Search This Blog


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

Monday, September 28, 2015

Top of the world: Sewanee

When you are on a plateau , you certainly feel like you are on the top of the world.
Sewanee is on the Cumberland Plateau and our aerial views are simply wonderful.
Come visit this autumn; spend Thanksgiving or come for Homecoming.
Stay at Red Oak Hollow and reconnect with nature.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Visit Sewanee this week-end: with a Red Oak Hollow Discount price

Come hike the mountain this week-end.
Have a campfire and enjoy the stars and then sleep on a king size Sleep Number Bed.
Fish the ponds, play Frisbee Golf, mediate in the garden in the woods.
Have a wonderful outdoor getaway at $50 discount for a two night stay.
Call today.  931 598 9871

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September Bliss: with open week-end of September 25th

Zinnia's as the centerpiece of the lawn.  Some people have flower
centerpieces on the dining room table, I prefer large flower circles
in the middle of the lawn.  They are in bloom right now and still
covered with butterflies..

Are you thinking about last minute get a way plans .
Come stay at the lovely cottage at Red Oak Hollow, the week-end of
September 25th. It's the perfect place for fall fun!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Visit Sewanee Mountain this Fall

Sewanee is beautiful in the fall.  Book you stay today.
Red Oak Hollow has a two bedroom cottage on a private 30 acre estate can be your personal retreat to recharge.  We are rich in nature and abundant with comforts; deer, fox, fish, rabbits, ducks, geese , butterflies, wildflowers, flower gardens, raised bed vegetable and herb garden, three ponds, private hiking trails, fire pit, picnic table makes your stay an integral part of the experience of a natural mountain environment.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Book your stay in Sewanee for a home Football game.

It's football season at Sewanee. Come see your team play
and make it a fun week-end in Sewanee.
Call today and book a home game date.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our mountain has some cute shops to explore.

One last week of August is ahead and if you would like to visit
the mountain this summer, do it!  A life well lived is without regrets.
Visit our unusual shops and just imagine what you might find
at the Amish Hippie.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Science Experiment at Red Oak Hollow

Our compost bin is a "hot commodity" for a Sewanee
Scientist. She was thrilled to find in it, the right stage of larva,
that will grow into Black Solider flies.
They want to grow them my the thousands in a lab and are collecting
eggs that have been deposited in samples of variegated cardboard. (top left photo)

Eventually, the larva which is made of fat and protein will be
eaten by chickens.  The University is aspiring to be self sustaining
with their garden and chicken flock.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Freshman are arriving.

About 495 new college students are arriving on the University of the South campus for the start of this semester—almost 480 first-year students and 17 transfer students.

If your a proud Sewanee parent and plan to visit your student this semester, get out the calendar and book your stay at Red Oak Hollow.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Take a week-end with nature this summer

Both are pretty in pink. Unless
you take the moment to notice; they
both will be gone soon.

Come enjoy the last weeks of summer
and see the cone-flowers in bloom and the
intriguing moths, like this pink and yellow one.

Which way to the ponds?

Take the stairs or take the trail, you will get there easily.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Big Time gaming on the Mountain

Come and have fun this summer; the good old fashion kind.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Sewanee Angels available on the mountain.

The Lemon Fair has a large supply of Ben Potter copper angels.  Completely handmade, whimsical and just plain fun.  Take one home as a remembrance of your trip and as a protector of all those who enter your home.

The village in Sewanee has unique intimate shops with delightful surprises.
The Lemon Fair is the bright yellow store on 60 University Ave. 
Hours:  11 am to 5 pm    Monday through Saturday.
They ship daily. Call 931 598 5248

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sit a spell and rest some.

Before we bought our land, we had a short list of wants.
Right at the top of list was "a water feature"; stream, pond, lake,
 anything larger and more frequent that a puddle.
The hubby and I never discussed why we wanted water, we just knew we did.

There hasn't been a day, when we said, "Heck, what is all the water doing here?"
It's here for a purpose.
Some days, the purpose is solely to sparkle.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Butterflies galore in the gardens of Red Oak Hollow

August is the glory of summer.  The days might be hot, but the
evenings have the cool mountain breeze that brings relief.
Call today and book your week-end, we still have a couple of
August week-ends available with our garden cottage.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cicada; waking up to the world.

Nature comes in all sizes and as bugs go this is a BIG one.
The cicada just left it's shell and was slowly waking up to the world.
Once captured, it was well on it's way to our fishing pond to lure a
large mouth bass.  Good eating for the bass.

Hike the Domain of the University of the South

Do a little of it or do a lot of it.  For those of us that can, heck
plan it well and make a day of it and do it all.  Hike the Perimeter
Trail of the domain and come back to Red Oak Hollow and have the
best night sleep on our king size sleep number bed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mike and the Moonpies perform this Saturday in Sewanee

Summer in Sewanee just keeps getting better and better.
This Saturday night free musical entertainment by an Austin, Texas band
as they are stopping by Angel Park during their concert tour of Tennessee.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fiery Gizzard : great place with a funny name

The unusual name, Fiery Gizzard, was purportedly given to the area by Daniel Boone.
While camped in the area, he overcooked his dinner, which flamed up, giving the gorge and nearby creeks their names.

The hike from Fiery Gizzard Trail from Foster Falls is a 4.7 mile balloon loop.  It travels past an impressive 60-foot Foster Falls.  Bring your budding Daniel Boones for their close up look at nature. July is a great month to hike in the morning.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hike or Bike the New Mountain Goat Trail: Safe and Fun

I am in love with the Mountain Goat Trail. The first part of it was
completed in the spring of this year.  It is paved from Sewanee to
Monteagle.  The round trip walk or bike ride is a just shy of 10 miles.
I biked it six times this week. I am clocking in at 65 minutes;
not bad for a senior who previously started her mornings, just sitting on the couch.

When you come to Sewanee bring your bikes or you could rent one at
the local bike shop in Sewanee.  They rent them by the hour, half day, day or week.
I suggest a morning outing to enjoy  a cool mountain breezes as
you walk thru a paved forest trails.  It's Great!!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Big Year for Bunnies at Red Oak Hollow

They are absolutely everywhere this year.  Conditions must have been perfect, because they multiplied like "rabbits".

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Come unplug this summer at Red Oak Hollow.

I love these Discover the Forest ads.
It's firefly season and our forest is full of ferns.
Try this simple test: ask your child what the difference is between a fern and a flower.
Under the age of 10, they may not know, till you show them.

Come unplug this summer at Red Oak Hollow, even if it is only for a couple of days.
It will make the best memories.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Nature is an experience that you don't forget.

Wildlife is a way of life here at Red Oak Hollow. Deer, duck, geese,
fox, birds, possums are out hunting for food to feed their young.

Their little ones grow so fast, that you can literally see a difference within
a week-end.  Our mountain is full of wild life, but our estate attracts more
than it's share; due to our natural springs in the woods and the three  ponds in the hollow.

You don't have to do a thing to see all the action.  Just sit on the porch and rock away in
our red rocking chairs or meander down to the ponds or walk into our woods and sit
quietly in the meditation garden and listen to the life that city life doesn' offer.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Tennessee Music Festival Fans stay at Red Oak Hollow

Do you plan to go to any of the many Tennessee music events this summer?
Did you know that our mountain is located near many of the events.

Red Oak Hollow would be the perfect place to stay for a great night sleep on a king size sleep number bed. Camping out in the mud and heat of Bonnaroo is only for the young; the young of heart could use a little more TLC with the comforts of our cottage.

Bonnaroo begins on June 11th thru the 14th with Billy Joel closing ( (27 miles away)

Riverbend Music Festival in Chattanooga, June 5th thru the 13th  (45 miles away)

CMA Music Festival in Nashville June 11th thru the 14th. (90 miles away)

Or stay on the mountain and enjoy a musical event or two (often free) of the Sewanee Music Festival June 20th thru July 19th. ( ( 7 miles from Red Oak Hollow)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If you don't hike the mountain you can't see the view

Foster Falls. It's hard not to sound like we are bragging,
but it's so darn beautiful  here in the summer that it's a pity
not to enjoy it.
This week-end is open at Red Oak Hollow. Call 931 598 9871.
Come and enjoy nature, with your spouse, friend or family.
You won't be sorry, your heart will be lifted, your spirits will
soar but your feet might be tired.