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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 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

Owner
Tammy Henderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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 of 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 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.

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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
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 -
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average rating of 4.8737864 based on 103 reviews
5

Loved the peacefullness and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage had everything we needed. Tammy and Steve are extremely friendly and helpful. Beautiful drive to their place from the town.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bartlett, TN
5

Amazing family farm stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stay here on your next vacation to the Chattanooga area!! Trust me! We just stayed here for a whole week and it was perfect. Our 3 year old daughter loved the animals and we did too. We even got to watch while Mrs. Tammy and Mr. Steve bottle fed Otis the calf. The dogs are so friendly!

This property is tucked away on Signal Mountain and is about 15 minutes to the nearby town which includes several restaurants and a Walmart and other stores. Then maybe another 10 min from that town to downtown Chattanooga. The drive is so worth it and an easy drive, too.

Tammy suggested Snoopers Rock which is nearby (kind of) and it was beautiful! We woke up early and went at sunrise. Sooo beautiful!

Ok now that you're done reading reviews, go ahead and book your vacation to stay here. At least for part of your trip (but you'll wish you would have stayed the whole trip here).

We are so thankful we got to meet Tammy and Steve. They have amazing hospitality and made us feel at home right away.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place and wonderful hosts will definitely be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an amazing time at the Big Pourch cottage!!! Hosts Tammy and Steve and family are absolutely the best. The house was perfect for our group, the property has lovely charm and is just the right distance from surrounding towns to be comfortable country living. We were totally floored with the hospitality and friendships we have made on our trip to Tennessee!!! Bo and Luke reminded us everyday to relax, enjoy ourselves and give a little love to our four legged friends!!! Thanks for everything Tammy and Steve!!! Can't wait to start planning our return trip!!! Until then Aloha!!! From your Kauai Ohana

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular Location & Spectacular People

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Chattanooga, and we are already eagerly planning our next visit. My wife and I brought our 3 kids (ages 2, 4 and 10) up for an entire week. Steve and Tammy were extremely hospitable. They allowed our kids to help bottle feed a newborn calf, which was very exciting for them. The cottage and farm were very peaceful and an ideal spot for relaxing and spending family time together. The kids loved playing outside and having campfires under the stars. The cottage was well-stocked with everything we needed and kid-friendly. The sights and attractions of Chattanooga were only a short drive away, so we felt that we had the best of both worlds. This was by far the best vacation we have ever taken.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirbyville, TX
5

Perfect little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay out of town and secluded but close to attractions. Nice hostess and clean house!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Prefect

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place that we have stayed in everything was perfect .Better than a five star hotel

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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