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Mountain Vacation at it's Best with 3 Lakes and Hiking Trails

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Awenasa (the Cherokee word for 'my house') is a cozy cabin on a private acre of land, but with access to hiking, neighborhood lakes, mountain views, the Aska Adventure Area, Lake Blue Ridge, Carter's Lake, and other lakes within a short driving distance. The Benton MacKaye hiking trail runs through the neighborhood and there are other local hiking trails. Blue Ridge and Ellijay, GA both have great shopping, antiquing, galleries, festivals - apples in fall and peaches in summer. Horseback riding, canoeing along the Toccoa River Canoe Trail, tubing, and charming dining experiences await you during your visit. Best of all, sitting on the screened porch, watching the birds and wildlife, or enjoying a fire in the fireplace indoors or out, and relaxing in rustic decor provides a perfect getaway for a short weekend or a longer vacation.

In all this rustic paradise, you still have all the comforts of home if you like, including internet, satellite, movies, and games. Whether a romantic weekend for two, a girls' getaway, or your family enjoying the mountains, Awenasa can be your perfect mountain retreat.

Keywords: Cabin, Log

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Patti Zimmermann
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Patti Zimmermann

My wife and I built this cabin in 2001. We have 7 dogs, 2 cats, 1 Parrot, 9 chickens, 5 horses and 1 donkey! We live in Ball Ground, GA which is about 1 hr. drive from the Cabin. We enjoy traveling with our dogs, and some of the cabin decor are antiques collected from around the country during our travels. We love the outdoors, good wine, good food, and interesting people and places.

Patti Zimmermann purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Patti Zimmermann chose Cherry Log

We chose this location because it's close to home. We enjoy the privacy of the 1 acre mountain property, however having some people close by for socializing or in case of an emergency. The city of Blue Ridge is full of little shops, and also offers the Scenic Mountain Railway. It's a very pet friendly town, with lots of activities. One of the only first run drive-in Movie Theaters in Georgia is just the fun way to end the day in town. Then, come back up the mountain and enjoy the evening on the porch with a glass of wine...

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, private, peaceful, things to do nearby, comfortable, rustic, yet modern.


Cherry Log Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not have a fire in fireplace if temp is above 60 degrees. If you have questions about the air conditioning or heating, please call us.
  • Please do not move furniture, change or loosen lightbulbs or change the TV and sound equipment settings.
  • Thank you for moving something to keep a child or dog from bothering it, but please put it back before you leave. It makes clean-up easier!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Daybed with pull out trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A canoe is free to use on the lakes around the cabin. A fire pit outside is available for roasting marshmallows and enjoying the mountain atmosphere. The Benton McKaye Trail goes through the neighborhood as well as other hiking trails.


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Mountain Vacation at it's Best with 3 Lakes and Hiking Trails
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 reviews

Cherry Log, #274609

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet cabin with all the extra care provided by the owner, Patti Zimmerman. Beautiful quilts and décor and I loved it! Everything was provided for a wonderful stay. I was a solo woman traveler and felt very safe and comfortable. I am so thankful and happy in finding this Georgia beauty. I hope to stay here again and bring my husband next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the layout of this cabin. The Decor was 👍�

  • 4 of 5

Would have appreciated a hot tub and fire pit. No unobstructed view thi time or year. Garbage arrrangement was awkward..never did find the spot...transported 400 miles home.. Saw many deer and one very sickly looking 🦊�

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have considered a hot tub, but there is not a feasible location on our cabin layout for one and with the private water system, we feel we could not drain and refill often enough to insure a completely sanitary tub (up to our standards). There is a firepit with chairs, though, down the hill from the deck. I'm sorry for the garbage situation, but we don't have pickup and only ask that you take it with you if it is not an imposition to do so. If you have long distances to travel, you can leave the garbage in one of the large black trash bags provided and we will take it away.
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Great fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Awenasa was just perfect for us! The cabin was so cozy and comfortable, and it was well equipped. We enjoyed the outdoor spaces...loved the screen porch rockers and the fire ring area too. We enjoyed visiting Elijah and and wine tasting, but we were always anxious to return to our cozy little cabin each night for sunset and dinner by the fire!

Can't say enough about the comfort and charm of this little place!!😍?👏?👏?👏?

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cordele, GA

Very enjoyable and relaxing time away from home in a beautiful part of Georgia

  • 4 of 5

Nice quite location to unwind and enjoy nature. Really enjoyed relaxing on the screen porch in the morning with coffee and late in the afternoon with wine. Cabin is very well appointed and we lacked for nothing.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin - Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed to evacuate for Hurricane Irma with our dogs. We are so pleased that we found this beautiful cabin! It was the perfect size for us and had everything we needed. It's very reasonably priced and well kept. I had to work at times and the internet worked perfectly! The owner was very kind and hospitable. We would love to come back. Next time it will be for vacation instead of evacuation!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and well equippped cabin in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an absolute gem! My wife and I wanted a little weekend getaway so I found this cabin and booked it. It's in a very nice neighborhood on a mountain and very quiet. It's only a few minutes from downtown Blue Ridge so going to the shops and dinner was super easy.

The cabin is well equipped with anything you'd need to cook or feel at home. The decorations are very nice and the bed was very comfortable.

We loved the nice screened in patio to just sit and read in. The dining area is also great with windows on all sides overlooking the woods.

Overall we'd give it a 10/10, no complaints, and we would love to return sometime soon. Will also refer to any family or friends looking for a good retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pink Pig
Blue Ridge
Mercier Orchards
Harvest on Main
The Black Sheep
Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille -- CLOSED
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
The Black Sheep
L&L Beanery
Charlie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Out of the Blue
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Ridge, GA
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 515
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Blue Ridge, GA
Car: necessary

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $75

We take Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Holidays - ask about rates; If early check-in is desired, or late departure, there is a $25.00 fee, if it is possible to accommodate.; must follow checklist for check-out. If not followed, there will be a $50 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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