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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Private 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on Cliffs Edge with All the Comforts & Great Views

Welcome to our cozy Cottage on TOP of Lookout Mountain!

We have OVER 130, 5 Star, Positive Reviews since 2014!!! What does that tell you?? You need to come on up to Buzzard's Roost & ENJOY !!!! We provide personal, caring, from the Heart Service because we care about our Guests!

Our Rates vary from $125/Night to $175/Night, depending on the Season & Number of Guests ~~~

There is a 2 Night Minimum stay on Weekend Nights. & 3 Nt. Min. Stay during Holidays.

We provide a FREE Entry pass to Cloudland Canyon State Park that is 5 minutes from our Front Door! !!

We have the BEST View for the BEST Rates on Lookout Mountai

Buzzard's Roost is a wonderful, whimsical, cozy cottage perched right on the edge of Lookout Mountain. Around here, they call it 'the Bluff'. We are on a winding, mellow, dead end road with little or no traffic, making it perfect for walks. Buzzard's Roost is a special place for you to let your hair down, relax & rejuvenate your Soul.

The hot tub is perfect to erase stress & to melt away your aches & pains. Buzzard's has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms & can sleep 5.

The main floor is made up of a Bedroom with a Local Artisan crafted Queen Log bed, closet & the main bathroom with shower & tub just a few steps away. The mirror in this bathroom is also handcrafted by a local artist & made of local woods & branches. Also in this bathroom is a washer, dryer.

Moving on to the full kitchen, that has a full sized, side by side refrigerator/ freezer with ice maker, electric range with oven & toaster oven. all pots, pans, dishes, glassware & silverware & service ware. Also, for your added relaxation is a brand new dishwasher. No drudging away over dirty dishes. You are here to relax. The dining area seats 6 & is also perfect for a game of cards or puzzles or board games that are all here.

The living room area with an entire wall of windows & pine cathedral ceiling is perfect for relaxing with a book, or to enjoy a Movie on our 40 inch, flat screen TV with Dish Network, Satellite service. The corner electric fireplace/heater is just what you need during cool times to take the chill off. In warmer times, use just the flames to feel as though you are sitting by a campfire. We have central Heat & Air as well . The stairs lead to the loft bedroom & another wonderful local Artisan Art piece is there to greet you. It's an iron railing designed with a family of Buzzards to delight & protect you from harm.

The loft is made up of a private bathroom with Shower, a full sized closet & another handcrafted, Queen log bed. The view from this perch is beyond belief. It goes on for miles.

Out on the back deck is a wonderful relaxation area with a table for outdoor dining , Chairs to Relax & the hot tub. The view from out here is amazing. You can actually see 4 States from here. To the right, just off the deck is the BBQ area, & a trail that leads to our new Swing, Adirondack Chairs, a Hammock ,Rock formations & more beautiful views. The front yard is full of trees & boulders & great for exploring. The front deck can be a private get away if too much activity out back leaves you needing some alone time.

We hope you enjoy our Mountain Retreat & take advantage of all the wonders of this Mountain Paradise. 35 minutes away, are many Cultural, Recreational, Gourmet Dining & Shopping opportunities. We are 5 min. from the 2nd largest Canyon in the US, Cloudland Canyon. The Hiking is amazing & there are several waterfalls there for you to enjoy. Ft. DeSoto State Park, in Alabama, is about a 50 min. drive. That Park also has many Hiking trails, camping, & even an Olympic sized swimming pool. Also just 10 minutes away is the World Famous Canyon Grill for your dining pleasure.

After a scenic 30 minute drive away, in Tennessee, you can enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer. You can see Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Tennessee Aquarium & The Inclined Railway & Chattanooga Choo Choo, & many more venues for some extra thrills.

Of course, if pure & Simple Relaxation is what you are after, Buzzard's Roost is the place to be without any traveling at all. Soak up the Peaceful atmosphere & wind down from the hustle bustle of daily life. Take a walk, read a book or magazine, watch a movie, take a nap, cook a meal, listen to the wind in the trees & the birdies singing. We also have a wonderful Swing & Hammock to Relax & enjoy!

Of course, the Hot Tub is waiting for you at the perfect Temperature, too!

3 Night Minimum stay required during all Holidays.

Rates quoted here are for 2 Guests. Additional Fees charged for parties over 2.

Remember, if you want to bring your Pet along, WE ARE Pet Friendly! GOOD Dogs, Only, ha ha ~~ Please let us know that you are bringing your Dog when inquiring about your Reservation.

>>>> Due to some recent Pet Owners that have stayed at Buzzard's Roost & have disrespected our Home & Property, we will now be charging a $25 Pet Fee for the convenience of bringing your Good Dog along.

*** Please Note ***

Our Cancellation Policy / Plz. Read

All Fees Paid are Refundable if Cancellation is made 60 days or more, prior to your Reservation.

**** Please Note~~ Please respect our Home & Property. We have worked very hard to get it & are pleased to be able to invite you to enjoy it as well ~~ Happy Trails ;0)

No Refunds at all for poor weather, lack or interruption of internet, Satellite TV service, or Utilities that are beyond our control.

**** Regarding our Good Dog Policy. We know you LOVE your Furry Children & LOVE to take them with you on Vacation. There aren't many Properties like our's that enable you to do that , especially with the amenities that we offer & on top of Lookout Mountain.

We DO ask that you bring along your own Dog Bed, & keep your Pet OFF the Furniture & People Beds, & pillows.

Also please clean up after Potty Breaks in consideration of future Guests, & of the Owners. Many Thanks!

Our Cottage is very well stocked with linens, washer & dryer, a well stocked Kitchen, dishwasher, full sized oven & brand new side by side Fridge with ice maker. Guests are required to only bring food & their own toiletry products.

More Details

Gail Bower
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Gail Bower

We are Avid hikers, photographers & all around outdoor folks, we fell in Love with this area several years ago. We finally stumbled onto Buzzard's Roost & it was Love at first sight. A great property with all the features that we would want & are proud to offer to our guests. Enjoy your stay at this very special piece of the Georgia Mountains.

Since purchasing this lovely Cottage in 2013, we decided to relocate to Lookout Mountain ourselves & can now oversee out Cottage personally. We are LOVING our decision & the area now as Locals ;0)

We strive to provide an environment that will give you BOTH a Physical & Mental Vacation!

Our hope is that you will leave refreshed , & aware that your stress & worries are much less than when you arrived.

Gail Bower purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gail Bower chose Rising Fawn

Buzzard's Roost offers the perfect mixture of all the important Vacation elements. A comfortable cottage, & access to many exciting Vacation friendly opportunities. The View is among the BEST in the area.

We are Good Dog Friendly!

Read our 100+ Positive Reviews to see what our satisfied Guests have to say!

What makes this cottage unique

Buzzard's Roost is a few minutes from world class hiking, dining & exploration. Buzzard's is also less than an hour away from many interesting, exciting, historical & cultural venues. Chattanooga is full of any type of stimulating Vacation areas you could imagine & is also less than an hour away. Than have the comfort of going home to Buzzard's Roost to snuggle in & enjoy the quiet of Lookout Mountain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highly Recommend !!!!

We certainly picked the best property on Lookout Mountain! The view from the back Deck & also from the Hot Tub is AMAZING!!!! The Cottage is comfortable & homey & the Owner is wonderful to work with. They provide a Free Entry Pass to any GA. Park & Cloudland Canyon is 5 Min. away with world class Hiking. 10Min from Hang Gliding & a 30 min drive to Chattanooga.

Go to the Aquarium!
May 2017
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Rising Fawn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Parties or Loud, Irresponsible Behavior Respect our Home & Property 2 Adults in the Hot Tub at a time. No open Fires No Indoor Smoking. Enjoy!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private Loft bathroom on 2nd floor, Shower,Sink & Antiques!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Large Bthrm. w/Vanity & hand crafted Branch Mirror, W & D
  • Bathroom on Main Floor is Large, w/Room to Move. It has a Full sized Vanity & Hand Crafted Branch/Wood Mirror. Toilet, & Bath Tub w/Shower. Also holds the Washer, Dryer for the Cottage Laundry. Loft Bathroom is Cute with Large Shower, Toilet, Sink & Antiques! Nice! Private!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom has a hand crafted Queen log bed & full clost &
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen, Local Artisan crafted bed, Private Bathroom w/Shower
  • Main Floor Bedroom has a local Artisan, hand crafted, queen bed, closet & the Large,Main Bathroom with Shower & Tub is steps away. Another hand crafted, Queen bed in Loft. Loft has a Private Bathroom w/Shower & a Desk/Vanity w/Antique Chair. There is a Full sized, Pull out Bed in the Living Room couch, if needed. Sleeps 2. There is an Extra Person charge of $ 25 per Guest per Night for over 2 Guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We will go above & beyond to help you enjoy your time at Buzzard's Roost & Lookout Mountain. The Hike down to the Valley floor & the Waterfalls in Cloudland Canyon is worth the effort! WE are minutes away from a World renowned Hang Gliding Flight Park & the Canyon Grill Restaurant. This part of N.W. Georgia is teeming with Outdoor opportunities. Also, we are a short, scenic drive to Chattanooga, TN. & The Aquarium, Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls, great Restaurants, Concert venues & Farmer's Markets, Antiquing & More! We are Good Dog Friendly! We want to offer you a comfortable Home away from Home that will exceed your expectations.


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average rating of 4.925373 based on 138 reviews

Picturesque Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Buzzards Roost did not disappoint with spectacular views from inside and outside. Our family of 4 including our dog loved the coziness of the cabin. The place had everything you would need for a short stay. The location was ideal since it was only 15 miniutes from Trenton and LaFayette and 35 minutes from Chattanooga. The owner, Gail, was very responsive to all our inquiries and concerns. My only complaints include no dressers in the bedrooms, a limited bandwidth internet and TV without channels like ESPN. Normally this is no big deal except we were inclined to stay indoors due to the extremely cold weather and we couldn’t even watch the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. But all in all, we loved our stay at Buzzards Roost.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Buzzard's Roost Cottage. Our central location affords our Guests the opportunity to either stay home & relax and rejuvenate or to enjoy all the varied indoor & outdoor activities & natural wonders that Lookout Mountain is blessed with !
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Great weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway from nearby Chattanooga. The cabin is cozy, had incredible views, and is near great outdoor activities. The owners make the process of booking and staying painless. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Owners, that's what we want to hear! It gives us extreme pleasure to know that our hard work & dedication is working ;0)
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  • 5 of 5

It was nicer than we expected. The views from the back deck and hot tub were beautiful. The cabin was warm and cozy. With plenty extra towels and blankets. The owners were professional. And responded quickly to any questions we had and even left us a dozen farm fresh eggs in the fridge for us. And the surrounding grounds also had some additional outdoor sitting area's. With amazing views as well. A must see place. And we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Goal is to give our Guests a comfortable & stress free getaway. So Happy that we continue to do that! Come on up & explore Lookout Mountain with our cozy Cottage as your comfortable Home Base!
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Clean, cozy, and a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Ms. Bower was easy to communicate with, and added two guests to our reservation when our friends decided to join us last minute. Hot tub was amazing, linens were clean, and there was lots of reading material and brochures for local outdoors activities. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic time at this cozy mountaintop cabin. Everything was neat and clean, and the decor was great as well. The hot tub was hot and gave a beautiful view over the valley. Overall, everything was perfectly set for a quiet and relaxing weekend.

We only had two complaints. We were urged not to stream or download movies/shows which wasn't a big deal but still a slight inconvenience. Our other complaint is that there were a lot of windows without curtains, making sleeping in difficult as the cabin got bright quickly.

Despite those problems, we absolutely plan on returning in the future as we had an extremely relaxing few days off. We've spent similar weekends in Mentone, AL and we enjoyed our time at this cabin more than we have there. Solid 9/10, would recommend to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I had a wonderful time at buzzards roost. I was looking for a house with a view and this was it! The sunrise and sunset were beautiful from the house. We enjoyed the free pass to Cloudland Canyon from Gail and the fresh farm eggs. We picked up food to go from Canyon Grill and it was very good. I recommend the pork tenderloin with Rosemary. It was a short drive to all the attractions in Chattanooga. We would definitely like to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests like this really do our Heart's Good! Thanks for being such great Guests & we hope to see you back again. The Spring time is GORGEOUS up here on Lookout Mountain!
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
Always something new & beautiful to see. Mother Nature really outdid herself here! Trails, b...
Canyon Grill
Exciting Meals done with a Southern Flair! Highly recommend & it's a 5 min. drive from Buzza...
Rock City
Amazing Rock formations & View!
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
The Pocket
A Hiker's Paradise!
Tennessee Aquarium
A MUST SEE while in the area!
Lookout Mountain Flight Park
An experience to remember!
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Fabulous for History Buffs!
Walnut Street Bridge
Point Park and Ochs Museum
History of the Cival war
Point Park and Ochs Museum
History of the Cival war
Tennessee Wildlife Center
Very Educational!
Warner Park Zoo
Audubon Acres and Maclellan Island
Downtown Chattanooga
So much to do & see !
Hunter Museum of American Art
A JOY to visit! Peaceful & a wonderful experience for Art Lovers!
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Restaurants in Ft. Oglethorpe serve Liquor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Canyon Ridge Golf Club, 14653 Hwy 157,Rising Fawn
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pigeon Mtn Grill, & Geneva's, Trenton ( many)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cloudmont Ski Resort, Mentone, AL
Car: necessary

Buzzard's Roost is in a rural & secluded mountain area but also located less than an hour's drive to Alabama, and only 30 minutes from all the attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama

Cloudland Canyon State Park is 5 min. away for the wonders of America's 2nd largest Canyon after the Grand Canyon! & we provide a FREE Park Pass for our Guests!

Hiking & Mountain Biking trails are also plentiful in our immediate area.

De Soto State Park, 45 min. away in Ft. Payne, Alabama is a wonderful Park & has enjoyment access for ALL levels of ability & an Olympic sized Pool to use in the Summer months.

Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Tennessee Aquarium & the Incline Railway are 35 minutes away.

Our Cottage is 10 minutes from a world class Hang Gliding School & several Stables to go Horse Back Riding & also Caving opportunities as well. Hay Rides are available at Cloudland Canyon in the Fall.

Several Civil War Battlefield Memorials & actual Battlefields are woven in & out of our immediate area.

So many diverse recreational opportunities just a short distance from our cottage. Or~~you can just relax in the swing or Hammock & enjoy the View & the Birdies singing~~ and Relax your troubles & Stress away in the Hot Tub ;0)

We are GOOD DOG FRIENDLY!! Please ask about our expectations while inquiring about a Reservation with your Pet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 2 Guests $85
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check In is After 3 pm & Check Out is Before 10 am. Additional Fees will be charged for late Check Out.
Our Nightly Rates vary & range from $125 to $185 per night depending on the Season & Number of Guests.
We are NOT a "Party House"! No Loud or obnoxious behavior will be tolerated. Sorry to even have to bring this up but~~~ Some folks just don't get it.
Additional Fees are Required for more than 2 Guests & for Pets.
There is a Cleaning Fee & GA. Lodging Tax added to every rental. No Refunds will be given for poor Weather or lack of Internet, Cable TV, or Utilities that are beyond our control.
Ask Miss Gail, Owner, for the Pricing for your Particular Requested Dates & the # in your Guest party.
We do discount per Night fees on Weekly rentals, as well as occasionally run $125/night Specials so keep checking back to our page ;0)
We do, as Owners, reserve the right to alter our Rates as we see fit. Our Home, Our Rules.
Our Cottage is totally Non Smoking & we would ask that if you are bringing your "Fur Baby" with you, that you clean up after potty breaks & keep them off the Furniture & Beds.
Please respect our Home & Property as you would expect others to respect your's.
God Bless, Miss Gail

The View is awesome!!!!! Come on up to the Roost!! Buzzard's Roost !!!!
Nothing is set in Stone & we try to be fair & work with our Guests regarding pricing.
WE have the best Rates for the Best View on Lookout Mountain ;0)

** Please Read our Cancellation Policies noted under the Description Area, at the bottom of the page.

We expect our Guests to behave in a respectful & civilized manner. There are to be NO Loud Parties & there is a Noise Ordinance in force after 10pm. Please be respectful of others in the area.
Monies will be deducted from your your Security Deposit for late Check Out. Check out is BEFORE 10am. Thank You.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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