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“Great place to stay with a great view.”
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Driftwood Cottage offers a large hot tub & grill with lots of decking over looking Watauga lake WIFI
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Driftwood Cottage offers a large hot tub & grill with lots of decking over looking Watauga lake WIFI
Gorgeous views. This shot taken from your deck, Private & Secluded, heavily wooded just a short  walk to the water, boat slip & Canoe.
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Very good
8 reviews
Driftwood Cottage offers a large hot tub & grill with lots of decking over looking Watauga lake WIFI
Gorgeous views. This shot taken from your deck,
Private & Secluded, heavily wooded just a short  walk to the water, boat slip & Canoe.
Out door fire pit great for roasting marshmallows.
Nice spacious kitchen with all the appliances & amenities from home.
Looking from the kitchen into the living area.
Evening views and sunsets.
Comfortable Chairs and table
Plenty of room for family pets to run around.
Driftwood cottage offers a lot of amenities, great for small families or couples on a budget.
Lots of glass, comfortable furniture, sleeper sofa
Eat in Kitchen
comfortable queen in the private bedroom.
Linens and towels provided
Mirrored Furniture for your belongings
Boat slip & complimentary canoe.
Watauga lake is simply gorgeous!
Watauga lake is 80% Cherokee National Forest.
Local marina offer you rent boats.
Dock where Driftwood has a boat slip
Boat rentals thru the local marina's
Complimentary canoe, paddles & life vests included.
Canoe trip (From the dock) down the river straight into the Cherokee National Forest.
Ready to see some wildlife?
Nearest neighbors.
Be careful driving especially at dusk and dawn.
Bald Eagles nesting in near by tree.
Snow owls and their young.
Lots of families live in this area.
Local traffic
Near by restaurant.
Near by country store, sells fishing supplies, limited groceries & services breakfast lunch & dinner.
Fine dinning is just a 30 min ride.
Hob Nob Farm cafe is one of the favorites.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Butler, Tennessee

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Melody W
United States
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with a great view.”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The view here at Driftwood Cottage is beautiful You see the mountains, lake and look straight down the river gorge. One reason why we rented this place was the ability to have both river and lake access and that is exactly what we got. The place comes with a canoe and there are several marinas that rent boats. We received a well informed welcome package offering vacation ideas, websites, phone numbers so we were able to call ahead and reserve our boat and dinner reservation (it was out anniversary). We have rented many properties and never have we gotten such detailed information that really made our stay so much better. Hats off to these folks for that. We knew when we rented that it was a mobile and were a bit concerned but when we arrived we found a nice clean place, huge deck and a very clean hot tub that was hot and bubbling. The kitchen has the basics that anyone would need to make a meal, brew coffee and we even found a wine opener. The wifi worked well all week long even during heavy rain. The mattress slept well and the linens were nice. The little living area has lots of glass so you can take in the view from inside too. Theres a large gas grill and an outdoor fire-pit that my wife and I enjoyed nightly. This place is small but perfect for just two. We didn’t use the sleeper sofa but if you had small kids it would be fine. Probably too tight for 4 adults. The housekeeper called just to check on us the next day and even gave a congrats on our anniversary. She does have a short list of things for guests to do on their way out when checking out, its just common sense to leave someones home respectably. For the money we paid and all that we got we felt like it was a very fair deal. Much less than a hotel room at a decent place. Cant help but give this place an A+

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Yes, the view here looking across the lake and down the river gorge with mountains in the background is just breathtaking. If you are looking for "A View" then you have found it. Boat rentals are made easy thru any of the local marinas and guests have the use of a complimentary canoe. Each and every guest is emailed their own welcome package. Its shares extensive information that is 100% up to date. Guests are offered lots of vacation ideas, restaurants are recommended and area activities are mentioned along with websites and phone numbers. The hot tub is open all year long, and is hot and bubbling for anyone ready to relax. Guests can expect the kitchen to be equipped with the usual kitchen appliances additionally there's a big gas grill on deck ready for steaks! There is a sleeper sofa for any extra guests too. Our housekeeper makes her self available should guests need her she's just a phone call away and does an great job of keeping this place clean and in order for all our patrons. Thanks so much for your kind words. They are most appreciated. Know you are always welcome back.
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John C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Do not stay here”
Reviewed 2 September 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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First I have to say that the owner seems like a nice fellow. Attentive. When we drove up my wife and I were pretty disappointed in the overall condition of the trailer. I actually apologized to her and offered to go somewhere else. The pictures in the ad are old and need to be updated.The notebook in the trailer is also out of date and needs to be updated. If you are simply renting the trailer for fishing and it's a guy thing, then this trailer will do. It is NOT a place where you want to bring a spouse or GF. Stains on the couch and dog hair on the bed cover. Somewhat limited on silverware. Bathroom did have an odor as a previous reviewer mentioned and a rock was on the bathroom floor. I guess to keep the door open. Best part was the grill. Old fishing boat in the front yard. Overall kinda dumpy for the price. Should be around $80 a night. Also we didn't mind cleaning the dishes but we were asked to start the washing machine for the maid. We paid a cleaning fee. That is her job. This is the second property that we rented over a 3 week period and the other property was also in poor shape. I firmly believe that reviewers need to be accurate in their comments and that owners need current pics and to highly maintain their properties. If the property is not in tip top shape...don't rent it! I am sure that the owner will offer some excuses for the condition but there really aren't any that justify the price and the inaccurate ads need to be corrected. My review on Home Away, this owner said that we met, which was not true. A warning, the pictures are not current.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Thank you, our entire team tries to be very nice to each and every guest. Wish you had of brought all these disappointing comments to my attention at the time so we could have moved you to a different property and done something, now after the fact there's just not much we can do.
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savannah
Reviewed 12 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Thanks so much for staying with us. Driftwood is a cozy one bedroom cottage with a full size sleeper sofa for extra guests. It offers great views of the Cherokee National forest mtn range and views of the lake. The complimentary canoe makes it easy to row directly into the Cherokee National forest, right from your dock. Pontoon rentals thru the local marina's are available anytime of the year and make it easy for you to explore the lake. Driftwood Cottage also offers a hot tub, gas grill & wifi, so you can stay connected with a few luxuries. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Know too you'll be offered a return guest discount when ready just let us know.
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Baton Rouge
Reviewed 1 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Rugged travelers
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toledo
Reviewed 4 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
4 Apr 2013
So glad you enjoyed your weekend. It is a relaxing place surrounded by peaceful environment.
Its a great place to recharge at a very reasonable rate.
Look forward to hearing from you in the future one day soon.
Remind us that you are a returning guest discount so we can offer you a discounted rate.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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