Cove Mountain Farms Resort

994 Dougherty Gap Rd, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707

Directions:

From Dalton:

- From Walnut Ave. take the ramp onto I-75 N.

-Drive on I-75 N for 14 miles and then take exit 350 for GA-2/Battlefield Pkwy toward Ft Oglethorpe.

- Follow GA-2/Battlefield Pkwy for 11 miles and then turn left onto GA-193 S.

- Drive 13 miles on GA-193 S and turn right onto West Cove Rd.

- Follow West Cove Rd. for 10 miles and then continue onto Dougherty Gap Rd. and the venue will be on your right in about half a mile.

 

From the Atlanta Airport: 

-Get on I-75 N/I-85 N

-Follow I-75 N for 52 min to GA-140 W/Folsom Rd SE in Adairsville

 

- Take exit 306 from I-75N and use the right lane to turn onto GA-140 W.

- Continue for 16 miles on GA-140 W and turn right onto US-27 N.

- Drive for 14 miles on US-27 N and turn left onto GA-48 W.

- Stay on GA-48 W for 11 miles and turn right onto GA-157 N.

- After 8 miles turn right onto Dougherty Gap Rd. and the venue will be on your left in about 3 miles.

From Chattanooga, Tennessee: 

-Take West 10th St to Broad St

- Drive on Broad St. for 2.3 miles and turn left onto Tennessee Ave. for 0.4 miles before continuing onto TN-17 S/St. Elmo Ave.

- After 1.8 miles continue onto GA-193 S.

- Drive 16 miles on GA-193 S and turn right onto West Cove Rd.

- Follow West Cove Rd. for 10 miles and then continue onto Dougherty Gap Rd. and the venue will be on your right in about half a mile.

About the venue:

Mountain Cove Farms is surrounded by pristine views of Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain, and the rolling fields of the valley, The Show Barn is a uniquely unforgettable wedding venue that combines the beauty of McLemore Cove with the charm of a classic country estate.

When Mountain Cove Farms was an enterprising farm, the Show Barn was the center of thoroughbred livestock activity. As you walk into its massive central hall, you can feel the energy that lends to the excitement of our event! 

History: 

Mountain Cove Farms is rich in history.  From the earliest Native American inhabitants to the frontier days through the Civil War, the Great Depression, privation, and times of plenty, those who have lived with this land have come to cherish its natural beauty and to appreciate its abundance.  Located in picturesque McLemore Cove, the land was acquired by the state of Georgia through treaties with the Cherokee Nation.  In turn, the state conducted lotteries and sold tracts of 160 acres to settlers and homesteaders from 1805 to 1832.

In 1958, Dubois sold the mansion and farmland to Bible, who operated Mountain Cove Farms alongside his brother, Sam, for a decade before selling to Wayne Rollins. Rollins raised a diverse range of beef cattle on the estate until he sold to developers, Delos Yancey and Edmond Cash who formed Mountain Cove Properties, LLC.  They preserved the estate around the barns and mansion for hunting and recreational use and divided the remaining property into parcels and sold them as mini farms.

In 2008 the State of Georgia partnered with Walker County Government to purchase and preserve the estate.  The state acquired almost 2,000 additional acres to set aside into permanent conservation.  Cooperatively, the County purchased 285 acres, the mansion and barns to be restored for public use. Today, Mountain Cove Farms welcomes visitors to tour the grounds and experience the majesty and natural beauty of this grand old estate that is steeped in Southern History.

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