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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Peaches with the good feathers...new 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 redoakhollow@bellsouth.net.  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 redoakhollow@bellsouth.net

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.