Enjoy the peace and seclusion of The Outpost. The river so close it feels like part of the cabin decor! The setting is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. A creek and pond on the property enhance the experience.
Centrally located to Jonesborough, Tri-Cities, Greeneville, and Erwin. Perfect day trips to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville and Hot Springs, NC, Abingdon, VA.
Rustic, clean and welcoming cabin with three comfortable bedrooms and well appointed kitchen. There are two common areas each with a futon for additional sleeping if desired. Each bedroom has French doors that open up to the Pond Porch, so members of your party can meet each morning with coffee cup in hand, ready to reminisce about adventures experienced and to plan for your day ahead.
Food tastes better while dining outside and taking in the surroundings. Settings at The Outpost in which to do so abound! And though you may think you will want to forgo the culinary labors while on vacation, you may decide otherwise when you see the view from the kitchen. And this kitchen is equipped like no other vacation rental in which you may have attempted to create that special meal.
Numerous outdoor living spaces include decks and porches and even a screened-in area. The River Porch tends to be the focal point of the cabin. Rocking chairs provide the perfect spot from which you can lose yourself while watching the Nolichucky flow steadily by. The Lido Deck also overlooks the river. It is partially covered to retreat from the rain, with grill and food preparation area. And, oh, the wonderful sound on the metal roof and from the river combined when it does rain! What a bonus to experience rain at The Outpost! The Pond Porch off the bedrooms not only overlooks the pond but also provides a 'wide-angle view' of the foothills, fields, creek and river as well. You may enjoy watching the otters play in the pond from this vantage point, especially in the early morning. The Pavilion is screened with views of the pond and river and has ceiling fans and a fireplace. The Lower Deck off The Pavilion is a favorite, (and is commonly referred to as 'Alex's Spot'). Enjoy ample and comfortable outdoor furniture and dining sets, camp chairs, gas grill and charcoal grill, hammock, swing, cots, wood for campfires ........and the list goes on. All for your perfect, idyllic, lounging vacation on 8 1/2 acres.
Take advantage of fishing, floating, and kayaking right outside your door. Kingfishers, great herons and wild ducks frequent the pond. There have been a several bear sightings by friends and guests. Deer and turkey are frequently seen feeding in the fields. River otters go through phases of out and out showing off as they fish in the pond, creek and river!! Evenings are best spent gazing at the stars and enjoying the songs of frogs and cicadas. Don't forget the smore's fixin's! I provide the bonfire wood; it's in the barn, but I probably already have the kindling wood built up for you! Many, many water birds will be enjoyed. You are just downright blessed and golden if you witness a bald eagle or osprey feed in the river in front of you!
A 12 mile drive on country roads and you arrive in quaint and well preserved Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. Storytelling is a huge attraction here and in fact, the town hosts the International Storytelling Festival. Being the oldest town in the state there are many historical structures and the very impressive Visitors Center has information on tours. There are unique dining venues and shops, a local brewery and a distillery. Also very nice grocery stores and a local Farmer's Market.
Just a short drive as well is the historic town of Greeneville, home of Andrew Jackson, our 17th president. There are tours of downtown Greeneville. Greeneville makes claim as the second oldest town in Tennessee, but then, so do Rogersville and Dandridge in the area, (oh my). Worth the trip alone are the many beautiful churches, including "the cannonball church". The Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Main Street survived the Civil War with a cannonball lodged in the brick of the façade. See if you can spot it above the light fixture right of the door.
There are many destinations you will enjoy within the Cherokee National Forest, including hiking trails, waterfalls and picnic areas. Clarks Creek trailheads are within a couple miles from the property and several other trailheads are very short distances from the cabin in the forest. The Nolichuckey River abounds with possibilities for activities. Viking Mountain provides a breathtaking vista and the Paint Creek Corridor is a beautiful drive and great for bicycling as you make your way to NC and Hot Springs!
North Carolina is a short drive and there you can enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, , and the French Broad River. Hot Springs is one of our favorite destinations, as is Asheville.
There are local family restaurants within a few miles of the cabin as are seasonal produce stands. Those vegetables are close and ready for the grill! Stores are convenient for last minute needs.. Grocery shopping is about 12 miles away.
Numerous activities and attractions are within a short driving distance, including white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, zip lines, bicycling, hiking, mineral baths in Hot Springs, The Appalachian Trail, Nascar Bristol Motor Speedway, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Biltmore Estates, vineyards, microbreweries, (schedule a Brews Cruise trip!), beautiful lakes; too much to mention here!
The Outpost is a tobacco-free property.
Pets must be pre-approved and are done so on a pet by pet basis.
There is an additional charge for parties over 6 and maximum overnight guest capacity is 8. Please see rates section for details.
I do not charge a cleaning fee but guests are expected to leave the premises in good condition. A list of reasonable expectations is provided.