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Entire home/flat

5 Guests

1 bedroom

3 beds

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About this listing

Beautiful and Dreamy Retreat House 30 min. from Nashville for those seeking beauty and peace. Bike, hike, or kick back.
Inspiring contemporary/rustic setting with wonderful landscapes, Big covered outdoor spaces, decks, roomy gourmet kitchen.

The space

Contemporary, earthy space for soothing the soul or tapping into all your creative inspirations, in a newly renovated, former art studio, which is set near my artist-built home and studio. Organic gardens, ponds, woods, creek walks, You will be staying in your own private home space, with fabulous kitchen and bath which includes famous "Fernvale Spring Water". TN hardwood floors can be found throughout the 1100 square ft. along with soothing bed and living rooms with nooks and enchanted spaces everywhere. You will have the surrounding beauty of private camping while enjoying all the amenities of a modern fully-equipped home, all to yourself.
Please note * all ethnic backgrounds, sexual identities, and other things that make you interesting, (URL HIDDEN) other words, we don't discriminate.

Guest access

Be in nature and away from it all, while having easy access to Nashville, Franklin, and the artsy hamlet of Leipers Fork. In addition, close to Cheekwood, numerous parks as well as the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Shopping, music, museums and all things within 15 to 40 min. Ponds, creeks, lovely walking, cycling and hiking in the most wonderful river valley, right outside your door.

Interaction with guests

Looking forward to each new guest and will do what I can to make this the experience you are looking for with the utmost in privacy.

Other things to note

The Pricing is 150.00 each night with the remainder being taxes, state and county. We have Yoga here Sunday/Wednesday which does not interfere with the Art House privacy but your are welcome to join in. Parking for the Art House is a few feet from the Art House front door with a covered shed available for your vehicle . Property NOT available for events. For retreat and solitude for those seeking peace, quiet in an artistic and natural environment.Check in after 3pm.- Check out by 11: 00am.
This is flexible, depending on occupancy. We will do our best to accommodate your need.

Satellite internet is available for emailing and surfing etc. but not for streaming movies and such. This is a non-smoking facility.
Cell phone is sketchy sometimes, but their are options at my house for calls; land line and cell booster for Verizon.
Sorry, no pets at this time.

I do encourage re-cycling everything possible and have containers set up for your convenience.

To keep Peace in the Hood, please observe 15mph. speed from the mailbox on in.

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11PM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £68
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This is a nature refuge, lovingly healed over 36 years, from a once devastated landscape. Take nothing from the woods but pictures, and leave with beautiful memories. Two night min.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Allie User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful little retreat--we were pleasantly surprised by how deep in the woods we were, and how quiet it was out there! The grounds themselves and the surrounding area are great hiking territory. The place itself is gorgeous and comfortable, with a little outdoor patio looking out into the forest. We'd love to come back!
Sydney User ProfileSydney is a superhost.
Response from Sydney:
I would love you to come back anytime!
May 2017

Leon User Profile
April 2017
Great location for privacy, scenery and laid back atmosphere, perfect for artistic inspiration. Once the tree canopy greens up the location should be better then perfect.

Cindy User Profile
March 2017
The Art House is a lovely retreat; some of its best features include the multi-textured furnishings, tasteful splashes of color and art in the decor, use of all natural products in the care and maintenance of the house. The tap water is spring water and so delicious. we also loved the very easy access to a variety of hiking trails and scenery. The many tastefully placed pieces of the proprietor 's art and sculpture, inside and out, as well as the great collection of art books, novels, articles, and inspirational nature books complemented the environment as a restful sanctuary for the psyche. One of the biggest joys was visiting Sydney's studio and seeing her work. We look forward to return trips!

Xiaocui User Profile
January 2017
Sydney's guest house is as beautiful as the pictures ... and then some. It's thoroughly organic, earthy, and artful and yet with all the modern amenities. A great place just to relax, if that's what you're looking for. But it is also located near many wonderful places to visit, walk, or explore, to see the natural beauty or local attractions of Tennessee. And it is close enough to Nashville to pop in at any time for more urban culture or some nightlife, as well. Sydney is a great host, warm and welcoming and attentive ( and great artist!).

Marcia User Profile
September 2016
This was our first time staying at The Art House. Sydney kept in contact with us prior to, and during our stay. When we arrived and settled into the Art House, everything was just as pictured and then some! We couldn't believe that we were so fortunate to have found such a gem in the middle of this scenic area - such beauty and solitude all around, along with her amazing sculptures throughout the property. The Art House was neat, very clean, and comfortable, and it felt like our little home away from home. Sydney even had a vase on the counter filled with bright zinnias from her garden, as if to say, "welcome friends!" It was our anniversary, and she was very respectful of our need for "alone time." Sydney is a very warm and engaging host and makes you feel like you've known her for years! She greeted us with a big smile and a warm welcome. We also attended a fantastic yoga session with her and her friends in her amazing home and art studio. She was very thoughtful in providing guides as well as her personal favorites, to restaurants, sights to see, and things to do in the area and also Nashville. The only part we weren't happy with was leaving! We so wished we could've stayed longer, and also gotten to know Sydney better. It is our hope that sometime in the near future we can return to the Art House, this little piece of heaven on earth!
Sydney User ProfileSydney is a superhost.
Response from Sydney:
I wished you all had stayed longer too! You were both so gracious and lovely and it was such a pleasure to have you here. What a beautiful review, Thank you so much for your generous and beautiful feedback. I hope to see you both again soon....Take good care of each other!!! I know you will.
September 2016

Laurie User Profile
September 2016
This was our second visit to Sydney's lovely Art House...and it certainly won't be our last! She is a delightful host and the house is comfortable and beautifully appointed. It is convenient to Nashville, Franklin, and Leiper's Fork, if you are seeking art, food, and music...but it also wonderfully secluded, if you are just looking to get away from it all. Every destination should be this ideal!

Sally User Profile
June 2016
Sydney was the most gracious host ever - I absolutely loved the peace and tranquility of the location, her warm welcome, the gorgeous artwork everywhere - would stay here again in a heartbeat if (I mean when) I return to Tennessee. It's a bit of a drive to Franklin, Leiper's Fork or Nashville, which suited me just fine. Comfy bed, laundry and kitchen, cute little back porch to sit and listen to the birds (the birds were awesome! So much wildlife there) Thank you thank you, Sydney, for a wonderful retreat.
Sydney User ProfileSydney is a superhost.
Response from Sydney:
Thanks Sally, you were just terrific so come back anytime.
June 2016

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