LITTLE HOUSE ON THE RIVER SECLUDED GETAWAY, COUNTRY SETTING

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE RIVER SECLUDED GETAWAY, COUNTRY SETTING

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Rock Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sit by a river.

Find peace and meaning

In the rhythm

Of the lifeblood of the Earth.

(anonymous)

Little House on the River is nestled at the base of the western slope of the Cumberland Mountains in the scenic Rocky River Community of Van Buren County. Situated in the heart of Middle Tennessee, and centrally located between Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, it is located 2.8 miles off Hwy. 30 - 15 miles east of McMinnville and 15 miles west of Spencer at 14142 Rocky River Road, Rock Island, TN.

This cozy little cottage was completed in October 2008. It is surrounded by over 5 acres of privacy, has 640 square feet of living space, 384 square feet of covered porches, and a 162 square feet patio.

You won't be able to resist relaxing in the swing or sitting in one of the rocking chairs on the back porch as you watch the river wash your cares away. You will also want to hike along the almost 1400 feet of clean, spring-fed river. Keep your eyes open for beavers, otters, squirrels, chipmunks, wood ducks, blue herons, Canada geese,and the neighbors cows across the river. Bring your fishing pole - the river is stocked with trout several times a year.

You will want to walk down to the river and spend some peaceful time there with its beautiful views up and down the river. There is a hammock right above there that is just waiting for you. You are going to love the soothing sounds of the water as the river ripples by.

The house has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and window with a view of the river. There is one bath with a tub/shower combo. Bed linens are provided as well as towels and wash cloths. Towels for any river activity are NOT provided. There is a sofa in the living room that includes two recliners -- it is NOT a sofa bed. A TV with DISH service and DVD player are also in that area. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking and serving supplies. There is not a coffee maker on site, but complimentary instant Folger's is provided. A phone is NOT provided. Cell phone service is possible but not optimal. A heating / air conditioning unit is located in the living area, along with an electric 'wood burning' stove. Cuddle up in the winter months or open the windows in mild weather to enjoy the refreshing breeze.

A charcoal grill is on site, but you'll need to bring your own charcoal. There is also a fire ring with firewood provided.

More information and photos may be found at our website. The link is a little farther down this page. You may also find us on facebook.

In addition to the two guest-submitted reviews that are indicated at the top of the page, there are almost 100 more that I copy word for word from our guest book (minus any personal information) posted at the bottom of this page.

A complimentary daylily is available from our farm - Shangri La Farm - when you book a stay with us.

Keywords: Cabin, Rock Island State Park, Cumberland Caverns, Rocky River Bluegrass Festival, Fall Creek Falls State Park, River, Romantic Getaway, Privacy, Relaxing

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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About The Owner

Your hosts are Debby & Joe Moffitt. We have always lived in Middle Tennessee and feel fortunate to be so close to so much natural beauty. Joe is a retired school administrator and we still operate a nursery - Shangri La Farm - primarily selling daylilies. Together, we have 12 children and 28 grandchildren.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Rock Island

After looking at river / creek property for several years, we found our dream spot near the headwaters of Rocky River. It is located close to our primary residence and is a favorite spot when children and grandchildren visit.

As much as we love this place we call home, we also love to travel. As we have done that, and used a variety of accommodations, we have discovered that our favorite places to stay are similar to what we built overlooking Rocky River. Our idea of a perfect getaway - is just that - a getaway: from the traffic, the crowds, the noise, and the lure of tourist traps.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is a real plus. Rock Island State Park is about 15 minutes away. Cumberland Caverns is about the same. The Rocky River Bluegrass Festival is only 3 miles up the road. Driving just a little bit longer will take you to beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park. As fun as those destinations are, there are not words to describe the picturesque Rocky River farming community, the sounds and sights of nature, and the calming effect of the river as it ripples by. We think you'll love Little House as much as we do! Leave your cares behind and come recharge at one of the prettiest little spots on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for this beautiful place. Saw some nice trout in the river. All the parks & waterfalls were great, but Burgess Falls was our favorite. Foglight Foodhouse is a must! One kingfisher is very protective of this part of the river. Heard turkey somewhere up river. Sound of river is very soothing - very good for vacationing.
Sep 2014
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Little House on the River Secluded Getaway, Country Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 111 reviews
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Little House on the River Secluded Getaway, Country Setting
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Rock Island Tennessee
Cordova, TN
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Debby and Joe,
We had such a wonderful time! Your home is lovely and peaceful. We certainly got much needed rest. We enjoyed Rock Island very much and plan to come back very soon. Having sporadic cell service wasn't at all bad - forced us to go out and enjoy nature! :) Thank you for our welcome gift. I can't wait to plant it.
Take care,
Josie and Corey
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are always thrilled that our guests love our little place on the river as much as we do! The river is particularly beautiful this time of year, even though it is often chilly/cold outside. The winter months definitely add their own unique flavor to the spectacular views there. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our Little House. You are welcome back anytime! The Moffitts
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Little House on the River Secluded Getaway, Country Setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343775vb
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Rock Island Tennessee
lebanon tn
5

just like home when i was a kid

  • 5 of 5
our stay took me back to when i was a kid.ive never been so relaxed on a vacation.ill be back again and again!...T and T from lebanon
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found your Little House stay relaxing and rejuvenating. Our goal has been to make it such a place. Life has a way of getting so busy, and at times, so hectic. The quiet life on the banks of Rocky River has a way of reminding us that there is much beauty and peace found in nature and simplicity.
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Map

Map

Rock Island State Park is close by and it offers a lot of outdoor activities: fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, swimming, etc. Fall Creek Falls is a little further away and offers these options: swimming (including a pool) hiking, canoeing, paddle boating, bicycling, horseback riding, golf, tennis, etc. Cumberland Caverns is a short drive if you'd like to do a little spelunking. Links to all of these are at our website, along with several others.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rock Island Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 

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Notes 5% will be added if you pay by credit card. Also, rates are based on two people. An additional $10 per night per guest will be added for anyone over the age of three.
If paying by credit card, your card will be charged at the end of your stay. You may pay at time of arrival if paying by cash or check. In that event, credit card number / expiration date / security code will still be needed to hold the reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rock Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Little House has both a covered front and back porch - with the latter overlooking the river. There is also a patio on the side with beautiful river and mountain views. A fire ring is available along with firewood. We do ask for prior approval for building a fire dependent on wind conditions. A hammock, chair hammock, & camp chairs are provided.
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