Enjoy bird songs and starry nights in our remote location. We have a wrap around porch and a sleeping loft in our treehouse cabin with a full kitchen and bath. No phone, no TV, and no internet give our guests a true getaway.
There are miles of hiking trails, rural Forest Service roads for mountain bike rides, a cool spring fed creek for picnics on the sand bars and a grill for outdoor cookouts.
Near the Forest Retreat is a large stocked lake and farther away is a championship golf course if you would like to leave the seclusion of our property. We provide all the linens but you bring your food to prepare in our fully modern kitchen.
Interior is furnished with rustic Adirondack furniture from the original New York state locations that popularized this return to nature movement a hundred years ago.
Working on documentary films about history and culture is the other occupation of owner, Bess Carrick. She is a producer and director with her company, Blackbird Media, a commercial video production company in New Orleans, and in a creative collaborative with Jim Land and Jeffrey Talbot at Level 3 Digital Media on Canal Street. Carrick produces political TV spots, marketing films, and tourism videos for Louisiana state tourism and New Orleans, as well as documentaries on subjects that interest her. Noted for her film on Lindy Boggs she is currently working on a film about noted chef and doyenne of Creole culture, Chef Leah Chase.
Dividing her time between the Forest Retreat, New Orleans and business travel the retreat is managed by neighbors, Tina and Bobby Jackson, who live near the Forest Retreat and are lifelong residents of Amite County, MS.
Seeking a personal retreat and hearing dozens of her friends describe how much they would enjoy a true getaway where no one could possibly disturb them Carrick bought a rustic piece of property on the edge of the Homochitto National Forest in the mid 1990s. Envisioning a space where nature lovers, artists, writers, and those seeking tranquility could find a peaceful retreat she began with her friend and noted antiquarian, Don Didier, to design the houses on the property. Didier began to find the furnishings during his buying trips for his antique store on Magazine St. Finally after years of collecting, the houses were furnished with objects that resemble the exterior environment, rustic chairs and tables made with willow and other soft woods. Didier and Carrick created the cabin designs and Didier added three hipped roofs, wood burning stoves, and glass fronts and lofts to complete the comfort and appeal of the houses.
You will find the cabin displayed on this listing to provide you the kind of vacation and the rest you need to restore your priorities to the right place - a place where your focus will be on what really matters.
The house is on stilts and when guests sit on the front porch they are in the mid story of the trees in the forest and the natural beauty of the old forest surrounds you. The house has a wrap around porch, and views of the forest and wildlife are 360 when staying at the Forest Retreat. The house is accessed at the rear by stepping from the top of the ridge onto the wrap around porch, so there are no steps to climb. There is a staircase that leads to the sleeping loft and if guests would like to sleep in the great room they may. The sleeping loft is private and has a queen size Serta bed.
Enjoy rain drops on the tin roof, bird songs, starry nights and a total escape from the city life and any responsibilities. No one can find you at our remote, Adirondack styled house deep in the woods on the edge of the Homochitto National Forest. The Forest Retreat is far away from any main roads and is a retreat and vacation site for those who wish to enjoy a truly quiet, tranquil, natural landscape in the woodlands. There is no phone, no TV, no internet and no interruptions.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
|Discounts: 2 nights or more: $100 Nightly|
|You must pay when you make your reservation. You may pay by using Pay Pal, or you may send money via routing number to our bank. You may mail your check. If we do not receive your check in four days we cancel your reservations. We have a no refund policy if you cancel very shortly before you are scheduled to arrive. We issue you a credit upon your next trip to the Forest Retreat.|
|If you would like to stay over on Sunday night we often can give you this night for a reduced fee. Please ask Tina when booking if you can stay over and leave on Monday morning. If you would like to rent the entire retreat for a family event or a Yoga retreat, or book club retreat please inquire. We discourage people using the retreat to escape hurricanes in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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