On the Mountain, 4 Miles from Sewanee!
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- Property type:House
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Only minutes from The University of the South, St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, St. Mary's Retreat Center and Monteagle, Aerie is the perfect retreat on the Cumberland Plateau.
More than just a cabin in the woods, Aerie is a recently-refurbished 3,000-square-foot wood house that blends in with the trees on a 13-acre site on the Cumberland Plateau. Set on the edge of a bluff with a spectacular view of mountains and trees and with two decks for viewing them, Aerie offers respite from everyday life.
No matter what the season, weather or time of day, the view is always spectacular.
When you wind down the long driveway through the woods, you know you’ve come to a special place. Relax in the sunroom and watch the chickadees, titmice and nut-hatches on the feeder about a foot outside the window. Explore the shelves of books in the library/office. Play games or do puzzles on the balcony overlooking the living room. Watch movies from the selection in the great room upstairs. Or do them all!
The poplar-paneled master bedroom has a California king bed (slighter narrower and longer than a regular king) and a master bathroom with a step-in shower. The library/office has a day bed and a trundle bed. In addition, there is a sofa sleeper, so the house can sleep up to 10 if beds are shared. There is a half bath downstairs. The dining table seats eight, and there is a card table and four TV tables; there is a table on the balcony upstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room, laundry room and sunroom are also downstairs.
Upstairs is the blue bedroom (queen bed), the yellow bedroom (queen bed), the balcony, a great room and a bathroom. Upstairs or down, all of the rooms have views—of the far-off mountains or the nearby trees—and there are hand-made crafts and original paintings throughout the house.
The Surrounding Community
There is much to do on the mountain. During the school year, The University of the South offers theater and music performances, as well as art exhibits. Craft fairs are held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, in May and on the Fourth of July. The Sewanee Summer Music Center is held four weeks in the summer and hosts numerous performances. Shakerag Craft Workshops are held in June at St. Andrews-Sewanee School.
For hikers, there is the 18-mile Perimeter Trail on the University of the South domain, as well as South Cumberland State Park (which includes Fiery Gizzard, Savage Gulf, the Stone Doors, and the Sewanee Natural Bridge, a mile from Aerie) with its many hiking opportunities, and other natural areas. Woods Reservoir and Tim’s Ford are nearby for boaters. Golfers will enjoy the Sewanee Golf course. There are a number of dining choices in Sewanee, Cowan, Winchester and Monteagle. For the attractions of the big city, Chattanooga is 45 minutes away, Nashville is 1.5 hours, Birmingham is 2.5 hours, and Atlanta is 3 hours.
You must be at least 25 to rent Sewanee Aerie, and you must be on-site. Three-night minimum for University of the South Homecoming weekend, Family weekend and for national holidays. Four-night minimum for University of the South graduation.
There is a high bluff in front of the house, and there is no fence, so the house may not be appropriate for small children. In fact, everyone needs to be cautious near the cliff!
Keywords: mountain home, mountain view, bluff, cliff, Sewanee vacation rental, Sewanee rental property, cabin, woods, cabin, cottage, Cumberland Plateau, Monteagle, hiking
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
$225-$475/night, depending on season, # of people and weekend events. 2 night minimum; 3 nights at Homecoming & Family Weekend; 4 nights for Graduation. $1,500-$2,100 per week, depending on season, # of people and weekend. 50% deposit required at the time of booking; the other 50% due three weeks before your arrival. $75-150 cleaning fee / $300 security deposit (refundable). Prices and availability subject to change at any time without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I grew up in Sewanee, one of the few who can claim that! I went to Sewanee Military Academy and spent the last three years of college at the University of the South. The mountain is my spiritual home.
Why the Owner Chose Sewanee, TN, USA:
There is so much to do on the mountain--hiking, biking, eating, camping, arts and theater through the University and, my personal favorite, just sitting.
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The view is spectacular in all seasons at this Sewanee rental!
The master bedroom has a California king bed and poplar paneling.
The sun room is off the living room and the dining room.
The living room is comfortable.
And here's the other end of the studio. There's plenty of seating to watch TV.
The yellow bedroom upstairs leads to the upper deck, as does the blue bedroom.
The blue bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and leads to the upper deck.
The view in autumn.
The house is nestled in the woods.
The master bathroom has a long countertop and a walk-in shower.
The dining room table opens to about twice this size.
In addition to the living room, there is a large studio upstairs. Here's one end
The yellow bedroom upstairs has an extra-long double bed.
The view from the upstairs balcony.
The library has numerous books and a desk. It also has a day bed and trundle bed
Birds feed 1 foot outside the sun room window.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016
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