1349 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

Saturday, June 13, 2020

COVID-19 and SPRING PROJECTS at the Cottage

COVID-19 and SPRING PROJECTS at the Cottage

Rose Bloom closeup
Spring 2020 changed all of our lives forever as we slowly learned to live with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As everyone’s lives came to a fearful stand-still by the end of February, we learned to appreciate each other more and to limit our lives to the essentials as much as possible.  Since business at St Francis Cottage slowed down to accommodate Florida travelers returning to their homes in the North, we had time to reflect and adjust to the “new normal” of our personal and business lives.  

Thursday, April 23, 2020


We would love for your to join us in person, but considering the current situation, we want to give you a tour of our property and the many areas of edible plantings.  Hope to inspire you to do more of the same at your place.  We are currently open and taking extra sanitizing precautions and distancing requirements for all our guests.  ENJOY!

Click on YouTube at bottom of the video after you click play to see the full HD version!

THANK YOU for joining us!  We pray that you are making good choices to stay healthy and safe.

-  Wallace & Nancy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Looking back on HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS for 2019-2020 while in the midst of Uncertain COVID-19 Times

This vibrant display of blueberry bushes spiked last November, creating a natural welcome for the then upcoming Holidays:
Here we are in the second month of uncertainty because of the Coronavirus and COVID-19.  The only certainty is that every day brings some new challenge for us and for so many that are truly struggling with this pandemic.  We pray for all of you - family, guests, and friends - as you each face different challenges.  We pray for your well-being and health and safety.  We also pray you'll quickly be reunited with everyone you love and have missed.

So far, we've been able to stay healthy and keep the Cottage open.  We've seen a number of folks moving back home, across the country, as well as some more local folks still wanting to get away to a trusted environment.

Per the CDC directions, we have implemented additional sanitation routines and as much "social distancing" as is possible.  All are still welcome as long as we remain open.

We wanted to share with you some of the joys of this past year, thus this blog.