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Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

CATCH & RELEASE is located on 4 SECLUDED, CREEKSIDE, WOODED acres in the Shagbark gated community. We are one minute from our clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. This cabin has WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 KING bedrooms each with TV & DVD and separate receivers, 1 QUEEN bedroom with private bath, and updated bathrooms. All linens are provided and the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking family meals. The loft has a POOL TABLE, which has views of the flat screen TV in the living room and the pond. There is a good selection of board games; Checkers, Chess, Apples to Apples, and Backgammon for those rainy days or fun nights. We have a 40 DVD movie collection for those days our guests want to just hang out at Catch & Release. We will be adding to it each season. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. You will always have power!

The dramatic 30’ vaulted rock fireplace wall has a 42' FLAT SCREEN TV with SURROUND SOUND and DVD. The new THEATER/FAMILY/GAME room has a 48” FLAT SCREEN TV and DVD, bamboo hardwood floors, Foosball table, glass walls looking into the fishing pond and the backyard creek, and all leather furniture. The 5 ton zoned Air Conditioning and Heating system is energy efficient and meets government specifications for GREEN buildings. Our new bathroom products are from Concept Amenities, an Australian soap company whose soaps are in 5-star European hotels. The bath gel, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are biodegradable and environmentally sensitive. We love our environment and know that you do too. This is why you vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

The backyard creek runs under the house into a large FISHING POND in the front yard, which has Goldfish, Catfish, and Brim. You can fish from the front deck in the stocked pond. Please bring your fishing poles. We request that you CATCH & RELEASE ONLY.

The pond fountain automatically turns on to enjoy your morning coffee and turns off in the evening. It off in the winter months. The CREEKSIDE HOT TUB is in the moss-covered backyard and under a COVERED TRELLIS in case of rain. The Hot Tub is emptied and refilled prior to each guest arrival in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Health Regulations. This is the most peaceful vacation home you will ever visit. It is tucked amongst the trees and early in the morning, WILD TURKEYS come to drink at the edge of the pond and the occasional bear drifts by to take a bath with her cubs.

There are new bamboo floors, slate counter tops, appliances, area carpets, washer-dryer, and amazing landscaping in the front yard with a dry creek bed in stone, large boulders, and a RESIDENT TURTLE. The RACCOONS love Oreo cookies. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES. KIDS LOVE IT!!!



LESLIE'S WEEK at Catch & Release is proud to announce we are a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt Nonprofit benefiting Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer mothers and their families. Our Stage 4 breast cancer women and their families make Memories that Outlast Cancer at Catch & Release! Please go to our website to see what we are doing,

Sandra Gunn, the owner of Catch & Release, was selected from 6,200 nominees by L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics to be one of their ten 2016 WOMEN OF WORTH Honorees. Her work for Stage 4 Breast Cancer women & their families received National recognition on November 16, 2016, at the L'Oreal Paris Gala in New York City. Sandra is a Breast Cancer survivor and the Founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, which was awarded the 2017 "Community Breast Cancer Nonprofit of the Year" by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.

Catch & Release is open to Stage 4 Breast Cancer women all year and LESLIE'S WEEK reserves a week every August at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort for families whose mother is suffering from incurable breast cancer. Our 2017 vacations at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort hosted 20 families! We will host 40 families in 2018. Stage 4 Breast Cancer is a family disease, affecting each member and every aspect of their life; including relationships, finances, career & school performance, and their shared quality time. LESLIE'S WEEK is a time of Fun & Happiness!

The private Shagbark Community HOA resolved on May 16, 2014, to become the Home Base for LESLIE’S WEEK. On October 24, 2014, Mayor Larry Waters of Sevier County and Mayor Brian Atchley of Sevierville Proclaimed the second week in every August as LESLIE'S WEEK throughout Sevier County. See their official PROCLAMATIONS on our website

Stage 4 Breast Cancer families need a safe haven from the pressures of fighting this deadly disease. They need the opportunity to build MEMORIES that OUTLAST CANCER. LESLIE’S WEEK Mission is to give these mothers a reason to rejoice about TODAY and TOMORROW by providing Fun & Happiness for families TODAY and offering each LESLIE’S WEEK child participant educational assistance in the name of their mother toward the degree or vocation of their choice to help create a better TOMORROW.

LESLIE'S WEEK Stage 4 Breast Cancer candidate mothers and their families are chosen regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, and age.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Breast Cancer Nonprofit, Fishing Pond, Pool, Clubhouse, Secluded

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english,
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


I am an interior designer and writer with published books. Catch & Release is a work in progress for me as I continue to change the interiors and update the amenities. Because I am in the design industry I continually buy new products for Catch & Release. It is a place of serenity and peace surrounded by nature, small critters and the changing seasons.

I am also a breast cancer survivor and the founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, A Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Nonprofit. Our Nonprofit sends Stage 4 Breast Cancer women and their families on "Vacations Away from Cancer" where they make Memories that Outlast Cancer. Catch & Release is used throughout the year to host Stage 4 Breast Cancer families. For many of our families, this is the last vacation they will have with their children and husbands.

Why SANDRA GUNN chose Sevierville

Catch & Release is within an 8 hour or less driving distance of 80% of the US population. It is easy to get to via the interstate road systems. My cottage is located in a gated community whose 24 hour manned security center is there to log you in, provide directions, answer questions and provide assistance to you and your family.

Even though it is secluded in the mountains, it is within 10 minutes of the center of all the activity in the Smoky Mountains. There is Dollywood, 4 golf courses, fishing, winter skiing in Gatlinburg, outlet shopping, a variety of kid entertainment and rides, and many affordable restaurants. There is no place like it and it is a wonderful place to have a family vacation. When you drive into Pigeon Forge the Welcome Center has free coupons to offer each traveler so they may take advantage of the many discounts offered to families.

What makes this chalet unique

Catch & Release is built over a creek which feeds into a fishing pond with a fountain in the front yard pond and within a decorative landscape. The cottage sits on 4 acres and is surrounded by a forest, whose small critters come by to inspect the guests from time to time. The mornings are wonderful when the fountain comes on. You sit and drink your coffee and listen to the soft sound of the splashing water. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. If you are looking for interior comfort, an immaculate property, serenity, comfort, and activity beyond your dreams - Catch & Release is the place to find it. We upgrade the interiors every year so it will be different every time you return! Come on over!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Sevierville

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Canceled reservation RECEIVED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DATE OF CHECK-IN get a refund less a $150.00 cancellation fee, taxes, & credit card fee.
  • If your notice is received LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN DATE, all sums paid are forfeited.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Queen bedroom on first level has a private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • King size beds (2) All new Bedding with extra quilts and pillows., Queen size Beds (1) New bedding and extra quilt and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Family Game & Theater Room, 4 TV’S, Creekside Hot Tub, Trellis with Roof, hiking


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Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded
average rating of 4.96 based on 75 reviews

The property was clean and neat.

  • 5 of 5

The property allowed a restful weekend. You could sit in the back yard and listen to the creek or sit on the porch with a fishing pole. The property allowed my 12 and 15 year old children with many opportunities for fun. They enjoyed the pool table, board games, fishing, hiking, and several TVs. The kitchen was well stocked. The adults enjoyed the hot tub and peaceful tranquility of the property. My mother is handicap and the property was easy for her to enjoy herself. The gas grill offered our family wonderful family time. My family will definitely stay at this property again!! Thank you Mrs. Dunn!

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet

  • 5 of 5

It's a very beautiful quiet place.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at Catch & Release. The cabin was comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, and we enjoyed the selection of games available. (They had TV's, but I did not use them) The WI-FI was nice to have as our phones had no signal to make calls there.

We really loved the porch and pond - my daughter (age 8) and husband did catch (& release) 3 fish while the rest of us enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. I hope to stay here again on a return trip to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The housekeeper praised how you left our beautiful vacation home. We look forward to your return. Blessings!
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Beautiful! Perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. Kids loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Catch and Release was perfect for my family of four with room to spare. The kids loved walking around the property and feeding the fish. The cabin was wonderful and adequately stocked for cooking. So nice to have such a cozy place to relax. One of our favorite things to do was drink coffee in the morning while looking out over the stream in the back. We hope to be back again and will definitely stay again. Sandra was easy to deal with and so helpful when we had questions. Perfect location and we could easily get to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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15 minutes away from everything

  • 5 of 5

Close to so much, but far away enough to enjoy nature. Felt so safe during our stay. Great seating areas for playing games, eating, or lounging.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family and friends as our guests at Catch & Release! You treated my beautiful home with care. Thank you and do come back!
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So peaceful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at Catch and Release. We even had a dusting of snow Christmas Eve! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Knoxville Mcgee Tyson Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Catch & Release
Nearest Point of Interest
Shagbark Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Clubhouse
Car: recommended

Music Theaters and Dinner Shows, 20 minutes from Dollywood, Arts and Crafts Community with Shops, 25 minutes from Gatlinburg and its Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Picnicking in the Great Smoky National Park, 10 minutes from Factory Direct Shopping Malls, University of Tennessee, Cherokee Indian Reservation, 45 minutes from Casino 30 miles to North Carolina. Pigeon Forge is a family oriented vacation resort with many activities for the Kids, shopping for the Mom, and great golf (4 courses) for the Dad! The Smoky Mountains are the most visited National Park in the U.S. bringing in more than 13 million visitors each year. Tennessee people are the friendliest people in the USA and they are what most guests say was their best experience - Tennessee hospitality and polite welcome! Come have the best vacation you will ever experience!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Sevierville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
September Specials
5 Sep 2018 - 2 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
3 Oct 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
14 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee AU$167.99 + Tax
Guests over 6 each pay AU$13.44 + Tax

Google maps and the Welcome Package are provided 30 days prior to guest arrival. We are in a gated community and car Security Passes are required for entrance. Your car information on your completed Reservation Form is entered into the security database and your passes are ready for you when you arrive at the gate. Check in is 3:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM. The maximum capacity is 6 guests. There is a $10 nightly charge if a 7th guest is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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