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River Dreaming

25 reviews

September 2020

River Dreaming

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

"River Dreaming" is a rustic but comfy family cabin located within walking distance to 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.

On the first floor, you will find a small but well equipped kitchen with eat-in dining. The living room is comfy with a couple of loveseats, a rocker and a wood burning fireplace. The full bathroom is on the main floor as well.

Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen size bed and other furnishings. Each bedroom has a TV for late night watching or movies for the kids.

This cabin is located on an easily accessible, quiet circle and sits about 100 yards from the river frontage. 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. The outdoor screened in porch is very large and has multiple chairs and a table for outdoor dining. There is also a really nice firepit for those cool evenings making smore's and memories with your loved ones.

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 Dreaming" and relaxing on the front porch or sitting around the bonfire.


We would like for you and your family (including the four legged members) to have the best vacation ever and appreciate your willingness to abide by these guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 865-980-0082. We reserve the right to refuse any pet at any time.

*We charge a $10.00 per night per pet fee which is not refundable.
*Your dog must be on a flea maintenance program. (Like Frontline, Advantage, etc.)
*Your dog must be crated while left in the cabin alone.
*Your dog must not get on our furniture. If we find pet hair on our furniture upon your departure, you will be charged $10.00 per each quilt/comforter/sofa that must be cleaned to remove dog hair.
*If your dog damages our vacation home in any way, ie, urine on the carpet/floor, chewed furniture/walls/doors or molding, you will be held responsible for the damage repair costs.
*Your dog must be leashed when on the outside of the cabin. This is for the safety of your dog as there may be other animals in the area that could harm your beloved pet.

*****We may charge a $50 REFUNDABLE pet security deposit which will be refunded after checkout as long as the above rules/guidelines are followed.

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



  • Pet Friendly
  • Area: Just outside National Park
  • Square Feet (702)
  • # of Steps (3)
  • A/C and Heat
  • Grill - Charcoal
  • DVD player (1)
  • Fireplace - wood
  • Non-Smoking
  • TV w/cable (3)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Deck (2)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Outdoor Dining table
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Smoke Detector


  • - 9/14/2020

    Loved the cabin!
  • - 9/10/2020

    It was a nice little cabin didn't spend much time there but when we were there we spent most of the time on the front porch
  • - 9/2/2020

    River Dreaming was a perfect cabin for our getaway! We loved the location and it was very comfortable for our family. Extremely clean!
  • - 8/24/2020

    Great little cabin, had everything we needed. Nice front porch, great location, peaceful. Beds where very comfortable.
  • - 8/20/2020

    We enjoyed our stay at River Dreaming. The cabin was easy to find with the directions we were sent. The bed we chose was very comfortable and the cabin’s amenities were adequate for our needs. The large, screened-in porch was a nice escape from the bugs and offered chances to see rabbits scampering in the pasture like front area. We hope to come back one day.
  • - 8/8/2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We had RV troubles so we had to book last minute and the cabin made up for it. It was very clean, great location, beautiful scenery, and had everything we needed! The screened in porch was a hit with the kids. Loved the Mountain View from back deck and having river access.
  • - 8/1/2020

    Lovely cabin in a peaceful setting. Had everything we needed. Loved the big porch ! Very clean! We will return ??
  • - 6/27/2020

    Cabin was very clean, pretty well equipped. Convieniet to the park, and attractions.
  • - 6/16/2020

    Love the whole stay
  • - 6/7/2020

    Had a wonderful time. Many bunnies, chipmunks, and something not sure what it was, perhaps a large groundhog? Quiet, clean.
  • - 5/3/2020

  • - 3/21/2020

    This was the perfect cabin for us. Very cozy, beautiful meadow, comfortable beds, a very nice stay. We would definitely like to stay at this cabin again in the future.
  • - 11/27/2019

    Very nice cabin and location.
  • - 11/24/2019

    Very cute cabin, decorated so unique. Loved the fact that my dogs could stay with me. The screened in porch was very useful.
  • - 11/24/2019

    Loved it!
  • - 8/27/2019

    We enjoyed staying at River Dreaming. The cabin was clean and comfortable, and located close to restaurants and activities, and especially the Park. In addition it was relatively close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We would certainly recommend River Dreaming cabin to others and we would stay there again.
  • - 7/29/2019

    The cabin was very clean and a perfect size for our family. The beds were comfortable and everything was in working order. We loved the screened in front porch. There was a nice gas grill that we used once for dinner. The kitchen was pretty well-stocked. There were lots of skillets but only one tiny pot. It could use a larger pot big enough to cook a box of pasta. We thought there would be better river access for fishing based on the description. We found a place to walk down but there was no room to cast due to the trees, plus the water was very high when we were there. In addition, we were unclear about property lines and where we were allowed to be as far as the river goes. The main reason we chose this place was so my son could fish, so that was a little disappointing but I probably could have asked more questions about that when we rented. All in all, I would definitely recommend this for a family of four!
  • - 7/13/2019

    Nice and quiet! Cabin was quant and clean.
  • - 6/23/2019

    We love everything about the place only thing that we notice was the rear of the property needed some attention.
  • - 5/28/2019

    Really enjoyed thr peacefullness of this location. Cabin was extremely clean. Very nicely decorated and welcoming. Screened in porch was amazing. My husband spent all of his time in the porch swing. Perfect for him as he was recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • - 5/12/2019

    My husband and I brought our Golden retriever with us to this cabin and we loved it. The location was great. Next to a campground that was very dog friendly. Big open pasture to walk him in. A huge front porch we could leave him on. The kitchen only has a few pots and pans and there is no storage containers for leftovers so be mindful of cooking and storage for meal prep. Upstairs can get warm, but there is an oscillating fan for one of the rooms. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at this cabin and I plan to come back here again.
  • - 4/15/2019

    cute home. with only 2 beds it's more geared for couples or family. a pull out sofa would be nice.
  • - 3/30/2019

    Wonderful peaceful place!!!!
  • - 3/21/2019

    What a great time we had at this wonderful little cabin. It was so peaceful!! The cabin was super clean and well organized. The beds were comfy, the linens smelled so nice as well. The screened in porch was a great place for us to play games with our 2 children and we even had a bonfire in the pit outside. We had a great time and can't wait to visit River Dreaming again.
  • - 2/23/2019

    Beautiful place!!!!

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