Frequent Asked Questions
How far is the cabin from the various attractions, stores, etc?
Almost all of the area attractions – downtown Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ober Ski Resort, and the various shows are all within a 30 minute drive, and a hour’s drive to Clingmans Dome in The Great Smoky Mountains. The Cosby entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only 10 minutes from the Cabin. Only minutes to Hartford TN for white water rafting for more information call 1-800-449-RAFT or visit www.raftingtennessee.com
There is a Wal-Mart about 7 miles to the north of the cabin on Highway 321, or off I40 exit 435. And there is a Dollar General about 3 minutes from the cabin on hwy 321S. The Cabin is 1-hour from the Biltmore Estate in NC & Cataloochee Valley, which are great places to visit.
What items do I need to bring?
Charcoal & lighter for the grill
Salt & Pepper
Condiments, coffee, filters,
Detergent and fabric softener
Beach towel for hot tub use
Personal hygiene items
We will get you started with tissue paper, paper towels, dish washing detergent, trash bags and hand soap, to last a day or two. If your reservation is longer you may want to bring more of these items with you.
What items are provided?
Firewood is provided for the fireplace from October thru March.
Cookware – Baking – Dinnerware- Utensils
How private is the cabin?
Unlike many cabins in the Smokies, Piney Crest Cottage is not part of a rental cabin compound. Our Piney Crest Cottage is located in a private, secluded setting, yet convenient to all area attractions. There are lots of trees around the cabin, and a great mountain view from the front deck. There is a nice large yard for the kids to play, great for outdoor games. Horse shoes and badminton would be great!
Are there bears?
Occasionally there is a bear sighting in the area. Guests are asked to use caution with regard to food storage, trash disposal, etc.
Is there Fishing close to the cabin?
Yes! The Cosby campground and creek is only a short drive from the cabin on hwy 321 S. (10 Minutes) the campground is very nice as well as the creek located in the campground area. Brook trout can be caught in this blue ribbon trout stream and is easily accessed from the campground without having to hike in. A Fishing license is required, for more information on license and regulations visit TN Dept of wildlife
Are there Hiking trails close to the cabin?
Yes! Cosby Tennessee, borders the Great Smoky National Park and the Cherokee National Forest. Many of the top hiking trails and waterfalls begin in Cosby. The Cosby entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains hiking trails and the Hen Wallow Waterfall is only 10 minutes from the cabin. (Cosby Campground)
Why should you choose our Piney Crest Cottage?
Piney Crest Cottage offers our guest comfortable, peaceful, and affordable accommodations. Guests will enjoy the cozy interior, and the warm romantic wood burning fireplace. Come relax, take a dip in the large hot tub, listen to the song birds and enjoy the mountains with solitude and privacy. No matter what time of year you visit the Smoky Mountains, you will find some type of fun or special event going on in the mountains. So, if you’re planning a honeymoon, a special anniversary, ski retreat, a weekend hiking trip, white water rafting, shopping, or just a relaxing Smoky Mountain Vacation at an affordable price, we invite you to come and visit our Piney Crest Cottage!
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