Places to stay at and around Split Tree Farm  

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Updated: 04/18/07         If lost, call 706/539-2485

We have visited most of the places listed below and recommend them as clean, safe, and ranging
 from unique to the usual box motel.  There are many inns, hotels, and motels in Chattanooga, TN--20 miles north.
A nearby GA state park, Cloudland Canyon on Lookout Mountain, has cabins for rent.
 And there are cozy inns 15 miles south at Mentone, Alabama.

Hidden Hollow Log Cabins   [Rustic and cozy--closest and highly recommended]
463 Hidden Hollow Ln  [cabins available]  
Kensington, GA (706) 539-2372   Distance from STF: 
4 miles NE on Rt. 136 at base of Lookout Mtn.
CLICK HERE FOR WEB PAGE Mention our name to dancers Tommy and Bonnie Jean Thomas,
in whose dance hall Split Tree dances started and where the first Fool's Fest was first held in 1990.
Key West Inn     Click here for link  At intersection of Hwy 27 and Rt 136, near Wal-Mart
2221 N. Main St   LaFayette, GA   30728  (706) 638-8200
For Split Tree guests, the Key West Inn has special rates of $45+tax/couple/night for 2 beds for 1 or 2 and $47+tax for one king size, 1 or 2, by advance
reservation.  Ask for this Split Tree rate.  Located several miles just north of LaFayette on Rt. 27 near Rt. 136 intersection.  AARP, AAA, etc.
Day's Inn Motel  2209 N. Main St.  LaFayette, GA 30728   At intersection of Hwy 27 and Rt 136, near Wal-Mart
 The new Day's Inn, with breakfast included and free internet, is located next to Key West Inn, LaFayette  (706) 639-9362.
We have a special price with this motel at a per couple rate for kingsize bed of $45.00 plus tax per night; $50+tax for two queen size beds.
Mention the Split Tree discount rate and if necessary ask for manager Jay Patel.
AARP, AAA, etc.
Cloudland Canyon State Park (excellent cabins and RV/tent camping 8 miles away on Rt 136 on top of Lookout Mountain)
Click here for Georgia parks web page with map
New Dawn BnB  (a clean ranch house  w/sleeping cabins 5 miles south of Split Tree on West Cove Rd, in the middle of scenic McLemore Cove). 
Three bedrooms, 1 double with bath, 1 double and 1 single with shared bath. Contact Jennie Chandler 706-539-2324 or toll free: 888 775 6689. 
Thanks for the folks you have sent our way.  We have changed our format a 
  bit--No breakfast. 
We advertise as  Camp New Dawn Retreat Center.  Cost 
  is $20 per person per night up to 9 people.
$15 per person per night if 
  10 or more. 
We now have additional sleeping cabins (32 beds) with 
  use of central bath and kitchen--same price. 
Jennie Chandler

  --- 226. South Cedar Lane,  Chickamauga, GA 30707 706-539-2324 
Our Mountain Log Cabin Rentals/Cabin Dr/Cloudland GA 30731 /(706) 862-6363
Distance from STF:  about 12 miles south on top of Lookout Mtn. on Hwy 157
about 8 miles from Mentone, Al.  Scenic views looking north over
McLemore Cove.  Easy access from Atlanta and Birmingham on Rt. 140.
 Click here for web page link.

Gordon Lee Mansion    [Historic, romantic--and not cheap--our finest inn]
217 Cove Rd   Chickamauga, GA    (706) 375-4728
Distance from STF:  8 miles NE, just south of the battlefield

1.  Lookout Mountain bluff view vacation cottage, sleeps six, near Cloudland Canyon, about 10 miles from Split Tree
Click here for web site and links to other area locations for families
2.  Lookout Mountain bluff view vacation cottage, sleeps four,  near Cloudland Canyon, about 10 miles from Split Tree
Click here for web site and links to other scenic rental properties

Split Tree Lodging--Standard Rates, Call for up to date quotes/availability
Split Tree Farm dancer's retreat:  Bed 'n kitchen 'n studio: $20/night; $10/night camping.
   Email sid [@] or call 706/539-2485.
For other retreats, see Nov. 1, 2485 New York Times article on retreat centers:
  "A resource for those seeking a retreat in the United States is "Sanctuaries: A Guide to
 Lodgings in Monasteries, Abbeys, and Retreats," by Jack and Marcia Kelly (Bell Tower).
  This guide offers descriptions of spiritual havens of many different sorts. 
 Information about the centers mentioned above is available at Web sites on the page link.
In addition to available beds and floor space  in the main house, 
Split Tree has abundant tenting space  and provides a large barn next to the studio  for sheltered tenting and sleeping bag space. 
Event: ____________________________(if any)
Arrival/Departure dates including any extra days nights for Bed and Breakfast at Split Tree?
Arrival:__________________   Departure: ______________________# Persons ____

#______lodging total:  $_________(as requested above for nights/breakfast before or after the event)  
# [@] _______$10 for sleeping bag space in house/studio x  ____ nights = $____
# [@] _______$35 bed in shared room   x ______ nights = $________ 
# [@] _______$20/person private room    x ______ nights = $________ 
# [@] _______$10 camping  ____ tent ____ barn ____ RV  and x ____ nights  =  $______________             
Total Due: $_________ 
Reservations/information:  Email  lodging [@]  or call 706/539-2485
Note:  House and farm room/trade out arrangements are possible upon request; does not include food.