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Whether you're looking for peace, forest relaxation, or water adventures, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark. Multi-nominated and voted Best of Tennessee, our location offers a bit of everything while situated in the most convenient spot for Upper Cumberland waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, lake life and more. Follow us on Instagram for video tours and annual specials. A short

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Whether you're looking for peace, forest relaxation, or water adventures, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark. Multi-nominated and voted Best of Tennessee, our location offers a bit of everything while situated in the most convenient spot for Upper Cumberland waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, lake life and more. Follow us on Instagram for video tours and annual specials. A short list of what to expect includes:

  • PRIVACY - ADVENTURE - GETAWAY
  • Spacious, shady, leaf-bed campsites
  • 360 degree views of relaxing nature
  • Two shallow lazy rivers for soaking
  • Multiple spring-fed creeks
  • Hidden ledge waterfall (about a 20 foot drop)
  • Rock shelter formation
  • Countless water cascades for exploring
  • Numerous on-site trails that lead to water
  • Wide open pastures for star gazing
  • Old forests for ample shade and hammock hanging 

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. After selecting the appropriate campsite, guests are welcome to camp with a tent, vehicle, smaller camper, hammock tent, roof top tent, pop-up camper and similar styles. Setup camp under the shady tree canopy at any one of our sites described below. Most of the photos in this listing are taken onsite.

Access to fresh water fun is a short down-hill hike for all guests, with the exception of our hike-in campsites which are positioned alongside the river. Each spot has been strategically selected to provide as much privacy as possible, and comfortably accommodates groups with two vehicles. We provide a rock fire pit and heavy duty cast iron grill grate. The hike-in sites come with extra seating. You provide everything else, including drinking water and personal toilet waste bags if you plan to use our system.  Children ages 5 and younger are welcome to camp for free. Everyone else must be added as additional guests on your reservation. Thank you!

This campground is off-road and conditions are unpredictable. Due to the primitive nature of our location, all reservations should expect potential muddy spots and bumps, especially after heavy rain. We ask all guests to help us minimize impacts by driving with care. We do not recommend vehicles that are positioned lower to the ground, or not intended for off-road driving. However, guests always have the choice to park their vehicles and hike-in which is less than a half-mile for all campsites.

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 for extinguishing fires.

CAMPSITE 1 : 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 extra tents and hammocks. Only a few steps away from a large field for stargazing and our hiking trails. This site is a good choice for bigger groups.

CAMPSITE 2 Hike In: Accommodates tents, hammocks, and includes seating for two. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the comfort station and hike in on a short but steep path (1/10th of a mile), 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. One nice spot for a tent with extra space for shelters or hammocks. The adjoining hike in campsite is just far enough away to maintain privacy but close enough to camp with friends or family if you'd like to grab both sites.

CAMPSITE 3: 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 many options for level tent sites and hammocks. It can easily accommodate small campers, roof top tents or smaller travel vans. Guests can sometimes hear the rushing creek below. A great option for larger groups.

CAMPSITE 4 Hike In: Accommodates tents and hammocks. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the comfort station and hike in on a short but steep path. Site 4 is a large site 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. Has private stone steps leading to the water. The adjoining hike in campsite is just far enough away to maintain privacy but close enough to camp with friends or family if you'd like to grab both sites.

CAMPSITE 5: A tent only site where vehicles must park at the opening. It is closest to our entrance for easiest vehicle access, but farthest away from the comfort station and hiking 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: Accommodates small groups or single travelers passing through who are mostly looking for a peaceful place to rest. Recommended for quick overnight stays since this spot is a bit tricky with a down-hill pitch, but very doable with the right setup. The only level section is at the entrance of the site where your vehicle will park. Expect to fit only one smaller tent or a teardrop style camper with leveling options (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 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.

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. 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. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Children may enjoy riding bikes through the fields.

Boating

No boating on site. Nearby: Cookeville Boat Dock.

Fishing

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

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

Climbing

Available off-site, the Upper Cumberland area is full of caving and climbing experiences.

Swimming

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.

Terrain

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

Beach

Nearby: Floating Mill swimming area on Center Hill Lake

Cave

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

Lake

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

Waterfall

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

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley C.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 3 Drive-In)
November 18th, 2022

Can’t say enough good things about this beautiful spot! Conveniently located not far from the main highway, yet far enough away to really feel like you’re away from it all.
Christine was so quick to reply to every message and I really appreciated that. Thank you again and I will be spreading the word!

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Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel N.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 3 Drive-In)
November 5th, 2022

We enjoyed camping on Christine’s land, it was a nice getaway and very peaceful.
Our dog Ben had a blast too! (:
I definitely recommend this place.

Hipcamper Delilah
Delilah B.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 6 Small Drive-Up)
October 21st, 2022

The detailed instructions were all very accurate. Beautiful setting completely surrounded by trees. They were very accommodating and easy to find.

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Hipcamper Amber
Amber F.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 2 Hike-In Riverside)
October 17th, 2022

If you like a great place to enjoy the outdoors without all the people, this is a great place.

Hipcamper Eric
Eric B.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 5 Tenting Drive-Up)
October 16th, 2022

Second time coming here and one of the most beautiful spots around Nashville!

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin E.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 4 Hike-In Riverside)
October 15th, 2022

Great little campsite with minimal walking needed right by a stream... very quiet area and kind owners will be coming again soon!

Hipcamper Awi

Great experience!

Awi K.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 2 Hike-In Riverside)
October 13th, 2022

I was totally enjoyed my few days trip over Belle an Beau Acres. The best thing about it was the atmosphere, having a camping tent next to the stream and sometimes see some wild animals!

Hipcamper Mackenzie

Peaceful camping

Mackenzie S.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 1 Drive-In)
October 12th, 2022

I absolutely loved camping on Christine’s land. The vibes were great. The perfect place for a getaway. Quiet, peaceful, and isolated. Check in was so easy going - multiple trails to hike and the stargazing was my favorite. Cooked dinner over the campfire. If you’re thinking of booking this site, do it. You won’t regret it!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 4 Hike-In Riverside)
October 12th, 2022

It was a nice relaxing place to camp!

Awards

Best of 2022 Tennessee
Finalist
Best in 2021 Tennessee
1st place
Best of 2019 Tennessee
2nd place
Property
Belle and Beau Acres
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$38/night
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