Cottage, Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and Loft with swinging single, (Sleeps 3)
About Natalie Trudo
I designed the cottage and had it built in 2007.
Natalie Trudo purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Natalie Trudo chose Rising Fawn
Wooded, and peaceful.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking inside the cottage
Prior permission must be obtained. Pet Fee charged
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The Cabin in the Woods
If you are looking for a place to get away from the craziness of society, this is your place. This quaint little cottage is about as secluded as it gets. There are three dwellings on the property but they are even fairly secluded from each other. The cottage is small, but my family of four was comfortable. Both of my kids are under 5, though. It might be a tight fit if they were older. While we didn’t use the loft, the spiral stair case and suspended bed are a great addition to the property. The house was clean and stocked with essential supplies. Natalie communicated well and answered all of our questions.
It’s important to note that this place is literally in the woods. Plan accordingly with transportation and bug spray. It is about a 20-30 minute, twisty drive to downtown Chatt, but it’s one of the most beautiful drives you’ll make, especially coming up the mountain for the first time and seeing the...well, I’ll leave that for a surprise.
If you want quiet, secluded comfort, this is your place.
Thank you Matthew for the wonderful review! I loved having y'al as guests! You took great care of the place and left it so neat and clean that I could hardly tell y'all had stayed.
This was our second stay at the "little blue cottage" and we loved it..again! Great for a couples retreat. Clean and cozy! The cottage is very close to Cloudland State Park for hiking, and not far from the city for site seeing. Highly recommend the place!
Perfect Getaway in the woods
Super clean and Natalie was very responsive to all my questions. Seriously, just bring some groceries and stay a few days. You will leave relaxed and rejuvenated.
Perfect weekend getaway
We really enjoyed the cottage! It was very clean and inviting. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting a romantic and relaxing weekend. Thank you, Natalie! We will definitely be back!
Very welcoming ..
The cabin is for dreamers, fantasy, and over all relaxation. It's very well equipped with eclectic furnishings...lots of color but wasn't expecting the beach scene...different but sweet. First day, there was a bit more traffic than we would have anticipated as we did not know the owners are just behind the Blue Cottage. To the right is another homestead that we clearly could see out the kitchen window.
The outside is well taken care of...we had no use for the upstairs swing bed. My suggestion is a full bed instead. The inside was very clean when we arrived. After the first day, traffic was much lighter.
One day the owners came and watered the plants and my husband and I were not comfortable with the lack of privacy in regards to vrbo's are usually not attended to by the owners. The owner did message us on vrbo, but on a vacation I don't check vrbo and it would have been nice to either waited to water the plants or asked us to, waited until we were there, or just came down for introduction. It made the remainder of the trip feeling our privacy had been over-stepped some what.
There is a very skinny cat, you can feel its bones and I was very saddened of the condition of the cat. I wanted to feed it but wasn't sure that was a good idea. The hang gliding is at the end of the driveway, that was awesome. The other attractions are super close, maybe 15 minutes, a big plus.
All in all, this was a nice vrbo, and we have stayed in several. I have never been asked to wash towels prior to checking out, usually its put the towels on floor, dont make bed...but again, these are small things. In the future we would stay here again, but we really like our privacy more than this beautiful cottage provided. It is put together with lots of love and soul.
Thank you Natalie and Jim for allowing us to be part of your paradise...wish you all nothing but the best in life!!
Nancy, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I always love to hear back from guests to know what is right and what is wrong. I worked as a customer service specialist for many years so I understand the value of feedback. At the time of your visit, we were in need of rain and the landscape was in desperate need of being watered, and too costly to let die. Sorry that watering the landscape made you and your husband uncomfortable, it was not our intention to do so. We try hard to make our guests feel comfortable and we greatly respect their privacy and would never visit without giving a heads up, as you were given. As far as loading towels into the washer before checking out, that is no longer asked of guests, instead we have joined the vast majority of owners and now charge a cleaning fee at time of booking. The black cat lived at the cottage since he was a kitten. He was 4 years old. He brought joy to many guests that loved his gentle nature and found pleasure in his company and giving him a name. He has since been put down. I hope with these changes that you’ll return and your next visit will be nothing short of perfect. Thanks again.
I loved Blue Cottage and highly recommend it!
The Blue Cottage is fabulous for its charm, peacefulness, and artistic decor. Great place to retreat to enjoy Lookout Mountain! And the surrounding Chattanooga historical sites.
Property is located atop beautiful and historic Lookout Mountain, within walking distance of the Lookout Mountain Flight Park (hang gliding launch site), and short drive of Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Point Park and Lula Lake Land Trust.
There is Mom and Pop store a couple of miles north on hwy 189 where you can purchase fuel, and basic grocery items. Major grocery stores are located in either Chattanooga, 20 minutes away or the valley just below, Trenton GA, 10-15 minutes away.
As for restaurants, a couple very nice and popular restaurants 'The Canyon Grill' and "Lookout Mountain Pizza" are located about 5-6 miles south of the cottage on Scenic Highway/Highway 189. Both place are BYOB. Also, you'll need to confirm operating days and hours for they can change. There are many restaurants in Chattanooga, a scenic 25-30 minute drive away.
The area offers an abundance of outdoor activities, with hiking and biking trails a short drive away.
Please feel free to contact owner for recommendations.