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Mountain Top Cozy Cottage on the Bluff with the Best Amazing Long Range Views

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Our Wall of Windows the brings the outdoors in! You can see for miles!!


Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on Cliffs Edge with All the Comforts & Great Views

Welcome to our cozy Cottage on TOP of Lookout Mountain!

Our Rates vary from $99/Night to $165/Night, depending on the Season & Number of Guests ~~~

Ask Miss Gail about YOUR particular Reservation & she will give you the BEST Rate possible, tailored to your situation ~~

There is a 2 Night Minimum stay on ALL High Season Weekend Nights.

We provide a FREE Entry pass to Cloudland Canyon State Park !!

We have the BEST View for the BEST Rates on Lookout Mountain!!!

CALL or EMAIL Miss Gail TODAY to secure your Reservation!! 407-791-2420 or email me from this page, where it says 'Contact Owner

Buzzard's Roost is a wonderful, whimsical, cozy cottage perched right on the edge of Lookout Mountain. Around here, they call it 'the Bluff'. We are on a winding, mellow, dead end road with little or no traffic, making it perfect for walks. Buzzard's Roost is a special place for you to let your hair down, relax & rejuvenate your Soul.

The hot tub is perfect to erase stress & to melt away your aches & pains. Buzzard's has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms & can sleep 6. 4 in beds, 2 on Sofa Bed. The main floor is made up of a Bedroom with a Local Artisan crafted Queen Log bed, closet & the main bathroom with shower & tub just a few steps away. The mirror in this bathroom is also handcrafted by a local artist & made of local woods & branches. Also in this bathroom is a washer, dryer.

Moving on to the full kitchen, that has a full sized, side by side refrigerator/ freezer with ice maker, electric range, convection oven & toaster, all pots, pans, dishes, glassware & silverware & service ware. Also, for your added relaxation is a brand new dishwasher. No drudging away over dirty dishes. You are here to relax. The dining area seats 6 & is also perfect for a game of cards or puzzles or board games that are all here.

The living room area with an entire wall of windows & pine cathedral ceiling is perfect for relaxing with a book, or to enjoy a Movie on our 40 inch, flat screen TV with Dish Network, Satellite service. The corner electric fireplace/heater is just what you need during cool times to take the chill off. In warmer times, use just the flames to feel as though you are sitting by a campfire. We have central Heat & Air as well . The stairs lead to the loft bedroom & another wonderful local Artisan Art piece is there to greet you. It's an iron railing designed with a family of Buzzards to delight & protect you from harm.

The loft is made up of a private bathroom with Shower, a full sized closet & another handcrafted, Queen log bed. The view from this perch is beyond belief. It goes on for miles.
Out on the back deck is a wonderful relaxation area with a table for outdoor dining , Chairs to Relax & the hot tub. The view from out here is amazing. You can actually see 4 States from here. To the right, just off the deck is the BBQ area, & a walking trail that leads to our new Swing, Adirondack Chairs, a Hammock ,Rock formations & more beautiful views. The front yard is full of trees & boulders & great for exploring. The front deck can be a private get away if too much activity out back leaves you needing some alone time.

We hope you enjoy our Mountain Retreat & take advantage of all the wonders of this Mountain Paradise. 35 minutes away, are many Cultural, Recreational, Gourmet Dining & Shopping opportunities. We are 10 min. or less, from the 2nd largest Canyon in the US, Cloudland Canyon. The Hiking is amazing & there are several waterfalls there for you to enjoy. Ft. DeSoto State Park, in Alabama, is about a 45 min. drive. That Park has many Hiking trails, camping, & even an Olympic sized swimming pool. Also just 10 minutes away is the World Famous Canyon Grill for your dining pleasure.

After a scenic 35 minute drive away, in Tennessee, you can enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer. You can see Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Tennessee Aquarium & The Inclined Railway & Chattanooga Choo Choo, & many more venues for some extra thrills.
Of course, if pure & Simple Relaxation is what you are after, Buzzard's Roost is the place to be without any traveling at all. Soak up the Peaceful atmosphere & wind down from the hustle bustle of daily life. Take a walk, read a book or magazine, watch a movie, take a nap, cook a meal, listen to the wind in the trees & the birdies singing. We also have a wonderful Swing & Hammock to Relax & enjoy!
Of course, the Hot Tub is waiting for you at the perfect Temperature, too!!

We offer a 10% Discount for Active Military on Regular Rates with Valid Military ID!!! ( 3 night min. stay required) Thanks for serving our Country!

3 Night Minimum stay required during all Holidays.
Rates quoted here are for 2 Guests. An additional Fees charged for parties over 2.

Remember, if you want to bring your Pet along, WE ARE Pet Friendly! Ask for details while inquiring about your Reservation.

>>>> Due to some recent Pet Owners that have stayed at Buzzard's Roost & have disrespected our Home & Property, we will now be charging a $25 Pet Fee for the convenience of bring your Pet along.

*** Please Note ***
Our Cancellation Policy / Plz. Read

All Fees Paid are Refundable if Cancellation is made 60 days or more, prior to your Reservation.
1/2 of Fees Paid will be Refunded, if Cancellation is made at least 45 Days Prior to your Reservation.
ONLY your Security Deposit will be Refunded if Cancellation is made between 30 - 45 Days Prior to your Reservation.
If Cancellation is made less than 30 Days prior to your Reservation, for any reason, there will be NO Refund of Fees paid. Reason being ~~This short notice makes it VERY difficult for the Owners to re-rent the Property & results in loss of Revenue for us.

**** Please Note~~ Please respect our Home & Property. We have worked very hard to get it & are pleased to be able to invite you to enjoy it as well ~~ Happy Trails ;0)

No Refunds at all for poor weather, lack or interruption of internet, Satellite TV service, or Utilities that are beyond our control.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 Check In is After 3pm & Check Out is Before 11am Occasionally an earlier Check Out required. Late Check Out available At additional charge. Ask Owner prior to Booking. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Caution advised due to heights & slippery surfaces & uneven footing. Parental supervision required at all times. No children in Hot Tub without an Adult or as advised by your Physician. Owners assume no responsibility for any Injury incurred during your stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors ONLY, Ashtrays provided for Outdoor use. Please always extinguish any lighted material & dispose of in Ashtrays provided. The chance of a Wild Fire is High up on the Mountain, so please be thoughtful & extra conscientiousness while smoking or using the BBQ....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are Pet Friendly & accept pets on a case by case basis. Service Animals always welcome. We are Pet People ;0) Please ask about bringing your Pet while inquiring about your Reservation. An additional Pet Deposit is required . We prefer your Pet be Crated while you are away from the Cottage without them. ***** PLEASE READ >> Be prepared to clean up after your Pets outdoor visits. It's the Responsible thing to do. I don't like stepping in Dog Poo & I'll bet you don't either ! There are Trash Barrels on the side of the Cottage....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Steep stairs, uneven, slippery surfaces, loft bathroom not wheelchair accessible, dangerous slopes. Owner assumes no responsibility for any Injury incurred during your stay....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Loft bedroom has a hand crafted Queen log bed & full clost &...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen, Local Artisan crafted bed, Private Bathroom w/Shower...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom has a local Artisan, hand crafted, queen bed, closet & the Large,Main Bathroom with Shower & Tub is steps away. Another hand crafted, Queen bed in Loft. Loft has a Private Bathroom w/Shower & a Desk/Vanity w/Antique Chair. There is a Pull out Bed in the Living Room couch, if needed. There is an Extra Person charge of $ 15 per Night for over 2 Guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private Loft bathroom on 2nd floor, Shower,Sink & Antiques!...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Large Bthrm. w/Vanity & hand crafted Branch Mirror, W & D...moreless

  • Bathroom on Main Floor is Large, w/Room to Move. It has a Full sized Vanity & Hand Crafted Branch/Wood Mirror. Toilet, & Bath Tub w/Shower. Also holds the Washer, Dryer for the Cottage Laundry. Loft Bathroom is Cute with Large Shower, Toilet, Sink & Antiques! Nice! Private!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We will go above & beyond to help you enjoy your time at Buzzard's Roost & Lookout Mountain. The Hike down to the Valley floor & the Waterfalls in Cloudland Canyon is worth the effort! WE are minutes away from a World renowned Hang Gliding Flight Park & the Canyon Grill Restaurant. This part of N.W. Georgia is teeming with Outdoor opportunities. Also, we are a short, scenic drive to Chattanooga, TN. & The Aquarium, Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls, great Restaurants, Concert venues & Farmer's Markets, Antiquing & More! We want to offer you a comfortable Home away from Home that will exceed your expectations....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Small Collection of various types of music for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network with Remote ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable CD Player...moreless

  • Television:

    with Dish Network Satellite TV Flat Screen 40' HD TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few DVD's here. Feel free to bring your own....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Chicamaugua Civil War Battlefield & Point Park, Chattanooga....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Literally perched on the side of Lookout Mountain. On the Bluff. Wide ranging Valley, Forest & Mountain Views. Can see 4 States from our Deck. On 8 , cliff side, forested acres. Peaceful spot....moreless

  • Rural:

    It's ALL Rural around here in Rising Fawn!!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Tennessee River in Chattanooga Cloudland Canyon's Little River & Waterfalls...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Tennessee River in Chattanooga & Little River & waterfalls in Cloudland Canyon. Also in De Soto State Park in Alabama, close by, about 40 min. away ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    5 chairs @ table, 2 stools @ counter, 1 extra chair Outdoor dining also...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air & Heat Thermostat in Loft Keep ALL Windows & Outside Doors Closed while Air is on. Also adjust Air to a Higher setting when not at the Cottage to conserve Energy....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Electric Heater/Fireplace, use with or without Heat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    1. Central Air & Heat 2. Auxiliary Gas Wall Heater/follow instructions on unit 3. Electric Fireplace Heater ~~ so Cute & Cozy !...moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE Wifi !! Code provided at Check In. Our Data Plan is very Basic & not intended for Streaming Movies , YouTube Videos, or for Video Game playing. Feel Free to check email or for basic browseing...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We try to be as "green" as possible & hope you will too, while staying at our Cottage & try to use your towel more than once. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open plan, wall of windows with long range Views & Cathedral ceiling. Couch, Recliner, hand crafted Log chairs, 40' Flat Screen, HD TV & DVD Blue Ray Player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large, off street, wooded, circular gravel driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No Land Line / Bring your own, reception can be spotty during certain Weather condidtons...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All types including fluffy Big Towels for after the Hot Tub...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Full sized, filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All Pots, pans, glasses, dishware, bowls,silverware & various kitchen necessities...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full Sized...moreless

  • Oven:

    Both in Stove & a counter-top Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Guests supply their own food. Salt, Pepper, & a few Gourmet items provided. Take all your personal Food Items w/you @ Check out...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill:

    NEW Gas & Charcoal Grill, **No outdoor fires allowed per Walker County Fire District so please use caution while using BBQ & extinguish after use. Do not use during high winds. No Wood Fires Allowed ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Resort 40 min drive just outside Mentone, AL. near DeSoto State park. Skiing in Season. Also Horseback Riding & Hayrides in the Fall...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    De Soto State Park, just outside of Mentone, Al. about 40 Min. from the Cottage has a Public usage Olympic sized Pool in a wonderful wooded setting....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Children not allowed without an Adult present. Plz. follow all Physician recommended guidelines. Read Instruction sheet in Fireplace drawer before use. No Pets allowed in Hot Tub. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 3 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$155 $160
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$155 $160
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee 2 Guests $85
  • Tax Rate 8%


Check In is After 3 pm & Check Out is Before 11 am. Additional Fees will be charged for late Check Out.

Our Nightly Rates vary & range from $99 to $185 per night depending on the Season & Number of Guests. Additional Fees are Required for more than 2 Guests & for Pets. A Separate Refundable Pet Deposit is charged.

There is a Cleaning Fee & GA. Lodging Tax added to every rental. No Refunds will be given for poor Weather or lack of Internet, Cable TV, or Utilities that are beyond our control.

Ask Miss Gail, Owner, for the Pricing for your Particular Requested Dates & the # in your Guest party.

We do discount per Night fees on Weekly rentals, as well as occasionally run $99/night Specials so keep checking back to our page ;0)

Our Cottage is totally Non Smoking & we would ask that if you are bringing your "Fur Baby" with you, that you clean up after potty breaks.

Please respect our Home & Property as you would expect others to respect your's. God Bless, Miss Gail

Please Note** There is a 2 Night Min. Rental on ALL High Season Weekend Nights

The View is awesome!!!!! Come on up to the Roost!! Buzzard's Roost !!!!

Nothing is set in Stone & we try to be fair & work with our Guests regarding pricing.

WE have the best Rates for the Best View on Lookout Mountain ;0)

** Please Read our Cancellation Policies noted under the Description Area, at the bottom of the page.


We expect our Guests to behave in a respectful & civilized manner. There are to be NO Loud Parties & there is a Noise Ordinance in force after 10pm. Please be respectful of others in the area.

Monies will be deducted from your your Security Deposit for late Check Out. Check out is BEFORE 11am. Thank You.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chattanooga, but U can BYOB to Restaurants here ;)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canyon Ridge Golf Club, 14653 Hwy 157,Rising Fawn
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Chattanooga Choo Choo
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Canyon Grill & Geneva's around the corner
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cloudmont Ski Resort, Mentone, AL

Car: Necessary

Buzzard's Roost is in a rural & secluded mountain area but also located less than an hour's drive to Alabama, and only 30 minutes from all the attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Cloudland Canyon State Park is 5 min. away for the wonders of America's 2nd largest Canyon after the Grand Canyon! & we provide a FREE Park Pass for our Guests!

Hiking & Mountain Biking trails are also plentiful in our immediate area.

De Soto State Park, 45 min. away in Ft. Payne, Alabama is a wonderful Park & has enjoyment access for ALL levels of ability & an Olympic sized Pool to use in the Summer months.

Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Tennessee Aquarium & the Incline Railway are 35 minutes away.

Our Cottage is 10 minutes from a world class Hang Gliding School & several Stables to go Horse Back Riding & also Caving opportunities as well. Hay Rides are available at Cloudland Canyon in the Fall.

Several Civil War Battlefield Memorials & actual Battlefields are woven in & out of our immediate area.

So many diverse recreational opportunities just a short distance from our cottage. Or~~you can just relax in the swing or Hammock & enjoy the View & the Birdies singing~~ and Relax your troubles & Stress away in the Hot Tub ;0)

WE ARE PET FRIENDLY!! Please ask about our expectations while inquiring about a Reservation.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Avid hikers, photographers & all around outdoor folks, we fell in Love with this area several years ago. We finally stumbled onto Buzzard's Roost & it was Love at first sight. A great property with all the features that we would want & are proud to offer to our guests. Enjoy your stay at this very special piece of the Georgia Mountains. Since purchasing this lovely Cottage in 2013, we decided to relocate to Lookout Mountain ourselves & can now oversee out Cottage personally. We are LOVING our decision & the area now as Locals ;0) We strive to provide an environment that will give you BOTH a Physical & Mental Vacation! Our hope is that you will leave refreshed , & aware that your stress & worries are much less than when you arrived.

Why the Owner Chose Rising Fawn, GA, USA:
Buzzard's Roost offers the perfect mixture of all the important Vacation elements. A comfortable cottage, & access to many exciting Vacation friendly opportunities. The View is among the BEST in the area. Read our 90+ Positive Reviews to see!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Buzzard's Roost is a few minutes from world class hiking, dining & relaxation. Buzzard's is also less than an hour away from many interesting, exciting, historical & cultural venues. Chattanooga is full of any type of stimulating Vacation areas you could imagine & is also less than an hour away. Than have the comfort of going home to Buzzard's Roost to snuggle in & enjoy the quiet of Lookout Mountain.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Our Wall of Windows the brings the outdoors in! You can see for miles!!

    Our Wall of Windows the brings the outdoors in! You can see for miles!!

  • Vaulted ceiling Living Room Area. Satellite TV & Electric Fireplace & the View!

    Vaulted ceiling Living Room Area. Satellite TV & Electric Fireplace & the View!

  • Dining area from loft. Dine, play cards , do puzzles or write your next Novel!

    Dining area from loft. Dine, play cards , do puzzles or write your next Novel!

  • Loft desk looking toward private bathroom with shower, Vintage decorated

    Loft desk looking toward private bathroom with shower, Vintage decorated

  • Main Bathroom w/Local Artisan crafted mirror. Shower/ tub combo &Washer/dryer

    Main Bathroom w/Local Artisan crafted mirror. Shower/ tub combo &Washer/dryer

  • Our wonderful winding Dead End Road

    Our wonderful winding Dead End Road

  • A Beautiful Lookout Mountain Sunrise

    A Beautiful Lookout Mountain Sunrise

  • Front view from our Driveway

    Front view from our Driveway

  • Cloudland Canyon State Park is only 10 min. away!

    Cloudland Canyon State Park is only 10 min. away!

  • Our Friends @ the Farm down the road. A nice walk.

    Our Friends @ the Farm down the road. A nice walk.

  • View from Kitchen toward the back Deck

    View from Kitchen toward the back Deck

  •  Kitchen & dining area, fully equipped w/ALL the amenities, including ice maker

    Kitchen & dining area, fully equipped w/ALL the amenities, including ice maker

  • Stairs to the Loft & Comfy Sleeper Sofa/Double Bed.

    Stairs to the Loft & Comfy Sleeper Sofa/Double Bed.

  • Local Artisan crafted iron Buzzard railing!

    Local Artisan crafted iron Buzzard railing!

  • Full Kitchen! Including Dishwasher & Ice Maker!

    Full Kitchen! Including Dishwasher & Ice Maker!

  • You will never tire of the View!

    You will never tire of the View!

  • Our new Swing on the Bluff with a Great view of 4 States! Wow!

    Our new Swing on the Bluff with a Great view of 4 States! Wow!

  • Great Views from every window!

    Great Views from every window!

  • Front view of Buzzard's Roost Cottage

    Front view of Buzzard's Roost Cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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