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Creekside log cabin, beautiful secluded setting 20 min to Cleveland 50 to Chatta

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin 2 bedrooms, full bath with jacuzzi, and kitchen. Sleeps 1-4 persons.

The Ivy Cottage is our smallest and most affordable log cabin. This adorable 450 square foot two-story log cabin makes no concessions when it comes to comfortable furnishings and charm. It's really got everything you need. This cabin is very popular with business travelers, couples, and small families. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed with a 19 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, and movie collection. This is the only TV in the cabin. Additional sleeping is available on two twin beds located in the loft, which is accessed by a ' ship's ladder '. A word of warning, the upstairs may be unsuitable for very young or rambunctious children. The living room is small but is made very comfortable with 2 wing-back chairs, and one has an ottoman. The cottage has central heat and air conditioning.

The kitchen has a table for two, stove/oven, single basin sink, toaster, microwave oven, coffee maker, and a small refrigerator that fits underneath the kitchen counter. There are dishes, cooking, and eating utensils. There is a park style charcoal grill outside.

The bathroom has a full size shower/tub combination with whirlpool jets and a single basin sink. We believe that you will find the furnishings very pleasing right down to the hand carved "kissing squirrels."

A large deck wraps around two sides of the cabin and provides additional 'outdoor living space'. Just outside of your bedroom door you'll hear the sounds of the creek tumbling by on it's way to the Ocoee River. The deck features reclined bench seating positioned around a patio fireplace, and a table with chairs for outdoor dining. Winter rentals enjoy 2 free bundles of firewood per night. Additional firewood can be purchased for $5/bundle.

Across the gravel driveway you'll see multiple flower gardens, a nice grassy field for sports, horse shoe pit, basketball court, and a creek for exploring.

It is about a 1 minute walk down to our riverside pavilion and swimming/fishing dock. The river is controlled by the Ocoee No. 1 Dam, and is subject to changes related to water releases. Typically mornings provide a placid river about 3' deep with little to no current. You can easily spot fish and see the bottom. Swimming is easiest during this time of day. In the afternoons water releases will raise the level of the river to about 6' and the current becomes quite swift. Competent swimmers can still swim during this time if you stay close to the shore. The river becomes deep enough to jump off of our dock during these high water periods.

Wildlife commonly seen along the river include Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers, wild ducks, bald eagles, river otters, coyotes, raccoons, and of course fish. We even saw a deer once swimming in the river!

We have been offering our Ivy Cottage for nightly rentals for 22 years and enjoy lots of repeat guests. Some of our previous guests comments for Ivy Cottage include 'One of the most beautiful peaceful places that we have ever been to...', 'This was one of the many great surprises my husband has given me over the years...', 'We had such a great time on our honeymoon! The Ivy Cottage cabin, fireplace, and atmosphere was an added touch to a stress free vacation. We can't wait to come back...', 'absolutely incredible! I was taken aback with the beauty and atmosphere of this cabin!', 'Total perfection in a small package'.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny or Kevin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Jenny or Kevin

We are Kevin and Jenny Rogers. We are both Tennessee natives and graduates of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We have a 19 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 22 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.

Jenny or Kevin purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Jenny or Kevin chose Tennessee

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Benton in Polk County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lavatory, toilet, whirlpool tub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is one double bed in the downstairs bedroom, and 2 twin beds in the loft. A portable crib is available upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Creekside log cabin, beautiful secluded setting 20 min to Cleveland 50 to Chatta
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great New Year Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to stay and regroup!! My husband and I so enjoyed our stay at the Ivy cottage and highly recommend it to all!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Best Birthday Retreat EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Ivy Cottage was the cutest little cabin with every amenity I could have hoped or dreamed for. I'm not a big fan of restaurants or eating out due to having an auto immune disorder that makes my diet restricted. This tiny kitchen still had ample storage and all kitchen equipment needed for me to make 3 wholesome meals a day on our 4 day stay(ribeyes, scallops, collard greens, hamburgers, pork chops, succotash). We did the Adventures unlimited white water rafting excursion with Tripp as our guide and will probably be back again, he was the best and it was an absolute blast only 10 minutes away. We also brought our own tubes and were able to have a relaxing afternoon of floating off the doc and lots of trail walking with Corkie and Lukie(dogs) the cutest little cottage welcoming crew. Kevin and Jenny were also able to recommend a great Spa(Bliss) for a couples massage on our last day, and they were spot on with service. We definitely enjoyed every part of our trip, and used every amenity provided even playing a little game of Horse at the basketball hoop and 1 round of horseshoes at dusk. TV and internet weren't needed for this stay, nothing but relaxing and enjoying your company. We'll definitely be back in the future, and may even send our parents for their anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dickson, Tn

Outstanding, adorable, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What an exquisite retreat! We hated to leave. The Ivy Cottage is quite quaint, impeccable decorations, and every detail provided down to box of Kleenex and hairdryer. Adorable! Comfortable. The scenery in the area and the views make you speechless. So pleasant to be by the river; quite relaxing. The Rogers are very helpful in many areas; where to go, what to see, how to get there.....Can't wait to come back. Joyce

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville Florida

Ivy House Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Ivy House cottage really nice and very clean! It was perfect for the two of us but it will accommodate 4 people. As soon a we walk into the cabin the smell was wonderful, fresh, and did I mention very clean. We had everything we needed in the cabin for our 7 day visit. The cabins are close to all kinds of activities (white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, and more). We took several floats down the river and you could get out at the cabin facility dock. The grounds are beautifully maintained with fire pits and BBQ grills at every cabin. We loved our vacation at Welcome Valley Village. The owners are very nice and we would recommend this place to any of our family or friends. We will be going back in the future. Thank you Kevin and Jenny Rogers for making our vacation great!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, AL

Great Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful little cabin worked out perfectly for us. A nice place to relax in the woods. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night but I am already planning another visit as soon as I can. Just beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia Tn.

nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay for one night near water. This place was beautiful and it had all the accommodations we needed. The bed was comfortable and the movie selection was good. I recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a nice getaway in the woods. The décor was very cozy

and there was plenty of room . The owners were very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. We will go back again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Chattanooga (CHA)
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Chatata Valley
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Highway 64/74 and 411
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ocoee Dam, Deli and Diner
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Parksville Beach and Mac Point Beach on Lake Ocoee
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Benton, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring (Early)
11 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring (Mid)
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day WE
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring (Late)
30 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November (Late)
26 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas-New Years
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.82
Tax Rate 12.25%

There is a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM booking required on ALL weekends and during Summer, unless only 1 night is available. ONE NIGHT RENTALS ARE CONSIDERED on Sunday-Thursday nights. A booking of 5 or more nights will receive a 10% discount off of the published rates. Base rates cover up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $5/child (2-17yrs)/night or $10/adult/night. We do not take a cash damage deposit upfront, rather you must provide a credit card to imprint at check-in as a Security Deposit. Extra charges for damages are extremely rare.

Ignore the "Manager's Cancellation Policy" listed below. It is wrong and I can't seem to change it. Here's our policy. We collect the first night's rent in advance to confirm a reservation, or first 2 nights for bookings of 5 or more nights. Cancellations received 30 days or more prior to arrival receive a full refund less $10. If you cancel within 30 days of arrival you would lose your down payment unless we are able to re-book the cabin, in which case we refund less $10.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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