House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Perfect family refuge. Water, wildlife and walking trails; 30-40 minutes NW of Nashville on Cheatham Lake. Convenient to Middle Tennessee Attractions. No telephone connection - bring cell phone. NO smoking or alcoholic beverages permitted. WE UPDATE OUR CALENDAR DAILY. PLEASE REVIEW OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS COMMENTS! All you need are your provisions and pajamas. You will be nestled in comfort with comfortable beds. Warm wood walls and floors make the Refuge a special place for your family occasion.
The Refuge - Awesome!
About the Owner
Martha and I (Martha is a pet name because it is more poetic than Carolyn) grew up together and I walked her to school in 1st grade. I married her in 1959 and we have 3 children. I operate Andrews Appraisal Service with my two sons in Franklin, Tennessee.
I am a published poet and am currently writing a book of small stepping stones that I have experienced over the past 76 years. Google me at William Franklin Andrews for additional poetry.
Guestbook comments from the manager
My wife and I along with a couple from Iowa and Michigan met at 'Our Refuge' for a reunion. This was a time for us to get reacquainted as we had worked together since the late 90's.
The lake house was more than advertised. The owner kept in touch with me prior to our arrival providing much helpful information. It was to be a very cool night on our arrival and Frank had prepared the fireplace with wood and kindling with a welcome note that said, "Just light and enjoy".
The facilities for the 6 of us allowed us to have privacy while at the same time giving us plenty of room for our together time. It was cleaned and everything was in working order. The BEDS were comfortable, the kithcne was fully furnished and all things were neat, clean and in order.
We chose Nashville as our central meeting place with us coming from Florida, Iowa and Michigan. When we dicided to get together in Nashville, I gegan a search for just this typie of facility and i'm thankful that I found this place. We had planned several activities in Nashville and knew "our Refuge" was some distance fronm downtown but we were able to plan around that with our trips combining sightseeing with selecting our eating places. We had great times together during the trips back and forth as we all were able to utilize a single vehicle.
The guys had planned to play gold, but we were only able to get one round in. It was at a local course near Ashland City and wasn't the greatest of places to play. There were other courses not much further away that would have been better experiences.
4.9 based on 21 traveler reviews
The Refuge - Awesome!
This was our 4th year at the Refuge and we love it
Wonderful place to stay !
From the Owner
“This 21 acres of paradise was purchased as a company retreat in 1996. The Refuge was constructed a couple years later. We needed a place approximately 1 hour from our home in Franklin and this spot was simply the very best available.”
Activity and Interests
Get close to nature in this wonderful 21 acre woods and meadow estate. Secluded yet not isolated;
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- Cleaning fee $150
1/3 down with reservation - balance 30 days prior to stay. Mastercard/Visa accepted. Personal check preferred
$150.00 per night 4 adults. Add $20.00 per person per night over 4 people. No charge children under 12 years old.
The only other charge is $150.00 cleaning fee.
One-third payment to reserve -- balance 30 days prior to stay. Personal checks
or Visa/Mastercard welcome.
From the Owner
“' A PATCH OF EARTH' I want a patch of earth to call my own Where birds can sing and children can run free; A spot of ground with trees and sandy loam; A place where Martha can grow old with me. I want to live for me what time remains; Unfettered by the many chains that bind; Nor captive to economy's sad strain; I must be free so I can speak my mind. I've had my fill of chasing earthly dreams. The will of man with all his evil schemes; I'll rest a while on earth while here I stay And trust my God and hope for better days from 'Songs of a Native Son' 2005 chronic discount books.”
- Air Conditioning
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Lake View
- Water View
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- water skiing
- 4 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Half Bathroom
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Outdoor Grill
- Large front porch overlooks lake; swim & boat from private dock. Canoe available; 2700 sqft with 4 BR 4.5 Baths.