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Cheap - Tennessee Mountain Vacation/Trout/Rafting/Quite/Relax

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

We are located inside Johnson City City Limits , 3312 Steam Plant Rd. , Johnson City , Tn , 37694 , Watauga River Bluffs a 80 acre State of Tennessee Natural Area is at the dead -end of Steam Plant Rd . 1/4 mile from us , also a lot of Open Land around us , The St. John Farm (about 500 acres) We have street lights and all the luxurys & security that a modern City has to offer : Police Protection , Fire , EMS , Great Hospitals ,Ect. . We offer a clean non-smoker and no pets two bedroom furnished house with New Central Heat & Air-Condition unit , Basement Storm Shelter , for rent year round , although the house is 100 yards from the river we own about 200 feet of mowed river frontage with a gravel road all the way to the stream(if you do not want to walk the 100 yards from the rental house) and plenty of shade trees.You are welcome to use our river frontage for free and the State of Tennessee has a boat ramp on the other side of the river that is also free to use . Also the State Just opened Watauga River Bluffs 1/4 miles up stream in the best part of the Trophy Trout Stream , Located on the Watauga River, (very cold 42 degrees year round) which is a Trophy Trout Stream in Johnson City,Tennessee and 15 miles from another trophy Trout stream the South Holston. We are in East Tennessee about 90 minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigion Forge.

If you go to Gatlinburg or Pigion Forge every time you try to go anyplace, you will set in a Traffic Jam and look at a lot of cars, so we offer a lot of LOW COST things to do in our area without the heavy traffic jams, but are still close to Dollywood and Gatlinburg if you would like to go(about 90 min.). In winter we have Ski resorts in North Carolina mountains (about 30 minutes away) and in summer we have cold mountain streams(42 degrees)to cool off in, and several of the cleanest Large (TVA) mountain lakes in the world!

State Parks & City Parks , with swimming , fishing , rafting , picnic areas , golf,horse riding, boating ,civil war hotspot (for relic hunters)and many more things to do that cost nothing or very little. We do not have internet service or Cable TV , WE do have TV that picks up about 25 local channels . We have a PayPal account for secure payments normansalvage@chartertn.net

We have Great Medical centers, restaurants, anything that you can think of! So instead of sitting in a Traffic Jam come to East Tennessee for a CHEAP FUN VACATION!!

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More Details

Charles Norman
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

About Charles Norman

We have lived on this Street sence 1935 ,owned property sence 1948.

Charles Norman purchased this house in 1948

Why Charles Norman chose Johnson City

Because my Father once owned this property !

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the fresh air and Peace !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Johnson City in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fishing ,Picnic area on river,Best fishing hole on Watauga River


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Cheap - Tennessee Mountain Vacation/Trout/Rafting/Quite/Relax
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Thank you Charles !

  • 5 of 5

I sat on the front steps and watched the waterfall for hours. The cottage is exactly as described and was perfect for me. I live in Florida, so this is the first time in years that I was surrounded by hills and trees and water (Watauga River). I had my brother-in-law visit from Chicago and he also was quite comfortable. It is a great location ... close to Johnson City, Bristol / Bristol Motor Speedway, the Carter Fold, Roan Mtn. State Park, etc. . The folks in this area are quite welcoming. Charles has interesting anecdotes and above all, he is quite a gentleman. Thank you Charles !

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great bargain!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Charles was helpful when ever we needed him and offered us a nice history of the property. The house was perfect for the four of us and a one year old. A hike available right up the road and close to many other fun places. Beautiful view of farmland and a waterfall as well as the watuga river. We will definitely book again on our future trips to Johnson city! If you plan to do a lot of cooking there are plenty of pots and pans but you'll need to bring measuring cups. Thank you Mr. Norman!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a find

  • 4 of 5

I totally agree with Dan T's review. This was a great place for the Bristol races in August, as it was less than 20 minutes from the track. Meeting the owner (Charles Norman) was quite a pleasure. The owner reminds me of that beer commercial with the most interesting man in the world, only he's an American gem. I loved seeing him and the life stories he bestowed on myself & my friend. The cabin was comfortable & even though the television only received the local channels, we didn't have much time for "TV watching". We were @ the speedway dodging the rain. We were able to spend some time on another property of his, down by the river. It was very peaceful & serine.

Since this was a "boy's" trip for the races, we both agreed that our wives would have a hard time staying here. With only 1 bathroom, they have become too accustom to @ least 2 in the home. If the girls decide that they want another vacation from us next year, we would gladly rent this cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fly Fishing Trip 2016

  • 4 of 5

As mentioned earlier, great place to bring the guys for a fishing trip. Very clean, scenic and right down the street from the TVA boat ramp we pull our boat from the beautiful Watauga river. Perfect for a group of four guys and beats any campground or hotel room. Thumbs up on this one!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol Trip 2016

  • 4 of 5

I don't want to say too much positive because someone will steal away our diamond in the rough which possibly could be the guys Bristol hangout for years to come. So everyone please let me have dibs at this place first. We met Charles at the house on Thursday afternoon and maybe saw him another 2 times in 4 days. Although he lives just up the road, he did not mother hen the house while we were there. I really liked that. He walked us around the place including his property, showed us our boundaries for fishing etc, gave us his cell phone number and left us to relaxing. The house was very clean, very organized and everything worked properly. Unlike some of the other reviews I've read, the pictures accurately depict the premises. However, what Charles didn't take a picture of is the beautiful waterfall that is just across field. The huge 2nd bedroom which will support an additional blowup mattress. The front room also has a twin bed. Of course we weren't there to watch TV and we used our Hotspot for internet. The house will sleep 4 guys comfortably (bring 1 blowup mattress there are 3 beds) or 2 couples. Washer and dryer, shower, toilet, beds.......... much better than sleeping on the ground at bristol camp grounds for last 15 years. I think we have found our new camp grounds for future years. Charles I want 1st Bristol dibs!!!! LOL. Thank you so much, this place was awesome and just what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing cottage

  • 2 of 5

The only reasonable use for this property is for a bunch of guys on a fishing trip that need a cheap place to sleep. It is a very old, very small frame house with linoleum floors, dark faux wood paneling and small windows. The only thing new in the house is the mattresses.the kitchen has the basics but no dishwasher. Also there is no wifi and no cable. The neighborhood consists of small houses and Mobil homes some inhabited others not. Several junk yards are nearby. Leave the wife and kids at home!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom C. is a retried dentist that runs a Fly-Rod Shop in Cherry Log , Ga. ,& I am very sorry He wrote a negative review about our Rental . At his age he could have some problems because : photos show a small frame house with small windows , photos show bedroom , bathroom , kitchen , utility room , description states no internet or cable and he has been to the boat ramp across the river (300ft) from our property several times before . We offer a very nice Clean Cheap place to stay with good neighbors . If We had a NEW House with Internet , TV Cable , Hot-tubs , Ect we could not rent CHEAP .It does have tile floors & We are into Antiques (our shop is next door on other side of wood fence ) and that includes cars but you can not see any items from the rental but a nice river bottom and a Water-Fall !
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Johnson City , Small Plane Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
100 yards

Fishing on River , Watauga River Bluffs State Area just opened 1/4 Miles from our House on Steam Plant RD ,Camp ,Picnic on river, Civil War Relic hotspot all around this area


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Johnson City, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Please pay by your check or use charge card by sending to our Secure Paypal account , normansalvage@chartertn.net

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