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Mountain Creek Lodge -25 Acres, PET FRIENDLY, Amazing Mountain Views

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 13 in beds

This luxury log cabin is part of a 25-acre farm nestled on a private mountainside in the Smoky Mountains of North Georgia, in Rabun County. You will be minutes from Lake Burton, Lake Rabun and Lake Seed and only 1 mile to Kingwood Golf Course. You will be only 6 miles from world-class white water rafting & kayaking on the Chatooga River and you will be surrounded by thousands of acres of US Forest Service land. You will find Appalachian crafts & art 3 miles away in downtown Clayton. Enjoy the view of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & the Great Smoky Mountains or the wide creek and covered bridges in the valley below. Explore the 3 barns and horse trails and enjoy total privacy upon entering the property via 3 electronic gates. The cabin has 2 downstairs bedrooms, a large loft bedroom that sleeps 9, 3 full bathrooms, one with a jetted tub, central air and heat, new kitchen & appliances, fireplace & rock wall, 2 sets of washer/dryers, wireless internet, fax, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD players and a Pandora-playing wireless stereo radio.

You will have no trouble with access as the wide, paved roads go all the way to the front door.

2 Hammocks swing from porch beams overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

Drive-In Movie Theater nearby.

Your pet is welcome and we do not charge extra for your furry family member.

Mountain Creek Lodge; Mountain vacation rental; Mountain cabin rental; North Georgia mountains cabin rental; Appalachian Trail cabin rentals; Smoky Mountains vacation rental; Rabun County, GA vacation rental; luxury log cabin; white water rafting; kayaking, horseback riding, golfing, golf courses, drive-in movie theater in nearby Tiger, GA; near North Carolina & South Carolina borders; 40 minute drive to Clemson University; 14 miles from Highlands, North Carolina; an alternative to Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin Rentals, Tennessee vacation rentals.

WEDDINGS and similar events involving non-residential guests are not allowed.

More Details

Owner
Carol Lewis
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Carol Lewis

My husband and I have owned a landscape company in Palm Beach County, Florida for 36 years.

Carol Lewis purchased this house in 2005

Why Carol Lewis chose Clayton

We developed the nearby Mountain Creek Estates subdivision and saved a wonderful 10-acre lot for ourselves. It borders a rushing creek and has fabulous views. All thoughts of building on our lot went out the window when we discovered this property which was being sold by Coca Cola heiress Frances Woodruff - known locally as 'Mrs. Tut.' As a part-time realtor, I see a lot of properties, but the views from the porch of this cabin and the tranquility of the farm cannot be beat!

What makes this house unique

This property high up on Tut's Mountain was formerly the petting zoo of Coca Cola heiress Frances Woodruff. Remnants of the bear den, eagles' lair and other artifacts still can be seen. Neighbors graze their horses and cows in our pastures. The nearby Town of Clayton has the feel of stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting of a quieter, gentler time when people had time to chat & share recipes in shops. There is still a soda fountain in the drugstore, a drive-in movie theater and a general store where you can buy everything from a house dress to hunting supplies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Carol,



This is our review. We tried to put it in the web site, but it asked us to sign in, but for some reason we were not able to. Please will you put this in for us.



Thanks Richard and Jean



If you like the idea of a beautiful mountain retreat with access to fabulous, challenging and fun facilities....a place with spectacular mountain views....a gorgeous sun rise....a secluded farm....inquisitive cows and friendly horses....a large and beautiful interior of natural pine and stone...spotlessly clean....fireflies in the dark from the veranda....and humming birds in the day....then this is the place for you! We were a party of three families and nine in total....six adults and three children....all traveling from SE Florida. We wanted a place in the mountains, with things to do, but we have done this before and stayed in cabins. But this was so different. It felt like we were privileged staying in such a grand place in such a terrific location....just have a look at the photos as they don't exaggerate! We used the lodge as a base having spent two nights previously at Stone Mountain. We walked to the top of Tut's mountain (at the back of the lodge) on one morning and headed for Tallulah Gorge the following day...how spectacular and challenging with six hundred and twenty steps down and six hundred and twenty steps back !!! We zip-lined and floated down the river, toured the local town and villages and museums showing local history and crafts. The three young lads had a great time with the farm animals and the mountain climbing, and activities, all of which got them away from video games and showed them that life has other things to offer! We had a great time...very active and full of fun, and the evening drinks were well deserved. This is a lodge and location we would recommend to anyone wanting a quality vacation. And we challenge anyone to complete the 3D jigsaw of London, which we just managed in time, and left for other guests to enjoy!! A wonderful vacation!!
Jul 2013
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Map

Black Rock Mountain State Park
Oinkers BBQ
The Wicked Pig
Main Street Gallery
Oinkers
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Tiger Drive In Theatre
Rumor Hazit
Southeastern Expeditions, Inc.
Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Zeppelin's Pasta House -- CLOSED
Universal Joint
Grapes & Beans Cafe
Lake Burton Cafe
Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant
Clayton Cafe
The Rusty Bike Cafe
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 441
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Car: necessary

Pet friendly, Lakes, Mountains, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Beautiful Fall Foliage, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Tallulah Falls & Gorge, Foxfire Museum, Appalachian Trail, Horseback Riding, Golf Courses, Hunting, Fishing, Snow Skiing, Waterskiing, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Moccasin Creek State Park, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, 'The Factory' (56,000 sq. ft. of games, arcades, laser tag, go carts, bowling, mini-golf, etc.), rural & private, but only 3 miles from town, dining, shopping.

Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Wineries, Appalachian Art & Crafts, Antiques

Golf: Kingwood Golf Resort - 1.5 miles away

Ski: Sky Valley, GA - about 12 miles away

Amenities

Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Full Refund within 90 days per Rental Agreement. Note website says 60 day refund but this is incorrect. See Rental Agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjoins bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins Loft bedroom
  • Jetted tub in master bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , 3 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • Master bedroom has deep, jetted tub, private bathroom, crib & toddler bed stored in closet and child-sized futon. Bedroom 2 has private, full bathroom. All beds have luxury linens, tempurpedic mattress toppers & plenty of extra blankets. Bedroom 3 is a large 2nd floor loft that sleeps 9 and has its own full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
low-allergen pillow protectors and mattress pads, comfy beds with tempurpedic mattress toppers. 3 Barns, 7-11 cows, 25 acres. 2 Hammocks on porch. Mountain getaway cabin rental; single family house, north georgia mountains cabin rental; Appalachian cabin rentals; Smoky Mountains cabin rental; Rabun County, GA rental; luxury log cabin; white water rafting; drive-in movie theater in nearby Tiger, GA; near North Carolina & South Carolina borders; 40 minute drive to Clemson University; 14 miles from Highlands, North Carolina; an alternative to Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals, Tennessee rentals. 5-star budget rental private secure

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Mountain Creek Lodge -25 Acres, PET FRIENDLY, Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 4.976923 based on 132 reviews
Atlanta, Ga.
5

Such an amazing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Mountain Creek Lodge was gorgeous!! It was so nice going to a rental cabin and getting just what you asked for. We were staying up there for a friend's wedding at Chota Falls. In all honesty, we wished we didn't have the wedding because we wanted to hang around the cabin the entire time. It had all the amenities you could possible need, I mean it even had bodywash. We didn't have to use the AC b/c the night air was cool and crisp. We just left our windows open. The view was unbelievable, mountains everywhere. There were 3 couples, all the ladies were in the wedding party and all of our husbands got to hang out at the cabin Saturday and watch football, grill burgers, and just relax. We had the best time and I would go back in a heartbeat. There was so much privacy--thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Escape

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin and secluded. Quiet and has a beautiful view. The cabin is well stocked. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

New favorite mountain vacation spot! Love Mountain Creek Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

From my first communication with Carol, my experience was nothing but positive. She replied right away each time, was always helpful, informative, nice, polite and completely accurate and honest. The cabin (more of a house) is my dream home, so I loved every minute there. The view, the wood, the stone, the porch - everything was GREAT. God willing, we will be back next year, and every year after that too!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The location and view is spectacular. The cabin was beautiful and very comfortable. We look forward to being able to return. The hostess was very accommodating and helpful.

Jim and Carolyn

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Fitzgerald, GA
5

Private and Beautiful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Mountain Creek Lodge multiple times and in different seasons; every visit has been most enjoyable. The housekeeper always has everything ready for us and, once we’ve unpacked, we feel right at home. While there are other options in the area, we do not think you could find a prettier setting, a more comfortable house, or another owner who would handle questions so quickly and courteously.

In addition, MCL is very easy and safe to reach. All the secondary roads and the private driveway are paved and wide enough that even flatlanders like us are not afraid to navigate them at night. Because it is on the south side of Clayton, getting back on to the main, four-lane highway is easy--not as much traffic zooming around a curve!

This property will remain our first choice for our mountain vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Mountain Creek Lodge

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful four nights !!!! Everything was just as nice as our last stay five years ago !!! My daughters met us from NC and Florida. We had a very relaxing weekend. We found several neat pottery places, a mill for cornmeal and grits, wonderful gift shops , Taccoa Falls and Minihaha Falls where my grandson spent about 2 1/2 hours playing in ankle deep water even though his teeth were chattering. Can't wait to get back!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for 1-6 guests. Additional guests $15/night. To get an accurate rate quote from "Book It Now," please enter the number of guests.
$300 refundable security deposit.
Taxes: 12%
WEDDINGS and similar events involving non-residential guests are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.