Tennessee Lakefront Cottages: Port Gillum

A Rockwood, Tennessee cabin rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On Watts Bar Lake

This one of a kind oasis will exceed all expectations for a Watts Bar Lake vacation rental. Imagine being greeted by a stately driveway, a small vineyard, and grapes - which the owner grows to create his own wine! This sophisticated stay includes samples both the grapes and the wine. Welcome home!

Notice the breathtaking lake view from every room - notice the large glass sliding doors facing the lake. This Watts Bar Lake lodge is open concept centered around a warm gas fireplace, big screen TV, a lake view dining area, a small work area with wifi if you need to mix work with pleasure, a wet bar with wine refrigerator for just pleasure.

Live and cook upscale in our modern kitchen with upgraded appliances. Dual oven, dish washer, refrigerator, freezer and an additional wine refrigerator. You will find everything you need. If you like to cook outside, use the gas grill on the deck or open fire pit with a grate for grilling the catch of the day or your favorites. Want more privacy while you cook for your partner? Just follow the bubbling sounds of the waterfall to a second deck with patio and gas grill - perfect for outdoor dining in the just under the serenity garden.

Sleeping arrangement: Two master bedrooms with full baths on either side of the main living area. A fold out ottoman converts to a twin size bed. An extra air mattress is available too.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pier/Dock
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Deck or Patio
  • Free Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Hot Tub

Unique Features

Chances are you’ll be greeted by deer, beaver, river otters, osprey, and rabbits. A stroll through the garden listening to the gentle waterfall is a great way to start your vacation. For a longer lake stroll, we recommend the scenic Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail (through 4 parks - birdwatchers will enjoy it.)

The back patio deck is quite unique. You’ll feel as though you are suspended above the lake with uninterrupted lake views! That’s just the beginning! Relax in either the private sauna or the six person hot tub.

Things To Do

Bring your boat. Bring your Water Tub. Bring your fishing gear, or use the owners rods and reels. Boat or fish right from the private dock! You’ll be spending plenty of time lakeside, even when you have to clean the fish - you have your very own fish cleaning station right by the dock. The dock has 110 volt 20 amp outlet for charging your boat battery too.

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are part of your Watts Bar Lake vacation. 722 miles of shoreline and filled with catch jumbo crappie, lunker, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, trophy stripers. Don’t forget about the Great Smoky Mountains backdrop and 4 true seasons with generally mild temperatures.

Guest favorites include: Manhattan Project National Historical Park - soak up history that changed everything. With 450 festivals & events like Smokin' the Water and Tennessee Medieval Faire; your group will find something worth attending.

Rates & Specials

$120 - $250 night

$850 - $1100 week

$120 to $250 night (3 or 4 night minimum)
$850 to $1100 week
$3000 to $3500 month

There is a minimum age limit for renters. Up to 2 pets allowed. 80lb combined limit.


My wife and I could not have been happier in our choice for our Spring 2018 vacation. Port Gillum is a beautiful home in a perfect location. Situated midway on Watts Bar lake you have easy access in both directions to the lake. Close to towns yet far enough away that there is no traffic noise.(Always a plus for me) A lovely, comfortable, welcoming home with any amenity you would ever need. Kudos to the property manager and the owner. We had a problem with the A/C mid-stay and much to my surprise they had a Service Tech onsite within an hour of my phone call to address and fix the problem. And this was 2 days before Memorial day weekend. Again, we could have not been happier with our stay at Port Gillum and we highly recommend this property. We will definitely return. D & D Castle
We could not have asked for a more perfect setting, both inside and outside, for our stay at Port Gillum. The well appointed kitchen, comfortable home to the outdoor arena of beauty. the owner has made sure all amenities are available for a relaxing stay. We will continue to talk about when we can return while reliving our restoration. Thanks Port Gillum. Gary and Deb H (October 2018)
The space is laid out perfectly to afford full views of the lake from every room. The kitchen is well equipped. The owners of this house seem like very interesting folks. From making their own wine to authoring several books. We can clearly see where they get the inspiration for writing. The property layout is very interesting as well. A Japanese garden, a small vineyard, steps down to the lake, a long concrete driveway/parking makes for easy access and departure and a large fishing dock with a storage room filled with fishing gear. If you happen to run out of beer, the Arbor House steps away from the front door offers a secured fridge fully stocked for visitor use. That's a really nice amenity. They also have (home) bottled wines (for sale) very reasonably priced in wine chillers in a couple areas of the house.
Cindy and Jon T
This is the cutest house we have been to! The view of the lake was amazing! We docked our boat and enjoyed days of fishing! It was so nice to take breaks and eat lunch and go back out to fish. We definitely will stay here again! The deck was where we spent the majority of our time. It’s got everything you need! The owner truly cares about your experience here! Definitely do not pass this one by! Jill W.

Contact Information

Indian Mound Lane
Rockwood, TN 37312
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423-790-0071 Please mention RentTennesseeCabins.com.

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About the Owner/Manager

We are TLC Vacations and our (off the beaten path) vacation rentals are on Watts Bar Lake - an easy drive to Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the wonderful Smokies! We believe believe your vacation should be fun and carefree. It’s common for guests to spend lots of time on the lake because there are boat ramps & local marinas nearby.

TLC is always interested in talking to vacation rental owners on Watts Bar Lake. We follow your schedule of availability. Without lakefront home & cabin rental owners, TLC could not exist. We love promoting each rentals personality, amenities, and location on Watts Bar Lake.

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