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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Breathtaking mtn views come with 2 bedroom, 2 bath rustic cabin! Can sleep 5-8









Just two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Knoxville, and more, A Skyline Ridge Cabin Rental is conveniently located about two hours from everywhere! Nestled in the beckoning beauty of the Northeast Georgia Appalachian Mountains, high on a ridge in Hiawassee, rests A Skyline Ridge Cabin. This mountain cabin is just waiting to be filled with the merriment of your good times and laughter. Open year around for your vacationing pleasure.

A Skyline Ridge Cabin Rental affords seclusion, great location and tremendous view, The cabin will bring peace and inspiration to your soul. It is the perfect place to 'recharge' those batteries worn down from the work-a-day world. So whether you're seeking quality time, privacy, rejuvenation or just great fun, plan a visit to A Skyline Ridge Cabin soon.

**A special note to those planning a honeymoon, anniversary, reunion, birthday or celebration...A Skyline Ridge is a great lodging option. Is your home full to capacity and you need a nice place for the over-flow of family/friends to stay? Consider us your solution. Never stayed in a cabin yourself? Give us a try! A Skyline Ridge, the perfect getaway after all...cabin life is good and our view is a gift...let us share it with you!

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Judy Hays
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Judy Hays

My husband, Bradley Hays, is a General Contractor and builds custom homes here in Hiawassee and the surrounding areas. I handle the cabin business and work in a tea ministry group. In our spare time we like to travel. Bradley likes a good rod run from time to time and I love camping and reading. We both enjoy seeing families, relatives and friends visit the cabin for good times all around! Chocolate Lab Cheyenne is the newest member of our family; daughter, Stacey, her husband Edward and grandson, Tripp, live 3 hours away in Newnan, Ga. We would love for you to stay with us while visiting Hiawassee!

'Our view is a gift, let us share it with you!'

Judy Hays purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Judy Hays chose Hiawassee

We have lived in the North Georgia mountains for almost twenty years, settling in Hiawassee which is a lush, green haven in the mountains crowned by sparkling teal-green Lake Chatuge. The area we chose for our home is a natural for cabins and since my husband is a General Contractor and builds custom homes, it was a given. A Skyline Ridge Cabin Rental is nestled high on a ridge backed up to and overlooking the Chattahoochee National Forest toward Helen, Ga. We have had a dream of creating a cabin business here since we finished building our own home, just above what is now Skyline Cabin. The view from the cabin is simply put, 'eye candy'! Each season of the year adds its own special beauty which enhances this very special place. We are excited about achieving our dream. We would love to meet YOU! Feel free to call for a tour of the cabin anytime, 706-781-4929. Hope to see you soon~! Our view is a gift...let us share it with you!

What makes this cabin unique

Upon opening the bevelled glass front door and viewing the panoramic vista that first meets your eye you will be amazed! God was really showing off when he created these beautiful mountains! Of course, our rustic cabin will enhance your whole 'mountain cabin experience', it has all the amenities of home with the ambiance and feel of the mountains. The cabin, which is encircled by trees and very private, is alive with wildlife yet peaceful and quiet. Although it is 'out in the country' the location lends convenience to town only 5-7 minutes away. The Hiawassee River meanders at the base of the mountain, and, yes, you may fish! There are many things to do and places to see, plus shopping and restaurants nearby. We truly have a grand location! You can experience everything we have to offer, too, just give us a call today!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Homeowner entered comment from the cabin guestbook: March, 2009

We both want to personally thank Mr. & Mrs. Hays for everything they have done to make our stay here just perfect. The cabin was terrific. Everything we needed was here. We will highly recommend this place to everyone.

Mr.& Mrs. Jackie Barnes

Note from homeowner: These were our first newlyweds, they stayed with us on their honeymoon, Mar. 28 thru 30th, 2009
Apr 2009
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Hiawassee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lg vanity,hair dryer,sham/cond,shower gel,hand soap, towels
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hair dryer,shampoo/conditioner, shower gel, hand soap towels
  • Two baths. Master bath on main is Jack & Jill style. Locks at kitchen to be pvt to the bedroom, or locks at the bedroom to be public to the house. Second bath in loft. Both baths have showers. Both baths have a window, a porcelain toilet, vanity with sink, drawers, cabinet for towels and supplies for your use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Rustic, hand made, pine log twin beds in upstairs loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 Rustic, king sz, handmade, pine log bed in master on main
    Roll away bed - 1 roll away bed in loft for 5th person
    - Roll away bd 5th person. 2 Recliners & sofa top sleep 3 more
  • Master bedroom has king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, tv with remote, 2 lamps, adjoining Jack & Jill bath (locks on kitchen side to make pvt to bedroom, or locks bedroom side to make public to whole house) and ceiling fan. Pine floors, windows are curtained, Bible provided. The loft bedroom has twin beds, a dresser with 2 lamps, table and chairs, table between beds with lamp, Bible, magazine basket and bath. Two areas in loft available for placement of roll away bed. (roll away upon request)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Hiawassee River flows at the base of the mountain, fishing allowed!


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average rating of 4.968421 based on 105 reviews

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with the Hays' many times in the past and this is why we go back again, and again: Simply Wonderful!! The cabin is charming, clean and so neat. It has the best view from the back porch with the mountains just looming in the distance. We love to sit on the porch and just take in all of God's creation that the Hays' gladly share with us. Hiawassee is close by as is Helen and other points or interest in the area. There are notes prepared by Judy of eating locations and many things to do while visiting. Blairsville is just a few miles away and it too offers many things to see and do.

As always we enjoyed our stay over Thanksgiving week. We look forward to returning again and again :) Thanks for sharing the cabin with us!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful restful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 3 day REST in the quietest place on earth!!!! Beautiful views of the mountains, clean and bright cabin, peaceful!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Debbie! Thank you for a great review! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...wishing you and Adrien a new year filled with treasures as the days turn into weeks and months ahead! Please visit again, soon! Regards, Judy & Bradley
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome, we really enjoyed our stay even though we were snowed in for the whole visit. The children really enjoyed the snow, the youngest had never seen snow before.

We would recommend this beautiful place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mr Hudson, thank you for Choosing A Skyline Ridge Cabin for your vacation! We Appreciate your kind com ments! How special to be part of someone's first time to experience snow! Please come again! Regards, Judy Hays
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The cabin is beautiful and the view is stunning!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door to this little slice of heaven and saw the view... Wow, is all we could say! Ms. Judy was wonderful to work with and made us feel at home. The cabin is beautifully decorated, very clean and well kept, and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed a fire every night and playing games with our grandchildren. There are plenty of games to choose from! My favorite spot was in one of the rocking chairs on the back porch, but with the big, beautiful picture window in the living room you can also enjoy the view from the inside also. The location of the cabin is perfect. We drove to Blue Ridge and visited Mercier Orchards. The fried pies were delicious and we enjoyed the apples and cider as well. The next day we went to Brasstown Bald. This is a must see! What stunning views! We also enjoyed lunch and exploring Helen. We will be back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!! Outstanding! Immaculate!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin in the perfect setting! Breath taking views all around. Especially the back porch!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

This review is more of a rant against VRBO than using this space on the cabin and my dealings with the owners which I should do. This cabin is small but adequate for four adults. The price was acceptable and my contact with the owners, once we were put in touch with each other, was very pleasant. I can't say the same for dealing with folks from "VRBO". It quickly became apparent I was dealing with people in another country and was sort of like talking to a car dealer. When I asked one representative where they were located I was informed that the information couldn't be released and I was referred to the "home office" in Texas. There was a lot of confusion with dealing with VRBO. I wasn't aware that when i registered to rent the cabin and provided my credit card information that VRBO would automatically charge their fee ($51.00) for being the middle man and leave the process of paying for the actual rental to me and the owner. During a conversation with that same rep about my credit card information and the fact that I had to give it personally to the owner the first time we talked, I was told in no uncertain terms that I should not have given it to the owner because they (owners) should have used Pay Pal, or two other means of collecting my rental fee (???) because they (owners) weren't members of, I believe "Home away rentals" or something like that (I think the person I was talking to was totally confused or just didn't know what she was talking about). I thought that conversation was very unprofessional on the VRBO representatives part. Now to the cabin. We were there just for a few days getaway with no plans to do anything except maybe ride to Helen one day which we didn't do. The cabin is an excellent place for those that just want to relax and stay put for a few days, like sitting out the remnants of the hurricane that blew in from the Gulf and up through Alabama and Georgia which we did. The view off the back porch or through a very large picture window is something one won't forget. I have to say that a 4WD vehicle would be a big plus when leaving the yard and going back uphill to the main road. All in all I'd recommend this cabin and will consider going back if I can find a way to bypass VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Riverside Drive off of Hwy.75 at base of mtn.
Car: necessary

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosting the N. Ga. Fair in July, festivals and concerts, John C. Campbell Folkschool, folk art classes, William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, gems stones and classes, gem mining, Llama and Alpaca farms, Babyland General-Home of Cabbage Patch Kids, Historic Alpine Helen, Ga., Harrah's Casino in Murphy, NC




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $35

A require 3 night minimum stay -
Taxes are 5% Hotel/motel and 8% State for a total of 13% -
Pets are considered... there's a one time fee of $35 each, maximum of 2 -
Full payment due 2 weeks before arrival.
Deposit is separate from rental cost and is returnable upon a satisfactory inspection of cabin -
NO CLEANING FEE! Great reviews!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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