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Welcome to Bertie's Nest! Newly Remodeled. Sleeps 6. Hiker's & Cyclist's Dream!

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Deck 1- Front porch of cabin- beautiful tree top views, peaceful!!!

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Blairsville cabin description

Bertie's Nest is named for the original owner, the matriarch of a family that built a cluster of three homes on Rebel Ridge Road. Bertie lived at the highest point in her quaint home with its nest-like treehouse views. The porch offers a swing and two rocking chairs with tealight lighting for evening ambiance. There is a gas grill and a covered seating area.

The driveway is paved but steep. No fear though. It's an easy climb and worth the trip, because at the top sits The Nest on a very secluded lot. You can't even see the neighbors home below.

The cabin is located in Vogel Springs subdivision of Hwy 129. The main paved road through the neighborhood is Helton Creek Road that leads into the Chattahoochee National Forest just past the last Vogel Springs home. Follow Helton Creek Road about 2 miles into the National Forest to see Helton Creek Falls. If you take this road past Helton Creek Falls to the other end, you will have to drive through two creek beds so be aware of having the appropriate vehicle if you plan on going past the Falls area.

The cabin is directly on North Georgia's premiere cycling destination, the route of the front three gaps (Neels, Wolfpen & Woody) of the famous Six Gap very near Vogel State Park. If you are an experienced cyclist, continue past Vogel and ride the upper Gaps (Jacks, Unicoi, and the infamous Hogpen).

The basement of Bertie's Nest is unfinished but gives a great opportunity to tune your bikes up downstairs and leave them stored after a long ride.

The cabin is a one bedroom BUT please note it does sleep four adults and two children. We have plans to build in the basement for even more sleeping space. The upstairs is a quaint 720 square feet of an open floor plan. It's basically one big square with pocket doors separating each room. The living room is quite spacious and has a warm cabin feel. The kitchen area has bar stool seating for three and there is table seating for five.

The living room has a VERY THICK sleeper sofa that folds out into a queen mattress. It feels more like a real bed than any other mattress we've found in a sleeper sofa. The main bedroom has a very comfortable queen sized bed that sleeps two. Off of the bedroom is an open but separate vanity area with sink and storage for towels, cleaning supplies, etc. This area leads into the bathroom which has another sink and tub/shower combination. There are doors on each side of the bathroom to separate it from the other rooms. Back toward the open vanity area is a large walk-in closet that has been furnished with a set of bunk beds. This is the PERFECT spot for your children.

For warmth and cooling, the living room offers a gas log fireplace and radiant space heating in other rooms which keep the cabin nice and toasty. For summer time weather, many prefer the doors open and fans running, but we do have two window air conditioner units installed which cool the upstairs nicely.

The living room has a very small tv, and lots of kid friendly and family friendly DVDs to watch. We do not have local cable but we DO have Wifi and local phone.

In the kitchen there is a K-cup coffee maker and a microwave, but there is no dishwasher, so you will be required to wash the dishes by hand. Please do not leave any dirty dishes behind. The kitchen is stocked with all the amenities and cookware like you were at home. There are even a few baking pans and a blender, toaster, and rice cooker.

In the bathroom towels are provided as well as hand soap.

All beds will have clean sheets ready for you to snuggle into upon your arrival. The couch sheets will be located in the vanity area storage if needed.

The basement houses the washer and dryer for cleaning clothes after a hard bike ride or just family fun. There is a futon and wide screen tv downstairs equipped with a Wii for gaming, so tell your kids to bring their games! They can sit in the basement and play games or watch TV while you relax on the porch and enjoy the views.

Oh, I forgot to mention hiking! We are SO CLOSE to a trail head on the Appalachian Trail. We have a book on at least 5-10 waterfalls nearby for you to scope out (please leave the book and do not take with you). Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia and a very short car ride away. Parking is $10 per vehicle but it's worth the fee. During open season they run a shuttle up to the top of the mountain for those wishing to skip the hike. But for those wanting to endure the 15-20 minute hike up, it is a nice, open paved trail all the way up. There is a look out station up top and a small theater which plays a video about Brasstown Bald.

If you are up for more vigorous hiking, there is the 1.5 hour (rough estimate) hike up Blood Mountain on the Appalachian trail. Gorgeous views await you up top. There is a hiking shelter and if it's good weather, there will be lots of people up there. If you have hiking sticks you'll enjoy them for your 1.5 hour journey down (we didn't have them though and did just fine). It's hard on the '40 something' knees, but still worth the effort!

Blairsville has so much to offer and some good restaurants. One of our favorites is Monte Alban (Mexican style food). I really like the vast amount of menu choices and everything we've eaten there is excellent. Jim's Smokin' Que is on the way into Blairsville and has THE BEST ribs I've ever eaten. But I warn you, get there early, they sell out of everything quickly and the lines are sooo long as the day goes on. Plan for lunch as the doors open. There is a small putt-putt course across from Jim's Smokin' Que for those wanting to knock around the golf ball with some fun flare.

If you want to go tubing down Nottely River, you can go to Pappy's and they will hook you up. Pappy's is this interesting compilation of buildings that are all tied together with a restaurant on the river (more homemade fudge choices than you've ever seen) and touristy type stores all around to shop in. They have a furniture store that sells ice cream inside and the coolest back deck with big swings to sit on and watch the river (and feed pellets to the ENORMOUS fish) as you enjoy the view. There are chickens and weird statues all around that give this place a real nostalgic type feel. In the winter there is an outdoor fireplace that is always stocked with wood and rocking chairs perfect for warming up while you chow down on ice cream.

Overall- Blairsville has it ALL! I love the cabin! I sleep the best when I am there! I can't say enough about the serenity, the feel of the place, and the cottage feel you will get inside Bertie's Nest. We have remodeled recently (February-August 2014) and we are still working on our amenities so please bare with us.

Please consider staying with us at Bertie's Nest. We hope you enjoy and love our cabin as much as we do.

Welcome to your vacation......let the good times roll!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry. We love our four-legged furry family, but we want to keep the cabin fresh and clean for all our guests...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 and above. No parties, weddings or receptions please....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 2 bunk bed, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Main bedroom with queen bed. Very comfortable. Set of bunk beds in adjacent room. Sofa bed has 5' thick mattress that is way more comfortable than a typical sofa bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Vanity, toilet, tub/shower combination.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave:

            Good but the way you add minutes is a bit different. It goes by seconds, ten seconds or minute increments. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator & freezer with ice maker....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All on board, take your pick!...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            One A/C unit in living room & second A/C unit in bedroom....moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas logs & radiant heaters....moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            No cable, just DVDs available & also Wii available downstairs...moreless

          • Games:

            Scrabble, Monopoly, Cards, Connect 4, Sorry & others....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Video Games

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Under porch seating on deck for meals....moreless

          • Balcony

          Theme

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

          Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Mountain side treehouse-like views. Surrounded by national forest. Located in the shadow of Blood Mountain with the Appalachian Trail less than two miles away....moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
               

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              2 night min stay
              $80
              $460 $1,200
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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $80
              • Cleaning fee $85
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Sorry, no pets allowed. We love our four legged friends, but want the cabin to stay free of pet accidents.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/11/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: Tony & Britton Glenn are the owners of Bertie's Nest. We are happy to share our home with you and hope you enjoy your stay!

              Why the Owner Chose Blairsville:
              This was the perfect property for us due to its location for cycling and hiking, and the tree top outdoor porch view is serine.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Quiet, safe and newly remodeled. All the amenities of home! Rock or swing on the porch. Kick back and relax on the couch. Or our favorite, take the longest naps in history on the couch or sleeping late!!!! Who could ask for anything more after a fun day of adventure in the mountains!


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              Photos

              • Deck 1- Front porch of cabin- beautiful tree top views, peaceful!!!

                Deck 1- Front porch of cabin- beautiful tree top views, peaceful!!!

              • Bertie's Nest sign from original owner/builder.  And stairs where you enter.....

                Bertie's Nest sign from original owner/builder. And stairs where you enter.....

              • Deck 2- Covered porch with gas grill and seating for a meal anytime!

                Deck 2- Covered porch with gas grill and seating for a meal anytime!

              • Upon entering front door- Kitchen view:  Bar stool seating and table.

                Upon entering front door- Kitchen view: Bar stool seating and table.

              • Kitchen table seating for five.

                Kitchen table seating for five.

              • This is what you see out the kitchen window.....

                This is what you see out the kitchen window.....

              • Queen fold out couch, very thick mattress. Positive comments on comfort level.

                Queen fold out couch, very thick mattress. Positive comments on comfort level.

              • Pocket door between BR & living room, queen bed. 2nd A/C unit/heater in room .

                Pocket door between BR & living room, queen bed. 2nd A/C unit/heater in room .

              • Looking in bedroom from open vanity area, outside bathroom.

                Looking in bedroom from open vanity area, outside bathroom.

              • Porcelain goddess view!

                Porcelain goddess view!

              • 2nd Vanity- between bedroom & main bathroom, door separates main bathroom.

                2nd Vanity- between bedroom & main bathroom, door separates main bathroom.

              • Sunrise Grocery Store-  4 miles down the road from cabin, I love this place!!!

                Sunrise Grocery Store- 4 miles down the road from cabin, I love this place!!!

              • Drive up view of cabin-  there are decks on 3 sides of the cabin.

                Drive up view of cabin- there are decks on 3 sides of the cabin.

              • Front door- enter here.

                Front door- enter here.

              • Deck 3- side of house, you'll see this side upon driving up.

                Deck 3- side of house, you'll see this side upon driving up.

              • Another view of kitchen bar stool seating.

                Another view of kitchen bar stool seating.

              • Kitchen sink, cooktop and window view.

                Kitchen sink, cooktop and window view.

              • Living room- Gas logs/window A/C, DVD library and small tv for viewing pleasure.

                Living room- Gas logs/window A/C, DVD library and small tv for viewing pleasure.

              • Swivel & reclining chair with foot stool:  Perfect for reading!

                Swivel & reclining chair with foot stool: Perfect for reading!

              • Swivel & reclining chair for conversation.  Wardrobe in corner for clothes.

                Swivel & reclining chair for conversation. Wardrobe in corner for clothes.

              • Main bathroom, bath/shower combination.

                Main bathroom, bath/shower combination.

              • Main bathroom vanity.

                Main bathroom vanity.

              • Walk in closet converted to bunk bed space for children or adults.

                Walk in closet converted to bunk bed space for children or adults.

              • Jim's Smokin' Que ribs!  The best ever!!  And try their banana pudding!

                Jim's Smokin' Que ribs! The best ever!! And try their banana pudding!

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              Date last modified - Sunday, August 31, 2014

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