CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK
Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is one of the largest and most scenic parks in the state of Georgia. Home to thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, the park offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities.
Hiking and mountain biking trails abound. The most popular hiking paths include the short Overlook Trail, strenuous Waterfalls Trail and moderate West Rim Loop Trail. Mountain biking is available at the newly developed Five Points Recreation Area and along the Cloudland Connector Trail. The park also includes an 18-hole disc golf course, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and numerous interpretive programs, especially on weekends. Cloudland Canyon State Park is a short 15-minute drive from Fox View Cottage.
The "Scenic City" of Chattanooga is both a historic and culturally rich mid-sized city. Nestled within the Southern Appalachians and Cumberland Plateau, a vibrant, incredibly walk-able downtown is literally surrounded by some of the nation's top-rated spots for outdoor adventure. More than ten miles of trails and connected parks with public art, playgrounds, and fishing piers line the Tennessee River and bridge the Northshore and Downtown. World-class attractions, fine dining, and a thriving arts scene add to Chattanooga's appeal to visitors. Here you can find all the amenities of a major metropolitan city in a comfortable, convenient, and charming location. Chattanooga is only 25 minutes from Fox View Cottage. Rising Fawn, GA is considered part of the Chattanooga metropolitan area.
Savor calm, relaxation, and solitude here. Fox View cottage is nestled in a lovely, intimate, tree-lined neighborhood on a private, packed-gravel road. There are only seven homes in the neighborhood and they are all on at least six acres so you have complete privacy. This home and setting would be perfect for a mini-retreat getaway, a holistic diversion, an intimate honeymoon, family vacation, women/friends reunion, a base camp for cavers, home base for families of Lookout Mountain campers, a great place for those interested in learning more about local Civil War battles or former Cherokee Indian settlements, or the perfect central location for area scenic explorations and outdoor adventures. Did you know one of the finest hang gliding schools in the world is located in Rising Fawn or that Dade County, GA is the caving capital of Georgia--and quite possibly of the entire US?!
Our single-story, 2200 square foot cottage is almost entirely wheel-chair accessible. There are no steps at either of the two main entryways and no steep grades from the parking area to the house. All flooring surfaces are hard--either tile or luxury plank vinyl. All doorways are a minimum of 35" wide. There is a stand-alone shower in the master bathroom. It does have a four-inch lip that must be negotiated so a wheel-chair can not be used to enter it. The front porch as well as the back deck are wheel-chair accessible too.
As you approach the cottage, you are drawn into the expansive 550 square foot front porch that boasts an inviting daybed/porch swing and plenty of additional seating for your entire party to gather. It is the perfect spot to have that first cup of coffee in the morning while you plan your day's activities. Later that evening, it will be your go-to location to admire a stunning sunset or to star gaze--far from the city lights. It is undoubtedly one of the finest views of Fox Mountain in the area.
As you enter the great room you immediately notice the high, wood-beamed ceilings and the open floor plan, perfect for socializing. Your eye goes to the cool architectural details like the re-purposed vintage window that now serves as an airy room divider and the stained glass pieces that have been cleverly incorporated into the interior construction. This home was lovingly and painstakingly conceptualized by home designer Will Garrett and his wife Amy. This is no cookie cutter home.
All the bedrooms are off to your right, the kitchen and dining area to your left, and the great room anchors it all with an immense sectional couch, an occasional chair, and a recliner. There's no shortage of comfy seating here. You're never far from the hub of activity but the bedrooms are all completely separate and walled (no open-style "loft" bedrooms) so you have complete privacy if you want it. All three bedrooms are set up for maximum comfort with queen-size beds furnished with hotel-grade luxury linens and new, encased mattresses/box springs. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a large, walk-in shower and a spacious walk-in closet. Inside the closet is a well-placed door that takes you to the second full bathroom which is just around the corner from the other two bedrooms. You essentially have his and her bathrooms. The second bathroom has a free standing tub and no shower. This second bathroom also serves as the primary guest bathroom.
Off the great room is a sun room with more comfortable seating. This is another great spot for reading or for keeping an eye out for wildlife that invariably wanders onto the property. The sun room is insulated but not hooked up to the whole-house HVAC system. We use a portable fireplace/space heater here in the winter to keep things warm and cozy.
The french door to the back deck is in the sun-room. The back deck is 170 square feet and offers guests an entirely different, yet equally pleasing view. It is perched on beautiful rock formations and boulders. Please note that while these rock formations are amazing to look at, they are full of sharp, jagged edges, crevices, and caverns. Please supervise children very closely at all times if they venture near the boulders. There is an outdoor dining table and chairs on the deck as well as a propane grill for your use.
Special note to the reader of the family--the library has been stocked with lots of book choices from various genres. Most of us bring our own books, but you may be finishing one, or you may see one you've always wanted to read. If you want to "take one and leave one", you are welcome to do so. Please bring a book to replace the one you take, and please be respectful about what you leave. This is definitely the place to enjoy a good book!
Free WiFi/high-speed internet, flat screen 40" HDTV in the great room, offering Roku, and YouTube-TV. The cottage does not have cable TV or a dish. All the channels you should need are on YouTube-TV.
Your well-behaved, friendly dog/s (two max, no cats please) is/are welcome in our cottage with prior approval and a fee ($35 per dog, per night). Please contact us for approval in advance as a part of your reservation. Additional pet approval/contract information is here.