Catch and Release is located on 3.5 SECLUDED, CREEKSIDE, WOODED acres in a private gated community. We are 1 minute from our clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. We have WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET and FREE LONG DISTANCE calling, 2 fireplaces, 2 KING bedrooms each with TV's & DVD's and their own separate receivers, 1 QUEEN bedroom with private bath, both of the 2 bathrooms are newly renovated. All linens, sheets, towels, and kitchen towels, are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook family meals. The loft has a POOL TABLE with a view of the pond and the flat screen TV in the living room below. There is a good selection of boa...rd games, Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scrabble, and Backgammon for those rainy days or fun nights. We added a 40 DVD movie collection for those days our guests want to just hang out at Catch & Release. We will be adding to it each season. Our annual winter interior refurbishment occurs every March. We completely refresh Catch & Release each year.
The dramatic 30 foot vaulted rock fireplace wall has a 42 inch FLAT SCREEN TV with SURROUND SOUND and DVD. The new THEATER/FAMILY/GAME room has a 48inch FLAT SCREEN TV, DVD, bamboo hardwood floors, Foosball table, glass walls looking into the fishing pond and the backyard creek for kids to explore, and all leather furniture. The new 5 ton zoned Air Conditioning and Heating system is energy efficient and meets government specifications for GREEN buildings. Our new bathroom products are from Concept Amenities, an Australian soap company whose soaps are in 5 star European hotels. The bath gel, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion are biodegradable and environmentally sensitive. We love our environment and know that you do too. This is why you come to the Smoky Mountains. Catch & Release strives to keep our environment clean.
The creek runs under the house into a large FISHING POND in the front yard, which has Goldfish, Catfish, and Brim. You can fish from the front deck in the stocked pond like "HUCK FINN" with our CANE FISHING POLES. We request that you CATCH & RELEASE ONLY.
The pond fountain automatically turns on for your morning coffee and turns off at 6:00 pm. The CREEKSIDE HOT TUB is in the moss covered backyard and under a COVERED TRELLIS in case of rain. Our Hot Tub is emptied and refilled prior to each new guest arrival in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Health Regulations. This is the most peaceful vacation home you will ever visit. It is tucked amongst the trees and early in the morning WILD TURKEYS come to drink at the edge of the pond.
There is a new kitchen floor, slate counter tops, new appliances, new carpet throughout, two dining areas, new washer-dryer, and amazing landscaping in the front yard with a dry creekbed in stone, large boulders, and a RESIDENT TURTLE. The RACCOONS love Oreo cookies. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES. KIDS LOVE IT!!!
WE ARE 10 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF PIGEON FORGE, 20 MINUTES FROM DOLLYWOOD, AND 25 MINUTES FROM GATLINBURG; THE MOST VISITED NATIONAL PARK IN THE U.S.!
Catch & Release is proud to announce that we have entered into a collaboration with 2 WOMAN'S CANCER CENTERS in hosting a dedicated 1 week vacation each August for Stage 4 cancer women and their families. We hope to expand this year by forming a non profit organization and recruiting new cabins that meet a standard of excellence for more of our stage 4 women and their families.
Catch & Release reserves the last week of every August for a family whose mother is suffering from incurable breast cancer. This week is called LESLIE'S WEEK after a dear friend who passed away from Stage 4 breast cancer. We provide our vacation home, groceries, and other amenities to the members of the visiting family. The CANCER CENTERS select the family. This is a special time for the family to spend together in a wonderful environment with all of their needs taken care of so they may inspire each other. This is especially important for the children who are watching their Mother slip away.
With God's help this program will continue to grow this next year. Perhaps soon we will have a caravan of families coming to our Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and amazing chalets for our families and their children to enjoy. This program is blessed and growing!Read more
Driving directions from US Interstate-40 to Shagbark:
Take Exit 407 towards Sevierville & Pigeon Forge 0.3 mi; Follow Highway-66 South which becomes US-441 12.5 mi; Turn right at Traffic Light #3 onto Wears Valley Rd 3.0 mi; Turn right at Waldens Creek Rd 3.0 mi; Turn left at N. Clear Fork Rd 0.7 mi; Arrive at Shagbark Security Entrance and present Security Pass to Guard. Map and directions to Catch & Release are given to you at the gate by our friendly, helpful guards.
We are in a 1200 hundred acre, 240 home, creek-side gated community that has a clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. We are 10 minutes from the center of Pigeon Forge and 20 minutes from Gatlinburg and Dollywood. Our driveway parks up to 5 vehicles and is an excellent space for children to play outdoor games.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Resort
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Rates vary for holiday weekends. TN taxes of 12.75% apply and are extra. We accept all credit cards. No pets please, no smoking.
Military receive a 10% discount with ID proof. Discounts not valid during holidays.
Paper Towels Provided
Central Air Conditioning
Housekeeping Optional [?]
Pre arranged prior to visit.
Left on 03/01/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Gran
We had a wonderful time. There was snow on the ground when we arrived and it snowed heavily the first night we were there. (The kids went out and played at midnight) Early the next morning, the roads were already drivable in the neighborhood! The 2 living areas were perfect for the adults and kids to seperate and enjoy the TV. Even in the snow, my son fished in the pond and caught some. Having the fish food available was a nice touch.Beds were comfortable and everthing was in working order. The drive to town was 10 minutes and kept us away from the traffic of the strip in Pigeon Forge. We are thinking of making it an annual vacation :) Read more
Thank you for letting other guests know that you did Catch & Release! I am so thrilled that your family had a wonderful time. We look forward to your return visit and do hope that you make us your annual vacation. I refurbish C&R every year in May so it will different every time you come back.
Left on 06/05/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | BigB 442
Very nice home, 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge and you feel like your totaly seculeded. Home has everything you need to make you feel at home. The spring fed creek that runs through the back yard and under the house into the pond is priceless. Listening to the water will relax you and melt away the stress. Read more
We are so happy you enjoyed our backyard creek and the soothing sounds it blends within our natural setting.
as good as it gets
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | melkins34
the cabin is situated in a valley and although it does not offer spectacular mountain views they have made the best possible use of the space.the creek running under the house and into the pond is just awesome! Absolutely beautiful property inside and out! No neighbors within sight (which we loved!)and you feel like you're all alone in the wild...although only minutes from the action! Thanks for a wonderful stay in a beautiful place (and spotless too I might add) Read more
I so appreciate your recognition of how wonderful our housekeeping and maintenance staff are at Catch and Release. They do an outstanding job for each and every guest. As we say in Tennessee, "y'all come back"!
Perfect getaway & setting
Left on 04/11/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Stacey
Loved the setting immediately. The house is situated perfectly on the lot. I was a bit concerned about the distance from everything before we got there but it turns out it's not far at all from everything. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out around the pond especially with our 2 year old. She loved feeding the fish. We went with another couple, their teenage daughter & our 2 year old. We fit perfectly in the house. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The kitchen had everything we needed although we didn't cook in there as much as we would've liked to. We went to Dollywood, shopping and eating in town most of our time. The media/game room area is where we stayed the majority of the time when we were there & it fit all of us comfortably while we watched movies. We definitely plan to go back and plan to stay in the cabin a little more to truly relax. The owner was also always quick to respond to my emails and very helpful with great tips & suggestions about the area. We'll definitely go back just as soon as we can. I've already recommended this cabin to a co-worker & assured him that the pics don't do the property justice.
Left on 03/22/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Christy L.
We wanted to take a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains for spring break and this was the place we stayed in for 4 nights. We have 3 kids. A 2 & 10 year old boy and a 12 year old girl. From the check in to the security gate from our entire stay it was absolutly wonderful. The only complaint I have is us getting lost the night we came in the neighborhood. The roads were gravely and some steep. From the directions on the paper and the signs on the roads it was very confusing. But once we found the house it was worth it and it looked better than the pictures. The inside was very clean. The kitchen had everything you needed. I loved the counter tops. There is a lot of books and movies for the family. Plenty of tv's for everyone. Loved the surround sound in the main living room. The most frustrating thing for us inside was the stairs and making sure our 2 year old wasn't going up or down without someone. The bathrooms were great I loved the lighting in both. Plenty of towels and wash rags. Also plenty of pillows and extra covers. There is no cell phone signal but there is wifi. The outside was so breath taking. I have to say it was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. The creek stream runs under the house into the front pond. The back yard was the best for me. I just let the kids run around and play. My 2 year old kept heading for the pond in the front. We just let him fish on the porch with his daddy with one of the cane poles that was there. The hot tub on the back porch was very relaxing. We loved the gas grill also. We grilled some hamburgers and hot dogs one night. Let's just say we didn't want to leave and go do anything once we were there. The kids loved playing pool, foosball, playing in the creek, and also getting in the hot tub (not my 2 year old though)lol. I will love to stay here again when ever we plan to go back.
Left on 09/02/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | H. Harris
The house sits on a quiet mountain side. We went in our 4WD Subaru. We saw many different types of butterflies, birds, wild turkeys, trees and flowers. Our children, girls ages 6 and 12, liked to sit on the big rocks next to the pond and feed the fish breadcrumbs. The lovely mossy backyard was very peaceful, and a hot tub was there.
The house was attractively decorated inside, and throughout was very clean. There was a wonderful selection of things to do inside the house, such as checkers and chess on attractive wood tables with the game pattern etched onto them, and leather director's style game chairs. There were also board games, foozball, and beautiful pool table, and of course the nice tvs, DVD
selection. The sofas were very comfy. In the family room/game room there was a large curved leather sofa with a large flat screen tv, as were the other 2 tvs.The dining room table was circular and provided plenty of room. It had sturdy wood chairs, appropriate for the setting. Tall stone fireplace. Plenty of space for the 4 of us to be together, or go somewhere to do our own thing. The house is also only a 15 minute drive to a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants. Also, it is an easy drive to the National Park, Dixie Stampede, and Dollywood, which we also really enjoyed. We live outside Washington, DC. This was a wonderful, peaceful getaway. You feel a million miles away, but you are close enough to civilization if you need it. Read more
It was wonderful having your family as our guests at Catch & Release! You are welcome back any time you decide to travel our way again especially by the housekeeping team, who appreciated how nice you left C&R.
Our stay here was amazing!
Left on 07/02/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Tmmoore
We stayed here for 4 nights on a family vacation. I highly recommend it! Super clean, peaceful and relaxing!
Left on 11/05/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Samantha
This was a perfect location for us --close to Pigeon Forge, but not in town. Loved the seclusion, the pond, and the landscaping. Everything was just as described. The home is roomy, clean and comfortable and there are no other cabins in sight. We took our 4-year old grandson and he thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and the yard. Great value, great location, and accomodations. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone!
Left on 10/12/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Kevin and Jennifer Stafford
What a wonderful place!! We had a beautiful ceremony in the back yard for our Wedding!! You couldnt imagine a more perfect back drop for us.. It was so perfect it looked like someone painted it.. The leaves had just enough change.. Inside was perfect for our reception.. After our reception the real vacation began!! So peaceful... Loved sitting out back at night with just the sound of the stream running beside the house. It even got better when the morning of our last night we had a real experience of nature.. A small back bear desided to have a drink or a little fun in the pond.. As we watched from the front porch.. He didn't even care we were there.. It was amazing!!! My husband also enjoyed your fishing equipment, he was able to catch 4 fish.. He loved it!! We really didn't want to leave.. I have vacationed in many area's but if you just want to get away and feel at home, this place is perfect!!! Thank You Sandra for all your help with the most amazing day of our lives... We will always feel that Catch and Release is our special get away.. and will be for years to come!
Left on 10/10/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | College Friends
We enjoyed our retreat from everyday life at this lovely home in the woods tremendously. The accommodations were excellent, and the setting was so peaceful and beautiful. A very unique home that was appreciated by all.
Left on 09/13/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Lynn H.
My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful time staying at Catch and Release! We had never been to the area before and thoroughly relaxed and felt rejuvenated after our time at the cabin. The setting is private, tranquil and beautiful and yet conveniently close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The house is extremely comfortable and well maintained and was immaculate upon our arrival. We enjoyed exploring the many attractions in the area each day and then returning to the cabin to relax in the evening. What a special place! Read more
Thank you Lynn for your comments and congratulations on being the first guest for Lesley's Week. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us! We hope to grow this program and have 4 houses next year. Have a great year!
Utterly beautiful and well managed
Left on 06/07/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | pigpag
We would like to say that this place was utterly impressive and lovely! Sandra really cares about her property and her guests, and was helpful from before our booking the cabin till after we came back. She also prepared her book as a welcome gift for us.
This place is fairly close to most attractions around the Great Smoky Mountains. It takes around 15 minutes to drive from Gatlinburg, which is a must-see town.
The place was nice, clean and utterly beautiful. Sometimes the wireless network there is slow (since the house is deep in the woods). Overall it was a superior experience to tour around Gatlinburg and stay at Sandra's Catch & Release. Read more
Thank you Marcus and Ashley for your lovely comments. My team that works with me to maintain and keep Catch & Release clean and spotless on the inside and well manicured with native plants, flowers and fish on the outside, deserve a lot of credit. We care about your experience and want each of our guests to have a GREAT vacation at C&R. We look forward to your next visit and want you to know that all returning guests receive a 10% discount off the nightly rate. Have a wonderful summer!
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Robert
This place is breath taking. The mountains and the pond was great in the early morning. My children loved being outside and feeding the goldfish. Many hours of fun and laughts around the pool table. We had a party and a few guests over, the kitchen was great and plenty ofroom for all. Paula did a great job cleaning the place up, it was breath-taking and can't wait to come back again and again.
Left on 11/07/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Harris Family
We have been coming to Pigeon Forge for many years and have tried a new cabin every year. This year we made the best choice of all in "Catch and Release". It was secluded but yet close enough for all the action in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We loved so much about this cabin, comfortable beds with overhead fans, beautifully decorated, Tv's in both king rooms upstairs and 2 large tv's with Dvd's downstairs. Wood fireplace in living room and gas fireplace on other end in theater room. Full kitchen beautiful counter with bar stools and full table with 6 chairs. Large wall windows with the beautiful view of the pond and fountain in front yard. Turkeys visited for a drink. There was a nice hot tub in the back with a very nice landscaped, country look to back yard. Grill and chairs outback as well. A creek ran under this cabin as it sits in the bottom between the mountains on each side. This is a gaited community and we were always treated very nice. We will be spending our fall getaway here from now on!!! You just got to try it! Read more
Thank you Harris family for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you in the fall. We just added new electronics to Catch & Release in time for the holidays. We put an 42" LG LCD HDTV on the living room fireplace wall and moved the Vizio 32" flat screen to the king bedroom. When you return you will see more improvements! We love making our guests feel special and like having them see new improvements when they return - makes it feel like a new cabin.
Amazing stay, perfect getaway for couples or families!
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Ani RC
Our stay at this home was such a great surprise in every regard. We expected nice accomodations and comfortable setting, but this place exceeded our expectations in every way. The rooms are all so tasteful, warm and filled with comfortable details at every turn, with lots of space for privacy or children that want to explore. We felt like royalty in those bedrooms, the beds are so comfortable. It's got great entertainment areas too, with pool table and hot tub, BBQ, garden, creek that flows below the house...it is just magical. The surroundings are beautiful, with just enough distance for privacy but close enough to everywhere you want to be. Our family loved this house, it made our vacation easy and fun, combining luxury and comfort in the perfect way!
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Dave
The who;e family had a great time in the Smoky Mountains. Catch & Release was just out of this world and the kids loved fishing in the pond, hiking and swimming. We loved the landscape of the private yard just sitting from the family room or rocking on the front porch chair. The kids had a private area to play or watch television and we enjoyed grilling outside and being together as a family. We will be back again.
Thanks a bunch for the great price for or week vacation.
My family had a chance to relax and enjoy the mountains!
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | We'll be back!
Our family comes to the Smokey Mountains about 3 times a year just to get the year round experiences that this area has to offer. We are from the flat lands and have never had a mountain experience. We are hooked line and sinker now that we know that you can stay in the mountains and be close to everything there is to offer here. The children enjoyed fishing and we enjoyed watching! We will be back in a few months to see what Catch and Release looks like in the fall! By the way we did get to experience a thunder storm in the mountains!! We all enjoyed it!
Left on 07/30/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | James
We enjoyed a wonderful family vacation! The house is in a private gated community nestled in the rolling foothills of the Smokey Mountains. It is a very peaceful & relaxing setting and the area attractions, theaters, shopping and Dollywood are located within a short drive. This was the first time we have rented a home, which was a better value than the hotels in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The pond was stocked with fish and while we didn’t see any turkeys during our stay, there was a raccoon sighting in the evening. The free broadband Internet was great and the kids loved the pool and foosball tables. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub overlooking the creek. This is the perfect place to relax with children and friends. We will be booking this home in the autumn to take advantage of the fall foliage season.
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