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'Tennessee Tahoe': Cozy Cabin on Tims Ford Lake with Two Level Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

A great place to relax and enjoy the best that lake life has to offer. This quaint 2-level home is located on a quiet slough, yet convenient to the main channel. A two level dock provides ample room to spread out and enjoy swimming, sunbathing, fishing, boating, canoeing.

The house is located in a small two cul-de-sac neighborhood with no thru traffic which makes a great setting for walks and biking.

The main living level includes a living area with stone fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bath with dual vanities, and a rear deck with porch swings and pub table overlooking the dock and lake.

A spiral staircase leads to the lower level consisting of a den area, bar/fridge, game table, bedroom, bathroom, a nautical themed kid's bunk room with 6 bunks, a small dry sauna, and a rear patio with chaise lounge chairs.

The home offers many different areas (living areas, deck, patio, dock) for guests to congregate in smaller groups and enjoy varied activities

Tims Ford Lake is a beautiful deep water lake with many fingers extending in between the surrounding hills. With over 350 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of areas to explore and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

For boaters, the dock includes a lift and two jet-ski floats. Popular water sports include water skiing, tubing, and wake boarding.

If fishing is a priority for your group, Tim's Ford is well known as a great small-mouth bass and striped bass lake. Large mouth bass, crappie, and catfish are also plentiful and area marinas provide leads on local guides that can put you on the fish.

If you chose to explore the surrounding area, there are many destinations to chose from, including charming downtown Winchester with shops, restaurants, and The Old Jail Museum; Tims Ford State Park with Bear Trace golfing as well as hiking, biking; Jack Daniels Distillery and Ms Bobo's restaurant in nearby Lynchburg; the Blue Gill Grill at Holiday Marina; Granny Fish's Restaurant in Tullahoma; and endless other intriguing sights.

Keywords: lakehouse, cabin, Tims Ford, Winchester

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About The Owner

An engineer with a passion for the water and outdoors. I enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, hiking which makes Tims Ford a great destination.

The Owner purchased this house in 1990

Why The Owner chose Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake is in a beautiful setting in an area of rich heritage and tradition. The easy commute from major regional population centers (Chattanooga, Huntsville, Nashville, Atlanta) was also a point of interest.

What makes this house unique

sipping coffee and feeding the fish on the dock at day-break; kayaking in the early morning calm; grilling out; great times and great memories with friends and family, ...................


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Winchester on Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

'Tennessee Tahoe': Cozy Cabin on Tims Ford Lake with Two Level Dock
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
My Pleasant, TN

We had really nice weekend! Owner very nice and easy to work with!

  • 4 of 5

Weather was somewhat disappointing, but when your with family and friends that's nothing!! Enjoyed the weekend!! Owner nice and great to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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overall was a nice place

  • 4 of 5

pros: Was pretty private location, and lots of room

cons: nice tv but only two channels, outside was covered in cobwebs everywhere you walked

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. My apologies that the cable service went out during your stay, and I am glad we were able to get the service restored the same day. We will also be sure to have our cleaning crew pay particular attention to exterior cobwebs going forward. Thanks again or the review and for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe.
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Family Mini-Reunion

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our little reunion. The kids loved the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well equipped. Spent most of the time on the upper porch just chilling with family. Swimming was fun but could use a ladder on dock to get out of the water. Had a question and the owner returned my call immediately. Access to water is somewhat steep but do- able. Quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Thank you also for the recommended improvement to add a ladder. I have one on order and will be adding it soon. Thanks for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe; I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Pre-wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this for my sister's "bachelorette party". It was perfect for relaxing with great food and friends. We stayed on the water most of the day. The secluded waterway was perfect for relaxing on a float in the water. The walk to the dock is a little steep, but not horrible. We were able to get a large cooler down with a little bit of extra effort. The rooms were very nice, and the bunk beds are super fun. We decided to have a slumber party with all six of us in there the last two nights. One problem we had was getting out of the water onto the dock, but were able to utilize the jet ski ramps. It was a fun weekend, and I highly recommend the TN Tahoe to anyone that wants to have a fun, relaxed weekend. Don't forget your chairs for laying out if you want to sun on the top deck though!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whitney, Thank you for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the suggested improvements. I will be adding a ladder to the dock and some reclining chairs to the upper level of the dock. Thanks again.
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Franklin, TN

Nice Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Two families rented this house for Memorial Day weekend. It was a nice place to stay, but not without some flaws. To start, the location was perfect. It's in a nice secluded cove away from the main lake traffic. The boat dock and lift were perfect! There was even a paddle boat which the kids and adults enjoyed. Moving on to the house, the basement was perfect for a group of 8 kids - a place for everyone to sleep comfortably and a place for them to hang out. Moving on to the upstairs, the kitchen is small and tricky to maneuver when preparing food for 12 people. The cabinets were very disorganized and the oven is very old and burned some of our food. We did most of our cooking on the grill, which worked great, but was under the deck. The main floor shower had no cold water, so the basement shower had to be shared. Thank goodness it was just a weekend trip! We had the kids "shower" in the lake - bar of soap and bottle of shampoo - works great! An outdoor shower would be a nice addition to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terri, Thank you for your positive review and items of note for improvement. We strive for continuous improvement of our property for the benefit of our family and other families to enjoy; all while trying to preserve the cozy cabin feel that makes spending time "at the lake" a memory-making experience. Regarding the cold water supply to the upstairs shower - this issue was immediately addressed and resolved as soon as a plumber could be scheduled. The stove will be checked out for proper operation and repaired / replaced as necessary. Regarding organization of the kitchen, the cleaning service will be coordinated with to ensure they know the proper placement of cookware, appliances, etc. Our goal is to provide a full complement of cookware & small appliances to ensure all guests' needs are accomodated. Thank you again for choosing the Tennessee Tahoe.
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Great Lake Rental

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house with several friends to enjoy a relaxing weekend. We had a great time. The house is even nicer than the pictures show. There are two main areas to hang out - one upstairs and one downstairs. The patio and grill are great, and the dock and water access are very convenient. If you stay here over a weekend, you should definitely go to the Winchester Speedway on Saturday night, which is only about 15 minutes away. We only saw the last hour of racing and wish that we had come sooner to see more!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jack Daniels Visitor Center
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Old Jail Museum
Pig Daddy's Barbeque Shed
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John T's BBQ Inc
Hammer's Store
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Tims Ford State Park
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Hammers Discount Store
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Old timey movie theatre
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Drive In Movie Theater
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Blue Gill Grill
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Jack Daniels Distillery
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Ms Bobos restaurant
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Downtown Winchester
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Winchester Park
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Wal Mart
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University of the South (Sewanee) campus
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Winchester, Tennessee

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £270.56
Tax Rate 16.5%

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