|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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** GATED 500 FEET OF LAKE FRONT ON 5 ACRES **
Three bedroom, log home built from hand hewn logs. Breathtaking view of 65 mile long Center Hill Lake and surrounding hills in the Heart of beautiful Middle Tennessee on 7+ acres very private property at the end of a small community road. Located near Hurricane Marina
A Lifetime movie was filmed here in 2003 and is now being shown. The name of the movie is 'No Regrets' so watch your TV listings for show times or order from Netflix. We have also had a recent Vice President and his family spend some of their vacation time here.
The home is a two-story, private dwelling with 12-foot high picture windows across the lake side of the house. The great-room has a large living, dining, and kitchen area with 24-foot vaulted ceilings, and a massive fieldstone fireplace. One downstairs Twin bedroom with half bath. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a full bath.
One bedroom has a King bed and the other has a Queen bed. Aero Beds are available for two more guests--the kids love them! A large deck with rocking chairs, many marinas nearby for boating, water-skiing, and fishing. Water ski instruction is available at some docks. Pets are NOT allowed; no smoking.
Restaurants are at most marinas and in Smithville and Cookville.Try the new resturant at Hurricane Marina. Many types of boats are available for rent at most marinas. Hikers and nature lovers enjoy the numerous state parks nearby including 'Fall Creek Falls State Park', with the highest falls east of the Rockies, and 'South Cumberland State Park'. Hike to the many 'water falls' in this park and see the 'Great Stone Door.' Burgess Falls is also nearby and can be reached by boat on Center Hill Lake. Horseback riding is available in Cookville.
For country music fans, Nashville is less than an hour's drive. Appalachian Center for Crafts is only three miles. For those who like to antique there are many shops in the area. Cookville is only 20 minutes away and has many large chain stores and restaurants.
Keywords: Private Home
I live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. I am from Tennesee and was raised in Johnson City and Nashville. I have lived in New York, New Jersey, Michigan,and several other south eastern states. I have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. We all love the lake and the unique log home with the breathtaking view.
Susan Wright purchased this house in 1988
We love Tennesse and Center Hill Lake because of the beauty of the area. It is peaceful but not far from more activity if you would choose to go to Nashville for the day or to Knoxville.
We had always wanted a log house and we were so happy when one of our children found the house for us. Once we saw the view and the house we knew it was for us and our family to enjoy when we are not renting for others to enjoy.
The beautiful setting that gives us the use of the lake for swimming or a chance to go boating, golfing and hiking on the beautiful Tennessee trails. Just sitting on the deck watching the wildlife and enjoying the view is a treat.
My wife and i enjoyed this beautiful property for three days and are looking to have an extended stay in the fall.
Words are inadequate to express the tranquility of this setting. Having stayed here on two previous occasions, we were not surprised to enjoy the peaceful setting more than ever.
The Innkeeper and housekeeper took care of us quite nicely.
There is wifi. There is an incredible view. The log house is rustic and comfortable. The kitchen has more than adequate space and is fully furnished. The dining area and living room complemented our stay more than we could have wished for.
During our stay we were able to focus on things which can get lost in a busy world. The owner is so blest to be the caretaker of this beautiful property. I told her so.
The local convenience center has signs posted "for Dekalb County residents and taxpayers only", but if you tell them, this is Dekalb Ciunty trash from Ms Susan's place, they will smile and say "Welcome".I think Everybidy knows the Innkeeper.
The local food Lion is well stocked with reasonable prices.
The County Assessor's office was extremely accommodating in assisting with property records in the area.
The Mapco people at the corner if Congress and Briad were amazingly nice. This is a good community.
We will return soon.
Cannot imagine a more ideal place to celebrate Christmas (or any other day of the year!). My daughters and I spent 3 days at Susan's welcoming home. The picture windows overlooking the lake allow you to feel like you are outside vs indoors. The decor and furnishings are comfortable while creating an authentic TN log home feel. The best equipped kitchen of the 10+ VRBO homes we've rented; with reliable Wi-Fi. All tucked away on a bluff with a 280-degree lake view that is restorative and inspiring. Susan has anticipated guest needs and generously equipped this home for a family to enjoy while unwinding together. Thank you Susan for sharing this special place with us!
There aren't words to describe the natural beauty as well as the ambience of this place. The view is as stated - indescribable. The cabin is a unique blend of old and rustic with every modern comfort. The furnishings are beautiful and unique. I cannot imagine a more tranquil and beautiful settings for any type of holiday or getaway. Susan and Maudine were very accommodating, helped us with everything and couldn't have been nicer. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Having stayed at this beautiful cabin on the lake before, I was so pleased to find it availble for the entire month! My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our stay. The owner is correct; there is no better view on the lake than here. We are finishing our final week and already are planning another shorter visit in October (if we can guess the best week for leaf color). The cabin is rustic and we like rustic! The television works great with lots of channels but we listen mostly to the music channels. We watched a dvd once when our granddaughter came up and it worked fine. The dollar store is only a few minutes away and they have incredible supplies. We ate at the Blue Water Grille with our son, wife and granddaughter last Saturday and whoa! what a menu. Living in the greater Nashville area, we know great food and I am pleased to say that The Blue Water Grille food could not have been better, complemented by a table on the water at gorgeous Hurricane Marina. Today is rest; will squeeze in a few hours to watch the University of Tennessee volunteers manhandle the University of Florida Gators; take a drive over to The Joe L. Evins Craft center; then dinner at the Blue Water Grille. Last week I made a freezer of home made peach ice cream and the family loved it. Last night my sister and her husband came up from Chattanooga and we celebrated their wedding anniversary with a home cooked meal and left over homemade ice cream topped with strawberries. Everybody has their own taste; I like everything here just like it is and will send my request for the October stay next week. My experience with the owner has been most cordial and I highly recommend this property.
This cabin was the best fit for our our family. The view is so beautiful. Located so close to the marina and restaurants. Thank you for the great family memories!
I have delayed writing this review giving Mrs. Wright time to respond to our concerns. We have stayed in this house several times and until last year would have written a favorable review. Our last stay was not pleasurable! We were not able to stay the third night because of problems with the septic tank. There had been a lot of rain and Maudine told us they had been having problems with the septic system and a plumber had been out before. Maintaining a workable septic system is the responsibility of the owner, not guests who stayed for 2 nights. Maudine was very helpful and responded to our call of the toilets being stopped up. This happened on Wednesday, after arriving on Monday. After the plumber worked for several hours, it was usable for only a couple of hours, but then stopped up again! The plumber had told us there was a blockage in the line he could not get to. We did not feel we could stay for our third night because the toilet was not dependable. We had also reported to Maudine that the DVD player did not work as there was a DVD stuck, not ours! After we left, we were shocked to hear from Mrs. Wright that we would not be reimbursed for the night we could not stay and also our deposit would not be refunded!! We were accused of causing the problem with the septic tank because we used the wrong toilet paper for a day and 1/2. There are no statements in house as to the kind of toilet paper to use. We used ours only after the initial supply was used and this could not have caused the stoppage. We were accused of breaking the DVD player; we could not have used because it was broken when we arrived! We were accused of cutting the telephone line, really we DID not! We were accused of using the bathroom buy the edge of porch, really we DID not! Anyone could have done both telephone line and outside potty as the property is accessible. We have contacted Mrs. Wright with our concerns and she only responded to say she would keep $600.00 of our funds to cover her repairs. We did not cause any of the problems! The septic tank is the owner's responsibility and problems occur, but we should not be held responsible. We have traveled together for many years and have never had a problem until this stay.
Canoeing the Caney Fork River, visit 'Underground Bluegrass', in McMinnville at Cumberland Caverns, the 'Jamboree' in July
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
All fees and taxes are included. There is a $400 refundable deposit.