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Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

CATCH & RELEASE is located on 4 SECLUDED, CREEKSIDE, WOODED acres in the Shagbark gated community. We are one minute from our clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. This cabin has WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 KING bedrooms each with TV & DVD and separate receivers, 1 QUEEN bedroom with private bath, and updated bathrooms. All linens are provided and the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking family meals. The loft has a POOL TABLE, which has views of the flat screen TV in the living room and the pond. There is a good selection of board games; Checkers, Chess, Apples to Apples, and Backgammon for those rainy days or fun nights. We have 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. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. You will always have power!

The dramatic 30’ vaulted rock fireplace wall has a 42' FLAT SCREEN TV with SURROUND SOUND and DVD. The new THEATER/FAMILY/GAME room has a 48” FLAT SCREEN TV and DVD, bamboo hardwood floors, Foosball table, glass walls looking into the fishing pond and the backyard creek, and all leather furniture. The 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 vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

The backyard 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. Please bring your fishing poles. We request that you CATCH & RELEASE ONLY.

The pond fountain automatically turns on to enjoy your morning coffee and turns off in the evening. It off in the winter months. The CREEKSIDE HOT TUB is in the moss-covered backyard and under a COVERED TRELLIS in case of rain. The Hot Tub is emptied and refilled prior to each 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 and the occasional bear drifts by to take a bath with her cubs.

There are new bamboo floors, slate counter tops, appliances, area carpets, washer-dryer, and amazing landscaping in the front yard with a dry creek bed in stone, large boulders, and a RESIDENT TURTLE. The RACCOONS love Oreo cookies. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES. KIDS LOVE IT!!!



LESLIE'S WEEK at Catch & Release is proud to announce we are a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt Nonprofit benefiting Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer mothers and their families. Our Stage 4 breast cancer women and their families make Memories that Outlast Cancer at Catch & Release! Please go to our website to see what we are doing,

Sandra Gunn, the owner of Catch & Release, was selected from 6,200 nominees by L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics to be one of their ten 2016 WOMEN OF WORTH Honorees. Her work for Stage 4 Breast Cancer women & their families received National recognition on November 16, 2016, at the L'Oreal Paris Gala in New York City. Sandra is a Breast Cancer survivor and the Founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, which was awarded the 2017 "Community Breast Cancer Nonprofit of the Year" by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.

Catch & Release is open to Stage 4 Breast Cancer women all year and LESLIE'S WEEK reserves a week every August at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort for families whose mother is suffering from incurable breast cancer. Our 2017 vacations at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort hosted 20 families! We will host 40 families in 2018. Stage 4 Breast Cancer is a family disease, affecting each member and every aspect of their life; including relationships, finances, career & school performance, and their shared quality time. LESLIE'S WEEK is a time of Fun & Happiness!

The private Shagbark Community HOA resolved on May 16, 2014, to become the Home Base for LESLIE’S WEEK. On October 24, 2014, Mayor Larry Waters of Sevier County and Mayor Brian Atchley of Sevierville Proclaimed the second week in every August as LESLIE'S WEEK throughout Sevier County. See their official PROCLAMATIONS on our website

Stage 4 Breast Cancer families need a safe haven from the pressures of fighting this deadly disease. They need the opportunity to build MEMORIES that OUTLAST CANCER. LESLIE’S WEEK Mission is to give these mothers a reason to rejoice about TODAY and TOMORROW by providing Fun & Happiness for families TODAY and offering each LESLIE’S WEEK child participant educational assistance in the name of their mother toward the degree or vocation of their choice to help create a better TOMORROW.

LESLIE'S WEEK Stage 4 Breast Cancer candidate mothers and their families are chosen regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, and age.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Pigeon Forge, Breast Cancer Nonprofit, Fishing Pond, Pool, Clubhouse, Secluded

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english,
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


I am an interior designer and writer with published books. Catch & Release is a work in progress for me as I continue to change the interiors and update the amenities. Because I am in the design industry I continually buy new products for Catch & Release. It is a place of serenity and peace surrounded by nature, small critters and the changing seasons.

I am also a breast cancer survivor and the founder of LESLIE'S WEEK, A Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Nonprofit. Our Nonprofit sends Stage 4 Breast Cancer women and their families on "Vacations Away from Cancer" where they make Memories that Outlast Cancer. Catch & Release is used throughout the year to host Stage 4 Breast Cancer families. For many of our families, this is the last vacation they will have with their children and husbands.

Why SANDRA GUNN chose Sevierville

Catch & Release is within an 8 hour or less driving distance of 80% of the US population. It is easy to get to via the interstate road systems. My cottage is located in a gated community whose 24 hour manned security center is there to log you in, provide directions, answer questions and provide assistance to you and your family.

Even though it is secluded in the mountains, it is within 10 minutes of the center of all the activity in the Smoky Mountains. There is Dollywood, 4 golf courses, fishing, winter skiing in Gatlinburg, outlet shopping, a variety of kid entertainment and rides, and many affordable restaurants. There is no place like it and it is a wonderful place to have a family vacation. When you drive into Pigeon Forge the Welcome Center has free coupons to offer each traveler so they may take advantage of the many discounts offered to families.

What makes this chalet unique

Catch & Release is built over a creek which feeds into a fishing pond with a fountain in the front yard pond and within a decorative landscape. The cottage sits on 4 acres and is surrounded by a forest, whose small critters come by to inspect the guests from time to time. The mornings are wonderful when the fountain comes on. You sit and drink your coffee and listen to the soft sound of the splashing water. We added a whole house Generac Generator for those storms that take down trees. If you are looking for interior comfort, an immaculate property, serenity, comfort, and activity beyond your dreams - Catch & Release is the place to find it. We upgrade the interiors every year so it will be different every time you return! Come on over!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Sevierville

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Canceled reservation RECEIVED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DATE OF CHECK-IN get a refund less a $150.00 cancellation fee, taxes, & credit card fee.
  • If your notice is received LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN DATE, all sums paid are forfeited.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Queen bedroom on first level has a private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) All new Bedding with extra quilts and pillows., Queen size Beds (1) New bedding and extra quilt and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Family Game & Theater Room, 4 TV’S, Creekside Hot Tub, Trellis with Roof, hiking


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Catch & Release; Fishing Pond, Creek, Wifi Internet, Secluded
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 72 reviews

Beautiful! Perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. Kids loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Catch and Release was perfect for my family of four with room to spare. The kids loved walking around the property and feeding the fish. The cabin was wonderful and adequately stocked for cooking. So nice to have such a cozy place to relax. One of our favorite things to do was drink coffee in the morning while looking out over the stream in the back. We hope to be back again and will definitely stay again. Sandra was easy to deal with and so helpful when we had questions. Perfect location and we could easily get to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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15 minutes away from everything

  • 5 of 5

Close to so much, but far away enough to enjoy nature. Felt so safe during our stay. Great seating areas for playing games, eating, or lounging.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family and friends as our guests at Catch & Release! You treated my beautiful home with care. Thank you and do come back!
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So peaceful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at Catch and Release. We even had a dusting of snow Christmas Eve! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It snowed while we were there! It was great to have a gas fireplace and plenty of games for the kids. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything a cook would need. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was delightful and so respectful of this beautiful vacation home. Thank you for this!
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Sublime perfection in every detail!

  • 5 of 5

So clean you could eat off the floors. Interior detail and furnishings out of a magazine, not your usual country crafty thing - BUT beautiful and luxurious down to sheets, bed covers, pillows, linens, bathroom soaps, shampoo & conditioner, laundry room and so much more. The kids love this place with its backyard creek and front yard fishing pond. Minutes from the center of Pigeon Forge and all the local attractions. The owner is devoted to her cause for Stage 4 Breast Cancer women & their families. She has a nonprofit that gifts them vacations away from cancer where they Make Memories that Outlast Cancer. Her nonprofit for Stage 4 BC women is one of the reasons we chose this vacation house and we were NOT disappointed. If you are looking for an extraordinary vacation this is the place to come to!!!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in the Catch and Release. In the center of everything. Will be back


  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your family as our guests!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Knoxville Mcgee Tyson Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Catch & Release
Nearest Point of Interest
Shagbark Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Clubhouse
Car: recommended

Music Theaters and Dinner Shows, 20 minutes from Dollywood, Arts and Crafts Community with Shops, 25 minutes from Gatlinburg and its Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Picnicking in the Great Smoky National Park, 10 minutes from Factory Direct Shopping Malls, University of Tennessee, Cherokee Indian Reservation, 45 minutes from Casino 30 miles to North Carolina. Pigeon Forge is a family oriented vacation resort with many activities for the Kids, shopping for the Mom, and great golf (4 courses) for the Dad! The Smoky Mountains are the most visited National Park in the U.S. bringing in more than 13 million visitors each year. Tennessee people are the friendliest people in the USA and they are what most guests say was their best experience - Tennessee hospitality and polite welcome! Come have the best vacation you will ever experience!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Sevierville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Getaways
Apr 29 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
September Specials
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 3 2018 - Nov 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Nov 14 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee C$160.55 + Tax
Guests over 6 each pay C$12.84 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Google maps and the Welcome Package are provided 30 days prior to guest arrival. We are in a gated community and car Security Passes are required for entrance. Your car information on your completed Reservation Form is entered into the security database and your passes are ready for you when you arrive at the gate. Check in is 3:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM. The maximum capacity is 6 guests. There is a $10 nightly charge if a 7th guest is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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