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Dennis Sheffield

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, Southern

Tom T. Hall Cabin: Water Front, Secluded, Luxurious Mountain Log Home

78 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Big South Fork Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Home - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-12)

The Tom T. Hall Vacation Log Cabin... A Whole Home with The Whole Family for a Wholesome Vacation. Just south of the Tennessee/Kentucky border, this beautifully furnished musician's retreat rests on 16 secluded acres overlooking its own private pond for swimming and fishing. A canoe is provided at no charge. Spend hours rocking on porches enjoying the fresh mountain air surrounded by rustic beauty and solitude of the Cumberland Plateau. The property borders The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, offering white water canoeing and 150 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking just outside your back door. Decorated with recording artist Tom T. Hall's and Music City memorabilia, the spacious 1800 square foot, log home spares no expense in offering guests luxurious comfort and name brand amenities. There are three bedrooms with one King Bed, Three Queens, Two Twin Bunks and Two Additional Single Floor Mattresses. This is the opposite of Gatlinburg or Panama City Beach with traffic and noise... this vacation is about spending quality time with family and friends while those stressed out and worried travelers are at those stressed out and worried vacation spots.

The Tom T. Hall Cabin is the perfect place for relaxing in a peaceful quiet setting. Settle down with friends and family, read, play the piano, swim, fish, ride horses, white water canoe and hike nature trails this is the place! In the evenings take in an unrestricted view of the glorious night sky and stars in the six person hot tub or roast marsh-mellows over the open outdoor fire pit. Firewood is provided at no extra charge.

High Speed wireless internet service is provided as well as Four TV's with Dish Network Premium Movie Packages, DVR and Blu-Ray in Great Room. This is one of the best stocked kitchens you will ever find in a vacation rental! Check out what former guest have written and be sure to visit the Tom T Hall Cabin Facebook page and owner's website for more photos and info about the area. This property offers more for what is charged than any other rental in the area.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dennis Sheffield (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Southern

About Dennis Sheffield

My name is Dennis Sheffield. (2nd from the left next to Earnest T. Bass). I have lived in Nashville since 1991 but am originally from Marianna Florida, a small town in the panhandle about 50 miles north of the Gulf Coast. (Florida State Seminole Country - 1981 Alum) I own a promotional products and T-Shirt business, am sell Traeger Wood Pellet Grills. I know how to sing a good song and can tell funny jokes. I'm single and in search of a wealthy 90 something (female) to marry with a really bad cough.

Dennis Sheffield purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Dennis Sheffield chose Big South Fork

After living on the North Florida Gulf Coast and observing what made vacation rentals succeed, I spent years looking for a new development in the Tennessee mountains. I wanted undiscovered country since Gatlinburg reminded me too much of Panama City Beach. Sharing space, restaurants and Highways with millions of tourists was not my idea of relaxing. While driving in North East Tennessee one weekend I happened onto the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area after being lost. This was the beautiful secluded river with high bluffs, incredible natural settings (but no tourists) I had dreamed about. Bought the land, created a large pond between the ridges and built a fantastic log home. The legendary singer/song writer, Tom T. Hall, liked it so much he said I could name it after him if he and Dixie could stay and write songs from time to time. Great folks - very generous arrangement.

What makes this cabin unique

This is the most relaxing place you could ever imagine. I tell people there's nothing to do but ya don't have enough time to do it all. I usually never leave the cabin for days at a time after hiking, swimming, fishing, love cooking in that incredible well stocked kitchen, grilling and smoking on the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, reading, and playing music. There is a great Yamaha upright piano that fills the home with harmonics. Sitting in the hot tub gazing at night skies that are like nothing I've ever seen in the south. You can pick out satellites and shooting stars streaming across the heavens. Rocking outside on the covered porches or out on the dock reading while enjoying the north western breezes enjoying the quite solitude makes for the perfect get a way from it all vacation I've ever experienced. It's a hard place to leave once you've unwound. I also wanted to provide a place that families would enjoy for gatherings and vacations. Kids really love the pond and hiking into the Big South Fork Park, horseback trail riding and the train to the old mining camp in Stearns KY are highlights for guests. And of course the Big South Fork River for rafting and white water canoeing is spectacular. There are beautiful hiking trails along the river to Angle Falls and other points that are considered the best trails in the country.

Reviews

5
based on 78 traveler reviews

Tom T. Hall Cabin: Water Front, Secluded, Luxurious Mountain Log Home
average rating of 4.974359 based on 78 reviews
5

Peaceful, relaxing... mixed with some adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from an awesome week-long stay at this beautiful cabin. Dennis, the owner, makes sure you have everything one would need for a great stay. He even gave us advise on where to take our car when we thought we were having car trouble. Luckily, it was fixable with just a stop at O'Reilly's. We have stayed at several cabins in the past and this was BY FAR the most well-stocked and definitely the cleanest...and with the most down to earth, personable owner. You can tell that Dennis takes alot of pride in his cabin and he truly wants others to enjoy it. He also sent out the most complete list of things to do and even emailed us a heads up the week before we left to let us know what was going on in the area for the week we would be staying. That was so appreciated and it's little things like that will always make this cabin stand out. The first two days we were there, we just enjoyed lounging around the cabin, sitting on the deck by the pond...fishing and sunning. One day we had the most beautiful rain storm and we sat on the porch on the rocking chairs... listening to the rain and thunder. The porch is wide with a large overhang, so we stayed completely dry while the rain pounded down all around us. That will be a great memory. When we were ready to leave the cabin for the day, we chose to go horseback riding. Luckily, Dennis had Southeast Pack Trips as a suggested activity on his website. Larry, the owner, took us on the most amazing 1/2 day adventure through beautiful trails and forest and creeks in Big South Fork and on his surrounding land. It was the best horseback riding we ever experienced! He customized our trip to be exactly what we wanted to do. We told him we wanted more adventure and he definitely gave us that! The horses were beautiful and well trained. The next day we went on a "River and Rail" all day trip with Sheltowee Trace Outfitters. It was an 8 hr day trip that first took us on the Big South Fork Railway through the old coal mining towns and then canoeing down the river for about 2 hrs. It was very well organized and also included a nice packed lunch in a souvenir lunch bag. We had a wonderful and memorable time at Tom T Hall cabin. Thanks Dennis, for sharing your beautiful spot in the world! We hope to come back for a visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sandy, for such a wonderful review and mentioning the fantastic outfitters who are dedicated ambassadors for the Big South Fork, Picket and Daniel Boon National Parks in the area. It's just a fun area with so much to do!
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5

Beautiful, Very Clean, Has everything you would need

  • 5 of 5

This is the best cabin to stay in, there is plenty to do in the area. My family and I have stayed at the Tom T Hall cabin for two years now and already booked our third year! I can't say enough about the cabin, location, and Dennis the owner. If you are wanting a beautiful getaway this is the cabin to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful. No complaints at all. Better than we could have imagined. Perfect

  • 5 of 5

It's even better in person than it appears. Everything as advertised and then some. Very clean & organized. Great amenities. Our party ranged from 10 to 65 in age and Everyone had a fantastic time. We could have spent an entire week without leaving the cabin...but the surrounding area is so beautiful and so much to do...rafting, hiking, horseback riding- you name it. If you enjoy the outdoors, this is for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Jami. It really is one of those places you don't think there's anything to do but ya don't have time to do it all. You were a lot of fun so please return next summer.
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Batavia,Ohio
5

PEACEFUL AND FUN

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for my 7 yr old grandson and I because he loves to fish! My brother and his son joined us- I was blown away by the quiet and peacefulness!!! The fishing was great and that is all Will talks about. The boys enjoyed jumping off the dock, and we lovedthe campfire every evening with yummy s'mores!! But first we had to play horse shoes- Will had never played. The pictures on line do not show the true beauty and absolute peacefulness of the cabin!!! We went to Stearns Ky to ride the train and enjoyed that and on the way home Saturday we stopped at Cumberland Falls. I was amazed at the amenities that were provided and the kitchen ware= I have rented many places but I have never rented anywhere that had so many wonderful skillets,baking ware, bowls etc etc etc!!!! Definitely a 5 star to Will and I- I have told everyone I know how wonderful the place is to relax and fish!!! Dennis you called me 4 times to welcome my reservation then later if I had any questions,the day before I arrived and during my visit.Thank you Dennis

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't thank you enough for your kind words. You all are the wonderful guest all property owners hope for and you are incredibly fine folks! I look forward to having you all back soon.
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5

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to rest....and just enjoy being with the family....to be in awe of God and his creation.....we are blessed....and restored!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wholesome time ' enjoying being with family and restoration'... that's exactly what my dream was when I built my cabin. Wonderful words, Thank You. I am so glad you all had such a good time riding horses and now the kids want 'em for themselves. Larry the outfitter creates that horse lover experience for folks who haven't ridden before. You are wonderful guests and I look very forward to having you back!
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St Charles ,MO
5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family spent a whole week at Tom T. Hall Cabin just this past week. The pictures are what captured us and helped me decide this was the place for us, but when we arrived the cabin was so much more than we expected it to be. The place is so well kept and stocked there really is no need unmet.

We were looking for peace, relaxation, seclusion and pet friendly and that is what we got. It was hard to leave.

Dennis was very easy to contact and work with. We will recommend this lovely cabin and are looking forward to coming back.

Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I've never had more fun viewing your facebook posts with hundreds of photos and all the great videos. Your family verified what a wholesome 'away-from it all' family vacation is all about. Can't wait to have you back next summer!
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Map

Pickett State Park
"Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Mountains, the 17,372-acre Pickett Stat..."
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
"The free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 ..."
Sheltowee Trace Outfitters
"From whitewater rafting to leisurely canoeing or kayaking, from primitive campsites to our r..."
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
"As the train leaves Stearns, it travels down into the Big South Fork River Valley away from ..."
Southeast Pack Trips Inc
"Custom horseback rides at Big South Fork for pleasure trail riding, hunting trips, birthday,..."
Historic Rugby
" Time stands still at Rugby, Tennessee - the restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by B..."
Brimstone Recreation LLC
"Brimstone Recreation, LLC manages and promotes the recreational use of over 19,196 acres nes..."
Bacara's Family Restaurant
"This place is a hidden gem. The food is phenomenal! The setting is quaint and informal. T..."
Preston's Steakhouse
"Come to Preston's to enjoy some of the finest steak, grilled fish, rib, and chicken dishes i..."
County's BBQ
"Best Ribs I've Ever Had!!! Tell Dustin you are staying at the Tom T. Hall Cabin and he'll t..."
Museum of Appalachia
"Historic Clinton is a wonderful Day Trip for antique shopping."
Borderland Expeditions
"Welcome to Borderland Expeditions, home of adventures in and around the Big South Fork Natio..."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Knoxville Tennessee
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Crooked Creek Golf Course, Oneida TN
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I - 75
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Oneida TN
Car: necessary

The property borders The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, just south of the TN/KY state line in Northeast Tennessee. The area offers white water canoeing down the free flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and 150 miles of nature trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, just outside your back door.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT.

Other Activities: Nature Hiking, Whitewater Canoeing, Curling up in front of the fire place reading OR Just Doing Nothing!

Golf: See owner's website for activities in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Oneida Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall/Autumn
Sep 18 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$215
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$260
$1,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,545
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Pet Fee $55
Tax Rate 12.0%

PLEASE CALL BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT THROUGH HOMEAWAY BOOKING MANAGER!
Three to Five Night Rentals should either start or end on Sunday. (Saturday before or after a Sat-Sat weekly rental).
Summer Weekly Rentals are Saturday-Saturday Only.
Summer Weekly Rates start at $1495 for the first six guests. Add only $50 for each additional guest for the whole week.
Discounted Weekly Minimums vary depending on season. Contact Owner For Weekly Discount Details - HomeAway will not quote discounted weekly rates over the minimum correctly.
DO NOT PAY DEPOSIT FOR A WEEKLY RATE UNTIL THE OWNER REPLIES WITH QUOTE.
Bringing Rover? $25/pet First 3 Nights Add $7.50 Each Additional Night.

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Amenities

Big South Fork Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin Loft Bunk Beds Over Queen Beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Floor Mattresses Under King Bed
  • Perfect for family vacation, reunions, girl's long weekends (or boys) the home provides sleeping accommodations for up to 12 people. All bedding is of high quality, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Every bedroom has DISH NETWORK DIGITAL HOPPER, DVR & FREE MOVIE CHANNELS and DVD players! The downstairs master bedroom (Dixie's Boudoir) has a king size bed with shared bath. The upstairs 'Chipola River Room' over looks the water with a queen bed and shared bath. The 'NashVegas Room' has two queens with two loft twin bunks and a 40" Flat Screen. There are two single additional floor mattresses. All Linens Provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outdoor Fire Pit, 40' Flat Screen TV with Surround Sound and DVR, 2 upstairs TVs all with Premium Satellite Dish Movie Packages and DVR, Blue-Ray, 2 DVDs, Fully Stocked Gourmet Kitchen, 2 Coffee makers, Quality Dinnerware, Cooking Utensils, Paper goods and Cleaning products are provided, Yamaha Upright Piano, Guitar, Board Games, Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, Horse Shoes, Dock & Pergola, Large Private Pond with Free use of Canoe, All you need to bring is food and beverages.

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