Our inviting log home is perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mountains. Spacious, welcoming, queen bed, jet tub, access to kitchen & living space, WiFi + more!
This beautiful property log home / lodge nestled in the Cherokee National Forest is the perfect home base to experience all of the great outdoor beauty, activities and adventures southeastern Tennessee has to offer -- hiking, biking, motorcycling, kayaking, fishing, tubing, white water rafting, gold panning, horseback riding, geocaching, sightseeing, and more! After a day of exploring, you can stretch out and relax right in nature's back yard -- with all of the comforts and the warm feel of home!
Our beautiful property in the mountains features:
* A peaceful natural setting with 12 private acres of woods to explore
* A gorgeous, front-row view of the mountains
* Central location -- near many outdoor activities, hikes and waterfalls, scenic highways and sightseeing venues
* Spacious rooms and a comfy, home environment
* Expansive porches, complete with your choice of wooden swings, hammock chairs and rockers
* A rustic fire circle, great for late-night campfires and s'mores
* An attentive on-site host and two very cute and friendly doggie hosts to help ensure you have an awesome experience!
The spacious master suite is bright and cheerful and has a great view of the mountains. The room is nicely appointed with a queen-sized bed, a reading chair and lamp, and a large dresser and chest of drawers. The adjoining private bathroom features a double-sink vanity, a jetted bathtub and a separate shower stall. You won't be hurting for either space or comfort in this sweet log home suite!
In addition to the master suite, houseguests have access to the front and back porches, the living room, and the kitchen and dinette common areas.
The large, open living room features high ceilings with beautiful hewn log beams and an impressive stone fireplace (gas log). Multiple recliners and a sofa are ready to hug your travel-weary body or to gather with others to share your daily adventures. A large-screen television is also available for your entertainment on a first-come, first-served basis.
The kitchen opens to the living room and features ample counter space and a breakfast bar. A four-seat dinette table beside the bay window is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a light meal. Guests also have access to the kitchen refrigerator and pantry (approximately one shelf per party in each) for food storage. The range and microwave may be used for simple food preparation.
A formal dining room is available for special gatherings with consent of the host. Laundry facilities are available for a nominal load fee. The house is equipped with WiFi DSL service. Though it's not super fast, it's plenty fast enough to handle basic internet needs with ease. If you get any cell phone service here, you'll be lucky. So, if you're addicted to your cell phone and must get your messages in a timely manner, make plans accordingly.
Interaction with guests
Lauren will be on site during your stay and will do her best to help you feel at home and find your way around the area. During your visit, you will mostly likely find Lauren upstairs, in the kitchen area using her computer, or working on a project somewhere in the house or in the yard.
Your sweet and friendly canine hosts, Shelby and Tootsie, will enjoy your company and will probably want to jump into bed with you, so it might be wise to keep the bedroom door closed to remove temptation. They apologize in advance should they bark during your slumber. It doesn't happen often, but dogs will be dogs, right?
Other things to note
I am currently working to complete the home that my parents started building in 1996 but were never able to finish or fully enjoy. I'm thinking you'll be so captivated by the views and the great space that you won't notice the little unfinished projects here and there. I envision more and more great things for this home and this property, and your stay will help me make those dreams a reality!
This is a large home and we do have more bedrooms and space in various stages of completion available. If you have a family or a larger party and need more space or beds, please contact Lauren to discuss options. We plan to add more listings as each space is ready. A roll-away bed and an air mattress are also available upon request.
Please be kind to others and respectful of others' property.
If you make a mess, clean it up. Do not litter.
Smoking is not permitted.
No food in the bedrooms. Please don't place drinks or wet towels on the furniture.
No loud music or yelling.
No roughhousing in the house.
Over-the-air basic television service is available in the living room on a first come, first-served basis. Volume should not be above "11" and usage should be kept to reasonable hours and reasonable programming, or by household consent, as a courtesy to all.
Campfires are permitted in the fire circle only and only with the host present. Appropriate permits must be secured (Lauren will handle), and appropriate safety measures must be taken (leaves raked, shovels ready, primed water hose nearby, etc.).
No drugs or heavy drinking permitted. No underage drinking.
No fireworks permitted.