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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2/2, Romantic Log Cabin, Rockers On Wrap Around Porch, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, W/d

Whether you plan to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, or enjoy a few days of "family time", we welcome you to Casa Cardinal. Rock on the porch, or go for long walks in the woods, then enjoy cooking in a completely outfitted kitchen. Savor the sounds of nature, or watch your favorite games on satellite TV. This is a custom built cabin offering a peaceful retreat! and located, literally, at the end of the road at Mountain Top. As you'll see from the most sweeping porch in the resort, cardinals, hummingbirds, deer and other wood critters appreciate the remoteness, and so will you.

All year 'round, you'll enjoy the ever changing panorama from the porch rockers and swing: spring blooms, summer shade, or cascade of fall color. If you're a winter hiker, you'll return to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, and a therapeutic soak in the double jacuzzi. Two bedrooms, two baths and a loft - sleeps four adults and 3-4 children comfortably. The decor is comfy without being too frilly, or too "country"... just your "home away from home". The entrance ramp and interior, master bath and bedroom, were built to accommodate guests with mobility restrictions on the first floor. On a rainy afternoon, the upstairs loft provides a comfy reading nook, skylight and a second full bath. Fully furnished for a weekend, or a few weeks, "mi casa es tu casa".

Casa Cardinal is located only a few miles from Callaway Gardens and Warm Springs, and provides a picturesque setting, spacious living, two bedrooms which sleep up to four adults and two children; a kitchen with full sized stove, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, and all the cooking and eating utensils you’ll need!

Kim, Ali and Stefani invite you to share our take on tranquility.

More Details

Owner
KIM M. LEWIS
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About KIM M. LEWIS

Kim, Ali and Stefani welcome you to our beloved log cabin and hope you make your own family memories! We three built the cabin to be a place of peace and spirituality-- a place to enjoy nature and one another. Over the years, we have hiked, biked and horseback ridden pretty much all of Callaway Gardens, FDR park, Warm Springs, LaGrange, Westpoint and surrounding countryside. A former military family, we still travel the world, but love to return to Casa Cardinal, to rock on the porch, enjoy the fireplace, play board games and enjoy photography. Now that reliable internet has arrived;-) we particularly enjoy sharing our home-away with other foreign service and military members and their families, teachers, authors & artists,and all who are young at heart or who find the flora and fauna, as well as rich history and outdoors activities in the area, a welcomed change of pace.

KIM M. LEWIS purchased this cabin in 1994

Why KIM M. LEWIS chose Georgia

With roots in Atlanta, but a life spent in Florida, Callaway Gardens was a family "stop" along the oft traveled road in-between. On one such stop, to marvel at the Christmas Fantasy of Lights at Callaway Gardens, Kim, Ali and Stefani found Mountain Top Resort was being planned, near FDR park and above Callaway Gardens. We chose the lot literally at the end of road, bordering the forest and brimming with fireflies and birdlife as a place to relax, observe and enjoy nature and our own ever-changing lives. From the start, young Stefani (later an architectural student and designer) had clear ideas as to how to build and furnish our cabin. Over the years, Ali (now a medical student) and Kim also brought items which reflect our international travels and interests, yet fit harmoniously into our simple place. When the girls were small, the surrounding attractions offered safe but beautiful trails for them to explore; as they grew up, the cabin, Callaway and day-trips to Atlanta's great museums, shopping and restaurants made our cabin the perfect place to share with friends. Designed with future accessibility and space utility in mind, we three plan to keep the cabin for decades to come and to continue to enjoy the seasons of our family's life, as much as the panorama of nature's changing annual seasons, at Casa Cardinal. We hope you will do likewise, as our guests.

What makes this cabin unique

There are many log cabins sprinkled around Pine Mountain and Warm Springs, but our cabin was one of the first. We situated our cabin to allow for privacy and proximity to woodlands nature. We enjoy morning coffee on the porch, rocking or porch-swinging; and evening wine as the sun sets and the wood fire in the fireplace is started. The downstairs master has a jacuzzi and walk-in shower with a built in seat. Upstairs, the girls' room, has a skylight which often showcases a passing moon, as well as a loft for reading or naps. A metal roof allows just the right amount of soothing patter on the roof when the rains come. It's simple, but cozy and convenient. Internet, cable TV, dishwasher and stackable washer/dryer make the cabin modern. If you like the all white sterility of chain hotels, then our cabin is not for you. If you prefer the peace and quiet, and tasteful colors and textures of nature, then you will find your comfy escape here.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Warm Springs in Meriwether County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • MB Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi for two plus step in shower with seat on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Glass doors to tub/shower, window with woods view off loft
  • Downstairs master bath is a full bath to share with visitors (separate entrances from kitchen and bedroom) and has a walk-in shower with seat; a Jacuzzi hot tub for two beckons from a corner of the MB for a good soak after biking and hiking, or romantic bubbles and wine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First floor Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Accessible walk-in shower in master bath, jacuzzi tub in MBR
    2nd story Larger bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Family or children love skylight & windows; tub bath; loft
  • Downstairs Master is actually "ground floor" with fireplace, Jacuzzi and it's own full bath. Upstairs bedroom allows family or kids to enjoy the moon passing by the skylight, or rain pattering on the metal roof. Both fully furnished with quality sheets, pillows and comforters for the seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
With so much to enjoy in the Pine Mountain and Warm Springs areas, you'll appreciate the spacious cabin and private, woodlands setting each evening. Why be cramped in a lodge or hotel room, eating out, when you can rent this beautiful homelike cabin for comparable pricing?

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
Naples ,Florida
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Fabulous Peaceful Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Now I understand all the wonderful reviews of Casa Cardinal Cabin & The Pine Mountain Area. We found the cabin nothing short of " Perfect " As Kim suggests, we did not come here to watch tv (the wifi ,small tv, and our phones worked fine) My wife & I favorite pass-time is riding motorcycles. I like to write about motorcycleing as you don't often see in reviews . Kim assured me parking (for pick-up & trailer) and the excess would not be an issue and it wasn't .(this has been a problem for us before) Thanks Kim . We found the county road & scenic hwy riding to be some of the best ! I ride a goldwing, wife has a shadow. The longer sweeping turns, hills, and less traffic has made this a must return area to ride ! (not like"the dragon") Most memorable ride was northwest into Alabama and down 281 thru Talladega National Forest and lunch at Cheaha State Park . Dealing with the friendly owner "Kim" was also a highlight of our experience !!! Rodney & Robyn (S/W Florida)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rod, really appreciate your review, kind words and helpful tips to others who share your passion for memorable rides along scenic southern byways! I look forward to your return! KIm
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We loved our getaway to Pine Mountain. The cabin is tucked away in the woods where it was peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had plenty of space for our family. We enjoyed the wrap around porch. We also enjoyed being able to bring our dogs. The scenery is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely escape from big city life

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to this cabin was a lovely and relaxing escape from our big city life style. We found Casa Cardinal to be cozy, comfortable, and just as described. The wrap around porch was the perfect place to relax after our day trips to Callaway Gardens, Warm Springs, and Columbus. Kim was a pleasure to work with. We had no problems at all during our stay -- and were treated to several deer sightings and a couple of turtles, too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved every single minute in this cabin. We felt like we were at home. This cabin had everything you needed from laundry soap to toilet paper.. The owner is a very sweet person and she loves to hear things that your doing during your stay. The mountain has beautiful lookout points. I would recommend this cabin to all my friends and family... This place is just amazing. Love sitting on the porch swing and listening to all the birds. We did have a visitor a big 12 point buck... He was gorgeous!!! This cabin is dog friendly and my Bella our service dog loved it here. Highly recommend this cabin. Lots of space for an entire family..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Peaceful. Well equiped. Don't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

CasaCardinal, located at a corner lot gives one a secluded, mountain feel

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property. the owner provides everything needed (except food and charcoal) to stay for several days. While there is an inclined walk up to the door, once there it's an easy, comfortable cabin. A/C and other appliances work well, everything is clean. We will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Callaway Gardens Resort
"For one day or a whole week's worth of adventures -Callaway Garden is fun and beautiful, all..."
pine mountain safari
"Numerous guests with children (and without) have raved about the Pine Mountain Zoo and Safar..."
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
"22 miles of higher elevation hiking and biking. Built by CCC, FDR State Park is Georgia's la..."
Roosevelt Stables
"My daughter recently joined another 10 riders for a leisurely ride through shaded mountain w..."
Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Pine Mountain or Atlanta (ATL)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Callaway's or Pine Mountain
Nearest Ferry
unknown
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Callaway's Gardens & Golf Courses
Nearest Train
unknown
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I185 or I75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chipley Village & Callaway's
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Water - Callaway's Robin Lake/ Snow - ?
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Robin's Lake, Callaway Gardens
Car: necessary

Ft. Benning and Columbus are 35 miles south of the Cabin ; ATL and all that Atlanta offers approx. one and half hours north from the cabin! Fifteen minutes to Callaway Gardens and Pine Mountain to the West; Fifteen minutes to Warm Springs and the FDR's Little White House to the East; five minutes into FDR State Park.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Warm Springs, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
3 May 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£448
for 3 nights
From
£130
£646
£1,904
 
 
Fall Color & Lights
6 Oct 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£461
for 3 nights
From
£134
£729
 
 
Winter to Spring
6 Jan 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
From
£126
£562
£1,736
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£423
for 3 nights
From
£122
£562
£1,736
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.26
Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £77.68

Military, LEA and Senior Guest rates available, as well as long term or seasonal rentals. Pricing as shown is for two adults/ one small child. Additional guests will be charged as an additional $15 per person per night. Cleaning fees and pet fees (per pet) are fixed regardless of number of nights and these will be collected in advance. Welcome your inquiries for special accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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