Project Description

Black Bear Lodge Cabin

Cabin Summary:

  • Bedrooms:  4
  • Sleeps:   12
  • Setting: Secluded wooded setting on 5 acres
  • Location:  Black Bear Hollow, Wears Valley

….See our Online Guestbook here!


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Additional Information:

Amenities & Features:

  • Full Size Slate Pool Table in Game Room
  • Large Hot Tub on back deck
  • Free High Speed DSL WIFI Internet
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Comcast Cable – 85+ Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Private sitting area
  • Wood Fireplace- Stacked Stone
  • For a great nights sleep – Pillow Top Mattress.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dishwasher – Microwave
  • Full Sized Washer/Dryer
  • Starter supply of detergents & paper products to get
    your vacation off to a great start!
  • Propane BBQ Grill on the back porch!
  • Covered Porch- 30′ foot long with beautiful views!

Cabin Extra’s

  • In Cabin Wedding Services
  • Easy All-Weather Access
  • Creek across the road
  • Near by Attractions
  • Cathedral Ceilings & Beautiful Hardwood Oak Floors
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Fire Pit
  • Key less Entry Locks
  • Express Check In / Out! Drive straight to the cabin!
    Welcome to Black Bear Lodge cabin in beautiful Black Bear Hollow, Wears Valley, Tennessee. Black Bear Hollow is a privately owned gated community that offers a small number of secluded cabins. Black Bear Lodge sits on 5 acres and is situated in an area that is central to all the attractions and sights there are to see in the Smoky Mountains! There are only 7 cabins on 58 acres in a setting that includes an old growth forest, creek, waterfall, caves and covered pavilion with a fire pit. You and yours will love staying in this unique and special part of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!
    Black Bear Lodge is an authentic “hand hewn” log cabin that features a beautiful setting and a cozy wood burning fireplace. The short drive through Black Bear Hollow (maybe viewed on the video tab) is both beautiful and unique. Follow the road along the creek and when you reach the cabin there is plenty of level parking for at least 4 vehicles and the game room entrance is level with the parking (so those sleeping in the downstairs bedrooms will have no stairs to contend with).
    Kids of all age will enjoy using the cabins many amenities including the game room with a pool table, card table and LED television. The main level is where you will next find the living room with the high vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace and door leading to the back deck. On the back deck is the gas grill, hot tub and patio seating. Step off the deck and the path leads to the custom fire pit with comfortable seating. The whole family will enjoy sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows or making s’mores while sharing stories of the day’s adventures.
    There a covered front porch just off the kitchen with rockers where you can enjoy that cup of morning coffee and contemplate the peaceful solitude of the mountains. Black Bear Lodge is so nice you may never want to leave, but the action of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are calling you will like that they are within a a 15 to 30 minute drive of the cabin. If hiking, fishing or sightseeing in the national park are what is on the day’s things to do list, there are two park entrances (one in Wears Valley and the other in Townsend) that are only 10 minutes away.
    Or you may choose to spend the day at the swimming pool enjoying the sunshine. The swimming pool and catch N release fishing pond are a short 5-minute drive away!
    With so much to do you may choose to split your time by spending the day exploring the region, attending an event or festival, going sightseeing, visiting an attraction or tubing in the river and then returning back to the cabin at the end of the day to a relaxing dinner or bar-b-que and a rejuvenate soak in the hot tub.
    Do not delay, make your reservation at beautiful Black Bear Lodge today!

Reservation Information:

  • Owners/managers: Jerry & Nikki Tisch
  • Email:
  • Phone: 865.448.6027
  • Booking details: listed under rental agreement tab

House Rules:

  • Check-in: after 4 pm
  • Check-out: before 10 am
  • Maximum Occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age to Rent: 25 years (see rental agreement or call for complete details)
  • Party’s/Events not allowed
  • No Smoking

Location Type:

  • Secluded wooded setting!


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided (recommended bringing beach towels for hot tub/pool)
  • Starter Supply of paper products (enough for first night/day)
  • Washer/Dryer – full sized
  • Paved drive with plenty of level rock parking
  • Wood burning Fireplace (in winter we provide a start bundle)
  • Internet wireless (high speed – comcast cable)


  • Lower Level: 1 king bedroom, 2 queen bedroom one with twin bunk beds, 1 full bathroom, game room, laundry, entry.
  • Main Level: 1 king bedroom, 1 full bathrooms, room with jacuzzi tub, living room, dining room, kitchen, open concept with cathedral ceilings
  • Upper Level: loft 1 queen bed, 1 full bathrooms


  • Cooking Utinsels
  • Pots, pans, dishes, glasses etc…
  • Dishwasher
  • Microware
  • Refrigerator
  • Small appliances – drip coffee maker, blender, toaster, can opener


  • Dining Room – seats 6 – open floor plan

Living Room:

  • Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, 43 inch LED Television, Sleeper Sofa, love seat, rocking chair, fireplace

Game Room:

  • Pool Table, LED Television, Stero, futon, Cocktail table w/bar stools, various board games


  • Bedroom 1: King bed, en suite bathroom, 32 inch LED Television
  • Bedroom 2: King bed, 32 inch LED Television
  • Bedroom 3: Queen bed & Twin bunk beds
  • Loft Bedroom 4: Queen bed


  • Bathroom 1: Full w/shower
  • Bathroom 2: Full w/tub-shower
  • Bathroom 3: Full w/tub-shower


  • Pool Table – 7 foot slate
  • Internet WiFi
  • Comcast cable Television, locals, weather, sports, movies
  • DVD player in living room
  • Fishing pool access only minutes away (small rental fee for poles in season or bring your own equipment year round) by swimming pool
  • Fire Pit – firewood is not provided but readily available at several outlet in the valley
  • Hot Tub – secluded setting
  • Swimming Pool access – outdoor weather permitting – about 5 minute drive


  • Back deck with patio dining
  • Covered Porch (front )
  • Gas Grill – we provide the lp, please call if need of refill
  • Custom Fire Pit – adirondack chairs
  • Rocking Chairs


  • outdoor Swimming Pool access
  • 5 person hot tub


  • Restaurants
  • Theaters
  • Cinemas
  • Dollywood
  • Zip Lines
  • Alpine Coasters

Leisure Activities:

  • Scenic drives
  • outlet shopping – antiquing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wild life viewing
  • Rocking on the porch

Adventures & Sports:

  • Fishing – fly fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking – over 800 miles of trails in national park
  • Tubing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip Lines
  • Kayaking

Local Services:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas stations
  • Banking/ATM

Black Bear Lodge is now owned by, Jerry and Nikki Tisch. So some of these comments are from when my brother Mark owned it, but we think you will agree that the cabin is a favorite with those who have stayed!
…Shared from our Online Guestbook!

Secluded cabin

We had such a great time at the Black Bear Lodge cabin. Our group had 9 people and the cabin was a perfect size for us. We loved the seclusion and didn’t see any other people on the property while there. We had fires both inside and out and it was so quiet and peaceful. The morning started with hot tub time and we went hiking one of the days. Being able to avoid the traffic and go straight into the park through the Metcalff Bottoms picnic area was really nice! At night we used the grill, which was in great condition to cook out. The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated the variety of spices that were provided for us. This was by far one of my favorite cabins and we will be back. Otherwise, this place is amazing!! Be sure to stop by the grocery store down the road (close to Metcalff bottoms and Elvira’s) to get a fried apple or peach pie. They are so good!!
Rachel M.
Stayed February 17, 2017 to February 20, 2017(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great cabin for family trip!

This is our second time staying in one of Donn’s cabins. As expected, the cabin was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. My husband and dad loved exploring the grounds at the cabin. My mom and I enjoyed staying by the fireplace inside (it was in the teens one night!) The cabin was great for my dog too! Im not sure who was more sad to leave! Donn has been great to work with. I look forward to the next trip!
Brittany G.
Destrehan, LA
Stayed December 11, 2016 to December 17, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great Cabin

My family so enjoyed our Thanksgiving in this beautiful cabin. I cannot say enough about how great it was and how wonderful the owners treated us. We had everything we needed and more. It was close enough to go to either Townsend or Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg for activities. We will definitely be back ! Thanks for everything.
Anita C.
Stayed November 23, 2016 to November 28, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Loved our visit

The cabin was perfect for our family. We loved the seclusion and quiet. The keypad entry made for an easy arrival and departure. The location was an easy drive to restaurants, shopping, the Smoky’s and to Gatlinburg.
Rick and Donna
Stayed November 10, 2016 to November 14, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Bear Lodge Cabin vacation

We had a really nice & peaceful stay at the Bear Lodge. The cabin was nice. It is just far enough away to be very peaceful. And close enough to be very handy to get whatever you need. We will be coming back. The valley was a short drive with plenty of things to see & do.
Brian M.
Stayed November 4, 2016 to November 9, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Awesome stay and nice location

Even though Smoky did not have the fall color, but we still enjoyed our stay because of the cabin and the way the things are setup inside. We really enjoyed our stay and that’s was common response from all our 3 friends who stayed with me. We cooked all the days we stayed there for 8 adults. The kitchen was fully equipped with proper size utensils which was a life saver. The location was secured with gate and code. Lots of parking space for 5 to 6 SUVs or car/van. There was enough space for 10 -14 people to hang around and party, BBQ, Grill etc.
Sukumar J.
Cordova, TN
Stayed October 13, 2016 to October 17, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Relaxing Stay In Townsend, TN

We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. The firepit with the adirondack chairs was our favorite part of the cabin.
Roy S.
Cleveland, TN
Stayed October 10, 2016 to October 13, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )


The cabin was very nice. It had everything we needed. We were a little disappointed that the inside fireplace was not in season.
Jacklyn S
aurora, oh
Stayed September 29, 2016 to October 4, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Bear Lodge cabin

We had a Great time.The cabin is Beautiful very cozy loved it Thanks for having us……James and Debra
James G
medina ohio
Stayed September 20, 2016 to September 24, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Fabulous stay at Bear Lodge Cabin

My family of 5 just returned for a week’s stay at Bear Lodge Cabin. The cabin is just as described, very clean, and stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We particularly appreciated having “essentials” like a few paper products and coffee already in the cabin when we arrived. The cabin was perfectly located to our areas of interest in the GSMNP and being from the Gulf Coast, the cooler temps and lower humidity were most appreciated. The directions and arrival instructions were clear and easy to follow. We enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much and would recommend staying here to anyone.
Sarah R
Mobile, Alabama
Stayed September 4, 2016 to September 10, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Bear Lodge Cabin

We absolutely loved our stay at your cabin in the Smokey Mountains. It felt like a long lost friend had finally come home the minute we walked in the door! The cabin is beautiful and spotlessly clean with large open porches to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful views. It is situated between Townsend and Pigeon Forge and a stones throw away from the beautiful Smokey Mountains! We would highly recommend staying at Black Bear Hollow and are happily making plans to return next year!!
Carol S
Leicester N.Y.
Stayed August 1, 2016 to August 8, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Perfect Getaway

Our family loves this location!!! It is easy driving distance to both Pigeon Forge and Townsend, but feels much more remote. I love the quiet! The cabin itself was comfortable and true to its online promises. We had a tiny problem with the lock on the door initially, but one quick phone call yielded an immediate response. We also received a follow-up phone call the next morning. Unlike some places we’ve stayed, we felt good about the grandkids playing in the hot tub. They thoroughly enjoyed that, as well as the jacuzzi. I’ve already recommended SMGC to friends. We will be back!
Rebecca Lavender
Brentwood, TN
Stayed June 23, 2016 to June 27, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great, Affordable Smoky Mountain Experience!

We had an amazing time staying in the Bear Lodge cabin! The place was in excellent condition and looked just like the pictures. We will definitely be coming back for our next Smoky Mountain trip. We particularly enjoyed the fire pit and the hot tub. The weather was excellent and the area is simply beautiful. 5 stars!
Juan J
Navarre, Florida
Stayed June 17, 2016 to June 21, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Supreme Lodging!

Bear Lodge is supreme lodging in every way! It is perfectly located for families who enjoy exploring the national park, while avoiding the bustle of the tourist towns. But, if Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge do spark your interests, Bear Lodge is convienantly located with easy access to either one. We found the cabin to be perfectly clean, with every luxury imaginable!
Sara C
Waterloo, AL
Stayed May 13, 2016 to May 18, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

A great stay!

This is a great spot for a quiet stay away from crowds but with easy access to a pretty amazing national park. The cabin was very comfortable and quiet for times when we wanted to stay in to rest or read or cook – but allowed us to be in the park gawking at wildflowers, flyfishing in mountain streams, or looking for bears within 15 minutes or so. The fireplace got a lot of use this year as well on some chilly nights! This was not our first stay at the Black Bear Hollow Cabins, and I hope that there will be many more in the years ahead!
Aaron S
Stayed March 19, 2016 to March 27, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Awesome Cabin Awesome Weekend

We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay in this beautiful cabin. The location was easy to find and just out of reach of normal life! The cabin was well maintained and very clean. The beds were comfortable. The real fireplace (not gas) was a great touch and a lot of fun as I enjoyed getting to play with fire! We also got plenty of use out of the hot tub and pool table. It was a great weekend and we will be happy to stay in this cabin again.
Mike S
Knoxville TN
Stayed March 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Wonderful Stay

This was our first visit to the Smoky Mountains and we will definitely be back! Our cabin was perfect for our family and was very quiet and secluded, plus it was surrounded by beautiful woods. We loved the hot tub on the back patio, too! Looking forward to our next visit already!
Brenda T
Nashville, TN
Stayed January 6, 2016 to January 10, 2016(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Thank You!

This was my bucket list vacation. To have my whole family in a cabin in the Smokys for Thsnksgiving!! Your cabin allowed that to happen!!! There was so much life and laughter there in that one week!!! Lifetime memories were made!!!
Ricky C
Iowa, La.
Stayed November 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Awesome Cabin

My girlfriend and I came across this cabin with last minute plans for New Years. It could not have worked out better we absolutely loved it! We plan on coming back this summer and spending more time here. It comes completely equipped, clean and picturesque.
Robert S
Stayed January 2, 2015 to January 6, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Bear Lodge

This was our 6th stay in Black Bear Hollow Cabins. We find everything we need in Black Bear Hollow cabins, very nice accomadations, well equiped,the amount of space we need and close but not too close to things we want to do in the Townsend area. The best way to sum up our experience is nothing is a hassle. Will we come again, yes.
Stuart R
Mountain Brook, Alabama
Stayed April 2, 2015 to April 6, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Wonderful weekend getaway

My family really enjoyed getting away from the normal and spending quality time together – sitting around the fire pit, making smores, exploring the surrounding woods, playing wiffle ball in the front grass, playing pool at night, the hot tub, etc. We only left the cabin for a few additional supplies. My kids were bugging me to buy the cabin! We will return soon…
John W
Stayed May 8, 2015 to May 12, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Our Stay at Black Bear Lodge

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cabin. We at the best time with our family. There was plenty of room for everyone. We loved getting in the hot tub an playing pool. We saw a bear in the neighbor’s yard and a mama turkey with babies in our yard! everything was beautiful inside and outside of the cabin. We will be back!
Rhonda W
Stayed July 13, 2015 to July 21, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great place to stay

We loved our stay at the Black Bear Lodge. It was a wonderful combination of being close to nature and yet had all the comforts of home (and then some!) Very clean, comfortable bed in master, and all the modern conveniences. The front porch on the second floor felt like we were up in the trees and where we spent most of our time. We would love to come back again in the fall with our whole family.
Connie F
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Stayed August 8, 2015 to August 17, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great cabin for large groups

The cabin was beautiful and had more than enough space for my group of 6. We enjoyed the setting and felt secluded from nearby cabins. The location was very close to the entrance of Smokey Mountain National Park, making it great for hiking.
John H
Savannah, GA
Stayed October 2, 2015 to October 6, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Nice Place!!

We really enjoyed our saty. It was bigger than what we even thought it would be. We are going to be staying here agian for sure!!
Cindy S
Stayed October 4, 2015 to October 9, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Great experience!

We enjoyed Bear Lodge very much. Always nice to be on the quiet side of the mountain! The firepit and picnic table was a nice addition. We will definitely be back!
Jamie L
Stayed October 14, 2015 to October 19, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Home away from home!!

Everything was very clean so when I got there I was able to just relax in the hot tub & play pool. It’s very close to all the attractions in Gatlinburg so we didn’t have to drive very far to do everything we wanted to do. I am definitely going back next year. Thanks for everything Mr. Mark & Mrs. Debbie!!
Ashley B
Lake Charles, LA
Stayed November 2, 2015 to November 8, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

So peaceful and beautiful

Loved our stay here, extremely romantic, quiet and peaceful. Cottage is gorgeous, we wanted for nothing at all! Everything we needed was at our fingertips. I brought our crock pot and cooked our meals each day while we were out hiking. Got home each night to a warm home cooked meal. We loved sitting in front of the fireplace, sitting outside in the hot tub, sitting outside on the front porch swing, we just loved our stay here!
Eileen & John
NY and Colorado
Stayed November 10, 2015 to November 16, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

“Home Away from Home”

We’ve lost count of the number of times that we’ve stayed in Black Bear Hollow. It’s “our home away from home”. We love the peace, serenity, & solitude that we find there. Over the years we’ve stayed in Bear Ridge, Bear Lodge, Bear Creek & Bear Falls and have never encountered any problems or issues. We just recently had our 4 children & spouses & our 8 grandchildren up for a family vacation in Bear Falls & Bear Lodge. They loved the spaciousness of Bear Falls for our family time together. We are already planning our family vacation to be there again next year.
William C
Norcross, GA
Stayed December 3, 2015 to December 10, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Relaxing and peaceful!

We had a wonderful time at bear lodge. It was the perfect meeting spot for FL and MI families and have us a very special early Christmas together!
Kara P
Stayed December 6, 2015 to December 11, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Amazing cabins and wonderful owners

We couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. The cabin was perfect. It was perfected located, a close drive to Pigeon Forge, yet secluded enough to offer privacy. It was exactly as promised on the website. The owners were amazing. They worked with us in every way possible to ensure we had a wonderful Christmas vacation and we couldn’t be more grateful. We will certainly be making Black Bear Hollow our annual accommodation spot from now on. Mr. and Mrs. Tisch are wonderful people and offer the best cabins in the Smokies.
Maranda M
Altha, FL
Stayed December 13, 2015 to December 20, 2015(Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Lodge cabin )

Travel Times –

Black Bear Hollow is located at the (Townsend) end of Wears Valley and next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Travel times to some popular local area and attractions.

  • Pigeon Forge – 13 minutes
  • Gatlinburg – 28 minutes
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 6 minutes
  • Cades Cove -25 minutes
  • Townsend – 6 minutes
  • Dollywood – 25 minutes
  • Knoxville Airport – 35 minutes

(All times are estimated and taken from google maps)

Rental Agreement

1. AGE: To reserve this cabin, you must be at least 25 years old. We do not rent to sororities, fraternities, college or high school groups. Groups of unrelated guests must get prior approval. For questions, please call865-202-7657

2. PAYMENTS: 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. The cabin/property will be put back on the calendar and advertised for rent to another party.

3. CANCELLATIONS:  the fee to cancel is equal to 1/3 of the total rental amount (same as your first 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. (It may be necessary to discount the cabin last minute in order to rent it and any refund will be for the difference and less the fee to cancel.)

4. SECURITY DEPOSIT: In lieu of collecting a security deposit, Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins and the owners, Donn and/or Margaret Tisch, reserve the right to charge your credit card for damages or loss beyond normal wear and tear and violation of this rental agreement. 

5. INSURANCE: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for unintended cancellation, disruption of utilities, inclement weather, Acts of God, accidental damage, accidents, injury, break downs, medical emergencies and any other unintended consequences. We do not refund money for early departures, power outages, inclement weather or other disruptions to appliances, amenities or any of the conditions (afore mentioned or not) that is beyond of our control. 

6. CHECK /IN TIMES: Check in time is at 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. Every effort will be made to have your cabin ready by 4 pm, but we do not give refunds or compensation if it is not ready on time. Likewise, if your cabin is ready early, you’re welcome to check in up to two hours early and we do not charge for that. (Please contact our office on the day you arrive to see if your cabin is ready to check in early). 

7. CHECK /OUT TIMES: Check out is before 10 am. It is necessary that the cabin be vacant and ready to clean when the cleaning company arrives. There is a late charge of $50 per hour for anyone checking out after 10 am

8. DEPARTURE: Before you depart, leave the beds unmade. Put towels & linens in the bath tub. Wash dishes or run dishwasher. Leave trash in trash can provided, dumpster or in the kitchen. Lock doors and windows. Set thermostat to 70 degrees. Return furnishings to where they were when you checked in. Leave televisions in a connected/wired/programed fashion to local channels. Leave the remote on a nearby table. Please leave the property/cabin and grounds in the condition that you found it. 

9. SMOKING: All of our vacation homes/cabins are Non-smoking. You may smoke outdoors if you safely dispose of, extinguish smoking material and pick up your cigarette butts. 

10. PETS: This is cabin does allow an approved dog. No Cats!

A) Pet must meet with prior approval and a fee paid.

B) Pets are not allowed on the beds or furnishings.

C) Pets left alone in the cabin must be in a portable kennel.

D) Pets that chew, bite or are not properly house trained are not allowed.

E) Please pick up after your pet.

11. PARTY POLICY: We do not allow parties of any kind. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the property without notice or refund for having a party. 

12. VISITORS: Non-paying guests are not allowed unless permission is granted in advance. 

13. PARKING: There is parking for 5-6 cars in the driveway. 

14. WINTER DRIVING: It is possible for there to be snow and/or ice storms during winter months. This cabin has never had a problem. We are not responsible or liable for the weather, condition of the road/driveway or your ability to reach or depart from the cabin. 

15. IMPROPER USE OF PROPERTY: We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave our cabin/property without notice or refund for any kind of improper use of the cabin. Abusing our vacation home is not allowed and we reserve the right to bill your account for repairs, damage or loss caused that is outside of normal wear and tear. 

16. ACCESSIBILITY: It may be necessary on occasion for us to gain entry into the property during your stay (for example: scheduled pest control) we, our representatives and/or maintenance personnel reserve the right to enter the property if necessary. We promise to keep this to an absolute minimum. 

17. CLEANING: The cabin/property will be inspected and cleaned after departure. The cleaning fee includes laundering of bedding, linens and towels. Tenants are required to leave the property in the same general condition that it was found/received in by making sure that dishes are washed and put away. And that the property has been picked up, furnishings replaced, televisions programed/connected/working, and the property is ready to be vacuumed, dusted and laundered. 

18. HOT TUB: You and your guests use the hot tub at your own risk. You must keep the hot tub covered when not in use. You must read and follow all directions and safety procedures before using the hot tub. They are posted near the tub or in the cabin book. Do not sit, stand on or damage hot tub covers. 

18a. POOL TABLE: Do not attempt to move the pool table.  If the pool table is moved or damaged, you are responsible for either paying for repairs or a replacement. 

19. AIR CONDITIONER: Do not use the Air Conditioner or Furnace with the windows or doors open. Do not use the Fireplace & Air Conditioner at the same time. This is a waste of gas and electricity, causes the unit to freeze and will cause permanent damage to the unit leaving you without heat or air condition for duration of your stay. Please be responsible. 

20. FIREPLACES: All fireplaces are seasonal.  Fireplace is real wood.  Wood is provided.  You must follow directions and you will find them in the cabin book. 

20a. FIRE PIT: Please use caution when lighting a fire. Do not scrounge the woods for fire wood. Fire wood should be purchased from a local vender. Fires need to be full extinguished when not supervised. Unexpected high winds at night are not uncommon. You are responsible if you start a forest fire, please use extreme caution. 

21. FIRE WORKS: Shooting or Possessing Fire Works at any of our cabins/property is prohibited. 

22. WILDLIFE/PESTS: Welcome to the mountains! We do have wild animals in the woods. Insects and pests are not uncommon in the mountains either. Each property/cabin is routinely inspected and treated for insects and pests. Do not leave doors or windows open. Do not leave food out on the counter. Do not leave trash in the cabin. Do not encourage insects, pests or wild animals. Please help us maintain the cabin for future guests. 

23. LIMITS OF LIABILITY: By renting this property and signing this document you are assuming all risk and liability for any damage or loss done to persons, property, agents, employees or visitors occasioned by the present or future condition of the premises, both latent and manifest. Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, the owners, Donn and Margaret Tisch, their employee’s or contractors are not responsible for any loss due to theft, items left behind, accidents or injuries to guests or visitors due to negligence or lack of personal responsibility. 

24. ATTORNEY COSTS: If the owner of the cabin,  Jerry Tisch, employ the services of an attorney to enforce any of the conditions of this agreement to collect amounts due, damages or losses, then the tenant shall be liable for attorney fees and costs incurred.

25. Amenities Liability Waiver/Hold Harmless Agreement: Please acknowledge that neither the property owner, or Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins is liable for any “bodily injury, or death” caused as a result of the use of amenities at this rental property, except under pure negligence on the part of the owner or Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins. Amenities are defined as (Swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, saunas, exercise equipment, small watercraft, bicycles, fire pits, playgrounds, fishing, recreation areas, and similar).

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