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A Gem For Sale in the Tennessee Mountains


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A couple years ago, I shared our trip to my Dad's lodge on the blog. Well... now you get the chance to be his neighbor. He is offering up one of the 3 properties he owns on his 140 acre farm. And this little gem could be yours. Here is the beautiful history written by part owner Tina Chambliss.




If you would like to “get away,” surrounded by pristine land and water, and a house that is incredibly private and unique, this is your new home!


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Located at the end of a dead end road, with a gated drive, and a steep mountain to your back, thirty minutes to a “real town/Morristown,” this property has its own (spring) water source, plus it’s set up for sustainability (solar panels with battery pack, solar hot water heater, wood burning outdoor furnace that heats the home and the home’s water during the winter, with wood supplied by the property from existing deadwood…all of which equal really low power bills when they are usually the highest in TN, and, you will never lose power!). There is a spring house that holds a 500-gallon water tank, and is large enough to put up shelving around the tank in order to create an above ground “root cellar.”


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When the property was purchased ten years ago, the current owners were the third owners of record

ever, and the property, and water, were tested extensively for any and all contaminants (of which none

were found). There are two cleared – one fenced – fields, that are currently being utilized for hay.



The mountain behind the house has never been timbered, to the best of our knowledge, and a deed

restriction will ensure that it never does, as it is an “old growth” forest, and supports many healthy

trees, plants and animals (lots of wild turkeys, deer, birds of all kinds, plus an occasional black bear…we

are told by the locals, but we have never seen one…and a few other wanted, and sometimes unwanted,

critters…it is in the woods in East TN!), which deserve not to be disturbed, as well as helps to slow down

erosion from the water that cascades from the mountain during the rainy season and the occasional

winter snows…pushing the water into the creek that runs from the spring, in front of the house, and

onto adjoining properties all the way down the road.