self employed cabinet maker , live on a farm , cabins are my 401 k i hope;; thanks for looking
This cabin was a total dream. We stayed there for a month while in Chattanooga for work, and felt like we were coming home to the best vacation ever every single night. Amazing views morning and night, fireplace, cozy bedrooms, and of course, the hot tub. If you want a perfect place to escape from things and unwind, this is it. At the same time, not too far from Chattanooga if you get the urge to go into town. Aside from that, Kenny was a wonderful host - very sweet and accommodating and easy to get in touch with. Best ever! Highly recommend.
Kenny's cabin was fantastic.
I stayed in the Elk Ridge cabin, which is the first cabin on the left, out of the five that he has built. While other reviews state that the cabins are close together, and this is somewhat true, the atmosphere and environment of the cabin negate any negative vibes this could create. The mountain-side cabins have a fantastic view, and I had a beautifully quiet two days -- I watched a doe and her fawns feed on the native foliage in the trees beneath the balcony.
As an added bonus, you can see the hand-work that Kenny put into the cabin -- and there certainly wasn't any skimping on the hot water heater.
Two thumbs up!
This is a fantastic location, the views are out of this world. We had one or two problems but they have been resolved quickly and efficiently.
When Kenny says he has other cabins that are close, he really means close! The cabins are as close to each other as an average suburban neighborhood, yet amenities such as a grocery store are about ten miles away. I had difficulty backing out of the parking area for my cabin because it's so close to the neighbor's area. The first-floor bedroom gets pretty warm at night, so I slept with the window open. However, at 8:00 one morning I was awakened (I stayed up late.) by the sound of a pickup truck driving over the gravel to the new cabin that was being built. The hammering shortly thereafter didn't help.
The hot tub on the deck is a warm tub, and I didn't see any way to adjust the water's heat.
The cabin is beautiful but cluttered. There's too much furniture in the living room, and every table has loads of knick-knacks and old magazines. I had trouble finding a place to lay a book or anything else.
The view from the deck is gorgeous although there is a dam right in front of the cabin. It's lit up nicely at night though.
Although I get the feeling that Kenny means well, the posted guidelines in the cabin feel more threatening than welcoming. Not only should I wash my dishes before I leave, I should dry them and put them away. The trash bag must be placed outside on the last day so the cleaning staff doesn't have to trouble themselves to carry it out. The sheets and towels must all be placed in the basket by the washer so the cleaning staff doesn't have to spend time stripping the beds or taking towels off towel racks.
There's a note in the cabin that says Kenny is providing the renter with two rolls of toilet paper, but you're on your own after that. However, there were no spare rolls when we arrived and only 1/3 roll on the holder, so I had to go out in the dark on the unknown country roads searching for a grocery store. There was no hand soap or laundry detergent and only a small bit of watered-down dish soap, so I had to buy all these. I left them for the next tenant and hope that the cleaning staff didn't throw them away. There was no food of any kind in the kitchen, not even salt which I also bought and left for the next person.
As far as I could tell, there were no hiking trails in the woods next to the cabin.
This place seems to be the worst of two worlds. Its remote location means it's a long drive to amenities and activities, but it's not so remote that you can't see and hear your very-near neighbors.
The night sky from the side of a mountain can be compared to few experiences that arise in the madness of a typical workweek. A welcoming sunrise from the second floor of this quiet cabin will prepare you for an afternoon of blissful wandering around the surrounding Chattanooga area or a day of peace within.
In short, we can think of few places that are more beautiful or more peaceful than this lovely cabin near the borders of AL, TN, and GA. There are a few great things to do nearby (like Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain), but if you are anything like us you'll have trouble leaving the cozy cabin and actually entering the outside world! A great relaxing weekend away, would recommend to anyone who enjoys tranquility and quiet.
We loved our stay at Kenny's cabin. Over the week it began to feel like home and we were very sorry to leave.
The cabin has been built by the host himself and is full of character. The space is well organised and we enjoyed cooking, eating and relaxing there after long days of driving and sightseeing. Despite occupying a fabulous position in woodland at the top of a hill overlooking the river and lake far below, the place has all the conveniences needed for an extended stay: air con, laundry facilities and (a bonus) hot tub on the balcony.
We chose the area because of its location at the borders of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, for an introduction to the South, and were not disappointed.