|Per night||$195 - $225|
Honeysuckle Cottage is nestled in a private corner of 145 acres on the Cumberland Plateau with wide open views of a pastural farm scene and forest with the Smokies in the far distance. Many more reviews in our journal in the cottage as we only recently started advertising Honeysuckle Cottage on this site. Private entrance.
See our great reviews (more in cottage in journal)!
Lots of complimentary B&B style amenities including eco-friendly organic toiletries, organic teas, free fire wood, free gas for grill, spa robes, fine all natural linens, free organic coffee starter and welcome basket with homemade dark chocolate chunk cookies. Hi Def Satellite TV, DVD, games, binoculars are provided as well as book library and brochures and books on the region. The cottage has its own private entrance as well from the little country road that runs by our 145 property. Outdoor horse shoe court and croquet set provided as well.
Optional organic catering services and delivery available Thur-Sun from our nearby (far enough away to give you lots of privacy) 1800s farmhouse featuring popular cottage delivery of Hot Biscuits & Jam Picnics, home cooked pizzas and homemade breads.
Honeysuckle has a European country flair with a soaring cathedral ceiling and great room including living, dining and small but fully equipped kitchen. A romantic retreat for couples or a fun getaway for families! On the ground floor, a romantic Master Queen Bedroom opens onto a screened porch with a pretty view and has an ensuite spa tiled bath and shower with a separate water closet (half bath). The cottage has wood floors throughout except the bathrooms are tiled and the cottage has cozy wall to wall carpeting. There is a screen porch with chaise lounge day bed, table and chairs and a rocker.
There is a wood fire place in the living room and double French doors from the living area to the front deck which has a brand new private (very clean) hot tub. The deck also has a gas grill and adirondak chairs and wide open private country views and magnificent star and moon gazing spots.
A second bedroom with half bath, double bed and low twin bed is upstairs in a sleeping loft accessible via captains ladder. A half bath bath is in the loft with antique wall sink. The loft is suitable for children over ten years of age. Fun farm pulley for luggage! Older kids and teens love our loft.A loaner comfort level air bed or foam pull out is available for a 6th person.
Central gas heat and AC keep you comfortable in all seasons as well as our wonderful Plateau breezes, high ceilings and ceiling fans. There is an outdoor cowboy style firepit area (wood provided) with chairs and double wood swing and a horse shoe court. Indoor wood burning fireplace adds to the old world charm as well as the many antiques throughout the cottage. Onsite hiking trails and spring fed fish pond and many nearby hiking trails and waterfalls, rivers and lakes.
The perfect mix of vacation rental and B&B we've been told by our guests and we hope you'll agree. Call today for more information and to reserve your country getaway.
Located off hwy 68 about 30 minutes from I-40 or I-75. Our cottages are 1 hour from Knoxville or Chattanooga, 2 hours east of Nashville, 3 hrs west of Asheville, 3-4 hours from Alabama, 3 hours north of Atlanta, and six hours from the Great Lakes area and Northern Florida region.
|Jan 01 2014||Dec 31 2014||$195||$225||$1,170||-||3 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 9.75% Sales + 5% Occupancy|
|Deposits: 50% total rent via major credit card to reserve cottage. Balance of rent and taxes due day of arrival. Reasonable refundable security deposit held on credit card at check in. Cancellations made more than 25 days from day of arrival will be refunded less 10% cc and rebooking fee.|
|Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express|
|Other Fees: No cleaning fees on nightly or weekly rentals. $5/pet/night (pre-approval required) Free B&B Amenities include firewood, gas for grill, free local and long distance calls, organic toiletries, organic teas, starter first morning organic coffee pack and a welcome basket with homemade dark chocolate chunk . Optional catering and cottage delivery services available Thur-Sun Biscuits & Jam Breakfast Picnics, homemade pizzas from our nearby farm kitchen (far enough away to give you privacy!)|
Horse Shoe Court
145 acres to hike and explore onsite of natural beauty
Fehns 1891 Gourmet Restaurant
Red Bones on the RIver Restaurant
Piney River (swimming, river walking) 10 minutes
Watts Bar Lake Park (10 miles)
Shopping & country flea markets(30 minutes)
30 minutes from apple and pumpkin farms, corn mazes, Seasonal craft & music events and fairs
Near Cumberland Playhouse
Many nearby waterfalls and state area hiking trails
Lots of tourism info in the cottage
November 13, 2012
My husband and I just got back from Grandview Mountain Cottages. We stayed 2 nights in the Honeysuckle cottage. It was very clean, amply furnished, very cute and cozy. The beds are soft and comfortable, though if you're a couple used to sleeping on a queen or king, the bed will feel small. The surroundings are very quiet and peaceful. All the amenities are delightful, both practical and charming. Though it rained a full day during our stay, we weren't put out, because we could go out and enjoy the screened-in porch and were content by the wood-burning fireplace. When it cleared up at night, we were able to enjoy the amazing night sky from the hot tub on the deck! The owners are courteous and thoughtful and have obviously spent a great deal of time making sure that everything is just right for guests. We had a welcome basket brimming over with local, handmade goods waiting for us, and the pizza and cookies made by "Papa Phil" were delicious! We plan on making this an annual retreat. My only slight complaint was that since guests are allowed to bring pets, there was some extraneous cat and dog hair, which was a bit bothersome to my allergies. Though the cottage was very clean and tidy, it's impossible to get all pet hair removed. That won't keep me from returning, though. If you have kids and prefer your kids to sleep in a separate walled-in room from you, the Honeysuckle is not the best cabin option since there's really just one main accessible bedroom and the loft is not ideal for young children. I think the other cabin would be better. But Honeysuckle was perfect for a couple and would be great for a solo retreat as well. The grounds are expansive and beautiful, and I hope that next time we visit the weather will permit us a bit more exploring. We also really appreciated the owners' emphasis on local, organic products and offerings, as well as the option to recycle. It is a very well-rounded business. I wholeheartedly recommend this vacation spot!
Charlotte, NC USA
April 4, 2012
My husband and I wanted to tour Tennessee prior to an upcoming move to the New England area. We knew we wanted to visit a few of the major cities, but we also wanted to get a taste of the Tennessee country. The Grandview Mountain Cottages were the perfect fit for us. The beautifully decorated cottage with the screened in porch, hot tub, fireplace, and fire pit provided us with the relaxing atmosphere we wanted out of a vacation. The hiking trails, both on the property and nearby, gave us the opportunity to be active and explore the mountains of Tennessee. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend the cottages to anyone looking for an escape in the country of Tennessee!
West Lafayette, IN
March 17, 2012
Five of my friends and I were looking for an alternative spring break option, a place where we could relax, go hiking, goof around, make dinner together, and in general take a break from school work. (We're all mechanical engineers from Purdue, Boiler Up!) It is a family run cottage, Ilaeka and Papa Phil are both AWESOME. Honeysuckle cottage was the perfect place for us for five reasons. 1. The cottage itself was wonderful. With a hot tub, really nice kitchen, a loft with cute sleeping nooks, front porch, a beautiful view, and very very comfy couches, it was the perfect size for six college students. Or, I imagine, a medium sized family! 2. There's so much to do on the property. There is a pond, running (or walking, I suppose) trails, fishing equipment, croquet, horseshoe, a hammock, lots of open fields for running around, and probably more stuff we were too lazy to explore. 3. Papa Phil will make you delicious food. Seriously, it was so yummy. 4. There's fun stuff to do nearby! We went to Stonehaus Winery, 20 minutes away. There's also beautiful hiking with a rather large waterfall only 2 miles away! We felt like we were in Jurassic Park. It was really cool. There's lots more to do nearby, but we were having so much fun at the cottage we didn't want to leave too frequently. 5. It's a really good price. We're poor college students. We know deals. This place is an awesome deal. I can't say enough good things. We all had a really fun time. Whether you're a group of college students looking for a fun week with friends, or a family looking for a vacation spot to relax but still have lots of activities for kids, this is the place to go!
October 9, 2011
Our stay in the Honeysuckle Cottage was the best experience we've ever had with a rental. From the time we contacted Ilaeka to make our reservations through our entire trip we felt well informed and well taken care of. Pappa Phil's Pizza is not to be missed! The weather just happened to be sunny and perfectly 80 degrees for our visit but I know that if it had been rainy and cold we would have enjoyed ourselves just as much. These folks didn't leave out a thing. There were items for us to use that I didn't even think about and I really think of everything! Ilaeka and her father, Phil, are definitely in their element from the planning to the welcoming to the delicious food. We enjoyed hiking on the farm and we also hiked the Twin Rocks Overlook which was an exhilarating walk. The nights were perfectly blissful with clear skies, stars, and a bright moon. The view was made more perfect in the hot tub! We are definitely planning another trip to the Honeysuckle Cottage. I'm so glad my husband found this lovely little treasure.
Collierville, TN USA
July 12, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at Honeysuckle cottage. Ilaeka and Papa Phil's attention to detail made us feel at home immediately. The cottage is very comfortable. All the creature comforts and scenery to die for. The perfect secluded get away without compromising amenities. We highly recommend the Grand View Mountain Cottages.
June 1, 2011
In the Spring of 2010, my wife and I were looking for somewhere to go that was relatively close to home where we could celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. I found an online ad for Honeysuckle Cottage, and I was intrigued by the amount of detail in the ad. Could it really be this good, I wondered? We took a chance and booked 3 nights at Honeysuckle, and we were super-pleased with our stay. Yes, it was every bit as good as advertised, and that same attention to detail was evident at every turn at Honeysuckle. In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we decided to celebrate our anniversary again this year (2011) at Honeysuckle Cottage! Ilaeka and Papa Phil have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into making this a wonderful place to kick back and relax. The cottage is completely furnished and outfitted with everything you could possibly need. The hot tub works great! The view from the deck is really nice as well! This part of Tennessee is really beautiful. We ordered the BIG breakfast (hint: order it early in your stay), and it was fantastic! We also ordered a deluxe pizza, and it was wonderful! Papa Phil knows how to cook! For the trip home, we also purchased a couple of jars of preserves (plum and strawberry) that are just delicious. Also, I think I should mention that Papa Phil's dark chocolate chip cookies in the "welcome basket" were possibly the best cookies I have ever eaten! There are lots of hiking trails, waterfalls, and other interesting places to go and things to do in the area. We felt like we had barely scratched the surface of things to do when we left. But the main thing we wanted to do was just relax, and we were able to do that just fine at this place! I highly recommend Honeysuckle Cottage! Thanks to Ilaeka and Papa Phil for a wonderful stay!
Linda & Bruce Wood
September 20, 2010
Rest..relax...explore we did it all and the time we spent went far too quickly. Sitting and watching the day end and the stars come out one by one on those comfy chairs on the deck. Soaking and watching the shooting stars or the fireflies from the wonderful hot tub. Everything you could want right at your fingertips...including yummy pizza and delectable muffins. You feel pampered and you are..Honeysuckle cottage is the best and so are the hosts, who have really thought of everything.
Tommy and Teresa
June 5, 2009
We needed a weekend away from the wear and tear of everyday life, but where to go was the question. We couldn't go far with only a few days. We've been to Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge & that is ok but we wanted to be alone without the noise & busyness around us. So my husband got online & found the Honeysuckle. It was perfect, exactly what we were looking for quiet, romantic & peaceful yet close to the Cumberland County Playhouse where we could catch a show & Fall Creek Falls where we could hike. Our stay was perfect!! Do not miss the breakfast absolutely delicious. We didn't even eat lunch afterwards. If you go before they run out of strawberry jam be sure you try some it's great. We didn't get to try the pizza but we'll definitely get one when we go back. Ilaeka and Papa Phil are great, very welcoming & informative, I ask lots of gardening questions. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The sunrise is perfect.Don't miss fern forest it is a site tosee. We can't wait to get back.
Honeysuckle is a great place to rent whether you want to be lazy and relax or be active and hike the many trails in the area. We enjoyed both during our stay. The central location of the cottage makes for a short drive to Fall Creek Falls State Park through beautiful country and for quick jaunts to several State Natural Areas and trails. But if you do not want to drive anywhere during your stay, the farm is a great place to explore. You can hike the trails on the farm, fish or relax at the pond, or hang around the cottage playing horseshoes, reading, or taking a nap on the porch. We took advantage of all of it! The cottage really is equipped with everything you need and is beautifully appointed and very relaxing as many have commented. The hot tub is great for soaking sore muscles from a long day of hiking and a great spot to stare at the stars on a clear night. Do not pass on Phil and his full country breakfast. It is delicious and filling. Ilaeka and Phil are great people and make your stay as comfortable as possible. We really love this place and plan to visit it again.
The Jones family , Nashville, Tennessee
09/13/09 My fiance and our 115 lb 9 yr-old German Sheppard and I arrived at Honeysuckle on a sunny afternoon and after a nice welcome by the proprietors, Papa Phil and his daughter Ilaeka, we were shown the cottage. To say that the pictures do not do this cottage justice is an understatement! I was overwhelmed (in a good way) with amazement and wonder as my eyes roamed over the interior, which looked professionally decorated. From the breathtaking antique stained glass door that separated the master bedroom and bathroom from the rest of the cottage, to the original oil paintings on the walls, to the reverse osmosis water filtration system in the kitchen, to the bookshelf lined with classics and more current best-selling novels, it was obvious that no small detail was left out. To top it all off, a goodie basket filled with additional treasures and welcome literature sat on the dining room table. After a nice soak in the hot tub and a restful sleep in the World's Coziest Bed, we moseyed on down to the farmhouse for a real country cooked feast of a breakfast. And as we gorged on the heavenly provisions that would sustain us through our hike later that day, Papa Phil and Ilaeka were kind enough to chat with us, answering any questions we had and filling us in on the history of Grandview Mountain Cottages and the surrounding organic farm. I only wish I had two stomachs to contain the goodness that Papa Phil cooked up. Honestly, I would highly recommend that everyone take advantage of this special treat it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My only hesitation in writing such a positive review of our stay and Grandview Mountain Cottages is purely selfish that Honeysuckle will be booked up for years to come and we will not be able to stay there again. I am positive that our stay at Honeysuckle added an additional ten years onto our aged city dog. He has had a buoyant spring in his step ever since he got back that we have not seen since he was a puppy!
Laura and Jason , Winter Park, FL
08/05/09 Our goal in coming to the Honeysuckle was total relaxation and peace and quiet and the Honeysuckle cottage WAY exceeded our expectations. We, along with our 14 year old daughter and her best friend had a spectacular time. Unlike most cabin vacation rentals, the Honeysuckle cottage offers total privacy and the only thing within view is the spectacular scenery. The owners, Ilaeka and Papa Phil are close enough to be in reach and offer wonderful tidbits of local informaton and they are so friendly and welcoming that as soon as we arrived we felt as if we were family visiting from out of town. Papa Phils breakfast is enough to feed an army and outbeats any restaurant offering. The first day was hot tub, relaxing on the day bed reading and watching the scenery and just enjoying the homey feel of the cottage. Day two was a hike around the farm trails and we saw some unusual mushroom formations and we all waded in the creek and wound up at the farm pond where we did more wading. Then to Piney Falls just moments away where the waterfall was putting on a spectaular show due to the large amounts of rain lately. Then it was more hot tub and cooking smores (ingredients provided by Ilaika and Papa Phil) over the fire pit. Day 3 we decided we had to get worms at Carrolls Country Store and he entertained us with some wonderful guitar picking. Then Ilaeka told us there were some blueberry bushes on the farm pasture if we would like to pick some so of course we did that on the way to the pond to fish!the fishing was great fun and we all caught either bass or brim. Then more hot tub and more relaxing. The kids thought the loft sleeping area itself was a great adventure and i just cant say enough about the entire expereince and the true uniqueness of the cottage and it's owners. WE LOVED IT!!!!!!!
bryan and margaret parker , murfreesboro, tn
The pictures do not come close to the reality of this place! The farm and cottages are beautiful. All you need, you find here. Relaxing views, meadows, trails, pond, great food, well appointed cottages. I could go on but not enough space. Perfect place for children. My grandchildern (age 6, and triplets, age 4) enjoyed their stay so much that they were not ready to leave! My son and his lovely bride were married in front of the Pinecone cottage. It was the wedding of their dreams! God's amazing mountain vistas and beautiful fall color in the trees. Words fail me. Ilaeka and Papa Phil (our wonderful hosts) went out of their way to make the wedding and our stay as perfect as possible. Again, many thanks to Ilaeka and Papa Phil for all their efforts to make our stay a unique and pleasant time, Rhonda McPherson and family
April 2009 R. Frem, Paris, France
Deluxe Little House on the Prairie ;-) Many adjectives come to mind when I remember my stay at Honeysuckle: Romantic, exquisite, elegant yet homey, welcoming, relaxing, inviting and peaceful. A gorgeous sunrise sitting on the front deck one morning is a vivid memory that I keep with me for rainy days. Coming from urban highly stressful city, it took me less than 24 hours to be so relaxed I had trouble remembering what day it was. The house is so exquisitely furnished and has all the amenities you would ever want. The midnight hot tub experience is one of the highlights of my stay: an absolute delight! I definitely recommend Honeysuckle for a romantic week-end or recharge your batteries experience. Before I forget, do not miss the amazing catering service: Breakfast delivered to your door in the cutest little basket (the homemade biscuits are DELICIOUS). The pizza is also high up on my favorite list. Make sure you order one for the night you arrive, I am in no mood for shopping on the first evening of a getaway weekend!
01/02/09 What were the chances of finding a secret, perfect "place" to rest, be restored and cherish one's family? What do you do when you need to get away and you can't go far? You find Honeysuckle Cottage.... Hot tub! Fish Pond! Coziest bed! Loft for our kids! Pulley basket for the kids! All the "Farm and Fun" we've yet to explore for our stay was much too short! (A family from our county rented both cottages and wrote this in our Honeysuckle journal)
02/24/09 Clay Eller , Canton, North Carolina
What a wonderful place to spend our anniversary. We had a great time. House was perfect, quiet, and just what we wanted. You have to get "Papa" Phil to cook one of his pizza's. You will not be disappointed. It was wonderful. The hot tub on the porch was great with beautiful views at night. The sky looks so huge across the large meadow in front. You can see for miles. The proprietors have thought of everything. With menus from local eateries, to binoculars for nature viewings, to local things to do and places to go. The bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. We did not want to get up. We were very pleased with this trip and house. We will be back again and bring more people to stay in both houses. Loved it!!!
12/28/08 No words... So many thoughts,so much love... Looking at the mountains sitting by a fire. Sitting in the hot tub surrounded by quiet clouds. Just a wonderful moment in our lives. (A family from Ohio left this note in our cottage guest book)
12/10/08 George and Theresa Tindell , Chattanooga, Tennessee. We found the cottage to be very warm and inviting in a very peaceful and scenic setting. The amenities were delightful and the decorations and furnishings exceptional. The tiled spa was a highlight of our stay, and was tremendously relaxing after a day of exploring the farm. We would recommend it to anyone seeking either a short getaway or extended visit!
We just listed this here and although we have many comments on other listings we are new to this site. However we are adding some from our other sites and some from our cottage journals for you to get an idea. Thanks for considering our cottage for your next getaway. We will do everything we can to make your stay perfect.