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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 World

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.

Amenities

World 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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

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Watauga River Cabins- Sycamore Cabin
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews
5

full of adventure

  • 5 of 5

cozy and clean

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

As awesome the second time as the first. Such a great retreat nestled on the Watauga River!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this place. Very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous cabin to stay in everything accessible to you perfect view of the river nice and quiet atmo

  • 5 of 5

will definitely be back the staff was very friendly along with his cat Cali felt like home away from home stayed for a wedding wish I could have stayed more to explore more of the area overall 5-star experience

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, and the cabin is very comfortable. The river rushing by right outside the back door is very peaceful. The whole setting was soothing to my soul. My only complaint is that there was not a designated parking spot for each cabin, and one night I didn't have a place to park in front of my cabin because all the spaces were taken.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Get-Away Spot

  • 5 of 5

The river is right outside the back door and is absolutely beautiful. Had it been warmer (it actually snowed while we were there), we would have likely lived in the river all week. The location is good. It's an easy drive to get anywhere in the Elizabethton / Johnson City area.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Sycamore Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Perfect for a family or small group. Well appointed and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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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