Buddha Mansion
Mansion in the Woods at Big East Fork


Entire home/flat

16 guests

6 bedrooms

14 Beds

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About this listing

The Mansion is in a secluded setting. Master Bedroom king-sized bed (room for 2 add'l beds) with adjoining hideaway room (2 beds). Dorm room (4 beds).
2 floor Suite (4 huge rooms with 7 beds). Sleeps up to 22
Sitting room, formal dining, entertainment room, massive outdoor & screened patios, four fridges. Six guest minimum.
Great for Events !!!

The space

The Mansion is in a secluded setting. Master Bedroom king-sized bed (room for 2 add'l beds) with adjoining hideaway room (2 beds). Dorm room (4 beds).
2 floor Suite (4 huge rooms with 7 beds). Sleeps up to 22
Sitting room, formal dining, entertainment room, massive outdoor & screened patios, four fridges. Six guest minimum.
Great for Events !!!

Mansion with huge rooms, grand spiral staircase, library/ salon, downstairs kids room (sleeps 4), living/media room, huge screened party deck and unscreened outdoor deck. Upstairs includes large master suite King bed (bath, shower, two commodes, two vanities, walk-in closet with space for two twin beds); Queen with full Bath; Two BR suite (2 kings) w/ shared full bath and room for additional mattresses; kids room downstairs w/ 4 twins.

The Mansion has three bedrooms with their own full baths. So full privacy can be granted to only three couples. Guest living in the Balcony Room and Elephant Room must share the full bath (with two sinks) if both of those rooms are occupied simultaneously, allowing four parties to enjoy their own room upstairs. A fifth couple may enjoy their sleeping privacy in the King Room, but they must share one of the three full bathrooms upstairs. There are two half baths downstairs. Guests staying in the Kids Room (4 twin beds downstairs) have a half bath without tub or shower.

The property sits on a ridge adjacent to Natchez Parkway and is accessible to bikers via a short shortcut through the woods. This is a wonderful place for EVENTS send a message to receive details, pricing and contract.


30 gigabytes of Satellite internet data are provided monthly. While this is enough for browsing, email and apps, streaming video will use up this allotment and you will be required to buy additional data ($30/10GB).

The price quoted is for Lodging only. Non-lodging visitors are not permitted without permission of owner.
If you are having an EVENT you must send a message to receive details, pricing and contract.

11% County and State tax must be paid before arrival or during office hours prior to checking. The office is located nearby at the Big East Fork Retreat: 5375 Big East Fork Road.

Please note that use of the nearby Big East Fork Retreat is not included in your lodging fees. Separate Retreat day pass is required.

Guests who arrive during Retreat office hours must go to 5375 Big East Fork Road (0.8 miles from Buddha House) to get house keys/combo and pay 4% County taxes and 7% state.

I generally greet my guests, but leave them alone during their stay unless they need assistance with anything. I often meet them at the adjacent Retreat and Love More cafe

The Mansion lies just above a pristine creek within a gorgeous valley. 20 miles from downtown Nashville and 8 miles from historic Franklin and light years away from the stress of city life.
Big East Fork Retreat, located just down the hill is part of a 1400 acre Conservation easement and features a 6 acre lake as well as Love More Cafe and a live music venue. Big East Fork Farms, just downstream, provides organic produce and hosts various livestock.

The price quoted is for Lodging only. Events in which additional folks are entertained require added fees for parking, liability insurance, wear-and-tear, required staff, and additional cleanup and trash removal.

County taxes of 4% and State taxes of 9.75% are not collected by AirBNB and must be received prior to check-in via PayPay to bigeastfork att Gee male dott comm.

Guest access

You will receive the door punch code soon before you arrive onsite. All guests are MUST pay State (9.5%) and County (4%) taxes before check-in (Unfortunately, AirBNB does not collect state taxes for TN rentals). Big East Fork Retreat is located close by at 5375 Big East Fork Road and taxes may be paid there, BUT staff is not always available. To avoid delay in checking in, PLEASE pay the taxes electronically before you arrive. PaayPal works great!

If you are having an EVENT (in which non-lodging guests use the property) you must send a message to receive details and pricing. Please receive documented permission and pay any related fees before you invite non-lodging guests on the premises. Trespassers will be treated as such.

Please note that use of the nearby Big East Fork Retreat is not included in your lodging fees. Separate Retreat day pass is required. See bigeastfork dott comm

Interaction with guests

We generally greet our guests, but leave them alone during their stay. We may say hello from time to time to make sure you are okay and to see that everything is ok and even to call the Sherrif to remove trespassers attending pop-up (un-permissioned) parties. We enjoy meeting our guests at the adjacent Big East Fork Retreat and Love More cafe.

Other things to note

The price quoted is for Lodging only. Events in which additional folks are entertained require added fees for parking, liability insurance, wear-and-tear, required staff, and additional cleanup and trash removal.

County taxes of 4% and State taxes of 9.75% are not collected by AirBNB and should be sent via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) (EMAIL HIDDEN) or check/cash brought to the nearby Retreat Center (5375 Big East Fork Rd).


The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 14
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £32 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £178
Security Deposit: £810
Weekend Price: £494 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No gatherings or parties without the permission of owner. If permission is granted, an Event fee may be charged. Names of visitors and corresponding license plate numbers must be submitted to owner before visitors are allowed on premises.

*** NO pop-up Parties. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

The guest is responsible for cleaning grills and ovens if they are made greasy/dirty.

Trash (organics, glass, and metal) must be bagged and placed in the large green containers.

Excess trash or trash placed outside and not in containers (allowing our forest animals to create a nasty mess) may result in some security deposit being with-held.

Have a wonderful stay, respect the property, and enjoy the beauty and blessings of this special place with friends and family (WITH the owners permission, of course).


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Whitney User Profile
May 2017
We had an amazing time staying in the Buddha mansion! So spacious and beautiful!
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
It's a special place and glad it suited you and all the gals in your bachelorette party. And thanks for the beer left behind!
May 2017

Scott User Profile
March 2017
Jonathan was a wonderful host and the properties were better than advertised. We had a great trip for our company meeting. Highly recommended and we will book again. Thanks Jonathan and Big East Fork!

Debra User Profile
December 2016
Very nice and spacious property. Secluded location.

Karrah User Profile
November 2016
Our family stayed several nights at the Buddha Mansion during Thanksgiving 2016. The photos do not do the beauty of the mansion justice. It is quite breathtaking when you walk in. The kitchen is amazing, especially if you're planning on cooking a lot. It is truly the heart of the mansion and was our favorite gathering spot. We did have to kill a few large and small spiders and it appeared the larger cabinets and decorative tables hadn't been dusted in bit and caused some grief for those of us with severe allergies. However with those small exceptions, everything else was awesome. Because there is no cable, I would encourage guests to bring along DVDs/Blu-Rays and a Blue-Ray player. Most of us just watched Netflix on our iPads or iPhones during the evening prior bed. Overall all my family thanked me over and over for choosing such an amazing location! We went into Franklin for shopping and food a couple times. It's such a great area. Finally, Jonathan was great to work with! He answered all our questions and check-in and check out were very easy.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
We just added Direct TV cable for those of you who enjoy the tube
November 2016

Jenn User ProfileJenn is a superhost.
November 2016
The size of this space made it an incredible value. Beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The home could use an update--but given the price I have no complaints. Make sure to bring your own toiletries and coffee. The wifi is extremely slow so may not be best for business. Overall, a great stay.

Kyle User Profile
November 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at Buddha Mansion! It was just as fantastic as our first stay. Jonathan made everything very simple on checking in and out. We are already planning our annual trip back next year!
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Cmon back soon for stay number three!
November 2016

Rebekah User Profile
October 2016
Beautiful location and the house is very spacious to accommodate tons of people. There are also plenty of nooks for someone to have a little privacy to read a book or meditate. We hosted a retreat at this location and the guests really enjoyed the view and the beautiful home. Read the additional fees closely before you rent, because they add to your rental total. We rented only for two nights, but the final costs was well over $1000. The fees are listed on the website.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
I think you might have counted the security deposit that was returned to you as part of your costs.. Your total payout was $892 for two nights for five bedrooms. That's $89 a night for a bedroom in a private mansion that also provided you with a large kitchen, dining room, huge main room, and screened and outdoor porches. And a whole lot of privacy for your women's event. I think thats a pretty good deal. Glad you enjoyed the view and beautiful home. It believe it was indeed exceptional value.
October 2016

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Jonathan User Profile

We are the proud owners of Big East Fork Retreat, embedded in 1200 acres of pristine valley and ridge which creates the protected watershed at the head of Big East Fork Creek. It is located 30 minutes west of Nashville and 10 minutes north of Franklin.

We have been working on the retreat for several years and enjoy entertaining people passing through or staying for a week or two.

I am a physician and my partner is as well.

Looking forward to your stay!


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