The positives: Coyote Bluff is a beautiful house with gorgeous views rented by a friendly, professional staff. It is very clean and the water pressure is acceptable. After all, it's on top of a mountain. The secluded outdoor hot tub was a great addition and felt great after rafting, hiking, horseback riding, etc. There are plenty of cooking items, a great grill, and plenty of fresh towels. Believe it when they say they keep no food, other than salt and pepper, at all in the cabin. We also saw a black bear on the private road to the cabin which was exciting and another two bears while we were horseback riding nearby. Each morning we were eager to see what gorgeous new moths were clinging to the side of the cabin under the security light. They were so beautiful!
Nearby attractions worth considering: Ocoee Rafting Company, Ziplines of Blue Ridge, GA, Fort Mountain State Park, Fort Mountain Stables Horseback Riding, and the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. All are recommended.
The negatives: Reviews are not particularly helpful if they are all glowing remarks so, at the risk of sounding nit-picky, I offer a few things that may be worth knowing if you get serious about renting coyote bluff. The house itself is loud. It's a wooden cabin so it creaks and pops all night long as the house reacts to changing temperatures. Earplugs would not a be a bad idea if you're a light sleeper. The dryer had a missing knob making it unusable. Luckily, I had pliers in the car so was able to grip the metal shaft but there is no way you can grip it with your hand. The huge wall of windows faces East-North East so at dawn the bedroom and the loft are flooded with light. Blackout blinds would help but they only have cheap roll up blinds which do not stop the sunlight. There is a bathroom in the loft with the queen bed but, if you are using the king size bed downstairs, you must go through the living/dining/kitchen area because the downstairs is off the kitchen area instead of being attached to the master bedroom. Finally, the private road to the cabin is super steep. I made it in my Prius so you probably can too but you may slip a little in some cars. This was a problem when I was attempting to drive out after a heavy rain. There was a place in the road where I nearly got stuck. I had to take three running starts before I made it out. It was not a huge deal but make sure your brakes and tires are in good shape because you are going to need them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Living's pick for North Georgia Mountain Cabin Experience All of our rental cabins now have Wireless High Speed Internet 12 secluded luxury cabins in a gated, 129-acre property, 5 - 17 acre parcel per cabin rental. Decks, out-door hot tubs, fireplaces Fantastic Blue Ridge Mountain views. Staff on-property. Inn on property - complementary wine and cheese. Lodge Style Restaurant adjacent to cabin entrance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness View Cabins Hotel Chatsworth