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Mountain Cabin Retreat, 40 acres w/ lake;. In Georgia mountains near Chattanooga

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home with private fishing/ swim lake on 40 wooded acres

Located 45 min south of Downtown Chattanooga and about 2 hrs from Atlanta and Birmingham, this spacious and elegant custom-built rustic cabin sleeps 12 comfortably. Ideal for families with children or for couples' getaways. Location is perfect for morning or afternoon hikes to nearby parks and natural areas, for day trips to surrounding towns or cities, or for staying in and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the area.

The cabin's big veranda with mountain views overlooks a private lake with a large deck, a zip-line and two canoes. A trail around the lake is an easy walk for all; there are lots of trails in the 40 acres, ideal for walking, hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Great views from screened-in porch and from porches off two main-floor bedrooms. Lovely two-story great room with stone fireplace. This property is ideal for families wanting to get away (lots of movies and games); for groups celebrating weddings at nearby Mountain Cove Farms Resort; or for those seeking proximity to Walker County's McLemore Cove, site of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamagua Sept 19-22, 2013.

Five min. car ride away are caves perfect for exploring with kids, further out more advanced caving. Part of the Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Preserve, Rock Town's giant boulders make a natural 'town' perfect for hiking, exploring and climbing with kids. It is also an Atlanta favorite for bouldering. Fifteen min away is The Pocket, a Shirley Miller Wildflower Preserve. A board walk provides an easy way to admire endangered wild flowers while protecting them, and an easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall and creek. About thirty min. away are Georgia's Cloudland Canyon State Park and Chattanooga's Rock City. On the Alabama side, DeSoto State Park, DeSoto Falls and the quaint town of Mentone, AL, a mecca for summer camps, are less than 30 min away.

Our home is located less than five minutes away from a brand new restaurant in the area, The Mansion at Mountain Cove Farms. The restaurant opened in September 2013 and offers fine dining as well as a lighter fare including burgers and sandwiches. In December 2013 a pub opened right next to the restaurant, with three large-screen TVs, beer and wine. The combination is perfect for wanting to stay close by for 'a night out' watching sports with the added excitement of good company and good food! The restaurant caters meals and can bring the menu of your choice to our property!

Thirty minutes away are three well-known restaurants in the area, Canyon Grill in Rising Fawn, GA, Wildflower Cafe in Mentone, AL, and Ballinger's in Summerville, GA. The first two get a continuous stream of visitors from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham and other nearby areas. The third one is very popular among the locals as well.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Michelle

Busy family with four active kids, love to escape to our retreat in the NWGA mountains. Children are free to roam and explore nature, swim, fish, ride bikes or go caving nearby.

Michelle purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Michelle chose Chickamauga

We wanted to be no further away than an hour's drive from our home in Rome, GA for quick family getaways. The drive up there is incredibly beautiful; by the time we arrive we are totally relaxed. Ours private lake provides passive entertainment such as fishing and canoeing, or reading by the lake, but the zip line over the lake keeps kids very active. Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Reserve, Cloudland Canyon State Park, DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon are all just a short drive away. Mountain Cove State Park and Resort are a short walk down the street!

What makes this cabin unique

We worked with an Atlanta architect to design a house that would suit the property. He framed great views of the mountains with big windows and lots of porches. We used local rock, cedar and other rustic material to give the cabin an established feel. The home is furnished beautifully and the indoors have a bit of a rustic European feel.


Chickamauga Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks on heart pine/toilet door/shwr wall jets/rustic tile
    Bathroom 2 - Guest Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heart-pine countertop; designer faucets; tile floor,tub wall
    Bathroom 3 - Basement Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Rustic bluestone countertop w barnwood cabinet & accents
    Bathroom 4 -Upstairs - toilet , shower , Door to toilet,shower/2counters w sinks/rustic tile & faucet
    Bathroom 5 - Half Bath - toilet , Bowl sink on small table w wall faucet, rustic tile
    Bathroom 6 - Barn - toilet , shower , Very rustic; will be available only by prior agreement
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1- Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Cathedral ceiling, French doors to private porch,master bath
    Bedroom 2- Main Guest Room - 1 queen , French doors open to private porch; has private bath
    Bedroom 3- Basement Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen- sized sleep sofa, private bath
    Bedroom 4 -Bunk Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two bottom bunk beds are double, tops are twin; sleeps 5-7
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Small room; carpet on cubby area perfect for sleeping bags
  • Basement room has lots of windows, French doors open to outside patio area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Mountain Cabin Retreat, 40 acres w/ lake;. In Georgia mountains near Chattanooga
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Perfect place for families to enjoy nature

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful in every way. Michelle made the whole process very easy. We loved the space, the porches, the pond, the walking trails were all amazing. It was just what our family needed

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great view, great for family and kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this retreat. Everyone has enjoyed it. Great private lake for everyone, fishing, zipline, canoeing, trails! House is beautiful with everything you need. The cove farm area has breath taking view, driving in and out has been a great experience for all of us. About 40mins from rock city and Tennesse river. I will definitely consider this house if we go back to chattanooga area.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful place to get away and relax

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed 8 days at this property. We had a wonderful time and really broke away from it all and relaxed. The house is beautiful and well equipped. The property is very private. The lake was so much fun. We swam, fished, lounged and spent much time together. It was a great trip and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and property. It was clean and comfortable with plenty of seating for a group. The decks were also spacious with several private spots to have a morning cup of coffee. The lake is fun, but is more like a pond so swimming took a bit of courage to get in, but once we did it was fine. Would definitely book again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, well maintained home perfectly hidden on a small mountain in the woods on a small lake.

  • 5 of 5

I organized a trip for my family to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary, we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place! Michelle was always readily available by email or phone and the property is absolutely stunning. We wanted a place where we could reconnect as a family and share this milestone with my parents. This was the first trip that we have all taken together since we were kids! Everyone loved it!

The little ones loved the lake, especially the zip line. All of us older ones loved the back deck with a glass of bourbon or a glass of wine to wind down after hiking or running up to Chattanooga for the afternoon. We played cards and games and just told stories about growing up, it was magical and we hope to go back one day.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to Downtown Chattanooga and Rock City; the picturesque town of Mentone, AL; the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Battlefield; Lake Winnie Amusement Park, now also a water park; and many other area attractions. Two hours from Atlanta and Birmingham. Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Preserve nearby is a popular area for hunting, spelunking and bouldering. Little River Canyon, an hour away, has outfitter with extreme adventure sports available as day-long adventures.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. To reserve date, guests need to sign a rental contract and provide copy of a driver's license copy with a valid address. Summer weekly rentals are Sat 4pm-Sat 10am, although exceptions can be made based upon availability.
. CANCELLATION - No Cash Refunds Are Given . CANCELLATION - No Cash Refunds Are Given. Only checks are given as a refund that follows the agreements in this contract. If the Guest cancels for any reason, the 50% reservation deposit can be transferred to a new stay within 365 days after the day of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.