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Smokey Brook Hollow - Located at the foot of Cherokee National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

If you are looking for a Private, Quiet, Peaceful place close to pleasurable activities Smokey Brook Hollow is the place for you.

Fishermen: You'll be right in the middle of South Holston Lake, Boone Lake, and Watauga Lake. You'll be right in between two great trout streams, the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. South Holston Lake is just minutes away with public access boat ramps.

Hot Rodders : We are minutes from Bristol Raceway and Drag Strip. Looking for a place to stay for the Chevy, Dodge, and Ford car shows check us out. Contact the race way for dates.

Golfers: There are plenty of places to golf in the area. The best known is the Virginian , Virginia Golf Course, located off Old Jonesbourgh road on Virginia Trail. There is the Bristol Golf and Country Club located off Old Jonesbourgh and King College Road and the Holston Valey Golf Course located off Bristol Caverns Highway. All located 15 to 30 minutes away depending on where you wish to tee off at.

Music Lovers: Every September Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion brings over 100 artists on 22 stages to historic downtown Bristol TN/VA for one of the region's best music festival! For more information call (423)573-4898

Things to do close by: Downtown Elizabethton has one of the oldest Covered bridges (built in 1882) in the state! Antique shops line the quaint Mayberry type town with various restaurants. Antique cars line the down town streets (closing just for them) on weekends during warm weather.

White Water Rafting: It's available on the nearby Watauga River or the Nolichucky River (about a 30 or 40 min. drive).

Jonesborough, home of The National Story Telling Festival is about 45 minutes away. People from all over the world will be in attendance.

The Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray is about 40 minutes away.

If motorcycles are your sport, you'll be just minutes away from US 421, aka ''The Snake''. Check out the '' Country Store'' in Shady Valley while your there, you'll love it. There are tons of back roads, gravel roads and mountains to explore as well.

You'll be about 30 minutes from Muddy Creek Raceway.

More things to do close by and Day Trips: Mountain Bikes: It's about a 45 minute scenic drive to Damascus, Virginia. That's the home of the world famous 'Virginia Creeper Trail'. If you've not heard of it, look it up online, the place is awesome, it is a senic bike path between Damascus and Abington Virginia. Or you could ride up the road to the national forest and use the many trails available there.

Biltmore House and Gardens, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar and Beech Mountain (skiing) and so much more are within daytrips

Or just relax, listen to the birds sing, the sound of the creek flowing and roast some marshmellows over the fire pit in the evening and tell ghost stories all night under the stars.

More Details

Property Manager
Dan Stophel
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Dan Stophel

We are Dan & Bonnie. We have been together since 1988! We met in the Navy and both retired with over 20 years. We came back to the Bristol Area because of family and the weather. Bonnie is from Michigan, which is way too cold in the winter and I am from Bluff City. It is not a bad place to hang your hat.

Dan Stophel purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Dan Stophel chose Bluff City

This was my Grandparents house were they raised my mother, as well as her sisters and brothers. We bought it from my uncle and rented it out for a while and decided to convert it to a VRBO home. We hope it works out well and we meet some really great people.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Bluff City

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 0
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • We also have two (2) single fold out beds for children. Can also sleep adults if needed. The house will sleep up to 6 adults. With the use of single roll away beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house is comfortable, well equipped and quiet. It is out in the country but still close to events and towns. The national forest offers hiking, bike riding, and fishing at South Holston Lake. South Holston river is a short distance away with plenty of places to fly fish. You will find it a great place to relax with plenty of places to explorer.


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Smokey Brook Hollow - Located at the foot of Cherokee National Forest
average rating of 4.5641026 based on 39 reviews

Perfect location for fly fishing the Soho River

  • 5 of 5

Minutes to the river and to the fly shop. Very spacious layout. Has everything you need. Very responsive owner.

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall fishing trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Smokey Brook Hollow in Bluff city. It was fairly close to South Holston Lake where we were spending a couple of days fishing. The house was older but true to the pictures on line. It was well equipped with everything we needed. The owners were very prompt in answering our questions on line both before and after the stay. While there, as I walked my dogs up and down the road, we saw horses, cows, even a wild turkey. The area is pretty.

The only complaint I would have is the same as one of the other reviewers in that the neighbors across the street were loud in the evenings. They have a really loud car and left it running across from the rental house for hours until 10:00 at night on Saturday which made me a little uneasy... wasn't sure what they were doing as they weren't in their own driveway but parked in front of the rental house.

Overall, the house was good for our purposes and the owners were very responsive to our questions and the house had everything you would need. I enjoyed the notes on working the tv and dvd players and there were lots of movies to watch!

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our house. We try to keep the house clean and well stocked with items we think visitors may need. The area is generally very quiet but like most places neighbors are unpredictable and can be a little noisy at times. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable with what is happening around the area, I would welcome a call letting me know, so the situation can be corrected at that point. I live a short distance from the house and can be there quickly. I will do my best to fix any issue. We hope you will return on your next vacation.
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Wonderful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

This private home was most accomidating. It has everything you need - bring food! The beds were so comfortable, the house was clean, the yard was amazing, the neighbors were also great! It was perfect for my whole family and we would stay again. 10/10!

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 4 of 5

Except for the snake under the back porch and the aggressive bees around the house, everything was fine. Its convenient and clean and we enjoyed our stay. We are looking at different travel options for next year, but we are still thinking of reserving for both NASCAR race weeks. Thanks Again- Lou and Al

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you would of informed me about the snake under the back porch and the aggressive bees around the house, while you were still at the house. I have wasp and bee spray in the kitchen closet which sprays up to 20 feet. I am just down the road and have know problems with killing bees or snakes if notified of there presents. It makes it easier to take care of issues if I know about them while people are at the house. We are out in the country and wildlife is present. Most wildlife will not harm you, although there are a few bad ones. I have information about most of the harmful wildlife in the note book by the entry door. The note book also has information about how to operate equipment in the house as well as other good information to know about the surrounding area. Also I am just down the road and am willing to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have.
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Nice country home!

  • 5 of 5

You have everything you need, except your food and clothes!!! It's clean and off the beaten path. Nice place to unwind after a great day of riding some of the best motorcycle roads around. Dan always checks in with you to make sure everything is satisfactory. Can't wait to come back!!! Thanks for letting us stay Dan!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Tri Cities National Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Virginian golf and country club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Prices,Hickory tree store,and The Store
Car: necessary

The house is located at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest, minutes from the South Holston river, lake and dam. Great trout fishing in the river and bass fishing in the lake. Boone and Watuaga lakes are close by also. Hike, mountain bike or nature watch in the Cherokee National Forest. We are located about 5 miles from Thunder Valley Dragstripe and 8 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway. There is a lot to do in the local area with storey telling in Jonesbourgh , Tennessees oldest city. The Creeper Trail is close by where you can ride bicycles from Damascous to Abington Virginia. The Barter Theater in Abington Virginia is about 30 minutes away. The Snake , located on 421 between Bristol and Mountain City, is only 10 minutes away. Come ride your motorcycle across the snake.

Golf: There are plenty of places to golf in the area. The best known is the Virginian , Virginia Golf Course, located off Old Jonesbourgh road on Virginia Trail. There is the Bristol Golf and Country Club located off Old Jonesbourgh and King College Road and the Holston Valey Golf Course located off Bristol Caverns Highway.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Bluff City

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Bristol April Race
12 Apr 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Bristol August race
16 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$12.65
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$126.46
Cleaning fee AU$31.61
Tax Rate 9.25%

-Maximum number of people is 6.
-A surcharge of $10.00 charged for parties over 4 people
-A $25.00 cleaning fee
-Pets allowed (35 pounds or less)
-An additional pet fee of 10.00 will be added
-An additional security deposit of $100.00 will be added for those with pets.
-Maximum number of pets is 2.
-Special rates apply for Bristol NASCAR race weekends (email for information)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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