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Susan Wright

Member since: 2001
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Tennessee Log Home on Center Hill Lake W/ Panoramic Views!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Smithville holiday house

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Three bedroom, log home built from hand hewn logs. Breathtaking view of 65 mile long Center Hill Lake and surrounding hills in the Heart of beautiful Middle Tennessee on 7+ acres very private property at the end of a small community road. Located near Hurricane Marina

A Lifetime movie was filmed here in 2003 and is now being shown. The name of the movie is 'No Regrets' so watch your TV listings for show times or order from Netflix. We have also had a recent Vice President and his family spend some of their vacation time here.

The home is a two-story, private dwelling with 12-foot high picture windows across the lake side of the house. The great-room has a large living, dining, and kitchen area with 24-foot vaulted ceilings, and a massive fieldstone fireplace. One downstairs Twin bedroom with half bath. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a full bath.

One bedroom has a King bed and the other has a Queen bed. Aero Beds are available for two more guests--the kids love them! A large deck with rocking chairs, many marinas nearby for boating, water-skiing, and fishing. Water ski instruction is available at some docks. Pets are NOT allowed; no smoking.

Restaurants are at most marinas and in Smithville and Cookville.Try the new resturant at Hurricane Marina. Many types of boats are available for rent at most marinas. Hikers and nature lovers enjoy the numerous state parks nearby including 'Fall Creek Falls State Park', with the highest falls east of the Rockies, and 'South Cumberland State Park'. Hike to the many 'water falls' in this park and see the 'Great Stone Door.' Burgess Falls is also nearby and can be reached by boat on Center Hill Lake. Horseback riding is available in Cookville.

For country music fans, Nashville is less than an hour's drive. Appalachian Center for Crafts is only three miles. For those who like to antique there are many shops in the area. Cookville is only 20 minutes away and has many large chain stores and restaurants.

Keywords: Private Home

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Wright (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Susan Wright

I live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. I am from Tennesee and was raised in Johnson City and Nashville. I have lived in New York, New Jersey, Michigan,and several other south eastern states. I have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. We all love the lake and the unique log home with the breathtaking view.

Susan Wright purchased this house in 1988

Why Susan Wright chose Tennessee

We love Tennesse and Center Hill Lake because of the beauty of the area. It is peaceful but not far from more activity if you would choose to go to Nashville for the day or to Knoxville.

We had always wanted a log house and we were so happy when one of our children found the house for us. Once we saw the view and the house we knew it was for us and our family to enjoy when we are not renting for others to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful setting that gives us the use of the lake for swimming or a chance to go boating, golfing and hiking on the beautiful Tennessee trails. Just sitting on the deck watching the wildlife and enjoying the view is a treat.


based on 22 traveller reviews

Tennessee Log Home on Center Hill Lake W/ Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Personal and spiritual retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i enjoyed this beautiful property for three days and are looking to have an extended stay in the fall.

Words are inadequate to express the tranquility of this setting. Having stayed here on two previous occasions, we were not surprised to enjoy the peaceful setting more than ever.

The Innkeeper and housekeeper took care of us quite nicely.

There is wifi. There is an incredible view. The log house is rustic and comfortable. The kitchen has more than adequate space and is fully furnished. The dining area and living room complemented our stay more than we could have wished for.

During our stay we were able to focus on things which can get lost in a busy world. The owner is so blest to be the caretaker of this beautiful property. I told her so.

The local convenience center has signs posted "for Dekalb County residents and taxpayers only", but if you tell them, this is Dekalb Ciunty trash from Ms Susan's place, they will smile and say "Welcome".I think Everybidy knows the Innkeeper.

The local food Lion is well stocked with reasonable prices.

The County Assessor's office was extremely accommodating in assisting with property records in the area.

The Mapco people at the corner if Congress and Briad were amazingly nice. This is a good community.

We will return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your very through and kind review of our paradise away from the busy world we live in. You were a thoughtful guest and very kind to take an interest in our home. Look forward to your return soon. Susan
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this beautiful cabin on the lake before, I was so pleased to find it availble for the entire month! My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our stay. The owner is correct; there is no better view on the lake than here. We are finishing our final week and already are planning another shorter visit in October (if we can guess the best week for leaf color). The cabin is rustic and we like rustic! The television works great with lots of channels but we listen mostly to the music channels. We watched a dvd once when our granddaughter came up and it worked fine. The dollar store is only a few minutes away and they have incredible supplies. We ate at the Blue Water Grille with our son, wife and granddaughter last Saturday and whoa! what a menu. Living in the greater Nashville area, we know great food and I am pleased to say that The Blue Water Grille food could not have been better, complemented by a table on the water at gorgeous Hurricane Marina. Today is rest; will squeeze in a few hours to watch the University of Tennessee volunteers manhandle the University of Florida Gators; take a drive over to The Joe L. Evins Craft center; then dinner at the Blue Water Grille. Last week I made a freezer of home made peach ice cream and the family loved it. Last night my sister and her husband came up from Chattanooga and we celebrated their wedding anniversary with a home cooked meal and left over homemade ice cream topped with strawberries. Everybody has their own taste; I like everything here just like it is and will send my request for the October stay next week. My experience with the owner has been most cordial and I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the thoughtful review and always like to hear of things folks enjoy doing during their stay at our cabin in the quiet, peaceful surroundings of the Center Hill Lake area. As always we want to hear any suggestions for improvement. Makes us feel good when folks like to return so they can enjoy our place that we love. Susan
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Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the best fit for our our family. The view is so beautiful. Located so close to the marina and restaurants. Thank you for the great family memories!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to please our guests and appreciate any suggestions you might have for us to improve.
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Murfreesboro Tennessee

Emily Jackson

  • 1 of 5

I have delayed writing this review giving Mrs. Wright time to respond to our concerns. We have stayed in this house several times and until last year would have written a favorable review. Our last stay was not pleasurable! We were not able to stay the third night because of problems with the septic tank. There had been a lot of rain and Maudine told us they had been having problems with the septic system and a plumber had been out before. Maintaining a workable septic system is the responsibility of the owner, not guests who stayed for 2 nights. Maudine was very helpful and responded to our call of the toilets being stopped up. This happened on Wednesday, after arriving on Monday. After the plumber worked for several hours, it was usable for only a couple of hours, but then stopped up again! The plumber had told us there was a blockage in the line he could not get to. We did not feel we could stay for our third night because the toilet was not dependable. We had also reported to Maudine that the DVD player did not work as there was a DVD stuck, not ours! After we left, we were shocked to hear from Mrs. Wright that we would not be reimbursed for the night we could not stay and also our deposit would not be refunded!! We were accused of causing the problem with the septic tank because we used the wrong toilet paper for a day and 1/2. There are no statements in house as to the kind of toilet paper to use. We used ours only after the initial supply was used and this could not have caused the stoppage. We were accused of breaking the DVD player; we could not have used because it was broken when we arrived! We were accused of cutting the telephone line, really we DID not! We were accused of using the bathroom buy the edge of porch, really we DID not! Anyone could have done both telephone line and outside potty as the property is accessible. We have contacted Mrs. Wright with our concerns and she only responded to say she would keep $600.00 of our funds to cover her repairs. We did not cause any of the problems! The septic tank is the owner's responsibility and problems occur, but we should not be held responsible. We have traveled together for many years and have never had a problem until this stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that Ms. Jackson had problems with their stay at my home. First, there was not a problem with the septic tank at all even if the plumber might have thought that when he arrived. It turned out to be extreme stoppage that ended up taking two trips to the house to correct. Too much toilet paper is a problem with most toilets and that is what it turned out to be. Ms. Jackson called Maudine and left before the plumber came back. It was stopped and we haven't had further problems. Maudine saw a gentleman trying to pry a DVD out of the player, if it wasn't their's,WHY? I had just bought a new telephone and the line to the charger was cut. Maudine always calls me on the house phone so I know it was working. I did not charge for a new phone and unknown people do not access inside my house. I think the problem started when a watch was stolen from Ms. Jackson's friend by a Squirrel, can anyone believe that, please let me know!! As for the use of out side facility off the porch I can understand under the circumstances, but why not clean up!! The cost of the plumber twice, Maudines cleaning twice, cleaning supplies, cost of the DVD player came to the amount I withheld. I have never had an experience like this and hope I never do again. I do not expect to get a threating letter from an attorney demanding an immediate answer or suffer the consequences. I was raised to be fair and I will always try to run my little rental business in a fair way. I ignored the tasteless letter because my son- in- law is an attorney and he advised me to wait and see if Ms. Jackson seriously wanted to take me to court. Once again I am very sorry for your bad experience. I know you must realize why your funds were withheld. Sincerely, Susan Miller Wright
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Our Favorite Tennessee Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several cabins on our holiday trips the past few years, but the little cabin on Hummingbird Hill is by far our favorite...great location, charming cabin and decorating, close to what we need and secluded at the same time, and the owner is the best...we will be back many tines and we look forward to every visit and another chance to sit on the back porch and rock away the stress of the rest of the world...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the home and hope you come again. if you have any suggestions on ways to provide a better stay please let us know. We look forward to seeing you in the future
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week in this log home! It was nice, private, clean, and well kept. It was really close to the marina, which allowed us the ability to rent a boat for two days to enjoy the beautiful lake. We would definitely come back and highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you were able to enjoy the stay at the house and were able to get out on Center Hill Lake. We also enjoy pontoon boating on the lake. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Log Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Floating Mill Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Harbor Marina
Car: necessary

Canoeing the Caney Fork River, visit 'Underground Bluegrass', in McMinnville at Cumberland Caverns, the 'Jamboree' in July


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Smithville, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$131
Refundable Damage Deposit A$522
Tax Rate 14.75%

All fees and taxes are included. There is a $400 refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Smithville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath upstairs, half downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Massive Fieldstone Fireplace. We have been told many times that we have the best view on the Lake.