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“Enjoyable but Simple”

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River Place on the Clinch Cabins
Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Enjoyable but Simple”
Reviewed August 5, 2008

We stayed at Cabin B during the weekend of August 1 - 3, 2008 for our fifth wedding anniversary. We learned of the property through a charity silent auction where we bid on two nights' stay and won. The property billed itself as an eco-tourism location with low impact cabins that are surrounded by nature and a wildlife management area. Therefore, jacuzzi hot tubs and moutain views from cut trees this is not (thankfully!).

The cabin was rustic but had a complete kitchen, central air/heat, ceiling fans, and attractive quilt decorations. While we enjoyed our time there sitting on the porch reading, cooking in the kitchen, and spending time with each other, there is little to nothing else to do in the area. The town it's located in probably has probably fewer than 100 people, and there aren't even trails for hiking or walking into the wildlife management area. Plans for canoe, raft, and bicycle rentals from the small store don't seem to have come to fruition yet. You need to bring most, if not all, of your food in with you b/c the country store has a limited stock of items. Also consider bringing some of your own kitchen tools (like paring knives, pancake griddle) if you want to do real cooking.

If you're looking for a place to relax, slow down, and spend quality time with family or friends, this is a great location. However, if you want the opportunity to do activities, go hiking, eat at restaurants, etc., this is not the place for you.

  • Liked — Seclusion, low-impact ecotourism approach
  • Disliked — No outdoor activities available in area, like hiking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: River Place on the Clinch Cabins
Address: 2788 Highway 70, Kyles Ford, TN 37765-6055
Location: United States > Tennessee > Kyles Ford
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kyles Ford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River Place on the Clinch is located in scenic Kyles Ford, Tennessee, just one hour from Kingsport, two hours from Knoxville and minutes from the Virginia state line. Nestled in the hills along the northern stretch of the Clinch River, you will find this sustainable tourism getaway complete with cabin and retreat rentals, home cooked food at the cafe, a market with groceries and gifts, canoe and other river rentals, and live local music. River Place offers a peaceful, memorable getaway using the recreation opportunities the land has to offer, including river activities, hunting, fishing and bird watching. Canoe, raft, tube and funyak rentals are available seasonally, and are great for large groups or families and couples. Six rental cabins sleep 4-6 and come fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom, 1 queen bedroom, loft with twin beds, futon in living area, parking, TV, wireless internet, and rocking chairs on the porch. The Clinch River Conservation Retreat Center occupies a renovated historic farm house and sleeps up to 21 with twin beds in 6 rooms, 9 private bathrooms, full kitchen, TV, wireless internet, large meeting/dining room and parking. All linens and dishes are provided with lodging. For the nature-loving traveler, River Place offers a primitive fishing cabin and camping along the river (facilities within walking distance of some). The cafe and market are open daily in season for dining, shopping and passers-by. Dining fare ranges from grilled steak or USA raised catfish to the "Mountain Man" breakfast and delicious homemade desserts. ... more   less 

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