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Family Home-Nestled privately on ridge with View-Near Chattanooga/I-75/Cleveland

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Home Away From Home - Wheelchair Friendly/No Stairs - Kids & Pets Welcome -

This 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is perfect for 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, except for the tiny step out onto the deck. The driveway is very long and can easily handle all of your parking needs, including a small camper electric and water 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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

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 Apison

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 rental in Apison

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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.


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Family Home-Nestled privately on ridge with View-Near Chattanooga/I-75/Cleveland
average rating of 4.828125 based on 64 reviews
Laurel Maryland

Choo Choo house of our dream Being Home Away from Home👍🏠

  • 5 of 5

The Choo Choo House was very accommodating. It was well equipped with cooking utensils. The parking was excellent. The beds were comfortable. We were only 8 min. From the Softtball Field which made it very convenient. This house could accommodate a family with children and they would really enjoy spacious environment. Mary, we enjoyed the time we spent in your house and would loved to come back next year for our senior softball tournament.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home and it's location for your tournament. We look forward to having you as a guest in the future.
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Very clean house and great views from the deck

  • 5 of 5

The house worked great for our family we came for my fathers funeral we had 7people staying. Had the big table and couches and deck for everyone to sit and tell story's.We did not cook but the kitchen was stocked with everything you would need to cook your meals and Mary was great to work with highly recommend this house for your next stay

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and compliments. We are very glad that we could provide a place for your family to come and be together during this time. We look forward to having you as a guest in the future.
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Family raves about site,house,and meeting room!

  • 5 of 5

Choo Choo Retreat was exactly as advertized! Everything worked well. The kitchen was well furnished, appliances all worked, were gently used so you felt you could actually use them. Being railroad employees descendents we really enjoyed the passing trains. Fantastic views. The only thing I can suggest to improve the experience. Is to add some LED lights under th kitchen cabinets.

Most of us would easily move in for good, if we lived closer.

I forgot to mention that if you are lucky enough to stay here, you can't pass up a visit to the "Little Debbie Store". The bakery for the company is located there. The freshest little cakes you will ever put in your mouth. Be advised the store is closed on Saturdays due to Religious affiliations. So plan accordingly.

Thanks Mary Hoppe . J. Bruner, Mobile,Alabama

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that awesome review. My family is happy to hear you enjoyed your time in our home. We try our best to make our guests feel at home in our home. I hope you will come visit us again soon.
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Great views and perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, easy to find, and gorgeous views. Perfect for our large family!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad the house fit the needs of your large family and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return to us the next time your in our area.
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Great place. Everything went perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Everything went perfect for us. Very clean. Lots of train sounds in the area but not an issue for us. Good location relative to Chattanooga or Cleveland.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always happy to hear back from our guests and to know the house was a fit for your family. See you again soon.
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Awesome get away!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome. It has a gorgeous view. There is plenty of room and parking. We were able to enjoy Cambridge Square, it was only 10 minutes away, but the house has a country feel.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you guys enjoyed your stay and we appreciate the great review! Cambridge Square is such a unique place, and we are so thankful that our retreat home is conveniently located within a short drive from so many of our area's best attractions.
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Apison

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$82.51
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$349.6
Clean Fee AU$174.8
Pet Fee AU$209.76

Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay. We welcome furry family members. The pet fee is $150 for one pet, and $50 per each additional pet. Pet fee's are non-refundable and non-taxable. Please review our pet policy.
Due to increase in costs our cleaning will be increasing from $100 to $125 beginning February 20, 2018.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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