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Luxurious 5BR Mountain Retreat in Big Canoe

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life? Bring your family and friends to 'The Retreat', located only an hour north of Atlanta, tucked into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Our new luxurious home (completed in 2008) is located in the beautiful Wildcat neighborhood of Big Canoe and offers something for everyone. You will enjoy year-round mountain ridge views from our comfortable 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home filled with custom and European antique furnishings.

The main level features a family room with vaulted ceiling and massive stone wood-burning fireplace opening to a large dining area furnished with a 9-foot farm table which seats 10 ... perfect for large gatherings. The fully equipped kitchen features granite countertops, custom knotted-cherry cabinets, kitchen-aid appliances and a breakfast bar for extra seating or just visiting with the cook. Relax in Amish rockers on the screened porch and enjoy the gas fireplace, 40” HDTV, or the scenic mountain views. Just off the porch, the upper deck offers a large gas grill and additional dining area. The master bedroom suite is furnished with a four-poster king bed, sitting area, walk-in closet and dressing area with built-ins and window seat. Treat yourself to a relaxing bath in the air-soft soaking tub or separate tiled rain shower.

The lower level offers a second family room furnished with a leather sectional sofa, chairs, and a 52” HDTV, DVD player, and Wii. A wet bar and pool room featuring a regulation pool table complete the entertainment area. A second master suite with a canopy king bed, sitting area, and separate bath with tiled shower make this a perfect choice for couples sharing the home. Two other bedrooms (each sleeps 4) with bunk or trundle beds connected by a double-vanity Jack and Jill bath provide additional sleeping accommodations. A large deck off the lower level family room provides a quiet retreat for reading a book or a nap.

The garage wing offers an extra large bonus/queen bedroom with sitting area and private bath with tiled shower, walk-in pantry, and laundry room featuring extra-capacity washer and dryer.

Big Canoe’s premier amenities include:

• 27 holes of scenic championship mountain golf

• Brand-new Lake Sconti Golf Club opened in Spring 2008

• Excellent dining options within the community

• 10 tennis courts (2 indoor)

• Full fitness center with indoor pool and spa services

• Wildcat recreation area - children and adult pools, basketball courts, bocce ball courts, and playing fields

• Disharoon Lake recreation area – pool, swimming lake with canoes, paddleboats, sandy beach, and the famous Big Canoe Rock Slide

• Lakes and marina for fishing and boating

• 15 miles of walking paths – paved and natural hiking trails

Other nearby activities include:

• Rafting and tubing outfitters

• Amicalola Falls

• Gibbs Gardens

• Historic Dalonega, GA

• Outlet mall and antique shopping

• Seasonal festivals and apple barns

Other Amenities:

Full upstairs kitchen with double-oven, microwave, 5-burner gas cook top, side-by-side refrigerator, and dishwasher. Downstairs wet bar includes second dishwasher, microwave, and wine/beverage cooler. Bathrooms feature tile, granite, upgraded fixtures and hair dryers. Luxury linens, towels, and beach towels provided. Paper towels, toilet paper, and kitchen, dishwasher, and bath soaps provided. Pool table, foosball, Wii gaming system, board games, jigsaw puzzles, books and DVDs are also available.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

What makes this house unique

We provide our guest 8 passes to Big Canoes two outdoor swimming pools located at the Wildcat Recreation Center and at Lake Disharoon (which includes use of the rock slide, paddle boats and canoes). The outdoor pools are open from Memorial day through Labor Day.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Luxurious 5BR Mountain Retreat in Big Canoe
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so much prettier in person. My family stayed at the Retreat for my sons wedding at The Chimney's. It was just perfect. The home was immaculate and very elegantly appointed. We are already planning our trip to come back. Rex was very nice to work with and made the entire process very easy. I cant say enough about The Retreat. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding at Big Canoe and stayed in this wonderful home. Plenty of room for everyone and plenty to keep the kids entertained. Great views and great amenities. Would definitely recommend. Rex was very helpful and always available for any issues (we had none!).

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We were so glad we choose the Retreat for our girls weekend away. Not only is the house beautiful, in a great location on the Big Canoe property, but it has every amenity possible. The owners are easy to work with, quick to respond and go the extra mile for your comfort and enjoyment. We absolutely loved it here, there was 7 of us "Red Hatters" and we had all the room we needed, a beautiful and high end kitchen to take turns cooking in, and 5 bathrooms. We went to Gibbs Gardens 15 minutes from this property and it was absolutely spectacular if you are the nature or outdoorsy type. Thank you Rex for letting us spend the weekend in your exceptional home, you will probably be hearing from me again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary Beautiful Family Reunion Lodge Opportunity!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and comfortable home! The photos do not due this marvelous place justice. The Retreat at Blue Sage was spacious, tastefully and beautifully decorated including the secluded lovely & restful forest views from the terraces & master suite. The oversize family room with a regulation size pool table was so much fun. One family member noted that it was really nice that the main living room did not have a TV so that we could simply focus on being together and enjoy the large farm dinner table which easily accommodated all 12 or our family, which made for an excellent dinning experience. More than adequate large TVs in family room and most bedrooms; kitchen perfect size for a large family with extra fridge in the garage... all in all this has got to be one the best places for a family reunion. To top it off, the owner went more than the second mile to accommodate us in every way. We highly recommend this place for any family looking for a quality get-away. There is so much more to say, but just know that should you rent this place, you will be as pleasantly surprised as we were. We plan on returning in 2016!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best than imagined

  • 5 of 5

This home was so beautiful. I stayed here for the weekend of my wedding. It was perfect for the day of our wedding. All 9 of us girls got ready in the master bathroom, yes 9. So you can only imagine how big it was. The guys all hung out downstairs, played pool, and watched tv. The photos shown don't do justice to this beautiful home. Rex, the owner, was so welcoming and easy to deal. Looking forward to future trips to Big Canoe and this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3-night stay at this beautiful home. It was a church college retreat and everyone loved this home! I have stayed in many rental homes, condos, cabins, etc. through the years and this is by far the nicest. Rex was very friendly and easy to deal with, and he did everything possible to make our outstanding. I would highly recommend this unit and hope to return in the summer with my family and again with our college group next year. Thanks again, Rex, for being a wonderful "home away from home"!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Rates & Availability

Jasper House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rate for Christmas and New Year's holidays is $310 per night. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Jasper House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional HDTV located in each master suite

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