Sunday, December 14, 2014
When it snows in Sewanee, the angels come out and dust the snowflakes
with sparkles or does it just seem that way? Snow days are few and
far between but when it does snow on our mountain we don't complain;
we smile big grins and take out our cameras. This photo is of All Saint's
Chapel on a perfect snowy morning.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 7:36 PM
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Perfect weather, it will reach 70 today. The red fox made her morning rounds, the pair
of Canadian geese are sunning at the edge of the large pond and I am on my way out the door, to plant the last of my spring bulbs.
The cottage has few days still open this month. Give us a call and spend a little
time unwinding from your busy schedule. 931 598 9871.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 10:22 AM
Friday, November 07, 2014
This morning on the Today show, they had a panel of experts that
discussed the process of applying to college. Boy times have change
since my day. It is now a process where some many tangibles and intangibles are
considered; by the student, their parents and their University choices.
On term was discussed and that was "Demonstrated Interest" in the school of your choice.
Which boils down to have you visited their campus? If not? Why not?
Now is the time to visit the beautiful domain of the University of the South Sewanee.
Come and stay at Red Oak Hollow, for the total mountain experience.
Call today. We do take one day week-day reservations and two day week-end reservations.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 1:19 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Last minute cancellation is your gift in hand.
Our wonderful 2 bedroom cottage is available this week-end at a great rate.
Call ASAP. 931 598 9871 Great weather is forecasted!
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons"
Posted by Mesha Provo at 3:36 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Red Foxes live on the mountain and often call sixty square miles their home.
Almost every year, a female returns to Red Oak Hollow and has her kits.
Many fox holes are in our woods near the stream.
At the break of dawn or at sunset, you can see the fox, by just sitting quietly
on the park bench in our meditation garden, just in eye view of the foxholes.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:47 AM
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Every year we create a fall display to welcome our guests and the season.
There are two week-end left in our calendar this month that are still
available October 24th and the 31st. Call soon. Autumn is our most
popular and in demand season.
We are 90 miles from Nashville. 45 miles from Chattanooga, 85 miles from Huntsville
and a world away from stress,deadlines, and malls.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
It's perfect weather and the plant are taking advantage of it , too!
I am in the garden more than not, this time of the year. Why stay
indoors when the cool breeze keeps me digging, mulching, planting and
dreaming about the gardens of 2015.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
October is the perfect month for campfires and fun.
Our camp fire circle is big and surrounded by log seats.
We have a half dozen long metal skewers with long wooden handles for your marshmallows
or hot dogs I like this new chocolate caramel in the middle of a marshmallow idea.
Picnic table, two side by side swings for the kids, two hammocks for adults, a swinging chair
for the guest who likes to read while enjoying nature are all there for your pleasure.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 10:50 AM
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Red Oak Hollow has three ponds. This is the one that is stocked
with large mouth bass and blue gills. It also attracts ducks, geese, blue and green heron,
beaver, otter, frogs, turtles and fox.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 1:18 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
If you are thinking about coming to the mountain this autumn, please do.
You won't regret your visit during the height of fall colors.
Book our cottage as soon as you can. We have a couple of week-ends open in
October and November.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:03 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014
Once you book your tickets, call for reservations at Red Oak Hollow.
Our country cottage will be decorated for the Holiday season.
The 55th Annual Festival Service of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated
with three services in All Saints’ Chapel.
The services will be at 5 p.m.,Saturday, Dec. 6, and at 5 p.m. and 8
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7.
Reservations for tickets will open at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at this
Based on the experience of past years, University officials expect the
services to fill up quickly. With this new system, guests do not have to wait
outside the chapel hoping for a seat.
The service is based on one that has been sung annually since 1918 at King’s College
Chapel in Cambridge, England.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:31 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cottage is available this Friday night, for one night only. If
you want to make a quick escape to the mountain, come early
and enjoy a full day and peaceful morning. You never know
who you might meet in our woods. 931 598 9871
Posted by Mesha Provo at 9:24 AM
Monday, September 01, 2014
The best time of the year is nearly upon us; Indian Summer.
The cool evening breeze, the gushing waterfalls, the late summer
wildflowers are now in progress. Escape to the Mountain. Call us today.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 12:20 PM
Monday, August 25, 2014
What could be more romantic than hiking the Cumberland Plateau and
enjoying the cool waters of Foster Falls.
On Sunday August 31, Mary Priestley will lead a two hour easy hike to search for late season wildflowers such as blazing star and numerous asters. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. Mary Priestly is a noted author and naturalist of Sewanee.
Come stay at Red Oak Hollow and create a memory forever.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:20 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cool mountain breezes will continue to take the bite off of the summer heat.
Flowers are in abundant bloom, hiking trails are cool in the morning,
waterfalls have been well fed and continue to flow, while the forest
is calling you name.
Come enjoy the last great week-end of Summer and spend your
Labor Day Week-end at Red Oak Hollow. Call today, we only
have one sweet cottage on our 30 acre estate.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:21 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Fire caused heavy damage last night to historic Rebel’s Rest on the campus of the University of the South.
The blaze was reported at approximately 11:30 p.m. and the Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene at 11:35.
There were no injuries or damage to other buildings. The cause of the fire is not yet known; as is standard procedure, the state arson investigator is on his way to Sewanee this morning.
Rebel’s Rest has served as a university guest house for many years. It has been closed this summer and was undergoing renovations. Because of these renovations, the most historically valuable paintings had been removed from Rebel's Rest before the fire occurred. Originally built as the family home of Major George Fairbanks in 1866, the building is the one remaining campus structure from the re-founding of the university. The first post-Civil War meeting of the Board of Trustees was held there in October 1866.
“I know generations of Sewanee alumni and friends will feel this personally,” said Vice-Chancellor John McCardell. “My deepest thanks to our firefighters, who saved this great university house from being a complete loss.”
Posted by Mesha Provo at 9:18 AM
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Make you plans for a glorious lazy Labor Day week-end and stay at our
garden cottage at Red Oak Hollow. Call today. We only have the one cottage!
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:10 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A visit to Lake Winnie Amusement Park is joining hands with history and fun.
It's a place you might remember from your dreams and one that your children will
now have etched in their memories.
It's 40 minutes from our cottage and 40 years back in time. It was created in 1925 and some of the rides from the 40's 50's and 60's are still operating. The beautiful all horse carrousel will be 100 years old in 2016.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:18 AM
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Monday, July 07, 2014
July is summer at it's best. Fireflies at night and coneflowers in the day
tell you that the lazy days of summer are here. It's going to be a wonderful
week-end at the cottage is available. Call now.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 10:28 PM
Friday, July 04, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
As tall as a four year old, as fragrant as potent perfume and as dramatic as
Joan Crawford; these are my favorite lily.
They have been in bloom since the week-end and I am oh so tempted
to bring some in, but I can wait till you get here to enjoy them too.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Per the request of one of our noted naturalist, I headed off to the
little public lake on the domain to enjoy the bloom of dreams.
Monet painted what he saw, but I snapped my camera's lens.
Yes, they are still in bloom. Go today and take it in.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 11:58 AM
Monday, June 23, 2014
For the last minute planner, come to the mountains this week-end and
stay at Red Oak Hollow. We have an open week-end in prime time
June, with a great $150 a night price for a two bedroom fully equipped cottage.
Call ASAP. We only have one cottage on our private 30 acre estate.
Photo is one of the many wildflowers in bloom; Fire Pinks are red at
Red Oak Hollow.
Posted by Mesha Provo at 9:46 AM