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River Fun Retreat-Double Cabin, Walking Distance to Helen, Sleeps 10

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Cabins, 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The LOG and FISHERMAN Double Cabin offers two distinctive cabins joined together, on the river, to accommodate multi families or just one big happy group!

The LOG Cabin Sleeps 4. One Bedroom with a King Bed and the Second Bedroom with a Full Bed. There is a Full Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Access to the "Grotto" HotTub!, Indoor Gas Fire Logs, and Amazing Stone Porch Overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

The LOG Cabin is an Historical Mountain Delight. Built in 1928 it is an Original Hand Hewn Log Cabin. Each and every stone used to build the walkways, porch, retaining walls and grotto surrounding the Cabin, were hand picked from the Chattahoochee River and carried 50 feet to the Cabin structure. It was a labor of love for Charlie and his Wife, whose pictures adorn the Huge Stone Fireplace in the cabin.

The FISHERMAN's Cabin Sleeps 6. The Main Level has One Bedroom with a Queen Bed. Take the Staircase to the Upstairs Loft and you find One King Bed and Two Twin Beds. There is a Full Bathroom on the main level and Full Kitchen. The Private Deck has a Gas Grill and is elevated above the Secret Stone Garden, that leads to the Hot Tub in the Stone "Grotto" below.

The FISHERMAN'S Cabin is a Riverside Dream for Water Lovers. You are steps away from the best TROUT and FLY Fishing this area has to offer. After Catching that Evenings Dinner... many guests cook the days bounty on our NEW "Mac-Daddy" Grill ... Riverside. This Grill has a Gas Grilling area, a Charcoal Grilling area, Smoker Box and Ceramic Burner. Then the decision is whether to start a Huge Bon Fire in the Pit by the River or Dine on your Porch overlooking the River.

Whether You are Preparing a Family REUNION, Gathering of FRIENDS, Planning a WEDDING Party or Need a Great Location for Your Next Corporate RETREAT.

BEAR CREEK LODGE and CABINS offers 7 Unique Cabins, together comprising of 15 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms and accommodates 40+ Guests. Tucked into the Mountain and Valley, with 150 feet of Waterfront on the Chattahoochee River and 6 Acres of Beautiful Mountain Terrain, Spring Fed Creeks, Waterfalls and Trails.... Plenty of Privacy to Host Your Event or Family Vacation. Only 2 cabin are listed on this site, to see the other cabins go to bearcreeklodgeandcabins

BEAR CREEK is located in the Fun and Lively Town of Helen, Georgia. Most Guests just walk into Town for Dining, Shopping, Gem Mining, Tubing, Miniature Golf, Ice Cream, Bavarian Beer Cheese Pretzels... and did I just mention Beer... every kind you can Dream Up :)

Grand Covered Porch's Overlooking the Mountain Valley, Wrap Around Decks with a View of the Chattahoochee River, Hammocks, Hot Tubs, Wooden Rockers, Log Furniture, BonFire Pit, Pool Table and Private Hot Tub's... will Make Your Guests Feel at Home and Surrounded by the Luxury our Cabins Provide. We are ALWAYS Updating the Property ... Our latest Addition is a "Mac-Daddy" Grill ... it has a Gas Grilling area, a Charcoal Grilling area, Smoker Box and Ceramic Burner.

Just so you know... we always allow our "4 legged" friends to bring their Owners on vacation :)

THE OWNERS OF BEAR CREEK offer a MORE SECURE PAYMENT service then the "book with confidence" guarantee that VRBO purports. 

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .... VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER.... INCLUDING AMEX AND DINERS. 

Our payment system is through FIRST DATA in conjunction with SunTrust Bank. We have a POS terminal the same as you see at a Supermarket or Gas Station. 

When you BOOK, we will contact you to make PAYMENT arrangements. Thanks. 

NOTE: NEW OWNERS... THE CABINS HAVE BEEN DETAIL CLEANED AND MANY UPGRADES SINCE PAST REVIEWS....

More Details

Owner
Pam and Earl
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Pam and Earl

Pam and Earl Rodgers Invite You to Stay in our Cabin Vacation Homes. We are OPEN 365 Days a Year and Live Full Time on our Beautiful Mountain Property. We have 7 Cabin Rentals on the Property and we Always Allow our "4 legged friends" to Bring their Owners :)

Pam and Earl purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Pam and Earl chose Helen

You can walk from your cabin to downtown Helen. Your pets are allowed to bring you on vacation :)

What makes this cabin unique

...the best of two worlds .... quiet and peaceful on the river, but the fun town is just minutes away...... no other place like this in Helen !

Amenities

Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Refundable cleaning deposit of $100 required at check in
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • FISHERMAN Bathroom - toilet , shower
    LOG Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • LOG Cabin Master - 1 king
    LOG Cabin 2 - 1 double
    FISHERMAN Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    FISHERMAN Entry Level - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen (1), Double (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
tubing, horseshoes, outdoor bar, gold mine trail, bonfire pit, walk to a waterfall.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet fun walking distance to haunted house and go karts even for the older people. If younger can walk to town loved the hot tub and sounds of river it was just awesome

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

It was rustic

  • 4 of 5

It was not what I expected

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Know what to expect...

  • 1 of 5

We rented a 4 bedroom, 2 bath riverfront cabin. I've rented many cabins in the mountains and when paying this amount of money, there are several things that I expect. First and foremost, I expect a clean cabin. This cabin was super dusty and had a terrible smell that was trying to be masked by air fresheners. The combination was not pleasant. The amount of dust made my allergies terrible! The bathrooms weren't clean and the place in general is falling apart. It's very cluttery which makes it even worse. I also expect comfortable beds and linens. The mattresses here are very cheap and nobody got a good night's sleep on them. Also, for that amount of money, I don't expect to have to clean a place while on vacation. I understand stripping beds, running dishwasher, and other basics for cabins, but the cleaning list for this cabin was shocking. They ask that you shake out the rugs, vacuum, clean the bathrooms, wipe down all counters... and on and on.

We ended up leaving a day early because we were not happy with the place. Tim came by and gave us our cleaning deposit back and offered a free night if we ever want to return, but I don't see that happening. I will say that the owners were very nice and the location was great, but they need to step up the care of these properties to be charging the amount they do.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this cabin wasn't right for you. It is one of our most popular ones, and is rented practically every day of the month, with hundreds of satisfied guests. As I recall, you wanted an early check in. There was a party of 10 that had checked out about an hour before you arrived. Tim did the best he could to accommodate your early arrival . Many times there are cooking and pet odors left behind if there isn't sufficient time for us to air out the cabin in between guests. The cleaning list is there in an effort to save guests money on fees which we don't charge as many other cabin rental businesses do. As far as the price, it is in line with the standard rates for Helen, and also includes use of our river tubes and private waterfront park we maintain for our guests. As you booked through vrbo, the rate was driven up by service and credit card fees which we have no control over.
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5

A unique setting for a great family time

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for the second time at the double cabins on the river in June 2016 (first time was July 2014). Our ages ranged from 13 months to 67 years and once again we had a great time. The "park" area gave the generations something fun to do any time we weren't tubing on the river, and the location is excellent for people watching! Close enough to walk into town (shout out to Betty's for having nearly everything we forgot!), and we made friends yet again with another multi-time family in one of Tim and Cindy's other cabins. Tim and Cindy are great - they were always responsive to our questions, even if it was just "where's the best pizza in Helen" questions. If you get bored staying here, it's your own fault -- just explore the two cabins and you'll stay charmed!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia- Thanks for taking the time in your busy schedule to post this kind review. Thanks for returning to our establishment- we know there are many options in which to choose in Helen, and we greatly appreciate your repeat business...Say hi to the family for us !
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5

Great stay for all 18 of us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in The Lodge and The Fisherman's Cabin over the 4th of July weekend. The park on the river is hands down the perfect setting for a group. We had a wonderful time grilling, tubing (very easy access), and drinking beer down by the river. The boys especially loved Cindy's driving range set up. It was my husband's 30th birthday and we were able to all watch a video I had made of all of his friends and family wishing him a Happy Birthday down there too since we had electrical access. It was the definite highlight of the trip! The location is perfect too. We walked into Helen for the fireworks, hung out at a bar after in downtown, and walked home. Half of our group stopped at the go kart place right on the way home and rode golf carts too. Tip: when going into town during high traffic times, come out of the road the cabins are on, take a left, and then take an immediate right on Unicoi I think. There's a grocery and liquor store right there and it takes 3 minutes and no traffic if you go that way. I have no idea how Cindy has the energy to keep us with everything but she manages very well. Side note, she's also absolutely hysterical. She had us all cracking up the second we walked in the door. The cabins are rustic and quirky so know that going in and just go with it. Some of my girlfriends were surprised but they all came around in the end and said they'd definitely want to come back. I think it was nice for us all to get out of our element and be more in touch with nature. The Lodge is where I stayed and will want to stay again but having access to the Fisherman's Cabin is great for grilling and access to the river. It was also perfect for our friends with a small child since he could nap and they were only 50 feet away and had the wifi for their baby monitor so they could keep an eye on him the whole time. The hot tubs are great and very clean, the pool table room at the Lodge was used multiple times, the kitchens have what you need. It's great. We brought a golf cart by the way, which was really helpful in transporting people and food to the river from the Lodge since it's a bit steep. Thanks Cindy for all of your help and for going out of your way to ship my left behind clothes before you left town!!!! She's seriously the best!! She feels like a friend and it shows that others feel that way by all the sweet notes left for her.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishermans cabin

  • 3 of 5

We stay at this cabin a week ,there were 5 that arrived on Saturday and 3 others joined us on Monday .This cabin was ok but could be much better if the spider webs and dust all over the upper parts of both cabins where professionally cleaned and debugged ,mostly big wolf spiders ( there were at least 6 killed and had to make sure spider webs were knocked down ) while 4 of us left on Friday evening the other 4 stayed till check out Saturday .There was one vacuum cleaner that started smoking while in use in which it was quickly unplugged and put away ,i must say sorry to Cindy for not alerting her to this but with trying to keep up with grandkids and making sure they packed everything they brought ,it slipped my mind until my daughter in law told me what was said . we still enjoyed the time we spent together . this is all i have to say . Hope future renters enjoy this place .

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Holidays, Oktoberfest, and special events add 20% 3 night minimum stay for holidays.
Refundable Cleaning Deposit: $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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