Management Services for Cabin Owners and Guests
We are looking to add a few Mountain View and Waterfront Cabins in the Blue Ridge and Ocoee River areas.
(Please note: unlike other companies, we won't take on more cabins than our staff can handle!!)
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We have implemented Dynamic Pricing* to keep our Properties in line with comparable properties!
Don't confuse property management with property marketing.
There are larger companies out there who market your cabin but have no idea what is going on at your cabin or have time to talk to you personally.
Service to our cabin owners and guests are our ONLY concern.
We aren't in the business of buying and selling real estate.
We aren't in the construction/development business.
Managing, Marketing and Maintaining your cabin is ALL that we do!
We believe the key to our success is in the personal relationships that we have developed over
the years with owners and guests. With over 20 years of property management experience, you can expect a personal business relationship with Bryan and Erica. As a cabin owner on our program, you will deal directly with us and not some "manager of the day". We also have no plans to manage much more than 40 cabins so you won't feel like you are just a number.
Not only will your property be listed our website but on other travel websites as well like Airbnb, Homeaway, Booking.com, Expedia, Hometogo, Find Rentals, Google Vacations, Guest Smiles and Cuddlynest at no additional cost to the owner. We are a Premier Partner with Homeaway.
We are the first rental agency in our area to offer it's guests free activities such as rafting, zipline, pedego electric bike rental, Escape Room admissions, horseback riding and tubing and more to come. This gives added value to each property's rental as they can take advantage of over $100 worth of activities each day of their stay at no cost to the owner and no additional expense to the guests.
*This year we are implementing a dynamic pricing tool that will optimize our pricing specific to each home and each night of the year, with the ultimate goal to achieve maximum annual revenue and occupancy for our vacation homes. This system should help us be more competitive in the slower times of the year and maximize the rates during peak times and holidays. This is accomplished by automatically searching travel websites like Airbnb, Booking.com and Homeaway for comparable properties in your area and adjusting the rate accordingly.
So far, no other cabin rental agency in our area offers this AND the free activities to their owners which adds value to the rental for the guests. We do this at no additional charge for our property owners. We'd love the chance to add your property to our program.
Here's a list of other items also covered by out Management Fee
- Income reporting and bookkeeping including year end statements and 1099's
- Credit card fees are deducted from our fee
- Professional photographs of your property at no additional cost
- Personal communication with Bryan or Erica McMillian (owners) and not some front desk person or manager of the week.
- Guest relations and social media promotion
- Owner login on the website for you property's page
- 24/7 Reservations and in house guest customer support before and during their stay in your home to ensure your home is enjoyed and cared for during every guest stay
- Property prechecked a day or two prior to guests checking in for quality control and any system failures.
- Handpick the contractors that are used to clean, repair and maintain your property
- Help owners with any city and county permitting and regulations
- We also try to keep the same cleaning crew on your cabin to keep them familiarized with your property.
- Guest supplies (paper products, soaps, detergents, etc) are provided by management. No need for an "Owner's supply closet"
- No "Phantom" fees like "monthly landscaping fees" or any other charges that can't be fully explained.
Owner references are available to you upon request.
More about our company and our program listed below
We'll even keep an eye on your non-vacation rental property
Ask about our Cabin Check Program
Firewood for Campfire Pits
Wood for Outdoor fire pits is not included in the nightly rate. You can bring your own or we can deliver an ample supply for a weekend stay for $35. You will need to provide your starter log or kindling. We need at least 48 hours notice for delivery.
More About Our Company
Mountain Escapes Vacation Property Management Program
Serving Blue Ridge, Ocoee River, and surrounding North Georgia areas.
Mountain Escapes is a family owned business, located in Ducktown, TN. We're just a few miles from the GA/TN/NC border. We were vacation cabin rental owners before we moved here from the Metro Atlanta area. After some frustration with our property management company, we decided to sell our cabin and start our own cabin rental business. Our main goal was to treat both cabin owners and guests the way we would like to be treated. Twelve years later, Mountain Escapes is the oldest management company in Polk County TN and the fourth oldest in Fannin County, GA.
As a cabin owner on our program, you deal directly with Bryan of Erica McMillian, Owners of Mountain Escapes, not some "manager of the week". He has personally handpicked all of the service related personnel. This includes cleaning crews, exterminator, lawn maintenance, satellite tech, and repair/ maintenance contractors. This means when we send someone to your property for whatever reason, they know what we expect.
We are interested primarily in Mountain View and Waterfront cabins for our property management, but being as we are paid on commission, we have to be selective with the rental cabins we allow on our vacation rental management program. But we would be happy to talk to you about your cabin, and it's potential for our program. We currently need to increase our inventory of waterfront cabins, mountain view cabins, and luxury cabins. Hot tubs and fireplaces are a must; game tables are a plus. Give us a call!
Cabin Check Program
We have a program for those who want someone to go by and check on your cabin, but you aren't interested in renting your cabin out? We have a plan for that as well. It is effortless; We'll check on your cabin once a month for $45 or twice for $75. We will walk through and make a visual inspection and notify you if any issues need to be addressed and take any necessary actions to minimize damage (i.e. turn off the water if pipe bursts). We can even recommend some of our repair personnel to help as well. We will also make special trips upon your request as well.
Mackinaw Owner- I did want to let you know, I am very pleased with the condition of the interior. Your cleaning staff is doing a wonderful job. Very well organized and the beds look great.
Very much improved from what the (previous management) was doing. Your billing/payment system is great. Paying in a timely manner. All that you promised.!