The May House is a massive 6,500 sq. ft. home located in forested land at the foot of Lookout Mountain just one mile from Chattanooga's popular South-Side. The gorgeous modern craftsman home boasts of a heated pool (late March to late Oct and shared with two other homes), a private swim spa, sauna, fire pit (shared), trailheads, four suites, a large kitchen, back deck with a hanging bed, gas grill (gas responsibility of guest), and more. The location is a hop to the mtn. or town, but sits over the river surrounded by forest.
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The May home is by far the largest home in Wauhatchie Woodlands and for 12 years was the May family home. This vacation dream home is flanked by national park land, with a walk to Lookout Creek, a short trail to a great TN river overlook, and just 1 mile from South Broad Street and the popular Southside district of Chattanooga. The home has everything you could want and then some, from its massive size and some HUGE bedrooms that make for great suites, as well as amenities that cannot be matched.
The kitchen is open to dining, a dining bar, a living room with a wood burning fireplace and directly adjacent to the massive stunning sunroom with vaulted ceilings. You will love the real wood craftsmanship, contrast in stains and colors, and a combination of rustic and contemporary style. The sunroom exits to a spacious back deck with a swinging bed, outdoor dining and direct access to the private 14' swim spa.
On the same living level, there is a beautiful bathroom shared by a queen bedroom, and the kids room with a lofted queen bed and slide. The slide room sleeps two small people up top and has a single bed below. Across the hall is a beautiful queen bedroom larger than many master bedrooms and a stunning newly renovated bathroom. This large queen room has a TV, small work desk, and seating for TV watching out of bed.
On down the hall you get into the two massive loft rooms. The river facing loft room has a front deck, all windows on one side, shower room, toilet room, closet and downstairs a spacious TV den. Upstairs there are two full/twin bunks that can sleep up to six in one large suite.
Then on the left, on the main level of the back loft room you will find two lofted full beds over a newly added king bed. Also on this level is a sofa, shower room, toilet room, closet and upstairs there are two workspace desks as well as a TV with daybed. So, in all, there are 4 beds in this room: two full, one king, and one twin daybed upstairs.
Then downstairs is a massive 23'x25' master suite with a huge king bed, modern armoires, another wood burning stove, a 65" curved TV and a large sectional sofa. The master also has a large bathroom with two vanities, a walk-in shower, deep bathing tub, and a nice, small cedar sofa.
Also on the lower living level is the exciting playroom. There is a pool table, a ping pong top, foosball table, air hockey, and TV and sofa. Down here is a small fridge and freezer for drinks or creamer for coffee in the morning taken by the master bedroom.
To recap all your amenities:
1) 14' swim spa
3) Pool table
4) Air hockey
6) Heated pool (in-season and shared with two other homes)
7) Flagstone built-in firepit (share with two other homes)
8) Playset also shared
9) Pool-house also shared
10) Short but beautiful hike trails right out the back door
11) Large back deck with hanging bed
12) Charcoal grill
13) Three full suites out of 6 bedrooms
There is a downside: trains. A CSX line runs into the Lookout Mountain tunnel just by the home, so there will be train noise. The freeway is also close-by but you will not hear that noise inside.
Before going into just how close this dream vacation home is to whatever your Chattanooga led heart desires, let us note that Chattanooga has twice been voted best town ever by outdoor magazine readers. And there is no other listing so near trails, history, and city than this one. The house is exactly one mile from Ruby Falls, 2 miles from Craven's House and some great trail heads there, 5 miles from Rock City on the GA side of Lookout and literally a walk to Skyuka Springs trailhead which will connect you to Sunset Rock, Point Park, The Chattanooga Nature Center, even horse trails and bike trails such as the Guild bike Trail. The Chattanooga nature center is less than 2 miles from this home located at where Lookout Creek spills into the TN river at Moccasin Bend.
We are also just 4.5 miles from the Tennessee Aquarium (which is on the road we live on), and just over 3 miles to the Chattanooga Choo Choo and just over one mile to Ruby Falls and just over three to Rock City. Racoon Mountain with the amazing caverns is less than 4 miles from the house. There are 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 right by, 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 this house!
Finally, if history is what attracts you, we sit just by where the confederates camped before they retreated to "Point Park" up lookout and our property was in both their and the union's path in the Battle above the clouds. This was also important Cherokee land before the time of muskets and cannon. Our property literally borders Federal Park (Civil War) land on two sides and four sides if you count all our families land right here.