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Cabin in the Big South Fork/Pickett State Park Area

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Quaint cabin near outstanding trails in the Big South Fork/Pickett State Park.

A 760 Square Foot cabin with front and back covered decks (hammock hooks!) on 5 acres in Spruce Creek Acres. The property has an 8 foot waterfall and natural springs with trails to enjoy. Located off Highway 297 between the Bandy Creek Park Headquarters for Big South Fork and the Pickett State Park Visitor Center on Highway 154, this cabin offers the opportunity to access hiking trails in both Parks. In addition, the Pickett-Pogue International Dark Sky Park in nearby making this hideaway convenient for astronomers. I am sorry to say the cabin does not provide any type of horse facilities. In addition the cabin is not pet friendly and of course is smoke free. However, hikers, naturalists, astronomers, photographers and anyone looking to enjoy attractions and events in the Big South Fork region will find "Hikers Hideaway" cabin and its location ideal. Once booked, the owner can provide hiking advice to some of the off the beaten path arches, waterfalls and land forms this unique area offers.

New for 2018 are patio door drapes, honeycomb blinds on the new addition french doors plus the bathroom window and the TV has been upgraded to a 42 inch model for use with the ROKU streaming.

More Details

Keith Garnes
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Keith Garnes

Keith has been hiking the Big South Fork area since 1990 and still is finding new reasons to be enthused. As a member 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. As a traveler in Mexico through the years, the cabin has taken on a bit of a cabana feel with hammock hanging spots to enjoy after an all day hike. Keith also does presentations about arches along Tennessee's trails and Waterfalls in the GSMNP 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

What makes this cabin unique

There is a wet weather waterfall and a rockhouse on trails located within the property.


Jamestown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There are no horse facilities available plus no pets please.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious bath with propane heat in season
  • Large bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Traditional queen with two nightstands.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , The new addition has a full sized bed with many windows.
  • There is a full sized bed in the new addition. The sliding glass door goes out to the covered section of the rear deck. This room has in ceiling speakers and XM radio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
The "Hiker's Hide Away" cabin has a trail system that leads to a private seasonal waterfall with a "rockhouse" that is almost cave like. Stargazing is a plus. The property is 5 acres in size with many rare plants, trees and wild flowers. Cabin is located between Pickett State Park and the Big South Fork Bandy Creek Headquarters. There are no horse facilities available on property.


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Cabin in the Big South Fork/Pickett State Park Area
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Excellent for hikers

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Hikers' Hideaway, and will be strongly recommending the property to any hikers looking for accommodations in the Big South Fork area! The cabin was beautiful, and was conveniently located near several gas stations and other stores while also situated in a lush, forested setting. The waterfall/ rock cave on the property is such a neat feature! Keith was incredibly responsive to all of our questions, and went above and beyond to be helpful as we planned our hiking itinerary. After talking about our plans, Keith drew upon his extensive knowledge of the trails and natural features of the area to provide detailed and personalized recommendations for hikes, which we relied upon throughout our stay. The cabin is also surprisingly close to Angel Falls overlook, which in our opinion is one of the prettiest and most fun hikes in the area. Can't recommend Keith and Hikers' hideaway highly enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

HIker's Hideaway is like home away from home. We stay there every time we visit the Big South Fork and absolutely love it. Charming, comfortable cabin where you can hike the ample property in between rain showers or head out for longer hikes in the park with good weather. The waterfall and cave tucked in the back of the property are amazing. Close to town and shopping, yet private and secluded if you just want to stay in. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay at Hiker's Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin, it was just like coming home! It had rained a lot lately and the waterfall was beautiful. Great to be able to take a quick walk on the beautiful 5 acres the cabin sits on, in between showers, or head out for one of the many longer hikes in the Big South Fork.

We already started planning our next trip before we left and wouldn't think about staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Keith's cabin. The location is great for hikers who want to explore the many trails in the area, and Keith provided helpful recommendations. The cabin itself is both cozy and spacious. We made good use of the well-equipped kitchen and fast Wi-Fi.

A wonderful starting point for exploring Big South Fork.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away from everything and relax & renew the spirit !

  • 5 of 5

A Little Piece of Heaven tucked away in the Tennessee mountains! The area is quiet, the woods are beautiful even on a rainy day and the sky is amazing at many stars!! The cabin has everything you need for a weekend getaway or week-long stay. This place is our go-to spot when visiting family in the area 😀?

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin and property were great! Peacefullness we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Keith was fantastic with the hikes he recommended. Pickett State Park and the Big South Fork NRRA were beautiful. Looking forward to returning and seeing the things we missed. Would highly recommend this cabin and area to anyone who likes the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Barcaras 931 879 7121 call ahead! Cash only! BYOB
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $30
Tax Rate 9.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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