2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, plus loft (sleep 6) with downriver views of the Watauga River
About Linda Davis
We are citrus growers and I am also a college professor who enjoys our occasional stint to come up here and cool off from our hot Florida summers. We also really enjoy the leaf season, and Christmas when it chooses to snow.
Linda Davis purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Linda Davis chose Johnson City
This unique property has been in the Smalling/Davis family for over 150 years. Our great-grandfather had a sand mine operation (rare for the mountains) in the area and used some of those funds to invest in Florida Orange Groves back in the 1920's. Several generations later, we sold a small bit of our groves in Florida to build this cabin for our future retirement house. We love Florida but we really love Tennessee and this special place on the river. We hope you enjoy it and treasure it as much as we do.
What makes this Cabin unique
From a fly fisherman's perspective - you can walk down the walkway to a huge flat rock - almost 20 ft. in length (room size) that creates the perfect perch in which to fly fish from plus the river is tremendously calming. If you are not a fisherman - just know that sitting on the porch is a fine hobby and you will be so content to watch the river go by.
Children not allowed - Due to the depth and swiftness of the riverDue to the depth and swiftness of the river
Pets allowed - Adult fixed Dogs only. Dogs cannot be left alone.Adult fixed Dogs only. Dogs cannot be left alone.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Awesome location and view
The house is exactly as described. The beds were comfortable (I slept great) and the shower was powerful and hot. What else can you ask for?
The kitchen had everything we needed. The view from the back porch is stunning.
The owner was great to work with and we were there April of 2020 during the COVID-19 time. She was super-flexible and accommodating.
We are grateful we got to stay there. I'll definitely do so again when I'm in the area fishing the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. Fishing was great too.
Long term rental with no complaints
Great location. River views with the cliff to one side and old bridge to other where amazing. Unique rock formation at bend that makes for great relaxing noise and some decent trout fishing. House is very nice. Stayed for a month and was extremely quit entire time.
My wife and I needed a couple of days to relax and boy did we. This cabin is incredible and we want to buy it. We stayed inside most of the time unless we were fishing. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals while you are there and the cabin is incredibly cozy and relaxing. We will be back!
The property was perfect for our visit to the Johnson City area. Beautiful fall views!
Always a great experience... The view from the large back porch of the Watauga River is lovely and so peaceful! We had a little trouble this time with the stove while cooking, but everything else was picture prefect!😊