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Pool, Hot Tub, Bon Fire pit, Game Room! Sells out for summer fast!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Just remodeled! Absolutely stunning! 20 acres, hot tub! Bon fire pit!

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

This home was remodeled in November 2017! All new hardwoods on lower level, kitchen backsplash, tile and fixtures in hall bath and all new master bath!

**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!

More Details

Rachael Armstrong
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Tunnel Hill

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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Tunnel Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Pool, Hot Tub, Bon Fire pit, Game Room! Sells out for summer fast!
average rating of 4.9342103 based on 77 reviews

Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our softball team could not have had more fun being away from the fields.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect getaway. Even though it is minutes from all Chattanooga offers, I promise you will enjoy relaxing at the Lodge just as much as exploring the city.

While you are there, make sure to catch the sunrise at least one morning—Breathtaking from the front-porch rocking chair!

Spacious, private, cozy, comfortable, the owners have thought of everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Linda Ellis

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, roomy, with lots to do, with game room, hot tub, fire pit and property. Close to Chattanooga and many activities. Would recommend this place and maybe go again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, 87yo mother-in-law and our daughter and son's families from Mt. Sterling ,KY met my son and his family from New Port Richey, FL here for a holiday getaway. We all had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. My grandchildren loved the game room. On our last night we had smores and a sing a long around the firepit. This place is so nice we had a photographer come and do family pictures. If you are looking for a place for a family getaway you will love this. Even though it was cold we had a wonderful time together. Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely home. Everything was emaculate.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Thanksgiving at Choo Choo Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful memories were made at this incredible property. My Florida kids and grandkids, along with our Alabama kids and grandkids, met for a Thanksgiving that will rank as one of our favorite. This home was so warm and welcoming and enough room that we never felt over crowded. The game room - probably intended for the teens - was enjoyed by everyone from the 10 year old to the 70 year old. What fun we had - family fun without relying on technology! An evening around the fire pit, another evening the the hot tub, and many hours of great relaxation. While the property feels very private, you are less than 10 minutes to plenty of restaurants and shopping. The owner/managers have created an extrodinary home and one we certainly plan to visit again. This is a 5 star PLUS deal.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful property and Great location for softball

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during recent softball tournament. Perfect location for all the tournament’s fields. Beautiful home and the owners were really wonderful to work with. We would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Rock City
Ruby Falls
Southern Belle Riverboat
Chattanooga Lookouts
Creative Discovery Museum
River Gorge Explorer Riverboat
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
Tennessee Aquarium
Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar
Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
Hiwassee Outfitters Campground
Rolling Thunder River Company Ocoee River Rafting Center
Concord Golf Club
Hamilton Place Mall
Farm to Fork
Spencer B's BBQ
Fresh Smoked BBQ. Carry out only. Family Packs to feel 4 are only $15.00 and come with 3 lar...
Warner Park Zoo
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Calhoun Premium Outlets
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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