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Creekside Log Cabin, Beautiful Secluded Setting 20 Min to Cleveland 50 to Chatta

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Our Ivy Cottage. Creek is on the left hand side of picture.

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Log Cabin 2 bedrooms, full bath with jacuzzi, and kitchen. Sleeps 1-4 persons.

The Ivy Cottage is our smallest and most affordable log cabin. This adorable 450 square foot two-story log cabin makes no concessions when it comes to comfortable furnishings and charm. It's really got everything you need. This cabin is very popular with business travelers, couples, and small families. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed with a 19 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, and movie collection. This is the only TV in the cabin. Additional sleeping is available on two twin beds located in the loft, which is accessed by a ' ship's ladder '. A word of warning, the upstairs may be unsuitable for very young or rambunctious children. The living room is small but is made very comfortable with 2 wing-back chairs, and one has an ottoman. The cottage has central heat and air conditioning.

The kitchen has a table for two, stove/oven, single basin sink, toaster, microwave oven, coffee maker, and a small refrigerator that fits underneath the kitchen counter. There are dishes, cooking, and eating utensils. There is a park style charcoal grill outside.

The bathroom has a full size shower/tub combination with whirlpool jets and a single basin sink. We believe that you will find the furnishings very pleasing right down to the hand carved "kissing squirrels."

A large deck wraps around two sides of the cabin and provides additional 'outdoor living space'. Just outside of your bedroom door you'll hear the sounds of the creek tumbling by on it's way to the Ocoee River. The deck features reclined bench seating positioned around a patio fireplace, and a table with chairs for outdoor dining. Winter rentals enjoy 2 free bundles of firewood per night. Additional firewood can be purchased for $5/bundle.

Across the gravel driveway you'll see multiple flower gardens, a nice grassy field for sports, horse shoe pit, basketball court, and a creek for exploring.

It is about a 1 minute walk down to our riverside pavilion and swimming/fishing dock. The river is controlled by the Ocoee No. 1 Dam, and is subject to changes related to water releases. Typically mornings provide a placid river about 3' deep with little to no current. You can easily spot fish and see the bottom. Swimming is easiest during this time of day. In the afternoons water releases will raise the level of the river to about 6' and the current becomes quite swift. Competent swimmers can still swim during this time if you stay close to the shore. The river becomes deep enough to jump off of our dock during these high water periods.

Wildlife commonly seen along the river include Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers, wild ducks, bald eagles, river otters, coyotes, raccoons, and of course fish. We even saw a deer once swimming in the river!

We have been offering our Ivy Cottage for nightly rentals for 22 years and enjoy lots of repeat guests. Some of our previous guests comments for Ivy Cottage include 'One of the most beautiful peaceful places that we have ever been to...', 'This was one of the many great surprises my husband has given me over the years...', 'We had such a great time on our honeymoon! The Ivy Cottage cabin, fireplace, and atmosphere was an added touch to a stress free vacation. We can't wait to come back...', 'absolutely incredible! I was taken aback with the beauty and atmosphere of this cabin!', 'Total perfection in a small package'.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please note loft sleeping and ladder access when determining suitability for your family....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small breed adult dogs under 15 lbs. are allowed for an additional charge of $10/night. Guests must inquire at time of booking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Loft

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  • There is one double bed in the downstairs bedroom, and 2 twin beds in the loft. A portable crib is available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Lavatory, toilet, whirlpool tub and shower.

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    About 20 movies are kept in the cabin....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small portable CD player/radio....moreless

  • Television:

    26' Sony TV. No cable or satellite but we normally receive about 12 channels including ABC, NBC, FOX, and PBS. We provide a collection of DVDs....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From our street you will see the 2000'+ mountains in the Cherokee Nat'l Forest just to the east about 1/2 mile away. Our cabin is creek side in Todd Hollow, so it is in a low lying area yet hilly area...moreless

  • Village:

    Ivy Cottage is at Welcome Valley Village, a 17 acre riverside retreat on the Ocoee River. We offer nightly rentals in 5 log cabins on the property. Cabins are widely spaced for privacy....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Ivy Cottage is next to a creek, and is a 1 minute walk to our riverside pavilion and dock on the Ocoee River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Small dining table for 2. There is also a table with chairs on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a patio fireplace on the deck outside, next to the creek. Firewood is $5/bundle. Winter rentals get 2 bundles/night included in rent....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is dial-up speed; we don't have access to anything better. Verizon provides good LTE service....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens are provided for all beds. No daily housekeeping....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon wireless work very well at the property. Not sure about others....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for 2 cars at the cabin....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes. Public boat ramp at Lake Ocoee is just 10-15 minutes away....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No phone in the cabin, but most cell phone providers have service here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and bath towels are provided. Nice ones!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee filters are provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking and eating utensils are provided along with paper towels, napkins, paper plates, disposable cups, coffee filters, salt/pepper, sugar/sweetener packets, and dishwashing soap....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes & utensils are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is compact but has everything that most people need including a 20" stove w/oven, single basin sink, small fridge, toaster, microwave oven, coffee maker (and filters), cooking & eating utensil...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore 3.0 cu. ft. capacity; fits underneath the counter; the freezer space is pretty small. You may want to bring a cooler for additional storage space if you are staying several nights....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck on the front and side of cabin. The bedroom door opens onto the deck and the creek is just below. There is a table with chairs, reclined bench seating and a wood burning patio fireplace....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A riverside pavilion with swimming/fishing dock is a 1-2 minute walk from Ivy Cottage....moreless

  • Golf:

    Chatata Valley Golf Course is about 15 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are trails and flower gardens all around the cabin. Also a grass playing field with horseshoes and basketball court....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Park style charcoal grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    In Cleveland at Lee University and public parks....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Kohler Devonshire Whirlpool with 8 adjustable jets. Integral lumbar support and armrests to cradle the body. 60' x 32' x 20' 60 gallons....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day WE
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$139
Spring (Late)
May 30 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$119
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Fall
Aug 21 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$119 $139
Fri, Sat
November
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$105 $139
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$139
November (Late)
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$105
December
Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$105 $115
Fri, Sat
Christmas-New Years
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$139

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 12.25%

Notes:

There is a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM booking required on ALL weekends and during Summer, unless only 1 night is available. ONE NIGHT RENTALS ARE CONSIDERED on Sunday-Thursday nights. A booking of 5 or more nights will receive a 10% discount off of the published rates. Base rates cover up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $5/child (2-17yrs)/night or $10/adult/night. We do not take a cash damage deposit upfront, rather you must provide a credit card to imprint at check-in as a Security Deposit. Extra charges for damages are extremely rare.

Ignore the "Manager's Cancellation Policy" listed below. It is wrong and I can't seem to change it. Here's our policy. We collect the first night's rent in advance to confirm a reservation, or first 2 nights for bookings of 5 or more nights. Cancellations received 30 days or more prior to arrival receive a full refund less $10. If you cancel within 30 days of arrival you would lose your down payment unless we are able to re-book the cabin, in which case we refund less $10.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chattanooga (CHA)
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chatata Valley
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 64/74 and 411
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ocoee Dam, Deli and Diner
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Parksville Beach and Mac Point Beach on Lake Ocoee

Car: Necessary

Located close by are opportunities for glider-plane rides/instruction, tree-canopy ziplines, boat rentals on Lake Ocoee, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers, wineries, scenic train rides, sporting clay shooting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tubing, and one of the largest gun stores in the south.

We are 45-55 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga which is a two-time winner of Outside magazine's "Best Town" title.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: We are Kevin and Jenny Rogers. We are both Tennessee natives and graduates of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We have a 19 year old son, two dogs, and two cats. We love the outdoors and have enjoyed sharing our beautiful Ivy Cottage cabin with guests over the past 22 years. We are Owner/Operators who live onsite, and we pride ourselves on customer service. Ivy Cottage was built as a retreat by Jenny's late mother Warnie Elizabeth Dooly Finnell. She lived and worked in Cleveland, and came to Ocoee for rest and play. She visualized Welcome Valley Village as a means to share this special place with others.

Why Benton, TN, USA:
Ivy Cottage is convenient to the beautiful Ocoee Region of the Cherokee National Forest where we enjoy scenic drives, photography, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, and mountain biking. We enjoy floating from the Ocoee Dam to our property in the summer. When we feel like a little city life we travel about 45-50 minutes to Chattanooga where we can enjoy shopping, great restaurants, the TN Aquarium, live music and art festivals, University of Tennessee events, minor league baseball games, scenic river cruises, and so much more. Also, Cleveland and Lee University are just 20 minutes away for shopping and lots of restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The best thing about Ivy Cottage is that it so dang cute. Round logs, exposed rafters, the loft, simple wide plank floors, tasteful decor, and that's just the inside. Step out of the bedroom onto a deck with fireplace, and the sounds of a creek below. Some of our guests enjoy the simple beauty of their cabin and surroundings, rarely leaving our property. Enjoy a fire on the patio, read, tell stories or just listen to the night sounds. Take a stroll around our 17 wooded acres, cast a line for trout or bass, turn over rocks in the creek to find salamanders, take a swim in the river, or just watch it roll by from a dock chair. Ivy Cottage is perfect for those who don't want to stay in a hotel or hear 'city sounds' in the evening. There is absolutely no comparison! Check us out. We enjoy going to the 'big' cities of Cleveland and Chattanooga, but I'd rather go to sleep and start the day here at Ivy Cottage. Two Grocery stores and several restaurants are available within 10 minutes from the cabin.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Photos

  • Our Ivy Cottage.  Creek is on the left hand side of picture.

    Our Ivy Cottage. Creek is on the left hand side of picture.

  • View upon entering the cottage.

    View upon entering the cottage.

  • View from the loft overlooks kitchen and living room.

    View from the loft overlooks kitchen and living room.

  • Bathroom has shower/tub combination with  Kohler whirlpool tub.

    Bathroom has shower/tub combination with Kohler whirlpool tub.

  • Ivy Cottage in Winter.  Creek Crest (in background) is the closest cabin.

    Ivy Cottage in Winter. Creek Crest (in background) is the closest cabin.

  • Ocoee River, pavilion and dock just a couple of minutes walk from Ivy Cottage.

    Ocoee River, pavilion and dock just a couple of minutes walk from Ivy Cottage.

  • More flower beds seen from Ivy Cottage.

    More flower beds seen from Ivy Cottage.

  • More flowers with "Information Booth"

    More flowers with "Information Booth"

  • Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River for the adventuresome (must be 12 yrs old)

    Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River for the adventuresome (must be 12 yrs old)

  • Ivy Cottage.  Creek is below the deck on the left

    Ivy Cottage. Creek is below the deck on the left

  • Living Room.  Note "Ship's Ladder" on the right for access to loft sleeping area

    Living Room. Note "Ship's Ladder" on the right for access to loft sleeping area

  • Kitchen with all essentials.

    Kitchen with all essentials.

  • Downstairs bedroom. TV is on the wall to the left of photographer.

    Downstairs bedroom. TV is on the wall to the left of photographer.

  • Loft bedroom with 2 twin beds; accessed by a "ships ladder".

    Loft bedroom with 2 twin beds; accessed by a "ships ladder".

  • Bathroom vanity.

    Bathroom vanity.

  • Bedroom door, deck, fireplace,  and closest neighboring cabin in winter.

    Bedroom door, deck, fireplace, and closest neighboring cabin in winter.

  • Riverside Pavilion, pergola, and dock.  Swim, fish, nap, read, sit & stare here.

    Riverside Pavilion, pergola, and dock. Swim, fish, nap, read, sit & stare here.

  • Dock and river at a typical afternoon level.

    Dock and river at a typical afternoon level.

  • We love flowers

    We love flowers

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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