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River Bend

45 reviews

September 2020

River Bend

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

"River Bend" is a cozy, romantic studio cabin located on Little River in Townsend, TN. Known as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies," Townsend sits next to the national park and is only minutes away from Cades Cove, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

This cabin is located on an easily accessible, quiet circle and sits right next to Little River giving you waterfront property that is 2nd to none. The cabin sits up high over the river but there is lots of joint property river access. Right from the property, you can fish, swim or go tubing.

There are so many things to do in Townsend and the national park including hiking, tubing, biking, fishing, browsing the various shops, visiting Cades Cove, picnicking, swimming, visiting the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center and attending the various festivals/shows. After a busy day of sightseeing, you'll love returning to the warmth and comfort of "River Bend" and relaxing on the back porch overlooking Little River. There is also a bonfire pit for your enjoyment.

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 (480)
  • # of Steps (3)
  • A/C and Heat
  • Grill - Charcoal
  • DVD player (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Non-Smoking
  • TV w/cable (1)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Celing Fans (1)
  • Deck (1)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - gas (1)
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Smoke Detector


  • - 8/20/2020

    Nice little cabin. The outside needs a little TLC but the inside is spotless and cozy. The only thing is the pictures show stairs leading to the water but they are really 2 houses down. Not a big deal but we had to hunt for them.
  • - 8/16/2020

    Nice cabin with wonderful spacious deck overlooking river! We appreciated the cleanliness and amenities provided.
  • - 8/4/2020

    Loved the cabin! Perfect for a couple! We will be back!
  • - 7/15/2020

    So far the 3 cabins we have stayed in over the years have been very clean and well equipped. We have had no problems with this company. They were fantastic to work with in our rescheduling due to covid shutdowns.
  • - 6/29/2020

    We abosutely loved our stay at River Bend! It was a beautiful cabin right on the river and easy access down to the water. It had everything we needed and was absolutely perfect for a romantic vacation! We hope to stay here again in the future!
  • - 6/20/2020

    Perfect little romantic cabin. It is absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to spend out 17th wedding anniversary
  • - 6/14/2020

    The cabin was exceptionally clean. The river made for an excellent location. We will be back!
  • - 6/11/2020

    I absolutely loved this cabin, it’s location and the company in charge of renting it to me. I am a customer for life if the customer service and cleanliness of the cabins are at this level for all of them. One happy customer already scheduling other trip because of this experience.
  • - 5/11/2020

    Had a great time? the river & cabin were beautiful. Scenery was awsome. Rode horses at Next to Heaven Stables on north 321, north of Townsend. Wonderful vacation & experiences
  • - 3/29/2020

    We loved this little cabin. Had an issue, and they sent someone right out. Very friendly. We will stay again!
  • - 2/24/2020

    Excellent we will be back.
  • - 1/26/2020

    Great little spot for a getaway for two.
  • - 12/8/2019

    My wife and I spent our 22nd anniversary here. It was awesome. We stayed 3 nights, no other guests in the other cabins so it was super quiet. The cabin had everything we needed. We plan to return.
  • - 11/11/2019

    Very clean cabin, nice scenic location.
  • - 10/25/2019

    Beautiful cabin with a wonderful view of Little River from the back deck. Lots of wildlife, including chipmunks and a river otter playing on the boulders right below us. There is no river access at the cabin, just an at-your-own-risk steep path below the deck that is impassible for the last 15 feet so we didn’t risk it because we forgot our rappelling gear ;). We walked down to Little Arrow campground to access the riverfront and do some exploring. Loved having the fire pit going every night and relaxing in the hot tub. Having rocking chairs would have made it spectacular but we will bring some folding ones next time. The KOA was mostly quiet and not a bother at all. The cabin was the perfect size for the two of us for a week. The floor had a lot of character, lol. If you plan to stay in the fall or winter, bring a couple of throw blankets to snuggle under on the couch or deck. The kitchen was nicely stocked with dishes, even had some salt/pepper, sugar, syrup, and coffee filters. We bought firewood in town and found plenty of twigs lying around. The tree in front of the cabin has a large fat lighter limb joint (nature’s kerosene) left laying there from a recent trimming. I used a few chips from that to start fires in the fire pit. The cabins around us were empty most of the week and it was very peaceful. We hiked 15 miles of trails in the park during our 6-day stay here - beautiful country!
    Management Response: Thank you guys for staying with us at River Bend. There is a common area to the right of the cabin where you can directly access the river. It is only about 75 yards away. Thank you for leaving your thoughts on your experience. We love hearing about our guests stay!
  • - 8/5/2019

    Cabin was spotless,well equipped with everything we needed..location was great
  • - 7/15/2019

    The best vacation ever! It was so beautiful and peaceful that we didn't want to leave. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon!
  • - 6/10/2019

    Great property! Beautiful view of river. Very cozy!
  • - 5/27/2019

    This was a great little cabin -- spotlessly clean, incredibly cozy, and with everything I needed and wanted. The management has really listened to earlier reviews -- there's now a great parking area out front. I enjoyed the outdoor hot tub, indoor jacuzzi, and fire pit, but mostly just spent my time sitting on the back deck listening to the river (and yes, you can hear campers across the river and folks tubing, but it's not overly loud, and the trees give great privacy). I had one maintenance issue but the managers were proactive in contacting me, and I appreciate that they're readily available for anything you need. I look forward to coming back here again someday!
  • - 5/26/2019

    Great cabin. Very clean.
  • - 5/19/2019

    Wow what a fantastic cabin, great quiet location. The cabin is beautiful, beautifully furnished, plenty of utensils to enable self catering. Really good internet,. Wee didn’t need to use the fire but it looked great and of course a good looking hot tub. River view was stunning, supermarkets and restaurants within a 10 minute drive, everything you could need. One small improvement would be to include a set of drawers for clothes for those of us staying for longer periods. We would definitely return.
  • - 4/5/2019

    What a great place to relax and get some much needed rest , we loved the deck over looking the river , this cabin was was like our home away from home , we will be coming back soon!
  • - 4/4/2019

    Fantastic as always.
  • - 2/11/2019

    Nice cozy cabin for two. High view of the river and a nice back deck and hot tub.our suggestion to make this a 5 star stay would be to have a little place (closet or chest) to unpack your suitcases. Huge tv and nice gas fireplace.
  • - 2/5/2019

    So easy to book, get instructions, and directions. Cabin was WONDERFUL!
  • - 12/29/2018

    Great little cabin. We had a wonderful time. The cabin was very clean and efficient. Everything was just right for a two person getaway. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire of a evening and listening to the river just below us. It rained one night that we were there, and it was so relaxing to listen to it on the metal roof. Cathy Moore was very pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a few days of relaxation.
  • - 12/16/2018

    The cabin was beautiful and very warm and welcoming! The hot tub was great for relaxing at the end of the day, and the sound of the river was an added bonus.
  • - 12/10/2018

    We absolutely LOVED our stay with you all and are already planning our next trip! The cabin was spotless and everything was set up for us perfectly. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!
  • - 11/20/2018

    Cute cabin. Great view by the river on the back deck.
  • - 11/5/2018

    Awesome little cabin. Just what we was looking for. We had no phone service much while we was there so that was even better. Didnt get to use hot tub when was planned due to rain but didn't find the switch to turn it on nor for the tub inside. I did not want to leave. Awesome outdoor area.
  • - 11/4/2018

    Loved this cabin! Perfect getaway for 2. Hopefully we can return soon.
  • - 10/21/2018

    Romantic cabin, off the beaten path but close enough to Gatlingberg, Cherokee, Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove. Beautiful cabin enjoyed our stay, it was everything we could possibly want for a mountain getaway. Highly recommend it and we would book this cabin again, thank you.
  • - 10/16/2018

    This was a cozy welcoming cabin, perfect for 2!!! We had everything we needed and enjoyed a relaxing week in Townsend!
  • - 9/30/2018

    We loved this cabin and it's location. Our only complaint was the door was hard to open. No big deal. It rained every day we there so we understand. We will definitely be back
  • - 9/5/2018

    We absolutely loved our stay here at this cabin. It was the perfect size for the 2 of us, and had everything we could have wanted. The deck overlooking the river was a huge bonus and we spent a lot of evenings and mornings just watching the river. We didn't even mind the campground across the river -- another reviewer mentioned it but we are campers ourselves so we didn't mind at all. Even the people on tubes weren't a bother -- most were just having fun, not out to make noise or cause any problems. The only issue we had with this quaint little cabin was the driveway, or lack thereof. It rained every afternoon while we were there and by the time we left to head home, there was a huge puddle of mud across the whole yard. There was no way around it. A little gravel would go a long way to making this a 5 star review! Oh, and some better back deck patio furniture would be nice, but we really enjoyed the cabin regardless!
    Management Response: We are having some gravel delivered soon and will look at the patio furniture.
  • - 7/1/2018

    Very nice cabin very relaxing . we are definitely coming back!
  • - 6/10/2018

    Great cabin! Nice and peaceful.
  • - 6/7/2018

    Perfect romantic getaway! This beautiful cozy cabin was our home away from home for a couple of nights. The cabin was super clean and the area was very peaceful. We WILL be making a return visit in the future!
  • - 5/24/2018

    A wonderful stay - we enjoyed the cabin very much!
  • - 5/20/2018

    The cabin was great. We enjoyed our stay, very peaceful and relaxing.
  • - 3/5/2018

    Great experience.
  • - 1/2/2018

    Thank you so much for a lovely stay! We loved the fireplaces and cabin location - cabin was well supplied and we hope to return another time!
  • - 11/14/2017

    It was a very good cabin for two people. Very comfortable, in quiet location away from the crowd but with good WIFI and cable to keep in touch.
  • - 11/6/2017

    It was a lovely cabin in a beautiful setting. I couldn't fill out the guestbook bc I broke my wrist the day before I arrive. I would recommend this cabin. Absolutely loved it.
    Management Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Patsy. We hope that your wrist heals quickly!!
  • - 11/4/2017

    Wonderful place to stay. To make many memories around the fire pit. Enjoying the quality time.
    Management Response: Thank you Poole Family!! Please come back next year!

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