Think smaller &

Live BIgger

At The Retreat by Oakstone, our mission is to think smaller & live bigger.

Our mission - to create luxury tiny home communities that offer an escape into nature. To highlight the natural beauty of each destination and make for an unforgettable escape from the everyday world.

The Retreat started as a dream by land developer and family man Chip Hayes. He had a vision for a one-of-a-kind vacation destination that would bring his kids closer to nature and his family closer together. To create a sense of wonder and adventure that is accessible and fun for everyone.

In 2018, he broke ground on our first tiny home community in the beautiful natural landscape of the Cumberland Plateau. He knew this secluded destination experience would make a huge impact on everyone who visited and he was right!

The first tiny home community, The Retreat at Deer Lick Falls, opened in early 2019 selling out in a matter of days by word of mouth ALONE! With a private waterfall and hiking trails, this community has become a hot spot for friends & families looking for a serene place to get away from the everyday hustle & bustle.

In September 2019, The Retreat launched its second tiny home community, The Retreat at Water's Edge. Settled on a 75-acre calm water lake, Water's Edge features hiking trails, incredible fishing, a community pool, plus shared amenities with The Retreat at Deer Lick Falls and the upcoming sold-out community, The Retreat at Sunset Bluff.

To date, this simple dream our founder had to create a unique vacation destination for his family and friends has exploded into 3 SOLD-OUT communities with many more to come. The demand for these properties and the magic each location holds is second to none. The Retreat by Oakstone started as a tiny dream and has quickly grown to become the premier tiny home community developer & property management company in the region, with plans to expand nationally.

Each project we build and community we create is infused with love, quality craftsmanship, and the intention to be a haven from everyday life. We put our hearts and souls into all we do and are honored to make your tiny house dreams a reality!

It all starts with

Something tiny.

A tiny decision can make a huge impact. Start your adventure at The Retreat.
Start your tiny journey