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Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017


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.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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?


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Your Escape To Pine Mountains And Callaway Gardens/FDR Hiking
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

Great cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin, roomy and great view from the porch. Saw lots of deer and had great fun walking the property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the location

  • 4 of 5

Kim was a pleasure to talk to and plan my special occasion get away! Her cabin was very cozy, especially the fieplace during a few bad weather days. Very peaceful quiet location and so close to many beautiful hiking trails. I will definitely be back to explore more of the area :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot tub is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 and dog stayed for almost a month during Feb. The area is beautiful! The cabin was well stocked, comfortable, and the hot tub was amazing! The kitchen sink faucet broke while we were there but was repaired with no issues. We had to leave early for personal reasons and they were great about it. Drive to the cabin was a bit unexpected, steep and winding but we were able to drive it with our van with no problems. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Secluded Area

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this cabin. We love coming here in the Fall as the trees surrounding the cabin this time of year are beautiful. It is so peaceful & quiet. If you enjoy nature, you will love it here. We like to explore the grounds around the cabin, taking hikes in the woods. The cabin is so comfortable & clean! The beds & couch in living area are very comfortable. It is nicely decorated with beautiful pine wood through out. It is a well built cabin. We really enjoy having a nice fire at night when it is cold out. Kim is awesome to work with. She is very accommodating. She will bend over backwards for you to make you comfortable & provide you an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, remote cabin...but could use a bit more diligence

  • 4 of 5

We rented the cabin over the Thanksgiving week. It is a spacious cabin in a remote area which is appealing if one wishes to 'get away from it all'. The closest grocer or hospital is about 15 miles from the cabin. Callaway Gardens is closer, about 7 or maybe 8 miles and was the target for some of our activities and Thanksgiving meal. On arrival, we found the bathroom towels to be damp, as if housekeeping had run out of time for our arrival at 4 pm and placed them not fully dry. We put them in the dryer to finish drying completely. The oven was also not cleaned, there was aluminum foil at the bottom to keep it clean, but it had not been replaced and was literally covered in grease. It wasn't until we had turned the oven on that we discovered this, as the smell from the grease revealed the residue. My spouse also said there were 'dust bunnies' beneath the beds and between dressers. She's a stickler for cleanliness in properties we visit. I mention this only to alert the cabin owner that housekeeping could be improved. The area is in a location with other cabins nearby, and neighbors were quiet and time spent on the porches in the day and evening hours allowed a lot of solitude and peace with nature. We saw deer and even wild turkeys in the early mornings. In Warm Springs, a town nearby is The Bulloch House, and meals there are recommendable, as are deserts from the bakery associated with it. There are some nice shops to browse in town as well. Callaway Gardens is certainly a spot to visit, expect that you could spend an entire day or more to see it. There are plenty of hiking trails and vistas in FDR State Park, which the community in which the cabin is located must abutt. For those who must stay in contact with the outside world the cabin's remote location will present a problem. Unless we were out on the porch (and even this was hit-or-miss) our iPhones showed no service and the internet in the cabin was very sporadic, necessitating reconnection to the wireless router often. Television is basic from Direct TV and the major channels from Atlanta are provided.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner living in another state, I appreciate guests' addressing the housekeeping issue with me ; the rushed lack of attention described is the first we have heard of this, and has already been addressed with our local team, as attention to cleanliness and order is a high priority. As for remoteness, phone coverage and TV channels available, well, going to the woods in style was never intended to replicate an urban existence - - most of us wish to "get away from it all." The natural setting and all that comes with that will not be changing; Verizon has been pretty reliable, albeit the porch is the better area for reception. The router (internet) has never been a problem before, and I spent a well-"connected" week at the cabin immediately after this guest, with no problems. Perhaps this was a security setting or perhaps an emerging issue with my hardwired AT&T--either way, guests may be assured that we will be maintaining internet reliability, as this is important to all of us. Glad to hear that guests continue to explore the area, enjoy gardens and quaint rural towns, and yes, the peace and quiet of our woods on Pine Mountain.
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Casa Cardinal

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Casa Cardinal 11/2/2016-11/10/2016. It was peak Fall foliage season and the leaves were stunning.

Kim's cabin was beyond my expectations in every respect. It has everything a person could possibly need. She takes optimum pride in her property and gives attention to every detail.

Rent it and you'll be blessed!

Gregg Hall

Miramar Beach, Florida

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Warm Springs, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter to Spring
6 Jan 2017 - 2 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
3 May 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Cleaning at check-out £60
Tax Rate 8.0%

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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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Pine Mountain or Atlanta (ATL)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Callaway's or Pine Mountain
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Callaway's Gardens & Golf Courses
Nearest Train
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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