Mountain Ranch Retreat is a just that - a beautiful ranch in the mountains where you can kick back and relax to multiple mountain vistas! Whether that be from the large deck while you eat breakfast, the hot tub, your private fire pit or vistas viewed from inside the barn house, you will find yourself embraced by the beauty of our farm, back dropped by the North Georgia mountains. Renovated in late 2017, our retreat is actually the second floor of our state of the art horse barn.
Upon pulling up the drive, you are greeted by our Mountain Ranch Retreat sign, with a full sized horse head welcoming you to the property. Just inside the main door, the entrance to our retreat is the first door on your right. When you enter, the warm rustic staircase beckons you to see what's at the top!
Our great room features high ceilings with rustic wood beam veneers and beautiful mountain vistas at eye level. Professionally decorated, the living room area features two couches adorned with horse blankets, big plush pillows and comfy throws, a set of tables made from upcycled shutters and scrap iron, placed on a cowhide rug. Our antique armoire hides a complete entertainment system with a flat screen TV with cable, including the sports channels, VCR and DVD players. The adjacent kitchen features a granite countertop, oak cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher and Keurig coffee maker.
The sliding glass door between the kitchen and living room area leads to the deck featuring an outdoor dining area, grill and hot tub with multiple mountain vistas.
Back inside, the very large master suite features a luxurious oversized bed, with a pillow top mattress, pillows of all sizes and a cream duvet cover wrapped around a down duvet for the perfect night's sleep. Matching nightstands and dresser complete the set, with toy leather horses and cowboy pictures rounding out the equestrian decor package. An oak electric fireplace sits in the corner for those cold winter nights. Our game table doubles as a great place to sit and just enjoy the beautiful view. Our wildlife will amaze you and who knows what will be in the pasture or barnyard during your stay!
Our large master bathroom is well appointed with a large shower, rustic cream barn board, a double vanity with a granite countertop, lone star copper sinks and faucets. A one of a kind large rustic mirror and accent lighting sits across the entire vanity. The laundry room is located just off the master bath.
Outside features a cauldron fire pit, supplied with firewood, just perfect for roasting marshmallows or curling up for a romantic evening. Nearby, the tree frogs croak, thrilled with their small landscaped pond and water pump. There is also an outside dining area, as an alternative to the deck.
If you have a horse, they can come too! We have 1 extra stall with padded floors*, with easy turnstile feeders, a covered dry lot, and almost 5 acres of fenced in pasture with numerous trees for shade. The circular drive provides an easy turn around for horse trailers and we have one large parking spot just for trailers. Electric Hookup for camper trailers is adjacent to the barn, for an extra fee. (*Stall is not always available. Updated vet and shot records required.)
Area activities include fishing, tubing, kayaking, trail rides, Harrah’s Valley River Casino, hiking, bird watching, fall leaf viewing, fine dining, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, and zip lining. All within approximately 30 minutes or less.
Wednesdays are always $50.00 OFF with a mid-week, 3 night or longer booking! (Monday - Thursday, excludes Holidays.) Contact cabin owner for details. You must mention this promotion prior to booking in order to receive this discount!
While we try at all costs to give our guests complete privacy, this is a working farm with horses and chickens, so we do go over to the property (lower barn only) to service the animals, typically twice a day, for horse care and training. Guests are on the upper level, so we may not even see each other, but want to make sure our animal servicing and training is fully disclosed.
Lastly, we are a NO PETS property!! No exceptions!! We pride ourselves on delivering a very clean home to all of our guests and we would like our beautiful pine floors to stay beautiful!
Please see our other properties at VRBO #746521 and VRBO#1160139.