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South Holston River House

Bristol, TN, USA
  • Cottage1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Over Looking The Beginning Of South Holston Tailwater

Quaint Comfortable Home Over Looking The Begining Of The South Holston Tailwater

Beautifully restored 1932 home is one of the first properties available to fishermen, outdoorsmen and nature lovers on the South Holston River Tail water. Our property has a private TVA back entrance to over 1.5 miles of TVA river bank and 150 acres of hunting property with stands of Corn, Sunflowers and Beats all managed to improve wild life habitat. Opportunities to take Deer, Turkey and an assortment of waterfowl abound. The TVA trail system allows you to be fishing or hunting in less than 5 minutes using our private access.

The property can easily accommodate 2 to 11 guests. Boasting 1 King, 1 Queen, 3 full twins, set of bunk beds and one queen size futon. There is a newly remolded full size bathroom on the first floor and a small half bath in the master suite. The property is less than a mile to South Holston's first tail water TVA public boat ramp. We are more than on the way to the mouth of one of the best tail waters in the east coast. It is true some of the best fishing guides in the world drive right by our property every day. If you wish we can hook you up with one of these guides for an amazing experience on the South Holston tail water.

The front porch is perfect for front porch a rocking and relaxing. There is a 16' X 16' deck off the back of the house overlooking the beginning of the South Holston River Tail-water with unbelievable views of the South Holston Mountains. In the back yard there is 1500 square foot paver patio with a fire pit in the shadows of a 150 year old apple tree.

Property Manager

Jenny Urse

Member Since 2013
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Jenny Urse

We purchased this property in June of 2015. We have established and own other VRBO properties and know what our customers desire in a rental and are committed to providing the best experience possible.

Jenny Urse purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Jenny Urse chose Bristol

This property is unique because of the TVA property that sits directly behind our 1.1 acres. The land boasts over 1.5 miles of amazing fishing and over 150 acres of prime hunting land all managed to improve wild life habitat. There are several acres of trees and forest settings as well as fields of corn, sunflower seeds and beats what all good deer, turkey and birds need to thrive.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Suite
        1 king, TV, large closet, SMALL 1/2 Bath
      • First Floor Bedroom
        1 queen, Closest bedroom to downstairs bath.
      • Twin Bunk Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, TV, Best views of the River and Mountains
      • Bunk Bedroom
        1 bunk bed, Shares space with the Washer / Dryer and Freezer


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Nicely renovated high end updates.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Small but nice

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Amazing views of the South Holston Mountains.
            • Rural
              Country Setting
            • Water View
              Overlooking the South Holston River Tailwater.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Garage
                          Garage in basement will not hold a car however it is an amazing Fishing Cave
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Huge HD Television with premium DirectTV services. Amazing huge couch that needs its own zip code. Second living room boasts a wood stove, fly tying desk and a futon sofa.
                        • Parking
                          Space for 5 vehicles.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          Perfect for those cold winter nights. Wood is provided and ready for you.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              More than you will need!
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              High end kitchen, fully loaded recently updated.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Indoor seating for 10 out door seating for 12
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Boat
                                          Over the ridge is the South Holston Lake. One of TVA's jewels boating opportunities are endless. This lake is one of the best in the country, 10 minutes to South Holston Lake 421 boat ramp.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Huge 1500 square foot patio with a fire pit centrally located all nesseled under a 150 year old apple tree.
                                        • Golf
                                          More golf clubs in the area than you can shake a stick at. Close to one of the most exclsuve clubs in the country. Let us know if you disire a list of clubs in the area.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Kayak's are located in the Fishing Cave. Feel free to use them on the lake or the river at your own risk. We recommend that you bring a life jacket that fits you.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Amazing views and an wonderfully landscaped property designed to attract and enhance the wildlife in and around the property.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Webber Charcoal Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Bring your own fishing gear. If you like to tie your own flies please feel free to sit at the vice and get to work.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          17 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great cabin near the South Holston river

                                                          Jonathan B.

                                                          3 of us came from Charlotte for a fly fishing weekend. The house could not have been more perfect. Plenty of space in the house. Walking distance to a great stretch of the s. holston river for fishing. The patio, firepit and yard was beautiful and allowed us to spend a ton of time comfortably outside. I would definitely book this place again.

                                                          Great place to stay to fish the South Holston

                                                          Ronald W.

                                                          Well appointed house to fish the South Holston River. Wading access to a great area of the river. Nice finishes on the interior. Great patio and fire pit. I will be back. I make several trips per year to fish.

                                                          Larger than Expected

                                                          Michael H.

                                                          Really enjoyed staying here. Much nicer than I was expecting and much larger too.

                                                          Excellent location for fishing access

                                                          Rob S.Raleigh, NC

                                                          My son and I stayed here Dec 17-21 and fished for the four days. The house is nicely renovated and in a very convenient location. It was bigger than just the two of needed but it was a great option for our needs. Will definitely book again!

                                                          Incredible location

                                                          Stephanie D.

                                                          Place was very clean and updated. Had everything we needed. Deck and patio with firepit outside was great to have. We are returning again we loved it so much

                                                          Views not as advertised. No water view whatsoever.

                                                          becky and tom p.

                                                          House was clean. Sleeps a lot of people. However, master bedroom was upstairs and stairs were steep and narrow with no railing so impossible for me to go upstairs. Manager answered our call when we could not operate the tv. Written instructions would have been nice along with a list of channels. You had to drive a short distance to get to any scenic walking trails. House set right on road.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your input. We did add a hand rail on the staircase. I would like to refer people to the list of other reviews that state how great of a fishing cabin this place is.


                                                          Bristol, TN, USA

                                                          South Holston River Tailwater, South Holston River, Watauga River, Doe River, Beaver Damn, Laurel Creek, Downtown Bristol, Bristol Motor Speedway.


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