Sitting on seven acres surrounded by woods, quiet and seclusion is easy to find. The house is only 20 minutes to downtown Knoxville providing convenient access to dozens of restaurants and the growing brewpub scene.
A great place to host families during football season, a quiet weekend getaway from Knoxville, or wherever you call home.
Turtle Rock Retreat has been in our family for fifty years. The house originally hosted the head of the Holston zinc mine and visiting guests. Southeast of the house you can see what's left of the dormitory where unmarried miners lived. Please don't venture inside the foundation, but feel free to examine from the outside!
What is now the dining room and a large sitting area was originally the mess hall for the unmarried miners. Additionally there is a smaller dining area attached to the kitchen, and a bathroom and shower at the end of the hallway that connects the kitchen and fireplace room.
The fireplace room is our favorite place in the house, and we hope you'll enjoy it as well. Feel free to use our wood as available from the porch, but please be careful managing the fire, and be sure to close the fireplace doors before going to bed.
Upstairs you'll find five bedrooms, including two queens and three double beds, and a second bathroom with bath and shower.
In addition to the wraparound porch that looks over a hollow that descends to the creek, you may wish to spend time on the back patio. You might also wish to take a walk around the property, or sit in the secluded field south of the house and just east of Staff Loop.
If you wish to take a walk in the woods, feel free, but WATCH OUT FOR POISON IVY. We hope someday to have this plant, and the kudzu, under control, but it is a work in progress.
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In the house you may access all areas except the cellar, attic, downstairs hall closet, and closet of the 3rd bedroom. You'll notice the downstairs closet and cellar entrances are locked.
Additionally, watch out for poison ivy if you decide to go in the woods, and please stay out of the remains of the dormitory foundation below the main house.
1. Strip any beds used, separate sheets and blankets, and place towels on beds, or in a pile in the bathroom (if they are still wet, please hang)
2. Turn off all heaters and AC units used. If heaters were moved or unplugged, put them back as found.
3. If you used the fireplace, be sure the fire is out and close the wood stove.
4. Throw out any remaining food.
5. Place trash in bins and place bins on the street next to the mailbox.
6. Turn off all lights.
7. Lock all doors and return key to the lockbox.
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