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Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where organized primitive camping meets convenience in middle Tennessee. Whether you're looking for peace, relaxation, or adventure, our spot hits the mark. Please visit our website to match your camping style to our unique hike-in and drive-up campsite options at belleandbeauacres.com.

Here you'll enjoy a private camping


Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where organized primitive camping meets convenience in middle Tennessee. Whether you're looking for peace, relaxation, or adventure, our spot hits the mark. Please visit our website to match your camping style to our unique hike-in and drive-up campsite options at belleandbeauacres.com.

Here you'll enjoy a private camping experience conveniently located between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The host family lives in a house at the entrance of the property, while the remainder of acreage is preserved for a nature enthusiasts dream come true. Guests are welcome to camp with a tent, vehicle, smaller camper, hammock tent, roof top tent, pop-up camper and similar styles. Most of the photos in this listing are taken onsite. You can also visit our Instagram page for video tours.

Off-grid campsite options and groomed trails will ensure your visit is pleasant and adventurous. Setup camp under the towering tree canopy at any one of our sites described below.  Access to fresh water fun is a short, but steep down-hill hike away for all guests. Each spot has been strategically selected to provide as much privacy as possible, and comfortably accommodates groups with two vehicles. A short list of what to expect includes:

  • Spacious, shady, leaf-bed campsites
  • 360 degree views of relaxing nature
  • Two lazy rivers for soaking
  • Multiple spring-fed creeks
  • Hidden ledge waterfall (about a 20 foot drop)
  • Rock shelter formation
  • Wide open pastures for star gazing
  • Old forests for ample shade and hammock hanging 

Each campsite is equipped with only a rock fire pit and grill grate. You must provide everything else, including drinking water and personal toilet waste bags if you plan to use our system. You will be driving off-road to reach your campsite which is not ideal for cars or low to the ground vehicles, but it is doable. There is a short, but wet pothole stretch of road to reach campsites 1-4, trucks or SUV's are the best option. Families with children may enter children under the age of 18 as two for one, meaning pay for one child, get the second free, pay for the third child, get the fourth free, etc. We only ask that you communicate this to us in your reservation request. 

Campsite 1 Drive Up: A level, spacious site, and our best option for small campers, roof top tents, popups or travel vans. Very shady and situated in the woods under tall trees. Plenty of space for two extra tents and hammocks. Only a few steps away from a large field for stargazing and our hiking trails.

Campsite 2 Hike In: We enlarged this site in the spring of 2021 and added wood seating for two. Accommodates tents and hammocks. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the picnic area and hike in on a short but steep path (1/10th of a mile). Go downhill for a shared community space and take the private trail to Campsite 2, tucked alongside a babbling, shallow, rock bed river. It is a shady site, perched about 6-8 feet above the water level and does not have a guard rail or fencing, caution is required. Has private stone steps leading to the water. You may see or hear campers at site 4 during parts of the year with less foliage.

Campsite 3 Drive Up: A very spacious campsite, situated closest to the comfort station, in the woods, on the outskirts of a large field. It has a very slight slope in the parking portion, but has 2-3 options for level tent sites. It can easily accommodate small campers, roof top tents or smaller travel vans. Guests can sometimes hear the rushing creek below. Easy access to hiking trails from here.

Campsite 4 Hike In: Our most recent addition to the campground and includes wood seating for four. Accommodates tents and hammocks. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the picnic area and hike in on a short but steep path about halfway down, then take a left onto a private, gradually sloping trail. Site 4 is tucked alongside a babbling, shallow, rock bed river and is shady. It is perched about 6-8 feet above the water level and does not have a guard rail or fencing, caution is required. We are still working on adding stone steps leading into the water. You may see or hear campers at site 2 during parts of the year when foliage is less dense.

Campsite 5 Drive Up: A tent only site where vehicles must park at the opening. It is farthest away from the comfort station and trails. Situated on the edge of a large field under tall trees, it has extra space for playing yard games, and a small clothesline for damp towels. This campsite is very shady and spacious, a group can easily fit 3 tents. There is a short private trail to a small spring-fed creek. An overlook of the forest hillside is best observed in spring and fall.

Campsite 6 Drive Up: Accommodates 1-4 people with two vehicles. A small leaf bed campsite with a down-hill pitch. This campsite only fits one tent or small teardrop style camper with leveling options, as it's more challenging to find a level spot (See the photo labeled site 6). There is a beautiful old beech tree in the center providing lots of shade, and plenty of spots to hang hammocks or use hammock tents in addition to a ground surface tent. There is a private trail to a small spring fed stream where you can sit by the water and wet your toes. From this site, walk out about 200 feet to a large pasture for star gazing.

COMMUNITY COMFORT STATION: There is a comfort station with an outdoor shower stall for hanging your own solar shower bag. The comfort station also includes a changing room which doubles as a private place to use your portable camping toilet. A toilet seat and bucket system is provided but guests will need to use their own waste disposal bags. The backside of the comfort station has a rain barrel (not potable) collection system.

This is primitive and wild Tennessee landscape that may contain poisonous plants and wildlife in or around campsites. Located on the Eastern Highland Rim in the lower Appalachian's, this area sits at the Upper Cumberland Plateau and is part of Tennessee's largest micropolitan area of Cookeville. When you stay here, you will be at the center of some of the most amazing natural attractions Tennessee has to offer, plus only minutes away from award winning craft breweries, historical stops, and the Upper Cumberland rail-to-trail bike path. Explore numerous large waterfalls in the area, spend a day on Center Hill Lake, or kayak the Caney River.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-in site
Max length 6.1 m
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Christine a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 97%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Children may enjoy riding bikes through the fields.


No boating on site. Nearby: Cookeville Boat Dock.


No fishing on site. Nearby: Center Hill Lake species include - Large Mouth Bass Small Mouth Bass Stripped Bass White Bass Spott...Read more


We have a couple of maintained foot trails on the property with changes in elevation and various destinations such as a ledge w...Read more


No paddling on site. Nearby: Canoe the Caney or Cookeville Boat Dock.


We have two large and private streams on the property, including a spring fed smaller creek with a 20 foot drop waterfall. All ...Read more

Wildlife watching

We have seen fox, deer, coyote, turkey, flying squirrels and more here! The bird watching is wonderful.


Natural features you'll find at Eastern Highland Rim Adventure in Tennessee.


Nearby: Floating Mill swimming area on Center Hill Lake


Cumberland Caverns (1 hour one way) Dunbar Cave (2 hours one way) Raccoon Mountain Caverns (2 hours one way)


Nearby: Center Hill Lake

River, stream, or creek

Two shallow rock bed rivers, which are fed by multiple spring-fed streams and creeks. The springs keep the water feeling cool ...Read more

Swimming hole

On site and nearby attractions


We have a natural spring creek that feeds a 20 foot drop ledge waterfall over a rock shelter. It's cold and refreshing!


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Hipcamper Richard
Richard K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 Small Drive-Up)
November 2nd, 2021

We had a great spot..6, very peaceful and the area is dark enough to take advantage of stargazing. Sitting around the fire listening to the coyotes in the distance makes you feel much more remote than you are.

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Hipcamper Beau
Beau K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Level Drive-Up)
October 27th, 2021

Christine was an incredible host. She went above and beyond for us. We had a great experience.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Hike-In Riverside)
October 25th, 2021

Awesome host. Awesome place. Quiet and peaceful.

Hipcamper Tessa

Cleansing waters

Tessa S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Hike-In Riverside)
October 24th, 2021

I absolutely loved the campsite by the water. The property is the best part. There is alot of area's to hike and get lost in the atmosphere of mother earth. I loved seeing the wind chimes along the hiking trails and the options of things to do there is endless. Absolutely beautiful..thank you Christine for sharing your beautiful property.

Hipcamper Tyler

Nice place!

Tyler G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Tenting Drive-Up)
October 24th, 2021

Really well maintained area, easy to locate. Nice place to stay after hiking all day. Used campsite 5 and it was next to the open field where the moon was bright but campsite settled in the trees where you felt secluded. Definitely would stay again.

Hipcamper Frances
Frances F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Tenting Drive-Up)
October 23rd, 2021

Loved my stay here! The property was beautiful and lots of fun to explore, the sites were well maintained and Christine was very kind, she even checked in to let me know there was a storm coming through the area and offered her place as shelter if I needed it! Thanks for a great stay! I’ll definitely be back!!

Hipcamper Jon
Jon T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Hike-In Riverside)
October 18th, 2021

Had an excellent stay at Belle And Beau Acres farm. Found the description to be excellent, and very much enjoyed the scenic setting of the #4 campsite - a large, well laid out site directly next to a stream. Was accompanied by a novice camper and this was the perfect setup. Maps and all information provided was accurate and useful.

Only advice I would give to others is that the hike-in portion of sites #4 and #2 need to be considered - the description was accurate, but reality was more than I had imagined in my head. If you are used to full car camping with heavy tents, grill, etc., this is not for you. Need to be comfortable hauling what you need at your campsite.

Overall, a wonderful site and I hope to be returning in the future. Thank you!

Hipcamper Ray

Fantastic getaway

Ray M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 Small Drive-Up)
October 17th, 2021

Great private campsite. We stayed at site 6. The slight incline wasn’t a deal breaker for our setup. Spacious and close to Burgess State Park. Star gazing field was a short walk from our site. Would love to visit again sometime.

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Hipcamper Edward
Edward M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Tenting Drive-Up)
October 16th, 2021

Beautiful place. Great camping!


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