The deRosset House: on UoS campus

House - Private room · Tennessee Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375, United States

The Space

Built in 1872, the deRosset House is named for the family who owned it for the first 120 years. The house is on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. It has been totally renovated over the past eighteen years. We offer comfortable private rooms by the night or whole house rentals for large groups. We pride ourselves on comfort, in fact, one friend calls this "the napping house". Six private rooms share two full baths on the second floor of this informal home.

The 4200 sqft. home has a comfortable living room, separate dining room and library, an eat-in kitchen with large island, a comfy coffee nook, study, 6 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. The first floor is handicapped accessible with wide doorways and an accessible powder room. The house easily accommodates a large family or a gathering of friends while maintaining privacy and comfort. While the house is vintage, the amenities are not! We offer satellite television and wireless internet along with land line phone service for those whose cell phones may not function in the mountains,

The deRosset House is .4 miles from All Saints' Chapel, one block from the School of Theology campus, one mile from the Memorial Cross, an easy stroll to the village of Sewanee, and the wonderful local restaurants, galleries, post office and bank. We are walking distance to everything Sewanee!

The deRosset House is one of Sewanee's original homes built soon after the Civil War. It is the largest "whole house rental" on the Domain.

Guest Access

We are happy to make room in the refrigerator for you. Should you need access to laundry, just ask.

Interaction with Guests

We love our guests and hearing about what brings them to Sewanee. We do try not to be pests!

The Neighborhood

We know most of our neighbors, our street is one of the main walking routes in this beautiful small town, so we see those neighbors!

Getting around

No public transit, but shuttle service to and from local airports.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $2500 /week
Monthly Price: $4000 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Susan's home is perfectly situated in the center of Sewanee. The wonderful character of the home reflects the labor she and her husband have put into it. Susan is a delightful host who made us feel very welcome.

    January 2014
  • We hope another time to meet our hostess, who forewarned us she would be out of town during our stay. She left the name of a caretaker who lives behind the house. The bed was quite comfy, water nice and hot, house very convenient to the university and prettied up with Christmas decorations.

    December 2013
  • An extremely quaint house on a gorgeous campus. We didn't get to meet Susan as she was out of town but was greeted by her husband, Greg. He was very sweet and incredibly patient with our two dogs that were travelling with us. We stayed in a lovely cosy room at the back of the house and since we were the only guests then, we had the bathroom all to ourselves. Loved the quiet neighbourhood, loved the greenery. Overall, it was a great stay while attending the Bonnaroo festival!

    June 2013
  • In the middle of campus so easy to walk everywhere. Well stocked kitchen if you want to rent the whole house.

    The bedrooms have only double beds so if you are coming as a couple be used to small beds.

    The house is old and there are only two baths with showers. The shower in the master was not clean. Mold on the shower curtain. There was also plastic covering part of the ceiling.

    Front porch is fun is fun but pretty rustic in terms of furniture.

    June 2012
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Van Buren Senior High School, Sewanee: The University of the South, UTK, Vanderbilt University
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We are a relaxed family who love living in this small academic community. While we do not speak language other than English, fluently, we have many resources here to help us and our visitors who do. Our style here is relaxed but thorough. We love having folks share our home and our community. We pride ourselves on comfortable beds with great linens and pillows. Our family consists of one adult son who lives and dances in Greenwich Village, NYC (he has an AIrbnb listing, too!), two great rescue canine companions, and two busy adults! Greg teaches American History and coaches rowing at the Baylor School in Chattanooga. Susan works in nonprofit management and development and pursues hobbies in design and home renovation. We enjoy learning from our guests!
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