Peace and Plenty
Price: $130 - $560
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 9
Peace and Plenty
If you are looking for open space, comfortable living, private walking trails, a pond for fishing or just lazily swinging from a gigantic tree, then Peace And Plenty is the perfect place for you. The kids will have hours of fun scouting the 10 acre private property with a variety of fruit trees, berries and more... Peace And Plenty is located just a few minutes from all the many attractions Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg has to offer. This secluded property is more than just a house, it is an unforgettable experience.
Turning into the property, you will immediately experience a calm feeling of Peace and Plenty. At the end of the driveway, there is ample parking space and easy access into the house. The fire pit, picnic table and charcoal grill invite guests for a relaxing cook-out or evening gathering around the flames.
A pathway leads to the entrance into the main level of the house. The living area offers a couch, a large flat-screen HDTV, Blu-Ray Player, Wi-Fi, and a Foosball Table for entertainment. The fully equipped kitchen leads out onto a private porch and backyard area. The dining room is just off the kitchen and provides seating for 6. There is another table with seating for 3.
There are 3 bedrooms on the main level. The first bedroom offers a king bed and large flat-screen HDTV and a shared bathroom with shower/tub. The washer/dryer room is located adjacent to the bathroom. The second bedroom offers a queen bed and large flat-screen HDTV. The third bedroom features a rustic twin bunk bed with a Nostalgic non-working Antique Pinball Machine. The other shared bathroom on this level also offers a shower/tub.
A staircase with bespoke branch railing leads to the upstairs loft area. This large open area is the perfect kids play den as it offers a huge flat-screen HDTV with luxury cinema seating. On the far end of the loft, there is a queen boxed bed and a twin bed.
Out on the porch, guests can relax in the soothing hot tub or swing from the majestic tree while enjoying the seclusion and beautiful views.
Once you discover all the gems around around the property, you may never want to leave...
For some historical background on this property, click on the HISTORICAL BACKGROUND tab on the web page.
- Area: Wears Valley
- Hot Tub
- Local Channels
- Mainfloor Bedroom
- Washer & Dryer
- WiFi / Internet
- Pets Not Allowed
- View: Mountain View
- HOT DEALS
- Home Theater/Movie Room
- Location: Wears Valley
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History of the Suttles Farm
In early 1919 Arthur and Malinda Suttles purchased 600 acres of land on Little Valley Road in Sevierville, TN known as the Suttles Farm. They built a small house where the farm house now stands. In December 1919 their first child Teanie Suttles was born followed by sisters Effie and Trulia and brother Marshall. Arthur and Malinda were farmers and Arthur was a "hard rock" Baptist preacher for the area. What makes the Suttles family and farm a point of interest is Arthurs strong Christian belief that it was his responsibility to protect his daughters' innocence. In doing so, after his daughters became of age, he would not allow the local boys to court them and would not allow the daughters to marry. Because of this the Suttle sisters were known throughout East Tennessee and the Smokey Mountain area. He did however, let his son Marshall marry.
In the late 1930's Arthur purchased a 1932 Model A ford pickup truck and had it brought to the farm. The back end of the truck was raised up and put on blocks. Arthur never learned to drive and had no intentions to. The back tires were taken off and a belt was placed on the wheel to power a saw for his sawmill. Arthur began cutting his own timber and making and selling boards.
In 1940 the Suttles family had outgrown the little house and they moved it down the hill to make room for the current house. A railroad had closed down that ran through Sugar Loaf, a little community about five miles away. Arthur purchased some of the still rails and used his mule team to haul them back to the farm. He encased them in steel and used the rails as the foundation. The walls of the house were constructed of concrete blocks and the boards were cut at his sawmill. Most of these boards are still in the house today. Some of these boards were planed and used to make up the lower half of the living room wall. In late 1980 a well was drilled and a bathroom with running water was added on to the house. The house and ten acres was purchased by the current owners in late 2014 and recently remodeled. The main changes to the structure of the house was that part of the living room was used to make a second bathroom, part of the back porch was enclosed to make a third bathroom, and part of the attic was enclosed to house the air conditioning unit.
Arthur was the head of his household and instilled strict Christian principles in his daughters. The mother, Malinda died first and Arthur died in 1974. Upon their passing, Teanie being the eldest, assumed the responsibilities as head of the family. She adhered to her fathers strict teachings. Effie was the "little rebel" in the family. On occasion Teanie would have to punish Effie for "getting out of line". On one occasion Effie was just having a bad day. While carrying some milk from the spring house she tripped and spilled some and responded by saying the word "sh--" Teanie immediately scolded her. Later She dropped a jar and said "sh--" again. This time Teanie told Effie if she said it again she would be punished. Shortly after that Effie tripped and spilled some beans from her apron and said it again. Teanie responded and put a bar of lye soap in her mouth and made her keep it there until she strung and broke the beans. Later on that evening as Effie was walking to the spring house to get the evenings water, in an act of "total defiance" she got half way down the hill and turned back toward the house and in the softest and quietest voice she said "sh__". Effie was only 77 years old at that time. A few months before Teanie died, Effie had another bad day and was caught saying the "sh--: word again. After being warned she said it again. This time her punishment was to sit in the dark cellar for thirty minutes to reflect on her sins.
Teanie, Effie and Trulia continued to work and live on the family farm. They were mountain women and had always worked inside the house and in the fields and sawmill just like the men. All of the sisters were good with a gun and learned to hunt wild game at a young age. The also butchered the livestock for food, plowed the fields and planted and harvested vegetables. Other duties included cooking three meals a day on a wood burning stove, feeding the animals, milking and making butter, cleaning, weaving, making clothes and making quilts along with a host of other duties. The earned money from selling farm produce, eggs, milk and butter, and quilts and purses they made. They never received any Government aid such as food commodities, welfare funds or medical assistance. However, they donated excess produce to the food bank for the poor. They worked from dawn till dark. Teanie was the only one to work outside the house. She worked as a midwife for a doctor and paid in enough in to social security to earn $16.00 dollars per month. She was very proud of this.
The Suttle sisters grew nearly everything they ate on their farm. The main items they purchased from a store were coffee, sugar, flour and some spices.
They were very frugal with their money. Because they were raised in the depression era, they didn't trust banks. The money they saved was placed in fruit jars and buried in secret locations on the farm.
The Suttle sisters adhered to their father's conservative Baptist teachings after his death. While he was alive, they were not allowed to have a radio because of it's ability to destroy the christian mind. However, after their fathers death they purchased a radio. The two younger sisters loved to listen to music. Even though she was concerned about the radio's destructive powers, Teanie allowed her sisters to listen to a two hour country and gospel music show once a week. This continued until Teanie's death in 2004.
The sisters resisted modern technology. Even though some of the neighbors offered to plow their fields for free with their tractors, they refused because they had a perfectly good mule team for that. The sisters did their own plowing and harvesting until they were physically unable.
They did not have a bathroom or indoor plumbing until the mid 1990's. Even then, they continued taking their morning baths in their bear claw cast iron tub outside on the back porch as they had done all of their lives.
They prepared their food on a wood burning cook stove. After breakfast each day they baked a fruit pie, just in case a visitor stopped buy.
They received many gifts from their neighbors, but they always gave them something of greater value in return. They didn't want to feel obligated to any body.
They had a policy, "if you can't use it get rid of it". This included animals too. If friends gave them trinkets or what-nots, after they left it went directly to the attic to be stored.
They weaved their own cloth. The made dyes from flower blooms, berries and roots to color the cloth. They made their own lye soap and used flower petals for fragrance. They tanned animal hides for leather. They butchered and processed their own meats.
Even though they purchased a refrigerator in the late 1980's, they continued using the old spring house built in 1919 to keep their milk and butter cool up until Teanie's death in 2004.
In the 1990's they got a contract to grow and sell two acres of garlic to the McCormick spice company.
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