Roomy Cabin ideal for couples and families! Very desirable location!
Michael and Linda Yencha
About Michael and Linda Yencha
Linda and I welcome you to our wonderful Smoky Mountain Cabin. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We both grew up in Pennsylvania but shortly after we got married we moved away to Maine and our future in the lodging business. We have spent the last 35 years in the hospitality business first in Northern Maine and then in remote Alaska. We built, owned and ran a remote off the grid lodge in northern Maine for 25 years building a log lodge and five guest cabins out of the wilderness. After all those years of running such a large business in such a remote location we needed to downsize. While our Maine lodge was on the market we moved to Alaska and built another VERY remote fishing lodge, again off the grid. Running both places for three years was a challenge but eventually we sold our Maine lodge and downsized to a much smaller business in Alaska. We spent the last twelve years catering to fishing guests from all over the world. Our Alaskan lodge was a fly in only access which taught us to be very resourceful. Most of our supplies were brought in the winter over frozen rivers by snow sled (snowmobiles to those not from Alaska). It was easier, and cheaper, to bring supplies in that way then to fly them in. After twelve years of dealing with earthquakes, wildfires, bugs, long days and floods we decided we wanted to call it quits and look for an easier lifestyle. We spent the last year searching for just the right place and when we found Paws and Unwind we knew we found the perfect place! When we are not in Tennessee Linda and I still live off the grid back in northern Maine. We are long distance owners but we will make every effort to make your vacation memorable. Even though we are very remote we have satellite internet and phone so that if you our guests have a problem you can reach us personally and we will take care of it as fast and we can. We have aligned ourselves with great people who will take care of any problems that arise. Thanks for checking s out!
Michael and Linda Yencha purchased this Cabin in 2019
Why Michael and Linda Yencha chose Pigeon Forge
We fell in love with Paws and Unwind the first time we saw it! What a great location so close to all the activity yet off the beaten path in a quiet neighborhood. The cabin had everything we wanted. When we called the realtor for the property it had already had an offer but the realtor told us she would show it to us anyway. We thought it was torture having to look at the cabin we wanted so bad knowing that it was out of touch but we still went to see it. We also looked at about a dozen other properties and with each one we looked at we realized that the one we wanted was still the cabin we fell in love with. Linda and I were set to leave without finding a property that clicked like Paws and Unwind. Our last day of property shopping our realtor showed up at our hotel to show us yet another property when she told us that the offer on our Paws and Unwind fell through! Before she could say another word I think Linda and I both told her at the same time we will take it!!! We are so happy we got the cabin we wanted, I guess it was meant to be!
What makes this Cabin unique
We can't really say what was the one thing that Paws and Unwind had that caught our eye. But I think it was the combination of everything. The location, the layout and the potential. By potential, I mean what we have in plans for it. All our places over the years have been a work in progress, a labor of love! One of my passions is woodworking and over the next few years we are going to turn Paws and Unwind into our masterpiece. Eventually all the furniture in Paws and Unwind will be handcrafted to fit the outdoor theme of the Smoky Mountains. Over the next season we will begin work on a beautiful wooden mural for the wall of the living room and a beautiful hand carved rough sawn mantle. Over the years in our lodges in Maine and Alaska our guests always looked forward to seeing what we were going to do next We hope that is what our guests enjoy about Paws and Unwind! What will we do next?
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Booking again in the future
We will check availability for this location first before we book any other cabin in the future. There were four of us and the cabin was just the right size. Very clean, homey and had all the trimmings we could have hoped for. The screened in hot tub area was a plus and the fireplace came in handy during chilly morning and evenings. The owners were very helpful and accommodated our needs immediately! We’ll have good memories after leaving this place and look forward to our next stay. Thanks for a great stay!
Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you are looking forward to staying with us again in the future! Linda and I are thrilled to hear you found our cabin clean and that we had the details covered. We strive to make our cabin the kind of place we would want to stay ourselves. Plus we are excited to be adding new features this coming winter. Thanks again for choosing our cabin!!!
house was clean and well appointed simple and easy check in no problems, no issues, hope to be able to return
Thank you for the great review! We are very happy to hear you liked our cabin and that it was clean and met your expectations. We would certainly love to have you back in the future!
Thanks again for staying with us!
Paws and unwind
Super nice and clean cabin. Felt right at home.
Thank you for the great review! We are always happy to hear back from our guests that they enjoyed their stay with us! We are very happy to hear that you found the cabin clean, that is very important to us.
The cabin was beautiful! We loved the location and how we had neighbors but not right up against us. It was just a short drive to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, about the same either way.
The movie room was very cool! We also loved the privacy of the screened-in porch where the hot tub was located. Michael and Linda are very nice people and very accommodating! I highly recommend this cabin!
Angela, Thank you for such a great review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and had a great time at our cabin! We hope you tried hot popcorn in the movie room too! It was our pleasure to have you as a guest and we hope to have you back in the future! Thanks again for such a wonderful review! Mike and Linda
The cabin was very nice and well kept. We enjoyed the views and all the cabin offered.
Thank you for your very nice review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our cabin and that you found it well kept! We hope that you will stay with us agsin in the future!
Loved the time spent at the cabin. We were in town for a soccer tournament and this worked out perfectly. First, we were very pleased with the cleanliness. The towels, bedding and hot tub were clean. The amenities in the cabin are great, we enjoyed all of it, even the popcorn machine. The owner is attentive and responds quickly. Definitely recommend this rental.
Thank you for renting out your cabin.
We are so happy your family had a great time and enjoyed our cabin! Our cleaning staff came highly recommended and we are thrilled to hear that our cabin met your expectations of cleanliness! We hope you had a fun soccer tournament and had some exciting family time together. Thank you so much for your fantastic review and we hope you come back again in the future!
There are to many attractions, restaurants and stores to mention. But within 15 minutes of the cabin you can hit just about all of them! Sites like the Titanic Museum, Ripley's Aquarium, Dollywood and Splash Mountain.