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Secluded Mountain Retreat on 300 Acres. Relax in the Cherokee Nat. Forest


Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
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Secluded Mountain Retreat on 300 Acres. Relax in the Cherokee Nat. Forest

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Tellico Plains Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Roomy 2 Stry Cottage - 5 Bedrooms + Detached Bunkhouse, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-18)

You deserve a secluded restful vacation in the Smoky Mountains. This is the perfect site for family reunions or groups of friends to gather! Enjoy nature and all it has to offer deep in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, 22 miles east of Vonore & Tellico Plains in the vast Citico Wilderness Area.

The Cottage at Hemlock Grove, located only 50 minutes from I-75 or the Knoxville Airport, tucks you away in extreme privacy and luxury in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located in a private hollow on 300 acres you can immerse your senses in all that Nature has to offer. Spend days exploring streams, old growth forests, an old mountaineer homestead, and expansive, unspoiled views after hiking to a private mountain top ridge. This is a true Tennessee mountain experience without roughing it!

For its remoteness, this upscale cottage is surprisingly close to many attractions. Bring your jet-skis or boat and enjoy Tellico and Chilhowee Lakes. Boat ramps are just a few miles away. Abundant trout run in gorgeous, rushing, Citico Creek just minutes away. The Citico forest service road runs along the creek for twenty magnificent miles through the Cherokee National Forest to the breathtaking Cherohala Skyway (Hwy 165) and Indian Boundary Lake.

Thirteen trails, within the National Forest, totaling 57.4 miles provide access to much of Citico Creek Wilderness. For a fun day trip, Dollywood and the other attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are less than two scenic hours away (76 miles). Scenic drive enthusiasts will love the proximity to the 'tail of the dragon' or Highway 129 to Deal's Gap.


The Bunkhouse is not generally available December-March due to wood only heating and water pipe freeze potential.

Keywords: Secluded Smoky Mountain Cottage With Privacy, Hiking And Lush Woodland Views, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Lake , Chillhowee Lake, Tail of the Dragon (scenic drive), Citico Creek, Charohala Skyway, Scenic Drives, hiking and wildlife galore! Hwy 360 Hwy 165 Charohala-skyway charohala Skyway

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lee (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Lee

We are based in Atlanta but have two vacation rentals in Monroe County Tennessee.

Lee purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Lee chose Tellico Plains

This property is adjacent (1/4 mile) to our log cabin vacation home. The combined properties = over 300 acres offering privacy and seclusion from our city life in Atlanta, GA

What makes this cottage unique

It's peaceful and quiet, extremely remote, far from the nearest big city or town. It's perfect for getting away from it all. Visitors are astounded at the remoteness and privacy. Read More in the Comment Section

Guestbook comments from the owner

Were do I start? First of all the house was awesome!! Very clean and lots of room and we loved the remote location. Our kids had lots of things to do and never once said they were bored! We enjoyed the hot tub the fires at night. I never knew there was that many stars out at night! Lots of things to do in the area - trails right outside your door; beautiful views. The lakes were great. Our family has been to a few vacation homes over the years and I would have to say this ranks as one of the best we have ever been to!! I recomend this place for someone who just wants to get away from it all! We will be back in the Fall! Thank you Pat and Lee for sharing with us this little piece of heaven!! Love the welcoming music and your gift basket!
Apr 2012
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Secluded Mountain Retreat on 300 Acres. Relax in the Cherokee Nat. Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

The Pardos Furst but not Last Stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so new and roomy. Six big bedrooms and three full baths all new all nicely decorated. The owner is a gentleman who made us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam, Thanks for the great review and thanks for leaving the Cottage in such nice shape! We just want to clarify that the Cottage offers 5 bedrooms plus the den and the additional bunkhouse for groups over 12. You were wonderful guests and we hope you bring your whole family back in the Summer to escape the Florida heat! Or come check out our Fall colors! Happy Travels!

Excellent getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 family members for a thanksgiving getaway and we were very happy with the facilities. We include 6 teenagers and they really enjoyed the bunkhouse with the pool table so they could get away from boring adults and do their own thing. It took everyone a while to get used to having no cell phone or internet access but I think it turned out good to force us to get away from the noise. We went on only one hike of the trails but they were great and well marked.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! So glad your family enjoyed all the amenities for a fun and relaxing holiday week. You left The Cottage and the Bunkhouse in great condition so we hope you will come back soon!

Lovely home and wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 certainly enjoyed our stay at Hemlock Grove. The house was super clean, tastefully decorated and well-equipped. The owners are very helpful and pleasant to work with. The separate sleeping areas in the main house made for easy and comfortable accommodations for all our combinations of adults, kids, and grandkids. The property IS remote, and just what we were looking for- a chance to leave our busy lifestyles and cell phones behind. Grown up and kids enjoyed playing board games, cards, exploring, hiking, cooking, building fires, roasting marshmallows. Wonderful views along the trails and a bit of local history in the surrounding area and among the older structures. This is a wonderful place for families to relax and reconnect. Thanks Lee!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura! We are so happy that you found The Cottage at Hemlock Grove to be the perfect hide-a-way after a busy Christmas season! We agree that there is no place like the woods and mountains to reconnect with family and friends, especially around a fire! Please come back and stay any time. Now that you have seen the property in the Winter, come back in the Summer or Fall for a whole different experience! Thanks for the valuable feedback and for leaving The Cottage in great shape! Lee

A great base for part of our summer vacation from England

  • 5 of 5

We decided to visit a part of the USA we had never seen before for our 2013 holiday and booked two weeks in Tennessee, one of which was at Hemlock Grove. And we were not disappointed!

Lee was extremely helpful in advance of the holiday, answering my numerous questions about airports, car hire, things to do and the property itself. I often got a comprehensive response within a few hours of asking a question. I felt I knew both the local area and the property before we left England. There were no unpleasant surprises when we arrived. Just things to delight us!

Hemlock Grove is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished, clean, and well equipped. A real home from home.

Before arriving at Hemlock Grove I was slightly concerned that our 3 children would quickly get bored (ages 15, 14 and 11), especially because the first week of our vacation was in the hustle and bustle of a city. But it all turned out fine! The property has masses of space (giving everyone privacy when they want it), plenty of character, land to explore and a hot tub and fire pit to keep the children occupied. Further afield we loved swimming at Indian Boundary lake (forget the marked boundaries of the swimming area - simply swim from one side of the lake to the other), visiting Fort Loudon, driving and stopping on the Cherohala Skyway, driving and gawping in the Great Smoky Mountains, seeing black bears with cubs by the side of the road!, walking across the Fontana Dam, finding some nice cafes along the way with great views etc. My wife and I also took pleasure in the little things like the delightful Sloans store in Vonore (really nice, friendly and chatty staff), bird and butterfly spotting in the garden and taking regular runs (slogs) through the local woods.

We had a great family holiday in Tennessee - for anyone reading this in England: "go on, give Florida a miss. Get away from your fellow Brits for a couple of weeks and visit Tennessee or another State off the UK tourist map". Thank you USA! Thank you Lee!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin, Thanks for the fantastic review! We are extremely pleased that your family was able to have a wonderful and memorable American wilderness adventure in the Cherokee National Forest and Smoky Mountain National Park! You have pointed out all of the fantastic sight seeing and scenic driving opportunities around The Cottage at Hemlock Grove! Thanks for leaving the cottage in great shape and we hope to see you (and other "Brits") back in the future! Lee
Akron, Ohio

Relaxing Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our desires to relax and reconnect with family were met at this remote retreat. The comfortable, welcoming, roomy environment was a great place to unwind and hang out. The owners and caretakers were extremely accommodating and helpful. Many thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Angela. The cottage at hemlock grove and bunkhouse is perfect for family reunions as you described. Please come back soon.
Mableton, Georgia, USA

Great Soaky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Cottage at Hemlock Grove with the bunkhouse for a week of motorcycle riding with 13 friends over the Independence Day period. The listing is spot-on. Although it rained almost continuously most of the week, we had a great time. We even got a little riding in. It's about 20-30 miles to either the Cherohala Skyway (Tellico Plains) or the Northwest side of the Dragon's Tail (US 129). So many other great rides and activities in this area! Foothills Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Gatlinburg Tennessee, rafting on the Nantahala, and tons of great fishing. I highly recommend a visit to the Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley, NC, though it's a bit of a drive. The property is clean, well stocked/maintained, and comfortable. You need only to bring food and clothing. VERY secluded and peaceful.......Well off the beaten path and about 20 miles from the nearest store. Leave your electronic leash at home. Perfect getaway for larger groups and families. Great value. The last 4-5 miles of paved road leading to Hemlock Grove is really hilly and curvy (it's the REAL dragon's tail -challenging on a motorcycle when it's wet). But everyone in our party made it in and out safely and we had a blast! Especially enjoyed using the deck and spacious grill on the 4th of July. Great experience with the owner - informative and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thanks for the great review. You touched on some of the great scenery and destinations that are so accessible from the cottage. We are glad your group had a fun time. Please come back for some Fall riding to see the beautiful foliage!


Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
Tellico Plains
Central to Charohala Skyway and The Dragon (hwy 129)! off Scenic Hwy 360
"Lakewood, a 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin is a fantastic vacation rental. Perfect location for mot..."
Tail of the Dragon
McGhee Tyson Airport
Indian Boundary Lake
"Great Swimming"
Tellico Lake
"The northern most boat ramp is located 1 mile from Lakewood and offers wonderful swimming (C..."
Tellico Marina
"Great place to gas up the boat!"
sequoyah birthplace museum
"Fantasic for kids to learn about Cherokee Indian History"
Bill Sloan Supply
"This is the closest grocery and general store to LakeWood. Good for all supplies and fishin..."
Pizzeria Venti
"Good Pizza"
Countryside Restaurant
River Rock Bar & Grill
"This is the best and closest restaurant to Lakewood! Dine and drink right on the water. Ac..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
TYS Tyson McGee Airport Maryville TN
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Highway 411 Vonore, TN Nearest Store, Gas
Nearest Point of Interest
Knoxville Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
I-75 Sweetwater Exit
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Loudon State Park
Car: necessary

Private Hiking on 300 Acres, National Forest Hiking/fishing/Hunting, Amusement Parks (Dollywood), Antiqueing (Sweetwater) Fishing, Museums (Sequoya, Lost Sea), Swimming in Nearby Tellico Lake and Chilhowee Lake, Tubing on Citco Creek, Fort Loudon State Park and beach, Relaxing and reading too. All are WELCOME!


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Tellico Plains Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Max 12 guests for Cottage Only.
The Bunkhouse IS required for parties with more than 12 guests.
The Bunkhouse is not available December - March due to water pipe freeze hazard.
Payment of the Security Deposit by credit card will result in a slightly less amount returned after your stay. The credit card processing fee will be withheld from the $500.
Rates are subject to change until a deposit and signed rental agreement are received. A rental agreement will be emailed to you for signature. Call or email to inquire about any questions or concerns you may have.

Cancellation Policy

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Tellico Plains Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower near Hottub - outdoor shower
    Master Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , En Suite to the Master Bedroom. Huge Closet Also.
    Bunkhouse Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bunkhouse is an additional cost. See Rates.
  • The Bunkhouse Bathroom is available only with Bunkhouse rental.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The TV Den - 2 twin/ single , The Den contains a twin daybed and a trundle bed
    Cherry Room Upstairs - 1 double , Sleeep 2 on Full Size Bed
    Mahogany Room Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps two. Master Suite with Full En Suite Bath Room
    Pine Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Adjacent to the Upstairs Guest Bath Room
    Brass Bedroom Downstairs - 1 queen , Sleeps Two. Closest to the kitchen and hot tub
    Maple Bedroom Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2. 2 twins beds for singles or young people to share
    The Bunkhouse about 50 ft away - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Bunkhouse has its own full bath, kithenette, pool table
  • The Bunkhouse is required for parties over 12. Add Extra $100 per night. King size beds (1) The Master bedroom (Mahogany Room) comprises of two twins side by side creating a King sized effect. Very Comfortable!, Queen size Beds (1) Two Queen Bedrooms - One upstairs (Pine Room) and one on the first floor (Brass Room)., Double Beds (1) One Double Bedroom(Cherry Room) on the second floor., Twin or Single Beds (1) The Maple Room has two twins on the first floor. Great for Kids or two singles., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Also, the TV Den had a Twin Daybed and Twin Trundle Bed to sleep two comfortably on standard twin mattresses. The Bunkhouse is additional cost.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Note: An adjacent Bunkhouse offers a 4th bathroom, Kitchenette, refrigerator, pool table and sleeping for 8 for an extra charge per night. Perfect for teenagers or family members to have some seclusion. Bunkhouse is closed December - March. Heating is by wood burning heater only. Bunkhouse does have AC The 5 bedroom Cottage also has a Woodburning Stove,Copper Fire Pit, Large Deck with Ample Seating, Covered Front Porch, Hammock, Rockers, One outdoor shower and three indoor showers! SORRY, NO SMOKING OR PETS INDOORS, All this for less than the price of a basic hotel room on the highway! We also offer nearby 'Lakewood' (623 Mt. Pleasant Rd) with 3 bedrooms that can be rented for larger groups. See our website at

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