2/2, Romantic Log Cabin, Rockers On Wrap Around Porch, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, W/d
KIM M. LEWIS
- English, Spanish
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 Warm Springs
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Lots of opportunity for sightseeing and relaxing
Very nice remote and quiet cabin. WiFi was spotty but marginally adequate. Seems to drop off sporadically. All and all a nice stay
Wonderful cabin near Pine Mountain
The cabin was exceptionally nice, well appointed, and cozy. Wonderful wrap around porch with swing and rockers to enjoy the woods and noises of the forest. Would recommend it and we hope to return soon.
Perfect place for Calloway/Warm Springs visit!
My two friends and I loved everything about the Cardinal Cottage--cute, well-appointed, and super clean. And the setting is amazing! Plus Kim gave us all kinds of information about what to do and where to eat while we were in the area. I highly recommend stay!
Great cabin get-a-way
We loved our time at our home away from home. It was s beautiful and peaceful and we recommend it for sure. Kim was great at helping with all our needs. Go there, you will love it!!!
Thanks for helping us have a great time at your cabin for our birthdays. We visited FDR's "Little White House", had lunch at "BlackBird's Cafe" in Woodbury one day. Then sat on the porch rocking and sipping on wine in the evenings. Traveled over to Callaway Gardens for the "Birds of Prey", "Butterfly house" and then "Sip n' Savor which was absolutely fantastic. Oh! Yes, Saturday morning before leaving, we had the honor of a "BLACK SCORPION" in the bathroom. (Thanks for waiting until the last Day) (:-)
A wonderful family getaway in March 2019!
We had a terrific vacation and your cabin was in the perfect location for all of our day trips! The cabin was equipped with everything we needed and sitting out on the wrap-around porch every morning and evening was very relaxing. The setting was beautiful even in late March and the amount of wildlife was amazing. We saw deer, a possum and a raccoon, and went to sleep listening to the owls hoot every night. We ventured out to Callaway Gardens (the azalea's were beautiful in full bloom!), Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House and pools which were very interesting and spent time hiking in FDR State Park. We would definitely recommend the Wildlife Safari Park for young and old alike - take the bus and let them do the driving for you! For the adults, we would also recommend a wine tasting at the Warm Springs Winery! Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful cabin in the woods.
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.