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Chattachoochee Hide-Away. River Forest Run

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Secluded Cabin in the forest on a dirt road with decking to the dock on the Chattahoochee River.

Great for canoe or gentle kayaking. Come enjoy a cabin on the Chattahoochee River, deep in the forest. Fishing off the dock or tubing and rafting to the bridge about half mile down; or further river excursions-check with Outfitters in Helen, Georgia about seven miles away.

Enjoy the amenities of a small 'Alpine' mountain town, shopping, restaurants, bars. OR go hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting in the North Georgia and North Carolina Mountains. Appalachian Trail starts close by and sections easily accessed. Great Mountain Bike trails close by. Olympic whitewater rafting about two to three hours away. Nantahala, Franklin, and Highlands close for a day trip.

Private Hot tub, satellite TV, gas grill, rocking chairs on the front porch, and fully furnished home for your relaxation if not in the mood for travel and activities. Sit in the swing by the river and observe the wildlife, and listen to the quiet of the forest and the flow of the Chattachoochee.

Keywords: Cabin, Helen, Oktoberfest

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About The Owner

I am a native Georgian, growing up on a farm close to the Athens, Ga area. After working in downtown Atlanta 20 years, I fell in love with the North Georgia Mountains and transitioned to this area by purchasing this lovely river house rental. Totally away from it all and a place to unwind from the busy city areas. A place to check out the most beautiful places Georgia has to offer, hiking, cycling, and canoeing.

It is definitely for the person who likes the outside and who likes to enjoy nature.

What makes this cabin unique

The house is on the Chattahoochee River, and accessing the river was a main reason I purchased this house. I spent a long July 4th tubing on the river , passing this house along the way and realized this is what I wanted for myself and as a rental for others to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are looking to get away from the maddening crowds, here it is! Sit back, Relax, Chill, and enjoy the sounds of the Chattahoochee River and the forest all around. Wake up to the sounds of birds singing, esp the ducks and geese flying up stream to the small island. ( hint, a nice trip by kayak or canoe; or go for the float to the 255 bridge and enjoy a few rapids right down from the house:0) It is about a 45 min- 1 hr trip. There are 2 more sections if you keep going the take out is the 384 hwy Duncan Br. at Wildwood . Other wise , you can head into Helen about 10 miles away and catch the activities and sounds of a busy civilization , shopping and food! Not too far from the busy town of Helen are other activities, hiking the AT, or other waterfall trails, Unicoi Lake area, cycling or mountain biking and zip lines.

Again , staying put at the house is a great escape, River Forest Hideaway.
May 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Chattachoochee Hide-Away. River Forest Run
average rating of 4.766667 based on 31 reviews

Lovely Thanksgiving in this gorgeous cabin on the river!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, 2 spacious upstairs bedrooms with an extra fold out bed , a downstairs guest room, pine walls in the family room and a luxurious hot tub.My family had a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner with a couple visits to nearby Helen as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Gorgeous place

  • 4 of 5

I love the place but the house has a lot of cobwebs and the carpet needs good steam cleaning. Need good clean kitchen stuff. Fortunately we're always out or out in the porch. Otherwise it was ok stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to be near things to do if you want to go out but to also have a place to come back to when you're done. Very comfortable furnishings and beautiful scenery. Would totally come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Cabin in the woods and on the River

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything you need for the stay. Glasses, dishes, pans, waffle maker, utensils, toilet paper and trash bags.

We didn't get to get in the hot tub but it was good size. Does not have WIFI.

We saw deer both days at the end of the driveway.

This cabin is about 15 mins from Helen, its an easy drive.

Very cozy cabin and would stay again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peacefull stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice and in a very quiet area. The owner was very helpful and honest and I would recommend this cabin to anyone.



  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is such a beautiful and peaceful place to be. Very secluded. Bonnie had tubes there, so we decided to get in the river which was nice. We stayed on the deck fishing most of the time. Only small fish in June, but we had a good time doing it. Bonnie was very nice and we would definitely recommend this cabin.

A bird even liked it so much she made a nest for her babies on the porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Helen,a German style town, is the main draw to this area. For summer, tubing in the Chattahoochee River is the ultimate, cheap cool activity. As fall rolls around, it is Octoberfest, from late September until first of November. There are numerous German restaurants and bars and the Festhall with nightly activities at that time.

For outside enthusiasts there is the Appalachian Trail and other hikes , mountain biking trails at Unicoi, and the 6Gap Century the last Sunday in September, starting in Dahlonega; another delightful mountain town to visit as well. The fall also bring the leaf peepers who enjoy the many rural roads to see the colorful season change. Of course the area is a big draw for Motorcycle riders for the thrill of curves and downhill. Winter sometimes brings snow, which is a lovely way to experience the mountains as well.


Rates & Availability

Helen Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $75

Memorial Day weekend May 24-May 27, 2014 ; July 4th weekend July3-July6 Labor Day weekend, Aug 29- Sep 2, and Thanksgiving and Christmas 4 day minimum stay. $150/night and $50 for cleaning.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each full bathroom is separate from bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) in each of the bedrooms. Two twin mattresses in each bedroom closet for additional sleeping space in upstair bedrooms, and full size futon in upstairs bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Bring your kayaks, canoes and river tubes-- Chattahoochee River at this house!! Cabin is private property on the river. 255 bridge is the closest pick-up location, about 1 hour by tube.

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