Sleeps 15 with 3 separate sitting areas great for families to gather and still
Why Sandi Panella chose Austral
Great place for large groups or just a romantic couple to gather and relax around private pool! take one of the many trails accessible from the property to enjoy the woods. Float the rivers or take a ride on the scenic train. So many choices! So easy to get to!
What makes this House unique
in ground private pool, hot tub. short walk to 4 trailheads
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Property is an older home, needs some updating. Hot Tub water was dirty looking and pool was not clean. For the price we paid this should have been done. Game Room and Bunkhouse heated by space heaters so that was a concern with kids being out there. Overall okay but not likely to book here again.
I my sorry the Hangout didn’t meet your expectations.
In the fall with storms and wind the pool can accumulate leaves fast!
The hot tub was freshly drained and refilled prior to your stay, It did definitely need it after your stay, I was trying to figure it out.!
Will spend a couple of days there this week to ensure it’s working properly.
Not quite what you expect
This was not quite the experience we were hoping for when we booked this house. Upon arrival we spent about 2 hours cleaning almost 100 stink bugs from the "hangout" upstairs room. (I took pictures and sent to owner later) Then proceeded to the pool area where we spent much time cleaning out all the debris, which included 3 dead salamanders(took pictures and sent to owner later) and the floor was covered in dirt. So the pool was almost not usable. After the first night the guests who stayed in the upstairs of the hangout room were not able to stay there any longer due to the massive amount of stink bugs. They had to sleep downstairs on an airmattress that we thankfully packed. In order for it to fit we had to move around a.few things. The ac didnt work well and neither did the toilet in the upstairs of the hangout room.
I had sent a message to the owner about 1.5/2 weeks before the stay that our number of guests had slightly increased and asked what the extra cost would be. She never responded to me. It wasn't until after she arrived and said there was some furniture out of place (due to us having to blow up and air mattress and use instead of the whole upstairs hangout) did she mention the extra charge. I wasn't going to make a big deal over all the cleaning and gross bug we spent hours cleaning up if she weren't going to charge us for the extra folks. When I told her about all of bugs, dead animals she did nothing to compensate, even when I asked if we could work something out.
Owner was not a good communicator and just be prepared to do a lot of your own cleaning upon arrival and be ok sleeping with lots of bugs and swimming with dead salamanders. I would attach all the photos of the dead bugs and salamanders if that were an options. Gross.
Summer time fun
My wife and I spent 5 days at "The Hangout" and we loved it. The house is homey, with a great kitchen and comfortable beds. Communication with the owner was easy and when we had one issue it was taken care of promptly. There was plenty of space if we wanted to bring friends. Also, THE POOL. This is the perfect summer paradise, and if the nights get cool the hot tub is perfect as well. We went during a new moon, and the night skies were magical. There are great trails and outdoor adventures nearby. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you. Welcome back any time!
Great, out of the way, property.
Really enjoyed this place with room for the whole family. The grandkids played in the pool the whole time.
Glad everyone had fun!
The place does not look like the pictures, it’s older and in poor condition, the roof leaked!
The manager is very nice but the place was very disappointing
What a gem!!! The property was even better than the pictures to me. But it is so the type of place that my family loves. It's very homey, alot of nature, with trees and flowers. The pool was fabulous as was the hot tub.
We never left the whole weekend, we just stayed in the pool, and played games and talked and laughed and just thoroughly enjoyed each other's company.
We love to cook and eat and the kitchen was very well stocked. It was my birthday and they surprised me with a delicious birthday cake. They went above and beyond with hospitality.
If you have to have WIFI, this may not be the place for you but if you want to unplug and unwind, it's absolutely a GREAT PLACE!!
We will definitely be back.
Where the River meets the rails and the trails! Board the Scenic Hiwassee Train just across the road from property! Bring the horse 5 min ride to the Starr Mt trail head.Float and fish the Hiwassee, Raft the Ocoee Or just relax at the Hangout! Family and horse friendly. Borders the Cherokee National Forest and Gee Creek Wilderness Area. Minutes’ walk to The Hiwassee Scenic River State Park for fishing, floating and gentle trails. Short walk down forest rd to Gee Creek Falls for a scenic hike or refreshing dip in the swiiming hole! and Starr Mt, trail heads. Across the road from The Hiwassee Scenic Train boarding. Cross the road To Lost Corral Camp Ground and Starr Mt. horse trails! 20 minutes from Ocoee rafting. Take a ride on a glider along the river gorge!. Go antiquing or to a Drive-in Movie, Or just Hang-out!
Other Activities: white water rafting, tubing, glider rides