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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Knoxville cabin description

Heart of the Mountains Cabin

Do you want to escape the fast hustle of Modern Day demands and escape back into a simpler time?

Tucked away in a pristine undeveloped natural mountain and valley, only a half a mile from a main access road, Heart of the Mountains Cabin offers almost unheard of seclusion as if you and yours were pioneer frontiersmen discovering this stunning terrain for the first time all on your own! Located in the charming rural town of Oliver Springs, Tennessee it is conveniently accessible to the city amenities with a 15 min drive to Oak Ridge, Tennessee and 25 min drive to Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the perfect location to serve the duality of unplugged rest and relaxation and an hour access to activities that the Smoky Mountain towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer.

Heart of the Mountains Cabin authentic dove tail log and stone details create a true rustic feel that compliments the surrounding nestled in the woods feel. There is a guest House available as well.

With 4 bed rooms and three baths, it is exceptionally unique on so many levels and is accommodating and conducive to ensure joyous family gatherings and celebrations. It is located in the center of 70 heavily wooded acres with space for recreational activities such as hiking trails to bring families together. Driving into the site down a beautiful lane immediately creates a sense of peace and oneness with nature with the arrival in a middle of a 360 degree vista of ridges of stunning mountains, streams, rivers, hardwoods, evergreens, waterfalls, trails and valley meadow pastures of green with cows and chickens! It can accommodate up to 16 adults and there is plenty of room for kids with sleeping bags!

The Home is approximately 3,500 sq. ft. with three levels. The lower floor has a seperate apartment included inn the home with a second kitchen, and with a bath that sleeps four with a separate entrance from the main two levels above.

The main house is an A frame style rustic loft with a hand crafted stone fireplace as the center on the third level, you can see down into the second floor into the kitchen, dining room, den , and foyer. There are three bed rooms and two shower and bath combination bath rooms. The kitchen has brick floors and the foyer is stone, the rest of the house has beautiful wood floors throughout. There is a forty foot main deck across the entire front of the house on the second floor with a swing and two decks off the two third level bed room all with outrageous 360 views!

The back of the house has a hand designed stone patio at the foot of the mountains complete with an outdoor gas and or wood fireplace, grill and smoker with benches and a dining area for all to gather for all the fun and warmth of the fire as you look up the hill behind you at a stone water fall!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
      • Alternative Lifestyle
      • Children Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Considered
      • Wheelchair Accessible

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      • Bedroom 4: 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      • Additional sleeping areas: Loft + Den; 1 Crib

      Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Extreme total privacy, 70 acres ALL yours!, A river, streams, several waterfalls, early 1800's grave yard to explore, springs, mini-caves, Pastures and alley vistas, 360 mountain and ridge views from three decks, one is 40 ft long with two swings for two! True dove tailed log and stone an open A frame and catwalk. Hand crafted stone fire place, brick, stone and hardwood floors with tons of character. A hand designed outdoor gathering and dining area with, gas smoker, grill and wood burning and gas fireplace and a huge waterfall right behind you to hear and see it's beauty by the roaring fire! This home is so perfect for large family gatherings, weddings, honeymoons, romantic get always because it's so tucked away in a bowl of untouched stunning woodlands as beautiful as the smoky mountain national park and it's all your own private heaven! There is even a private apartment with room for four and it's own kitchen and bath for added privacy which is rented with the home!...moreless


          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Nude Beach
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Downtown Oak Ridge has just about anything you might need, a super Wall-Mart, Restaurants and a mall. It has a population of about 500,00. Knoxville is only 30min away and is a major city....moreless

          • Monument View
          • Mountain:

            We offer 80 acres to explore and Hike, with streams, water falls, an historical graveyard, pastures and 360 mountains all around you, the adjoining properties do not have homes on them so go go go!...moreless

          • Mountain View
          • River:

            There is a river at the beginning of the property and it splits several times all around into fast and and trickling fingers of shallow and deeper waters to explore!...moreless

          • Rural:

            The Home is 3/4 of a mile back from the road and totally private and tucked away but only six miles from conveniences....moreless

          • Town:

            Oliver Springs, TN is the closets town 4 miles, it is very small but does have a grocery store, Oak Ridge is only 6 or seven which offers pretty much anything you need. Knoxville is 30min away...moreless

          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing


          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Firewood
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Gas Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Paper Towels
          • Rumpus Room
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone
          • Washing Machine
          • Water Tank
          • Wood Fireplace


          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove


          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Screen Porch / Veranda
          • Wood Deck

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card


              Write a review 3.7
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $189 $229
              Fri, Sat
              $1,195 $4,500

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $169 $229
              Fri, Sat
              $1,195 $3,750

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • cleaning & turnover fee $75
              • Tax Rate 8%


              Before check in Please call our caretaker that will meet you. She will get you familiar with the home & details you will want to know. She will also give you the keys and give you info about the property and the surrounding area such as stores, restaurants and the lay of the land! Her name is Diane, PLEASE call her 48 hrs before your arrival and then 2 hrs before you arrive @ 865-435-7630

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 11/17/2014
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              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1991

              About the owner: We are a Family who has had the property for generations. We built the Cabin from the ground up mostly with our own hands and the hands of friends except for the massive logs that it in built of. We used the stone from the creeks for all the walls and fire place, we stained the floors, laid the brick in the kitchen floors and landscaped it all over years of thought. We have had very precious and super special times there and the peace and joy linger in the air and are tangible and spiritual. We are loving, kind and caring as a family and are thrilled when others see the beauty that has been and will always be in our hearts the way we do.

              Why the Owner Chose Knoxville:
              It is rustic yet modern, it is so tucked away but and totally secluded but only 15 min from most anything you desire. The nature there has never been disturbed and most of the millions of trees are old and full of character. The private apartment with it's own bath, kitchen and living area with private entrance, is so great for privacy for certain guest in your party that may need it. There are three Balconies one is 40 feet long with swings and rockers and the other two are 35 feet up so you get a tree house effect. The trails, creeks, water falls, pastures, graveyard and caves make for a ton of fun for the curious hiker. The 360 views from the house in the winter months of the mountains are stunning (180 views when the leaves are on the trees) and the 360 views year round from the pastures and creeks are year round.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Radical seclusion and privacy, the huge parcel of land of 80 acres, the rustic real log cabin feel that is hand crafted but with modern conveniences and the amount of people that it can accommodate.

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              Speaks: english

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              Date last modified - Monday, November 17, 2014

              $169 - $275 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
              Sleeps 20

              View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
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