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Recent East reviews

  • Great Bargain

    "We had a group of 20 for ou church fall getaway. The house was a great bargain. It had everything we needed and the bedroom layout worked perfectly for us. We would definitely rent this house again if our group doesn't grow too large for it. It was easy to reserve and the directions that I received were from my door to the cabin door. It was a little confusing when I turned into the visitor center I didn't see a sign to know that I needed to follow the road up the hill to Wiley Oakley Drive, otherwise great. Oh and the Bears came to visit on Sunday before we left."
    Guest: Beth C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Fun In the Sun

    "I stayed at Gambrel House over the Labor Day Weekend. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. I would highly recommend a visit there. The house is located on a very accessible part of the lake. The house was clean and very welcoming. My wife and I stayed with another couple and found the overall experience very delightful. The rates extended to us were very reasonable especially for a holiday weekend. We were very pleased! It's nice to launch your boat once for the entire stay and be able to walk down to it from the house. Ours was in the water for the duration of our stay and easily reached in a less than a one minute walk from the house. The dock is privately owned by the owner of the house in which we stayed and offered a low traffic area which we had pretty much to ourselves. We look forward to our next trip for more hospitality and exploration of one of the most beautiful lakes we've ever boated on."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Wonderful

    "We absolutely loved staying in this cabin, perfect location. The owners were so kind to work with is on our reservations cause we had planned to stay in October but my daughter was in the hospital,so we couldn't keep our original reservations. We will definitely recommend this cabin to our friends and family."
    Guest: Kristy Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 28, 2014
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  • Perfect Stay!!

    "If you are looking for the perfect family vacation on Norris Lake...this is it! Beautiful, serene location with all the amenities :) Having the main lodge and the cozy, separate, private apartment is great for a family or families to have their own space. Plenty of space to spread out with the family room, sunroom, and outdoor decks on 2 levels. The biggest plus may be the large gentle sloping yard that leads to the dock, water and fire pit. The kids can play with no worries about rocky landscape."
    Guest: Jean & Pat Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 10, 2014
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East Travel Tips

East Tennessee is Easily the Best Vacation Destination

East Tennessee is a region filled with urban areas, sprawling countrysides, plenty of attractions, and lots of adventure opportunities. Check out the Smoky Mountains or hike the Appalachian Trail. Visit towns such as Bristol, Kingsport, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Have the time of your life with your family and friends at the local attractions. The friendly mountains, broad valleys, and running rivers make any of the many East Tennessee vacation rentals the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Best Time to Visit East Tennessee

A great time to book East Tennessee resorts is in the fall. Get into Tennessee, see the leaves change for the autumn season and take in the beauty of the Smokey Mountains. In the winter, there are a few cold, wet weeks but overall it is pleasant all year long. The spring and summer offer the perfect weather for outdoor family fun. The first week of November is particularly cold so most visitors avoid that time. Just remember, because the region is surrounded by mountains, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. It is a good idea to check the weather just before you visit to ensure that you pack the right clothing.

Transportation in East Tennessee

One of the best airports to fly into is Knox County Airport. Another good option is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. Both have a wide variety of car rental chains as well and without a car, you will not be getting very far in East Tennessee. A rental car is especially perfect for getting out of your East Tennessee cabins for day trips. Many of the towns in the region do offer free trolleys, public buses, and some taxis.

Perfect Daytrips in East Tennessee

The region has so much to offer that it will be hard to choose where to spend your days. One destination not to miss is the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. It offers an array of wildlife, hiking opportunities, and outdoor adventures. You might do well to visit Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, or even Gatlinburg. For an interesting twist, you might want to visit Rugby, an Edwardian-era village built as a utopian community that has been perfectly preserved. If you want to stay in a city that is centrally located to most popular day trip destinations, Knoxville might be your best bet.

Tennessee Music Culture

Tennessee is known as a melting pot of musical styles and influences. From the eastern border, Appalachian folk songs and bluegrass were born. Country music bloomed in Nashville. Rockabilly, blues, gospel, and even rock-n-roll stemmed from the Mississippi belt of the state. To this day, Tennessee-–Nashville in particular–-is a strong musical town. The bustling city of Chattanooga was the inspiration for Glenn Miller’s song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” If you are up for a day trip away from the area, check out Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Music always has been and always will be a large part of the Tennessee culture. That means that there is no shortage of live music performances, musical festivals, and concerts throughout the year.

The State’s Natural Beauty

During your stay in East Tennessee, take some time to enjoy the great outdoors. More than half the state is covered by protected forests, national parks, wilderness, and game preserves. Part of the fun of your vacation will consist of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of. Be sure not to miss the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Ruby Falls.

Fun for the Whole Family

East Tennessee has an exceptional list of attractions that the whole family will love. Your itinerary should include stops at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Lost Sea, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Knoxville Zoo. The majestic mountains, fun-filled attractions, and fast rides at the theme parks (Dollywood) will let you find exactly what you are looking for in a family vacation!

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