Hardwood floors throughout; walls in the Study and the Living Room made from an old barn; a wonderful working fireplace; a small creek down the hill amongst the pine trees - all on a quiet dead-end street 10 minutes north of Downtown Knoxville.
This house was built by my father-in-law when he got out of the second World War, and it's housed many members of the family over the years. But now the youngest has married and moved in to the home of his beautiful bride, so it's time to welcome others to this special place so that new memories can begin.
We've just spent some time improving the inside of the home (painting all the walls and trim; rejuvenating the Black Walnut flooring; updating the kitchen - without removing its original charm), and equipping each room with comfortable family furnishings. There's a new roof and a new stamped-concrete front stoop, and we've opened up the view to the woods and creek behind the house. And later this year we plan on giving the exterior a fresh coat of paint.
The entire home will be for your use exclusively during your stay.
We've also provided a number of "essentials" to make your stay enjoyable. In the kitchen (in addition to all the standard cooking equipment), you'll find balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, Folger's coffee and filters, Lipton tea, sugar, salt and pepper, Coffee Mate, storage containers and storage bags, and you might even find a few beers in the fridge!
In the bathroom, we've added some quality shampoo and body wash for your use.
I live locally and will be available at all times to help with any questions you might have. I'll need to meet with you initially to open the door and turn over the keys, but after that I'm happy to afford you all the privacy you'll need.
Please treat this house as though it were your own. Unfortunately, we're not able to accept any pets at the moment, and we also ask that the person making the booking be at least 25 years of age. There is no smoking inside the house, and if you were to smoke outside we'd ask that you take especially good care.
I've had the pleasure of working-for or volunteering-with Habitat for Humanity since Hurricane Katrina. Since then, I've led teams to a dozen countries, and have even lived internationally for a couple years.
For some time now it's been a dream of mine to run a small inn, and to greet people from many countries and different backgrounds on a regular basis. And with my travel experience (and attention to detail), I hope to help make your stay memorable.