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The Holly House log cabin, 100-year-old historic setting

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About the property

Cabin in a rural setting surrounded by historic structures, ponds and fields.

This antique log cabin on Green Frog Farm is part of a settlement of restored historical buildings from around west Tennessee.

Guests will experience the quiet charm of a slower pace of life. Reconnect with history without the distractions of internet or television.

This unique cabin sleeps up to 5 with a full kitchen and bath. Note that the original corner staircase to the upstairs bedroom is narrow and may be difficult to access for some guests. A queen bed is in the downstairs bedroom which is adjacent to the bathroom.

A free self-guided tour of the historic grounds of Green Frog Farm is included with your stay. Free admission to the Tennessee Safari Park, an exotic animal park a couple of miles away, is also included.

A free self-guided tour of the historic grounds of Green Frog Farm is included with your stay. Free admission to the Tennessee Safari Park, an exotic animal park a couple of miles away, is also included.

The Holly House is located in Green Frog Farm, a historic settlement off of Highway 412 between Jackson and Dyersburg, Tennessee. We're located about an hour east of Memphis and two and a half hours west of Nashville.

Our other nearby listing, the cabin in the Pines also accommodates five. If you're trying to decide which is best for you, consider that the Pines Cabin has a more private setting but open loft sleeping arrangements. The Holly House is closer to a main road and has separate bedrooms.

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John and Nancy Freeman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Thai
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

About John and Nancy Freeman

I've been collecting and restoring historical buildings and artifacts in West Tennessee for 30 years. If you visit the cabin please take some time to see the other unique sites nearby, including a working Linotype machine and a cotton gin from 1910. I live in a log house on a farm with my wife, Nancy.

John and Nancy Freeman purchased this cabin in 1990


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The Holly House log cabin, 100-year-old historic setting
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Quaint, Charming Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Would accommodate up to five people comfortably. Would not recommend for small children because of the stairs to the loft; they were steep and narrow (they are 100 years old). Other than the staircase, we loved the layout of the house. It has a fantastic fireplace with plenty of wood available. The surrounding grounds were beautiful and took you back to yesteryear. John and family were incredibly helpful with questions and any other needs we had. The three drawbacks, other than the stairs, were the dorm size fridge, the stove only had one burner working (oven didn't work), and could use a good dusting. Even so, we plan to go again, the good outweighs the bad.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to sit back and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy history and want to take a step back in time, this is a great place to do so. Very peaceful, very relaxing. John was a delight to meet and was as easy to be around as the beautiful property that he and his family have assembled. I stepped back in time to the visit's of my youth with my Grandparents in the hills of Tennessee.

Very clean, very well maintained, very accurate in the description. Check out "Bob's Burger's" ( about 3-4 miles away ) if you want a Great burger and the Hot fudge Cake.... almost sinful.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, lovely historically restored log home that is part of a community of period buildings.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin to be conveniently close to a weekend family reunion. It was a perfect place for our mother and us 3 sisters from different states to unite and visit with each other. Lovely and peaceful for quality time together. A bonus was the barbecue we were able to order to take to our reunion and Anita's boutique was having a weekend sale for a fun shopping venture. Holly House has a front and back porch with rockers and porch swings we enjoyed eating breakfast in the morning and having a gabfest in the evening. The self-guided tour of the chapel and schoolhouse and other buildings were informative and fun. We took advantage of the free entrance to the nearby Safari Park and were fascinated and entertained. Overall this was a great bonding and relaxing time for each of us. We unanimously would welcome another stay at this property for ourselves and for anybody else. Thank you to the owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was so unique. It was everything that the site showed. It was very clean and cozy. We really enjoyed the fireplace and all the beautiful surroundings. My husband truly enjoyed the fishing ponds. Dr. Freeman was great to work with and has a beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Alamo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The upstairs bedroom has a full and twin size bed.
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , One queen bed in the downstairs bedroom.
  • Separate upstairs and downstairs bedroom.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

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