Saturday, March 24, 2012


This is our latest vacation rental at the Cottages in the Clouds. Just converted this month, Chestnut Oak has one bedroom downstairs with a queen bed and two bedrooms upstairs, both with king beds. There is a full bath on each floor. The downstairs is the same as Dogwood our 4 bedroom cottage next door. Relax on the front porch where there are log rockers and a glider The back porch a gas grill. Upstairs there is a covered porch from the back bedroom. With a new large screen tv and dvd/blue ray player in the living room you can enjoy watching your favorite movies or shows. As with our other cottages all linens are furnished. The kitchen has all the dishes, glasses, pots and pans, and full size appliances. Chestnut Oak does not have a hot tub at this time. We may add one later on.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Better Marketing

You can now read more about us on Facebook at Cottages in the Clouds. You can also call me on 423-593-2586 to ask questions and make reservations. I don't tweet, but I've decided that it's time to get to work on a real web page for the cottages.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Several times a year I sit down with a big stack of thank you notes and the contracts of our guests since I last sent out notes. I've printed a selection of notes, each having one of the cottages pictured on the front and our contact info inside. To help with this process, I read the journal entries left by our guests so I can make each note more personal regarding anything they may have written about during their stay. As much as this sounds like a huge chore, once I start, it becomes an enjoyable process to pass the time in the evenings when tv viewing is rather boring. I love to read about the activities and impressions of our guests and, someday, I'll write more about this. Snail mail thank you notes are not so common today, so I hope that our past guests will be pleasantly surprised to hear from me and really know how very much we appreciate their choosing to stay in our Cottages in the Clouds.

Snow on the Mountain

The weather this year has brought much more snow than usual in our part of the country. Up here on Lookout Mountain we've had several snows of three inches or deeper in the last several weeks. Although the winter months are slower than the rest of the year, we've had guests during each of these winter weather events. Fortunately, the county does a great job at clearing the main roads up here on the mountain , so there haven't been any travel problems for our visitors If you're interested in coming here during the winter months, you can be pretty sure that you shouldn't have a problems getting around up here or going down into the Chattanooga area. Come on up and enjoy the toasty fireplace, the bubbling hot tub and the beauty of the mountain in the winter season.

Older posts

To see pictures and info about the individual cottages you can go to the March 2009 posts or try this link

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fall and Winter on the Mountain

As the days and nights have become cooler, I've begun to look forward to a colorful fall and at least one good snow this winter. This has been a good summer, temperature wise at least, not too hot. The rain has been scant, though. But autumn is the best for weather. Fall up on Lookout usually means some crisp nights and invigorating days with deep blue skys and light breezes. The Cottages in the Clouds is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful fall color and weather. It close enough to Chattanooga (just 25 minutes to downtown) to partake of all the wonderful activities in the city and its just far enough up and away to be a great retreat. It's a wonderful get-away, just not too far away. Make your reservations soon. October, Thanksgiving and Christmas are booking up now.