Mountain Home - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8)
- english, Southern
About Dennis Sheffield
My name is Dennis Sheffield. (2nd from the left between Earnest T. Bass and Barn). I have lived in Nashville since 1991 but am originally from Marianna Florida, a small town in the panhandle about 50 miles north of the Gulf Coast. (Florida State Seminole Country - 1981 Alum) I own a promotional products and T-Shirt business, and am one of the top Traeger Wood Fired Grill Dealers in the South. I know how to sing a good song and can tell funny jokes. I'm single and in search of a wealthy 90 something (female) to marry with a really bad cough.
Dennis Sheffield purchased this Cabin in 1997
Why Dennis Sheffield chose Oneida
After living on the North Florida Gulf Coast and observing what made vacation rentals succeed, I spent years looking for a new development in the Tennessee mountains. I wanted undiscovered country since Gatlinburg reminded me too much of Panama City Beach. Sharing space, restaurants and Highways with millions of tourists was not my idea of relaxing. While driving in North East Tennessee one weekend I happened onto the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area after being lost. This was the beautiful secluded river with high bluffs, incredible natural settings (but no tourists) I had dreamed about. Bought the land, created a large pond between the ridges and built a fantastic log home. The legendary singer/song writer, Tom T. Hall, liked it so much he said I could name it after him if he and Dixie could stay and write songs from time to time. Great folks - very generous arrangement.
What makes this Cabin unique
This is the most relaxing place you could ever imagine. I tell people there's nothing to do but ya don't have enough time to do it all. I usually never leave the cabin for days at a time after hiking, swimming, fishing, love cooking in that incredible well stocked kitchen, grilling and smoking on the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, reading, and playing music. There is a great Yamaha upright piano that fills the home with harmonics. Sitting in the hot tub gazing at night skies that are like nothing I've ever seen in the south. You can pick out satellites and shooting stars streaming across the heavens. Rocking outside on the covered porches or out on the dock reading while enjoying the north western breezes enjoying the quite solitude makes for the perfect get a way from it all vacation I've ever experienced. It's a hard place to leave once you've unwound. I also wanted to provide a place that families would enjoy for gatherings and vacations. Kids really love the pond and hiking into the Big South Fork Park, horseback trail riding and the train to the old mining camp in Stearns KY are highlights for guests. And of course the Big South Fork River for rafting and white water canoeing is spectacular. There are beautiful hiking trails along the river to Angle Falls and other points that are considered the best trails in the country.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Kids love the pond with rope swing and canoe!Kids love the pond with rope swing and canoe!
No pets - No Pets AllowedNo Pets Allowed
No smoking - Allowed outside but discard butts. Allowed outside but discard butts.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 29
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great cabin! Peaceful and secluded
we had a great time getting away and disconnecting from devices at this cabin. Plenty of activities to keep busy. Especially fishing in the private pond. Our boys caught and released but you can grill them up too. Cabin is stocked with everything you need and then some! We'll be back for sure!
Even better than expected
Sometimes the pictures don't represent the whole property. This cabin and surrounding land was amazing. Great for a quiet get aways or for entertaining larger groups. We've stayed in many cabins and we would highly recommend this one.
This was the perfect place for my wife and I to stay. The pond, fire pit, horse shoe arena and cabin offered a nice quiet get away from everything going on now. We hiked each day and main hikes were only a 15 minute drive, although we did drive north to KY (1 hour)
For one hike. Big South Fork offers some of the most exciting hiking in the Southeast. We plan
on staying at this location again this year, both to hike and enjoy the setting. Dennis was a very accommodating host, even helped us with our hiking plans. Cabin was in a remote gated resort which offered all the quiet time one could hope for.
Thank you both for the fun conversations and being such generous guests in every way. Can't wait to have you back!
Secluded with everything you need
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, as it came right at the time of COVID “stay at home” order. We had no concerns because cabin is totally secluded! No neighbors in sight. Cabin had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable.
Owner was very easy to reach. River access is about 4miles away. Nice trails and places to walk.
We will try to come back when the fish are biting!
Thanks Autumn. You were a ton of fun to talk to and I look forward to having you back. And I'll have a little talk with those fish!
Nice get away!
Enjoyed getting away from the busy city with family. We will be back for sure. Thank you Dennis! PS Trager's are amazing!
The property borders The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, just south of the TN/KY state line in Northeast Tennessee. The area offers white water canoeing down the free flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and 150 miles of nature trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, just outside your back door.
Other Activities: Nature Hiking, Whitewater Canoeing, Curling up in front of the fire place reading OR Just Doing Nothing!
Golf: See owner's website for activities in the area.