WELCOME TO SIDEWAYS IN SEWANEE!
Sideways is a RUSTIC, but quaint little 3 bedroom, 2 bath house right smack in the middle of campus (the University of the South campus, that is). It's a 120+ year old gem of a cottage whose poor old bones just aren't as straight as they once were.
That said, as of March 2022, we added an ensuite bath where an old closet used to be and opened up the den to the kitchen dining area. We attempted as best we could to level her out, but that just proved beyond the scope. Back in April 2018, we also performed another little renovation, so if you've stayed here before or saw previous reviews about crazy bright paint colors, you'll be pleasantly surprised! It no longer looks like a box of crayons exploded inside. The renovation included fresh paint inside & out, a new tin roof, removal of the vinyl siding outside to go back to the original wood siding, updated light fixtures, a new deck, new operable windows with screens throughout, and a new sliding glass door and glass top front door that both help to let in a lot more natural light.
While a bit crooked it may be, it definitely won't let you down when it comes to offering you relaxation on a budget and a great location to reconnect with alumni and friends! It's located within walking distance to the local coffee shop (Stirling's) and the local bar (Shenanigan's, which added a 2nd story balcony in 2018), as well as countless hiking trails, golf course, tennis courts, lakes for fishing, and just about every University building.
It is NOT the Hilton. This is an OLD house that is used as a vacation home on available weekends by the owners and their families (all Sewanee grads) and looks more like a casual old vacation cabin than a fancy bed and breakfast, so please set your expectations accordingly. All beds are queens. It has a tub shower/combo and a walk-in shower, a Washer & Dryer and a great set of porches (one covered porch, one uncovered deck).
There is NO CABLE and the TV signals DO NOT REACH inside the house (we've tried rabbit ears, digital converter boxes, and fancy expensive solutions that don't work). There is a DVD Player, but you will not be able to watch live TV, so plan to watch any sports games from Shenanigan's, Blue Chair or the Sewanee Inn. There is WIFI in the house. However, our goal with the house is to get away from it all, especially screens, so hopefully that's what you like about Sewanee also.
Please EMAIL (don't call) for specific questions regarding renting. If we need to talk by phone, that's not a problem, but we will respond much faster by email. Pricing is an average of $300 per night with a 2-night minimum except during Commencement/Graduation each year. Due to the high demand, the rate for Commencement is $2500 flat rate for minimum 6 nights/7 days. We don't book more than 1 year out and all stays need to be affiliated with University “sponsored” events, which are wide-ranging. Send us a message if you’re unsure what that entails. If you’re there to enjoy the campus, visit a student, give patronage to Sewanee Village, or anything in between, then you’re all set to book with us.
WE REQUIRE A TWO-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.
The property is located at 121 Palmetto Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375.
Click on the Virtual Tour link below for more photos of the home.
We look forward to letting you be a part of Sideways!
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