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About Us

About us

American Patriot Getaways has been a pioneer and leader in the Smoky Mountain Vacation Lodging industry since our founding more than 20 years ago, in the spring of 2000.

Dissatisfied with the local management options for his own investment properties, founder Wayne Foster was determined to start a new kind of management company in the Smokies. American Patriot Getaways was born to manage and market vacation rental cabins. As Smoky Mountain vacation planning transitioned from mailers, cabin catalogues, and walk-in reservations into online vacation planning, we were here, leading the way.

The Fosters wanted to create something special, and The Systems Specialists, a software programming and computer hardware sales company, already owned and operated by the Fosters, tackled the challenge. The Systems Specialists Team developed the first true e-commerce website for overnight rentals in the Smokies with a fully integrated property management and accounting system. That vision, and the competitive advantages gained by its innovative systems, helped launch our company into more than two decades of steady growth.

Today American Patriot Getaways is widely renowned as the local leader in the industry, and a reliable resource for vacationers, home buyers, investors, and realtors in the Smoky Mountains.
Of course, the work to maintain our competitive advantages never stops. Our team continues to leverage technology, a talented staff of marketing, management, & sales professionals, and a quarter century of experience in the Smokies, (remove) to deliver unparalleled earnings, service, & communication to our homeowners and guests alike.

We let our family values bleed into our business, our relationships with guests, and the partnerships with our homeowners. Integrity is at the heart of every decision we make, and we believe it’s a huge part of our success. American Patriot Getaways is the longest continually owned and operated vacation rental firm in the Smoky Mountains. We hope you’ll join our family!

"Creating guests for life by providing the experience of a lifetime for our guests"

Leadership Team

Matt Naas

General Manager


Summer Payne

Owner Relations

Jana Harris

Housekeeping Manager

Daniel Berry

Housekeeping Assistant Manager

Christa Gray

Guest Services Manager


Andrea Gaw

Reservations Manager


Jeanna Siddons


Sheri Ruth


CaLandra Long


Theresa Ashworth

Information Systems / Marketing

Adam Montgomery

Information Systems / Marketing

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