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Rocky River Fly Fishing for 2

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,867 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, with mountains and water

Our farm house is steeped with history and beauty! In the front yard is a huge Indian Mapping Rock that is the perfect place to climb on and soak in some sun. Sadly the markings have been lost to history. The house was built in 1923 by Dalton Hillis whose father came into the area with Daniel Boone after the Revolutionary War and claimed his property with a federal land grant. The house is surrounded by beautiful rock retaining walls and a rock lined drainage bed that runs just feet out the rear door. Our family was blessed to purchase this property in 2010 and immediately began renovations. We tried to keep the character of the home, yet bring it into the 21st century. You will love the 90 year old hardwood floors throughout the house! The walls and ceilings are also tongue and groove poplar.

Step back in time with all of the antiques that fill the house. Such a cozy house that you will forget what day it is while you're here. Some of our favorite antiques include a TN Hoosier cabinet, claw foot tub, 1918 icebox, crank style oak telephone, and fully functional well pump at the kitchen sink. We also have a well in the front yard. All this and you are only 75 feet from the river's edge. You can sit on the front in our cedar swings or benches and hear the river!

This is relaxation at its finest. Cell phones will not get you here! But you will be enveloped with beautiful mountain views all around and can partake in catch and release fly fishing for trout at its best. Also, we have acres of land, both cleared and wooded for you to enjoy. You can access the wooded property through a culvert built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1940s. And, some of the best neighbors that you could ask for.

Viewing of deer, wild turkeys, beaver and blue heron are just a few of our regularly seen animals.

Nearby attractions include Cumberland Caverns, Bluegrass Underground, Rocky River Bluegrass, Rock Island State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls, Centerhill Lake. This area is close to the Caney Fork River which offers prime fishing! You can to antiquing in several nearby towns. This area is a kayakers dream with numerous waterways to explore. You're also within driving distance of several larger cities such as Murfreesboro, Nashville, Chattanooga and Cookeville.

The main bedroom is downstairs and has a very comfortable king size bed and a television. Upstairs is another bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area. Upstairs is also a bunk room with 2 full size beds and a 3/4 bed. This room also has a television.

The living room has a gas fireplace adorned with Rocky River rock, a desktop computer and a flat screen above the fireplace.

The kitchen is stocked with everything that you could need during your stay here. It has custom cabinets with granite tops. There is also a flat screen television here if you need some company while cooking. We installed a dishwasher and a large farm sink with faucets on either end so someone can help with cleanup.

The oversized bathroom has 2 vanities separated by a window which offers great natural light. The custom tile shower with glass door has a glass block window and bench. There is a fully restored antique claw foot tub and washer and dryer. We also installed a tankless hot water heater so you'll never run out of hot water!!!

***Due to the age of the house and the fact that there is only 1 bathroom we have decided to limit the number of guests to 2.

More Details

Scottie and Margia Keel
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Scottie and Margia Keel

We have lived and worked in this area all our lives. Scottie owns and operates McMinnville Lawn & Garden and Margia is a professor at Motlow State Community College. We have 2 wonderful boys!

Scottie and Margia Keel purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Scottie and Margia Keel chose Rock Island

We both frequented this community years ago to play softball at what is now the home of Rocky River Bluegrass. We started traveling and found that we really most enjoy mountain scenery, water and serenity. This place has it all. We kept it to ourselves and our family for a couple of years. Now we have decided to share it with others who like the same things.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Rock Island

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1867 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Custom tile shower with glass door and 2 vanitites.
  • Bathroom boasts a custom tile shower with sitting bench and glass block window. Two vanities are separated by a window which allows wonderful natural light. Also in the bathroom you will find a beautifully restored antique claw foot tub. High efficiency washer and dryer are located in the oversize bathroom as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with queen bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom downstairs with King size bed & tv.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk room upstairs with 2 full & a 3/4 bed. TV also.
  • Master bedroom on the first floor has a very comfortable king size bed. There is also a television in the room. A bunk room is at the top of the stairs. It contains 2 full beds and an antique 3/4 bed. It also has a television. Also upstairs is another bedroom with a queen size bed. This room has a sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Norton Springs is on this property. Very cold water comes out of a cave keeping the water a perfect temperature for trout year round.


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Rocky River Fly Fishing for 2
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Youngsville, LA USA


  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place with open space and a dark sky for night time astronomy viewing and daytime sun viewing and this place was perfect. Great place to relax and enjoy nature! The house is well furnished and eve though there is only one bath, it's very spacious. I love having a washer and dryer available to keep up with dirty clothes. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington Tn

It was great, very nice place to stay for the cost!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely stay again if we are in the area again.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Over the years I have been in many cabins and vacation homes but never have I felt so at home and comfortable as I did at the Rocky River Fly Fishing home. It is an amazing place to relax and forget about the outside world , and the Keels are excellent hosts. Words and pictures do not do this place justice , you have to see it for yourself to feel to the real peacefulness that this house gives to you as soon as you arrive in the front yard . Thank you soo very much for the wonderful relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Many unique features of home and property

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very easy to work with when we had to adjust the dates slightly due to severe weather in our area. The home was clean and was filled with interesting antiques. The property was on a river and had several old buildings. There is a sense of natural beauty and history to this property. We also enjoyed Burgess Falls and the Northfield Vineyards. The Dyes

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful getaway! Great restoration/remodol of farmhouse. Spacious, well appointed and quite comfortable.We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome step back in time!

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I were completely blown away at the antiques, furnishings and decor. It truly felt like you stepped back in time. Everything was clean, smelled fresh and it was a pleasure to simply wander around the house during vacation down time to take it all in. Bathroom was beautiful and spacious. All bedrooms adorned with handmade quilts and antique dressers. Simply charming and welcoming. Short walk to beautiful Rocky River for trout fishing. Very peaceful. 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Warren County Memorial Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Collins River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 30
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Fog Light Food House
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Bar at Rock Island State Park
Car: necessary

We are just down the road from Rocky River Blue Grass festival and just a few miles from Cumberland Caverns which host the TV show Bluegrass Underground. We are only 20 minutes from the picturesque Fall Creek Falls state park and only 10 minutes from Rock Island State Park. This property has the only private stretch of Rocky river that contains rainbow trout all year long.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Rock Island

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$94.99
Refundable Damage Deposit C$253.3

You may pay with credit card, cash, or check. Half to reserve house. Balance due on or before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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