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Ripshin Mountain studio apartment

Roan Mountain, TN, USA
  • Guest House450 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Our property is at approximately 3,000 feet elevation.

Enjoy our natural beauty surrounded by wooded mountains and creek, with deck, overlooking the fish pond. Hike on our 45 acres or continue on to forest service land. Our apartment has an eclectic decor of modern, country and Asian with all new appliances; a handmade solid oak shaker style pencil post bed; a handmade futon couch; fireplace; and sauna. Our space is relatively free of allergens with a tile floor and solid wood ceiling, walls and cabinets. The distance from our home to the apartment is about 100 yards. There are some slopes for sledding very nearby. We will provide transportation (if you don't have 4 wheel or all wheel drive) up our driveway if there is snow on the roads.


Norma Morrison

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Norma Morrison

Patrick is a self employed furniture maker. However, he has been renovating our home and apartment in recent years. His hobbies include reading, hiking, playing with his dog, and driving/caring for his Porsche Boxster S. Patrick was born in Chicago, graduated from high school in Raleigh, and served in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. Norma is a retired college professor and now supplements their income by tutoring and substitute teaching. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, music concerts, theater, Fife and Drum Corps, keeping in touch with former students and friends through social media and organic gardening. She was raised in Florida, attended Indian River Jr. College/Florida State U./U. of S. Florida/U. of Oregon/East Tennessee State University and Milligan College.

Norma Morrison purchased this Guest House in 1971

Why Norma Morrison chose Roan Mountain

When Patrick first saw our land he fell in love with it and realized the potential for a hydro electric system. Forty years later, he designed and constructed our own micro-hydro electric system that generates the amount of electricity that we use. We love living here and have very deep roots like the trees that surround us.

What makes this Guest House unique

This place on Ripshin Mountain has served us as an ideal location to raise our daughter and build memories with our grandchildren.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4


          • 1 Bathroom
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, shower, sauna included in bathroom see pics

            Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Mountain View
                You have a view of Ripshin Mountain from the windows and deck of our apartment.
              • Rural
                We are located in a peaceful, spiritually uplifting environment on 45 acreas of land with no neighbors in view.
              • Waterfront
                Our apartment overlooks a fresh water fish pond that covers 1/4 of an acrea.


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Internet
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                            excercise bike, free weights and bands in addition to sauna
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Fireplace
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                            area only with futon bed as couch and TV/DVD player over fireplace
                          • Parking
                            unloading near apartment; parking next to our garage
                          • Telephone
                            cell phone reception for some services
                          • Towels Provided


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                regular size freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Music Library
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        Internet movie streaming
                                      • Stereo
                                        CD player
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            vege garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Unheated pond for summer swimming
                                              • Sauna


                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                3 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Loved It!

                                                                Stephanie D.

                                                                My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend here. It is so peaceful and beautiful. The owners are extremely helpful. The cabin had all the essentials and was nicely decorated. The sauna was awesome to have after a long day fishing! It is perfect size for a couple or couple with child. We'll definitely be back

                                                                feels brand new

                                                                Eric A.

                                                                Very clean and efficient. All of the furniture and cabinets are handmade and well-crafted. Beautiful setting. Host is just perfect. We would go back in a heartbeat.

                                                                Relaxing spot after hard day of hiking or skiing.

                                                                Donna G.

                                                                This was the first time our family stayed in a vacation rental instead of a hotel. We loved it. This apartment is so cozy, but plenty roomy for my family of four. The property is gorgeous and peaceful. The first day we were there we took a little hike to see their waterfalls and a Christmas tree farm at the top of their upper driveway. Norma and Patrick were perfect hosts. They gave us space, but were there when we needed them. Patrick was nice enough to show us his micro-hydro electric system and explain how it worked and the background of how he planned it. We visited Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, and the Appalachian Ski Resort on our vacation. They were all less than 35 miles from the apartment and very scenic drives. We will definitely be going back to stay again. I almost forgot...FYI the futon is more comfortable than the bed. My husband and I didn't know that until the last day. Next time the kids will get the bed and we'll get the futon.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Our first guests in our place during winter in the mountains were a joy to have. We hope they return many more times and become life long friends.


                                                                Roan Mountain, TN, USA


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