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Little House on the River Rural Getaway, Country Setting

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sit by a river.
Find peace and meaning
In the rhythm
Of the lifeblood of the Earth.
(anonymous)

Little House on the River is nestled at the base of the western slope of the Cumberland Mountains in the scenic Rocky River Community of Van Buren County. Situated in the heart of Middle Tennessee, and centrally located between Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, it is located 2.8 miles off Hwy. 30 - 15 miles east of McMinnville and 15 miles west of Spencer at 14142 Rocky River Road, Rock Island, TN.

This cozy little cottage was completed in October 2008. It is surrounded by over 5 acres of privacy, has 640 square feet of living space, 384 square feet of covered porches, and a 162 square feet patio.

You won't be able to resist relaxing in the swing or sitting in one of the rocking chairs on the back porch as you watch the river wash your cares away. You will also want to hike along the almost 1400 feet of clean, spring-fed river. Keep your eyes open for beavers, otters, squirrels, chipmunks, wood ducks, blue herons, Canada geese,and the neighbors cows across the river. Bring your fishing pole - the river is stocked with trout several times a year.


You will want to walk down to the river and spend some peaceful time there with its beautiful views up and down the river. There is a hammock right above there that is just waiting for you. You are going to love the soothing sounds of the water as the river ripples by.

The house has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and window with a view of the river. There is one bath with a tub/shower combo. Bed linens are provided as well as towels and wash cloths. Towels for any river activity are NOT provided. There is a sofa in the living room that includes two recliners -- it is NOT a sofa bed. A TV with DISH service and DVD player are also in that area. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking and serving supplies. A phone is NOT provided. Cell phone service is possible but not optimal. A heating / air conditioning unit is located in the living area, along with an electric 'wood burning' stove. Cuddle up in the winter months or open the windows in mild weather to enjoy the refreshing breeze.

A charcoal grill is on site, but you'll need to bring your own charcoal. There is also a fire ring with firewood provided.

More information and photos may be found at our website. The link is a little farther down this page. You may also find us on facebook.

In addition to the three guest-submitted reviews that are indicated at the top of the page, there are over 100 more that I copy word for word from our guest book (minus any personal information) posted at the bottom of this page.

A complimentary daylily is available from our farm - Shangri La Farm - when you book a stay with us.

Keywords: Cabin, Rock Island State Park, Cumberland Caverns, Bluegrass Underground, Rocky River Bluegrass Festival, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, River, Romantic Getaway, Privacy, Relaxing, McMinnville lodging
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Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Little House has both a covered front and back porch - with the latter overlooking the river. There is also a patio on the side with beautiful river and mountain views. A fire ring is available along with firewood. We do ask for prior approval for building a fire dependent on wind conditions. A hammock, chair hammock, & camp chairs are provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    There are beautiful views of Rocky River from the bedroom, kitchen, and living area. Little House sits right on the river bank with the covered back porch overlooking the river. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels for any river activity are NOT included. Towels are for bathing ONLY....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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5% will be added if you pay by credit card. Also, rates are based on two people. An additional $10 per night per guest will be added for anyone over the age of three.

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Location

Rock Island State Park is close by and it offers a lot of outdoor activities: fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, swimming, etc. Fall Creek Falls is a little further away and offers these options: swimming (including a pool) hiking, canoeing, paddle boating, bicycling, horseback riding, golf, tennis, etc. Cumberland Caverns is a short drive if you'd like to do a little spelunking. Links to all of these are at our website, along with several others.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Your hosts are Debby & Joe Moffitt. We have always lived in Middle Tennessee and feel fortunate to be so close to so much natural beauty. Joe is a retired school administrator and we still operate a nursery - Shangri La Farm - primarily selling daylilies. Together, we have 12 children and 29 grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Rock Island, TN, USA:
After looking at river / creek property for several years, we found our dream spot near the headwaters of Rocky River. It is located close to our primary residence and is a favorite spot when children and grandchildren visit. As much as we love this place we call home, we also love to travel. As we have done that, and used a variety of accommodations, we have discovered that our favorite places to stay are similar to what we built overlooking Rocky River. Our idea of a perfect getaway - is just that - a getaway: from the traffic, the crowds, the noise, and the lure of tourist traps.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The location is a real plus. Rock Island State Park is about 15 minutes away. Cumberland Caverns (home of Bluegrass Underground) is about the same. Driving just a little bit longer will take you to beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park. As fun as those destinations are, there are not words to describe the picturesque Rocky River farming community, the sounds and sights of nature, and the calming effect of the river as it ripples by. We think you'll love Little House as much as we do! Leave your cares behind and come recharge at one of the prettiest little spots on earth.


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Photos

  • Picturesque.  Pastoral. Perfect!

    Picturesque. Pastoral. Perfect!

  • Kitchen stocked with basics - OR, enjoy meals at nearby restaurants.

    Kitchen stocked with basics - OR, enjoy meals at nearby restaurants.

  • Little House has one bedroom with a queen-size bed.  (No cot or sleeper sofa)

    Little House has one bedroom with a queen-size bed. (No cot or sleeper sofa)

  • View from the screen door to the back porch

    View from the screen door to the back porch

  • Back porch overlooking Rocky River.  You will love the sights & sounds here!

    Back porch overlooking Rocky River. You will love the sights & sounds here!

  • The perfect spot to relax!

    The perfect spot to relax!

  • Imagine yourself sitting right here.  Relaxation guaranteed!

    Imagine yourself sitting right here. Relaxation guaranteed!

  • The river gets stocked with trout several times a year from bridge next to us.

    The river gets stocked with trout several times a year from bridge next to us.

  • 'Sunshine on the water looks so lovely.'

    'Sunshine on the water looks so lovely.'

  • Come sit a spell . . .

    Come sit a spell . . .

  • Grillin' time!

    Grillin' time!

  • Even the little chipmunks love to watch the river roll by!

    Even the little chipmunks love to watch the river roll by!

  • Little House has hosted guests from all over TN, plus 20 other states!

    Little House has hosted guests from all over TN, plus 20 other states!

  • There are views of the river from every room except the bathroom.

    There are views of the river from every room except the bathroom.

  • Bathroom with tub/shower combo

    Bathroom with tub/shower combo

  • Table for Two (view from bedroom window)

    Table for Two (view from bedroom window)

  • What better place to enjoy springtime?

    What better place to enjoy springtime?

  • Path from the back steps to the fire pit - firewood provided

    Path from the back steps to the fire pit - firewood provided

  • One of the many views of the river along the Little House property

    One of the many views of the river along the Little House property

  • Relaxing view from the back porch.

    Relaxing view from the back porch.

  • This Canada Goose couldn't resist this beautiful view either.

    This Canada Goose couldn't resist this beautiful view either.

  • 'Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . . '

    'Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . . '

  • Need some R & R?  This is the place!!!

    Need some R & R? This is the place!!!

  • Twin Falls at nearby Rock Island State Park (notice the kayakers).

    Twin Falls at nearby Rock Island State Park (notice the kayakers).

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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