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Unique Retreat at the Art House

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful and Dreamy Retreat House 30 min. from Nashville for those seeking beauty and peace. Bike, hike, or kick back.

Inspiring contemporary/rustic setting with wonderful landscapes, Big covered outdoor spaces, decks, roomy gourmet kitchen.

Contemporary, earthy space for soothing the soul or tapping into all your creative inspirations, in a newly renovated, former art studio, which is set near my artist-built home and studio. Organic gardens, ponds, woods, creek walks, You will be staying in your own private home space, with fabulous kitchen and bath which includes famous 'Fernvale Spring Water'. TN hardwood floors can be found throughout the 1100 square ft. along with soothing bed and living rooms with nooks and enchanted spaces everywhere. You will have the surrounding beauty of private camping while enjoying all the amenities of a modern fully-equipped home, all to yourself.

Be in nature and away from it all, while having easy access to Nashville, Franklin, and the artsy hamlet of Leipers Fork. In addition, close to Cheekwood, numerous parks as well as the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Shopping, music, museums and all things within 15 to 40 min. Ponds, creeks, lovely walking, cycling and hiking in the most wonderful river valley, right outside your door.

***Occasionally, folks book for two but have more show up. Please note that for each additional person after two, there is a rate of 25.00, plus tax for each person, each night that will be added.

Please note that this is not an event venue

Absolutely No smoking in House, you may smoke on back or side porches.

More Details

Sydney Reichman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Sydney Reichman

I am a visual artist, sculptor, jeweler and now Inn Keeper.

I have been on this land since 1978 and with a dear friend, transformed it into a trashed out bombed out valley to an ecosensitized landscape.

You can read my story on line, at sydneyreichman.com

Sydney Reichman purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Sydney Reichman chose Tennessee

it is rural yet close to everything. Quiet, totally renovated once art studio.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and quiet and retreat


"Nice, expensive, special"
Music City Roots
"Fantastic! if you are here on Wednesday Eve...the best deal on Music and never dissapointing..."
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
"The one in Leipes Fork is our local fav. Great Music, Wonderful Village"
Merridee's Breadbasket
"Great for lunch, a real cute Franklin eatery and Bakery and in Old Town Franklin"
Red Pony Restaurant
"Love the Brussels Sprouts but I am mostly veg....these folks do it all but I have not had it..."
MacK and Kate's
"something for everyone!"
Bombay Bistro
"good Indian"
Koi Sushi and Thai
"I have heard this is good. Never eaten there"
Corner Pub
"good but it is a chain"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Bellevue Sports Bars, Westhaven Subdivision
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Edwin Warner Park
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Loveless or Pucketts



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Franklin in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • wonderful ample bath with 2 x 5 ft lovely tiled shower with tiled bench, all brand new everything.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed, a writing nook, handmade furniture, art and wonderful closet space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
Away from it all but near so much, like Franklin, the Artsy Hamlet of Leipers Fork, Parks, hiking, canoeing or kayaking and the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Great Music in Franklin and Leipers Fork and Nashville just 35 min away


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(42 traveller reviews)

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Unique Retreat at the Art House
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
Vashon Island

Best trip to Nashville area ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a awesome location and the cabin was fantastic. My only complaint is that we didn't get to spend more time there. The owner was great- baked us fresh bread with local blue berries. It is definitely a unique retreat!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephanie y'all were such great guests and treated the place so beautifully. The Lollar Candy Bar, was a complete gustatory delight and with great turquoise-ish packageging, a beautiful presentation, and I ate the whole thing with gusto!...thanks for that surprise and the other. Hope you can come back someday.....I will order up some spring/fall weather next time....take care, sydney
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Greater New Orleans, LA

A hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place tucked into a hidden location. Quiet, full of art. Wonderfulul artist owner lives adjacent and is very interesting to speak with. We look very forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so Much Bill and Mittie. It was such a pleasure to meet and host. you and hope to see you again!
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Collinsville, IL

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

This magical little "cabin" was perfect for our TN adventure. Within 45 minutes of everywhere and secluded enough to retreat from the world. The cabin is full of modern conviences while the outside completely fits in with its woodland surroundings. Sydney thoughtfully provides farm fresh eggs and stocked cabinets to assist travelers that haven't had a chance to pick up their own provisions. Despite being fairly close to Sydney's home we could hardly tell she was there with the exception of her prompt responses to any request we had. This property is truly a little slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairview, TN

Another awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location with a great host. Exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You are the perfect guest as well....Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for both reviews. I am so glad everything worked out and you had a wonderful deer connection, that is so cool!
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Fairview, TN

Best of both Worlds!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet cabin experience with lots of amenities yet I did not want to be too far out and this is exactly what I found in the Art house. The owner's house was nearby but that was not a problem as I had all the privacy I needed. I will definitely return! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A special retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent more time than we expected, but still not enough, sitting on the side porch of this lovely home in the woods at the end of a long dirt road. We couldn't get enough of that view (our view, if only for a brief time) of the forest and nearby stream, nor enough of the sounds of the rustling treetops and the birds chattering in the woods. Oh, by the way, the home is awfully nice too -- like living in a very comfortable artist's studio. And the kitchen is the best-stocked we've ever encountered in our decades of cottage rentals. Sydney is a gracious host and consummate artist, whose oneness with nature inspires her visitors to strive for the same.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you all here! And your comments about the woods are so dear to my heart. We all long for that peace that nature brings, don't we, and your words are like poetry! You are the reasons I love having built The Art House...thanks so much and hope to see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.23
Additional Guest Fee £18.52 per person per night

This has been a nature preserve since 1978. Please keep outdoor lighting to a minimum as to protect that night sky and the creatures that come and go in the dark. Of course use discretion and use to insure your safety coming and going.
All water is Spring Water, with a UV filter, so drink up and take some home!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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