Whether you’re looking for off-the-grid, unique farm stays, plush lofts, a cabin in the woods, group getaways, or a night alone in the city – we’ve put together our top picks when it comes to vacation home rentals.
STAY ON A WORKING FARM
The Farm at Spring Creek is located in the rolling hills near the historic town of Greeneville. You’ll forget that you are conveniently located near I-81 after you check into your restored hand-hewn log cabin, and your only neighbors will be the cattle that roam the farm. The rustic atmosphere is just what you need to unwind and have some peace and quiet. You can even try your hand at farming, or plan a sight-seeing tour of Northeast Tennessee. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, farmland, and nature, owner Erin Turner will take good care of you during your visit and even give you a personal tour of the fourth generation farm.
If you are looking for a wedding venue, Nolichuckey Bluffs Cabins is the perfect destination to say, “I do!” These bed and breakfast cabins are available individually, or you can rent them all for your group. This property also houses a stunning Glass Wedding Chapel overlooking the Appalachian Mountains near the town of Greeneville. Owner Pam Sadler had a previous life as an event planner, and will help you make any special event memorable. An entire wedding can be planned from her website, including a rented llama for your big day! If you aren’t looking to get married, any of their eight cabins can be rented for a getaway along the Nolichucky River. Pam prides herself on offering personalized customer service, a beautiful location, and family-friendly facilities. Plus, they are pet-friendly!
Need a night out on the town? Londons Lofts is the place to stay in the heart of Johnson City. These rentals have been stunningly remade with the vintage charm of old architecture, but the convenience of modern amenities such as wi-fi, covered bicycle parking, onsite gym, and laundry opportunities. Choose from any of the locally-owned restaurants and then have a few cocktails downtown, no transportation needed as you’ll be within walking distance of your vacation property under the London Living brand. From well-appointed flats at the base of Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park, to hitting the sweet spot with a private patio view, London Lofts offers a variety of rentals for just about any taste. Property manager Jason Nanney is always available to help if you need him, but you probably won’t, because every last detail seems to have been taken care of from trip ideas to full kitchens where you can cook your favorite dish with friends.
A REEL FISH STORY
In a little town called Bluff City, there lies quite the gem of a property called Country View Retreat. The Lodge is only 500 feet from the South Holston River, making it the perfect destination for a fishing getaway. There is also a smaller budget-friendly cabin on the property, as both are within walking distance to hiking, a boat ramp, off-the-bank fishing, and a third-generation working cattle farm. Access to the road also makes for fun evening walks in the summer, or early morning bike rides. Owners Charles and Dianne Phelps are located on-site and are happy to provide a history of the area, or their favorite local diners. In addition to outdoor activities, you are only 15 minutes away from downtown Bristol,, Bristol Motor Speedway, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Hard Rock Casino, and the Pinnacle Shopping Center. Whether you are planning a family getaway or a retreat with friends, you will find plenty of things to do. Or not…if front porch sitting away from the crowds is more your style.
Meredith Valley Farm is abundant in beautiful vistas and relaxation. Created in 1965, this farm will transport you back to a simpler time. Located in Elizabethton, this 144 acre farm is owned and operated by sisters-in-law Vera Peters and Janet Meredith. Both former schoolteachers, they make sure that your stay is cozy and memorable. The ladies cater to fishermen and families at their four-cabin property. They also have a farmhouse that was built in 1918 which is available to rent. Be sure to reserve in advance as it does tend to book up quickly, often by previous guests. After you stay at Meredith Valley, you are family and you’ll certainly want to come back and sit a spell.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
You won’t be short on activities if you visit this property! Located near the Doe River, this cabin is located on a 100-acre farm complete with cattle, a pony, a goat, and a donkey! There is plenty of outdoor fun within a few miles, including fishing, hiking, biking, and chasing waterfalls. The cabin is beautifully updated and immaculately kept, including high-end appliances in the full kitchen. Owners Kenny and Teresa Smith are only a phone call away, and love chatting with their guests. Be sure to have your morning coffee in a rocking chair on the 8-foot wraparound porch while you enjoy the morning sunrise.
A MUSIC LOVERS PARADISE
If you are visiting Bristol, this Mountain Music loft located downtown is a must-stay! Owner, Karen Hester knows how to make a music lover happy, as the loft includes a vinyl record player and various instruments each guest is welcome to play during their stay. You’ll also be within walking distance of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, as well as numerous breweries and restaurants. If you happen to stay during Bristol’s Rhythm and Roots Festival, you’ll have a front-row seat to even more live music than you can shake a stick at. Karen has several lofts downtown and a more secluded cabin, if you aren’t into city life.
RAISE THE ROOF
Still looking for that perfect downtown Bristol spot? Check out this spacious two story loft that owner Brittany Rutherford has updated with cozy furnishings that will make you feel right at home. A recent addition includes a two-story rooftop deck with the best views of the iconic “Bristol Sign.” It is the perfect place for entertaining guests, people watching, or just enjoying a beverage with layers of mountains as your backdrop. This loft is right in the heart of downtown, only steps away from the best breweries, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and music in Northeast Tennessee.
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