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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!

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Historic Waldo Covered Bridge in the Front Yard. photo by Beth Stewart

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Talladega cottage description

Need a place to unwind and relax? Triple Creek Farm is on the banks of Talladega Creek overlooking the historic Waldo Covered Bridge and old grist mill. Gold used to be mined in the local area and many modern day prospectors come from far and wide to pan Talladega Creek for gold. The farm is 20 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, with no neighbors in sight! It is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians at the base of Cheaha Mountain.

You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible spring display of wildflowers such as trillium, wild geranium and red buckeye. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Talladega National Forest roads or the Chief Ladiga Rail Trial near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Pinhoti Trail, the longest trail in Alabama, is just 2 miles away. Maybe you are a road biker and want to climb from Waldo up to the highest point in Alabama, Mt Cheaha. You can ride your bike out of the Triple Creek Farm drive way and do this.

Just a few miles away is Desoto Caverns Park, where you can explore a deep underground cave, and spend the day enjoying their many family fun activities.

Waldo is just outside the Talladega city limits. Talladega is home to the historic Ritz Theater and the annual April in Talladega pilgrimage of homes. So much fun to choose from... but, perhaps you just look forward to relaxing on the big front porch watching birds and trains go by.

Then, of course, if you are a Nascar fan... Waldo is just down the road (about 20 miles) from the Talladega Superspeedway! Planning to come to Dega to drive a race car on the fastest track in all the land? After a fast paced day of racing, come stay in the country and relax!

There is a full kitchen, but if you'd rather not cook, walk across the creek to try delicious steaks and catfish at the Old Mill Saloon or hop in the car and run to Talladega, 6 miles or Oxford, 20 miles, for a selections of restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

Feel free to contact Maggie for more information. She spent over 20 years exploring the mountains on foot, by bike and on horseback! You will find maps of the area and lots of information on things to do, when you arrive at the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Farmhouse, Waldo, Covered Bridge, Cabin, Cheaha, Pinhoti Trail,Trail, Chief Ladiga Rail to Trail, Caverns, Talladega, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega Race Track,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                If you plan to bring a pet, please let us know. We do have to charge an additional $50 cleaning fee....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We ask that all smoking happen outside and no cigarette butts be left behind. Thanks!...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Den

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              • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is actually in the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has an antique therefore, double bed!, Bunk Beds (1) The bottom bunk is a full size, top bunk is twin....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                There is a metal fire pit outside. Bring wood and use it safely. Do not move out of the brick fire ring. Please do not build a fire on the ground. Do not use inside wood stove. Chimney not checked....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                We provide laundry detergent as well!...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Brand new Central Heat and AC!...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Talladega Superspeedway Racetrack just minutes away, Talladega Creek in front yard, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, outdoor shower, large barn and pasture, historic covered bridge, near historic homes in Talladega and April in Talladega celebration...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Telephone:

                        There is a landline 256-362-7032 to share with your friends and family... or don't!...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            The entire 20 acres is bordered by Talladega Creek, a lovely scenic creek with tubing, kayaking and fishing opportunities....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hunting
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Swimming
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Golf
                          • Medical Services
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Library
                          • Cinemas
                          • Churches
                          • Fishing
                          • Rock Climbing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          $100/night 
                          $75 cleaning fee
                          We want you to enjoy bringing your pets, but must charge an additional
                          $50 cleaning fee for pets.
                          Get 3 bedrooms for the cost of a motel room or less!
                          Special rates apply during Talladega Race! $400/night. 3 night minimum.
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                          Last updated: 08/31/2014
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                          Location

                          Talladega Superspeedway is just minutes away, Visit famous Desoto Caverns Park just a few miles away (www.desotocavernspark.com), Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, Tubing on Talladega Creek, whitewater canoeing, backpacking on Pinhoti Trail, biking Chief Ladega trail, biking Mt Cheaha, fly fishing, miles of national forest roads for biking, hiking, running

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1988

                          About the owner: Maggie is the Director of McDowell Environmental Center. Mark is the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

                          Why the Owner Chose Talladega:
                          Maggie lived at the Triple Creek Farm in Waldo for over 16 years while teaching science at the Alabama School for the Deaf. She raised goats, horses, chickens and bees. There is still a beautiful garden spot near the covered bridge being managed by a thoughtful neighbor. Maggie still loves this place!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. Even if you are visiting for a special event like the Talladega Race or to do day hiking along the Pinhoti Trail, you will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch and listening to nature!


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                          Photos

                          • Historic Waldo Covered Bridge in the Front Yard.  photo by Beth Stewart

                            Historic Waldo Covered Bridge in the Front Yard. photo by Beth Stewart

                          • a front view of the cabin taken by a wonderful guest!

                            a front view of the cabin taken by a wonderful guest!

                          • Cottage porch in fall. Overlooks the Waldo Covered Bridge

                            Cottage porch in fall. Overlooks the Waldo Covered Bridge

                          • step inside the living room with plenty of seating for gathering and visiting

                            step inside the living room with plenty of seating for gathering and visiting

                          • master bedroom with private bath and both indoor and outdoor shower!

                            master bedroom with private bath and both indoor and outdoor shower!

                          • the Master bath... step just outside the door and experience ...

                            the Master bath... step just outside the door and experience ...

                          • Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed

                            Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed

                          • Country Kitchen Makes You Feel at Home

                            Country Kitchen Makes You Feel at Home

                          • dining room with original art work all around!

                            dining room with original art work all around!

                          • the driveway in winter

                            the driveway in winter

                          • Talladega Creek meanders just down the hill from the cabin

                            Talladega Creek meanders just down the hill from the cabin

                          • Let's go tubing!

                            Let's go tubing!

                          • Go tubing in your front yard on Talladega Creek!  Carpe Diem...seize the day!

                            Go tubing in your front yard on Talladega Creek! Carpe Diem...seize the day!

                          • you'll find a picnic table and charcoal grill on the front patio

                            you'll find a picnic table and charcoal grill on the front patio

                          • another view of the front porch

                            another view of the front porch

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Wake up Looking Out on the Creek and Have Your Coffee on the Bedroom Deck!

                            Wake up Looking Out on the Creek and Have Your Coffee on the Bedroom Deck!

                          • the outdoor shower experience!

                            the outdoor shower experience!

                          • bedroom 3 has bunks with a full size on bottom and twin on top!

                            bedroom 3 has bunks with a full size on bottom and twin on top!

                          • bath 2

                            bath 2

                          • The barn near the house... used to be the home of my horses, goats and chickens!

                            The barn near the house... used to be the home of my horses, goats and chickens!

                          • the driveway in summer

                            the driveway in summer

                          • Guests enjoying Talldega Creek just below the cabin.

                            Guests enjoying Talldega Creek just below the cabin.

                          • a map of the 20 acre Triple Creek Farm.

                            a map of the 20 acre Triple Creek Farm.

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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