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Farmer's Family Home at Edge of the Forest

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 nights


Tellico Plains Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Your private recreation area is cradled between two heavily wooded hills. Experience life on a small farm in the opulence of the Appalachian Mountains, at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. Cook family feasts in the country kitchen, where many a peck of peas have been canned or over your bonfire or barbecue pit.

Breakfast on the deck and rock the evenings away on the most comfortable porch rockers ever invented. Catch and release big bass in your own stocked fish pond.

Fall asleep on the queen-sized bed with pillow top mattress to the sounds of the forest and the stream outside the master bedroom window. Awake watching the wooded hillside begin to become light. The custom decor in this bedroom and connected master bath reflect the forest hues.

Another bedroom is custom painted with a magic glow and decorated with mountain whimsy. The full sized futon is covered in plush pillow top for full sized bed comfort. A full bathroom is across the hall.

The third bedroom has two comfortable twin beds with lovely Laura Ashley print comforters and accenting artwork.

All bedrooms are well-lit with overhead lights and bedside lamps for reading your own favorite books, the owner/author's book, books by other local authors, or travel brochures about the many near-by amenities. Ceiling fans and central a/c and heat are available, although hardly ever required.

Horse lovers have four stalls to protect their ponies. Your pastures are very close to the riding trails of the Cherokee National Forest. Electric service allows for several RVs to be used simultaneously.

Your 8 1/2 acres are paradise for puppies and other pets. Nice neighbors are within shouting distance. Pets allowed; we do ask that you kennel them when you aren't supervising them. Kennels, root cellar and stables provided for pets safety and comfort.

Keywords: Farmhouse, Forest, Mountains,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Rachel

Wild Cajun Woman, Yvette, is a writer Author of Our Tennessee mountain Home I & II) and publisher and also a gourmet cook and caterer. Richard grew up on a chicken breeding farm in Massachusetts and loves tinkering and woodworking. He is also quite the cook, especially when it comes to decadent desserts.

We love gardening with friends, collecting wild nuts and berries for cooking and canning collecting fresh eggs from neighbors with yard hens, watching area artists at work, gold panning in Coker Creek (only 1 mile away), swimming at Indian Boundary Beach, day trips to whitewater rafting on the Ocoee, Chattanooga Riverfront venues, fresh vegetables at the near-by Mennonite market, Bluegrass music at local pickin' sessions, and learning the local lifestyle of the farm folks. Waterfalls throughout the area are some our favorite places to take a dip and fabulous photographs.

Tubing on the Tellico River is an awesome way to unwind. Our favorite places for lunch, when we're not picnicking, are Tellico Kats for perfect paninis and Tellico Beach Drive-In for fifties family style food while playing in the rushing river. Pastries from Tellico Grains Bakery are a must for all our breakfasts with guests and we love the funky, down-home atmosphere and food at Town Square Bakery and Cafe.

Tellico Library and The Bookshelf fill our needs for reading and reference materials, as well selling as Yvette's book. The Heritage Gift Shop is a must-see souvenir place, and most of our family and friends wouldn't leave without Bill of Bill's Pit Stop taking them gold-panning, a dozen yard eggs from Mamie's hens, and one of the books autographed written by local author Jack Darnell and published by Yvette.

Rachel purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Rachel chose Tennessee

Writer and publisher, Yvette, needed a place to renew herself after her husband's heart transplant and the couple's loss of their waterfront Louisiana home to Hurricane Katrina. We are quite charmed by the tranquil lifestyle offered at our Tennessee Mountain Home, so much so that Yvette wrote a books 'Our Tennessee Mountain Home' I and II about the life, our family visits and friends at this edge of the forest.

It has provided the home base for making many new memories with children grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends and family galore.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a perfect hub for vacationing in the mountains of Tennessee. The many adventures offered in the area bordering on your property draw many to our door.

We have always been thrilled to hear about the swims guests took at Indian Boundary Lake, the gold they found in nearby creeks, the wildlife and other sights they saw rocking on the porch and hiking on nearby trails, the Appalachian arts they discovered in local shops and museums, and the local whitewater rafting and kayaking they were able to enjoy.

You are less than 2 hours from Greater Atlanta's bright lights and big city, Chattanooga's riverfront charms, and Knoxville's nice neighborhoods. There are first class medical facilities in all three areas.

Gatlinburg and Dollywood are also only 2 hours away. Your Tennessee Mountain Home is 2 miles from the North Carolina state line and 30 miles from the North Georgia mountains.

Four wheel drive is not required to get to your mountain retreat, even if there is mud or ice. Half the property is up high and half is in the holler. Plenty of place for RVs, trailers, soccer matches, baseball, badminton, boccie ball, fishing, etc.


based on 38 traveler reviews

Farmer's Family Home at Edge of the Forest
average rating of 4.605263 based on 38 reviews

Awesome getaway from Atlanta with tons to do in the surrounding area or just enjoy the tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

My whole family including my 8 and 9 year old boys and my two border collies had a delightful time. The house is cozy and has everything you need. The Fall is awesome as the leaves were changing colors and it is a perfect time for a fire in the huge fire pit. The small pond, wildlife, and game room kept my boys entertained. Great getaway!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are looking to relax this is the place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house!! Our dog loved it too - great place to have your dog with you. The only thing you could hear were the birds - so relaxing!!

We will be back.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great open space

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean, and quiet property with lots of space for our dogs to run around.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Respite

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home and grounds in a serene setting. The mild mountain temperatures in mid-August were quite comfortable for outdoor activities, and a welcome relief. Plenty of privacy on the manicured property, and lots of nature to explore. We were in TN for the week to tend to family business in Sweetwater. Although Coker Creek is a bit of a drive, it was well worth it to be able to kick back in the evening andy decompress in a little slice of nature's paradise. Especially enjoyed the large porch and the firepit!

Housekeeper was very friendly and helpful. Home was clean and as described - no surprises. No cell service, but the WIFI worked great! There was a nice desk in the kitchen area that we took full advantage of.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lots of fun.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful area. We love the little "hollow " the house is in. Our dogs had a blast running in the field and playing in the creeks. House was nice with a deck all around it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, Gorgeous, Would love to live there!

  • 5 of 5

The stay we had was way to short in our eyes. We enjoyed the house , the surroundings were amazing. The property was well maintained and clean. The property manager was very friendly and even brought us a lantern during the storm in case of a power outage. I would love to say I would not recommend this place to anyone just to be selfish so myself and my family could have it for our own. But honestly it is well worth it and very enjoyable. As we were their for the 4th of July we did hear a lot of unexpected booms that made us all jump. We enjoyed the Mountain view restaurant just a 1/2 a mile from the home and my grand daughter enjoyed the creeks and the game room. I can say we will be booking again unless you would let us just stay forever and we will definitely take care of the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We would love to host you again in the future.
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Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
"This and the adjoining Charles Hall Museum are a wealth of local lore and area information."
Tellico Plains
"The beginning of the crossroads to the Cherohala Skyway, intersection of the Cherokee Nation..."
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
"This and the adjoining Charles Hall Museum are a wealth of local lore and area information."
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
"This and the adjoining Charles Hall Museum are a wealth of local lore and area information."
"Good local food."
Tellico Kats Deli
"We absolutely love everything about this place, the sister owners, the perfect paninis and h..."
Tellico Grains
"Can't beat this bakery, no matter where you are from or where you go. Everything about it is..."
Mountain Creek Hideaway and Grille
"Good food, close by."
Ocoee Whitewater Center
"Site of 1996 Olympic Whitwater Events"
Bald River Falls
"Largest falls in area with 100' drop"
Indian Boundary Lake
"Sand beach wringed by mountains"
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"A national treasure!"
Bill's Pit Stop
"Gold panning and other local guidance from the friendliest family in the business."
Coker Creek Welcome Center
"Local lore and crafts from area artists. Souvenirs, directions, and accurate information fro..."
Buck Bald
"Incredible views and picnic tables, no matter what the season."
Nearest Airport
56.1 Miles
Knoxville (McGhee Tyson)
Nearest Barpub
34.42 Miles
Skyway Sports Bar and Grill Sweetwater, TN)
Nearest Golf
25.62 Miles
Madisonville Golf Center
Nearest Train
127.33 Miles
Amtrak Atlanta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
TN Hwy 68
Nearest Restaurant
11.31 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Over Gatlinburg
Nearest Beach
25.91 Miles
Indian Boundary Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocoee Whitewater Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Bald River Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Boundary Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Wonders of the Wilderness close to civilization.

Beaches, Swimming, Fishing, Gold Panning, White Water Rafting, Rappelling, Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Zip Line, Shopping, Craft Classes, Golf, Music, Restaurants, Churches, Museums, Library, Bakery, Ice Cream Shop.

14 Waterfalls, Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River (site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events), Beaches, Riding trails, Gold panning, Local artisan shops, Appalachian Trail, Unicoi Trail, Fly Fishing, Gatlinburg skiing, Dollywood amusement park, Tail of the Dragon, Citico Creek Wilderness, Big Frog Mountain, Big Frog Wilderness, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Field of the Woods, Lost Sea.


Rates & Availability

Tellico Plains Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75
Game room access $25
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

Seventh night free with purchase of six nights.

Monthly discounts available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tellico Plains Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Custom decorated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattress. Forest-hued comforter, Twin or Single Beds (1) Laura Ashley comforters, Futon (1) Full-size futon with pillow top mattress cover, fabulous floral patterned quilt.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fishing on-site, flat acreage for outdoor games and exercise, area for gardening for longer stays, 4-stall stables, fire pit and fireplace with plenty of unsplit wood on acreage.

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