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THE OUTPOST. Secluded cabin on river and creek on 8 1/2 acres. No cleaning fee.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath On The River With Extensive Outdoor Living Spaces.

Enjoy the peace and seclusion of The Outpost. The river so close it feels like part of the cabin decor! The setting is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. A creek and pond on the property enhance the experience.

Centrally located to Jonesborough, Tri-Cities, Greeneville, and Erwin. Perfect day trips to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville and Hot Springs, NC, Abingdon, VA.

Rustic, clean and welcoming cabin with three comfortable bedrooms and well appointed kitchen. There are two common areas each with a futon for additional sleeping if desired. Each bedroom has French doors that open up to the Pond Porch, so members of your party can meet each morning with coffee cup in hand, ready to reminisce about adventures experienced and plan for your day ahead.

Food tastes better while dining outside and taking in the surroundings and settings in which to do so at The Outpost abound! And though you may think you will want to forgo the culinary labors while on vacation, you may decide otherwise when you see the view from the kitchen. And this kitchen is equipped like no other vacation rental in which you may have attempted to create that special brunch. The owner is definitely not a gourmet chef but she is definitely a "foodie" and she has other foodies in mind when it comes to equipping this kitchen.

Numerous outdoor living spaces include decks and porches and even a screened-in area. The River Porch tends to be the focal point of the cabin. Rocking chairs provide the perfect spot from which you can lose yourself while watching the Nolichuckey flow steadily by. The Lido Deck also overlooks the river. It is partially covered with grill and food preparation area to retreat from the rain. And, oh, the wonderful sound on the metal roof and in the river combined when it does rain! What a bonus to experience rain at The Outpost! The Pond Porch off the bedrooms not only overlooks the pond but also provides a 'wide-angle view' of the foothills, fields, creek and river as well. You may enjoy watching the otters play in the pond from this vantage point, especially in the early morning. The Pavilion is screened with views of the pond and river and has ceiling fans and a fireplace. The Lower Deck off The Pavilion is a favorite, (and is commonly referred to as 'Alex's Spot'). Enjoy ample and comfortable outdoor furniture and dining sets, camp chairs, gas grill and charcoal grill, hammock, swing, cots, wood for campfires ........and the list goes on. All for your perfect, idyllic, lounging vacation on 8 1/2 acres.

Take advantage of fishing, floating, and kayaking right outside your door. Kingfishers, great herons and wild ducks frequent the pond. There have been a few bear sightings by guests. Deer and turkey are frequently seen feeding in the fields. River otters go through phases of out and out showing off as they fish in the pond, creek and river!! Evenings are best spent gazing at the stars and enjoying the songs of frogs and cicadas. Don't forget the smore's fixin's! I provide the bonfire wood; it's in the barn, but I probably already have the kindling wood built up for you! Many, many water birds will be enjoyed. You are just downright blessed and golden if you witness a bald eagle or osprey feed in the river in front of you!

A 12 mile drive on country roads and you arrive in quaint and well preserved Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. Storytelling is a huge attraction here and in fact, the town hosts the International Storytelling Festival. Being the oldest town in the state there are many historical structures and the very impressive Visitors Center has information on tours. There are unique dining venues and shops, a local brewery and a distillery. Also very nice grocery stores and a local Farmer's Market.

Just a short drive as well is the historic town of Greeneville, home of Andrew Jackson, our 17th president. There are tours of downtown Greeneville, most with focus on President Jackson's life. Greeneville stakes claim as second oldest town in Tennessee, (though many in Rogersville would adamantly dispute this). Worth the trip alone are the many beautiful churches, including "the cannonball church". You would be amazed how many Greenevillians know this church only by this name. The church survived the Civil War with a cannonball lodged in the brick of the front wall on Main Street, where it remains today. The church is the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

There are many destinations you will enjoy within the Cherokee National Forest, including hiking trails, waterfalls and picnic areas. Clarks Creek trailheads are within a couple miles from the property and several other trailheads are very short distances from the cabin in the forest. The Nolichuckey River abounds with possibilities for activities. Viking Mountain provides a breathtaking vista and the Paint Creek Corridor is a beautiful drive and great for bicycling as you make your way to NC and Hot Springs!

North Carolina is a short drive and there you can enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, , and the French Broad River. Hot Springs is one of our favorite destinations, as is Asheville.

There are local family restaurants within a few miles of the cabin as are seasonal produce stands. Those vegetables are close and almost ready for the grill! Stores are very convenient for last minute needs.. Grocery shopping is about 12 miles away.

Numerous activities and attractions are within a short driving distance, including white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, zip lines, bicycling, hiking, mineral baths in Hot Springs, The Appalachian Trail, Nascar Bristol Motor Speedway, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Biltmore Estates, vineyards, microbreweries, (schedule a Brews Cruise trip!), beautiful lakes; too much to mention here!

The Outpost is a tobacco-free property.

Pets must be pre-approved and are done so on a pet by pet basis.

There is an additional charge for parties over 6 and maximum overnight guest capacity is 8. Please see rates section for details.

I do not charge a cleaning fee but guests are expected to leave the premises in good condition. A list of reasonable expectations is provided.

More Details

Alex Knight
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Alex Knight

The Outpost became a joint venture between Ed and Alex in 2013. Once childhood sweethearts, we were reunited 30 years later to become the dearest of friends. As Ed made frequent visits to the area he quickly fell in love with the countryside, mountains and people, but especially with the Nolichuckey River, also affectionately known as "Alex's River". It was blessed fate that this property presented itself. We look forward to sharing all that The Outpost has to offer in peace, solitude, beauty and nature.

Alex Knight purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Alex Knight chose Jonesborough

A true get-away-from-it all destination, but a central location for many attractions. Explore the area one day, relax in the hammock or with some fishing or floating the next. Locally owned restaurants are within miles of the cabin if you want to escape from the cooking as well! It can be what you want it to be..........

(Perhaps enjoy cooking for a change! You can watch the river as you do!)

The Outpost is far from fancy. It is rustic and comfortable and most importantly, clean and well cared for. We want you to feel at ease and at home.

So come experience what is The Outpost. The solace and the peace. Maybe just plain fun that perhaps you haven't allowed yourself to have in some time. Disconnect and de-VICE. Connect with those you love including yourself. Just as importantly, connect with nature and all that it has to offer.

The Outpost provides for a soulful experience. Words seem empty; pictures do not do it justice.

What makes this cabin unique

Truly secluded and private with serene views from every angle. You will struggle with which "spot" is your favorite! At times you have the sense you are in a treehouse as you watch the river flow from the porches and decks. I truly believe if you were to experience The Outpost, you would feel it's pull on your heart long after your departure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Jonesborough in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Use of any tobacco product not allowed in cabin, pavilion, on porches or decks. Sleeps 6 in beds. Maximum of 8 overnight guests allowed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is in The Pavilion.
  • Full bathroom in cabin with tub/shower. Very good lighting and well ventilated. Overhead heater as well for those chilly evenings and mornings. Window provides the pleasant option of opening up to natural light and a breeze during the day! The Pavilion bathroom is complete with shower. To access this bathroom from cabin does require that you go outside and down the steps to screened-in Pavilion. The men in guest parties often tend to stake claim to this bathroom, leaving the cabin bathroom to the ladies!! Works perfectly! This bathroom has a ventilation fan and an overhead heater too. In the Pavilion there is a large additional sink, so in a pinch, a face washing or teeth brushing can be done here if the bathrooms are occupied. On the decking to the side of the Pavilion there is a shower head, complete with hot water. Leave the grime behind before ever leaving the great outdoors!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Two bedrooms with full beds, one with queen. All bedrooms with French doors leading to common "Pond Porch". All bedrooms with separate cooling and heating units. 2 futons in living areas let out as full beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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THE OUTPOST. Secluded cabin on river and creek on 8 1/2 acres. No cleaning fee.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Lawrenceville GA

The Outpost is very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It’s a great place to relax and listen to the sounds of the outdoors. We aren’t into kayaking but the river looks to be a great place to kayak.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great for my family of 6. We had some great bonding time around the bonfire, river, and pond. Cabin is very clean and organized. The homeowner Alex is a sweetheart. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What A great Place and a Wonderful Host!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WE loved our stay and it was a Great place for the family to get together. Alex welcomed us and made everything so easy. We hope to visit again sometime soon!

That weekend our family rented 4 different properties through all different sites. Renting with Alex was by far the BEST! The place was so clean and more than we expected! She had everything set wonderfully.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway to relax, unwind, and have some fun!

  • 5 of 5

This is my husband and I second trip to the Outpost. Coming back for the second time was just as magical as the first. We got to turn off all our gadgets for a week and just enjoy nature and true relaxation. This property has so much from the beautiful river to swim and fish in, the multiple outdoor spaces (we love the lido deck), the firepit, well-accommodated kitchen, and more. We cooked, made smores, played games, splashed in the river, and just plain old had a blast. Highly recommend a trip to the Outpost. The cabin is very clean, Alex provides almost everything you need, and the location is one of a kind. Can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrenceville GA

Great to be at The Outpost

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy our stay at The Outpost. The accommodations are always homey and relaxing. The quietness of the river and surrounding property is a refreshing outing.

Alex is a great hostess and we always look forward to the next time.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our 2nd year at the Outpost this past week and we were thoroughly pleased once again!

  • 5 of 5

The Outpost is amazing! All the comforts of home and beautiful sights and sounds! We had a lot of porch sitting, listening to rain, but we had ample time in the sun and on the river, kayaking, tubing and fishing. We love the location! We love the tranquility!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Bristol Motor Speedway
Car: necessary

There is much to see and experience in this immediate area with the mountains and national forest at your back door. Clarks Creek, Horse Creek, Marguerite Falls, Paint Creek Corridor, Viking Mountain, Jonesborough, Tri-cities area, Greeneville, Erwin, Johnson City, the river with floating and fishing, historical tours, antiquing, distillery and brewery tours, bicycling, hiking, Appalachian Trail.

Other daytrip possibilities include Watuaga, Douglas and Cherokee Lakes, Hot Springs, NC, (which has hot tubs and is on the French Broad River), Asheville, NC, Abingdon, VA, whitewater rafting and zipline attractions, Nascar at Bristol Motor Speedway, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, mountain helicopter tours, gold mining, spelunking......every facet of interest.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Jonesborough, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.59
Pet Fee £28.61
Property Damage Protection £42.2

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
A signed Rental Agreement is required. It will be sent to you via the email address you provide to VRBO.
Renter will be responsible for any damages over the amount of deposit and coverage from Damage Protection Insurance.
Check in is 1 pm. Check out is 1 pm.
Smoking/use of tobacco products is not allowed on property, in cabin, in pavilion, on decks or on porches.
Pet fee is $40 per pet per visit. Prior approval is required and a Pet Agreement must be completed.
We do not charge a cleaning fee. However, you are expected to leave the premises in good condition. A list of reasonable cleaning expectations is provided.
Security deposit of $300 is automatically refunded 7 days after guest's departure provided no deductions are made.
We strive to maintain this property in a way that allows for others to enjoy the natural beauty. Please respect nature, wildlife, the land and the waterways and "leave no footprints".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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