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Private Retreat on 20 Acres with 1000 Ft of Frontage on the Little River

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Lodge on the bluff of the Little River (5 BR, 5.5 BA, 5300 sq. ft.)

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Townsend lodge description

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).

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www.wellspringretreat.com

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Wellspring Retreat on the Little River

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 30, 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 30 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

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

          • Lodge upstairs open sleeping area: 3 queen, 1 twin/ single

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          • Lodge, lower level: 1 king

            Private bath with tub/shower...moreless

          • Lodge, lower level: 2 queen

            Private large bath with shower and large tub...moreless

          • Lodge, main floor: 1 king

            Private bath with tub/shower...moreless

          • Lodge upstairs: 1 king

            Private bath with tub/shower and double sinks...moreless

          • Living Waters Loft: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Riverfront cabin, sleeps 4,beautiful flat rocks on shoreline...moreless

          • River Bluff Loft: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Riverfront loft sleeps 4, cabin overlooking trout hideout...moreless

          • Lodge, main floor: 1 king

            Private large bath with shower and large tub...moreless

          • Lodge: 5 bedrooms and 1 sleeping area. Sleeps 22 people Living Waters Loft: sleeps 4 River Bluff Loft: sleeps 4 Total 30 sleeping in beds/futons...moreless

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Lodge Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Lodge Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Lodge Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Lodge Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Lodge Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Living Waters Loft Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • River Bluff Loft Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Lodge 1/2 bathroom: toilet

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          • Lodge: 5 full bathrooms plus 1/2 bathroom Each of the smaller cabins has 1 full bathroom...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Large room includes Air Hockey, Ping Pong Table, and a Pool Table...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                @Lodge...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Available at the Lodge, not available at the Riverfront Loft Cabins....moreless

              • Television:

                Available at the Lodge, not available at the Riverfront Loft Cabins...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Waterfront:

                Beautiful riverfront water coming right out of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Stocked with brown and rainbow trout on our property by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Lodge has large dining area; Riverfront cabins have kitchenette....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 22 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available at the Lodge....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Available for in-season use only (November 1 - March 1)....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                WiFi internet access available at Lodge. Riverfront cabins do not have internet access....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

                Towels not to leave Lodge or cabins. Please bring beach towels for swimming, tubing, rafting, etc....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Available at the Lodge....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                The Lodge as well as the 2 riverfront loft cabins are fully equipped with appliances, pots and pans, utensils, dinnerware, silverware, etc....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                The Lodge has 2 refrigerators; each of the riverfront cabins have one....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered porches overlooking the Little River at the Riverfront Loft Cabins. Wrap-around porch at the Lodge....moreless

              • Golf:

                Laurel Valley Golf Course local in Townsend. Gatlinburg and Lambert Acres golf courses about 25 minutes away....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaking and canoeing available on the Little River....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Large propane grill at Lodge....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Large hot tub conveniently located on ground floor patio at the Lodge....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas/New Years
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $850
                  $5,400
                  Summer 2015
                  May 23 - Aug 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $850
                  $4,900

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • WR Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 14.75%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

                  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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/27/2014
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                  Location

                  23 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  TYS Knoxville

                  Local activities, within 10 minutes…

                  20 local restaurants, entrance to the

                  Great Smoky Mountains (GSM) National

                  Park, fishing, tubing, golfing, horseback

                  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).

                   

                  Owner info

                  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 3 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.


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                  Photos

                  • Lodge on the bluff of the Little River (5 BR, 5.5 BA, 5300 sq. ft.)

                    Lodge on the bluff of the Little River (5 BR, 5.5 BA, 5300 sq. ft.)

                  • The Little River runs in front of the Living Waters and River Bluff loft cabins

                    The Little River runs in front of the Living Waters and River Bluff loft cabins

                  • Old rustic barn near the entrance of the Wellspring Retreat

                    Old rustic barn near the entrance of the Wellspring Retreat

                  • Acres of playing area in the riverfront meadow

                    Acres of playing area in the riverfront meadow

                  • Wellspring Retreat (pic taken from across the Little River)

                    Wellspring Retreat (pic taken from across the Little River)

                  • Exciting times on the footbridge!

                    Exciting times on the footbridge!

                  • Kitchen in the Lodge.

                    Kitchen in the Lodge.

                  • Main floor king bedroom.  Porch opens to spacious deck with 3-burner grill.

                    Main floor king bedroom. Porch opens to spacious deck with 3-burner grill.

                  • Dining area easily seats 22 at one sitting.  Additional seating available.

                    Dining area easily seats 22 at one sitting. Additional seating available.

                  • Downstairs recreation room at the Lodge

                    Downstairs recreation room at the Lodge

                  • WellsieBear (8' chainsaw bear) greets everyone entering the Wellspring Retreat!

                    WellsieBear (8' chainsaw bear) greets everyone entering the Wellspring Retreat!

                  • Beautiful in all seasons!

                    Beautiful in all seasons!

                  • The spacious Lodge great room

                    The spacious Lodge great room

                  • River Bluff Loft cabin overlooking the Little River, renovated 2013

                    River Bluff Loft cabin overlooking the Little River, renovated 2013

                  • 1000+ ft of beautiful riverfront; great for summer tubing, swimming, & fishing

                    1000+ ft of beautiful riverfront; great for summer tubing, swimming, & fishing

                  • Looking up the Little River in front of the loft riverfront cabins.

                    Looking up the Little River in front of the loft riverfront cabins.

                  • Hide and seek in the meadow

                    Hide and seek in the meadow

                  • The Lodge, 5 BR, 5.5 BA, 5300 sq. ft., 3 Fireplaces, large porch, rocking chairs

                    The Lodge, 5 BR, 5.5 BA, 5300 sq. ft., 3 Fireplaces, large porch, rocking chairs

                  • Kitchen in the Lodge with door to porch where there is a wood burning fireplace.

                    Kitchen in the Lodge with door to porch where there is a wood burning fireplace.

                  • Downstairs BR with 2 queen beds opening to porch with the hot tub.

                    Downstairs BR with 2 queen beds opening to porch with the hot tub.

                  • Fire pit near the Little River, installed in summer, 2013.

                    Fire pit near the Little River, installed in summer, 2013.

                  • Riverfront loft cabin interior

                    Riverfront loft cabin interior

                  • Beautiful Little River from the footbridge

                    Beautiful Little River from the footbridge

                  • 2 of the 6 miniature golf holes at the Lodge.

                    2 of the 6 miniature golf holes at the Lodge.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                  $786 - $850 per night (USD)
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                  7 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 30

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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