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River Overlook - Dock - 18 miles to Chattanooga, 200 steps to the water

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association - River Overlook

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

This vacation rental and unique property is perched 125 feet above the Tennessee River in the famous Tennessee River Gorge. It has two decks (upper and lower) as well as a sun room facing the beautiful view of the river as well fabulous views of mountains in all directions rising up to 1200 feet.

To the east, directly across the river, is Raccoon mountain and to the north you can see the famous rock climbing wall called the “T” wall (35.069038, -85.398932). The upper deck has a table and chairs for your morning coffee as well as a charcoal grill. The sunroom has carpeting and comfortable wicker seating with pads. The Lower deck has two swinging wicker love seats with pads, a hammock and ceiling fans.

This vacation rental home is a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath fully furnished home. The master bedroom on the main level hosts two twin bed connected with a twin bed bridge, actually making it a king sized bed. The sunroom and the master bath are also attached to the master bedroom. The main level also has the full kitchen and dining area, a half bath, and a comfortable seating area with sliding glass doors leading to the view and the upper deck.

On the lower level of this house you will find the other two bedrooms which have a bunk bed in each room with a twin bed on the top bunk and a full bed on the bottom bunk. The lower level also has a full bath, a laundry room and a comfortable seating area along with with a gas fireplace and a large flat screen TV. It also has sliding glass doors leading to the view and onto the lower deck.

There is NO internet and the TV's are for video, dvds only, no channels. DOWN ON THE RIVER If you decide to go down to the river, it is a little over 200 steps (wooden, concrete and large field stones) to get there. Once you get there you will find a huge dock, complete with seating all the way around the upper level and a fire pit right next to the river. The hike back up can to house can be considered strenuous with over 200 steps and a 125 foot climb.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Christian Thoreson
Speaks English, German
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

River Overlook - Dock - 18 miles to Chattanooga, 200 steps to the water
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Winter Garden, fl

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great time at the River Overlook and the SkyBox Chalet people were great. The road to the house is winding with a few hills :) but at the same time it is a beautiful drive and worth it. The house was very clean and accommodating. The decks were great to sit outside above the Tennessee River.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the River Overlook. The cabin was cozy, comfortable and very well-furnished. We were able to use the kitchen and the grill to make meals while staying here. There were a number of recommendations for what to do and where to eat while in Chattanooga.

One thing to be aware of is that the closest stores are almost 30 minutes away, so if you forget anything, its almost an hour to get it replaced. That being said, being so far away from everything made staying at this cabin very quiet and secluded. There are neighbors but we couldn't hear them at all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peacful and great view

  • 4 of 5

I was very impressed with the size of this home and the decks! I loved the two swings and ceiling fans on the lower deck and enjoyed the glassed in sunroom. The house was beautiful with an impressive view of the river. It was kind of a drive to go anywhere but worth it for the size and beauty of this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed River Overlook. It does have quite a view (and quite a lot of steps down to the river). We appreciate you choosing Lookout Mountain Vacation Rentals and are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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The River Overlook cabin was wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

The hike to the beautiful river was worth the trek. A very secluded and serene setting. Our niece drove over to visit from Chattanooga and I could literally see the tension of her hectic life fade away as she anxioussly waited for the barbecue I cooked on the charcoal pit out front. We would definitely consider going back. Bring groceries though. The trip back to town not a short one.

Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay ! You are soft on when you say it is a hike, to the river. We have it in our description as we counted 220 steps and an elevation change of 125 feet. So take everything you need with you and enjoy the relaxation down on the river ! But just the view from the deck at the house are also breathtaking ! Also correct on bring your groceries. In our written directions (highlighted in green) there is a Wal Mart and a Food city listed on the on the way in for groceries. Stop on the way in because the narrow winding road leading to river overlook seems like a long way because you can not drive it fast. Once you get there you will not want to go back to civilization anyway ! So Glad y'all enjoyed it !
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Quiet weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

The River Overlook was a perfect place for a get away.

We spent each day in Chattanooga checking out the shopping, aquarium, local restaurants, and one night enjoyed the Enchanted Lights of Rock City.

If you don't mind the long drive and windy back road to the house, it was a beautiful and quiet location to spend our mornings and evenings. Loved the gorgeous view and sunrise each morning.

Only complaint was not having any cable or local channels to watch on TV. We knew ahead of time that there wasn't any and brought board games and enjoyed the Wii games provided! Honestly a perfect vacation is one unplugged anyway!!

Thanks for letting us stay! You guys were wonderful and quick to respond to any questions!!

-A & C

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys enjoyed River Overlook. We agree that part of its charm is being 'unplugged' and spending time together. Thank you for leaving the property in great shape on your departure!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association in Tennessee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds, 2 Bunk beds, 2 Full beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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