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Luxury cabin in the Big South Fork Wilderness Resort

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Oneida - GRITS

3 Br/3 Ba, Loft Sleeps 2, Bunkhouse In Barn. 3 Stall Barn, 2 Large Paddocks

GRITS is a luxury cabin located in Wilderness Resort, bordering the Big South Fork National Park. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 King, 2 Queens, plus a loft area with 2 twin beds. For the adventurous, the heated/AC Bunk Room in the barn sleeps 2. Plenty of firewood provided for the large fireplace in the great room, or for the outdoor FP located on the large deck with plenty of seating. Horseback riders can hit the trail right out the door. 3 stall barn, 2 large paddocks, Brimstone ATV park just a short drive away. At the end of the day, enjoy the 4 person hot tub on the screened in porch while you watch your favorite movie. The custom made table seats 8, and there is a table on both porches that seat an additional 4 each. Take advantage of a charcoal or propane grill. High speed internet and Direct TV are available. The kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Brenda Lees
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2016
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About Brenda Lees

My husband and I (married 29 years) and our 2 daughters have always enjoyed the outdoors. We have always dreamed of owning a cabin where we could enjoy our family and our horses. We are both native Tennesseans and put down roots in Middle TN to raise our kids. My passion is equine rescue, and I spend most of my spare time trying to make a difference and educate people on animal welfare. We currently have several equine rescues, as well as several dogs n cats!

Brenda Lees purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Brenda Lees chose Big South Fork

Our familly spent the last several years going to several different destinations to hit the trails. In 2010 we decided to stay in the GRITS cabin and explore the Big South area. We found ourselves going back to this area, and when the cabin went up for sale, we made the decision we had to have this piece of paradise!

What makes this cabin unique

GRITS (Girls Raised in the South), is such a great location to enjoy the BSF. Ride from the barn right onto the trailhead, and miles of trails. We love sitting in the hot tub, and love building a fire when the season turns cool. Sitting on the screened in porch and listening to the bullfrogs and the crickets makes the work week a memory.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Luxury cabin in the Big South Fork Wilderness Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Well-appointed, comfortable cabin in Oneida

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our annual cabin trip at GRITS this year. We loved the big decks and porches, the outdoor fireplace, and the lowered hot tub on the screened back porch! Plenty of parking and secluded from other cabins in the area so we could be outside without worrying about bothering any neighbors. Close to amazing hiking in Big South Fork. 3 bedrooms, plus two twins in the loft. Bunkhouse in the stable adds two twins, but no bathroom. A little tight for 12 adults if you have more than 3 couples. The most welcoming experience I've had yet from a cabin, including a nice card and bottle of wine. Our stay deserved nothing less than 5 stars, I'd recommend GRITS to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind remarks. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. come back in the fall season to enjoy the leaves and outside fireplace, or the winter to enjoy the cabin decorated for the holidays Brenda
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Fantastic Cabin and Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for a guys weekend getaway. There were 8 of us that stayed in this cabin for 2 nights to do some 4-Wheeler riding down at Brimstone ATV Park. This house could not have been any better suited for my group of guys. The location made it perfect for a group of guys that like to get a little loud at night while out by the grill and outdoor fireplace. That was one of the requirements when I was looking for a cabin to rent. I did not want anyone very close because I know how some of my friends get (a little to load for close neighbors). This cabin was better than I expected it to be. None of my friends could stop talking about how they would love to live there forever. The driveway was large enough to accommodate our large trucks and trailers that we had all of the 4-Wheeler's on. The water hose by the stables made it easy to clean up a little when we got back from the trails. This was the first time I had ever used VRBO but I had heard good things from people that had used it in the past. I could not have been more pleased with my experience in booking this cabin and the Owner staying in contact with me. Brenda is very responsive to any question you have and she even help us located a reputable ATV Park to ride in. Several of my friends and I travel for business all of the world. So I had my concerns when I was booking this house. I’ve stayed in some very shady places around the world. I did not what this to be one of them. I can tell you now I would not hesitate to stay here. It was very clean and the beds are very comfortable. If I can every make it back to this area, I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'thanks so much for the great review, Brandon. Sure hope you can make it back! Lots of great places to explore the outdoors here! Brenda
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Awesome place! Pictures don't do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six (Dad,Mom, married daughter and son-in-law and two college aged kids) spent four days in the Grits cabin- Dec. 26-30, 2015. The cabin has absolutely everything you could possibly need or want! And it is beautifully decorated! Our ONLY issue was the unseasonably warm weather- several days in the 70's. While a little air conditioning was needed in the upstairs master and loft, it made the basement bedroom pretty chilly. The 3rd night we figured out a compromise and all was well. Our decision for a Tennessee cabin came down to the Grits and another cabin a little closer to Gatlinburg. Although the other cabin looked a little nicer, we opted for the Grits! So glad we did as it was gorgeous and perfect! Don't think twice about booking it yourself!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I was skeptical of the description "Luxury Cabin", but it certainly applies to GRITS. The owner, Brenda, responded quickly to my questions, and since this was my first experience with VRBO, I had many! The cabin is beautiful, and had everything we needed for our 4th of July stay. The 3 levels with full baths was a huge benefit. Although it rained off and on for most of our stay, we were able to have a fire in the outdoor fireplace. We ate our meals and played games on the screened porch which was delightful. We had 2 dogs with us, and they thoroughly enjoyed our (muddy) hikes! (The hose by the stables made it easy to wash them). We used the local outfitter and had a tubing excursion down the Big South Fork River. I would definitely recommend GRITS, and would definitely like to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, Thank you! Sorry the weather was not cooperative for more outdoors activity. Glad you were able to enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Come back soon! Brenda
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  • 5 of 5

GRITS is absolutely beautiful! The cabin is clean and stocked with anything you could possibly need. The owner is quick to respond by email to any questions, and is super kind. We have already inquired to stay again next year at GRITS. Thank you to Brenda, the owner, for sharing your amazing place with us! WE had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, so glad you had a great time...and thank you for your kind review. it is a little piece of paradise for us! hope you can come back next year!
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is not only in a great location to gain close access to excursions in the big south fork; but is a destination by itself. The appliances and hvac allow you to "rough-it" in modern comfort in a rustic environment. The decor and furnishings add local/ regional flavor in a warm, comfortable environment. The porches allow covered, outdoor all-season access to grill, relax in the hot tub, play cards, games, socialize, or get away. Even in the rain, the multiple porches allow you to overcome cabin fever. The three -level cabin allows large families or friends to vacation together while still allowing privacy and time away for solitude. Adjacent trails lead to rock houses, waterfalls (magnificent ice falls/ ice stalactites in the winter) a lake, a river, rock formations, river crossings via horses, wildlife sightings .... A great getaway whether you want solitude, adventure, or intimacy ( we came up with another "GRITS" acronym after bringing our wives:Guys Reinvesting In Their Spouses-it was a big hit), this is the cabin fr you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I love the acronym you came up with...! My husband will love it:) We hope to have you return soon... Brenda
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Oneida, Big South Fork

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60
Pet Fee £28
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a $35 pet fee per pet. Maximum 2 pets. $15 per horse per day/stall; $10 per horse using paddocks; 1 bag shaving/stall.
The nightly rate is for first 5 guests; $15 per person per night over 5.
check in time 3pm unless prior arrangement; check out time 11 am unless prior arrangement

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 Oneida in Tennessee

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Main floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower Level - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Loft with 2 twin beds open the great room below
    Bunk House - 2 Single Bed , bunk room located in barn, heat/ac, sink
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
caves, waterfalls, river sports,

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