Belle and Beau Acres

Baxter, Tennessee


Off-Grid Camping Experience in Tennessee

Eastern Highland Rim

Rated 2nd Best of Tennessee HipCamp.

Enjoy your next getaway at Belle and Beau Acres where secluded off-grid camping meets convenience. Whether you’re looking for peace, relaxation, or adventure, our spot hits the mark.

If you’re going to go camping, you might as well camp in the thick of lush middle Tennessee! The problem with larger cities: you can’t see the stars at night & it’s noisy. And the thing about this region: it’s secluded and the place to go when you need to get out of dodge. The only noises you will hear around this place are the frogs, the crickets and maybe an old hoot owl or two.

If you are familiar with Tennessee, you know we have four distinct seasons making it an ideal place to camp almost year round! These summer days are long, but they’re getting shorter. It’s hot during the day with the humidity, but in the afternoon, right after the sun goes down, it’s just right. Over the next few weeks, we will watch summer fade to fall. Warm nights will give way to crisp cooler nights, and the autumn leaves will burn bright. So where can you go to enjoy it all?

Check out Belle & Beau Acres, a family ranch that is just too beautiful to not be shared with others. Camping here is a lot of fun, but this place is a lot more than a campsite. When you can’t stand the heat or need to come alive in the morning with cool water, dip into the cold water creeks on the property. During the day, wander throughout the property on weaving hiking trails showcasing the best of Tennessee. And at night, head to the open pastures to star gaze.

Each campsite is equipped with a rock fire pit and grill grate. 

Primitive campsite options and groomed trails will ensure your visit is pleasant and adventurous. Setup camp under the towering tree canopy at any one of the sites.  Access to fresh water fun is a short, but steep down-hill hike away for all guests. Each spot has been strategically selected to provide as much privacy as possible, and comfortably accommodates groups with up to two vehicles.

A short list of what to expect includes:

  • Spacious, shady, leaf-bed campsites
  • 360 degree views of relaxing nature
  • Two lazy rivers for soaking
  • Multiple spring-fed creeks
  • Hidden ledge waterfall (about a 20 foot drop)
  • Rock shelter formation
  • Wide open pastures for star gazing
  • Old forests for ample shade and hammock hanging


Off-grid private camping in Baxter, Tennessee offering beautiful natural surroundings just outside Cookeville, Tennessee. Approximately 1 hour east of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nearby attractions: Center Hill Lake, Window Cliffs, Cookeville Boat Dock, Burgess Falls, Hurricane Marina.

Campsites Descriptions:

Campsite No.1 Drive Up

All styles of camping welcomed at this site. Very level, shady, and our best option for campers under 18 feet, roof top tents, or popups. Plenty of space for extra tents and hammocks. Only a few steps away from a large field for stargazing or charging solar devices. Convenient access to hiking trails on site.

Campsite No.2 Hike In

A tent and hammock campsite, mostly level, shady and tucked 8 feet above a babbling, shallow, rock bed river. The site does not have a guard rail or fencing, caution is required. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the picnic area and hike in on a short but steep path (1/10th of a mile). Includes wood seating for two.

Campsite No.3 Drive Up

All styles of camping welcomed at this site, situated closest to the comfort station, shady, and on the outskirts of a large field. It has a very slight slope in the parking portion, but has at least 3 level tent options and plenty of trees for hammocks. Guests can sometimes hear the rushing creek below. Easy access to hiking trails.

Campsite No.4 Hike In

A tent and hammock campsite, level, shady, and tucked about 8 feet above a shallow, rock bed river. The site does not have a guard rail or fencing, caution is required. Guests park at the top of the main trail near the picnic area and hike in on a short but steep path (1/10th of a mile). Includes wood seating for four.

Campsite No.5 Drive Up

Vehicles cannot park inside the campsite due to varying levels of terrain but this tent and hammock site is level, shady, and large. There is a short, private trail to a small, spring-fed creek that sometimes runs dry at the end of summer. An overlook of the forest hillside is best observed in spring and fall. Includes a clothesline.

Campsite No.6 Drive Up

A small leaf bed campsite with a down-hill slope. Due to the challenging slope, we only allow one tent or small teardrop style camper that has leveling options. Plenty of spots to hang hammocks and there is a private trail to a small spring fed stream where you can wet your toes. Easy drive in access for cars.

Community Comfort Station

Enjoy a refreshing experience under the sun or stars with our outdoor shower stall, utilizing your own solar shower setup. Roomy enough for two, with towel hanging hooks and a small bench/step for convenience.

The private changing room doubles as a place to use your own portable toilet, or use the bucket and seat option provided.

The comfort station offers an unfiltered rain barrel, hiking sticks for all ages, grill brushes, an outdoor thermometer, and a few other luxury items that are sometimes forgotten during packing.

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