A cabin near outstanding trails in the Big South Fork/Pickett State Park region.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Violators subject to fine.Violators subject to fine.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 23
- There are no horse facilities available plus no pets, please. (Subject to fine)
- The cleaning lady will show up soon after the 11 AM Central Time check out. . Please do not cause costly labor delays
- Please contact owner to request an early check in time. This is often possible and an email confirmation can be recorded.
Nearby Hiking and night sky viewing extraordinaire
Just right for us and adult daughter who was looking for dark skies and interesting hiking opportunities. Very well equipped with all we could have needed, comfortable beds and easy drive to Pickett State Park's amazing geological formations and an International Dark Sky-certified location.
Found the place just as described and reviewed. Very clean and well-stocked, sized well for a family of 3. It was just what we needed for a base of operations during a holiday weekend at Pickett and Big South Fork. Owner was very helpful and informative. Great hiking and fishing. We would gladly stay there again. Thanks!
Nicest most well stocked place we have ever stayed!
You literally only need to bring your clothed, food and toiletries!
This place has everything right down to several different kinds of olive oil to cook with to frosted beer mugs in the freezer! A+++++++
I really enjoyed staying in this cabin. It went beyond my expectations. I would definitely rent it again.
Wonderful all around!
I will agree with all of the positive reviews one hundred percent!
Keith was very helpful anytime we asked about the area trails which we took advantage of fully. It was so nice to be able to come back to the centrally located cabin to regroup or cook our meals in the well stocked kitchen. Every utensil or pan that you need is there. There's an Instant Pot as well.
Since we cooked everything, we didn't get a burger from Beatty's Wildwood market, but we did go in for ice and they had a big sit down area with friendly employees. We did eat at Simply Fresh when we got off the interstate and all of our food was great.
The shower had really good pressure. The back deck is bigger than the pictures make it seem.
The rock house and waterfall below the cabin is well worth walking to and was as nice as some we hiked past on the park trails.
The astronomy field was a bit too popular for optimal viewing with headlights from cars on the highway as well as pulling into the parking lot, so if that's what you are looking to do, I would suggest going to another spot in the park.
We did the glow worms tour and that was nice. Be sure to visit Hazard Cave in the daytime too though.
We saw a Mama Bear and three cubs not far from the cabin at the county line.
Awesome trip and great place to stay!
From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is swimming and canoe rental (plus paddle boards!) on Arch Lake at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park. Pickett State Park has a Civilian Conservation Corp Museum located next to the visitor center on Highway 154 North. Some local stores do not take credit cards.
About Keith Garnes
Keith has been hiking the Big South Fork area since 1990 and still is finding new reasons to be enthused. As Vice President of the Friends of Pickett State Park Board of Directors, he would like to promote the many attributes of Pickett State Park, the new Pogue Creek Canyon Wilderness Area and the Pickett-Pogue International Dark Sky Park. Keith does presentations about arches along Tennessee's trails at the Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge. Once cleared to chat with Keith, please have your map and hiking guide ready; as he will offer advise on the off the beaten path wonders of the area from the Twin Arches (ask about the third arch there named Step Child) to the new arches (Circle Bar and Kill Deer) along the Pogue Canyon to Canyon trail.
Keith Garnes purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Keith Garnes chose Jamestown
Few cabins are closer to the Twin Arches and the wonders of Pickett CCC Memorial State Park.
What makes this Cabin unique
Hammock hooks on both decks so pack your hammock. The driveway is circular and easy to navigate. Great motorcycle roads in the area and the owner has a Moto Guzzi EV 11. Ask Keith about road tours or hikes.