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Chattachoochee Hide-Away. River Forest Run

(30 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Need excellent supervision because River access is directly on this property, dock is open rails. Some railing is not child appropriate. Has open stairwell and upstairs deck....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Television:

    (2) one in living room, one in bedroom 2....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    small selection of DVD's and VHS's...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Access to Chattahoochee River, tubes available for use if skilled. Your liability. Rental for canoe services are in Helen. Take out is about 1 mile at hwy 255 bridge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heating and Air. *Additional air conditioner (window) units in 2 bedrooms upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    dryer sheets not provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    sofa, love seat, large dualie chair, and recliner; satellite tv, vhs, dvd; wood- burning fire place....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    your cell phone works outside on decks best. (limited service in cabin)...moreless

  • Parking:

    enough for 3-4, turn around is limited. backing requires good skills, long tree lined drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels and pool towels for hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent not provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Not gas....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 8 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    table seats 6....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, tea, creamer, sugar 6 bottles water in fridge. well-water....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) wrap around porch, outside deck down and upstairs, and dock overlooking Chattahoochee River...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill, propane provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    ask owner about river tubes and life jackets-- you can bring you own as well! ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    5 person hot tub on enclosed porch, off living room (basket of pool towels in living room)...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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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.


Owner info

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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • River Forest Run (back view)

    River Forest Run (back view)

  • River Forest Run

    River Forest Run

  • kitchen w/ dining table for 6-stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee

    kitchen w/ dining table for 6-stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee

  • Satellite television, dvd and vhs players.

    Satellite television, dvd and vhs players.

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • bedroom 2 (queen) upstairs

    bedroom 2 (queen) upstairs

  • Bedroom 3 (queen) upstairs

    Bedroom 3 (queen) upstairs

  • main floor deck

    main floor deck

  • Hot Tub (5 person)

    Hot Tub (5 person)

  • dock and swing on Chattahoochee river

    dock and swing on Chattahoochee river

  • dock view (trout waters) river is about 4 feet deep

    dock view (trout waters) river is about 4 feet deep

  • River Forest Run (front and side of driveway)

    River Forest Run (front and side of driveway)

  • private drive, parking for 3 vehicles or more*

    private drive, parking for 3 vehicles or more*

  • Front door entry (into kitchen area)

    Front door entry (into kitchen area)

  • Living room with fireplace (wood-burning, no gas)

    Living room with fireplace (wood-burning, no gas)

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom 1 (queen) on main floor

    Bedroom 1 (queen) on main floor

  • futon in bedroom 2

    futon in bedroom 2

  • upstairs balcony (off bedroom 3)

    upstairs balcony (off bedroom 3)

  • balcony over deck (door to hot tub)

    balcony over deck (door to hot tub)

  • long deck with stair to River

    long deck with stair to River

  • Firepit


  • down stream (more shallow)

    down stream (more shallow)

VRBO #18188

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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