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AUGUST SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: All reservations made during the month of August, for any date forward, includes FOUR GUESTS AT OUR BASE RATE! Whether you're looking for peace, forest relaxation, or water adventures, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark. Voted Best of Tennessee, our location offers a bit of everything while situated in the most convenient location for Upper Cumbe

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AUGUST SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: All reservations made during the month of August, for any date forward, includes FOUR GUESTS AT OUR BASE RATE! Whether you're looking for peace, forest relaxation, or water adventures, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark. Voted Best of Tennessee, our location offers a bit of everything while situated in the most convenient location for Upper Cumberland waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, and more. Follow us on Instagram for video tours and more. 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
  • 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. 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.

Setup camp under the shady tree canopy at any one of our sites described below. 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 2 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 picnic area 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. 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 picnic area and hike in on a short but steep path. 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. 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 farthest away from the comfort station and trails and closest to our entrance for easiest vehicle access. 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 and travelers passing through best. Recommended for quick overnight stays since this spot is a bit tricky with a down-hill pitch, but very doable for extra nights with the right setup. Expect to fit only one tent or a small 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 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.

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
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 10 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
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Hipcamper Charissa
Charissa Y.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 6 Small Drive-Up)
August 15th, 2022

Christine was so helpful in accommodating us last minute and making sure we had what we needed. We really enjoyed the campsite, and the beautiful views nearby!

Hipcamper CJ

Camping by the stream

Cj A.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 4 Hike-In Riverside)
August 15th, 2022

I loved the land. Had some trails marked to walk, very private and beautiful scenery.

Hipcamper Erin

Privacy and pup friendly

Erin H.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 3 Drive-In)
August 15th, 2022

Really nicely set up Hipcamp. Plenty of space between sites. Host was communicative and friendly. We had a chance to walk down by the river and it was so peaceful. The hike in sites there would be a great way to spend the weekend. Firewood available on site for $10 for a decent size bundle. Went to sleep to the sounds of crickets/cicadas. If you’re sensitive to road noise you might be able to notice it from some of the drive in sites - I doubt you’d would hear it from the hike in sites next to the creek. Convenient to waterfall hikes in the Cookeville are.

Hipcamper Hope

Hidden gem

Hope K.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 2 Hike-In Riverside)
August 15th, 2022

You can clearly tell how much love, thought, and work has gone into this land! Just an hour outside of Nashville, it was the perfect getaway. The riverside sites were stunning. The other site was nearby and we could see their flashlights at night, but never heard or saw them other than that. It still felt very private and secluded. The site was a hike-in, but it was a fairly short hike. Don't miss the waterfall hike when you come!

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason G.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 3 Drive-In)
August 14th, 2022

We very much enjoyed our stay at the campsite. The sites were far apart making the whole experience perfect for getting away from the world. Nice trails that lead to the river were a perfect addition to the weekend. Will definitely stay again! You won't be disappointed

Hipcamper Kenneth
Kenneth C.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 5 Tenting Drive-Up)
August 14th, 2022

Access to the campsite was very easy and Christine gave clear directions so we didn’t waste any time getting set up. The location is pristine. We really enjoyed the waterfall and trail along the river. We found it to be very clean and loved.

Hipcamper Nancy

Love the creek!

Nancy M.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 2 Hike-In Riverside)
August 10th, 2022

such a fun spot! we stayed at a “walk in” site and it was so beautiful to stay by the creek. it was our second time back and it definitely won’t be the last!

Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin C.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 2 Hike-In Riverside)
August 8th, 2022

Communication was quick and easy, as was check-in. The hosts were friendly, but gave me space to enjoy the experience on my own. The site was absolutely beautiful and the personal touches (ex. signs guiding you to your campsite, the comfort station, the fire pit and little chairs at the sites) made this a truly stellar stay. I would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Summer

Patch of paradise!

Summer C.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 3 Drive-In)
August 5th, 2022

Found this patch of paradise by mistake. My girlfriend and I were wanting to go to Cummins Falls, looked at nearby campgrounds and stumbled upon Beau and Belle Acres. Let me just say that I did NO research prior to arriving. When we arrived the owners (very artsy and kind couple), met us at the gate to make us feel welcomed. The path to the grounds was off road but in my opinion it added to the charm. These camp grounds are pretty primitive, which we enjoy. The BEST part was there were multiple trails to see the grounds BUT the best feature was the PRIVATE waterfall not to far from the grounds!!! There are several “hang out” spots to have a fire by the waters edge. We stayed at spot 3# but in my opinion stay at spot 4#. It’s a bit of a hike, so pack light! If you want an AMAZING hole in the wall adventure, THIS IS IT!!! We will be returning!! 🖤 Summer&Cristin.

Private waterfall- located on campground!Stream access on 4# spotSite #3!Stream Access at hangout spot

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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