About the property
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Sleeps 15 with 3 separate sitting areas great for families to gather and still
+ Pool, hot tub, hiking, fishing, rafting and kayaking. Great get away for family or friends to gather! Come and Hang out around our private 20ft x 40ft in ground pool! ! Secluded 6 acres bordering the Cherokee National Forest. Raft the Ocoee River for an exciting White Water adventure or float the Scenic Hiwassee River. Ride the Ocoee Zip line Or hitch a ride on glider plane. Ride the Scenic Hiwassee Train. Hike the trails or take scenic drives and rides! Float the Scenic Hiwassee River, or take a white water trip on the Ocoee! Short walk to many hiking trails in the Cherokee National Forest, including Gee Creek Falls! A mile hike along the gorge takes you to the falls where you can reward yourself with a plunge in the swimming hole at the base of the falls! Fish the Hiwassee, or take a ride on the Hiwassee Scenic Gorge Rails! Enjoy a drive on the Ocoee Scenic hwy, or the Overhill Skyway, follow the Dragon's Tail Bike road. Return to the 'Hangout' and relax in the hot tub! Build a campfire at night and enjoy the stars! Our large, 2 bedroom, fully equipped house, along with adj. pool house and bunk house provides plenty of space to spread out! Sat. TV. 2 story fireplace, beds for four, futon in alcove off master bdrm.(sleeps 6) Separate bunkhouse available with beds for 4,sat TV, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Pool side room with half kitchen, half bath, 2 Futons and day bed. (sleeps 5) There is also an air hockey game and Foosball table for the kid in all of us!
Fully equipped house: 'The Hangout' was named thus by various friends who came to visit and enjoyed the relaxing easy atmosphere of the place so much, they just kept 'hanging out'! the main house has a large airy living room with two story windows and fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen with extras! Baking pans, serving platters, all you need to bring is the food! two private bedrooms The master bdrm. has private bath and alcove with futon, for extra guest or a cozy reading area. two skylights are great for indoor star gazing! Separate entrance to back deck with hot tub.
Bunkhouse: This is actually an studio apt above the garage. Large room with two queen beds, seating area with couch and chair.. Bathroom with shower stall. Sat TV, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker. nice view of the woods, pasture. Great place for teens, over flow of friends or couples!
New for 2012
Pool side room! Large room offers additional seating area for one to escape the sun but still enjoy poolside fun, Read a book, listen to the birds, and enjoy the view! Equipped with a half Kitchen, bar sink, half bath and a Foosball table for the kids in all of us! Sleeps (3)
Out side the door: 'The Hangout ' is on six secluded acres bordering the Cherokee National Forest. The large fenced yard is convenient for keeping track of pets and small children! Our pool is crossed fenced for safety and has seating for twelve, large patio table for outdoor dining or late nite card playing under the stars. two fire pits and hot tub on the back deck.. 2 acre pasture with shelter for horses. 1/4 mile walk to hiking trails. Serious hikers can take the Starr MT trails or for a shorter hike take the Gee Creek trail to the falls and swimming hole! 1/2 mile hike to the Hiwassee/Ocoee State park to enjoy an easy hike along the river, or fishing. Playground for the kids! Boat ramp for easy take out spot for rafters!15 min.ride to Hiwassee outfitters for a float down the river. 25 minutes from Ocoee outfitters for white water rafting. Pet friendly
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
Why Sandi Panella chose Austral
Great place for large groups or just a romantic couple to gather and relax around private pool! take one of the many trails accessible from the property to enjoy the woods. Float the rivers or take a ride on the scenic train. So many choices! So easy to get to!
What makes this House unique
in ground private pool, hot tub. short walk to 4 trailheads
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Super charming and fun spot!
I booked this for a group of friends that were in town for a white water rafting trip and I couldn't have been more pleased. Honestly, I wish we could've just relaxed by the pool all day instead of having to leave for the rapids! There's so much to do at this property and Sandi is a lovely host - definitely will be returning soon!
Thank you. So glad the place worked out for you!
Come back and float the Hiwassee and Hang out!
Property was just what we needed for our group. Spacious and great kitchen.
The property was as advertised. Clean and good check in and check out instructions.
Very nice place for a relaxing weekend
Everything about this place was perfect.
It was a pleasure hosting you.
Looking forward to your return!
Wonderful, fun and relaxing
Out family found The Hangout to be a wonderful get away. It was great having the space to spread out a bit and yet enjoy tons of fun family time. The owners provide everything you need for a relaxing visit, and the house is clean and comfortable. The pool and Xbox were a hit with everyone, and mom and dad especially enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings surrounded by the sights and sounds of the forest. Huge plus that there was no wifi available and the teens were engaged all weekend. We all want to raft down the river again. Truly beautiful. We will definitely plan a return visit!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's been my goal to create a place for friends and family to enjoy.
So gratifying to hear that we have done just that!
Come on back!
We really enjoyed this stay. The owner was very responsive. What you see is what you get! No wifi, cellphones don't work well in the house. Didn't get the opportunity to use the pool of hot tub but they looked inviting =) Leftovers in fridge/freezer was kind of strange but we just pushed it to the back.
Highly recommend checking out Pedego Electric Bikes and renting Trikkes to explore the Greenway in Cleveland, TN.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Thanks for the tip on Cleveland bike trail.
Hope you walked the Hiwasse River trail. Full of spring flowers!
Great, Loved it.
We came in November, for the Thanksgiving week, to visit relatives that had moved to Benton earlier this year. Coming from Florida, and my wife being a native Tampa girl, had never seen the changing of the seasons. She says that no words can describe the beauty. The hangout is GREAT. Secluded enough to give a city person, the feeling of the country. The place is more than adaquately equipped with linens, towels, pots and pans and spices. We had used some of these items and just replaced what we used. We did not get use of the pool, but it is big. I figure if you want to come with a large group, the bunk house can comfortably sleep six up stairs and four down stairs. The big house will comfortably sleep five, especially if you don't need all that room. The bunk house has a ping-pong table, foose ball table, air hockey table and all sorts of board games, for kids or adults. The place is backed up to National Reserve, so the beauty around you is unbelievable. We will definitely come back in summer months and have our family come enjoy the pool and Bar-B-Ques. There is a real good section, of the house, with chain link fence for kids or dogs. The place was very clean and we had no problems with anything. Sandy was great, she provided so much information, about the house and surroundings. There are two wineries close by to visit, the mountains are all around you, so there is a lot to do, if you want to hit the trails. Would definitely suggest Rock City and Ruby Falls, if you want to make a little trip. Check them out on the internet, before you get there. There is no WiFi, and limited cell service, you are in the mountains. She does have DirecTV for the TV's. Would recommend this site to any one wanting to get away from the city.
Thank you for your wonderful, descriptive review! I would also recommend a visit to the aquarium on your next visit they have two buildings. One for fresh water and one for salt water. When I take quest there,we usually tour one section then catch lunch at one of the many restaurants within walking distance, then tour the other. Never get tired of it!
You were great guest. The place was left very nice . Thanks for starting the towels for me! Looking forward to hosting you again this summer!
Where the River meets the rails and the trails! Board the Scenic Hiwassee Train just across the road from property! Bring the horse 5 min ride to the Starr Mt trail head.Float and fish the Hiwassee, Raft the Ocoee Or just relax at the Hangout! Family and horse friendly. Borders the Cherokee National Forest and Gee Creek Wilderness Area. Minutes’ walk to The Hiwassee Scenic River State Park for fishing, floating and gentle trails. Short walk down forest rd to Gee Creek Falls for a scenic hike or refreshing dip in the swiiming hole! and Starr Mt, trail heads. Across the road from The Hiwassee Scenic Train boarding. Cross the road To Lost Corral Camp Ground and Starr Mt. horse trails! 20 minutes from Ocoee rafting. Take a ride on a glider along the river gorge!. Go antiquing or to a Drive-in Movie, Or just Hang-out! Other Activities: white water rafting, tubing, glider rides