With over a hundred reviews, and guests that have come from distant places including China, Thailand, Bulgaria, France, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Finland, England, Russia and Spain, it may come as a surprise to hear we only have two rooms. But they are sweet rooms that apparently impress lodgers. Both rooms face the river. Each has an unobstructed view of the Smith, of a vast mountainside of trees on the opposite bank of the river, and of the storybook-pretty, wood-covered bridge over Sheep Pen Creek.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting.

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The largest of the rooms at the bnb is the downstairs suite. The suite takes up almost the entire lower floor and is more like an apartment. At about 800 square feet (plus a 200 square foot deck overlooking the Smith) it has a living room, TV, bar-height table for meals, a half-kitchen for prepping (with sink, microwave, electric kettle, drip coffee maker and fridge), bedroom with queen bed and day bed (futon), and full bath with oversize walk-in shower. Two IKEA chairs in the living room convert to single beds each.

Steps to the river are just off the deck and the hot tub is about 25 feet away. A gas grill and picnic table are just off the deck. This room is perfect for couples, families, or fishing parties of up to four. This is the one room in the house where we consider kids (10 and older). The room sleeps up to four people. Larger groups can rent an upstairs room as well.

The rate for this room for two people is $160 per night and includes breakfast. Additional people are $25 each. May 15 through October the rate changes to $175.

The upstairs room for two has a sliding glass door that opens on to the house’s main deck overlooking the Smith, a private bath with black porcelain sunken tub (very Austin Powers), queen bed, a reading chair and a love seat. The rate for this room (for two people) is $130 per night and includes breakfast. May 15 through October the rate changes to $140.

A county tax of 8 percent is added to room rates. I ask for a two-night minimum stay, three nights during July and August.

** Fishing parties — please call to discuss prices and sleeping options. I am happy to spread out groups so each guest has his or her own bed to sleep in. We can easily accommodate five in their own beds, more if the fishing party includes couples or kids. In addition to breakfasts, I occasionally prepare sack lunches and dinners…please call for details.