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Romantic Glamour Camping Cabin near waterfall hikes (on 145 acres)

Bedrooms 1
Space 45 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfy Double Bed, Studio, Sleeps 2-3, Off Grid Glamping Cabin with Pampering

Nestled in the trees on stilts, this romantic get-away is located on 145 acres with onsite hiking and fishing. Close to many waterfall trails, lakes and rivers. De-connect and enjoy mother nature. Office short hike or drive in 1800s farmhouse. No running water - rain water collection system for non potable water. Purified drinking water provided in cabin. LED lighting, adjacent composting privy, outside solar camp bag shower. Firepit, hammock and more! This off grid rustic Glamping (glamour camping) cabin was built with recycled materials for my sister and I to camp out in on our 145 acre property and folks starting calling wanting to rent it so we did and Cowgirl Cabin has proven to be very popular! Romantic ambiance with comfy double bed with all natural linens, local goat milk soaps and robes. Campfire grill set + charcoal grill and indoors wood heat stove for cooler nights. Lantern lighting (no electricity).

Make it pretty for the cowgirls and cowboys will follow!

Open seasonally end April to early November.

If you want to bring the kids contact us for info! Cot & sleeping bag rentals available . ($10/person/night extra fee for 3rd or 4th guest).

A truly unique camping experience with lots of country pampering. Welcome basket with homemade cookies and chocolates and organic coffee.

More Details

Ilaeka Villa
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Ilaeka Villa

My parents retired to TN in the 1980s and I returned to the family farm in 2005 after living abroad in Paris for 15+ years. I currently live in the onsite 1800s farmhouse office and manage two upscale vacation cottages and one glamping cabin on the 145 acre property. My sister and I co-own this cabin and I am the property manager.

Ilaeka Villa purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Ilaeka Villa chose Grandview

This cabin was built as a get away for my sister and I (photo) to have a getaway to go to and word got out and folks wanted to rent it! A great place to deconnect on a beautiful 145 acre property which is about half in forest and half in pastureland.

What makes this cabin unique

Off-grid camping adventure! With pampering! Lots of extras to making your camping fun and carefree. Onsite hiking trails and spring fed fishing pond. Surrounded by the Cumberland Trail System and many waterfall hikes within a short distance including the beautiful Piney Waterfalls hike just two miles from your cabin!


Grandview Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor composting toilet outhouse. Outdoor solar shower station.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Comfy double bed in a one room cabin with wood heat stove. Cots and sleeping bags available for rent if you want to bring a 3rd or 4th guest.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Great star gazing at night, campfire talks, fabulous view from the bed of cabin. Cozy and romantic furnishings. Local roasted organic coffee, welcome basket with homemade cookies, chocolates and goat milk soaps . No electricity or running water (drinking water provided & rain water system for outdoor shower).


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Romantic Glamour Camping Cabin near waterfall hikes (on 145 acres)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Truly got away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We were going to go camping but I really did not want to truly "rough it"...the Cowgirl Cabin has a lovely bed and deck, all the amenities you could need for an upscale outdoorsy weekend, or longer! We enjoyed a campfire each night and the sounds of the woods and trains in the distance. Ilakea is a gracious host and her father makes a wonderful pizza and OH THE BISCUITS, you must try them! We will go back as soon as we can. I didn't miss a thing...(tv, air condtioning, etc.)

We hiked the trails on the grounds and hung around the fishing pond a bit. It was early September, the weather could not have been nicer. The thing I loved the most was the quiet. Just so quiet. I read my book and enjoyed my dogs and the views most of the time. We did grill steaks one night and my boyfriend took a short drive to go visit a nearby waterfall.

The hosts provide a lot of directions on where to go nearby (i never left the property the whole weekend) and how to use the rain water supply for showering , etc. Outdoor showering and outdoor privy are part of the adventure!

We purchased some lovely soaps and preserves for gifts at the front porch store on our way out.

Highly recommend for people who love the outdoors but maybe aren't totally into roughing it anymore, like me!


  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. You summed up the Cowgirl Glamping experience perfectly - camping with pampering! Lots of waterfall hikes and country adventures in our area but a lot of our guests end up relaxing at the cabin like you did. I'll let Papa Phil (my 86 year old father) know how much you enjoyed his country cooking with delivery to the cabin... You all were great guests and we so enjoyed having you here and look forward to your next visit!
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Loved it!! Wonderful stay and couldn’t have asked for better way to celebrate our Anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, wonderful hospitality and Papa Phil’s food was Amazing! Can’t wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!
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Huntsville, Alabama


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cowgirl for the eclipse (Aug 20-22). Let me start by saying this cabin absolutely has everything you may need for a "glamping" experience! Every detail of the cabin, shower, and privy are well thought out. You will find so many personal touches and treats to make you feel welcome! The owners of the property are super sweet and offered to help us with any questions or concerns that we could have. There is a porch shop at the office that offers homeade jams, honey, soaps, and more. We were able to explore the hiking trails on the property and the fishing pond too. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Loved having you all here. Look forward to your next visit and maybe you can get some of Papa's cooking with delivery to the cabin next time! Thanks for visiting!
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Rock Hill, SC


  • 5 of 5

Country guy meets city girl and to meet in the middle they GLAMP!! Ever experience a night without power? You survived? Well - this is so much better!! Totally in love with the comfy bed and down comforter. Beautiful meadow and rain drops on a tin covered roof meld for a wonderful morning! Add a toasty wood burning stove, glorious bluberry muffins, homemade butter and freshly squeeze orange juice and you begin to wish every day could be just like this!! Love the dutch door view while taking a potty squat! Sunshine warmed water is your shower and birds are your radio! Visit the local establishments and you might consider moving! Super sweet owner! Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! So glad we have another city girl converted to a country adventure! It does add to the magic when one of Papa Phil's picnic breakfasts or artisan pizzas are delivered to your cabin door! Looking forward to seeing you all again! Cowgirl is open seasonally from mid-April to mid-November so hope to see you next spring! If you want to come this winter, why not try a stay in our fully equipped country cottages (208199 and 191274).
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  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect!!! The only thing we hated was having to leave! Two days was only enough time to know we will be back! Everything was perfect and the owners were awesome! I will discourage anyone from booking this place so that we can have more dates available to book for ourselves. LOL!!! Couples that tent camp will fall in love with this place! Great place to go off the grid and reconnect!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had fun and looking forward to your next visit! Something nice about camping with a bed and a few extra trimmings! Cowgirl seems to be a hit with all and everyone comments how much they unwind and dis-connect from stress there... getting back to basics with a little country pampering thrown in!
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Cowgirl couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was an absolute perfect retreat. Privacy, peace and quiet. Scenery was beautiful. Welcome basket was a nice touch. Even in summer heat the cabin was comfortable at night. This place is a keeper. The owners are priceless!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your summer getaway in what truly was one of our hottest weeks! While it is true that Cowgirl is super popular in cooler months like spring, early summer and fall, we have had more and more staying with us in the heat of summer and finding it an enjoyable experience... nights cool off on the Plateau normally and days are spent finding nearby lakes, rivers and waterfalls to swim in and cool off in... So we guess summer is turning into a popular stay too! Hope to see you back soon! (Papa's welcome baskets including his homemade cookies are always a hit!) See you on down the road!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chattanooga or Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Monkey Town Brewing Co
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Crossville has many courses
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
American Grill in Spring City
Car: necessary

Near many hiking trails of the Cumberland Trail System including Piney Waterfalls State Area, Stinging Fork Falls, Ozone Falls, Black and Brady Mountain and more! Close to Watts Bar Lake with fishing, boating and swimming. Near Piney River and Whites Creek. Great local theatre in Crossville at Cumberland Playhouse. Wineries, antique shopping. One hour from Chattanooga or Knoxville or Fall Creek Falls State Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax

No cleaning fees. This is an off-grid one room cabin with outdoor shower and outdoor privy. Romantic adventure!
Your major credit card information must be left on file with our office as security.
Welcome baskets with homemade cookies, organic coffee and chocolates included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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