Foust Cabin is a primitive, 1860s-era log cabin, refurbished to provide the amenities of modern living. This rustic retreat is essentially a one-room family cabin, with a comfortable sleeping area lofted above a main living room and kitchen. In the main room, a cozy sofa and armchair are huddled around an old-fashioned stone hearth. An attached kitchen is replete with modern appliances, ample counter space and a small dining table.
On the upper level, a wide platform is furnished with a plush bed, a chest of drawers and a writing desk, all overlooking a rough-cut wooden banister. The entire cabin, including the full, modern bath, is finished with a warm, slat wood floor. Vaulted ceilings and high windows make this perfect little vacation spot feel open and roomy, filling both levels with natural light. The cabin is open year-round and heated from October through March by the wood-burning fireplace.
Sleeping Arrangements: Foust Cabin’s bedroom loft features a king-sized bed. The sofa in the main room pulls out into a full-sized bed, creating space for up to three overnight guests.
Foust Cabin is one of two period cabins located next to the Museum of Appalachia living history museum, a collection of more than 30 historic buildings and 63 acres of farmland which provides an immersive look at pioneer life in the southern Appalachians in the early 20th century. Visitors to the museum can view authentic relics of the past, traditional performances, regional craftsmanship demonstrations and one of the largest folk art collections in the United States.
The Museum of Appalachia is home to several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as a cabin once inhabited by the parents of celebrated American author Mark Twain. The museum grounds are designed to mimic a working Appalachian pioneer farm, with historically accurate crops and free-roaming livestock. Guests to the Cabins on Cedar Ridge can throw themselves into the history of the region with an all-encompassing pioneer experience.
This cozy log cabin is located in eastern Tennessee, near the city of Knoxville and roughly and hour’s drive from the Smoky Mountains. Guests to Faust Cabin are also a short distance from beautiful Norris Lake and the Big Ridge, Cove Lake and Norris Dam State Parks! The cabin’s proximity to rivers, forests and trails offers guests the opportunity to engage in an exciting variety of outdoor adventures, including fishing, canoeing and horseback riding.
Hiking trails within 10 to 30 minutes of this Tennessee vacation rental include scenic routes through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Big South Fork National Park, while an hour’s journey will see visitor’s enjoying a beautiful mountaintop view. Space and equipment rentals are also available for dirt biking and ATVs. Norris Lake is a popular destination for water sports aficionados, and is used for water-skiing, swimming and boating.
$125 - $145 night
$875 - $1015 week
The nightly rate for two guests at Faust Cabin is set at $125.00, with an additional $20.00 charge per night for a third person. There is a $40.00 cleaning fee per stay. A two-night minimum stay is required.
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Our primary goal as custodians of the Harned and Foust Family Cabins — each a unique artifact of Appalachian history — is to preserve the properties so they can be enjoyed by guests for many years to come. In renovating these primitive homes into working rentals, we have sought to minimize the impact of implementing modern amenities and to ensure structural integrity while changing the original architecture as little as possible.
We continue to spend our time collecting information about the individual history of each cabin and the families who have lived in them. We are proud to be a temporary part of the long history of these precious homes.