18 reviews

1 / 22 Amazing cabin with Bluff views!



Log cabin
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About the area

Surrounded by beautiful wooded bluff view it is a nature lovers and hikers paradise. Sewanee and Monteagle are teaming with so many things to do. There are so many places to experience from coffee shops, antique shops, restaurants, diners, trails, and historical sites. This part of the Tennessee is known for its spectacular beauty across the nation. Call to book your vacation today! We are looking forward to planning your relaxing get-away to Lil' Bear Perfect for romantic getaways, anniversaries, University of the South-Sewanee functions, St. Andrew's School-Sewanee functions, University lodging options University of the South, Fall preview U of S, Spring Preview University of the South, Emerging Leaders conference University of the South, Come and See weekend- school of Theology, Lessons and Carols University of the South, cabin hideaway, treehouse hideaway, great quality lodging, one of best lodging options for Monteagle and Sewanee TN, hiking, "stay-cations", peace and solitute, last minute romantic getaways, close to High Point Restaurant, weekend getaways close to Nashville, Tn., close to Murfreesboro, Tn., planning a wedding sewanee, Tn.,planning a wedding Monteagle, wedding attendee lodging Sewanee, Tn. Wedding attendee lodging Monteagle,Tn., romantic honeymoon location, girls' weekends, writing retreats, relaxation, holiday getways, Monteagle Sunday School Assembly functions, returns to the University of the South, ST. Andrews School Sewanee, St. Mary's, South Pittsburg Tn, Nashville Tn., Franklin Tn., Sewanee Summer Music series, Sewanee Arts festival, Nashville Country Music Festival CMA, Bonnaroo, corn bread festival, birthdays, close to Myers Point, Sewanee, honeymoons, executive/corporate rentals, short and long term rental, last minute rentals, and just getting away! We are just a short scenic drive from the Nashville and Franklin areas as well as Chattanooga. 30 minute drive to Nissan in Dechard, TN. USA TODAY-Travel tips-Places to stay in Monteagle, Tn.

Getting here

We are located conveniently less than 6 miles from Interstate 24, close to grocery, restaurants, EV charging station, hiking, University of the South, and local area interests.

Interaction with guest

We look forward to assisting you with your travel plans to one of our lovely cabins. Please don't hesitate if you have any further questions regarding your stay with us. I look forward to assisting you with your travel plans. Feel free to contact me for any further questions through our new homepage. Monteaglecabins-dot-com.

Owner profile

Renee B.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

It is a pleasure to offer our cabins as premier lodging options in the Monteagle and Sewanee, Tn. Areas. Your lodging pleasure is our job! Check us out on our homepage: Monteaglecabins.com Not next to a computer, call me direct and I will check availability for you! 813-546-9954

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  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (18)

Excellent – based on 18 reviews Excellent
18 reviews

“Great Location - Great View”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2015

This cabin is in a great location and features a beautiful view. It is only a short distance from Sewanee, the Fiery Gizzard Trail and many other outdoor opportunities. Great place to relax after a day's adventures. The owners are great to work with and we will be back for sure.

“Gorgeous View! Peaceful Retreat!”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

Spent 4 wonderful days exploring the area and relaxing at Lil'Bear Cabin. It feels like home! Cozy atmosphere with all the ammenities. Enjoyed the hot tub under the stars! Loved the full Kitchen stocked with everything you need. Went into Chattanooga and hiked Rock City.. A Must See! Went to Ruby Falls as well as the Lodge Cast Iron Store, toured Dikel and JackDaniels Distillery. Lots of History! Thanks for Sharing your peaceful place! Loved it!

Owner's reply: It has been all my pleasure! Come back and see us again anytime! Many blessings for a wonderful rest of the year! R-

“Relaxing stay.”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2013

A comfortable place for a relaxing get away. Delightful owner and eager to make sure everything all right. Well stocked. Will return.

“Wilson vacation”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

The cabin was very clean and the view was excellent. I would high recommend to my friends and family. It had everything you could think of that we would need .

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review of your stay with us at Lil Bear Cabin! It has been our pleasure! Please come back and see us again soon and many blessings!

“Bluff view cabin provided relaxing weekend”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2013

We enjoyed our weekend at the cabin with our family of five and mother-in-law and sister-in-law. The layout was great and the cabin was very clean. We used the loft for the little kids to sleep. The back deck was the perfect place to relax and take in the view. The kids loved the hot tub! We also made use of the side yard for the kids to blow bubbles and run around. We were a short drive from Sewanee, the Fierry Gizzard Trail and The Assembly. We had fun exploring the area and can't wait to come back another time!

Owner's reply: Thank you so very much for taking the time to submit your review. Since we have so many renters find us on the Internet, it is very important for them to hear about your adventures and accommodations you found while staying with us. I am so thrilled that you and your lovely family enjoyed your time at Lil Bear Cabin. Many blessings and we look forward to your return!

“Peace and quiet.”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2012

We were looking for a peaceful weekend getaway and we found it and so much more here at Lil' Bear. This quaint cabin is well stocked and had everything we needed for the weekend. Its out just far enough to keep the place serene, and close enough to town that a trip to the grocery store isn't an all day event. We loved it so much we are already planning a second trip. The owners are delightful to deal with and the place was immaculate. I am not easily impressed, but when I stepped out onto the porch and looked across the valley, the view literally took my breath away.

Owner's reply: Wow! Not often am I left speechless...it has been an honor to share our cabin on the mountain with you and your wonderful family. Thank you for taking such great care of "my happy place"! You are welcome back anytime at Lil Bear Cabin! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and thoughts with others! Your words are worth so much more than any marketing!!!! Call when you are ready to return to your "home away from home" at Lil Bear Cabin! Thanks again and see you soon!


Reviewed 27 Dec 2012

Simply put this cabin was amazing, cozy, warm and inviting and all the things you would expect for a vacation get away! My family and I stayed in the cabin through our Christmas vacation and could not have asked for a more beautiful back drop. If you are looking for a "happy place" to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the real world then you should really consider lil' bear cabin!

Owner's reply: Wonderful! Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts with our current and future renters! It is truly a blessing to have such amazing renters who love our cabin on the mountain as much as we do! We love to hear how Lil Bear has touched your hearts while making lasting memories for your family. Come back anytime. We'll leave the lil bear light on for you! :) Have a blessed New Year!

“best deal ever!!!”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2012

In June two couples ,my husband and I went to a friends wedding in Swanee ,Tn. and stayed at The Lil' Bear Log Cabin. We could not have been any happier with our accommodations.For the price I was alittle worried it was too good to be true but the pictures looked nice.Well when we arrived ,it was all true and it was much better than we expected . The cabin was as cute as cute could be and had everything we needed.The view...oh words can not do the view justice, it was unbelievable.And when we thought it couldn't get any better, there was a hot tub on the back deck overlooking the mountain.We had a wonderful time in Swanee,a very small town with lots to do and see. I thought Renee' was very nice and helpful with the arrangements ,and when we got there the entire town is just as nice and helpful.Great Great trip. I would highly recommend Lil Bear Cabin to friends and told everybody who would listen to me in Swanee if they had friends coming to town tell them to stay at Lil Bear Cabin.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much and we are looking forward to your return to Lil Bear Cabin! Come back anytime!

“Just RELAX!!!!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2012

I'm not good at just sitting around. My vacations are usually so hectic that I need a vacation from my vacation. But we set out to just relax for the weekend, and Lil' Bear Cabin is the perfect place to do it. Beautiful setting... wonderful cabin... an abundance of things to do if you choose to venture out.... it was a perfect weekend. THANKS!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We sometimes do need help in relaxing and simplifying our lives. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that Lil' Bear Cabin has provided a wonderful location to rest and rejuvenate with all amenites to do so. We have been so blessed with many amazing renters that enjoy our "Happy Place" as much as we do! Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts and come back soon!

“Relaxing stay”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2012

The cabin was great. It was cozy and had all the amenities one needs for a long weekend away. Renee was very thoughtful; she left the a bed rail for my 3 year old niece to use. The views were beautiful. It was wonderful relaxing in the hot tub each morning before going hiking. The cabin is also handicapped accessible including the beautiful balcony. This was a huge plus because most cabins are not as accommodating. There are some very good local restaurants with a few minutes drive of the cabin if you don't feel like cooking.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We truely have been blessed with such lovely renters who enjoy our cabin on the mountain as much as we do! Our desire is to provide a clean, relaxing environment, with all necessary amenities to make our renters feel "at home". It is always a special treat to hear that we have accomplished our goal. Thank you and please come back again soon!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Loved Lil' Bear Cabin! We had so much fun, and everybody that dropped by while we were there talked about how perfect it was. I believe some of them are planning to rent it in the future, and I highly recommended it!
Rebecca Morrison, Pukalani, Hawaii

Lovely cabin and very well equipped. We had a wonderful stay for Sewanee Family Weekend despite the floods! Very cozy and wonderful to come back to after our day in the rain. The view is spectacular. The deer that greeted me at 6:30 AM were a special bonus! We will return. Thanks!
Anonymous, Kingston, TN

A. Shelby (Brookwood, AL)
This place was a little piece of heaven. Had great amenities, view, and comfort. The fireplace was cozy and the hot tub was even more fun in the snow. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a serene time.

This cabin was perfect for our getaway weekend! It is far enough away to feel like a getaway trip, yet close enough to be very convenient without all of the hours to get to Gatlinburg (and without all of the traffic!). The cabin itself is very neat and clean and is really a cozy place. The on/off switch gas fireplace is a super nice and convenient touch, especially after coming in from using the hot tub in 30 degree weather! The rooms were very neat and the bathrooms were clean and stocked with everything needed. The living area is nice and warm and it was fun to watch a movie on the DVD player while we watched it rain out the huge set of windows in the front of the cabin! And the view!!! Wow! The view is just amazing! We could have spent a couple more days just sitting and taking that in! After the weather broke, we got to enjoy a beautiful blue sky over the gorge and surrounding rim. I can't say enough about the view. It's the kind of place you put on your fall color seeing to-do list! As far as things to do around the cabin, there are a lot of outdoor activities that are really close, and the cabin is close enough to town to get groceries and to go out to eat if you are so inclined. We took some time to go tour the University of the South (Sewanee), which is just minutes from the cabin. If you have the chance and want to see some beautiful buildings and an amazing place that seems a little out of place, go check this campus out. European architecture in the middle of nowhere Tennessee??? I was surprised and thought it was incredibly beautiful. They have a cathedral there (I can't think of a better word for it) that is an art gallery of stained glass. If you like beautiful buildings and architecture, it's almost a must-see if you stay here since it is so close. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a little time away who doesn't want to drive forever to get there!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway
February 4-6 - Holloway - N. Alabama

The cabin is SO nice, It has a fully stocked kitchen, washer & dryer, nice bathrooms, plush furniture, gorgeous view and a fabulous hot tub. Great mini vacation...we will definately return to Lil' Bear Cabin.
Sharon Boerger- Murfreesburough Tn.

Simply Magic! Dana Henry United States
Review Submitted April 16, 2012. Date of Stay April 11-15, 2012. I have just returned home after 4 days at Lil Bear .. Words can not begin to express how moved we both are by our experience as guests at Lil Bear .. the only word I have is magical .. The blues will set in when it is time to leave, and for me it was very emotional as well. This place really gave us relaxation, and touched our hearts in a huge way.. it's not something I can explain in words. For a couple's retreat Lil Bear will bring you so much joy and an emotional connection that is simply Magic! The hot tub under the stars is one of our favorite amenities. The owners go the extra mile to provide the perfect place to fall in love, re-connect and relax. Forget the TV we NEVER turned it on. It is not meant to distract you from just "taking it all in". The large deck with plenty of seating provides breathtaking view for your morning coffee or evening sunset w/ cocktails. If you need "it".. it's in there .. Ladies I forgot my blow dryer no worries there is one there...lol. When reading the guest book you will see how many people Lil Bear has touched in a "BIG" way and at least for me I was completely at a loss for words when adding our entry. We will be back!
Original review entry found on Vacation rentals by owner.

April 26-29, 2012. Birmingham, Al.
We had a wonderful time! Your cabin is indeed a "happy place"! The views of God's wonderful creation are priceless! :-)
It was a special family time for us with our daughter and grandchildren there. Our daughter said that our precious 2 year old told her this Morning that she wanted to go back to the cabin to see Mimi & Pop!...so we'll have to visit again in the future! She especially loved the "little bears" and listening to the birds sing! Everything was there that we needed, and we so appreciated your thoughtfulness in the details. Thanks again for sharing your cabin on the mountain with our family! We will be back again soon!

Dear Lil Bear, We had many things to celebrate with our friends this weekend. A birthday, an engagement, and a new baby are life's stepping stones to rejoice. Lil Bear Cabin provided a perfect backdrop for all our celebrations. For Sewanee alumni, there is nothing more magical than returning to our beloved mountain. Through watching th fog rise in the morning and sunsets in the evening, we reconnected and rediscovered our "salad days".(As we always called them.) As avid cooks, we definatley appreciate all the kitchen supplies which were clean and after exploring a bit found everything we needed. The cabin atmosphere was cozy, welcoming, and clean...it made our annual Sewanee pilgramage complete! Thank you for sharing!
Tricia Tampa, Fl.

We enjoyed a superb 3 week stay at Lil Bear Cabin. We aren't actually certain that we did not have a lil bear visitor...two different nights we filled the hummingbird feeder and the next moring the liquid was gone. It probly was a racoon getting a midnight snack, but it makes for a better story to be a bear! :) The hot tub was refreshing after a long days work. Our granddaughters loved spendiung the time in it with us! The view of the valley is breathtaking especially in the morning as the clouds hover over the trees. We were so happy to be here for the Arts and Craft weekend. We bought many American Girl handmade outfits which our granddaughters adore! We found High Point and Mi Casa wonderful dining options and enjoyed both. We are quite intrigued by Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Thank you for a fantastic experience an sharing your Lil Bear Cabin with us! (Posted from guest book)
Gene and Lynda
Shreveport, LA.

Our family of 4 recently stayed at Little Bear during a reunion weekend at the University of the South. This was my first time using the Internet to find vacation rentals, and I didn't know what to expect - but immediately I was amazed at the ease of communicating with the owner. She is friendly, professional and extremely organized. The cabin itself is wonderful - very clean and well-kept, as well as stocked with all the essentials and amenities. We all loved the hot tub, and the view from the deck was amazing. It was the first weekend of chilly weather for us, and Lil' Bear Cabin was the perfect cozy little retreat. It was such a pleasure to return there after each time we went into campus. I highly recommend Lil' Bear Cabin - it truly felt as if we were borrowing a cabin from a friend - it was a true pleasure both before, during and after our stay!
I definately recommend booking in advance...Lil Bear Cabin is loved by many!

I wanted to personally take the time to write and let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed our stay at Lil Bear. The cabin was wonderful, and provided the rest and relaxation that we so desperately needed away from work! Highlights for us included soaking in the jacuzzi, reading books in the loft, preparing meals in the kitchen, and taking in the gorgeous view from the deck. Although we spent most of our time lounging around Lil Bear, we were able to take some time to tour the University of the South campus and also visit at a couple of the restaurants in town during our stay. We appreciate your efforts and consideration in making our stay as enjoyable as possible, and we are looking forward to coming back there very soon! Thanks for having us, and have a great week- Happy renters! Nashville Tn. June 2013

Entered from Vacation Rentals by Owner: Date of stay: August 30, 2013.
"Off the charts stay on the Mountain"
Forget the 5 star rating...you cannot put enough stars on this cabin to do it justice. Finally build and beautiful everything you could possible dream about for an outstanding getaway. No juice left in your batteries? No worries 'Lil Bear Cabin will take care of that and have you charged up in no time. Lots of wonderful little places to visit on your stay especially if you enjoy a tasty glass of wine. The hot tub will most certainly relax every last stressed muscle you brought with you on your trip. Do not second guess booking this cabin you will not regret your stay on the mountain. My family enjoyed it so much we went ahead and booked for next year after only one day into our stay. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home with us. My parting comment... book, book, book today.