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'Tennessee Tahoe': Cozy Cabin on Tims Ford Lake with Two Level Dock

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

A great place to relax and enjoy the best that lake life has to offer. This quaint 2-level home is located on a quiet slough, yet convenient to the main channel. A two level dock provides ample room to spread out and enjoy swimming, sunbathing, fishing, boating, canoeing.

The house is located in a small two cul-de-sac neighborhood with no thru traffic which makes a great setting for walks and biking.

The main living level includes a living area with stone fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bath with dual vanities, and a rear deck with porch swings and pub table overlooking the dock and lake.

A spiral staircase leads to the lower level consisting of a den area, bar/fridge, game table, bedroom, bathroom, a nautical themed kid's bunk room with 6 bunks, a small dry sauna, and a rear patio with chaise lounge chairs.

The home offers many different areas (living areas, deck, patio, dock) for guests to congregate in smaller groups and enjoy varied activities

Tims Ford Lake is a beautiful deep water lake with many fingers extending in between the surrounding hills. With over 350 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of areas to explore and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

For boaters, the dock includes a lift and two jet-ski floats. Popular water sports include water skiing, tubing, and wake boarding.

If fishing is a priority for your group, Tim's Ford is well known as a great small-mouth bass and striped bass lake. Large mouth bass, crappie, and catfish are also plentiful and area marinas provide leads on local guides that can put you on the fish.

If you chose to explore the surrounding area, there are many destinations to chose from, including charming downtown Winchester with shops, restaurants, and The Old Jail Museum; Tims Ford State Park with Bear Trace golfing as well as hiking, biking; Jack Daniels Distillery and Ms Bobo's restaurant in nearby Lynchburg; the Blue Gill Grill at Holiday Marina; Granny Fish's Restaurant in Tullahoma; and endless other intriguing sights.

Keywords: lakehouse, cabin, Tims Ford, Winchester

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

An engineer with a passion for the water and outdoors. I enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, hiking which makes Tims Ford a great destination.

The Owner purchased this house in 1990

Why The Owner chose Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake is in a beautiful setting in an area of rich heritage and tradition. The easy commute from major regional population centers (Chattanooga, Huntsville, Nashville, Atlanta) was also a point of interest.

What makes this house unique

sipping coffee and feeding the fish on the dock at day-break; kayaking in the early morning calm; grilling out; great times and great memories with friends and family, ...................

Amenities

Winchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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'Tennessee Tahoe': Cozy Cabin on Tims Ford Lake with Two Level Dock
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
5

Lovely cozy charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had trouble finding the driveway in the dark, though the number on the mailbox is well marked. It is an old gravel drive ( in fine shape, just hard to see) and the dark wood sided home sits back in the trees. The home makes good use of its cozy square footage and the decor is nice, with the basement area (bunk room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchenette & sauna) standing out with recent updating (very cute!)

There is a long, steep walk down to the dock, but it has nice stepping stones & some railings so it never felt unsafe. The neighbors are close with similar back yards & docks but the cove still managed to feel private & quiet, as there weren't too many people around.

We appreciated having a table that we could all gather round (8) even though the dining table set is for 6, to eat meals & play games together. The paddle boat was a peaceful & fun addition to our lake stay! The back deck made a nice spot for a quiet moment as did the lounge chairs on the lower porch... plenty of places like this where a few could have time & space together not with "everyone". The owner was accessible as we needed him. We walked & ran in the nice neighborhood- also quiet, civilized & peaceful. Bikes would work here. We had an intermittent issue of the burners not heating up when turning them on, but each time we found a way to do what was needed without much trouble. We enjoyed grilling our steaks with the charcoal grill, too. It is nice that there are several types of grills to choose from. Our family was happy with our stay here and we thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get together

  • 3 of 5

I was really looking forward our gathering of son and his family with 4 boys. I was hoping they would enjoy swimming and water activities. I inquired if he provided access to.a canoe or kayak and the answer was yes.. Having previous stayed at lake places that provided life jackets for guests I assumed here to. Nope, and the only water activities was a paddle boat and no life jackets. And the grandsons would not go in the green water and it was still early June. We went swimming at the state park. It has a fantastic pool with diving boards.

Wifi access took a day to fix. The tv very basic channels, not even CNN. One stove burner did not work for cooking. There were 3 globes for ceiling lights and each was full of bugs. For cleanup we were to put garbage in one of 4 garbage cans by owner boats but all were full so we had to haul it away. Fortunately we had extra trash bags because the unit did not more than the one in the kitchen trash can.

The bathrooms did not provide bath soap or shampoos. My previous stays in VRBO did.

We did have a great family get together despite the short comings. Only use this unit for water activities if you bring your own watercraft.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We had really nice weekend! Owner very nice and easy to work with!

  • 4 of 5

Weather was somewhat disappointing, but when your with family and friends that's nothing!! Enjoyed the weekend!! Owner nice and great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paulette, thank you for the positive review! If I had better control of the weather, I would have hoped you would have had a 5 Star stay. Thanks again for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe. I hope you come back again.
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4

overall was a nice place

  • 4 of 5

pros: Was pretty private location, and lots of room

cons: nice tv but only two channels, outside was covered in cobwebs everywhere you walked

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. My apologies that the cable service went out during your stay, and I am glad we were able to get the service restored the same day. We will also be sure to have our cleaning crew pay particular attention to exterior cobwebs going forward. Thanks again for the review and for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe.
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Family Mini-Reunion

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our little reunion. The kids loved the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well equipped. Spent most of the time on the upper porch just chilling with family. Swimming was fun but could use a ladder on dock to get out of the water. Had a question and the owner returned my call immediately. Access to water is somewhat steep but do- able. Quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Thank you also for the recommended improvement to add a ladder. I have one on order and will be adding it soon. Thanks for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe; I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Pre-wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this for my sister's "bachelorette party". It was perfect for relaxing with great food and friends. We stayed on the water most of the day. The secluded waterway was perfect for relaxing on a float in the water. The walk to the dock is a little steep, but not horrible. We were able to get a large cooler down with a little bit of extra effort. The rooms were very nice, and the bunk beds are super fun. We decided to have a slumber party with all six of us in there the last two nights. One problem we had was getting out of the water onto the dock, but were able to utilize the jet ski ramps. It was a fun weekend, and I highly recommend the TN Tahoe to anyone that wants to have a fun, relaxed weekend. Don't forget your chairs for laying out if you want to sun on the top deck though!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whitney, Thank you for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the suggested improvements. I will be adding a ladder to the dock and some reclining chairs to the upper level of the dock. Thanks again.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Tims Ford State Park
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Hammers Discount Store
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Old timey movie theatre
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Drive In Movie Theater
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Blue Gill Grill
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Jack Daniels Distillery
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Ms Bobos restaurant
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Downtown Winchester
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Winchester Park
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Wal Mart
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Walls of Jericho Preserve
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Elk River Canoe Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
University of the South (Sewanee) campus
Nearest Point of Interest
High Point Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Granny Fishes Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bennetts Pharmacy

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Rates & Availability

Winchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 16.5%

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