|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
As our reviews reflect, we work hard to make the cottage clean, inviting and a place to make lifetime memories. Whether you are traveling with several family members, a group of friends, or only a couple - we know that you will find relaxation on the big porch rocking chairs or around the fire pit. Special visits from the farm dogs and red hens that free-range the farm are a real treat. There is just something so amazingly peaceful about watching the hens and cattle going about their leisurely lives of grazing and resting. The property has plenty of room to toss a ball or frisbee; play flashlight tag, chase fireflies or catch snowflakes on your tongue. There is a cornhole board and bags set and board games for inside. We have decorated the cottage in an inviting, comfortable country theme. There are books and inside toys for the children to enjoy (if you can ever get them inside).
The kitchen offers everything needed for your stay. With two separate round tables and bar stools, you can all enjoy a sit-down meal in the house - or a picnic style meal in the pole barn which is lighted with strings of clear lights.
The master bedroom has a queen sleigh bed, large walk in closet and a full bath. The south bedroom has a queen sleigh bed and a twin bed with antique dresser. The north bedroom has a brass, full bed and a twin bed with beautiful views of the rose garden and hay barn. The south and north bedrooms share a full bath and walk in closet. The living room has TV with cable and DVD, game chest, seating for 10 and lots of floor space to play games. There is also a game table in the living room. The kitchen/dining room is very spacious with beautiful oak table/chairs and an island with bar stool seating. The kitchen is fully furnished with stove, oven, side-by-side refrigerator with ice/water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, blender, dishes and cookware.
Our names are Steve and Tammy Henderson. We live and raise cattle, chickens (for eggs), apples and a garden on this 40 acre farm. Steve also works away from the farm, but we enjoy being here for most of our spare time. Since offering out the rental cottage, we have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from states near and far. We certainly enjoy giving tours and welcoming our guests with gifts such as apple butter or eggs from the farm.
Tammy Henderson purchased this cottage in 2011
This farm was originally owned by Tammy's parents. We built our house here shortly after we married and have lived here for almost 31 years. The location has been very convenient to schools and jobs, yet offers a peaceful retreat from the hectic city life.
Guests to our cottage most always comment on the wonderful front porch, 8 ft x 50 ft with 10 rocking chairs. The fresh mountain air and peacefulness seems to melt the stress out of your body and put a smile on your face. Sunsets are beautiful from the porch or the pavilion out back. We have a barn-wood pavilion out back where families can spend evenings under twinkling lights and play corn-hole or other games or enjoy a picnic. One of my favorite places in the cottage is standing at the kitchen window looking out at the big red hay barn. There are often cattle, chickens and guineas in the pasture by the barn.
we enjoyed staying here. it was clean and well stocked with all we need. plenty to do
Big Porch Cottage was a wonderful place to spend New Year's with friends. We were all looking for a place that we could get away from the bustle of the city (3 of us live in Atlanta, 1 in Nashville), have some peace and quiet, and a cozy house where we could play games and catch up. The Cottage was perfect! Everything was clean and tidy. The kitchen is well stocked (pots, pans, wine opener, etc) to make it easy to cook at home. The extra dining table in the living room made it super convenient to play games. And, the Cottage was adorably decorated for Christmas which made the whole weekend feel even more festive! Although the weather was a bit drizzly, we did get to spend a little bit of time outside watching the cows and birds, listening to the sounds of the farm, and hanging out in the adorable barn. Overall, we all had a fantastic stay at Big Porch Cottage, and would definitely love to return!
We loved the location, peaceful yet close to everything. The cottage was clean and provided all we needed. Steve and Tammy are excellent host and we plan to return again.
Very friendly owners and easy to work with. We really enjoyed it for a little getaway. It would be nice for a longer stay as well.
The big porch cottage is a lovely cottage up in the mountain. It is a little ways from town, making it more peaceful and cozy than I would have thought. The house appears exactly as pictured, so no surprises there. Tammy is a great hostess, and was very helpful with anything we needed. I'd saw my only complaint is the lack of washer and drier, other than that our stay was great & everyone had a wonderful time! & btw, we spotted a pony that looked just like lil' Sebastian on the way in.
Very peaceful property surrounded by the fall colors of the leaves.Plenty of sunshine and breeze enjoyed while relaxing on porch in rocking chairs.House well stocked with all your needs.Tammy and Steve Henderson came down to visit to make sure we were satisfied.Had a nice talk and visit with our hosts. We definitely would stay again at A and J Big Porch Cottage.
Our cottage is located in a convenient location to all the activities of Chattanooga, but also on a rural mountain-top farm. To the west is the beautiful Sequatchie Valley in Marion County, TN with a small airport in Jasper, TN; Nickajack Lake in Jasper; the Children's Holocaust Museum in Whitwell, TN; the Dunlap Coke Oven Museum, in Dunlap, TN and many craft fairs and local events such as Ketner's Mill, the National Cornbread Festival, etc.
Chattanooga offers something for everyone of all ages: the Children's Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, Imax Theatre, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ghost Tours, Coolidge Park, Chattanooga Zoo, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Chattanooga Theatre, UTC Mocs sporting events, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball, the Riverbend Music Festival in June, RiverRocks events in October and the list goes on.
If your family enjoys retreating to a quiet, home-like setting after a full day of activities, our cottage can offer that family-centered atmosphere you want. There is approximately 3 acres of yard with room to play ball, bean-bag toss, swing, fish in the pond, sit around the fire pit or relax in the rocking chairs on the 50 ft front porch. You could spend your entire vacation just being relaxed and doing family things and never leave the property.
Another wonderful opportunity awaits just outside the property. We are adjacent to a state forest, Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. There are 23,000 acres of forest with abundant wildlife (deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, birds) and miles and miles of roads and hiking trails leading to wonderful areas overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge or the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.
Your family will find much to do and will want to come again to have more time for other activities.
|Cleaning Fee||$60 + Tax|