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Whether you're looking for peace, relaxation, or riverside adventure, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark for any nature enthusiast. Location, location! BBA has taken the guess work out of rustic camping. Ranked as a Best of Tennessee Hipcamp and situated in a convenient spot for Upper Cumberland waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, lake life and more. A short list of what to expect on site includes:
PRIVACY - ADVENTURE - GETAWAY
Spacious, shady, leaf-bed campsites
360 degree views of relaxing nature
Waterfall (365 days of flow)
Rock shelter under Ledge Waterfall
Two shallow lazy rivers for soaking
Hiking trails onsite
Multiple spring-fed creeks
Countless water cascades for exploring
Star gazing over wide pastures
Old forests for ample shade and hammock hanging
Please read the site descriptions carefully to match your style of camping with the appropriate campsite. BBA guests frequently camp with a tent, vehicle, smaller camper, hammock tent, roof top tent, pop-up camper and similar styles depending on their selection. Most of the photos in this listing are taken onsite. Please keep in mind this is primitive and wild Tennessee landscape that may also contain poisonous plants and wildlife in or around campsites.
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. You provide everything else, including drinking water and personal toilet waste bags if you plan to use our system. The hike-in sites come with extra seating. Children ages 5 and younger are welcome to camp for free. Everyone else must be added as additional guests on your reservation. Thank you!
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, available at most camping supply stores. The backside of the comfort station has a rain barrel (not potable) collection system for extinguishing fires.
OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS: Due to the primitive nature of our location, all reservations should expect potential bumpy or muddy road access, especially after heavy rain. December-March is usually the worst and may require hiking in. We ask all guests to help us minimize impacts by driving with care. We do not recommend vehicles with low ground clearance, but we do leave this decision up to our guests. An important note, 4wd has not been needed and guests always have the choice to park their vehicles at the entrance. Expect a hilly terrain, about a quarter-mile to half-mile hike.
Belle and Beau Acres is a private homestead with an organized, personal campground, conveniently located less than five minutes from I40. Expect nothing short of 360 degree views of relaxing nature, privacy, and spontaneous adventure when staying at BBA. Central to the most beautiful middle Tennessee destinations, this location provides the perfect home base for day excursions to several state parks and lakes. Conveniently located on the Eastern Highland Rim between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga in the lower Appalachian mountains, this area sits at the Upper Cumberland Plateau and is part of Tennessee's largest micropolitan area of Cookeville. Visit popular nearby attractions such as Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, Fancher Falls, Greeter Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Blue Hole, Rock Island, Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and Caney Fork River. The choices are endless!
The Klein family purchased their home in 2015 after grieving the sudden loss of a beloved family member and realizing that life is truly too short. They traded their bustling city life for a more permanent connection to nature. This small family of four lives at the entrance of their 33 acre old ranch, hosting primitive camping and leaning into a homesteading lifestyle. It wasn't until the family started shaping the land for their personal use until they realized the abundant beauty that surrounds the home. Hidden away and inaccessible were gorgeous rocky cliffs, rivers and even a waterfall! Hipcamp has provided an avenue for them to carefully share this experience with others. On the land, they enjoy cooling off in the spring water, organic gardening, foraging for wild edibles, hiking, and exploring their onsite rivers and natural springs. Your host Christine is creative and loves working in her onsite fiber studio while her husband David is often found in his organic garden. Their son Elliott is a student at Tennessee Tech University and their daughter Freya is a student at Upperman High School. David, Elliott, and Freya enjoy playing music together professionally in their band My Heart Your Heart.
Baxter, Tennessee, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Christine K.Joined in July 2017
Response rate: 100%
922 ratings · 409 reviews
September 13, 2023
2 Hike-In Riverside Campsite
Very peaceful gateway
I thoroughly enjoyed camping on Christine’s property. She came out to greet us when we arrived. She always responded very quickly. The property is beautiful there’s a few quick trails which are marked well. Next to the creek it was peaceful
September 13, 2023
3 Drive-In Campsite
Beautiful and Quiet
Belle and Beau Acres was a fantastic experience through and through. Absolutely beautiful land to explore, some really nice short hikes available on property as well. We had a car camping spot but hiked down to see the creek side camping spots. They were beautiful and one had a small creek fall so if you stay there you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of rushing water. Our host Christine greeted us at check in and was very friendly. They have a self service farm stand for firewood that’s very reasonably priced as well. I highly recommend this spot and we may return in the future to stay in creekside camping!
September 11, 2023
4 Hike-In Riverside Campsite
Great area not far out!
Beautiful, quiet area that's well kept up. The riverside camping is very peaceful and relaxing with the sounds of the creek.
September 11, 2023
5 Drive-Up Campsite
perfect little nook!
Perfect little nook for camping with friends! Make sure to bring your own water; the creek at my campsite was almost dried up when I was there with my dad. Christine let us get water from the hose since we had spent all day in traffic, and I'm sure we looked exhausted.
The campsite itself was clean, peaceful, and private. The map of the camp was easy to follow.
September 5, 2023
5 Drive-Up Campsite
This was my first time using Hipcamp and I wasn't sure what to expect but Christine came out to greet us and provide information on how to get to our camp and the different areas. Their land is gorgeous and I love that there are trails and a small waterfall on property.
This is private property so you need to respect their rules (no nonpaying visitors, not even for a short visit to check out your camp or hike one of the trails with you), and in a neighborhood (so you do hear guns, dogs, people, etc.) but all of this is covered in their list they send you (and they'll kindly remind you if you forget).
They have firewood if you've not picked up, fire starters if needed, such pretty flowers all over the place, and I love that they've left their land in a natural state, only clearing out the driving and camping areas (so pretty!), and it is a natural path (dirt, mud, grass, etc) to get to the campsite so keep that in mind if you're visiting during rainy season. We were in a Nissan Altima and didn't have any problems, but it was also dry conditions,
September 4, 2023
3 Drive-In Campsite
Had a terrific stay at Bell and Beau Acres! The campsites and surrounding property are as advertised and Christine was very prompt in returning communication. The campsites are very clean. You can sometimes hear other campers but the way the sites are situated they are still private. Would love to stay there again when passing through.