Dare to Relax Lodge is the culmination of a 4 year custom design and build of truly unique log home perched on a 9 acre estate overlooking a 20 foot wide rushing stream in the serene and picturesque mountains of North Georgia. Completed in 2016, the lodge is located just 75 miles north of Atlanta yet with a feeling of being lost in the wilderness.
Dare to Relax Lodge features a large vaulted great room with an exposed log structure and an open Kitchen and Dining Room creating a dramatic interior inspired by the Grand Tetons located near Yellowstone National Park. Hand peeled logs approaching 2 feet in diameter with Swedish coping and saddle notch accents throughout recreate the grandeur of National Park Lodges.
The great room features a 30-foot wide wall of glass that sours 24 feet tall offering a dramatic view of the stream below and features a large wood burning fireplace set in real stacked stone masonry. The connected dining room features a custom designed dining table that seats 13 guests. The kitchen which is open to the great room features dual cooktops and convection ovens along with an oversized island with copper farm sink. No expense was spared in the chef’s kitchen with custom walnut cabinets and granite countertops.
The Aspen Ski themed master bedroom features a custom king log bed along with a daybed set in a bay of windows. The master bath features dual copper basin sinks and oversized natural slate stone shower. Equipped with a 40” HDTV, the master is a sanctuary on its own.
A 2nd bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed and an adjacent full bath. Upstairs there is a 3rd bedroom with a queen bed. Also on the second floor is an oversized bedroom that sleeps 8 with a king bed and a set of custom log bunk beds (2 double beds and 2 twin beds).
In the basement there is a home theater room with a 120” screen and high definition projector. The two oversized sofas that are twin bed sized when the pillows are removed for extra sleeping spots. Adjacent to theater room is a game room with a full size pool table, ping pong, tournament foosball table, air hockey, pacman, galaga, pinball and tournament shuffleboard table
The large back porch off the main living area is a favorite spot for relaxing to the sounds of the stream with a bed swing (a favorite napping location), outdoor seating and dining table. Off the basement is nice sized lawn with corn hole games provided. There is also a patio with six log rocking chairs along with a 7-person hot tub. Just off the lawn area is a stone fire pit surrounded by large boulders.
Off the front of the house is an outdoor covered seating area surrounding a gas fire pit. Finally, there is an outside dining table and ceramic egg grill/smoker.
We offer free extended satellite TV service and free high speed wireless internet, and board games for family fun.
Dare to Relax lodge is easy to get to via paved roads.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING
NO PETS ALLOWED
Talking Rock Creek Resort
This home is located in Talking Rock Creek Resort, a premier mountain resort community in the north Georgia Mountains, one and a half hours from downtown Atlanta, GA and about 25 minutes southeast of Ellijay, GA. The resort community is a secure gated community nestled below Carters Lake and alongside Talking Rock Creek, a premier trout and fly-fishing stream. The resort encompasses over 5,000 acres of secluded mountain territory and is filled with creek front, forest and mountain view homes and sites. With a Rec Center, 2 pools, tennis and basketball courts a Trout Lodge with riverfront access and a large fishing pond, Talking Rock Creek has all the natural amenities within minutes of your property. Read more details about all the resort amenities here: Talking Rock Creek Resort info.
Resort and Local Inofrmation
• Community Fishing Pond
• Pool 2 and tennis courts
• Trout Lodge River access
• Recreation Center with additional Pool and tennis courts.
• Nearest Convenience Store, Ralston's Corner (Hwy 411 and Hwy 136): 7 miles
• Super Walmart in Ellijay = 20 miles (45 mins)
• Kroger/Ingles in Jasper = 20 Miles (40 mins)
• Ingles in Chatsworth = 22 miles (37 mins)
• Carters Lake Marina, Rec Center, fishing, Pontoon boat rental: 11 miles
• Fort Mountain State Park: 28 miles (45 mins)
• Amicalola Falls State Park: 38 miles (1 hr, 15 mins)
• Blue Ridge, GA: 43 miles (1 hour)
• Dahlonega, GA: 56 miles (1.5 hrs)
• Helen, GA: 83 miles (2 hrs, 15 mins)
• Downtown Atlanta (State Capital Building) = 76 miles (1 hr, 40 mins)
What is provided?
The cabin high quality, abundant standard kitchenware (pots and pans, dishware, cutlery, glassware, serving ware, utensils), bed and bath linens (sheets, pillows, bedding, blankets, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths) to support the full occupancy. We also supply septic safe toilet paper.
What should guests bring?
Guests should bring their preferred brands of consumables including:
• Additional dishwashing tabs and kitchen trash bags
• Additional paper towels
• Personal deodorants, soaps and shampoos
• Your clothing, food, beverages and condiments
• Also consider bringing additional hair dryers, bug repellant, sun screen, flashlights.
***NIGHTLY RATE IS FOR UP to FOURTEEN (14) GUESTS (the maximum occupancy) and use of entire cabin, its contents and the property.***