We're located about a half an hour away from the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. We're in a fairly Rural residential area, on a cul-de-sac. It's pretty quiet in this neighborhood. We can put up an RV around 35 feet in length. We can supply water and electricity, but no dump. It's OK for you to hook up for some water and electric while you are here, but please don't fill up your water tank(s) while you are here - I'm on city water and not a well, so it has gotten too expensive. Sorry. Unfortunately, there isn't a dump site nearby, either. We're OK with dogs as long as they aren't barking incessantly, and you pick up after them, and they don't bite. You can even walk them on a leash in our yard(about an acre). We have 7 dogs of our own and 2 cats, and 2 teenagers(that's the real wildlife :). We think you'll be able to park on our concrete driveway. If you parked on the other side of the house you could park in a grassy area and have more room, but it's farther from where you'de hook up of water and electric, which could be problematic. Our house is about 4 miles away from Rt 321, and Rt 129, and about 25 miles off Rt 40, southwest of Knoxville. We like to make new friends. Come see us!
The roads in this area of Tennessee are fairly narrow, and winding, with hills. We have driven our 33' RV through the area on the drive home and had no trouble, but you are going to have to go about 25-30MPH. Being speedy is out of the question. Once you get out of this more residential rural area, the roads open up (such as the road to the Park, Route 321). I don't think there is anything hazardous to be concerned about on the drive here, just plan on taking it a bit slow.
You can park the whole thing in the driveway, if it's not over about 35 feet long
Whenever we're home, you're welcome to come. Shoot us an email to make sure we'll be here when you want to come. Winter here isn't very nice anyway, but Spring and Fall are usually lovely. Summer is hot and humid, and seriously green. Many people like to visit the Park in the Summer and Fall.
Great Smokey Mountain National Park
Dollywood (a large amusement park, with various activities)
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge( more amusement stuff such as Ripleys wax Museum;Odditorium; Roller Coasters; etc, as well as restaurants and shops)
Civil War Historic sites/activities
Leaf color in the Fall
Our host was wonderful, very accommodating and friendly. She met us outside, showed us all we needed to get settled and said she would see us in the morning. We had a great evening, we’d come from -10 in northern Wisconsin 2 days before so we opened windows and enjoy the nature sounds. In the morning she came and visited as we packed up and chatted about out dv options. Host is friendly and kind. I really recommend this spot!
I really can't say enough good things about drbmaniaci. To use the word 'hospitality' would be an understatement. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I hope to see you again soon and introduce you to my better half next time. Thank you again!
We stayed for one night at drbmaniaci’s and slept very well. It was easy to find and very convenient for travelling on to the smoky mountains! We would definitely recommend!
Wonderful host! We only stayed one night but she was very kind and helpful.
My stay at drbmaniaci's place was only one night as I was just passing through. I had plenty of room to park and the driveway was nice and level. The neighborhood is very quiet and I felt quite safe being there.
We loved staying with Barbara and her family especially all the fur babies. We spent some time getting to know each other and we got some great advice on places to go and see. Thanks so much for hosting us.
Despite having just had surgery, she welcomed us for two nights while we took care of errands in the Knoxville metro area. Her son was such a gentleman and helped us get hooked up. The parking spot is a large, level driveway and perfect for our 23 foot Class B Leisure Travel Van. There was room to walk our two dogs and the parking location felt safe and private. We are introverts and were also very busy during the day while in the area so at night wanted to chill and go to bed early - which they accommodated nicely.
We would highly recommend this host and location, just respect her wishes on not bringing any rigs too heavy onto the driveway or using too much water (because city water = $$).
The nicest person. Nice big yard to walk our dogs or we could walk down the street. Neighborhood is quiet. The Smoky Mountains are very close to her location. We also liked Maryville very much. She was very accommodating and even invited us in to watch a movie with them. Great conversation and a great time! We would stay here again.
We were the second boondockers staying during the time we needed, so we had no amenities but it did not bother us. We had a great spot next to some trees and felt very safe.
Cutest pack of doggies, lovely family.
Thank you for having us!!!!
We made some interesting friends! Their place is at the end of a cul-de-sac; quiet and private. We maneuvered our 29' 5th wheel without incident. The parking area was perfect and we got along so well that we stayed a little longer.
Wonderful Hostess. Highly recommended.
We needed a place to stop to make a quick trip into Knoxville and visit Oak ridge from and this worked great! They are at the end of a street and it was a bit tight getting our 35' fifth wheel turned around so we could back into the drive. We made it work but I wouldn't recommend any larger trailer try to get in. It was a nice level cement drive and very quiet. We had a good time visiting with our host and her pups! Thank you for your hospitality. :)
We arrived late but we found the driveway as described. It was easy to pull in and park on the nice level driveway and it was a very quiet, country neighborhood so we slept well that night. We left kind of early the next morning, so we did not disturb our hosts. I highly recommend this nice place for an overnight stay.