Acorn Cottage - Crossville, TN

Crossville, Tennessee

Centrally located on the Cumberland Plateau right off of I 40 . Your family and friends are within reach of many attractions only 1 hour away from Knoxville, 1 1/2 hour away from Nashville and Chattanooga. We are within minutes of state parks, many hiking trails and great entertainment like the Cumberland playhouse.
We have 15 golf courses

Within easy driving distance of the cabin rental are nine state parks including Fall Creek Falls, Big South Fork, Burgess Falls, Cumberland, and Picket. Also nearby are an abundance of public lakes like Dale Hollow Lake and Center Hill.

If you just want to relax, we are on a private lane and offer some activities here, such has horse shoe pits, corn hole, and fishing in a private late. We have several patios and covered porches if you are looking for a place for a family reunion, this is it!

Coming soon: EVENT CENTER for Weddings, reunions, and parties.



  • Winery Tours
  • Water Parks


  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Tubing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Hunting
  • Swimming


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Water View


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Village
  • Rural
  • Downtown


  • Paddle Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Horseback Riding


  • Hospital
  • Fitness Center


  • Necessary


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pets Considered


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Fire Pit
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Golf


  • Games
  • Toys
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite/Cable


  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Desk Chair
  • Desk
  • Free Wifi


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Family


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair
  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

34 Reviews

    Phenomenal cottage and host

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2021
    Submitted Jul 15, 2021

    The photos only tell part of the story. The actual cottage is gorgeous. The furnishings are top notch. Not a speck of dust. The yard has deer, bunnies beautiful birds. Linda and John are totally hands off unless you call them. They respond immediately. I can not rave enough about this awesome vacation.

    Peace and Quiet

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2021
    Submitted Jun 23, 2021

    This is a very comfortable three bed two bath cabin a perfect location. We all enjoyed getting away from it all and relaxing. The winery tastings were a lot of fun.

    Great view very clean

    5/5 Stayed May 13, 2021
    Submitted May 25, 2021

    Would stay there again

    Great country escape

    5/5 Stayed Sep 23, 2019
    Submitted Oct 2, 2019

    The setting is excellent and relaxing....yet close to civilization.....making it a wonderful spot for a couple or a large group and it is pet friendly. House and setting is as described and the hosts are excellent. I don't know what could have made it better. Highly recommended.

    We had pleasant stay and would like to visit again

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    The owners of the property are very sweet and they Made sure we have all what we needed to our get together away from home. I would definitely recommend this place in my circle.

    Acorn Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2019
    Submitted Jul 4, 2019

    We had a great time staying at Acorn Cottage. We were able to visit several places of interest. The owners were very pleasant and friendly. We had one problem and John immediately took care of it. Our family had fun fishing in the pond and watching turkeys with their babies strutting around. The cabin was very well equipped with everything you need and more. We'd stay again. Thanks John and Linda for a great stay!

    acorn cottage was great

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2018
    Submitted Jan 2, 2019

    We all thought the place was better than we thought. We like the decks one morning my husband sat outside having his coffee and breakfast. the dogs enjoyed it. the inside was beautifully decorated for Christmas there was enough room for all of us. We had a great time. Thank you very much

    Wonderful place to stay.....So relaxing!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2018
    Submitted Aug 6, 2018

    John and Linda were perfect hosts! They had thought of everything to make our visit a most pleasant experience. The cottage was very clean and furnished with seating for everyone, both in the living room and kitchen areas. Plenty of room for all, including the dogs, and the porches, full length front and back of house, were so relaxing. Very private with a warm feeling while still being near restaurants and shopping too. We so enjoyed our visit and would definitely visit again!!

    Beautiful, secluded & quiet, perfect weekend getaway!

    4/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2018
    Submitted Jun 25, 2018

    Feeling of way out country living at its finest, yet close driving to so many adventures. Place is absolutely gorgeous, and very clean throughout. Exactly what we were looking for! The owners were very attentive, great attention to detail, and went above and beyond to make sure everything needed was provided and then some. Every detail was handled before we even knew to ask. Updates are evident and obviously still ongoing, but with no disruption to our stay whatsoever. Can’t wait to return and see the new improvement results! Thanks again for sharing your slice of heaven ‘the Acorn Cottage’ with us!!

    Exceptional Weekend🤩

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2018
    Submitted Jun 23, 2018

    (June 2018) From the moment we stepped into the rustic Acorn Cottage, we were charmed. Think movies “Dirty Dancing” and “Parent Trap”, their settings met up and created your lodgings and you can imagine why we felt an escape instantly. The spacious ‘home away from home’ and grounds were idyllic, not only for us but for our GoldenDoodle, Rory. Honoring the leash requirement, we also brought our 30-foot line and Rory romped and ran during our horseshoe tourney and catfish dinner from the nice propane grill with terrific outdoor seating. The expansive yard space was freshly mowed and is naturally landscaped to ensure minimal exposure from ticks/bees/wasps for our furrbaby and us. To our delight, lightening bugs twinkled throughout the property at dusk as frogs croaked in the on-site pond. From the Acorn, we took a long, back country drive and arrived at Fall Creek Falls for a day of hiking. Before leaving, the on-site, quality blender had provided us with breakfast smoothies to fuel us for the day. The fellas in our group didn’t miss a moment of golf updates with the extensive offering of channels on the large screen television. And the golfing continued day two with a 35 minute drive from the Acorn to the Fairfield Glades Golf Mecca. The location of Acorn Cottage allows for a rural experience but extends to activities for all tastes. The generous supplies and amenities are all inclusive in the cabin style decor. Organized, very clean, comfortable beds and furniture, GREAT handicap ramp and shower access, if needed. The owners call you upon your arrival and are available & accessable throughout your stay. The appliances are current and excellent condition. (Ice maker was terrific:filled a large ice chest and YETI hopper for our picnic at Fall Creek and had a full load of ice upon our return for dinner that evening. Refilled chest and YETI the next morning for departure and day of golf.) We are excited to return in the fall or winter to take advantage of the beautiful, stone fireplace! If you are looking for a pet friendly 🐶� rustic cabin escape in a SPACIOUS setting, roomie lodging, and SAFE environment-with a price that ensures a ‘bang for your buck’, Acorn Cottage is the ticket. The listings on the rental site are exactly as advertised-however, the relaxed,charming atmosphere can not be listed, it is yours to experience!😁� RPW 🎀�-new Acorn Fan 🌰�& frequent traveler

    Spacious cottage

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted May 29, 2018

    We are a family of four and one dog. Cabin was laid out very nicely, spacious. We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. It was late and the lights were on for us!! The pantry was stocked and the appliances were up to date and clean. The yard was kept up nicely and plenty of room for kids to play and run off some energy. They played ball in the backyard and also played with mini corn hole boards. I seen blue gill in the pond however, we didn't get a chance to go fishing. We enjoyed the porches for morning and evening sitting. There were so many different birds in the area, we even heard some Turkey's!! There was a gas grill on the back porch that we used. The grill did have some grease on it that could be cleaned off so fire doesn't start. The neighbors were very friendly, waving to each other as we went by. Washer and dryer was nice so we didn't have to pack a lot and we also didn't go home with dirty clothes. The bed in the living room was one of the softest beds I've laid on. I like that the beds had mattress protectors, one of the kids had an accident and i was relieved to see the mattress wasn't ruined! The furniture, beds, and cabin as a whole was comfortable and clean. Since pets are allowed, we did bring our dog and yard didn't have a whole bunch of dog poo laying around. We kept her leased and in a cage when we were out. One of the kids also scraped his knee and i was worried about band-aids, they had a first aid kit!! There was multiple tables within the cottage that we were able to sit and eat as a family. I liked that it had multiple bathrooms to accommodate guests. One of my favorite things was the acorn on the front door and ferns hanging from porch! If we are in the area, we would def stay here again!!!

    Peaceful Quiet Getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 5, 2018
    Submitted May 24, 2018

    This was the quiet getaway we were looking for. Our Australian Shepherds had room to run and play and were also very happy! We spent evenings on the expansive porches and loved every minute. The kitchen was recently blessed with new appliances and was very functional. Our hosts had made sure that there was everything we needed in the huge kitchen area and throughout the cabin. The breakfast nook is quaint and great for morning coffee if the weather is bad. Our overall stay was very pleasant. Acorn Cabin and John and Linda were great!

    Great family retreat

    3/5 Stayed Mar 30, 2018
    Submitted Apr 4, 2018

    Linda and John were attentive hosts especially when there were some slight problems. They are responsible hosts proud of their beautiful property.

    Secluded, Stocked BUT Mice!

    2/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2017
    Submitted Nov 27, 2017

    This cabin was very spacious and comfortable as could be. The kitchen and pantry were stocked with anything you could possibly need. The over, microwave, and dishwasher are outdated and oven temperatures unreliable as well as the cooking times in the microwave. Plenty of soft towels and linens were provided and the cabin itself was clean. I was excited about the secluded space and in the cul de sac, I never worried about the safety of my children outside. The property could be very beautiful if it were not for the garbage lying all around and building materials (old wood and nails and paint cans) scattered. There is a tiny stream off the pond that was poisoned with some sort of stain or sealer--not a pretty sight. The final thing is the mouse, or mice, I suspect. We had more than one item nibbled by a mouse over our five night stay.


    5/5 Stayed Nov 6, 2017
    Submitted Nov 12, 2017

    We have a group that stays in the Acorn Cottage one week each year. The owners are fantastic, they've become family. Great place! Can't wait til next year!

    Perfect place for a weekend getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2017
    Submitted Sep 5, 2017

    My husband and I met my brother and his wife for a long weekend. We were delighted with the property - it was everything it was marketed to be - and we found John and Linda to be accommodating and gracious hosts. The living room was spacious - the pictures didn't do that justice - and the kitchen had every gadget we needed. Such a charming place for reconnecting with loved ones. The only thing we didn't think about was that we might not have cell phone service! So it would be important to give the cottage land line phone number to family/friends who might need to call, or use a phone app that utilizes wifi. (My brother did have cell service; it depends on your provider.) We have already recommended the Cottage to friends and family members, and look forward to utilizing it again ourselves in the future.

    A wonderful vacation property

    4/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2017
    Submitted Aug 27, 2017

    Loved the property, lots of things provided to make a person feel at home........We forgot mustard at home and thought we would have to make a trip to the store, but lo and behold.....there was mustard on the pantry shelf.......We were so happy, the last thing we wanted to do was go to the store after being out all day. The things provided like laundry detergent, hand soap and paper products we all top quality named brands too. We would book this cabin again, it was everything we wanted and more. When we arrived we received a phone call from the owners asking if we had everything we needed, we were also made to feel very welcome to visit them one of the days we were down there. It was obvious that if we were in need of anything then help was only a phone call away. We had a wonderful time.......Thanks

    Would rent again

    5/5 Stayed Aug 4, 2017
    Submitted Aug 14, 2017

    Great place for a family get away. Very private but not that far out of town.

    So enjoyable!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2016
    Submitted Nov 28, 2016

    Second time we've stayed and enjoyed the property just as much this time. Linda is easy to work with and so prompt with responses to any inquiries.

    Fantastic rental!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 21, 2016
    Submitted Oct 26, 2016

    We were unsure of our plans as well as the exact number of people who would stay, but Linda was wonderful to work with. The cottage was great for all ages and provided space and activities for all of us. We have our next stay booked and are looking forward to it.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2016
    Submitted Oct 12, 2016

    I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay this weekend at the Acorn Cottage. Linda and John were so nice to speaking with during our visit. The cottage was exactly like the pictures online. We went hiking at Falls Creek Falls and had the best time. We also went to the Cumberland Caverns that were a sight to behold. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a nice country setting with lots of hiking and outdoor activities. Thanks again John and Linda we had a great time.

    Our Dream Home away from Home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 23, 2016
    Submitted Oct 11, 2016

    What can I say? Acorn Cottage was our dream home! It was amazing and very large! Linda and John took such good care of us while staying there. We were not there for a vacation, yet a medical emergency with our son. It was a last minute rental and we were so glad we found it! The home was incredibly clean and very well taken care of. Linens, toiletries, anything you needed was there. Because we were rushing to TN to be with our son (one day to pack up 3 kids and two adults), they ran out and bought us some groceries to start with. They made sure our girls had breakfast in the morning. My girls had so much fun exploring and collecting acorns! We saw two small deer in the yard (which made my kids day) that my girls nick named. My girls had so much fun, they felt like it was a vacation. We will always be grateful to Linda and John for our time there and their kindness towards our whole family. We cannot wait to return one day to vacation and enjoy the fishing and the hammock once more... thank you!

    Absolutely Perfect

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2016
    Submitted Aug 15, 2016

    We had a wonderful holiday at Acorn Cottage. Linda and John, the owners, are delightful and the cabin has everything you need and is extremely well stocked. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and have never experienced one with so many extra supplies and sundry items available to use. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing and the cottage is large and spacious. We didn't even use the upstairs as the ground floor is so large. It is very conveniently located with many state parks quite near. We will definitely return to enjoy this hidden gem.

    Acorn Cottage is amazing!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2016
    Submitted Jul 3, 2016

    I spent a month at Acorn Cottage with my two dogs and four students (all College students) while we worked on a research project in Tennessee. I often travel with my dogs and book stays in private rentals so they have more room. Acorn Cottage is by far the best place I have ever stayed, and I will surely return as soon as I can. The cabin is large, yet cozy with lots of cute little spaces such as the little seating area outside the upstairs bedrooms. When we wanted to socialize we gathered on the comfy couches in the living room but when we needed private time each one of us could find a place to ourselves. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for cooking and was large enough so all five of us could participate in preparing our communal meals. The grounds and cabin are well-maintained and gorgeous. My dogs loved the backyard which has ample shade and lots of room for playing games like frisbee and soccer. The front area has a pond stocked with fish and lined with fishing poles so my students could experiment with catch and release fishing. There is a hammock in the front yard, a fire pit, lots of trees, and cool breezes that make even the hottest day comfortable to sit outside. The cabin is situated in a beautiful area of Cumberland County right outside of Crossville. The area is hilly and forested with beautiful country roads. There is a nice little place for breakfast called Linda's which is nearby, but it is also very easy to get into Crossville for shopping, restaurants, and fun. There are hiking trails and waterfalls a short drive from the cabin and plenty of parks to explore. Linda and John are delightful. They make sure everything is working and are friendly and warm. Best of all they seem to have anticipated everything a guest could need for a comfortable stay. Although they live close by the cabin is set back on the property so that their guests have full privacy. Although I have stayed in many rental properties for vacations and work this is the first time I have recommended a place. I have no reservations about recommending Acorn Cottage. It is a very special place with wonderful and helpful owners.

    Acorn Cottage is a Spectacular cabin!!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 25, 2015
    Submitted Jan 13, 2016

    The Acorn Cottage was spectacular from the moment you drive to the property and walk into the cabin. We really enjoyed watching the cardinals flying around and the wild turkeys and deers walking on the property.... it was so AMAZING!! The owners Linda and John were very kind, helpful and maintain the cabin and property very well. If your looking for a relaxing and a nature experience vacation with the family I highly recommend Acorn Cottage. You will enjoy everything the cabin and property have to offer with a memory that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for the great experience! We will definitely be back soon,. The Pagliery Family

    awesomeness !!!!!!!!! Vacation !!!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 20, 2015
    Submitted Oct 25, 2015

    After Traveling almost 9 hours with our two shorkies we found the house easy .Was more than we expected !! woke up the next morning when out back ,and was amazed how beautiful it was ,and quite it was .We could hear nothing but the leaves blowing in the breeze . The inside of the house was welcoming and warming . When I met John first the thing he asked if we needed any thing ,and if we found every thing ok .We would definitely stay here and again !!!! On our way out John and Linda Have a safe drive home and come back any time ,Trust me we will !! Thanks for allowing us to stay at you House Jim & Kathy

    Weekend at Acorn Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Oct 2, 2015
    Submitted Oct 6, 2015

    Easy to find and a beautiful place to stay. Everything you could need was available. It rained all weekend so a few ants tried to sneak into the kitchen but we took care of them. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again in the future! One of the quietest places we have ever stayed. Don't hesitate to book this home! And try Linda's Coffee House!

    Just wonderful

    5/5 Stayed Sep 11, 2015
    Submitted Sep 16, 2015

    This cottage was absolutely wonderful. If you want a quiet, peaceful stay that is roomy and clean this is the place. We enjoyed the fishing pond so much the fish are a little fatter for the next time! There were 8 of us and 2 dogs and we had plenty of room. We were so pleased and we highly recommend the Acorn Cottage. Thanks Linda and John for a great place to stay hope to come back next year.


    5/5 Stayed Sep 11, 2015
    Submitted Sep 14, 2015

    Thank you so much for everything. The cottage was wonderful and it fit all of us very well. Very accommodating. We look forward to staying again.

    Great Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Aug 6, 2015
    Submitted Aug 9, 2015

    Went to Crossville area for the 127yard sale and stayed at Acorn cabin. Very clean with lots of room. We had our daughter and son-in-law and their 9 month old. He had plenty of room to play. Beautiful pond for fishing also. We will come back!!

    Family Reunion - Excellent Accomadations!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2015
    Submitted Jul 31, 2015

    Just returned home from a week at Acorn Cottage! Our family found this place for our annual family reunion after selling our farm about 20 miles away in January of this year. 8 of us stayed at the cottage, but our gathering of 38 had no trouble being together and comfortable for our special reunion. We came from Florida, Alabama, Ohio and Tennessee and ALL agreed it was AWESOME! The house and surroundings were perfect! If you want to relax and enjoy just getting away from it all, this is the place. From the windows and front and back porches, we saw deer and wild turkeys. We roasted hot dogs and made smores over the fire pit, watched horse shoe contests, relaxed in a hammock, and made ourselves right at home rocking on the front porch. We found that we didn't even need the big TV in the huge family room! Was turned on once and right back off! This is the 4th vrbo rental I have booked, and we all agree that THIS IS THE BEST ONE ...others were in Florida, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. The owners live next door and you will not find nicer people! From all of us, THANK YOU, and we will see you next year!

    Couldn't have been better!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2015
    Submitted May 3, 2015

    We stayed in the cottage for the weekend while we were viewing some property. The cottage was in a central location for us. GPS took us right to the main road, and even then the driveway was easy to find. Rooms were spacious and clean!! We heard/seen turkeys every morning. And to top it off the owners are your neighbors and they were great. We will rent this place again!!

    Perfect Roomy Cabin

    5/5 Stayed Nov 10, 2014
    Submitted Nov 16, 2014

    Very nice cabin! I recently stayed at the Acorn Cabin, we had 8 in our group and had plenty of room. The cabin was perfect, I've stayed at several in the area over the past several years and this is the best by far. Everything was perfect!!

    Perfect for our vacation style and dogs.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2014
    Submitted Jul 20, 2014

    This is one of the best homes we stayed in. Very clean and cozy. I like to cook at home and the house was filled with plenty of pots, pans, utensils, condiments and snacks. I felt like I was in my own home. We asked for a boot scrapper for our shoes and they had it for us that evening. The property is large, wide open and quiet. We where able to connect to WiFi with no problems. We watch DVDs on their player and where able to connect the HDMI cable we brought with us to watch a movie from our computer to the flat screen TV. I highly recommend this property for large or small families with or without pets.


      Crossville, Tennessee

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