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River's Way Lodge on the South Holston River

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The Lodge in November


Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The River’s Way lodge overlooks a wooded channel of the South Fork of the Holston River and is open to rental for the general public. The expansive porch of the lodge is about 30 feet from the river. The lodge is constructed from logs taken from an 18th century farmhouse in Bluff City and from wood purchased from local lumber mills. The floors are built with Southern Pine and the walls and ceilings are built with hemlock, pine, chestnut and tulip poplar. There is a large stone fireplace flanked by comfortable furniture in the living room.

Down stairs we have two large bunk-rooms with 4 comfortable full sized beds in each. The loft room has a queen sized bed. We provide sheets, pillows/pillow cases and blankets for each bed. Bunk beds and cots are available for larger parties. Total lodge capacity is 16. Each of the two large bathrooms has; 2 toilets, 1 shower and 2 sinks.

The lodge kitchen has a stove (courtesy of the Hunter Banks Co.), two refrigerators, a large freezer and serving/cooking utensils for up to 30 people.

Guests have the use of a Weber Grill, and an outdoor fire pit.

The lodge has satellite TV and there is a DSL connection for laptop use.

Keywords: Fly Fishing on private water, Lodge, Large group, Family friendly, Outdoor Recreation,
Application trail, Lodge overlooks the South Holston River, near South Holston Lake, near Watauga River, onsite manager and fishing guide.


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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Prime Season
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$230 $315
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $268
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.25%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Down Town
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Country Club of Bristol
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
TN 421
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Little Italy
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Beech Mountian, NC

Car: Necessary

Located on the the South Holston River we are just minutes away from Bristol Motor Speed Way and down town Bristol TN/VA. Come enjoy the piece and quite our lodge has to offer, as well as some of the best trout fishing on the east coast.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1993

About: The mission of River's Way is: Growth through Experiential and Adventure Based Programming for people of All Abilities. River’s Way served over 2,000 participants per year in programs such as Project LEAP (formerly Adventure Incentive Programs), Respite Programs, Summer Camps and Adventure Programs. We also provide fly fishing programs for Veterans living with disabilities. River’s Way uses outdoor adventure programming and experiential team building activities to teach soft skills and build self efficacy. Programs focus on team work, problem solving, perseverance in the face of challenges, practicing listening skills and being flexible. “Relevant”, “fun”, “engaging”, “thought provoking ”, “challenging”, “encouraging” -- these words have been used to describe River's Way!

Why Bluff City:
This location is the base for our non-profit organization.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Proceeds from the lodge go to support our programs and mission.

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Speaks: english



  • The Lodge in November

    The Lodge in November

  • The Font Porch

    The Font Porch

  • 1 of 2 Identical Bunk Rooms

    1 of 2 Identical Bunk Rooms

  • View from the Porch

    View from the Porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

VRBO #387791

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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River's Way Lodge on the South Holston River

Bluff City #387791

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 16

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