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

Clayton, GA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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, fast wireless internet, fax, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD players, an Amazon Echo and 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.


Carol Lewis

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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 still is 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2 child bed, 1 baby crib, Collapsible crib & child bed stored in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Loft Bedroom
        1 king, 3 double, 1 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          We are the highest home on Tut's Mountain. There are only 2 other homes on our mountain and they are not within shouting distance.
        • Mountain View
          Miles of mountain ranges can be viewed from the main porch.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Romantic
            • Rustic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New Central A/C system
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      2 dryers on site
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free long distance in U.S.
                    • Garage
                      Covered carport
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Fires can be started with gas flame feature.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Air & heat
                    • Internet
                      Fast wireless internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Paved parking for 4 cars in front of cabin. Additional paved parking below cabin.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Paved parking for 4 cars in front of cabin. Additional paved parking below cabin.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Paved parking in front of cabin and below cabin.
                    • Printer
                    • Security System
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      landline phone available
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      2 washers on site
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Firewood is provided.
                    • fax


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          2 electric drip coffee makers that use basket filters
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, etc.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Garbage Disposal
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          All new appliances, granite countertops.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          has icemaker
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Huge dining table. High chair available.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray DVD players
                                • Games
                                  lots of games and puzzles available
                                • Books
                                  lots of books for all ages
                                • Music Library
                                  Amazon Echo(Alexa) in Living Room. Computer Room has Internet Radio via a Logitech Squeezebox Boom Player. Hook up your cell phone or IPAD, or tune to Pandora, Spotify, etc for 100's of music stations
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) 48-inch TV. Dish Satellite Network provided on 2 TV's - dozens of channels available. 3rd TV has HDMI ports for your fire stick, chrome stick, laptop. Also has BlueRay DVD player with Netflix.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  A variety of videos available for children & adults.


                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      huge deck on 2 sides of cabin. Rocking chairs, hammocks, swing chair, picnic table on deck.
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Fully Fenced Property
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Chatooga River is 7 miles away where kayaks and canoes can be rented.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      charcoal grill
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      huge deck on 2 sides of cabin. Rocking chairs, hammocks, swing chair, picnic table on deck.
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Sky Valley Ski area is 10 miles away - check snow conditions to make sure it is open. Must bring own equipment
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Handicap ramp in carport leads to porch deck.
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub
                                              room for 2 in master bath deep tub


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  142 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Repeat Customer


                                                                  As usual: spectacular !

                                                                  We have chosen MCL over the years for reason: value. Quiet and spacious and well appointed.

                                                                  Thank you CAROL....we will be back



                                                                  Loved every minute!

                                                                  Heather S.Clarksville, TN

                                                                  This cabin was so beautiful! The pictures make it look amazing and still don’t do it justice. I went there with my husband, mother, and nieces to celebrate my mother’s birthday with a little rest and relaxation. The adults all loved the peace and quiet with the beautiful scenery while the kids (age from 9-13) loved their own space in the loft and exploring outside. I honestly have no complaints. This cabin is secluded, beautiful, and worth the trip! I could definitely imagine coming back again and again.

                                                                  Great home with fantastic views

                                                                  Theresa C.

                                                                  Well appointed, comfortable home with fantastic views. We had a wonderful girls weekend and never needed to leave; but there were plenty of options nearby if we'd chosen to venture out.

                                                                  Wonderful, relaxing vacation!

                                                                  Nikki Z.

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin! It was extremely clean and the location was perfect. It was so close to so many good hikes, waterfalls and Tallulah Gorge. Our 12 year old son loved the cows and exploring the property. Make sure you drive up the road to the top of the hill that is just past the second gate that you would normally enter. The view from up top is amazing! I am guessing this is where they used to launch hang gliders? We spent a lot of time on the porch in the rockers enjoying the view. We will be back!

                                                                  AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

                                                                  Gregory E.

                                                                  Staying at Mountain Creek Lodge was one of the best experiences we've had as a family in a long time. The House is beautiful and in an amazing location with wonderful views and plenty to do nearby. The city of Clayton is only a few miles away where any and all needs are met as far as restaurants, grocery stores, etc. We will highly recommend this home for a Smoky Mountain getaway.

                                                                  Less than expected

                                                                  Georgia L.

                                                                  I flew in from CA for a quick getaway with some college friends, two of whom drove up from Orlando. Having spent hours searching for a great place, this one seemed optimal. The house was mostly satisfactory, with the exception of a fairly large population of stink bugs and lady bugs. They emerged at night and would most swarm around chandeliers and lamps, frequently landing on our person, plates, and cups, or on our cards as we played games. Lady bugs would have been tolerable, but the stink bugs were a bit annoying, as we spent quite a bit of time getting rid of them or avoiding them. I was a bit embarrassed, having been the person to find and book the property, so I emailed Carol the first night. She apologized saying bugs do swarm at certain times of the year and that we "lucked out." I then asked if she would consider a discount and she ignored that communique completely. I followed up again a few days later, detailed the experience, again requesting a discount, and was essentially met with accusations that I was lying. Having had only positive experiences renting VRBO properties to date, I was a bit shocked by her dismissive and accountability-avoidant approach, to the point that I do feel compelled to warn future guests, not so much about a possible infestation, but of an owner who may not prioritize ensuring her guests feel like they get what they pay for. Generally speaking, I tend to operate on the assumption that properties I rent will be mostly bug free, a few stragglers here and there wouldn't bother me. In addition to apologizing, any hotel or other property owner would have offered an alternative room or a discount when faced with a similar complaint, at least in my experience. But Carol believes either that I am making up this story entirely or that stink bugs landing on dinner plates is just a routine part of cabin life. The later may be true, but for $700 for two nights, after tacking on the various fees, it simply wasn't what I was expecting, nor was a complete failure to offer recompense.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I am sorry you did not enjoy your rental experience. As you know, my property is a 25-acre farm surrounded by forests. Mother nature cannot be controlled under these circumstances and it is not a good idea to leave the sliding glass doors open at night when all the lights are on. Just as I cannot eradicate all mosquitoes on my South Florida property, I cannot eradicate all of nature's critters from my Georgia property. The guests immediately before and after your 2-day stay did not have the same bug problem and the cleaning lady says she only found 3 dead ladybugs and 2 dead stinkbugs in the 3,000 sq. ft. house when you departed. I was guessing that swarming may be occurring OUTSIDE, but the evidence does not support this conclusion. I hope your experience of the local area was a good one and that you found the cabin to be clean and otherwise comfortable.


                                                                  Clayton, GA, USA

                                                                  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


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  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.

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