Queen bed downstairs; loft area has double bed & 3 single beds
About Gary Whidden
I own a retirement mobile home park in Florida and my wife is a Biology teacher.
Gary Whidden purchased this Cabin in 2004
Why Gary Whidden chose Johnson City
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, we built the cabins and it has been a great adventure! This past winter, we completed our retirement cabin. The cabin has three bedrooms, three baths, and an apartment on the lower level. We hope you choose us for your lodging in East Tennessee. We know you will enjoy it. - Gary and Patty Whidden
What makes this Cabin unique
Located on the Watauga River Trophy Trout Section, between Johnson City and Elizabethton, TN.
Pets allowed - Well behaved, non aggressive dogs are welcome.Well behaved, non aggressive dogs are welcome.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Had a great stay.
We loved the decor. We will be returning.
Quick vacation to visit family for Christmas. We had a great stay and they even had a Christmas tree set up for us. Will definitely be staying here again.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again:)
Great set up of a cabin
First class cabin from top to bottom. Everything you needed. Plenty of room for 5 fly fishermen. Well organized with great communication from owners. 👍👍
Great cabin with lots of amenities. Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful views. Large field in front of cabin that our dogs loved running through, and a beautiful river behind the cabin. Lots of seating areas. The kitchen had everything we needed for the meals we prepared. Felt secluded, but within 10 minutes to stores and fast food if you need it. Great place to stay!
No can describe it......me and my family loved our stay and loved the cabin. The view was gorgeous, the cabin was beautiful, and we have plans to return. Highly recommend if you are in the area, better than any hotel.
Located on the beautiful Watauga River.
Directions from I-26. Take I-26 to SR91 North for 2.9 miles. Turn left on Smalling Rd. Watauga River Cabins will be 1.9 miles on the left just before the Smalling Bridge