This historic home is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy and explore all that East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains have to offer. The upstairs has 3 private bedrooms, each with queen beds and its own ensuite bath. There is also an additional sleeping area with two twin beds. On the first floor there is a private bedroom with a queen bed and an ensuite bath. There is a refrigerator stocked with fresh fruit, bottled water and sodas as well as coffee and tea. A sitting room to relax, read or watch TV is just for you. The front porch is perfect for having your coffee and enjoying the beauty of Eastern Tennessee. The large back porch with barbeque is a great place to gather in the evenings and share tales of your adventures of the day.
Visit the historic village of Tellico Plains where you can enjoy quaint cafes and authentic antique shops. We provide you with a voucher for breakfast at the Tellico Grains Bakery, which has a wood fired oven in an historic brick building within walking distance.
For motorcycle enthusiasts you will love the beauty and the challenge of the Cherohala Skyway and the Tail of the Dragon. Bikes are available for rent at the Tellico Harley Dealership and there is a shop in the village of Tellico for all the riding accessories you want or need.
As the owner and proprietor of the Eagle's Rest, I was raised in the South and spent much of my youth hunting, fishing and hiking in the Tellico area. I am a retired Army Colonel who has returned to the land of my ancestors. I have lived all over the world, but the peace and tranquility found in Tellico Plains is both restorative and rejuvenating. If interested, I can share points of interest and fascinating tales about the settlers of the Smoky Mountains and the proud Cherokee nation that thrived in this region for thousands of years.
Dee Daugherty purchased this house in 2011
This property is the best value in the region in terms of affordability, accessibility, tranquility and unequaled southern hospitality.
The first floor has a lovely handicap accessible room. the house is clean, quiet, cozy and relaxing. It is the perfect departure point for endless excursions into the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests. World class trout fishing, kayaking and motorcycle excursions are but a few of the outdoor opportunities this region offers to visitors!
Located within walking distance of the historic village of Tellico Plains, at the foot of the Cherohala Skyway. Test your riding skills on the famous 'Tail of the Dragon' motorcyle ride. We are a short drive to the Tellico River for kayaking or trophy trout fishing. This area is known for its world class bear, deer and small game hunting. Visit historic Indian Boundary Lake, Tellico Lake, Citico Creek and Smoky Mountain wilderness all a short drive away. Friday night barbeque is perfect for mingling with the other guests and participating in the Cherokee History Roundtable with the Colonel.
A portion of all proceeds go to the Eagle's Rest Foundation devoted to seasonal wounded warrior retreats designed to provide our seriously wounded combat veterans and their families with the tranquility and restorative peace found in the ancestral capital of the Overhill Cherokees who inhabited this area for over 10,000 years.