1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
About Joseph Lyle
Although I am a professional industry consultant, I am defined by my hobbies and what I do outdoors. Cycling, obstacle races, climbing, paddling are a few of my interests. I built and live in my own log home in South Carolina. Having a tipi has always been a dream and I have been blessed to be able to accomplish this.
Why Joseph Lyle chose Dellrose
This is six acres of seclusion nestled in some woods on a hill overlooking the surrounding area. Wildlife abound and the only noise is the owls at night.
About: Straight Arrow is an authentic Apache Indian style tipi. It is 22 feet in diameter and can sleep up to 6. There is a fire pit inside for cooking and a little heat. The paintings on the exterior cover all tell a story in Indian sign language. When I designed the tipi I had to tell the tipi maker what story that I wanted to tell of my life. The inside liner is also painted and tells a story. The door of the tipi also tells a story. The construction of the tipi is incredibly simple and efficient, having been developed over hundreds of years by the Native Americans. The outside Cover and inside Liner work together to provide the draft needed to keep air moving through the interior of the tipi. This supplies ventilation to provide some cooling in the summer, and insulation to provide some warmth in the winter. Equally important is the draft needed for the fire. This will help to keep air on the fire and to keep the smoke going straight up. Location: Straight Arrow is located 4 miles east of I-65, exit 6 in Tennessee. This places it about 90 minutes south of Nashville, TN and 60 minutes north of Huntsville, AL. David Crocket State Park is about 45 minutes to the west and offers hiking and biking trails. Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville is a mecca of hiking and biking trails. Numerous rivers which are tributaries of the Tennessee River are nearby and there are a number of outfitters who offer trips and rentals for these rivers. The Werner Von Braun Space And Rocket Center is located in Huntsville and is a top choice for any visits. Straight Arrow is located in a country setting on a hill overlooking the surrounding area. It is nestled into some woods and is very private and secluded. There are a few neighbors in the surrounding area who are incredibly kind and nice and we all look out for each other. Amenities: There is NO electricity or running water at the tipi. Full amenities of hot water, shower, sink and toilet are about 150 feet away in the Shower House. There is no air conditioning or heat in the tipi. Some heat can be provided by a fire in the fire pit, but it is minimal and is lost as soon as the fire is out. Because of the size of the tipi, 22 feet, and the smoke hole opening at the top, any heat is quickly dissipated. There is no Wifi at the tipi and cell phone service may or may not be available depending on your cell phone supplier. Verizon is dependable at the tipi. Since there is no electricity at the tipi there is no TV or any other type of entertainment device. Sleeping: The tipi can sleep 4 comfortably and 6 with a little squeezing. There is one twin air mattress bed in the tipi. All other sleeping supplies; i.e. mattresses, bedding, blankets, pillow, etc. need to be supplied. Since the tipi does not have any windows and the door flap is closed, it is completely and very dark in the tipi at night. Since there is no electricity in the tipi there are no lights. You should have your own battery powered light source. Be prepared to hear owls and other critters throughout the night. The tipi is sealed around the bottom with the Liner and I have had very, very few bugs or flying insects inside the tipi. Cooking: Cooking is done on the fire pit inside or the fire pit outside the tipi. A fire pit cooking grate is available. Some type of camping stove may be desirable to bring with you. All eating utensils need to be supplied. Wood and charcoal is available at the tipi. Rain: A tipi is NOT rain proof. The top of the tipi, where the poles are, is open to the weather. When it rains, water will come through this opening and fall onto the fire pit. Therefore you cannot have a fire when it is raining. On the plus side, the fire pit is the only place where it will get wet. Anything and everything around the fire pit will be dry. I have been in the tipi when there has been a tornado nearby and other times when there have been torrential downpours and I have been safe and dry inside. Nearby Facilities: The nearest facility is about 4 miles away at the I-65 exit. This is a Shell station with some small necessities. Ardmore, TN/AL (the state line runs through the center of town) is about 15-20 minutes away and has a grocery store, nice restaurant and some fast food places. Review: Staying at Straight Arrow is a camping experience. If you have done camping and are familiar with camping necessities and protocols, then you will be comfortable. This could be considered what they call a glamping experience (glamorous camping).
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Straight Arrow is located 4 miles east of I-65, exit 6 in Tennessee. This places it about 90 minutes south of Nashville, TN and 60 minutes north of Huntsville, AL. David Crocket State Park is about 45 minutes to the west and offers hiking and biking trails. Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville is a mecca of hiking and biking trails. Numerous rivers which are tributaries of the Tennessee River are nearby and there are a number of outfitters who offer trips and rentals for these rivers. The Werner Von Braun Space And Rocket Center is located in Huntsville and is a top choice for any visits.