|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The master bedroom has a queen bed, large walk in closet and a full bath. The south bedroom has an antique, full bed and a twin bed with antique dresser and rocking chair. The north bedroom has a brass, full bed and a twin bed with beautiful views of the rose garden and hay barn. The south and north bedrooms share a full bath and walk in closet. The living room has TV with cable and DVD, game chest, seating for 10 and lots of floor space to play games. There is also a game table in the living room. The kitchen/dining room is very spacious with beautiful oak table/chairs and an island with bar stool seating. The kitchen is fully furnished with stove, oven, side-by-side refrigerator with ice/water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, dishes and cookware.
Our names are Steve and Tammy Henderson. We live and raise cattle, chickens (for eggs), apples and a garden on this 40 acre farm. We work jobs away from the farm, but enjoy being here for most of our spare time. Since offering out the rental cottage, we have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from states near and far. We certainly enjoy giving tours and welcoming our guests with gifts from the farm.
Tammy Henderson purchased this cottage in 2011
This farm was originally owned by Tammy's parents. We built our house here shortly after we married and have lived here for almost 29 years. The location has been very convenient to schools and jobs, yet offers a peaceful retreat from the hectic city life.
Guests to our cottage most always comment on the wonderful front porch, 8 ft x 50 ft with 12 rocking chairs. The fresh mountain air and peacefulness seems to melt the stress out of your body and put a smile on your face. Sunsets are beautiful from the porch or the rose garden out back. We also have a barn-wood pavilion out back where families can spend evenings under twinkling lights and play corn-hole or other games or enjoy a picnic. One of my favorite places in the cottage is standing at the kitchen window looking out at the big red hay barn. There are often cattle, chickens and guineas in the pasture by the barn.
My family of 8 (5 adults and 3 kids under 9) thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. The barn and the porch saved us as it rained most of the weekend. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend where the focus was on family. Plenty of room for games, making ice cream, and for little kids to get out and roam and use up some energy. Short drive into the heart of Chattanooga, where we also enjoyed some touristy activities.. Would definitely come back again.
We had a fantastic time staying at the Big Porch Cottage while on spring break with the grandkids. Our granddaughter loved the cows and every morning would rush to the windows to see where the 'moos' were. She especially liked 'Momma Moo'. In the evenings our grandson loved turning on the lights in the barn and playing the bean bag toss game. The adults loved the rockers on the porch for morning coffee and nightly tea.
The cottage itself is extremely clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. There were toys for the kids to play with indoors and plenty of room outdoors to run around and explore. The Cottage is a 20 minute drive to Chattanooga and the scenery is beautiful.
We visited Rock City, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad, the Tennessee Aquarium, and Coolidge Park. All were great family attractions.
Thank you Tammy for sharing your Big Porch Cottage with us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Big Porch cottage and had fun visiting Chattanooga. The house is very clean and spacious and the property is a great place for kids to run around and play. We had fun watching the cows and guineas each day and enjoyed sitting on the porch when it was nice out to just relax and do some reading. We had a very nice vacation!
This was the perfect home for 2 of our families to gather and enjoy 4 days together. The space was what we needed and the extra twin beds in 2 of the bedrooms provided extra comfy sleeping spots that other rentals did not have available. Between our families we had 6 kids, from age 7-11. The land surrounding the home was IDEAL for these kids. We had the TV on for one movie the entire time we were there, the rest of the time the kids were outside as much as possible - exploring, feeding the cows, playing with the beloved dogs, whittling their hundreds of sticks, "sword" fighting and so on. Tammy gave us a great tour of the property and was very accessible for any needs or questions we had. The location was great for accessing extra activities like hiking and other touristy things. We think we might make this a tradition and we've already said that if we return to TN, we'll be staying here!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was just the right size for my parents, daughters and 2 year old grandson. He had a great time with the toys and books provided in the cottage, but he couldn't wait to play outside on the porch and in the barn every day. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing getaway! Hope to go back soon!
We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our Spring Break as a family of two boys (ages 6 and 8). The cottage itself is conveniently located (enough off the beaten path but a quick car ride to food, groceries and places to visit), well appointed with everything you need to enjoy your stay but the WIDE OPEN space was underestimated and made this a slice of heaven to our family filled with great memories at every corner. The yard is spacious and perfect for a game of catch, collecting acorns, or game of tag.....the cows and dogs offered a unique and treasured experience for our boys....the woods running parallel to the property were perfect for two curious boys....the barn offered us corn hole tournaments during nights/days of rain or colder weather....and the fire pit offered a place to enjoy silly stories and time for adults to chill after a day of site seeing. Tammy was extremely gracious with her advice prior, quick to respond if you had a question while staying on her property, but also allowed you to feel privacy and that the house was yours while there. Surely I can see why a couple or individual could find peace here rocking on the front porch enjoying some coffee or a good book as well. BUT for those with families and desire a little bit of land to roam and truly enjoy your time in TN...look NO more, you have found your place to stay at Big Porch Cottage.
Our cottage is located in a convenient location to all the activities of Chattanooga, but also on a rural mountain-top farm. To the west is the beautiful Sequatchie Valley in Marion County, TN with a small airport in Jasper, TN; Nickajack Lake in Jasper; the Children's Holocaust Museum in Whitwell, TN; the Dunlap Coke Oven Museum, in Dunlap, TN and many craft fairs and local events such as Ketner's Mill, the National Cornbread Festival, etc.
Chattanooga offers something for everyone of all ages: the Children's Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, Imax Theatre, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ghost Tours, Coolidge Park, Chattanooga Zoo, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Chattanooga Theatre, UTC Mocs sporting events, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball, the Riverbend Music Festival in June, RiverRocks events in October and the list goes on.
If your family enjoys retreating to a quiet, home-like setting after a full day of activities, our cottage can offer that family-centered atmosphere you want. There is approximately 3 acres of yard with room to play ball, bean-bag toss, swing, fish in the pond, sit around the fire pit or relax in the rocking chairs on the 50 ft front porch. You could spend your entire vacation just being relaxed and doing family things and never leave the property.
Another wonderful opportunity awaits just outside the property. We are adjacent to a state forest, Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. There are 23,000 acres of forest with abundant wildlife (deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, birds) and miles and miles of roads and hiking trails leading to wonderful areas overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge or the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.
Your family will find much to do and will want to come again to have more time for other activities.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$60 + Tax|