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the perfect place for relaxing after a day of activities.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

As our reviews reflect, we work hard to make the cottage clean, inviting and a place to make lifetime memories. Whether you are traveling with several family members, a group of friends, or only a couple - we know that you will find relaxation on the big porch rocking chairs or around the fire pit. Special visits from the farm dogs and red hens that free-range the farm are a real treat. There is just something so amazingly peaceful about watching the hens and cattle going about their leisurely lives of grazing and resting. The property has plenty of room to toss a ball or frisbee; play flashlight tag, chase fireflies or catch snowflakes on your tongue. There is a cornhole board and bags set and board games for inside. We have decorated the cottage in an inviting, comfortable country theme. There are books and inside toys for the children to enjoy (if you can ever get them inside).
The kitchen offers everything needed for your stay. With two separate round tables and bar stools, you can all enjoy a sit-down meal in the house - or a picnic style meal in the pole barn which is lighted with strings of clear lights.
The master bedroom has a queen sleigh bed, large walk in closet and a full bath. The south bedroom has a queen sleigh bed and a twin bed with antique dresser. The north bedroom has a brass, full bed and a twin bed with beautiful views of the rose garden and hay barn. The south and north bedrooms share a full bath and walk in closet. The living room has TV with cable and DVD, game chest, seating for 10 and lots of floor space to play games. There is also a game table in the living room. The kitchen/dining room is very spacious with beautiful oak table/chairs and an island with bar stool seating. The kitchen is fully furnished with stove, oven, side-by-side refrigerator with ice/water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, blender, dishes and cookware.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children enjoy having almost 3 acres of grassy lawn for playing and the chance to view the many farm animals....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed and plenty of room for portable crib....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Two full baths with towels and soap provided.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    books and magazines including Chattanooga area information ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    various family board games, outside games such as corn hole and ladder ball...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    toy barn and wooden inside toys child size kitchen cabinets/accessories ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located on a 40 acre farm on a mountain 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Cellphone service available. TMOBILE does not get coverage here. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    includes toaster, electric mixer, can opener, blender, pizza stone, crock pot, cookware and serving pieces....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, trashbags, coffee filters.sugar, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with water and ice dispenser in door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) deck/porch on 3 sides of house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    approximate 3 acres with mature oak trees and rose garden, fire pit and wood...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 61 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chattanooga Airport

Car: Necessary

Our cottage is located in a convenient location to all the activities of Chattanooga, but also on a rural mountain-top farm. To the west is the beautiful Sequatchie Valley in Marion County, TN with a small airport in Jasper, TN; Nickajack Lake in Jasper; the Children's Holocaust Museum in Whitwell, TN; the Dunlap Coke Oven Museum, in Dunlap, TN and many craft fairs and local events such as Ketner's Mill, the National Cornbread Festival, etc.

Chattanooga offers something for everyone of all ages: the Children's Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, Imax Theatre, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ghost Tours, Coolidge Park, Chattanooga Zoo, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Chattanooga Theatre, UTC Mocs sporting events, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball, the Riverbend Music Festival in June, RiverRocks events in October and the list goes on.

If your family enjoys retreating to a quiet, home-like setting after a full day of activities, our cottage can offer that family-centered atmosphere you want. There is approximately 3 acres of yard with room to play ball, bean-bag toss, swing, fish in the pond, sit around the fire pit or relax in the rocking chairs on the 50 ft front porch. You could spend your entire vacation just being relaxed and doing family things and never leave the property.

Another wonderful opportunity awaits just outside the property. We are adjacent to a state forest, Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. There are 23,000 acres of forest with abundant wildlife (deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, birds) and miles and miles of roads and hiking trails leading to wonderful areas overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge or the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.

Your family will find much to do and will want to come again to have more time for other activities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Our names are Steve and Tammy Henderson. We live and raise cattle, chickens (for eggs), apples and a garden on this 40 acre farm. Steve also works away from the farm, but we enjoy being here for most of our spare time. Since offering out the rental cottage, we have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from states near and far. We certainly enjoy giving tours and welcoming our guests with gifts such as apple butter or eggs from the farm.

Why the Owner Chose Chattanooga, TN, USA:
This farm was originally owned by Tammy's parents. We built our house here shortly after we married and have lived here for almost 31 years. The location has been very convenient to schools and jobs, yet offers a peaceful retreat from the hectic city life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Guests to our cottage most always comment on the wonderful front porch, 8 ft x 50 ft with 10 rocking chairs. The fresh mountain air and peacefulness seems to melt the stress out of your body and put a smile on your face. Sunsets are beautiful from the porch or the pavilion out back. We have a barn-wood pavilion out back where families can spend evenings under twinkling lights and play corn-hole or other games or enjoy a picnic. One of my favorite places in the cottage is standing at the kitchen window looking out at the big red hay barn. There are often cattle, chickens and guineas in the pasture by the barn.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • the perfect place for relaxing after a day of activities.

    the perfect place for relaxing after a day of activities.

  • kitchen / dining area

    kitchen / dining area

  • spacious kitchen - fully furnished.

    spacious kitchen - fully furnished.

  • Living room with sofa and card table

    Living room with sofa and card table

  • Full bath #2

    Full bath #2

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • south facing bedroom with queen sleigh bed and twin bed.

    south facing bedroom with queen sleigh bed and twin bed.

  • Rustic sign which welcomes our guests.

    Rustic sign which welcomes our guests.

  • A view of some cattle by the barn seen from back deck.

    A view of some cattle by the barn seen from back deck.

  • One of 12 rocking chairs on the 8 ft x 50 ft front porch.

    One of 12 rocking chairs on the 8 ft x 50 ft front porch.

  • Rustic decor and welcome sign.

    Rustic decor and welcome sign.

  • pond in the snow

    pond in the snow

  • The cottage is decorated for Christmas from late November until early January.

    The cottage is decorated for Christmas from late November until early January.

  • Country eat-in kitchen

    Country eat-in kitchen

  • living room with loveseat and two antique comfy chairs.

    living room with loveseat and two antique comfy chairs.

  • The living room has a TV in the cabinet with cable and DVD player, board games.

    The living room has a TV in the cabinet with cable and DVD player, board games.

  • Master bedroom with queen sleigh bed and master bath.

    Master bedroom with queen sleigh bed and master bath.

  • Amazing front porch for relaxing with a cup of coffee and old friends or family.

    Amazing front porch for relaxing with a cup of coffee and old friends or family.

  • Comfy quilt on the bed with door headboard in the northwest bedroom.

    Comfy quilt on the bed with door headboard in the northwest bedroom.

  • A special toy kitchen area for the children.

    A special toy kitchen area for the children.

  • The barn is a wonderful old structure.

    The barn is a wonderful old structure.

  • Fall mums in baskets and galvanized tub.

    Fall mums in baskets and galvanized tub.

  • Beautiful snow on the evergreen and barn.

    Beautiful snow on the evergreen and barn.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2016

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