View Full Version : Townsend lodging

02-20-2006, 11:53 PM
Can anyone suggest a good cabin on the Little River in Townsend. Need something to fish in and around the park around 3/20 - 3/24.


02-21-2006, 09:54 AM
I bet the Begley's have some suggestions, but I have had great luck with Bearly Rustic cabins. They manage quite a few cabins in and around Townsend. Find them at bearlyrustic.com

02-21-2006, 10:08 AM
littleriverlogcabins.com have some places right on the river as well. The Little River is your back yard. 8-)

02-21-2006, 11:14 AM
These both look good. I'll check them out. I definitely wanted something on the river. We're bringing momma, so I need to make sure I have a place to fish if she decides to go "shopping" :o
Paybacks are expensive.............but worth it. ::)

Byron Begley
02-21-2006, 03:06 PM
Bearly Rustic is hard to beat. I know of a couple that they have on the river but I'm not sure if you can walk down to it. I would call them and find out. 888-448-6036. Their website is townsendcabin.com. Also you can log on to smokymountains.org. That site is our Visitors Bureau. Hope this helps.

Byron :)

02-22-2006, 11:09 AM
Wow, their prices( Bearly) are really good if those are up to date!

Byron( or anyone that might know), with all this semi-warm winter weather, do you think that the fishing will pick up to usual spring quality early this year? I'd like to come up there in March, but if April or May is going to be better I guess I can hold out at work a little longer without going totally nutty. :)

02-22-2006, 01:46 PM
I checked them out on Google Earth, and it looks like the Little River Cabins location is much better. :)
I'll make sure to file a report after we go.

Thanks a lot.

Byron Begley
02-22-2006, 02:01 PM
Owl, Last year the Quill Gordon, Blue Quill and others started hatching in February. *For that to happen the water temperature needs to get to 50 degrees and stay there for 2 or three days. *Looking forward, I don't think the water temperature will get there in February and maybe not the first week of March. *The 10 day forcast looks like lows in the 30's and it's even colder up in the higher elevations where these streams are born. *When it does get above 50 and stay there the fishing will go nuts. *I update the fishing report every day on the web site and include the water temperature. *When things start happening, we'll let you know on the report.

Byron * *:D

02-22-2006, 02:05 PM
Thanks so much! 8-) Can't wait to get back up there and fish my favorite section( from the big bend at Elkmont up to the campground). It probably isn't the most productive section, but for some reason I just love that flat area just up from the big bend wall.

thanks again!

02-23-2006, 12:10 AM
So is the Little River section behind the cabins at "Little River Log Cabins" a good place to catch (and release) trout?

02-23-2006, 12:35 AM
I stayed at Little River Cabins several years ago and at the time the owner was allowing fishing on a catch and release only basis. I was there in mid or late summer and the water was low and hot. That said I did see some nice fish, but couldn't provoke them to accept anything I had to offer at the time. Of course it might alos have helped had they not been well fed with pellets :).


02-23-2006, 10:08 AM
Hiya pmike!

You know trout are funny like that. You feed me a plate of ribs, and when that fudge pie comes around, I'm bound to want a piece of that too, no matter how full i am. :)

02-23-2006, 01:20 PM
I like the looks of LRLC also because they are closer to the park entrance than most places, but off the main drag. We'll probably do most of our fishing inside the park. If you want a place that's even closer that's not right on the river, but has access try the cabins at Lazy Daze Campgrounds. New Owners seem nice.

Good Luck

02-23-2006, 05:59 PM
Me too Owl,

Seems like the more I eat, the more I wanna eat :)

I noticed your post about fishing along Elmont. That happens to be one of my most favorite stretches as well. My only reservation about that area is the number of snakes especially along the wall. I realize they are non-venomous, but it takes several minutes for my heart to remember after grabing one or nearly grabing it.

Let me know when you decide to head up toward Townsend, if I can get away, I may just join up with ya!


02-24-2006, 03:54 PM
Will do Mike. I was thinking about this site today when I found out that because of a company take over last year, I may only get one week of vacation this year! And one week is already promised to my parents to drive them up the coast to Maine. SO, looks like I'll be doing weekends only this year in the park. It's a wonderful sunny day here today, and temps are in the low 60's. Spring is on the way ya'll. :)

02-24-2006, 09:52 PM
Does anyone know what cabins Gilbert Webb would be associated with?

02-24-2006, 10:19 PM
Yes, at least I know he used to own and manage Little River Log Cabins.


Here's a link to their site.


02-24-2006, 11:08 PM
Thanks Mike!!!!!!!!! :)