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Unique hand-carved cave house with an amazing view of Lookout Mountain.

Trenton, GA, USA
  • House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

This hand-carved, artful cottage has a charming interior and large windows framing scenic views of Lookout Mountain. Inside, you'll find wood ceilings, a huge stone center wall, a full kitchen, and a spa-inspired bathroom with a stone sink and a large tile and stone shower. A queen size bed in the bedroom and a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room provide ample sleeping space for up to four guests. Outside there is a hot tub, fire pit and covered outdoor seating where you can hang out and enjoy the scenery.

You will have the best of both worlds here too! At the cottage, you'll be nestled in a quiet, country setting yet still have easy access to all that this mecca for outdoor enthusiasts offers. Mountain biking, caving, and rock climbing are within 5 miles. Road bike races regularly pass by on the way up Lookout Mountain. Hang gliding at Lookout Mountain Flight Park is just two blocks away and hiking at Cloudland Canyon State Park is within a few miles.

For guests wanting to include a city experience during their stay, the cottage is just a 17-mile drive to downtown Chattanooga with its many attractions, restaurants, civil war sites, shopping and more.


Rick Gattone

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Rick Gattone

I moved to this area from Atlanta in 1995. I had been coming here to play (caving, hang gliding, mountain biking, rock climbing) since the early 80's and couldn't stand the two hour drive from Atlanta every weekend. Shortly after I moved here, I accidently started Liquid Landscapes Aquatic Design and began building waterfalls and ponds for a living. I also started playing guitar and later, mandolin and get to play with some fine musicians in the area. Bring your instruments or ask for loaners whiles you're here...

Rick Gattone purchased this House in 2000

Why Rick Gattone chose Trenton

I bought this property because of the amazing view. Its beautiful and I still appreciate it EVERY day.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Hot Tub


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              The cabin is located at the foot of the west side of Lookout Mountain, Georgia


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Outdoor fire pit
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Free wifi. You'll find the log in password in the guest log.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area


                                    • Stereo
                                      Stereo includes a record player. Bring your vinyl that you haven't listened to in a while!


                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          We've recently added a gas grill

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private hot tub set close to the house. A great place to see the stars.


                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • spelunking

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              25 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              It was great!

                                                              We had lots of fun and really enjoyed the hot tub. The only ‘issues’ we had were very small and didn’t hinder our trip in any way. The pictures don’t show that there is another cottage way closer than was expected. We had an issue with the tenants of the other cottage but Rick was very accomadating when we told him our issue and ensured our privacy for the rest of the trip. The fridge and freezer weren’t cleaned out very well (half eaten ice cream and various condiments were left) but everything was very clean and it was an amazing location. Only 30 minutes from countless things to do in Chattanooga. The bed was very comfortable and the natural lighting throughout was perfect for getting up in the morning. We loved that there was no tv and spotty internet because it allowed for a much more peaceful trip. We would definitely recommend this!

                                                              Will forever be remembered!

                                                              JENNIFER B.Albertville, AL

                                                              19th Anniversay one night getaway. Very unique and out of the box experience. Nothing like anything we have ever stayed in. So unique and cozy! Rick, the owner, was so nice and hospitable and goes to every effort to make your stay special. This place is a must if you want a nice, peaceful, romantic stay away from everything. It is not far from Chattanooga if you need some things to do but it was so nice just spending quality time with my husband. I wish we could have stayed longer!!

                                                              Nice little getaway

                                                              Christa R.Suwanee, GA

                                                              This house was spectacular. We were only there for one night but we enjoyed our time. The house was unique, and bigger than the pictures seem to show. There was a lot of natural light and we had a good time sitting around the firepit outside at night.

                                                              The owners were responsive to our questions ahead of check-in, and were very accommodating.

                                                              It IS a getaway, though. There is no TV in the house, and the internet was spotty.

                                                              The only complaint we had was the large metal decoration on the barn-door-style bathroom door. It was very loud, which was only an issue at night.

                                                              Overall, we had a great time getting away from the city life and into the mountains, where the view was amazing, and just a short drive to Rock City and Chattanooga. Thank you so much for opening up your unique home to us!!

                                                              Peaceful Getaway

                                                              Laura J.Oliver Springs, Tennessee

                                                              This is the place to go if you just want to unplug and relax. My husband and I came for our 7th anniversary (ended up with a kiddo along that wasn't part of the plan) and had a great time. The state park is beautiful. Rick is a great host and the house is truly unique. The hot tub was amazing under the stars. We would definitely return again.

                                                              UNIQUE, fantastic host, beautiful view of Lookout mtn...

                                                              Michael T.

                                                              Ole Rick put together a UNIQUE "cave", with the comfort of a Hilton room...quiet, beautiful and UNIQUE!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm glad you two enjoyed the place!


                                                              Jenn M.

                                                              Exceptional in every way!


                                                              Trenton, GA, USA

                                                              This area is rich with civil war attractions, including Point Park and several battlefields. The Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga Nature Center are all within 15 miles.

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