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Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Check us out on Facebook... Triple Creek Farm!

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 screened porch watching birds at the feeder and the lazy creek roll 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, 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,

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Amenities

Waldo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
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
  • 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

Reviews

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Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 66 reviews
5

Super Clean, all season home!

  • 5 of 5

Passing by with my pup - on a journey to document a drive through all 50 states! This home and property was a great hub for my checklists for Alabama. The Mump Creek tunnel was a great place to stand and watch as the train passes over. I had trains appearing in my dreams while I slept here haha. The property and home was extremely clean and well kept. Plenty of extra blankets!!! Great Experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I'd love to have the opportunity to sit and chat for hours and hear your stories of the road!
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5

Great way to ring in the New Year

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was conveniently located off of route 77 with easy accessibility to hiking trails as well as shopping. The bed and couches were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all of the pots and pans and utensils you will ever need.

The weather was cold during my stay, but I was still able to get out and enjoy the property. I can see how the river would be a wonderful place to hang out in the heat of the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the Waldo Cabin. The property is gorgeous and our pups loved hiking and swimming in the river. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We work hard to make it a magical place to visit! Maggie
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4

Decent place to unplug for a while.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and cozy house in the woods. Pleasant enough environment even with the occasional train horns. Probably need to have someone rescue a few stray dogs roaming the property, but they were friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the creek. We brought tubes and after exploring surrounding places, we floated down the creek at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to relax and have fun!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Maggie for sharing your house as our home for a week! It's very clean, cozy and well stocked with essentials, it was very convenient to go to the store, site see and make it to our baseball games! They kids loved walking down to the creek, fires with smores, grilling out and the train, they absolutely loved it! they also loved have so many games for them to play, we rented a few movies from red box on top of watching what is in your house! i loved sitting on the screened in porch at night and seeing fire flys (we don't have those in Fl) and hearing crickets and frogs! Maggie is on top on answering messages and getting back to you, made it so pleasant for us! Again ty, we need to check out your other property for a vacation!!! I can honestly say, i loved staying there for the week and highly recommend staying there!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner

Maggie Johnston
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Maggie Johnston

Maggie is the Director of Educational Programs at Camp McDowell. She manages the McDowell Environmental Center and Farm School, as well as Magnolia Nature Preschool.

Mark recently retired from 26 years as the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. Mark is now working towards a new goal... being the first Independent Governor of Alabama! GO to his Facebook page Mark Johnston weneedmark.info to learn more.

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 Waldo

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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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 77
Nearest Point of Interest
Waldo covered bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Talladega Superspeedway
Car: necessary

Talladega Superspeedway is just minutes away, Visit famous Desoto Caverns Park just a few miles away, 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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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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