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Very Remote Yet Central to All Smoky Mountain attractions 20+ 5-Star Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 102 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Serene rural location with 2 car garage, deck & views. Perfect to Relax.

Come back to your relaxing country retreat after a day filled with outdoor activities! 'Lakewood' is a perfect Lake and Mountain Getaway! The private, 1 acre country setting overlooking the valley of the northern tip of Tellico Lake in the Cherokee National Forest is remote enough for peace and serenity but only one mile from the boat ramps at Tellico and Chilhowee Lake. Lakewood isn't fancy but it is clean and comfortable! Read what others have said about us!

If you love scenic drives you will love the 100% paved road access and the central location to Hwy 360, 129 ('Tail of the Dragon') and the Cherohala Skyway in Tellico Plains. Both are considered world class scenic byways especially for motorcyclists!

Use the Garage to store all your gear at night!

Situated near the Chillhowee Dam, there are two bedrooms with queen sized beds. The youth room has a twin sized trundle bed that sleeps two and a bunk with a twin bed on top and a double sized futon sleeper on the bottom. Lakewood sleeps six adults or four adults and four kids very comfortably. There is also a large livingroom with two couches and a huge country kitchen! Perfect for Family/Friends Reunions. Half way between FLA and Mid-West! SEE MORE DETAILS AND PICTURES BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW TO OUR WEBSITE!

Just 7 miles further up Mount Pleasant Road in a quiet, remote mountain hollow is, '5 bedroom - The Cottage at Hemlock Grove.' (VRBO listing 44444) For families or groups looking for a mountain hide-a-way, this is it! Located on 300 acres deep within the Cherokee National Forest. This larger cottage offers access to hiking, trout fishing or wonderful day trips to the Citico Creek Wilderness Area, Cherohala Skyway, Fort Loudon State Park, Sequoia Museum, Tellico Plains or even Pigeon Forge. Sleeps up to 20 with the additional bunkhouse. See all the details on our Website link below!

Keywords: Country Cottage, Farm House, Country House, HWY 360, HWY 165, Bikes Welcome, Scenic Drives, Boat Ramps, Chillhowee Lake, Tellico Lake, large groups, 2 car Garage

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Lee

We live in Atlanta but have two vacation rentals in Monroe County Tennessee catering to adventurous folks, like us, are looking for seclusion and solitude in the Cherokee National Forest and the cool mountain air. hemlockgrovedotcom.

Lee purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lee chose Tallassee

We own a cabin nearby. We purchased the vacation rentals because of their location and to help promote the forest, mountain and lake scenery of Monroe Country Tennessee.

What makes this cottage unique

Gorgeous views. Light, spacious house. Restful setting. Clean and comfortable! Great motorcycling, hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing or just plain old relaxing. Bountiful birds and wildlife. Free wifi and long distance telephone through Magic Jack. Garage to store kayaks, bikes, motorcycles,canoes, boats etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an absolutely incredible stay we have had! We have seen more critters here than all the times we have spent in Townsend/Cosby put together! Rabbits, deer running through the back yard, otter crossing the road right before the driveway, and FIVE baby wild pigs in the back yard (mom stayed in the underbrush)! And FIREFLIES!! NEVER saw any at the other places and we never see them anymore in Florida, so the fireflies dancing took both my husband and myself back to our childhoods when they could still be found in Central Fla. We also had a HUGE moth whacking the kitchen window one night. We just sat at the table and watched it. Found the Smoky Branch/White Plains Rd shortcuts that cut off some of the miles. Don't care for Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg as we love quiet and scenery, so we had to make our pilgrimage to Cades Cove, our favorite place! Thank you so much for the wonderful memories we have from our stay at Lakewood!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Tallassee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking indoors. No Shoes Indoors. Babies and Toddlers count as guests.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 full bathrooms plus an outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , two twins, one is a trundle. Twin Bunk Double futon Lower
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two Queen Sized bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two 'Cargo Kids' Trundle twin beds in the youth room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One twin roll-away hotel style, Bunk Beds (1) One Bunk twin (high) with a fullsized futon bed on the lower level in the youth room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • deck chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is an old aluminum canoe with paddles and cushions at this property for your use. You will need to load it onto your car and drive one mile to either lake.


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Very Remote Yet Central to All Smoky Mountain attractions 20+ 5-Star Reviews
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 25 reviews
Eustis, Florida

Incredible vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We knew this was in a remote river valley and that is why we ended up loving it! First impression beautiful piece of property with lovely plantings. The outside of the house was pleasingly welcoming. As we walked in we were blown away! Bluegrass music was playing, there were beautiful wildflowers and an incredible gift basket and we thoroughly enjoyed every one of them! The place was impeccably cleaned. The bed was very comfy (and I usually have problems with the mattresses being hard) and we slept soundly. Double car garage was really nice but couldn't get our van in but that was okay as there was a super nice security light in the front yard. All that was nice but the top thing for us was the critters: fireflies galore, rabbits, otter, deer in the yard, baby wild pigs in the was a dream vacation for us. The owner was friendly and made sure we had all the info we needed and called to make sure we made it okay as well as half way to make sure we didn't need anything. We loved our TN vacation, but it was made even better because we found Lakeside!

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Cindy! We are so happy that you and Eddie found Lakewood Cottage the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your vacation for 12 nights. It's fantastic and rare that you saw wild boar piglets! I think the only thing you missed seeing were Smoky Mountain black bear, which are seen periodically. But I want to thank you for leaving the cottage in such incredible shape! Please come back and experience a different season like Fall or Spring. We welcome you back any time you choose, just be sure that you come back! Lee
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Florence MS

On the quiet side of the smokies the way we like it

  • 4 of 5

The house was very equipped for our needs. It was very cold out we tryed to do Dollywood to cold we took in Lost Sea and Chattanooga and trains.

When we returned to the house it opened up for our stay. Very maintained we look forward to return in the summer for hicking ect

Thank You

The Blackwell’s

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for your family reunion at Lakewood Cottage! You left everything in great condition which we appreciate very much! We are glad you were able to take in some of the local sights even though the weather was so cold in late December. Since we strive to always earn 5 stars from our guests, please let us know where we fell short and what we can do to make your stay even better next time! - Happy New Year! Lee
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We rent this place a few times a year. Owners are great and the property is well taken care of.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd stay and as always the place was great.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul. You are welcome back any time!
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were supposed to check in late but Lee worked hard so we could get in the house earlier...and that he did. We were coming down the driveway and Lee was heading out. Lee is a very nice man, talked to us a bit before he left. Kept in constant communication with us from the time of booking until the day we checked out. The house was perfect, fit the description of the property exactly. Lee left us a very nice welcome basket!!! We were a group of six adults, plenty of room for us all, 4 motorcycles fit nicely in the garage. Got a lot of use out of the large back deck during our down time. Could not have asked for anything more. Spacious and well taken care of inside and out. Will definitely rebook this property when we comeback. Not a deal breaker by any means, but my only concern would be the stone drive way for any new riders on a motorcycle (we drove down the grass).

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We are happy that you were pleased and comfortable and had safe travels. Many groups of riders have stayed with us and everyone loves the scenic rides and beautiful roads in the area. Thank you for leaving the cottage in great shape! We welcome you back any time! (We have never had anyone mention the crushed stone driveway before. Maybe we will consider getting it paved. We hope that doesn't scare any riders away since the grass is a great solution and it is only about 200 feet long. ) Many more happy trails to you!
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here before and would recommend to anyone. House is always clean.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul! You and your group always leave the place in great shape. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
TYS Tyson McGee Airport Knoxville Regional
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Better bring your own.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 360 Scenic Loop between Tellico & Vonore
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
River Rock Cafe and Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ft. Loudon State Park on Tellico lake
Car: necessary

We have a central proximity to Highway 129 and the Cherohala Skyway, favorite scenic highway day trips for world class scenic drives. Highway 360 & HWY 129 Tail of the Dragon!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Tallassee

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Tax Rate 14.44%

Maximum Occupancy 8 (including babies). Rates are subject to change at any time until rental agreement is signed and deposit received. Holidays have higher minimum stay requirements. Cleaning fee is waived if 5 nights or over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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