Look for the "Whiskey Cove, Enter Here" flag to find the driveway
Before booking your stay at Whiskey Cove, please note the following about the house and property:
Driveway: While most homes on Tims Ford Lake have steep stairs and/or long walks to the lake, Whiskey Cove is very close to the water. Guests love that there are just a few stairs and a small hill between the lower level of the house and the dock. Having the house close to the water means the driveway is hilly. The angle is steep in places, and there's a tight turn toward the top. We have never had an issue going up or down it, but it can look daunting at first glance to guests, so just take it slow until you're used to it.
Trailers in Tow: Guests towing trailers should assess the driveway for the turns and speed necessary before pulling down the driveway. As a point of reference, the driveway is not an issue when we are towing our 17ft fishing boat and 24ft jet boat up or down it. We just take it slow, and often, we exit via our neighbor’s concrete driveway, as noted above.
Parking: There is ample parking in front of Whiskey Cove, including gravel and concrete areas. We allow our neighbors to access their parking area via our driveway from time to time, so we ask guests to leave space for a vehicle to drive through on the gravel. As a convenience, they allow our guests to exit out their concrete driveway if desired.
Owner/Host Items: We frequently enjoy Whiskey Cove with our family, so we may at times leave items in zip tied cabinets or cupboards between our visits. We keep our boats at the house and may come to the property to use them during your stay, but when guests are here, we make every effort not to disturb you in any way.
Low Clearance: In the stairwell to the lower level, there's one spot where the ceiling is low. It is well-marked, but taller guests will likely need to duck going up and down the stairs. Take it from your host, Dave, who is 6'9", staying at Whiskey Cove is worth this minor inconvenience!
Water Levels: The dock at Whiskey Cove is floating and usable for guests from April through October. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) starts to lower the lake level in November. There is little to no water in the cove by December, but water starts to return in March, with the full lake level back by early April.
House Rules: All guests must agree to follow the Whiskey Cove House Rules. The rules are printed below for reference ahead of booking, and there is also a printed copy in our Guest Book at the house to reference throughout your stay.
We know you will love Whiskey Cove as much as we do, and we look forward to hosting you!
- Megan & Dave