Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions received here at Lakefront Cabins. We hope that they help you find quick answers to many of your own questions. Please contact us at ANY time if you prefer or still have questions of your own.
- What is included with the cabin?
A. All linens, bath towels, wash cloths, dish towels, dish cloths, dishwashing liquid & or dishwasher liquid. All cooking and eating utensils (pots, pans, baking sheets, skillets). All cabins have microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender or mixer. We do ask that you bring beach towels to use at the lake and not take the house towels to the lake.
- What does seasonal lake frontage mean?
A. These particular cabins sit in a cove and may not get lake access until the lake is full usually the last week of May and running thru the first week of September. During drought situations or off-season, however, you will need to check with the reservationist about lake levels on particular cabins if it is not listed on that cabin page.
- What does year round lake frontage mean?
A. That particular cabin will have access to the lake year round.
- What are check in and out times?
A. Check in is at 4 pm and check out is at 10 am. We must be strict with these times so our cleaners have time to get around to all of the cabins and have them cleaned for the next guest. Earlier and later times for check in and out are available for an additional cost.
- Are there any smoking cabins?
A. NO , All of our cabins are non-smoking cabins. There are smoking areas outside at all cabins.
- How large is the lake?
A. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre reservoir with over 550 miles of shoreline. For more information please visit our Lake Vacations page.
- Are there boat rentals on the lake or can we bring our own boat?
A. Yes you can bring our own boat, and there are also several Marinas located on the lake where you can rent boats and other watercraft, launch boats etc. Some of our cabins also have private and or shared loading ramps and this will be indicated on each cabin page.
- Does the cabin have a private dock?
A. Almost every cabin has a private dock, at the time of this writing, all but 2 of our cabins have private docks. This information can be found directly on each cabin’s information page.
- What is needed to make a reservation?
A. We require a rental deposit to reserve. This can be by credit card by using our online reservation system or you can mail a cashiers ck. If you do not have a credit card, we can also hold your reservation overnight, while you mail a deposit by cashiers check. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival. We accept Visa/MC and cashiers check or money order
- What is your minimum night stay?
A. We have a 2 night minimum on most reservations during the off-season In season is a 3 nights minimum excluding holidays and there is a 4 night minimum for holidays. some units might require more nights than the standard. With some exceptions there may be 1 night rentals available.
- Where are the cabins located at in relation to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?
A. We have cabins on both sides of the lake. The cabins on the south side of the lake ( Sevierville)are appx 15 to 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge and the ones on the North side ( Dandridge) are appx 40 minutes. Each cabin page will show which town they are located in.
- Why does payment and all paperwork have to be done in advance?
A. All of our cabins are set up so that we can allow you to check in yourself without wasting valuable vacation time coming to an office and going thru the process. After a reservation is made, we will send you a confirmation that you sign and send back to us, we will then provide directions to the cabin and after final payment is received, we will give you key code(s) to use to check in directly at your cabin. Many cabins are in gated communities and gate codes are also required to enter.
- Can you fish in this lake and is a license required?
A. Yes there is some great fishing on Douglas Lake. There are several species of fish. A license is required for fishing. You can visit this website to get more detailed information about licenses and requirements @ http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/fishmain.html
Due to the nature of Douglas Lake being a reservoir lake the water levels fluctuate regularly. All our docks are easily movable back and forth. During your stay it may be necessary for you to push or pull the dock to keep them floating.There is no possibility we can be at all the cabin to keep this done when it can as quickly as it does. Again, these are easily movable and normally one person can do it themselves.
Accidental Damages to Rental Property
Accidental damage protection is included for any damages or accidents, subject to exclusions and limitations that occur to the premises during your rental period up to $500.00. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the leaseholder.
This does NOT cover intentional damage or gross negligence.