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Perfect for family reunions/retreats!! 2 Kitchens/2 Great Rooms and 6,000sq. ft

Bedrooms 10
Separate WCs1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bed/4.5 Bath-Sleeps 16-32 (2,500 sf decks/porches and Aux. house w 3 bed/2bath

The Lodge of McClemore's Cove is a custom built 6,000 square foot log home that has many unique features that will make your stay memorable. The 28 ft. cathedral ceilings and the massive 10 foot front doors are a glimpse into what is in store for our guests. Gorgeous mountain views in all directions and unheard of privacy make this a place that seems to have been untouched by time. The Lodge sits atop a ridge with Lookout Mountain 2 miles to the west and Pigeon Mountain 2 miles to the east and the end of the McClemore's Cove 5 miles to the south. The early risers can watch the sun peek over Pigeon Mountain and everyone can watch the beautiful sunsets over Lookout Mountain. And the best is yet to come as once the sun sets the spectacular night sky puts on a show that is breathtaking. If you love nature's beauty then you will be at home here and if you enjoy real log homes this is the place for you. If you want the big city and parking lots then you may have a change of heart after your visit. Whatever your preferences we will welcome you to a beautiful log home that is in a gorgeous setting.

The capacity for the lodge is 24 and we have just added an auxillary house that is available for larger groups that have up to 32 people.The auxillary house is 1500 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is just down the hill from the lodge. There is an additional charge for the auxillary house. If you are interested please ask for more information.

The average group size in the Lodge is 22 people and there is plenty of room for everyone. The 2 adjacent great rooms provide lots of options for tv watching, gaming, conversation, or just relaxing by the fireplace. The 2,200 sq. ft of open area on the ground floor is perfect for connecting with family and friends.

The 2 kitchens provide lots of options for the cooks and chefs as well. The larger kitchen has a gas oven, convection oven, and convection microwave oven as well as 2 full sinks,dishwasher,XL fridge, and lots of countertops for preparation. The smaller kitchen has an electric stove, XL fridge, dishwasher, full sink, washer/dryer, and more countertop areas. There are 2 full-size dining room tables and seating at the bar in the larger kitchen/dining area as well.

There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 1 full bath and a 1/2 bath as well. These rooms all have queen beds in them and give our guests who don't want to climb stairs the option of not having to while still being able to access the great rooms.

Upstairs there are 2 huge master bedrooms that each have king beds, sitting areas, bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs, and walkout balcony decks with gorgeous views. There is also the bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds and also a loft area with a very comfy futon and Thomas the Tank Engine track set for the younger train enthusiasts. At the top is the tower bedroom which has incredible views in all directions and has a full bed in it.

The lodge has over 2,500 sq. ft. of decks and porches so no matter what time of day it is you can find some shade or sun to relax in a rocker or chair. The covered front porch is great if it's raining to listen to the rain on the metal roof or to watch the sun set over Lookout Mountain. The back screened in porch is awesome to enjoy birdwatching or listening to the sounds of nature. The enclosed porch has the foosball table and sauna and outdoor game equipment and the 3 balcony decks are great for a morning cup of coffee to start your day. The large side deck has incredible views year round as you can see to the end of the cove.

The back patio has the hot tub and leads to the 36 ft inground pool that is exclusively for your use. The pool is the place to be for all ages either wearing out the young ones or relaxing for the older ones. Also in the back is the fire pit and outdoor fireplace which provide endless hours of memories while relaxing and roasting marshmallows.

There is 3 acres of front yard space for kids to roam and play games as well as the woods to explore. Take a mile hike on the property that goes through the woods and across the lower pasture to Chickamauga Creek which is on the property. The creek is 30 feet wide and usually is only a few feet deep. The kids love to play in the creek and look for animals and their footprints. Also, searching for arrowheads is a popular endeavor around the creek as well.

The Lodge has been featured on the Bravo Channel, the Up Network, and Southern Lady Magazine. Come and see for yourself why this is the place for your next get together.

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What makes this lodge unique

Surrounded by mountains and wildlife The Lodge of McClemore's Cove is truly a special place to come and relax. Sit on the deck and unwind as the sounds of nature remind you of a slower pace. Watch the hawks soar or the deer grazing or hear the coyotes yelp at night and you and your youngsters become engaged with nature. Hike through the woods to the creek on the mile long nature trail and try to find the items on the scavenger hunt list. Look for animal tracks, fish, search for arrowheads, or just sit on a rock and be mesmerized by the sounds of the water flowing down the 30 ft. wide creek.

Watch the sun rise over Pigeon Mountain and set over Lookout Mountain and then be prepared for an awesome sight as the night sky is illuminated by the stars and nothing else! Learn the constellations because you can see them. Where else can you roast marshmallows and sing by the fire as late as you like and not worry about bothering the neighbors?

Pigeon Mountain (2 miles away) has a 10 minute hike to an 80 ft waterfall and also has Rocktown on top for rock climbers of all ages. It has miles of hiking trails but no houses. Cloudland Canyon State Park is only 15 minutes away on Lookout Mountain and it is worth the visit.

There are very few places this private that specialize in large groups that can stay together. The Lodge of McClemore's Cove takes pride in doing all that it can to insure that each group has a memorable time for all the right reasons. Always clean on arrival and doing our best to make sure that everything is in good working order is our pledge to our guests. It is only 15 minutes to Lafayette, Ga. which has Wal-Mart, Bi-lo, and Shop-Rite for your grocery or fast food needs. Downtown Chattanooga is an easy 30 minutes with only 2 red lights and 3 stop signs and no traffic on the way. If you are not familiar with Chattanooga it is very family friendly and offers all kinds of attractions and restaurants. We hope you come to visit:)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Chickamauga in Walker County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1/Downstairs cabin side - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2/upstairs master/cabin - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 3/Dowmstairs Lodge side - Toilet , Off hallway between the 2 great rooms.
    Bathroom 4/Master Lodge side - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Has fireplace next to jacuzzi tub and skylight
    Bathroom 5/Upstairs Lodge hallway - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Just outside bunk room
    Bathroom 6 Auxiliary Housing - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with master bedrooom
    Bathroom 7 Auxiliary Housing - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 Downstairs on main floor. - 1 Large Double Bed , A queen bed in the golf room will inspire your golf game.
    Bedroom 2 Downstairs on the main floor. - 1 Large Double Bed , The wildlife room is large enough for cribs or extra kids
    Bedroom 3 has queen bed on the main floor. - 1 Large Double Bed , The horse lovers room.
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs master bedroom with King bed. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 600 sq. ft w jacuzzi tub and balcony deck.
    Bedroom 5/Upstairs Masterwith King bed. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gas fireplace, jacuzzi, deck with view of Cove.
    Bedroom 6/upstairs Bunk room with full bed. - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , 2 bunk beds and a full bed with large balcony deck
    Bedroom 7/Tower with full bed. - 1 Double Bed , Gorgeous views all around. Not for fear of heighters.
    Auxillary house Bedroom 8 Master with queen bed. - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with full bath.
    Auxillary House Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed
    Auxillary House Bedroom 9 Queen bed - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • playground
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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • tennis


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Perfect for family reunions/retreats!! 2 Kitchens/2 Great Rooms and 6,000sq. ft
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

Spacious Beauty!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 couples staying in this wonderful lodge! There was plenty of room for all!! It was so nice to have all of us in the same house -- rather than in several cabins or condo units!!

Everyone agreed: We will be back! We enjoyed the pool, the grill, and the tranquility of the mountain views! Most of all, we enjoyed the opportunity to spend quality time and enhance our long standing friendships!

The owner and staff were most amenable to every request! Also, they gave us lists of the "sights", such as the gorgeous waterfall!

It was an easy and most enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend the Lodge regardless of the size of your group -- there's room for all!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our vacation tremendously. Jon was an outstanding host and made us feel at home. He gave us many suggestions about places to visit. We have a family of 17 ranging from 79 to 4 years of age and everyone was comfortable. We would recommended the Cove to everyone. Thanks again Jon for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We rented the lodge and auxiliary house for 17 people for a couples' retreat. The location and property served us well! The weather held up to allow us to explore the gorgeous grounds as well.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best owner and cabin ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 woman for a women’s retreat. The cabin was wonderful and Jon has got to be the best owner ever, he was so great to work with and helpful. I highly recommend this property for large groups , family reunions, or church retreats !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Location location location. We had a family of 34 and we had a blast.

  • 5 of 5

To top it all off Jon made it all worth while. I must say that he was the most pleasant host i have ever encountered. He always made himself available and made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you again Jon. Much blessings to you and your family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge at McClemore's Cove was the ideal location for our retreat location. The property was beautiful and the scenery was magnificent. It was very peaceful. There was plenty of room indoors and outside. Mr. Jon was a wonderful host and I would highly recommend this rental property for a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Car: necessary

McClemore's Cove is an outdoor enthusiast and nature lovers dream come true. Pigeon Mountain is a wildlife refuge area and is full of trails and adventures. The pocket waterfall is 2 miles away and is a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall that is only a 10 minute hike from the parking area. Pigeon mountain is also one of the top rock climbing destinations in the southeastern US and boasts the deepest cave in the southeast. Hang gliding is available off of Lookout Mountain as well as famous Rock City and Ruby Falls. Hiking to the creek on the property is always an adventure and wildlife viewing is constantly on display. The stars at night are incredible as there is no light pollution so make sure you brush up on your constellations. Driving through McClemore's Cove is a must see as the scenery is breathtaking.

Downtown Chattanooga is only 25 miles away and it boasts a never ending supply of family fun activities. Walk across the Tennessee River on the walking bridge and ride the carousel at Coolidge Park or let the kids play in the water fountains spraying from the ground. The Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, IMAX Theatre, countless dining options of all cuisines make Chattanooga one of the top family destinations in the country.

Not to be missed for meals are the Pigeon Mountain Country Store and BBQ which is 5 miles from the lodge and serves great breakfasts and BBQ and burgers. The Canyon Grill is 15 minutes away on Lookout Mountain and has been picked as one of the top 10 restaurants in Georgia several times. Dress is casual and the food is delicious.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Chickamauga, Georgia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £207.27 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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