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Retreats and Family Reunions love Elk Lodge-10 bedrooms, stunning Smoky Mt views

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Log Cabin, 10 Bedrooms with 2 queen beds in each, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 20-40

Bring your family and friends to the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies" to relax, sightsee, bike, hike, raft/tube, fish, or just enjoy nature. The large, roomy, authentic log cabin for groups has a fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen with double appliances. It is nicely appointed and has well-maintained bedrooms. A 1500 sq. ft. conference / game room has chairs, tables, lectern, smart TV, white board and organ for use with conferences or meetings. A large dining room (seats 40-50) and living room with flat screen TV/cable, and wrap around sectional sofa provides plenty of room for guests. Enjoy the large porch and deck with plenty of rocking chairs and swings and a spectacular view of the mountains, plus the large, clean, and beautiful 3 foot deep pool. Open WiFi is available.

Cabin is two stories and features 10 bedrooms, each with 2 queen beds. Each room has its own private bathroom. Some have a desk area, as well. LINENS AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED!

Families and retreats return again and again because of the great atmosphere and well landscaped grounds. Plan reunions, retreats or celebrations in advance and book this beautiful log cabin for your event. You will not be disappointed.

Please do not bring your pet or any alcohol to this property. Thank you for your consideration.

We are about 6 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the popular Cades Cove. We are 20 miles from Pigeon Forge and about 30 miles from Gatlinburg. Townsend is known as the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies," and is the "Gateway to Cades Cove." You will find river tubing, horseback riding, and ziplining all within 10 minutes from your cabin. Townsend has a variety of restaurants to choose from. If you are a biker, the Foothills Parkway is 10 minutes away and leads into the famous "Tail of the Dragon" and the Cherohala Skyway.

Call today for your reservation!

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More Details

Property Manager
Peggy Steele
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

About Peggy Steele

Children's Bible Ministries owns and operates this property. Property is used by ministry, but rented to others when not in use. Peggy Steele is our Guest Services Manager. She will help you plan your event if you need assistance.

Peggy Steele purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Peggy Steele chose Townsend

Spectacular views of the mountains, peaceful, quiet, serene atmosphere! There is so much culture in this area - even within our small town, there is music, art, adventure, and great food! At the same time, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, and Knoxville are all close by.

What makes this cabin unique

View of the mountains and the full size pool that is only 3 feet deep all around. Hot tub! Gas fireplace! Full-equipped kitchen! The cabin is rustic, and very comfortable with plenty of room to accommodate everyone, and bedrooms with their own private bath.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Townsend

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower enclosure , Attached to upstairs common room; also has washer/dryer
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , Pool bath, located outside on side porch
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , Located in downstairs hall near office; common bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Jacuzzi
  • 5 of our ensuite bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled. It is our goal to complete all 10!
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 9 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 10 - 2 large double bed , Full ensuite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Retreats and Family Reunions love Elk Lodge-10 bedrooms, stunning Smoky Mt views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Terific For Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 40 - (From ages 6 to 76) stayed here for a long weekend Family Reunion. It was perfect. Ms. Ruth and staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We will stay here again and may will additional cabins for our growing family. The facilities were comfortable and very nice. The fully equipped kitchen with an commercial sized stove/cook top made meal prep easy for such a large crowd. It was really difficult to find accommodations for a group this big but this was perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We appreciate you.
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weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our time for a weekend away - a ladies retreat! Peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed being so close to Gatlinburg area.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time while at Elk lodge! The views were incredible and the staff was extremely friendly. I particularly love the huge wrap around couch in the living room that seats about 20 people. Everything was so cozy and relaxing! We will definitely be planning many more trips to Tuckaleechee in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Samson, AL

Beautiful place for our Ladies Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful part of the mountains!! Very quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg but not so far away that you can't visit! Lovely place! The staff are very kind and helpful. Have visited many times and will visit again!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell, TN

Tuckaleechee Retreat Center

  • 5 of 5

Elk Lodge is the place to stay if you have a large group (or a small one) who would like to stay together. Rooms are comfortable and well stocked with towels, etc. The kitchen is large and well maintained. The dining room has many tables, and there is a TV room that seats several. A gathering room on the second floor is a good place for all to meet. Tuckaleechee Retreat Center is located in Townsend (the quieter side of the Smokies) and is close to Cades Cove, a nice drive to Pigeon Forge (through Wear's Valley----beautiful) and not far from Gatlinburg. There is a pool, a hot tub, a large front porch with rocking chairs. Ruth and her staff go out of their way to make you comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family has a reunion every January. We have held our reunion at the Elk Lodge in Townsend for many years now. They are so good to work with us to handle our needs. Everything is always clean, and well stocked with towels, linens, etc. The kitchen is huge and great for all of our family to be in there at the same time trying to fix our dishes. (There are 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 commercial stoves, and absolutely plenty of all the pans, glass mixing/baking dishes, silverware, plates, etc.) The dining room is really large and can accomodate our entire family. There are many tables, so we end up playing games after the meals. There is also a very large meeting room upstairs where we have our meeting/party. There are many things to do in the area also. The staff is very helpful, and great to work with you on your needs. Check it out, it's a great place to stay, and we love it!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Laurel Valley Golf Course
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$474.08

We are a Christian owned property.
Must be age 18+ to check in.
No alcohol allowed on premises.
Smoking & disposal of cigarette waste only allowed outside of cabins.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.