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Stunning Mountain Lake, Private Forest, Beautiful 4 BR & 4 BA

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Montlake, unchanged for millions of years.


Last updated: 01/15/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Chattanooga house description

Montlake is a unique mountain lake formed millions of years ago. It is one of the very few natural lakes in Tennessee. Our Montlake retreat is a very spacious home with about 20 acres of wooded grounds. There are trails around the lake, and there is a waterfall directly across the lake from the terrace.

Montlake has four bedrooms, four baths, living room, library, great room/dining room, kitchen, and laundry room. There are two fireplaces (library and great room) and a large deck above the terrace. It is a long, rambling house, so there is plenty of privacy for everyone. The master bath has a jetted tub and separate shower, as well as a large walk-in closet and a bidet. The other three baths have tub-showers. The laundry room has large capacity (front-loading) washer and dryer.

The views at Montlake are breathtaking.

Here's what our guests have to say:

'Our stay at Montlake was GREAT!!! Your home was so beautiful and comfortable. There was plenty of room for everyone (we had 9 in our group) to relax and do their own thing. The lake was breathtaking, we hiked around the lake, grilled, and enjoyed the sites. The waterfall was beautiful, it had just rained and it was falling very heavily. The location of your home was also great we were just abbout 20-25 minutes to all attractions, Rock City, Ruby Falls and Chattanooga Railroad Station. Thank you for letting us come to your lovely home. I highly recommend this home to anyone. Hope to stay again next year.' --Carol I.

'We have been recommending your house to friends and family!' --Fabienne V.

'Thank you for the use of your lovely home! We had a relaxed, companiable weekend with our friends. Oh--and the view of the lake is breathtaking! Thank you again; you have a lovely, lovely home.
--Linda and John D.


Keywords: Roomy house

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

                Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by adults when walking the trails or playing near the lake. Hazardous activities, such as rock climbing and swimming in the lake, are strictly prohibited. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The house and deck are wheelchair accessible. However, except for the lawns, the grounds are generally not accessible via wheelchair....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Other (See Description)


              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

                Adjoins master bath with jetted tub....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double


              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


              • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2).

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, bidet, jetted tub

                walk-in closet...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                There are two picnic tables on the deck, and another in the gazebo. There is a cement table and benches on the terrace. Coffee table and folding trays are available for additional guests....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Catering for special events, such as weddings, may be arranged....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Spacious, fully equipped....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Living Room seats 25:

                There are two large leather sofas, miscellaneous chairs. There is another large sofa and miscellaneous chairs in the great room. There is a sofa and chairs in the library....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                There are two fireplaces, great room and library. We keep firewood on the deck....moreless

              • Parking:

                There is ample parking for special events, such as weddings....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                There's plenty of room for boat trailers, motor homes....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                All parking is on our private property....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                The home is fully air conditioned....moreless

              • Heating:

                We have central heating....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:


              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Montlake Retreat is perfect for special events, such as weddings and receptions....moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (4) There are 4 sets in all. Four of the sets are cable-connected. Cable service on those four sets is limited to 'family friendly' channels and the local stations....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Television


                  • Telephone:

                    We ask guests to rely on their cell phones and internet connections. We keep a single land line for emergencies....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The deck overlooks the patio, which is on a cliff overlooking the lake. The deck is quite spacious and the patio is huge....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The lawn is extensive, and there are many trails through the adjacent forest....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    The lake is surrounded by cliffs and has a waterfall. It has remained unchanged for millions of years....moreless

                  • Golf Course Front:

                    The property abuts the golf course, but it is beyond the forest and is not visible from the house....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Montlake is atop a mountain, and spectacular views abound....moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Paragliding
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Racquetball
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Spelunking
                  • Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Antiquing
                  • Tennis


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $195 $195
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,300 $3,267
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  We have a very special place. Perfect for all kinds of events, from weddings, rehearsals, birthdays, showers, Thanksgiving or Christmas events to business or special groups meetings. We don't permit rowdy events. Large gatherings may require special quote.

                  1/3 of total required for reservation. Balance 10 business days prior to visit. Security deposit 200 and Pet deposit 100. per pet, both refundable within 10 business days after departure, barring damage, loss or extra cleaning. Pet fee 25. for small pet. 2 pets limit. Cleaning 150. Management fee $25.00

                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Montlake Golf and Country Club Estates
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Tennessee Aquarium, Tivoli Theatre, I-Max Theatre, Children's Museum, spectator sports (baseball, football, basketball), Hunter Museum of Fine Art, Houston Museum, Railroad Museum (and steam engine trips), riverboat tours, Incline Railway (up Lookout Mountain), Rock City, Civil War battlefields and museums, art festivals, music festivals (Google Riverbend Festival!), skeet shooting, and a wealth of other activities. Montlake and surrounding areas offer endless opportunities for photographers and artists.

                  Montlake is a nature preserve. We are proud of our wildlife. Any activities that might harm the natural flora or fauna are strictly forbidden. SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT PERMIT SWIMMING, BOATING, OR FISHING IN MONTLAKE. All those activities are available nearby.

                  It should be noted that Montlake is an excellent place to hold a wedding or a wedding reception. It is a great place for reunions or for retreats. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL OFF-SEASON INCENTIVES AND FREQUENT VISITOR REWARDS!


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                  Speaks: spanish, english



                  • Montlake, unchanged for millions of years.

                    Montlake, unchanged for millions of years.

                  • The terrace at Montlake..

                    The terrace at Montlake..

                  • Part of the master bedroom at Montlake Retreat

                    Part of the master bedroom at Montlake Retreat

                  • Montlake has a spacious, pleasant kitchen.

                    Montlake has a spacious, pleasant kitchen.

                  • Part of the greatroom at Montlake Retreat

                    Part of the greatroom at Montlake Retreat

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

                  $195 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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