What an unexpected treat! My husband and I had planned to drive the Cherohala Skyway when we arrived in Tellico Plains, TN, late in the afternoon. After talking to the staff at the Cherohala Visitor’s Center we decided to spend the night in Tellico Plains, TN, and drive the Skyway the next day. We selected Mountain View Cabin Rentals, and with the friendly help of Toni, we rented a beautiful two-bedroom “town-house type” unit in their Riverfront Lodge overlooking the Tellico River. Sitting on the outside deck we enjoyed the beauty of this scenic river and the soothing sound of its rapids. The Lodge is built like a log cabin with log exterior and pine paneled interior. The furniture is handcrafted, some with cedar, so you not only enjoy the beauty of unique furnishings but also the wonderful aroma of cedar when you come in from outside. The two bedroom units are available with either king or two queen beds, and each bedroom has a private bath. There was a small kitchen with dining area. The refrigerator is small, and while adequate for our overnight use, it might be cramped for a longer stay. The unit was nicely decorated with a bear motif. The next day, after a great night’s sleep, we obtained a delicious picnic lunch from the friendly folks at Tellico Kats deli and general store near the entrance to the Skyway, and enjoyed fantastic views of fall foliage along the Cherolaha Skyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain View Cabin Rentals is located in the quiet little town of Tellico Plains in beautiful East Tennessee. Consisting of 43 different units, Mountain View can accommodate everyone's budget and everyone's dream of a mountain cabin experience. Recently added - Cascades - is a 4 bedroom cabin on the Tellico River and the new 3 1/2 bedroom Skyway River View located on the Cherohala Skyway with river view. Also new is a 3 Bedroom,3 story cabin, with 3 bathrooms, game room addition, and appropriately named "The River House". Mark Twain would have loved it - located right on the Tellico River, and while sitting on the upper porch, it feels like you are on a River Boat. Truly beautiful and unique. The River Front Lodge which is a hotel/motel type lodge is also located on the Tellico River and has 11 units, 6 of which are single with either 1 king or 2 queen beds, and 5 two-story townhouse units with 2 bathrooms, kitchen and dining area and either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds upstairs and 1 queen bed downstairs. The Harley House (local mansion landmark) boasts 5 bedrooms accommodating 13 people, three story, full kitchen, pool table game room and ample parking for large groups - all done in tasteful "Harley" decor. Our premiere cabin, the Crow's Nest, is beyond description - accommodating 14 people in elegant naturalistic inspired decor. The master suite alone has its own jacuzzi, sauna, waterfall and fully appointed bathroom. The "game" room is truly defined in every sense. One can ease away tired muscles and stress in the beautiful gazebo's hot tub. For the budget-friendly cabin get away - Mountain View has a great selection of smaller single, double, and family cabins. ... more less