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Bairnwick Too - One of the Best Bluff Views on the Mountain

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This beautiful mountain retreat is nestled in 8 acres of hardwood trees and mountain laurel and is right on the bluff with a gorgeous view. Located just minutes from The University of the South and St. Andrew's-Sewanee campuses, this is a great place for alumni and parents to stay when visiting the mountain.

For people who are looking for a romantic get-away, Bairnwick Too makes it easy to unwind by the fireplace, in the screened-in porch, on the deck, or swinging in the hammock. There are several restaurants, dinner theaters, and nature trails in the area. For families looking for a place to let the kids hike, bike, climb, cave, swim, and explore, the Sewanee-Monteagle mountain is a great destination. It is less than 2 hours from Nashville, 1 hour from Chattanooga, 3 hours from Atlanta, and 2 1/2 hours from Birmingham.

The house blends in nicely with its natural surroundings and is well appointed with hardwood and ceramic tile floors, floor to ceiling casement windows, and ceiling fans in every room. The living room has a wood burning stone fire place, satellite with high definition and a new big screen TV, DVD, VCR, stereo with connections for your i-Pod, leather couch, and plenty of chairs including a zero-gravity chair. The dining table seats 8 and the kitchen is complete with everything you should need. The master bedroom has a king bed, TV, and private bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated tiled floors. The second bedroom has a double bed with a couch that can double for a single bed suitable for a child. The other bathroom has a jet-tub and shower. The third bedroom is located downstairs accessed by a spiral staircase and has a double bed, a sleeper sofa, and two trundle beds.

The deck overlooks the bluff and has a chimnea for cooler nights. The screened-in porch has a porch swing, lounge chairs, ceiling fans, outside speakers, and a wrought iron dining table for four. The recirculating waterfall flows just a few feet away and the hammock over looks the bluff. The driveway is lined with fruit trees and wild flowers abound. Deer, hawks, song birds, and crickets will keep you company.

Bairnwick Too is named after my grandparents’ house, which is now the Bairnwick Women's Center at Sewanee. Bairnwick is Gaelic and means 'House of Children.' We seek to retain this spirit and Bairnwick Too is a wonderful place for families to gather. The house is located in Deep Woods, which is behind St. Andrews-Sewanee School and overlooks the same valley as seen from Green's View. The surrounding woods are fun to explore and there are plenty of trees to climb. The 'Res' is only a couple of miles away and is the best swimming lake on the mountain. There are numerous hiking trails and nature walks. The Perimeter Trail is fabulous for longer hikes and mountain biking. The Fowler Center in Sewanee is a great exercise facility and offers day-passes and indoor tennis courts. Sewanee also has a wonderfully unique golf course with great views.

Please note that you must be over 25 years old to rent and you must be in attendance. Due to the bluff and 70 foot drop-off, parents will need to provide appropriate supervision of children at all times and the house may not be appropriate for families with small children. There is not a fence and everybody will need to exercise caution around the edge of the bluff.

What people are saying about Bairnwick Too:

'Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place; actually spectacular and peaceful.' Linda, GA

'We loved the fabulous view.' Carla, FL

'Love the house and especially the view.' Laura, TN

'Thank you for the delightful time we spent at Bairnwick Too. Everything was as I expected it to be according to the information you had supplied, and the house and setting were beautiful. Obviously, you have put a great deal of thought into making your guests' experiences happy ones. The feel I got was of first-class hotel amenities with the tranquility of my own house. It was altogether well-conceived and well executed. My family and I really enjoyed our visit. Thanks again!' George, CA

'What a perfect place to enjoy Homecoming Weekend and our daughter's Senior Weekend. The weather was gorgeous, the foliage beautiful and Bairnwick Too is a very special place to be.' Bob & Valerie, AL

'This place is so cool. It's perfect. Love the view.' Aaron, TN

'Wow! Awesome! Thank you for allowing us to spend this weekend in such a beautiful place.' Vicki, TN

'Thanks so much. We really enjoyed the house and especially the view.' Geiter, TN

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. A very relaxing get-away and the view is awesome! Enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the birds soar over the valley.' Andrea, AL

'We had a wonderful time in the mountains. The view is spectacular.' Cathy, MS

'Just what the two of us needed. The view is absolutely amazing.' Karen, AL

'Everything was wonderful! House is just beautiful. Couldn't even expect anything as beautiful.' Terri, NY

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you for this wonderful time in the mountains. It was so beautiful - the view is remarkable.' Ann Marie, TX

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be over 25 years old and in attendance...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Plenty of woods to explore, large 3rd bedroom can sleep up to 6 kids...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This property may not be suitable for families with small children. The bluff is just 15 yards from the house and is a 70 foot drop....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Recirculating Waterfall, Hammock, Outdoor Shower


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
UoS Family Weekend (3 nights)
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015
3 night min stay
UoS Homecoming (3 nights)
Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay
UoS Graduation (1 week)
May 2 - May 8, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Tax Rate 9.25%


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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I grew up in Sewanee near Morgan Steep for those familiar with the area. So when we drew up our list of features we desired the most, we knew what we wanted: a gorgeous bluff view with an abundance of rock outcroppings in a wooded setting where we could watch the sunset each night. We also wanted a house that is open and inviting so it brings everyone together. A large screened-in porch and wood burning fireplace were also must-haves. In short, we wanted a place where we can relax, kick back, enjoy nature and spending time with friends and family.

Why the Owner Chose Sewanee:
We wanted a place in the mountains that was easy to get to on the weekends. For people just looking for a get-away weekend in the mountains where you can leave work at 4:00 from Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, or Chattanooga and be at the house by 7:00, Sewanee can't be beat. For people with a 'Sewanee connection,' Bairnwick Too is a great place to hang out with your kid or fellow alumns. My father and grandfather were professors at the University of the South and my grandmother routinely opened her house (which is now the Women's Center)to dates, parents, former faculty, and other visitors to the University. So picking Sewanee to have a vacation house was an easy choice.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What we love about Sewanee is the variety of things you can do. There is always something going on in Sewanee from concerts, guest lecturers, plays, and sporting events sponsored by the university, to riding trails, mountain biking, golf, and tennis. There are dozens of hiking trails with beautiful wild flowers around Sewanee. The South Cumberland State Park has some of the best trails in the Southeast with great river walks and beautiful vista views. Foster Falls and Fall Creek Falls are spectacular. For the more adventuresome, the area offers excellent rock climbing and caving. Pearl's and High Point(formerly owned by Al Capone) are two of our favorite restaurants.

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  • House on bluff

    House on bluff

  • Living room with fireplace and panoramic views

    Living room with fireplace and panoramic views

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Sunset view from deck

    Sunset view from deck

  • Screened-in porch

    Screened-in porch

  • Kitchen


  • Dining area

    Dining area

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