|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The house (Winter Storm) is located in the Cumberland Homestead National Historic District built during the Great Depression during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The housing project was a hands-on training project to retrain people and put them back to work. It has three bedrooms, living room/dining area, kitchen and 1 bath. It is made of field stone and has the original hardwood floors. The home is located one mile from Cumberland Mountain State Park. The park has an excellent restaurant and Olympic size swimming pool. My childhood family home (Summer Breeze) is next door and also available for rent. Both cottages are original Cumberland Homestead houses in the National Historic District. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-354-0874 to verify availability.
Other attractions within one to two hour drive: Knoxville Art Museum, Home of Alvin York (WWI Veteran & Hero); Birthplace of Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State; Pickett State Park; Big South Fork Recreational Area; Rugby (Historic English Utopian Settlement; Highland Manor and Stonehaus Wineries; Prisoner of War Camp Museum; Mennonite Community at Muddy Pond; American Museum of Science & Energy; Fall Creek Falls State Park; Grand Ole Opry at Nashville; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Dollywood Theme Park; Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, The Hermitage aa(President Andrew Jackson home; Chattanooga Aquarium; Chattanooga Choo-Choo; Lookout Mountain & Rock City; Chickamauga National Civil War Battlefield; Ruby Falls; The Lost Sea (underground lake and cave); Rhea County Courthouse (Evolution Trial Drama); Cumberland County Playhouse; Occoe River (white water rafting) Star of Knoxville Boat Cruise; Museum of Appalachia.
Keywords: 1200 sq. ft. cottage
I grew up in Crossville, Tennessee and have loved this area all my life. My childhood home was part of the Cumberland Homestead National Historic District. I wish to share this little bit of heaven with others. I attended school 12 years in the school built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) and men from the families chosen to live in the Cumberland Homestead project. I played in the Cumberland Mountain Park that was built by the CCC for the recreation of the residents of the project. The park was turned over to the State of Tennessee when the houses were sold during Harry Truman's presidency. The project was the forerunner of public housing. Later, my career was that of Executive Director of a public housing apartment rental complex. I felt I had come full circle. I enjoy people, and my retirement plan was to open a bed and breakfast in the area I call 'home.' However, most people prefer just the standard vacation rental because they are anxious to get to the many events and beautiful places that area has to offer.
MaryAnn Owings purchased this cottage in 2002
I bought this house because it is next door to the house I grew up in. Both houses are located in a National Historic District on the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, Tennessee. Both are available for vacation rental. They are only two of the two hundred and fifty homes built during the Great Depression to teach new skills to out-of-work miners and farmers during Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. These men also built schools and churches in the community. A park built for the community later became Cumberland Mountain State Park. The park is one mile from the vacation home. Many government agencies assisted in the training program. There are two museums in the Historic District to tell the story of these people who were part of the 'Greatest Generation.'
I enjoy getting away from the stress of our world today, and slipping back to a simpler place in time. It is a place to just slow down, to appreciate nature, and get back in touch with one's self and what is important in life. There is ample wildlife to view. It is only a short drive (five miles) into the town of Crossville, TN which has evolved from a farming community to a tourist mecca. The State Park (1 mile away) offers an olympic size swimming pool, hiking, fishing, boating, and an excellent restaurant. Bear Trace Golf Course (designed by Jack Nicholas). is two miles away. Crossville is known as 'The Golf Capital of Tennesse, boasting a total of 12 golf courses. There are shops, outlet mall, restaurants, a community playhouse known worldwide, a ten movie theatre. Country music is appreciated at many local restaurant/bars. It is a small town with a big city attitude. Twelve golf courses nearby offer recreation and dining. The outlet mall and local antique shops offer plenty of shopping opportunities. There many area attractions for 'day trips' and the landscape you will enjoy getting to those points is beautiful. There are many waterfalls in the area you will enjoy visiting. There are many restaurants and grocery stores in town. If there are health concerns, the hospital is only ten minutes away.
The cottage was very clean and cozy, we felt at home.
This was my first trip to Crossville. We met friends coming up from Atlanta and spent a long weekend playing golf. The ambience, features and convenience of our rental added to our enjoyment and made the outing a complete success. I plan on doing this again in the fall and recommend MaryAnn to anyone interested in staying in the area.
My husband and I wanted to stay some place special for our anniversary and this quaint and lovely cottage was perfect. Mary Ann was so kind and the house was very clean and well furnished. The beds were comfy, the towels big, soft and snowy white, the kitchen well stocked and the "special touches" made this cottage a real treasure. We enjoyed the Homestead Museum and Tower, the Cumberland Mountain State Park and the lovely countryside. We spotted a few deer and heard the coyotes barking. Thank you, Mary Ann, for remembering our anniversary and for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage. We hope to return again soon. God Bless You!!!
We stayed at "Winter Storm" for an extended weekend in October. We had a wonderful time! Due to our hectic schedule, we didn't have the opportunity to meet the owner, but she was VERY accommodating to our arrival needs since we had traveled from so far away. Everything was very comfortable, and even modern considering the historic nature of the home. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone. Thank you, again, for a wonderful getaway!
Five of my kids and I spent a delightful couple of nights at this darling cottage, and already are talking about coming back next year. Cottage was well furnished to anticipate all we needed, and the location just minutes outside Crossville was ideal. The best part was the history of how the community and these homes came to be, and the owner even included a nice little history lesson with the info materials. Of course, that also led us to visit the Cumberland Homesteads museum and tower, and the park, which, true to the owner's recommendations, had a wonderful buffet dinner. Highly recommend this home as an alternative to hotels or other cabins - at the same price, it offers so much more.
We just spent a long weekend in the cottage. It was so well stocked and beautifully decorated. Mary Ann gives attention to every detail. We very much enjoyed our weekend with family and friends. Ken, Debbie and Morgan
The cottage at Tennessee Plateau Vacations is located on Pigeon Ridge Road which connects Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 127 in Crossville, TN. It is on mile from Cumberland Mountain State Park, near 12 golf courses, and an easy drive to Cumberland County Playhouse (live theatre).
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Rates quoted are for two people. Add $11.00 per night for each individual over 12 years of age. Taxes and clean up fee are included.
$100.00 check to reserve. Check converts to damage deposit and is voided and returned if there are no damages at departure. Rent is due in cash upon arrival. Renter must sign rental agreement and furnish copy of driver's license or ID.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.