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Hiawassee, GA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

Nestled among Hiawassee’s rolling hills, in the shadow of Brasstown Bald, our home sits on 490 feet of picturesque Fodder Creek. The house offers rustic charm with contemporary elegance. Built in 2007, and winner of five design awards, the mountain retreat provides a perfect getaway for relaxation, outdoor activities nearby, and romance. It's an ideal location for your family's

get away or vacation, or to celebrate a special or romantic occasion offering spacious, cozy accommodations for up to seven people. The first floor

affords an open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, and island bar, seating two.Notice that there is a closet for the washer/dryer, available to our guests for their use. The adjacent dining area has a wood table which seats seven. The inviting great room lures you with a stack-stone, propane fireplace with a stone hearth to warm your hands or just sit on. We have HD TV (with the NFL football pkg.), as well as a DVD player (and a large selection of movies to view for all ages. The bookcase invites you to select a book to read or a game to play. The guest bedroom has a queen-size log bed, with a pull-out trundle bed. This room also has a nice walk-in closet to store your belongings in. Adjoining via door is the first floor, bathroom with its large vanity, tub and shower. Ascend the staircase to the gracious master suite, which encompasses the second floor, providing sanctuary within. Be pampered by its luxurious chaise lounge while viewing nature and sounds of the babbling creek through a wall of windows.The suite features cathedral ceilings, featuring the large, deer horn chandelier. This suite has another floor to ceiling, propane-fired fireplace with stone hearth - enjoy another HD television, too. There is a large wet bar where you can enjoy coffees, a bottle of wine and is fully stocked, including a microwave for those snacks. Enjoy your refreshments at the inviting, two-seat cafe set and take in more pastoral views from the front windows. In this area there is a daybed with a pull up trundle -bed- additional sleeping for two persons - or a perfect niche to enjoy a book or take a nap.The king canopy bed was commissioned to reflect the trees viewed from the large windows. The suite also features two bathrooms: one for him with walk-in, glass shower, vanity area and generous closet to store your belongings. The second, large full bathroom offers an inviting soaking tub, bathrobes for your use as well as a large dressing/vanity area with amazing storage available.The wall of windows invites one to open the windows and let in the sounds of the creek while soaking in the tub (which also has a hand-held shower wand, should you prefer). Now, go explore the amazing nature which abounds in the rear of the home - enjoy peaceful breezes and views of the creek while dining outdoors; or gather around the flagstone fire pit and relax in chairs and seatee for the evening, under a canopy of mountain laurel and large, old trees, including one that is native to the area and unusual. It is known as the Buckeye Tree and drops red, hard nuts in the fall. In the spring, you will enjoy the expansive vision of native blooming mountain laurel bushes

along the creek's edge. The property winds along 490 feet of Fodder Creek, and can be accessed easily; or just sit, gaze, read, nap, chat on our patio with native reed chairs and a chaise lounge to relax on. One can walk in the creek and explore the various falls, islands and parts with holes deep enough to bathe in.Trout have been caught in these spring-fed waters. The stone walkway invites you to stroll to all the above areas in the back yard. There are also lovely cushions available for the seatees and chairs in the large storage box up by the dining area, along with several children's life jackets, if needed. We hope you will find your special moment and place here to be refreshed and invigorated by Fodder Creek's soothing sounds or sampling the local cities diverse charms.We hope you will be so enchanted, you'll will return to explore what you might not have been able to enjoy this trip.


Karen & Dave Sevison

Member Since 2017
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Karen & Dave Sevison

My husband, Dave, and I are "family" people - the best times and memories are with family. Dave has a large family in Baltimore, where he was born and raised. We own a truck transport business in Baltimore, Md. which also employs several of his family members. My career path was in petroleum products marketing for 22 years in the Va./Md./Del./Pa. markets. Approximately 12 years ago we retired and moved to Flagler Beach where we built an ocean view home and watched are family grow. We now share 8 grandchildren from Md. to Cal. and love to share adventures and fun with them. Dave loves to golf and build wood projects or help others and I love to quilt, swim and cook. Fodder Creek is the beginning of a new journey in our marriage and we look forward to sharing this with our family as well as with you.

Karen & Dave Sevison purchased this House in 2017

Why Karen & Dave Sevison chose Hiawassee

I've always loved the seasons; being a Floridian..there's only ONE. Georgia has been calling to us for a long time. We have friends and extended family in Georgia; and we truly missed the change of seasons one enjoys in the North. Georgia offers a beautiful spring, summer fun in the lakes and streams, and luscious colors in the fall with crisp evenings and a touch of snow in the winter. We have looked for a long time for the perfect oasis for us - I wanted a babbling brook and the sound of breezes as well as mountain vistas. The first moment we saw Fodder Creek, we felt the sense of "home, family". We hope you do, as well.

What makes this House unique

We love the first view of Brass Bald Mountain with its mountain top monument and are totally lured to the sounds of the Creek. We feel a welcoming sense as we enter the double front doors and see the coziness of the living room. Obviously, as I love to cook - this kitchen is so appealing; I can't wait to get in there. The Master Suite with its unusual chandelier and vast graciousness makes one look forward to spending relaxing, private time there. We both love to take, what we call" adventures" to sightsee.. I have always enjoyed the Cherokee area and Blue Ridge - now Dave will. We always find something interesting in Blair, like the "donations appreciated" concerts of country instruments, county fairs, etc. Helen is such a fun place to sightsee/shop/eat. You have three states to find new adventures in. Fodder Creek is in a wonderful location to branch out and share your own "adventures".


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Trundle bed under Queen
      • Master Bedroom Suite
        1 king, Suite includes a day bed w trundle and chaise lounge
      • Bedroom 1
        Trundle/day bed; opens to accommodate 2 guests Bedroom 2: Trundle bed beneath Queen bed for 1 addl. guest


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, First floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, "HIS" bathroom, Master Suite
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, "HER" bathroom also has a Vanity
      • Beautiful views as you prepare for your activities. Bathrooms are spacious tiled, with soaking tub, Bathrobes are provided for our guests' usage as well as plush, ample towels and linens.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Downtown Hiawassee offers a variety of localized shops from antiques to gift items. Grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants , and entertainment within five miles.
        • Mountain View
          Gorgeous view of the highest mountain in Georgia, at 4700 ft, Brasstown Bald. The mountain vistas seasonally change their hues for our guest's enjoyment.


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Two zones w thermostats on both floors
                    • Fireplace
                      Stack-stone fireplace in both the Living Area as well as in the Master Suite. A stone, outdoor fire pit is a perfect place to enjoy in the evening.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electronic heating via thermostats on both floors. Also, propane fired fireplaces on both floors.
                    • Internet
                      on site as well as wi-fi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Clothes dryer in same location as washer on first floor
                    • Linens Provided
                      Plush bed linens used as well as throws and comforters
                    • Living Room
                      GRACIOUS, Inviting living room for gathering near the fireplace. New chairs and loveseat have just been installed.
                    • Parking
                      partial stone, semi-circle driveway in front. There is ample parking available for boat, jet skis, etc. on left side of house.
                    • Telephone
                      Only to be used for emergency calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of luxurious towels available for your usage
                    • Washing Machine
                      Detergent and Clorox, fabric softener, etc. available for your usage. No need to go home with dirty clothes!


                        • Coffee Maker
                          two coffee makers for parties of 2 or larger parties - a keurig system as well as a karate system along with filter liners. Coffee supplies in Master Suite too.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          dishes, silverware, and glassware for at least 7 persons. You will also find paper plates, etc . and napkins.
                        • Dishwasher
                          dishwashing detergent for your use
                        • Kitchen
                          Beautifully appointed and equipped area to gather while meals are prepared. Ample supplies for your use; cleaners, spices, coffee, tea and a few surprises, too.
                        • Microwave
                          Counter-top microwave available
                        • Oven
                          large and self cleaning
                        • Pantry Items
                          We attempt to be sure there are the normal spices available, sugar, baking supplies, coffees and teas. Paper towels, napkins. butter, condiments too.
                        • Refrigerator
                          large double-door refrigerator, with drawer freezer. Door dispensed ice as well as water.
                        • Stove
                          self-cleaning oven and electric stove top
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster located above refrigerator.


                            • Dining
                              Lovely dining area affords vistas to be enjoyed by 7 diners. Outside dining is also offered for 6 on the stone patio. You'll love the atmosphere - inside or out!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 7 people


                                • Books
                                  An array of genres to sort through, curl up w your favorite beverage, and settle in for a good read.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD player on first floor
                                • Games
                                  Two decks of cards; adult game which is hysterical; and, of course some of the usual board games. Guests have to provide their own $$ should a poker game arise....
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  There are both satellite & cable on two HD TV's. Direct tv is provider and the NFL ticket included.
                                • Television
                                  HD televisions on both floors
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD's are available for ALL ages . Hope you find one to enjoy.


                                    • Boat
                                      Lake Chatuge Marina: rent boats, maps, bait, gear 706-896-2835 Boundary Waters Resort Marine: rent pontoon boats, water boards
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two field-stone patios beckon to enjoy outdoor dining while the sounds of the brook gently add atmosphere. There is a stone fire pit on the 2nd patio to relax on and listen to the gentle breezes.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf courses are easy to locate - please try the course at the Brasstown Valley or at the Resort in Young Harris (3 mi.) Butternut Creek Resort, Old Union Golf, and Chatuge Shores Golf. Take your pick
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Southern Water Tours offer paddle board lessons and tours. the area abounds in paddle board/kayak locations
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      A wooden deck located creek side has unique seating to observe the creek waters flow, drop a line and maybe catch a fish, or take a dip (some portions are deep enough to bathe) in.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      These areas afford privacy and sights of various birds and trees. The back yard is quite inviting.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outdoor propane grill available
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts, pickle ball courts are located just a few miles from the Retreat .
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Boundary Waters Marina Lake Chatuge Marina


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Staircase to Master Suite.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • Hike to waterfalls at Helton Creek, Desoto Falls, or Meeks Park in Blairsville; High Shoals Falls Trail offers waterfalls, hiking. Or, enjoy Ga. Mtn. Fairgrounds for concerts and Festivals. There are many festivals, arts/crafts festivals in Blairsville (mountain music), Mtn. Heritage Festival, Sorghum Festival, Fall Hoedown at Vogel State Park. Vineyards and tastings abound in the general area - within 40 min. drive. There is also white water rafting, tubing, etc. in Ellijay. Go out and explore and experience all our area has to offer.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              19 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Anne Hunter

                                                              Anne H.

                                                              What a wonderful house on Fodder Creek. This house was very nicely decorated and comfortable. It was a perfect vacation setting close to Hiawassee. My friend and I enjoyed our stay, although it was too brief! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to prepare meals and we made use of the outdoor grill one evening to grill steaks. Karen the owner was very easy to deal with. We had a great visit in the mountains of North Georgia and enjoyed our stay at such a charming cottage

                                                              Perfect weekend getaway!

                                                              Christina B.

                                                              We had such an amazing time in this quiet, beautiful, cozy home. We brought our three little girls and they had a get time playing games, walking in the creek and making s’mores! It was perfect! We will be back!

                                                              Great escape!

                                                              Scott Q.

                                                              After reading the other reviews, we had high expectations and were not disappointed. The house was superb...well-designed and clean...and the location was very nice. The creek in the backyard provided a great backdrop and cocktail-sipping area!

                                                              We were not especially familiar with the area but found the house to be in a location that made short getaways easy.

                                                              The owners are wonderful and were very attentive to our questions. This is now our official 'spot' when we return to N Georgia.


                                                              DEMESHIA C.

                                                              This place is amazing! The creek is just steps from the back door, which we loved because you could hear it at all times. The fire pit was wonderful and we used it every night. The cabin was exactly as described, even better in person. It was decorated very nicely and extra clean! The owners have really gone out of their way to make sure that you have everything you need! This is the perfect place for relaxation. We enjoyed our 21st wedding anniversary here and would love to stay again in the future! Thank you for allowing others to enjoy your special place!

                                                              The Colemans

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind response. So, we look forward to seeing you for your 22nd anniv. To share some new memories!

                                                              Can't say enough

                                                              Roslie H.

                                                              This Fodder Creek getaway far exceeded our expectations. My mom, sister and I rented the house for four days to be close to relatives while we attended my Grandmothers funeral. Dave and Karen were very generous and allowed us to have other family members gather together afterwards. The creek side back yard was just the serenity that everyone needed. The house is absolutely stunning! ( I think you are going to be hearing from my family alot in the future) The description and the photo's do not do it justice. Dave and Karen literally thought of every little detail to make our stay carefree! I can not wait to bring my husband back for our Anniversary in April. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for those lovely comments. They meant so much to us. We look forward to hosting your family and friends soon.

                                                              Like a Dream

                                                              Wow just wow. The house is not only beautiful but fully equipped with all you need. But my favorite part was the backyard. The creek and mountains right behind make you feel as if you were in a dream. The views from the bedrooms and master bathroom are mesmerizing. This was the best vacation location we’ve ever had and are looking forward to create many more memories here to come! What a great experience.❤️

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I wish I'd had a chance to speak with you; however, I also respect your wishes to be silent and in the moment.

                                                              Thank you very much for your most kind comments. I'm grateful that others feel the same way as I do now and the first time we were there.

                                                              We certainly look forward to you staying with us again.

                                                              Kindest regards,

                                                              Karen & Dave Sevison


                                                              Hiawassee, GA, USA

                                                              Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee affords swimming, jet skiing, waterskiing, boating, or enjoying shoreline and mountain vistas aboard a pontoon boat. There are varied wineries and vineyards to explore and sample, farmers markets for fresh, local fruits and veggies. Sightsee in Cherokee Valley and enjoy the culture, (Trail of Tears began there); and take a short ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In Blairsville, (30 min. away) raft, kayak and explore the quiet waters of Lake Nottley, etc. There are many golf courses local, try pickle ball, horseback ride, You can explore this gorgeous area, or better yet, sit out back and listen to the creek water as you enjoy a book and a beverage or meal. . There are many festivals, farmers markets, concert venues, creeks to fish in, and kayak or paddle board the local areas.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday stays require 4 night minimum and are charged at the high-season rate. (New Year's, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) * Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Owner's Cancellation Policy Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property. The "Damage/Security Deposit" of $200.00 is NOT applied toward rent, but fully refunded upon inspection of property, after seven days. PLEASE NOTE: For reservations of more than one week, the Damage/Security Deposit of $250 is PER WEEK and refundable as noted above.

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