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Every Fisherman's Dream! Located on the beautiful Watauga River!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Fisherman's Dream is ideal for any fisherman, family or corporate getaway. We offer a beautiful lot with wade out fishing, mountainous views and the tranquility we all need these days. Property includes all linens, fully equipped kitchen, washer & drier, gas grill, TV & WiFi, and both a gas and wood burning fire pit. All you have to pack is your fishing pole and personal items. We will provide the rest!

Fisherman's Dream has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed that will sleep 2. The other two bedrooms each have 2 full sized beds that could easily allow this property to sleep 10!

Located just 5 minutes to the quaint city of Elizabethton, you can find great local eateries such as the famous Ridgewood BBQ and LoneStar Steakhouse. If you don't want make the trip to town or fry your catch of the day, delivery is available. The grocery store and package stores are 5 minutes away, yet you still have the tranquil setting of a mountain retreat! It is truly the best of both worlds.

Bristol Motor Speedway is only 15 minutes away!! It 's a perfect way to spend race weekend; fish in the day and race at night!!! Roan Mountain State Park, Watauga Lake, and the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival are also very convenient to this property. The Storytelling Festival is about 45 minutes away.

The Watuaga River offers the some of the best trout fishing in the entire USA! With approximately 2000 fish per acre (yes, you read that correctly). Trout species in the Watauga River are Rainbow, Brook and Brown. There are also various non-game species. This property is almost halfway down the river. It is perfect for taking a lunch break, refilling the cooler, or just stretching your legs before you continue down stream.

Did I mention that right outside the back door of this property is what I call "The Church Hole?" Fisherman almost always stop to fish this location and usually catch something. You can also sit on the bank and just cast a few if you aren't up for wading in the river.

Fisherman's Dream has something to offer everyone. We hope to see you soon.

More Details

Franklin Lane
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Franklin Lane

I grew up on this river and have always loved fishing it. I look forward to sharing East Tennessee's best kept secret with you.

Franklin Lane purchased this house in 2016


Elizabethton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The master bedroom has a queen sized bed. The other bedrooms each have 2 full sized beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Every Fisherman's Dream! Located on the beautiful Watauga River!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, squeaky clean, quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. We hope you come again soon.
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We are a traveling glass contractor and we stay all over the United States to perform work. This by far is the best place. My crew loved it there and said it was very relaxing. Great host! Will save and use again if we get in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summerville, SC

Perfect for a relaxing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were very clean. The owners were very hospitable and communicated with us to ensure our stay was great. They were so accommodating! It was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the river. We had no schedule except: fish, nap, grill, REPEAT!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, IN

Wonderful and relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I have enough words to say how much we loved "Fisherman's Dream". The location by the river is very relaxing and my son fished there every day. I enjoyed watching the geese and reading on the porch or in chairs by the river. My sons also rafted down the river in a tube we brought. The location was very close by car to grocery shops, restaurants as well as nature hikes to waterfalls. The house supplied everything we needed and more (wood, lighters, grill, dishes, condiment packets, trash bags, paper towels, waders, cookware, washer and drier, towels, bug spray (I could go on forever but will stop now). The house is also decorated so nice and there is lots of room in all the rooms. Owners also have typed information and instructions near the door for things to do, check in and out instructions, etc. (Note to owners- trash was picked up Friday morning instead of Thursday.) We would definitely rent again, and I would like to retire there.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there. This place is truly home away from home, very cozy and inviting. We sat out on that glorious back porch every morning, listening to and watching the river flow by and enjoying the geese, a heron or crane that made an occasional appearance and watching the fishermen and boaters. We never got to meet Franklin or Angela, but I talked and texted with Angie a few times and felt as if we had always known each other. They are truly a blessing and I am so thankful this was the place we decided to stay! We have already talked about possibly staying here next year when we go to TN for our summer vacation. The sad part was that vacation went way too fast!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house, the river view is wonderful. The trout fishing is great!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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