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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
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:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.888889 based on 63 reviews
Gum TN


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, squeaky clean, quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. We hope you come again soon.
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A gem on the River!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time at this charming property right on the river!! We had a FUNtastic time making memories with our 12 year old nephew and 79 year old mom!! I have to say, the owners really make sure you have everything you need. For the first time we overpacked!! The owners truly take pride in making sure you relax and enjoy this gem on the river!! Priceless memories of fishing, zip lining, UTV riding, hiking, waterfalls, BONDfires to star gazing!! and if you forget your fishing rods like we did, well a quick trip to Walmart will not disappoint!! We are definitely returning to catch the big fish that got away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Very clean and welcoming property.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time. Perfect location right on the river. Inside was well equipped and very clean. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville North Carolina USA

Lovely as Always

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well equipped kitchen, ample bedroom space with large comfortable main living area. Quite and relaxing location perfect for evenings of conversation on the river or by the fire pit with friends. Never ceased to be amazed at amount of wildlife we see. Deer, otter, waterfowl and this trip an osprey. Hope to visit again in fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful! The hosts were friendly and prompt in every communication. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The sights and sounds of the river made it a relaxing and peaceful place to be! We did not fish but saw them jumping and watched a heron land on the schoals and fish until he successfully caught his breakfast just feet away from us! We would love to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 recently stayed in your wonderful home for a week. My husband really loved fishing everyday and he caught trout every time he fished except once. The house had everything needed and we just really enjoyed our stay. We would love to stay again on our future visits to that area. The owners were very responsive and helpful when needed also. Great, great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. We are glad you came and hope to have you again soon
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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