USA Tennessee Smoky Mountains Townsend Listing #29945

Almost Heaven - Townsend, TN

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39 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Secluded Home w/ Sweeping Mountain Views and Wood Fireplace - Dogs OK

Stunningly positioned in Townsend - on the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies" - this cabin will charm you with its inviting rustic atmosphere and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Your new home away from home has a lovely deck that sits among the treetops, and a wood-burning fireplace to toast your toes as you relax and unwind on chilly mountain evenings.

While Townsend is only a short drive from bustling Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you’ll find delightful activities without ever leaving town. Visit the Tuckaleechee Caverns or the Smoky Mountain Heritage Museum, or spend a day hiking and fishing in the gorgeous expanse of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (five miles east). Also close by is Maryville (15 miles west), where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and historic attractions like Fort Craig Spring. Just a short 20-mile drive to the east is Pigeon Forge, which offers all sorts of family-friendly attractions, from the iconic Dollywood to WonderWorks.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 1 mile. Casual dining within 1 mile. Dine-in restaurant within 15 miles. Gas station within 20 miles. Supermarket within 4 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
The Sinks14.4 Miles
Cade's Cove Scenic Loop13.5 Miles
Laurel Falls Trailhead17.5 Miles
Abrams Falls Trailhead19.1 Miles
Great Smoky Mountains Association - Cades Cove Visitor Center19.3 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg30.4 Miles
Crave Golf Club19.7 Miles
Meigs Falls,15.4 Miles

Things to Know
No WiFi
Full kitchen
*Wood not provided for the fireplace
This property is managed by Vacasa Tennessee LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Mountain view





DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private



39 reviews

Linda W. May 2022
Enjoyed our time in the Smoky Mountains.
Great deck to enjoy a cup of coffee
Randy B. May 2022
Would get a five star except for the hot tub not heating up. Other than that we were pleased. It was clean and the view was fantastic
Marcia O. Apr 2022
We love the view at this cabin! The view is outstanding!
Julie B. Apr 2022
The view of the mountains was great, needed better lighting in the kitchen area.
Shannon S. Feb 2022
Deck was nice , kitchen very nice clean.
Melani R. Feb 2022
The view of the mountains is fantastic. It’s private and secluded. Cozy.
Daniele J. Dec 2021
The veiw
Melissa M. Dec 2021
The hot tub does not work, wifi was not available, and we had to put the recliner in front of the door because it wouldn't lock. The view was nice and it could be a great place to stay, but it could use some maintenance first.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Melissa. We're so sorry we missed the mark on a few items during your stay. The property manager is addressing the hot tub, WiFi, and recliner. It's our hope that the refund provided helps alleviate some of your frustration. Thanks again!
Songgu K. Nov 2021
Pretty basic accommodations. Everything worked. The place was reasonably clean. Some of the furnishings like the comfy chair and the outdoor grill were pretty run down and old but functional.

I was grateful that they allowed us to bring 4 dogs, even if the pet fees were pretty steep. The location is fairly isolated and the views are beautiful.

There were 4 of us plus 4 small/medium dogs. The place didn’t feel too cramped but I’d recommend it for parties of 2-3. 4 is about the maximum number of people that the cabin could comfortably accommodate.
Christopher E. Nov 2021
The views were stunning and the cabin was perfectly secluded. Heed the reviews about having a 4 wheel drive in wet and snowy weather. I had trouble with my front wheel drive vehicle on wet ground. Very steep. The cabin was clean, quiet and comfortable.
Joseph G. Nov 2021
The house was clean and as the pictures showed with a great view. But the beds and the couch were uncomfortable and the hot tub did not heat past 80 degrees.
Manager response:
Joseph, thank you for your review. We apologize for any discomfort the couch and beds caused. While they are in good working order, each guest has their own unique preferences. We are so sorry for any issues you experienced with the hot tub. We encourage guests to reach out should any issues arise, as we are happy to quickly assist. We have passed this concern along to our local manager to address and hope to host you again soon.
Nikole K. Oct 2021
The location was great. Secluded quiet cabin. Amazing mountain view. Overall we were satisfied with our stay.
Aubrey S. Oct 2021
Great stay!
Gracia A. Sep 2021
I really enjoyed this cabin. The hot tub was great after a long day of walking. The porch was with its unbelievable view was incredibly relaxing. It was clean. I had read some reviews that had made me skeptical. The furniture looked like Cabin furniture not the Hilton. It was an adorable, clean little mountain cabin. There was plenty room for 4; I think 6 would've been too tight. Sofa beds are never comfortable.
Anthony L. Sep 2021
We have been coming to the Smoky mountains for more than 20 years and the view from the deck here was one of the best we've ever had
Phyllis C. Aug 2021
The view was exceptional!!!!!!
Torii G. Aug 2021
We've stayed in the area many times in the past and have never found a cabin so secluded and off the beaten path. This is perfect if you don't want to be able to have a conversation with your neighbors from one deck to the other. It was plenty big enough for five of us and two dogs. Its about a thirty minute drive to the more touristy part of the area but there's plenty to do and see right there and when we did drive over the drive itself is so pretty. Everything was clean and working when we got there and we didn't have any issues at all. We will definitely be renting this cabin for vacations in the future.
Maria J. Aug 2021
Excelent place.
Anna G. Aug 2021
We were only at the property for one night, but really enjoyed the peaceful setting. The owners were very nice and friendly.
Marcia O. Aug 2021
The location and outstanding view!!
S V. Jul 2021
This was not my favorite cabin I have stayed in. We ran into many issues during our stay, but let’s start with the positive. The view is stunning from both the balcony and the master bedroom. You get a great over view of the smoky mountains. It came with reasonable kitchen appliances like a stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc. it is located about 20 minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and about 30 minutes from Pigeon Forge. There is a very good restaurant called Apple Valley about 5 minutes from the cabin definitely would recommend. With that being said we did have some issues with the cabin. The cabin is way smaller than what the pictures lead you to believe and is very outdated. It is supposed to be for 6 people but I would say it’s much better for a group of 4. We had 6 people in our group and it felt like we were stepping in each other the whole time. The kitchen is very small and there is not a lot of counter space. The cookie sheets are very worn out and stained up which made it very hard to tell if they were getting cleaned all the way. The dish soap they provide you with is just a very small bottle that looks like they just added water to it to make it look fuller and it sucked. We would have been better washing the dishes with water. The floor in the kitchen also looked like it hasn’t been sweeper or mopped. The bathroom is super small. There isn’t maybe 6 inches of space between the toilet and the shower. They only give you one roll of toilet paper which is clearly not enough of you have 6 people staying for 4 nights like we had. It would be very hard for a bigger person or even the elderly to get around in the bathroom because of how small it is. The living room area was a bit of a hot mess. The hot tub is located in the living room that has carpet..... worst idea ever. The carpet looked absolutely disgusting. part of it looks like someone tried to patch up a spot and cover it up with one of table chairs. My friend almost tripped over it. The carpet was always wet from getting in and out of the hot tub which we had a handful of issues with. The hot tub wouldn’t heat up for 3 of the days we stayed. It would average at about 80 degrees which made it feel more like a pool which was super disappointing. They don’t clean the filters out ( we were pulling out clumps of hair from the drain. ) super super disgusting. The dial was broken so you could never tell if it was heating up or what it was doing. The bedrooms were okay we had some issues with the master bedroom tv bit wanting to work. They put all the extra pillows and blankets in the closets. They have a random Christmas tree the other bedroom. The pull out couch is flat as paper and is super uncomfortable would not recommend. Overall I’d give this cabin a 2/5 needs a lot of work done to it.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. While we are glad you enjoyed the location and views of our home, we apologize for the issues you encountered. Our housekeepers were dispatched to the home to clean the hot tub filters and drains as well as replacing the cookie sheets. We will work with the owner to arrange a carpet cleaning. Our techs will also check the TV to make sure it is working correctly and on the right input. We apologize for any missteps, as it is never our intention to disappoint. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future.
Kyla V. Jun 2021
The view can’t be beat. The cleanliness left much to be desired. There were human hairs on the pillows and counters. The carpets are dirty in the bedroom and smelled like animal urine. We bought groceries and the refrigerator never cooled and the food spoiled. The beds are as hard as a rock. The indoor hot tub is neat but the heavy chemical smell in the cabin is smothering. GPS will confuse you because the road says “ private drive”. Keep going and you will see it. The view is stunning. Don’t lean on the rails because they wiggle. This cabin needs new carpets and throughly cleaned. We will not be returning to this cabin. We come to the smokies 3-4 times a year. This is the dirtiest place we have ever stayed. We had a 3 night stay. We left a night early due to the heavy chemical smell making my head hurt. I woke up each morning with a migraine. When we arrived and saw the dirty linen we went and bought our own. We determined ourselves to stay as we paid for it. However the chemical smell from the hot tub indoors will overpower you. The second morning I awoke with a splitting headache was the last. I’m writing this review in what should have been the final day of my stay. I am in my comfortable bed at home with NO headache. The views are pretty, the booking process was easy. The cabin needs to be removed until it is cleaned properly and updated.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Kyla. We sincerely apologize for all the issues that came up during your stay. We know the refund you received cannot make up for the inconvenience, but we do hope it help to relieve some of the frustration. Our local team strives to provide every one of our guests with the best vacation possible. We are so sorry if our standards were not met during your time with us. We hope for the opportunity to better serve you in the future!
Adryenne S. Apr 2021
View. Nice cabin needs updating
Melissa S. Apr 2021
Cons old needs updating was quite do not rent for six people as it is better suited for 4 and that is with kids we had six with the kids included couch bed in comfortable for kids even carpets old and nasty hot tub never got hot the entire 4 days so we couldn’t use it fridge stayed cool at best not cold needs major update and getting ahold of help 4 calls later we got a small refund but ruined our trip as the only good thing was the view I wouldn’t rent again even if it was half price
Manager response:
Hello Melissa, we are sorry to have been unable to provide you with a pleasant and relaxing vacation experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
Marcia O. Apr 2021
The view was one of the best! Loved the back patio!
Harley M. Feb 2021
Wonderful view of the Smoky Mountains & see all kinds of wildlife! We were able to see bears the first night! Heard bears & wolves around every night. We saw what we believe was a lynx cat, ran away pretty quick, but that's to be expected. Saw lizards, bats & flying squirrels. If you hear something toward the outside of the master bedroom ceiling, it's the flying squirrel. We watched it shoot up & across the beam just under the the hanging part of the roof. It's their woods, they seem to have made a little nest right next to/ under the overhang roof.
Not too far from local shops & Gatlinburg is about an hour drive for more lively attractions.
megan E. Feb 2021
Nice home beautiful view would definitely stay here again
Heather T. Dec 2020
Small and cozy, no WIFI.
The cabin could use some updating.
brenda c. Nov 2020
We loved the view..Very peaceful.Had a nice fireplace and relaxing hot tub.
Dean T. Nov 2020
The view can't be beat however, the cabin is in need of a lot of maintenance.

Nasty carpet for one.

Missing rungs on the deck rail poses a very serious risk for toddlers or pets. Could easily fall 20 feet or more.

The entry steps are very akward.

I'm sure motel 6 offers better towels.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay but probably wouldn't stay here again.
Manager response:
Hi, Dean! We appreciate your feedback and want to let you know we are working with the homeowner on getting some updates done this winter. Thank you!
Marti S. Oct 2020
The view was awesome! Peace and quiet surround you. It could of been a little cleaner, a box of tissues would of been nice. Also a hair dryer would of come in handy. I would also recommend a little maintenance on the road. Overall we were happy and would rent again.
William C. Sep 2020
The View was amazing and the cabin was cozy
Alexandra K. Aug 2020
We had a fantastic time. Very close to tubing locations. Had an easy time cooking.
Rebecca M. Jun 2020
The view is amazing! Truly a mountain experience
Leighann H. Dec 2019
The family loved this cabin and its spectacular view. Close to everything we wanted to see and do but far enough away that we felt like we were the only ones in the mountain.
Ricky M. Dec 2019
Loved everything about it .
Will be back next year or sooner