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DO YOU WANT TO ESCAPE THE FAST HUSTLE OF MODERN DAY DEMANDS

Michael Hicks

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Michael Hicks

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
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DO YOU WANT TO ESCAPE THE FAST HUSTLE OF MODERN DAY DEMANDS

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Knoxville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 16-20)

Heart of the Mountains Cabin

Do you want to escape the fast hustle of Modern Day demands and escape back into a simpler time?

Tucked away in a pristine undeveloped natural mountain and valley, only a half a mile from a main access road, Heart of the Mountains Cabin offers almost unheard of seclusion as if you and yours were pioneer frontiersmen discovering this stunning terrain for the first time all on your own! Located in the charming rural town of Oliver Springs, Tennessee it is conveniently accessible to the city amenities with a 15 min drive to Oak Ridge, Tennessee and 25 min drive to Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the perfect location to serve the duality of unplugged rest and relaxation and an hour access to activities that the Smoky Mountain towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer.

Heart of the Mountains Cabin authentic dove tail log and stone details create a true rustic feel that compliments the surrounding nestled in the woods feel. There is a guest House available as well.

With 4 bed rooms and three baths, it is exceptionally unique on so many levels and is accommodating and conducive to ensure joyous family gatherings and celebrations. It is located in the center of 70 heavily wooded acres with space for recreational activities such as hiking trails to bring families together. Driving into the site down a beautiful lane immediately creates a sense of peace and oneness with nature with the arrival in a middle of a 360 degree vista of ridges of stunning mountains, streams, rivers, hardwoods, evergreens, waterfalls, trails and valley meadow pastures of green with cows and chickens! It can accommodate up to 16 adults and there is plenty of room for kids with sleeping bags!

The Home is approximately 3,500 sq. ft. with three levels. The lower floor has a seperate apartment included inn the home with a second kitchen, and with a bath that sleeps four with a separate entrance from the main two levels above.

The main house is an A frame style rustic loft with a hand crafted stone fireplace as the center on the third level, you can see down into the second floor into the kitchen, dining room, den , and foyer. There are three bed rooms and two shower and bath combination bath rooms. The kitchen has brick floors and the foyer is stone, the rest of the house has beautiful wood floors throughout. There is a forty foot main deck across the entire front of the house on the second floor with a swing and two decks off the two third level bed room all with outrageous 360 views!

The back of the house has a hand designed stone patio at the foot of the mountains complete with an outdoor gas and or wood fireplace, grill and smoker with benches and a dining area for all to gather for all the fun and warmth of the fire as you look up the hill behind you at a stone water fall!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Hicks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About Michael Hicks

We are a Family who has had the property for generations. We built the Cabin from the ground up mostly with our own hands and the hands of friends except for the massive logs that it in built of. We used the stone from the creeks for all the walls and fire place, we stained the floors, laid the brick in the kitchen floors and landscaped it all over years of thought. We have had very precious and super special times there and the peace and joy linger in the air and are tangible and spiritual. We are loving, kind and caring as a family and are thrilled when others see the beauty that has been and will always be in our hearts the way we do.

Michael Hicks purchased this cabin in 1991

Why Michael Hicks chose Knoxville

It is rustic yet modern, it is so tucked away but and totally secluded but only 15 min from most anything you desire. The nature there has never been disturbed and most of the millions of trees are old and full of character. The private apartment with it's own bath, kitchen and living area with private entrance, is so great for privacy for certain guest in your party that may need it. There are three Balconies one is 40 feet long with swings and rockers and the other two are 35 feet up so you get a tree house effect. The trails, creeks, water falls, pastures, graveyard and caves make for a ton of fun for the curious hiker. The 360 views from the house in the winter months of the mountains are stunning (180 views when the leaves are on the trees) and the 360 views year round from the pastures and creeks are year round.

What makes this cabin unique

Radical seclusion and privacy, the huge parcel of land of 80 acres, the rustic real log cabin feel that is hand crafted but with modern conveniences and the amount of people that it can accommodate.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Do You Want to Escape the Fast Hustle of Modern Day Demands
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews
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5

Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5
My friends and family had a blast on our mountain vacation at this cabin. It is what it is, a wonderful clean mountain cabin with tons of character. We wont stay anywhere else as long as its available.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 1 of 5
The cabin was very nice and secluded in the woods. The directions on the rental agreement were NOT correct. The address that I was to meet at to get the key was a vacant trailer. I was a woman alone in the middle of the woods trying to look for the place to find the key where there was NO ONE. I tried to call all 3 numbers of which I could reach NO ONE! I finally went down a dirt road where I was approached by an older man that stated he cleaned the cabin and would show me the way to the cabin. The cabin was VERY OUT DATED and unclean. The beds and pillows smelt like moth balls. The price we paid for the cabin was a reasonable price, but for what we received I would have rather stayed in a hotel. The people who rented the cabin out where never available by phone to reach when you called them. When you would leave a message it would be three to four days before someone called you back. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had nothing but great reviews. This party had made their reservation just two days before arrival. They were sent all the details and instructions on how to access the property and we were waiting on them to call with an arrival time as requested, they did not let us know. The claims of the property being unclean are simply not true, we pride ourselves on keeping everything very fresh and do it ourselves with great pride and joy. It saddens us that the guests felt it necessary to make false claims because they didn't read their emails where instructions were when arriving before their departure.
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4

Tranquility

  • 4 of 5
My family and I enjoyed the simplicity of this cabin. It may not be as elaborate as many that you may see, but it certainly will give you that down home feeling. The rooms are very comfortable and the outside grill area is excellent. I plan to spend more time here in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Fe, NM
4

Nice cabin

  • 4 of 5
Four of us very much enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It is spacious, comfortable and quiet. Oak Ridge, with most amenities, was very near (10 minutes). The Obed, were we were climbing, was fairly close (40 minutes). It worked well for our trip, I would rent here again.

We thought the cabin was comfortably appointed, very pleasant and clean. Our one complaint was that the water pressure is rather low.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay, but needed a few extras

  • 3 of 5
There was a lot of good things, but there were a few things I would have liked to seen changed.

Plus: great location, close enough to town for groceries, etc., yet a great place for peace and quiet. Our dog loved scampering up the hills and ridges, and got lots of great exercise. As the indoor fireplace was "dangerous" to operate we were told when we arrived, we only used the outdoor fireplace, which worked great with the gas starter. The porches were nice to sit out on, and watch the hummingbirds. It was nice to have full satellite tv and internet service. The king bedroom had a private bath, which was nicely appointed. The kit. stove works VERY WELL -- be forewarned to turn down about 100 deg.

Minus: Unlike quoted in the description, no "rivers" on the property, only 1 creek (the others were actually run-off ditches); couldn't find the "caves", as the property owner didn't have a "map" of the property; the owner didn't set up the rental properly, as his mother was actually intending to stay with us (!!!) finally got that worked out; turns out the fireplace wasn't working (which was almost a reason for us to leave right away, as we had turned down other properties that had a fireplace); no place to put pantry items except on the counters which left little space for preparing meals; no table lamps beside the beds for reading; needed more lamps in the living room (very dark); the newer gas grill didn't light, even with a butane lighter, though the gas was turned on; no "waterfalls", though the creek had small ones (it was a very shallow creek); no toaster in the main cabin; the refrigerator had ice makers installed, but not hooked up to the water (we weren't informed of no ice, and had to run in to town for some right after we arrived -- would have been nice to heard that ahead of time); the DVD player didn't work, as there was no remote; the "waterfall" (man-made) wasn't operable.

With some changes by the owner, this will be a very nice place. I would prefer that the owner make sure that everything is working before allowing people to rent it, and if things weren't working, let the potential renter know beforehand.

There were a few games, but little books, so I recommend that you bring your own, especially if you have kids. The television is an older model, so if the kids bring their game console, be aware that it has only RGB connections -- the upstairs tv is very old and doesn't take RGB at all -- only for watching television.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oxford, Ohio
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
This was an absolutely wonderful place to spend the weekend! My group was able to sleep 13 people extremely comfortably in the cabin. The cabin itself is completely serene and isolated, however, grocery stores/gas/etc. is only about 10 minutes away. We had an absolute blast throughout the weekend and I strongly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away for the weekend or even spending a vacation in. You will not regret staying on this property!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Knoxville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,195
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning & turnover fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Before check in Please call our caretaker that will meet you. She will get you familiar with the home & details you will want to know. She will also give you the keys and give you info about the property and the surrounding area such as stores, restaurants and the lay of the land! Her name is Diane, PLEASE call her 48 hrs before your arrival and then 2 hrs before you arrive @ 865-435-7630

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Knoxville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Rumpus Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Additional sleeping areas: Loft + Den; 1 Crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Extreme total privacy, 70 acres ALL yours!, A river, streams, several waterfalls, early 1800's grave yard to explore, springs, mini-caves, Pastures and alley vistas, 360 mountain and ridge views from three decks, one is 40 ft long with two swings for two! True dove tailed log and stone an open A frame and catwalk. Hand crafted stone fire place, brick, stone and hardwood floors with tons of character. A hand designed outdoor gathering and dining area with, gas smoker, grill and wood burning and gas fireplace and a huge waterfall right behind you to hear and see it's beauty by the roaring fire! This home is so perfect for large family gatherings, weddings, honeymoons, romantic get always because it's so tucked away in a bowl of untouched stunning woodlands as beautiful as the smoky mountain national park and it's all your own private heaven! There is even a private apartment with room for four and it's own kitchen and bath for added privacy which is rented with the home!

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