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March dates available---Elegant Cabin with Screened Porch! Great location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With View of GSMNP, Screened Back Porch With Hot Tub

(We wish to thank our very thoughtful past guests who called, texted and emailed us to express their concern about the Gatlinburg wild fires and asking whether Cozy Nest had been affected. We have been very blessed to have had not even so much as smoke damage from this very tragic occurrence. Our entire cabin community remained untouched. We've been to the cabin three times since the fires and are truly saddened by the number of cabins that have been destroyed. Gatlinburg is "Smokies Strong" though and is making a comeback! The downtown area is doing business as usual, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open for visitors. Unfortunately, it appears that the public is not aware that Gatlinburg continues to be a wonderful place to spend your vacation. The media has not followed up the fire stories by telling how Gatlinburg is doing now. The best thing that people can do to help Gatlinburg to recover is to book your stay and shop local. You won't be disappointed!)

Come and unruffle your feathers at the Cozy Nest, where you will be just 7 cabins away from the resort pool and 1.4 miles away from the full service grocery store. Near the resort entrance is a trolley stop for your convenient travel to downtown Gatlinburg, only 5-10 minutes away. Cozy Nest cabin is located in the closest cabin community to Rocky Top Sports World, only one mile away. Winter roads are cleared promptly, for your convenience and safety. The cabin is within Gatlinburg city limits and is on city water and sewer, with underground utilities.

The Cozy Nest is a luxurious, newly furnished and updated 2 bedroom/2 bath cabin with all the amenities for a romantic honeymoon, relaxing couple's retreat or family get-away. When you step inside the front door, you'll feel all stress from your busy life style begin to melt away!

Outside you can read and listen to the birds sing, while you delight in the wooded view from one of the comfy hand-crafted Amish swings or rocking chairs on the spacious, wrap-around (3 sided) covered porch. Picnickers will enjoy the stainless steel natural gas grill, large patio table and zero gravity recliners on the screened-in back porch. There's even a picnic pass-thru window and shelf to make outdoor dining especially easy. At the other end of the screened-in back porch is the bubbling hot tub, which is emptied, sanitized and refilled prior to your arrival.

Indoors you will be surrounded by sumptuous furnishings, beautiful bird-lover's décor, stained-glass windows, bamboo floors, cathedral ceilings, natural gas stacked stone gas fireplace and whirl pool tub. Also provided are three expanded cable televisions, wireless high speed internet and I-Pod docking stations.

The Cozy Nest offers a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including microwave, smooth cook top electric range, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee and ice tea makers, mixer, crock pot, dishes, silverware, pots and pans and wine and champagne glasses. The cabin also has beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The dining room features a stained-glass window high above the counter-height table that seats 6, along with 2 more chairs located at the breakfast bar.

The downstairs bedroom has a whirlpool tub (with another stained-glass window above) and bathroom with separate shower and toilet area, wall mounted hair dryer, queen bed, ceiling fan, alarm clock/I-Pod docking station, large closet, built-in cabinet and drawers, cedar-lined night stands, cordless pleated shades and 32-inch television/DVD player on a swing arm that can be aimed toward either the bed or the whirl pool tub.

Up the stairs you will find the loft bedroom, which has a cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, full bathroom (shower in tub), alarm clock, wall mounted hair dryer, king bed, dresser, 2 night stands, chair, 32-inch television and DVD player, cordless pleated shades and large closet. Although it is a loft arrangement, it still offers privacy for the guests.

For those with little ones, a pack 'n play crib, expandable baby gate for the bottom of the stairs and a fold-up high chair are also provided. Guests need only to provide their own sheets for the crib.

Just outside the main level bedroom is a laundry closet with Bosch front load washer (uses He detergent only, which owners supply) and dryer. An iron and ironing board are provided.

The French doors in the dining room lead to the covered screened-in back porch with hot tub, ceiling fan, 2 chairs, patio table with seating for 6, stainless steel natural gas grill and private, wooded view. The covered porch also wraps around the side and front of the cabin, with 4 Amish-made rocking chairs and 2 swings.

Cozy Nest features a secure keyless lock system which provides a new personal entry code for each stay, with easy access for every member of your family. Your code will be generated and sent to you approximately one week prior to your stay.

Unique to our cabin is a covered parking pad underneath the side porch, which will accommodate a small car or motorcycles.

Our Cozy Nest would be an excellent choice for all of your vacation needs!

More Details

Fred and Kathy Hunteman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Fred and Kathy Hunteman

My husband Fred and I live in Indiana and have been happily married for 42 years. We are now both retired, he as an industrial maintenance mechanic, and myself as a public school speech/language pathologist. We have been blessed with three daughters, two sons-in-laws and four precious grandchildren.

We purchased our cabin with the idea of sharing the beauty of the mountains with others. It’s our hope that you will be able to relax, rekindle your relationships and spend special time together here. We would love for you to be our guests in our Cozy Nest!


Kathy and Fred

Fred and Kathy Hunteman purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Fred and Kathy Hunteman chose Tennessee

Loving to tour the curvy roads in the Smoky Mountains, we have spent many, many vacations here. We enjoy riding our sidecar rig, hiking on the trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, watching the shows at Dollywood and of course, shopping in the unique stores. Best of all is the spendor of nature here in the beautiful mountains!

While celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary in Gatlinburg, we purchased a cabin of our very own. Our home in Indiana had become an empty nest, so we had decided to create our Cozy Nest in Tennessee. We chose our cabin because we simply fell in love with it. It needed lots of attention, but we could envision its potential. Mountain Shadows Resort had a quaint, Alpine village appearance, which was a part of the cabin’s charm. The cabins are nestled near one another, yet they maintain privacy, especially with the woods on the sides and in back.

We have worked hard to thoroughly update, refurbish and repair our cabin. We trust you will love it as much as we (and our daughters and their families) do!

What makes this cabin unique

Our Cozy Nest has been completely updated from top to bottom. It has a recently re-shingled roof, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, bamboo floors and new furniture inside and out. This past winter we have had a roof added above the open-corner deck and screened-in an additional 100 square feet to the large back porch. We especially enjoy sitting on the swing on the covered front porch in the mornings and soaking in the hot tub on the screened back porch at night. The delightful bird theme is carried out throughout the entire cabin. Cozy Nest is a comfortable, cozy and romantic retreat. We can't wait to return!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at this cabin. We loved the location since we could go on many hiking trails without going through downtown Gatlinburg. We highly recommend this property for a fun trip with 2 couples. We had plenty of space and ate both inside and outside on the porch. The cabin is on the newer side so everything was very clean.
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Amazing! We felt like we were staying in a friends home not a rental from a person we never met!!

  • 5 of 5

My family along with my Mother-in-Law came down for a long weekend for my sister-in-laws wedding! This cabin has an awesome location! So close to gatlinburg and the chapel they got married at! This cabin is like no other. I have been staying in rental cabins my whole life with my family and never have I stayed in one so amazing! The owners have thought of every detail and handled it! You feel like you are staying in a friends home that they put so much love and attention into. This cabin allows you to simply enjoy your time and not have to worry about if you have enough towels or toilet paper! It is decorated literally from top to bottom in the most relaxing tones and every inch is thought out and perfect! We will be back! Hopefully my family can add the Cozy Nest to our yearly traveling traditions! I really don't think I can find another cabin that made my family feel as relaxed and welcome as this one did. Truly perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated, great location, clean, comfy beds and great owners! Perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to hear from you that you are already planning another stay next year! We enjoyed having you stay at Cozy Nest. Thanks for writing! Sincerely, Kathy and Fred
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and was just like our home away from home. It was stocked with everything we could possibly need while vacationing over the Christmas holiday. I have stayed other places where I couldn't say the same thing. I would definitely recommend the Cozy Nest for your next trip to Gatlinburg.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very sweet of you to write such a flattering review! We are so glad that you enjoyed spending Christmas at Cozy Nest and hope that you have made some especially special memories. It's been a joy to have you stay!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and only cabin with lights kids loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Cozy Nest and for sharing your experience. We love to decorate and light up the cabin, inside and out, for the holidays, and we're so glad that your kids loved the lighting! Regards, Kathy and Fred
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Your search is've found your cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

A cozy cabin with a GREAT location. Clean, well stocked with an amazing wrap around porch!!! The owners are wonderful to work with!! Yeah, we'll be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday at Cozy Nest. Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review, especially during such a busy season. Fred and I are so very thankful that you left the day prior to the wildfires and that you were able to return home safely. We look forward to having you make another visit! Best regards, Kathy and Fred
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Best in Gatlinburg

  • 5 of 5

I've rented cabins in Gatlinburg for 15 years, and this, by far, is the best. It's a quick drive from the Parkway without the noise you'd find in town. The parking is easy. The cabin is spotless, has comfortable beds, and features all the amenities you could want--hot tub, fireplace, grill, televisions in every bedroom, WiFi, and cable. The wraparound porch is huge; if it hadn't been so cold, we would've spent more time on it. And to top it all off, the owners couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Cozy Nest and for writing such a flattering review! We truly enjoyed having you stay. You've been awesome guests and are welcome back anytime! Sincerely, Kathy and Fred
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter Weekend
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer Season
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winterfest Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

$125 discount for 7-night stays
No extra charge for weekends and holidays
3 night minimum for high season and holiday bookings
Keyless entry system with your own individualized code
Updated on-line calendar to ensure accurate availability
Check-in is at 3:00 P.M.; Check-out is at 10:00 A.M., Eastern Time.
Sofa bed is for children only.
For additional information about the area, go to http://hikingthe and

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gatlinburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 is upstairs, attached to bedroom.
  • The main level bathroom is attached to the bedroom, with a jetted whirl pool tub and vanity in the dressing area. A wall-mounted hair dryer is provided. A beautiful stained-glass window is above the jetted tub. Through the door is a separate area with a window (covered by a cordless pleated shade), walk-in/stand-up shower and chair-height toilet. The upstairs bathroom is attached to the bedroom. It has a cathedral ceiling, combination tub/shower, chair-height toilet, vanity, window with cordless pleated shade and wall-mounted hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed is located on main level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Semi-private loft bedroom is located upstairs.
  • The main level bedroom suite is just down the hall from the kitchen, laundry closet and living area. It has an attached bathroom, ceiling fan and light, alarm clock/I-Pod docking station, USB ports, large closet, built-in cabinet and drawers, safe for locking up valuables, cedar-lined night stands with lamps, cordless pleated shade on window and 32-inch television/DVD player on swing arm. Upstairs bedroom suite is located in loft. It has a full attached bathroom, cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan and light, clock radio with audio input, USP ports, chair, 2 night stands with lamps, dresser, large closet, cordless pleated shades on windows and 32-inch television with DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Sofa bed is located in the living room. It has a memory foam mattress and a fold-up board which fits underneath the mattress to prevent feeling the bars/mechanism. Sofa bed is for children only. Our cabin will not sleep 6 adults, only 4 adults + 2 children maximum. Thank you.

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