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Big Porch Cottage-peaceful farm, animals and room to play - reviews say it all!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The cottage is 1600 sq ft with a rocking chair front porch - 3 large bedrooms

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 unique door-headboard, full bed and a twin bed with beautiful views 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.

More Details

Owner
Tammy Henderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Tammy Henderson

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.

Tammy Henderson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tammy Henderson chose East

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Chattanooga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with towels and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed and plenty of room for portable crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Big Porch Cottage-peaceful farm, animals and room to play - reviews say it all!
average rating of 4.8555555 based on 90 reviews
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2-year old daughter and I had such a fabulous time at Big Porch Cottage. The property is gorgeous, the enormous wrap around porch is the epitome of relaxation, the cottage had everything we needed and was so clean, there were toys that kept our daughter delighted, and Tammy and Steve couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buchanan, Tennessee
5

Perfect place to vacation with our grown children

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Big Porch Cottage the minute we arrived. It is spacious and fit our family perfectly. This was our first ever weekend get away with our adult children and their spouses. It is such a relaxing atmosphere and a beautiful spot for pictures. Our "cow" loving daughter was thrilled to see the two newborn calves born the weekend we were there. I wanted to download a picture of her and one of the calves but don't see any way to do that on this review. Tammy and Steve made us feel like family! If we get to take another family vacation to Chattanooga I am definitely renting "Big Porch Cottage" again. P.S. Tammy, thanks for running to your house to get us ketchup so we could have it for our burgers and fries :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The home was perfect for what we needed - ideal spot for relaxing with friends and kids

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for what we needed. We did a lot of sitting around and relaxing while letting the children play in a relatively contained space. The big porch with rocking chairs and swing made for great visiting times. The barn area adjacent to the house was also a great spot for kids to play and adults to hang out. Our kids loved the farm animals on the property and even got to see a calf born while we were there. Tammy was the right combination of attentive/ available and allowing for appropriate privacy. Clearly, this home and the property that surrounds it are very special to Tammie and her family. We had a blast, would recommend it to any group who is looking for a relaxing spot, and will definitely be back in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Tammy is great to work with. Clean, organized and nice setting.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend in the country

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Big Porch Cottage SO much! Just as it said, it was peaceful! The Cottage had lots of room, very clean and everything we needed was right there! We loved the room for the kids to run around outside and the animals for them to interact with! The rocking chairs and porch swing were the favorite place for the adults to relax. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home with us! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend of Apr 21-23, 2017 at the Big Porch Cottage. My one word description of our stay---WONDERFUL. We are looking at dates for a return family visit. The porch is amazing. The cottage exceeded expectations. We enjoyed the pavilion as we had substantial rain on Saturday afternoon. The pavilion was the perfect place to hangout for the adults as well as the kids.. The owners, Tammy and Steve, are very accommodating. This was a nice get away for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The ultimate compliment is a return visit. We are so happy when our guests want to return. The pavilion really is a special feature, whether escaping the direct sun or shelter from the rain - you can still enjoy rocking chairs, corn hole games, chalk drawing on the concrete floor and just relaxing under the strings of lights hung in the open rafters.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Chattanooga Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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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