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The Outpost. River seclusion. Central location,. One nightly fee/no cleaning fee

Bedrooms 3
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.

Rustic, clean and welcoming cabin, well appointed kitchen, screened pavilion with fireplace and ceiling fans, the Lido Deck with ceiling fans, lower deck, River Porch, Pond Porch, gas grill, comfortable outdoor furniture, large lawn/fields, wood for campfires, hammock, swing, and the list goes on. All for your perfect vacation on 8 1/2 acres.

Enjoy fishing, floating, and kayaking right outside your door. There are regular sightings of deer and turkey and an occasional bear! Otters provide occasional entertainment 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. Wildlife abounds!

The cabin has 3 bedrooms and there are 2 futons for additional sleeping. 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 to plan for your day ahead.

Food tastes better while dining outside and taking in the surroundings! 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.

Seasonal produce stands are within 4 miles of the property Those fresh vegetables are within minutes available for the grill!

A 12 mile drive on country roads and you arrive in Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. Storytelling is a huge attraction here and in fact, the town hosts the International Storytelling Festival. Unique dining venues and shops. Home to a local brewery and a distillery. Very nice grocery stores and a local Farmer's Market.

There are many destinations you will enjoy within the Cherokee National Forest. Clarks Creek hiking trailheads are within a couple miles from property and several other trailheads are very short distances from the cabin in the forest. The Nolichuckey River provides many activities. North Carolina is a short drive and there you can enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, the Paint Creek Corridor, (great for bicycling), and the French Broad River. Hot Springs is one of our favorite destinations, as is Asheville!

There are local family restaurants within miles of the cabin. 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 provides for a soulful experience. Words seem empty; pictures do not do it justice.

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

The Outpost is a tobacco-free property.

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

More Details

Alex Knight
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

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 offers 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..........

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.

What makes this cabin unique

Truly secluded and private with gorgeous 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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is located in the pavilion.
  • There is also an outdoor shower, if you so please...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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. River seclusion. Central location,. One nightly fee/no cleaning fee
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right Place at the Right Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family lives in north central PA and our daughter-in law wanted to visit her father who lives north of Erwin, TN. I started a vacation rental search and the Outpost came up, what a wonderful surprise. The house is about five miles from our daughter-in-law’s father and we were all able to spend the week together. The house was more than we expected and the peaceful privacy of the location was a blessing. We usually vacation on the Outer Banks, NC where the cottages are close together with crowds of people and the price of the rental is tripled. Even though we did not get to meet Alex she became a special friend and she helped quickly with our inquiries. At the last minute Alex even accepted our son’s two dogs so they were not left behind in a kennel, thank you so much Alex. The mornings were a special time watching the otter’s in the pond and the river porch was very relaxing in the evening as the setting sun reflected on the river. The wild ducks will always be a special memory! The house was very spacious and the rooms well kept, neat and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and was the best supplied rental we have ever stayed in. My husband and I love American history and there are plenty of historical places in the area to visit, Jonesborough was a great day trip. The whole family took a day trip to see friends in Black Mountain, NC and all spent the day “highbanking” for gold at the Lucky Strike Gold Mine south of Marion … yes we did find GOLD! There was so much to do but there was not enough time to fit it all in. When our daughter-in-law wants to visit her father in Tenn. again we are hoping the Outpost will be available for us to stay in, we all want to return. Thank you, Alex, for sharing your beautiful Outpost with others. Carol P.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! I cannot say enough good things about this lovely property! We had a group of 7 of us and everyone enjoyed it tremendously! The views! The river! The wildlife was amazing! The otter was in the pond every day and the highlight was the the mama beaver swimming up the river with a pup in her mouth! We enjoyed tubing in the river and it was great to get out right at the house!

Alex was a terrific hostess and she has everything you can think of available if needed!

I look forward to coming back to the Outpost in every season!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Bristol Motor Speedway
Car: necessary

There is so 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, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Tri-cities, the river with floating and fishing, history, brewery, distillery, bicycling, hiking.

Daytrip options are abundant! There's the Tri-Cites area, Watuaga Lake, Hot Springs, NC with hot tubs, Appalachian Trail, rafting and zipline attractions, Paint Creek Corridor, Nascar at Bristol Motor Speedway, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood......every facet of interest.......the list goes on.

Can't wait to talk to you about it!


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 £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.54
Pet Fee £30.2
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.47

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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