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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

White Wild Azalea In Bloom Right Now at Red Oak Hollow

Spring Bring Hope with the variety of Wildlife at Red Oak Hollow: come this week-end

These are our resident Muscovy ducks. Ugg and Cherry Pie.
She is, as they say "last year's duck"; the surviving duck of her
mama "Peaches" and Ugg. The lucky one of the brood of 18.
She is dropping eggs now, but does not have the smarts of her
mama to sit on them yet. As soon as she does, we will have
the enjoyment of seeing wild ducklings in 35 days.

Friday, February 24, 2017

It's Daffodil time....don't be late.

The daffodil patch is open in Pelham, just down the mountain.
My wonderful friend is younger than Springtime, in spite of her 90 plus years.
The daffodils are for picking and sale; either 2 cents or 5 cents a piece.....don't be greedy. 
This patch was originally planted during the Great Depression (1930's) and has been lifting spirits ever since.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Spend the New Year on the Mountain

Give us a call quick, this wonderful week-end is open.
931 598 9871

Merry Christmas to all our friends and guests

Monday, December 19, 2016

Come to Sewanee for Christmas

The sweetest two bedroom private cottage on the mountain is available for your
small family or just perfect for a couple who want to get away and enjoy
the company of each other; while they keep an eye out for Santa.

Sewanee is a great outdoor natural environment to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Give us a call and book it for this Christmas week-end!

High School Seniors looking at the University of the South Sewanee

The University of the South, All Saints Chapel during one of the infrequent by beautiful snowfalls.

High School seniors looking at Sewanee: How many colleges should you look at?

By fall of senior year, students to start narrowing their lists down. “It’s helpful for managing your life, your time, and your stress level,” she says, noting that a final list in the five to eight range is typically best.

Lisa Burns, associate dean of admissions at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., agrees: “If you apply to 20 schools, can you really engage with them individually?” If you’re also keeping up with your coursework and any extracurricular activities, the answer is probably no. So how do you whittle 20 schools down to between five and eight?

Burns suggests students prepare two or three top priority questions to ask each school they’re considering, then compare answers. Talk to admissions counselors.

Schedule campus tours or overnights for the student while Mom and Dad relax at a charming cottage in Sewanee: called Red Oak Hollow. Come and visit the campus and the mountain.

 Ask yourself: Can I see myself here for the next four years? “We’re crafting a class versus enrolling a class,” says Burns. “We’re building a community.” The longer your list of potential schools, the more challenging it becomes to be meaningful and deliberate in your search, she adds.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mountain cottage available this week-end October 28-29th

It's going to be a perfect week-end and we just received a last minute cancellation.
Lucky YOU!
Call ASAP, we love to have you.
The view of our pond. Photo just taken.
 The weather is mild; perfect days, chilly nights. Fall colors everywhere.
The ducks of Red Oak Hollow; the two remaining ducklings can now fly.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sewanee Homecoming week-end will be here soon.

Relive the fun, see your friends, enjoy all the activities and reconnect
with the side of you that was young, fun and hilarious.

Stay at the cottage at Red Oak Hollow in Sewanee and it sleeps four.
Book today.  Hey, it's almost November ......

This week-end stay at Red Oak Hollow and enjoy the colors.

We have a last minute opening for this glorious autumn week-end.
2 bedroom cottage on 30 private acres with trails and ponds.
Call us ASAP, we only have the one sweet cottage.
931 598 9871

Friday, September 09, 2016

This week-end Special Price Only $300

Last minute get a way this week-end.  The weather is perfect.
Come play: 2  nights only $300 save $50.  Email me now:
Call and leave message: I'm outside biking and gardening.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Labor Day Special : 3 nights $500 Mountain cottage

Get your ducks in a row and pack your bags, you are going to the mountains!
Book our sweet cottage now for Labor Day week-end.
All duckling in the photo were born at Red Oak Hollow this summer.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wildlife is our way of life at Red Oak Hollow

Thee ducklings are out and about among our three ponds.
It's perfect on the mountain; cool evening breezes.
Book for Labor Day week-end and enjoy it yourselves.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great News for our Mountain: Sewanee Trail is done but more to come.

The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) has been awarded a $317,000 grant from the State of Tennessee’s Project Diabetes program to construct a three-mile portion of the trail and to support health initiatives in Grundy County.

Thanks to the Project Diabetes grant, our Go Grundy Campaign to connect Monteagle and Sewanee is one huge step closer to fruition. We are also excited to partner with the Grundy County Health Council on programs for people of all ages to promote healthy behavior, including using the Mountain Goat Trail for regular exercise.

Monday, July 18, 2016

We just had a birth in our family.

We had a birth in our family and I've been taking photographs 3 times a day.
So cute!!!  Peaches is a first time mom and frankly I don't know how she can keep track. 
Maybe you can give us some hints upon your arrival.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Butterfly garden at the cottage fence

The Butterfly dance is in full force.  They are everywhere and this
is the year of the bee balm flower.  I have  bee balm flowers planted at the cottage,
in numerous gardens and even at our front porch. It's like an international airport, with take offs
and landings of butterflies and attractive moths.

Next available week-end is August 5th and 6th.  Book now and enjoy
the cooler mountain air and the authenticity of a country summer week-end.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy Fourth of July from Red Oak Hollow

It's great to live in America. It's fantastic to live on a
mountain. It's wonderful to live in Sewanee. It's marvelous
to live at Red Oak Hollow. We are grateful.

Happy freedom day to all our friends and guests.
It's a bright colorful day and my newly finished bottle tree
says Fireworks for all!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Blue Hydrangea in bloom outside of cottage bedroom

It's June 1st and the Hydrangea are starting to bloom. That's early for us.
They are normally in bloom in August. Come enjoy summer on the
mountain. This week-end the cottage is available.
Call and book yourself relaxation with nature.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunsets at Red Oak Hollow

Sunset after a light spring rain at Red Oak Hollow.
Have you planned your Memorial Week-end  get a way?
Our 2 bedroom cottage is available. Call us today.
Your mind will relax as your spirit will soar.
Sewanee is a special place, it's worth looking up !

Monday, May 09, 2016

The geese family of Red Oak Hollow

Wildlife is part of our lives at Red Oak Hollow. Come and enjoy
it this week-end.  These three little goslings aren't going to stay
tiny forever. Book and reserve Memorial day week-end or this week-end.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Peaches with the good duck at Red Oak Hollow

Introducing my new girl...Peaches.
She is a nine month old  Muscovy duckling with the prettiest coloring
of fawn, tawny and tan.

We bought her last Sunday and she is in fowl heaven here.
and I haven't even talked about her boyfriend.....

Saturday, April 09, 2016

New Red Adirondack chairs at Red Oak Hollow

We splurged and finally purchased the ultimate in pond side
lounging: two beautiful red Adirondack chairs and side table.
Come relax and enjoy spring at Red Oak Hollow. Book
your week-end now.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hoppy Easter from Red Oak Hollow

Red Oak Hollow wishes everyone a wonderful Spring and
Hoppy Easter!!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pick them for 2 cents a stem at depression era daffodil garden

Go pick Daffodils for two cents a stem
Gilliam Lane in the Pelham valley.   They are in bloom now!!!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Sewanee Mom's week-end in March

Fraternities and Sororities of the University of the South honor and enjoy
the company of their Moms in March.  Are you planning to come to the
mountain? We have a couple of week-ends still open.  Give us a quick call
or email at  Your child might be a little to
large to cuddle, but you know you would certainly like to.

Red Oak Hollow does have a Red Fox and many bunnies on our property.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Love art, music and dance? Come enjoy our mountain culture March 5th

The University of the South
5th Annual Campus Gallery Walk
Saturday, March 5
4:30-7 p.m.  
The University Art Gallery, the Museum Gallery of Archives and Special Collections, and the Carlos Gallery of the Nabit Art Building will all be open late on March 5.​ 

The Gallery Walk will feature receptions designed by Ivy​Wild, dance and musical performances inspired by the exhibitions, coordinated by C├ęsar Leal, conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Music, and Courtney World, Assistant Professor of Dance.

Dance and musical performance inspired by Founded to Make Men will be presented in the Museum Gallery at 4:45 p.m. and again at 5:45 p.m. 
Dance and musical performance inspired by Encounters will be presented in the University Art Gallery at 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. 

Sewanee Parent's consider staying the weekend at Red Oak Hollow.  We love to have you.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Early Bird Booking for Spring: Get your week-end

It looks like it will be an early spring and now is the time
to make plans for your week-end.  The mountain is simply alive
with nature: plants, waterfalls, wildflowers and baby wildlife.
Come enjoy your spring break here.
Photo was taken at Red Oak Hollow in 2015.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hearts in nature this Valentine's Week-end

Come visit the mountain with your sweetheart this
Valentine's week-end. Hike the mountain, snuggle
up with an open outdoor fire under the stars and
enjoy the spaciousness of a KING SIZE SLEEP
NUMBER BED.  Call today, we only have the one
sweet cottage to rent!  931 598 9871

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

December special rate $150 a night: 2 bedroom cottage

Red Oak Hollow's sports equipment shed; with fishing poles, Frisbee golf
and canoe paddles.

December is a wonderful time to visit the mountain:

Come for the renowned Lessons and Carols service at the
 Sewanee Cathedral. Oh,sorry we humbly call it a Chapel , the first
week-end of December the 5th and 6th.

Come for a week-end of art for the community Art Stroll and the craft
fair also December 5th and 6th.

Come for relaxation or vigorous hiking on the mountain this month
Play and stay at Red Oak Hollow.  Call today and ask for our December special.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Lessons and Carols December 5th & 6th

If you are coming to Lessons and Carols, make the week-end
relaxing and special.  Unwind at Red Oak Hollow.
A sweet cottage decorated with a Christmas theme. Call today.
Sleeps four.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween in Sewanee:Stay at Red Oak Hollow

It is so unusual to have a Saturday night in the month of October open, but
our cottage is available for one night only, if you wish.  Halloween is a Saturday night
this year and make it memorable by being in the great outdoors during the day
and sleeping on a king size bed for the scary night.  Book now.
Give us a call at 931 598 9871 or email us at