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Little House on the River Rural Getaway, Country Setting

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sit by a river.

Find peace and meaning

In the rhythm

Of the lifeblood of the Earth.

(anonymous)

Little House on the River is nestled at the base of the western slope of the Cumberland Mountains in the scenic Rocky River Community of Van Buren County. Situated in the heart of Middle Tennessee, and centrally located between Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, it is located 2.8 miles off Hwy. 30 - 15 miles east of McMinnville and 15 miles west of Spencer at 14142 Rocky River Road, Rock Island, TN.

This cozy little cottage was completed in October 2008. It is surrounded by over 5 acres of privacy, has 640 square feet of living space, 384 square feet of covered porches, and a 162 square feet patio.

You won't be able to resist relaxing in the swing or sitting in one of the rocking chairs on the back porch as you watch the river wash your cares away. You will also want to hike along the almost 1400 feet of clean, spring-fed river. Keep your eyes open for beavers, otters, squirrels, chipmunks, wood ducks, blue herons, Canada geese,and the neighbor's cows across the river. Bring your fishing pole - the river is stocked with trout several times a year.

You will want to walk down to the river and spend some peaceful time there with its beautiful views up and down the river. There is a hammock right above there that is just waiting for you. You are going to love the soothing sounds of the water as the river ripples by.

The house has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and window with a view of the river. There is one bath with a tub/shower combo. Bed linens are provided as well as towels and wash cloths. Towels for any river activity are NOT provided. There is a sofa in the living room that includes two recliners -- it is NOT a sofa bed. A TV with DISH service and DVD player are also in that area. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking and serving supplies. A phone is NOT provided. Cell phone service is possible but not optimal. A heating / air conditioning unit is located in the living area, along with an electric 'wood burning' stove. Cuddle up in the winter months or open the windows in mild weather to enjoy the refreshing breeze.

A charcoal grill is on site, but you'll need to bring your own charcoal. There is also a fire ring with firewood provided.

More information and photos may be found at our website. You may also find us on facebook.

A complimentary daylily is available from our farm - Shangri La Farm - when you book a stay with us.

Keywords: Cabin, Rock Island State Park, Cumberland Caverns, Bluegrass Underground, Rocky River Bluegrass Festival, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, River, Romantic Getaway, Privacy, Relaxing, McMinnville lodging

More Details

Owner
Deborah C Moffitt
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Deborah C Moffitt

Your hosts are Debby & Joe Moffitt. We have always lived in Middle Tennessee and feel fortunate to be so close to so much natural beauty. Joe is a retired school administrator and we still operate a nursery - Shangri La Farm - primarily selling daylilies. Together, we have 12 children and 30 grandchildren.

Deborah C Moffitt purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Deborah C Moffitt chose Rock Island

After looking at river / creek property for several years, we found our dream spot near the headwaters of Rocky River. It is located close to our primary residence and is a favorite spot when children and grandchildren visit.

As much as we love this place we call home, we also love to travel. As we have done that, and used a variety of accommodations, we have discovered that our favorite places to stay are similar to what we built overlooking Rocky River. Our idea of a perfect getaway - is just that - a getaway: from the traffic, the crowds, the noise, and the lure of tourist traps.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is a real plus. Rock Island State Park is about 15 minutes away. Cumberland Caverns is about the same. Driving just a little bit longer will take you to beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park. As fun as those destinations are, there are not words to describe the picturesque Rocky River farming community, the sounds and sights of nature, and the calming effect of the river as it ripples by. We think you'll love Little House as much as we do! Leave your cares behind and come recharge at one of the prettiest little spots on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are happy to have your 'Little House' as part of our annual calendar. A get-away weekend is always a gift to us and love the peaceful setting you have created. The rain forced us inside for rest and games with S. Happy for the sunshine today! (And a little fishing :). Thank you for your hospitality and daylily.
Feb 2018
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Rock Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-size bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Little House has both a covered front and back porch - with the latter overlooking the river. There is also a patio on the side with beautiful river and mountain views. A fire ring is available along with firewood. We do ask for prior approval for building a fire dependent on wind conditions. A hammock, chair hammock, & camp chairs are provided.

Reviews

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Little House on the River Rural Getaway, Country Setting
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 266 reviews
Atoka Tennessee
5

Perfect for some rest & relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Little House on the River. It is a truly beautiful place to forget the rest of the world. Sitting on the back porch listening to the river flow by & watching the cattle graze across the river while being surrounded by natures best will melt away your cares. The house is really clean with nice furnishings inside & out. Pictures & words just don't do this place justice. Beautiful rural countryside but easy to find & close to several attractions makes this a fantastic getaway spot. Please don't just take my word for it though. Book this place & see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our guests and sharing your positive experience here. We love being at Little House, too. Hope you can come back.
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5

Unplug, unwind, and reconnect with the one you love.

  • 5 of 5

The property is like going home. I'm from a small town and after this past winter I was needing to connect with nature. This is the most perfect place in the the world to do just that. I walked the river, and driveway daily, and watched a family of foxes play in the field. It rained like crazy but even that was relaxing.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to rest and enjoy the scenery!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and clean and the setting could not be better!

Would love to come back and would highly recommend it to anyone!

The only drawback I can think of is that no internet was provided.These days you can bundle TV and internet for not that much so I would rather pay a little more and have that available.

Other than that it was absolutely perfect! ❤

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Little House that slows down the world for all that enter!

  • 5 of 5

Clean house, well built and well stocked with all amenities. Owners were a class act. I wish I owned it so I would never have to leave. Thank you for allowing us to experience the LOVE on the river.

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem! It's quiet, and you can hear the stream out the back door. It's well-kept, clean, nice views out windows. Owners communicate well and in timely manner. I worked all day in that serenity, then at 5pm literally went out the back door to walk in the stream and do a little fishing. Just what I was looking for! (Please do note as the owners describe, there is no internet nor reliable cellular data access...so, good place to "unplug.")

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such good care of our "little gem". We love it there also. Hope you can return sometime.
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5

One of the most beautiful places we have ever visited!!

  • 5 of 5

Little House on the River was so much more than we expected. We thought that it was beautiful on line but it is even more beautiful in person. You have water views from every window in the Little House. The House is very nicely decorated and has everything in it that you could possibly need. We loved the back porch right next to the river. We have only one regret and that is it rained most of the time we were there. Great places to walk and the scenery is fantastic. We LOVED Little House on the River!! I give it a 10 as the highest mark!!

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, thank you so much for your glowing report of your Little House stay. Wish the weather had been better, but so glad you still enjoyed your time on Rocky River. We hope you can return sometime.
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Location

Rock Island State Park is close by and it offers a lot of outdoor activities: fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, swimming, etc. Fall Creek Falls is a little further away and offers these options: swimming (including a pool) hiking, canoeing, paddle boating, bicycling, horseback riding, golf, tennis, etc. Cumberland Caverns is a short drive if you'd like to do a little spelunking. Links to all of these are at our website, along with several others.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Rock Island

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Owner accepts payment in:
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C$996
 

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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