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Upper Cumberland Cabin Rental

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Blue Heron Studio and Retreat is a fully furnished upstairs two bedroom cabin/home overlooking Cordell Hull Lake in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee. There is a gourmet kitchen with seperate dining and game tables. Large Screen TV. Private Deck overlooks lake and woods. 40 foot first floor porch features comfortable seating and dining. Lovingly furnished with one of kind antiques. Master Bedroom has Queen Bed. Bunkhouse Bedroom features Full Size and Twin Bed. Roll a Ways are available upon request. Privacy and Seclusion is our Specialty for our Guests! Closely situated to Gainesboro, Granville, Carthage, and more! If getting away from it all is your objective, this lovely rental may be for you! We promise lots of glimpses of wild life, quiet country evenings and perfect star gazing at night!

Carla & Howard Khouri
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Gainesboro in Jackson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Living and Sleeping Areas
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Upper Cumberland Cabin Rental
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic place and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic...beautiful place, beautiful scenery and gracious hosts. Will try do again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We hope you will be able to return. It's a pleasure to have such considerate visitors!
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for an affordable relaxing getaway close to home with amazing views. What we got was so much more.

The property is situated back in the foothills above a river and lake. Very well maintained with a cute gazebo fully set up with furniture for you to relax in. The main (owner's) house and small greenhouse are situated adjacent to the rental home but in a way to afford you total privacy. The rental is huge. It has a large patio with lounging furniture, grill and hot tub. The view of the lake is simply gorgeous! The patio is fully covered so you can enjoy if raining. We spent one afternoon in the hot tub while it rained which was so relaxing. You enter the rental on the ground floor which has a large entryway with a full bathroom which is perfect for taking a shower after using the hot tub or if you need to use the facilities while enjoying the covered porch. The landscape is filled with flowers and plants that beg for butterflies and hummingbirds to play in. We even saw a bit of wildlife with a young deer frolicking on the hillside with it's mama and sibling.

You proceed up the stairs and through a doorway to a huge open room which has a large kitchen fully stocked (a chef's dream) overlooking a dining area, living room with comfortable furniture around a TV and another eating area. I believe the TV is a 55" flatscreen with a DVD, stereo and surround sound equipment. They have Direct TV so you can veg out in front of the TV or enjoy a movie which we did on a few occasions. There is a full bathroom with tub/shower before the kitchen. Two bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds. A queen in one and a full and twin in the larger bedroom. Off the larger bedroom is a huge deck with lounging furniture and table if you want to enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the peaceful surroundings. A nearby chicken coop provides fresh eggs the owners stocked in the fridge. There is nothing you will lack in the kitchen and we were very impressed with how well stocked it was with everything you will need to cook meals. The home is decorated with beautiful antiques that give it a homey atmosphere.

The absolute best part of our visit were the owners Carla and Howard. They are so accommodating if you should need anything. We loved getting to know them. Really good people we felt like we had known forever. It was hard to leave and we cannot wait to come back and see them again. By far the best rental experience we have ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review absolutely blows me away. I feel like we have been blessed every day we wake up here.The fact that we can share it with such a lovely couple as you makes it so much more precious. We want you to feel free to come back and visit us and share some of Howard's pixie dust on the hill. Again. Thank you!
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The view is wonderful and the accommodations are lovely. Massive kitchen if you want to cook. The hot tub is great too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious-- Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

with all the good reviews to be read, I knew we would enjoy our stay. But the reviews just don't do the property justice. The view is spectacular, the space is unusual and awesome. There is privacy, but with a feel that you are visiting family who are just next door. Extremely accommodating and friendly was Howard, and the place was decorated AMAZINGLY. No AT&T cell service in the area to be had, so have a contingency plan if you need to make phone calls while here! We are already daydreaming about coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonnieville, KY

Fabulous long weekend at Blue Heron Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Carla & Howard! We had a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating our 15th anniversary. We were able to make delicious meals in the kitchen and using the gas grill and we enjoyed just relaxing and watching movies. The hot tub was our favorite! We've stayed at several VRBO cabins and houses and this was by far the nicest hot tub. We look forward to returning for soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, very relaxing get away!

  • 4 of 5

Carla and Howard's cabin is wonderful. The inside is spacious and comfortable, and the outside has beautiful views. We absolutely took advantage of the fresh eggs, milk, and OJ! As of my writing this, there is no picture of the hot tub, but I can assure you, there is one, and it's very relaxing to sit in day or night and take in the view. The main house that Carla and Howard live in is situated very close to the guest cabin, but they are as unobtrusive or interactive as you would like. If this sounds good to you, then do yourself a favor and stay here!

I'd really give the stay 4.5 stars if I could, but I took one star off because, while there were certainly fantastic moments of private, peace and quiet, the close proximity of the main house and its sometimes very "barky" dogs occasionally impinged on our goal of quiet solitude. We love dogs, and we do not blame them for barking at whatever they happened to see, hear, or smell through their fenced enclosure, but it could become excessive at times, and their relatively close proximity meant enduring it until they settled down or having to go inside for quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that the dogs were outspoken. During the fall the squirrels tease them relentlessly running to and fro in front of their enclosure. It also does not help that our high hills have so much granite. We do appreciate your comments regarding this negative and work very hard to make sure each guest has the experience they seek. Had we known your issues were this uncomfortable we would have made different arrangements for the dogs. We did speak with the dogs, and they have assured us that they will be on their best behavior moving forward. Alas, they are shifty.
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Nashville BNA
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Bull & Thhistle
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Wartrace Day Park
Car: necessary

We are located halfway between Nashville and Knoxville, north of I 40 in an area known for its scenic beauty and often called "The Switzerland of the South."


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Gainesboro, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

No Pets.... Children under five, please contact owner. Thank 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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