Cade's Cove side of the park.

They've adopted a pet-friendly policy for crate trained family members and it worked out great for us.

I don't know where they got their sheets but they are the softest I've ever felt!

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again!
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Adorable, private cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect retreat for us. It is private and quiet, yet the owners are close by in case you need anything. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils. The bed we used was very comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was great after a long day of hiking! The close proximity to Cades Cove was a plus for us and we biked the loop on a Saturday morning when no car traffic is allowed. Then we went back the next day to do the hike to Abrams Falls, which was lovely! While we didn't use it, the stackable washer/dryer could have been a big plus to this cabin. If we're ever in the area again, we will definitely book this little hideaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Schoolhouse Gap Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Nearest Point of Interest
Davy Crockett Riding Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Cades Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Laurel Valley Golf Course and Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
River Rat Tubing


Rates & Availability

Townsend Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 14.75%

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