The Forestry Cabin has been a part of the Sewanee experience for over 60 years, but now it needs your help!

Built in the late 1950s by the Forestry Club, the Forestry Cabin is a 500 square foot structure situated on the bluff along the Perimeter Trail near Cherry Point Lake. Equipped with picnic tables, grills, fireplace and fire ring, and a sleeping platform that can accommodate at least 10 people, it is available for use by students, faculty, staff, and alumni throughout the year. 


Generations have used the Forestry Cabin for recreation, classes, and research. Now the Cabin is in need of a major renovation to ensure that it can serve the University for decades to come. A new roof, restored stonework, chimney renovation, and replacing of degraded timbers will all preserve a structure that has provided a home to academic and recreational opportunities on the Domain. 


While some funds are available for this renovation in the University’s Domain Management budget, donations are needed be to complete the renovation before more this historic structure sustains needed and more costly damage.


“We are particularly hoping that a few donors can make substantial contributions right away to allow this work to go forward,” notes Nate Wilson, Domain Manager. “We want to start as soon as we can restoring the Forestry Cabin and preserving its useful life.” A few donations of $1,000 to $3,000 will allow the work to begin in June 2021.


 In addition to being the site of much research and study, the Forestry Cabin is also one of four such sites that students, faculty, staff, and alumni can reserve for camping and enjoy an outdoor adventure. 


If you would like more information about making a lead gift to the Forestry Cabin renovation, please contact Terri Williams at To give now, click this link.