My wife and I have rented numerous cabins, lodges, houses, and condos from Florida, to the Smokies, to the Blue Ridge (north Georgia) to Palm Springs, CA. Without a doubt, this is our favorite even though we love the ocean a great deal and have spent a lot of time on the east and west coasts of Florida. We have never had another rental be this quiet/peaceful/private and were fortunate to celebrate a week here for our 40th anniversary. The biggest plus to us is the heated pool. We've rented other units in September north Georgia and the pools are starting to get too cold this time of year unless heated. This pool is wonderful even at night after the temperature has dipped, yet it never felt too warm in the daytime (and we spent up to three hours a day in it, just relaxing on our floats and sunning). Note: the pool is not heated and is closed October thru March. The second big selling point of this rental is the absolute privacy if you desire it. If you want to sun for a week and leave without tan lines, here's your place. The next big plus for us was the fabulous view to the west of Lookout Mountain running across the horizon from north to south and all the intervening ridges and valleys. You can get great sunrise/sunset pictures right from the rental (note: you do see the sun set over Lookout; you don't see it rise, because of the trees on the east side, but you do see it illuminate the ridges/valleys/fog). The hot tub is great, too but we only used it once or twice because the pool was so nice. The kitchen is extremely well furnished and a delight to use. We ate outside at least once a day, if nothing else, to enjoy the hummingbirds. Some quirks (which to us were not in the least showstoppers): (1) this rental is really in the country, about 50 minutes from Chattanooga or Calhoun (GA) or Rome (GA) so if you need a fancy restaurant for dining every evening you will have to drive (although there's a great diner in LaFayette about 8 miles north). Don't go out, cook your meals here and enjoy the place. (2) The location is so quiet you will hear the lodge slightly "groan" as it heats/cools/contracts/expands. We brought a fan that muted these sounds at night. (3) The two main bedrooms with queen beds are upstairs, but the only shower is downstairs; there is a bathtub upstairs. All bathrooms open into hallways, none are connected to a master bedroom--no problem if there is only two of you. (4) Roku was nice. Movie rental would be a plus.