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Sleep In A Bit Of History. Welcome To An 1860 Log Cabin And Idle Hour Farm.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

50 Acre Farm To Stretch Your Legs And Rest Your Mind.

Master is on main with a King size bed.

Bedroom 2 with two full beds and a sitting area with couch

Bedroom 3 with a full and twin bed

Down stairs full bath has washer and dryer for your convenience.

Upstairs bathroom is complete with a claw foot tub

Updated eat-in kitchen that is fully equipped

Keurig coffee maker

Living room with gas fireplace

A double front porch complete with rocking chairs and porch swing

Cable TV

Library of DVDs

PlayStation and games

We now have internet available

Linens are provided

50 acres to roam with a barn, old cabin and out buildings to explore. Deer are seen quite often (NO HUNTING, unless it is with a camera)

Located near Rogersville, Tennessee's second oldest town

Clinch River for kayaking and rafting

Cherokee Lake for some great fishing and lake recreations

Near Pressman's Home, one of United States' modern day ghost towns

One hour to The Bristol Motor Speedway

Heritage Days in Rogersville, TN

Fourth of July Celebrations

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum

Cruise-In Downtown with antique cars

Hiking at Bays Mountain Park, waterfalls, high ridges with fire tower views, and lake

More Details

Laura Heeke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Laura Heeke

I grew up in Rogersville and this was our families farm. My husband and I have the passion to save it and let others enjoy what we do.

Laura Heeke purchased this cabin in 1960

Why Laura Heeke chose Rogersville

This is my family farm. I was blessed to be the one to carry on to save the farm. My father bought the farm in the 1960s and in 1976 he found the cabin in a neighboring community, bought it, and he and one other man tore it down, piece by piece, numbered each one and put it back on his property. Each cut of wood has his touch and heart in it. I played on this farm as a child, picked strawberries to sell to friends, laid tobacco stakes for my brothers to stalk rows of tobacco, rode our horses, feed our cows, and made castles in the hay loft. Even though it is not a working farm today, we hope it brings back a simpler time in life. There is additional cabins on the property that my parents built together. They collected antiques and made a wonderful little piece of history on the back of the farm. It is now in disrepair, but we hope to be able to save some of it, but it is available to explore.


Rogersville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Sleep In A Bit Of History. Welcome To An 1860 Log Cabin And Idle Hour Farm.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Great cabin on nice piece of property

  • 5 of 5

Such a homey and welcoming cabin! Cozy but still provides plenty of space to spread out. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the property!!

  • 4 of 5

It was very relaxing and we were able to bring our two small dogs as well. We plan to come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great "Retreat" Spot and Charming Historic Town

  • 4 of 5

Right off I want to say that we had a very enjoyable, memorable Christmas stay, and that the owners were great and really worked with a few of our requests that were quite, I suspect, particular to us. The farm is lovely and the town is really a gem. If you want to get away to a spot that is not overrun by tourists but still relatively close to several interesting attractions, this is a great spot.

A couple of notes, and these may be particular to our situation, and aren't mentioned as big negatives: The farm is not quite as "remote" as we expected (there are other houses fairly close) and the decor, while very nice and appropriate to an historic structure, probably included a few too many pieces especially since we had young children around, and we had a hard time finding enough space to put the food and supplies we brought for a couple of "home-cooked" meals. Again, these are minor quibbles! Overall, we had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the space, and especially enjoyed the fireplace, as it was pretty cold while we were there. Thank you Laura! Wish you future success- Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Rogersville, TN before. We looked for a halfway place for our family scattered from PA, Fl., AR, and MS. for Thanksgiving.

If you are looking for quaint, off the beaten path, yet close to town, this is your place. Our little grand boys had a blast! Our teenage grandchildren, well they’re teenagers who were concerned they didn’t had great cell service. Our adult children and husbands loved it, and all left saying it was one of our best Thanksgiving get togethers.

One of our daughters had car problems and the local Heritage Motors were super and used their mechanic to fix the problem. The town is charming and the people are very friendly..

We had a few hiccups but the owners were very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

The entire family loved this home and property. So historice, but with upgraded amenities. A firepit with a great view, hiking with a better view and visiting nearby local spots were highlights. We ate in most meals - the grill is great and kitchen too. The beds are very comfortable - we slept great. I'd suggest visiting Amos Mill Eatery as well - wonderful spot and not far away at all. The family was talking of making a return trip before the weekend was ever over! Laura was great to work with as well. This place is a true gem!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house great property great area

  • 5 of 5

Great place to be in the mountains surrounded by the feeling of love and sights of nature. We stayed a week but wanted to stay a lifetime. This old place is updated to the fullest. Plenty to do within a short drive. Don't overlook this place

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.75%

Pet friendly, we love our pets to stay with us and we want you to enjoy yours.
Check in at 5pm and check out at 12 noon unless other arrangements have been made.
Our furnishings are old and they have been around for a long time. Please treat them with care so that they are around for others to enjoy.

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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