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Cloudland Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Secluded Fairy Tale with Spectacular View

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7). Central AC/Heat

This is your opportunity to experience all the ambience of a fully-modern log cabin with that old-time fairy tale charm, deep in the woods of scenic Lookout Mountain. The view of Shinbone Valley below provides a pastoral glimpse of nature at its most magnificent. The cabin features wood carvings and ironwork by local artisans in every detail and at every turn. The front steps greet our guests with acorn finials on the rail. Through the hand built barn-style front door one can glimpse the ironwork turkey chandelier hanging gracefully from the cathedral ceiling of the living area. Up the cabin stairs with its hand carved acorn newel post is the loft, which boasts a hand built and carved pine queen sized bed with four stately acorn finials. And Daisy the wooden bear cub clutches the cabin's massive center post high above her human guests.

On chilly winter days the cast iron stove and old fashioned quilts give all the comfort you could want. Turn off that central heat and cozy up to the stove. Plenty of starter pine and stove wood provided for your first night's fire!

In spring, the scent of blossoms fills the air. On rainy days, enjoy the woods, anyway, on the huge screen porch. There the patter on the metal roof will lull you to a gentle doze. The old porch glider is the best bed in the cabin.

In summer, huckleberries and blackberries line the path to the lower deck, and new mown hay spills an irresistible scent into the country air on the cattle ranch leading to the cabin.

And in fall, you will feel each morning like you have awakened in the middle of a golden bowl of sunlight.

Get in touch with yourself and your family. This cabin has all the comforts and conveniences of a modern kitchen and bath, laundry facilities and heat and air, but none of the distractions of intrusive modern life.

Craftsmanship and imagination fill the cabin. Books and games line the shelves. We suggest that you leave your city cares at home and inhale all the restorative peace that nature has to offer. Relax, unwind and unplug!

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More Details

Owner
Sara Moore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Sara Moore

HI, I'm Sara. I am a business owner in Jacksonville, Fl. I grew up in Georgia but have been a Floridian for 50 years. Visiting the mountains is a particular pleasure of mine, and I hope you will enjoy it, too!

Sara Moore purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Sara Moore chose Georgia

I have enjoyed visiting the mountains of my home state, Georgia, since I was a little girl. I was an active Girl Scout, as was my sister and my daughter. All of us were campers at Camp Juliette Low for girls in Cloudland, Ga. When the chance presented itself to buy a cabin in the area, I jumped at it. The log shell was built as a labor of love by one man over the course of ten years. However, when he was unable to complete it, my close family friends, who are local artists, bought it and completed it in 2007, adding their own unique artistic touches.

What makes this cabin unique

The view of Shinbone Valley is breathtaking. The original owner created a lower deck 200 feet down the mountain, where the sunrises are unparalleled (they even say that he slept there while he was building the log shell). Seasons each show off their natural best. There is usually at least one light snow in winter, and the cast iron stove is wonderful at keeping the entire cabin snug. In spring, the earliest Amalancher tree blooms in the dooryard. In summer, there is no better snooze than on the old glider on the sleeping porch. This little cabin accomodates any size group, from the couple on their (second) honeymoon, to a family of seven seeking to renew their bond. It's terrific for kids. The area boasts a cattle ranch that is as well maintained as any in Georgia. It is home to several summer camps, the closest being Camp Juliette Low, a Girl Scout camp for girls, and Valley View Ranch, one of the premier equestrian camps for girls in the country. Walking or hiking is always a treat. And fishing and horseback riding are favorite activities of the local folks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peaceful and Relaxing

The cabin was adorable and provided plenty of room for the three of us to have a wonderful sister's get-away week. The pictures are very accurate - - it is decorated beautifully, the beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is extremely well and nicely equipped, there are games to play, books to read, plenty of small quilts and throws to wrap up in, a washer and dryer, hair dryer, (I think she even has a curling iron), a basket of travel shampoos, cream rinses, creams, etc., baby gates, highchair, etc. There's a dining table between the kitchen and living area, but we loved sitting out on the porch overlooking the valley below and usually ate dinner at the second table out there, which opens up to seat six. We played games out there and I even slept out there one night on the pull-out couch. The guest bedroom is downstairs and my sisters loved the extra-long twin beds and cool temperature. The cabin has central heat and air and so the few days it got warm in the late afternoon, inside was perfect. Our host was a dream and provided excellent communication throughout the entire process including all details needed to locate the cabin, activities, restaurants, and just made sure we were all prepared to have a wonderful time. My Gordon setter had the time of his life and enjoyed hiking around the cabin and Cloudland Canyon State Park, as well as the cool mornings and evenings in the mountains. Overall this is just a peaceful retreat. There are neighbors on both sides, but one home is empty and the other neighbors were very quiet and nice and made us feel a bit more secure knowing that we weren’t totally secluded. Getting anywhere – even to the small grocery is about a 30 minute drive. There are horses at the end of the road you get to see every time you drive in and out and one of them always had his chin up on a post to greet us. The whole experience was great!
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Menlo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full modern shower/tub. Modern toilet. Mexican painted porcelain lavatory sink. Built in cabinets stocked with clean linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Loft + Den - 1 queen , The loft is actually the master bedroom with queen bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) Beautiful hand built pine queen bed in the loft. European semi-firm pillow top mattress made of bamboo for heavenly softness. Lower level bedroom with Twin Beds (2) Hand built beautiful twin beds in the lower level bedroom. Extra length 80' mattresses of soft pillow-top bamboo. Accommodates the tallest man comfortably! Baby Cribs (1) Pac N Play, baby gates, and high chair available for the littlest vacationer. Great Room Sleeper Sofa (1) Leather queen sofa in the living area converts to accommodate two. Coziest bed in the house in front of the wood stove on chilly fall/winter nights! Sleeping Porch with Fold-out glider (1) on the porch is the hands-down most comfortable favorite, weather permitting, for one adult or two kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
COZY WOOD STOVE-- FIRST NIGHT'S WOOD PROVIDED from October through March. Newer (9 years old) cabin in an old-timey setting, creating a unique ambiance. Modern central heat and A/C. Modern bath/shower and kitchen facilities. Tasteful but fun antiques lend an unusual feeling to this little gem of a cabin. It has a vaulted ceiling and all-pine interior. Ladies, the 'cute factor' is irresistible! This is truly a getaway haven. It is secluded, and yet every aspect of safety has been considered. Each area has a smoke detector and fire extinguisher. Well-marked roads are paved right up to the last one, and the cabin number is prominent. Local law and rescue are minutes away. PLEASE NOTE: NO JACUZZI..JUST A GLIDER. NO TV CABLE..JUST FABULOUS RABBIT EARS. NO WIFI..JUST YOUR SMART PHONE AS HOT SPOT. NO INTERNET CONNECTION. THERE IS A GROWING AND EVOLVING CABIN LIBRARY OF BOOKS, GAMES AND PUZZLES

Reviews

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Cloudland Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Secluded Fairy Tale with Spectacular View
average rating of 4.852941 based on 96 reviews
North Georgia
5

True Log Cabin Feel

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin! So quaint, true to the log cabin 'feel'. With extra comfy touches, like beautiful quilts, soft thick towels, fully-equipped kitchen, and a back porch that will make you not ever want to leave. Actually, the back porch was my favorite part. It was like going back in time. The weather was so nice at night, we left the back porch door open a little & felt the coolness of the mountains! I felt like a pioneer girl! This is a place to go to get away from phones, electronics, constant news. We did have enough signal for our cell phones: Verizon & AT&T, but laid them down & enjoyed peace & quiet! There is a very small tv/monitor, never turned it on.

I took several short walks with my old small dog to the street and back. A very nice easy & short walk. I saw rabbits and heard what I thought was deer! This was an annual 'sisters' weekend and our first time to do so in the Mentone area. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and the way it made us relax--perfect for sharing talks and funny games.

Sarah is the best to work with. She has an amazing sense of style as the cabin was tastefully decorated, not with cutesy country stuff, but some really nice pieces! Highly recommend for a ladies weekend, a couple, two couples, or a small family.

I hope folks enjoy as much as my sisters and I did.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. I'm so delighted you enjoyed the cabin as much as we do. Thanks so much for such a lovely review! Here's hoping you can return again soon. Sara
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Birmingham, AL
5

Relaxing fun

  • 5 of 5

Quaint cabin just a short drive from beautiful state parks and delicious restaurants made celebrating a milestone birthday lots of fun and very relaxing (even with 4 young kids). Even the drive from the main road is serene as one passes horses, cattle, deer, and ponds. To top it off, the view from the porch coupled with the cool breeze made this trip really great.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your family weekend up at the cabin! (And I believe it was a surprise birthday for your wife?) I can't think of a better place to let four kids spread out and experience a little bit of (safe) autonomy while mom and dad relax a bit on the big porch, overseeing all. Best wishes for a beautiful fall and holiday season. I hope you'll come again, soon, maybe for someone else's birthday? Sara
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5

Beautiful Cabin inside and out Quiet Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I had a very relaxing stay at Cloudland. The Cabin was very neat, clean, and well stocked. There was a warm feeling inside with with traditional wood beams and decorated nicely. Sara the owner emailed us with very detailed directions and local information which was very helpful. Excellent Getaway from it all.

Dan & Cindy

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, charming, smaller than appears

  • 4 of 5

A cozy, adorable, clean cottage with some brow view overlooking GA valley. A little remote, and smaller than photos portrayed, but overall wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to get some R and R! I'm hoping you'll be returning real soon, maybe to take advantage of the cozy winter atmosphere of the little wood stove. Thanks for coming!
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, and so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sister, and I had an amazing and relaxing weekend here. The screened- in sleeping porch was wonderful! We also found the surrounding community to be picturesque and peaceful on our walks. There is a very large rock down the trail from the back of the house. This is a great spot for yoga, meditation, or just quiet thought while enjoying the lovely view of the valley. This is a trip we would love to take again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I'm so pleased you all were able to enjoy a peaceful get-away and get-together! Here's hoping you will return again real soon. Have a wonderful summer. Sara
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5

The cabin and view are a true hidden gem!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and views are amazing. It was so peaceful and quiet. It was so relaxing enjoying a cup of coffee and looking at the spectacular views on the back porch. It was the perfect spot close enough to visit the Chattanooga attractions. I can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your weekend ! It looks like the weather cooperated nicely. I believe you could get out and really appreciate this gorgeous time of year when everything is coming back to life. And it sounds like you were also able to take advantage of some of those cool attractions in Chattanooga also. I hope you'll make it back up to the cabin real soon!
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Map

This is horse country! A list of local stables is included in the info on nearby state and national parks. There are plenty of great restaurants and antique shops 20 minutes west in Mentone, AL...Believe it or not, the only winter skiing in AL or GA is in Mentone! Hang gliding in Rising Fawn. Also wonderful caving activities in Valley Head, and underground Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, especially appeals to little folks.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $35

A 5% discount is given for all payments made by personal check. This saves us both high fees and interest.
Cancellation terms: 90% refund with 15 days' notice. 50% refund with 1-15 days' notice.
No refund for early departure.
PLEASE NOTE: The owner apologizes for the "Average Nitely Rate" listed prominently under this listing header. That rate quote is not provided by the owner, and the owner has no control over this figure. It is a rate calculated by the website based on weekly rate divided by 7 or monthly rate divided by 31. The accurate owners' rates are listed in the "rates" section of this website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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