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Watauga River Cabins- Laurels Cabin

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Catnapper Couch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Laurels Cabin is part of our 'rustic lodge'. Our lodge is located on the banks of the beautiful Watauga River, halfway between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The lodge was designed to resemble a horse barn and sits on 5 acres with over 600 feet of river frontage and consists of 3 cabins.

The upstairs Laurels Cabin has over 600 square feet of living space. The cabin has a queen bed, cat napper sofa, one full bath, along with a full kitchen and living area. The Laurels cabin can accommodate 2-4 comfortably. The living room has a cat napper couch so the couch reclines almost flat in case you wish to sleep on it.

All linens are included -- all you have to do is pick up some food and bring your personal items -- all other items will be provided for you! The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, toaster, coffee maker and microwave.

The cabin has heat/air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen satellite TV, DVD/VCR, central laundry facility and gas grill.

Very convenient to both Johnson City and Elizabethton (10 minutes) as well as Roan Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Hawksnest ski resorts (45-60 minutes). Immediately adjacent to the lodge is the Watauga River which is about 100 feet wide and is home to some of the finest trout fishing in the Eastern United States. Trout species in the Watauga River are Rainbow, Brook and Brown as well as several types of Bass and various non-game species. This lower part of the Watauga has been designated as the 'Quality Trout Zone.'

We have other cabins available please call for dates and prices.

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Whidden
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Gary Whidden

My father built the cabins so other people could enjoy the area as much as we do. I am a Tennessee Real Estate Broker and have been for around 11 years, I also manage the cabins for my family. Brian Whidden

Gary Whidden purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Gary Whidden chose East

Very conveniently located on the Watauga River and between Elizabethton and Johnson City. This property has been in our family for generations and thought other people would enjoy it as much as we have.

What makes this cabin unique

The river property came into my mother’s family in the 1890’s. My great grandfather built the family homestead. In 1901 (pre-dam) a flood came and damaged the home. With mules and logs they moved the 3,000 square foot, 2 story home across the creek and placed it on higher ground. Before the dam was built in the mid 1940’s, the river would sometimes look like a creek, at other times it would rise and come out its 50 foot banks. In the winter, the river would freeze and my great grandparents would cut squares of ice from the river and bury it in their home for later use. Before the bridge, there was a natural shelf that allowed the horse and buggies to cross the river in front of the cabins.

The ground was farmed until I received it in 2003. My mother was raised on the property, until she married my father in 1947 and moved to Florida. We vacationed here every year, so I have always loved this place. I wanted a place of my own but hated the idea of having it sit empty most of the time. I am in the rental business in Florida so I decided to build something that could be rented when we are not able to be here. At that time, there were no buildings on the property, so I was able to start from scratch. I really like the character of horse barns and thought, why not build one that could house people. So, in 2004, the dream became a reality.

We hope you choose us for your lodging in East Tennessee. We know you will enjoy it.

- Gary and Patty Whidden

Amenities

Johnson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Watauga River Cabins- Laurels Cabin
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews
3

Beautiful

  • 3 of 5

Our first visit was perfect. This visit we had noisy neighbors that left their dog in the cabin while they ran around enjoying the area, so we got to listen to the dog bark and whine all afternoon. When they came home the small child was in and out all afternoon slamming the screen door. When we went to enjoy the creek, the dog had pooped on a chair and the owners left it. The cabin was beautiful, the creek was gorgeous but the neighbors ruined the trip for us. We will be staying in a single cabin rental next visit rather than the horse barn.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Quite and a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my 2 sons stayed for Christmas and it was perfect for us. We brought food and the cabin was stocked. Great getaway

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We thought the property was beautiful! The river was peaceful and just what we needed!!

  • 4 of 5

We really had a great time exploring Holston Mtn & River & loved Backbone Rock!. The cabin was great & property was well kept. We had an issue with our tv, but Phil literally arrived a minute later & got it resolved..on Thanksgiving morning nonetheless!!!! We were so happy & pleased with our stay!! We even discussed return visits! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely love this place!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience! This weekend has touched on so many of my favorite things. Our cabin was cozy and comfortable, with great views of the Watauga River. Well thought out property, beautiful and clean. I love being on water and this combination of the mountains and the river was fantastic. Every comfort is met here. Big cookout, large fire pit and plenty of seating areas. Visited Johnson City (Tupelo Honey Cafe), and went to Elizabethton and the Watauga River Dam/lake. A must if you make the trip!!!! Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to get back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, peaceful, very dog friendly oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Watauga River Cabins. Our cabin was perfectly furnished and kitchen fully stocked. The common area by the river was perfect for grilling, lounging in the hammock, and sitting by the river in several different locations. Our dog also enjoyed hanging outside on the very large property. The owners' house (which you can rent) is amazing! We were lucky enough to get a tour..it is a one-of-a-kind custom home! We are going back in a month.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great "cool" place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Laurels. It was just what we were looking for. It was close to Roan Mt State park for hiking and we were able to stay at the cabin and enjoy some fishing and relaxation. The cabin was clean and well equipped for all our needs. We also enjoyed the variety of outdoor games that were available for us to use. The owners were very nice and responsive to any and all our questions and needs. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tri Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Johnson City, TN
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Johnson City, TN
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Elizabethton, TN
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

The Laurels Cabin is part of our 'rustic lodge'. Our lodge

is located on the banks of the beautiful Watauga River, halfway between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The lodge was designed to resemble a horse barn and sits on 5 acres with over 600 feet of river frontage and consists of 3 cabins.

The upstairs Laurels cabin has over 600 square feet of living space. The cabin has a queen bed, cat napper sofa, one full bath, along with a full kitchen and living area.

All linens are included -- all you have to do is pick up some food and bring your personal items -- all other items will be provided for you! The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, toaster, coffee maker and microwave.

The cabin has heat/air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen satellite TV, DVD/VCR, gas fireplace, central laundry facility and gas grill.

Very convenient to both Johnson City and Elizabethton (10 minutes) as well as Roan Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Hawksnest ski resorts (45-60 minutes). Immediately adjacent to the lodge is the Watauga River which is about 100 feet wide and is home to some of the finest Trout fishing in the Eastern United States. Trout species in the Watauga River are Rainbow, Brook and Brown as well as several types of Bass and various non-game species. This lower part of the Watauga has been designated as the 'Quality Trout Zone.'

We have other cabins available please call for dates and prices.

Keywords: Cabin, Cabins, Lake, River, Watauga River, Fishing

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Rates & Availability

Johnson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Tax Rate 14.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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