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Aunt Nell's Tallulah River Cabin - Hike, Bike, Fish, Honeymoon

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6) Wl FI Available

Snuggled away in privacy, this cozy cottage is situated on 7 acres of tranquility and mountain seclusion. Fly Fish, hike, enjoy the cool mountain air and take pictures of gushing water falls on the beautiful Tallulah River.

If you are a biker, take a scenic ride to Hiawassee. If you are a hiker, everything from short hikes to the Appalachian Trail are nearby. How about white water rafting? Tubing? Antiquing!

The open floor plan features a family room with vaulted beamed ceiling which magnifies the spacious room. In addition to the TV, sofa and recliner, there is plenty of room for a queen size futon that converts to a comfortable queen bed. Just a few steps away is a sizeable bath. Enjoy the splendor of a garden tub in the mountain fresh air.

If you are tired of the galley kitchens in vacation homes, you will be pleased to prepare meals in this delightful kitchen that makes cooking a pleasure.

Enjoy the luxury of real wood floors through out including the living area, bathrooms and bedrooms. Upstairs are two bedrooms. The master has an adjoining bath with brush nickle vanity facuets and separate toliet/shower area. A new 32 inch flat screen TV is mounted on the wall in front of the queen size bed and there is a deck off the master. Please note, however, there are steps to the master and loft bedrooms. Although they are few in number, they are a little steep. If you have issues climbing steps, this may not be the cabin for you.

The guest bedroom loft area is quiet and airy with lots of windows to make a bedroom light and cheery. The prettiest views of the mountain and towering hardwoods can be seen from this room. This area is just off the master bedroom and overlooks the living area below. Twin beds are located here but one should remember this is officially a one bedroom, 2 bath cabin. Our rates reflect a one bedroom cabin. If you wish to utilize the twin beds or futon, you are welcome to do so. It works best for families.

A huge screened porch runs across the front with a swing similar to Grandma's. The outside has a fire pit and BBQ grille with table.

Just out the door are 7 acres of privacy and down the hill is the Tallulah River which borders a forest service wilderness. Although the river is approximately a mile away, you will probably want to drive to your favorite location for fishing, hiking or swimming. There are beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls and great trout fishing year round.

All of this is located minutes from Lake Burton, Tallulah River, Appalachian Trail, Tate City, Persimmon Valley, Persimmon Creek Winery, Helen, Clarksville, Lake Rabun, Lake Seed, La Prades Marina, Moccasin Creek State Park and Black Rock State Park. Don't forget the HIGHLANDS, Dillard,Franklin,and Cherokee are a short day's drive. If you like playing golf in the cool mountain air, there are numerous golf courses in the area.

Directions.From Atlanta,

Travel 85 North to 985, 441 North to Clayton, Georgia.

In Clayton on E. Savannah Street/US-76 West , travel 76 West. (toward Hiawassee) 7.9 miles.

Turn right on Persimmon Road, travel 4.2 miles.

Turn left onto Tallulah River Road. Travel .02 miles

Take the lst Left on Trickle Creek Trail. Travel .06 miles. Small yellow sign.

129 Trickle Creek Trail is on the left.

Clayton Georgia 30525

The only way you can go on Trickle Creek is left. Make a sharp left.

Travel down the hill and then up the hill about 1/4 mile to the first cabin on the left. (It is not the cabin at the bottom of the hill.) Address is 129 Trickle Creek. A sign is attached to a tree on your right indicating the Aunt Nell's Cabin. Paved Roads all the way to the cabin.

Suggestion: Copy, paste, print these directions and take them with you.

Arrival Time: 4:00 PM- before dark is preferred.

If you like elegance and relaxation, this one is for you. If short stairs to the bedroom are a challenge, it may not be your 'cup of tea.' If fly fishing and hiking is to your 'likin' ', it will be a paradise.

Come to our place and enjoy the solitude of Mother Nature. Please submit information on line call to make your reservation. Please call witih credit card information for payment. Thank you.

Sorry, not pets and no smokers. Stickly enforced.

If you are interesting in reserving the cabin, please follow up with an email to I cannot access VRBO website when traveling; hence I am unable to reply in a timely manner. My profession requires weekly travel. Thank You.

Keywords: Cozy Cabin in Northeast Georgia

More Details

Carol Owen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Carol Owen

Michael and Carol Williams, reside in Peachtree City, Georgia. In spite of our many travels through out the world, one of our favorite areas is the Northeast Mountains of North Georgia. Our cabin is located .5 miles from the Tallulah River and is truly one of the most beautiful locations we have ever visited.

Aunt Nell's cabin is named after my Aunt Nell and it houses some of her most treasured furniture. One is surrounded by Mother Nature and beauty there and it is the place to go to get out of the 'Rat Race' of a busy working environment.

Mike is retired now and I am still flying as a flight attendant for Delta.

Carol Owen purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Carol Owen chose Northeast Mountains

We Purchased Aunt Nell's Cabin for it's serene atmosphere and for it's cool crisp nights during the summer heat. Fall is a sea of crystal warm colors and spring sports the blooms of mountain laurel hovering over the rush of water falls on the river. The ride along the River displaying its clear water of trout and waterfalls is a must.

What makes this cabin unique

Aunt Nell's Cabin sits on 7 areas whereas you can hike, fly fish or simply relax on the deck with your favorite book. The location is perfect for day trips to other areas without having to rent other hotel rooms. It's cozy decor gives you the sense of home if you wish to stay home and enjoy TV or make your favorite meal. There are two bath rooms. One on the upper deck and one on the lower level for your convenience. Both are full baths and one has a lovely garden tub to pamper yourself after a full day of hiking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love the addition your builder built onto your cabin. What a fabulous job with the spacious new bath, separate master and washer/dryer. "Local Flavor" is also fun. Joni's was the choice to celebrate our anniversary.
May 2010
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Clayton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 -
  • 2 full baths. Master bath is on the upper level with steps in shower. 2nd full bath is located on lower level with garden tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen in Master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) T win beds in loft area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Futon available and separate sleeping quarters in loft area. Additional one bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No gravel roads. All paved roads to the cabin door steps. There is a secondary gravel road with a gradual incline to the cabin. It is an optional approach from Tallulah River Road, It is the first red gate on your left after you turn off Persimmon onto Tallulah River Road. You are welcome to use this gravel road and cross the lot with the flag pole. You may also hike and wander around this area since it is part of the 7 acre tract we own.


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Aunt Nell's Tallulah River Cabin - Hike, Bike, Fish, Honeymoon
average rating of 4.887324 based on 73 reviews

Peace and quite

  • 5 of 5

I have been camping in the Sandy Bottom camping area for 50 years and this year decided to pitch the tent and try the cabin. The cabin has an old time look to it but you can tell the "simple" construction inside was dead on the money. Other than trying to find all the light switches I was more than satisfied. We had a great fire each night and plenty of fishing during the day. The upper deck and lower decks are perfect for dining or reading a book or just plain ole relaxing. You can bet we WILL rent again and have no problem recommending it to those of you that want a peaceful relaxing get a way.....

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to our guest for taking time to write a review. We are pleased to know they enjoyed the outside fire pit, the porches and deck. We look forward to your return.
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Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had rented the cabin but had our trip cut short due to Hurricane Irma, we will definitely be back though. The cabin is super cute and atmosphere amazing. Perfect little getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods of North Georgia with personality and charm

  • 5 of 5

Aunt nell's cabin is a perfect place to enjoy solitude and beauty. The cabin is clean and has everything you need for a delightful stay. I was originally concerned about the cabin not having central AC, but the upstair and downstairs AC units did a great job cooling the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is difficult for those of us in the Atlanta area to imagine an area whereas AC is not necessary. But, that is what makes this area of Georgia so popular. The cool mountain air creates a very comfortable environment most of the time. Many guest report they never turn on the supplemental A/C. But, It is there.....just in case you want it. As with all guest, thank you for taking time to report this. Thank you for staying with us and please come back sometime. Mike and Carol
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Love the cabin!! Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Love the cabin, our second year in a row staying here! Great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We love returning guest.
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Almost Heaven

  • 5 of 5

From our first drive down the hill, past the house with the friendly cat, to the turnoff to Aunt Nells, and into the ample driveway....wonderful. Beautiful cabin with blooming flowers and happy hostas and firm steps leading up to a small deck. The cabin is delightfully furnished and the owners are generous and trusting to leave necessities, such as some salt and pepper, oil among other things such as flashlights. The kitchen was well stocked and again, provided necessities such as dish soap, etc. Steep inside steps gave me pause at first (fake knees) but I was soon going up and down like a pro. The dining area was large enough to seat 6 of us comfortably and the screened deck got plenty of use for reading or mulling. The deck looks out over the forest and it was so serene and calming, which came in handy after daytime visits to campground at Sandy Bottom where the rest of our family (17) were camping. I have not read the previous reviews, but I would like to note that the cabin is scrupulously clean and there seemed to be a shelf, table or cubby whenever I needed to place something or charge whatever. The cabin is well laid out and makes good use of the limited space and actually felt like it was larger than it is. The futon, as advertised, was right comfortable and the living room had a "homey" feeling. Sometimes rental homes make me feel like an intruder, but Aunt Nell sure knows how to make a body feel welcome. The road leading to/from the cabin is a bit steep, but what does one expect in the mountains. It is well maintained and there was no mud, even after the heavy rains. We would recommend this vacation rental, not only because it is beautiful but because the owner, Carol, was gracious and attentive to our needs or hypothetical problems. As soon as we got home, my granddaughter (19) started saving for a return visit. I think she wanted to live there forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What an honor to have guest like this. Thank you so much for taking time to write a lengthy review. It is good to hear one notices and appreciates the simple things we provide. We are looking forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

I love this cabin and location. I have been coming to the Tallulah for many years and this was one of my most memorable trips. Carol and Mike have done a great job with the property. Very comfortable with everything you need! Family loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very appreciative of guest who return to Aunt Nell's Cabin and the river area. It is comforting to know you were pleased with your visit and we look forward to your return.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 76
Nearest Point of Interest
Aunt Nell's Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Dilliard House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Rabun
Nearest Point of Interest
Tallulah River
Car: necessary

The Tallulah River is approximately .75 mile down the hill from the cabin. It offers excellent fishing, hiking, scenery, photography and painting. Black Rock Mountain, located between Clayton and Dillard offers the prettiest views in Georgia. Helen is approximately 45 minutes away with River Tubing and Hot Air Ballooning. White Water Rafting, and Live Music Festivals are approximately 45 minutes. The best Antique shopping and the famous Dillard House are in nearby Dillard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

Please note I may not be able to call back immediately due to my flight schedule. Email me at to ensure I receive notice of your desire to rent. Due to VRBO security measures, I cannot access VRBO web site when traveling. Also, please contact me by email or text if you need alternate payment plans. Thank You.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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