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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Warm Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2/2, Romantic Log Cabin, Rockers On Wrap Around Porch, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, W/d

Whether you plan to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, or enjoy a few days of "family time", we welcome you to Casa Cardinal. Rock on the porch, or go for long walks in the woods, then enjoy cooking in a completely outfitted kitchen. Savor the sounds of nature, or watch your favorite games on satellite TV. This is a custom built cabin offering a peaceful retreat! and located, literally, at the end of the road at Mountain Top. As you'll see from the most sweeping porch in the resort, cardinals, hummingbirds, deer and other wood critters appreciate the remoteness, and so will you.

All year 'round, you'll enjoy the ever changing panorama from the porch rockers and swing: spring blooms, summer shade, or cascade of fall color. If you're a winter hiker, you'll return to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, and a therapeutic soak in the double jacuzzi. Two bedrooms, two baths and a loft - sleeps four adults and 3-4 children comfortably. The decor is comfy without being too frilly, or too "country"... just your "home away from home". The entrance ramp and interior, master bath and bedroom, were built to accommodate guests with mobility restrictions on the first floor. On a rainy afternoon, the upstairs loft provides a comfy reading nook, skylight and a second full bath. Fully furnished for a weekend, or a few weeks, "mi casa es tu casa".

Casa Cardinal is located only a few miles from Callaway Gardens and Warm Springs, and provides a picturesque setting, spacious living, two bedrooms which sleep up to four adults and two children; a kitchen with full sized stove, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, and all the cooking and eating utensils you’ll need!

Kim, Ali and Stefani invite you to share our take on tranquility.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Kim, Ali and Stefani welcome you to our beloved log cabin and hope you make your own family memories! We three built the cabin to be a place of peace and spirituality-- a place to enjoy nature and one another. Over the years, we have hiked, biked and horseback ridden pretty much all of Callaway Gardens, FDR park, Warm Springs, LaGrange, Westpoint and surrounding countryside. A former military family, we still travel the world, but love to return to Casa Cardinal, to rock on the porch, enjoy the fireplace, play board games and enjoy photography. Now that reliable internet has arrived;-) we particularly enjoy sharing our home-away with other foreign service and military members and their families, teachers, authors & artists,and all who are young at heart or who find the flora and fauna, as well as rich history and outdoors activities in the area, a welcomed change of pace.

KIM M. LEWIS purchased this cabin in 1994

Why KIM M. LEWIS chose Georgia

With roots in Atlanta, but a life spent in Florida, Callaway Gardens was a family "stop" along the oft traveled road in-between. On one such stop, to marvel at the Christmas Fantasy of Lights at Callaway Gardens, Kim, Ali and Stefani found Mountain Top Resort was being planned, near FDR park and above Callaway Gardens. We chose the lot literally at the end of road, bordering the forest and brimming with fireflies and birdlife as a place to relax, observe and enjoy nature and our own ever-changing lives. From the start, young Stefani (later an architectural student and designer) had clear ideas as to how to build and furnish our cabin. Over the years, Ali (now a medical student) and Kim also brought items which reflect our international travels and interests, yet fit harmoniously into our simple place. When the girls were small, the surrounding attractions offered safe but beautiful trails for them to explore; as they grew up, the cabin, Callaway and day-trips to Atlanta's great museums, shopping and restaurants made our cabin the perfect place to share with friends. Designed with future accessibility and space utility in mind, we three plan to keep the cabin for decades to come and to continue to enjoy the seasons of our family's life, as much as the panorama of nature's changing annual seasons, at Casa Cardinal. We hope you will do likewise, as our guests.

What makes this cabin unique

There are many log cabins sprinkled around Pine Mountain and Warm Springs, but our cabin was one of the first. We situated our cabin to allow for privacy and proximity to woodlands nature. We enjoy morning coffee on the porch, rocking or porch-swinging; and evening wine as the sun sets and the wood fire in the fireplace is started. The downstairs master has a jacuzzi and walk-in shower with a built in seat. Upstairs, the girls' room, has a skylight which often showcases a passing moon, as well as a loft for reading or naps. A metal roof allows just the right amount of soothing patter on the roof when the rains come. It's simple, but cozy and convenient. Internet, cable TV, dishwasher and stackable washer/dryer make the cabin modern. If you like the all white sterility of chain hotels, then our cabin is not for you. If you prefer the peace and quiet, and tasteful colors and textures of nature, then you will find your comfy escape here.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Casa Cardinal did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

Kim was responsive, helpful, friendly - she truly wants your stay to be all you want it to be! The cabin was clean, well-appointed, and peaceful! The reading nook upstairs is charming. We enjoyed the quiet, the serenity, the deer, and the armadillo. Callaway Gardens and the Butterfly Sanctuary are musts, as is the Little White House. Kim has thought of everything and Millie, our dog, positively appreciated the treats!

Thanks, Kim for a wonderful long week-end!

Mary & Chuck

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting in the foothills. Very well equipped and charming log cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Knotty pine throughout. Saw lightning bugs in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Kim provided us with everything we needed. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. We hiked everyday at FDR Park and did a lot of porch sitting. It was a great place for our soldier to relax during Family Weekend from Fort Benning. I highly recommend Casa Cardinal!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful two bedroom cabin to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful property, peaceful and serene. The Owner accommodated every request, provided us with activities and restaurants to enjoy in the area. There was plenty of room to read, swing, hike, cook, play games, and even enjoy a bath in the master suite's jacuzzi tub. The place was very well stocked with books, towels, blankets, pillows, cookware and even spices! We'll definitely be back to this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And, you will always be welcomed! Congratulations again on 25 years of marriage and friendship!!!!
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The cabin was clean, very comfortable and very well supplied.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time in the area. The location of the cabin was beautiful. We enjoyed time in the area with a comfortable place to relax in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kim is a wonderful person to work with!

  • 5 of 5

Even though I made some mistakes, Kim helped me work through them that enabled us to have an amazing experience. I wouldn't ever stay in Georgia without checking with her first!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Pine Mountain or Atlanta (ATL)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Callaway's or Pine Mountain
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Callaway's Gardens & Golf Courses
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I185 or I75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chipley Village & Callaway's
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Water - Callaway's Robin Lake/ Snow - ?
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Robin's Lake, Callaway Gardens
Car: necessary

Ft. Benning and Columbus are 35 miles south of the Cabin ; ATL and all that Atlanta offers approx. one and half hours north from the cabin! Fifteen minutes to Callaway Gardens and Pine Mountain to the West; Fifteen minutes to Warm Springs and the FDR's Little White House to the East; five minutes into FDR State Park.


Rates & Availability

Warm Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Color & Lights
Oct 5 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter to Spring
Jan 6 2017 - May 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 3 2017 - Oct 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning at check-out $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Military, LEA and Senior Guest rates available, as well as long term or seasonal rentals. Pricing as shown is for two adults/ one small child. Additional guests will be charged as an additional $15 per person per night. Cleaning fees and pet fees (per pet) are fixed regardless of number of nights and these will be collected in advance. Welcome your inquiries for special accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Warm Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • MB Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi for two plus step in shower with seat on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass doors to tub/shower, window with woods view off loft
  • Downstairs master bath is a full bath to share with visitors (separate entrances from kitchen and bedroom) and has a walk-in shower with seat; a Jacuzzi hot tub for two beckons from a corner of the MB for a good soak after biking and hiking, or romantic bubbles and wine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First floor Master bedroom - 1 queen , Accessible walk-in shower in master bath, jacuzzi tub in MBR
    2nd story Larger bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , Family or children love skylight & windows; tub bath; loft
  • Downstairs Master is actually "ground floor" with fireplace, Jacuzzi and it's own full bath. Upstairs bedroom allows family or kids to enjoy the moon passing by the skylight, or rain pattering on the metal roof. Both fully furnished with quality sheets, pillows and comforters for the seasons.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
With so much to enjoy in the Pine Mountain and Warm Springs areas, you'll appreciate the spacious cabin and private, woodlands setting each evening. Why be cramped in a lodge or hotel room, eating out, when you can rent this beautiful homelike cabin for comparable pricing?

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