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Is made to Lee's Retreat by cash, money order, travelers check or personal check. Credit cards are not accepted.


A deposit totaling 1 nights lodging cost & damage deposit is due within 10 days of making a reservation. If a deposit is not received within 10 days, we cannot guarantee your reservation. Final payment is due at check in. All rates are subject to taxes.


As our cabins are booked well in advance, we regret that deposits cannot be refunded on cancellations of less than 14 days before scheduled arrival date. If a cancellation is made less than 14 days before arrival date, a refund will only be issued if the rental can be re-rented for the entire time of your reservation. A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged for all cancellations. Sorry, but we cannot offer last minute refunds or credits for cancellations made due to inclement weather, illness, change of plans or acts of God. No refunds will be issued for early check outs or for no shows in your party. (We hold the rental just for you, and are providing a service to you) Four wheel drive or front wheel drive vehicles may be necessary for some during winter months, though this is usually not required.

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Check In

Check in is by appointment only. It is your responsibility to call the day before your arrival date to schedule a check in time. We do not have an “office” for check- in. (As we are busy doing maintenance, cleaning and other duties, it may be difficult at times to reach us. If you get our answering machine, please leave a message with the approximate time you expect to arrive.) Then, upon arrival in Nashville, you need to call to let us know you have arrived for check in. We must meet you at the cabin with the keys for check in… If unable to reach us at (812) 988-4117 day of Check In, please try our cell phone at (812) 345-0173 ( for check in only or emergencies, please).

Check Out

Old Hickory - Check out: 12:00 P.M. ( Noon), Sugar Cottage - check out: 11:00 A.M.


No smoking is allowed in Sugar Cottage.

Smoking is allowed at Old Hickory.


No pets are allowed! Bringing a pet will forfeit your deposit, and you will be asked to leave without a refund!

Conduct Reminder

While we hope everyone enjoys themselves, we expect you to respect our property! Reminder No use of firearms, hunting or littering is permitted on our property. No cutting of wood or trees is permitted. Loud music or parties will not be tolerated. Please park in the designated parking areas only. No pets are allowed. There should never be more people staying at our cabin than the amount you have reserved& paid for! An additional charge of $10 - plus tax, per person is required.

Violate any of the above policies and you will be asked to leave without a refund.

Cabin Equipment

Each rental includes the following:

Full Kitchens

Stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, flatware, glassware, dishes and cookware are provided for basic cooking. Sugar Cottage also includes dishwasher and garbage disposal. If you require specialized cooking utensils such as a roaster pan, food processor or blender, they may be brought from home. Kitchen towels, cloths, potholders and dish soaps are provided. Please wash dishes, put them away, and clean up kitchen before check out. No Excuses!


1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 wash cloth is provided for each person, per nights stay. Sugar Cottage has a washer and dryer for your use. Old Hickory does not have a washer or dryer. If you require clean towels during your stay, an exchange may be made by contacting the Lee’s. Guests will be charged for missing or ruined towels.

Bed Linens

Pillows, blankets and sheets are provided for each bed. While beds will be made up when you arrive, we ask that you take used/soiled sheets off beds before check out. As we do not disturb you during your stay, bed linens may be exchanged upon request. Please do not take our blankets or linens outside.

Accesory Items

Toilet paper, paper towels, bath soap, dish soaps, trash bags, coffee filters, and coffee are provided. A sufficient amount will be supplied. You will need to furnish any additional items needed.

BBQ Grill

Old Hickory & Sugar Cottage have gas grills. It is your responsibility to clean grills after use. Be courteous!

TV/VCR & Radio

Old Hickory cabin has cable TV & VCR.Sugar Cottage has cable TV & VCR. Each cabin has a radio.


The rentals do not have telephones. Please inform your families. In case of emergencies, they may call Lee's Retreat office /home and leave a message, we will take the message to the cabin. REAL emergencies only please, as the cabins are each afew miles from the office / home. Most cell phones will work at the rentals (remember to bring a charger).


Old Hickory & Sugar Cottage have gas fireplaces. The fireplaces are closed during the months of June, July and August and no fires are allowed. Old Hickory has an outdoor firepit. Wood is not supplied.

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