Last weekend six self-proclaimed “cool middle-aged women” gathered at Red Top Mountain State Park in cottage 16! The cabin was very spacious, which is a good thing because we brought a little bit of food with us.
I swear this post is not sponsored by Tostitos even though it may look that way. But hey…I’m not against them sponsoring our next getaway. We are up for it!
Cabin 16 is located near the end of the street and is perfectly located close to the lake. The lake is very low right now due to drought conditions last year. I would imagine if it were at the normal height the view would be even better! It rained for most of our stay so we didn’t hike any of the trails. That and we were too busy eating. The cabin is cozy and has a lovely back deck so even if you want to relax for the weekend it is perfect.
The cabin sleeps eight people. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room and a kitchen. The layout of the space is nice. The entry leads to the kitchen and living room area with a bathroom and bedroom off to each side.
There is a tv but there isn’t a DVD player. The sofa and two chairs are very comfortable. Everyone agreed that if we could change one thing we would add two more chairs to the living room area. Otherwise it is great!
The kitchen is a nice size and has pretty much everything you could want to prepare a meal. Believe it or not we brought a few vegetables with us and actually had great meals…not just chips and dip.
The bedrooms have two queen beds in each room with a dresser and a nice size closet.
One closet had a vacuum cleaner in it. I don’t know who cleans on vacation…but I suppose if you spilled your chips it would be helpful. Also, there are board games available.
One bathroom has only a shower and the other has a tub/shower and is separated from the vanity area.
Note the ironing board and iron for the overachievers that want to look perfectly put together in the great outdoors. I can guarantee that we didn’t use that!
The exterior of the cabin is nice. There is a picnic table and a fire ring with a few chairs. The driveway is very long and would fit about five cars. There is a parking fee per car though.
This is cottage 17 across the street. It overlooks the marina which is very lit up at night. Cabins 16, 17 and 18 are at the end of the road and it was very quiet. Of course, we were there in the middle of winter and it was raining. I don’t know how much noise there would be near the marina on a nice summer day. It would be fun to watch the boats though. Cottage 18 is below.
We had a great time at the cottage. I would completely recommend it for a nice weekend getaway. The drive from Atlanta isn’t too bad. We stayed two nights, Friday and Saturday. The price is affordable, it was approximately $375 for two nights plus parking. I think the charge for parking is $5.00 per car.
Also, check out our yurt camping adventure at Sweetwater State Park!