Enjoy stepping out of the bustle of urban life and into the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of our 500 acre farm. The three-sided, Appalachian Trail-styled shelter is set in a wooded, private location at the base of Grindstone Mountain with a pastoral backdrop dotted with horses and cows. The perfect location for an intimate getaway or a group experience, the Mountain Shelt
Enjoy stepping out of the bustle of urban life and into the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of our 500 acre farm. The three-sided, Appalachian Trail-styled shelter is set in a wooded, private location at the base of Grindstone Mountain with a pastoral backdrop dotted with horses and cows. The perfect location for an intimate getaway or a group experience, the Mountain Shelter is complete with a large fire pit, stocked with wood, and of course, the iconic outhouse.
This is a primitive camping shelter. It is great for an intimate camping trip or a larger group that wants to be together outside for the weekend. The space includes a sleeping platform like you might find on the Appalachian Trail which comfortably sleeps at least 6 (we've lined up 15 before!), as well as plenty of room and trees outside the shelter for tents and extra hammocks. A fire pit with cooking grate and a simple table and bench are provided for your outdoor cooking pleasure, and a tank of potable water and a simple outhouse complete the outdoor experience. Please note: We do not provide bedding for this adventure.
Guests have access to our entire farm. Bring your mountain bikes for our trails. We welcome guests to join in with morning and evening chores. Chores include feeding animals, milking cows, collecting eggs and whatever else happens to need to be done.
Interaction with guests
We are a very open farm. We try to have a fire ready for your arrival, and invite you to take part in as much of our day as you'd like.
Other things to note
Come prepared for a primitive camping adventure!
–Guests will be able to drive their vehicles through a field within about 500' of the shelter. You must walk your gear the rest of the way along a wide trail.
–The outhouse is just that. We will, however, provide a bag with TP
–In keeping with all good camping etiquette, please pack out your trash! (We do have a dumpster available at the barns.)
–We welcome your dogs, but please clean up after them around the camping area and they must stay leashed around the barns.
–We offer a flexible check-in/out policy, but we do ask that you be in touch with your eta and etd so we can plan.
–For more information about our farm, including more pictures and special events that might be happening during your stay, you can look up Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club online.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Deer, turkey, migrating birds, occasional racoon, and all of the barnyard animals (not wild, but still lots of fun!)
Natural features you'll find at The Mountain Shelter in Tennessee.
The vibe at The Mountain Shelter
Places to see near Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Stayed dry and happy despite the rain! We were so pleased with this tidy, convenient shelter in a beautiful spot, near plenty of mountain biking and hiking. It's even not a long drive to the grocery store, in case you need to restock, but on the mountain it's quiet and peaceful and nice for stargazing. The outhouse was clean and practical. We will definitely visit Hidden Hills again and bring the rest of our family. We would have preferred for the water tank (5 gallons) and firewood to be delivered on arrival or earlier in the evening.