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Whippoorwill Retreat Treehouse

Treehouse hosted by Billy & Susan
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Fulfill your childhood dreams, while enjoying grownup luxuries, in this unique Georgia treehouse. Whippoorwill Retreat is nestled in the treetops on the side of Sand Mountain, located only twenty minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tn. This private, romantic two-story getaway was built to bring the outdoors in with floor to ceiling views, wrap-around porch, sun/moon rise perch, & fire pit for lazy long nights. Sleep in a suspended bed, or the Canopy Suite with large overhead views. Opened 1/21

The space
Whippoorwill Retreat is run on solar power, incorporates green products and practices, and offers services from a professional chef. You can order a gourmet picnic basket for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner by Chef Eric Callahan with Chattanooga Chef Catering. Sign up available after reservations are made and you fill out the online Whippoorwill Retreat Agreement form.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AT WHIPPOORWILL RETREAT:
Upon arrival you are provided a golf cart that will take you along a beautiful, scenic path to Whippoorwill Retreat treehouse. It is nestled in the center of nine acres of a pristine Whippoorwill habitat. This is a "true" treehouse as you will find it supported by trees that extend all the way through both floors.

This treehouse is laced with history, and unique charm which is incorporated into numerous features throughout. The main support beam and all of the beautiful board and batten siding came from 50+ year old Southern Yellow Pine trees from the owner’s property. Additionally, the owners have incorporated numerous amenities that will help you to fully relax during your stay.

No need to worry about how you will get your belongings up in the treehouse. Just pull the golf cart next to “Donald the Butler" (dumb waiter/luggage lift/closet) to unload your luggage/groceries, go inside, press and hold a button and up it comes loaded with everything in place ready for your stay. Upon departure, press the button and down it goes ready for your trip home.

As you park the golf cart, you will see the entry courtyard where you will find a cozy fire pit with seating. You bring the stories and music; we provide the s’mores! Next you will walk up an easy handicap accessible ramp to the foyer where you are greeted with a basket full of welcome goodies from the local area.

Once in the foyer, you will see two trees that extend through both floors of the treehouse. Upon passing through the trees, you are greeted with a spectacular view through floor to ceiling glass which is supported with live edge beams from a 150-year-old Eastern Red Cedar tree. The tree was originally from the nearby Chickamauga National Battlefield area. After being cut down by the power company, the owners obtained the tree, and wanted to preserve the history of the tree using it as several main features in the treehouse. In addition to the supports, you will see this tree utilized as countertops, shelves, stair treads, and frames.

After catching your breath from the view, to your right, you will find a suspended full-size bed featuring a headboard that was up-cycled from an antique babies’ bed. The bed is finished with a luxury memory foam mattress and topped with an electric mattress pad heater and hotel quality sheets. At the end of the suspended bed behind the barn door, you'll see "Donald the Butler" fully loaded and ready for use. To your left, is a full bath featuring an overhead rain shower. This area is surrounded by shoulder height windows creating a relaxing outdoor feel in the forest canopy.

Straight ahead, is a fully stocked coffee bar that includes, creamer and sugar. Just around the corner, is the kitchen featuring an antique icebox which is used for cabinets and houses a small ice maker. Also, in the kitchen you will find a microwave oven, an under-counter refrigerator/freezer, toaster, and a small dishwasher. On the top shelf of Donald you will find an electric griddle just waiting to help you with that morning pancakes and bacon breakfast. A full array of spices is provided. Whippoorwill Retreat offers “dining with a view” at a unique antique enamel, expandable table that is nestled next to the floor to ceiling glass front.

The living area features a leather recliner double love seat, and antique chair from The Read House Historic Inn located in downtown Chattanooga. The chair maintains its original fabric and finish. This area is just begging for you to enjoy the view while relaxing with a book, watching TV, surfing the web, or taking a long nap.

The full front glass along with the numerous windows that brings the outdoors in does get chilly when the temperature gets in the twenties. Therefore, a gas heater, cozy sherpa blankets, and space heaters, are provided to assist the heat pump for those extra cold days. Additionally, both beds are equipped with mattress pad heaters to keep you toasty warm and make for extra long lazy mornings.

The stairs lead up to the Canopy Suite bedroom which houses a queen size bed with a handcrafted cedar headboard and is fitted with a luxury memory foam mattress topped with electric mattress pad heater and hotel quality sheets. The suite provides a step-out porch with a clear roof. The bedroom’s main feature is the four foot by six-foot overhead view of the sky right over the bed. No need for candlelight when you’ve got the stars and moon to provide the romance.

Outside the kitchen door is the wrap-around porch that leads to a sunrise/moonrise perch. To the front of the treehouse you can enjoy a complimentary hot cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise, or a glass of complimentary Georgia wine as you watch the moon rise.

From sunrise to moonrise, Whippoorwill retreat provides you a place to relax and enjoy the views with family and friends.

Check out Whippoorwill Retreat videos and more pics on our Facebook and Instagram.

Guest access
You will have access to all living areas of the treehouse. The storage closet and the Hobbit House Utility Room underneath are locked and not for guest use.

Other things to note
Gas Fire Pit: There is a lighter in the rocks where the starter is located. FIRST light the lighter; MAKE SURE YOUR HEAD IS NOT OVER THE FIRE PIT; Then, place the lit lighter at the edge of the fire bowl; turn the knob to the left and gas will come out and light off of the lighter. To turn the fire off, simply turn the knob to the right until it is at the “off” position. Please leave the lighter in the rocks with the fire pit. The ceramic logs get really hot so do NOT touch them after extinguishing the fire.
Fulfill your childhood dreams, while enjoying grownup luxuries, in this unique Georgia treehouse. Whippoorwill Retreat is nestled in the treetops on the side of Sand Mountain, located only twenty minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tn. This private, romantic two-story getaway was built to bring the outdoors in with floor to ceiling views, wrap-around porch, sun/moon rise perch, & fire pit for lazy long nights. Sleep… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

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Wifi
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Dedicated workspace
HDTV
Iron
Hair dryer
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Portable heater
Security cameras on property

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No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

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Trenton, Georgia, United States

Whippoorwill Retreat is located on the side of Sand Mountain, which is a great place to explore. You can find an old Civil War graveyard hidden within the thick forest canopy within a quarter mile hike. The Trenton Golf Club is located within throwing distance from the owners house. And, just 1.5 miles away you will find a four-star spelunking adventure at Howards Waterfall Cave. Additionally downtown Chattanooga is only 20 minutes away. We are only two hours from Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham and Knoxville.

Things to do near us:
1. Cloudland Canyon State Park
2. Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theatre
3. Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding
4. Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
5. Tennessee River Gorge Trust
6. Rock Creek Aviation
7. Happy Horse Play Farm
8. Colmore Farms
9. Rising Fawn Folk Art
10. Crocker Farms Fresh Market
11. Trenton Golf Club
12. Five Points Recreational Area Cloudland Connector Mountain Biking
13. Howard's Waterfall Cave Preserve
14. Don't forget to check out the local antique stores on Hwy. 11 near the town square.
15. Sitton's Gulch Waterfall Hike

In Chattanooga:
1. Raccoon Mountain Caverns
2. Ruby Falls
3. Rock City Gardens
4. Chattanooga Market
5. Tennessee Aquarium
6. Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
7. The Chattanooga Riverfront
8. Chattanooga Whiskey
9. Oddstory Brewing Company
10. Chattanooga Ducks
11. Adventure Sports Innovation
12. Point Park
13. NoogaSystems VR Center
14. Lula Falls
15. Southern Belle Riverboat
16. Walnut Street Bridge
17. Experience Chattanooga
18. Chattanooga Lookouts
19. Valkyrie Axe Throwing
20. Chattanooga Ghost Tours
21. Chattanooga Zoo At Warner Park
22. Chattanooga Segway & Bike
23. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
24. Lookout Mountain Attractions
28. Chattanooga Pints and Pedals
29. Ignis Glass Studio
30. Escape Experience - Chattanooga
31. Historic Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
32. Look Out Winery
33. Chattanooga Cycleboats
34. Incline Railway
35. Red Clay State Historic Park
36. Time To Escape
37. The Coin-Op
38. Creative Discovery Museum
39. Blue Heaven River Tours Chattanooga
40. Hunter Museum of American Art
41. Coolidge Park
42. DEFY Chattanooga - Superfly Extreme Air Sports
43. Georgia Winery
44. Classic Arcade Pinball Museum
45. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
46. Greenway Farms
47. ChattaScooter
48. Hamilton Place
49. All In Adventures - Chattanooga
50. High Point Climbing and Fitness
Whippoorwill Retreat is located on the side of Sand Mountain, which is a great place to explore. You can find an old Civil War graveyard hidden within the thick forest canopy within a quarter mile hike. The T…

Hosted by Billy & Susan

Joined in October 2016
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We love Jesus, family, nature, dogs, traveling, building/decorating, and we especially love being retired educators! Whippoorwill Retreat Treehouse is our labor of love that we hope to share with many guest through Airbnb.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
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