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Respite Lodge by the Tennessee River

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

minimum stay is 6 nights

4,400 square foot Log Lodge sitting right on the Tennessee River in Kingston TN. Full office suite with computer, wi-fi, fax. copier, internet access running Windows 7. Two completely handicapped equipped master suites. Four TVs with recording capability as well as net-flix. Relaxing ambiance with regulation pool table, ping pong and fireplace gas fired. Fully equipped kitchen. Catering available from local fine restaurant. Nation wide telephone service. All beds are either queen or King except for 4 bunk beds for the kids. Video tour available on the internet. Bring your fishing gear for great fishing of Bass, catfish and stripers.

The Lodge is wheelchair accessible and fully handicap equipped with low entry showers and hand bars.

More Details

Rob Silvera
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Rob Silvera

Built the place myself back in 2002-2004 and now its time for new friends to enjoy what was originally made for my Mom and Aunt to live out their days.

What makes this lodge unique

Fully handicap equipped. A great place to heal ones spirit and body with an ambience that is warm and comfortable. Where family can just have time to enjoy one another


Kingston Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We have to collect TN taxes of 14.5% when you arrive based on the net amount the Lodge receives from VRBO 3 days after you get here.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 5 full baths and a half bath.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 2 master suites with sliding glass doors that open to the deck overlooking the lake.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Respite Lodge by the Tennessee River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Respite Lodge for our annual Thanksgiving trip. We had family come from several states to gather here. The lodge is not only beautiful, it has plenty of room for large gatherings. The owner has thought of everything you could possibly need for a weeks stay including booster chairs for kids and childproof gate for stairs. I have never stayed in a rental place before that was as well equipped as this lodge. We were greeted at the cabin by Mr. Silvera who had brought us a delicious turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner. He was very helpful showing us around the lodge and was easy to contact with any questions we had. We even had four otters come and play in the cove one day while we were there. I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway! Thank you Mr. Silvera for allowing us to stay in your beautiful lodge! Looking forward to future stays at Respite Lodge!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marcia You were a great family group and we do hope you will visit again in this coming year. Be blessed.
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Felt right at home in this spacious, warm and welcoming home.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit at Respite Lodge was the best ever. We entertained our TN family members in the comfort of this welcoming home. Our teen grandchildren enjoyed the versatility this home offers. Challenges at the pool table upstairs, battles at the ping pong table downstairs, puzzles on the dining room table and some major UNO and YATZEE games at the kitchen table. We all are looking forward to next year to enjoy this once again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with an awesome view! Plenty of room, and the kitchen had everything you may need! The home owner was very nice and was always available.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scary situation with owner

  • 1 of 5

We have had a lot of great experiences through HomeAway but this was terrible! The owner ruined the last day of our trip. He and a couple friends came to the property and stayed all day to do woodworking in the garage. It was loud and they set off the fire alarm while we had 2 babies sleeping. Later, after they left, the owner came back and said he heard a toilet running and that he wanted to come in to check. I told him we just had multiple baths going for the kids. I wasn't comfortable having him come into the house because there were a few naked children running around getting ready for baths. I tried to offer to check something myself (and would have been open to other ideas like maybe waiting a few minutes) but he would not listen to anything I was saying and forced his way past me into the house and into the basement. There is a separate door for the basement from the outside. If there was a legitimate concern, he could have gone in that door. I understand this is his house but when I pay to rent a place I expect a certain amount of privacy and we did not receive that. It was a scary situation to have a man force his way into the house. We are trying to forget about it and not let the situation leave a stain on an otherwise perfectly good vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Interesting review from this guest family. There was no forcing entry into the Lodge. I was simply concerned about leaking which would have been destructive for the septic system. To get to the basement from the front door is a matter of 6 feet. To go to the cellar door spoken of was a walk of over a 100 feet. This family broke things like a pool stick. Their children drew with chalk all over the driveway, the deck from one end to the other and then on the exterior surface of the log walls. It took me personally 3 hours to clean up the mess while my girls cleaned the rest of the Lodge for guests arriving the same night this family departed. When I mentioned all the chalk work they said that the rain would wash it away. I wonder how these sensitive people would have reacted if the Lodge was presented to them as they came with such a mess waiting for the rain to come. They also destroyed wood work that decorates the bunk room windows. They amaze me with such a review when they were so destructive. Guess they were upset because I charged them through the damage deposit for the mess they left and the broken items.
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but greatness! We are a group of siblings and spouses who take a vacation together each year. This year one couple was not able to make it, but we still had 11! Everyone fell in love with this house the minute we walked in the door! Rob was there to greet us and update us on the property. We all had plenty of space to move around and not get in each others way. We are deck-sitters, and this deck was perfect! Great view! The house was stocked with everything that we could possibly want. The guys had a great time playing ping pong and pool, and a couple of them tried their hand at fishing. Thanks so much to Mr. Silvera for being such a great host and allowing us to stay in his beautiful home. If we are ever back this way, we will certainly stay here again! Wonderful time had by all! The Hampton Family

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the nicest experiences in our 51 years of marriage!

  • 5 of 5

I'm afraid to speak so highly, because we want to return next year, and I'm afraid Respite Lodge will be booked! This was a wonderful trip for me my husband, and a group of friends. Rob met us at the lodge and took us on the tour, and left us the keys and a number should we had any issues. There of course were no issues. This lodge was built with love. It is peacefully remote and I had no cell service, however the owners had an in house phone, which we were able to use if we needed it. Two refrigerators so that there was plenty of storage for everyone's personal items. We had our privacy, a beautiful view, and everything at our fingertips. Clean, and comfortable beds. 4 tv's with Xfinity and all the channels we could ask for, we could even record a show we might miss. A huge kitchen with an island that you need roller skates to get around. They provide soap and softner sheets for a huge brand new Matag washer and dryer, dishwasher cleaner, dishwashing soap, Dove in clean bathrooms. I could go on and on. This is a 5 star property hands down. Thanks Rob, and hope to see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
2 courses
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 places within
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $200

14.5% state & local taxes are collected at time of checkin.

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.