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Relax in Our New Custom Cabin Near Lake Burton! Mountain Adventures! Seclusion!

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Clayton cabin description

$100 off July and August week rentals! Rent three days and get additional days half price!!
Cool off in the hammock while listening to our waterfall! Jet Ski on nearby Lake Burton! Explore the falls and trails of the Tallulah River next door. Great place for couples, families, and friends to get away from it all! Secluded and private but fifteen minutes away from the shops, restaurants and groceries of downtown Clayton.

Come share our gorgeous craftsman timber frame home. The soaring great room features a granite stone fireplace, stainless steel kitchen, Wifi and Bluray, a love seat by the fire, and recliners with bookcases. There are three bedrooms, a master on main, and two guest rooms upstairs, in addition to a pullout sofa in the great room. We have pillowtop mattress covers, and high quality linens. The waterfall is audible from the master suite, and the private gas fireplace is cozy in the winter.
There are two and a half baths. Outside find a wrap-a-round deck, a cozy hammock, a fire pit, a gas grill, and lots of seating. Then explore the creek and waterfall. Once at the creek, relax on the observation deck. Comfortably sleeps nine.
The great room features two story windows throughout with views of National Forest. The master suite features a queen sized bed, gas fireplace, spacious closet and large custom tiled jetted bath. Upstairs find a spacious bunk room that sleeps three with room for more on air mattresses, a guest room with a queen sized bed, and a full bath. The pullout sofa in the Great Room is perfect for teens. Outside grill out on the deck, or just nap in the hammock.

Specific amenities include central air and heat, ceiling fans throughout, stainless steel kitchen appliances, gas grill, outdoor seating, washer/dryer, good cellphone reception, wi-fi, a Bluray player, a large flat parking pad, and a second deck above the creek near the waterfall. Timbered steps lead down fern strewn slopes to the National Forest that adjoins the lot.

We have hosted wedding parties, book clubs, family getaways, book clubs, Little League teams, romantic getaways, even guests who have stayed a month or more!

Our guests horseback ride, whitewater raft, zipline, browse, work puzzles, cook amazing meals, boat and swim in Lake Burton, and explore the forests and waterfalls adjacent to the property. We provide a canoe, and lots of outdoor toys for little ones. They may even find crawdads in the creek! And don't forget the fly fishing next door. It is some of the best in the state.
We are popular for holiday rentals and relaxation. Our guests are escaping the heat of Florida and places closer by. We are an ideal meeting point for families split by the Georgia border. Within two hours you can reach our home from Tennessee, SC, NC, Alabama, and Atlanta.
Guests who stay a week enjoy rafting, boating, hiking, sidetrips to Highlands, Helen, and Dilliard, in addition to ziplining, and horseback riding.

We are five munites from:
Lake Burton
boat ramp
Waterfall Resort
Camp High Harbour
Fly Fishing
Lake Burton grocery
Farm to table Dining
Mountain views
Jet Skiing
Recycling Center
Community playground
Hiking trails

We are 15 minutes from:
Everything else
Local festivals in Clayton (lots! check the web!)
Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails
Liquor Store
Art Galleries
Hardware store
Drive-in Theatre
Public Library
LaPrade's Marina
Moccasin Creek State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Hemlock Falls trail

Within an hour you can be in:
Dillard (all you can eat country cooking)
Helen (the best of Georgia)
Franklin, NC
the Tallulah Gorge--don't miss the semi annual kayak events!
Highlands, NC (bring your wallet)
Halfway down the Chatooga River --some of the best whitewater rafting in the South!

Some of our guests never get in their cars to leave the property! They sunbath, grill, and snooze! They hike, birdwatch and find waterfalls. They watch Netflix and work puzzles, make popcorn and burn firewood. It is a cozy place.

We hope you will join us here!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            You will need to provide a small ramp to ascend the two wide wooden steps to house. All downstairs is accessible, but there is no walk-in shower. Wheelchair guests have found it suitable for weekend stays. Longterm guests in wheelchairs will need help getting in and out of the tub....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Infants, toddlers, grade school to college. Kids love to explore the woods and creek, go on outdoor adventures, then return to lounge on wi-fi!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            $50 flat fee per visit...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 Years old minimum...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed, 1 queen

            Queen lower, twin top. Ceiling fan, full closet, nightstand...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Nightstands, ceiling fan, lamp, full closet, chair, mirror...moreless

          • Sleeper sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Great Room, access to half bath, very comfortable...moreless

          • Master Bedroom - Main: 1 queen

            Gas fireplace, nightstands, ceiling fan, arm chair, art...moreless

          • Master Bedroom on main level with private gas fireplace, pillow topped mattress cover and a large private tiled bath with walk in closet. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom Upper Hall: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Fully tiled, vanity, cupboard for storage...moreless

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Linen cupboard, Walk-in closet, fully tiled, three windows...moreless

          • Powder Room - Main Floor: toilet

            Sink, vanity, toilet. Local artisan wrought iron mirror...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Full dining room set; Depression era locally hand crafted furniture. Includes buffet, table and eight chairs along with decorative serving dishes....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            stainless steel appliances, Silestone countertops, tons of cabinet space, all basic cookware and dishes provided. Bring your own papergoods. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A few of the basics...moreless

          • Oven:


          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Please in spring and fall use fans and open windows. Enjoy the fresh mountain air!...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric heat pump. Gas fireplace in master bedroom. Huge fireplace...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood Burning - please bring firewood. Small amount provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for multiple cars...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Recreation: pontoon rental and hangout at La Prade's marina and restaurant, Lake Burton beach access off nearby Charlie Mt. Road. State parks within 20 minutes include Moccasin Creek (hemlock falls trail, fish hatchery), Black Rock (excellent views and hikes), Tallulah Gorge (interpretive center, permits to base of gorge where you can swim in emerald cool water), horseback at Dillard house and other venues, fly fish next door on Coleman and Tallulah Rivers, snow tube on Scaly mountain, hike Rabun Mountain or multitude of AT feeder and other National Forest trails. Shop: folk art, artisans, Native American, bookstore, wineries, Wal-Mart, amazing hardware store, clothing boutiques Dine: Farmhouse at Persimmon new close-by upscale farm to table, in-town Universal Joint (craft burgers), Grapes and Bean, Fromage, Rumor Hazit (New Orleans), Mama G's (Italian), Mexican, Southern food at Dillard house, many others....moreless



              • Telephone:

                mobile devices work well and there is also a land line...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There is a public beach on Lake Burton down Charlie Mountain Rd about 10 minutes away...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    Local links in nearby Tiger, GA and also right on the other side of Clayton off 76. Waterfall Resort access for a fee....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    there is a creekside relaxation porch at the bottom of the hill...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Old Town Canoe 16-8, paddles, life jackets...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    wraparound deck/covered porch...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Shop Mountain City! Just 15 miles away, features antiques, Indian and Civil War memorabilia, plus restaurants...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Persimmon is a centuries old mountain community still occupied by the descendants of the original farmers...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Great views of 4000 foot Wolf Peak and other mountains in adjoining Chattahochee National Forest...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Just five miles to the Lake Burton boat ramp off Plum Orchard Road from our porch...moreless

                  • Resort:

                    It is just 35 miles to the resort town of Highlands, NC...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Medical Services
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Festivals
                  • Playground
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Photography
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $120 $135
                  Fri, Sat
                  $760 $1,800

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • cleaning fee 2 night $85
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • cleaning fee 3 night $50
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 5%


                  The cleaning fee applies only to two night stays and is $85. The pet fee of $50 is a flat rate per stay.

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
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                  34 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Toccoa, Georgia
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Georgia Highway 76
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Burton
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rumor Hazit, Main St. Clayton, GA
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Waterfall Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek

                  Car: Necessary

                  Five minutes from a public Lake Burton boat ramp. One mile from some of Georgia's best fly fishing along the Tallulah and Coleman Rivers. Hike into the Chattoochee National forest off the porch. Appalachain Trail is fifteen minutes to the West, and the Bartram Trail is fifteen minutes to the east. Shops of downtown Clayton feature a folk art gallery and an excellent bookstore and nearby wine shop. Find The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek less than five miles away. In town find Grapes and Bean, Fromage (fresh made cheeses and amazing sandwiches), Universal Joint (great burgers), Rumor Hazit (New Orleans) Mama G's (Italian), and good Mexican and southern style food. The king of Southern family dining, the Dillard House is just up the road. Horseback riding is offered here as well as near the Tallulah Gorge park. Scaly Mountain snow tubing is close by as is the town of Highlands, NC. State parks near you are Black Rock Mountain, Mocassin Creek (see the nearby fish hatchery), and the Tallulah River Gorge. Get a permit to hike down to the bottom of the gorge and swim in an isolated emerald pool. Many local artisans may be found along the Soque River and north into Mountain City. The Foxfire museum of Appalachian culture is on the road to Dillard. Want to boat? Use our canoe or rent a pontoon boat from the nearby marina. La Prade's also features dock side dining and upscale dining.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: Mark and Melissa Smith reside in Tucker, Georgia and take advantage of staying in the mountains whenever possible.

                  Why the Owner Chose Clayton:
                  Private and secluded handcrafted custom timberframe home nestled in forest, yet with quick access to mountain adventures. Five acre lot, with no visible neighbors. Adjoins National Forest, yet easy to access via paved driveway off a private road. The Lake Burton area caters to the wealthy -- stay in our house with all the amentities for a fraction of the cost of lakefront properties. You can have your boat on the water in no time with the public ramp just five miles away on Plum Orchard Road. On our property enjoy trail heads to the Tallulah River and Wildlife Management Area. We are not a cookie cutter development. Private waterfall and deck on creek. Fly fishing and lake fun five minutes away. Camp High Harbour is next door. Marina rentals, horseback, ziplining are all within easy reach. Dilliard House and stables, Highlands, NC and Helen, GA are all an hour or less away. Sautee River Pottery is close by as is the Tallulah River Gorge and it crystal blue pools. Great kitchen for special vacation meals and restaurants in Clayton for when you don't want to cook.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Jumping off point for many options to enjoy the northeast Georgia mountains. Small waterfall on property. Private high quality handcrafted home. Guests tell us the warmth and intimacy of the home is unique. It was built by a backpacking homebuilder with attention to craftmanship, whose wife is a biologist interested in enjoying and preserving wildlife. The timber and granite is all locally sourced. The decor is personal, not generic. It is a place to build memories, and then return and build more. It is intimate yet accessible. Guests tend to have adventures, then retreat to our wooded seclusion to reccharge before setting forth for another adventure. Details: Two hours will get you here from four states, not including Georgia. Atlanta is a also two hours away. Five miles from front door to the Tallulah River boat access to Lake Burton. Right next door to best fly fishing in Georgia. Ten miles to Clayton Main Street folk art gallery, and a good private book store. Many nearby venues for hiking, dining and horseback riding.

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                  • The Great Room

                    The Great Room

                  • Dining table seats eight, additional table seats four more

                    Dining table seats eight, additional table seats four more

                  • kitchen, ss appliances, gas range

                    kitchen, ss appliances, gas range

                  • Nestled on the edge of the National Forest

                    Nestled on the edge of the National Forest

                  • Abundant lounging sofas and recliners

                    Abundant lounging sofas and recliners

                  • bedroom 2

                    bedroom 2

                  • master bath

                    master bath

                  • Next door at the Tallulah River

                    Next door at the Tallulah River

                  • Fun on Lake Burton!

                    Fun on Lake Burton!

                  • Hammock view of property

                    Hammock view of property

                  • wood burning fireplace with gas starter

                    wood burning fireplace with gas starter

                  • Much bigger TV is here now!

                    Much bigger TV is here now!

                  • looking into great room from second floor

                    looking into great room from second floor

                  • master bedroom, gas fireplace

                    master bedroom, gas fireplace

                  • bedroom 3 - bunks

                    bedroom 3 - bunks

                  • View from upper guest hallway

                    View from upper guest hallway

                  • View from the deck

                    View from the deck

                  • Nearby Hemlock Falls

                    Nearby Hemlock Falls

                  • Steps from the house deck down to the creek side deck

                    Steps from the house deck down to the creek side deck

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  VRBO #476895

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $120 - $135 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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