Entrance to ShantyOutside back door
Shanty in the Woods
Hosted by Tim
Tim is the host.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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In the country but close to everything. 2 min from I-185; 4 min from I-85. Close to Atlanta (1 hr), Columbus (40 min), Auburn (1 hr), Callaway Gardens, West Pt. Lake, many attractions (see below), & historical small towns. Restaurants/Shopping. Primary room ($45) is private comfortable rustic Studio Apartment with bath for 1 or 2 ppl - (dbl bed). Pool out front door! We live in main log house where 1 - 2 bedrooms @ $20 ea. are usually available for additional guests. Brkfst available.

The space

We are 1/2 mile down gravel/dirt driveway. Great location 1 hr. from Atl. airport, 40 min to Columbus, 1 hr. to Auburn. Local: Callaway Gardens & Pine Mountain - 20 min. World class Biblical History & Archeology Ctr - 10 min. Roosevelt St. Park - 25 min., Warm Springs & historical FDR Little White House (where FDR came for therapy, and died in 1945) - 40 min. West Point Lake - 10 min. Wild Animal Safari, Hills & Dales Estate (Callaway mansion & home gardens), mall, & historical downtown LaGrange - 5 to 10 min. Great Wolf Resort opening in 2018.

Shanty is for 1 or 2 people - one double bed in studio. Additional guest(s) may use bedroom(s) (1 private bath) in house, if available, for $20 per room per night. Possible discount for 3 nights or more. Brkfst - cereal (free), or cooked ($5 each) depending on our schedule. Other meals can be available. Contact for reasonable pricing & availability.

Guest access

Drive in slowly down the half mile gravel/dirt driveway we share with 2 neighbors. See deer or other animals sometimes. Seasonal pool available generally May - sometime in Oct. Private entrance to The Shanty. Walk from studio apt. through storage area to private bath (all in same building). If bedrooms in house are needed, guests will enter home through main house doors.

Interaction with guests

We can recommend places to eat & visit in the area. Depending on our schedule, we can even guide for a fee with discounted entrance fees to some local attractions such as Callaway Gardens & Hills & Dales Estate. We can sometimes offer lunch and/or dinner for a modest price. Again - depends on our schedule.

Other things to note

There is a train track about 250 yards through the woods. We hear them several times per day. Wifi is hit & miss in Shanty. Better outside or on front porch. No TV in Shanty right now, but a radio.

Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

- Quiet setting. No parties

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - RR track 250 yards away
Pet(s) live on property - Friendly lab


6 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Tim and his family were all very nice, even the dogs. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the hospitality that was provided. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to the area.

Tim User Profile
October 2017
This place is excellent! Nice quiet secluded getaway. The Tidewells are terrific hosts. Look forward to our next stay here.

Chris User Profile
October 2017
Tim's place was very clean and cozy and the porch and pool are great to relax around. My trip was brief but Tim was super nice and we had a few great conversations.

Henry User Profile
October 2017
Tim and Julie were wonderful. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is secluded but real close to the interstate. Found out we had friends in common. Had some great food and fellowship with them.

Tanya User Profile
September 2017
Tim and Julie are great hosts! They communicated with us on our way via text because we were arriving late and they wanted to make sure that we had everything we needed and provided instructions that would make our arrival seamless. The Shanty was the perfect accommodation for us and we can wait to go back.

Tara User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I absolutely loved this treasure in the woods! The hosts are very kind and welcoming, and we were touched by their consideration. The log cabin is very quaint, beautifully arranged, quiet, and convenient with its own bathroom. Tim and Julie offered us breakfast, provided us with fresh soaps and shampoo, and were incredibly understanding of our crazy comings and goings due to our involvement in my friend's wedding. We would highly recommend this place to everyone!

Joined in September 2017
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