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Watauga River Cabins- Sycamore Cabin

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Queen bed downstairs; loft area has double bed & 3 single beds

This cabin (Sycamore Cabin) is part of our 'rustic lodge'. Our 'rustic 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 downstairs Sycamore cabin has over 800 square feet of living space. The cabin has a queen bed and full bath downstairs. In the loft there is a queen bed, three single beds and a half bath.

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 (Direct TV is provider), DVD/VCR, central laundry facility and gas grill.

There is also a full hook-up RV pad with 50 amp service, located on the river. (extra cost) The RV lot has a private deck that overlooks the river.

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

Owner
Gary Whidden
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 Central

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tri Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Johnson City, TN
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Johnson City, TN
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Elizabethton, TN
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Banner Elk, NC
Car: necessary

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

Amenities

Central Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All dogs must be on flea control. Limit 2 dogs per cabin. Sorry, no cats.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Loft bath has sink & toilet
  • Full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft Area - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • One bedroom with a queen size bed. Loft area with twin beds and bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Watauga River Cabins- Sycamore Cabin
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

Amazing get away.

  • 5 of 5

A great escape!!! We will be back...

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona in the winters/Ontario in the summers.
5

Just as advertised. Beautiful setting. Loved having the river in our back yard.

  • 5 of 5

Recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely great! Super convenient to Johnson City and Elizabethton, but tucked away by the river.

  • 5 of 5

I don't want to say much, I'm afraid I won't get a reservation next time! Glad to hear the owners kept their family land and share it with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. It’s our favorite place also
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5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, very peaceful in beautiful surroundings! We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here many times and use it as a base of operations to explore nearby sites in the NE Tenn and SW VA area. It is rustic and very comfortable. The staff are very helpful. Before it became a VRBO property, there was a weekly rate that worked out cheaper than the nightly rate- using this review to request opportunity to book a weekly rate (with some cost savings) for WRC cabins. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Would go back in a minute. Cabin was nice, and had everything needed to make our stay enjoyable. All I would change would be a remote for the DVD player.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the remote for the DVD player. Someone must have taken it by mistake. We will see that it gets replaced. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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