$10/night off all remaining nights in June 2015!

Hunker Down is waiting for your enjoyment!
Hunker Down is waiting for your enjoyment!View of the cabin from road above - Circled in REDNew Addition - The Mountain RoomPub Table in the Mountain RoomMetal Wall Art - Stormy Night in the MountainsMetal Wall Art - Bear of the CabinKitchenLiving Room for relaxingLiving Room another viewJacuzziRelax in the JacuzziWood burning fireplace - Wood providedLoft BedroomLoft with closet and 1/2 bathPorch Furniture for your enjoyment!Porch another viewHot tub on porchSeasonal Mountain ViewSummer Mountain ViewView from the Deck of SunriseAnother SunriseMich-ee says "Ready to relax? Book Today!"Left view of propertyLeft view of yardView from Porch side up to back of propertyRight side of propertyView from top of property down
8 Reviews

From $81 / night

2000 Wicks Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 37876
$10/night off all remaining nights in June 2015!
1 bedrooms
5 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cabin
Per night: $94 - $110
Per week: $564 - $660
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Pigeon Forge vacation cabin rental
CURRENT DISCOUNTS- The below discounts will be calculated by the Owner when responding to your inquiry. The best discount will be applied to your reservation!

$10/night off all remaining nights in June 2015! Not valid with other discounts.

Standard Discounts:
*FREE night with a 6 night stay at the regular rate.
*$10 per night discount with a 5 night stay.
*$5 per night discount with a 4 night stay.

Discounts may not be combined

Awards and Badges
* Rated Excellent on Flip Key
* 2013 Top Vacation Rental on Flip Key
* Recommended on Trip Advisor

If Hunker Down is booked we may have another option for you!

Once reserved you will receive a planning guide for the Great Smoky Mountains to help you plan your vacation or give you ideas to make the most out of your GSM trip! Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us and we will do our best to help you find it!

Welcome to Hunker Down, which is owner operated, managed and LOVED. Hunker Down is located in a semi-secluded, peaceful and serene location to allow guests relaxation and privacy.

The cabin will sleep 4-5 people, 1 loft bedroom with NEW Aspen log furniture, queen bed and a half bath. Downstairs is the living room (with a queen sleeper sofa), jacuzzi (2 person), "Mountain" room (with a futon), kitchen, full size washer/dryer and a full bath. The cabin is approximately 1,100 square feet and is ready for your enjoyment. The property has a large yards with no mountain hangovers for your safety. All guests also have the use of free WiFi, HBO and local/long distance calling.

This cabin will give you the opportunity to hunker down, relax and enjoy all the attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The cabin is located on Bluff Mountain where you can go in all directions to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Townsend.

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the mountains from the deck. The yard has room for the kids (older and young) to play or enjoy the wonderful outdoors! The cabin features a 2 sided porch with a great seasonal mountain view. The porch is furnished with a 3-4 person hot tub, pub table, 4 porch rockers and a swing to enjoy the peaceful outdoor setting. Ready to grill? There is a Weber charcoal grill and Bahama chairs to relax while cooking and enjoy the view of the back mountainside. Don't forget to cut some fresh herbs (thyme and chives when in season) to add to your meals.

The kitchen is equipped with new refrigerator, stove and hardwood floors. Are you a coffee lover? There is a Keurig and an automatic drip coffee maker. The kitchen also has a Chef's Mat to pamper your feet after a long day of sight seeking or hiking. Other appliances provided microwave, toaster, blender, hand mixer, crock pot, electric skillet, and electric griddle.

The "Mountain" room was named after the treated metal walls custom made by Mason. The lower half of the wall is made with local white pine trees lapped with the treated bark left on for a primitive feel. This room also has hardwood floors. The full size washer/dryer is located in a closet in this room. The room features a 32" flat screen TV, cable, FREE HBO and BluRay with FREE Netflix. A hickory and sassafras pub table in located in the room.

The living room has a wood burning fireplace (open October through March and wood provided), queen size sleeper sofa, recliner and a 2 person Jacuzzi. This room has a 42" flat screen TV, High Def receiver, FREE HBO and BluRay with FREE Netflix , and a Wii with games.

The bedroom is in the loft. An Aspen Log decor with a queen size bed with Egyptian Cotton Damask sheets for your comfort, closet, and ½ bath is in the loft. The room features a 32" flat screen TV with a BluRay.

All guests are provided a good supply of linens, towels and starter supplies (dish soap, toilet paper, and paper towels).

So get ready to Hunker Down and Relax!

Credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Security Deposit - $150.00 (Credit/Debit Card authorized hold) for damages, additional costs incurred by the guests/paid by owners, and additional/excessive cleaning fees will be required by the day of arrival held until an inspection/inventory has been conducted by the owner. The security deposit or portion thereof, if damages exist and/or additional cleaning is required, will be refunded by the Owner within 7 business days of the departure. Owner is not responsible for the Guest's financial institution policy for release of authorized hold of funds. Damages and/or excessive cleaning costs exceeding the security deposit will be charged to the Guests credit card on file. The security deposit is separate from the reservation cost.

This is a NON-SMOKING cabin and we do accept pre-approved dogs (maximum of 2 dogs, 50# or under with a pet fee).

We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

Mary Pace

Area Information
The cabin is located off Bluff Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge.

Easy access and close proximity to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend and the beautiful National Park.

5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway
6.4 miles from Dollywood
7.6 miles from Wahoo Ziplines
9.8 miles from Gatlinburg
10.1 miles from the National Park
15.7 miles from Townsend, TN
19.7 (Maryville) - 30 miles (Knoxville) from US 129 (Tail of the Dragon)
29.4 miles from Cades Cove Loop Road
40 miles approx from Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon River
49.2 miles from Cherokee, NC
58 miles from Bryson City

About the owner

Owner Profile

Mary Pace

Mary Pace

Mary Pace

  • School:

    Charlotte High School
  • About:

    My dream was to own a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been visiting GSM since late 60's. My husband, Mason, and I purchased the cabin and love visiting Hunker Down. We live in SW Florida so a trip to the mountains is such a treat for us.

    We love the location and it is close to everything....
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $94 $94 $564 - 2 Nights
May 01 2017 Sep 08 2017 $104 $104 $624 - 2 Nights
Sep 09 2017 Sep 30 2017 $94 $94 $564 - 2 Nights
Oct 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $110 $110 $660 - 2 Nights
Nov 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 $94 $94 $564 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.75
Deposits: Reservation Deposit is required to confirm reservation. Until reservation is made all rates are subject to change. Reservation Deposit/Payment schedule: • Booking prior to 45 day of arrival date - $100.00 reservation deposit • Booking or balance due 22 to 45 days prior to arrival date - 50% reservation deposit required or payment due • Booking 21 days prior to arrival date 100% reservation deposit • All reservations shall be paid in full within 21 days prior to arrival
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Holiday Rate $125 apply to the following schedule: Easter - 4/2-4/6/15 Memorial Day - 5/22-5/25/15 July 4th - 7/2-7/5/15 Labor Day - 9/4-9/7/15 Thanksgiving - 11/25-11/29/15 Christmas - 12/23-12/26/15 New Year's - 12/30-1/3/16 *FREE night with a 6 night stay at the regular rate. *$10 per night discount with a 5 night stay. *$5 per night discount with a 4 night stay. Clean Fee $60/Dog Fee $45 Security Deposit $150 (Credit/Debit Card authorized hold) for damages and excessive cleaning required

Reviews (8)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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8 reviews
Kerri Hudson Smith

Just what we were looking for!

Kerri Hudson Smith

New Market, AL

Just what we were looking for!

March 15, 2015

I planned a weekend getaway to Hunker Down for my husband's birthday. We had recently moved during Christmas, very hectic, while he maintained his full-time job. Rest and relaxation was the only thing on the agenda. The weekend was filled with home made cooking, soaking up the warmth of the fireplace in the living room watching our favorite TV shows and getting lost in the sound of beautifully toned wind chimes, as well as, wildlife on the front porch. At the end of the day, we turned in for the night in the most beautifully crafted and comfortable bed. The cabin is authentic, well made and we very much enjoyed our stay. Mary Pace was delightful to deal with and she communicated clearly. There were no surprises. Once we arrived, we didn't leave the cabin until checkout, completely rested and hoping to be able to return again for a longer stay.

Mary Pace

Owner's reply:

I am so glad you all had a wonderful and enjoyed the cabin. We take great pride on our cabin and very happy it was part of your "relaxing" vacation. You are welcome back any time.

Mary & Mason

(PS so glad you listened to the "RELAX" sign on the wall!!)

debbie ward

name of cabin fits!

debbie ward

Hendersonville NC

name of cabin fits!

September 9, 2014

Loved being close to everything but yet we felt we were totally alone in this quaint cabin..had everything we needed! Loved the evenings on the big front porch! Will rent again soon...

Mary Pace

Owner's reply:

So happy you enjoyed the cabin. Look forward to having you back soon.

Florence Robertson


Florence Robertson

Indianapolis, In


October 8, 2013

Best vacation I have had in a long time, ok the only vacation I have had. Wish we could have afford to stay longer.

Catherine Long Young

Hunker Down did not disappoint!

Catherine Long Young

Stroudsburg, PA

Hunker Down did not disappoint!

May 15, 2012

This was one of our best vacations! Hunker Down is perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and traffic, yet close enough to drive for dinner, groceries, shopping...and most importantly, easy access to the Smoky Mountains! If you love being in nature, you will love the setting of Hunker Down. We enjoyed dinner at the cabin on the front porch with a beautiful view of the Smokies. Loved the porch swing, the quiet setting, the lullaby of bull frogs, and the plentiful cabin amenities. Inside the cabin is extremely clean and cozy with many personal touches. We most appreciated the owner's openness to allow our beloved canine companion to accompany us on this vacation, as well as the owner's excellent recommendations of places to visit, hike, eat, shop, etc. When we return to the Smokies, this is where we hope to stay again!

Mary Pace

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Catherine! I truly appreciate your praise on our cabin and was very happy to have Hollywags as a guest. Hope to have ya'll back soon!

Warm Regards,
Mary and Mason

Lynn Hampton Lacher

Beautiful, clean, and comfortable!

Lynn Hampton Lacher

Anniston, AL

Beautiful, clean, and comfortable!

October 12, 2011

What a gorgeous setting for a cabin, and it is more than a cabin. It is a little home away from home in the mountains. We had an incredible time, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The decor is lovely, and the love that has been put into this home is very evident. Comfortable bed and furniture, lots of kitchen utensils, pans, and other necessary items. Three flat screen televisions made my husband extremely happy. We have never stayed in a cabin before, and this was so much fun. Swings and rockers on the porch rested us in the morning and the evening. I can't recommend this lovely place more highly!

Anna Embry

Very Clean!

Anna Embry

Huntsville, AL

Very Clean!

September 10, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed the cabin thoroughly. It is very clean, has all the tools you need to cook out for a cozy night indoors, and has 3 nice flat screen TV's - perfect for not missing a moment of the football game! The jacuzzi and hot tub are also nice additions and are private. The cabin is furnished with nice furniture inside and out. And it's only minutes from the center of town.

Vito & Kristin

Great Vacation

Vito & Kristin

Florence, KY

Great Vacation

September 2, 2011

The cabin was Very Clean and Homey feeling. The cabin offers a great morning coffee view. The hot tub was clean and very relaxing. The cabin offeres a lot of charm and has great decor. We had an amazing time down there and plan to do it again. It is just far enough from town to enjoy being away from the tourist scene, Being nice and quiet, but only miles to the main strip.

Anne Montgomery

Hunker Down

Anne Montgomery

Waynesburg, KY

Hunker Down

August 19, 2011

Hunker Down was fabulous!!! Better than home. Very cozy & clean. Owners have done a great job. There is a guide book that tells you where everything is in the cabin and how it works, as well suggestions of things to do and places to go. We took the water tubing suggestion and Whaley's Market. Both are awesome! We enjoyed coffee in the mornings in the rockers and gin rummy tounaments on the porch one evening. We were also able to take our pup. He loves TN now! We will definitely be coming back!! Thank You!!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials


Great place to Hunker Down

This place is a little piece of heaven...great views...close to everything and between the hot tub, view and games we didn't need to leave for anything. Mary is the nicest person you'll ever meet and great to work with...very helpful!
Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Cathy, John and Hollywags
Mary and Mason! We relaxed, kicked back and hunkered down! We appreciated all of your homey and cozy touches. We felt right at home. We stayed relatively close. John has a knack for finding secluded and serene setting in nature & we believe we explored some of the most beautiful spots in The Great Smoky Mtns. Thank you again for opening your home to us. Warm regards.

Cathy, John and Hollywags
Mary and Mason! We relaxed, kicked back and hunkered down! We appreciated all of your homey and cozy touches. We felt right at home. We stayed relatively close. John has a knack for finding secluded and serene setting in nature & we believe we explored some of the most beautiful spots in The Great Smoky Mtns. Thank you again for opening your home to us. Warm regards.

Paul, Betsy & Angel *paw print*
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in your cozy cabin. It was the perfect "jumping off point" for some may fun adventures - lots of exploring, fly fishing, hiking in SMNP, the 8-mile arts & crafts loop, trips to the Apple Barn and a show at the Dixie Stampede! It was also the effect place to come back to in the evening & enjoy the deck, hot tub, Wii and Netflix! We hope to be able to come back this way again someday!

Ted, Jessica, Sophie & Allie
We enjoyed our time at your cabin. All the comforts of home. The dogs enjoyed the area as well.

Stan & Jackie
We really enjoyed ourselves. Great Cabin. Fun to drive back to. We're already planning to come back.

Dustin & Sumita
Thank you so much for the perfect weekend getaway!! Your home is so special and allowed us to relax, sit back & enjoy. You have every amenity you could wish for on vacations. Thanks again for sharing your home! Can't wait until next time *smiley face*.

Keith & Laura
We really enjoyed this cozy cabin!! We look forward to staying here again. Owner note: Keith and Laura returned 3 weeks later for another weekend.

Joe & Tina
Thanks for allowing us to celebrate me turning 50 in your beautiful home. We had a blast. Love the layout. We will treasure this memory. Thanks.

Mitchell, Becky & Braylin
The cabin is amazing! We had a great time here. Thanks for everything! You made our trip fun and stress free! We plan on staying again in the future. Thanks again.

Angie & Mitchell
We had a very relaxing weekend. The cabin is beautiful we only left 3 times the whole weekend. We look forward to returning in the near future. Happy New Year.

Corrina and Mark

This cabin is beautiful! We had a great stay. Here for my husband's birthday weekend. Thanks so much for keeping the place so nice and keeping you're affordable. Merry Christmas.

Kelly, Dave, Gabriel & Gracie
Absolutely Amazing! This is exactly what we needed - too bad such a short trip. We are already plotting and planning our next trip. Probably for April. The babies had such a wonderful time exploring. At least as much as their protective momma will let them. Mary & Mason you have created a perfect oasis in the mountains. Whaley's was awesome - got steaks and hot dogs tonight. Will send pictures and refer EVERYONE we know *smiley face*. Can't wait to come back!

Matthew & Amy
Thanks so much for sharing Hunker Down with us, Mary and Mason! My husband and I had a wonderful time exploring the Smoky Mountains and relaxing in the cabin in the evenings. I really enjoyed the hot tub on the chilly nights and my husband couldn't get enough of the MLB channel *smiley face*. Happy Thanksgiving.

Dave & Amanda
Hunker Down is a very special place. We did just that. Never felt a need to really go anywhere. We slept, ate and were lazy as could be. We will be returning. Thank you! Happy Holidays!

Arlette & Joyce
Awesome time - Peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We plan to come again next year.

We loved it. Cabin was very, very nice. We'll be back.

This was perfect!!! Mary you were a dream. I dont think I will ever get my husband to the beach again as he is in love with this place. Thank you for making this so awesome!!!

Travis family
We loved our stay here. Our only wish was that we had time to stay longer.; I loved all your wood decorations especially, the deer over the fireplace. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.

Huff - Bedford KY
Mary & Mason,
You have a beautiful place! We had a good time, just wish we had more time to stay this week.

Weekend getaway (5 Star Rating)

angiec (Johnson City TN)
Review submitted: January 17, 2012 Date of arrival: January 13, 2012

My husband and I arrived Friday, January 13, 2012 and departed on Monday, January 16, 2012. The three days at Hunkerdown was very relaxing. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The drive to the cabin was paved the whole way. We enjoyed the hot tub and the indoor jacuzzi. We only left the cabin twice. I highly recommend Hunkerdown to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Recommended for: families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Our second visit - Looking forward to more!

marknole (Monticello, FL)
Review submitted: October 1, 2011 Date of arrival: September 25, 2011

I agree with everyone here that raves about Hunker Down's comfort, cleanliness and creature comforts. The location is perfect too, and there are so many things to do. With perfect weather and the leaves just starting to change, this trip we cooked out and hiked many of trails that start nearby. If you time it right, you can see some incredible sunrises and sunsets. Thanks to the owners for the suggestion. It was a great alternative to the crowds!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you again Mark! I am tickled that you liked the changes since ya'lls last visit. I really wished our paths would have crossed as we were leaving and you were coming in.

You need to let me know where the trails are by the cabin.

Glad Jake liked the treats we left him!

Guestbook Comment - B Hampton - 2 entries
Date of arrival: July 19, 2011
My Family and friends had so much fun in this cabin! We are probably coming back next summer! Thank you so much! Love Barb, Jess, Ansley, Donna & Sue.

Love the Rocking Chairs nice to rock & read. Very quiet here. Love the fireflys. Enjoyed the time hear. B Hampton

Date of arrival: July 24, 2011
Great time. Cades Cove was spectacular. Cabin is like a home. Howard, Helen, Jasmine & Rascal

Date of arrival: August 5, 2011
Had a wonderful time. Very comfortable. Thanks for being so helpful. T Sander

We loved this cabin!
Date of arrival: August 17, 2011
We loved this cabin! It It feels just like home, but Better! than you so much for all the helpful tidbits on places to go & thinks to do. We went to the park one day & tubed Piegeon River another. And yes this porch is perfect for coffee in the morning and rummy game in the evening. Our pup now loves TN too. Thanks for the wonderful stay! Anne, Jon & Tuck

We recommend:Whaley's store @ corner of Goose Gap and Walden's Creek Road, River Rat tubing in Townsend.

Cozy Cabin
Date of arrival: August 20, 2011
Cozy Cabin, Spectacular scenery, good company, lots of memories. Mary & Jeremy

We had a awesome time
Review submitted: September 23, 2011 Date of arrival: August 30, 2011
We had a AWESOME time much needed break from our busy lives. Cabin was very clean and nice. Made a bunch of memories we will never forget. Thanks Vito & Kristen. PS Hills were killer on a motorcycle

This was the most beautiful cabin I've ever stayed
Date of arrival: August 14, 2011
This was the most beautiful cabin I've ever stayed in. We all had such a great time! The decorations and the furniture are absolutely beautiful and quirky. Loved the peace and quiet. We will definately come back soon :) Tara S, Candia R, Michelle B, Jane C

We Took The Advice . . .

Doug-tn (Cleveland, TN, USA)
Review submitted: September 12, 2011 Date of arrival: September 6, 2011

The owners of this property advise you to "Hunker Down" and relax and we did just that and had a wonderful time! This is an outstanding cabin for two folks . . . more if you don't mind being really close. We were happy with just the two of us in the cabin but would not have wanted to share with four more people! But that's just us. The amenitites on this cabin are First Class! The queen bed in the loft is very comfortable with excellent bed linens. We slept well from the first night and that is not always the case when we vacation! The hot tub on the porch was top-notch and worked well. The rockers there were inviting as well and were great to welcome the sunrise with a cup of fresh coffee. Speaking of coffee... "Hunker Down" offers you a choice of a standard drip brewer or, for the K-Cup addicts, a Keurig maker as well. The other kitchen amenities were also very good. The only thing I found would have been better is a small fry pan for cooking eggs. It's hard to scramble two eggs softly in a 12" skillet. The entertainment ameneties here were far better than I ever expected! I am one of those gadget freaks and I was thrilled! The living room offers a 42" Vizio flat panel TV with HD cable and on-demand, a Vizio Blu-Ray player with several blu-ray movies and a Wii Game system! The "Mountain Room" is where you enter the cabin. That is a long narrow room with a futon bed and a 32" flat panel TV mounted on the wall. There, too you will find a blu-ray player and a Cable box (non-HD) as well as a new high-efficenty washer and dryer. Topping it all off is free Wi-Fi and unlimited local and long distance calling. The owners are excellent to work with. All duing the rental process, they provided excellent commuincation and information often responding to e-mail messages in an hour or two. Fortunately, there were absoutely no problems to resolve so I cannot comment on how they would handle those but I have every expectation they would bend over backward to be sure their customers have a great stay. Great cabin location, outstanding amenities, excellent owners and a great rate . . . I can't think of much more you could ask for in a cabin rental! If you can't "Hunker Down" and relax here, ain't no cabin get-away gonna loosen you up!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owner's response:Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate your praise and recommendations. There will be a smaller skillet in the cabin! Honestly, I thought I had 3 sizes, but it will be corrected. Without our guests input we cannot improve for the future!

I agree 6 adults would be a bit much. We have stayed with a total of 4 adults and was comfy. I do agree with you. We have the max at 5 but the systems don't allow for you to elaborate between the recommended number of adults and children.

Email from BMartin - 7/4/11 - 7/11/11

First off I would like to say that we really enjoyed the week we spent at your cabin.
It is a lovely, cosey, clean and well equipped cabin. It met our every need as far as necessities.
the hot tub was really relaxing after a day of visiting the attractions. It was aslo peaceful and quiet.
I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone I talk to. It is an ideal cabin for someone with a small
family or for just someone who wants a romantic get away. again I would highly recommend it. I look forward to coming back to Tn. next year to visit family, and I hope the cabin will be available for rental again.
Thank you for you time and hospitability.

Nothing Short of PERFECT

The only thing we had any regrets over about this cabin was the fact that we had to leave. It was perfect in every way from the cleanliness, to the flat screen tv's strategically placed throughout. The jacuzzi in the living room could not have been more romantic, the bed was extremely comfortable and the surroundings were almost too quiet. Mary (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with and easy to work any issues out that may arise. We would not hesitate to stay here again and hope we have an opportunity to do so.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owner's comment: Reviews like this make the work sooo worth it!

Wonderfu time!

142 Wenatchee Place (Hebron,In.46341)
Review submitted: August 1, 2011 Date of arrival: July 25, 2011

My family and I had such a wonderful time in the cabin,it was so homey and decorated so cute. The location was perfect for all our travels.Thank you for all the great advice on what to do in the area. We especially enjoyed Cades Cove,white water rafting,ziplining and of course the Apple Barn Yum! We also appreciate your helpfulness in certain matters. We hope to return again soon.Love Lorrie,Kevin,Elizabeth and Caroline Polak

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Spectacular cabin, location and mountain views!

marknole (Wacissa, FL)
Date of arrival: January 15, 2010

Forget 'rustic', this cabin, close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Dollywood and the Great Smokey Mountain National Park is modern, inviting, full of charm and VERY clean. Being from Florida, I was concerned about the roads since I stayed in January. No worries - they are paved, and very convenient to all the sights in the nearby towns.
It was so quiet and relaxing! Again, this was the winter season, but that made the views even better. The cabin layout is ideal; the master bedroom and bath are in a loft, with a large sleeper-sofa in the living room. There are two hot tubs (inside and out), and two baths (upstairs and down). The fireplace worked well, as did the TV's, DVD player and Wii gaming system.
With all this, we skipped many of our planned day trips and stayed close to the cabin. Walking up the steep hills in the neighborhood was very rewarding. In the daytime the mountain vistas are awesome, and on clear nights you can see the lights from the nearby towns. Since I've stayed in hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge before, we wanted to skip the traffic and tourist traps and just relax. This turned out to be a great plan, and you will leave with far less stress than when you arrived!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

"My escape from reality"

liz (Florida)
Date of arrival: November 19, 2010

I and a friend escaped from work for a few days and booked our stay at Hunker Down. The cabin was just darling. The living room was warm and cozy. The kitchen had everything we needed when we were to tired to eat out, and the bed was so comfortable, I slept like a bear. In the mornings, we sat on the porch, read our books, while enjoying the fresh mountain air. Everything was perfect. I can hardly wait to plan my next escape. I am definently going back.

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