A beautiful farmhouse with outdoor patio and breezeway. A amazing large bathroom with tile walk in shower. Very beautifully decorated with linen sheets and down comforters. Fully provided kitchen with cookware, etc. Wifi and television. On a small farm with sweet donkeys grazing behind the farm. Large shade trees with tons of birds and beautiful landscaping. Sits back off the road with a long curvy driveway. A perfect place for someone longing quiet and convenience to Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and the GSMNP. Conveniently located just a mile off the I 75 and just 3 miles from I 40. Definitely a place to stay and return. Coffees and teas are provided. Perfect for those vacationing or staying in the area for work.
- House1580 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Memorable Experience
My wife and I were on a "workation" and we were looking for a place near ORNL during the last month of our stay.
The house is great with plenty of space for us. They even had all the small stuff other rentals tend to forget so there was very little we needed to cook & grill (and yes, the grill is top-notch). Master bed was a memory foam mattress and was actually more comfortable than our bed.
Gretchen & Dwayne were excellent hosts, communicated very well and are hard workers. One example was the refrigerator. Appliances do fail, so we cooked our meals from the food we bought that morning thinking it might take days before a repair guy could come out. Gretchen decided to cancel that appointment and pick up a new fridge that day & Gretchen/Dwayne installed it themselves that same day! I've never seen service that before in a rental. A+
Lastly, the farm experience was exactly what I was hoping for. I basically had my own pet pig and donkey for a month and they were a great diversion after finishing my computer work for the day. Sassy (the donkey) & Petunia (the pig) are both rescues with some disabilities. It was great coming out whenever I wanted to pet & feed. Sassy loves ginger snaps and petting while Petunia has a little attitude (you probably would be if you were blind & deaf older pig) but warms up to you after a few pets. When Gretchen is around she would sometimes bring River, her yellow lab which was entertaining to watch when she would steal food from Petunia.
Should we have the chance, we would rent again and would recommend to others looking to "get away" without going too far, especially if you are working at ORNL.
Quiet beats any hotel
Great place with wonderful hostess. Clean modern and warm. Even has a computer room will steer friends here.
Perfect Home Away from Home!
This house is the perfect home away from home! The grounds are beautiful and very well kept, in a peaceful, quiet area. The house was very clean, very well arranged, and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The kitchen had all of the utensils, cookware, and appliances to make home cooked meals which was exactly what we wanted. Having the washer & dryer in the house was extremely helpful too! Thank you Gretchen for sharing your home, and making our stay perfect!
We came to Lenior City to fish . We were very close to where we met our guide two days . The house was perfect. Loved the beautiful tiled bath, comfortable bed, and all was super clean. The outside was inviting ,. loved watching the birds in several feeders. The 2 donkeys were so sweet, will be back !! Met Gretchen , very sweet lady !
Oh Gail you are so kind. You were such a great couple, and you hold my record for the biggest fish I have ever seen at the end of a line! I hope I can see you again. As for the donkeys, I had to put my sweet Mocha down on Tuesday. It is heartbreaking. She was a beauty. So glad you got to come and stay. You are certainly welcome at my home anytime. Best wishes to you both.
Second visit even better than the first!
This is the second time we stayed at Gretchen's place. We stayed for 2 weeks in the winter and it was beautiful. We decided to revisit the area in the summer. Beautiful hiking in the mountains and around Melton Hill Lake. Gretchen's place is a home away from home. She has everything we needed for a relaxing week away. The yard is so peaceful and the flowers were lovely. Close to interstates, shopping, lakes and mountains. Great to visit with the animals who live behind the property--Mocha and Sassy, the donkeys and Petunia, the pig. Great, friendly neighbors. Can't wait to visit again! Thanks Gretchen!
Doesn't get any better than this!! =)
Oh, where to even start?! First of all, Gretchen is an incredible hostess....she truly bent over backward to make sure we had a fabulous time in Tennessee: excellent communication, fabulous suggestions, and sweet personal touches. Her home is absolutely immaculate, and she has it very well stocked. The yards are absolutely pristine, and we really enjoyed hanging out with her darling 'farmily' each day! Most days we ate outside under the covered eating area, and it was so lovely to be surrounded by fireflies and beautiful sunsets. We would return to this property in a heartbeat, and we'd definitely recommend it to our friends and family! Absolute perfection in every way. Thanks a bunch, Gretchen!! xo
Team Steffens is amazing! You were the perfect guests. I wish you could have stayed longer. You are always welcome back anytime. I really appreciated the sweet card. Also, we finally found the culprit for the water flow in the bathroom, we unhooked the value and lots of tiny rocks were in the line from where we had dug a irrigation line months ago. They settled in the valve. After cleaning them out the toilet can now flush a bucket of golf balls! Thank you for letting me know in such a nice way. You are all wonderful, I hope to someday have you as neighbors here in Tennessee.
Gretchen, Petunia, Sassy, Mocha.
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