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Sleep In A Bit Of History. Welcome To An 1860 Log Cabin And Idle Hour Farm.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Rogersville - Idle Hour Retreat

50 Acre Farm To Stretch Your Legs And Rest Your Mind.

Master is on main with a King size bed.

Bedroom 2 with two full beds and a sitting area with couch

Bedroom 3 with a full and twin bed

Down stairs full bath has washer and dryer for your convenience.

Upstairs bathroom is complete with a claw foot tub

Updated eat-in kitchen that is fully equipped

Keurig coffee maker

Living room with gas fireplace

A double front porch complete with rocking chairs and porch swing

Cable TV

Library of DVDs

PlayStation and games

*Sorry no internet available at this time

Linens are provided

50 acres to roam with a barn, old cabin and out buildings to explore. Deer are seen quite often (NO HUNTING, unless it is with a camera)

Located near Rogersville, Tennessee's second oldest town

Clinch River for kayaking and rafting

Cherokee Lake for some great fishing and lake recreations

Near Pressman's Home, one of United States' modern day ghost towns

One hour to The Bristol Motor Speedway

Heritage Days in Rogersville, TN

Fourth of July Celebrations

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum

Cruise-In Downtown with antique cars

Hiking at Bays Mountain Park, waterfalls, high ridges with fire tower views, and lake

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Heeke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Laura Heeke

I grew up in Rogersville and this was our families farm. My husband and I have the passion to save it and let others enjoy what we do.

Why Laura Heeke chose Tennessee

This is my family farm. I was blessed to be the one to carry on to save the farm. My father bought the farm in the 1960s and in 1976 he found the cabin in a neighboring community, bought it, and he and one other man tore it down, piece by piece, numbered each one and put it back on his property. Each cut of wood has his touch and heart in it. I played on this farm as a child, picked strawberries to sell to friends, laid tobacco stakes for my brothers to stalk rows of tobacco, rode our horses, feed our cows, and made castles in the hay loft. Even though it is not a working farm today, we hope it brings back a simpler time in life. There is additional cabins on the property that my parents built together. They collected antiques and made a wonderful little piece of history on the back of the farm. It is now in disrepair, but we hope to be able to save some of it, but it is available to explore.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Sleep In A Bit Of History. Welcome To An 1860 Log Cabin And Idle Hour Farm.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin! The pictures really do not do this place justice. There's so much history in this one place. We were in town for the Bristol race and didn't want to spend $$$ on a hotel room so we opted to drive further. Glad we did! This is the perfect place to wind down. Will definitely be back & can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The cabin itself has been totally reconstructed and is in fabulous condition. Very authentic. Great modern kitchen and bathrooms. The beds are incredibly comfortable. Lots of room to roam in the fields and forest behind the house. I would not that it is not particularly remote/isolated (several houses within a few hundred yards) but there were no issues in terms of noise or traffic. Great area. Great stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like stepping back in time...

  • 5 of 5

Decided to take a winter road trip and discovered this gem online. Stayed 9 nights and enjoyed every second of it. Got to see snow, deer, birds and listen to coyotes at night. Walked the property several times and appreciate the beautiful setting. The cabin is cozy with a warm fire and lots of quilts and period antiques. Very well appointed with modern amenities and everything you would need for your stay. I can't wait to get back again.

P.S. - the dogs loved it too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to relax and unwind. Cozy and we'll appointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love it when our guest see the value in a our place like we do. Please come visit again soon.
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I live out of the country and wanted to come home and spend my summer close to my family. I was able to live in this cabin with my two daughters for more than a month, and was incredibly comfortable and happy there. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds comfortable, and the location convenient. The house itself is so lovely, but in spite of the age, is also very comfortable and liveable. Summer in East TN is gorgeous, but the setting of this house made it even more so. The evenings with the lightning bugs, the cooler of beer, the family gathered, and the sound of the bugs? I'm not sure it gets any better than this. I heartily recommend this place as a weekend getaway or weeks vacation. You'll be away from the bustle of life, but with all the modern comforts at the same time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Experience

  • 5 of 5

Clean & well kept. We will be coming back. Very nice mountain experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Rogersville, Cherokee Lake

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £62
Pet Fee £33
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 15.75%

Pet friendly, we love our pets to stay with us and we want you to enjoy yours.
Check in at 5pm and check out at 12 noon unless other arrangements have been made.
Our furnishings are old and they have been around for a long time. Please treat them with care so that they are around for others to enjoy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Rogersville, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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