September 1 2015
Finding the perfect cabin in the Chattanooga area can be a Goldilocks experience. This one’s too small. This one’s too big. This one’s too far from the Aquarium… Fortunately a little online searching can uncover the perfect cabin in the woods. We highly recommend going this route – it beats getting chased out by angry bears. But there are so many listings for cabins in Chattanooga it’s easy to get lost in the online weeds.We have many wonderful cabins around Chattanooga. Click here to see the full-list of Chattanooga cabins and vacation rentals.
For a house party in the woods, there’s Big Daddy Cabin. With four bedrooms and three baths, it will accommodate 12 adults in two king- and four queen-sized beds. Heck, there’s even a baby bed. Spacious but cozy, every room is lined floor to ceiling in warm pine. A plush, sectional sofa beckons everyone to the great room, which boasts a large-screen TV over the gas fireplace. The Big Daddy cabin also features a full kitchen, gas grill, outdoor hot tub and washer and dryer. Located near Lookout Mountain in Trenton, GA, it’s about 15 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes from Lookout attractions and a short drive to the area’s only drive-in movie theatre. If you have a big crew but still want some privacy, consider renting several smaller cabins on the same property.
Cottages in the Clouds is located atop Lookout Mountain and features five log-sided houses surrounded by eight wooded acres. You can enjoy a fire pit, gazebo and grassy lawn for football or Frisbee on the property, and each cottage has its own porch (some even have hot tubs). Owner Stan Gravitt is a general contractor and personally built each home in 2005, so expect cozy yet modern amenities, like gas fireplaces and WIFI.
Welcome Valley Village also offers five log cabins tucked into beautiful woods,but is located along the Ocoee River near Benton, TN (45 minutes from downtown). Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains it’s just two miles from the Cherokee National Forest, offering whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, tubing, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. Of course the cozy cabins beckon you to stay indoors with stacked stone fireplaces, wooden walls and exposed beams, and Jacuzzi tubs in most. An onsite pavilion offers a large grill, picnic tables, wrap-around porch and riverside dock for fishing or water access.
If it’s rustic charm you’re after, Scenic View Log Cabins has it in spades. Each of the 12 Chattanooga cabins – which range from one- to two-bedroom – were built onsite by the owner, using logs and stones from the property. Located off Burkhalter Gap Road about halfway down Lookout Mountain, Scenic View cabins live up to their name with vistas of the valley and Sand Mountain in the distance. It’s about a 10 minute drive from Canyon Grill Restaurant – a hidden gem tucked on the back of Lookout – and 15 minutes from Lookout Mountain attractions. Downtown is about 30 minutes away. Linens and towels are provided and some cabins offer whirlpool tubs and kitchens. NOTE: Google maps has the wrong location, so be sure to confirm directions.
If the river is calling, then Southwind Cabin is the answer. Located right on the Tennessee River, this spacious cabin offers three bedrooms, two baths and a loft with two queen beds and a twin. There’s even a baby crib for tiny travelers. The main selling point of this cabin is location. It’s about 10 minutes from downtown but only four miles from the entrance to Prentice Cooper State Forest, which offers myriad hiking trails and mountain views. But since it’s surrounded by Lookout, Signal, Elder and Raccoon Mountains, you might be tempted to stay put on the screened-in porch and back deck, listening to the river and chirping birds. The cabin also features a fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, gas fireplace and grill.
Click here to see the full-list of cabins and vacation rentals.