Jefferson City, Tennessee cabins and resort rentals
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Cherokee Lake rentals in Jefferson City, TN are private and close to popular attractions. Jefferson City, TN cabin rentals place you in the middle of the Lakeway Area too - between Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. You will find plenty of things to do within minutes of your lakefront vacation home poised in this central location.
Cherokee Lake is a recreational destination for every angler with year-round bass, crappie, rock, bream catfish and bluegill fishing. Some rock fish weigh-in at 20 pounds. Bring you own boat and dock it in front of the cabin, or rent one from one of the local commercial marinas that will also help you with your on-board picnicking supplies for your day of family fun on the lake.
If you enjoy hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, visiting Panther Creek State Park is a “must see.” Located on the eastern side of the Cherokee Lake reservoir, the park contains 30 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. A short 0.5 miles hike on the Point Lookout trail gives you a spectacular view of the Cumberland Mountains. Mountain bikers who stay at these Cherokee Lake rentals will be enticed by the park’s 15 miles of biking trails. Either walking or biking, you can experience the magnificent, breath-taking water and mountain views. Panther Creek Outfitters rents horses and ponies for those seeking an equestrian experience on some of the seven miles of horseback riding trails in the park. Cabin time here can include your child’s first “pony” ride memory.
Douglas Lake is another exceptional Tennessee reservoir located south of Jefferson City, TN. You’ll note on the map it’s distinctive meanderings as it fills up the old French Broad River Watershed. It offers excellent swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. You can swim anywhere on the lake, and you’ll find plenty of pristine sandy beaches on the numerous islands and coves along the 550 miles of shoreline.
Want to stay close-to-home in your Lake Cherokee cabin rental? Take a tour of the Glenmore Mansion. Step back in time at the Victorian Era house/museum built in 1868-1869 by John Roper Branner. Visitors can tour the regal 27-room home from May-October. The Jefferson City Downtown area offers many shopping and dining options.
Visit the nearby Morristown Downtown Farmers Market for home-grown fresh produce. Create your own healthy farm-to-table meals back at the cabin. The Market opens in early spring and operates 8 am to 6 pm Monday-Saturday in its new 2015 pavilion. Local produce favorites include Grainger County tomatoes. Cabin guests at Cherokee Lake can spend a relaxing afternoon antiquing and dining in the historic downtown shops while strolling on its unique “overhead” second-story sidewalks.
Less than an hour’s drive southwest is Knoxville, TN, where you find museums, cultural opportunities and fantastic food options. Knoxville culinary arts features fresh farm-to-table dining fare as well as ethnic choices. You may want to sample lunch at the Blue Slip Winery and Bistro located in the 1903 Historic Southern Railway Station in Downtown Knoxville. See one of the largest-in-the-world figurative glass-and-steel works of art at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The Arts district along Gay Street highlights the talents of local artists each month with its First Friday celebrations. Or take the kids to see African elephants, red pandas and more at the Knoxville Zoo. At the end of the day, return to your private Cherokee Lake vacation home.
An hour’s drive due south is Gatlinburg, TN, with its exciting Downtown Parkway full of shops and restaurants. There are restaurant options for every palate and pocketbook complete with abundant views of the Smoky mountains that create a priceless ambiance. Thrill seekers will be pleased to book a whitewater rafting trip on the Big Pigeon River with one of Gatlinburg’s rafting outfitters, or try a Smoky Mountain Zipline. One-of-a-kind nightlife options for the whole family include magic shows, comedy theater and music.
Your cabin rental in Jefferson City, TN is located a little over a hour’s drive from the Sinks in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. A pristine, crystal-clear mountain river cuts through the mountain rock in curving turns to create lovely pools surrounded by huge boulders and waterfalls. Photographers will relish capturing the beauty of old growth forests, towering mountains, and picturesque waters. Guests at these Cherokee Lake cottages will also find 900 miles of hiking trails in the park - explore the most visited National Park in the nation and let it makes its own lasting impression on your group.
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