About the property
- Cabin960 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
New cabin built of recycled old barn boards with all the mordern fixins.
Ever dream of snuggling up in a cozy creek side cabin and listening to the water gurgle by. You found it! This cabin is constructed of recycled old barn material including the rusted tin roofing material. Perched on the banks of Big Creek with cascading wooden stairs to the creek. Enjoy creek side hiking or fish for wary trout or small mouth bass or you can watch from the forty foot covered deck. Then snuggle into a cozy cabin with one bedroom with queen, a great room with wood burning fireplace and queen sofa sleeper and one awesome bath with claw foot tub and washer/dryer. The cabinets, vanity, end tables and night stands are all custom made of recycled old barn wormy chestnut by Foster Custom Cabinets. Enjoy the fully complimented kitchen with range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Relax and read a book or kick back and watch the flat screen TV with Directv. Whatever, its all about privacy, comfort and enjoyment. Security provide by ADT.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
About Jake Jacobs
Wendy and Jake Jacobs have been married over 50 years and have always loved adventure and challenges. They have two sons with whom they work on multiple projects. Jake a former fighter pilot has owned several businesses over the years and they have lived in 7 states. However, upon moving to the Amis Farm in east TN, Wendy declared she was 'home' and Jake agreed. The Jacobs have loved working with old properties beginning with restoring an antibellum plantation home in Louisiana, an 1885 log cabin in Colorado and an 1890 Victorian in South Carolina. Saving the best for last they are now restoring her 5th Great Grandfathers home and community near Rogersville, TN. Making a great team, Jake does the design and construction and Wendy adds the flair and fluff.
Jake Jacobs purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Jake Jacobs chose Rogersville
Wendy Jacobs and her husband Jake had the opportunity to purchase the Thomas Amis Farm from her distant cousin and jumped at the chance. Thomas Amis was Wendy's 5th Great Grandfather and received the property as a Revolutionary War Land Grant for his military service. He selected this site on Big Creek where Old Stage Road (the original road from Philadelphia to the frontier) ended on the edge of the wilderness. Here he built a stone dam, mill, stone home, forge, foundry, blacksmith shop, tannery, boot and harness shop, store and distillery. The Jacobs are putting it back piece by piece. The first step was to build and open Amis Mill Eatery a family restaurant overlooking Big Creek Dam and water falls. The grounds have been reclaimed and offer walking trails along the creek and through the woods filled with birdhouses to the old family cemetery and home place grounds. Creekside cabin is a short walk or drive downstream from Amis Mill Eatery and the home place grounds.
What makes this Cabin unique
Visitors comment that they feel they have stepped back in time to a more quiet, relaxed life and that's exactly what we want. Yet, we are in the heart of what's happening in Appalachia from Cherokee Lake to Bristol. The east Tn scenery is unparallelled and the history is fascinating.
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The Creekside Cabin is perfect for couples & Jake is a wonderful host. Full of local knowledge & history.. Must see his museum & check out the great eatery too. Highly recommend !! Thanks Jake!! Scott & Sue
Wonderful first visit to Tenessee
The cabin we stayed in was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the wood burning fireplace and the larger soaker tub, especially after our hikes. Jake was very accommodating and told us about the area. The little eatery around the corner is friendly and has great atmosphere. We enjoyed a few appetizers and drinks after our hike. This is a good place to get Wi-fi as the cabin itself does not have any. We didn't mind. It was nice to be off the grid for a few days. Highly recommend the cabin and Bays Mountain and planetarium. They have great trails and a nature preserve.
great little cabin in a nice location
This was the perfect place for our Thanksgiving. Jake was very welcoming. The place was cute and well equipped. Thanks for the great experience!
nice property, nice view
We have the best guests in the world and always try to give them a world class experience in a quiet, peaceful, rustic chic cabin. Thank you, Jake
Adorable Creek-Side Cabin!
This property listing's description was accurate, and the cabin was just like the photos provided--a cool, cute and cozy cabin. Plenty of towels and wash cloths, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish & dishwasher detergent, soap, so it was nice to not have to bring those items along or buy them after arrival. So great to have a washer and dryer!
The setting, in a lightly wooded area with a beautiful creek below, was beautiful. The property is part of a larger, historic parcel of land, and the information provided about the history was interesting. It wast quiet and private, yet was actually very close to everything you may need. The large porch overlooking the creek was nice. The location was central to several other areas we were visiting (Kingsport, Douglas Lake, Bays Mountain Park, Warrior's Path State Park, Briar Hill Farms, etc.), and served as our "home base".
The owner, Jake, was very pleasant and helpful, and quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
We ate at The Mill restaurant one night, also owned by the property owner, and it was packed with locals and visitors, and that, too, was a good experience. Good food and friendly service while overlooking the creek and the little dam and waterfall.
I would definitely recommend this to family and friends, not only for the great cabin, but also for nearby attractions, such as the Ebbing and Flowing stream, the dam and falls, the restaurant, the Thomas Amis house, and the proximity to all that Kingsport has to offer. Also nearby, in Gray, TN is the Natural History Museum, where an extremely important archaeological dig is ongoing.
The only negative comments are that the kitchen needs a cutting board, the floors of the cabin were not as clean as I would have wanted, and the sofa bed mattress is extremely uncomfortable, but children could probably manage it okay. Adding a railing in the loft would feel a bit safer, as would completing the railing on one end of the porch. But even with those few complaints, I STILL would highly recommend the place to friends and family! It is an adorable little cabin!
Very nice cabin
Enjoyed our stay in the cabin,it was pretty,clean & the owner was very friendly.We had our dinner every night at the Aims Mill Eatery,which is across the road from the cabin. The food was great & we got to visit with our family that lives near by. Went on walking trail about forty minutes away.Will definitely stay there again.
Beautiful creek side cabin located in the heart of the east TN mountains and cradle of history. See oldest stone home in TN built by Thomas Amis in 1781, tour the grounds, visit the cemetery and walk birdhouse trail. Amis was first Senator from area then still North Carolina. Walk the banks of Big Creek and see ruins of original mill or fish for wary trout and small mouth bass. Visit Ebbing and Flowing Spring, one of two reported in the world. Drive to downtown Historic Rogersville settled in 1775 by Davy Crockett's grandparents.