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Perfect For Family Reunions or Retreats. 2 kitchens/2 great rooms/6,000sq. Ft.

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

7 Bed/4.5 Bath-Sleeps 16-32 (2,500 sf decks/porches and Aux. house w 3 bed/2bath

The Lodge of McClemore's Cove is a custom built 6,000 square foot log home that has many unique features that will make your stay memorable. The 28 ft. cathedral ceilings and the massive 10 foot front doors are a glimpse into what is in store for our guests. Gorgeous mountain views in all directions and unheard of privacy make this a place that seems to have been untouched by time. The Lodge sits atop a ridge with Lookout Mountain 2 miles to the west and Pigeon Mountain 2 miles to the east and the end of the McClemore's Cove 5 miles to the south. The early risers can watch the sun peek over Pigeon Mountain and everyone can watch the beautiful sunsets over Lookout Mountain. And the best is yet to come as once the sun sets the spectacular night sky puts on a show that is breathtaking. If you love nature's beauty then you will be at home here and if you enjoy real log homes this is the place for you. If you want the big city and parking lots then you may have a change of heart after your visit. Whatever your preferences we will welcome you to a beautiful log home that is in a gorgeous setting.

The capacity for the lodge is 24 and we have just added an auxillary house that is available for larger groups that have up to 32 people.The auxillary house is 1500 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is just down the hill from the lodge. There is an additional charge for the auxillary house. If you are interested please ask for more information.

The average group size in the Lodge is 22 people and there is plenty of room for everyone. The 2 adjacent great rooms provide lots of options for tv watching, gaming, conversation, or just relaxing by the fireplace. The 2,200 sq. ft of open area on the ground floor is perfect for connecting with family and friends.

The 2 kitchens provide lots of options for the cooks and chefs as well. The larger kitchen has a gas oven, convection oven, and convection microwave oven as well as 2 full sinks,dishwasher,XL fridge, and lots of countertops for preparation. The smaller kitchen has an electric stove, XL fridge, dishwasher, full sink, washer/dryer, and more countertop areas. There are 2 full-size dining room tables and seating at the bar in the larger kitchen/dining area as well.

There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 1 full bath and a 1/2 bath as well. These rooms all have queen beds in them and give our guests who don't want to climb stairs the option of not having to while still being able to access the great rooms.

Upstairs there are 2 huge master bedrooms that each have king beds, sitting areas, bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs, and walkout balcony decks with gorgeous views. There is also the bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds and also a loft area with a very comfy futon and Thomas the Tank Engine track set for the younger train enthusiasts. At the top is the tower bedroom which has incredible views in all directions and has a full bed in it.

The lodge has over 2,500 sq. ft. of decks and porches so no matter what time of day it is you can find some shade or sun to relax in a rocker or chair. The covered front porch is great if it's raining to listen to the rain on the metal roof or to watch the sun set over Lookout Mountain. The back screened in porch is awesome to enjoy birdwatching or listening to the sounds of nature. The enclosed porch has the foosball table and sauna and outdoor game equipment and the 3 balcony decks are great for a morning cup of coffee to start your day. The large side deck has incredible views year round as you can see to the end of the cove.

The back patio has the hot tub and leads to the 36 ft inground pool that is exclusively for your use. The pool is the place to be for all ages either wearing out the young ones or relaxing for the older ones. Also in the back is the fire pit and outdoor fireplace which provide endless hours of memories while relaxing and roasting marshmallows.

There is 3 acres of front yard space for kids to roam and play games as well as the woods to explore. Take a mile hike on the property that goes through the woods and across the lower pasture to Chickamauga Creek which is on the property. The creek is 30 feet wide and usually is only a few feet deep. The kids love to play in the creek and look for animals and their footprints. Also, searching for arrowheads is a popular endeavor around the creek as well.

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Jon Afman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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January 15, 2017

What makes this lodge unique

Surrounded by mountains and wildlife The Lodge of McClemore's Cove is truly a special place to come and relax. Sit on the deck and unwind as the sounds of nature remind you of a slower pace. Watch the hawks soar or the deer grazing or hear the coyotes yelp at night and you and your youngsters become engaged with nature. Hike through the woods to the creek on the mile long nature trail and try to find the items on the scavenger hunt list. Look for animal tracks, fish, search for arrowheads, or just sit on a rock and be mesmerized by the sounds of the water flowing down the 30 ft. wide creek.

Watch the sun rise over Pigeon Mountain and set over Lookout Mountain and then be prepared for an awesome sight as the night sky is illuminated by the stars and nothing else! Learn the constellations because you can see them. Where else can you roast marshmallows and sing by the fire as late as you like and not worry about bothering the neighbors?

Pigeon Mountain (2 miles away) has a 10 minute hike to an 80 ft waterfall and also has Rocktown on top for rock climbers of all ages. It has miles of hiking trails but no houses. Cloudland Canyon State Park is only 15 minutes away on Lookout Mountain and it is worth the visit.

There are very few places this private that specialize in large groups that can stay together. The Lodge of McClemore's Cove takes pride in doing all that it can to insure that each group has a memorable time for all the right reasons. Always clean on arrival and doing our best to make sure that everything is in good working order is our pledge to our guests. It is only 15 minutes to Lafayette, Ga. which has Wal-Mart, Bi-lo, and Shop-Rite for your grocery or fast food needs. Downtown Chattanooga is an easy 30 minutes with only 2 red lights and 3 stop signs and no traffic on the way. If you are not familiar with Chattanooga it is very family friendly and offers all kinds of attractions and restaurants. We hope you come to visit:)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Perfect For Family Reunions or Retreats. 2 kitchens/2 great rooms/6,000sq. Ft.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Christmas-New Year Family Time

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 24 who live in various parts of the country. We were looking for a meet up for five families for five days and found this rental to be centrally located for all of us. We had 10 adults and 14 grandchildren aged 5 months to 17 years old. We found this home to meet our needs and to have a wonderful time as a family. We spent most of of our time in the house but did take a day trip to the Chattanooga, TN area. Jon, the owner, took us on a tour upon our arrival and pointed out what we needed to know about his home. He also came by daily to pick up the garbage and to see how we were doing. I would recommend this home for a family getaway. The views from this house were outstanding. We managed a beautiful family photo from the back deck. The kids loved exploring the property. The kids had a room to play their video games while the adults had their own space on the opposite side of this house. Though there were two kitchens in this home we did most of the cooking in the main kitchen which features two ovens. The kids really enjoyed the pool ( December) and the outside jacuzzi. All in all it was a time to remember and we are thankful for time together as a family!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family reunion celebrating our mom/grandmother's 100th birthday. We also used the auxiliary house. Besides the magnificent views and wildlife, there is a wonderful in ground pool. Jon also has on site for his guests a horseshoe pit, volleyball, and croquet. The very large porch and multiple balconies provide a quiet place to sit, read, and enjoy nature.

The location is remote, yet close to major Chattanooga, TN tourist attractions. In the immediate area there are hiking trails and canyons to explore. Also, lots of fishing opportunities for the fishermen.

Although remote, you still have cell service. The lodge and auxiliary house our very nice and clean with plenty of room for families. If you are looking for a place for a large gathering, look no further. This is it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cumming, GA

Lots of Space to Be Together

  • 4 of 5

Every year we have a family reunion for 20-30 people, depending on who can come that year, new members, etc. As the main planner, I put hours into looking for a house that truly accommodates this many people. Jon's Lodge really is big enough - and laid out - to manage a large group.

The bedroom layout in the main house works well for multiple families. It is a log cabin so noise carries, but since there are 2 sides it works well for early to bed crowd, as well as early to rise crowd, not being bothered by others. There are bedrooms on the main level as well as upstairs (the staircases are gorgeous... though they're steep log cabin stairs so I recommend baby gates if you have young children). The main house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath on the main level so it's easily accessible for those that can't tackle the stairs. The smaller auxiliary house is a perfect addition for a quieter, separate sleeping area, as well as additional kitchen & living quarters (3bed/2bath with 6 additional beds - Q, F, T, T, T, T).

The kitchens are stocked with tons of utensils & cookware. There are 2 refrigerators in the main house, 2 stoves/ovens, 2 coffee pots, 3 sinks... it's plenty big to cook for a large crowd. (We also had the auxiliary house which added an additional full kitchen though we didn't need to use it since we gathered in the main house.)

The porches & decks on the house are awesome! Parents of small kids were a little crazy running behind them on the main front porch because it's a long drop down. We were very careful... but what a view! We enjoyed coffee & sunrise on one side, and sunset on the other. It's really a gorgeous setting!

The lawn area is fabulous for yard games and playing. The volleyball set on-site is AWESOME! The back patio area & fire pit are really nice, and we spent most evenings there. The pool is gated and there's plenty of seating area (and chairs) around the pool. It was very clean, and well taken care of. We did take a canopy to provide shade as needed as there's only 1 umbrella in the pool area and it's very sunny. This helped a lot for our young kids & adults that didn't want to be in full sun.

Jon was anxious to help; he was there every morning to gather garbage and answer any questions. He always checked for any issues, and was responsive any time we needed anything.

We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge... we saw the resident wildlife, enjoyed the quiet mountains, with enough space to be together & enjoy each other.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 11 people attend a weekend get together at the Lodge. Let me start by saying working with the owner, Jon Afman, was such a pleasure. He was quick to respond and answer every question before we got there. Once we arrived he provided us with a tour of the property.

Secondly the lodge is a perfect place for a large group to enjoy and make lasting memories. We had plenty of space an lots to do onsite.

The views are completely stunning! Absolutely loved having breakfast on the patio and watching the sunset at night on the mountains.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Northport, AL

Great family Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

There was an AMAZING time had when our family chose this location for our Family Christmas! The cabin is so spacious and a well equipped kitchen (2 of them!). There was plenty of room to play cards, watch TV by the fire, or just hang out. We saw deer in the mornings from the windows. I highly recommend this property for your family gatherings. Wish it had been warm enough to try out the swimming pool!!! Owner met us and showed us around which was very helpful!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing weekend in an amazing home. So well equipped and comfortable. The owner even took the time to run and get a corkscrew for us! I most definitely will return!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Car: necessary

McClemore's Cove is an outdoor enthusiast and nature lovers dream come true. Pigeon Mountain is a wildlife refuge area and is full of trails and adventures. The pocket waterfall is 2 miles away and is a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall that is only a 10 minute hike from the parking area. Pigeon mountain is also one of the top rock climbing destinations in the southeastern US and boasts the deepest cave in the southeast. Hang gliding is available off of Lookout Mountain as well as famous Rock City and Ruby Falls. Hiking to the creek on the property is always an adventure and wildlife viewing is constantly on display. The stars at night are incredible as there is no light pollution so make sure you brush up on your constellations. Driving through McClemore's Cove is a must see as the scenery is breathtaking.

Downtown Chattanooga is only 25 miles away and it boasts a never ending supply of family fun activities. Walk across the Tennessee River on the walking bridge and ride the carousel at Coolidge Park or let the kids play in the water fountains spraying from the ground. The Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, IMAX Theatre, countless dining options of all cuisines make Chattanooga one of the top family destinations in the country.

Not to be missed for meals are the Pigeon Mountain Country Store and BBQ which is 5 miles from the lodge and serves great breakfasts and BBQ and burgers. The Canyon Grill is 15 minutes away on Lookout Mountain and has been picked as one of the top 10 restaurants in Georgia several times. Dress is casual and the food is delicious.


Rates & Availability

Chickamauga Lodge Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.97%

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Chickamauga Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1/Downstairs cabin side - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2/upstairs master/cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 3/Dowmstairs Lodge side - toilet , Off hallway between the 2 great rooms.
    Bathroom 4/Master Lodge side - toilet , jetted tub , Has fireplace next to jacuzzi tub and skylight
    Bathroom 5/Upstairs Lodge hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Just outside bunk room
    Bathroom 6 Auxiliary Housing - toilet , tub , shower , Large bathroom with master bedrooom
    Bathroom 7 Auxiliary Housing - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 2 Downstairs on cabin side - 1 queen , A queen bed in the golf room will inspire your golf game.
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs/cabin - 1 queen , The moose room is large enough for cribs or extra kids
    Bedroom 4downstairs/cabin - 1 queen , The horse lovers room.
    Bedroom 5/Upstairs Master/lodge side - 1 king , Gas fireplace, jacuzzi, deck w view of Cove.
    Bedroom 7/Tower lodge side - 1 queen , Gorgeous views all around. Not for fear of heighters.
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs Master/cabin - 1 king , 600 sq. ft w jacuzzi tub and balcony deck.
    Bedroom 8 Auxiliary Housing - 1 queen , Master bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 9 Auxiliary Housing - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 Auxiliary Housing - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6/upstairs Bunk room Lodge side - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds and a full bed with large balcony deck
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis

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