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Explore the Best Hiking Trails in Shining Rock Wilderness Area

If you’re planning a rustic getaway to the natural beauty of Western North Carolina, you’re in for a treat! The Shining Rock Wilderness Area, located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, is a hiker’s paradise.   This rugged and remote wilderness area boasts some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever lay eyes on. From towering peaks, quartz boulders, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests, the Shining Rock Wilderness...

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The Best Paddleboarding Spots in Chattanooga

Howdy, nature lovers! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re the type who loves getting out and about, feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer. Well, have we got a treat for you! We’re all about helping folks like you create unforgettable memories while connecting with the natural world around you. Our cozy cabins...

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Riding the Rails: Exploring Chattanooga Choo Choo’s Legacy

Pardon Me, Boy, Is That the Chattanooga Choo Choo? Chattanooga, Tennessee, is renowned for its natural beauty, world-class attractions, and southern hospitality. But did you know it also has a captivating railway history? Its railway history runs so deep that it inspired the creation of the iconic tune “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a travel lover, a history buff, or someone who craves a deeper connection with...

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See Seven States From Lookout Mountain

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Lookout Mountain stands tall, offering breathtaking vistas and a unique opportunity for avid hikers and adventurers. One of its most remarkable features is the chance to see panoramic views of seven different states, a unique quirk of this 2,300-foot-tall mountain. Straddling the borders of Tennessee and Georgia, this mountain has long been a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and those...

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Discover the Best Desserts in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is a city that perfectly blends outdoor adventures with a vibrant culinary scene. After a day of hiking, rock climbing, or kayaking, what better way to refuel than by indulging in some of the most delectable desserts this Tennessee gem offers? Chattanooga is a dessert lover’s paradise, offering a mouthwatering list of sweet treats that will make your taste buds dance. This vibrant city has everything from decadent donuts...

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Crafting Comfort: The Story Behind Timberroot’s Signature Scent

Scent is a powerful but often underestimated element in our ability to relax. It has the remarkable capability to evoke emotions, trigger memories, and enhance our overall well-being. That’s why the founders of Timberroot were deeply committed to creating the perfect custom scent for their Enchanted Forest bath products. ‍About Timberroot Rustic Retreats Timberroot Rustic Retreats, a vacation rental company founded by Frank and Nicole May, offers a distinct and...

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The Best Lookout Mountain Hikes for Outdoor Adventurers

Exploring new trails and reconnecting with nature – that’s what it’s all about, right? There’s just something so rejuvenating about breathing in that fresh mountain air, feeling the crunch of the dirt path beneath your boots, and losing yourself in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. We’re excited to share insider intel on the best Lookout Mountain hikes near Chattanooga, Tennessee. This stunning area is a nature lover’s dream, with...

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Chattanooga Caving: A Thrilling Adventure Guide

Hey there, fellow nature lovers and adventure seekers! If you plan to stay at one of our cozy Timberroot cabins in the gorgeous Chattanooga area, you’re in for an absolute treat. This region is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty above ground, but did you know it’s also home to some of the most jaw-dropping underground wonders?  That’s right. We’re talking about caves—those mysterious, awe-inspiring subterranean realms that have been...

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2 must see waterfalls in cherokee national forest

Welcome Valley Village is only 3.7 miles from Ocoee Dam 1, a favorite put-in for paddle boards, tubers, and casual kayakers. Guests love the lazy river float with three easy pullouts along the Village’s property line. But did you know that just past the dam in Cherokee National Forest, there are two stunning and accessible waterfalls: Rainbow Falls and Benton Falls? ‍ ‍ Benton Falls Benton Falls is a 65-foot...

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