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Relaxing, fun, and beautiful B&B

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Meridian House is located on a working honey bee farm. We are a non-smoking, no pets, property. The cottage is a beautiful house in itself, setting in the back of the main house. Meridian house can sleep 6 people, with 1 queen bed downstairs, a king and twin beds upstairs. Breakfast will be provided; for any other meals, the near-by town of Crossville offers a wide variety of restaurants.The cottage does have a refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, and other small appliances, but does not have a stove/oven. Guests can have access to a gas grill.

The property does have resident swans, Ms. Peggy and Mr. Tucker, who like to go cruising on any of the three ponds on the 15 acres. These ponds are stocked with fish; fishing poles can be provided or feel free to bring your own.

More Details

Carolyn Holt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

About Carolyn Holt

Owners, Greg and Carolyn, recently bought this dream property in the hills of Tennessee. After a lifetime of living and working in Middle Tennessee (excluding a short stint in the Army and Ohio), both retired and now spend their time doing anything they want. Greg is the main apiarist on the bee farm and loves to spread the gospel of bee keeping. Carolyn is famous for her delicious culinary creations, but you just can't beat her homemade biscuits with some Holt Bee Farm honey (as fresh and local as you can get!).

Carolyn Holt purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Carolyn Holt chose Tennessee

Once they laid eyes on this property, Greg and Carolyn knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives on the farm. The guest house out back allows them share their paradise with you! Everyday offers new beauty and new adventures!

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy fly fishing from the dock or just sit out on the porch and watch the swans. Other wildlife such as deer, cranes, and geese, (and even a lynx!) visit the property. Sit outside and watch lightening bugs and listen to the frogs croak for the most relaxing vacation you've ever had. Perfect for golfing trips, antiquing, romantic getaways, or just a day or two away from the hustle and bustle of life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Crossville in Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 downstairs bathroom with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • This cottage sleeps 6 , 1 queen downstairs, and 1 king and 2 twin beds upstairs.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Relaxing, fun, and beautiful B&B
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A scenic treat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful landscape,from the trees on the low hills to the swans swimming in the ponds. A sight for sore eyes after our first place fell through. The guest home was pristine and airy, with fresh linens and a breakfast you won't soon forget. Yet that does not compare to the warmth and hospitality of the hosts,Carolyn and Gregg. The best stay we have ever had and we've been to many B&Bs. Look no further but be careful you may not want to leave, but you can always come back, we will!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We enjoyed you staying with us as much as you enjoyed staying. We look forward to you coming back to see us. Thanks again and take care! Greg and Carolyn
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this place! Pictures dont do it justice. The moment we drove down the long driveway our breath was taken away an we knew we found the perfect place. Not only is the scenery beautiful so is the couple who run it! I have never felt more welcome. My 2 older boys just loved it here an cant wait to go back! From fishing, paddle boats, feeding the fish to chasing frogs they couldn't ask for more. And to top it off breakfast served every morning was amazing! I think this was all our favorite part. Because the cook was GREAT! We are already making plans to come back next year! I cant wait!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Bruce ,Sarah and boys, Thank so much for staying with us! We enjoyed sharing what we love with wonderful people, we can't wait for next year!
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

When we go to TN, this is where we stay each time. The owners are the nicest folks! And the breakfast...amazing. Ask for the little biscuits with honey produced right on the farm! The cinnamon rolls are to die for! This would be a great romantic getaway or a wonderful setting for exploring the region (which is unbelievably beautiful). Close enough to the 129 yard sale to go, but not be in the middle of traffic and really close to awesome golf courses.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Knoxville or Nashville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bear Trace Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cumberland Mt. State Park Restaurant
Car: necessary

Meridian House is a 1500 square foot cottage located on a 15 acre working honey bee farm. We are located in a beautiful farming community between Black and Renegade Mountains. Our cottage is a no pets, non smoking property.

We are conveniently located just 10 miles East from the town of Crossville, off I-40 between Nashville and Knoxville on Highway 68. We are minutes away from the Cumberland hiking trails and many great golf courses, including Bear Trace Golf Course.

This large spacious cottage can sleep 6 easily, with one Queen bed downstairs, 1 King bed and 2 twin beds upstairs, with an upstairs sitting area. There is a large living room/Dinning area and wireless internet downstairs. A great front porch for morning coffee or just relaxing late in the afternoon. 3 ponds stocked with fish (catfish, brim, bluegill, bass, crappie).

Local attractions: Cumberland County playhouse, Homestead Museum, Bear Trace Golf course, Cumberland Mountain State park, Cumberland Hiking trails and just a couple of miles away from the seasonal 127 Yard Sale (the longest yard sale in the world which takes place in August).

We are located within a one to two hour drive: Knoxville Art Museum, Home of Alvin York (WWI Veteran & Hero); Cordell Hull birthplace, U.S. Secretary of State; Pickett State Park; Big South Fork Recreational Area; Rugby (Historic English Utopian Settlement; Highland Manor and Stonehaus Wineries; Prisoner of War Camp Museum; Mennonite Community at Muddy Pond; American Museum of Science & Energy in Oak Ridge; Fall Creek Falls State Park; Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Dollywood Theme Park; Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, The Hermitage (President Andrew Jackson home; Chattanooga Aquarium; Chattanooga Choo-Choo; Lookout Mountain & Rock City; Chickamauga National Civil War Battlefield; Ruby Falls; The Lost Sea (underground lake and cave); Ocoee River (white water rafting) Star of Knoxville Boat Cruise; Museum of Appalachia, and much more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Crossville, 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 £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £78.23
Cleaning Fee £58.68 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

This is a no pets, non-smoking, rental. Breakfast is included in price (2 people, see other fees for more than 2), special request/diets taken into consideration; guests will need to provide other meals.

Deposits, Payments
50% of total rent paid via major credit card is due to reserve your cottage. The balance will be charged to your credit card the date of arrival. A confirmation will be emailed to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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