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Tennessee Log Home on Center Hill Lake W/ Panoramic Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


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

More Details

Susan Wright
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Susan Wright

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

Why Susan Wright chose Center Hill Lake

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Smithville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath upstairs, half downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Massive Fieldstone Fireplace. We have been told many times that we have the best view on the Lake.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Tennessee Log Home on Center Hill Lake W/ Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this place justice! We spent an amazing honeymoon here. Curled up by the fire, read books from the great selection, good wifi, great kitchen to cook in, this place is big! And so solidly built. We sat on the porch overlooking the amazing view of the lake, it is truly stunning! We did not want to leave. If your looking for a cabin where the place itself is the destination, then this is it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the wonderful review and are so happy you had a good visit to our special little hideaway. We hope you will consider coming again.
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Inspiring Views from a Private, Cozy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very thoughtful review of our lake cabin at Center Hill Lake. We hope you will come back another time when you can also enjoy the lake and be outside on the deck. We encourage folks for suggestions so please don't hesitate to send along any you have. Happy New Year to you and your family. Best Regards, Susan
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review of our lake home. We love it on Center Hill Lake and it is hard to leave the view and the surroundings of the area. Our family has fun times there and we are happy to hear from others that enjoy it. We hope you come again! Best Regards, Susan
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the thoughtful review and always like to hear of things folks enjoy doing during their stay at our cabin in the quiet, peaceful surroundings of the Center Hill Lake area. As always we want to hear any suggestions for improvement. Makes us feel good when folks like to return so they can enjoy our place that we love. Susan
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Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to please our guests and appreciate any suggestions you might have for us to improve.
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Emily Jackson

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that Ms. Jackson had problems with their stay at my home. First, there was not a problem with the septic tank at all even if the plumber might have thought that when he arrived. It turned out to be extreme stoppage that ended up taking two trips to the house to correct. Too much toilet paper is a problem with most toilets and that is what it turned out to be. Ms. Jackson called Maudine and left before the plumber came back. It was stopped and we haven't had further problems. Maudine saw a gentleman trying to pry a DVD out of the player, if it wasn't their's,WHY? I had just bought a new telephone and the line to the charger was cut. Maudine always calls me on the house phone so I know it was working. I did not charge for a new phone and unknown people do not access inside my house. I think the problem started when a watch was stolen from Ms. Jackson's friend by a Squirrel, can anyone believe that, please let me know!! As for the use of out side facility off the porch I can understand under the circumstances, but why not clean up!! The cost of the plumber twice, Maudines cleaning twice, cleaning supplies, cost of the DVD player came to the amount I withheld. I have never had an experience like this and hope I never do again. I do not expect to get a threating letter from an attorney demanding an immediate answer or suffer the consequences. I was raised to be fair and I will always try to run my little rental business in a fair way. I ignored the tasteless letter because my son- in- law is an attorney and he advised me to wait and see if Ms. Jackson seriously wanted to take me to court. Once again I am very sorry for your bad experience. I know you must realize why your funds were withheld. Sincerely, Susan Miller Wright
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Nearest Point of Interest
Log Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Floating Mill Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Harbor Marina
Car: necessary

Canoeing the Caney Fork River, visit 'Underground Bluegrass', in McMinnville at Cumberland Caverns, the 'Jamboree' in July


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

All fees and taxes are included. There is a $400 refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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