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Mountain Top Lodge in Aska Adventure Area

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths,

Ridge Top Lodge is perched on the top of Raccoon Ridge at an elevation of 2400 feet. With spectacular views of picturesque, distant mountains, it is secluded on nearly 2 acres. It's perfect for a families or small groups wanting to relax in elegant surroundings.

An excellent opportunity for relaxation and viewing nature awaits you with over 1200 feet of wrap-around decks and a gas log third floor fireplace - one of three. The high-quality Maxx Elite 6-person jetted therapy hot tub, situated on its own outdoor pad, is a must to enhance your relaxation.

Three bedrooms are suites, each with its own bathroom, closet and doors opening onto the expansive decks ringing the house. Two suites have king beds, the third has two queens. The master on the Main also has a sitting room with fireplace. The two bedrooms on the Terrace Level share an adjoining bathroom (‘Jack & Jill” design). Both have bunk beds, one with queen bunks and the other with a single over full.

The Main Room has a well-appointed sitting area with a gas log fireplace and entertainment cabinet with a TV, DVD player and stereo w/indoor speakers. The dining table seats ten with room for an additional three at the kitchen bar. There is sufficient service for all.

The Entertainment Room on the Terrace Level features a big screen TV (50inch) and DVD blue ray player - a DVD library is available. Composite CD’s with music compilations are provided; Pool Table – regulation (88 x 44), three piece slate, professionally leveled; Game and Card Table; Pictionary and similar group games; and a variety of Board and Card games.

Keywords: Cabin, Aska, mountain view

More Details

Kelly Romich
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Kelly Romich

I fell in love with this cabin at the top of the mountain. Once my son started playing basketball and pursuing a college scholarship, there wasn't much time to relax in Blue Ridge and I started renting the cabin. Now others can enjoy it as much as I do!

Kelly Romich purchased this lodge in 2009

What makes this lodge unique

Raccoon Ridge is centrally, if not 'perfectly' located. The Toccoa River flows past the bottom of the Ridge. Sandy Bottom adventure center area (kayak, canoes and tubing) is a mile east on Aska Road. You can rent or put air in the tubes, load up the truck, drop folks off upsteam at the National Forest canoe launch and pick them up an hour and one-half later at Shallowford Bridge. For the really good fishing, drive east to the far end of the County to Cooper's Creek, also part of the National Forest. Two miles to the west are the Aska National Forest Hiking / Mountain Biking trails. There is a marked trail leading to this area through back country from Raccoon Ridge. Head east to the end of Aska road, turn right and you come to Noontoola Creek Farm which has one of the finest sport clay shooting facilites you'll find. Thirty minutes northeast you can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Ocoee river. Two hours north is Clingman's dome (the second highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains). There is a new local public golf course, Old Toccoa Farm, you can spend an afternoon in Blue Ridge or just 'chill' on the deck overlooking the valley.


Swan Drive In Theatre
"Fun in summer and fall. They always have a first-run showing."
Harvest on Main
"One o my favorite restaurants. You can sit on the front porch and watch Main Street or sit ..."
Mercier Orchards
"Great for lunch. Apples all year-round. Amazing apple fritters and sugar-free fudge too."
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Fabulous food and local beers. No reservations and be prepared to wait. Several shops near..."
Cucina Rustica
"Amazing italian food in an intimate setting. Reservations required. You can also pick up a ..."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
White Path Gplf Course
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge
Car: necessary

White water rafting (nearby Ocoee River), Tubing on Toccoa River, Sporting clay shooting, Mercier Apple Orchards, Aska Adventure Trails and Benton McKaye Hiking Trails, Fish Hatchery; Coopers Creek for trout fishing


Raccoon Ridge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    King Loft Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen Loft Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Terrace Jack-n-Jill Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet , Located in the Front Foyer
  • All baths are spacious and have oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master on the Main - 1 king , Also has a keeping room, fireplace and TV
    Queen Loft Suite - 2 queen
    King Loft Suite - 1 king , Opens onto the deck near the outdoor fireplace; TV
    Terrace Full/Twin Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full bunk bed; jack-n-jill bath
    Terrace Queen Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Queen bunk beds with Jack-n-Jill bath
  • King size beds (2) Two bedroom suites with king beds, Queen size Beds (4) One bedroom suite with two queens and terrace level bunk room with queen over queen bunk bed. Twin or Single Beds (1) Full bed (1). Twin over full bunk bed in Terrace Level bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outdoor fire pit.


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Mountain Top Lodge in Aska Adventure Area
average rating of 4.8088236 based on 68 reviews

Great for families with teens!

  • 4 of 5

Kelly was very accommodating to our request. The cabin has all the makings of home, making for a smooth weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a marvelous weekend our family shared at Raccoon Ridge celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary!

Spectacular views!

Unique decor!

Spacious, cozy cabin!

The special time we spent at Ridge Top Lodge was relaxing - the rocking chairs and the amazing scenery, the warmth of the firepit and good company, and sooo much more!

Kelly was very kind and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her!

It was a definite 5 for this family -ages 2 to 70😊� -Mike & Michelle (Cleveland, TN)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Less than luxurious-a disappointment for the cost

  • 2 of 5

There were so many issues that we had with this property. I tried to resolve them with the owner unsuccessfully. First of all, the cabin was not clean. The refrigerator was filthy as were some of the cabinets. There was trash in outdoor trash can left by the previous renters or the yard man. I never got a full explanation for that. TV remotes were missing from several TV's and the jetted tub was unusable due to a leak to the floor below. And by leak, I mean water pouring down the wall and through the ceiling onto a bed one floor below. I purposefully chose a top-end property to treat my family to a "luxury" vacation. I would not recommend this property to anyone at any price. My family and I made the most of it and we had a good time despite the shortcomings of this cabin. I was not aware when I booked it, but the property is for sale and the current owner has let the quality go.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I received numerous issues with this group during their stay, many of which stemmed from them not reading the Welcome Letter. Upon arrival they tried to open the realtor key box on the front porch rather than the keybox which is located on the staircase to the upper stairs as specified in the letter. Additionally they could not find the wifi password, which not only is located on the router, but is also specified in the Welcome Letter. That said, I tried to work with the guests during their stay but I was out of the country and their stay was over the 4th of July holiday. We had a "fill in housekeeper" (my normal housekeeper was on vacation) for this back to back rental and the freezer was not cleaned out. I offered to compensate the renter for their time in "cleaning" the refrigerator. As to the TVs, my housekeeper told me that all the remotes were accounted when she went to clean, so I am not sure what the issue was. I did not know that the jetted tub had a leak and I was so thankful that the guests informed me. I asked them not to use the tub until I could have the plumbers come and assess the issue. The guests indicated that would be acceptable. There are also 3 other tubs in the cabin, although none are jetted tubs. The leak was fixed right after their stay. I take maintenance of the cabin very seriously. I am sorry the cabin was not up to the guest's "luxury" standards and hope that the pictures on the site will show the quality of the cabin.
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Athens, GA

The layout was perfect for our family which has 3 couples and 3 teenagers. Spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The mountain top views and broad decks were a highlight for us. We grilled out and ate dinner on the porch one evening. The hot tub was popular, as was the pool table. All the cooks had everything needed for meal prep, and the separate floors provided options for rest, relaxation, and privacy. The satellite box in the main family room was not functioning at all, so we switched it with one from upstairs on the second day of our trip. It was nice to have a large entertainment area on 2 floors - especially with teens in the house. I would have enjoyed more seating (another sofa) in the main room so we could all watch a movie together comfortably. Loved having an island in the kitchen as well as a powder room. The sitting areas in the master and on the top floor were very nice. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at the lodge!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, tasteful and well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect place for a family or friend reunion! There were plenty of comfortable options, the interior furnishings were beautiful and very tasteful and it was stocked very well. We will certainly be coming back here again in the future and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious place to stay in the mountains. Additionally, the views from the porches were stunning! Thank you for opening up your home to be rented!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chipley, FL

Sue from Florida

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, way above the clouds. The view from the porch is amazing. The first morning looked like we were surrounded by beautiful lakes because we were so high, making the clouds look like water. Plenty of sleeping areas, many bathrooms. Perfect for a large family gathering. Thank you Kelly for sharing your property with my family. Yes, we would come again and we would definitely tell our friends about this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for 12 guests; $10 per person per night for parties over 12 guests
Cancellation within 30 days of rental without penalty; cancellations within 30 days of stay may re-book another stay.
No refunds for snow or icy conditions; may rebook another stay. Must be at least 30 years old to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.