Hipcamp host Christine K.
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Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where off-grid camping meets convenience and seclusion. Whether you're looking for peace, quiet and relaxation, or adventure, our spot hits the mark. Welcome to a  private camping experience full of natural elements one would expect to see in middle Tennessee! Conveniently located about one hour east of Nashville, the host fami


Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where off-grid camping meets convenience and seclusion. Whether you're looking for peace, quiet and relaxation, or adventure, our spot hits the mark. Welcome to a  private camping experience full of natural elements one would expect to see in middle Tennessee! Conveniently located about one hour east of Nashville, 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.  All of the photos are taken on site.

Primitive campsite options and groomed trails will ensure your visit is pleasant and adventurous. Scroll to the bottom for a  more detailed description of each campsite. A short list of what to expect includes:

  • Weeknight discount applied at the time of booking
  • Spacious, level, shady, leaf-bed campsites
  • 360 degree views of relaxing nature
  • Multiple spring-fed creeks & streams
  • Ledge waterfall (about a 20 foot drop)
  • Rock shelter formation
  • Wide open pastures for star gazing
  • Old forests for ample shade or hammock hanging

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. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions - you deserve to have a great stay!

You are welcome to camp with a tent, vehicle, smaller camper, hammock tent, or pop-up camper. The winter season is usually walking access only. Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit. You must provide your own drinking water, camping toilet, and garbage bags.

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 rain barrel for refilling your shower bag or washing your hands (not potable), and a few other extras to help make your stay a bit more comfortable. All of this is centrally located between all types of camping that we offer at Belle & Beau Acres.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE - Eat from the land! Honey, blackberries, garlic, tomatoes, figs, fresh greens and more are harvested annually at Belle and Beau Acres. Depending on the season, you can order a meal for two from the family kitchen ($15-$20: Advanced reservation required). Sitting porch side, share a delicious egg & cheese breakfast pizza or a fresh baked artisan loaf with fruit and honey, among other seasonal favorites.

Campsites 1 & 3 THE WOODS: Sites are level and spacious, allowing you to camp with your vehicle. Setup camp under the old tree canopy with tents, hammock tents, campers or popups. Campsite 1 is best for RV's and larger groups. Campsite 3 is situated closest to the comfort station, has a very slight incline, and can sometimes hear the rushing creek below. The Woods rest at the peak of the property, and access to trails or fresh water fun is all conveniently located only a few footsteps away at lower elevations. Sites comfortably accommodate groups up to two vehicles and three tents. Each spot has been strategically selected to provide as much privacy as possible. 

Campsite 2 CREEK SIDE CAMPING:  Park and leave your vehicle at the top of Cattle Bone Alley. Hike in on the short but steep trail (1/10th of a mile), when you reach the bottom, turn left for a short level walk to your private campsite tucked alongside Mine Lick Creek. This site comfortably accommodates a small group with no more than two smaller tents or a hammock style tent.

Base of Cattle Bone Alley: Enjoy shared community space at the base of Cattle Bone Alley, where Mine Lick Creek and Maxwell Branch Stream converge. A rock fire pit is available for use. Not for camping.

Base of Beech Tree Trail: Enjoy shared community space at Moss Beach, located at the base of Beech Tree Trail. Maxwell Branch Stream runs alongside this spot, a rock fire pit is available for use, and a connecting trail will lead you up stream to a waterfall & rock shelter. Not for camping.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Pull-in site
Max length 16ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Christine a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 11 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Wildlife watching

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


Nearby: Floating Mill swimming area on Center Hill Lake


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Nearby: Center Hill Lake

River, stream or creek

On site: Mine Lick Creek, Maxwell Branch, plus numerous off-shoots to explore.


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Hipcamper David
David B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 25th, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and Christine did a great job as host. The property here is beautiful with plenty of space in the woods to setup camp. You'll definitely want to make the short hike down the the creek to cool off. If you're up for a bit more of an adventure you can hike up the creek to their own private waterfall. I would definitely stay here again if I'm in the area.

Talk a walk up the creek to head towards the private waterfall.The clearings are plenty big enough to accommodate whatever setup you like.The clearings are plenty big enough to accommodate whatever setup you like.There's plenty of wildlife around and if you are looking close you just might see this little guy hopping around.
Hipcamper Todd
Todd S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
March 26th, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience! Christine was easy to communicate with as we planned our trip. When we got there, she and her husband were very nice and gave us thorough information about the property, etc., which is beautiful. Our hosts were just a text away but we had total privacy the whole time. Looking forward to going out to this spot again!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 10th, 2018

Christine was very welcoming and informative about the area! She even gave us a heads up about incoming inclement weather which was a total lifesaver. Loved the entire experience, and would absolutely return for another stay

Pro tip: camp by the creek if you can!

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Hipcamper Matt

Our new favorite spot!!

Matt S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 26th, 2019

My girlfriend and I prefer hike-in campsites, but sometimes we like ones you can just pull the car up to. We liked that we had the option here. We chose the creek-side campsite and couldn’t be happier. This is hands down our new favorite campsite...and we camp a lot.

The directions to get here were great and upon pulling into Christine’s property she met us at the car. She had an answer for all of our questions and was very helpful. We didn’t see her again after that, but she was just a text away!

The creek-side campsite felt very primitive even though the car was just up a hill 1/10 of a mile away. Once down there it was very well maintained and marked. There was plenty of room for our large tent and fire pit they had made.

The views and the sounds made this place. The campsite sits just above a small creek with a large bluff on the other side. The sounds of the water rolling over the rocks was amazing! We played in the creek to cool off and hiked it up to their own private waterfall. We felt this place was an attraction on its own. So private, beautiful and fun!

We will be back!

Hipcamper Julie

Definitely recommend!

Julie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 9th, 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful time camping at Belle and Beau Acres! The campsite (2) was very private and right along the creek which made the site much cooler for camping in July! Although there was a rather steep hike to our campsite it was well worth it. Christine was a great host and very responsive.

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 21st, 2017

We traveled out to Christine's property for the 2017 Solar Eclipse and it was above and beyond. Christine and her family are the perfect hosts — providing maps of the property and making sure we could find our way to our camping spot. Their property is a dream — a private spot with grassy pastures perfect for star gazing, creeks to swim, and even a little waterfall. And nearby, you'll find some of the best state parks and nature that Tennessee has to offer. We couldn't be more thankful to them for sharing their property with us.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 23rd, 2017

This was my first Hipcamp experience and it did not disappoint. Christine and family were absolutely wonderful hosts and my camping buddy and I decided that if we are ever reincarnated we want to come back as their wonderful dog Emdo. Christine helped us find a perfect campsite, the creek was fantastic and a shower in the waterfall was just the thing after a sweaty day in the sun. If you have the chance to stay here don't hesitate, I have done a ton of camping in my life and this is one of my favorite places to camp.

Hipcamper Kasey Dale
Kasey Dale E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2017

Christine and her family were lovely! It was so special to experience the eclipse from their beautiful property! Delicious coffee and breakfast pizza too.

Hipcamper Madeline
Madeline H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2017

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay at for the 2017 eclipse. The property is beautiful with a small waterfall, a beautiful creek, and tons of options for camping. The family was wonderful! They took the time to make sure we found the property and even helped show us the campsite since we arrived after dark. Christine and David were very attentive and helped us find the best local places to stop by. We hadn't been able to purchase eclipse glasses, but they had planned ahead and had pairs for all of their guests! I had a wonderful time here and highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to camp.

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