Farmer's Family Home at Edge of the Forest
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coker Creek farmhouse description
Your private recreation area is cradled between two heavily wooded hills. Experience life on a small farm in the opulence of the Appalachian Mountains, at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. Cook family feasts in the country kitchen, where many a peck of peas have been canned or over your bonfire or barbecue pit.
Breakfast on the deck and rock the evenings away on the most comfortable porch rockers ever invented. Catch and release big bass in your own stocked fish pond.
Fall asleep on the queen-sized bed with pillow top mattress to the sounds of the forest and the stream outside the master bedroom window. Awake watching the wooded hillside begin to become light. The custom decor in this bedroom and connected master bath reflect the forest hues.
Another bedroom is custom painted with a magic glow and decorated with mountain whimsy. The full sized futon is covered in plush pillow top for full sized bed comfort. A full bathroom is across the hall.
The third bedroom has two comfortable twin beds with lovely Laura Ashley print comforters and accenting artwork.
All bedrooms are well-lit with overhead lights and bedside lamps for reading your own favorite books, the owner/author's book, books by other local authors, or travel brochures about the many near-by amenities. Ceiling fans and central a/c and heat are available, although hardly ever required.
Horse lovers have four stalls to protect their ponies. Your pastures are very close to the riding trails of the Cherokee National Forest. Electric service allows for several RVs to be used simultaneously.
Your 8 1/2 acres are paradise for puppies and other pets. Nice neighbors are within shouting distance. Pets allowed; we do ask that you kennel them when you aren't supervising them. Kennels, root cellar and stables provided for pets safety and comfort.
Keywords: Farmhouse, Forest, Mountains,
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Heaven for large dogs to run and swim. We ask that dogs be kenneled when you are away or unable to supervise them. Kennels provided. Please remember to leave something of yours in kennel, so your pet will feel secure, and remember to clean up after your pet if walked near the buildings. Damage insurance required....moreless
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- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Living Room seats 7:
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
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- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Hunting Big Game
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wonders of the Wilderness close to civilization. Beaches, Swimming, Fishing, Gold Panning, White Water Rafting, Rappelling, Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Zip Line, Shopping, Craft Classes, Golf, Music, Restaurants, Churches, Museums, Library, Bakery, Ice Cream Shop. 14 Waterfalls, Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River (site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events), Beaches, Riding trails, Gold panning, Local artisan shops, Appalachian Trail, Unicoi Trail, Fly Fishing, Gatlinburg skiing, Dollywood amusement park, Tail of the Dragon, Citico Creek Wilderness, Big Frog Mountain, Big Frog Wilderness, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Field of the Woods, Lost Sea. ...moreless
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This place is awesome. With 2 small creeks and a fishing pond, as well as a huge yard with a hammock, there is no shortage of outside stuff to occupy your time. Our 2 dogs really liked the freedom of all that space. Add the fact that it's only about a 10 minute drive to the Cherohala Skyway Drive and numerous hikes, it's a must stay for the traveller seeking adventure. The house itself was clean and well equipped. It has a fireplace inside as well as a firepit outside, which we used to keep the chill off while enjoying the star-lit night sky. While it may seem to be far from everything, it's not. The Hideaway Restaurant, less than a mile away, served a great dinner and allowed us to bring our own bottle of wine. There is a grocery store and several more restaurants in near-by Telico Plains, 10 minutes away. We love that area of the country and plan to return to spend even more time there.
- Guest Donald G.
- Date of stay 10/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
farmer's family home vrbo# 391750
farmer's family home vrbo# 391750
house was great very clean and had everything we needed for a pleasant vacation. there was four men and we had lots of room. the creek behind the house was great. we were prospecting for gold and we found gpld in the creek. great time for all of us. thanks, buck
- Guest buck (johnston city illinois)
- Date of stay 09/09/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
The perfect escape!
The perfect escape!
After pulling up our family's roots in New York and heading out with no idea where "home" would be, we spent many weeks holing up with family, cheap hotels, or pricey vacation homes--none of which offered the serene atmosphere necessary to ground our minds/spirits on this crazy adventure. Then--we unearthed this 8 1/2 acre secluded gem! Between the bounty of nature that completely surrounded us and our ability to hide away from everyone, the Coker Creek home was exactly what we needed. The property owner, Yvette, is truly one in a million. Nobody could ever ask for a more gracious host; she was more than willing to introduce us to the locals as well as chauffeur us around for all the great sites! The home itself is more than sufficient as well as being comfortable both in its decor as well as the accommodations. Many hours were spent on the front porch listening to the katydids serenade through the night, out in the game room playing foosball, and with the kids on the swing and in the creeks. So pleased to have found this cabin, and that we were able to stay in it for almost two months. It allowed us to de-stress, unwind, and find our way while we were without a place to call home.
- Guest Becca (Chattanooga, TN)
- Date of stay 07/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Manager response: I'm all aglow with reading your review. This is how I also feel about Our Little Piece of Heaven, TN. Thank you and we hope to cross paths with you again. Yvette
Secluded in the woods
Secluded in the woods
We stayed in this cabin for almost two months this past spring. The living areas were very comfortable, and the breakfast area was a nice spot for my photography and watercolor painting. I attempted some recipes from the collection of magazines and we spent a lot of time reading. We brought our two dogs along and they mostly enjoyed walking around the property and jumping over the creeks. The swing bench was nice to sit on at night and watch the sunsets, and one afternoon we set up a picnic by the lake. Hope to visit again one day.
- Guest Cory and Kiki W.
- Date of stay 04/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Manager response: Thank you so much for infusing our home with your artistic energy. Please let us know when you'd like to again be our guest. Also, let me know if you'd like to receive a copy of one of the books I've written about our time living in the home. I will need you mailing address and which book you'd like.
My family and I were met by the property manager, Mary. She showed us around the property, offered the use of the gold panning supplies, yard chairs and charcoal grill. She showed us all the brochures for area attractions. We definitely enjoyed the cabin, it's beautiful inside and out. My husband and the children loved fishing in the stocked pond. They caught (and released) several large fish. The fire pit was great and we enjoyed cooking the fresh trout caught in the Tellico River on it, as well as roasting weenies and marshmallows. The kids loved the hammock, creek and huge yard. They did wish the bunk house was available as they peeked in and saw the foosball table. But there were plenty enough games to play inside and infinite things to do outside. We would definitely stay here again. It is a little off the beaten track but that's what we liked about it. The property was exactly as listed. The photos are great but nothing beats the real thing. BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful tranquil vacation. My only recommendation for improvement would be TVs in the bedrooms at the very least an additional one in the master.
- Guest Melissa (Tallahassee, FL)
- Date of stay 06/02/13
- Review Submitted 06/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your review. My husband did the interior himself, according to my vision. We love to have others enjoying our home while he makes himself available as a full-time volunteer at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. (He is helping to refurbish the PT 305 used in the war.) Please let me know which book you want and how I should inscribe it; also give me the address to which you want it sent. Thanks again. We hope to offer our home to you again.
Peaceful mountain home
Peaceful mountain home
We were greeted by the property manager. She made us feel like welcomed friends. Check in and out was easy. My husband and I enjoyed a busy weekend with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters filled with fishing, gold panning, playing in the creeks, watching hummingbirds and running in the large field. The extensive book collection was a delight to a group of avid readers. The sights and sounds of nature replaced cell phones, internet and television. When they returned home we relaxed and explored the area for the rest of the week. While exploring the area we discovered a wonderful bakery, a used bookstore, the Cherohala Skyway, and even a few beautiful waterfalls. Sitting by the pond and watching the hummingbirds flit around was very peaceful and calming. This was just what we needed. The Patio (Italian) in Madisonville is worth the drive. Be sure to visit the Tellico Plains Bakery. They have bread, pastries, desserts and local cheeses for sale.
- Guest Southern Lady (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Manager response: We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed our little piece of peaceful paradise. We hope that your family will visit us again. The marks that your granddaughter left are no problem. That is what the damage insurance is for. Only wish she was our granddaughter; we maybe tempted to frame them as a memory.
We had an enjoyable stay at the Coker Creek cabin. Everything was as described on the VRBO site. The kitchen was stocked with utensils, dishes and pans to prepare meals and there were plenty of towels for bathing. The house was clean and comfortable, it provided a perfect place to unwind for the weekend. Our favorite spot was the front porch, where we were able to sit and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the forest.
- Guest Joey & Shelley (Decatur, AL)
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Manager response: Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Cozy Cabin not far from the Cherohala Skyway
Cozy Cabin not far from the Cherohala Skyway
Whether listening to the awakening sounds of the mountain mornings or the crackling of the evening fires, our family of 6 immensely enjoyed this cozy cabin nestled away near the Cherokee National Forrest. Just a short drive from Coker Creek village, the beach at Indian Boundary, and the scenic Cherohala Skyway, the gathering spaces inside and out make the cabin a relaxing get away. We loved fishing in the stocked pond which is visible from the cabin’s deck. The nearby stream is an added bonus for the naturalist in everyone to enjoy!
- Guest Ginette (Ohio)
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 03/17/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Manager response: We love that you loved it.
Fall in the Mountains
Fall in the Mountains
Had the pleasure of spending several days in October. Beautiful color and peaceful environment. Very comfortable bedroom and delightful living room and kitchen. Enjoyed the trips to the waterfalls and having lunch overlooking the river. Tellico is also an interesting town worth your time to leisurely visit. Pat and Will Lannes
- Guest Will (New Orleans)
- Date of stay 10/20/09
- Review Submitted 12/27/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Manager response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed our accommodations. We hope you will be back.
I have stayed at this property several times. The accomodations are great. The privacy and property are incredible. It is the perfect location for a family getaway or a couples retreat. I love to explore the area as it is so close to the Cherhoula(sp?) Skyway. It is perfect for curling up with a book in front of the fire or cooking a great meal and eating around the huge square table. There is something for everyone in the Tennessee mountains,
- Guest hotchef (Marietta, Ga)
- Date of stay 11/19/10
- Review Submitted 12/26/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners.
Manager response: Your review speaks to us of our feelings when we are at Our Tennessee Mountain home. Thank you.
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2 night min stay
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Seventh night free with purchase of six nights.
Monthly discounts available.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning: $75
- Game room access: $25
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Pet Fee: $25
- Taxes Not included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Knoxville (McGhee Tyson) at 56.1 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Atlanta at 127.33 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: TN Hwy 68 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Indian Boundary Lake at 25.91 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Skyway Sports Bar and Grill Sweetwater, TN) at 34.42 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Ober Gatlinburg at 90 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Madisonville Golf Center at 25.62 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Tellicafe at 11.31 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About: Wild Cajun Woman, Yvette, is a writer Author of Our Tennessee mountain Home I & II) and publisher and also a gourmet cook and caterer. Richard grew up on a chicken breeding farm in Massachusetts and loves tinkering and woodworking. He is also quite the cook, especially when it comes to decadent desserts. We love gardening with friends, collecting wild nuts and berries for cooking and canning collecting fresh eggs from neighbors with yard hens, watching area artists at work, gold panning in Coker Creek (only 1 mile away), swimming at Indian Boundary Beach, day trips to whitewater rafting on the Ocoee, Chattanooga Riverfront venues, fresh vegetables at the near-by Mennonite market, Bluegrass music at local pickin' sessions, and learning the local lifestyle of the farm folks. Waterfalls throughout the area are some our favorite places to take a dip and fabulous photographs. Tubing on the Tellico River is an awesome way to unwind. Our favorite places for lunch, when we're not picnicking, are Tellico Kats for perfect paninis and Tellico Beach Drive-In for fifties family style food while playing in the rushing river. Pastries from Tellico Grains Bakery are a must for all our breakfasts with guests and we love the funky, down-home atmosphere and food at Town Square Bakery and Cafe. Tellico Library and The Bookshelf fill our needs for reading and reference materials, as well selling as Yvette's book. The Heritage Gift Shop is a must-see souvenir place, and most of our family and friends wouldn't leave without Bill of Bill's Pit Stop taking them gold-panning, a dozen yard eggs from Mamie's hens, and one of the books autographed written by local author Jack Darnell and published by Yvette.
Why Coker Creek:
Writer and publisher, Yvette, needed a place to renew herself after her husband's heart transplant and the couple's loss of their waterfront Louisiana home to Hurricane Katrina. We are quite charmed by the tranquil lifestyle offered at our Tennessee Mountain Home, so much so that Yvette wrote a books 'Our Tennessee Mountain Home' I and II about the life, our family visits and friends at this edge of the forest. It has provided the home base for making many new memories with children grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends and family galore.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
This is a perfect hub for vacationing in the mountains of Tennessee. The many adventures offered in the area bordering on your property draw many to our door. We have always been thrilled to hear about the swims guests took at Indian Boundary Lake, the gold they found in nearby creeks, the wildlife and other sights they saw rocking on the porch and hiking on nearby trails, the Appalachian arts they discovered in local shops and museums, and the local whitewater rafting and kayaking they were able to enjoy. You are less than 2 hours from Greater Atlanta's bright lights and big city, Chattanooga's riverfront charms, and Knoxville's nice neighborhoods. There are first class medical facilities in all three areas. Gatlinburg and Dollywood are also only 2 hours away. Your Tennessee Mountain Home is 2 miles from the North Carolina state line and 30 miles from the North Georgia mountains. Four wheel drive is not required to get to your mountain retreat, even if there is mud or ice. Half the property is up high and half is in the holler. Plenty of place for RVs, trailers, soccer matches, baseball, badminton, boccie ball, fishing, etc.
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Read, relax or watch your flat screen TV. Nice library of DVDs and books
Fully equipped country kitchen with expandable island, desk and laundry closet
Cozy kitchen corner
Custom master bathroom with granite texture, wainscoted walls and great storage
Fairy dust fantasy bedroom/writer's room/ game room. Games and puzzles provided
Swing in your hammock. House your horses in your own very private property
Snowy view out your back door. One of many private scenic paths to peruse.
Fish for bass in your own stocked pond or go trout fishing in the Tellico River
fabulous fire pit in front yard
Waterfalls abound in our area. This is Bald River Falls with a 100 foot drop
Lots of roads less traveled winding through the woods
The world's most comfortable rockers await you
Family fun in front of fireplace
Family feasts or game nights around the kitchen table for up to 8.
Beautiful master bedroom with queen pillow top mattress
Writer's/guest room with fairy dust paint, hand-painted desk and full-size futon
Comfortable twin beds with Laura Ashley duvet covers and lovely artwork
Mountain boarding in your backyard
Lots of firewood provided on property
Fun around the fire pit
Two creeks cavort across your property. The spring fed creek feeds the fish pond
Beach or mountains? You can have both at Indian Boundary Beach
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