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Book now for SUMMER! Pool, hot tub, game room, bonfire pit all on 20 acres!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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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Rachael Armstrong
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Rachael Armstrong

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!

Rachael Armstrong purchased this house in 2006

Why Rachael Armstrong chose Georgia

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!

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! We love the house and grounds, and the pool is

really fun. After day 1, I can honestly say we are all starting to relax!

By the way, the house was really clean when we arrived...thank you. We have stayed in houses before where I had to spend the first day cleaning. We appreciate the extra effort you took to make it nice for us. We had a wonderful time, and the house was great.
Aug 2013
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Family Christmas at ChooChoo Lodge

  • 5 of 5

All we had hoped for and more! Having our family, children and grandchildren, together for Christmas was a blessing, doing it at ChooChoo Lodge made it extraordinary! The home, the property, and the owners was the perfect wrapping for the Christmas present,(vacation) we gave each other.

Having prepared almost all the meals for the week at the Lodge I can certainly confirm the kitchen is well appointed and stocked, as were all the rooms. The short drive into Chattanooga was not a problem. I could go on, but practically I would simply say their description pales, if anything, in view of how wonderful it is. Thanks for the good memories! God bless!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Choo Choo Lodge Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family Christmas gathering from 12/23-12/26 was absoutely wonderful. Our plans were originally for Gatlinburg, and due to the tragic fires that took place we had to make other arrangements. We were truly blessed to find this property in Tunnel Hill Ga, about 25 minutes from Chattanooga Tn. The Home was beautiful, very clean and everything we needed was provided. Rachael was available to assist us or provide anything else we needed to make our trip a wonderful experience. We would definately come back, in the summer this time to enjoy the pool and outdoors around the property. Thanks for everything I have no complaints about anything!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Good Time

  • 4 of 5

What you see on line is what you get. Very fun house. Very private

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Superb Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Traveled in town with a group and everyone wa impressed with everything the house had to offer. The home had everything we needed and much more!!

Will look to book again in the future

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A great and secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really liked the house, especially the huge porch, gaming area, and the hot tub. Came for a long weekend with friends and family and just had a nice relaxing time at the house. Would definitely recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 adults and 3 children came to this home for a week to celebrate our mom's birthday. It was perfect! Each family had their own bedroom. The master suite was completely amazing! We had fun in the hot tub and pool. They were sparking clean, and well maintained. It rained some during our trip, and we spent time in the game room playing pool and games. There truly is fun for all ages at this home. We were surprised to find such a beautiful and clean place to stay! It was even better than the pictures. We talked to the owners a couple times, and they were very friendly and helpful. Unlike other rental properties, it seemed that every detail was thought about and provided in this house like pool towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, and spices to cook with. I would highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Acoustic Cafe (not a bar, bar so to speak)
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nob North
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Chattanooga Choo Choo (will not take you anywhere)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cracker Barrel
Nearest Ski
151 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg 2.5 hours N near Pigeon Forge
Nearest Beach
33 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Tunnel Hill House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Getaways
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Is in the Air
Mar 11 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Spectacular
May 14 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Tunnel Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Escape master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , All marble custom shower with dual heads for his and her
    The Lodge (general bath on main) - toilet , shower , This is the main floor bath used by anyone.
    2nd Floor bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This bath is shared by both rooms upstairs. All granite!
  • All bathrooms have 2 rolls of toilet paper, hairdryers and towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Couch Sleeping if needed - There is a couch in master, living room and garden if needed
    Couches continued - Couches allow for 4 other sleepers not includ. the love seat
    The Cottage (main floor bunk room) - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3
    The Cove (second floor) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is built into the wall. Sleeps 3
    The Escape (master on main floor) - 1 king , Master has a leather couch you could use.Sleeps 3 w/ couch
    The Cub House (main Floor) - 1 twin/ single , Single Day bed, sleeps 1 adult or 2 very small children
    The Garden (second floor) - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has a sectional which can sleep 2 not pull out. Rm total is7
  • Bedrooms do not come with a change of sheets but there is an HE washer/dryer set with laundry detergent provided. (minimal amt)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
We feel we offer the best of all aspects at the Choo Choo Lodge. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PICTURES!

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