About the property
- Cottage640 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Sit by a river.
Find peace and meaning
In the rhythm
Of the lifeblood of the Earth.
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 neighbor's 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. You may also find us on facebook.
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
Deborah C Moffitt
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About Deborah C Moffitt
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 30 grandchildren.
Deborah C Moffitt purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Deborah C Moffitt chose Van Buren County
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is a real plus. Rock Island State Park is about 15 minutes away. Cumberland Caverns 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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Peaceful, beautiful getaway
This place is a gem! It's quiet, and you can hear the stream out the back door. It's well-kept, clean, nice views out windows. Owners communicate well and in timely manner. I worked all day in that serenity, then at 5pm literally went out the back door to walk in the stream and do a little fishing. Just what I was looking for! (Please do note as the owners describe, there is no internet nor reliable cellular data access...so, good place to "unplug.")
Perfect for some rest & relaxation
We really enjoyed our stay at Little House on the River. It is a truly beautiful place to forget the rest of the world. Sitting on the back porch listening to the river flow by & watching the cattle graze across the river while being surrounded by natures best will melt away your cares. The house is really clean with nice furnishings inside & out. Pictures & words just don't do this place justice. Beautiful rural countryside but easy to find & close to several attractions makes this a fantastic getaway spot. Please don't just take my word for it though. Book this place & see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
One of the most beautiful places we have ever visited!!
Little House on the River was so much more than we expected. We thought that it was beautiful on line but it is even more beautiful in person. You have water views from every window in the Little House. The House is very nicely decorated and has everything in it that you could possibly need. We loved the back porch right next to the river. We have only one regret and that is it rained most of the time we were there. Great places to walk and the scenery is fantastic. We LOVED Little House on the River!! I give it a 10 as the highest mark!!
Ah, thank you so much for your glowing report of your Little House stay. Wish the weather had been better, but so glad you still enjoyed your time on Rocky River. We hope you can return sometime.
Little House on the River
Amazing place to get some R&R with good fishing. If you are looking to get away from it all and see God's beautiful creations the Little House on the River is the place. Very clean and beautiful inside and outside. Debby and Joe have an Amazing Little Peace of Heaven here on Earth!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Bill and Janet
Thank you so much for being our guests and for taking such good care of Little House. We are so happy you think it's as wonderful a place as we do!
Great Location, very quiet, plenty of room, and great folks to rent from.
Thank you so much. So glad your Little House experience was a good one!
Heaven on Earth!
We were able to completely unplug and re-energize our minds, bodies and souls! Little House was the perfect size for the two of us and had all the comforts of home PLUS the soothing sounds of nature and running water right out the back door. Ahhhh. Missing it already but looking forward to our next visit!
So, so glad you enjoyed your Little House experience. You will be welcomed back anytime you're able to return!
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.