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

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


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 of the 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

Tammy Henderson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 the rental cottage, we have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from states near and far. We enjoy answering questions about the farm animals.

Tammy Henderson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tammy Henderson chose Chattanooga

This farm was originally owned by Tammy's parents. We built our house here shortly after we married and have lived here for over 33 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.


Chattanooga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with towels and soap provided.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Big Porch Cottage-peaceful farm, animals and room to play - reviews say it all!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 117 reviews

Clean, great location, quiet, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Big house that was well furnished and clean! Excellent communication with owner. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Property and animals were wonderful. We really enjoyed the Pavilion which was where we spent most ti

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality and generosity were amazing. We certainly will spend time here again. The property is wonderful and so were Tammy and Steve.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed and lots of room. Really had a great stay. Host was always available. Thank you so much for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Relaxing Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a comfortable and peaceful visit to Big Porch cabin. Plenty of room, clean and all the necessities of home. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Buckingham Il

Nice clean home and convenient place to stay. Owner was very courteous to work with and everything w

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean home and convenient place to stay. Owner was very courteous to work with and everything was as described.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashville, AL, USA

Perfect for Families with Children

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Big Porch cottage. Everything you need to be cozy and comfortable has been thoughtfully provided. We especially enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations. We hope to visit again in warmer weather and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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 2 acres of yard with room to play ball, bean-bag toss, swing, 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 TN 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are based on 4 guests. $10.00 per night per additional guest.
Owner may require a refundable security deposit. Children 2 years old and under are free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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