Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Evolve Vacation Rental
- anglais, français, allemand, espagnol
Salle(s) de bain
Dispositifs de sécurité
Type de destination
Équipements de loisirs
Adaptée aux enfants
Soirées/évènements non autorisés
Occupants maximums: 8
Âge minimum du vacancier principal: 25
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Dommages et frais accessoires
It was ok. Will not stay there again.
The house was ok but there was no sheets for the fold out bed and no phone service at all. I understand no cell service but I think the owners should have a land line for emergencies. Also when I first looked about booking it said 21 miles from Gatlinburg.. That's not true
Rita, the homeowner would like to share the following message:
"We're sorry your stay at our cabin did not meet your expectations. The internet is not available at that location, but Frontier Comm has informed us that they hope to have it later this winter. Unfortunately, cell service is sparse depending on your carrier. We've also confirmed that the location is correctly advertised in the listing description. Each of the bedrooms has an extra set of sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in their dresser drawers, which can also be used for the pull-out sofa. I'm sorry that you were not properly made aware of that but will make sure that future guests are notified." Best, the Evolve Team
Cozy cabin in the woods
Doug, the owner, is very easy to get in touch with if you need him. He was very pleasant on the phone, and answered all my questions. My fiancé and three close friends stayed here to enjoy Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and visit surrounding areas to include Maryville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The drive to the cabin is up a fairly steep incline and has gravel, but we made it up and down with no issues on the motorcycles. If you’re not an experienced rider, I wouldn’t recommend it. The cabin sits about 20 minutes from the tail, and about 10 minutes from entry to Cherohala. Some helpful tips (I hope) 1. Plenty of towels, wash cloths and linens. 2. Bring, or buy toilet paper. 3. All the necessary appliances, cookware, utensils, dinnerware in the kitchen are provided. 4. TV signal is weak, so bring DVD if you wanna watch some movies. 5. No WIFi, and no phone service..so expect to be disconnected from your phone or tablets. That was actually the best part for us. We enjoyed each other’s company. 6. There is a gas grill that works great. 7. No ice maker, so you will have to bring ice bags. The master suite is downstairs, with the two other rooms upstairs. It was an enjoyable weekend, and appreciate Doug opening his home to us.
Tonya, the homeowner would like to pass along the following message:
"Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a good time & good riding while staying at our cabin. We are working on getting internet in the cabin. Once we have the internet, the TV should improve & you will be able to call out via WiFi also. They tell us it will be available in that location soon. We like the cabin ourselves so much we have considered retiring there, but until then we plan to continue to let others enjoy the cabin as well."
Best, the Evolve Team
The cabin was nice and roomy. Downstairs could use some cleaning, but very nice bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs was very nice. The area of the cabin was really great. Road to cabin was narrow and rough. Area was nice and quiet. Love the porches around the house.
Great weekend with friends
Everything was very simple. Check in and out was extremely easy. Had to call owner for question and he was very friendly and accommodating! Only downside was low water pressure but that was no big deal at all. We conquered the Tail of the Dragon and will be back for more.
Wonderful location with a few drawbacks
We stayed in the 260 Tuskeegee Acres property over the weekend. First, the property is lovely, beautiful location and such a nice place to relax. It was great to find a property with a flat parking area and the options of bedrooms with no stairs. The stairs to the master are quite steep, but there are two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, dining and living room all on the main floor which is accessed directly from the flat front porch. Very good for elderly travelers or those with knee issues as long as you use the two upstairs rooms. The beds were comfortable and the fireplaces were so cozy and the view is gorgeous from every spot on the wrap around porch.
While we were there, however, we noticed that this property definitely has an active mouse infestation. My husband and I slept in the downstairs bedroom and I was woken up through the night both nights to the sound of them chewing in the ceiling, both over the bed and at the outside corner. We also suspect we heard them in the room during the night and found new mouse droppings beside the bed in the morning. The two upstairs beds both had acorns stashed in the bed sheets.
The property also did not seem to have been properly cleaned from the previous guest. There was dried food on the table, many of the dishes weren't clean and we all ended up with cat hair all over our clothes. The downstairs shower stunk pretty strongly of cat pee when we first turned the water on. It would have been helpful to have hand soap at each sink as well. There was a basket of hotel bar soaps in the upstairs bathroom, but it took a while to find it.
That the main heat sources in the house are the fireplaces. The upstairs bedrooms get quite cold with the doors closed and we would have brought space heaters with us. Note that you should certainly drive out back the way you drive in. Our maps tried to take us out around the loop and it was obvious far too late that there is a large section of the loop that is unmaintained and unused. It is possible to turn around in the driveway to leave by the direction you arrive and unless you have a serious 4 wheel drive vehicle and don't mind clearing downed limbs I highly recommend you go back out the way you came in.
Those are my only complaints. We very much enjoyed the stay, but wish it had been cleaner and will not likely return to this particular property even though the space and location perfectly suited our needs because of the mouse problem and cleaning concerns.
Heather, thank you for your review. This homeowner has asked us to respond with the following:
"Heather, Thank You for taking the time to review our cabin. We take our reviews very seriously as it lets us not how we can improve.
I'm sorry you had issues with hearing pests in the ceiling, during the cold weather many of us have difficulty with them trying to get in. We have just signed up with a new pest control company & schedule. They also guarantee their work & I expect that change to eliminate the issue. I have also reviewed with our caretaker about our expectations. The water does have a sulfur smell if it has not been used in a little while. This primarily happens on the hot water side as the sediment collects on the bottom of the water tank. We have also scheduled a professional cleaning on the carpets & upholstery. We would welcome your feedback should you return again.
Your honest feedback many times is the only way we become informed so we can change things for the better.
Best, the Evolve Team