Why a Waterside Cottage is the Perfect Vacation Rental

A terrific location, unique properties, and professional service are just some of the reasons to love the waterside cottages at Twin Creeks.

Why a Waterside Cottage is the Perfect Vacation Rental

If you're traveling with the whole family or group of friends, renting a vacation home can be a terrific way to bring everyone together.

While some might think that the best vacation rentals are at the beach, they’d be missing out on some of the best properties available.

Many lakes all over the United States make for popular vacation rental destinations. And if you've ever wondered if there is more to Tennessee than honky tonks and the Smoky Mountains, you might be surprised to know that some of the best vacations can be found in Middle Tennessee at Tims Ford Lake.

About Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake - Winchester, TN

Tims Ford Lake is the stunning 10,600-acre lake between Nashville and Chattanooga. It’s regarded as one of the most picturesque lakes in the state and one of the best in the entire Southeast for bass fishing and recreation. People from all over the country visit each year, and throughout every season. 

Boating, swimming, fishing, and just about every watersport can be seen on the vast lake during lake season. Tims Ford is also home to the 3,546-acre Tims Ford State Park, with miles of trails and unique wildlife, including the elusive bald eagle.

While some people think of lakes and state parks as places for camping and remote cabins, that's a myth we don't mind busting.

At Tims Ford Lake, there's a brand new type of vacation rental: the waterside cottages at Twin Creeks Marina, Resort, and Village. Today, we're sharing six reasons one of our waterside cottages might be the vacation rental perfect for your family's next getaway.

No. 1: A gorgeous waterfront location

When it comes to a lake vacation, location is everything! That means you want the best views! Every Twin Creeks waterside cottage is lakefront; many also include a private dock for easy access to the lake. 

Pull your boat right up to your rental for easy loading and unloading, stopping for lunch, or grabbing a few more snacks before heading back out for the day.

No. 2: An affordable way to vacation

Traveling to the beach with the whole family can be expensive, but you shouldn't have to miss out on fun in the sun if you're thinking of doing something a little different. Vacation rentals can be less expensive than hotels, and lakefront vacation rentals tend to cost less than their beachy counterparts.

Boat rentals, water toys, and restaurant prices can also be more affordable than beach locations further south. Bottom line, you don't need a lot of money to have a world-class vacation.

No. 3: Plenty of room for family time - and alone time

Bonus living room in waterside cottage at Twin Creeks

Let's face it, squeezing the whole family into one or two traditional hotel rooms doesn't always make for the best vacations. Vacation rentals like those at Twin Creeks offer more space, with multiple bedrooms, living spaces, outdoor patios and sun decks. 

A lake house can give you plenty of space to come together for family time, or enough room to relax for some peace and quiet on your own.

No. 4: Secure and reliable service for maintenance and housekeeping

One of the drawbacks sometimes associated with vacation homes found on sites like VRBO or Airbnb is that there isn't a guaranteed approach to security, cleaning and maintenance. What you see online may not always be what you get.

When you rent a vacation rental from an established resort or property management company, the company likely employs a team of fully-vetted professionals to prepare your vacation rental for your family's visit. And, should run into a maintenance issue during your stay, you can rest easy knowing that there are dedicated specialists who can come right away to help.

No. 5: Activities for the whole family

Whether you love to get active on land or the water, lake vacations offer endless opportunities for both! Consider a vacation rental with easy access to the water, hiking trails, parks, and local activities.

Prefer sightseeing or visiting attractions? Don't underestimate the appeal of small-town charm. Antique stores, local shops, and independent movie houses can provide hours of entertainment, as can attractions like golf, local breweries and wineries, and the like. For example, our Twin Creeks guests always rave about the Jack Daniels Distillery tour.

And even if you don't want to stray too far from your vacation home away from home, that's ok, too. Your vacation rental should provide you with a comfortable space for you to relax, mix a cocktail, bake cookies, grill out, or just enjoy the view.

No. 6: Endless vacation inspiration photo ops!

If you don't share it online, did it even happen? If you love the idea of all the travel inspiration posts you can make, choose a vacation rental that will provide the perfect backdrop for your impromptu photo shoot.

Unique design touches, stunning views, and an ideal location will give you everything you need to capture every moment you wish. Say 'cheese!'

No matter what your family likes doing on vacation, you can find what you're looking for in a lake vacation rental. Care to visit Tims Ford Lake in Winchester, TN? Check out the Twin Creeks Waterside Cottages, the new lakefront vacation rentals on Tims Ford.

About the Twin Creeks Waterside Cottages

Each four-bedroom, three-bath waterside cottage offers a professionally decorated lake home that’s perfect for memory making. Two living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, free Wifi, in-home washers and dryers, and premium linens provide you with everything you need for a magical stay. Every cottage features a gas grill as well as a patio and a balcony with lake views, and many units also include a private dock. Book your stay today