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ITS LIKE HAVING YOU OWN PRIVATE RETREAT : a luxurious cabin on 8 secluded acres with 1,700 feet of private frontage on the upper Chestatee River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
EXCERPT from the newest on-line guest review: 'Spirit of the River' cabin is one of the most magical places I have ever been. You can feel the magic when you arrive at the cabin.......The view of the river is surreal and at night in the Jacuzzi it is so beautiful to see.....we all look forward to getting rejuvenated by some good ole river 'spirit'.
Another entry from the guestbook : ' We spent days scanning the internet for a most awesome cabin in the mountains. Having stayed in N.C. mountains for years, I was reluctant to try a new area and a new cabin, not knowing, as we wanted a very special place for just the two of us. Words cannot begin to explain the joy, peace and comfort we found here. Your home is so amazing, the Keeper, Ashley ( on the website ) was very helpful. Everything we could ask for in a retreat was here. Your pictures, books, binoculars, walking sticks all came in handy and useful. The chairs by the river so relaxing. We added a few wine corks to your collection..........
Another guest entry : ' Arrived at 2:30 with amazement in our hearts and minds. Words cant describe our feelings but my mother-in-law has not stopped chanting 'this is absolutely beautiful'.....'
All on-line reviews are further down the site and excerpts from over 100 guestbook reviews are below the map. They tell the full story of this magical place.
SPIRIT OF THE RIVER sits amidst towering white pine, yellow pine, oak, hickory, sourwood, maple and the beautiful hemlocks. In the Spring take in the native dogwood, azalea, mountain laurel, and river rhododendron. It has complete end-of-the-road privacy and seclusion with peace and tranquility balanced with the sounds of Mother Nature. The river's rapids, ripples and rocks provide the sights and SOOTHING sounds that can be enjoyed throughout the property and within the cabin. The PRISTINE waters of the upper Chestatee are home to rainbow trout and brown trout; and provide habitat for beaver, otter, heron, turkey, deer and an occasional black bear and bob-cat.
It is SUMMERTIME...... and a great time to bring the family and friends to 'Spirit of the River' to experience the rich variety of flora and fauna unique to the river-ways of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its an opportunity for the kids to entertain themselves all day and learn about the environment, while enjoying the diverse pleasures of this natural riverside playground. The river is shallow with a rock and sand riverbed, yet has several deeper places for fishing and swimming. It flows gently over and around the rocks to create the sights and sounds that are so peaceful.
FOR THE KIDS that enjoy the outdoors or want to learn more about Mother Nature, they can swim , fish, frolic, collect beautiful and unusual rocks and stones in the river, build rock sculptures in the water, pan for gold, tube without leaving the property, camp at the river's edge, enjoy a campfire for a session of singing or storytelling, hike the nature trails, stare at the stars, walk under the full moon, sit on a rock and read a book in the middle of the river...watch for the beaver, otter, the grey heron, etc. Note: Be sure to bring river shoes or old tennis shoes.
ADULTS CAN BE KIDS AGAIN by doing the same thing with or without the kids.
Enjoy the ambience and essence of the 'Spirit of the River' : .....coffee on the porch as the sun comes .....cocktails at sunset on the screened-in porch .....grilling and socializing on large stone patio with fireplace (westward view) overlooking the river. .....soak in the hot-tub and watch the sun disappear. .....sit around the fire-pit at the river's edge at night. .....walk the trails along the river and through the fauna. .....wade in the cool and refreshing waters. .....drink champagne on a large rock in the river. .....read a good book on the porch or patio. .....lounge in a hammock next to the river under the trees.
...........or just 'BE ONE WITH NATURE'
THE METEOR SHOWERS ARE COMING......8 meteor showers are coming across North America and will should be visible from North Georgia: July 29-30 August 10-13 October 7 October 21 November 4-5 November 11-12 November 17-18 December 13-14
Spirit of the River sits at 1,500 ft elevation and is far removed from city and neighbor lights and makes for darker skies to see more meteor light.
(Details at EarthSky.org)
This cabin is also a great place to enjoy full moons.....stroll the grounds at night without need of artificial light :
July 12 August 10 September 8 October 10 November 6 December6
(Details at MoonGiant.com)
Many of these dates are still available because they occur in the middle of the week. Ask Ashley for 2-night specials during the week.
You have probably read about the robust wine region of North Georgia which is centered around Dahlonega and the official Wine Highway which meanders to 7 wineries. This highway is only 3 miles from the cabin.
And, if you are thinking about a leisurely drive through the mountains look at this :
The National Geographic published a special edition on the 'THE WORLDS MOST SCENIC DRIVES...101 spectacular trips'. Number 49 is called 'Chattahoochie' which is a 41 mile loop trip that begins and ends in Helen Georgia . Helen is only 18 miles from our cabin. Imagine, only 25 minutes away from one of the most scenic drives in the WORLD.
Please call Ashley at (706) 344-7591 for any questions or reservation needs. *********************************************
'PICTURES DO NOT DO THIS HOME JUSTICE !!!!' _____________________________________ This is the headline from one of our guests who left a nice note in the guestbook in the cabin. Read the rest of her note and many others---just scroll to the very bottom of the listing and you will see others with headlines like :
'What a beautiful place' 'Piece of Heaven' 'Fantastic cabin' 'Another repeat visitor' 'Bachelorette party' 'Magical Vacation'
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The cabin was built in 2002 using tongue & groove knotty white pine for all walls and ceilings, the floor is all pine plank.. The first floor is approx 1600 sq ft with a large 2 story den with wood-burning fireplace (gas starter) and open to the dining room and kitchen, it also has 2 bedrooms and a bath. The upper level is the master suite (700 sq') with full bath, walk-in closet and a sitting area overlooking the river. Open the windows and the river will lull you into sweet dreams.
The daylight terrace level (900 sq') has a pool table, a large game table, a sleeping area and a full bath.
SLEEPING: The master suite has a king-size bed and small futon One bedroom on main has 2 full-size beds. One bedroom on main has a king-size that can be split to 2 twins. The terrace level has 2 twins.
Located just 9 miles northeast of Dahlonega it is convenient to Alpine Helen, Cleveland, Suches, the Appalachian Trail and all of north Georgia. And maybe best of all, THERE ARE SIX WINERIES WITHIN 8 MILES.
A BIT OF HISTORY: The Chestatee River was the Eastern Border of the Cherokee Nation until the 1830's. There is no direct translation of the word 'chestatee' but it generally means 'lighted torch way', or 'torchlight way'. The Cherokee made torches from pine wood and used them to light up the valley along the river to hunt at night....... And, the Chestatee was the source of gold for many miners during the first GOLD RUSH in the U.S.
King size beds (2) Standard King Bed in Master Suite upstairs....and the King Bed on the main level can be divided Into 2 Singles, Double Beds (2) There Are 2 Double Beds in a main floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) There Are 2 Single on the Daylight Terrace Level
(Along with a Full Bath)....moreless
$950/3 NIGHTS with WEEKEND... .. $1750/ WEEK
Please Note : There is 'NO ADDITIONAL' cleaning fee as most other cabins charge.
THREE NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT PLEASE
SPRING WEEKDAY SPECIAL...3 NIGHTS FOR $750 PLUS TAX!!!!
WEEK RENTALS PREFERRED FOR JUNE AND JULY
FYI: Fall (Sept/Oct/Nov.) consistently fill up
......and we encourage you to book early.
Like the reader comment says: 'PICTURES DONT DO THIS PLACE JUSTICE' - it is UNIQUE
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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