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Straight Arrow Indian Tipi

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Straight Arrow is an authentic Apache Indian style tipi. It is 22 feet in diameter and can sleep up to 6. There is a fire pit inside for cooking and a little heat. The paintings on the exterior cover all tell a story in Indian sign language. When I designed the tipi I had to tell the tipi maker what story that I wanted to tell of my life. The inside liner is also painted and tells a story. The door of the tipi also tells a story.

The construction of the tipi is incredibly simple and efficient, having been developed over hundreds of years by the Native Americans. The outside Cover and inside Liner work together to provide the draft needed to keep air moving through the interior of the tipi. This supplies ventilation to provide some cooling in the summer, and insulation to provide some warmth in the winter. Equally important is the draft needed for the fire. This will help to keep air on the fire and to keep the smoke going straight up.

More Details

Joseph Lyle
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Joseph Lyle

Although I am a professional industry consultant, I am defined by my hobbies and what I do outdoors. Cycling, obstacle races, climbing, paddling are a few of my interests.

I built and live in my own log home in South Carolina. Having a tipi has always been a dream and I have been blessed to be able to accomplish this.

Why Joseph Lyle chose Tennessee

This is six acres of seclusion nestled in some woods on a hill overlooking the surrounding area. Wildlife abound and the only noise is the owls at night.


Tennessee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full amenities of hot water, shower, sink and toilet are about 150 feet away in the Shower House.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • The tipi can sleep 4 comfortably and 6 with a little squeezing. There is one twin air mattress bed in the tipi. All other sleeping supplies; i.e. mattresses, bedding, blankets, pillow, etc. need to be supplied. Since the tipi does not have any windows and the door flap is closed, it is completely and very dark in the tipi at night. Since there is no electricity in the tipi there are no lights. You should have your own battery powered light source. Be prepared to hear owls and other critters throughout the night. The tipi is sealed around the bottom with the Liner and I have had very, very few bugs or flying insects inside the tipi.
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Huntsville, AL
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Ardmore, TN

Straight Arrow is located 4 miles east of I-65, exit 6 in Tennessee. This places it about 90 minutes south of Nashville, TN and 60 minutes north of Huntsville, AL. David Crocket State Park is about 45 minutes to the west and offers hiking and biking trails. Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville is a mecca of hiking and biking trails. Numerous rivers which are tributaries of the Tennessee River are nearby and there are a number of outfitters who offer trips and rentals for these rivers. The Werner Von Braun Space And Rocket Center is located in Huntsville and is a top choice for any visits.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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