|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Beautiful Townsend area 2 BR, 2BA cabins. Rent 1 or all 5. Community fire pit, trail rides and zip lines on site!
Clean, Fresh, Convenient to everything the Smokies has to offer!
Our cabins at Next to Heaven are situated along a beautiful mountainside and are sure to please those guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests can choose to stay in one of five cabins at Next to Heaven. Each cabin has 2 BR, 2 BA and a private balcony. Each cabin is nicely appointed with a full kitchen, flat screen TV, and comfortable seating. Enjoy the community fire pit when staying with a larger group. Take advantage of the Trail Rides and Zip Line Rides on site. All new Flat Screen T.V.'s in the bedrooms!
Since Next to Heaven is perfectly located only 4 miles from Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, guests can enjoy hiking, picnicking, Scenic Motor Tours at Cades Cove in the National Park or Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail located in Gatlinburg, or spend a lazy afternoon floating with the family down the shaded Little River. Pigeon Forge shopping, dining, and attractions is only a 15 to 20 minute drive down scenic Wears Valley. Close enough for convenience but far enough away to enjoy the peaceful side of the Smokies
While our cabins offer some modern conveniences, guests should note that these cabins have been built with the idea of providing a truly Rustic & Peaceful Smoky Mountain vacation experience. These cabins are not equipped with WiFi or Internet, they do not include washers and dryers or dishwashers. That being said, if you think that you might need to plug in to some WiFi / Internet during your visit you may want to consider bringing a portable hotspot. But, do remember that you are in the Heart of the Smoky Mountains and that reception can sometimes be unpredictable. If there are folks wishing to do a bit of laundry during their visit, there is a washer and dryer at the stables office that is available for guest use. Just stop by and say hi to the friendly staff and maybe sign up to go for a zipline tour or horseback ride while you're there!
Next to Heaven Cabin Rentals is perfect for family reunions, church retreats or just your immediate family. Visit Next to Heaven for your next family vacation and it will become your next family tradition for years to come.
1st Floor: King Bedroom and Bath with Jetted Tub
TWIN DAY BED w/t TWIN TRUNDLE
2nd Floor: King Bedroom w/t Bath - Tub/Shower combination
-Hot Tub - Jacuzzi
-Jetted Tub in Master Bedroom
-Community Fire Pit for Roasting Marshmallows
-On Site Horseback Riding and Ziplines
-Flat Screen T.V.s
-4 Miles from Townsend and Great Smoky Mtns National Park
-12 Miles to Pigeon Forge - Shopping and Entertainment
We stayed here Oct. 16th thru Oct. 21st. This cabin could be really terrific if it was taken better care of. It just needs a really, really good, deep cleaning.
Good sized for families, great location, nice scenery, easily located, easy check in/out, nice sized bathrooms
It was very dirty. Loads of cobwebs on ceilings, in corners.
Thick dust on window sills and baseboards.
Floors had been swept but looked like they needed mopped.
The couch looks nice but really needs to be replaced. You sink down very far on the middle cushion.
The ceiling fan upstairs was missing the pull string for the lights. I found the string in the night stand drawer, along with an old light bulb, but the ceiling is vaulted so there was no way to reach the fan without a ladder. We used the lamps next to the bed, but it was still very dark in the room.
The whole cabin lacks good lighting for that matter. Even with the blinds open, and all the lights on it was still pretty dark at times.
The sheets in the upstairs bedroom didn't look clean and had hair on them. Same with the trundle bed underneath the daybed. Downstairs bedroom sheets were fine so were the sheets on the daybed. (Lucky I read the prior reviews and brought extras!)
We didn't use the hot tub, but it smelled strongly of chlorine tablets and there was water on the deck when we arrived so it appeared to have been cleaned and drained prior to our arrival.
To be fair:
1. The walls and trim are rough hewn wood and have to be really hard to get good and clean. I attempted to wipe off the window sill and my rag just kind of stuck to the wood, not really cleaning it much.
2. I got an email midweek asking what I thought about the cabin, but it I didn't want to mess with it, so I didn't voice any complaints. I read the prior reviews and knew what to expect. I do want to note that they also offered me a "free" $5 giftcard to Starbucks if I planned to leave a 5 star review. To me, that's kind of a shady way to get better reviews. Shouldn't they offer it after you leave the review if they really wanted to thank you?
Things that weren't a deal breaker for me, but might bother others:
There is zero counter space except for the tiny area in front of the microwave.
There isn't much available cabinet space except for above the stove and refrigerator.
The bedroom upstairs lacks a ceiling. Its wall stops at normal height but is open to the roof line, so privacy could be an issue for some.
Our stay was from Sept. 2- Sept. 5. My fiance and I go to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area very often. We love the oasis of it and getting to get away up in the cabins. Our family had been through a lot this summer (with a few young deaths), so for this particular trip we wanted to invite our family with us in order to have a last relaxing and fun time to end the crazy summer. However, staying in this cabin pretty much ruined our entire vacation. As I said we visit Gatlinburg quite often so we expect and want to encounter wildlife (including the bugs and insects). Our experience was absolutely disgusting. My fiance and I decided to take a dip in the jacuzzi tub before getting out to our planned adventures. While in the jacuzzi tub we were soon consumed with a tub filled with tiny maggot sized black worms that were coming out from the jets. We were immediately traumatized and ran to the upstairs shower to try to wash them off of ourselves. We then had to spend the rest of the afternoon checking our crevices and our hair to ensure that no worms were left lingering. I still get disgusted and feel gross when I think about it. Then, to make matters even worse it presumed to take the maintenance people at least a few hours to make it to our cabin to take care of the remaining creatures in the bathtub. This is time that we spent sitting there waiting for them to come, where we could have and had planned to be out enjoying our vacation. Then, although that had already completely ruined the trip and the experiences that we never got to partake in because we were left to sit in the cabin and do nothing while we waited on maintenance service. The last morning that we were there we had planned to get up really early in the morning and go for a hike and return before our checkout at 10am. However, this experience was also ruined because when we got up in the morning our door code had already been deactivated. Therefore, we would not have been able to get back in when we returned from our hike, so we could not go. Our doorcode was deactivated long before the 10am checkout time. This was by far the worst experience that we have had in Gatlinburg. Not only did we experience issues that are forever engrossing to think about, but the way that the issue was handled and the early disconnection of the door code is despicable.
Wasn't sure what to expect, but found it to be nice and inviting. Two small families, (7 all together) including two teens enjoyed 3nights here with plenty of space. We used the kitchen and was small but worked what we cooked. The porch was awesome and even though the bedroom downstairs had a tub it instead of shower it was well enjoyed by the adults and my teenage daughter. Nice drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg but centrally located. Loved our time there. Thanks so much. Hope to visit again someday.
We were so pleased with the cabin and how it was set up. We really did have the best time and would definitely book this cabin again. Plenty of room for the 4 adults and 2 kiddos. The back deck was perfect. Communication was great. The only suggestions we have would be to leave a few more towels since the unit doesn't have a washer and dryer, the bear proof outside trash can would have been a rest upgrade they are getting them just haven't been delivered yet, we got visited by some clever raccoons, and have someone come in and check after the cleaning crew, lots of cobwebs and the bed cover over the trundle bed in the living room had not been washed properly or had a few stains left behind. All in all it was a lovely place, we were blown away with how cute the town of Townsend is and the accessibility to gatlinburg by taking the back way and not hitting any stop lights. It was worth the price, the small drive to town, it's everything we asked for. Absolutely worth renting! We will be back next year!!
We love the cabin, it was clean, well stocked, the hot tub was awesome, everything worked and a perfect location at next to heaven ranch and zip lines on site.
The cabin was very cozy, clean and private. The decor was charming. Both of my girls and my wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. We will come back again next year. WiFi would be nice but cell signal was strong enough and we stayed plenty busy doing other activities.
Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains
Visit Beautiful Townsend TN. In the heart of the Smokey Mountains, this community has it all. River Tubing, Trail Rides, Zip Lines, Fall Colors, Arts and Crafts, and on and on and on!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. The Park is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and rich Southern Appalachian mountain culture.The Park includes over 500,000 acres with 800 miles of hiking trails, 10 campgrounds, 1,500 types of plants. The Smoky Mountains border the states of Tennessee and North Carolina and include ninety seven historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, that help to preserve the Southern Appalachian mountain heritage in the park.
Pigeon Forge vacation rentals offer guests more than just your typical vacation. Tucked away in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the climate of Pigeon Forge is almost perfect with balmy summers and moderate winters, making it a perfect destination during either season. With endless entertainment and fun, our Pigeon Forge condos are the ideal vacation spot for all kinds of vacationers.
The Smoky Mountains make a picturesque backdrop for your Pigeon Forge vacation rentals. If you're itching to get back to nature there are many ways to discover the natural wonders of Pigeon Forge. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts over 800 miles of hiking trails, sightseeing and exploration. Or for a more unique experience you can tour the diverse wilderness by helicopter, Hummer, bike, horse or water. Get an up close and personal view of the beautiful Pigeon Forge waterfalls, wildlife, and plant life.
Our Pigeon Forge rentals are also near a number of great family friendly attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the many amusement parks, live entertainment, master craftsmen demonstrations, and more. While you're there be sure you catch Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, an action-packed show complete with a four-course dinner.
For some educational fun not far from your Pigeon condos, visit the Dinosaur Walk Museum, the Guinness World Records Museum, Elvis Museum, or Wonderworks. The kids will be having so much fun they won't even realize their learning while they play!
After a day of excitement, refuel at any of the many delicious restaurants located near your Pigeon Forge condos. Find the perfect restaurant for all appetites, while enjoying a high class dining experience. For some after dinner fun, visit the many shops available and find that perfect souvenir to bring home to friends and family. Spend the night strolling downtown, relaxing, before heading back to your Pigeon Forge rentals.
All of our Pigeon Forge vacation rentals guarantee an amazingly relaxing stay without the hassle. Each rental offers luxurious amenities, high quality accommodations and services, and infinite comfort and fun. iTrip offers a variety of rental styles and sizes that can accommodate all group sizes, from families to couples. No matter which of our Pigeon Forge condos you choose, you’ll experience the best lodging experience you’ve ever had. We promise to fulfill all your vacation desires and more. Begin planning your trip of a lifetime and book your Pigeon Forge vacation rentals easily with iTrip today.
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