Black Cabin with the yellow door.Kevin + Stephanie Photograph

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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About this listing

Camp Grits offers a camping experience not be found anywhere else in the Smokys. Come stay in our little black cabin in our woodsy yard, put some wood on the wood stove, climb up to the loft and open the hatch: catch the last wisps of camp fire smoke and the owl's calling. Wake up to the smell of your lover cooking eggs, and toasting homemade bread.

The space

This 12 x 12 cabin built by my husband Jim from locally milled lumber and salvaged materials, sits about 100 feet from our homestead nestled in these wild woods. There is a beautiful Norwegian wood stove to heat the space in the winter and to cook on. There is a mid century day bed to lounge on or a third guest to sleep on. A propane stove to cook on, and running rain water to wash and do dishes with. There are three solar powered lights, and an oil lantern to light the space. There are tea and coffee fixings, and enough cooking utensils to make a feast. The sleeping loft is accessed by fold down attic steps (weight limit 270 pounds). Up there you will find a comfy futon made up with soft vintage linens, quilts and a super heavy duvet/comforter. From here you can access the top porch and look down onto the fire pit area and the woods beyond.

Guest access

The cabin has it own compost outhouse, easy to use "just use plenty of those pine shavings when your done".There is also a rain water fed sink to wash your hands and brush teeth.
Guests have shared (Tipi and Camper guests) access to the bath house, which has a solar shower in the hot months, and Hillbilly hot tub (fire lit underneath cast iron tub) which I can fire up with plenty notice, (it takes a couple of hours to heat up).
Also worth noting, there is no cell phone access directly at our place if you have to make an emergency call then you are more than welcome to use our land line or our internet. Otherwise, you will have to drive about 4 miles up the road to access your cell phone provider.

Interaction with guests

We live on site, and I am usually in the yard entertaining our Pirate crazy 3 year old son Kestrel, my husband Jim also stays home and is either building something (when you are out), or messing with his beloved Triumph motor bike.

Other things to note

Breakfast for the next morning will be at your campsite when you arrive; tea and coffee fixings, homemade bread, an egg for each person from our happy hens, and a jar of goat's milk (in season) from the goats on English Mountain. Also three gallon jugs of our well water for drinking. Milk and eggs will be stocked up throughout your stay. Breakfast can be cooked on the open campfire, wood stove or propane stove provided.
Firewood will be provided for the wood stove. Camp fire wood can be foraged from our yard, or bought at Donna Joe's Subway just a quarter mile down 321 (take a left at the top of Rocky Flats road).

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

Check-in is after 4 pm please arrive on time, we are a family and plan our days accordingly.
Our guests are expected to leave the area as they found it. We do allow pets as long as they are well loved and behaved, and please take your furry ones with you when you go out and about . Please do not smoke in the Cabin.
Please do not slam car doors after dark as it upsets our neighbor's dogs. Also please bring firewood for your camp fire, it can be purchased at any nearby gas station. Thank you.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

139 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
August 2017
This cabin was the perfect place to stay while exploring the smokies. The outdoor shower and bath were refreshing and relaxing. And the fresh breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone!!

Jacqui User Profile
August 2017
Rosie and her family were the most perfect hosts ever. I enjoyed every second of staying in their space.

John User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful property and a lovely spot. The sound of the rain on the roof was music to our tired ears. Jim and Rosie were very accommodating and easy to communicate with during our check in and stay. Hope to come back. Highly recommended :)

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
absolutely perfect cabin and so thoughtful to provide eggs and fresh bread in the mornings. My family and I cooked dinner over the fire and breakfast easily over the small stove in the cabin. The outhouse was easy to use and as clean as an outhouse can be ; ) It is very quiet there, no cards whizzing by which was nice. You are pretty close to the camper on the property, but they were incredibly quiet people and we only saw them a few times. There is a super sweet dog on the property who likes to run up and in your cabin a few times a day, which if you don't mind, is a fun addition.

Meighan User ProfileMeighan is a superhost.
August 2017
Rosie and Jim's place is really fantastic. We have stayed in the cabin on 2 trips with our daughter (also trips staying in the tee pee and camper also), and we love the space. The cabin is super comfortable and exactly as described. The newly upgraded hot water heater in the shower is a great new addition and cooking dinner over the fire never loses its appeal. My personal favorite time is early morning, coffee on the porch. Can't wait to visit again.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Rosie is a fantastic host and the cabin is cute as a button. We visited to hike a few trails in GRSM National Park and were within a comfortable driving distance to the Sugarlands Visitor Center and downtown Gatlinburg. The cabin is in a quiet, secluded holler of Cosby. We used the stove to cook two fresh eggs and toast the bread Rosie provided us. We can't wait to go back in the fall!

Diana User Profile
July 2017
Rosie's Airbnb is beyond charming! It is a sweet, personal space in a truly serene environment. We loved our time there and only wish we could have stayed longer!

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Cosby, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Rosie User ProfileRosie is a superhost.

I am an British artist who used to make videos and installations about the relationship between English folklore, and the new American Gothic; and now find myself living in the shade of the Tennessee mountains. My work being shown mostly in the elaborate outfits I make for our four year old son Kestrel to dress up in.
Both my husband Jim and I come from art school backgrounds, his paintings adorn our walls in fact the kitchen table is made of one of them resting on sawhorses.
We moved out to this place in early November 2013 ...this has become our collaboration, from fixing the house and the grounds to building structures for our guests to use and painting that big 18 foot Tipi by the creek.
We love food too, we especially love that time when the pantry is looking bare and you have to use your most creative beans to prepare something pretty and edible. It's amazing what you can come up with, as long as there's curry powder left in the spice rack.
Jim is very well read in the classics..I'm very well read in kooky fiction from the 70's (Tom Robbins). We play our music on a record player made for the blind. We don't hike enough, we feed our son too many baked beans. Jim likes direct honesty brimming on tactlessness. I like to make light of things.
We look forward to meeting you too.

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