Ernie Cabin - Tiny Cabin @ Lookout Mtn. so close to downtown!

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1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, DVD player, stereo
1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Ernie Cabin - Tiny Cabin @ Lookout Mtn. so close to downtown!

Entire cabin

Ernie Cabin - Tiny Cabin @ Lookout Mtn. so close to downtown!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Chattanooga, TN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Winnepesaukah16 min drive
  • Popular LocationHamilton Place Mall18 min drive
  • AirportChattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan)19 min drive
  • Popular LocationCloudland Canyon State Park27 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 twin/single beds
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


This cabin is located in Chattanooga. Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and Tivoli Theatre are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ruby Falls and Rock City. Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Ruby Falls - 3 min drive
  • Battles for Chattanooga Museum - 9 min drive
  • Lake Winnepesaukah - 16 min drive
  • Hamilton Place Mall - 18 min drive
  • Cloudland Canyon State Park - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) - 19 min drive


  • Mr. T's Pizza — 3 min drive
  • Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe — 4 min drive
  • Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano — 4 min drive
  • Cracker Barrel — 4 min drive
  • La Altena — 6 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Ernie Cabin - Tiny Cabin @ Lookout Mtn. so close to downtown!

Chattanooga cabin in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association, near Ruby Falls
Ernie is one of several quaint, tiny-home, rustic-comfort log homes on a wooded property surrounded by National Park land just a stone throw from the TN River, one mile from South Broad and Ruby Falls at the foot of Lookout Mtn. This wonderful natural setting is nested by the city with quick access to downtown and Lookout. You will enjoy a furnished back deck with a private hot tub on patio (coming late Sept, 2021) and front porch.

Starting in the back, Ernie (named after Tom May's best friend), boasts a large back deck with Adirondack chairs and private spa (coming late Sept, 2021). The Master hosts a queen bed, four closets for hanging clothes, lots of drawer storage and TV. Just out of the master is the washer dryer combo unit on the right and the full bath on the left. A step further we enter the kitchen, full stocked for cooking/dining with an electric range, microwave, stove, full-size fridge, cabinets and a bar. The living room and kitchen are open space with the main TV across from the sofa. The loft has two twin beds. Clearance in the loft is low, at just 4' - it is a sleep loft, not a stand up and walk around space.

Additional Information:

Before going into just how close this Cabin is to whatever your Chattanooga led heart desires, let us note that Chattanooga has again; for the second time in only 5 years, won Outdoor Magazine's Best Town Ever. There is no other listing so near trails, history, and city and tourist attractions than these gems. The house is exactly one mile from Ruby Falls, 2 miles from Craven's House (which has some great trail heads), 5 miles from Rock City on the GA side of Lookout Mountain and literally a walk to Skyuka Springs trailhead. Skyuka Springs trailhead will connect you to Sunset Rock, Point Park, The Chattanooga Nature Center, even horse trails and bike trails such as the Guild Bike Trail. 2 miles away you will find The Chattanooga Nature Center where Lookout Creek spills into the TN river at Moccasin Bend. Racoon Mountain with its amazing caverns is less than 4 miles from the house if you go west on Cummings Highway. There are also several boat drops close by if you crave a cruise of the gorgeous TN River gorge. Or, if climbing or caving is your bag, we have walls and caves galore just right past your door with the famous Sunset face and the TN wall just miles away by Signal Mountain. Finally, hikes. Hikes, hikes and more hikes to waterfalls, overlooks, historical markers - you name it, it's all right here. We are happy to point you to trail heads, swimming holes, waterfalls, climbing routes, you name it, it literally surrounds you!

Then you have amazing downtown Chattanooga. Wauhatchie Woodlands is only 4.5 miles from the Tennessee Aquarium (turn left out of the drive and stay on Cummings Highway which becomes Broad and runs right to the Aquarium) and just over 3 miles to the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Downtown also boasts indoor rock climbing, an Imax 3D Theater and The Creative Discovery Museum. There are numerous delicious restaurants, multiple breweries, a chocolatier, and tons of night life.

Finally, if history is what attracts you; we are located closely to where the confederates camped before they retreated to "Point Park" up Lookout Mountain Our property was in both their’s and the union's path in the Battle Above the Clouds. This was also important Cherokee land before the time of muskets and cannons. Our property literally borders Federal Park (Civil War) land on two sides and four sides if you count all our families land around.

Even though our compound is literally surrounded by National Park land, it is an urban setting. It is just off US HWY 41, Cummings Highway; just about one mile before it becomes Broad Street which runs straight to the Aquarium. The property is situated at the foot of Lookout Mountain, with many rock outcroppings and fairly steep inclines upon entering the cabin park. It is an old park under steady renovation - i.e. taming the English Ivy and beautifying the shaded, deeply forested setting.

We would like to mention that there are active train tracks that border the property north and I-24 is just about 1/2 mile away so there is ambient city and train noise (light sleepers may be affected, but we do have white noise machines in the cabins).

Pet Policy:
1. We charge a $30 pet fee for each stay that includes a pet – this must be paid up front. You can pay through Airbnb (contact host) or send to us through Venmo (Wauhatchie Woodlands)
2. We require pets be kept off bedding and sofas (it’s incredibly difficult if not impossible to remove pet hair from bedding and often requires complete replacement).
3. Do not bring an aggressive animal. If there is an incident, it will be reported and you will be held responsible for the animal’s behavior/attack.
4. Failure to clear the pet, pay the fee or if you do not adhere to the pet policies by allowing pets onto furniture or bedding may result in a $75 post-stay penalty
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

This Chattanooga cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

Property manager

Frank May
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children's dinnerware


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer


  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Ernie Tiny Lookout Mtn So
Ernie Cabin Tiny Cabin @ Lookout Mtn. so Close to Downtown!

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 30 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 30 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 30 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 30 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 30 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Excellent Cabin
Spent a long weekend with our two boys and dog. What a great property!!! Super clean, well appointed, excellent location. Our boys loved the loft area. The hot tub was squeaky clean. These hosts have it figured out!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Just Right!
Adorable and cozy cabin, perfect for a couple. It’s super close to downtown Chatt but you feel tucked away. Super clean, and the hot tub topped it all off!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Incredible weekend getaway
So impressed with this tiny house! To be a tiny house; it felt spacious. We were even able to fit our baby’s pack in play in the master bedroom. Everything was very clean and the check in process was a breeze!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great little cabin for a weekend getaway!
This was surprisingly very nice! Smaller than the pictures make it out to be but it was quaint and the owners make up for that by providing you with almost everything you need that you might have forgotten on the trip. Really close commute into the city for activities and or groceries but also close enough to hiking trails and scenic activities!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021