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Vacation Rental Home in Beautiful Crossville, Tennessee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 9-10)

The house (Winter Storm) is located in the Cumberland Homestead National Historic District built during the Great Depression during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The housing project was a hands-on training project to retrain people and put them back to work. It has three bedrooms, living room/dining area, kitchen and 1 bath. It is made of field stone and has the original hardwood floors. The home is located one mile from Cumberland Mountain State Park. The park has an excellent restaurant and Olympic size swimming pool. My childhood family home (Summer Breeze) is next door. Both cottages are original Cumberland Homestead houses in the National Historic District.

Other attractions within one to two hour drive: Knoxville Art Museum, Home of Alvin York (WWI Veteran & Hero); Birthplace of Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State; Pickett State Park; Big South Fork Recreational Area; Rugby (Historic English Utopian Settlement; Highland Manor and Stonehaus Wineries; Prisoner of War Camp Museum; Mennonite Community at Muddy Pond; American Museum of Science & Energy; Fall Creek Falls State Park; Grand Ole Opry at Nashville; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Dollywood Theme Park; Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, The Hermitage aa(President Andrew Jackson home; Chattanooga Aquarium; Chattanooga Choo-Choo; Lookout Mountain & Rock City; Chickamauga National Civil War Battlefield; Ruby Falls; The Lost Sea (underground lake and cave); Rhea County Courthouse (Evolution Trial Drama); Cumberland County Playhouse; Occoe River (white water rafting) Star of Knoxville Boat Cruise; Museum of Appalachia.

Keywords: 1200 sq. ft. cottage

More Details

MaryAnn Owings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About MaryAnn Owings

I grew up in Crossville, Tennessee and have loved this area all my life. My childhood home was part of the Cumberland Homestead National Historic District. I wish to share this little bit of heaven with others. I attended school 12 years in the school built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) and men from the families chosen to live in the Cumberland Homestead project. I played in the Cumberland Mountain Park that was built by the CCC for the recreation of the residents of the project. The park was turned over to the State of Tennessee when the houses were sold during Harry Truman's presidency. The project was the forerunner of public housing. Later, my career was that of Executive Director of a public housing apartment rental complex. I felt I had come full circle. I enjoy people, and my retirement plan was to open a bed and breakfast in the area I call 'home.' However, most people prefer just the standard vacation rental because they are anxious to get to the many events and beautiful places that area has to offer.

MaryAnn Owings purchased this cottage in 2002

Why MaryAnn Owings chose Crossville

I bought this house because it is next door to the house I grew up in. Both houses are located in a National Historic District on the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, Tennessee. Both are available for vacation rental. They are only two of the two hundred and fifty homes built during the Great Depression to teach new skills to out-of-work miners and farmers during Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. These men also built schools and churches in the community. A park built for the community later became Cumberland Mountain State Park. The park is one mile from the vacation home. Many government agencies assisted in the training program. There are two museums in the Historic District to tell the story of these people who were part of the 'Greatest Generation.'

What makes this cottage unique

I enjoy getting away from the stress of our world today, and slipping back to a simpler place in time. It is a place to just slow down, to appreciate nature, and get back in touch with one's self and what is important in life. There is ample wildlife to view. It is only a short drive (five miles) into the town of Crossville, TN which has evolved from a farming community to a tourist mecca. The State Park (1 mile away) offers an olympic size swimming pool, hiking, fishing, boating, and an excellent restaurant. Bear Trace Golf Course (designed by Jack Nicholas). is two miles away. Crossville is known as 'The Golf Capital of Tennesse, boasting a total of 12 golf courses. There are shops, outlet mall, restaurants, a community playhouse known worldwide, a ten movie theatre. Country music is appreciated at many local restaurant/bars. It is a small town with a big city attitude. Twelve golf courses nearby offer recreation and dining. The outlet mall and local antique shops offer plenty of shopping opportunities. There many area attractions for 'day trips' and the landscape you will enjoy getting to those points is beautiful. There are many waterfalls in the area you will enjoy visiting. There are many restaurants and grocery stores in town. If there are health concerns, the hospital is only ten minutes away.


Crossville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • one tub/shower combination Remember this with large groups!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Crib or pak-n-play available for setup. (1), queen sofa sleeper in living room (1); air mattresses available (1 queen, 1 twin.).
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
One mile from Cumberland Mountain State Park and Restaurant. Park offers swimming, boating, golf, hiking, tennis. Located in National Historic District 1 1/2 miles to Hwy. 127, 3 miles to Hwy. 101, 8 miles to I-40 Interstate, 5 miles to Crossville, TN, and to hospital Please email me at or call 865-354-0874 or 865-466-7594 for additional information.


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Vacation Rental Home in Beautiful Crossville, Tennessee
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this amazing and cozy house. The sunroom was our favorite place to relax and enjoy quality time together. The property was large enough to enjoy time outside playing sports. During our stay we enjoyed the State Park and the Ozone Falls. Also, Crossville was within 2 hours of Nashville and Knoxville.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will love this place

  • 5 of 5

Just like grandma's house. Didn't want for anything. Excellent location to park with paddleboats on the lake, close to waterfalls, great pool at park, best beds, kids loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and historic

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great, very good location, convenient to Crossville, Lake Tansi, and Cumberland mtn state park. Breakfast and coffee on the morning porch was relaxing. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Historic Homestead Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Crossville, TN many times..."Winter Storm" is by far our favorite rental in the area! Even though we had snow, the cottage was warm and cozy and the surrounding countryside, beautiful! The owner thought of special touches- even fresh fruit in the fruit bowl. It felt like coming home!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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A real connection to the history of the area.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. MaryAnn was very accommodating and the cottage was very charming.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the Homestead legacy and the surrounding area was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

It was nice to be staying in a moment of US history and to understand the efforts made to sustain families in a very difficult time of our country’s history.

The home was comfortably equipped and enjoyed its proximity to the state park

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nashville or Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 127
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pool at Cumberland Mtn. State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Car: necessary

The cottage at Tennessee Plateau Vacations is located on Pigeon Ridge Road which connects Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 127 in Crossville, TN. It is on mile from Cumberland Mountain State Park, near 12 golf courses, and an easy drive to Cumberland County Playhouse (live theatre).

Please email me at or call 865-354-0874 or 865-466-7594 for additional information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates quoted are for two people. Renter must be over 21. Add $11.00 per night for each individual
over 12 years of age. Taxes and clean up fee are not included. Weekly rate quoted is for 5 nights
with 6th night FREE, for two people, check out on 7th day. Monthly rate quoted is for three weeks,
with one week FREE, for two people. Extra guests may be negotiated with owner.
NO PETS. NO SMOKING in cottage. Drivers license number required on rental agreement.
Charges will be made accordingly for any items broken or removed from the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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