“Family Memories / Comments & Reviews from Guests!
Family Memories cabin has long been a favorite cabin with our guests! They love the fact that the cabin is very easy to reach in any kind of weather, that it has a beautiful view of the mountains and has a large level fenced yard. It’s a great cabin and the following guest reviews bears that out!
Our Stay was Fantastic! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
Our stay was fantastic!!! The cabin was very clean, spacious, homey, and fully equipped with everything we needed. We had an excellent stay and a great time while we were in the smokeys. We would definitely love to use you all again for accomadations. I will keep your website so that when we plan another vacation I will be able to contact you. Thanks again for helping us to have a great vacation!!! — Cheryl
Wow Beautiful Cabin! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
Thank you Donn & Margaret! The cabin was just like you told us it would be! We had everything we needed. We needed this time away and found your cabin to be just the place to recharge our batteries! We just can’t get over how nice everything was! The boys loved playing pool down in the game room and spent two days over at the swimming pool! One morning a couple of wild turkeys were spotted in the backyard! The only thing wrong was that our time here was way too short! May God Bless!. — L.J., Dayton, Oh
Life Treasure Forever! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
We had a great time!! As your home was so adaptable for the needs of my medically fragile father. We were able to make our own “family memories” That will be truly a life treasure forever. As a family we can not begin to thank you for opening your beautiful home. So that we could bring our dad home to see his brother and sisters that live in the surrounding area. Hope to come back in the future!! — Sincerely Ellie, Rocky & James
Fantastic Cabin! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
We stayed here in June on our family vacation. The cabin was easy to find and very convenient. The view was very good. The beds were very very comfortable! The hot tub was awesome good! Of all the places we’ve ever stayed at this was by far the cleanest! My wife loved how bright and sunny the rooms were. All in all we throughly enjoyed staying here and we would recommend highly it! — Tom K., Jacksonville, Fl
Breathtaking View of the Mountains!
5/5 Stars ★★★★★
We definitely enjoyed our stay! There is a breath taking view of the mountains and we were not too far from Gatlinburg. You have a beautiful cabin! Not looking forward to going back to Florida!! Thank you & God Bless. — Tony Family from Melbourne Fl.
Great Vacation Rental! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
We had a great relaxing vacation in this beautiful rental. The weather was very nice. The mountains were lovely! Beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. Our family liked this cabin and we look forward to coming back to stay again soon, maybe this fall! — Kris & Tammy, Ky
Perfect Place! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home! What a perfect place to spend our family vacation. WE hope to be back again soon. You are in a great location, close to everything yet out in the peaceful countryside. The only thing missing was the snow! Thanks again! — C & D, Crystal Beach Fl.
Best in 40 years! 5/5 Stars ★★★★★
Our experience of renting a cabin from you has truly been the best one we have ever had. My sister and I have been vacationing in the Smokies for 40 plus years with our family. Now we plan a Spring vacation with just the two of us and have been staying in cabins for several years now. Family Memories is the first cabin that we’ve stayed that has had any kind of yard with it. We greatly enjoyed the yard and surroundings. We watched a momma robin build a nest, as well as the parent Eastern Blue birds feeding the babies in the birdhouse in the backyard. We also enjoyed the interior of the cabin, it was simply beautiful! Not to mention the closeness to the National Park which we enjoy visiting each year when we return. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us, we hope to return again next year! — Sincerely T.C.
“Family Memories” / Cabin Inventory
Family Memories was furnished with all brand new furnishings, appliances and amenites in the summer of 2011. Since then we have made several updates to the property and the furnishings! This is a fairly accurate list of what you can expect to find when you visit our cabin. Things tend to change from time to time, so for any “must have” items we ask that you call ahead to confirm the cabin is equipped for your needs!
Bed & Bath Furnishings:
1 King Size Bedrooms
End table w/ drawers
2 Queen Bedroom
2 – 32 inch flat screen tv’s
Shower with Tub
Walk in Shower
Bedding – Linen’s
Pillow Top Mattress & Pillows
Full sized Front Load Washer / Dryer
Starter Laundry Detergents
Ironing Board & Iron
Furnishings Living & Dining Rooms:
Dining Room Table & 4 Chairs
Microfiber Queen Sleeper Sofa
2 Mission Style Recliners r
Oak Mantel Gas Log Fireplace
50 inch Flat Screen Television
High Speed Internet – Wifi
2 leather chairs in seating area
Slate Pool Table
40 inch Flat screen Tv
Brushes/ balls/ racks
Refrigerator – Freezer
Glass Top Stove w/ oven
Salt, Pepper & Spices
Dishes, Cups, Plates & glasses
Pots & Pans
Back Covered Porch Area:
16′ X 12′ Covered Back Porch
Large Deluxe Hot Tub
Hot Tub Cover
Hot Tub Steps
2 Plus-Size Log Rocking Chairs
Gas BBQ Grill
L.P. Gas & Tank
– 4 Reclining Patio Chairs
– Fire Pit Ring
– Picnic Table
When you make a reservation of a Smoky Mountain Golden Cabin you are agreeing to the following terms. We are a family run company who rents to families. If your group is not family and has unrelated guests, please check with us before booking a cabin.
To make a reservation we require 1/3 of the total rental amount down on a credit card with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Reservations will be cancelled for failure to pay the balance after 2 days late. and the cabin put back on the calendar and advertised as available for rent.
The fee to cancel is equal to 1/3 of the total rental amount (same as your 1st payment). Cancellations received 30 days or less, prior to the arrival date, will be responsible for the entire rental amount unless the cabin is rented to another party. If all of the dates can be re-rented, you will recieve a refund less the cancellation fee and any difference in the rate. (it is often necessary to run last minute specials at a late date)
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Check in time is after 4 pm.
On certain days/times of year the cleaning crew is very busy. They do their level best to have every cabin ready by 4 pm. So the check in time is not carved in stone. There are No refunds if your cabin is not ready by 4 pm.
Early Check In: Everyone want to check in early. We get it. And so, if your cabin is ready early and your welcome to check in up to two hours early.
Check out: is before 10 am.
The check out time is carved in stone! There will be a late check out charge for anyone checking out after 10 am. Please check out on time. The cleaners need to have the cabin vacant when they arrive. As already stated, “everyone wants to check in early” and the girls need to have access to the cabin when they drive up there, they can be very busy.
All cabins are Non-smoking! You may smoke outdoors, please safely dispose of and distinguish smoking material. Please pick up cigarette butts. Smoking in the cabin is considered cabin abuse and you will be billed for a complete cleaning and deodorizing of the cabin – minimum charge is $300.
Some of our cabins are pet friendly and some are not.
1.) All pets must be approved before you make a reservation and additional pet fee paid.
2.) Pets are not allowed on furnishings.
3.) Pets must not be left alone or unsupervised unless they are secured in your portable kennel.
4.) Pets that chew, bark, bite or who are not trained are not allowed.
5.) Please be responsible and pick up after your pet!
We do not allow parties of any kind. We reserve the right to and will require everyone to leave the property without notice or refund for having a party.
Non-paying guests are not allowed unless permission is granted. This means if you have family in the area and would like to have them come and visit you at the cabin, you need to let us know. If your planning an event, and have guests staying in the area that will be visiting the cabins, you need to let us know in advance. Cabins are set up for as many guests as they are advertised to sleep.
We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave any property without notice or refund for any kind of abuse to the property. Abusing property is not allowed and we reserve the right to bill your account for repairs caused by abuse outside of normal wear and tear. (broken cue sticks are $25)
Do not move the furniture in the cabin. Do not move inside furniture outside. Do not move outside furniture inside. Do not move pool tables. Do not move Tv’s. You can move the extra chairs provided in the bedrooms to the dining room if you need extra seating. Please return the furniture to where you found it. We charge for having to move furniture back. (If you move a pool table, it will be necessary to move it back, $300. It may need refelting, $300. You will most likely break a leg off, $3500 for a new table. And if it falls on you, it can result in injury or death. Please do not attempt to move the pool table!)
The cleaning fee is based on the average time required to ready the property for the next guest. We reserve the right to charge your account for additional cleaning time! To avoid additional cleaning charges please leave the cabin in a reasonable condition!
Please keep the hot tub covered when not in use. You must read and follow all directions and safety procedures for using the hot tubs that are posted near the tub or in the cabin book. Do not sit, stand on or damage hot tub covers. (broken hot tub covers are $300)
Please do not leave doors/windows open and run the A/C at the same time. Do Not run the A/C and Fireplaces at the same time. It will cause the A/C unit to freeze up causing permanent damage to the unit!
All gas fireplaces are seasonal. Gas fireplaces are turned on and off depending on seasonal conditions. Generally they are on around the first week in November and off about mid March. If you have questions, please call 865.202.7657
Please do not move or adjust gas logs. No cooking on a gas log fireplace.
If your cabin has a firepit, please use caution when having a fire. Fire should never be left unattended and please be aware high winds can develop at anytime, day or night! Be sure to extinguish all fires thoroughly. If you start a forest fire or burn a building down, you will be held responsible!
Check to make sure there are no burning bans in place by calling the park 865-436-1200.
There is to be no scrounging of firewood from the woods around the cabin. Please purchase fire wood to burn from a local merchant or give us a call if you’d like a large amount delivered to the cabin.
FIRE WORKS or FIRE ARMS:
Shooting or Possessing Fire Works or Fire Arms is strictly prohibited!
Welcome to the mountains. We have pest control company who checks and treats all of our cabins on a regular basis. If pest control comes to the cabin for a scheduled visit during your stay, please allow them into spray. If you have problems with a pests while at the cabin, give us a call and we will have pest control come to treat the cabin as soon as they are available. Do you part and keep doors and windows closed to keep unwanted pests out of the cabin! Thank you.
ps. carpenter bee’s are a fact of life in the mountains in the spring of the year. They are all but harmless to people.
We do have wild animals in the mountains and woods around the cabins. Please do not leave any trash or food outside of the cabin or in your car. Please be sure to keep the car windows up. Do not feed the wild animals or birds.
To rent a one bedroom cabin you must be at least 21 years old. To rent a cabin with 2 or more bedrooms, you must be 25 years old and responsible. We reserve the right to refuse to rent cabins to anyone who we deem to be not responsible or when there is a situation that seems questionable.
If you have a group of friends who are not related by blood to one another, there are greater age restrictions. Please call us for further details.
For exceptions — and we do make exceptions occasionally, especially for honeymoons and anniversaries! — please call 865-202-7657, let’s talk about it!
Your respect and cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Just a Note…
When we started renting cabins we had no rental agreement. As time passed and things happened the rental agreement got started and continues to grow. We make every effort to keep things as simple as possible. Unfortunately, some things need to be spelled out and so the rental agreement is necessary. There is no substitute for common sense. So even if something is not detailed here, if you have doubts, please give us a call. Thanks for understanding.
** Rental Agreements are subject to being updated at any time.**
(and almost certainly will have to be…)