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New Retreat Home Sleeps 10 - Located centrally to ALL area activities

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA - Sleeps 10 - Wheelchair Friendly - No Stairs

This new 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is now complete and ready for rental. Availability can change daily so be sure to check out our calendar.

Church groups, visiting families, executives checking out the area, scrap bookers, quilters, and any other function that desires a 'get-away' environment will benefit at a very affordable price per person. The house has a very open floor plan and the 2 car garage has been converted into a conditioned air activity space, to meet practically any function for groups.

The house has been built with full handicapped access and extra wide doors. Even the master bathroom shower enables wheelchair access. All steps have been replaced with ramps for easy move in and out. The driveway is very long and can easily handle all of your parking needs, including a camper hookup.

The living room includes a big screen LCD HDTV with DVD and VHS, to enable groups to show movies or study material. Minimal amount of furniture placed inside, so that users can slide the furniture where it is needed for their group.

Wireless internet transmitted throughout the house to enable everyone to keep up with email from home. Extra Large dining room table available so that everyone can gather at the table at the same time.

The house is built on the side of a ridge and the deck about 30 feet above ground level which allows for an amazing view of the sunrise every morning and the valley between the ridge peaks. Listen to the Chattanooga choo choo pass by in the background.

Your furry family members are welcome. We have two options for you, each with different fee amount for your furry family member. Please review our pet policy for more information.

More Details

Mary Hoppe
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Mary Hoppe

This property was designed and built to become a retreat house. The Chattanooga area was and currently is lacking quality short term rental houses. We built this to fit our needs for visiting relatives and friends. We are offering vacant times on the calender to others.

Mary Hoppe purchased this house in 2009

Why Mary Hoppe chose Tennessee

This area is the fastest growing area of Tennessee. We are located in a remote area of the Chattanooga area. The town of Apison is a quiet and small farming community on the outskirts of the city. We are the alternative to the high prices, noise, and congestion found in the city.

What makes this house unique

Sit on the deck high above the tree tops or on the swing near the top of the hill and enjoy the views. Watch deer, fox, and other wildlife pass by throughout the day. Centrally located to all the Chattanooga attractions and Whitewater rafting/ tubing in the Ocoee area. Easily experience it all from one location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Collegedale in Hamilton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower has a standard nozzle and overhead rain nozzle
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual Nozzle also. Wheel chair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Bed. Queen lower, Twin upper. You can walk around lower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull out queen mattress in the great room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Bed. Queen lower, Twin upper. You can walk around lower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We also have a play pen and pack-n-play for your littlest family members. At Christmas time we have a small tree that we set up in the home with a few other simple decorations.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

New Retreat Home Sleeps 10 - Located centrally to ALL area activities
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

Overall Great

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. Everything in the description was accurate. I will be using this location again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Hill, SC

Great place to rent

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great asset for us. We were attending a conference in Chattanooga and the house provided a spacious living area at about half the cost of three hotel rooms. The meeting room would have been great for a larger group and I will definitely look at that when I plan my next outing with our students.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to having you as a guest again in the future.
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Great Property for Scrapbooking!

  • 5 of 5

This space is great for scrapbooking...and quilting! Convenient to stores, restaurants and shopping! Our long girl's weekend was very relaxing and enjoyed by all!! The workroom was great for crafting , the beds and couches were quite comfortable and the kitchen was well-stocked! The driveway was STEEP, but we were able to unload all of our scrapbooking gear on the level parking pad and roll it right into the workroom...super simple and convenient! WE CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN IN JUNE! Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review. The activity room is my favorite room as well (I am a crafty person) and I'm glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed it. We try hard to keep the house clean and equipped to meet the needs of our guests. We are looking forward to your return in the summer. Which I'm sure will enjoy even more because with summer comes weather that is great for using the fire pit area in the evenings.
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July 4th weekend vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jul 7, 2016

Thanks Mrs Hoppe

our stay was so tranquile,your house was truly handicap accessible and met our needs. We enjoyed every moment and did not want to leave,also your personality is outstanding above the rest. THANKS FOR ALL THE VACATION INFO YOU PROVIDED

Blessings to you and yours

The Cook Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope you will return when you are visiting our area.
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Rice Lake, WI

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were here visiting for our grand-daughter's 2nd birthday party. The entire experience was great, starting with the booking and reservation process. Mary provided detailed information, and responded timely to any questions I had. The house itself was clean, nicely furnished, and had plenty of room for all us. We really enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the morning for breakfast and coffee. We will surely look for this property again, whenever we come back to visit

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review. We are always happy to hear how our guests enjoyed their stay. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you travel this way.
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Craft group

  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends LOVED this house! Natural lighting and space was abundant. The house was immaculate. The kitchen and dining area was wonderful. The meeting room was a great space for us to spread out and craft. This was our first time here but won't be the last as we like to gather together, for a retreat, twice a year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We try our best to keep the house clean and ready for our guests. Looking forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Chattanooga Airport (CHA)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Moccasin Bend Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
17.5 Miles
Tennessee River Beach- Chickamauga Harbor
Car: necessary

2 Minutes

Collegedale Airport - Park your plane a couple miles away, or charter a sightseeing flight at Crystal Air.

4 Minutes

Southern Adventist University - Checking out the campus, attending a graduation, or just visiting friends or family. We are just a couple miles down the street.

7 Minutes

Summit Softball Complex - Just a few miles down the main road, have your entire team stay in a home for the price of just one hotel room.

10 Minutes

A couple miles from the towns of Collegedale and Ooltewah

24 hour Super Walmart

Publix, Bi-Lo Supermakets

Multiple Pharmacies and Emergency care facilities

Parks, Playgrounds, Dog Park, Walking Trails, Library

Wide selection of restaurants to choose from.

15 Minutes

Red Clay State Park - Served as the seat of Cherokee government from 1832 until the forced removal in 1838. The park depicts living conditions of days passed, with events throughout the year celebrating Cherokee history.

Golf Courses - There are excellent golf courses located throughout the Chattanooga area.

20 Minutes

Chattanooga Airport - Access to most domestic major airlines.

Hamilton Place Mall - The Hamilton Place Mall area has every type and name store and restaurant that you can think of.

Movie Theaters - There are a few movie theaters just a short drive away.

Roller Skating

Chickamauga Marina

Cleveland Speedway

Tennessee Riverpark bike path and walkway

25 Minutes to Downtown Chattanooga

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater

Creative Discovery Museum

Minor League Baseball - Bell South Park - Chattanooga Lookouts

Mystery Dinner Theater

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera

Hunter Museum of Art

Lookout Mountain

Ruby Falls

Rock City

Incline Railway

Chattanooga Civil War Battle Sites

Chickamauga National Civil War Military Park

Riverbend Music Festival

Chattanooga Market

Chattanooga Zoo

Chattanooga Ducks

Lake Winnie Amusement Park

Chattanooga Double Decker Bus Tours

Comedy Club

Chattanooga Theater

Zip Line

Southern Belle Riverboat

90 Minutes to the Ocoee River

Whitewater Rafting / Kayaking


Harrah's River Valley Casino

120 Minutes to Atlanta, Knoxville, or Nashville


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Collegedale, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 Jun - 31 Oct
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean Fee £80
Tax Rate 13.25%

We process credit card charges ourselves thru Quicken Online Services. Do not use VRBO website payment system for this property. A 2 Night Minimum stay required except during holidays. Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay.
Visit our website (www.scenicretreat.com) for more information on our Pet Options - two choices - two different fee amounts.
Due to increase in costs our cleaning will be increasing from $85 to $100 beginning January 1, 2016.

$150 deposit required at time of reservation. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments must be via Mastercard or Visa. The name and address of cardholder must match the person that the contract is under. Person on contract must be the 1 to check in. Pet Policy has 2 options, each with a fee. If bringing a pet the fee must be added to this quote for the quote to be accurate.

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