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Downhome Abbey

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Sale Creek, TN

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Hosted By

CPSmith

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    45+ (ft)

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    1

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    1

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    No

Two hours from Knoxville, two hours from Atlanta, two hours from Nashville, this is an "out in the sticks" location that's just a mile off the highway. Quiet, rural neighborhood except for when the hunting dogs across the field see their dad coming with their supper then it's ON for a full five minutes. Occasionally you'll hear a train as the tracks are 1/2 mile away, but they're not loud enough to keep you awake. You actually feel them more than hear them. (I thought the vibration was a quiet little earthquake when we first moved in.) Lots of grass and trees and bees. Just a little place out in the country. Suggested Local Attractions:Dayton, Tennessee (five miles north) is where the Scopes monkey trial was held. Chattanooga (twenty miles south) is where the Battle of Lookout Mountain took place during the Civil War. It's also home to Point Park, the Tennessee Aquarium, The Chattanooga Choo-Choo, several craft breweries, the Tennessee Riverwalk, the Southern Belle Riverboat, paddle boarding, kayaking, white water rafting. Look, if you like rivers you're gonna love this place cause we are obsessed with our river and we use it every chance we get. The Chickamauga Battlefield is 43 miles south. Tons of Civil War history where we live. Riverbend - a huge music festival - takes place downtown in June. (I know! Again with the River!) The Blythe's Ferry Cherokee Removal Memorial site is 21 miles northeast. Red Clay State Park - the last seat of the Cherokee National government before the Cherokee Removal Act of 1830 - is 43 miles south. If you can't find something to do or see or experience around here then I don't know what to tell you other than you need more help than one southern woman and a jar of sweet tea can provide. And one southern woman with a jar of sweet tea can help a whole lot of things.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

1. No drugs. I don't care how legal it is in your state. It's not legal here and I hate the smell. 2. If you drink, be a quiet and clean drunk. This is mostly for your own protection. There are two items that are standard in any Tennessee valley home and that's a Welcome mat and a shotgun. I will not be responsible for the whooping any of my neighbors put on your ass if you make a lot of racket past 10:00. 3. Keep your dogs, cats, reptiles, critters-of-choice under control at all times and clean up their poop. I have enough of my own to deal with. I don't need/want yours. There is an 8'x8'x4' high kennel we can set up right next to your RV if you need or want it. Also, I have a cross-beaked rooster named Housley who will visit you briefly - he's nosy - and he doesn't like to be chased. So... 4. Don't chase Housley. 5. Pick up your trash, especially your cigarette butts. Seriously. My husband will get your DNA from the filter and hunt you down if you leave a butt in his yard. Just....don't do it. Please. 6. Do not post any pictures of me, my husband or my house on the internet. We're not social media people and I had weirdos when I was a writer. I don't want them back. Housley, on the other hand, is a rock star. He'll probably pose for you if you ask. 7. Have fun. Relax. Get interested in Civil War and Cherokee history if you aren't already cause you're surrounded by it here.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Paved county roads to very short gravel right of way. You'll be parking on grass next to a privacy fence. Very easy to navigate as long as it's dry or as long as you stay on the "knoll" when it's rained a lot. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicle can park next to RV.

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Hosted By CPSmith

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45-55

Educated redneck and animal addict. Details: The only thing I love more than traveling is dogs. Playing in the dirt is pretty high on the list as well. If you come to my house in the spring or summer prepare to be loaded down with "springs" of various overexuberant plants and flowers. Bring your own botanical offering* and you'll be my new best friend. *Please don't bring monkey grass, bamboo or purple bee balm. I really want to like you and if you bring these I'll be forced to like you a little less. Home Town: Sale Creek, Tennessee Favorite Boondocking Locations: Just getting into this boondocking thing. Will update this in a month or so. Skills or Expertise to Share: We're pretty handy people. We renovate houses. Other people's houses, of course. I've had the same unfinished drywall mud in my bathroom for five years because the last thing you want to do when you get home is the same thing you've done all day. Am I right? I'm also a former romance writer so if you stay here and make the mistake of inspiring me to write again or tell me interesting stories don't get upset when you end up as a character in a trashy romance novel. I'll change your name, of course, but I won't leave out any of the juicy parts. Divulge at your own risk.

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