Log Cabin 1 br + Loft, full bath with jacuzzi, and kitchen. Sleeps 1-4 persons.
Kevin or Jenny Rogers
About Kevin or Jenny Rogers
We are Kevin and Jenny Rogers. We are both Tennessee natives and graduates of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We have a 21 year old son, two dogs, and two cats. We love the outdoors and have enjoyed sharing our beautiful Ivy Cottage cabin with guests over the past 24 years. We are Owner/Operators who live onsite, and we pride ourselves on customer service. Ivy Cottage was built as a retreat by Jenny's late mother Warnie Elizabeth Dooly Finnell. She lived and worked in Cleveland, and came to Ocoee for rest and play. She visualized Welcome Valley Village as a means to share this special place with others.
Kevin or Jenny Rogers purchased this Cabin in 1994
Why Kevin or Jenny Rogers chose Benton
Ivy Cottage is convenient to the beautiful Ocoee Region of the Cherokee National Forest where we enjoy scenic drives, photography, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, and mountain biking. We enjoy floating from the Ocoee Dam to our property in the summer. When we feel like a little city life we travel about 45-50 minutes to Chattanooga where we can enjoy shopping, great restaurants, the TN Aquarium, live music and art festivals, University of Tennessee events, minor league baseball games, scenic river cruises, and so much more. Also, Cleveland and Lee University are just 20 minutes away for shopping and lots of restaurants.
What makes this Cabin unique
The best thing about Ivy Cottage is that it so dang cute. Round logs, exposed rafters, the loft, simple wide plank floors, tasteful decor, and that's just the inside. Step out of the bedroom onto a deck with fireplace, and the sounds of a creek below. Some of our guests enjoy the simple beauty of their cabin and surroundings, rarely leaving our property. Enjoy a fire on the patio, read, tell stories or just listen to the night sounds. Take a stroll around our 17 wooded acres, cast a line for trout or bass, turn over rocks in the creek to find salamanders, take a swim in the river, or just watch it roll by from a dock chair. Ivy Cottage is perfect for those who don't want to stay in a hotel or hear 'city sounds' in the evening. There is absolutely no comparison! Check us out. We enjoy going to the 'big' cities of Cleveland and Chattanooga, but I'd rather go to sleep and start the day here at Ivy Cottage. Two Grocery stores and several restaurants are available within 10 minutes from the cabin.
Smoking is allowed outside the cabin.
Adult dogs <15 lbs are allowed for $20 fee
Please note loft sleeping with ladder access.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ivy Cottage - Warm and Cozy
Really enjoyed my staff in the Ivy Cottage. Property and the Cottage itself are extremely clean and well taken care off. Environment is quite and convenient to hiking and fishing locations. Recommend the Ivy Cottage or any of the cabins for a long or short stay. Will be back!
Thanks for taking the time to post about your stay. We've really enjoyed having you. Hope that you'll keep us on your radar for future vacations to the Ocoee Region.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in the Ivy Cottage very much!
It was very peaceful and relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Hopefully, we can return to the Welcome Valley Village in the near future.
Thank you. Yes, more nights are better!
From the initial booking of the property, Kevin and Jenny went above and beyond to make sure we would have a lovely trip. They sent a nice layout of the property, maps of the area with pointers on day trips and a list of restaurants and grocery stores. We had initially planned hikes and what not in the surrounding area but we ended up loving the property so much we only left to go to the store or grab a bite to eat at the Gondolier (very good food and friendly staff). The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Everything was so thoughtfully decorated. The beds were comfortable and warm. We really enjoyed the chiminea on the back deck. We made smores and sat and stared at the huge moon from the comfortable seating. The kitchen was very well equipped. We had breakfast on the patio every morning (except one, we ventured to Lottie's for breakfast, very tasty, highly recommend the loaded potatoes). We were able to swim and float in the river two of the days we were there before fall enveloped the area. The pavilion was perfect for playing board games while spending time by the river. We enjoyed two of the many lovely hammocks on the property. We played horseshoes. There are two lovely trails that surround the property. We found a secluded swing on the river where we enjoyed our coffee. The sky was so clear we were able to see the space station travel over the river. We sat out in the field and watched the stars. I saw my first pileated woodpecker in a sycamore near the lovely bridge that crosses the little creek. We came here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and to take a pause on care giving for my terminally ill mother. We were able to find peace, quiet and serenity at Welcome Valley Village.
Last Minute Weekend Getaway
Our trip was a spur of the moment trip that we plan to make again. We booked without every being in the area and was pleasantly surprised by what all there is to do and see in the area. Check in was a breeze. Had great communication with owners and would recommend to friends.
The Vandiver’s Stay
We will definitely be coming back. This place was beautiful. Everything is so well done from the landscaping and decor outside to the inside.
That's great to hear. Thank you for taking time to post your comment. Hope to have you back soon.
What a great weekend at a wonderful retreat. We stayed at the Ivy cottage, which was really perfect - clean, well maintained, and stocked with everything we needed. The property is in such a beautiful park-like setting. Super peaceful. The pavilion was splendid for hanging out and communing with nature and the Ocoee River. Kevin was very accessible and, happily, willing to help us with a car issue. A really great host. Thanks for welcoming us to a perfect weekend, rain and all 😀
We're so glad that you liked it here. We really appreciate your trusting your vacation lodging to us!
Located close by are opportunities for glider-plane rides/instruction, tree-canopy ziplines, boat rentals on Lake Ocoee, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers, wineries, scenic train rides, sporting clay shooting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tubing, and one of the largest gun stores in the south.
We are 45-55 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga which is a two-time winner of Outside magazine's "Best Town" title.