Named for multi-level splashing waterfalls flowing alongside, Rockwater Lodge is a secluded, rustic 20-acre mountaintop dream home for those outdoor enthusiasts who prefer a healthy touch of private luxury.
Enjoy a 2.5 mile winding gravel mountain road to discover true wilderness, but with the creature comforts of a three-level authentic log construction home. Modern kitchen, satellite TV, wired phone line, and wifi. No street out back, no neighbors on either side. Only mountains out front, in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest.
In the winter, warm your toes at the natural log burning, river rock fireplace and a generous bookshelf of classic literature and travel books. In the summer, enjoy the 4-burner outdoor grill and the close proximity to Springer Mountain, southern end of the acclaimed Appalachian Trial. A 15-minute drive takes you to the perfect 1-mile hiking trail to the top of Springer. 15 minutes in the other direction takes you to Amicalola Falls State Park, featuring the highest waterfalls in Georgia.
The area offers fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, wineries and antique shopping in nearby historic Ellijay and Blue Ridge. During your stay, enjoy the serenity of no freeways, no airplanes, no signs, buildings or even TV towers to obstruct your view of the ancient Appalachian Mountains from the wrap-around deck. At night, you’ll look out on pitch black darkness for miles, with only moon and stars above, and the rush of the waterfalls in the woods below.
To comfortably accommodate all members of your party, Rockwater sleeps up to eight with 2 bedrooms, 4 beds. The master bedroom is found on the top level and features a plush, king sized bed, along with a 40” led tv, private bath with 2 sinks and a shower/bath tub combination. The master also features a pull out sofa, full-bed size. The other bedroom is downstairs on the terrace level with Queen bed, day bed with pull out trundle bed, TV, private bath with shower and washer/dryer.
Preparing meals is easy with new KitchenAide appliances. The dining table under the all natural deer antler chandelier seats 8. BTW, 40 min. drive each way for groceries.
For the drive up, it's bumpy but well maintained - all the roads are well marked. In icy or wet conditions, a 4-wheel drive Land Rover or Jeep type vehicle is recommended, although no one has got stuck in two years.