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Welcome to the SoKno Ranger Station - Your Gateway to Knoxville's Hidden Gems!
Nestled in the tranquil South Haven neighborhood of South Knoxville, the SoKno Ranger Station invites you to experience the essence of our city's best-kept secrets. Whether you're here to conquer the Urban Wilderness, cast a line in local rivers, revel in a summer music festival, or cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers, our cozy haven is your perfect retreat.
Hosted by Greg and me, the SoKno Ranger Station Airbnb, located next to our home, is more than just lodging – it's an invitation to a simpler lifestyle, where family and nature take center stage. In the summer of 2023, we've introduced curated experiences on our property to bring relaxation and balance back into your life. Explore our passions, whether it's learning the art of fly fishing or immersing yourself in the beauty of nature – we're here to guide you.
And yes, your four-legged friends are more than welcome! Our expansive fenced yard awaits their exploration.
Stay Next Door at 3 Bar Ranch
We adore South Knoxville so much that we've teamed up with our neighbor to offer another lodging option next to our property – 3 Bar Ranch. This charming home features two bedrooms, a cozy kitchen open to the sitting area, and, of course, it's dog-friendly! Book your stay here, and we'll ensure your comfort and convenience.
Immerse yourself in one of our Airbnb Excursions during your stay. Our mission is to share our favorite hobbies, helping you unwind and discover new skills. Leave rejuvenated, relaxed, and excited to bring home a newfound passion.
As a special treat, weather permitting, we offer a complimentary cast iron meal. Join us for a delightful outdoor experience with favorites like cast iron nachos for dinner or cast iron biscuits and gravy for brunch. We can't wait to share a meal and memorable moments with our guests.
Join local herbalist Jayme Hanna on a private herb walk in the Urban Wilderness along the trails of the Tennessee River to learn native medicinal plants of East Tennessee.
During this walk, you will learn about the folk, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. Safe plant id and ethical wild crafting with be taught, along with easy to make herbal remedies for everyday ailments. Come enjoy the beautiful views of Knoxville’s rolling hills and streams, move your body, and connect to nature.
During this walk you will learn 6-10 wild herbs and their uses. We will walk for no more than a total of 1.5 miles, on the local greenway, and Urban Wilderness trails. This adventure is great for folks of all ages and ability levels.
$40 per person
Guided Fly Fishing Trip
Explore the rivers and streams of East Tennessee with one of our professional fly fishing guides! Novice and experienced anglers alike are welcome join-in on the action. Whether you choose to spend your day searching for Rainbow and Brown Trout, or Smallmouth Bass, you'll have a ball learning tactics and techniques that will help you catch more fish. Bring your camera!
We offer full-day (8 hours) and half-day (4 hours) trips for two anglers and fish from a custom raft.
Please note that our guided trips are catch and release only as to protect these cherished natural resources.
A TN fishing license is required for each angler and may be purchased online at www.gooutdoorstennessee.com
Full-Day- $500, Two Anglers, equipment, flies, lunch and snacks provided.
Half-Day- $375, Two Anglers, equipment, flies, and snacks provided.
Fly Casting 101
Not feeling great about your fly casting ability? No problem, I'm here to help! This 1 hour casting lesson is perfect for new anglers. During this lesson we'll cover all the basics:
Hand position, fly line management, casting methods, hook sets, and a whole lot more!
1 hour session: $50 (all equipment provided)
“The SoKno Ranger Station was exactly what we needed this weekend. The station provided an easy launching pad for us to hit all the mountain biking trails in the Urban Wilderness. Our large fur-baby was safe in the fenced yard and the house was perfect for her to hang out in while we were out and about.
The Ranger Station was clean and had everything we needed.
If you are looking for a place to accommodate a weekend of adventure, the Ranger Station could not be more perfect!.”
How to book an experience:
1. Book your stay through Airbnb. Click here!
2. To choose your Experience either let us know in the Airbnb messages OR message us here.
3. Make sure to tell us a preferred experience time and date for during your stay so we can plan for this.
We look forward to hosting you and sharing an unforgetable experience with you and your family.