Thursday, December 05, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
THE LEMON FAIR is the home of the Sewanee Angel and is the sole supplier of the "Sewanee Angel Legend" and other unique Sewanee items!
CAST Artists Studio Tour is coming up the this weekend December 7 and 8.
The studios and galleries of local artists are open 10AM-5 PM Sat. Dec.7th and Sun. Dec. 8th Noon to 5 PM (CST).
This is a special time to visit artists studios which are usually not open to the public. Several sites - The Legion Hall in Sewanee, Locals Art Gallery and the Spencer Room at St. Andrews Sewanee (by the dining hall entrance) will have six or more artists works in one location.
Handmade unique gifts are available for purchase including ceramics, pottery and clay, paintings, soaps, glass artistry, wood carvings and bowls, fabric, textile and fiber creations,bronze sculpture, cut copper figures, jewelry, holiday treasures and more!
It always provides a great opportunity to do your holiday shopping and support the local artist. The maps are available in various locations around Sewanee and Monteagle, as well as printed in the Messenger this week before the tour.
Make your plans now to attend and get really unique gifts for everyone on your list
Monday, December 02, 2013
The Festival of Lessons and Carols has grown enormously since it has attracted national media attention.
Ticket are free but have been spoken for, with advanced reservations. There are three events and if you have a ticket and would like to spend the week-end or just the night on the mountain, call us.
We just had an adjustment to a reservation and we now have an opening. 931 598 9871
From 2010 Southern Living article by Katie Morrow
For half a century, Southerners of all faiths have traveled to the university’s All Saints’ Chapel for an evening of scripture readings and traditional carols.
As the doors open, I join the waiting crowd for what has to be the most polite concert rush imaginable. We hurry to our seats and settle in. The two-hour candlelight service is based on one first sung at King’s College in Cambridge, England, in 1918—fitting for a church as steeped in history as All Saints’. The geographic and symbolic heart of the university, the chapel incorporates elements of world-famous churches—the stained glass windows of Notre Dame in Paris and the tower of Saint Mary the Virgin on the Oxford University campus in England. As if the chapel itself weren't breathtaking enough, students and community members decorate it every Christmas with boughs of pine and spruce, bittersweet vines and sumac berries, roses made from dried ginkgo leaves—all gathered from the mountain. The whole church smells, in a word, divine. Old friends lean over pews to hug hello, and then the service begins with music, a procession, and the swinging of incense.
Because as much as I enjoy the flurry of family activities during the holidays, the desire to “produce” Christmas can be overwhelming. That’s why I love this place, high on a mountaintop, where I can quietly welcome the season with reverence and joy."
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sewanee begins the holidays with the first week of December, with our
Southern famous "Lessons and Carols", continues with a Christmas Parade in Monteagle
and Sewanee Holiday Craft fair.
Some Decembers on the mountain encourage a light dusting of snow allowing nature to decorate nature.
This photo is our entrance at Red Oak Hollow from a previous year. Notice the rare
white deer with their red holiday bows.
If you hope to visit your family in Sewanee and their space is limited or if
you want to get away for the family to a spacious private retreat, give us a call.
Our 2 bedroom cottage might be the perfect spot for you. Call today.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:40 PM
Tony Winters is a painter and architect living in New York.
Growing up in Sewanee, Tennessee, he was fascinated by the multi-layered rock faces in the forest below the town. "Sewanee Trails and Coves" is a series of oil paintings that portray the mysterious, cathedral-like spaces formed where the sky, sandstone bluffs and hardwood forest meet.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Red Oak Hollow estate offers a brand new country style 18 Hole Disc Golf course, (we supply the discs), badminton court, ( we supply the rackets and birdie), horseshoes course, ( we supply the horseshoes), croquet set, catch and release fishing ( we have basic poles and barb-less hooks), canoe (with life preserves) to paddle around one of our three ponds, private walking trail thru our woods ( park bench to stop and rest). All this at no extra cost to you. Not used by the general public, only available for our guests. This is a private estate. Our outdoor equipment building is down by the ponds for your use and enjoyment.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 10:29 AM
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Everyone thinks about the autumn leaves, but believe me, some
flowers take their good ole time to bloom and these sparky
little sunflower daisies are one. I always look forward to them
Called Swamp Sunflowers they can grow to 8 feet tall and do
need a lot of water to put on a show. I have them planted in our garden circle
at the front of the property and a little stand of them by the ponds.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:48 PM
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Babies are rocked to sleep and that feeling of repetitive gentle movement
is comfort food for our sense of touch. This past summer we hung the
hammock near the country swings; figuring a parent could watch their
child enjoy themselves with exercise , while they relax in a swinging hammock.
Would you like to relax?...come to Red Oak Hollow this October. It's the
perfect way to spend a week-end.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 1:09 PM
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
What gets me in the best mood is a hike in the woods and what trails name like these trails have, you too might break out in song. Come hike this week-end, the weather promises to be perfect!
Call today and book the cottage at a great rate, A REALLY GREAT RATE!.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I often say we have a complete kitchen, but I have been corrected
by many a guest. "You have everything in this kitchen, we could
So here is the short list:
Full size Refrigerator
Electric Stove and Oven
Coffee Pot with complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate.
George Forman Grill
Two sets of pots and pans
Wine glasses, shot glasses, wine opener
Beautiful set of country themed dishes
Dog bowls and place mat for our canine guests.
Plastic cups, sippy cup for our young guests.
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Sewanee is famous for it's angels. We all have one, whether you know it or not.
My angel just spoke to me and said " September is so beautiful here. Share it"
So I will.
Crazy Good and blessed by angels. Call ASAP if you need a moment of mountain bliss and stay
at the cutest cottage on the mountain.
Sewanee Angel Park festival is tonight.
Free kids fun begins at 4 and free music begins at 7.
These beautiful angels are available at the Lemon Fair in downtown Sewanee.
Hand made by a local artist, M. Murphy.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Harvesting the hay is a sign of summer well spent. If you find your
self too hot and humid in Nashville, Huntsville, Atlanta or Chattanooga.
come up to the mountain this Labor Day week-end to cool off and
enjoy the rest of summer. We would love to have you. Cottage is open!
Posted by Mesha Provo at 1:16 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013
The College Class of 2017—expected to be 494 young people—will be on campus by Saturday, Aug. 24, for the official start of orientation. About 130 of them arrived on campus on Aug. 21, for the PRE-Orientation Outing Program, joining the 105 freshmen who participated in the Finding Your Place program.
Orientation will acquaint all new students with the school’s programs, services and faculty and staff, and help make the transition to Sewanee easier. It will conclude with a 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 event in All Saints’ Chapel for the entire campus community to “launch the new year,” with remarks from Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and student leaders. College classes begin Aug. 28.
The Class of 2017 includes 10 students with dual citizenship, 73 first-generation college students, and almost 400 from outside Tennessee. Eighteen of the incoming students are already familiar with campus because they have participated in the Sewanee Environmental Institute, the Bridge Program, or the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference.
The new class represents a variety of interests and accomplishments including a student who has already published journal articles on herpetology; a beekeeper; traditional Scottish, Korean and Irish dancers; talented artists; a long-distance kayaker; an environmental award winner; and students who have taught and volunteered around the world.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 2:27 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The brand new Sewanee Golf Course is open and getting rave reviews.
The Sewanee Inn which will be located next to the course is under constructions. Don’t be dismayed, we have a beautiful cottage that sleeps four, available for your memorable golfing week-end. Call soon,
We would love to have you stay where angels play .
Posted by Mesha Provo at 4:10 PM
The University of the South has long been known for its natural beauty. Generations of students and visitors have sat in the shade of a tree in the Quad, strolled through Manigault Park, and enjoyed the springtime splendor of Abbo’s Alley. Now the diversity of Sewanee’s trees has been documented and the campus recognized by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council as a certified arboretum.
During the application and certification process, more than 120 different species of trees on campus were identified and labeled. The size of this collection qualified the university as a “Level 4” arboretum, the state’s most rigorous category. Sewanee residents and visitors can now find these trees (along with about 30 shrubs) labeled with both their botanical and common names. The trees represent many species native to Tennessee as well as trees from around the world. Some have been on campus since the Civil War, others have been added recently.
The majority of the tree specimens are grouped in three areas—the Quad and central campus, Manigault Park, and Abbo’s Alley—though others can be found elsewhere on campus. The Sewanee campus is the largest arboretum by area in Tennessee.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 10:55 AM
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Enjoy the glory days of summer or plan on a restful week-end in
Indian summer, but don't forgo a visit to the mountain. It is good
for your mind, body and soul.
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