|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Bring your fishing poles, canoes, tubes, and jet skis! Kayaks... two sit ins and a sit on top tandem come with the rental! (Exact ones in picture) At the River Retreat you'll find nothing but endless ways to relax and enjoy all that east Tennessee has to offer. Prime location to the famous Ocoee River and if you stay at the River Retreat make sure to let Carlo or Julie know at Adventures unlimited for a discount on a rafting trip! Close to world class trout fishing on the upper Hiwassee in Reliance, TN (30 minute drive) as well as many other Appalachian Mountain activities such as the Chilhowee Recreation area and the Benton Falls trail. If your idea of vacation is to stay in one place than enjoy the mountain views and peaceful Hiwassee river out the back door. A grill, boat dock, and fire pit are all provided to enjoy the outdoors and beauty that only east Tennessee can provide.
The house has two bedrooms with very comfortable queen beds and the third has a bunk bed with a bottom trundle great for the kids or for those big kayak gatherings. If you need more places to sleep don't hesitate to ask. An extra twin bed can be setup prior to your arrival to accommodate ten people and we recently added a full size futon to the house! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask and be ready to let the busy world behind you at the River Retreat.
I purchased this home as a way to enjoy the beauty that is southeast Tennessee. I have always been an avid outdoors lover and this home provides the perfect mix of location, views, and serenity. I can't imagine not sharing it with others
Tyler purchased this house in 2015
The location of this property on the popular yet peaceful Hiwassee river. As well as it's location to the Appalachian Trail, big frog wilderness, the famous Ocoee River, and chilhowee recreation area are only a few of the reasons I chose this home.
The benefits of this home is within a short drive you can be downtown Chattanooga enjoying the city, rafting the Ocoee, grabbing lunch at the Whitewater Grill or simply relax on the deck overlooking the mountains and Hiwassee River.
There house was in a very nice neighborhood. The river and dock were great. A bit of a steep climb but good exercise. The house was functional and roomy. It is in need of a bit of updating and a lot of misc repair. We didn't find it extremely clean upon arrival so took that upon ourselves to have a clean kitchen. We also found the trash cans not empty which was a bit inconvenient. Overall we would choose to stay here again.
Our group consisted of 3 adult couples. We stayed over the July 4th weekend. When booking on VRBO, I use the reviews to help me select the right property for my trips so with that in mind I try to provide balanced and relevant information for the next traveler.
PROS: The location is great! This home has a nice private feel even though it is in a community, yet it is just a short 15 minute drive to shopping and restaurants. The river is amazingly beautiful. The water is clean but beware it is super cold!! We brought our 6 person float and tied it to the boat dock and spent our days relaxing on the water. The boat dock is nice but it is a not an easy hike down and up. The slope is VERY STEEP causing the gravel to slide under your feet. This is NOT an easy walk at all. I point this out so you'll be prepared and not caught off guard. Once we got down there, it was fabulous (until it was time to trek back up...LOL) The beds were great!! The mattresses on all 3 beds slept well and were super comfortable. Kitchen is stocked with all the necessary items but could use an update on knives.
CONS: The home was not clean. There were toenail clippings on the floor of the 1/2 bath, we had to empty the dishwasher upon arrival, and the bath towels were still in the dryer. There were dirty hand prints on the back of the bathroom doors and we had to clean out previous food items from fridge before we could even load our groceries in.
We were told the day before our arrival that the upstairs tub was not accessible and it was implied this was a new development and could not be fixed before our arrival the next day. However, it appeared the damage was old and was most likely out of order well before our trip. The shower downstairs has multiple broken and loose tiles that will pinch your feet if you stand in the wrong spot. The pedestal sink in the 1/2 bath leaks around the base. The house does not seem to be maintained at all and looks more like a foreclosure property than a vacation rental. The porch was covered with cobwebs and the patio table of the boat dock was covered with approx. 3 inches of dirt. Looks like the river rose at some point or there was a mud slide and it was not cleared away.
The house and neighborhood are awesome. The kids and I really enjoyed the fishing, kayaking and swimming. Great place!
Tyler was wonderful to work with. The house is beautiful, the view off the back porch looking down at the river and the mountains is breath taking. We are already planning our trip to go back. The house is in a great location, not too far away from town with stores and restaurants but far enough out to have an awesome view of the stars. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook with, the owners have gone over and above to make it a great stay. We loved the military decor!
First I would like to thank Tyler for helping me out on such short notice. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. We travel to Tn every few months to visit my daughters and grand daughter. We usually stay at a different location but it was not available this time and with only one days notice Tyler accommodated us. And I must say the home is beautiful and very comfortable. The pictures do the home and the location no justice. If you are looking for a beautiful quite setting to relax and enjoy yourself this is the place.
Close to anything you could need. We will defiantly make future trips and plan a longer stay next time. I use VRBO to find accommodations 5 or 6 times a year and this place is a gem….if you plan a trip to the Chattanooga area you will not be disappointed one bit if you choose the River Retreat .
This is a newer home, and very comfortable. The well stocked kitchen was easy to cook in and clean up. There was a large deck off the living room facing the river, it was so peaceful sitting outside. We brought our kayaks and went on the river several times, rain held us up other times. It is a rugged trail down and up...but my son had no trouble throwing a kayak over his shoulder and carried it both up and down the hill with ease. Really hated to leave this beautiful home. Would recommend this home for family vacations. The home was clean, lawn freshly mowed.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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