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East Tennessee Castle

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 418 m²
Property type castle


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Castle On Riverfront Close To Downtown Knoxville!

The space

A stay at williamswood castle is an epic adventure into medieval scotland - modeled after a scottish hunting lodge, our guests - the lords and ladies of the estate - will enjoy such amenities as a multi-level balcony overlooking the tennessee river, a massive bedroom complete with the sistine chapel painted on the ceiling, several fireplaces, a bookshelf that moves out of the way to reveal a staircase, forty-two leaded stained glass windows, and more than 4,500 square feet of magic.

Have a pint of ale in the black dog pub, or take a walk through the more than three hundred acres of forests of ijams nature center that surround the property.

Features include the following:

-500 feet of riverfront;

-two massive decks, one of which is multi-level;

-ponds, gardens, and forests;

-surrounded by 300 acres of ijams nature center;

-fully fenced-in;

-your very own pub;

-three bedrooms (one of which has an antique sleigh bed that cannot accommodate anyone over six feet tall!);

-two secret passages;

-hand-carved wood details abound;

-smartphone-compatible speaker system throughout the house;

-four gas fireplaces;

-dozens of pieces of antique furniture;

-the most unique and amazing house in knoxville.

Williamswood castle is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family!

Guest access

The entire premises, with the exception of the chapel that is disconnected from the castle and the garage. The roof-porch off the second floor of the master bedroom is under construction - you may go out there, but you will have to pardon our dust!

Interaction with guests

Generally you will receive a tour of the castle, as well as instruction on how to operate the castle. You will have my personal cell phone number just in case you need me for anything.

The neighborhood

Williamswood castle is quite secluded in the forest, as it is a property surrounded by ijams nature center. With 300 acres of beautiful forests, ijams has trails, a ropes course, a mountain biking path, and programming for children.

Williamswood is located directly across from island home airport, where visitors can land and store their private planes.

Getting around

You will need to either take a taxi or drive to and from willliamswood castle.

Other things to note

Check-in is from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Check-out is no later than 11:00 am.

This venue is also used for weddings and other events. Please wait for confirmation from us once you book. Thank you!

Please enjoy the estate, but there are a few rules that you must strictly adhere to.

1. No smoking in the castle.

2. No weddings, professional photo shoots, or large parties. If you want to schedule a wedding or other large party, we will be happy to accommodate you if you contact us without making a booking.

3. If you have guests over, absolutely no parking outside of the gate. The neighbors will tow your's and your guests' cars without warning.

4. No more than 10 visitors beyond those registered to stay per night. If you want to bring more people over, please let us know in advance and we may be able to accommodate you.

5. Williamswood is full of antiques and art. If any of your guests steal, deface, or otherwise damage any part of the property, you will be held personally responsible.

6. No entering the garage. That is our staging area.

7. Absolutely no pets allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Julia Roy
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Julia Roy

Williamswood was built in 1991 by my Grandmother, Julia Tucker.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Knoxville

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 418 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Pub bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Kitchen bathroom - toilet
  • Two and a half bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Scotish bedroom - 1 double bed
    Hidden bookcase bedroom - 1 double bed
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking


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East Tennessee Castle
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Scottish wedding at Williamswood

  • 5 of 5

Williamswood castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. We were able to capture some wonderful photos for our memory book. Julia was great about answering my questions and she was easy to reach.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This castle is true wonderment!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked Williamswood Castle I knew we were not going to be disappointed. Our stay was for my daughters 30th Surprise birthday party and a Surprise it WAS!

The house was lite and ready for our arrival. We met Judy there with a complete run down of the house aminitites, functions and security. The home is just as I dreamed it would be....pure Scottish decor, mementos and keepsakes. We had around 30 guests for the party and eveyone of them were so impressed and blown away by the house it self that they all requested where I got my info and how we found this jewel right in Knoxville.

Judy made contact with me once during the evening to be sure we didnt need anything. We will and apparently some of our friends be booking Williamswood Castle again. Thank you again Julie and Judy for allowing our stay at this one of a kind home.

Sabrina Howe-Coopman

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I attended a birthday party for a dear friend and this place is over the top! I searched the place from top to bottom and only found more treasure. I will party there again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alcoa, TN

An amazing Castle!

  • 5 of 5

My Wife, Sabrina Howe-Coopman, and I, Bill Coopman, teamed up with Wayne Howe and Paul Wray to rent the Williamswood Castle for our Daughter's, Melanie Howe, 30th Birthday Party. We had over 30 guests, a catered dinner by Jorge Navarro, formerly Owner of Meksiko in Farragut. It was an incredible facility, a wonderful evening, comfortable sleeping arrangements for 6 of us, and the Owners couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating! If you have a Special Event, or want to treat your family and friends to a super cool party, contact the folks at Williams wood Castle!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabrina and her husband Bill left the castle immaculate. We can quite honestly say it is the nicest any guest has ever left the house. We would gladly have this wonderful couple and their guests back at Williamswood!
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Awesome place~

  • 5 of 5

We went there tonight for a friend's birthday party and had a great time.. the place is amazing! This place would be great for a "Who Done It" mystery night.. so much to see and experience.. we will definitely be back again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- we have hosted many "murder mystery" parties in the past. We even have an acquaintance who writes murder mysteries and can customize them to your party theme! :)
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great overall experience but very dirty

  • 4 of 5

We found this place at homeaway and wanted the experience. It was a great experience and the location was great. It had a good atmosphere and I loved how close it was to the nature center. It was not at the level of cleanliness we are used to with previous stays at other places. There were dirty dishes that had been put away with food still on them, and used dried up food on the floor in the main dining hall. (I took pictures) Also, there were cobwebs and dust everywhere including over the windows on the inside right next to the bed and the upstairs bedroom actually had full webs on the bed. I had to clean by the sleigh bed and the upstairs bedroom before anyone would sleep in the beds. I also spent over an hour cleaning the deck off the master bedroom with my girls so that we could use it. The tables were black from dirt and not being cleaning in apparently a long time. Any of the outdoor gazebos were very run down and very dirty so we didn't get to use any of them. Which is a shame being this place had a lot of potential if someone would take the time to clean it properly and update the outside a bit. The deck had wonderful views and once we cleaned some, the experience it self was great. The house is really cute and has a lot of neat things in it, and we spent one day over at the nature center which has a nice paved path right near it so we could walk to the center instead of driving. The nature center has an amazing ropes course that we loved and would certainly go there again. Not sure if i would spend them amount of money it was to stay there again for how dirty things were. For that much money, it should have been in great shape on our arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate feedback from our guests as we certainly want to address any issues there may be with our VRBO property. Unfortunately we had a substitute house cleaner before check-in for this guests arrival. We were unaware that the cleaners were not thorough prior to this review. Had we known, we would have remedied the situation immediately. We already had maintenance scheduled for our deck just days after this guests stay. It has since been refurbished and painted (as well as the gazebo) that overlooks the river. We are happy that the overall experience of the previous guest was positive, appreciating the uniqueness of the castle and its prime location, being next door to Ijams Nature Center and in close proximity to the University of Tennessee and downtown. We are so glad to be able to share our family home with others and want everyone at Williamswood Castle to have a magical stay.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Island Home (Private)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance A$99.85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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