Mountain Home - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-10)
- english, Southern
About Dennis Sheffield
My name is Dennis Sheffield. (2nd from the left between Earnest T. Bass and Barn). 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, and am one of the top Traeger Wood Fired Grill Dealers in the South. 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 Oneida
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.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Relaxing week long get away
We vacationed at the Tom T Hall cabin with another family ( 3 kids, 3, 12, and 20 ) and had a great time. There was something for everyone. The pond was perfect for fishing and swimming, rope swing was a hit, smoker grill made fantastic meals and the beds where very comfortable. The large table was great for eating family style meals and playing cards. We found the cabin to be very clean, well stocked and well kept as advertised. There is also a trail that leads into the park right from the end of the driveway which was great my 3.5 y/o and I to hike after breakfasts.
We will certainly stay here again.
Simply a great experience
We loved the cabin and the property and the pond. It was a great time. Dennis was always very easy to get a hold of and so nice.
Wonderful family getaway
This cabin is secluded, quiet, clean, incredibly stocked (kitchen, towels, etc). And perfect for families. The pond is well maintained, the porches include ceiling fans (SO nice), and the hottub is a bonus. We went horseback riding at Southeast pack trips. It was one of the best trail rides we have ever done. We went we 3,7,9 year old kids and 3 adults. The scenic railway was less than we expected, but okay. Cumberland falls was a great stop on the way home. The only down side of this cabin is the stairs and bugs. For older adults the stairs could be hard as well as for active toddlers. Elizabeth the cleaning lady is wonderful and Dennis is also fantastic. Highly recommend if you like getting away from it all. Thank you.
Beautiful cabin - felt like home
So peaceful and relaxing! Very private location with "absolutely nothing to do and not enough time to do it in!" Dennis, the owner, is very accommodating and friendly. He communicates with you before, during, and after your trip to make sure you are satisfied and answer any questions. The cabin truly is very well stocked and feels like home. We will definitely return for another relaxing week! Not only is the cabin very clean, but the hot tub and Traeger grill are wonderful bonuses! Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Great cabin in a great location.
This cabin and property are the perfect getaway. It is set in a rural area and offers great privacy. You will still enjoy all of the.modern conveniences to include a pellet grill and a hot tub. Dennis is great and insures you are enjoying your stay. There is so much to do around the area that we couldn't do half of it in a week!
Great place to vacation
Beautiful location. House has everything U need!
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.
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.