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On the mountain, 4 miles from Sewanee!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Only minutes from The University of the South, St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, St. Mary's Retreat Center and Monteagle, Aerie is the perfect retreat on the Cumberland Plateau.

The Property

More than just a cabin in the woods, Aerie is a recently-refurbished 3,000-square-foot wood house that blends in with the trees on a 13-acre site on the Cumberland Plateau. Set on the edge of a bluff with a spectacular view of mountains and trees and with two decks for viewing them, Aerie offers respite from everyday life.

No matter what the season, weather or time of day, the view is always spectacular.

The House

When you wind down the long driveway through the woods, you know you’ve come to a special place. Relax in the sunroom and watch the chickadees, titmice and nut-hatches on the feeder about a foot outside the window. Explore the shelves of books in the library/office. Play games or do puzzles on the balcony overlooking the living room. Watch movies from the selection in the great room upstairs. Or do them all!

The poplar-paneled master bedroom has a California king bed (slighter narrower and longer than a regular king) and a master bathroom with a step-in shower. The library/office has a day bed and a trundle bed. In addition, there is a sofa sleeper, so the house can sleep up to 10 if beds are shared. There is a half bath downstairs. The dining table seats eight, and there is a card table and four TV tables; there is a table on the balcony upstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room, laundry room and sunroom are also downstairs.

Upstairs is the blue bedroom (queen bed), the yellow bedroom (queen bed), the balcony, a great room and a bathroom. Upstairs or down, all of the rooms have views—of the far-off mountains or the nearby trees—and there are hand-made crafts and original paintings throughout the house.

The Surrounding Community

There is much to do on the mountain. During the school year, The University of the South offers theater and music performances, as well as art exhibits. Craft fairs are held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, in May and on the Fourth of July. The Sewanee Summer Music Center is held four weeks in the summer and hosts numerous performances. Shakerag Craft Workshops are held in June at St. Andrews-Sewanee School.

For hikers, there is the 18-mile Perimeter Trail on the University of the South domain, as well as South Cumberland State Park (which includes Fiery Gizzard, Savage Gulf, the Stone Doors, and the Sewanee Natural Bridge, a mile from Aerie) with its many hiking opportunities, and other natural areas. Woods Reservoir and Tim’s Ford are nearby for boaters. Golfers will enjoy the Sewanee Golf course. There are a number of dining choices in Sewanee, Cowan, Winchester and Monteagle. For the attractions of the big city, Chattanooga is 45 minutes away, Nashville is 1.5 hours, Birmingham is 2.5 hours, and Atlanta is 3 hours.

You must be at least 25 to rent Sewanee Aerie, and you must be on-site. Three-night minimum for University of the South Homecoming weekend, Family weekend and for national holidays. Four-night minimum for University of the South graduation.

There is a high bluff in front of the house, and there is no fence, so the house may not be appropriate for small children. In fact, everyone needs to be cautious near the cliff!

Keywords: mountain home, mountain view, bluff, cliff, Sewanee vacation rental, Sewanee rental property, cabin, woods, cabin, cottage, Cumberland Plateau, Monteagle, hiking

More Details


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Sewanee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Aerie is situated on a high cliff. All guests must stay away from it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) This is a California king bed, which is not quite as wide as a regular king bed and a bit longer, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a day bed and a trundle bed in the library, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a double bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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On the mountain, 4 miles from Sewanee!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property and view are awesome. The house is large and cozy. Lots of room and perfect for a family getaway. Close to Sewanee and great outdoor activities!

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the house worked for you. Thank you so much for choosing Aerie! Cindy
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Beautiful home with all the amenities and a view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home that was even more lovely than the pictures. The home is very lived in in a good way – tons of books, games, puzzles, and the most stocked kitchen of any place we’ve ever rented. Lots of beautiful pottery and art, and the view from every single room is completely amazing. We were here in the dead of winter, and the view was still unbelievable. I like the way that the house was broken up - plenty of room to spread out. Cindy was really accessible and easy to work with. I would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We work hard to make the house welcoming place!
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had a really nice stay at the Aerie. I was looking for a weekend getaway from Nashville to work on a writing project, and the Aerie proved to be the perfect stop.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad Aerie was a good getaway for you! Thanks!
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Amazing views and great house!

  • 5 of 5

Aerie was such a wonderful holiday weekend getaway for us. The house was beautiful and spacious (the pictures don't do it justice). Each morning we woke up and had our coffee overlooking the beautiful mountains. We were a group of 4 couples and felt that the house was spacious and large enough for us to do our thing or stay together if we wanted to. Anyone who is looking for a great time should consider this place. The owner from the start was very honest and helpful! We had a wonderful and very relaxing weekend at Aerie, would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 8-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! And I really appreciate the kind words!
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Hidden gem in Sewanee

  • 5 of 5

Aerie is a hidden gem in Sewanee. With an awe-inspiring view of the valley and rows of distant mountains -- without another house in site -- you are treated a private retreat. Yet you are relatively close to the University, hiking trails, and excellent restaurants (we enjoyed Ivy Wild and a Singapore restaurant next door). The house is both cozy and spacious, with lots of separate areas for guests to read or to socialize. In the morning, you can sip coffee and watch birds flying into the feeders, while gazing at the mountains. There's a well-equipped kitchen (unlike some rentals) where you can actually cook good meals and enjoy them around a large dining table that looks out at the stunning view. In addition to the main deck, there are also decks off two bedrooms overlooking the view. There are comfortable homey touches. One of my favorite little amenities are the large hooks in the blue bedroom that you can hang clothes, plus places for suitcases. I also like the books, games and jigsaw puzzles around the house. The wifi worked well too. This is a place where people can relax and reflect. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The Aerie was a perfect place for us for a weekend gathering of 6 friends. We had plenty of room to disperse if we wanted to, but we tended to congregate on the deck as we overlooked a view across the ridges. We enjoyed the coming and going of the birds, and we had numerous options for hikes. Quiet and serene, with lots of restaurants and things to do nearby. The house had lots of books, movies, and games, and the kitchen was exceptionally well-equipped. There were pottery pieces, paintings, and metal sculptures throughout.

Cindy was a great hostess and gave us all the information we needed for a wonderful stay. it was a special place, and we will be back, for sure.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up in Sewanee, one of the few who can claim that! I went to Sewanee Military Academy and spent the last three years of college at the University of the South. The mountain is my spiritual home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Sewanee

There is so much to do on the mountain--hiking, biking, eating, camping, arts and theater through the University and, my personal favorite, just sitting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your family's beautiful home this weekend. I did not have time to thank you in the guest book. The house is so warm and inviting. I especially loved the artwork and stunning view! The wedding was so lovely and we had perfect weather...Again thank you for letting us rent your wonderful home.
Apr 2014
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Sewanee

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$506
Cleaning fee C$126.5

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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