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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
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 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 facilities for this holiday 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 theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • 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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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 260 reviews
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Little House on the River

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to get some R&R with good fishing. If you are looking to get away from it all and see God's beautiful creations the Little House on the River is the place. Very clean and beautiful inside and outside. Debby and Joe have an Amazing Little Peace of Heaven here on Earth!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Bill and Janet

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our guests and for taking such good care of Little House. We are so happy you think it's as wonderful a place as we do!
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Location

  • 5 of 5

Great Location, very quiet, plenty of room, and great folks to rent from.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So glad your Little House experience was a good one!
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to completely unplug and re-energize our minds, bodies and souls! Little House was the perfect size for the two of us and had all the comforts of home PLUS the soothing sounds of nature and running water right out the back door. Ahhhh. Missing it already but looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So, so glad you enjoyed your Little House experience. You will be welcomed back anytime you're able to return!
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Cozy Little House

  • 5 of 5

We had a quiet, relaxing time at the little house. The owners are wonderful to work with. They have stocked the house with everything you will need for your stay. We loved sitting on the porch listening to the creek . The location is great and close to rock island state park.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your time at Little House on the River!
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Quite surrounded by trees and stream.. great place to decompress

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity

  • 5 of 5

The owners made every aspect of the visit feel comfortable and relaxing. They go to the trouble to decorate for the season inside and out. The special touches they provide do not go unnoticed. In all the trips both far away and close to home, I’ve never had anyone communicate so quickly to any question we may have had. The daylillies they provide each guest will be a nice reminder in my garden. The perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. So glad you enjoyed your time at Little House. It's one of our favorite places, too! Debby and Joe
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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 holiday cottage in Rock Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$163
AU$978
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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