House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
About Frank Andrews
Martha and I (Martha is a pet name because it is more poetic than Carolyn) grew up together and I walked her to school in 1st grade. I married her in 1959 and we have 3 children. I operate Andrews Appraisal Service with my two sons in Franklin, Tennessee. I am a published poet and am currently writing a book of small stepping stones that I have experienced over the past 76 years. Google me at William Franklin Andrews for additional poetry.
Frank Andrews purchased this House in 1996
Why Frank Andrews chose Charlotte
This 21 acres of paradise was purchased as a company retreat in 1996. The Refuge was constructed a couple years later. We needed a place approximately 1 hour from our home in Franklin and this spot was simply the very best available.
What makes this House unique
' A PATCH OF EARTH' I want a patch of earth to call my own Where birds can sing and children can run free; A spot of ground with trees and sandy loam; A place where Martha can grow old with me. I want to live for me what time remains; Unfettered by the many chains that bind; Nor captive to economy's sad strain; I must be free so I can speak my mind. I've had my fill of chasing earthly dreams. The will of man with all his evil schemes; I'll rest a while on earth while here I stay And trust my God and hope for better days from 'Songs of a Native Son' 2005 chronic discount books.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Annual Family Vacation with Our Grown Children
My husband and I take our 3 grown sons and their families on vacation each year. We have 3 sons and 4 grandsons, so we are usually looking for accommodations offering things for outdoorsmen. This was our favorite cabin ever! I read every review prior to booking. They were right! The pictures did not do this cabin justice. There was plenty of room for everyone, with everyone feeling like they had their own space. We had everything that we needed. The cabin was super clean! Our boys and oldest grandson had an absolute blast fishing from the dock, the bank, and the canoe.....and they caught fish!
Mr. Frank was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was so pleasant and helpful! He even took the time to email me directions to the cabin from Memphis, as we were stopping in Memphis for a couple days prior to coming to Nashville.
I highly recommend this property! My entire crew is ready to go back! We have never been to the same place twice, but they all asked if we could make this a yearly tradition. That says a lot!!!!
Thanks so much, Mr. & Mrs. Andrews for sharing your beautiful home! We created a week of wonderful memories there!
Truly a Refuge
This is such a beautiful property. It was exactly as described, comfortable, roomy and well stocked. We swam and fished in the lake and rarely saw anyone around us. We felt like we were so removed from civilization, but only 45 mins from Nashville. My family will return, Lord willing.
Thank you Lisa for your kind review. You will always be welcome at our
Place was gorgeous, and even nicer than the pics make it seem. Host was helpful and quick to respond
Perfect. Highly recommend!
Thank you for another 5 star review. You will always be welcome at our Refuge.
Fortaste of Glory
Thank you from the DuCote family from Wisconsin..our second retreat ..we love every moment spent at the Refuge..thanks for sharing our Fathers gift to you...
We had a wonderful time! The cabin has just about everything you could need! The scenery is beautiful, we loved having the fireplace going and it was just a nice relaxing time! Highly recommend this place!!
Thank you for your kind review. The scenery will really be glorious come spring. You will always be welcome here.
Great home decorated for the holidays. Our teen age grand children loved the fireplace, the piano, and the lake
We are so happy to have had you at our refuge. I'm glad Christmas was good for you and your family welcome back anytime
Get close to nature in this wonderful 21 acre woods and meadow estate. Secluded yet not isolated;