What started with only a little toolshed has grown into a solid small business called Lookout Mountain Vacation Rentals.
Christian Thoreson owns a small piece of bluff property that has a beautiful view up Lookout Mountain. His first idea was to build a simple shed and live there. But his friends told him he needed to do something more with that property.
So he did.
He built a four-bedroom home with a loft, large windows, hot tub and wood stove. Thoreson lived in the house on the bluff for several years before moving into another home in the valley. He outfitted the valley home with a 47-inch flat-screen television, a keg cooler, a large deck with a hot tub, a dartboard and other amenities.
And he rented out the house on the bluff.
That’s when he realized he might have a good business idea. So Thoreson bought more property, such as a home in Flintstone, Georgia. He eventually started renting out the valley home, too.
After managing vacation properties in Georgia, Thoreson and his partner, Christina Holmes, expanded into Tennessee last year.
And business remains so strong that they have brought on another employee, Monica Luck, who helps with everything from taking reservations to running social media.
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