The Cheston Cabin is located off the Lake Dimmick Trail in the eastern portion of the Domain. It offers a secluded getaway for students, staff, and alumni. Cheston Cabin is the perfect place to get away for the weekend or even a weeknight. The cabin does not always have firewood stocked so if you have a hatchet or axe come prepared. Reservations can be made at the bottom of this page.
The cabin is only accessible by foot or bicycle, however hiking is the best way to get there. You can start at main campus or get dropped off at the Lake Dimmick gate. From the Lake Dimmick gate, walk down the road approximately a half-mile and take the first right and walk the trail until it meets a road and then keep left on the road. Then wind up the hill until you see the cabin. From main campus, pick up the Perimeter trail or the Mountain Goat trail to the Lake Dimmick Trail. The Cheston Cabin is 2.4 miles from the intersection of the Mountain Goat Trail and the Lake Dimmick Trail. Exact location can be found on Domain camping map.
The cabin is equipped with a fireplace, outdoor grill, outdoor fire pit, picnic table, and sleeping platform and fantastic views on one of the highest locations at Sewanee coming in around 1900ft. When you hike or bike to the cabin you will see countless pre-Civil War coal mines that look like deep pits carved out of the mountain.
Lake Dimmick lies just below the cabin for swimming and fishing. So set up your hammocks and enjoy the best kept secret cabin on the Domain!
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