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Appalachian Trail Mountain Home in Cherokee National Forest -VA Creeper Trail

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 20
Shady Valley, Tennessee
Perfect for big families or small groups, this 3,000 sq ft home is private, secluded vacation home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. This peaceful small community of under 1,000 is the only valley on the famous US 421 Motorcycle Trip. Less than 30 minutes drive to many family lake activities, hiking trails, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway, South Holston Lake, shopping in historic Abingdon, VA and much more. Within an hour drive you can visit Boone, NC, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the mile high bridge at Grandfather Mountain. Famous for fly fishing, this area has some of the best rivers and streams for fly fishing on the east coast. The home is quite and within walking distance to a small diner and the US 421 Country Store. The home has been remodeled and provides all n... Read more
Listing #FKN6377675
About the Owner
Kate R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
I will have as much or as little contact as each guest needs. I let the guest set this pace. Some people contact me several times a day. Others I don't hear from after check-in. I am available during the stay.
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Perfect gem of a house in the perfect area. We didn't get to enjoy all the amenities or hiking/Mtn biking in the area but we hope to be back. The owners offer every convenience and all you could wish for; hence the name "Genie house"....More

Thank Stephanie M
Management response:Responded June 29, 2018

Thank you! I could hardly tell you had been there, so clean. I try to make it a home away from home and guests in the past have helped me know what the house needed. I am only as successful as wonderful guests like yourself...More

Reviewed June 19, 2017

The Shady House is in a beautiful rural location! The space has lots of character and accommodated us well enough. We were even allowed to have two smaller dogs stay. Kate (the owner) is kind and a breath of fresh air. She communicated with me...More

Thank Roam702669
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

Thank you for taking care of the home! You were a joy to work with. My goal is to provide the best possible experience for outdoor family adventures!

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stayed with a total of 14 family members. The house was set up well to hold that large of a group. Really enjoyed all the indoor and outdoor games. The area is beautiful in the valley. Roads are windy coming in from Bristol on...More

1  Thank Bill O
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

I just loved hosting your group! Thank you for taking such good care of this special home place. I hope to have you visit again !

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (20)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Great for large group short stay, covered smoking areas outside, small dogs allowed on one side of this large home divided by doors only.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    6 Twins
    4 Queens
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  • Damage Deposit: C$132 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Sitting on the front porch, I am looking at the most spectacular view of the mountains. It is quite with a constant breeze through the valley. Completely surrounded by mountains, the very small community is not accustom to tourist. But I know about all 987 people in Shady Valley and may be related to most of them some way. I can see the crossroads of hwy 91 and US 421 - most popularly known to motorcyclists as 'The Snake'. I haven't seen a car in about 20 minutes, so i decide to walk down the road to get a biscuit at the Shady Diner. As I walk in, my niece and I are greeted with a friendly hello and prompt service. I got a egg and cheese biscuit and large coffee - and she got a chicken biscuit (real chicken) and an orange juice. We paid 6.04. There were about 5 people... more
Getting around
Located in a small town in the mountains, getting around is just fun scenic driving! From water sports to shopping, you can find fun everywhere around. Brochures and a guest information book in the home. Booked guests are sent a pre-arrival email containing all the area activities and information to research in advance.
Car recommended
How to get there
Be prepared for curvy mountains, slow long peaceful drives with beautiful views everywhere you go. Don't be in a hurry, the drive is the best part! The curviest part is at the end and lasts about 10-20 mins depending from which mountain you cross to get to 'the bowl of the Appalachia' Very easy to find with current technology. All main roads. Just very country and mountainous. Just look at Google earth view of East Tennessee and you will see where you are going.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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