About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Historic, comfy schoolhouse cottage sleeps 6. 2 BR 1Ba in Dollywood's front yard
Now a charming vacation rental that sleeps up to six, the Montgomery School was once a fully operational private school run by my mother and grandmother!
I have spent the last three and a half years carefully renovating it into a 2 bedroom 1 bath comfy cottage and now I'm excited to share it with the world! The schoolhouse is full of history and fond memories and I've put the historic element of the spirit of this place into the decor!
You will enjoy your own comfortable and private space literally on Dollywood's doorstep! Sitting on the patio behind the schoolhouse, you will enjoy beautiful views of Parrot Mountain and watch the tram taking people into the park.
I've modernized the kitchen and filled it with all you need to enjoy meals together at the cottage!
It's proximity to Dollywood and Splash Country makes it the perfect location for a couples' or family getaway. The location also provides easy access to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville.
Each bedroom has a flat screen TV with HD cable and the living room features a big screen 55" 4K UHD TV with HD cable service and a 300 Watt Bluetooth soundbar. We have a Blu Ray DVD and book collection for your enjoyment as well as a full size washer and dryer!
Old school charm meets modern comfort in a convenient location! Have a memorable stay in the only remaining schoolhouse available for rent in Pigeon Forge!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Charles Taylor
My name is Charles Taylor. I was born and raised in Sevier County. My brother and I actually attended Montgomery School as children. You can see our names written in the concrete outside from the year 1990. I am a real estate agent in Pigeon Forge and know the area and market like the back of my hand. Please let me know if you're interested in more information on purchasing a rental property of your very own.
Charles Taylor purchased this Cottage in 1982
Why Charles Taylor chose Pigeon Forge
After an extremely long, daunting renovation I wanted to share my schoolhouse with the world because it is so special to me. There is so much history within these four walls, it's astounding. I kept the historic schoolhouse theme in the decor while renovating it into a comfortable vacation rental! Being so close to Dollywood also makes it a perfect rental. By passing through and staying here you will be adding to the rich history of The Montgomery School. I hope you can make your own unforgettable memories here like so many have before you.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is the only former schoolhouse in Sevier County available for rental. The location is outstanding. Sitting on the patio you will enjoy the beautiful mountain views and watch the Dollywood tram taking people into the park. You must see The Montgomery School to truly grasp and understand how awesome it is.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
**OUR NEW FAVORITE PLACE**
There is absolutely nothing to complain about here. We visit the area frequently and have tried it all. We loved the fact that you are close to everything but we still had our privacy. This little gem was equipped with everything we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable. I would have taken the king size bed mattress pad with me but I did not want to go to jail and I would really like to come back. :) There is plenty of parking and we loved the outdoor area. The history here is felt throughout the house. That along with all of the books and games kept us occupied for hours. Charles was wonderful to work with!! He really made us feel like family. We can't wait to come back for a longer stay so that we can take advantage of the feelings of home. THANK YOU CHARLES!!
Such a sweet review .. means the world to me .. thanks so much for choosing my schoolhouse .. come back any time
Clean, private location close to everything
This house was a great place to stay. The beds were super comfortable, the house was clean, and the location was perfect. You are close to all of the Pigeon Forge attractions but set away from people so you get a lot of privacy. My children enjoyed the PlayStation and chalkboard. The kitchen was stocked pretty well. We did not cook but used the coffee pot. It was nice that filters were already there. We would definitely stay again! Thanks Charles!
The school house was very nice and met our needs perfectly!
Perfect place to stay!!
The cottage was conveniently located to many things in Pigeon Forge. It was the perfect size for our family of 3, plus our dog. The patio area was a bonus. If we come back to the area, we would definitely stay here again.
Comfortable, clean, cute
We are a family of 5 - children are 14, 13, and 10. We have been to this area 6 times - first time staying at this property. We felt Charles did a very honest job representing the property and its features and fixtures in his description. He did a very good job transforming this former schoolhouse into a vacation rental. He also has incorporated background and mementos from the cottage's school days into the decor. It was a really nice tribute to his mom and grandma. We found the cottage to be clean with comfortable beds and reasonably comfortable furniture. We enjoyed fun features like a PlayStation, televisions, and a good selection of videogames. Our sons loved the PlayStation. There are some movies on DVD, and there are lots of books. We liked the decor in the cottage - it was well-decorated and not over-decorated. The kitchen was well-supplied and included the major fixtures (full-size fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and stove). We didn't use the fixtures, because we enjoy the restaurants in the area. Kitchen sink and counter are beautiful. There was a washer and dryer in a roomy laundry area. There is one full bath. It was big enough to suit us, but it is somewhat like a galley - it may feel on the small, narrow side to some folks. Towels and linens are in the cottage. We travel with our own, but it seemed like there were ample towels and linens already there. Toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels were also available in the cottage. The yard does look over Veterans Boulevard and Dollywood's parking lot. There is a fence at the one end of the cottage; there is not a fenced-in yard. There is a lovely patio with outdoor furniture. We didn't utilize any of that, though. The yard and cottage do have a very cozy, private feel even while the location is so convenient to Pigeon Forge, especially Dollywood, and Gatlinburg. The approach to the cottage and the parking for the cottage are good. We drive a big truck and had plenty of room. The property owner was responsive and polite to us when we booked the property and when we called with a question prior to our stay. We really liked the cottage and had a very pleasant, enjoyable stay in it.
Loved our stay!!
We absolutely loved our weekend stay at the schoolhouse! Super convenient to all of our favorite Pigeon Forge attractions, but also secluded from traffic and private. The beds were so comfortable, the home is so cute and has everything you need! Thank you Charles for sharing your schoolhouse with us! We will absolutely be booking again!
The Montgomery School cottage is right across the street from Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country. You can see the parking lot from the patio. I've had a few people ask me about traffic. Dollywood stays open until 10P so there isn't a mass exodus out of the park. People will be slowly thinning out as the evening wears on. After you turn out of the park like you are heading towards Pigeon Forge you will immediately turn on the street my property is located on. It's in a terrific location. If you know where this is than you know how close you will be to all the fun and excitement Pigeon Forge has to offer.
Rates & Availability
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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Pet Fee is $50 per pet...this is to help with the wear and tear that could potentially arise from keeping pets in the cottage.