24 reviews

1 / 34 Magnolia Summer 2016



Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8613653

About the area

Beautiful Farmland, Pastures & Trees, 75 Acre Property Only Minutes to Area Attractions! ROCKHAVEN is located just 17 miles east of Nashville, in the city of Mt. Juliet, TN, NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY USA - GRAND OLE OPRY!! Downtown Nashville is a 20 Minutes The Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills! - 25 Minutes Nashville International Airport - 14 Miles Pine Creek Golf Course- Around the Corner!!! Boating and Fishing At Area Lake - 6 Miles Horseback Riding Nearby - 8 Miles Long Hunter Park ~ Walking Trails - 5 Mnutes Cedars of Lebanon State Park - 15 Minutes Shopping and Great Restaurants 5 Minutes Nashville Shores Water Park - 20 Minutes Historic Music Row - 20 Minutes Nashville's Ryman Auditorium City Square of Lebanon with Antique Shops - 12 Miles Lebanon Outlet Mall - 12 Miles Providence Mall & Marketplace 4.5 miles Away Mall has Shopping - Great Restaurants - Movie Theater & More! Longhorn Steakhouse Olive Garden Cheddars Red Lobster O'Charleys Red Robin Baskin Robins

Getting around

Music City Star Commuter Train - Rides back and forth to Nashville

Getting here

When you have booked your reservation, we will send you complete details for getting to your rental and inside you will have and information booklet for the area.

Interaction with guest

We do not have a "check-in" office. We will email directions to your rental to you and upon arrive we will have the door unlocked, the key and gate opener on the kitchen table. We live on the property and will be available if you need us, but we respect your privacy.



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wi-Fi available


  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports

Reviews (24)

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24 reviews

“Enjoyed our stay”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017

This is a lovely decorated cabin that is clean, with a comfortable bed and soft linens. The kitchen is furnished with anything you need to make your meals. The living are is cozy with an electric fireplace, DVD player with a few movies to choose from. We stayed for two weeks and walking down the roadway. We have stayed in several other cabins across the country and this is one of the nicest. Ronda & Nate are very nice people. We really enjoyed our stay!

Owner's reply: Great folks, stayed for two weeks and were very quiet and respectful. They enjoyed taking walks on our long driveway and viewing the surrounding farmland. Come back anytime!

“Most beautiful, comfortable cabins in the entire s”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2015

Rockhaven Cabins is a heavenly haven that is tucked away in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. As we entered the property onto the beautiful, meticulously manicured grounds, it was truly a reflection of a beautiful couple who put their heart, soul, and extreme love into building each cabin for folks whom they welcome with genuine southern hospitality, kindness and charm. We were greeted immediately upon our arrival and from that point, until the time we left, our every need was met. Our cabin was gorgeous! It was so tastefully decorated with Nashville memorabilia and a feel of classy country living! The property and cabin offered us quietness, peacefulness and a spiritual feeling of serenity. As we visited with the owners, they began to share with us the story of how each cabin was created through their personal dreams and visions and designed and built by their own hands! They are amazing people! The price to vacation here at Rockhaven Cabins is exceptional! We travel quite a bit and we certainly plan on returning many times here to vacation! Thank you to Nate and Rhonda Powell for building and sharing such a fine establishment! In all of our years of travel and vacations, we have never had such a tremendous experience. We can't wait to get back to Rockhaven Cabins!!

Owner's reply: The sweetest and most loving people on this planet!!!! What a blessing to know them.

“the best kept secret around nashville”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2015

The best thing we ever did was reserve the magnolia cottage.The pictures don't do it justice .It is so beautiful,relaxing,immaculate and romantic. it as everything that you need and it is only about a twenty minute or so ride to nashville.You get right on the highway and right off to any restsurant or attraction you want to get to.After the crazy days in downtown it was wonderful coming back to the serentity of rockhaven.there are many restaurants stores even a crackerbarrel right up the street.so if you want to hang around and not have the crowds you can stay close by. As far as rockhaven cabins goes you will not believe what you get for the money.we were shocked.These cabins are worth so much more.Nate and Rhonda put their whole hearts into this place.They are kind,amazing,hardworking people who have created something very special here.If you are looking for a place to enjoy all that nashville and the surrounding area has to offer and you want to unwind and relax in beautiful, charming ,exceptionally clean ,underpriced lodging run by the the nicest couple then stay at Rockhaven Cabins.

Owner's reply: These folks were the cream of the crop! We so appreciated their compliments and appreciation for us and our place. If everyone was like this couple, we'd be in vacation rental heaven! Thanks for taking such great care of our sweet Magnolia Cabin and leaving it super clean!

“Quiet getaway”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2015

The cabin was perfect. Rhonda and Nate were very welcoming. Very clean cabin and bed was very comfy. The jacuzzi bathtub was relaxing after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. If you are looking for a quiet couples getaway this is perfect. We will be back.

Owner's reply: What an attractive and adorable couple! Thank you for choosing our Magnolia Cabin for your getaway. We appreciate your kind words and hope that you'll come back again! Rhonda & Nate

“True Southern Hospitality!”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2014

We were fortunate to spend 4 nights at the beautiful Magnolia Cottage. The atmosphere was so peaceful and just what we were looking for. We were able to sit on the porch to watch the horses graze. The cottage itself was immaculate with charming decor and included everthing we could have needed...especially the jacuzzi tub for two! The location is perfect...only minutes from Nashville if you are looking for the city scene yet set in a quiet countryside for those that desire a more peaceful surrounding. We would highly recommend this cottage to all those visiting the Nashville area. The owners, Rhonda and Nate are the real deal...true southern hospitality!

“Love this cottage”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2014

This week long stay was our second in the Magnolia Cottage. We have a small business and are busy all year but we take a one week vacation at the end of the year. Our idea of a 'vacation' since we are in our 70's is to rest, read, watch movies or tv and just spend time with each other. As usual the cabin was neat and beautiful, filled with personal amenities and very peaceful and quiet. Nate and Rhonda are delightful hosts and respond immediately if you have a special request. The cabin has plenty of information about tourist spots nearby as well as movies, books, etc. to enjoy. We've had over 30 years of week long vacations in spots all over the US and the Caribbean but it quickly became our favorite spot. I'd recommend it to any one. Beautiful cabin and great price.

Owner's reply: Judi and her husband are such a nice, respectful couple! We're always happy to know that they leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Thank you so much for your compliments,Judi, it's nice to know that our efforts to create a restful and enjoyable accommodation, are successful! We look forward to having you back again, any time!! Rhonda & Nate


Reviewed 28 Sep 2013

My wife and I felt at home on this property. The owners were very courteous and helpful. I would recommend their properties to anyone.The location is perfect. Many thanks to Nate and Rhonda.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much to Kim & David...very nice guests and left our cottage so nice and clean! We also appreicate the nice little gift for our dog, Skipper! We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

“Look No More!”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2012

Just got back from a wonderful vacation to the Nashville area. Luckily, we located the Magnolia Cottage on the internet. A beautiful location close enough to the city to be convenient, yet far enough away to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Such a pretty and quaint cottage - with wonderful hospitality. So, you need look no more if you're searching for a Nashville-area rental!

Owner's reply: Great folks, so glad they enjoyed their time here. We are blessed to have this beautiful farm with conveniences of shopping and restaurants only 5 miles away. Thanks, Lori, for leaving the cottage so nice and clean!! We appreciate your comments so much!!

“Rockhaven Cabins”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2011

Rockhaven Cabins: The large ornate white painted 'entry gate' through which you pass each day reads overhead 'Rockhaven' however should have included an extra 'e' as it is a sweet 'slice' of heaven. Serene ponds and quaint gardens areas entice you while traveling up the entry drive through Rockhaven's gracious setting. The pasture horses and ponds Canadian geese make you want to stop and visit with them even before you can get to your selected cottage. We rested in the 'Calico' cabin while our traveling companions stayed in the 'Magnolia' cabin where we met for meals and conversation. Each cabin (1 bedroom) has it's own unique appeal and comfort. There we were able to feel more 'at home' than staying in traditional hotel rooms nearer Nashville. A bit further out, Rockhaven is more centrally located between Nashville and Lebanon, a really great 'antiquing' venue town. Shopping and numerous chain restaurants are available at the large mall (exit 226) at the Mt. Juliet (I-40) interchange just 5 minutes from the cabins. From there it is a brief jaunt west to downtown Nashville activities. The renovated 'Opryland' complex is less than 10 minutes up the Briley Parkway north from I-40. The cleanliness and attention to detail at Rockhaven is excellent, and the large property is very well maintained. I only wish I could have kept my yard looking so good with the falling of the leaves. We 'ached' for more time to relax at and enjoy Rockhaven but had only 3 days stay to see all the sites of Nashville, so busy to see the many activities of 'Music' city and surrounding areas on the more personal type bus tour we secured. Next visit to Nashville & Rockhaven, we will make our stay longer so that we can better enjoy Magnolia's front porch swing and Calico's patio. Our hosting family Rhonda & Nate Powell, along with 'sweetie' their dog will remain precious in our memories. We highly recommend Rockh(e)aven for your 'slice' of vacation accommodations.

“The Perfect Getaway!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2011

I believe it started with the phone call to Rhonda about the Magnolia Cottage. We booked!!!! Rhonda could of not been any sweeter and took time to share all about there cottages with me. When we arrived her words rang true. The property was just beautiful an exactly like the website showed. The cottage itself was immaculate, warm, cozy and smelled delicious. I just had to sit for a minute and take it all in because the price was worth every penny. There is no comparison. I would of chose this over a stay at the upscale Embassy Suites any day. I felt safe as well and the nature surrounding the grounds was awesome. I look forward to our next visit to Mt. Juliet and I will be staying with the Nate's for sure. Only 20 minutes from all the hot spots. We spent an evening in Nashville and had a blast and were home safe and sound within 20-25 minutes. The location is the cream of the crop! I would recommend this great getaway to all. I promise you will not be dissapointed. Let me share one last thing. That was the best hot tub I have ever sat in and it rocked!!!!!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Four years ago we were looking for a getway to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary. We found paradise! We have been coming to the Magnolia Cottage at least once a year for the last four years, because it is perfect. Rhonda and Nate thought of every detail. The landscaping and outdoors are beautiful and peacful or you can drive a few minutes to some wonderful resturants and shopping. We absoultly love this place and look forward to coming back again and again.
Robert & Wendy Peppers, Memphis, TN

I stayed at Magnolia Cottage June 12th through the 19th, 2007. My best friend Karyn and I met there on what we call our yearly trip to spend time with each other .I live in PA and Karyn lives in OK and we only get to see each other once a year. We have to look no further as to where we will continue to meet... Magnolia is IT!! It is such a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. The cottage is very well maintained and decorated beautifully, more than you could ever ask for. We saw and felt that the second we drove onto the property. It is quiet and peaceful and so serene. Although we did venture into Nashville and surrounding towns, we always wanted to get back because it was so nice there. The fish pond is amazing... we enjoyed feeding the fish and just sitting there and talking. The fish even come up to you when they see you coming! Nate and Rhonda are extremely gracious hosts, always saying hi when they saw us. We could not have asked for a better place to meet. If you are looking for somewhere to go and relax, enjoy nature and be with a loved one or a friend, I would HIGHLY recommend Magnolia Cottage!You won't be disappointed. Needless to say, Karyn and I already booked our next trip there for next June. Can't wait to see you guys again, Rhonda and Nate!! Take care!!!
Jayne , Bethlehem, PA

We have several couples who return year after year to our rentals and recently a couple who has been here several times sent a request for a booking. It's just customary for me to ask if they need directions again. This couple is Randy & Penny Story from Calvert City, KY...here is their reply to my question:

"Hi Rhonda,

We're looking forward to coming back to Rockhaven. We enjoy the peaceful, quiet, and beauty it offers. We can't think of a better place we'd rather spend our 20th Anniversary. No need to send directions. We know the path well." :)

Randy & Penny

The Magnolia Cottage was so wonderful. More than we expected! It was like having a 'home' to come back to every evening and so relaxing. Beautiful setting and just so nice.

The book Rhonda put together with all of the local attractions and restaurants was great! They really put a lot into everything they do and it shows. We went into down town a couple of nights, took in some live music and ate some fantastic places. Nothing disappointed and we had a great time in Nashville but, it was nice to get 'home' to our cottage, away from the city and to be surrounded by the beauty Nate and Rhonda have created. I can't say enough good about our experience at Rockhaven and the hospitality we received.

We were looking for a nice place to stay for a weekend vacation in Nashville. What a gem to find Rhonda & Nate's Magnolia cottage! We fell in love with the cabin... and Nate and Rhonda! Besides being extremely professional and efficient with our reservastions, they were also the nicest people ever! What a wonderful experience! We were so pleased with the cottage... it was the perfect place for our stay. Every detail... from the basics for a comfortable stay... to the care that is obviously taken to furnish and decorate both the cottage and the grounds. This is obviously done with much care and love! It made it all the more special reading about Rhonda and Nate's family history in the guest book. Which also included all the information you could need for a visit to Nashville! It's a short drive into Nashville to enjoy the sights, and was so welcome to have the cottage to come home to at night :) We highly recommend a stay in any of thier rentals. We're looking forward to when we can come back for our next visit! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality :)

Erik and angi B.
Galena, IL

"An amazing place to stay!"

My friend and I wanted to visit Nashville and we decided against staying in a hotel, I am so so so glad we did. We absolutely loved Rockhaven. We stayed in the cabin, which had plenty of room, and all the amenities you could imagine. Plus, the prices are an absolute steal! :) The house was just perfect and meant so much to us to find out that the authentic cabin portion really used to belong to Nate's Uncle Pete, plus...Rhonda designed the addition, and Nate built it and refurbished the original cabin! I loved hearing and reading about the history of the land, their families, and all of the interesting stories about Ms. Rhonda working in the music/TV business for 25 years. The grounds are just amazing; each morning I could enjoy the beautiful view from the front porch or sit down by the pond and read. While we were there, I got to see Rhonda's new baby chickens! Nate's brother has horses next door. Mr. Nate and Ms. Rhonda were absolutely wonderful. I was so sad to leave :) They were so nice, accommodating, and really went out of their way to speak with us. I really loved speaking with them and learning more about their family history. We truly, truly, loved our stay and hope to come back soon. Thank you so much! I would highly recommend Rockhaven to anyone looking to experience Nashville, meet amazing people, and stay in a beautiful, clean, and relaxing place.

"Magnolia Cottage has it all!"

This perfect little cottage has something for any couple. Whter you are honeymooning, need a place to crash while you check out Nashville during the day or just need a place for a long needed rest, it's private, beautiful and perfect. Everything you need is provided for you and it is the prettiest, cleanest rental you'll every experience. We are 69 and 74 and travelled a lot for business when we were younger and on many years of vacations, both in the country and outside of it. So we've stayed in many types of place. In these days, we like to take a week to rest and recharge our batteries, just a quite place to walk, rest, read, fix our own meals, etc. This cottage is so beautifully decorated that I enjoyed just walking around looking at her little treasures. The landscape is beautiful with all the privacy in the world and the kitchen had everything I needed but the food - and I brought that. Nate and Rhonda are sweet and readily available to chat with or offer recommendations. Their welcome binder tells you everything you need to know about the history of their cottages, the sightseeing adventures in the area and simple things like grocery stores and shopping nearby. Our cottage has a beautiful two person jacuzzi tub with a romantic chandilier above it, flatscreen tv available from dining area, setting area or bed, more amenities than you could list. If this were a major hotel it would be 5 star for sure. I was already trying to set my husband up for our next visit before I left! Don't hesitate another minutes, rent this cottage before someone else does!

Rhonda & Nate,

We've never stayed in a more peaceful and beautiful place. You went above and beyond with everything. You two have to e the most thoughtful people I've ever met. You thought of everything that someone may need or want to have a relaxing time. I will definitely tell everyone about how you make people feel like they are home, but without all the stresses of home.

Thank you both,
Rohnda & Fred Rice
Martin, OH