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River Impressions on Tellico River

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

2 bedroom, Queen and Full, sleeper sofa in living room, 1 bath, Large Living Room and Updated Flatscreen TV, Blueray DVD player, (bring your own DVD's) and WI-Fi. Fully equiped Kitchen, Washer-Dryer, Front porch where you can hear and see the Tellico River. Cell phone service for some carriers. This is a retreat for relaxation and site seeing. You are in the Cherokee National Forest on Hwy 165 - Cherohala Skyway. This is a beautiful scenic River, Mountain adventure. This is next door to Cherokee National Forest. Within a stones throw of "The Trail of Tears" Trout Fishing, White Water Kayaking and Canoeing usually in the Fall Winter and Spring with rain. But this summer of 2017 we have a overabundance of rain and Kayakers heaven. Beautiful River Road or Take an over the Mountain ride up Cherohala Skyway.This home is filled with original paintings by artist Lynda Best and can be purchased to take home. LyndaBestArtist fb

There is a one bedroom next door that is rented full time buy a person that loves the area and knows a bit of the history.

IF YOU HAVE A TRAILER it is best to drive past the home, go to the "Beach Drive-In" and turn around there. Go back to the driveway and back your trailer up the drive way. Pay attention to oncoming traffic! Especially motorcycles. 18' trailer is about the limit.

More Details

Stephen Best
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Stephen Best

I met my wife when she was living here in 1983. Until last year we had rented this property monthly. Over the last year we have done major renovations, Refinished Oak hardwood floors, Tiled Bathroom and put in new Tub/Shower. New Kitchen Cabinets, Counter top and floor. New Windows.

Stephen Best purchased this house in 1980

Why Stephen Best chose Tellico Plains

This property was purchased as a Kayak store where the garage was the kayak shop. The building next to it was converted to a one bedroom.

What makes this house unique

You can hear and see the river from the front porch. The 4 seasonal changes brings a renewed excitement for being on the river.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tellico Plains in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , newly remodeled, Tile floor
  • Newly remodeled, Tile floor and new Tub/Shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed
  • Bedroom has a Queen size memory foam, Murphy bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Massage arrangements must be made in advance. 60/hour


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(18 traveller reviews)

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River Impressions on Tellico River
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Cookeville Tennessee

River Impression's was awesome..

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful place, scenery by the river. House was very nice. Located very close to

Beach Drive In, great food. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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River Impressions-Very nice with lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

We set the ac and were comfortable very quickly. The futon click-clack worked great as an extra bed. There was no hot water until I discovered the circuit breaker was off so I guess Stephen forgot to mention that in the instructions, but it was no problem. Parking was not a problem as there was ample room to let neighbor's car get by. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. We didn't use the washer and dryer, but they are nice to have on hand. One light bulb was out in a lamp, but we didn't need it. Kids enjoyed watching movies. Would stay again. Cost was about $150/night for August. Very enjoyable overall.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't find a local pub 2 miles away as advertised, but overall very happy with the stay. Nice to sit on the porch and hear the water at night, and a wonderful scenic drive in any direction.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! No PUB, Oh my goodness, did Buckets and Brews Close? They were full time then went seasonal. I thought for certain they were still open. Had open mic nights occasional live bands and great draft. I need to get out more often to keep up, that was the one and only place in Tellico... Little town that time forgot. This truly is a dark day in Tellico. Best Regards, Stephen and Lynda Best
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and beautiful area. Nice get away

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Loved it

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Metres
Hwy 165 / Cherohala Skyway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple Restaurants, Deli, Drive In
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tellico Beach Drive-In, or Indian Boundary
Car: necessary

Tellico Plains is a destination stop for tourist. Cherohala Skyway reaches over 5,000 feet in elevation. The Cherohala Skyway is one of most popular National Scenic Byways in North America and winds through the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Popular Connector to "The Dragons Tail". Trout Fishing is popular on this natural, pristine river.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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