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Owls Roost

54 reviews

September 2020

Owls Roost

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Located at the end of a dead end road, Owls Roost provides just the right amount of privacy and convenience. 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Large Living room, Fully Equipped Kitchen and more. The Screened in Porch is the perfect place to sit in the Hot Tub or relax in the rocking chairs.

MPORTANT: Out of respect for the holidays and our employees, we do NOT allow ANY check in or outs on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day

*3pm - there is NO check-in office, you go straight to the cabin

*10am - Please follow our check out guidelines.

*On During: October 1st - April 1st

Common Concerns:
*Road Conditions: Some of our cabins are on steep, narrow, curvy, mountain roads. If you are concerned about road conditions to get to a cabin, please feel free to ask us! None of our cabins require a 4 wheel drive under normal weather conditions but some do in inclement weather.
*TV & WiFi: We do have TV's and WiFi in most all of our cabins. There are times when heavy cloud cover, weather systems, mountains, or trees will cause problems with the signals. We always want our guests to have the comforts they want on vacation, but there are times we cannot control this problem.
*Pests & Wildlife: Here in the Smoky Mountains, we have lots of native bugs and wildlife. All of our cabins are treated for pests, but there are times you will find bugs or even have trouble with bugs. Please let us know if they are causing trouble, we will handle it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please never feed, taunt or approach any wildlife. This is their home and we are the visitors.

Cancellation Policy:
*$50 cancellation fee
*Before 30 days - you will get all of your money back (-$50)
*Within 30 days - whatever dates we can rebook, this is the amount that we will refund back (-$50). Example: if you had 5 nights & we rebooked 4 nights = you will be refunded 4 night+tax+cleaning fee

Availability and Online Booking

September 2020
October 2020



  • Area: Just outside National Park
  • Square Feet (960)
  • A/C and Heat
  • Grill - Charcoal
  • DVD player (1)
  • Hillside View
  • Hot Tub
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Telephone
  • TV w/cable (2)
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Deck (1)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - gas (1)
  • Outdoor Dining table
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Dryer
  • Smoke Detector


  • - 9/19/2020

    Wonderful place! Quiet, plenty of space, and ideal location for spending time in the Smoky Mountains! Oh and the wrap around, screened in porch is to die for!!!
  • - 9/12/2020

    2nd stay at the Owls Roost. Beautiful comfy cabin, always very clean and has everything we need.
  • - 9/4/2020

    House very the deck and outside bbq cover. Had a kidney stone attack in June while there,so this time was much better.Enjoyed the peace and quiet.
  • - 8/22/2020

  • - 8/20/2020

    Seculded cabin in the woods. Had a fire and some smores.
  • - 8/13/2020

    The cabin was very clean. The accommodations were very nice. The drive up was also nice. It’s a one way drive in some spots so that can get tricky! The cabin had all we needed & more! The WiFi was spotty at best but the tv worked just fine:) Would def stay again!
    Management Response: We will check out the wifi because it typically works very well with very fast speed. Thank you for letting us know.
  • - 8/9/2020

    Lovely well kept cabin in the woods. Plenty of space with all the seating , absolutely fabulous screened in porch everyone loved. Hot tub , rockers, porch swing, nature, cool mornings... couldn’t ask for more. Very clean. Saw the bear within 2 hrs after arrival briefly ( think he came into the grill area hoping we were sloppy. After that only sign of him was a ripped charcoal bag( still no midnight snack from us!) Very close to Cades Cove and Tremont trails( underrated). Great place !
  • - 8/2/2020

    We enjoyed your cabin! The space was great for the 5 of us! Porch space was a bonus, our son and his wife slept on an air mattress out there! We enjoyed the fire pit every evening!! Thank you!
  • - 8/1/2020

    Great cabin that had a very homey and comfortable feel. We really enjoyed our stay. The cabin was clean and was very well stocked. It had everything we needed for our stay. The very large shaded porch was our favorite place in the cabin. We enjoyed the swing and all the rockers. We would definitely stay again.
  • - 7/27/2020

    We have stayed in the Owl's Roost several times. It is the best of both worlds; secluded yet close to all that Townsend has to offer. It was spotless and stocked with everything one might need. We'll be staying here again for sure.
  • - 7/10/2020

    Amazing cabin!! Love the hot tub to relax at the end of the night. Mornings on the porch listening to the birds was great. Everything we hoped for and more!!
  • - 7/5/2020

    We love this cabin.
  • - 6/15/2020

    We enjoyed our stay at Owls Roost. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. I love being in the Smokies and so close to hiking and Cades Cove.
  • - 6/6/2020

    We absolutely loved the Owls Roost.It was so nice & clean. Very spacious So peaceful & relaxing ! Hated leaving, We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet mountain getaway. Can hardly wait for a return visit.
  • - 6/1/2020

    Lovely place! Enjoyed the scenery and the seclusion!
  • - 5/31/2020

    Wonderful cabin, great location. We had a lot of fun and it was very relaxing!
  • - 5/12/2020

    This is the most relaxing place that we go to. We have stayed here for several years and will continue to book our stays here at Owls Roost. I would highly recommend staying here. Once you have, you will come back.
  • - 3/12/2020

    We have stayed in several cabins with smoky cabins over the last few years and loved each one of them. This cabin is by far our favorite. Was wonderful to see all the new appliances and the new gazebo built over the grill !!! We seen the neighborhood bear last March but did not see him this year, we did have snow so maybe he was sleeping in. We are already picking our dates for our next stay in Owls Roost!
  • - 2/19/2020

    This is a wonderful cabin with such a warm and inviting atmosphere. we have been visiting this cabin for three years and plan on it for many more. Thanks!
  • - 12/26/2019

    We enjoyed the perfect Christmas thanks to Owls Roost. The decorations were beautifully done and made the perfect setting for opening gifts. The fully stocked kitchen made it easy to prepare meals, and the kids loved the hot tub, fire pit, and fast internet. Loved the location and easy access, and the screened in porch makes it especially unique. Thanks for helping our Christmas dreams come true by offering this clean, affordable place on the quiet side of the Smokies.
  • - 12/9/2019

    Beautiful weekend in this sweet cabin! Loved the Christmas decorations, so homey and relaxing!
  • - 10/31/2019

    Owl's Roost was perfect for our needs: quiet, peaceful, in great surroundings up in the treetops. As Florida birders, we enjoyed this vantage point. The cabin was immaculate with whimsical appointments reflecting the local flavor and name of the cabin. Spacious and comfortable in every way. We hope to return again in the future.
  • - 10/28/2019

    Great time and great cabin. Can't wait till next year and we will come back!??
  • - 9/26/2019

    This was a very short trip but we enjoyed our stay. The cabin was very clean and cozy. It had everything you would need. We will be back.
  • - 8/17/2019

    Comfortable, peaceful place to stay. Stocked with everything you need. Great location close to park entrance.
  • - 8/11/2019

    This cabin was perfect. My guys getaway weekend had fallen apart and I had a buddy coming in from out of town so I was scrambling foe a place to get away and de-stress. Cathy was awesome to work with. The cabin was perfect, secluded. Beautiful wrap around porch with rocking chairs left me rejuvenated. The hot tub was a nice touch. Water could have been warmer but it was still relaxing. Charcoal grill and fire pit were great. Cabin was clean and spacious. I plan to come back with my family. It was great to catch up with an old friend.
  • - 8/9/2019

    The cabin was clean, comfortable and well-stocked. A little worn and aged, not like a sparkling new hotel room, but good enough for us! Great location, directly before the park entrance. We are very happy with our stay there.
  • - 8/5/2019

    Owlsroost was in a perfect location for us. It allows for quick access to the edge of the park, away from the crowds. The screened porch was amazing and we saw the local bear. Check-in/check-out was easy.
  • - 6/6/2019

    As always we were very happy with the cabin! It was a very peaceful and relaxing visit. Thank you!
  • - 5/3/2019

  • - 4/21/2019

    We loved the location and setting. Very convienient, yet quiet and secluded. It was exactly what we hoped for. Will definitely be back.
  • - 3/27/2019

    We have stayed in 6 different cabins with Smoky Cabins and they have all been great, but this cabin is the "cream of the crop"--can you tell I am married to a 3rd generation farmer :) Arrived March 1 and within 1 hour of being there we were greeted by what appeared to be a yearling bear, there was nothing cooking on the grill yet so he went on his way up the mountain. We are already planning next trip and look forward to staying in Owl's Roost many more times!!! Extra special thank you to Cathy at Smoky Cabins, we think she is awesome.
  • - 3/17/2019

    The cabin was very nice. We all felt right at home! We will defiantly stay again.
  • - 2/3/2019

    This was our 2nd stay at Owl's Roost. The home is decorated nicely, clean, well stocked and in a great location. Love the gas fireplace, screened porch and hot tub.
  • - 1/28/2019

    We had a wonderful time at the cabin. Will stay there again.
  • - 12/18/2018

    Beautiful cabin as always. The Christmas decorations were an extra we didn’t expect!
  • - 11/25/2018

    We had a relaxing and comfortable stay at Owl’s Roost. We loved the secluded yet convenient location. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality providing the comforts of home away from home.
  • - 11/18/2018

    I have stayed in two different places with you over the last 4 years and have loved them both. I have always had great experiences working with Smoky Cabins.
  • - 11/17/2018

    We have stayed here many times. The owners provide everything you could possibly need. This is one of our favorites. See you next year!!!
  • - 10/16/2018

    Great Cabin. It has one of the best porches of any of the cabins we have rented and the interior is well designed and very comfortable.
  • - 10/5/2018

    My family loves everything about the Owl's Roost!!!Everything you need, plus more. Very private.Convenient to so many places, Great Smoky Mtns., Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Townsend, and Maryville. We'd highly recommend this cabin.
  • - 10/2/2018

    Peace and tranquility abound in this cottage. The road ends here. There are other cabins nearby but we never heard anything but nature. Every effort has been made for relaxing...from the comfortable beds to the hot tub on the screened in porch. There are many choices of books, puzzles, and DVDs. The rocking chairs and swing on the porch are great places for watching the birds and animals. If you're lucky, you might see an owl too! The kitchen is well stocked with lots of pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, and coffee cups. There's even a dishwasher to help with clean up! There's also a nice outdoor fire pit and grill. I've stayed in many places over the years, and this has truly been one of the best stays. We hope to stay here again when we're visiting Cades Cove and the national park.
  • - 9/23/2018

    Loved everything about this little cottage. "Owl-bsolutely" perfect. The porch was amazing. Hope to visit again soon. This is our 6th tome in 7 yrs.staying with Smoky Cabins. Wouldn't consider renting from anyone else.
  • - 9/3/2018

    I’ve lost count on the number of times we’ve stayed with you but this one has to be at the top of our list. So quiet and peaceful. It was a great weekend.
  • - 8/18/2018

    Owls Roost was just what we expected and were looking for after seeing the photos. It was cheery and very comfortable. We loved the porch and actually saw a screech owl just off the porch looking at us before it flew off to join a friend calling in the distance. Our only drawback was not spending more time at the cabin. We hope to return someday soon.
  • - 7/8/2018

    Beautiful cabin, very clean, loved the huge wrap around screen porch. We really enjoyed our stay thank you.
  • - 6/4/2018

    wonderful cabin. we loved the screened in porch.perfect location. very peaceful,we will be back again
  • - 5/29/2018

    We loved our stay. Couldn't ask for anything more.
  • - 5/11/2018

    I loved this place and did not want to go home. There was plenty of space and the atmosphere was homey.
  • - 5/7/2018

    The cabin was awesome. I saw a bear cub knock over the bar-b-que grill and after he ran off I picked it back up, Unfortunately I could not get to my camera quick enough to take his picture. I was able to completely relax and I will return
  • - 5/4/2018

    We absolutely loved The Owls Roost!! Everything was AMAZING! We loved the decor. The owners have thought of everything their guest would need. The porch and hot tub were a definite favorite. We plan on staying again next year. We will definitely tell our friends and family this is the place to stay if visiting the smokes. I had seen previous reviews saying the water had a smell to it, the water did not have any smell at all. Thank you for providing a perfect place to stay for our trip!!!
  • - 3/8/2018

    Everything was perfect
  • - 12/28/2017

    Very nice spacious everything u need seclusion just what we like always enjoy smoky cabins. Loved the hm
  • - 12/20/2017

    The cabin is nestled up a hill and at the end of a road. On three sides of the house and balcony, your view is trees and mountains. The house itself is cozy and comfortable. You feel like you are home as soon as you walk inside. I am looking forward to staying here on our next trip to the Smokies.

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