10,000sqft, 9BR-6BA, Racqtball/Basketball, 14acres-Troutstream,Billiards,Arcade
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Laughing Bear Lodge: 10,000 Sq Ft Lodge on 14 secluded Acres with Trout Stream and elevated Golf-Landing Green. Inside has Full-size Racquetball Court with Basketball Goal, Arcade Games, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, TV Room with DVD, Xbox360Kinect, 9Bedrms/6.5 Baths, Huge Kitchen, Huge Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling, Skylights, Wood-burning Fireplace, Large Dining Rm with 16 ft long custom-made Farm Table which seats 18-20. Master Bedroom has Private Balcony which overlooks Acreage & Trout Stream. River Tubes and life jackets(20) included in warm season / firewood included in cold season. This Lodge can easily sleep 30 in beds and 40-50 using sofa beds and futons. This property, with 5-6 Acres of open yard/pasture is great for large groups. The elevated Golf-Landing Green is our newest Addition. Maid Service, Chef Service and/or Full Concierge Service is Available. WOW! Laughing Bear Lodge is 10 min from Blue Ridge, GA, 15 min from the Ocoee Olympic Center, 1 hour from the Nantahala Outdoor Center and 2 hours from Atlanta. Laughing Bear has 1,000 feet of Frontage on a Major, Stocked Trout Stream. Perfect for large groups, family reunions/vacations, corporate groups, or church groups. There's something for every age at Laughing Bear Lodge from tubing and playing in the back yard to relaxing on the inside in countless areas. The layout allows for an easy flow with many guests, to cozy quaint spots for just a few to sit and enjoy! Our reviews say it all so you can see what those say about it who have actually stayed with us!
Keywords: North Georgia, North Georgia Lodging, North Georgia Cabins, North Georgia Corporate Retreats, North Georgia Lodges, North Georgia Reunions, Georgia Mountains, Mountain Lodges, Riverfront Lodge, Blue Ridge Georgia, Ellijay Georgia, Church Retreats,
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 30-40
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- There really is no other place like LaughingBearLodge! Room for kids to be kids, adults to sit and chat or watch their favorite game or show on tv. There are 11 televisions throughout LaughingBearLodge. 1,000 ft of water front for the kids, fishing, or adults just sitting and relaxing. Picnic in the woods or shaded areas, relax on one of the balconies or porches, walk in the woods, or just find 'your spot' somewhere on the 14 private acres---there is not another place like LaughingBearLodge. If the weather does not permit outside activities, the rec level has plenty to keep everyone entertained; racquetball/basketball court, small work out room, x-box 360 kinect (bring your own games), ping pong, pool table, 100 arcade games on 3 free standing machines (all free play). And all of this away from the 2 other levels of the house. There is enough space for everyone to play, relax, eat and sleep and NOT be on top of one another.!!!!...moreless
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Plug in your playlist from your phone and listen in the great room, kitchen, sunroom, and rec area. Each room has its own volume control so you can rock out in one room, while the others are quiet....moreless
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
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- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Towels Provided
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- Wireless Internet
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- Ice Maker
Gorgeous granite counter tops, 2 dish washers, 2 garbage disposals, 2 refrigerators, fully equipped kitchen with plates, utensils, serving platters, bowls, pots, pans, blender, mixer, griddles, coffee pots and urn, 5 eye gas cook top, 2 full sinks...moreless
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- Jetted Tub
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $500 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 12%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Appalachian Trail ends about 15 miles south of LaughingBearLodge. 1996 Olympic Kayaking Park sits approx 20 miles from LaughingBearLodge on the Ocoee River. Try your water skills on the course or spend the afternoon just watching. Chattanooga TN is an hour and half WEST of LaughingBearLodge, Asheville, NC is 2 and half hours NORTH, and Atlanta is 2 hours South of LaughingBearLodge. Centrally located for city excursions in TN, NC and GA! Hiking trails, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, and streams envelope this entire area. Fannin County is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia. Endless outdoor activities are available within minutes of LaughingBearLodge. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a great 3 and a half hour excursion with open air cars for a blast from the past ride on a steam locomotive! Quaint, one of a kind shops and restaurants line the streets of Blue Ridge, GA for a day of shopping and dining. Most of downtown Blue Ridge is locally owned and the friendly town-folk only make your day THAT much more special! Mercier Orchard is about 10 miles south of LaughingBear and you can pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, etc., depending on the time of year. Visit area wineries for tours and tastings and depending on the time of year you visit the North GA mountains---enjoy festivals, carnivals, rodeos, fairs, music, auto shows, always great shopping and always friendly mountain hospitality.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Laughing Bear Lodge was our home for 6 years and when we moved out in June of 2011, we left everything there except our clothes and family pictures. So you are visiting our home where we raised our children thru their teenage years, laughed, loved, cried and made many special family memories. We renovated most of Laughing Bear Lodge while living there full time and that was an adventure for the ages!!! Did you ever see the movie 'Money Pit'? :) It is now our blessing to share our former home with other families and our prayer is that you find it more than just a rental........it really is a home with a heart! We moved from the hustle and bustle of city life in Atlanta, to this serene home with our 2 children who were 12 and 14 at the time of the move. To leave the 'burbs' of Atlanta and plop down in the middle of the country with no family or friends, was beyond a culture shock to everyone! But the small town country folk were friendly and kind, and we feel that both of our children benefited greatly to live where everything did not revolve around the conveniences that a large metropolitan city offers. We all grew closer to The Lord, one another and well, we all just grew up; including me! The life lessons learned at Laughing Bear Lodge will influence the generations to come in our family and as the years pass by..........the stories will unfold with the tale of how Laughing Bear Lodge is where a piece of all our hearts will always be. We hope that you will find your visit with us memorable in the best of ways and that you will share what you find at Laughing Bear Lodge with others.....and maybe what you find..... is that special new place in YOUR heart. Laughing Bear Lodge.......a little piece of all our hearts!
Why the Owner Chose Blue Ridge, GA, USA:
14 private acres with more than 1,000 ft on highly sought after Trout Stream! Lake Blue Ridge 15 minutes away with jet ski and pontoon rentals, and beach area, Toccoa River, Trout Fishing, tubing, white water rafting, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Wildlife, 2 hours from Atlanta, 1 1/2 hours from NC ski resorts, 1 hour from Chattanooga, golf, antique shops, base of Appalachian Trail and Cohutta Mtns.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We owned a vacation cabin rental company and I repeatedly had to keep turning away large groups/families/churches/corporate groups, due to the space required for groups that have more than 10-12 guests that wanted to stay under one roof. We knew from the moment we toured this house that it could be a 'place like no other' because where else can you house that many guests over night!?! However we knew the Lord would have to strongly intervene for A,B,C,D,E,F,G, and H to line up where we could afford a place like this. Well the old saying 'Be careful what you pray for because you just might get it' came to be our mantra! When we bought the house, it was all carpet and linoleum, there were no indoor beams and most of the walls had wood running on the diagonal! There was a small stoop that measured 8 x 10 off the front of the house; that now boasts a large rocking chair porch, surround deck and upper balcony with panoramic view. There was only 1 small narrow staircase inside that linked the upper level to the main level of the house and all the rooms were either over sized or under sized. So to say that we had our work cut out for us is an understatement. But we saw room to run, Room to Play, great place for Gatherings of Family & Friends, Fishing, Tubing, in-door racquetball court, game room, and what could potentially be a gorgeous piece of property once the fences and trees were removed to where you could not only see the beautiful mountain water, but actually be able to access the water! So we hope our guests enjoy the eclectic decor, the usable outdoor space, and since you know a bit of the background, will somewhat appreciate the blood, sweat and tears poured into what we now affectionately call Laughing Bear Lodge.
- Primary: 706-492-3311
- Secondary: 706-455-2095
LaughingBearLodge: 14Acres on secluded Trout Stream -Amazing Room - inside & out
Huge Kitchen w/ 2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, extra freezer
Gorgeous sunroom overlooks 5-6 acres surrounded with large deck.
Deck surrounding sun room; will seat 25+!
Bdrm #1, Huge Mstr Bdrm Upper Level w/2 pullout queen beds. Private balcony.
Bdroom #2 is in South wing; 2 queen beds/full hallway bath.
Bdrm #4, Upper Level Twin Bedroom/shares JnJ bath with south wing, bdrm #3.
Bdrm #6, Upper Level/N. Wing, single Q bdrm INSIDE bdrm #5.
Bdrm #8, 2 Queen beds on main level/shares full hall bath with King bdrm #7
Full-size Racquetball Court w/ Basketball Goal on rec level---Really!!
LaughingBearLodge in the winter looking south....just gorgeous!
Huge Great Room with 20 ft ceilings and open to Kitchen, Dining, Foyer
Custom-made Dining Room Table seats 16+ and is open to main level great room.
5-6 Acres of Yard, 1,000 ft of Trout Stream, surrounded by Forest in the Mtns!
Private Trout Stream - 1,000 feet on famous Fightingtown Creek
Large Master Bath with Stone Shower, Garden tub and walk-in Closet
Bdrm #3, S. Wing, 2 Queen beds; Shares JnJ bath with Bdrm #4-Twin bdrm
Bdrm #5, Upper Level/North Bdrm has 3 Q beds w/ full bath attached.
Bdrm #7, Main Level King Bdrm/full hall bath shared with bdrm #8.
Bdrm #9, Rec Level Bunk Room has 3 sets of twin bunk beds/full bath in hallway.
Rec Level has ping pong, arcade games-all free play and pool table
Only 2 Hours from Atlanta -Nothing Else like this in the North Georgia Mountains
Laughing Bear Lodge, Jan 2014, looking from back yard towards Laughing Bear.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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