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Gorgeous Mountain Retreat! Last Minute Summer Specials!!

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


About the property

Convenient to everything.... but a million miles away. This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home is located high atop Walden's ridge near Signal Mountain and The Tennessee River. Completed at the close of 2014, this gorgeous mountain retreat is complete with wrap around decks, indoor and outdoor fireplace, Full Kitchen, Dining, and Living Space and all the amenities to ensure you never want to leave! High ceilings and exposed beamwork create a warm open lodge atmosphere.

Be sure to check out listing # 920261, Sparrows Nest. This quaint cabin is the sister property to Gorgeous Mountain Retreat. Sparrows Nest sleeps 4-6 and can be rented in combination with Gorgeous Mountain Retreat for large reunions and/or retreats.

More Details

Susan Skaggs
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Susan Skaggs

Hospitality is definitely my hobby... Little did I know how much of this hobby I would get to enjoy with VRBO! Our family moved to the Chattanooga in 2013 with the vision to build Gorgeous Mountain Retreat overlooking beautiful Sequatchie Valley in the Blue Ridge mountains of TN. We have loved adding special touches to the cabin, recommending our favorite Chattanooga dives and outdoor gems, and meeting a few of the wonderful families that have stayed at the cabin.

Why Susan Skaggs chose Chattanooga

Gorgeous Mountain Retreat was built as a retreat for missionaries and their families in 2014. When missionaries are not staying at the cabin, we make these dates available to friends and families from around the world. A percentage of each stay helps support missionaries on the field through our ministry, More Than A Sparrow Ministries.

What makes this lodge unique

There is so much to love about this cabin...Indoor/outdoor fireplaces add great ambiance and solstice along with private balconies and wrap around deck. The cabin is surrounded by Prentice Cooper State Forest atop Walden's Ridge. You feel like you can touch the stars. Visitors love to sit outside with a cup of coffee in the crisp morning air and listening to the morning birds and watching the clouds roll through the valley. Our guest love that each spacious bedroom has it's own bathroom. There is plenty of room to spread out in the cabin and great spaces to come together.


Chattanooga Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level Guest Suite Bath - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a very large walk in shower.
    Master Suite 1 On Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom has a large garden tub with seperate shower
    Lower Level Bedroom On Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a cozy bathroom with Clawfoot tub/shower combo
    Master Suite 2 On Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Includes double vanity, clawfoot tub and seperate shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are well appointed with brand new tiled floors and showers, large soaking tub or clawfoot tubs with the exception of the main level guest suite bath which has a very large walk in shower only to accomodate handicap guest.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main Level Guest Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Please specify if you would like to utilize stow away bed
    Master Suite 1 with Balcony on top level - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room is complete with balcony and extra day bed
    Master Suite 2 with Balcony on top level - 1 king , This room is complete with balcony and sleeps up to 3
    Lower Level Bed and Bath with Private Entrance - 1 queen , The smallest of the 4 bedrooms with private entrance
  • Each bedroom is complete with on suite bath. The bedrooms on the top level are large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, additional trundle or day beds, sitting area and french doors which open to a balcony. The main level bedroom is a comforatble size with sitting area and is convenient to the kitchen, living and dining. The lowever level bedroom is the smallest of the four, howerver it has it's own private entrance and patio. Each bedroom is very nicely appointed with quality furnishings, top of the line mattresses and decor to compliment the rustic surroundings on the mountain.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Note: If you should should need immediate assistance while you are at the cabin, please contact the owners at the number below. There is an on site tenant in the semi detached apartment off the lower level of the cabin. This number is also listed below if we are not available at the time of your visit. Tony & Susan/Owners (270) 724-6540 On Site Tennant/Management (270) 577-0799


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average rating of 4.8474574 based on 59 reviews

Amazing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this home! We had so much space inside the house with 4 adults and 6 kids under age 7! It was a perfect location also with not much traffic and space outside to play! The owners were amazing and accommodating and such a blessing! We will back for sure!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurry back Darr family! You are all so missed!! We hope you made sweet memories this summer at the cabin. We will look forward to hearing from you again Allie. Your sweet family was absolutely delightful. The next night is on us!
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We loved it. From the day we arrived with a warm Christmas decor and the beautiful rooms.

  • 5 of 5

We loved having 4 bedrooms and each one having its own bathroom. Our grandchildren really enjoyed being able to spend time with each other with plenty of room. I would suggest having a few more towels and wash clothes, check the electric stove. It took a long time to cook anything..,so it needs some attention. But we made it, we were all so happy to be together that it didnt matter if dinner was late. Great environment. Would love to go back again next year

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theresa, We are so glad your family enjoyed your time at the cabin... We would have been happy to supply more towels upon request. Please let us know if you need anything next time you are visiting. We will get the stove checked out this week. We look forward to your family's return. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year This Skaggs Family
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Gorgeous mountain retreat review

  • 4 of 5

We stayed october 19-21, 2017.Our group enjoyed your cabin. The location was good and off the beaten path. We stayed upstairs and found the bedroom and bath to be large and very cozy. Sheets and bedding very nice and soft. . The kitchen is small and the microwave way too high up to easily use. The skillets are needing to be replaced.We cooked 3 meals in. One of The showers had standing water and didn't drain well. We told The owner and he came to fix. The living room seems small and closed in due to the large low ceiling beam. There was not enough seating for all of us in there at one time. Loved the outdoor porch with fireplace. Would have appreciated a better view from the decks instead of just roadway. All in all I give it a 3.5 out of 5. Deb Whobrey, Elberfeld, IN

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Home and Location for the Area.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful/Clean Rustic Home 4/4 1/2 as described, Nice View from front porch and 2nd floor balcony..Will be even better as trees thin in the winter. Owner (Tony) was very gracious and walked us to an nearby friends property that had a beautiful bluff for and unobstructed sunset. All roads to/from in great shape. 20 minutes to Jasper/Kimball/Nickajack and 20 minutes to Chattanooga downtown. Two couples had a great time there enjoying the two fireplaces, one on front deck, the other in living room. Privacy from owners at adjacent residence never an issue and very friendly to approach. Plenty of parking for 4 cars. House sits off road with very light homeowner traffic, quiet and not an issue. Would definitively re-book. Would like to see TV in each room (only 1 Master with TV) and one in living room.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Rustic Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends gathered in Chattanooga for the 2017 Ironman and were fortunate to stay at this "Gorgeous Mountain Retreat". Close enough to easily get downtown for the weekend events, far enough away to gather with friends in a peaceful setting. The large bathroom in each bedroom made getting ready, and out of the house for events, very handy. The lodge has nice large bedrooms (especially the two upstairs) and is attractively decorated. One of the best benefits of our stay were the owners; Susan and Tony were so nice to deal with, very concerned about our comfort and enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with lots or room!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The rooms are very comfortable and each room has its own bathroom! Very nice!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $300

Check in is at 3:30pm. Checkout is at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund. Damage deposit is 100% refundable if cancellation is made within 90 days of reservation. Guest may request to reschedule dates due to emergencies or inclement weather. A reservation change fee of $100 will apply, due with final payment of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.