Hipcamp host Kim S.,
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Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Altamont TN, the Oak is a quiet retreat in the woods that sleeps 3 people (4th on couch).  We are located near Stone Door, Greeter Falls, Fiery Gizzard and many more hiking trails.  There are no street or dusk to dawn lights, so the nights are VERY dark.  On a clear, moonless night the stargazing is excellent (bring your telescop


Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Altamont TN, the Oak is a quiet retreat in the woods that sleeps 3 people (4th on couch).  We are located near Stone Door, Greeter Falls, Fiery Gizzard and many more hiking trails.  There are no street or dusk to dawn lights, so the nights are VERY dark.  On a clear, moonless night the stargazing is excellent (bring your telescope).  We have bird and deer feeders to encourage wildlife viewing from the 32ft porch or out the windows. There is a firepit with 4 chairs, ideal for marshmallows or hotdogs. Firewood is for sale on site OR you are welcome to pick up deadfall, but please to not cut or deface any of the living trees. There are charcoal and gas grills for outdoor cooking.  Inside the cabin is a full-size fridge, stove, laundry center, pots/pans/utensils and dishes. The pillow top queen size bed has linens, blankets and pillows, as does the twin bed in the nook.  We also have one twin air mattress available, for rent. You can enjoy exploring our property and the many, many state parks in the area; however, for longer stays we make a good midway point for day trips to Nashville (about 90 min), Chattanooga (about 90 min) and Lynchburg (about 60-90 min). Our free-range chickens allow us to offer a limited number of fresh eggs, availability varies during the year. You may also meet our Diva Goat Misty who likes to visit, so we ask that you keep your dogs leashed. You will be near our brew shed/classroom. My husband brews and we are working on offering some basic classes in a variety of areas from kit brewing (all grain or extract), making marshmallows, food preservation, gardening and aquaponics.  If you are interested in classes, please let me know so I can have supplies on hand.


We are dog friendly, but please let us know before your arrival so that I do not have Mitsy or one of my dogs with me during the greet.  Visiting dogs are always SUPER excited with all the new smells and we don’t want to add to the chaos.  We also ask that you bring a kennel in case you need to leave your dog unattended during your stay.  Separation anxiety can be costly.  We are in the woods - there are ticks/mosquitos (seasonal), as well as deer, bobcats, coyotes, squirrels, turkeys, etc.  These are chase worthy when spotted and some are dangerous, so please keep your dog leashed.


Altamont/Beersheba Springs is a small, quiet mountain area located on the Cumberland Plateau.  We are part of the Appalachian Mountain range but NOT the Smokey Mountains.  The pace is slower, and the conveniences are limited.  We are VERY rural, so please keep that in mind.  The nearest fast-food chain is 35 mins away, although there are local places to eat that are closer (most closed Sunday).  Our awesome Dollar General Market has a nice selection of fresh veggies/meat and is usually very well stocked; however, Walmart, Kroger, etc 30-40 mins.  If you are a picky eater or have strict dietary requirements, please keep this in mind. Most of the "to dos" are physical, hiking, rock climbing and so forth; however, stargazing, the Coalmont OHV park (BYO off road vehicle), concerts at the Cavern, visiting Gnometropolis, playing the available board games, relaxing on the porch and just wandering around the area/property are also popular.  There are a number of craft fairs that are in the area throughout the summer/fall.  At the end of Aug, the Beersheba Crafts fair is one of my favorites.  The Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls in early Sep is a close second.  Our peak fall leaf colors are USUALLY around the middle of Oct.  Book early if you want one of these weekends!!  See you soon.      

NOTE:  The driveway is about a quarter mile long and it is gravel.  We regularly do maintenance and add fresh gravel; however, rain and snow run off do take a toll on it.  Be advised that if you have a low clearance car there may (occasionally) be bumps and scrapes.  My Ford Focus didn't have an issue, but some cars might be lower.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Kim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Oaks in Tennessee.


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Hipcamper Destini
Destini C.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2022

Kim's place is so nice.!The space is super modern with everything you need to have a wonderful time in the forest. We will definitely come back soon!

Hipcamper Kristen

Father daughter trip

Kristen I.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous and clean stay! Kim provided a lot of essentials and was very organized with activities that can be done on the land and nearby! My dad and I really enjoyed our week long stay and will be back!

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Hipcamper Suzy
Suzy F.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2022

The Oaks cabin was perfect. Very well furnished and comfortable. The site was beautiful. Could not have asked for a better vacation!

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason K.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2022

Everything was amazing! I really loved the peace and quiet and the cabin is amazing!

Hipcamper Kim
Response from Kim, the Host, on March 3rd, 2022

Jason and Tex were wonderful guests. Hope to see them again when the weather is better and they can take full advantage of their visit.

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary A.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2021

Very peaceful place. Hosts had great hospitality. My children enjoyed making tote bags with her and learning how to up cycle . My husband enjoyed learning how to brew beer as well. I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Ginny


Ginny H.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2021

This is a peaceful location for a nice getaway outside of a city and has nice accommodations. Kim is very nice and she and her husband have given great attention to detail and anticipate what guest will need. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper Laura


Laura J.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

It was an amazing stay! They were so friendly and hospitable and the set up could not have been better! We are going back for sure!

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Hipcamper Christa

Family vaca 2021

Christa B.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

We Greatly enjoyed our stay! Very peaceful and relaxing. Kim and Troy were so very kind! We will be back again.

Hipcamper Kristen

Perfect vacation!

Kristen W.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2021

The cabin was just how they described it, but better! Great hiking/sightseeing near by. We will definitely be back when we're in the area.

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