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Laughing Hippo is a classic mountain cabin that sleeps 4 with a hot tub and

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Laughing Hippo is the classic mountain cabin named after a beloved Grandfather.  This two bedroom one bath beauty is located high on a mountain in the Cherry Log community half way between Ellijay and Blue Ridge.  Its tranquil setting is just what you need to wind down from your hectic daily schedule.  All of the living area is located on one level and there are only four easy steps to get in. There are two queen bedrooms and one full bath with a tub/shower combo. The living room is clean and comfortable with seating for four facing the wood burning fireplace and a flat screen TV/DVD with cable programming and WIFI. The kitchen has everything you need to keep the family happy and seating for four as well. The laundry is also located on this level. Kick back on the screened in porch and watch nature pass by in the wooded valley below.    Downstairs on the covered patio you will find a picnic table, swing, gas grill with a spare tank, and a wood burning stove.  There is even a double size hammock and another flat screen TV waiting for you and a dart board too. Feeling ambitious, the Benton Mackaye hiking trail passes only a couple hundred yards away. Please respect our guests with allergies, sorry no pets at Laughing Hippo. 
With easy access to highway 515 it is a breeze to get here, no 4WD needed.  Perfectly located for day trips to Blue Ridge and north into Tennessee and the Ocoee River, Ellijay, Carters Lake, Amicalola Falls and the wineries of Gilmer County and Dahlonega, there is even an old time drive-in movie theater close by. 

Property Manager
Dominic Pasqualini
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Laughing Hippo is a classic mountain cabin that sleeps 4 with a hot tub and
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Cape Coral

Awesome cabin on the mountain

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Cabin is perfect for a weekend getaway, private yet still close to everything. Great communication with owner/manager.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice vacation

  • 4 of 5

The overall experience was great. The only disappointment was there was no firewood. We had to call to get it delivered so we did not have a fire the first night. There was a couple safety issues. One of the guardrails leading to the bottom was broken. The deck downstairs had a raised up platform. I tripped and fell walking to the back deck. I do not mean for this to sound like a bad review because my wife and I really enjoyed it and the cabin was very nice. The above is only suggestions for improvement. The cabin was clean and very comfortable.

The roads to get there could be improved but that was not the fault of the owner of the cabin. Overall a very enjoyable experience and we would recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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If I Tell Folks This Place Was Perfect, It Might Get Too Popular!

  • 5 of 5

We had a ball! The cabin has what you need (except your own groceries, of course) and more, but the deck downstairs was incredible -- private, fun, relaxing -- just a happy place to be. We grilled steaks for supper, lounged in the hammock, ate at the picnic table watching nightfall engulf the gorge, watched some of the Olympics on TV from the hot tub, then retired to the very comfortable bed upstairs.

Of course there's everything others would say - how clean it was, how accommodating and helpful the realty folks were, etc. But our memories will be of the happy, sweet time we spent on the deck downstairs. (Therefore, the reason we don't want it to get too popular is that we want to go back as often as possible!)

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Darling, cozy cabin in the quiet woods

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I enjoyed a serene weekend at your adorable cabin. Everything was neat and tidy. We didn't want for anything, for the cupboards had all the essentials. We bbq'd and hot-tubbed to our heart's content. The only noise were the critters in their natural element -- music to our ears. The neighbors were lovely as well. Thank you for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sandersville, Georgia

Cozy, private cabin at the top of the mountain!

  • 4 of 5

This is a sweet little cabin that you can tell has meant a lot to a family over the years. The inside is dated, but cozy and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.