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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

TN 20 ACRES, GAME ROOM, POOL, HOTTUB, 5 bed 3 bath just south of Chattanooga,

* We may require a 5 night minimum stay during ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS.

**Strict Limit of 16 people **
Downstairs- 1 King (The Escape)
1 Bunk bed with full on the bottom and twin on top (The Cottage)
1 Daybed twin (the Cubhouse).
Upstairs-2 Queen Beds and a futon (The Garden)
1 Queen bed and a built in Cubby hole (the Cove).
We also have 2 Cots.
Sleeps 12 in actual beds. 1 in the cubby hole in the cove, 2 rollaway beds and one fold down futon. Better for children.

Have you ever found a VRBO rental you fell in love with online only to be dissapointed when you arrived because it was NOTHING like the pictures? Well, we have been too when we have traveled. You DO NOT have to worry about that here!
When you are trying to decide on the perfect home for your family and friends don't you want it to be the best? Really think about what will benefit your needs. Think about working all week and knowing that when you reach your destination it needs to be a time where work is so far away you can't even see it. Sure we may be 30 minutes south of Chattanooga but we are within 5 miles of I-75. Trust me it's worth it. We are picky owners. We promise you will not find a cleaner, better equipped home. Be ready to be impressed.

First you will love Choo Choo Lodge Because it is located on 20 beautiful fenced in acres. The front porch wraps the entire home and was even built around the trees! You can go from the home to the pool or hot tub and your feet never touch grass. The air is cleaner here, the birds are clearer, the peacefulness is amazing. Whether you are sitting on the front porch listening to the wind chimes and waterfall, laying around in the home watching TV or hanging out in the game room there is always a place for everyone and you will be relaxed. We know everyone's idea of a vacation is different and we took that into consideration when planning out our vacation home. Our home is where nature and luxury meet! We are conveniently located within miles of I-75. Don't miss out on this home. Our pictures are updated often. You will not be disappointed! NO PETS!

Have a travel trailer? You can bring it to our property. Nice parking area in the trees on a circular gravel drive. Additional fee applies!

We have 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Our home is beautifully decorated and waiting for a new family to love it each week. You will love our swimming pool,(Season permitting) hot tub, and trails. We also have a bonfire area.

As you enter our property you are entering a whole new world. When you pull up you will see our quaint waterfall, enjoy the sounds. Relax your on vacation!

Each room in our home is named. Here are the descriptions:

'THE ESCAPE' (main floor) this is the master of all masters! This room is over 900 sq ft with a king size bed, couch, lounge, fireplace, wine/wet bar, all marble bathroom and shower with his and her shower heads, jacuzzi garden tub and a walk in closet. This room also looks directly out to the hot tub. 50' lcd flat screen tv with built in stereo system. This room sleeps 2 on the king bed. There is also a pack-n-play provided. WE NOW HAVE A COT IN THE MASTER CLOSET TO USE WHERE NEEDED!

'THE COTTAGE' - (main floor) this is our bunkhouse room. It has a full bed on bottom and a twin on top. 32' lcd flat screen tv. This room can sleep 3.

'THE CUBHOUSE'- (main floor) this room has a daybed, two built in chest of drawers and a vanity. This room is located between the laundry room and the master and has doors leading to each. Perfect for a child or adult! No TV! This room can sleep 1 adult or 2 small children on the daybed.

'THE COVE AND THE GARDEN ROOMS' are both located upstairs and share an all granite custom bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

'THE COVE'- (upstairs) this room is beautiful with a queen size bed, a leather chair and ottoman and a cute built in bunk! A child or adult can use this but I would recommend a child. Pool view. 32' lcd flat screen tv This room can sleep 2 adults in the queen and 1 child or teenager in the built in bunk. Chair and ottoman could be pushed together to accommodate a toddler.

'THE GARDEN' (upstairs) this room is almost the same size as the master on the first level. This room has 2 queen size beds, a built in mini fridge, a 'click-clack' fold down sofa, sectional sofa and ottoman and 55' lcd flat screen tv. This room features huge windows and gorgeous wooded views of side and back yard. This room can sleep 5, there are 2 queen beds and a futon.

'LIVING ROOM' You will enjoy the leather sofa (reclines), love seat (reclines) and recliner. 50' lcd flat screen tv. You could sleep someone on this sofa if you needed to however, it is NOT a pull out sofa.

The living room and kitchen are an open floor plan. You will be able to socialize and relax at the same time. The dining room houses a 6 person bar height table. The bar has 4 more barstools for seating. There is a leaf under the bed in THE CUBHOUSE that you can put into the table and bring the 4 barstools into the dining room so you can eat together.
The kitchen is fully equipped with anything and everything you can use to help you enjoy the comforts of home. French doors open up to the back deck.

There is a gated beautiful walkway to the pool. (for safety of children) enjoy the wonderful views of the night sky and stars from here as well as the wonderful amount of sunlight.

The hot tub is just a short walk down the wraparound porch to a beautiful octagon deck.

'THE CABOOSE' You will love the detached garage which houses the 'game room' equipped with pool table, ping pong table, fooseball, board games and a table for playing cards! (Note this is a detached 2 car garage and is completely separate from the home.)

Get back to nature. You are within miles of the interstate however you wake up to raccoon's, squirrels, birds, sometimes you will even see wild turkey and deer!

No smoking in any indoor area. You will be fined $250.00.

Trust us. You don't wanna miss out on this beautiful home!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. There is a $5.00 fee for every single butt we have to pick up. We do not smoke and do not mind if you do but please be respectful! : )...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS NO EXCEPTIONS! ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Couch Sleeping if needed

    There is a couch in master, living room and garden if needed...moreless

  • Couches continued

    Couches allow for 4 other sleepers not includ. the love seat...moreless

  • The Cottage (main floor bunk room): 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 3...moreless

  • The Cove (second floor): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    The twin is built into the wall. Sleeps 3 ...moreless

  • The Escape (master on main floor): 1 king

    Master has a leather couch you could use.Sleeps 3 w/ couch...moreless

  • The Cub House (main Floor): 1 twin/ single

    Single Day bed, sleeps 1 adult or 2 very small children...moreless

  • The Garden (second floor): 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Has a sectional which can sleep 2 not pull out. Rm total is7...moreless

  • Bedrooms do not come with a change of sheets but there is an HE washer/dryer set with laundry detergent provided. (minimal amt)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • The Escape master bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    All marble custom shower with dual heads for his and her...moreless

  • The Lodge (general bath on main): toilet, shower

    This is the main floor bath used by anyone. ...moreless

  • 2nd Floor bath : toilet, shower, jetted tub

    This bath is shared by both rooms upstairs. All granite!...moreless

  • All bathrooms have 2 rolls of toilet paper, hairdryers and towels.

Other Amenities

  • We feel we offer the best of all aspects at the Choo Choo Lodge. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PICTURES!


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Master has a built in stereo system. Radio Clocks in all rooms except 'The Cottage' and 'The Cubhouse'...moreless

  • Television:

    All Televisions are LCD Flat Screen The Escape 50' The Cottage 32' The Cub House NO TV The Cove 32' The Garden 55' Living Room 50'...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Yes Rated G through PG-13...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Country Setting with some slight views of Mountains in the winter. Our lodge is located on a hill top....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 and the bar seats 4 There is also a table and six chairs in the detached game room and a table and chairs on the front porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Home has 2 Central Air Units. 'The Garage' Game room has a heating and cooling wall unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    HE Dryer HE starter Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softner and Bleach provided. Steam Dryer. If you bring additional please use HE only. Thank you!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces (weather permitting they are turned off during the summer)...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    20 Acres to walk on! What better exercise?...moreless

  • Garage:

    'The Garage' has been converted into a game room with a table and six chairs, pool table, fooseball table and ping pong table. Also has radio and tv (no cable) ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 Gas Fireplaces and a heat pump as well....moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes. But not a change of linens. A washer and dryer with detergent is on premisis for your use....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, love seat and recliner, all recline....moreless

  • Parking:

    Tons of parking. Offers circular turn around for large groups....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Starter set of towels. Some pool towels provided but please keep in mind to bring your own if you would like. Please do not use household towels for pool and hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    HE washer HE starter Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softner and Bleach provided. Steam Dryer. If you bring additional please use HE only. Thank you!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee Programmable ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Corelle Dishes, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped Kitchen with everything you need. Solid surface countertops, french door fridge, garbage disposal, trash compactor, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee pot and everything else you need!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven and regular oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    2 Starter rolls of paper towels provided. 1 bottle of dawn dish detergent, dishwashing liquid, and 2 garbage bags are provided. This is a trash compactor and takes special bags in case you bring more....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen: Side by side stainless french door with water and ice in the door. 'The Escape' & 'The Garden' both have mini fridges as well....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top stove...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Bicycles:

    WE DO NOT PROVIDE BIKES. If you bring your bikes please make sure to visit the Chickamauga Battlefield where the Civil War Took place. This is a beautiful peaceful ride....moreless

  • Boat:

    You can rent boats on the Chickamauga River and at Hales Bar Marine. Please Google Search these....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch on entire house. Also has pool deck for laying out in the sun. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several Courses near by. Concord Golf Course and Nob North are the closest public ones....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    WE DO NOT SUPPLY. However the Hiwassee River is about 45 min away. Take your family on a leisurely easy raft down stream. Call Webb Brothers or Hiwassee Outfitters. Ocoee,1 hr away site of 96 olympics...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    20 acres. Mostly wooded. Yard closest to home is mostly cleared for playing and get togethers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill (PLEASE BRING CHARCOAL NOT PROVIDED)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    NOT PROVIDED but we are 2 1/2 hrs from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge TN. There is skiing there at Ober Gatlinburg. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Closest Courts are at Ringgold High School within 5 miles public welcome....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some floats are left at our Lodge for your use. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large oval above ground pool. Pool limit is 20 persons. 16 x 32...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Apr 21 - May 11, 2017
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Spring Is in the Air
May 12 - May 13, 2017
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May 22 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
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Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2017
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Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
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Nov 11 - Nov 30, 2017
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Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
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Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Acoustic Cafe (not a bar, bar so to speak)
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nob North
19 Miles
Nearest Train
Chattanooga Choo Choo (will not take you anywhere)
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cracker Barrel
151 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg 2.5 hours N near Pigeon Forge
33 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chester Frost Park/ Chickamauga Dam both TN River

Car: Necessary

Located just a short 30 minute drive from Downtown Chattanooga, the serenity and peacefullness of our home beckons individuals and groups. You are far enough away to have peace yet so close to all local attractions like Lake Winnepesaukah, Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Incline, Southern Belle Riverboat, The Aquarium, Creative Discovery Musuem, Lookout Mountain, Calhoun Outlet Malls, Tennessee River and so much more!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Hi! We are Joseph and Mary Armstrong! We want to welcome you to our home. Experience the difference in renting from actual owners instead of a rental company! We know once you see it on here you will have to come and visit us! We have the finest furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, and wonderful custom marble and granite bathrooms. We enjoy the serene surroundings of this home. The peace and quiet is unmatched. Trust me the drive to downtown is nothing! 30 short minutes. Although some attractions on Lookout Mountain may take longer to get to than 30 minutes but it is worth it to stay here!

Why the Owner Chose Tunnel Hill, GA, USA:
Our home is located just outside of Chattanooga, TN (30 min) in the peace and quite of the north Georgia foot hills. We guarantee you will have the best experience here at Choo Choo Lodge. We hope you will continue to come back year after year! Our home has NEVER been smoked in and is clean as a whistle! See you soon!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home offers a complete wrap around porch with a hot tub and swimming pool,(pool is season permitting) we have a bon fire pit, game room and lots of space! Come on 30 minutes is not far to travel to Chattanooga and all the attractions we do it every single day!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lounge Area in 'The Escape' with a gas fireplace. Note the wine bar in the back.

    Lounge Area in 'The Escape' with a gas fireplace. Note the wine bar in the back.

  • 'The Cove' upstairs. One queen bed and a built in bunk in the wall.

    'The Cove' upstairs. One queen bed and a built in bunk in the wall.

  • 2nd queen and couch in 'The Garden' There is also a fold down couch not pictured

    2nd queen and couch in 'The Garden' There is also a fold down couch not pictured

  • Kitchen


  • Quaint Waterfall with our pool in the background

    Quaint Waterfall with our pool in the background

  • HOT TUB! Pic is taken from upstairs so the item in bottom of pic is roof

    HOT TUB! Pic is taken from upstairs so the item in bottom of pic is roof

  • The Cottage, Main floor

    The Cottage, Main floor

  • Bond fire pit

    Bond fire pit

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed and walk in closet in the back ground.

    Master Bedroom with King Bed and walk in closet in the back ground.

  • Marble master bath

    Marble master bath

  • 1st queen bed upstairs in 'The Garden' there is another queen bed in next pic

    1st queen bed upstairs in 'The Garden' there is another queen bed in next pic

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Main floor bath right when you walk in the door.

    Main floor bath right when you walk in the door.

  • 'The Caboose' Game Room

    'The Caboose' Game Room

  • Walkway to the pool.

    Walkway to the pool.

  • Pool. seasonal.

    Pool. seasonal.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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