The Nest on Lake Tenkiller provides rest, relaxation

BY LINDSEY BARK
Reporter
06/26/2019 10:30 AM
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Cherokee Nation citizen Kurt Henry and his wife, Robin, stand in front of a sign for their rental vacation property, The Nest, in Paradise Hill near Lake Tenkiller in Gore. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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The sunroom is the first room visitors see upon entering The Nest. The room faces Lake Tenkiller and can be used to sit, relax, drink coffee, and enjoy a nice outdoor view. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHEONIX
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The Nest contains three bedrooms in the 1,856-square-foot rental property on Lake Tenkiller. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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A dining area, kitchen area and living room are included for visitors to enjoy at The Nest in the Paradise Hill community near Lake Tenkiller. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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A view of the outdoor deck at The Nest contains a hot tub, an outdoor dining area, grill and a seating area. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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A fire pit with seating sits in the back yard of The Nest, overlooking Lake Tenkiller. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
GORE – Anyone looking for rest and relaxation can stay at The Nest, a vacation rental home with a view of Lake Tenkiller.

Owned by Cherokee Nation citizen Kurt Henry and his wife, Robin, The Nest is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, fully renovated 1960s lake cabin located near Fin & Feather Resort in the Paradise Hill community. It was purchased in 2018 by Henry and renovated for visitors to enjoy.

At 1,856 square feet, the house sleeps up to six people and includes a sunroom, outdoor deck, dining area and living room.

The house was named The Nest because the sounds of birds can always be heard outside and branches from the trees in the yard hug the outside walls of the home, which can be seen from the eastern windows.

“You always hear birds. It felt like you’re up in the trees because of the way the branches come out and you’re looking like you’re up in a tree. There were just always birds around so I just thought of The Nest. And my name is Robin,” Robin said.

The house’s amenities include internet, air conditioning, a hot tub, TV, fireplace and washer and dryer.

The kitchen comes with several appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender, as well as dishes and utensils.

The outdoor deck has a four-seat hot tub, grill and table and chairs. On the northeast corner of the back lawn is a fire pit with seating.

“It’s always got a beautiful view of the lake. In the winter time you have an even better view because some of the trees die down and you can see even more of the shoreline. It’s a great spot for the Fourth of July because its right across from where they do the big fire works display,” she said.

Renters include those looking for a home away from home to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, girls’ trips, graduations and other reasons.

Kurt said making the place enjoyable for others is “our world.” He helps maintain the place while his wife adds the creativity and design.

Renters can also enjoy a short walk to Soda Steve’s restaurant, and the nearest boat dock at Strayhorn Landing is a quarter of a mile away. The Nest also includes kayaks and bicycles to use.

The average cost is $250 per night plus taxes and cleaning fees. Renters can book a stay using listing #1308381 at www.vrbo.com. It’s located at Strayhorn Drive in Gore.

For more information, visit thenest701.com, call 918-520-6206 or visit The Nest at Paradise Hill on Facebook.
About the Author
Lindsey Bark grew up and resides in the Tagg Flats community in Delaware County. She graduated from Northeastern State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, emphasizing in journalism. She started working for the Cherokee Phoenix in 2016.
 
Working for the Cherokee Phoenix, Lindsey hopes to ...
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Lindsey Bark grew up and resides in the Tagg Flats community in Delaware County. She graduated from Northeastern State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, emphasizing in journalism. She started working for the Cherokee Phoenix in 2016. Working for the Cherokee Phoenix, Lindsey hopes to ...

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