Master Bedroom
Ross's Retreat on Watauga Lake
Ross's Retreat on Watauga Lake
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Nestled in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee on Watauga lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the country, great for fishing. Has a boat dock with great views of the mountains and lake. My place is close to restaurants and dining, and family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the views and the accessible location. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.

The space

Private covered patio with gas grill with view of Watauga Lake

Guest access

Private boat dock with public access ramp near by .
Near DMRA ATV recreation area, Bristol Motor Speedway, Va. Creeper Trail in Damascus Va and Tweetsee Trail in Elizabethton for biking . Close to Boone NC and ski areas .

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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David User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely loved Ross and Frances's place! We visited for a family lake getaway and couldn't have been more pleased. The home is located in a great cove on the lake with a wonderful view off the back patio. Ross was excellent to work with, very communicative and it is obvious that he takes great care and pride in both the home and making sure his guests have a good experience. We will certainly be back!

Shari User Profile
August 2017
OMG, Ross & Frances are awesome. Answered every question I had right away. Their house was better than we expected, and everything was perfect. We came out from CA for the Bristol race and their house was just a short drive away. We wished we planned our visit longer so we could have enjoyed their house and TN more.
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Response from Ross And Frances:
thanks Sheri so much for the response about our place and you-all are more then welcome to come back to our place. I was thinking if there was a place to rare guests with a 10 you would certainly deserve a 10 on everything. THANKS THANKS ROSS FRANCES
August 2017

Janine User Profile
July 2017
Ross and Frances have a very nice, very clean home, in a wonderful cove on the lake. They were perfect hosts, answering any questions promptly. We highly recommend staying here for a nice getaway for a couple or a family, wishing to stay in a quiet, lovely place. Saw lots of fish jumping and wildlife. And the home is convenient to restaurants and light shopping.
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Response from Ross And Frances:
thanks so much for your kind words we strive to always keep the house clean and surrounding are hope you will come back soon. You are certainly welcome any time. Ross
July 2017

Kizzi User Profile
July 2017
The pictures definitely don't capture how lovely this property is! The home is huge with lots of vintage charm. We took a family vacation to Watauga Lake with our boat and found Ross' Retreat to be the perfect place to enjoy our holiday. The boat launch was close by at the campground and the dock at Ross' has been updated since the pictures, so there was plenty of room for our 19' wooden boat. The back porch was a perfect gathering place, and there was also loads of space inside between the 2 living rooms, formal dining, breakfast area, 3 bedrooms, and garage. Staying at Ross' Retreat is kind of like visiting a grandparents home, comfortable and slightly outdated, but well loved and taken care of. We were happy to have nice TV's to plug into and the WiFi signal was strong, but streaming was fairly slow. Ross and Frances were wonderful hosts and when we left something valuable behind, they shipped it back to us. We are already planning our next lake adventure and hope to be able to stay at the Retreat again!
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Response from Ross And Frances:
Thanks for all the nice comments we will continue to strive to keep things clean and help our guests in any way we can. You all are welcome to come back any time. thanks again for choosing our place(URL HIDDEN) Ross and Frances
July 2017

Arvind User Profile
July 2017
Ross and Frances have a nice home. I didn't stay in it, but that was my own fault. They seemed like kind, fair, justice seeking people who were very reasonable with me when I lied to them. They kicked me out, but they weren't mean about it. Just firm, like a dad with their rebellious child.
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Response from Ross And Frances:
Arvind and others were very nice about the situation there was not any trouble with anyone. The thing about this I was once young and would very likely tried the same as they did. There is no bad feelings on my part.
July 2017

Natasha User Profile
April 2017
Stay here! The photos really don't do it justice. This house on the lake is amazing and I'm so glad we found it! Hosts -Ross and Frances are the best hosts and went above and beyond to answer any of our questions and made sure we were enjoying our stay. -They accommodated us for a last minute stay and we couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. Location, Area and Check-in -The house is right on Watauga Lake with a beautiful view of mountains and its own boat dock. -Quiet surroundings with no houses immediately around it -There is a RV park just down from the house but we had no issues with noise. -Check in was very easy with a lockbox. -There is a cute little locally ran restaurant with online menu and ordering just across the street -There are also several Marinas within a 10 minute drive where you can get a fishing license, rent kayaks, pontoon and speed boats or jet skis by the hour or day -The house can be easy to miss if you're coming at night but if you put the address in your GPS, it will take you right to it. There is a gravel driveway that loops around so you have two ways to enter and exit. -We also had good cell signal on the property House -We loved the house! It's huge with tons of space. It's been immaculately well maintained and has beautiful hardwood floors. -It's very clean, well decorated and furnished with most anything you would need. -The wifi is strong and fast wifi (it was even available at the boat dock). -The patio out back was our favorite place and we spent a lot of time out there relaxing and enjoying the lake -Bring your own toiletries and food but otherwise, everything is provided Thanks so much to Ross and Frances for a wonderful stay and we will be coming back again soon!

Parth User Profile
January 2017
Our stay here was very pleasant. The house is in very great condition with lot space and with all amenities. Extra, they have great lake view from the back of the house pleasant view and quite neighborhood.

Mountain City, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in August 2016
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