Starr Mountain Retreat


Starr Mountain


Tent Camping Available
Five Charming Cabins
Cabins start at $120 per night
Get Away in Style

We Have Vacancy!

Book a charming cabin or bring your own tent, we accommodate any adventurous spirit.

Accommodations & About Your Stay

With several charming cabins to choose from, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy nature!


Camping Spaces

Your Hosts

Nola & Brian

We are constantly working to improve the site and create our forever home on this property. We are slowly transforming the property into an off grid paradise. 

You can follow our progress on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram:


Free WiFi

Our Internet connection is via satellite so it may be a bit slow, but we have lots of movies on hand to keep everyone entertained.

Free Parking

Each cabin has plenty of parking for cars, trailers and whatever you bring.

Campfire areas

Each cabin has its own campfire area with wood so you can enjoy s’mores with your friends and family.

Full Kitchen

Each cabin has a kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, sink, coffee maker and gas grill on the porch. Coffee, Tea and some spices are provided.

Horse Paddock

If you want to bring your horses, we have space set aside for them to have an area for them to graze and have shade.

Washer & Dryer

A Washer and Dryer are available for use in the Lodge Building.

Hot Tubs

Several of our cabins have Hot Tubs so you can enjoy a relaxing, private soak.

Games & Library

We have a large collection of games, DVDs and books for anyone who wants to borrow them. 

Have a Question?

Policies & F.A.Q.


We do recommend that you bring groceries with you. However, there are a couple restaurants nearby. Hiwassee BBQ which has excellent BBQ. The Farmhouse Restaurant is a bit further away in Etowah. Etowah also has an excellent Mexican Restaurant as well as Michael’s Casual Dining for good American fare.

The Hiwassee River

The Hiwassee is one of the most beautiful rivers in the South and is designated as a Tennessee State Scenic River.  You will find days of enjoyment from fishing to rafting and kayaking:

Lost Sea Adventure

Explore America’s Largest Underground Lake. 

Flying High

Chilhowee Gliderport is a short drive and offers glider rides at reasonable prices:  

Scenic Train Trip

The Etowah Rail Adventure is fun and relaxing for the entire family. More information here:


There are hiking trails on our property as well as in the Cherokee National Forest. Several nearby trails allow horseback riding.

Check-in & Checkout

When you arrive you can check in with us in the Office in the Main building or arrange in advance for the key (or key code) to your cabin. Check out time is 11am.

Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation for up to a week out
After that, cancel before 3:00 PM the day before and get a 50% refund, minus the service fee.
(423) 338-2824
180 Yellow Jacket Road, Reliance TN


Reliance, TN

Reliance is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Reliance is located on the Hiwassee River at the junction of Tennessee State Route 30 and Tennessee State Route 315, 8.8 miles east of Benton. 

A drive along TN Hwy 30 and the Reliance Historic District is truly a drive into the past. From U.S. Hwy. 411, the highway goes through the Cherokee National Forest and parallels the Hiwassee State Scenic River. From U.S. Hwy. 64, the highway meanders along Greasy Creek through the Cherokee National Forest. For most of the route, there is little to remind you that it’s the beginning of the 21st Century. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of the same wildflowers enjoyed by the Cherokee who once called this place home and see the same Great Blue Heron, Eagles, Hawks and other birds that have nested here for centuries.