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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


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 Warm Springs

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.


Warm Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking
average rating of 4.892857 based on 56 reviews
Naples ,Florida

Fabulous Peaceful Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Now I understand all the wonderful reviews of Casa Cardinal Cabin & The Pine Mountain Area. We found the cabin nothing short of " Perfect " As Kim suggests, we did not come here to watch tv (the wifi ,small tv, and our phones worked fine) My wife & I favorite pass-time is riding motorcycles. I like to write about motorcycleing as you don't often see in reviews . Kim assured me parking (for pick-up & trailer) and the excess would not be an issue and it wasn't .(this has been a problem for us before) Thanks Kim . We found the county road & scenic hwy riding to be some of the best ! I ride a goldwing, wife has a shadow. The longer sweeping turns, hills, and less traffic has made this a must return area to ride ! (not like"the dragon") Most memorable ride was northwest into Alabama and down 281 thru Talladega National Forest and lunch at Cheaha State Park . Dealing with the friendly owner "Kim" was also a highlight of our experience !!! Rodney & Robyn (S/W Florida)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rod, really appreciate your review, kind words and helpful tips to others who share your passion for memorable rides along scenic southern byways! I look forward to your return! KIm
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Cardinal is always so relaxing! The area is quiet. The home was exceptionally clean and was stocked with all necessary items. we will be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very pretty cabin, easy to get to, fun for a stay in the woods. Very informative owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests - As always, I appreciate hearing the good, but am left wondering why the pro's did not add up to a "5" - please feel free to write to me personally on the site or elsewhere. I really do try to address any and all issues which might benefit you upon a return, and all guests returning or otherwise. Best Regards, Kim
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cardinal is a beautiful, well-furnished cabin in a very peaceful wooded area near Calloway Gardens and Warm Springs Georgia. I love the many rocking chairs and swing on the wrap around porch. Very relaxing. The fireplace and jacuzzi were also much welcomed on the cold evening. The best part for us though was the owner, Kim. She was extremely understanding with our unique situation. I am very grateful for her communication and willingness to work with us. Excellent experience and we will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin. Would visit again.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin exactly as described in listing. Property stocked with all items needed during stay. Nice linens and comfortable beds. Owner great with communication. Offered suggestions on things to do during visit as well as local restaurants. All these things and others helped make our visit very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to casa cardinal cabin. We love the wooded location and it's convenience to trails for hiking and callaway gardens, restaurants and shoppes. Love the wood burning fireplace, and the nice touches of decor for the different seasons. There was a Christmas tree and other decorations this trip. The owner is so nice and great to work with. We hope to visit again soon.

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

Military, LEA and Senior Guest rates available, as well as long term or seasonal rentals. 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.