Hipcamp host Christine K.
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Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where primitive camping meets a touch of luxury. 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

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Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where primitive camping meets a touch of luxury. 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:

  • PRIVACY - ADVENTURE - GETAWAY
  • Weeknight 25% Discount!
  • 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
  • Complimentary Breakfast Served SUNDAYS ONLY with a 2-night weekend stay

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, small vintage camper, hammock tent, or pop-up camper, but it does depend on weather conditions. Winter & rainy seasons require walking access only. Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit. You must provide your own water and camping toilet.

COMFORT STATION NOW AVAILABLE: 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.

SUNDAY'S ONLY WITH A MINIMUM 2-NIGHT WEEKEND STAY - Eat from the land! Honey, blackberries, fresh greens and more are harvested annually at Belle and Beau Acres. Enjoy a complimentary family-style breakfast on the front porch. Depending on the season, you might share a delicious egg & cheese breakfast pizza or a fresh baked artisan loaf with fruit and honey. The host family is happy to accommodate special dietary requests in advance. 

Campsite 1 THE WOODS: This level and spacious site allows you to camp with your vehicle when it's not particularly wet. Setup camp under the old growth canopy. Water access is only a short hike away.

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, when you reach the bottom, turn left for a private campsite tucked alongside Mine Lick Creek.

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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 15ft
No hookups
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 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 11 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Nearby: Center Hill Lake species include - Large Mouth Bass Small Mouth Bass Stripped Bass White Bass Spotted Bass Rock Bass Wa...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

Nearby: Canoe the Caney

Swimming

We have access to two large and private streams on the property, including a spring fed smaller creek with a 20 foot drop water...Read more

Wildlife watching

We have seen fox, deer, coyote, turkey, flying squirrels and more here! The bird watching is wonderful.

Biking

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

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

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
Prairie, meadow, ...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Eastern Highland Rim Adventure

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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.

The clearings are plenty big enough to accommodate whatever setup you like.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 creeks are perfect for exploring on a hot day to cool off.
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 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.

Hipcamper MICHAEL
Michael V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 25th, 2017

Absolutely stunning. This property is like a mini-national park. The creek and waterfall photos they post are from the property not a nearby park. Far from roads and civilization; no buildings, barns, or houses are visible from the camping areas. We could drive to the campsites (field conditions were ideal) in a minivan. Sites were cleared and spacious. You can choose between shaded forest or sunny meadow sites. Trails and roads were well maintained. Hiking down "Cattle Bone Alley" leads you to a crystal clear creek fed by springs. We floated this on our thermarests whenever we got too hot. You can also forage for "indian money" and arrowheads along the banks. Two creeks on the property have spectacular waterfalls. Our kids spent the day wading the creeks pursuing minnows, crayfish, toads, frogs, and salamanders. They do not allow ground fires, but you can rent fire pits from them and firewood was stacked along the road. They also offered coffee delivery in the morning. Very kind people run this place. Rules are very reasonable. A short drive to vinyards, breweries, parks, and regional art galleries.

Hipcamper John
John K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 27th, 2017

We had a great time staying here. The hosts were super friendly and helpful plus they offered coffee for the morning! The property itself is amazing. We were able to hike and swim just like described. The pictures didn't do justice to how nice it really is. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good experience!

Property
Belle and Beau Acres
State
Tennessee
$35/night
2 Sites