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12,000sqft- Indoor Racquetball/Basketball 14acres-Trout Stream

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Laughing Bear Lodge: secluded on 14 acres w/ 1,000 feet on private trout stream

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Last updated: 05/31/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Blue Ridge lodge description

Laughing Bear Lodge: 12,000 Sq Ft Lodge on 14 secluded Acres with 1,000 feet on well-known Trout Stream has Full-size Indoor Racquetball Court with Basketball Goal, Arcade Games, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, TV Room with DVD, Xbox360Kinect, 8-9Bedrms/6.5 Baths, Huge Kitchen, Huge Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling, Skylights, Wood-burning Fireplace, Large Dining Rm with 16 ft long custom-made Farm Table which seats 16-20. Master Bedroom has Private Balcony which overlooks Acreage & Trout Stream. River Tubes and life jackets(20) included with every seasonal rental. This Lodge can sleep 30 in beds and 40 total using sofa beds and futon. This property, with 5-6 Acres of open yard/pasture is great for large groups. Maid Service, Chef Service and/or Full Concierge Service is Available. WOW! Laughing Bear Lodge is 10 min from Blue Ridge, GA and 15 min from the Ocoee Olympic Center and 1 hour from the Nantahala Outdoor Center and 2 hours from Atlanta. Perfect for large groups, family reunions/vacations, corporate groups, or church groups. There's something for every age at Laughing Bear Lodge from tubing and playing in the back yard to relaxing on the inside in countless areas. The layout allows for an easy flow with many guests, to cozy quaint spots for just a few to sit and enjoy! Our reviews say it all so you can see what those say about it who have actually stayed there!

Keywords: North Georgia, North Georgia Lodging, North Georgia Cabins, North Georgia Corporate Retreats, North Georgia Lodges, North Georgia Reunions, Georgia Mountains, Mountain Lodges, Riverfront Lodge, Blue Ridge Georgia, Ellijay Georgia, Church Retreats,

Property Type

      • Lodge

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING inside of LBL or a complete forteiture of security deposit is probable. Smoking is permitted outside but proper disposal of cigaretted butts and ashes is required for the seruity deposit to be returned in full....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be at least 25 years of age or older for rental consideration....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                NO pets....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 30-40

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Master Suite on Upper level/master bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 1 king

                Main level bedroom/bath and half down hall...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 2 queen

                Main level bedroom/bath and half down hall...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                Bedroom share bath with #2 North wing bedrm...moreless

              • Bedroom 9: 3 bunk bed

                Bedroom on rec level. Full bath down hall...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

                North Wing bedroom inside 3 queen bedroom upper level...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

                South Wing upper level full bath down hall...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

                South Wing #2 bedrm shares bath with twin bdrm...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 3 queen

                North Wing upper level full bath...moreless

              • Totals: 2 Kings, 10 Queens, 1 set of twins beds, 3 sets of bunk beds. 3 queen sleeper sofas, 1 full sleeper sofa, 1 twin futon. 5 bedrooms on upper level, 2 bedrooms on main level, 1 bunk room on rec level/basement....moreless

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

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              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

                Beatufiul master suite bath!...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                North Wing bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Jack n Jill between twin bdrm and N. Wing #2 bedrm...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Accommodates South Wing bedrooms...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Main Level/shared with 2 bedrooms ...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet

                Main level, just off kitchen...moreless

              • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Rec Level - plus has one extra shower on this level...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Gorgeous granite counter tops, 2 dish washers, 2 garbage disposals, 2 refrigerators, fully equipped kitchen with plates, utensils, serving platters, bowls, pots, pans, blender, mixer, griddles, coffee pots and urn, 5 eye gas cook top, 2 full sinks...moreless

              • Dining:

                one of a kind 200 year old wooden farm table. BEAUTIFUL!!!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                pots, pans, dishes; well stocked for large groups....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Call Kim Wood 706-455-2313 for more information...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Mr. Coffee - 12 cup. Large urn as well....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 20 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of room for 10 + cars. No parking allowed on grass...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Stepper, free weights, mirrors, punching bag....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Wood provided October - March only....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                High Efficiency Whirlpool Duet...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                2 units...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • There really is no other place like LaughingBearLodge! Room for kids to be kids, adults to sit and chat or watch their favorite game or show on tv. There are 11 televisions throughout LaughingBearLodge. 1,000 ft of water front for the kids, fishing, or adults just sitting and relaxing. Picnic in the woods or shaded areas, relax on one of the balconies or porches, walk in the woods, or just find 'your spot' somewhere on the 14 private acres---there is not another place like LaughingBearLodge. If the weather does not permit outside activities, the rec level has plenty to keep everyone entertained; racquetball/basketball court, small work out room, x-box 360 kinect (bring your own games), ping pong, pool table, 100 arcade games on 3 free standing machines (all free play). And all of this away from the 2 other levels of the house. There is enough space for everyone to play, relax, eat and sleep and NOT be on top of one another.!!!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Games
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • DVD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    There is a house phone which is set up for local calls only. However it can receive calls from anyone/anywhere. Lodge phone number given with driving directions when remaining balance due is received in full....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phones work at SPOTS in LaughingBearLodge. Best reception is found in back yard near fire pit. Service inside LaughingBearLodge is spotty at best....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Seating for 20 on sun room porch area, room for more if needed...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View
                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Swimming
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Hunting
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Racquetball
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Kayaking
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Jet Skiing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      $680 per night/10 people, plus taxes, cleaning fee and security deposit for a 3   
                       night minimum stay.  Peak season is considered Memorial Day thru Labor Day, 
                      Christmas, and Thanksgiving and a 6 night minimum base rate is required.  All
                      holidays outside of peak season require 4 night minimum base rate.  2 night
                      minimums will be considered with the base rate beginning at $1,500 for 2 nights,
                      10 people + taxes and fees.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 05/31/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Laughing Bear Lodge was our home for 6 years and when we moved out in June of 2011 we left everything except our clothes and family pictures there. So you are visiting our home where we raised our children thru their teenage years, laughed, loved, cried and made many special family memories. We renovated most of Laughing Bear Lodge while living there full time and that was an adventure for the ages!!! Did you ever see the movie 'Money Pit'? :) It is our blessing to share our former home with other families and our prayer is that you find it more than just a rental........it really is a home with a heart! We moved from the hustle and bustle of city life in Atlanta, to this serene home with our 2 children who were 12 and 14 at the time of the move. To leave the 'burbs' of Atlanta and plop down in the middle of the country with no family or friends was beyond a culture shock to everyone! But the small town country folk were friendly and kind, and we feel that both of our children benefited greatly to live where everything did not revolve around the conveniences that a large metropolitan city offers. We all grew closer to The Lord, one another and well, we all just grew up; including me! The life lessons learned at Laughing Bear Lodge will influence the generations to come in our family and as the years pass by..........the stories will unfold with the tale of how Laughing Bear Lodge is where a piece of all our hearts will always be. We hope that you will find your visit with us memorable in the best of ways and that you will share what you find at Laughing Bear Lodge with others.....and maybe what you find..... is that special new place in YOUR heart. Laughing Bear Lodge.......a little piece of all our hearts!

                      Why the Owner Chose Blue Ridge:
                      Lake Blue Ridge 15 minutes away with jet ski and pontoon rentals, and beach area, Toccoa River, Trout Fishing, tubing, white water rafting, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Wildlife, 2 hours from Atlanta, 1 1/2 hours from NC ski resorts, 1 hour from Chattanooga, golf, antique shops, base of Appalachian Trail and Cohutta Mtns.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      We owned a vacation cabin rental company and I repeatedly had to keep turning away large groups/families/churches/corporate groups, due to the space required for groups that have more than 10-12 guests that wanted to stay under one roof. We knew from the moment we toured this house that it could be a 'place like no other' because where else can you house that many guests over night!?! However we knew the Lord would have to strongly intervene for A,B,C,D,E,F,G, and H to line up where we could afford a place like this. Well the old saying 'Be careful what you pray for because you just might get it' came to be our mantra! When we bought the house, it was all carpet and linoleum, there were no indoor beams and most of the walls had wood running on the diagonal! There was a small stoop that measured 8 x 10 off the front of the house; that now boasts a large rocking chair porch, surround deck and upper balcony with panoramic view. There was only 1 small narrow staircase inside that linked the upper level to the main level of the house and all the rooms were either over sized or under sized. So to say that we had out work cut out for us is an understatement. But we saw room to run, Room to Play, great place for Gatherings of Family & Friends, Fishing, Tubing, in-door racquetball court, game room, and what could potentially be a gorgeous piece of property once we removed the fences and trees where you could not only see the beautiful mountain water, but actually be able to access the water! So we hope our guests enjoy the eclectic decor, the usable outdoor space, and since you know a bit of the background, will somewhat appreciate the blood, sweat and tears poured into what we now affectionately call Laughing Bear Lodge.


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                      • Laughing Bear Lodge:  secluded on 14 acres w/ 1,000 feet on private trout stream

                        Laughing Bear Lodge: secluded on 14 acres w/ 1,000 feet on private trout stream

                      • Huge Kitchen w/ 2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, extra freezer

                        Huge Kitchen w/ 2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, extra freezer

                      • Gorgeous sunroom overlooks 5-6 acres surrounded with large deck.

                        Gorgeous sunroom overlooks 5-6 acres surrounded with large deck.

                      • Deck surrounding sun room; will seat 25+!

                        Deck surrounding sun room; will seat 25+!

                      • Bdrm #1, Huge Mstr Bdrm Upper Level w/2 pullout queen beds.  Private balcony.

                        Bdrm #1, Huge Mstr Bdrm Upper Level w/2 pullout queen beds. Private balcony.

                      • Bdrm #5, Upper Level/North Bdrm #1, has 3 Q beds w/ full bath attached.

                        Bdrm #5, Upper Level/North Bdrm #1, has 3 Q beds w/ full bath attached.

                      • Bdrm #2, Upper Level/South wing bdrm #1 w/2 queen beds- full bath in hallway

                        Bdrm #2, Upper Level/South wing bdrm #1 w/2 queen beds- full bath in hallway

                      • Bdrm #4, Upper Level Twin Bedroom/shares JnJ bath with bdrm #3.

                        Bdrm #4, Upper Level Twin Bedroom/shares JnJ bath with bdrm #3.

                      • Bdrm #8, 2 Queen beds  on main level/shares full hall bath with King bdrm #7

                        Bdrm #8, 2 Queen beds on main level/shares full hall bath with King bdrm #7

                      • Full-size Racquetball Court w/ Basketball Goal on rec level---Really!!

                        Full-size Racquetball Court w/ Basketball Goal on rec level---Really!!

                      • Billiards Anyone??

                        Billiards Anyone??

                      • LaughingBearLodge in the winter looking south....just gorgeous!

                        LaughingBearLodge in the winter looking south....just gorgeous!

                      • Huge Great Room with 20 ft ceilings and open to Kitchen, Dining, Foyer

                        Huge Great Room with 20 ft ceilings and open to Kitchen, Dining, Foyer

                      • Custom-made Dining Room Table seats 16+ and is open to main level great room.

                        Custom-made Dining Room Table seats 16+ and is open to main level great room.

                      • 5-6 Acres of Yard, 1,000 ft of Trout Stream, surrounded by Forest in the Mtns!

                        5-6 Acres of Yard, 1,000 ft of Trout Stream, surrounded by Forest in the Mtns!

                      • Private Trout Stream  -  1,000 feet on famous Fightingtown Creek

                        Private Trout Stream - 1,000 feet on famous Fightingtown Creek

                      • Huge Master Bath with Stone Shower, Garden tub and walk-in Closet

                        Huge Master Bath with Stone Shower, Garden tub and walk-in Closet

                      • Bdrm #6, Upper Level/N Wing bdrm #2, single Q bdrm inside bdrm with 3 Q beds

                        Bdrm #6, Upper Level/N Wing bdrm #2, single Q bdrm inside bdrm with 3 Q beds

                      • Bdrm #3, Upper Level/So. Wing bdrm #2, w/2 qn bds. Shares JnJ bath with bdrm #4

                        Bdrm #3, Upper Level/So. Wing bdrm #2, w/2 qn bds. Shares JnJ bath with bdrm #4

                      • Bdrm #7, Main Level King Bdrm/full hall bath shared with bdrm #8.

                        Bdrm #7, Main Level King Bdrm/full hall bath shared with bdrm #8.

                      • Bdrm #9, Rec Level Bunk Room has 3 sets of twin beds/full bath in hallway.

                        Bdrm #9, Rec Level Bunk Room has 3 sets of twin beds/full bath in hallway.

                      • Rec Level has ping pong, arcade games-all free play and pool table

                        Rec Level has ping pong, arcade games-all free play and pool table

                      • Only 2 Hours from Atlanta -Nothing Else like this in the North Georgia Mountains

                        Only 2 Hours from Atlanta -Nothing Else like this in the North Georgia Mountains

                      • Laughing Bear Lodge, Jan 2014, looking North

                        Laughing Bear Lodge, Jan 2014, looking North

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