If you’re in search of a breathtaking property in Tennessee, look no further than this Airbnb for sale. Offering stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest, this property is truly one-of-a-kind. Location is key in real estate, and this site is located high on Chilhowee mountain, providing a grandstand from which to enjoy the ever-changing clouds and qualities of light that bathe the Smokies.
Not only does this property offer unparalleled views, but it also offers convenience. Despite being surrounded by nature, you are less than 1/2 hour away from the small friendly towns of Maryville and Alcoa. These towns feature shopping, fine eateries, a four-year college with the Clayton Arts Center, health care facilities, and the Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, providing major airline service to wherever your business or vacation plans require.
For outdoor enthusiasts, this property is a dream come true. Less than half a mile away is Look Rock and the Foothills Parkway, a 33-mile stretch of commercial-free scenic roadway from Chilhowee Lake to Wears Valley, with many scenic pull-offs. Look Rock is a natural observation ledge overlooking the park, and an easy 1/2 mile hike leads to the observation tower, providing a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains. The Foothills Parkway is a great place to get away from the crowds and traffic, especially during the peak fall leaf color viewing times in October.
The nearby village of Townsend, known as the ‘Peaceful Side of the Smokies,’ offers a quaint atmosphere, while Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville are all less than an hour’s drive away. Bicyclists will be delighted by the Foothills Parkway and the paved and dirt riding trails nearby in Townsend and Cades Cove. Motorcyclists will find rides in every direction, including the Parkway, the world-famous Tail of the Dragon, or Cherohala Skyway. Hikers can take full advantage of being next door to one of the top hiking destinations in the east, the Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 800 miles of hiking trails.
This property is not only a great place to live but also an excellent investment opportunity. The current owner offers the main level to short-term renters while maintaining a permanent residence on the lower level. With minimal marketing, the property was rented 33% of the time (119 nights) in 2020, netting more than $45,000. With a robust marketing plan and making the entire house available for guests, it is projected that this property could rent year-round and produce over $140,000.
The mountain home offers 2,800 square feet of heated living space, along with over 750 square feet of outside entertainment area on the huge main level deck, covered lower patio, and front covered porch. The main level features an open floor plan with a living room and fireplace, a kitchen with KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, and a dining area with a bay window that provides spectacular mountain views. The master bedroom suite and two additional bedrooms, along with a full bathroom, laundry room, and two-car garage, round out the main level interior. Luxury vinyl tile flooring has been installed throughout.
The most popular area on the main level is the 1,500 square feet of exterior outdoor deck entertainment area. With enough space for dining, relaxing in a lounge chair, or enjoying the hot tub spa, guests can take in the 100-mile-wide view of the mountains of the Southern Highlands. The lower level features a second living area with a fireplace, perfect as a game room, theater, or additional living room. The large patio offers additional outdoor entertainment area with unsurpassed mountain views. There is also a bedroom suite on the lower level and an additional reading room or craft room with windows on the back of the house, providing even more spectacular views.
This property is currently listed as a short-term rental with a 4.9-star rating on both Airbnb and VRBO. With its well and whole house water filtration system, as well as a strict no smoking policy, guests can enjoy a comfortable and pristine environment.
Whether you’re looking for a mountain getaway, an investment property, or a special permanent residence, this property offers it all. With its breathtaking views, convenient location, and endless outdoor activities, it truly is a piece of heaven on earth. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this unique property and experience all that Tennessee has to offer.
7121 Flats Rd, Tallassee, TN 37878