Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Tellico Mountain Realty is located in Tellico Plains, a small rural community in East Tennessee. Turn back the hands of time and enjoy a simpler pace of life, while savoring such treats as freshly baked breads from the local bakery’s wood-fired brick oven, local artists’ galleries of fine arts and crafts, and a candlelight Christmas walk for the tree lighting in Town Square. The beauty of rolling hillside farms, weathered barns and lazily grazing cattle await your discovery.
It’s a nature-lover’s paradise, right outside the front door of Tellico Mountain Realty. We overlook the Tellico River, with tumbling rocky cascades, deep pools, and a canopy of lush greenery. Named “one of the top 100 trout streams in America,” the Tellico River offers more than great fishing: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and relaxing by its meandering shoreline are pursuits visitors will enjoy.
Tellico Mountain Realty fronts on the Cherohala Skyway (TN 165), a 43-mile national scenic byway which climbs over 4,500 ft in elevation. The rugged mountains, sparse human population and diverse habitats of Tennessee’s eastern border make it home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Protected in the 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest, the largest tract of public land in Tennessee, are more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. From the rocky bed of the Tellico River, to the high elevation mountain forests, diverse ecosystems thrive.
The Tellico River Corridor
The Tellico River is nationally recognized as a premiere trout stream. Trout habitat requirements include water temperatures below 68 degrees, heavy oxygenation and clean, clear water, and these conditions prevail in the Tellico River corridor.
Bald River and North River, tributaries of the Tellico, are managed as wild trout streams with brown, rainbow and brook trout. Fishermen here enjoy unspoiled wilderness settings and, more often than not, no company from other anglers. Bald River Falls cascades over 80 feet, easily viewed from the roadside, where this tributary joins the Tellico River, and upriver from the falls you are likely to be rewarded with rainbows and browns. These wild trout streams usually lack large individuals, but some brown trout as large as 10 pounds have been caught in the North River.
Cherokee National Forest
Tellico Mountain Realty is at the gateway to the southern Cherokee National Forest. Unfolding just across our covered bridge is the Cherohala Skyway, a 43-mile national scenic byway which ribbons through the National Forest, climbing over the mountains of southeast Tennessee into North Carolina. The Cherokee National Forest abounds with scenic beauty, nature and history. It is the largest track of public land in Tennessee, lying in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world’s most diverse areas. These mountains are home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. Recreational opportunities are plentiful, with hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic overlooks, swimming holes, streams, rivers and abundant wildlife…