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A Li'l Stone Cottage, Charming! Compelling!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

STONEYBROOK COTTAGE... A touch of charm in the midst of East Tennessee's Mountain Wonderland! Looking for a little serenity, yet convenient to anywhere in east Tennessee?


Enjoy the quiet, quaintness, and beauty of the Unicoi Mountains in East Tennessee. Listen to the sounds of the babbling brook just steps from your porch swing or deck. Surrounded by nature's beauty - you will find this a rare and delightful get-away! Minutes from numerous attractions with a variety of activities for everyone! There are arts communities nearby along with flea markets and antique shops to challenge the most discriminating shoppers.

You will be minutes from the scenic Cherohala Skyway, the Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Fontana Dam, and the Natahala River Gorge. An hour + to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Smokey Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest and numerous State Park facilities, the Ocoee and Natahala rivers offering world class whitewater kayaking and rafting, fly fishing from many lakes and rivers as well as a host of other outdoor recreational opportunities.

STONEYBROOK COTTAGE is a unique and memorable experience for your family! Furnished in antiques and period furniture, it offers all the amenities of home yet with a simplicity and serenity you won't want to miss! A small 'English Cottage' - comfy, warm and cozy! You will enjoy this affordable, charming cottage - and will definitely want to come back again soon!

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Woody Mason
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Woody Mason

This is our second home and our vacation paradise, not just a rental income property. We have enjoyed hiking and motorcycling in the area for over 15 years and wanted a more permanant place to stay that felt more like home. We are so very thankful to be able to share our retreat with a joyful heart.

Please enjoy Stoneybrook Cottage as much as we do!

Woody Mason purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Woody Mason chose East

After looking at other properties is East Tennessee and western North Carolina, we discovered what is locally known as the Rock House. It was built by a local lumber / saw-mill baron in the 1950's for his personal retreat. It was then and is now truly unique. There is a calming influence permeating the cottage, allowing us to relax and re-charge from our busy schedules. We enjoy hiking for recreation and there are many trails to explore close by. We are also avid motorcyclists and this area provides so many great riding experiences and sightseeing opportunities that we haven't made a dent in them so far. Many vacation homes are newly constructed log cabins, sometimes built in almost cookie-cutter, sub-division fashion. Stoneybrook Cottage stands alone and it has the comforting feeling of returning home each time we arrive.

What makes this cottage unique

Stoneybrook Cottage is also a bird watchers paradise. We have feeders for our many bird visitors and bird watchers alike. Humming birds abound along with more varieties than I can count.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Woody,

Our stay in the cottage was wonderful. We could open up the windows in the bedroom, the bathroom and the kitchen and didn't have to turn on the air-conditioner which enabled us to go to sleep and wake up with the the birds and frogs Everything was clean. We would like to compliment you for the way the cottage has been taken care of. Everything we needed was there-you didn't forget anything! We hope we can return next year.


William and Michelle
May 2013
  • 1 of 3


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Car: necessary

Enjoy the Foothills Area of the Unicoi Mountains in East Tennessee. Minutes from the heart of the Cherokee Nation and the beautiful Cherokee National Forest, Trout / Fly Fishing, Antique Hunting, Flea Market Finding, Major Attractions & Multiple State Parks. Some of the best motorcycle riding roads in the country, such as the Cherohala Skyway and the 'Tail of the Dragon' at Deal's Gap!!


Madisonville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Comfortable Amenities, simply waiting for YOU! Cozy Gas Fireplace, Queen Bedroom, Double Bedroom, Completely Equipped and Stocked Kitchen, Linens & Towels provided, Large Covered Porch with Swing, Wood Deck for outdoor relaxation with BBQ Grills, Outdoor firepit for those marshmallows, Card Games along with a library of DVD & VCR movies for your enjoyment! Tellico River / Big Creek public access within walking distance to boat ramp, canoeing & rafting, NO SMOKING inside please, Smoking outside permitted, Easy Access - No Dirt Roads to Travel! Pets? Let's talk, Motorcycle Friendly, too


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A Li'l Stone Cottage, Charming! Compelling!
average rating of 4.725806 based on 65 reviews

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored this charming and enchanting cottage! We photographed our friends' wedding and this cottage provided the perfect location and quiet retreat to relax and process photos. The cottage was immaculate, well-stocked and welcoming. We LOVED it and will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to help folks find the right place for a spur of the moment get-away. It make us happy to be keep the cottage for people to enjoy.
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Nice stay at Li'l Stone Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed three nights here and thoroughly enjoyed touring the area. The cabin is in a good central location to drive on the Cherohala Skyway and visit the Lost Sea and Fort Loudin. The cabin itself served our needs nicely but could use some maintenance. It has nice decor and is very homey. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a quick get away.

  • 4 of 5

Place was perfect for a quick get away while working in Knoxville. Everything that we needed for a relaxing couple days was there. We enjoyed setting around the fire on the porch in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quiet get away! No cell phones going off cause there's no signal! Perfect to just get away

  • 4 of 5

Can't wait to do it again

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and quirky maybe, but ......

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was clean and quaintly decorated and yes, the floors definitely slope throughout due to foundation settling. We were there to ride our motorcycle so didn't spend most of the day at the cottage. Bed was very comfy, but please spend some money on fixing the shower/tub appearance. A little TLC would go a long way in the bathroom. The shower walls are swollen from moisture build up behind the masonite and the caulking looked old around base so wouldn't look clean. The bath mat left in the tub had black spots all over it so we didn't bother to use it. Scoured the tub as best I could although it seemed etched into the floor of the tub. The gas grill was in terrible shape and unusable, totally rusted out interior. Hopefully this will be replaced or removed from the listing.

3 stars because we did enjoy sitting on the porch swing watching the hummingbirds play in the morning with coffee or late afternoon with cocktails and we slept well while there after riding for 6-7 hours a day. Good location to access many nice rides. The weather was absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks JoAnn for the review and critique. It's always good to have a little criticism to keep things sharp and up to date. I'll have a conversation with my maintenance folks and get things more ship shape. With that said, I find it interesting that for the price of a 2-3 star motel room with nothing but a bed and a TV, folks expect the Ritz and get an entire house with two comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, washer-dryer and entertainment and a great view from the front porch. Most guests seem to enjoy the funkiness of a 65 year old stone cottage for what it is, not so much for what they expect. Our website states an outdoor grill & BBQ grill is provided, and it is, yet, a past guest wanted a gas grill and didn't want to carry it home so they left it as a gift. Apparentl;y it needs to go away. The charcoal grill is available for use and in very good shape, however, the gas grill will probably be scrapped. Oh, well!? The weather was good, the riding was excellent; what more could you want? We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and do hope you come back again because we've enjoyed sharing our little piece of peace and quiet with riders and vacationers throughout the years and we aspire to do better each and every day.
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Adorable little cottage in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint little cottage in the hills. We had zero cell phone service at the cottage, which worked out perfectly for us. No annoying calls or texts distracting us from our family time! And I mean that sincerely, not sarcastically. The cottage itself was charming and cozy. Felt comfortable and safe for the entire stay. Would definitely stay again if we travel to TN again in the future. Beautiful countryside with amazing hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful that folks share their good times at our little piece of heaven and enjoy the peace and quiet the same way that we do. Sharing Stoneybrook Cottage with vacationing families is one of the best side benefits of ownership. Come back again any time. The door is always open.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Ratees are calculated for 2 adults and children under 12. Additional adults are $10 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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