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Rocky River Fly Fishing for 2

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Front of house with Indian mapping rock.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, with mountains and water

Our farm house is steeped with history and beauty! In the front yard is a huge Indian Mapping Rock that is the perfect place to climb on and soak in some sun. Sadly the markings have been lost to history. The house was built in 1923 by Dalton Hillis whose father came into the area with Daniel Boone after the Revolutionary War and claimed his property with a federal land grant. The house is surrounded by beautiful rock retaining walls and a rock lined drainage bed that runs just feet out the rear door. Our family was blessed to purchase this property in 2010 and immediately began renovations. We tried to keep the character of the home, yet bring it into the 21st century. You will love the 90 year old hardwood floors throughout the house! The walls and ceilings are also tongue and groove poplar.

Step back in time with all of the antiques that fill the house. Such a cozy house that you will forget what day it is while you're here. Some of our favorite antiques include a TN Hoosier cabinet, claw foot tub, 1918 icebox, crank style oak telephone, and fully functional well pump at the kitchen sink. We also have a well in the front yard. All this and you are only 75 feet from the river's edge. You can sit on the front in our cedar swings or benches and hear the river!

This is relaxation at its finest. Cell phones will not get you here! But you will be enveloped with beautiful mountain views all around and can partake in catch and release fly fishing for trout at its best. Also, we have acres of land, both cleared and wooded for you to enjoy. You can access the wooded property through a culvert built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1940s. And, some of the best neighbors that you could ask for.

Viewing of deer, wild turkeys, beaver and blue heron are just a few of our regularly seen animals.

Nearby attractions include Cumberland Caverns, Bluegrass Underground, Rocky River Bluegrass, Rock Island State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls, Centerhill Lake. This area is close to the Caney Fork River which offers prime fishing! You can to antiquing in several nearby towns. This area is a kayakers dream with numerous waterways to explore. You're also within driving distance of several larger cities such as Murfreesboro, Nashville, Chattanooga and Cookeville.

The main bedroom is downstairs and has a very comfortable king size bed and a television. Upstairs is another bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area. Upstairs is also a bunk room with 2 full size beds and a 3/4 bed. This room also has a television.

The living room has a gas fireplace adorned with Rocky River rock, a desktop computer and a flat screen above the fireplace.

The kitchen is stocked with everything that you could need during your stay here. It has custom cabinets with granite tops. There is also a flat screen television here if you need some company while cooking. We installed a dishwasher and a large farm sink with faucets on either end so someone can help with cleanup.

The oversized bathroom has 2 vanities separated by a window which offers great natural light. The custom tile shower with glass door has a glass block window and bench. There is a fully restored antique claw foot tub and washer and dryer. We also installed a tankless hot water heater so you'll never run out of hot water!!!

***Due to the age of the house and the fact that there is only 1 bathroom we have decided to limit the number of guests to 2.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1867 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed on the property....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom downstairs with King size bed & tv....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk room upstairs with 2 full & a 3/4 bed. TV also....moreless

  • Master bedroom on the first floor has a very comfortable king size bed. There is also a television in the room. A bunk room is at the top of the stairs. It contains 2 full beds and an antique 3/4 bed. It also has a television. Also upstairs is another bedroom with a queen size bed. This room has a sitting area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Custom tile shower with glass door and 2 vanitites....moreless

  • Bathroom boasts a custom tile shower with sitting bench and glass block window. Two vanities are separated by a window which allows wonderful natural light. Also in the bathroom you will find a beautifully restored antique claw foot tub. High efficiency washer and dryer are located in the oversize bathroom as well. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Norton Springs is on this property. Very cold water comes out of a cave keeping the water a perfect temperature for trout year round. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You will think that you are in the Smoky Mountains when you turn on Rocky River Rd....moreless

  • Rural:

    Van Buren County in Tennessee is the smallest county our our beautiful state....moreless

  • Water View:

    Three quarters of a mile of Rocky River to wade for trout on this property...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Rocky River on property stocked with Rainbow trout....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Farm table with 2 benches that seats 6 comfortably. Also, a raised bar with 3 stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 central heat & air units. 1 downstairs & 1 upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all stainless steel appliances. Everything that you need for your stay away from home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    25 mountain acres perfect for hiking and 20 cleared acres that borders Rock River...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

You may pay with credit card, cash, or check. Half to reserve house. Balance due on or before arrival.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Warren County Memorial Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Collins River Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 30
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fog Light Food House
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Bar at Rock Island State Park

Car: Necessary

We are just down the road from Rocky River Blue Grass festival and just a few miles from Cumberland Caverns which host the TV show Bluegrass Underground. We are only 20 minutes from the picturesque Fall Creek Falls state park and only 10 minutes from Rock Island State Park. This property has the only private stretch of Rocky river that contains rainbow trout all year long.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We have lived and worked in this area all our lives. Scottie owns and operates McMinnville Lawn & Garden and Margia is a professor at Motlow State Community College. We have 2 wonderful boys!

Why the Owner Chose Rock Island, TN, USA:
We both frequented this community years ago to play softball at what is now the home of Rocky River Bluegrass. We started traveling and found that we really most enjoy mountain scenery, water and serenity. This place has it all. We kept it to ourselves and our family for a couple of years. Now we have decided to share it with others who like the same things.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • Front of house with Indian mapping rock.

    Front of house with Indian mapping rock.

  • Our path to Norton's Spring.

    Our path to Norton's Spring.

  • Front porch with lots of seating.

    Front porch with lots of seating.

  • Culvert leads to wooded acreage for exploration.

    Culvert leads to wooded acreage for exploration.

  • Rock outcrop in field.

    Rock outcrop in field.

  • Very cool and inviting!

    Very cool and inviting!

  • Front entry.

    Front entry.

  • Opposite view from living room.

    Opposite view from living room.

  • Working well pump at kitchen sink.

    Working well pump at kitchen sink.

  • All the comforts of home.

    All the comforts of home.

  • Master bedroom downstairs.

    Master bedroom downstairs.

  • Upstairs bedroom with sitting area.

    Upstairs bedroom with sitting area.

  • Looking down driveway that leads to house.

    Looking down driveway that leads to house.

  • View from back of house down driveway.

    View from back of house down driveway.

  • Two barns in front of house.

    Two barns in front of house.

  • View from hay field toward barns and house.

    View from hay field toward barns and house.

  • Rocky River Rainbow Trout!!

    Rocky River Rainbow Trout!!

  • Norton Springs keep the water cold enough for trout year round.

    Norton Springs keep the water cold enough for trout year round.

  • Cozy living room with gas log fireplace!!

    Cozy living room with gas log fireplace!!

  • Kitchen with raised bar.

    Kitchen with raised bar.

  • Kitchen table. Notice the self service sign above the window!!

    Kitchen table. Notice the self service sign above the window!!

  • Washer & dryer in bathroom.

    Washer & dryer in bathroom.

  • Upstairs bunk room.

    Upstairs bunk room.

  • stained glass window inset into front door of fly fisherman.

    stained glass window inset into front door of fly fisherman.

VRBO #554819

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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