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Unique Retreat at the Art House

Franklin, TN, USA
  • Cottage1080 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beautiful and Dreamy Retreat House 30 min. from Nashville for those seeking beauty and peace. Bike, hike, or kick back.

Inspiring contemporary/rustic setting with wonderful landscapes, Big covered outdoor spaces, decks, roomy gourmet kitchen.

Contemporary, earthy space for soothing the soul or tapping into all your creative inspirations, in a newly renovated, former art studio, which is set near my artist-built home and studio. Organic gardens, ponds, woods, creek walks, You will be staying in your own private home space, with fabulous kitchen and bath which includes famous 'Fernvale Spring Water'. TN hardwood floors can be found throughout the 1100 square ft. along with soothing bed and living rooms with nooks and enchanted spaces everywhere. You will have the surrounding beauty of private camping while enjoying all the amenities of a modern fully-equipped home, all to yourself.

Be in nature and away from it all, while having easy access to Nashville, Franklin, and the artsy hamlet of Leipers Fork. In addition, close to Cheekwood, numerous parks as well as the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Shopping, music, museums and all things within 15 to 40 min. Ponds, creeks, lovely walking, cycling and hiking in the most wonderful river valley, right outside your door.

***Occasionally, folks book for two but have more show up. Please note that for each additional person after two, there is a rate of 25.00, plus tax for each person, each night that will be added.

Please note that this is not an event venue

Absolutely No smoking in House, you may smoke on back or side porches.


Sydney Reichman

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Sydney Reichman

I am a visual artist, sculptor, jeweler and now Inn Keeper. I have been on this land since 1978 and with a dear friend, transformed it into a trashed out bombed out valley to an ecosensitized landscape. You can read my story on line, at sydneyreichman.com

Sydney Reichman purchased this Cottage in 1978

Why Sydney Reichman chose Fairview

it is rural yet close to everything. Quiet, totally renovated once art studio.

What makes this Cottage unique

peace and quiet and retreat


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • Cozy bedroom with queen bed, a writing nook, handmade furniture, art and wonderful closet space.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • wonderful ample bath with 2 x 5 ft lovely tiled shower with tiled bench, all brand new everything.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Nashville, Franklin, Leipers Fork is a village
            • Mountain View
            • Rural
              woodsy with open fields, ridges, hollers
            • Village
              Leipers Fork
            • Water View
              Ponds creeks,


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens, towels and extra for living room pull out foam bed/couch as well as linens for foam single bed in kitchen area
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central HVAC, brand new
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          HVAC, new.
                        • Internet
                          limited internet, through satellite, non-streaming of movies as is capped through satellite system
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          brand new dryer
                        • Living Room
                          living room with writing area desk, big comfy couch and a couple of chairs for sitting.
                        • Parking
                          great covered parking right at the cottage
                        • Telephone
                          cell phone is available but sketchy, though you can always find spots around the cottage
                        • Towels Provided
                          all towels and soaps, body washes, etc provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          brand new washer


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen is quite ample with a place to eat, granite counter tops, pots and pans,
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Tea, coffee, cream sugar basics
                            • Refrigerator
                              side by side, new
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  eating in the kitchen, there is not a designated dining area
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      an array of books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      a game table for backgammon and chess
                                    • Television
                                      TV for movies at this time
                                    • Video Library
                                      about 20 movies and bldg.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Deck off kitchen, with another deck/back porch and large covered areas for sitting.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          60 acres, gardens, great walking areas in the valley all year round and woods walking and hiking in cooler weather. Streams, rivers and waterfall areas abound but bring proper shoes and poles...


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking


                                                                • Away from it all but near so much, like Franklin, the Artsy Hamlet of Leipers Fork, Parks, hiking, canoeing or kayaking and the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Great Music in Franklin and Leipers Fork and Nashville just 35 min away

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  50 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Outstanding cabin & host

                                                                  Brent S.

                                                                  My wife and I stayed in the Art House for a weekend getaway, just us, no kids. I have no complaints!! The layout of this cabin is near perfect. Nice kitchen with all the utensils you could possibly need/want, separate living space that is spacious, laundry area that is out of the way ,but right where you'd want it, very nice bathroom and great shower, plenty of closet space to stay a weekend or a week , bedroom that is plenty large enough. There is a desk area in the bedroom and a reading nook in the entry area to the cabin. There is also a side carport ,attached to the cabin, to park your vehicle. The cabin is nicely decorated and features several pieces of furniture that look handmade and are eye-catching, but very much functional. It is very peaceful and the cabin is located in a beautiful area. I'd wake up very early and enjoy coffee on the deck , listening to the sounds of nature, turkeys gobbling in the distance, an owl in the woods that hasn't wrapped up its night , even a couple of geese up on the ridge. There are lots of squirrels and chipmunks at the cabin that are fun to watch as you read a book or drink your coffee.

                                                                  The host has prepared a folder with information about things to do in the surrounding area and places to eat. She has given directions to hiking close to the cabin and details on the best times to go on which trails. There is a stream right next to the cabin. At the time of my stay, it was a dry stream bed at the cabin, but 50 yards up the stream bed, water was flowing. Very beautiful. I have stayed in many cabins over the years and I have never stayed in a cabin where there was so much attention to detail. The house was spotless. I cannot say enough good things about the cabin and host.

                                                                  Cabin is a short drive ,through beautiful cattle and horse country, to Franklin for dining ,shopping and entertainment. Cabin is also close enough to drive into Nashville if you wish.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for that wonderful review! You have captured nearly every intention I had for the Art House when setting out to create it.

                                                                  And you were fabulous, thoughtful guests. I am so happy you loved staying here and hope to see you again anytime!

                                                                  Perfect Place

                                                                  DavidClearwater, Florida

                                                                  If you are looking to escape the busy, noisy, stressful world your life has become - this is the perfect place. The woods, the quiet, the deer who walked past the picture window, everything was serene. Sydney has created a space that is calm. Her sculptures and art compliment the woods that surround the property. We had forgotten how bright the night sky actually is, it was amazing to see the stars over the Art House. We disconnected from the electronic devices and had the opportunity to connect with each other and to nature. Great hikes await just outside the door. Puckett's grocery store, Leipers Fork and the Natchez Trace Trail were great local trips. We will definitely be a return visitor here.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a true pleasure to host you and talk with you "on the trail, by the sacred shard pile". I look so forward to seeing you all again, and sharing that glass of wine. You are each so special a couple and I am thrilled you loved my little valley....Next time you will have to go up on top, it is a different world.....take good care of each other...Sydney

                                                                  Perfect escape!

                                                                  Amanda W.Nashville

                                                                  My husband and I spent our anniversary here and it was perfect. So quiet, nicely appointed, and absolutely spotless. There was even an electric tea kettle, a nice selection of teas, and drinks in the fridge. The home is covered in original art as is the surround property. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay.

                                                                  Beautiful Tennessee Retreat

                                                                  Scott S.

                                                                  Very peaceful and beautiful cabin. Sydney was very welcoming and accommodating. Exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommended.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  thanks Scott....Loved having you both here. You are wonderful guests and I would welcome you back anytime!

                                                                  Beautiful location and great host!

                                                                  Michelle K.

                                                                  I enjoyed my retreat and would come again for another stay!

                                                                  The Art house is a wonderful and relaxin get place to stay.

                                                                  Bill I.Troy, Michigan

                                                                  It’s so inviting...off the beaten path, but with everything you’d want. My wife and I have loved it!


                                                                  Franklin, TN, USA



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                                                                  This has been a nature preserve since 1978. Please keep outdoor lighting to a minimum as to protect that night sky and the creatures that come and go in the dark. Of course use discretion and use to insure your safety coming and going. All water is Spring Water, with a UV filter, so drink up and take some home!

                                                                  50 Reviews
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