Timberroot Rustic Retreats | Wooded tiny home with private spa | Kai Cabin
Welcome to Kai Cabin at Wauhatchie Woodlands, a Timberroot Rustic Retreat.
Kai is one of our bunk bed cabins, perfect for families. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a private hot tub, furnished back deck, fire pit, covered front porch with charcoal grill, and an incredibly memorable, charming space surrounded by nature. Kai can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests between the main bedroom, built in bunk beds, and sleeping loft. The cabin is equipped with a full kitchen, smart TV, and more
All of our cabins are equipped with keyless entry systems that make check-in and check-out a fully automated process. Full instructions will be provided prior to your check-in date.
If you have any questions, comments, or experience any difficulties during your stay, our team of dedicated, locally based Guest Services representatives are on-call and available to help from 8 am to 11 pm every day.
From family reunions to business trips to romantic getaways, whatever brings you to Chattanooga, Kai Cabin at Wauhatchie Woodlands is perfectly situated to act as your home base.
Once an old trailer park, the May family has lovingly rehabilitated this 14-acre property at the base of Lookout Mountain into a tranquil retreat, surrounded by forest. Wauhatchie Woodlands offers a natural escape just minutes from beautiful Downtown Chattanooga, blending modern comfort with a unique rustic experience.
Chattanooga has been recognized by Outdoor Magazine, Southern Living, Tripadvisor, Thrillist Zagat and many more media outlets as a must-visit destination for travelers of all kinds.
You’ll be staying less than a mile from one of Tennessee's most popular attractions, Ruby Falls, and just over five miles from Rock City.
If you’re craving the great outdoors, you’ll find no shortage of hikes, waterfalls, overlooks, and historical sites, all within just a few minutes of your cabin. A short walk from the property is the Skyuka Springs trailhead, which will connect you to Sunset Rock, Point Park, the Chattanooga Nature Center, and more. Raccoon Mountain Caverns are only 4 miles away and offer both walking and wild cave exploration tours. If you’re here for rock climbing, you’ll be less than a mile from Sunset Rock Climbing Crag, with Tennessee Wall and many other climbing spots just a few miles away. Located right off the Tennessee river, a day on (or in) the water is close at hand, with several conveniently located boat drops and ample opportunities for rafting, kayaking, or SUP-ing.
Less than 10 minutes away, Downtown Chattanooga offers world-class dining and entertainment options for all ages. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, voted one of America's 10 best by USA Today. Enjoy a bite to eat at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo complex which includes a brewery, distillery, several restaurants, and an array of seasonal activities. For a fun afternoon, visit the Selfe Museum, hit some balls at Top-Golf, or take one of Chattanooga’s pedal bike brewery tours. Experience culture and panoramic views from the Bluff View Arts District and Hunter Museum of American Art. Stroll across the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge and explore local shops in the quirky Northshore neighborhood.
If history is what attracted you, Wauhatchie Woodland sits a stones throw from the site of the decisive Civil War “Battle Above the Clouds.” The property is bordered by National Park land, preserving the historic battlefield. Point Park, at the top of Lookout Mountain includes several Civil War memorials and an interpretive center. The area has long, rich history dating back thousands of years to the early Cherokee people who called the mountain Chat-a-nu-ga, the city's namesake.
You’ll have your cabin all to yourself during your stay. Wauhatchie Woodlands is a 14-acre property surrounded by National Forest. Guests have access to trails around the grounds, as well as shared pavilions, community fire pits, and playground. Please be respectful of other guests during your stay.
Wauhatchie Woodlands is a family-owned collection of quaint, tiny-home, rustic-comfort log cabins on a 14-acre wooded property surrounded by National Park land. This natural setting is nested less than a mile from the city with quick access to downtown Chattanooga, Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, and the surrounding area.
Named after the second May boy, Kai Cabin is equipped with everything you could ever need to make the most of your time in Chattanooga.
Starting from the back, you’ll find the fully furnished deck, surrounded by decades-old trees, there awaits a space of pure relaxation, your private hot tub, with easy access to the main bedroom. Just beside the cabin is the shared fire pit and pavilion, perfect for fireside chats and evening s'mores
Inside, the main bedroom hosts a queen bed, closets for hanging clothes, lots of drawer storage, and a Smart TV. Just outside the bedroom are the built in bunk beds across from the full bathroom with bathtub.
A step further we enter the kitchen, fully stocked for cooking/dining with an electric range, microwave, stove, full-size fridge, dishwasher, and all the dishes you need to whip up a vacation feast. The living room and kitchen feature an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings with the main TV across from the sofa.
Up the staircase is the sleeping loft equipped with two twin beds. Kids will love having their own space. For grownups, clearance in the loft is low, just 4' - it’s perfect for sleeping, just watch your head when you get up.
The cabin’s covered front porch with dining set is the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee, or grilling out on your dedicated charcoal grill.
We are pleased to allow dogs at Kai Cabin, under specific terms and conditions. See our pet policy for more information.
Pack ‘n Play Travel cribs are available upon request.
To make sure your stay at Wauhatchie Woodlands is perfect, our locally based Guest Services representatives are on-call from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.
To make the most of your stay, we recommend a car to get around. Each of our tiny cabins can accommodate two cars in private driveways.
UBER and Lyft are available throughout the Chattanooga area, in addition to a number of local taxi services. Please note that availability may be extremely limited during peak times.
The city of Chattanooga offers reasonably priced parking on the street and in several public parking lots.
A free electric shuttle bus runs between the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Tennessee Aquarium with stops at every block. The buses run every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. Bus schedules may vary, please consult the Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority website for the most up to date schedules.
Bike Chattanooga offers bike share rentals at 42 self-service kiosk locations all around downtown Chattanooga. With over 300 bicycles and 50 e-bikes this is a great way to explore the city. Visit Bike Chattanooga’s website to learn more.
Trains & Noise:
Chattanooga is a city known for its railroads. There are active train tracks that border the property to the north and I-24 is about half a mile away. Please note that light sleepers may be affected by the ambient city and train noise. Each cabin has been equipped with a white noise machine to help minimize any disturbance.
We are pleased to offer pet-friendly accommodations under specific terms and conditions. As a guest of Wauhatchie Woodlands, you agree to adhere to the following policies.
A fee of $35 applies if you wish to have your pet accompany you during your stay at Wauhatchie Woodlands. Your pet must be approved and added to your reservation in advance to your stay. No pets over 50 lbs.
The $35 fee is a one-time, per pet fee that must be collected in advance of your stay. We allow up to 2 pets. The one-time fee for 2 pets is $50.
Pets are not allowed on any furniture or bedding. Therefore, all pets must be crated overnight and crated when left unattended for any amount of time. You have the option of reserving a pet crate for the entirety of your stay for $15. Please contact Guest Services to arrange your rental.
Your pet(s) must be leashed at all times when outside on the property. All waste must be picked up and disposed of. No aggressive dogs are allowed on the property.
The pet owner is responsible for all damages or injury caused by their pet during their stay.
Pets are not allowed at certain lodgings on the property. Please reference your reservation for policy-specific details regarding your lodging.
If there is evidence of non-compliance with the policies stated above, penalty fees will apply. Management reserves the right to assess each situation differently and use discretion when applying damage or penalty fees.
$70 Failure to add your pet to your reservation
$70 Evidence of pet on bedding or furniture (excessive pet hair)
$100 Evidence of pet within a lodging that is not pet friendly
$70-$500+ Damages to lodging, furnishings, equipment, etc that must undergo cleaning or replacement. (ex. chewed door frames, soiled bed sheets, excessive pet hair on bedding or furnishings)
We realize that accidents happen so please contact Guest Services immediately if a situation arises and damages occur.
Smoking, vaping, and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited inside Timberroot properties.
Not only does smoking leave behind unwelcome odor and residue, but it can be extremely dangerous in a 100% wooden home. You may smoke/vape outside on the deck. However, please ensure that windows and doors are closed so that the smoke/vapor does not enter the building.
Cigarette butts should be fully extinguished and disposed of properly in exterior trash receptacles. Any evidence of smoking/vaping or smoke/vapor damage or odor inside the property or cigarette damage/debris on the exterior of the property during your stay will result in a $150 fine, due to non-compliance with our stated policies.
–No Smoking / Vaping in Vacation Rental–
Smoking, vaping, and the use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted inside of any Timberroot property. Smoking is permitted outside or on uncovered decks. Guests must ensure that windows and doors are closed so that the smoke/vapor does not enter the building. Smoking/Vaping is not permitted in community spaces. Cigarette butts should be fully extinguished and disposed of properly in exterior trash receptacles. Any evidence of smoking/vaping or smoke/vapor damage or odor inside the property or cigarette damage/debris on the exterior of the property during your stay will result in a minimum $150 fine.
We allow up to 2 dogs per reservation with the payment of a one-time per stay pet fee.. No dogs over 50 lbs are permitted.Your dog must be approved and added to your reservation at least 48 hours prior to your check-in date. Contact Guest Services to have your pet added to your reservation. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture or bedding. To prevent damage all dogs must be crated overnight and crated when left unattended for any amount of time. Your dog(s) must be leashed at all times when outside on the property. All waste must be picked up and disposed of in proper receptacles. No aggressive dogs are allowed on the property. The owner is responsible for all damages or injuries caused by their dog(s) during their stay.Cats and exotic pets are not permitted at Welcome Valley Village. If there is evidence of non-compliance with the policies stated above, penalty fees will apply.
–Pool, Spa, & Hot Tub Rules–
Pools, spas, and hot tubs are used at your own risk. Children and any adults requiring supervision must be supervised by a responsible and able-bodied adult at all times. Guests should ensure that the spa is covered when not in use. Complete Hot tub, Pool, and Spa rules are posted at each facility. Guests are responsible for abiding by all posted rules and regulations.
–Fires, Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Grills–
Fire pits, fire table, fireplaces, stoves, and other combustibles at their own risk. All grills, fire pits, and fires should be kept contained. Guests are responsible for ensuring that all fires are completely extinguished after use.
–No Parties or Events–
This rental may only be used for overnight lodging accommodations and may not be used for weddings, parties, bachelor/bachelorette gatherings, conferences, corporate events, business dinners, cocktail parties, unless specifically permitted by Timberroot management. Only Guests associated with the reservation are allowed on premises at any time. Failure to abide by this policy may result in additional fines and/or eviction from the property.
–Media/Event Use Restriction–
Timberroot accommodations may not be used or reproduced for, or as part of, any online listing, photographic production, television production, movie/film production, wedding event, party, or in any other way in which our property becomes a setting for amateur or professional use of producing, staging, or otherwise, without Timberroot’s express written consent.
–Good Neighbor Policy–
Timberroot Vacation Rentals are designed for families and friends to peacefully enjoy their stay. Timberroot does not tolerate any partying, loud noise, excessive occupancy limits, illegal parking, etc. that violate policy or interfere with our neighbor's peaceful enjoyment of their community.
Your reservation may be canceled with a full refund up to 7 days prior to arrival. A 50% refund is available for bookings cancelled up to 2 days prior to arrival. No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours of your check-in date will be billed the entire reservation total. Our property is bordered on all sides by forest, so there is a chance of wildlife wandering onto the property. The creatures include and are not limited to: frogs, mice, raccoons, squirrels, possums, spiders, cicadas, etc... While we make every effort to keep wildlife outside of our lodgings, occasional incursions do occur. No refunds will be issued due to the appearance of wildlife.