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Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Need a place to unwind and relax? Triple Creek Farm is on the banks of Talladega Creek overlooking the historic Waldo Covered Bridge and old grist mill. Gold used to be mined in the local area and many modern day prospectors come from far and wide to pan Talladega Creek for gold. The farm is 20 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, with no neighbors in sight! It is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians at the base of Cheaha Mountain.

You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible spring display of wildflowers such as trillium, wild geranium and red buckeye. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Talladega National Forest roads or the Chief Ladiga Rail Trial near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Pinhoti Trail, the longest trail in Alabama, is just 2 miles away. Maybe you are a road biker and want to climb from Waldo up to the highest point in Alabama, Mt Cheaha. You can ride your bike out of the Triple Creek Farm drive way and do this.

Just a few miles away is Desoto Caverns Park, where you can explore a deep underground cave, and spend the day enjoying their many family fun activities.

Waldo is just outside the Talladega city limits. Talladega is home to the historic Ritz Theater and the annual April in Talladega pilgrimage of homes. So much fun to choose from... but, perhaps you just look forward to relaxing on the big front screened porch watching birds at the feeder and the lazy creek roll by.

Then, of course, if you are a Nascar fan... Waldo is just down the road (about 20 miles) from the Talladega Superspeedway! Planning to come to Dega to drive a race car on the fastest track in all the land? After a fast paced day of racing, come stay in the country and relax!

There is a full kitchen, but if you'd rather not cook, hop in the car and run to Talladega, 6 miles or Oxford, 20 miles, for a selections of restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

Feel free to contact Maggie for more information. She spent over 20 years exploring the mountains on foot, by bike and on horseback! You will find maps of the area and lots of information on things to do, when you arrive at the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Farmhouse, Waldo, Covered Bridge, Cabin, Cheaha, Pinhoti Trail,Trail, Chief Ladiga Rail to Trail, Caverns, Talladega, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega Race Track,

More Details

Owner
Maggie Johnston
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Maggie Johnston

Maggie is the Director of McDowell Environmental Center. Mark is the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

Maggie Johnston purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Maggie Johnston chose Alabama

Maggie lived at the Triple Creek Farm in Waldo for over 16 years while teaching science at the Alabama School for the Deaf. She raised goats, horses, chickens and bees. There is still a beautiful garden spot near the covered bridge being managed by a thoughtful neighbor. Maggie still loves this place!

What makes this cottage unique

There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. Even if you are visiting for a special event like the Talladega Race or to do day hiking along the Pinhoti Trail, you will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch and listening to nature!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we are in Blue Ridge in a cabin and I and the others had just said how much we miss the house at Waldo! We loved it.... we are coming back."
Jun 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Waldo in Clay County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is actually in the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has an antique therefore, double bed!, Bunk Beds (1) The bottom bunk is a full size, top bunk is twin.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Talladega Superspeedway Racetrack just minutes away, Talladega Creek in front yard, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, outdoor shower, large barn and pasture, historic covered bridge, near historic homes in Talladega and April in Talladega celebration

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 53 reviews
5

Can't ask for a better place

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and more

Comfortable beds

All the amenities (except cable TV and that shouldn't be on your list anyway)

Beautiful serene nature and surroundings

Great point to go hiking from

Nice porch to drink morning coffee

Talledega only 5 minutes away for groceries

La Posada Mexican grill has awesome food...I recommend the kabobs

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Dream Location for Adventures

  • 4 of 5

The 4 of us stayed during an adult family trip. We located the property quite easily. The property was exactly as stated. There is no internet or tv (this did not bother us at all) as we all have cell phone service. The driveway to the cabin is quite steep, but we managed nicely. The cabin is cozy and the many amenities were appreciated. This is a great spot to get back to nature and enjoy the surroundings of the cabin. Would recommend ----

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly isolated!

  • 4 of 5

This property is truly isolated but with the directions provided was found easily. It's a quaint house set high on a hill, the driveway is not for the faint of heart. The views are limited, but are there if you're up for a walk. The creek is about a half mile walk and the picture provided with the creek is even further. But it's worth the walk! The house is cute, bedrooms are small and the water pressure in the bathrooms brings the review from 5 to 4 stars, plus the water could be hotter. The train tracks are very close, really close, and you will hear them throughout the day and night. But it's just part of the charm. We really liked this property, and for the cost, well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Waldo! We love being able to reconnect folks to their family and the natural world! Just to clarify, the views are spectacular if you love forests. The quick access to the Creek, where the covered bridge is, might be 150 yards from the cabin...not half a mile. And the furthest creek access (where the photo was taken) is a pleasant 1/4 mile stroll down the lane. I have actually checked it on my odometer, because I used to run there alot! Hope you will come again soon!
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5

Nice little getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to disconnect (or force your kids to get off the phone/ipad) this is the place! My husband and I were looking for a quiet little getaway, and somewhere we could bring the pup. During the day, the peaceful quiet is perfect for reading or just being outside. Plenty of places in the surrounding area to hike (Mt. Cheaha is no joke!) or bike. We didn't venture too far into Waldo/Talladega for restaurants or anything, so can't comment on that.

The trains that go by at night were more than I anticipated (despite reading all the reviews) but they provide ear plugs for some relief. Also, if you wear yourself out during the day, it's slightly easier to try to ignore the train whistles when sleeping. I think it would probably take most people a couple of days to get "used" to it.

The cabin itself is exceptionally clean (and cozy), and they provide all linens and kitchen items you might need, which makes it easy to plan groceries and meals. The property is secluded and has an easy walk down to the river for swimming (puppy was the only one to go in).

It wasn't long after we got home that we were already missing the cabin! Thanks Maggie!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nature and acres of it!

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, loved it!

Yes we will be back. It was a trip to get some family reunited with each other and this was the place to do that, the summer will be even better.

If you like being out by yourselves with no neighbors just to get away from it all, this is the place for you. We were a little ways out from Anniston, but that is what we wanted, the kids ran, watched trains, played on the property and had a great time, and yes they are wanting to go back very soon as well. Train is close, but brought back childhood memories for my husband.

Maggie was super as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We used this charming house and beautiful location as a base for lots of outdoor activities. We greatly enjoyed hiking, road biking and mountain biking in the area and this was the perfect spot to rest up for more. Exploring the property itself was an activity, it is beautiful and secluded. Coldwater Mountain is a great, up and coming location for mountain biking less than a 1/2 hour away. Wigs Wheels is a great bike shop in Anniston. Thai One On in Anniston had great food. Cheaha state park (located in the heart of Talledega Nation Forest) is beautiful and we appreciated their museum and recognition of the CCC. How wonderful for these northerners to play cards in the evening out on the screen porch in early January. Great to wake up in the woods. The kitchen is well equipped. The washer and dryer were especially nice given the changing weather and outdoor activities our family (4 adults and 2 dogs) likes. Maggie's responses were super quick. Thanks so much for a great experience in an area new to us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us at our Waldo cabin in the woods! Glad you, too, love it! Come again soon.
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Location

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 77
Nearest Point of Interest
Waldo covered bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Talladega Superspeedway
Car: necessary

Talladega Superspeedway is just minutes away, Visit famous Desoto Caverns Park just a few miles away, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, Tubing on Talladega Creek, whitewater canoeing, backpacking on Pinhoti Trail, biking Chief Ladega trail, biking Mt Cheaha, fly fishing, miles of national forest roads for biking, hiking, running

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waldo, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Talladega Race Weeks
4 May 2017 - 9 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£240
 
 
Talladega Race
12 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£240
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£244
for 2 nights
From
£92
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60
Pet Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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