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Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Check us out on Facebook... Triple Creek Farm!

Need a place to unwind and relax? Triple Creek Farm is on the banks of Talladega Creek overlooking the historic Waldo Covered Bridge and old grist mill. Gold used to be mined in the local area and many modern day prospectors come from far and wide to pan Talladega Creek for gold. The farm is 20 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, with no neighbors in sight! It is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians at the base of Cheaha Mountain.

You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible spring display of wildflowers such as trillium, wild geranium and red buckeye. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Talladega National Forest roads or the Chief Ladiga Rail Trial near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Pinhoti Trail, the longest trail in Alabama, is just 2 miles away. Maybe you are a road biker and want to climb from Waldo up to the highest point in Alabama, Mt Cheaha. You can ride your bike out of the Triple Creek Farm drive way and do this.

Just a few miles away is Desoto Caverns Park, where you can explore a deep underground cave, and spend the day enjoying their many family fun activities.

Waldo is just outside the Talladega city limits. Talladega is home to the historic Ritz Theater and the annual April in Talladega pilgrimage of homes. So much fun to choose from... but, perhaps you just look forward to relaxing on the big front screened porch watching birds at the feeder and the lazy creek roll by.

Then, of course, if you are a Nascar fan... Waldo is just down the road (about 20 miles) from the Talladega Superspeedway! Planning to come to Dega to drive a race car on the fastest track in all the land? After a fast paced day of racing, come stay in the country and relax!

There is a full kitchen, but if you'd rather not cook, hop in the car and run to Talladega, 6 miles or Oxford, 20 miles, for a selections of restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

Feel free to contact Maggie for more information. She spent over 20 years exploring the mountains on foot, by bike and on horseback! You will find maps of the area and lots of information on things to do, when you arrive at the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Farmhouse, Waldo, Covered Bridge, Cabin, Cheaha, Pinhoti Trail,Trail, Chief Ladiga Rail to Trail, Caverns, Talladega, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega Race Track,

More Details

Owner
Maggie Johnston
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Maggie Johnston

Maggie is the Director of Educational Programs at Camp McDowell. She manages the McDowell Environmental Center and Farm School, as well as Magnolia Nature Preschool.

Mark recently retired from 26 years as the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. Mark is now working towards a new goal... being the first Independent Governor of Alabama! GO to his Facebook page Mark Johnston weneedmark.info to learn more.

They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

Maggie Johnston purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Maggie Johnston chose Waldo

Maggie lived at the Triple Creek Farm in Waldo for over 16 years while teaching science at the Alabama School for the Deaf. She raised goats, horses, chickens and bees. There is still a beautiful garden spot near the covered bridge being managed by a thoughtful neighbor. Maggie still loves this place!

What makes this cottage unique

There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. Even if you are visiting for a special event like the Talladega Race or to do day hiking along the Pinhoti Trail, you will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch and listening to nature!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we are in Blue Ridge in a cabin and I and the others had just said how much we miss the house at Waldo! We loved it.... we are coming back."
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Waldo

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is actually in the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has an antique therefore, double bed!, Bunk Beds (1) The bottom bunk is a full size, top bunk is twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Talladega Superspeedway Racetrack just minutes away, Talladega Creek in front yard, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, outdoor shower, large barn and pasture, historic covered bridge, near historic homes in Talladega and April in Talladega celebration

Reviews

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Forests, Creeks, Trails and getting away from it all! Your dream come true!
average rating of 4.6911764 based on 69 reviews
Starkville, MS
5

Perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy nature.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a weekend getaway. We were impressed by how comfortable, clean, and how well stocked the house was. Hopefully we can come back with the kids when it is warmer so that we can enjoy the exploring the river.

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so sweet! Do return with kids. The creek is a magical place to explore and play!
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Very nice. Liked the peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Liked the house and surrounding property. Short walk to the creek

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We found Waldo!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! The house is great; everything we needed was there. I love the layout since we were with my brother and his wife....we had our own bedrooms and bathrooms and kitchen in the middle. Plenty of room to lounge around and visit. Then the outside was beautiful.....we hiked the trails to the river and bridge tunnel, explored the covered bridge, and looked for Bigfoot (lol). We didn't even go into town because we felt so comfortable and just relaxed at the property.

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your humor! Where's Waldo? YOu found it! So glad you had great fun! Maggie
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5

Super Clean, all season home!

  • 5 of 5

Passing by with my pup - on a journey to document a drive through all 50 states! This home and property was a great hub for my checklists for Alabama. The Mump Creek tunnel was a great place to stand and watch as the train passes over. I had trains appearing in my dreams while I slept here haha. The property and home was extremely clean and well kept. Plenty of extra blankets!!! Great Experience!!!

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I'd love to have the opportunity to sit and chat for hours and hear your stories of the road!
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5

Great way to ring in the New Year

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was conveniently located off of route 77 with easy accessibility to hiking trails as well as shopping. The bed and couches were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all of the pots and pans and utensils you will ever need.

The weather was cold during my stay, but I was still able to get out and enjoy the property. I can see how the river would be a wonderful place to hang out in the heat of the summer.

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the Waldo Cabin. The property is gorgeous and our pups loved hiking and swimming in the river. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We work hard to make it a magical place to visit! Maggie
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Location

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 77
Nearest Point of Interest
Waldo covered bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Talladega Superspeedway
Car: necessary

Talladega Superspeedway is just minutes away, Visit famous Desoto Caverns Park just a few miles away, Panning for gold in Talldega Creek is popular, Tubing on Talladega Creek, whitewater canoeing, backpacking on Pinhoti Trail, biking Chief Ladega trail, biking Mt Cheaha, fly fishing, miles of national forest roads for biking, hiking, running

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Waldo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Talladega Race
Oct 11 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$387
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$161
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.43
Cleaning fee C$109.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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