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Wilderness Lodge on the Lake! 4BR Sleeps 8-10

Hartwell, GA, USA
  • Lodge
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Bear! Oh My! You're not in Kansas anymore when you enter this Wilderness Lodge Retreat located in sunny Hartwell, Georgia. With over 30 'stuffed' animals, we can assure you this will be a rental you'll remember for years to come. You'll love the charm of this wooded lodge and especially the location on the lake just 1 mile from downtown Hartwell's shops and restaurants.

Imagine waking up with a hot cup of coffee and sitting in the cozy sunporch overlooking the lake. Watch as the heron spears her breakfast, the fish jump and the birds build their nests. Spend the day sunning yourself on the two story covered boat dock or relaxing in the shade on one of the many lounge chairs. You may bring along your own boat for docking or rent one at a nearby marina. Take a quiet kayak ride in the cove and search for the home of the resident beaver. We're minutes from the main channel and the deep water in our cove keeps us wet all summer long.

We have provided all of the necessities you'll require as well as much of the entertainment you'll desire for the whole family! A large recreation room provides hours of fun and enjoyment playing pool, ping pong and a selection of games. If a football game or golf tournament is on the tube, watch it on one of our large screen (55', 70') TVs. Relax on one of the wood swings with a view of the water or soak in the hot tub with a glass of champagne. Have a festive family dinner around our farmhouse table or take a picnic to one of the many sandy shorelines on Lake Hartwell.

Bring your whole family for a vacation to remember on Lake Hartwell. Just don't feed the animals!

Keywords: Cabin, House, Lodge, Lake House, Getaway, Retreat, Family Escape, Vacation Rental


Julie Ouellette

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Julie Ouellette

We are an outdoors family, loving to swim, hike, dirt bike ride, tube and enjoy the surrounding area. We've decided to share our lodge with other families through rentals and hope to enjoy it throughout the year as well. We love Hartwell, the great shopping, the amazingly friendly people and the slow pace. We can't help but relax when we're up here. Most often you'll find us reading a book in the shade, sipping lemonade and laughing at silly jokes. From our family to yours, we wish you a relaxing vacation!

Julie Ouellette purchased this Lodge in 2010

Why Julie Ouellette chose Hartwell

Hartwell is awesome, just minutes from I-85 and convenient to Atlanta, Greenville, the North GA mountains it's in the perfect location to enjoy all that Georgia and South Carolina have to offer. The people in Hartwell make you feel instantly at home. The country feel yet access to city amenities makes it a perfect escape.

What makes this Lodge unique

This quiet neighborhood has large lots, well kept houses and many full time families. The lake is quiet and huge! Many times we are the only ones out on the water. We love taking a 40 minute boat ride to the Portman Marina for dinner at the Galley and coming home with the beautiful sunset as the backdrop.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master
        1 king, Includes TV/DVD and full bathroom
      • Queen Barn Wood Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Private Bathroom
      • Loft Bedroom
        1 queen, Cozy Loft Bedroom with full bathroom. Private.
      • Bunk Room
        2 bunk bed, Cousins can share a room with these two bunk beds.


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Separate His/Hers vanities
        • Loft Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Labrador Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Mallard Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • Main Floor Half Bath

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              65 Feet from the lake. Underbrush cleared for perfect visibility. Located in quiet cove near big water.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Linens Provided
                          Includes bath towels, hand towels and face cloths. Please bring your own beach towels for the lake and hot tub.
                        • Parking
                          Plenty of room to park your boat trailer in the driveway.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              2 Coffee Makers
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes/silverware service for 16, plastic plates for outdoor dining.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Lots of counter space and cabinet space for your groceries. Counter bar seats 3.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Plenty of pots, pans and utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Various spices, Sugar for coffee, coffee filters, salt/pepper, veg. oil, first aid kit.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by side with ice maker.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Books
                                      Browse our bookshelf for some easy reads while you relax in the hammock.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Tons of games including Life, Checkers, Quelf and Ticket to Ride.
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Some oldies but goodies on VHS and some more recent family videos. Bring your own!


                                        • Balcony
                                          Balcony deck off sunroom houses grill and additional seating perfect for afternoon reading and quiet.
                                        • Boat
                                          Rent boats from the Hartwell Marina.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Multi-level deck area off of the recreation room has cozy wooden swings and adirondack chairs overlooking the lake.
                                        • Golf
                                          Cateechee Country Club just a few miles away.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Two sit on kayaks provided, life jackets not included.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Play croquet or bocci on the front lawn (games provided)
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Top of the line deluxe Hot Tub seats 6 and includes 2 lounge seats.


                                                • cinemas
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • All wood interior, 30 taxidermy animals including bear, mountain lion, bobcat, water fowl and many more!! Board games, double decker dock for sun bathing, kayak and a selection of life jackets. Hot tub with built in lounges, stack stone fireplace ready for your fire on cold nights, large private yard with ample room for boat trailer parking.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

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

                                                              51 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Rebecca S.

                                                              Wilderness Lodge was very comfortable for me, my teenagers and my elderly parents. The Lodge has a wonderful master bedroom on the first floor that was perfect for my parents. The other bedrooms were comfortable and each had their own bathroom. The weather was not great but the pool table, ping pong table and hot tub entertained us. I look forward to staying here again!

                                                              Great stay!

                                                              Tara T.

                                                              We had a very nice time. The house is beautiful and the owners were wonderful to deal with.

                                                              Love living in the "wilderness"

                                                              Jeanne M.

                                                              Our week at the Wilderness loadge was amazing! We had a full house of people and never felt crowded or on top of each other. The house had plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing or be all together! The bedrooms were comfortable and we all had our own bathrooms! Though the town of Hartwell has some fun small town things to do and offer, we never needed to leave the house (except to buy groceries, which is not a far drive). The house had games, movies, puzzles, large Jenga, ping pong, pool, a big kitchen, and of course the lake! We spent endless hours on the dock and swimming in the lake. We couldn't have asked for a better week or place for our family to vacation together! And of course the animals on the wall kept the conversation going!

                                                              There is Love in the walls of this Lodge

                                                              Sakina H.Chicago, IL

                                                              Our family had an amazing time at the Lodge. The children fell in love as soon as we opened the door. It was peaceful, relaxing, beautiful and a wonderful break from the day to day madness. It was so nice we decided to stay an extra 2 days opting for a longer commute to handle business. So worth it. Hot tub was just what we needed after running around all day in SC. Already planning on returning for another trip VERY soon. Owner was great to work with and very easy going. Best vacation in a long time. Didn't want to leave.

                                                              Fun with grandkids

                                                              Debbie S.Atlanta, Ga

                                                              We stayed a week with our 5 grandchildren - ages 7-11. We loved the house, beautifully decorated with a well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed ping pong, pool table and the hot tub. Great location on quiet cove - but close to anything you need. Definitely will plan on coming back. Owners very easy to work with and responsive

                                                              Great week at Wilderness Lodge

                                                              JaneAthens, Ga. Clarke Couonty

                                                              Our family spent a wonderful week in July, 2016 at Wilderness Lodge on Lake Hartwell. This lake house is beautiful with everything that you could need and more. The two tiered deck was such fun for our young people as well as for all of us. We loved how close we were to the town of Hartwell. Having grown up in Hartwell we could easily visit our friends and relive our younger years. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation week.


                                                              Hartwell, GA, USA

                                                              There is so much to do in the Hartwell area. Let us know what you're interested in and we'll help point you in the right direction!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              2 dogs allowed per reservation. $200 pet fee is per week, $75 per weekend and non-refundable. $100 reservation fee is non-refundable.

                                                              51 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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