Cabins on Cedar Ridge: Harned Cabin

A Norris, Tennessee cabin rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 5
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Cedar Ridge next to Museum of Appalachia

Harned Cabin is a 150-year-old historical pioneer-style cabin, newly renovated to provide guests with modern amenities and conveniences. This 1860s-era log cabin consists of a shared living space on the main level and two private bedrooms on the second story. In the main room, comfortable reading chairs are grouped around a wood-burning fireplace, while an armoire in the corner contains a large flat-screen TV. On the other side of the open space, a fully-equipped modern kitchen is provided, with all the necessary appliances and a small dining room table.

The upper level bedrooms are comfortably furnished with plush beds, arm chairs and lamps, with a stone hearth and a window in each. The floor of this historic cabin getaway is consistently finished with a worn, wide-slat hardwood floor and warmed by old-fashioned rag rugs. To the front of the house, the door opens onto a covered porch, complete with wooden rockers and a two-person swing. The view from the porch includes mature trees and the vibrant green of the Tennessee countryside.

Sleeping Arrangements: Harned Cabin offers two private sleeping spaces for up to five guests. The first bedroom on the upper level is furnished with a king-sized bed, and the second with a queen-sized bed and a twin-sized bed.


  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Deck or Patio
  • Free Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental

Unique Features

Harned Cabin is one of a set of renovated historical cabins on Cedar Ridge, in close proximity to a living history tourist experience at the Museum of Appalachia. The living history museum is comprised of more than 30 working period buildings set on 63 acres of Appalachian farmland that provides a carefully cultivated look at pioneer life in the region in the early 20th century. This living-history immersive experience invites visitors to view authentic historical artifacts and interact with the community through traditional performances and craft or trade demonstrations.

The museum is also home to one of the national’s largest collections of traditional folk art. Several buildings onsite at the Museum of Appalachia are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including a cabin that was inhabited for a time by the parents of the celebrated author Mark Twain. The museum grounds are farmed for crops and serve as a permanent home for free-roaming livestock. The living history museum pairs nicely with the Cabins on Cedar Ridge to create a vibrant historical experience for vacationers.

Things To Do

This beautiful, historic Tennessee vacation rental is located in eastern Tennessee, within an hour of pristine views and great hiking trails in the Smokey Mountains. The cabin is set in the shade of towering trees, with an exciting outdoor adventure close at hand in every direction. Guests to Harned Cabin have easy access to the Norris Lake, Big Ridge, Cove Lake and Norris Dam State Parks, as well as the Great Smoky Mountain and the Big South Fork National Parks. Rivers and carefully maintained trails wind all over through the hills and forests of these spectacular natural wonderlands, offering visitors the opportunity to explore on water or land.

Visitors may enjoy an expedition on horseback or in canoes, or take a faster paces tour on dirt bikes or ATVs. The regions lakes and rivers provide clear and open water, perfect for fishing and boating. Norris Lake in particular is a popular water sports destination, commonly used for waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Harned Cabin is also a mere 15-minute drive from the city of Knoxville, where visitors will find an engaging variety of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Rates & Specials

$139 - $179 night

$973 - $1253 week

Harned Cabin rents at a rate of $139.00 per night for two people with a minimum two-night stay. A rate of $159.00 per night will be applied to groups of four people, and a rate of $179.00 for groups of five. A one-time cleaning fee of $40.00 will be added to the rental rate.

Contact Information

169 Scruggs Cemetery Ln.
Norris, TN 37716
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About the Owner/Manager

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.

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