In 1927 our Grandfather, Monroe M. Redden, purchased the land known as the Green Place. It was an old homestead without the cabins, lakes and open orchards that now make up what we lovingly know as Deerfields.
At one point our Grandmother stood on the porch to the Retreat Lodge she designed, and remarked the that fields around the cabin were filled with deer and the name Deerfields was born.
The Deerfields sign on the Retreat cabin porch was hung over the driveway where the rock pillars and owls now stand guard. It was a gift from our father to our Grandfather in 1955, six months after the Retreat cabin was relocated to Deerfields.
The 1850’s structure was disassembled and re-assembled to it’s present location when the back bedroom, bath, kitchen, and wrap around porch were added.
The Retreat Lodge was built from materials from the property by artisans of the day in 1935.
It has classic rock fireplace, large adjoining living room and dining room, four bedrooms, and two covered porches perfect for any gathering of friends and family.
In 1998 Deerfields passed to the brothers John J. and Greg who are the stewards of the land presently.
Watch the world awaken for another year from the rocking chair porch sipping coffee in the morning, or on an early morning or afternoon hike. A warm sun on a cool morning followed by a glorious Spring day makes for perfect weather for hiking, spring flower and bird watching, mountain biking, or nature photography.
Summer offers the Southern Appalachian Mountains in all their glory. Our 900+ acres can be traversed by mountain bike, or on foot. Ready access to world class trout fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, rock climbing on your own, or in the company of a variety of local outfitters. Our two lakes may just tempt you to relax on the dock, or swim in the refreshing, clean water that originates from springs on the property.
Fall is a glorious time at Deerfields. The mountains display amazing colors during the month of October. Crisp nights and beautiful days afford all the activities of summer, with the benefit of the best show nature has to offer.
Winter at Deerfields is a serene season while nature slumbers. Enjoy the peace, quiet and solitude from your own log cabin while a fire crackles in the fireplace. Days can be mild, or occasionally snow blanketed. Either way you will want to get out and enjoy this quiet season. Special winter rates on non-holidays also apply.