About the property
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Firelight River Cottage is a 2 bedroom/1bunkroom cottage located at the convergence of the Chestatee River and Town Creek in historic Dahlonega, Georgia. River rapids, expansive, level lawn, colorful flower gardens, and campfire rings are at your doorstep.
The beautiful, pastoral setting is the perfect place to get away from it all. It is nestled in the heart of North Georgia’s wine country (5 wineries are within a 2-5 mile radius of the cottage).
The property is a fisherman’s dream. It offers many easy, level entry points into the river which is stocked with rainbow, brook, & brown trout. The natural beach is an inviting spot for sunning and swimming.
Three patios provide lovely areas for outdoor cooking and dining.
Golfers may enjoy playing a round at Achasta, a Jack Nicholas signature course.
Trail rides are available through nearby stables. Shops, museums and restaurants are just a 10 minute drive away in charming, historic Dahlonega.
The fully stocked kitchen, HD TV with sports package, and huge wood-burning fireplace make indoor living fun.
Keywords: riverfront river trout fishing mountain level lawn gardens campfire swimming tubing private peaceful
David and Carol Brinson
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About David and Carol Brinson
David and Carol Brinson are retired teachers. They enjoy spending their free time hiking, gardening, and relaxing in the North Georgia Mountains.
David and Carol Brinson purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why David and Carol Brinson chose Dahlonega
The charming and historic mountain town of Dahlonega, GA influenced our decision to invest here. Four wineries are located within 2 miles of the property. World class trout fishing is available on the property. Hiking and biking opportunities surround us. Cute shops and wonderful restaurants abound.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lovely gardens grace the lush lawn that stretches from the cottage to the river. Fishermen enjoy numerous, level entry points into the Chestatee. . When guests are inside, a flat screen TV with sports package including all NFL games, huge wood burning fireplace, and fully equipped kitchen make indoor living fun. Special winter rates include free firewood.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place to relax
This property is the perfect location to take some time to relax. It's close enough to get downtown yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quit and sounds of the river. The home it's self was perfect. The owners were great during our booking process. We will be back for sure.
We are so happy that you enjoyed our little piece of heaven. Thank you for taking such good care of it for us!
Carol and David
Very peaceful cozy cottage
My partner and our 4 kids spent three nights in the Cottage over the New Years Eve holiday and had a lovely time. The house was clean and decorated for the holiday season, which was a nice little touch. The kitchen was great equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a very cool electric griddle, which we purchased online through Amazon after our trip! The only thing that surprised us was the fact you need to go through the master bedroom to get to the room with the bunk beds. Not a huge deal but something to be aware for privacy purposes.
Cute, cozy cabin! Perfect weekend.
This cottage is adorable and so comfortable. It felt like coming to stay with family. Everything was well set up and Carol was very attentive. A friend and I stayed here with our daughters for a girls weekend and the location was perfect for visiting wineries and they N. Georgia Zoo. The girls (10 and 7) loved the bunk beds and building fairy houses outside. Beds were comfortable with really soft sheets and everything was really clean. Check-in and out was easy and painless. My daughter left her stuffed animal and before we even made it home, Carol had messaged to verify our address so she could get it back to my little girl. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for sharing your cozy cabin. We’re already looking forward to coming back!
Highly recommend this amazing location, home and owners!
Just returned from an 8 night stay and hated to leave. Traveled with husband, two teens (15&17) and three small dogs. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the location and the kids rediscovered playing Monopoly at night! House was fully stocked with everything you'd have at home including all cooking needs (even a crock pot, hand mixer and electric griddle), lots of towels, washer and dryer, tubes for the river, wi-fi, dish tv, comfy beds, fire pit on the river with four adirondack chairs, a charcoal grill and a huge lawn. no carpets so no worries with the dogs. House was very clean and well cared for. The house is right between Cleveland and Dahlonega, so as close as you can be to everything in the mountains (close is relative term in the mountains!) Carol and David were so sweet and wonderful to work with. no need for 4x4 in the summer. looking forward to a future visit!
Beautiful property and location
My family of five loved this house on the river. Every summer we spend a week in the Georgia Mountains and budget is important. We have never stayed in a place as nice as this one at this price level. Great A/C, dishwasher and even the ice maker worked great. Very cozy for a couple with room enough for 3 or 4 kids. TV worked fine, just for the news! And the WIFI covers the whole property, could post pics right from the riverside or fire. Just to make others jealous of course.
Plenty to do right there – fishing, tubing, panning, big yard for dog to run and campfires. I caught a 16” Rainbow Trout the first day. Released him, so he’s still there. Actually I spent a lot of time on the bank and the fish got used to me so he and a couple smaller 12” friends would be right there all day. Didn’t have the heart to catch him again so started filming them, sat in river with my GoPro and they would come within inches. Panned some, lots of black sand but no gold this time. Tubed down river to bridge, about 1 ½ hours, take out on Cavendar Creek Rd. - 5 min for the driver. Unfortunately the water level is down a bit, kids had fun, adults hit bottom a lot. (don’t go past that bridge as there is a large waterfall)
If you do need to leave the property everything is close by. Spent the 4th in Dahlonega, went to Helen. Zip lining about an hour away. Took the kids to the zoo, a little corny but still good for under 9 or 10. Tallulah Gorge was about an hour also. So much more but can’t do everything in a week and still relax.
If I have any complaints and it is hard to think of one, but nothing is perfect. House is below and a little close to the road and occasionally there would be some traffic noise. Bikers going by or an ambulance. Couldn’t see them, just heard them. Nights were very quiet though and I don’t want to give the wrong impression here. Just occasionally the outside world would intrude on your peacefulness.
Highly recommend this house if you are in the Dahlonega area.
Wonderful property, pictures do not do it justice.
We stayed at this home in June of 2016. They even allow pets which was great since our two large fur children go with us everywhere.The property is truly amazing and the owners are great and very accommodating. The pictures do not do this property justice, secluded but close to everything. Must see!
So much to see and do! Enjoy fishing, tubing, walking, relaxing, grilling,mountain views right on the property. Within 3 miles, visit 4 vineyards and Zac Brown's distillery. Within 7 miles, visit our lively downtown square for food, shopping and festivals. Within 11 miles, horseback riding and golf, mountain biking and hiking. Venture out into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit nearby Helen GA.