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Ideal for Family Reunions, Small Groups, and Executive Retreats. There are few places in the United States where you can reserve a 20-acre retreat on 1000 feet of a river that comes straight out of a national park... all for about the same cost as renting a large cabin.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING LODGE-ONLY AND CABIN-ONLY RESERVATIONS ON A LIMITED BASIS (Primarily off-season bookings; 2-day minimum for the Lodge @$650/night; weekly rates for the cabins @$775/week).
More pictures and information at our website: www.wellspringretreat.com The Wellspring Retreat on the Little River will provide for you a quiet reprieve from the demands and rigors of daily life. The Retreat sleeps 26, sits on 20 acres with 1000 feet of frontage on the Little River, one of the best trout fishing stretches in the Smoky Mountain area. The grounds include two riverfront loft cabins, a beautiful Lodge with 5 BR, 5 ½ baths, and a rustic barn all behind a gate for your privacy.
Most of the 20 acres of the Retreat are cleared, but some portions are wooded. Feel free to explore the Upper, Central, and Riverfront meadows on the property for short hikes. You might want to walk across the pedestrian swinging bridge to dine at one of the local restaurants accessible by foot or ride bikes that you can rent locally or bring with you.
The Lodge sleeps 22 and offers a full kitchen, large living room gathering area, washer and dryer, and a recreation room equipped with a pool table, ping-pong table, and air hockey game. It also offers Wi-Fi internet access, 2 indoor and 1 outdoor fireplaces, grill, deep wrap-around porch with rocking chairs, and a large hot tub.
Each of the loft cabins rest on and overlook the Little River. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the flowing water as it dances and sparkles through the rocks. Each of the two riverfront cabins sleep 4, offer a king bed, a double futon, kitchen, and covered porches. It won't take you long to relax, and let your cares slip away.
We have a maximum of 26 in a party but that assumes that the group has about the same number of children as adults. As a result, about 90% of our reservations are families celebrating extended family reunions... The Wellspring Retreat is IDEAL for multigenerational family reunions! The other 10% of groups reserving the property have been corporate retreats and small couples' groups.
Again, more pictures are available at our website: www.wellspringretreat.com
Lodge: 5 full bathrooms plus 1/2 bathroom
Each of the smaller cabins has 1 full bathroom...moreless
You can rent bicycles at AJs Restaurant across the footbridge. Tubing/rafting rental is only about 3 minutes away from our property. Little River Outfitters is only 4-5 minutes away for those needing fishing equipment.
CHECK IN TIME: 4:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT TIME: 9:30 a.m.
Large room includes Air Hockey, Ping Pong Table, and a Pool Table...moreless
Rates do not include applicable sales (9.75%) and occupancy taxes (5%) nor the $200 Retreat cleaning fee. Cleaning fee waived for weekly rentals provided that departure guidelines are met.
A damage waiver insurance policy OR $400 refundable damage deposit required.
CHECK IN TIME: 4:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT TIME: 9:30 a.m.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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riding, zip line, biking, hiking, visitors center,
Tuckaleechee Caverns, wedding
chapels, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer
Shop, Little River Outfitters 877-448-3474 littleriveroutfitters.com , GSM
Heritage Center, GSM Tremont Institute,
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Sessions at
the Rocky Branch Community Center,
Camp Wesley Woods, local antique and
wood carving shops and schools.
Within 30 minutes…
Entertainment and shopping in Pigeon
Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville;
Cades Cove, The Sinks, Wears Valley
Ranch, Clayton Center for the Arts
(Maryville College), The Palace Theater
(Maryville), Tyson-McGhee Airport
(serving the Knoxville area).
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: This private property in Townsend, TN is owned and operated by the Hall family. Jill Hall is the Wellspring Retreat Property Manager. Her husband, Steve, is the founder and Senior Partner of Retirement Planning Services in Knoxville, TN, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. They have 2 children with spouses and 4 grandchildren, all living in Knoxville.
Why the Owner Chose Townsend: Over the years we have been fortunate to own other properties in the Smoky Mountains. However, none remotely compare to this property, it is our favorite. The grounds are beautiful, peaceful, and truly a special getaway. Few properties exist in the U.S. in which you can reserve a private retreat center which has 1000 of beautiful waterfront coming directly out of a national park. We hope that your time at the retreat will be full of rest, rejuvenation and peace. It is our privilege to share with you what God has blessed us with.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Renting the entire 20 acres of the 'Wellspring Retreat on the Little River' provides a unique opportunity just a few minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The TWRA stocks rainbow and brown trout from the footbridge on our property. Smallmouth bass are also plentiful in the river.
The location of the Wellspring Retreat affords easy access to all of the entertainment of the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area while enjoying the privacy and peace and quiet of your immediate surroundings.
The beauty of the property itself, and the amenities included therein, provide for an experience and exceptional value like none other in the Smoky Mountain area.