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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:
May 22, 2018

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

Sydney Reichman purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Sydney Reichman chose Franklin

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

What makes this cottage unique

peace and quiet and retreat


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Franklin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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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Unique Retreat at the Art House
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 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!!

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 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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The art house is truly unique and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Art House was perfect! The house is nicely appointed with everything you need including farm fresh eggs, coffee and tea for breakfast!

Syndney our host art is through out the house and property and is beautiful, just as she is in person.

This was a great location for our side trips to Belle Meade, Leapers Fork and Franklin. Felt like we were tucked away in the mountain retreat when in reality we were just a short distance to many fun attractions!

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to reset equilibrium.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were amazing with beautiful art throughout. To be surrounded by trees, birds and sky in a peaceful, private setting was as good as it gets. The owner was the best-gracious, available if needed, but very much aware of giving guests privacy. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding cabin & host

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the Art House for a weekend getaway, just us, no kids. I have no complaints!! The layout of this cabin is near perfect. Nice kitchen with all the utensils you could possibly need/want, separate living space that is spacious, laundry area that is out of the way ,but right where you'd want it, very nice bathroom and great shower, plenty of closet space to stay a weekend or a week , bedroom that is plenty large enough. There is a desk area in the bedroom and a reading nook in the entry area to the cabin. There is also a side carport ,attached to the cabin, to park your vehicle. The cabin is nicely decorated and features several pieces of furniture that look handmade and are eye-catching, but very much functional. It is very peaceful and the cabin is located in a beautiful area. I'd wake up very early and enjoy coffee on the deck , listening to the sounds of nature, turkeys gobbling in the distance, an owl in the woods that hasn't wrapped up its night , even a couple of geese up on the ridge. There are lots of squirrels and chipmunks at the cabin that are fun to watch as you read a book or drink your coffee.

The host has prepared a folder with information about things to do in the surrounding area and places to eat. She has given directions to hiking close to the cabin and details on the best times to go on which trails. There is a stream right next to the cabin. At the time of my stay, it was a dry stream bed at the cabin, but 50 yards up the stream bed, water was flowing. Very beautiful. I have stayed in many cabins over the years and I have never stayed in a cabin where there was so much attention to detail. The house was spotless. I cannot say enough good things about the cabin and host.

Cabin is a short drive ,through beautiful cattle and horse country, to Franklin for dining ,shopping and entertainment. Cabin is also close enough to drive into Nashville if you wish.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that wonderful review! You have captured nearly every intention I had for the Art House when setting out to create it. And you were fabulous, thoughtful guests. I am so happy you loved staying here and hope to see you again anytime!
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Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to escape the busy, noisy, stressful world your life has become - this is the perfect place. The woods, the quiet, the deer who walked past the picture window, everything was serene. Sydney has created a space that is calm. Her sculptures and art compliment the woods that surround the property. We had forgotten how bright the night sky actually is, it was amazing to see the stars over the Art House. We disconnected from the electronic devices and had the opportunity to connect with each other and to nature. Great hikes await just outside the door. Puckett's grocery store, Leipers Fork and the Natchez Trace Trail were great local trips. We will definitely be a return visitor here.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a true pleasure to host you and talk with you "on the trail, by the sacred shard pile". I look so forward to seeing you all again, and sharing that glass of wine. You are each so special a couple and I am thrilled you loved my little valley....Next time you will have to go up on top, it is a different world.....take good care of each other...Sydney
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Perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our anniversary here and it was perfect. So quiet, nicely appointed, and absolutely spotless. There was even an electric tea kettle, a nice selection of teas, and drinks in the fridge. The home is covered in original art as is the surround property. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Franklin

Rental Basis:
per property
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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

cleaning fee C$107.33 + Tax

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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