The facts that we’ve stayed in Hideaway on the Creek 5 times in the last 18 months and have 2 more upcoming bookings this year says a lot. We usually don’t return to the same location more than once or twice but the Smokies and Hideaway on the Creek have made returning visitors out of us.
During our recent stay the cabin was very clean and comfortable as always, and the amenities were amazing. Everything you need is there and more. We eat in the cabin most evenings and the well-equipped kitchen has all the cookware and utensils we could possibly need. And it doesn’t feel like a rental cabin at all thanks to all the personal touches Myra and Rob added.
The laundry room is a great addition. We’ve never missed it in the past and it wouldn't be a reason not to stay at Hideaway, but now that it's there it certainly is a bonus. As we travel to the Smokies from Europe we stay for a longer period and it's nice to have the option to do laundry on site.
The location is perfect, on a quiet road in the woods but close to Townsend and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
There is information about being ‘Bear Aware’ in the cabin and Myra and Rob have ensured that the trash cans are bear proof and that the bird feeders are removed before the bears become active in spring. We appreciate their respect for the wildlife in the area.
Myra and Rob are genuinely nice people and they are always very responsive to any questions we have before or during our stay. They continuously invest in their properties and make sure their guests have nothing to wish for. We always feel more than welcome in Hideaway on the Creek.
Hideaway on the Creek truly is our home away from home and we return as often as we can.
My husband and I have stayed at several cabins in Townsend, because we prefer the peaceful atmosphere of Townsend. This cabin was by far the best we have ever stayed in. The cleanliness was impeccable. No detail was left unnoticed. Bounty paper towels, with an extra roll if needed. Quality toilet paper, extra garbage bags, local coffee and teas. The furniture is comfortable and clean. Memory foam mattress made for a wonderful night's rest which made for more enjoyable days. A matching, full set of silverware, clean quality pots and pans, and all the appliances made me feel like I was cooking at home. Wonderful shower, plenty of linens. I could go on and on, but I will NEVER search for another cabin as I have found the one I will plan my vacations around from now on!
The cabin is located between Maryville, Tenn. and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is known as the peaceful side of the Smokies. (It is also near Wears Valley Road which connects to the busier side.) There are park centers, craft shops, the heritage center and art galleries in the Townsend area. It is near the wonderful Cades Cove driving and hiking area in the park.
The cabin is thoughtfully stocked, quiet, and comfortable. We set-up easily and enjoy cooking in a well-stocked kitchen. We love to sit on the porch, look at the trillium and other lovely vegetation and watch the stream go by.
My husband and I stayed in this cabin in October 2018, and we absolutely loved it. We came to the area because we wanted to spend time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The cabin is located incredibly close to the Townsend entrance, and it was the perfect place to relax after hiking all day. Townsend is much quieter than Gatlinburg, and my husband and I appreciated the secluded location of the cabin. The cabin itself is wonderful. We liked how cozy everything felt. We will definitely be back!
We planned our stay around Appalachian Bear Rescue’s Bearly 5k run/walk and ended up being in the Smokies at the peak of leaf season.
What a beautiful time of year to be in the Smokies. It was very busy in the park as expected but there was hardly anyone on the hiking trails. We enjoyed the beautiful views on Rich Mountain Road, the Foothills Parkway and Newfound Gap Road but even the road from Maryville to Townsend and the road leading to the cabin were an explosion of color.
In Cades Cove we saw a lot of deer and turkeys and a few bears. The oak trees in the lower regions only produced a limited amount of acorns this fall so the bears had mostly moved to higher elevations where there was enough food. The bears we did see looked fat and healthy. We also saw a big male near Hidewaway, he crossed the road in front of us one afternoon.
We enjoyed staying at Hideaway again, clean and comfortable as always. We already used the laundry room during our previous stay but Rob and Myra have had a chance to finish it in the mean time and it’s turned out very nice.
It was another great stay at our home away from home and we hope to get to see the Smokies in the snow on our next visit early 2019.
What a beautiful little cabin just to get away from it All. Far enough off the beaten path but close enough to travel to events. We will be doing this again.
I stay at Hideaway at least once a year - sometimes twice! I shouldn't give a glowing review, or you'll all want to stay there & then I won't be able to get in!!! :) But I can't help it, I LOVE Hideaway. I love the location (easy to get to the National Park & I prefer the "quiet side" of the mountain). I love the creek that runs through the property. I love that it's easy to get to, but still fairly private. Myra & Rob do lots of little things that other cabins don't do - like nice toiletries in the bathroom, dog bowls/mat for the furball, spices in the kitchen, and full supplies of paper products (so many places do a "starter" supply - meaning bring your own). They are also really invested in the cabin. Since I first started staying there, the floors have been redone, new furniture has been brought in, the kitchen has been updated, and since my last stay, they've added a laundry room (very excited to use that my next visit!). Bottom line: it's a great property, and Myra & Rob are really nice people who are very responsive to guests.