2 Flat Rentals
This is a well appointed delightful, completely and comfortably furnished 2 bedroom, one bath apt located on the ground floor of our house. The surroundings include over an acre of thickly wooded area with ample parking (one indoor) for both cars and boats. About one half mile down the road is the very progressive Twin Cove marina (one of the nicest on Norris Lake) which includes a boat launching ramp and a huge floating restaurant and bar. Knoxville is about 40 miles away. Dollywood 1 hr drive.
This is a fully wooded rustic and secluded invironment on the outside but yet very clean and attractive inside. Number one amenity is perhaps its close proximity to the Twin Cove Marina (one half mile).
This is in a nice subdivision, but our place is secluded since we have chosen to leave the surroundings as close to nature as possible. While our house and the apartment are upscale, inside and out, all outdoors area including the driveway have been left rustic.
Gerald and Wilma are very gracious hosts. The place is clean and nicely decorated. If you want a quiet, secluded getaway, this is it.Kristin2017-08-22T00:00:00Z
Caryville, TN, United States
Stay a few days at Melton Hill Lake Retreat. We're located less than 10 minutes from Clinton and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. You'll find a comfortable space for six including a fully equipped kitchen and beautiful lake views --perfect for family or friends getaways, business travel, and UT Vols home game. Book early for University of Tennessee Vols home games Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 14, the 110th Homecoming Nov 4, Nov 18, and Nov 25.
Your space is a comfortable private 850 sq ft guest apartment in the lower level of our Melton Hill Lake front home. It has a fully equipped kitchen with open living and dining areas, a private king bedroom with closet and desk, a private queen bedroom with closet, a sleeping/TV alcove with two twin beds (an an extra mattress if needed), a spacious bath, a desk-office area, and a separate entrance with adjacent parking. The kitchen has coffee-maker (and coffee and tea), toaster, pots, pans, utensils, dishes -- all you need for cooking and serving family meals except the groceries. Grocery and other stores are nearby in Clinton (3 miles away) and Oak Ridge (6 miles away). Just about everything else in East Tennessee is within easy driving distance. Knoxville and University of Tennessee are less than 30 miles and Great Smokey Mountains National Park via Sevierville, Pigeon Forge/Dollywood, and Gatlinburg is about 65 miles.
**Our space is located in a quite lakeside neighborhood that has low-traffic streets reasonably safe for walking or jogging. We're within easy distance of shopping and just about everything you might want to see in beautiful East Tennessee, such as: ** Gas station with market for drinks and food is less than 1 mile east. Grocery stores in Oak Ridge and Clinton are about 5-6 miles (less than 10 minutes away). There's plenty of other kinds of stores, medical facilities, and other things to see and do in both Oak Ridge and Clinton. **Less than a mile away, you'll find a public lakeside park with fishing peer, boat launch, and parking. **Both nearby Oak Ridge and Clinton have public parks with play areas, walking and jogging trails, civic centers with indoor pools, and lakeside parks with public boat launch area. **Oak Ridge's Melton Lake Park (about 5 miles away) has boating, restaurants, and Oak Ridge Rowing Association college team races. **Oak Ridge, home to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL/X-10), Y-12, and other DOE government and contractor entities, has movie theaters, a playhouse, restaurants, medical facilities, shopping, the American Museum of Science and Energy, Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, Manhattan Project Historical Park, University of Tennessee Arboretum (250 acres, hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region, botanical gardens, nature and wildlife trails), etc,etc. **For those who want to remember when "oldies" were new, historic downtown Clinton (3 miles East) is the place to go. Hoskins Drug Store still has it's original old fashioned soda counter and booths and still serves those great "made-just-for-you" burgers you remember. Next door is the historic Ritz Theater showing current movies at reasonable prices. Turn the corner and you'll find a whole city block of antique shops -- if your grandparents didn't leave you antique furniture, you'll find some in Clinton. **Heading East from Clinton another 10 miles, you'll find the Museum of the Appalachians and Appalachian Craft Center where you can see how life was lived in these parts before the rest of the world found out about our natural treasures. **Norris Dam State Park, about 20 miles away, offers hiking trails, fishing, and other recreational activities. Fly fish for trout in shallow waters of the Clinch River above Norris Dam. Guided fishing and boat trips on the Clinch are available. A Tennessee Fishing License may be required (check Tn gov TWRA website Fishing-in-Tennessee rules). **Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area, encompassing more than 24,000 acres in the Cumberland Mountains, is about 30 miles away. It has fifty miles of backpacking and day-hiking trails and an observation deck at the 3.324-foot peak summit with a 360-degree view of the breath-taking surrounding wilderness area. **Knoxville and the University of Tennessee are about 25-30 miles away depending on your route (25-W from Clinton, Pellissippi Parkway from Oak Ridge). **Downtown Knoxville's open-air Market Square has weekend events which often include live music. The Square is surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars with outside seating -- take a seat, buy a drink, enjoy. The historic Tennessee Theater on Gay Street, a short stroll from Market Square, hosts all sorts of music events -- Chris Blue will be performing at the Tennessee on Sept 7. Other Knoxville September music events to note are Josh Turner at the Tennessee Valley Fair Sept 12 and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill at Thompson-Boling Arena Sept 14. **The Tennessee River passes through Knoxville. Along it's old-town banks you'll find great restaurants with decks for dining and strolling, docks for private boat use, and steamboats offering cruises with and without dinner. East Tennessee is all about it's rivers-lakes-ridges-valleys-mountains, so you owe it to yourself to see Knoxville from both land and water points-of-view. If you're a Vol, don't forget the Vol Navy game day cruises. **As you leave downtown heading to the University of Tennessee you'll notice (can't miss) the 1982 Worlds Fair iconic Sunsphere, a 266 ft high hexagonal steel structure topped with a 75 ft gold-colored glass sphere (nothing says the '80s like a reflecting glass ball). The Sunsphere's observation deck was reopened in 2014 at the World's Fair Park and, for no charge, offers a 360-degree view of the original 1982 World's Fair site, downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, the University of Tennessee, and the Smoky Mountains. **For the college crowd, Cumberland Avenue running through the University of Tennessee campus has it's own day and night life. As all we very proud UTK Alumni know, our school is a world class university, and there's nothing that brings out our Vols pride more than hearing UT's Pride of the Southland Band play "Rocky Top." Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state and chartered as Blount College, the University of Tennessee has seen name changes and tremendous growth in its 223 years. UT now hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. It's still growing and still offering a warm welcome to students and loyal alumni from all over the world, which brings us to the subject of FOOTBALL. The 110th Vols homecoming game is on Nov 4, 2017 and that weekend is full of UT Alumni events. Y'all come on back home to your Alma Mater now. And maybe try to memorized the words to "On a Hallowed Hill" before the game -- search for ("fight music lyrics tennessee") -- maybe practice the words on the way into town if anyone in your vehicle can manage the tune. **It won't be long before the trees turn "Big Orange" colors, a great time to visit the Smokey Mountain National Park (via Sevierville, Pigeon Forge/Dollywood, and Gatlinburg). It's 1-1/2 to 2 hours away except during peak foliage weekends when the slower pace gives you time to enjoy the views. The Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridge-line of the Great Smoky Mountains and part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, divisions of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain that runs from Georgia to Main. The park encompasses 522,419 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. Elevations in the park range from 876 feet at the mouth of Abrams Creek to 6,643 feet (2,025 m) at the summit of Clingmans Dome with hiking trails throughout the park and along the Appalachian Trail. Within the Tennessee and adjacent North Carolina section of the park, a total of sixteen mountains reach higher than 6,000 feet. When you head over to the Smokies, try not to get distracted by family attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before you check out scenic roads and observation spots throughout the park and maybe even try a hiking trail -- my favorite is Rainbow Falls -- beautiful in all seasons and not too steep for city folk.
Clinton, TN, United States