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Ridge Top Lodge is perched on the top of Raccoon Ridge at an elevation of 2400 feet. With spectacular views of picturesque, distant mountains, it is secluded on nearly 2 acres. It's perfect for a families or small groups wanting to relax in elegant surroundings.
An excellent opportunity for relaxation and viewing nature awaits you with over 1200 feet of wrap-around decks and a gas log third floor fireplace - one of three. The high-quality Maxx Elite 6-person jetted therapy hot tub, situated on its own outdoor pad, is a must to enhance your relaxation.
Three bedrooms are suites, each with its own bathroom, closet and doors opening onto the expansive decks ringing the house. Two suites have king beds, the third has two queens. The master on the Main also has a sitting room with fireplace. The two bedrooms on the Terrace Level share an adjoining bathroom (‘Jack & Jill” design). Both have bunk beds, one with queen bunks and the other with a single over full.
The Main Room has a well-appointed sitting area with a gas log fireplace and entertainment cabinet with a TV, DVD player and stereo w/indoor and outdoor speakers. The dining table seats ten with room for an additional four at the kitchen bar. There is sufficient service for all.
The Entertainment Room on the Terrace Level features a Home Theater - LCD TV (50inch)w/Polk 5.1 surround sound and DVD blue ray player - a DVD library is available. This system doubles as a stereo. A digital docking station accepts and charges IPOD and Smart Phone players. Composite CD’s with music compilations are provided; Pool Table – regulation (88 x 44), three piece slate, professionally leveled; Game and Card Table; Pictionary and similar group games; and a variety of Board and Card games.
King size beds (2) Two bedroom suites with king beds, Queen size Beds (4) One bedroom suite with two queens and terrace level bunk room with queen over queen bunk bed. Twin or Single Beds (1) Full bed (1). Twin over full bunk bed in Terrace Level bedroom. ...moreless
2 12 cup coffee makers; coffee filters provided...moreless
Fully stocked with whisks, spatulas, steak knives, turkey roasting pan with baster and rack; pie plates, crock pot, wine opener, measuring cups, salad spinner, mixer, mixing bowls and serving pieces...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Service for 16 of both ceramic and plastic plates, bowls and silverware....moreless
LG with large capacity and quiet dishwashing cycle....moreless
Wrap around 10 to 14 foot wide decking on main and third floors - 1200 square feet. Outdoor dining set which seats 8. Multiple rocking chairs. Fireplace and seating area on third floor deck....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Flat fenced grassy area off the Terrace Level ...moreless
Memorial Day May 21 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
Early Summer May 26 - Jul 2, 2015 2 night min stay
4th of July Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Jul 7 - Sep 3, 2015 2 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Early Fall Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Fall Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
Rates are for 12 guests; $10 per person per night for parties over 12 guests
Cancellation within 30 days of rental without penalty; cancellations within 30 days of stay may re-book another stay.
No refunds for snow or icy conditions; may rebook another stay
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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White water rafting (nearby Ocoee River), Tubing on Toccoa River, Sporting clay shooting, Mercier Apple Orchards, Aska Adventure Trails and Benton McKaye Hiking Trails, Fish Hatchery; Coopers Creek for trout fishing
Year Purchased: 2009
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Raccoon Ridge is centrally, if not 'perfectly' located. The Toccoa River flows past the bottom of the Ridge. Sandy Bottom adventure center area (kayak, canoes and tubing) is a mile east on Aska Road. You can rent, or, as we do, put air in the tubes, load up the truck, drop folks off upsteam at the National Forest canoe launch and pick them up an hour and one-half later at Shallowford Bridge. For the really good fishing, we drive east to the far end of the County to Cooper's Creek, also part of the National Forest. Two miles to the west are the Aska National Forest Hiking / Mountain Biking trails. There is a marked trail leading to this area through back country from Raccoon Ridge. Head east to the end of Aska road, turn right and you come to Noontoola Creek Farm which has one of the finest sport clay shooting facilites you'll find. Thirty minutes northeast we can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Ocoee river. Two hours north is Clingman's dome (the second highest peak in the Blue Ridge Moutnains). We enjoy playing golf at the local public courses, spending an afternoon in Blue Ridge and just 'chillin' on the deck surveying the valley.