This is a bedroom and bathroom for rent within our home where we artists in residence. Self-check with private entrance from deck right to your bedroom at older rancher along Casteel Branch Creek in South Knoxville. Eclectic space for Gypsy Vagabond(s) to retreat nestled in foothills of Smokies. Full size comfortable bed (5 guests have thought it was a Tempur-Pedic matttress, but is in fact a Night Therapy Elite 13" MyGel® Prestige Memory Foam Full Mattress from Sam's Club) in clean room with antique furniture & bath adjacent to bedroom. Less than 1 hour to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, & Mountains, & 12 minutes to airport, 16 minutes to UT Football and downtown Knoxville. Hike,kayak, canoe, bike, camp AND 19 miles to TAIL OF THE DRAGON!
Private entrance off back deck with self check in is what many of our guests like. They feel this is less intrusive way to come and go with sense of autonomy.
Enjoy your time away from home in this eclectic rancher painted in Mediterranean accents of bright yellow, tranquil turquoise and cobalt sea blue of this happy house! Sleep on a highly rated and reviewed new mattress in a room with antique bedroom furniture! The Casteel Branch house is located beside a creek called the Casteel Branch in the foothills of the Smokies.
Your guest room has a private keyed entrance from the deck. The room is furnished with an antique bedroom suite with a full size bed. A closet is available to you as well as a vintage luggage stand. The full bath is adjacent to your room right outside the hallway. Please communicate any needs you may have in order for me to best accommodate you.
We have STRONG wifi. We also have an iron and ironing board. There are plenty of books for your leisure. I do have an upright and grand piano that you are more than welcome to play. Many guests have taken pillows and blankets and books out to enjoy the hammocks in the yard for a restful time.
We have a travel map for you to place a pin where you are from! You will be amazed to see how many travelers have found refuge at our place ~ they have brought their cosmopolitan flare from all over the world to our East TN home! I do have a business license, remit taxes, and am properly insured. I have smoke alarms and outdoor video surveillance.
We do have an outdoor shower that is connected with a garden hose. You are more than welcome to use this to refresh yourself in the warmer months. I have had guests use this after caving, hiking, or working. And feel free to rinse out clothes and hang to dry after your outdoor shower.
The Casteel Branch house is located beside a spring fed creek called the Casteel Branch in the foothills of the Smokies. Our yard is a park-like setting. Be sure to take time to enjoy the birds, sit by the babbling creek, rest in one of the hammocks, sit out on the lit deck and enjoy the moments you have here in tranquility.
Private spaces: You have a private entrance with key to your room. It would be most convenient for you to park between the house and separate detached garage. You can access your room from deck (small stone steps and a small rise of wooden stairs to access. Sorry my house is not handicap accessible.). Enjoy the deck, basketball goal, creek, outdoor shower in warm months, front porch, and yard (just be aware crawdad holes are throughout yard). You can enjoy the parlor with plenty of comfortable couches, and chairs. Wi-fi available. And we have a grand piano and upright piano --- play them! You may walk through art studio and kitchen. Please note we have 1 indoor cat. If you have cat allergies do not book with me.
Downstairs is a private and separate apartment with occasional guests who have exclusive parking rights to the lower level concrete slab parking space and lower patio. The homeowner's master suite is on the same level as your guest room. Our artist studio has been converted from dining room - so there is little room for dining. An artist usually works from the studio a few days a week and I work from home occasionally. Our kitchen is very small - there should be no meal preparation or cooking of any kind permitted. Though coffee and tea are available every morning in the kitchen. No laundry room available to guests. Please be respectful and understanding of others staying at our home - and enjoy your stay.
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