A Special Welcome to Guests

We look forward to meeting you!

We are excited to share in the celebration of the union of your friends and family members here at Oakleaf Cottage. Below is information you may find useful if you have never visited us before, and what to do locally to make your stay in the area extra fun.

Directions and Parking

Our address is 6979 Highway 136, Trenton GA. We are 20 minutes from Chattanooga, and about 2 hours' drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville or Birmingham. 

As you approach Lookout Mountain via 136, you will pass a neighborhood called Canyon Park Estates. Our sign is on the left side of the highway, before you round the bend to go up the mountain. 

Parking is to the left of the gates as you enter the driveway. DO NOT pass through the gates - this is for shuttle traffic only, as there is no parking available around the venue area. Please park, being mindful to leave room for others, and wait for our shuttle at the waiting area near the gate. As our driveway is also steep and one way, pedestrian traffic is not permitted on the driveway between the parking area and the venue. Please wait for a shuttle.

If you are handicapped or need assistance, please make arrangements with us ahead of time by emailing cottageatoakleaf@gmail.com

Things to Note

Oakleaf Cottage is a woodland haven bordering Cloudland Canyon State Park. Sited on 28 acres of mountain forest, we are very  much nestled in the woods. While the Stable Barn has a poured floor, many other surfaces outdoors are gravel, please choose shoes with this in mind. 

We are an environmentally-friendly facility, and spray our venue areas with commercial grade concentrated garlic spray to keep the little flying vampires away. However, if you happen to be one of the folks for whom bugs consider very edible, we do have bug spray on hand.

If you have children, we expect you to watch them and keep them close. We do not permit running, throwing items, climbing trees or rocks, or disruptive behavior. If your child is unmonitored, damaging our property and/or exploring the forest alone, we will ask you to leave.

In Light of COVID-19

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures -- for you, our other Guests, and Staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Oakleaf Cottage. Our current capacity is reduced.

- If you have forgotten your mask, we have extras on hand for you. While our outdoor setting reduces the risks, masks are currently regarded as the number one way to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and their use is encouraged by the CDC.

- During the event, all frequently touched areas are sanitized regularly by staff.

- Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the venue. We encourage guests to wash their hands for 20 seconds or more after using the restroom, and to sanitize hands frequently.

- Please allow our staff or the caterer to refill glasses. Do not touch serving utensils - please allow the caterer to fill your plate.

- Please note that distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing masks are considered the best way to reduce transmission when interacting with others.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if
such injury or death results from the inherent risks of
contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.



Enjoy the Area

Bordering Cloudland Canyon State Park and close to dozens of trails between Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama’s tri-state region, you’re sure to find plenty of outdoor vistas, hiking trails, and scenic views. 

We have a list of nearby accommodations for you if you prefer to not stay in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Vacation Rentals, The Blue Cottage Rental, Scenic View Cabins and Live a Little Chat are a few we often work with. Many hotels are in the nearby area, as well as a KOA campground.

We're also just a quick drive outside of downtown Chattanooga, so all the excitement and attractions of the Scenic City are well within reach. Hop in the car and check out the infamous Tennessee Aquarium, the Northshore's wealth of shops and eateries, or a craft beer on the historic Southside of Chattanooga. We're also just down the road from Mentone, Alabama, which offers a quaint small town experience with local shops and country scenery. No matter how you decide to spend your time, we're sure it'll be a trip to remember.

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