Family Memories Cabin 2017-06-07T19:17:35+00:00

Project Description

Family Memories Cabin

Cabin Summary:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Setting: Valley setting with mountain views
  • Location: Wears Valley, Tennessee
  • Price Range: $129 – $299

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Family Memories is a beautifully cabin located in peaceful Wears Valley.  Convenient to  Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the great Smoky Mountain National Park! Some of the unique features of our Family Memories cabin is the level fenced in back yard. You will enjoy the relaxing setting in the yard full of an array of flowering shrubs and beautiful landscape! The cabin sits on an acre lot just off a quiet street and nestled between the mountains that surround our little valley. The cabin is mostly on one level with hardly any stairs and parking on each level. Family Memories is a large and spacious cabin with well over 1600 square feet of living space!

Family Memories cabin never disappoints! The cabin is full of the best amenties and is an very relaxing and rewarding place from which to enjoy all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer! You will love how easy it is to drive the couple of minutes to reach the National Park, Pigeon Forge or Cades Cove! We are pleased to offer you our beautiful Smoky Mountain cabin for your next family vacation! Do not delay, book your dates for your family vacation now & you will be on your way to a great mountain getaway in the Smokies!

Amenities & Features:

Swimming Pool Access!

  • Fenced Back Yard – Covered deck!
    • Hot Tub – relax your cares away!
    • Fire Pit to enjoy on a starry night!
  • Game Room!
    • Full sized slate Pool Table!
    • Free ‘High Speed’ Wireless Internet!
  • Full Kitchen – Completely Equipped!
    • Dishwasher – Microwave!
    • Starter supply of paper products & detergents to get you going!
  • Cable TV – Local, Sports, Movies & more!
    • 50 inch flat screen TV in Great Room!
    • 4 large LED flat screen Tvs total!
  • Walk to Swimming Pool!
    • Catch n Release Fishing Pond!
    • Close to all area attractions!

Family Memories Extra’s!

  • Jacuzzi Jetted Tub!
  • Central Location – no scary mtn roads!
  • Seasonal Gas Log Fire Place!
  • Easy ‘all weather’ access!
  • Decorated for Christmas!
  • Full size Washer/Dryer!
  • King Size Bed – Pillow top comfort!

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(2 blocks away walking distance and free of charge to our guests)

“Family Memories” cabin / Guest Comments & Reviews!

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 and that it has a beautiful view of the mountains. It’s a great cabin and the following guest reviews bears that out! Be sure to see our online guestbook that has another 40+ reviews!
See our Online Guestbook here! 


 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 accommodations. 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 is furnished with beautiful furnishings, appliances and amenities.  We work hard at keeping all of our cabins updated and current, so from time to time we make 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 Bedrooms
2 Dresser’s
4 Lamps
2 – 32 inch flat screen tv’s
3 closets
2 mirrors
Shower with Tub
Walk in Shower
2 Sink
2 Toilet
Bath Towels
Hand Towels
Wash Cloths
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
Oak Mantel Gas Log Fireplace
50 inch Flat Screen Television
DVD Player
High Speed Internet – Wifi
Silk Plant
Coffee Table
End Table
Table Lamp
2 leather chairs in seating area
Slate Pool Table
Cue Sticks
Commercial style Futon
40 inch Flat screen Tv in Game Room
Brushes/ balls/ racks


Refrigerator – Freezer
Glass Top Stove w/ oven
Coffee Maker
Can Opener
Kitchen Towels
Paper Towels
Coffee Filters
Salt, Pepper & Spices
Dishes, Cups, Plates & glasses
Cutting Boards
Cooking Utensils
Cookie Sheets
Pots & Pans


Front Porch:

12′ x 20′ Front Porch w/ Mtn View
6 person patio set
2 occasional chairs
end table

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 stainless steel BBQ Grill
L.P. Gas & Tank
BBQ Utinsels

Fire Pit:
– 4 Adirondack Chairs
– Fire Pit Ring

Travel Times –

Family Memories is in a wonderful central location that will save you valuable travel time when visiting all the area attractions!

Distances to:

  • Pigeon Forge – 11 minutes
  • Gatlinburg – 26 minutes
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 5 minutes
  • Cades Cove – 27 minutes
  • Townsend – 8 minutes
  • Dollywood – 23 minutes
  • Knoxville Airport – 45 minutes

(times taken from Google maps)

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 call 865-202-7657

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 approved dogs.
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. Depending on weather, they are usually turned on in October and turned off in March. All fireplaces are on a timer. Do not attempt to light, adjust or cook on fireplace. Do not move the logs.

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 Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins or its owners, Donn and Margaret 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 by them.

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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