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Luxurious Mountain Cabin in Monteagle Near Sewanee with Private Pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom +Loft, 2 Bath sleeps 8 - minutes from I-40 - convenient to Sewanee

Welcome to the Mountain Thyme Cabin located in peaceful and serene Monteagle, Tennessee!

From the moment you approach the drive, let the rest and relaxation begin. Nestled in the middle of the woods adjacent to a private, stocked pond, the outdoors spaces will enchant you before even stepping inside. Once you break the spell, the inside will not disappoint. Mountain Thyme is tastefully furnished in well-coordinated and functional pieces, all professionally chosen to enhance your vacation experience.

Mountain Thyme comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests in 2 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft with bunks (no uncomfortable pull out sofa’s here). The oversized master bedroom is graced by a king-sized, Tempur-pedic mattress and premium linens. The bathroom has a shower, separate tub and makeup area. The guest bedroom downstairs features a queen bed, has dual closets and private access to the outdoors. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs. There is an additional full bathroom on the main floor, which houses the laundry closet complete with a full-size washer and dryer.

The amazing loft has a total of 4 bunk beds and is the perfect retreat for kids (or those young at heart). It features a train table & various toys as well as an old school tabletop arcade game to keep everyone entertained for hours. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a wonderful family meal which can be enjoyed at the farmhouse style dining room table with room to seat everyone. As the evening winds down, the cozy and inviting living room is the perfect spot to relax. Enjoy the large flat screen TV with full cable and you can even access your Netflix, Hulu, or Pandora accounts on the Smart-Enabled BluRay DVD player. And yes, this cabin does have free WI-FI and your cell-phone should work just fine.

Mountain Thyme’s outdoors spaces truly are what make this cabin special. The screened-in porch, located just off the living room, seamlessly blends the indoors and out. Here you can enjoy swinging away those cool fall nights or morning coffee on a warm spring day. The upper porch is a breathtaking vantage point to enjoy the sights and sounds on the pond while lazily relaxing away the day. It’s the perfect spot to curl up with a good book in one of the uber-cozy chairs and let yourself be transported to a more relaxing pace of life.

The rear covered porch is as great spot to spy on the abundant wildlife in the woods such as deer, squirrels, raccoons, owls and a multitude of beautiful birds. Or just enjoy the peaceful sounds of rain on the metal roof. Even the side of the house has a covered space that you will appreciate when unloading the car should the weather be inclement.

The inviting fire pit features seating for everyone with adirondack chairs and bench seating is the perfect spot to share campfire stories or just become mesmerized by the dancing flames. Don’t worry about bringing wood, we’ve got that covered too. At some point, you’ll want to make a visit down to our dock on the pond, where a paddle boat awaits your voyage around the pond. Don’t forget to take a moment to feed the catfish (we have food, but they will eat most bread products). Once they have gained your trust, they may even let the adventurous pet them. There are plenty of woods to explore and special little spots to hide out and steal a moment of tranquility.

The best part of Mountain Thyme cabin is that we don’t want you to sweat the small stuff. We want your stay to be as relaxing, comfortable, and as convenient as possible. We include the the little things you typically don’t find in a cabin rental but are appreciated by our guests. Things like dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, salt & pepper, spices, batteries & more. This is our family cabin and we keep it ready to use, so enjoy the convenience of a truly ready-to-rent cabin. The kitchen is fully equipped with mixing bowls, pots, pans, utensils, griddle, blender, waffle maker and everything else you might need to prepare a perfect cabin meal. Also be sure to check the storage room off the back deck where you can find things like life preservers, fire starters (for cheaters), outdoor games like Bocce Ball and other stuff. And if the mood for gardening strikes you, there are tools for that, so have at it!

There are little surprises everywhere so feel free to enjoy everything available to you. Sometimes we will leave you stuff to make s’mores, a bottle of champagne or a 6-pack of beer. Who knows what you will find? We also have a variety of board games perfect for family nights around the table. The arcade game located in the loft features 50 of your favorite classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, DigDug, Frogger & more—and of course it’s free play so no quarters necessary. Our goal is for you to have a wonderful stay and return for years to come. We have tried to think of any and everything you might want during your visit to Mountain Thyme Cabin.

The cabin is easily accessible on good, flat roads just a couple minutes off the Monteagle exits. It is conveniently located less that 1 ½ hours drive from Nashville or Knoxville, 2 Hours from Atlanta and only 45 minutes from Chattanooga. Our cabin is just a few short minutes from the University of the South at Sewanee, St Andrews School, The Assembly Grounds and more. The area is known for its natural beauty, with soaring bluffs, creeks, waterfalls, rock outcroppings and tons of hiking trails to discover these wonderful spots. And if you are looking for nightlife, there a surprising number local dining establishments that are sure to impress. The town of Monteagle has all of the stores you may need plus a variety of shops and artisan markets to peruse. Please note though, this is not like Pigeon Forge. Prepare to relax and enjoy time with your friends and family, the outdoors, nature and just a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle.

We look forward to sharing our wonderful vacation home with you in the near future!

ATTENTION: We only accept payments via the VRBO portal. We do not accept wire transfer nor personal checks by mail. All communication will be coordinated via the VRBO/Homeaway websites. Thank you!

More Details

Rachel Potter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Rachel Potter

Bob and Rachel, married since 2003, are extensive world travelers who enjoy luxury hotels and exotic locations. Currently living outside Nashville, Tennessee - most of their vacations these days are family-oriented with their two school-aged children.

Rachel Potter purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Rachel Potter chose Monteagle

We purchased this cabin in the Fall of 2014 as a quick and convenient weekend getaway from Nashville. We fell in love with the pond. Our kids fell in love with the yard. We all love the laid back attitude of the mountain and reconnecting with nature while we're here.

What makes this cabin unique

In the fast paced world that we live in today, Mountain Thyme cabin is a convenient escape and welcome respite from the daily grind. From the moment we first visited the property - we knew that it was the one for us. This cabin offers so much and is so close to Nashville, we will probably never go back to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Monteagle

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Tempur-Pedic
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , Loft w/bunk beds sleeps 2 adults on bottom bunks or 4 kids
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • caving


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Luxurious Mountain Cabin in Monteagle Near Sewanee with Private Pond
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

Lovely Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Lovely mountain cabin! Well appointed and stocked. Very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My new favorite place on the Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

This home is darn near perfect!

This is what I look for in a vacation/business rental (vacation for me this time).

1. Clean - Yes!

2. Quiet - Yes!

3. Usable kitchen - Yes!

4. Comfortable bed - Yes!

5. Close to restaurants/attractions/entertainment - Yes!

You really can't ask for more from a vacation rental. It hit all the high points. If you want to hike, you are just a few miles from Sewanee. If you want to eat out, Papa Ron's and High Point are right down the street. If you want the big city, Chattanooga is a short 45 minutes down the mountain full of great restaurants and attractions (go to Broad Street and find all the wonderful places to eat and top quality Aquarium). On the weekends, go to the Chattanooga Open Air Market for delicious local produce, baked goods, and food trucks.

If it's business or retreat time, this cabin is perfect... the wifi is top notch and you have plenty of space to spread out.

There's a covered, screened-in porch just off the living room, a covered porch off the second bedroom, and a covered balcony off the upstairs play room/bunk room.

Full disclosure... the master bath upstairs is very small. If it were the only bathroom, this would be a problem. However, there is a great bathroom with a washer/dryer off the kitchen downstairs.

This is by far the best value on the Mountain! If you are visiting Sewanee, stay here! If you just want to get away, stay here! If you are on family vacation, stay here! If you want to visit Chattanooga or Nashville, give yourself a retreat from the hustle and bustle at night and stay here!

Owners are quick to respond and could not be more accommodating. You will not regret your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain cabin on a private lake. Fun amenities: fire pit, paddle boats, etc. Well-appointed with charming cabin decor. Conveniently located near the University of the South. Excellent Wi-Fi. Good for families.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MS

nice cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We were glad to find a dog-friendly house in Monteagle. Our dogs loved the woods and pond. The upstairs king bed is very comfortable. Peaceful porches (except when the neighbors were shooting target practice about an hour each day). Very clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girl’s weekend at Mountain Thyme. Everything we could’ve needed for the house was there. We had plenty of room and the outdoor spaces were amazing. We had absolutely no problems!

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for choosing Mountain Thyme!
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Houston, TX

Amazing cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful! Decor and set-up was perfect for a Christmas family get away (came decorated for Christmas which was so sweet)! Amenities like wifi, netflix, cable, vintage video game, Nest thermostat, linens, gas fireplace, and fully furnish kitchen made it rustic chic. The grounds were extensive and the views were great from every window and porch. Many thanks to Rachel for allowing us to bring our dogs as well, it was perfect. Highly recommend booking a trip and will probably be back!

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the glowing review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the extra amenities. Look forward to hosting you again!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.39

*Rental Rate is $375 per night for all Special Events.
** Some Special Events are subject to additional charges.
***Holiday and Special Event Reservations are Non-Refundable.
****Discount available for monthly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.