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Farmhouse ON the River: Gorgeous River & Mountain Views! Free Tubing! Private!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bdrm (3 upstairs) 3 Full Baths, Best spot on River, Mtn Views. 8 guest max

The River is Calling! Come experience the Peace and Beauty of this Smoky Mountain Paradise.

Modern Farmhouse (4 bedroom, 3 bath) that feels like Home! The perfect spot on the River where gentle rapids flow into a large, deep pool. Great view of the River from the Porch and inside. Feels like a World Away from all the hustle and bustle with no other rentals in sight, yet so close to everything (10 minutes from Dollywood). Ideal Location: Rural Setting on 15 acres just off a main road. Easy access; NO steep or curvy roads.

Century old farm surrounded by lush mountain ridges and green rolling hills. Beautiful walks along the River, up the creek under a forest canopy, or hike up the Mountain for more breathtaking views. Private grass covered River bank for Swimming, Fishing, Tubing, Kayaking, Skipping Rocks, Crawdad Hunting, Catching Fireflies, and Roasting Marshmallows on the Campfire.

With 4 Bedrooms and 3 full Bathrooms, this home provides both privacy and togetherness. Spacious wrap around porch, hardwood floors, full service kitchen, jacuzzi, free wifi, high speed wireless internet Wi-Fi, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, nice size refrigerator and freezer, Central A/C and Heat, Cable TV, games including Nintendo Wii game system (Rock Band, Wii Fit, and more).

A few steps from the River: The Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River, also known as the "Greenbrier", is a free flowing stream rated the cleanest stream in Tennessee.. At the perfect elevation to offer a wide variety of fish (cold enough for Trout, warm enough for Smallmouth Bass & others), it is deep enough (year round!) to swim, tube, canoe, and kayak, yet mild enough to offer fun for all ages. Fish from the bank, wade, float tube, or kayak. Spin fishing, Bait fishing, Fly fishing (plenty of room to cast!) or Cane pole fishing, it's all good at Spence Cove!

Take a stroll up the river road with your tube and float back down to the house. Lie on the grassy river bank in the warm sun or under the shade tree while the kids catch crawdads and play in the river. Watch the Kingfishers snatch a meal from the water's surface. Gaze in awe at the majestic Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles as they glide over the river. Watch the Sunset on the River from the swing or a rocking chair on the spacious wrap around porch.

See the moon glisten on the river as it rises over the mountain. Star gaze at a night sky, unhindered by the lights of the city. Enjoy the light show of fireflies. Drift off to sleep to a Smoky Mountain Symphony: the roar of the River and the calls of cicadas, crickets, whippoorwills, and katydids. Awake refreshed by the River breeze, Mountain air, and the joyous birds chirping "Good Morning". It may be the best rest of your life! And, it Will be your Best Vacation Ever.

Tired of staying at a cookie cutter cabin five feet away from the next rental? Tired of driving curvy and steep mountain roads to get there? Tired of the impersonal, "business" attitude of vacation rental companies?

Not a "spec" house hurriedly built to make money, but a True Home we happily share with you! Spence Cove River Farmhouse is family owned and operated. We offer superior customer service and are available 24/7.

Come experience the Peace and Beauty of Spence Cove. The River is Calling!

More Details

Diana Spence
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:
September 23, 2018

About Diana Spence

This gorgeous piece of Heaven on Earth has been in the family for over 150 years and Diana makes the 5th generation. She knows this community, all the good back roads, all about the River and is happy to help in any way to make this your best vacation ever!

Diana has had various careers, all with a prevailing theme of dedication to superior customer service.

Diana Spence purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Why Diana Spence chose Sevierville

Spence Cove is a private Smoky Mountain River Paradise. So close to town, yet still in the country. Modern Farmhouse built to look "old" on our century old family farm. Awesome Porch! Best swimming/fishing hole on the River! Fish, swim, tube, kayak. Hike up the mountain! Over 15 acres to explore.

What makes this farmhouse unique

There is NO place in the world like it! Not a more perfect spot on the River and not anything like the Farmhouse! No narrow steep curvy roads and NOT in a development! Private! Even the Riverbank is your private paradise. No other rentals nearby. Tons of room to breathe and just BE.

There are no other rentals providing such beauty yet so close to all the attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, three sons (age 19, and 16 year old twins), and I spent a week at the farmhouse and absolutely loved it! It was exactly what we were hoping, tubing, kayaking, swimming and relaxing...all without even leaving the property! We found the farmhouse to be very comfortable and inviting. We were close enough to the area attractions to drive there in minutes, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the property. Diana, the owner, was very friendly and helpful! We hope to return in the future!
Aug 2016
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Sevierville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • READ LEASE. Max occupancy (8), no pet policy (no non human animals, reptiles or birds), smoking policy, and damage deposit are all non-negotiable.
  • Fully refundable damage deposit ($200-300) is handled direct with Spence Cove and due AT Check In. (Continued)
  • Damage deposit refund (assuming no damages & no excessive cleaning required) your check voided & mailed back to you. (So you’re not out the cash flow)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor adjacent to Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway bathroom shared by 2 second floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite, nice walk in shower plus large jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Floor: Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Adjacent to hallway bathroom
    2nd floor: Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds, hallway bathroom
    Master Suite: Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master Suite:walk in shower, 2 sinks, large jacuzzi tub
    Main floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , adjacent to full bath with walk in shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Farmhouse ON the River: Gorgeous River & Mountain Views! Free Tubing! Private!
average rating of 4.95 based on 25 reviews

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have chosen Spence Cove for our family vacation two years in a row and plan on making this a long time tradition. The house is exactly as advertised and has everything we need. My favorite space in the house is the awesome porch, where you can see and hear the river! Our kids, 7yr & 5yr Love the House and have a blast on the river which is great for big and small. Theres shallow and deep water so everyone can safely have fun. We used the rafts at the house, walked up the road and tubed back to the house, built a fire by the river and made dinner. The kids LOVE catching crawl dads, mudskippers and fire flies. It truley is an awesome mountain river experience. And I certainly can’t forget to mention Diana. The best host we’ve ever had! She is always there to greet us and make sure we have everything we need.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The Farmhouse and the River sure seem to attract the best folks-like you all! Looking forward to welcoming you back again!
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Very charming place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with the kiddos. We visited some of the areas attractions like Dollywood, The Island, Deer Farm and Petting Zoo, and Dolly Parton's Stampede which were great. The beds were pretty comfortable and the amount of room was great for our family of 5 - could have fit many more! The river was a lot of fun as well to play in, kayak, and tube. The river was also great for some quiet time each morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quiet location, house was clean, river was wonderful. The whole family enjoyed it!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time at the farmhouse! We all enjoyed the river - fishing, tubing, kayaking! Diana was very helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barboursville, West Virginia

Great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at this farmhouse!! The location was perfect, country setting but not far from town. The house was very clean!! Diana made everything so easy for us and was extremely helpful and friendly. My family also really enjoyed the river, within an hour of arriving my son had already caught a smallmouth bass right in front of house. The river tubes that were provided also gave us hours of enjoyment!! We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ginger, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. What a great family you have! I’m so glad you were happy with the house, location, and that amazing River! Looking forward to your return stay!
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Perfect place for family

  • 5 of 5

The house was in the perfect location. Diana was available and answered a bunch of her questions. She provided inner tubes for the kids float down the river as well as kayaks for our use. The house was far enough away from the tourist attractions that we could enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains but close enough that we could go in to town easily to shop and see the attractions. It was a great vacation and we hope to vacation there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Farmhouse! Diana was amazing to work with, very concerned that all was okay and very friendly! Easy to navigate to everything, cant' wait tlll the next time we can go back!

The Hammons


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville (Alcoa)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Glow Sky
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Near Dollywood
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Multiple Restaurants in different directions
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Management $100 + Tax

Fully Refundable Damage Deposit handled direct with Spence Cove due AT Check In. ($200 for up to 4 guests, $300 for more than 4 guests). Quotes/Rates good for 24 hours after inquiry.
Max Occupancy 8 including children. No exceptions.
Note: No Pets, No Parties, and No extra people. Visitors must be approved at booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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