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Watauga River Magic - located directly on the bend of the Watauga River

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, plus loft (sleep 6) with downriver views of the Watauga River

The view is pure magic! Just 20 minutes from Bristol and the TriCities Regional Airport. With 2 bedrooms, a loft, and 2.5 bathrooms - the cabin has been thoughtfully positioned to achieve a downriver view of the Watauga River. The view is visible from the front doors to the massive 16 foot stretch of sliding glass back doors. The house is tastefully furnished in an upscale mountain house fashion with custom log and stone accents throughout the interior and exterior of the home. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a huge island that seats 4, plus another 6 at the dining room table. This home follows the open concept plan with kitchen, living, and dining open to one another all with comfortable well maintained furnishings. The master bedroom suite is also located downstairs with king-size bed, walk-in closet and full master bath with both jacuzzi and walk-in shower. The upstairs features a large loft living room with 2nd bedroom with adjoining 3 piece bathroom and a small office tucked away in the back of the loft when you just need to get a little work done. There is a sofa bed in the loft as well as 2 power home theater chairs. There is a large projector screen but you would need to bring your own portable projector. There is a 42" TV in the loft and a 46" TV in the Living Room both equipped with DirecTV service. The large 40' x 16' porch is equipped with rocking chairs, outdoor dining table and chairs and a hammock plus the incredible view of the river. Watch the fly fisherman and kayakers navigate their way over the shoals. There is a walkway to the river plus a room size flat rock to fish from on this beautiful trophy section of the river. This cabin serves the guest looking for a more quiet retreat. This house is not recommended for children or pets due to the depth and swiftness of the river at this location. This cabin is within walking distance of the Watauga River Cabins and directly across the river from the Watauga River Lodge and Outfitter. The caretaker lives on the property and will verify number and ages of guests for safety concerns as well as the terms of the rental agreement. Free wifi is provided. The cabin is located about 5 miles from I-26 off the HIghway 91 exit. The cabin rests halfway between Johnson City and Elizabethton in the Central Community.

Linda Davis
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Linda Davis

We are citrus growers and I am also a college professor who enjoys our occasional stint to come up here and cool off from our hot Florida summers. We also really enjoy the leaf season, and Christmas when it chooses to snow.

Linda Davis purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Linda Davis chose East

This unique property has been in the Smalling/Davis family for over 150 years. Our great-grandfather had a sand mine operation (rare for the mountains) in the area and used some of those funds to invest in Florida Orange Groves back in the 1920's. Several generations later, we sold a small bit of our groves in Florida to build this cabin for our future retirement house. We love Florida but we really love Tennessee and this special place on the river. We hope you enjoy it and treasure it as much as we do.

What makes this cabin unique

From a fly fisherman's perspective - you can walk down the walkway to a huge flat rock - almost 20 ft. in length (room size) that creates the perfect perch in which to fly fish from plus the river is tremendously calming. If you are not a fisherman - just know that sitting on the porch is a fine hobby and you will be so content to watch the river go by.


Johnson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , hammered copper sink and toilet located under the stairway
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double vanities, laundry, and large walk-in closet also
    Mini master bath - toilet , shower , single vanity that connects directly to the 2nd bed and loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1st flr - Large Master Suite connects directly to large bath
    Mini Master - 1 queen , 2nd floor - connects directly to upstairs 3 piece bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is an open loft living room at the top of the stairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This cabin is located directly on the trophy section of the Watauga River.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Watauga River Magic - located directly on the bend of the Watauga River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

To say this house is wonderful would be an understatement. It is an incredible home nestled on the bank of the Watauga River. Incredible views of the water and easy access for great fishing. Extremely private. Country setting is spectacular. The family is wonderful to work with. Can't wait to go back. Already dreaming of another reason to go.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the river

  • 4 of 5

The cabin fully lived up to our expectations, and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Fly Fishing Heaven SFC Mr & Ms Loftis

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. Love all the oversized rooms. It makes it feel like your are in something much larger than 2 bedrooms. IT'S very open and spacious.

Right on the bend of the trophy section of the Watauga River and couldn't be more perfect. Tucked away in the country you can watch and hear the cows nearby across the road but still very close to town. Very attentive owners and extremely quick to respond to any requests. Asked about a grill and had a brand new one upon arrival! Just picturesque!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting, Very Nice Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this River Front Cabin. The owner is great to deal with and provides excellent communication. The cabin was as promised if not better. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frostproof Florida

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

This rustic cabin has all the amenities you would need for a fantastic vacation. From the carved bears on the front porch to the amazing view of the river from the large covered back porch you will thoroughly enjoy the commune with nature! We have stayed there a few times and it is always hard to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for a long weekend get-away and just loved everything about it! The property is absolutely gorgeous. We sat leisurely on the inviting back porch and watched the river as it flowed lazily right in front of us. We also took at short car ride into town and strolled through a few farmers markets and antique stores. Such a relaxing place, would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a little R & R!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TRI Cities Airport, Bloutsville, TN (TRI)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Johnson City Cabin Rental Rates

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Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
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Aug 18 2017 - Aug 20 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 27 2017 - Dec 27 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates and dates available are subject to change prior to booking confirmation

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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