About the property
- Cabin700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Private And Quiet Cabin On The Shore Of Tims Ford Lake In Middle Tennessee
The Hawks Nest Log Cabin was hand-built by our uncle and cousin from cedar trees on the lot about 35 years ago. The cabin is small, but cozy and comfortable. It's perfect for 2 or 3, and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, but is really too small to accommodate 4 adults. Both bedrooms and the bathroom are located upstairs. If you have a problem with stairs, the cabin might not be right for you, as the stairs are steep. It is located right on Tims Ford Lake in middle Tennessee, just outside the town of Winchester. It sits at the edge of the lake, surrounded by 4 wooded acres, with its own dock in a private and quiet residential area. There is an outdoor fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. There's a deck with a porch swing, and another swing down by the lake. You'll find picnic tables and both a gas and charcoal grill for your convenience. There is plenty of shade and it's very peaceful and relaxing. There are games and rainy day activities for children, as well as an outdoor swing set and sandbox. Basic cable TV is available, as well as a DVD/VCR with a small library of movies. No smoking is allowed inside the cabin.
Tims Ford is a great lake for fishing, skiing, or boating. There are lots of antique shops and other attractions nearby as well as mountains nearby for hiking. It's 25 miles to Jack Daniels in Lynchburg; 15 miles to Falls Mill with the largest working water wheel in the United States; 17 miles to Sewanee and the beautiful University of the South. The cabin is located approximately 60 miles northwest of Chattanooga, 90 miles southeast of Nashville, and 50 miles northeast of Huntsville AL and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Mary Dilsaver
Dave & Mary grew up and still live in Bowling Green, OH. Dave worked for Owens-Illinois/Techniglas for 35 years before retiring, and Mary worked as a secretary at Bowling Green State University for 25 years before her retirement. She still works part-time. The cabin was hand built by Dave's Uncle Joe and cousin Mark. We purchased the cabin where we had spent many happy vacations over the years when Uncle Joe passed away. We still enjoy spending time there with our children and grandchildren, and we love sharing it with others who appreciate the quiet country life it affords.
Mary Dilsaver purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Mary Dilsaver chose Winchester
The cabin is perfect for a couple who want some quiet time away. There are neighbors close by, but in the summer the trees screen the view and you feel like you are alone out in the country, except for the occasional boat that comes by. You can't even see the road from the cabin. The birds and especially hummingbirds are plentiful, and there are deer, squirrels, and chipmunks that you will often see in the trees. Even the neighbor dogs are friendly, and sometimes swim across the cove to visit.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cabin is unique since it was built by hand. It is small, but oh so cozy. You will find everything you need there, from sheets and towels to dishes, pots and pans and utensils. All you really need to bring is your clothes. We even supply soap and shampoo, dishwashing liquid, and paper towels. You'll find ketchup, mustard, and mayo in the fridge, and coffee ready to go into the coffeepot. We want our guests to be able to relax and enjoy their time at the cabin, not worry about everything they need to bring. And there is a Walmart Supercenter just a couple of miles away for shopping.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our stay; everything was perfect.
Everything you need for a relaxing weekend is there. And I admired the creative, practical and whimsical use of space! : )
I'm glad you were able to enjoy a relaxing fall get-away, among the trees and leaves. October is a perfect time to visit the cabin!
Beautiful and peaceful!
It’s an amazing place. Very clean and has everything you need. All you need to bring is your food. We will be going back often! Very quiet and peaceful. An amazing place to enjoy anniversaries, honeymoon, or just a get away from it all. The lake is just like a few steps from the cabin. An amazing swing right beside the lake.
So glad to hear you enjoyed the peaceful and relaxing qualities of the Hawks Nest. We try to provide everything you might need so our guests can have a quiet and relaxing visit. We always feel rejuvenated after a few days spent there, and I hope all of our guests feel the same way.
Much prettier in person. It is very private and relaxing.
Very organized and clean. We had an amazing stay; the lake is gorgeous and the short walk to it easy and gorgeous. The cabin is like a fairytale💋❣️
Thank you Lori! Any time we can contribute to a fairy tale, we're glad to do it! I hope you will return again soon.
Perfect for quick, quiet getaway
Perfect if you are looking for a cozy place to hang out with friends or family for a weekend. Easy access to town and of course the lake. The cabin has every amenity you could possibly think of and some. We bought food and drinks -- and that's it -- and never needed to leave. Pier and cove is nice for swimming/floating. Also ideal for fisherman as well with boat ramp/main channel nearby.
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to make everything you need available. All the shade makes relaxing outdoors a great way to spend the afternoon, along with a quick dip in the lake.
The Hawk's Nest cabin is a secluded piece of paradise! The cabin was very clean and the owners have thought of everything, from the charcoal to saran wrap to body wash and shampoo. They only thing we needed to bring was clothing and food. The cabin is well decorated and there was plenty of games, toys, and movies for the grandchildren on the rainy days. The beds were comfortable and the rooms nice sized. The walk down to the lake is very easy and manageable by older folks such as myself. The dock is big and has a ladder if you decide to take a dip in the lake. There is a thoughtfully placed swing down by the water, which I spent a lot of time in. If you bring a boat the dock will easily accommodate it. We enjoyed the seclusion and location of the cabin very much. The fire pit is big and we enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening, the owners even provide wood. The long weekend could not have been better. My communication with the owners was always answered promptly. I would definitely go back. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
So glad you enjoyed your stay Julie. We try to make everything as comfortable and easy for our guests as we can, so that you can just come and relax. I hope you will return soon. It's a pleasure to share our home-away-from-home with guests like you.
Incredible find on TFL.
Wonderful stay all around. Cabin was great, bedroom was surprisingly large. Grounds were immaculate. Private dock was super. Thanks ! Will definitely be back
So glad to hear that you had a good weekend at the Hawks Nest Log Cabin! We try our best to keep things in top shape, which hasn't been easy with all the storms this spring causing limbs to fall everywhere. But the nearly 4 acres of woods are so enjoyable and make things so private that we wouldn't have it any other way! If you are out early in the morning, you might have seen our little deer family that stay close by.
The cabin is close to Falls Mill, which you can tour for a nominal fee and has scenic picnic grounds. Jack Daniels Distillery, where you can take a free tour is also nearby. Both Chattanooga and Nashville are close enough for day trips, and the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is a must-see.
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No pets allowed.