Cloudland Station: New Mountain-Inspired Community Offers Renewal Through Simple-Time Living

ATLANTA – July 21, 2014 – Those desiring a retreat from the daily grid of hectic city living now have a new choice. Cloudland Station is a new gated community comprised of charming mountain-inspired cottages, cabins and homes. Nestled along the east side of majestic Lookout Mountain on 450 acres in Walker County, Ga., the community consists of an old town village, neighborhood pavilions and numerous natural amenities.  Varying historic and Southern-infused architectural styles combine with the area’s majestic beauty to create a lifestyle environment that harkens back to simpler times.


Two hours from Atlanta and just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Cloudland Station homes can serve as a primary residence or a secondary “getaway” retreat for those seeking rejuvenation and stronger way to connect with family, friends and nature.


“Growing up in the South, I was inspired to create an authentic community that could provide lasting renewal to its owners by rediscovering the lost art of enjoying simple things,” said Cloudland Station President and CEO John Tatum.  “We’ve achieved this through the perfect combination of the area’s natural beauty and the vast amount of handcrafted amenities that bring people back to a simpler time.  We know of no other community quite like this; it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.”


Prospective homeowners can currently select from 40 different lots available for purchase among several neighborhoods scattered across the valley and along the side of the mountain.  Twenty “Village” lots are within walking distance of the town, while 20 “Ridge” lots are situated farther up on ridges.  Valley lots start at $100,000 and Ridge lots start at $110,000.  The first of the Mountain lots will be available this fall and will start at $125,000. 


Ultimately there will be 300 lots scattered across 20 different neighborhoods among the valley, ridge and mountain. 

After purchasing a lot, homeowners can use an easy four step-process to create a spec or custom home that meets their lifestyle needs while allowing as much of their own creativity as desired.  Available at, the process enables homeowners to choose from four architectural styles for their home:  Valley Village, Country Cove, Homestead Nostalgic and Mountain Traditional.  All homes are handcrafted with superior materials and built to the highest quality possible. 


Secondary “weekend getaway” cottages range from 800 to 1,600-square feet, two-to-three bedrooms, two baths and list between $225,000 to $450,000 (lot included).  Primary homes typically span 1,600 to 5,000-square feet and feature four bedrooms and three baths.  These homes range from $350,000 to $800,000 (lot included).  However, most residences at Cloudland Station are intentionally designed to be between a modest 1,200 and 3,000-square feet. HOA dues are currently $1,500 per month.


Key to Cloudland Station is its various amenities that foster outdoor living, community and family gathering.  Residents will enjoy walking to the old town village.  Complete with a formal green, it currently consists of a one-room school house, which serves as the community library, a pavilion that houses live entertainment and a large outdoor patio and fireplace.  The village will ultimately have a General Store and Café, a Town Hall and an Appalachian Opera House.


Natural amenities include Peacock Falls, a two-acre lake, one of Georgia’s longest caves, miles of walking and biking trails and breathtaking vistas.  Other amenities include: an old fashion swimmin’ hole; an infinity edge pool; a sweet shop; a recreation barn; a beach volleyball court; five community pavilions for entertainment events; and multiple fire pits, perfect for relaxing by at night or roasting S’mores.


Visitors, including those planning corporate events or weddings, are welcome at Cloudland Station’s newest venue, The Homestead, a completely refurbished 1871 Amish barn that can accommodate parties of up to 750 people.  Its surrounding gardens and Italianate farmhouse provide an exceptional backdrop for weddings and other special occasions. 


More information about Cloudland Station and The Homestead is at



Founded in 2005, Firefly Stations LLC., based in Atlanta, Ga., is the owner and developer of Cloudland Station.  President and CEO John Tatum, COO Chuck A. Lyle and master planning expert Bill Bruce comprise the company’s leadership team.  Cloudland Station is one of six founding communities to be named a Southern Living Inspired CommunityÔ.  According to the magazine, “These hand-picked neighborhoods not only embrace the natural beauty of their surroundings with Southern inspired architecture, they also create environments that foster gatherings, interactions, and celebrations.”