House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
About Frank Andrews
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.
Frank Andrews purchased this House in 1996
Why Frank Andrews chose Charlotte
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.
What makes this House unique
' 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Truly a Refuge
This is such a beautiful property. It was exactly as described, comfortable, roomy and well stocked. We swam and fished in the lake and rarely saw anyone around us. We felt like we were so removed from civilization, but only 45 mins from Nashville. My family will return, Lord willing.
Fortaste of Glory
Thank you from the DuCote family from Wisconsin..our second retreat ..we love every moment spent at the Refuge..thanks for sharing our Fathers gift to you...
We had a wonderful time! The cabin has just about everything you could need! The scenery is beautiful, we loved having the fireplace going and it was just a nice relaxing time! Highly recommend this place!!
Thank you for your kind review. The scenery will really be glorious come spring. You will always be welcome here.
Great home decorated for the holidays. Our teen age grand children loved the fireplace, the piano, and the lake
We are so happy to have had you at our refuge. I'm glad Christmas was good for you and your family welcome back anytime
Everything you see and more
Great place for quality family time. Doing puzzles together brought back many good memories.
Thank you for such kind words! You will always be welcome at our Refuge.
Home is Beautiful and Serene!
The Refuge is exactly what it promises: a quiet, serene, beautiful house surrounded by nature. The house was fully equipped with everything you could possible need and more. It was clean and the grounds were very well kept. Kids and grandkids loved swimming off the dock, canoeing and fishing (no catching, but I fear the water was too warm with the 104 degree heat index that week). Sadly, nature intervened on our trip and we spent three days without electrical power due to a lightning strike. First day (Thursday) the power was out 6 am to 4 pm. It was a long, hot day at 101 degrees out. Threw out and quickly cooked a lot of food, but happily went back out next morning, got more at Walmart (about a 30 minute drive) and boom! - electric out again - main transformer this time from noon Friday until 4 pm Saturday. A neighbor came down with a generator so we had some lights, etc part of the time (No AC). Some of our relatives gave up and left early. Road was blocked by excavator digging trench for power lines and then they cut the water line by accident - so after no electric for 3 days - no laundry and short showers only allowed. I would love to return sometime when perhaps Murphy's Law ( "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong".) doesn't rule the day. But - the first 3 days of the trip were perfect and we enjoyed our time there.
Thank you for 4 stars -- we really did our best under the circumstances to make
you as comfortable as possible; however those efforts did not come half way up to our usual 5 star standards. WE will welcome you back with three days of your next stay absolutely free. Sorry for the lightening strike on the power lines but we are grateful for a caring power company that responded as soon as possible.
Get close to nature in this wonderful 21 acre woods and meadow estate. Secluded yet not isolated;