Artist’s Retreat Cottage

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Artist’s Retreat Cottage

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  • From: $135 per night

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THIS UNIT IS PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED BY HILLS O' BROWN VACATION RENTALS. This is a one bedroom , one bath cottage with an air mattress to accommodate 2 additional guests.
All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.NO PETS

Artist’s Retreat Cottage
Many a Brown County artist has set up an easel in the beautiful valley where Owl Creek flows past enormous old sycamore, walnut, and hickory trees. This is the serene setting for Artist’s Retreat Cottage, and is believed by some to be the site where artist L. O. Griffiths painted his lovely piece entitled “Owl Creek Farm”. The quaint 1-bedroom cottage offers guests a chance to rest and reflect on the important things in life.
Everything you need is provided…such as linens for bed, bath, and kitchen, soap and shampoo, and even basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, and coffee. You are invited to make yourselves at home and pretend that this is your very own private getaway.

Equipped with high speed wireless Internet and satellite TV, it’s possible to stay connected with the ‘outside world’, but you may just choose to connect to the real outside world by foraging for hickory nuts, walnuts, buckeyes, or wildflowers. Artist’s Retreat Cottage sits on about 25 acres of land that has been in same family since 1849, and is a beautiful spot just 2 miles from downtown Nashville.

Nicely furnished and well decorated, the cottage incorporates a number of antiques throughout, but guests’ comfort is always a priority, so a queen size memory foam mattress and super soft pillows will draw you into a blissful slumber when night falls.

Comfortable seating in the living room makes a great place for reading or watching the flat-screen TV. A gas fireplace in the reading nook of the kitchen is a cozy place for choosing one of our many books, or chatting with the cook. Enjoy meals at the dining table.

There are a number of outdoor places to sit and contemplate your good fortune of spending a few special days in Brown County. It might be hard to decide where you want to sit first: on the deck or porch, near the fire pit, in the bubbling hot tub, or in the shelter house. A charcoal grill, horseshoes, and corn hole boards are also provided for more leisure time fun.

All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.

Come for a visit and discover for yourself why the owners’ families have called Brown County ‘home’ for more than 150 years!

  • No Pets/Fireworks/Firearms/ATVs
  • No smoking
  • No phone
  • Accommodates 2- 4 people
  • 1 Queen with memory foam mattress
  • 1 Full Aerobed mattress (if requested)
  • 1 Bath with shower (no tub)
  • Fiber-optic internet
  • AM/FM Stereo/CD Player/Direct TV/DVD
  • Gas Log Fireplace
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Swing
  • Porch/Deck/Shelter House
  • Fire Pit
  • Horseshoe Set
  • Corn Hole Boards
  • Ping pong table
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with drip coffee maker
  • All bed and bath linens provided
  • Heat & Air
  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Air Mattress

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed



  • Books
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Rural


  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo


  • Hot Tub


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Hiking


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



Cancellation Policy

#1 - Cancellations of a confirmed reservation must be made by the Guest who made the original reservation, not a representative of that Guest.
#2 - Reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to the arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total charges before tax, plus the $20 handling fee.
#3 - Reservations cancelled 8-14 days prior to arrival, you lose the deposit paid.
#4 - Reservations cancelled within 7 days of the arrival, there is NO REFUND!
#5 - When within 14 days of arrival, the reservation cannot be shortened or moved.
#6 - When within 7 days of arrival, reservations cannot be changed or altered. No exceptions.
#7 - If you booked through VRBO - they have their own Cancellation policies. Anything over 60 days out - full refund. Anything under 60 days - NO REFUND!
#8 - If you booked through Trip Advisor - they have their own cancellation rules. Anything 30 days out, gets 50% refund.

Deposit Policy

#1 - The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in and will be automatically charged to the card on file. If you want a different charge card used for this balance, you must notify us before this balance is charged.
#2 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

7 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #455006049951238328 #127052"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127052


Cute and clean place!! Accommodation is really for 2 people. Others will have to sleep on a blow up mattress as the couch does not pull out and is small. Check in and check out are not convenient at all when you are pressed for time. You have to drive 20 minutes round trip..We were visiting our son at IU and had alot planned so that extra time was an inconvenience....Also note the address on the Airbnb site is not accurate. You will get the actual address when you pick up the key.

"New Review"

by Dawn


Our stay was awesome. We loved the cabin so much and intend to book it again in the future!

"New Review"

by Christopher


We rented the Artist's Retreat just to getaway for a weekend during the pandemic. Such a nice place. The cottage is cozy and sits on a beautiful piece of land. Fully equipped kitchen made it easy to make our meals. We enjoyed sitting with our coffees in the morning in front of the gas fireplace. The hot tub was also wonderful! Several times, groups of deer would venture into the field behind to graze. We would definitely recommend this for a couple and plan to come back when we can.

"New Review"

by Linda


Nice, quaint house perfect for a short getaway to Brown County. The decor was super cute, the hot tub was clean and the house had everything we needed.

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by Caron


It was a great experience as usual! The emails were appreciated. Thank you.

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by Jeff


Everything about our stay at the Artist's Retreat was great. The information you provided was excellent. We will definitely be using Hills o Brown County again. Thank you!

"New Review"

by Patrece


Wonderful stay and your communication was appreciated! You were very organized and helpful!

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