Secluded Writer's/Artist's cabin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Palmer Ln, Woodbury, TN 37190, United States
Your host, David
6 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Secluded writer's cabin in an idyllic setting in rural Tennessee. Wildlife, water, birds, access to cob sauna. Lots of good walking. Get away from it all, write that book. Or just relax, breathe the air, and enjoy ...

It's not unique. There's also paradise.

Walking trails, lake and pond, wood fired sauna, meditation hut, birdsong, and deer.

I live about half a mile away. Frequency of interaction up to the guest.

Charming, friendly, low key


Guest Access

175 acres of Art Farm

Interaction with Guests


The Neighborhood

Short Mountain Distillery
Arts Center of Cannon County
Beautiful rolling hills

Getting around

You will need a car. Directions:

from Nashville

Take I-24 towards Chattanooga
Take route 231 exit towards Murfreesboro.
Quite soon, turn right on Rutherford (just before Wendys). This will take you south round Murfreesboro.
After about 2-3 miles, take a right on Mercury Blvd just after the new Super WalMart. It will soon say John Bragg highway, and Woodbury 16 miles.
Enjoy the increasingly scenic drive.

**At Woodbury’s first traffic lights (just before you get to Hardees etc.) turn right at W. Adams.
Take the next right at Sunny Slope Rd
After less than a mile, just after some orange and white warning strips on each side of the road, take a left fork up Claude Wilcher road.
After about ¼ mile, bear right down the hill. There is a small Yellow Bird sign!
Then bear right down Palmer Lane, at my mail box. Ignore the small porched house ahead of you.
Follow the road round swinging first right then left. The main house is ahead of you.

My cell # is (phone number hidden) (Verizon)

From elsewhere
Woodbury is about 15 miles East of Murfreesboro, at the intersection of route 53 (N/S), and route 70S (E/W).
You want to get to the turn-off at West Adams (**above) and then follow the directions from Nashville.
So if you come through Woodbury from the East, you will take a left at the last traffic light.
If you enter Woodbury from the South (from Manchester), you would first turn left onto 70S in the middle of town, and then take W.
Adams left at the last light.

Woodbury is a small town of about 2500 people. You will pass Cannon County Arts Center as you come in from Nashville.

Other Things to Note

Kitchen has two burner gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, fridge.
Air Conditioning!!
Bathroom: shower and vanity.
Bedroom: loft queen
Main room: writing desk, table, easy chair
Check out 12 noon
Check in after 4pm

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $975 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This is a wonderful, quiet, and sweet retreat from the world. Even over the 4th of July weekend you could hear the bus and birds singing.

    David isa gracious host and more than responsive for any issues that arise.

    Highly recommended!!

    July 2014
  • the cabin is an excellent space for writing and reading. well-kept, well-designed, smells of fresh cedar, and David couldn't be a better host.

    May 2014
  • Loved my stay at the cabin. Peaceful, relaxing, comfortable. I loved the attention paid me by the cat, Mandu. It was great waking up to the sights of wildlife and even goats being herded by your dogs through the pastures. Great hiking. The cabin is small, as advertised, but plenty of space for me. Actually would be plenty fo space in my view for quite a few people. I've stayed with 8 people in European hotels and hostels with less space. There was a nice selection of philosophy books to wile away the hours with. The weather was great for me but I could imagine this location may not be ideal if is rainy or has recently rained much as some of your walking areas may get muddy and it may require four wheel drive to access the cabin with some measure of confidence that you you woudl not get stuck.

    April 2014
    Response from David:

    Thanks Philip - a pleasure to meet you and have you stay. Mandu asks after you still! Your various suggestions were most welcome and on point.

    April 2014
  • My only regret about my time at Yellow Bird is that I was unable to stay longer. This cabin feels like a sacred space. The accomodations are basic but comfortable, completely free of distractions and designed to foster the act of creation. David is a wonderful host who understands the need for writers to have contemplative solitude, and his stunningly beautiful land made the perfect background to a wonderful weekend of writing. I look forward to returning this fall to see the leaves.

    April 2014
  • The cabin and land were beautiful and were exactly as described on the webpage. I had a wonderful and peaceful stay and hope to return in the future.

    The cabin is on David's property, about 1/4 or 1/2 mile into the woods. It is 30-40 feet from a wide open field with two ponds where goats and cows wander. I was visited by a very friendly cat on multiple occasions.

    The location was every bit as secluded as I imagined- if one turns off their cell phone it is very easy to go multiple days without any kind of contact, if you're into that sort of thing.

    If this sort of place interests you, please don't hesitate to contact me as I would be happy to speak more on my great experience at the cabin.

    Overall, I had an amazing time and believe that most people would benefit from the experience this location has to offer.

    December 2013
  • I had a lovely time at David's small cabin! It was just what I needed and what I was looking for. I really enjoyed the outdoor toilet and the lofted bed area. Exploring the property was the highlight though and getting a chance to hang with all of the animals was a plus. The land is gorgeous, very peaceful, and the perfect place to get a little slice of rural Tennessee. I would love to go back again and see how David continues to develop the land!

    November 2013
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