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TALLADEGA CREEK COTTAGE, COVERED BRIDGE, HIKE, SWIM, RELAX!

Maggie Johnston

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Maggie Johnston

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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TALLADEGA CREEK COTTAGE, COVERED BRIDGE, HIKE, SWIM, RELAX!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Logan Martin Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Need a place to unwind and relax? Triple Creek Farm is on the banks of Talladega Creek overlooking the historic Waldo Covered Bridge and old grist mill. Gold used to be mined in the local area and many modern day prospectors come from far and wide to pan Talladega Creek for gold. The farm is 20 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, with no neighbors in sight! It is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians at the base of Cheaha Mountain.

You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible spring display of wildflowers such as trillium, wild geranium and red buckeye. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Talladega National Forest roads or the Chief Ladiga Rail Trial near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Pinhoti Trail, the longest trail in Alabama, is just 2 miles away. Maybe you are a road biker and want to climb from Waldo up to the highest point in Alabama, Mt Cheaha. You can ride your bike out of the Triple Creek Farm drive way and do this.

Just a few miles away is Desoto Caverns Park, where you can explore a deep underground cave, and spend the day enjoying their many family fun activities.

Waldo is just outside the Talladega city limits. Talladega is home to the historic Ritz Theater and the annual April in Talladega pilgrimage of homes. So much fun to choose from... but, perhaps you just look forward to relaxing on the big front porch watching birds and trains go by.

Then, of course, if you are a Nascar fan... Waldo is just down the road (about 20 miles) from the Talladega Superspeedway! Planning to come to Dega to drive a race car on the fastest track in all the land? After a fast paced day of racing, come stay in the country and relax!

There is a full kitchen, but if you'd rather not cook, walk across the creek to try delicious steaks and catfish at the Old Mill Saloon or hop in the car and run to Talladega, 6 miles or Oxford, 20 miles, for a selections of restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

Feel free to contact Maggie for more information. She spent over 20 years exploring the mountains on foot, by bike and on horseback! You will find maps of the area and lots of information on things to do, when you arrive at the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Farmhouse, Waldo, Covered Bridge, Cabin, Cheaha, Pinhoti Trail,Trail, Chief Ladiga Rail to Trail, Caverns, Talladega, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega Race Track,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Maggie Johnston (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Maggie Johnston

Maggie is the Director of McDowell Environmental Center. Mark is the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

Maggie Johnston purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Maggie Johnston chose Logan Martin Lake

Maggie lived at the Triple Creek Farm in Waldo for over 16 years while teaching science at the Alabama School for the Deaf. She raised goats, horses, chickens and bees. There is still a beautiful garden spot near the covered bridge being managed by a thoughtful neighbor. Maggie still loves this place!

What makes this cottage unique

There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. Even if you are visiting for a special event like the Talladega Race or to do day hiking along the Pinhoti Trail, you will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch and listening to nature!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we are in Blue Ridge in a cabin and I and the others had just said how much we miss the house at Waldo! We loved it.... we are coming back."
Jun 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
average rating of 4.766667 based on 31 reviews
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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
Quincy Illinois
5

Brad and carol Starnes

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay during race weekend. Great place to relax after race. Great porch to relax and enjoy the scenery. Close to track and the old Mill resturant with great food. Will most defiantly do again!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
LaFayette, GA
4

Close to Town Get-A-Way

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at this secluded place though it was very close to the main highway. Not far from town (6 miles) but back in you wouldn't know it was there if you weren't told where it is. Very amply furnished. If you stay here be sure you go to Sylacauga, AL to the Blue Bell ice cream plant and take the tour. Very interesting, and very good ice cream. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this rental to anyone needing rest and relaxation.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
Gatlinburg, TN
5

So happy I found Waldo!

  • 5 of 5
Maggie,
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Waldo and hated to leave. It was so nice to just get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax. We used the property as a base to numerous lakes within a 45 minute drive. The property is lovely and well appointed. Great value! Super Owner and cleaning person!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for bringing your family (especially your elderly dad) to visit my home in Waldo! Come again!
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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
Atlantic Beach Florida
5

Get un plugged

  • 5 of 5
We were here over the Christmas holiday 2013. What a great way to end the year unplugged and away from the noise. Very relaxing with walks along the creek bed, nature hikes, and and outside BBQ --- great way to feed to soul and wind down. Nice clean place would recommend and would like a return trip when the flowers are in bloom.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had fun! My family celebrated many happy holidays there. So glad to share the love!
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Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
4

Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5
We so enjoyed our stay, we had our Mother's 70th birthday party and everything was wonderful! The kids loved romping through the woods, there was plenty of outdoor space for everyone and the house was wonderfully equipped with most everything we needed. The place truly had a home away from home feel and I would totally recommend it to anyone who wanted to get away from it all!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Talladega Creek Cottage, Covered Bridge, Hike, Swim, Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297356vb
-(205) 522-1500
Logan Martin Lake Metropolitan Alabama
La Porte, Indiana
4

A Welcomed Relief from the Everyday Hustle & Bustle

A Welcomed Relief from the Everyday Hustle & Bustle
  • 4 of 5
The property is very unique and very secluded allowing for a relaxing stay. The trains were enjoyable to listen to and did not come nearly as often as we had anticipated. Great place for wondering and exploring. The furnishings are very comfortable and completely as described in Maggie's description and shown in the photos. Everything was very clean and the owner is extremely easy to work with and is very accommodating. There isn't much to do in Talladega itself, but a short trip to some nearby cities provides adequate restaurants and shopping. The property was somewhat difficult to find from the highway as it is not marked. Our GPS was helpful in locating it though. Once you get to the turn off the highway the rest is very simple. With no internet, TV or little cell phone signals the only thing to do is relax, talk, play games, and just go back to life the way it used to be. Thank you Maggie for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Waldo covered bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway is just minutes away, Visit famous Desoto Caverns Park just a few miles away (www.desotocavernspark.com), Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, Tubing on Talladega Creek, whitewater canoeing, backpacking on Pinhoti Trail, biking Chief Ladega trail, biking Mt Cheaha, fly fishing, miles of national forest roads for biking, hiking, running

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Logan Martin Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Logan Martin Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is actually in the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has an antique therefore, double bed!, Bunk Beds (1) The bottom bunk is a full size, top bunk is twin.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Talladega Superspeedway Racetrack just minutes away, Talladega Creek in front yard, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, outdoor shower, large barn and pasture, historic covered bridge, near historic homes in Talladega and April in Talladega celebration

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