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On the mountain, 4 miles from Sewanee!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Only minutes from The University of the South, St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, St. Mary's Retreat Center and Monteagle, Aerie is the perfect retreat on the Cumberland Plateau.

The Property

More than just a cabin in the woods, Aerie is a recently-refurbished 2,500-square-foot wood house that blends in with the trees on a 13-acre site on the Cumberland Plateau. Set on the edge of a bluff with a spectacular view of mountains and trees and with two decks for viewing them, Aerie offers respite from everyday life.

No matter what the season, weather or time of day, the view is always spectacular.

The House

When you wind down the long driveway through the woods, you know you’ve come to a special place. Relax in the sunroom and watch the chickadees, titmice and nut-hatches on the feeder about a foot outside the window. Explore the shelves of books in the library/office. Play games or do puzzles on the balcony overlooking the living room. Watch movies from the selection in the great room upstairs. Or do them all!

The poplar-paneled master bedroom has a California king bed (slighter narrower and longer than a regular king) and a master bathroom with a step-in shower. The library/office has a day bed and a trundle bed. In addition, there is a sofa sleeper. There is a half bath downstairs. The dining table seats eight, and there is a card table and four TV tables; there is a table on the balcony upstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room, laundry room and sunroom are also downstairs.

Upstairs is the blue bedroom (queen bed), the yellow bedroom (queen bed), the balcony, a great room and a bathroom. Upstairs or down, all of the rooms have views—of the far-off mountains or the nearby trees—and there are hand-made crafts and original paintings throughout the house.

The Surrounding Community

There is much to do on the mountain. During the school year, The University of the South offers theater and music performances, as well as art exhibits. Craft fairs are held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, in May and on the Fourth of July. The Sewanee Summer Music Center is held four weeks in the summer and hosts numerous performances. Shakerag Craft Workshops are held in June at St. Andrews-Sewanee School.

For hikers, there is the 18-mile Perimeter Trail on the University of the South domain, as well as South Cumberland State Park (which includes Fiery Gizzard, Savage Gulf, the Stone Doors, and the Sewanee Natural Bridge, a mile from Aerie) with its many hiking opportunities, and other natural areas. Woods Reservoir and Tim’s Ford are nearby for boaters. Golfers will enjoy the Sewanee Golf course. There are a number of dining choices in Sewanee, Cowan, Winchester and Monteagle. For the attractions of the big city, Chattanooga is 45 minutes away, Nashville is 1.5 hours, Birmingham is 2.5 hours, and Atlanta is 3 hours.

You must be at least 25 to rent Sewanee Aerie, and you must be on-site. Three-night minimum for University of the South Homecoming weekend, Family weekend and for national holidays. Four-night minimum for University of the South graduation.

There is a high bluff in front of the house, and there is no fence, so the house may not be appropriate for small children. In fact, everyone needs to be cautious near the cliff!

Keywords: mountain home, mountain view, bluff, cliff, Sewanee vacation rental, Sewanee rental property, cabin, woods, cabin, cottage, Cumberland Plateau, Monteagle, hiking

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up in Sewanee, one of the few who can claim that! I went to Sewanee Military Academy and spent the last three years of college at the University of the South. The mountain is my spiritual home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Sewanee

There is so much to do on the mountain--hiking, biking, eating, camping, arts and theater through the University and, my personal favorite, just sitting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your family's beautiful home this weekend. I did not have time to thank you in the guest book. The house is so warm and inviting. I especially loved the artwork and stunning view! The wedding was so lovely and we had perfect weather...Again thank you for letting us rent your wonderful home.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sewanee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Aerie is situated on a high cliff. All guests must stay away from it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) This is a California king bed, which is not quite as wide as a regular king bed and a bit longer, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a day bed and a trundle bed in the library, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a double bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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On the mountain, 4 miles from Sewanee!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property and view are awesome. The house is large and cozy. Lots of room and perfect for a family getaway. Close to Sewanee and great outdoor activities!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the house worked for you. Thank you so much for choosing Aerie! Cindy
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I go to The Mountain for peace, and I found it at Aerie!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely Sewanee home that makes you feel like you have arrived home to The Mountain. The beautiful views, decks and sitting areas are perfect for leisurely afternoons and evenings with friends and family. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome any time. Thank you!
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience during our stay an Aerie. The views are incredible, the house has everything you could possibly need, and Cindy was extremely helpful and responsive. Hopefully we will have a chance to come back and stay soon!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'd love to have you stay again. Thank you so much!
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Amazing vista once the fog lifted!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, convenient location, great for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fog is part of the quintessential mountain experience; you can't say you really know Sewanee until you've seen the fog! I'm glad the house worked for you. Thank you for your kind words!
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Relaxing, quiet, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! We loved the views, the bird eating right outside the window. It was raining and while sitting there is stopped. Within a 10 minute span you could see the whole view. It was awesome. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad the house worked out for your group. And thank you for feeding the birds; I love seeing them at the feeder with the view in the background too!
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Beautiful home with all the amenities and a view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home that was even more lovely than the pictures. The home is very lived in in a good way – tons of books, games, puzzles, and the most stocked kitchen of any place we’ve ever rented. Lots of beautiful pottery and art, and the view from every single room is completely amazing. We were here in the dead of winter, and the view was still unbelievable. I like the way that the house was broken up - plenty of room to spread out. Cindy was really accessible and easy to work with. I would recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We work hard to make the house welcoming place!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sewanee

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$539.2
Cleaning fee AU$134.8

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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