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Pot Point Cabin

Pot Point Cabin in the heart of the Tennessee River Gorge

Located on over 400 acres of protected natural lands on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Pot Point Cabin was originally built in 1835. The cabin was constructed from hand-hewn logs and planks reclaimed from flat boats wrecked on the “Boiling Pot” rapid on the Tennessee River. In 1993, renovations were made to the original cabin that included a great room with floor to ceiling windows that provide a scenic view of the Tennessee river, an upstairs bathroom with shower, a downstairs wheelchair accessible bathroom, and a small but serviceable kitchen. There are also two decks overlooking the river.

Pictures of the cabin can be viewed online at this link. 

For the outdoor enthusiast there is a 3.5-mile loop trail covering one mile of river frontage as well as 2.5-miles of forest land. Also located at the Pot Point property is a fully accessible boardwalk where one can experience a representative sample of the plants of the Gorge.  A map of the Pot Point Self-Guided Nature Trail can be found here. 

Lodging Style and Amenities

This cabin comfortably sleeps ten (10),with 1 king sized bed in one room, two (2) queen sized beds in one room upstairs as well as four (4) single beds across the hall. Downstairs there is a large table that seats six in the TV/game room (the TV gets no channels it is only for the vcr and DVD player), as well as a beautiful large farmers table in the great room to seat the entire family. The downstairs TV/game room and upstairs sleeping areas are all in the original part of the cabin built in 1835.

Across the road up the driveway a bit and to the left, this cabin even has its own Self-Guided Nature Trail. It is a moderately strenuous, 3.5 mile loop trail featuring some steep climbs and reaching over 1,000 feet in altitude around Azalea Point. Along with the recreational experience, hikers will be able to enjoy the rich biodiversity that is found in the Tennessee River Gorge.
For a trail map, go to:

Water at Pot Point is well water and is considered non-potable (Not drinkable). We do however provide a 5 gallon cooler of potable (drinkable) water for our guests. We also recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

Season Open: Open year-round.

Rate Range: Visit for booking information.

Driving Directions

17805 River Canyon Road  Chattanooga, TN  37402

From Downtown Chattanooga:

Take U.S. 27 North toward Signal Mountain. Take the Signal Mountain Exit U.S. 127 North. Proceed toward Signal Mountain.

At the base of Signal Mountain, at the intersection of U.S. 127 North and Highway 27 West, turn left onto Highway 27 (Suck Creek Road).

Proceed exactly 4 miles. Just beyond "The Little Store" on your left, you will cross a bridge over Suck Creek. At the end of the bridge, take a sharp left onto River Canyon Road which runs parallel to the river (the street sign is missing). If you begin going up the mountain after the Suck Creek bridge, you have missed your turn.

Proceed exactly 4 miles to the Pot Point Cabin. It is a two-story cabin on the left. You will see a large wooden sign on your right. Please drive up the gravel driveway on your immediate right then turn again into the parking lot. Parking is limited at the Pot Point Cabin.

 Eco-Friendly Notes

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust purchased the cabin and surrounding land in 1991 and renovations were underway by 1993. The original section of the cabin, the two main rooms on the lower level, the dog-trot, and the shell of the second level, were left untouched during the renovation. An extension of the lower level including a large meeting room, modern kitchen and handicap accessible restroom was added along with two decks which look out at the Tennessee River.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed dogs are welcomed at the Pot Point Cabin.

For More Information, Contact:

Hannah Shadrick
1214 Dartmouth Street, Chattanooga , TN 37405
423.266.0314 · toll-free 4232660314 · fax 423.266.1841

Jonathan Francis wrote on February 01, 2015: it would be nice of you to tell the people who built the pot house since it was John Calvin Brown

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic Society.

Latitude: 35.088591000
Longitude: -85.392780000
Elevation: 675 FT (206 M)
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