Our Guestbook
Below you can read comments from our guests.
Making Memories
Our hope was to make some good memories for our grandchildren. Smoky Mountain Memories did just that. The cabin was everything we hoped it would be and more.
David Jackson
Nashville
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Great Time Thank You
Our Family had a wonderful time. Your home was beautiful and comfortable. Beautiful view. It is a special place. Will book with again
Tom Shoun
Vilas North Carolina
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Precious Memories Cabin)
Awesome Cabin
We loved the cabin. It was clean and had everything we needed. AND THAT VIEW.... no words can describe how beautiful it was!
Wendy Boggan Smith
Sylvan Springs, AL
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There's No Place Like Home
There is a small sign on the wall in the Over the Rainbow Cabin. It reads with Dorothy's famous line, "There's no place like home." This is a particularly relevant sign to hang in the cabin because guests will not feel like guests for long. Like magic, guests transform into residents. Residents quickly become embraced by the quiet, majestic mountains which surround and protect it. The cabin immediately calms the mind and awakens the soul. The residents feel this by simply gazing out the windows. Just as Dorothy found her way home, others will, too, with this cabin. There are thousands of cabins one may occupy, but be assured this one has a Yellow Brick Road leading to it.
Andy Rhea
Tennessee
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Another great weekend!
Had another great time at the cabin...4th year in a row I think! Thanks for having it clean and ready to go! Ken
Ken Robinson
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
It’s was awesome thanks again
Lashonda McBee
Nashville TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Lovely Time
The cabin was very clean. The kitchen was well equipped with any utensil needed for cooking. Pool table was used on a nightly basis! Nice bedrooms with private bathrooms.
Jeanette Devitt
Annapolis
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
True vacation rental
This cabin was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more relaxing experience, and it was the cabin that made our stay in East Tennessee so pleasant and homey. The cabin was super clean and equipped. Many thanks to the owners for making this feel like a home away from home.
Susan Virtanen (Karani)
Chicago
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
A Perfect Thanksgiving In Townsend, TN
Cooked a traditional Turkey Dinner for a family of 6, sat outside by a fire pit and listened to nature and enjoyed the scenery, did a hike through Cades Cove, and then my family and I enjoyed being disconnected for a couple of nights with a gas burning fireplace, hot cocoa and toddies, Christmas movies and family board games. The cabin was clean, comfortable, modern enough for cooking but still had the old world charm of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. Couldn't have been happier.
Karla Nelson-Thatcher
FORT LAUDERDALE
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Magnificent View
The cabin was wonderful. The view was inspiring and breathtaking. The place was cozy, warm and the perfect weekend writing getaway. We had a wonderful weekend. Thank you.
Dirk Smith
Murfreesboro, TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Great place!
Our recent stay at Precious Memories Cabin was great! This is our third time there and love the layout, the cleanliness and the ease of making the reservation. We plan to return.
Judy Havner
Knoxville
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Great stay!
Nice cabin and great location. Even got to see snow!
George Moody
Asheville NC
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Black bear creek
We have stayed in Black bear creek several times and it is always clean and cozy, usually just the two of us but room for a couple more people. The cabin is quiet and private, love it and will be back at Christmas.
Jacqueline JONES
Florida
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Fall stay in the mountains
We stayed in the Black Bear Ridge cabin. We enjoyed mornings and evenings sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch. The cabin was clean, decorated and well stocked. It was everything we wanted in a cabin. Very pleased and plan to return.
Terri Roberts
Springdale, AR
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Wonderful stay
Very much enjoyed stay. Loved the location. Away from the all the noise. Cabin was everything we needed. Fall colors were beautiful as was the weather. Will want to come back again. Highly recommend this cabin or others in black bear hollow!
Jeff Adams
Connelly springs, nc
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Bear Mountain
The group enjoyed our stay in the hot sunny south. Your cabin was very comfortable and clean for all. We were able to find our cabin without difficulty. We didn’t spend much time in the cabin since we had other activities planned for all. Thanks for having us. Bill Bessler
William Bessler
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
Loved It!
This was the perfect place for our 27th anniversary. Everything was as advertised. What can't be stressed enough however is the absolute peacefulness that can be found here. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to return.
MICHAEL SWIFT
St Petersburg, FL
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Perfect Week
We were looking for a secluded mountain cabin we could meet our German cousins for a few days to bike Cades Cove and visit Gatlinburg. Precious Memories was the perfect place. Danny was the perfect host and answered all our questions. We are already planning our next trip back to precious Memories.
Carl Wirwa
Alamo Tn
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Precious Memories Cabin)
Lovely Secluded Cabin <3
We absolutely loved the Black Bear Cave cabin. We took our time online and chose it for our honeymoon getaway. We didn't really want to be right up next to other people -- it kind of takes away from the whole "staying in a cabin" experience. The location was nice and secluded and the drive was beautiful. We were close enough to local attractions that we could get out a little bit, but also retreat when we were done for the day and ready to relax. The cabin was very clean and we had everything we needed for the week. We really enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub -- we definitely miss it now that we are home!!
Robert & Charlotte Leavelle
Crittenden, KY
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Excellent Stay
Had a very good time. The bath was wonderful, the oven worked very well, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the whole place had a charming, delightful air to it. 5/5, would rent again.
Robert Leavelle
Crittenden, KY
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Excellent Stay!
We are returning guests and have enjoyed this beautiful cabin for two years in a row. The cabin is kept immaculately, stocked with everything you need to have a wonderful, carefree stay. The location is breathtaking in the mountains, and we can hardly leave the cabin to go sightseeing or shopping! :-) The owners are SO very helpful and caring, and we look forward to returning to the cabin in the years to come.
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Great vocation
We really enjoyed this cabin, just wish we could have stayed longer! This cabin is a wonderful place for family/friends. Located close to Pigeon Forge (literally a few minutes away) the cabin is the perfect headquarters for a Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain vacation. The owners Danny are super friendly, great with correspondence and quick to reply to any and all questions/concerns. Quiet area, great views, peaceful and serene. We didn't want to leave!There's plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and room enough for large groups to hang out together. This is definitely a place visiting again! Thanks for everything! We loved it.
Nargiza Sharipova
Orlando
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Paradise view cabin
Our stay at paradise view cabin went well, the views are great, the cabin was clean and well decorated. The cabin is conveniently located in Sevierville just outside of Pidgeon Forge with lots of attractions nearby.
George Williams
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Over the rainbow
We had five different groups of our family together at over the rainbow cabin. It was spacious and all of the information on the website was exactly as was listed.....plenty of kitchen items and the cabin was very clean and accommodating. this was our first time to the Smoky mountains and I can't even imagine finding another cabin that would top this one. We will definitely be back again!
Nancy Norvalls
Twin Lakes WI.
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Beautiful Views!
We had a great time in Tennessee staying at Paradise View. Clean well stocked and the views were beautiful! We would recommend!!
Amy Brink
Beaverton
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
AMAZING!!!!
Loved the views! Great cabin! super clean! Close to town! Hot tub was perfect with views of the mountains!!
Todd Bischoff
Bright, Indiana
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Stunning views
Our first big family trip in several years to beautiful TN and the smoky mountains. Couldn't have asked for a better home to stay. Met all of our needs and more. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
Natalie Eddy
Milwaukee, WI
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Beautiful view! Comfortable accommodations in a quiet setting. Thanks!
Clyde Nichols
Springtown, AR
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Precious Memories Cabin)
Great cabin
Excellent time! Clean and well Maintained cabin. Used the new Weber grill every night. Would highly recommend your cabin. Kids loved it. Saw a bear while sitting on the hot tub.
Bryan Shingle
Lansdale, PA
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Great Stay! Lots of Fun!
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the bear cave for a long weekend. It was an extremely comfortable stay that was lots of fun. We had loads of fun hanging out, cooking, enjoying the hot tub, and the outdoors. The cabin has a great atmosphere and really offered a great private getaway. Will definitely be coming back!
Nicholas Schuster
Chicago
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Beautiful Mountain Views
The cabin is exactly as it appears in the photos. Great destination spot for multiple families. Lower level was perfect for our teenage group. They enjoyed the pool table and hot tub, we enjoyed the quiet and views! The rooms are great for couples; family together but multiple master suites. Brand new grill, owner was great to deal with. We happened to meet him upon check-in. Would highly recommend. You’re on top of the mountain, but accessible to the park and attractions.
Judeen Bellantoni
New York
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Peaceful
We had a wonderful time staying at the cabin it was real nice ..thank you for having it all nice and clean!!
Joe Metheny
New Market Tn
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Great owners & great place to stay
Cabin was great. Loved the hot tub on the deck. Owners are very personable and helpful. We had multiple self induced complications of booking last minute while en route (lets wing it!) , spotty cell phone service for receiving the email confirmation with gate code and cabin door code, and we were hauling a trailer with our motorcycle. In the mountains, it is more challenging to find a flat place to turn it around & park it. So I called multiple times and they answered promptly & cheerfully every time. They talked us through finding the correct road, where exactly to park the trailer, & he stayed on the line with us to give us the gate & door code because we didn't have cell service to receive our email. After many hours of travel, we were just so happy to enter a great cabin with all of the amenities. Sitting in the hot tub later that night was so relaxing that our long days of travel were soon a distant memory. For those of you that love the details like I do: There was a hair dryer provided. There was a small portable fan and multiple ceiling fans throughout the cabin & in the bedrooms. There were coffee filters & a couple of hotel style coffee packets in case you forgot to bring your own coffee. There was salt and pepper in the cupboard along with some other seasonings. There were three ice trays for making ice. They had all of the dishes and cookware you would need. The full size washer and dryer came in handy after getting caught in the rain without our rain gear on. The bed was very comfortable. There was a fire pit and outdoor hot tub. The cabin felt secluded since there is lush green vegetation surrounding it. I would stay here again.
Janice Saari
REEDSBURG, WI
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
AMAZING!!!
We enjoyed 4 days of mountain bliss in this cabin! Everything you can think of is here! Well stocked cabin! Morning sunrises were breathtaking! We will definitely book again. We had 6 adults stay and there was plenty of room for us all to be very comfortable! Owners were amazing to work with! Thank you for sharing your piece of Heaven with us! Cant wait til next time!
Sherrie Schrad
Belleville, IL
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Precious Memories Cabin)
Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin
Our entire family of 11 stayed at Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view was magnificent and there were no other cabins in our immediate area. The two porches were amply supplied with rocking chairs for a total enjoyable experience and Danny was responsive to our every question.
Hal Williams
Florence, AL
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Bear Cave Cabin
The cabin was perfect for the quiet vacation we had planned. The cabin was absolutely spotless when we walked in. We noticed the propane grill wasn't in the best of shape and I fired off an email to Danny and Tara. They personally came out with a replacement in less than 24 hours. We chatted a bit while they were there and they treated us much more than just their clients -- What a great family, they were genuinely friendly and concerned about the quality of our stay. We will definitely be coming back!
Bob Regazzi
Dayton, OH
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Loved it!!
We loved our stay at Black Ridge! The cabin was beautiful. So serene and peaceful!!! Only a short drive to get most places. We would love to stay here again!!!
Kimberly Vernon
Youngstown, Ohio
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Tennessee gem!
My fiancé and another couple had a wonderful time! It was their first time in the smokies and our first time staying on the “quiet” side. We will only stay near Townsend and wears valley going forward. This trip just confirmed our desire to relocate to this region. We will book this cabin again for sure. It was clean, cozy, quiet, and a beautiful drive to anyplace you wanted to go. Thank you!
Jeff Kaffenbarger& angela zellers
Marysville ohio
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Great Cabin, Amazing Views!
We loved our stay at Paradise View Cabin. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and very nicely decorated.The mattress was the most comfortable that we have ever slept on.The location is also realliy great. We were close to all the attractions, but far enough away to enjoy the woods.We would love to come back and stay again.
Sharon Noble
Tell City
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Black Bear Ridge Cabin
This was our 2nd time staying at Black Bear Ridge cabin, and we thoroughly enjoyed it once again! The cabin was very clean and felt very much like home while we stayed there. Also, love how close this cabin is to the Cades Cove and Metcalf Bottoms entrances to the GSMNP, and to Townsend... the quiet side of the Smokies! Our stay was very peaceful and relaxing and I will stay here again in the future in a heartbeat!
Justin Topinka
Neenah, WI
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
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