|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
You deserve a secluded restful vacation in the Smoky Mountains. This is the perfect site for family reunions or groups of friends to gather! Enjoy nature and all it has to offer deep in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, 22 miles east of Vonore & Tellico Plains in the vast Citico Wilderness Area.
The Cottage at Hemlock Grove, located only 50 minutes from I-75 or the Knoxville Airport, tucks you away in extreme privacy and luxury in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located in a private hollow on 300 acres you can immerse your senses in all that Nature has to offer. Spend days exploring streams, old growth forests, an old mountaineer homestead, and expansive, unspoiled views after hiking to a private mountain top ridge. This is a true Tennessee mountain experience without roughing it!
For its remoteness, this upscale cottage is surprisingly close to many attractions. Bring your jet-skis or boat and enjoy Tellico and Chilhowee Lakes. Boat ramps are just a few miles away. Abundant trout run in gorgeous, rushing, Citico Creek just minutes away. The Citico forest service road runs along the creek for twenty magnificent miles through the Cherokee National Forest to the breathtaking Cherohala Skyway (Hwy 165) and Indian Boundary Lake.
Thirteen trails, within the National Forest, totaling 57.4 miles provide access to much of Citico Creek Wilderness. For a fun day trip, Dollywood and the other attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are less than two scenic hours away (76 miles). Scenic drive enthusiasts will love the proximity to the 'tail of the dragon' or Highway 129 to Deal's Gap.
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The Bunkhouse is not generally available December-March due to wood only heating and water pipe freeze potential.
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We are based in Atlanta but have two vacation rentals in Monroe County Tennessee.
Lee purchased this cottage in 2000
This property is adjacent (1/4 mile) to our log cabin vacation home. The combined properties = over 300 acres offering privacy and seclusion from our city life in Atlanta, GA
It's peaceful and quiet, extremely remote, far from the nearest big city or town. It's perfect for getting away from it all. Visitors are astounded at the remoteness and privacy. Read More in the Comment Section
Lee and Pat were fabulous hosts that did everything possible to improve our experience but gave my cousins and myself the privacy to enjoy our reunion in the incredibly private and beautiful setting that is Hemlock Grove. Unlike many rental kitchens, the cottage is fully stocked with toaster oven, toaster, blender, microwave, coffee grinder, french press, coffee maker, plenty of knives, pots, pans, mixing bowls, cookie sheets, and everything we wanted. It was wonderful to find some essentials in the house as well - dishwasher soap, paper towels, TP and laundry soap, which are easy to forget and hard to restock in this secluded location. The sheets and towels, furniture and art were high quality. While we were nervous about the total lack of cell reception and internet at the cottage (we could walk to the hosts' cabin for wi-fi or drive 5 minutes down the road to the flagpole for cell service), we actually loved this part as it kept us from being sucked into our smart phones and allowed us to spend more time catching up with each-other. In exploring the local area for things to do with our kids (3-10 years) we discovered an amazing natural swimming area (Left from the driveway, L at the next T, drive about 3 miles into the national forest, park at Young's Branch Horse-camping Area) that supplied us with shallow water on gravelly bottom for the little guys, deep water and a jumping-off rock for the bigger kids, shade for the grand-parents, natural face-paint in the dark colored river pebbles, all in a lush green forest. The free snorkeling class (ages 8 and up) held here on weekends (11 am - 1:30pm - bring a lunch and water shoes) was a big hit and is highly recommended. If you want to see tadpoles as big as golf balls and rows of male sunfish guarding their nests, this is the event for you. We also drove an hour and 45 minutes to Webb Brother's rafts and tubes. That was a blast. Be warned to print directions from the cottage before you get there as there is no internet mapping along the way and the roads are remote and complicated. Since the water is about 40 degrees and there is a lot more whitewater than on most tubing rivers, I'd take the rafts or inflatable kayaks if there are kids or seniors or it isn't blazing hot, or you prefer to have some feeling in your rear end ;0) We went adults-only, tied all the tubes together, and made a day of it. Webb brothers sells water shoes and snacks but not alcohol which is strictly disallowed on the river........
Hemlock Grove is just like staying at home...if your home was nestled on 300 gorgeous acres with hiking trails, comfy beds, incredible views, and all the peace and quiet you can imagine. This was our second year staying at the cottage, and our experience was equally as dreamy as our first visit. The home is incredibly cozy, well-appointed, stocked with all the equipment you need to make some "down home" meals, and features an endless array of finishing touches - books (and a hammock to read them on), music (and a great stereo to handle the soundtrack of vacation), firewood and a back deck to enjoy it on, a hot tub out under the stars, and room to roam for any age (we had 6 kids with us). We've visited many, many places and Hemlock Grove will keep drawing us back - the quiet of the woods, the warmth of the hosts, and the memories in the air. It's all good. So, so good.
We were on motorcycles and it was better than the dragon!!! It was an adventure every day leaving and coming back. The house was a throw back to the good old days, the rotary phone, to golden color appliances was so neat. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, and the deck was great to sit out and drink coffee in the morning. It was great to have the washer and dryer to do laundry, because we only had an extra outfit, so we did laundry every other day.
We did not use the bunkhouse, but if we would have had children, it would have been great! We walked the trail to Barewood Cabin one day to use the internet, but I did not miss the cell or internet service. We was going to use the hot tub, but was always to tired to get in it when we got back. Lee and Patrick had a snack basket waiting for us, and they were the nicest hostess we have every had!! If you are looking for peace and quiet, then Hemlock Grove is your place!!
There were 15 in our party and the accommodations with the bunkhouse were perfect with beds to spare. The location is beautiful! As it is off the beaten path, we hauled a trailer loaded with enough food for our stay. We had 9 children who loved being there even without wifi and cell service! 3 of them were teenagers! We spent most of our time hiking and exploring the mountains surrounding us. The kids waded in pretty streams and the creek behind the main house. It was a memory of a lifetime, being with family minus the "world". We did things we do not take time for due to work and life responsibilities. We played games with the kids, told stories around the fire and made smores. Each child ranging from 4 to 17 said it was the best vacation ever! They said everything we did was good but doing it as a family was best! We want to go back in the Spring or Summer we know it will be beautiful. I highly recommend Hemlock Grove as a way to pull family together and to spend time enjoying wooded beauty! I have never in my travels spoken with a nicer host to rent from. If we lived nearby I know we would be friends! :) Everything was very clean and comfortable. We loved it!
I was once where you are. You've found this listing that seems a little too good to be true - the location looks gorgeous, the house looks clean and inviting, the price is more than reasonable, and the owner seems too nice. Obviously there must be a catch, right? Here's the thing - you can take the next 30 minutes to read all of the reviews below this one looking for some hint of something...or I can summarize them for you. We spent a week here with an eclectic mix of family - from grandparents to newborns - and we are already working on booking our week for next year. The property is incredible - hiking trails and breathtaking vistas without the nuisance of technology (or noise!). The house is something out of a magazine - warm and inviting like old-fashioned Southern charm, yet spacious enough that everyone can spread out. The kitchen is well-equipped, as evidenced by the ridiculous amount of food we prepared (and consumed) during our stay. (And the fire pit and hot tub - as well as the incredible starry sky - make the perfect place to recover from the gluttony) Each day was spent exploring and playing, and each night was spent singing around the fire before crashing into comfortable beds...just to start again. And to top it all off, Lee goes out of his way to make every detail as accommodating as possible. So take the next 30 minutes to read about all of the other amazing stays that Hemlock Grove has produced. Or save yourself the time and get on the schedule. Just stay away from our week.
We had a great time at Hemlock Grove in Tennessee. Lee was a fabulous host! We were greeted with a lovely bouquet of wildflowers and a gift basket. The entire family had a wonderful time. The hiking trails were well marked, the property was well maintained, the house was clean and inviting and the beds were very comfortable, we all had such a wonderful time everybody has agreed it would be a great place to return.
We had 8 family members who meet each year for a week in June in a mountain area. The house was very nice, roomy & very clean. The kitchen was well equipped for us since we do a lot of cooking. We enjoyed the whip-poor-wills while sitting on porch in late evening. We enjoyed playing pool in bunk house & having extra space. We appreciated the welcome basket of goodies upon our arrival. The owner Lee came by to check on us & provided everything we needed for our stay.
Private Hiking on 300 Acres, National Forest Hiking/fishing/Hunting, Amusement Parks (Dollywood), Antiqueing (Sweetwater) Fishing, Museums (Sequoya, Lost Sea), Swimming in Nearby Tellico Lake and Chilhowee Lake, Tubing on Citco Creek, Fort Loudon State Park and beach, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Relaxing and reading too. All are WELCOME!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
16 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$672|
The Cottage sleeps 12 max and The Bunkhouse sleeps 7 max. Groups over 12 guests must rent the Bunkhouse at a rate of $100 per night extra. Bunkhouse also includes full bath, extra fridge, small kitchen, dining/craft table, pool table and wood burning heater. All buildings have air conditioning.
The Bunkhouse IS required for parties with more than 12 guests including children and babies and we highly recommend it for parties over 8 for added space, and convenience.
The Bunkhouse is not available January - March due to water pipe freeze hazard.
Payment of the Security Deposit by credit card will result in a slightly less amount returned after your stay. The credit card processing fee will be withheld from the $500. Let us know if you want to send a check.
Rates are subject to change until a deposit and signed rental agreement are received.
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.