Views of the WaterViews of the Water - Tranquil waters are a perfect backdrop to your vacation stay.Patio Perfection – In addition to the two decks, you have a large patio with a fire pit and large grill where you can sit back and enjoy the abundance of nature’s beauty.Welcome to Moonside Retreat! – When you drive up to this charming lakeside cabin, you’ll know your wonderful vacation is about to get underway.Gather for a Chat – After a day of fishing, grab a cool drink and fill your friends' ears with fish stories from your day on the lake.Snuggle Up by the Fire – The cabin feels so cozy when you snuggle up on the couch with a good book and a crackling fire in the fireplace.View From the Loft – You can stand at the loft rail and look down on the cozy setting where your good friends are enjoying the fire, view and each other’s company.It’s All About Your Comfort – Each piece of Moonside Retreat furniture was chosen with your comfort in mind. You should be able to relax completely in the cabin.Let’s Work a Jigsaw Puzzle – You can gather your group around the dining table for meals, games or to complete a jigsaw puzzle. It is so much fun to do things together.Spend Time Together – With the proximity of the kitchen, dining and living rooms, it’s easy to keep everyone engaged in conversation and fun.Fully Equipped Kitchen – You’ll find all the large and small appliances, cookware and serving ware you need to prepare the food you pick up at the grocery store.Wine Rack Convenience – Bring up a few bottles of your favorite wine to store in the wine rack. You’ll find plenty of glasses to use in the cabinet.Grill and Chill – While you’re cooking steaks, your friends can keep you company around the fire pit.Rock and Talk – Start your day with a bite of breakfast enjoyed out on the deck listening to the songbirds.Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.Two Living Areas – If your group is large, you’ll especially appreciate the second living room with its own TV and furniture.Room to Relax – Even though the second living area is downstairs, you still have beautiful lake views and access to the patio.Sleep Well – The primary bedroom has all the creature comforts you need: a comfortable bed, a TV, reading lamps and a place to sit to put on your shoes.Need Help Getting to Sleep? Just turn on an old World War II movie and you’ll be coming ashore in dreamland before you know it.Primary En Suite – Take your time getting ready for your day by enjoying a leisurely bath in the jetted tub or an invigorating shower.Plenty of Thirsty Towels – You’ll have plenty of washcloths and towels to use during your stay at Moonside Retreat.Second Bedroom – Guests will be happy to claim the comfortable second bedroom as their sleeping quarters during vacation.Bedtime TV – Guests like having their own TV to watch before falling asleep.Jack and Jill Bathroom – The second and third bedroom share a bathroom that can be accessed directly from each room.Third Bedroom – Take an afternoon nap any day you want. It’s so relaxing to be able to slip away for a rest on a quiet afternoon. You don’t need to keep any schedule while on vacation.A TV in Each Bedroom – Like the other two bedrooms, the third bedroom has a wall-mounted TV for late-night viewing.Relax in the Sun – You’ll love kicking back in the warm sunshine on the upper deck at Moonside Retreat.Read a Good Book – Curl up on the deck sofa to knock off a few chapters in your book and look out over your beautiful surroundings.Daybed Convenience – Up in the loft you’ll find a daybed that makes out into a trundle for sleeping each night.Multiple Bathrooms – Guests appreciate having a second bathroom where they can get ready for bed each evening.Under the Stairs – Tucked away in a nook under the stairs you’ll find two beds ready and waiting for the kids.Keep Them in Clean Clothes – You and your guests can get dirty in the great outdoors. That’s why it is so nice to have a full-sized washer and dryer within Moonside Retreat to keep everyone looking their best.Main Deck – Can you imagine the fun you’ll have laughing with friends out on this handsome deck overlooking the lake?Spectacular View - No matter where you are, the natural sights are unforgettable.Looking Down on Your Cove – From Moonside Retreat you can look down on the cove where you can swim and sit on the dock to work on your suntan.Path to the Dock – A steep path leads down from the cabin to the dock below. It’s so much fun to swim in the cove.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.Marvelous Locale - When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than this!Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Morning Coffee Spot – You’ll have two large decks where you can enjoy your morning coffee as you rock and gaze out at Douglas Lake.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.Your Vacation, Your Way - When you stay at  you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing, and mountain biking or low-key pursuits such as bird-watching, fishing, and quiet strolls.Mother Nature - Enjoy the view from the backyard of Mother Nature and all its glory.A Treat for the Senses - Pine-fragranced breezes, the singing of hummingbirds during the day and the hooting of owls at night… There’s so much to savor.Spectacular Sunsets - Whether you're lazing on the condo's balcony, or hiking in the mountains, make sure to savor the Smoky Mountain sunsets. Sometimes it's little moments like those that make the most lasting memories.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, and even bears are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.Views of the Stream - Tranquil waters are a perfect backdrop to your vacation stay.Enjoy a free attraction ticket to Beyond the Lens Pigeon Forge, Country Tonite, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park, Titanic Museum, and Wonder Works with every stay!

Moonside Retreat


4.57/5 (10)


4.57/5 | 10 reviews

Lakeside luxury with large private dock, multiple balconies, fire pit

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 14 | Wooded View

Douglas Lake Area, TN


Property type

Lake View


Lake Front


Boat Dock


Where you'll be


PLEASE NOTE: Weather, precipitation levels, TVA power needs and other factors cause fluctuations in lake levels throughout the year, particularly from September to early May. Jackson Mountain Rentals and VTrips are not responsible for lake conditions and ...
PLEASE NOTE: Weather, precipitation levels, TVA power needs and other factors cause fluctuations in lake levels throughout the year, particularly from September to early May. Jackson Mountain Rentals and VTrips are not responsible for lake conditions and levels nor their effects on stationary docks, floating docks, or recreational activities such as swimming, boating or fishing.

You’ll be right on the Douglas Lake waterfront when you vacation at Moonside Retreat, an authentic log cabin with 260 feet of shoreline. The cabin has its own boat dock that’s accessed by a wide steep path. If you’re swimming in the cove, you can climb up the ladder to return to the dock and jump in again. With two large decks, a patio and dock, you’ll have plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors and your beautiful view.

Moonside Retreat’s open-floor plan brings kitchen, living and dining areas together in one big open space. A cathedral ceiling draws your eyes to the gleaming pine walls, the many windows with exceptional lake views and the fireplace. Lie back in the comfortable furniture and watch the fire along with your favorite programs playing on the large TV. You also have free Wi-Fi within Moonside Retreat so you can send vacation photos home to friends.

You have a well-equipped kitchen ready to help you feed your friends and family. There’s also a gas grill downstairs on the patio and a charcoal grill on the main floor deck (bring your own charcoal). Few things smell better than the aroma of steaks cooking in the fresh air.

When you’ve hiked, biked, boated and swam during the day, your group will be ready for a good rest. The primary bedroom includes a TV perfectly positioned for late-night viewing. This bedroom also has an en suite bathroom with a large jetted soaking tub and a walk-in shower. There are two additional bedrooms, each with a TV and a comfortable bed. Guests staying in these bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Guests can also sleep in the daybed/trundle in the loft and in the built-in bunks by the stairs.

There’s a second living room with TV and comfortable furniture downstairs so your group can fully spread out. As a special convenience, you’ll also find a washer and dryer within Moonside Retreat. You’ll have a relaxing, fun-filled vacation along Douglas Lake when you reserve Moonside Retreat for your next vacation.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom #1
King Bed
Bedroom #2
Bedroom #3
Family Room
Sofa Sleeper
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper
Twin w/Trundle
Under the Stairs
Twin w/Trundle


Wooded View
Water View
Lake View
Water Front
Lake Front
Lake Access
Lake Area
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ping Pong Table
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Boat Dock
Fire Pit
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
RV & Boat Parking
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Fire Pit(s)
Nearby Activities
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Eco Tourism
National Park
State Parks
Health Beauty Spa
Jet Ski Rentals


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Jamie M.
Verified Guest Comment

No hot tub despite the description stating so

Kimberly B.
Verified Guest Comment

A wonderful cabin with lots of room for family to spread out and a nice quiet dock for the kids to fish from.

The only negative thing about our whole trip was that the upstairs bathtub, the plug was broken so...

The only negative thing about our whole trip was that the upstairs bathtub, the plug was broken so you couldn’t use the jacuzzi tub, and the ping pong table was broken so that was unable to be used also. However, we took our family and some of our kids friends (10 people total) and the cabin slept all of us very comfortably! We had an amazing trip and enjoyed being right on the lake! Beautiful cabin and everything was very nice!

Kristen A.
Verified Guest Comment

The cabin is beautiful. The location is great too. Waking up there was truly breathtaking,...

The cabin is beautiful. The location is great too. Waking up there was truly breathtaking, however, we had issues as soon as we arrived and getting a hold of the owner and/or company managing the property was nearly impossible. The water sink and shower water reeked and soon the house started to smell too. The heater worked when it wanted. The home was in disarray when we got there too. Not enough bath towels, paper towels, and toilet paper for 14 people for almost 5 days, we had to purchase our own. Our stay would definitely been better if we didn’t have all of these issues.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, 30% is due at the time of booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.