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PRIVATE RETREAT ON 20 ACRES WITH 1000 FT OF FRONTAGE ON THE LITTLE RIVER

Steve and Jill Hall

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps30
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Steve and Jill Hall

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014
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PRIVATE RETREAT ON 20 ACRES WITH 1000 FT OF FRONTAGE ON THE LITTLE RIVER

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Townsend Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge: 5 BR, 5.5 Bath. 2 Riverfront Cabins: Porch, Loft King Bed, Kitchen

Ideal for Family Reunions, Small Groups, and Executive Retreats. There are few places in the United States where you can reserve a 20-acre retreat on 1000 feet of a river that comes straight out of a national park... all for about the same cost as renting a large cabin.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING LODGE-ONLY AND CABIN-ONLY RESERVATIONS ON A LIMITED BASIS (Primarily off-season bookings; 2-day minimum for the Lodge @$650/night; weekly rates for the cabins @$775/week).

More pictures and information at our website:

www.wellspringretreat.com

Also, you can view more pictures on Facebook. Go to facebook.com : In box that says, 'search for people, places and things', type:

Wellspring Retreat on the Little River

The Wellspring Retreat on the Little River will provide for you a quiet reprieve from the demands and rigors of daily life. The Retreat sleeps 30, sits on 20 acres with 1000 feet of frontage on the Little River, one of the best trout fishing stretches in the Smoky Mountain area. The grounds include two riverfront loft cabins, a beautiful Lodge with 5 BR, 5 ½ baths, and a rustic barn all behind a gate for your privacy.

Most of the 20 acres of the Retreat are cleared, but some portions are wooded. Feel free to explore the Upper, Central, and Riverfront meadows on the property for short hikes. You might want to walk across the pedestrian swinging bridge to dine at one of the local restaurants accessible by foot or ride bikes that you can rent locally or bring with you.

The Lodge sleeps 22 and offers a full kitchen, large living room gathering area, washer and dryer, and a recreation room equipped with a pool table, ping-pong table, and air hockey game. It also offers Wi-Fi internet access, 2 indoor and 1 outdoor fireplaces, grill, deep wrap-around porch with rocking chairs, and a large hot tub.

Each of the loft cabins rest on and overlook the Little River. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the flowing water as it dances and sparkles through the rocks. Each of the two riverfront cabins sleep 4, offer a king bed, a double futon, kitchen, and covered porches. It won't take you long to relax, and let your cares slip away.

We have a maximum of 30 in a party but that assumes that the group has about the same number of children as adults. As a result, about 90% of our reservations are families celebrating extended family reunions... The Wellspring Retreat is IDEAL for multigenerational family reunions! The other 10% of groups reserving the property have been corporate retreats and small couples' groups.

Again, more pictures are available at our website: www.wellspringretreat.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve and Jill Hall (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014

About Steve and Jill Hall

This private property in Townsend, TN is owned and operated by the Hall family. Jill Hall is the Wellspring Retreat Property Manager. Her husband, Steve, is the founder and Senior Partner of Retirement Planning Services in Knoxville, TN, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. They have 2 children with spouses and 3 grandchildren, all living in Knoxville.

Steve and Jill Hall purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Steve and Jill Hall chose Townsend

Over the years we have been fortunate to own other properties in the Smoky Mountains. However, none remotely compare to this property, it is our favorite. The grounds are beautiful, peaceful, and truly a special getaway. Few properties exist in the U.S. in which you can reserve a private retreat center which has 1000 of beautiful waterfront coming directly out of a national park. We hope that your time at the retreat will be full of rest, rejuvenation and peace. It is our privilege to share with you what God has blessed us with.

What makes this lodge unique

Renting the entire 20 acres of the 'Wellspring Retreat on the Little River' provides a unique opportunity just a few minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The TWRA stocks rainbow and brown trout from the footbridge on our property. Smallmouth bass are also plentiful in the river.

The location of the Wellspring Retreat affords easy access to all of the entertainment of the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area while enjoying the privacy and peace and quiet of your immediate surroundings.

The beauty of the property itself, and the amenities included therein, provide for an experience and exceptional value like none other in the Smoky Mountain area.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
5

Our 2014 Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 19 had a wonderful week at Wellspring Retreat. The setting is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. We found everything very clean and well maintained for everything we needed. The only thing we could have used more of was tea towels in the kitchen since we prepared all our own meals while there. The owners were very friendly and helpful. When we had trouble getting the grill to work, a handyman was promptly sent and when that still did not fix the problem, a brand new grill was sent the very same day. There was plenty for the grandchildren to do and the adults found the peaceful settings they needed. I would highly recommend this for all age groups.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your extended family had such a wonderful week... we loved your group picture in front of our barn! Thanks for your feedback (and rest assured that if we ever have the privilege of hosting you again we will have so many tea towels in the kitchen that you'll have trouble counting them all [kind of like Abraham and Sarah's descendants] :) Even though it sounds like we failed in the tea towel category we are very thankful to make new friends from the current sports capital of the universe (Cleveland and NE Ohio :) We wish you all the best and thanks again for choosing us!
Steve and Jill
business
Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
Tallahassee, FL
5

Happy, happy, happy!

  • 5 of 5
Twenty-two members of our extended family were thrilled with our four-day reunion at Wellsprings. This property was clean, well-maintained, everything that was advertised, and more! The owners obviously believe in the concept of continuous improvement as evidenced by the recent addition of a small but innovative miniature golf course on one of the decks. There were five young children (ages 6 to 9) in our group and for them the house was as exciting as a Disneyland castle. They loved playing hide and seek on the various floors and balconies in the house. The owners were very cordial and helpful and we highly recommend this property to other people.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was fun to hear that you were thrilled to have your extended family reunion here… we were just as thrilled to have you! :) You’ve got quite the creative family… thank you for you sharing your Pirate Treasure Hunt activity with us. It is precious and fun to think of the lifetime memories that you have created. We will make the activity file available for interested families to enjoy while here (including our own family… can’t wait! :)
Of course we’d love to have you back any time! Thanks again.
All the best,
Steve and Jill
business
Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
Sevierville, TN, US
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We were blessed to have stayed at the Well Spring Retreat. The room we stayed in was very spacious, even for our family with 4 littles. The game room kept our group playing for hours and the lodge as the perfect size for us. Some of us enjoyed the porch fireplace, while others enjoyed the inside fireplace. Those who stayed in the river side cabins loved them as well. Some of us made a fun walk over to the Townsend Railroad Museum and others grabbed a bite to eat at neighboring restaurants. I would definitely recommend this property and would welcome a chance to stay there again. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, it's great to hear that your group really enjoyed their stay! It is really a privilege to share the property with those of kindred spirit! We love the property year round... each season has its special beauty. The footbridge across the Little River is always a hit with kids but it also makes it possible to walk to a few restaurants and sites without even driving off the property. We're hoping to get our 6-hole miniature golf course up-and-running at the lodge later this Spring. (Perhaps you can come back and break it in! :)
All the best,
Steve and Jill
business
Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
Gainesville, Florida
5

Christmas Reunion in the Smoky Mountains!

  • 5 of 5
The Wellspring Retreat is comfortable and spacious enough to fit our entire clan of 21! And, having so many bathrooms was a real blessing! The kitchen was large enough to accommodate several industrious cooks! Having two large dinner tables allowed everyone to gather for meals! Everyone took turns in the game room playing pool, air hockey, and other games. The location is breathtaking! Many took advantage of the close access to Smoky Mountain Park. The hosts provided abundant firewood and met other special needs with grace! We loved this place!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for choosing us! It's great to hear your enjoyment of the property and the surrounding area… it's what keeps us wanting to make it even better and better! Thanks for stepping out in faith when you made your reservation early last year when we first took over the operation of the property... we didn't have much of a track record at that time but we knew we wanted to develop it into a special place for reunions and retreats. Thanks for your encouragement… we'd love to have you back!
Steve and Jill
business
Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
5

The '56ers

The '56ers
  • 5 of 5
.This was a fabulous place for a group of women that graduated from high school in 1956. Everything we needed was there for us. Lots of "talking" and "rocking" on the porches and of course the large living room area. Plenty of space and good sleeping accommodations. We walked across the swinging bridge to Miss Lilly's for a dinner. Would recommend this site for groups, families, etc. What you see in the site pictures are accurate. Close/convenient to Knoxville and airport.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was great to host such a distinguished group who grew up in Knoxville and congregated at the Wellspring Retreat from parts throughout the U.S. You have certainly represented West High well over the years… we hope the more recent graduates of West and our children do the same!
All the best,
Steve and Jill
business
Private Retreat On 20 Acres With 1000 Ft Of Frontage On The Little River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455720vb
-865-249-8979
Townsend Tennessee
NC
5

Perfect family reunion setting!!

  • 5 of 5
There is so much I would like to say about Wellspring Retreat. First of all, the pics just don't do it justice. There is a lovely foyer, a carpeted spiral staircase to all floors in the main lodge. The fireplaces inside and out were both used the whole time. Spacious bathrooms, beautiful wood- it was lovely!!
I am super picky about linens and they were absolutely scrumptious! The entire place was incredibly clean and well stocked for every need. The small cabins were so cute and were perfect for snorers or those who needed quiet to retire early- did I mention we had 30 family members all together for the first time in years??t
Steve was an amazingly kind and accommodating host. We had a minor glitch with a fuse and he came up twice to make sure we were all squared away.
Many places we had looked at had no main gathering area, or not enough table space. The large open great room was perfect for large meals and even for an impromptu service Sunday morning.
We were together to attend a family wedding in a town close by, so we couldn't do much else in the area. But there was so much to do and just enjoying the property we left feeling that we should return for a week next time.
The kitchen is a little small, but we planned meals that didn't need a lot of counter space prep and it was absolutely no problem for us.
When we packed up the cars and gave a mllion goodbye hugs, we looked back at the Lodge with great fondness -so many family memories.
We will be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a talented and gifted family you have, of course we'd love to have you back! The picture that you sent of your family's musicians on the fireplace hearth leading your Sunday morning service brought tears to my eyes… such a privilege for us to have the lodge used for songs of praise for such an occasion.

You've also given me another idea on how to best describe our sheets, "absolutely scrumptious!" (I was thinking about putting it on our website but I'm afraid some folks might think they're edible, haha). Nevertheless, it is a great confirmation that Jill's spending spree at Bed Bath and Beyond earlier this year was justified :)

Again, many thanks for staying with us. All the best to you and your family!

Steve and Jill

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
TYS Knoxville

Local activities, within 10 minutes…

20 local restaurants, entrance to the

Great Smoky Mountains (GSM) National

Park, fishing, tubing, golfing, horseback

riding, zip line, biking, hiking, visitors center,

Tuckaleechee Caverns, wedding

chapels, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer

Shop, Little River Outfitters 877-448-3474 littleriveroutfitters.com , GSM

Heritage Center, GSM Tremont Institute,

Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Sessions at

the Rocky Branch Community Center,

Camp Wesley Woods, local antique and

wood carving shops and schools.

Within 30 minutes…

Entertainment and shopping in Pigeon

Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville;

Cades Cove, The Sinks, Wears Valley

Ranch, Clayton Center for the Arts

(Maryville College), The Palace Theater

(Maryville), Tyson-McGhee Airport

(serving the Knoxville area).

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Rates & Availability

From $786 Per night

Townsend Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,400
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$850
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
WR Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates do not include applicable sales (9.75%) and occupancy taxes (5%) nor the $200 Retreat cleaning fee. Cleaning fee waived for weekly rentals provided that departure guidelines are met.
A damage waiver insurance policy OR $400 refundable damage deposit required.
CHECK IN TIME: 4:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT TIME: 9:30 a.m.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Townsend Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lodge Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Lodge Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Living Waters Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    River Bluff Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge 1/2 bathroom - toilet
  • Lodge: 5 full bathrooms plus 1/2 bathroom Each of the smaller cabins has 1 full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Lodge upstairs open sleeping area - 3 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lodge, lower level - 1 king , Private bath with tub/shower
    Lodge, lower level - 2 queen , Private large bath with shower and large tub
    Lodge, main floor - 1 king , Private bath with tub/shower
    Lodge upstairs - 1 king , Private bath with tub/shower and double sinks
    Living Waters Loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Riverfront cabin, sleeps 4,beautiful flat rocks on shoreline
    River Bluff Loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Riverfront loft sleeps 4, cabin overlooking trout hideout
    Lodge, main floor - 1 king , Private large bath with shower and large tub
  • Lodge: 5 bedrooms and 1 sleeping area. Sleeps 22 people Living Waters Loft: sleeps 4 River Bluff Loft: sleeps 4 Total 30 sleeping in beds/futons
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
You can rent bicycles at AJs Restaurant across the footbridge. Tubing/rafting rental is only about 3 minutes away from our property. Little River Outfitters is only 4-5 minutes away for those needing fishing equipment. CHECK IN TIME: 4:00 p.m. CHECK OUT TIME: 9:30 a.m.

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