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Creekside log cabin, beautiful secluded setting 20 min to Cleveland 50 to Chatta

Bedrooms 2
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cabin


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'.

More Details

Kevin or Jenny Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Kevin or Jenny Rogers

We are Kevin and Jenny Rogers. We are both Tennessee natives and graduates of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We have a 20 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 24 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.

Kevin or Jenny Rogers purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Kevin or Jenny Rogers chose Benton

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Benton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lavatory, toilet, whirlpool tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There is one double bed in the downstairs bedroom, and 2 twin beds in the loft. A portable crib is available upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Creekside log cabin, beautiful secluded setting 20 min to Cleveland 50 to Chatta
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

Our cabin and the property overall is absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect! Property is so well maintained and taken care of. Kevin was extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Our only disappointment was having to leave after three perfect days. We are already planning our next trip for the fall!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended. I booked here to kayak the Ocoee with my son and his friend.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly owners that are very accessible and eager to make you stay enjoyable. Clean cabins far enough from each other to give you the feeling of peaceful seclusion. Enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the cabin and the owners were great. We plan on returning

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin and the owners were great. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your property was delightful! We loved how beautiful it was and how you enhanced it

  • 4 of 5

The only problem was the bed, it was uncomfortable, it was to small for us, but not sure we requested a queen. Pete slept upstairs and it wasn't convienent, was a bucket list thing to stay in a cabin and we did really enjoy it. The decorating was precious and all the lace and the porch . Wish it wasn't raining the whole time, but we would love to come back with our sons and grandson. Very clean and everything we needed was there.

Thank you , hope to see you sooner than later!

PS. loved the pavilion and the chairs were comfy, beautiful area and so peaceful...

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and flower pots. Cabin was clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

More than what we expected. We were welcomed by the owners and had a great time. Friendly community and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a family or a quiet getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin, beautiful setting!! Met our needs perfectly!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Chattanooga (CHA)
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Chatata Valley
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hiwassee Loop; Etowah TN
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Highway 64/74 and 411
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ocoee Dam, Deli and Diner
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

There is a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM booking required during Summer and on all weekends, UNLESS only 1 night is available in between reservations. Some holidays have a 3 night minimum. ONE NIGHT RENTALS ARE considered on Sunday-Thursday nights during all other seasons at our discretion. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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