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NLU Birdhouse: Downstairs

  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Located 100 yards from the 1st green at renowned Sweetens Cove Golf Club, No Laying Up has created the perfect getaway for avid golfers on more of a "Strapped" budget. The basement unit of the Birdhouse is a  two bedroom unit and is perfect for smaller groups looking to stay and play golf at one of America's most unique golf desitnations. The unit can be rented together with, or separately from, the upstairs unit. 

Within The Birdhouse, patrons will find plenty of space to rest, relax, and enjoy time with friends and family after a great day of golf. The house places an emphasis on comfort and function but was also designed as a real world extension of No Laying Up's community of avid golfers. 

Outside the house, architect Rob Collins, the co-designer of Sweetens Cove, has created the "10th hole" a teebox measuring 110 yards to the center of no. 1 green to give visitors a chance to play a little bit of "bonus golf" while hanging out on the laid back front deck overlooking the course. Both basement and upstairs guests enjoy access to the "10th hole."

The downstairs features two bedrooms that sleep three guests each (a set of bunk beds and a double bed in each room). The unit comfortably sleeps six. There are two newly renovated full bathrooms, a kitchen and a porch leading to the east side of the house.  The garage putting green and warm up area is shared with the upstairs unit and is the perfect place to safely store clubs and get ready for a big day of golf. 

Note: This unit is more basic than the upstairs unit (read: "Strapped" vibes), but we are making continual improvements as we go along (new refrigerator, dryer, garage putting green/warm-up area, and microwave were recently installed, as well as a large bar in the main room).  If plan to be on the course all day and looking for a place to hang a night and lay your head, this unit is perfect. If you're in the market for more C-suite accommodations, then book the upstairs unit. 

Important Information Regarding Courses Passes and Booking Policies:

If you would like to book both units concurrently please submit a booking request for each one individually (unfortunately there's no way to book both with one click). Please reach out to and we're happy to answer any questions or assist with any issues. Thanks!

Booking Tee Times & All-Day Passes:

Outside of the early booking window in November, all guests need to visit Sweetens Cove website to book tee times and all day passes through the course. We recommend booking passes and tee times in advance of booking The Birdhouse. If you are unable to secure passes, CALL THE SHED: (423)-280-9692, and they will do what they can to accommodate Birdhouse guests. Refunds will NOT be given for failure to secure course passes - please ensure you have passes lined up before booking!

We'll work with guests in the event of closure of Sweetens Golf Club due to TVA flooding to come up with rainchecks and rescheduling.

2024 Course Schedule

Open 7 days a week January 1st-March 31st and November 1st-December 31st. Closed on Mondays, April 1-October 31st with the exception of Memorial Day and July 1st .

Additional course closure dates (whether due to private event, maintenance period, or an event open to the public that will be announced later) listed below:

January 1

February 15

March 8, 17 ,25 ,26

April 10, 12, 19, 26, 27

May 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

June 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26

August 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

September 1, 2, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30

October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25

November 1, 5, 8, 15, 28

December 13, 20, 24, 25

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Basement Bar

Basement Common

Basement Common2

Basement Darts & Bar

Basement Entertainment

All guests welcomed with a 6 pack of Fat Tire on the house!


Parking and facilities

Parking Included


Housekeeper Included


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 , Smoking not allowed

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave , Refrigerator

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Essentials, Shower , Towel set


TV (Cable)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

House Rules

  • Housekeeper Included

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM


2421 Sweetens Cove Rd , Marion County, United States


Policy and notes


December 2023


About host


Bret Waldrep

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