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August 30th Week-End Special: Family Fun; Ponds, Woods & Play.

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Bird's eye view of Red Oak Hollow 30 acre mountain estate in Sewanee, TN

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our cottage has the distinction of being rich with nature and abundant in comforts. Summer is the perfect time to hike the mountain trails, cuddle up at our fire-pit and see a zillion stars and hold hands that aren't holding a smart phone. Be alive. Be with nature. Be here.

Book now for best Summer and Autumn week-end and weekly rates. Book now for The University of the South Homecoming 2015 and Graduation 2016 and 2017. Yes, you must book early for the best places in Sewanee for University special event dates. The competition for a great place to stay is fierce on the mountain; when the rental pool is so small compared to the inquires.

Red Oak Hollow has been selected for the 2015 Best of Sewanee Award in the Lodging category by the Sewanee Award Program.

Red Oak Hollow is absolutely the best value on the mountain. We offer Direct TV, with three TV's in the cottage. We offer free internet with the highest speed on the mountain. We are on 30 private acres with three ponds, with catch and release fishing. The front porch of the cottage has a propane bar- be -cue.
The back yard is fenced and has a raised garden, with herbs to enjoy. Down by the ponds, there are three park benches around the largest pond.

Red Oak Hollow estate offers a brand new country style 18 Hole Disc Golf course, (we supply the discs), badminton court, ( we supply the rackets and birdie), horseshoes course, ( we supply the horseshoes), croquet set, catch and release fishing ( we have basic poles and barb-less hooks), canoe (with life preserves) to paddle around one of our three ponds, private walking trail thru our woods ( park bench to stop and rest). All this at no extra cost to you. Not used by the general public, only available for our guests. This is a private estate.

Sewanee is famous for it's great hiking trails, abundant wildflowers and wild life. Red Oak Hollow's unique feature is that our estate is large, private, rural and peaceful and yet so close to the campus. Sewanee and St. Andrew's parents and alumni are generous with their accolades and often say ' I wish I knew about this place earlier....why would I stay anywhere else.' Please read our reviews, you'll see why we are the coveted place to stay for all Sewanee events. Red Oak Hollow is just a short drive to the center of The University of the South campus. Enjoy your day on campus and come back to a tranquil mountain retreat. The garden cottage is part of our 30 acres private estate of hardwood trees, fantastic native and butterfly gardens, ponds stocked with catfish, bass and brim, entertaining wildlife and picture perfect wildflowers.

As owners, we live on the property and maintain the cottage and gardens. If you have a question, need directions, looking for a recommendation for hiking or dining, we are here to help.

The cottage is just shy of 1,000 sq feet, with a large living room, complete kitchen, two bedrooms, and a very large bathroom. Each room of the air conditioned cottage is decorated with a country or mountain inspiration. Why rent a couple of motel rooms, when you can have the comfort of a private home on an estate, for a much better price?

The cottage has two bedrooms, each with traditional quilts. For your maximum sleep comfort, a King size sleep number bed is featured in the 'Wildflower' Master Bedroom. This room is decorated with local wildflower photos and 2 tiffany styled lamps.
The Master Bedroom is connected to the Bathroom. The second “The Fox and Fish' bedroom has a set of bunk beds. For privacy and relaxation, each bedroom has a TV.

The large living room has a dual reclining couch, a reclining chair and an upholstered rocking chair. The 30” TV has premium satellite programming. Current popular magazine are on the end tables. Bird and flower books are in the bookcase. A DVD/CD/VCR player is in the living room, along with movies for both children and adult viewing.

The 'Red Chicken Kitchen' seats four and comes complete with a full size refrigerator, electric stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, a full set of dinnerware, dishes, wine opener, pots and pans. The kitchen has a bay window with a garden view. The kitchen is perfect if you wanted to invite your college student for a home cooked meal. The front porch has a propane barbecue. A full size washing machine and dryer complete your needs.

The bathroom is surprisingly large with dual vanities, a separate shower and large soaking tub.

Red Oak Hollow is very kid friendly. For the very little ones, we have an available high chair and pack and play, suitable for sleeping Stuffed animals are on the bunkbeds. The kids bedroom has a 20 plus Disney film collection with a TV with a video player. For toddlers or small dogs, the back yard is fenced in.

Kids love to fish, especially if they are biting. Bring your poles. Red Oak Hollow only allows Catch and Release, but the sport and tranquility offers ample rewards.

There is a large fire pit with seating down by the ponds. Toast a marshmallow or just enjoy the fire one evening. We supply the kindling and firewood.


As an ambitious Master Gardener, we have created numerous gardens throughout the estate. Our gardens have been considered one of the best displays of native plants on the mountain. A raised bed vegetable garden is in the back yard of the cottage. Go ahead, pick a cherry tomato or snip some sweet basil for your salad.

The flower garden nearest the cottage is the Butterfly Garden, filled with sun drops, butterfly weed, butterfly bush, coneflowers, and pineapple sage. Another garden bed lines the cottage yard, featuring the Southern “Bird Girl”. It is full of Shasta daisies, dahlia, hollyhock and stargazer lilies.

There are two large native gardens, highlighted by spring daffodils, trilliums and the “elusive Cinderella of the wild flower world”, pink lady’s slippers. The flowering trees are plentiful with dogwoods, crepe myrtle, crap apple and red bud.

The “Gnome’s Home Garden” is down inspiration hill and it’s set off by its beauty and privacy. Numerous forest gnomes tend this one particular garden. It has a twin size iron bed filled with a patchwork of annuals. There is a quaint café table setting in this garden to enjoy its crescent shape bed filled with daylily, azalea, roses, mallows and hibiscus.

We have a bluebird trail, with seven blue bird houses, usually occupied. The pond attracts ducks, cranes and our returning pair of Canadian geese. Wildlife is a way of life here.



Keywords: Sewanee 2 bedroom Mountain Cottage on private estate, with ponds, hiking trails and gardens. Dog Friendly.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 990 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play and High chair available. Disney movie library. Board games Fishing. Catch and Release Horseshoes and croquet set Bunk Beds...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only Outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be booked and our Pet Policy must be followed. Fair but strict. $25 pet fee per pet. $50 pet fee for weekly stay. Dogs under 30 lbs. Small dogs only. Must bring dog crate, for pet when you leave them unattended. Can only leave dog unattended for 2 -3 hours (dining out, ect) Small dog door in cottage. Fenced in Yard. Water bowl on porch Dog bowls in kitchen with welcome biscuit. Large meadow to run in, private trails in woods. Dogs think they are in doggie heaven here!...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Sleep Number King Bed: Best Night's Sleep!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King Sleep Number in the Master Bedroom for a perfect night sleep., Baby (1) Pack and Play available., Second bedroom has Bunk Beds (1) Kids love this nature inspired room. They have their own TV with a Disney classic movie collection. Stuff toys on the bed , to make them feel at home....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Dual vanties, large soaking tub and seperate shower. Very good size bathroom, most people are surprised....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fishing on a large pond. Fire pit down by the pond, firewood and kindling supplied. Private Hiking trails. 18 hole Country Disc Golf course. Glorious gardens and wildflowers. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Current Magazines also available. Selection of paper backs Books on living in the country...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Old Favorites...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Satellite TV with premium channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New Flat Screen in Living Room Both bedrooms have a TV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Stuffed toys on the kids bed Games and puzzles and coloring book about the wildlife of Tennessee...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Disney classics for the kids Movies for the Adults and family...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air and additional ceiling fans in each room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Included in the cottage...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance to the lower 48 states....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Hand made limited edition quilts on king size bed. Traditional Log cabin pattern quilts on bunk beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Flat Screen TV Reclining Chair, Rocking Chair Couch also has two reclining seats...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon cell tower within a mile. 5 bars ATT cell tower on Campus...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is right next to the cottage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking is never a problem...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Thick white towels in the bathrooms. Olive green dog towels Kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Included in the cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The entire estate has WiFI. Sit down by the ponds and read your email. If you have to work, let your kids fish at the same time....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    If you would like to have a caterer, we will connect you with the best....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee included....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    More than you will ever use. Complete!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cute red chicken kitchen themed dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Freezer is the top portion of the refrigerator., with an ice maker....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Cute red chicken kitchen, nicely decorated Complete, spotless and easy to use....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, Hot Chocolate, salt & pepper, olive oil, ect....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size Clean and completely empty...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented at Woody's in Sewanee for the week, day or half day....moreless

  • Golf:

    Brand new 9 hole course in Sewanee...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kids can canoe around our largest pond, with adult supervision. Life jackets available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Award wining gardens on the estate. Herb and Vegatable raised beds in the fenced in back yard of the cottage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day week-end
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay

$500
flat fee
Parent's Week-end
Oct 15 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
Homecoming
Nov 12 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
Graduation
May 2 - May 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Monday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $264 Nightly

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $130 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change for Sewanee events. Inquire for Sewanee Graduation 2015. Graduation is a weekly reservation. Confirmation of reservation is not complete till deposit is received.

$50 cleaning fee for week-ends and $100 weekly reservation. One night only cleaning fee $25

Deposit : Payment of 50 % of total reservation by check. Balance due upon arrival.

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chattanooga Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Tavern at the Blue Chair
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sewanee Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 42 exit 134 for Sewanee
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ivy Wild in Sewanee
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Cheston, Sewanee

Car: Necessary

Red Oak Hollow estate offers a brand new country style 18 Hole Disc Golf course, (we supply the discs), badminton court, ( we supply the rackets and birdie), horseshoes course, ( we supply the horseshoes), croquet set, catch and release fishing ( we have basic poles and barb-less hooks), canoe (with life preserves) to paddle around one of our three ponds, private walking trail thru our woods ( park bench to stop and rest). All this at no extra cost to you. Not used by the general public, only available for our guests. This is a private estate.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are blessed to be living our passions. The wife is a gifted Tennessee master gardener. The hubby is a seasoned fisherman with a well stocked pond. We live on a mountain within a college community. It doesn't get better than this! We have had guests love our place and their stay here ,so much they have bought their own property in Sewanee, to build their dream home.

Why the Owner Chose Sewanee:
Sewanee is not a city, nor a town, it's a village with historic character. It's on top of a mountain, with a thriving private university and prep school. There is always something cultural to do and the hiking here is world class. We are happy to secure restaurant reservations at some of our favorite places. We have maps and guide books on hand to point out the best hiking trails, with waterfalls and interesting rock formations. The fun and relaxation of fishing is available right on our ponds. Down by the ponds are two park benches with tables, a picnic table, hammock, swinging chair and fire pit.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Red Oak Hollow is our little heaven on earth. Actually, 30 acres is a lot of heaven. We absolutely love the unique community of Sewanee and we are proud of what we have been able to create on our property in 10 short years. Staying at Red Oak Hollow lets you totally unwind. Nap in the hammock, throw a fishing pole in the pond in the late afternoon. Watch the wild ducks in the morning ,swimming in the ponds. Walk the gardens and read the tags that identify the flowers. Snip herbs for your salad from the vegetable garden. Stroll down the private country road that cuts thru our woods and cross the wild flower meadow. Rent a bike and ride thru the village of Sewanee. Hike the Perimeter Trail and see an outstanding biodiversity of plants. Catch the gorgeous views from Morgan's Steep and Green's view. Hike Shake Rag Hollow, an old growth forest and delight in wildflowers of one of the most magicial hikes on the Cumberland Plateau.


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Photos

  • Bird's eye view of Red Oak Hollow 30 acre mountain estate in Sewanee, TN

    Bird's eye view of Red Oak Hollow 30 acre mountain estate in Sewanee, TN

  • Our estate entrance . Watch for our sign.

    Our estate entrance . Watch for our sign.

  • Red rockers to go with your morning cup of Joe.

    Red rockers to go with your morning cup of Joe.

  • Table setting at the Red Chicken kitchen

    Table setting at the Red Chicken kitchen

  • Master Bedroom, King Bed with Top Quality Sleep Number Mattress, Handmade Quilt.

    Master Bedroom, King Bed with Top Quality Sleep Number Mattress, Handmade Quilt.

  • Gnome in our garden.
Spring is wonderful here.

    Gnome in our garden. Spring is wonderful here.

  • Two barrels full of tulips at the camp fire site.

    Two barrels full of tulips at the camp fire site.

  • Two in a canoe at Red Oak Hollow

    Two in a canoe at Red Oak Hollow

  • Private 18 Hole Frisbee Course.  No extra charge. Guest only.

    Private 18 Hole Frisbee Course. No extra charge. Guest only.

  • Badminton is fun and doesn't require skill.

    Badminton is fun and doesn't require skill.

  • We have had the same pair for years.

    We have had the same pair for years.

  • Hike our famous trails.

    Hike our famous trails.

  • 2015 Award Best Lodging in Sewanee

    2015 Award Best Lodging in Sewanee

  • The cottage porch, where flowers greet you.

    The cottage porch, where flowers greet you.

  • Red Chicken Kitchen , Complete with dishwasher, microwave,large refrigerator

    Red Chicken Kitchen , Complete with dishwasher, microwave,large refrigerator

  • Cottage Living Room with Free Wi Fi and Direct TV. 3 Reclining Seats Large room.

    Cottage Living Room with Free Wi Fi and Direct TV. 3 Reclining Seats Large room.

  • Kid's Fox and Fish Bedroom with TV and Disney Video Library.

    Kid's Fox and Fish Bedroom with TV and Disney Video Library.

  • Mature dogwoods in bloom.

    Mature dogwoods in bloom.

  • Have a private picnic.

    Have a private picnic.

  • Wildlife is also living at Red Oak Hollow

    Wildlife is also living at Red Oak Hollow

  • Roasting Hot Dogs at the firepit. Sewanee students having family fun.

    Roasting Hot Dogs at the firepit. Sewanee students having family fun.

  • Hike and sometimes Climb our trails.

    Hike and sometimes Climb our trails.

  • Hiking at World Famous Firey Gizzard Trail

    Hiking at World Famous Firey Gizzard Trail

  • Sewanee is the home of the University of the South.

    Sewanee is the home of the University of the South.

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