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Elf School @ LK Chatuge Access w/ Optional Use of a PONTOON BOAT During Visit

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)


This Lake Access property is Located 6 miles north of Hiawassee,Ga and 5 miles East of Hayesville, NC on the north shore of Lake Chatuge.

Full use of a PONTOON BOAT is available during your stay. If you want the Pontoon option, you must choose it at the time of booking. The Pontoon Rental Rate is 1/3rd to 1/2 the rate charged at Marinas. Again, if you want this option, please let us know at the time of booking and we will issue a new VRBO/Homeaway quote that includes the pontoon.

Don't miss your opportunity to stay in an historic property that that was once an elementary school, then an Inn, B&B and Restaurant for many years, operating as the BroadAx Inn and the Elf School Inn. The building has been renovated and converted into two PRIVATE, separate living units. The West Unit is NOT RENTED unless a family or group wants to RENT BOTH for a group event. The East Unit is 3,250 square feet and has all the space and amenities you are looking for. There are three bedrooms. The large Master BR has a king bed, private full bath with jetted tub and separate shower, wood burning fireplace and a queen sleeper. It also has large windows with some lake and mountain views. The second bedroom has a queen bed, private bath and same view as the master. The third bedroom has two twin beds, private bath and same view. There is a private entrance, from the front parking that enters a large foyer. One end of the foyer is a small sitting/sun-room. Adjacent to the foyer is another bath with a shower and doubles as a laundry room with a stacked washer/dryer. Off the left side of the foyer is a large recreation/living room with a sleeper sofa, pool table, large TV and entertainment area. Off the other side of the foyer, is a hallway that goes past the three bedrooms and baths. At the end of the hall is a large great room with full Kitchen, bar, dining table for eight and a small seating area with TV and DVD. This room has large windows and opens onto a covered porch with mountain view. The porch has seating for relaxing and/or dining. There is a gas grill for BBQing. Off the porch, is a large lawn for lawn sports, horseshoe and a swing for relaxing and enjoying the view. And you also have the optional use of a pontoon boat for your entire stay. It is located in a private community dock about 200 yards from the house.

Keywords: Former Inn and B&B, 3 Bedroom, 4 baths, Recreation, Living Rm, Large Kitchen, Dining Room, Laundry Room, Large Foyer, Porch, long mountain view, lake access with limited lake view, large lawn, 3,250 SqFt, Hiawassee, Young Harris, Georgia Lake, Chatuge, Lodge, Pontoon, Boat, Private, Dock

More Details

Cliff Hood
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cliff Hood

We live nearby in Helen, Georgia and own this property as well as another adjacent house that we rent through VRBO.

Cliff Hood purchased this house in 2008

Why Cliff Hood chose Hayesville

We really enjoy mountain lakes, particularly Lake Chatuge and the North Carolina side of the lake. There is a large amount of TVA and National Forest with great mountain views. There are many very good restaurants and activities in the area and some are available via the lake. This property sits on 2 & 1/2 acres with a large lawn area.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the Elf Community and having lake access through the pontoon boat, is great for cruising around beautiful Lake Chatuge.


Hayesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to bedroom #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to Bedroom #3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private to Bedroom #1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Doubles as a Lundry Rm with stacked wash/dry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Bedroom with Fireplace and queen sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleep Sofas (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The property has access to Lake Chatuge. The access is a boat slip at a private community dock about 200 yards away if you choose the optional use of a Pontoon Boat, with the rental.


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Elf School @ LK Chatuge Access w/ Optional Use of a PONTOON BOAT During Visit
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Elf School was a great place to stay we enjoyed everything about it, our grandchildren had a wonderful time running through the house and grounds while the adults watched from the grand porch. Swimming all day off the Pontoon boat and Sunset cruises in the evening was the highlight of each day. Billiards at night in the family room added to more fun memories to last a life time. I highly recommend the Elf School it was truly a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is a fun place and we hope you will return next year!
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We had a wonderful time in this interesting house.

  • 5 of 5

Had plenty of room and liked that each bedroom had its own bathroom and there was a 4th bathroom also. The pontoon boat was a great option and really made the trip. It was great to be able to boat around on beautiful Lake Chatuge.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Historic Property

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious. Great to have a bathroom with every bedroom. Men enjoyed the pool table and we all enjoyed the porch! Local family told us cool stories about history of the building.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was nice

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the old elf school house! I just which they had not built the houses on front so you could not have a view of the mountains and lake! Loved the use of the boat!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are so happy that you enjoyed the house, lake and pontoon boat. Having a pontoon available during your stay is a great addition to the Lake experience. Yes, we have lost part of our lake and mountain view due to "progress" but that can happen when you are in such a great location and Community! Thanks again and please join our many other guests and friends that return frequently.
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What a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner is a true gem. The property is spectacular! We sat on the porch and watched the moon come up every night--and we didn't want to leave. The neighborhood is great for walking. The Elf School is huge--and ever so comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. The bedrooms are very nice and comfortable. We have stayed there two years in a row--and loved every single minute of it. It is simply a fantastic place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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large house, with several extras. pontoon boat offsite

  • 4 of 5

it was a fun place to stay but a lot of inconsistent information given from owner and hassles for several days.

lodge had lots of space, several rooms, fun game room, cool bar style kitchen, large back deck/porch overlooking a huge yard.

the dock/pontoon is not on site, nor was that explained on either the website or during pre-rental correspondence about the lodge (i believe). there were several families with multiple adults who all planned to be able to take responsibility driving the pontoon, and it ended up only two (2) adults could drive the pontoon.

the trash did not get picked up on time. we were requested to toss it into a fenced in area (looked like a dog pin).

on the second or third night the a/c turned off in the mid-evening which led to my father walking all around the lodge (rented side and non-rented side) looking for breaker boxes, outlets, fans, etc (i don't know). we ended up having to open up the other side of the lodge (connected by game room) and aim fans? from one side to the other in order to cool our side off... i think we or someone was able to restore the a/c in a couple to few hours...

another home, believed to be owned by the same man/couple/family rented another house to our other side of our family and that house came with a pontoon boat as well. their pontoon was closer, but i believe they were only able to take it out once or where out on the pontoon when it broke down...

my grandmother was extremely upset, and they hassled her about refunding her any portion of money for the lack of pontoon for the remainder of the week and for inconvenience. i believe she ended up getting a portion back... or i'm just being generous.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First let me say that I am totally shocked by this review. I do not know the person that wrote this. They were not a party to the rental transaction and I do not know why they waited 10 months to do this. I will also say that if you are a potential guest and reading this please see all the other very positive reviews we have received over the past 6 years. The person who rented our two adjacent properties, for this time period, is a very nice senior lady who lives less than 10 miles from the property. She rented for her extended family of 25+ and paid for the full rental. I was reluctant to rent to that may people but she and her son came by to "scout" the properties in August of 2014 and were extremely nice and since her son would be on site and she would be in and I, I agreed to rent to them. The Lady and I subsequently exchanged 20 email and I also exchanged email with her daughter-in-law. The Lady also sent me three notes, so there was no lack of communication and no misconceptions about the property. During their stay I had the son's cell number and he had mine. I was also on site at least three times that week, since I am the maintenance and garbage man. With that may people and the reunion gatherings, there were some minor issues with trash and one night the HVAC breaker, on one side of the houses, tripped. I quickly responded and walked the son thru the process by phone. Both properties have use of a pontoon boat and there are only two qualified drivers each, on the use agreement. One pontoon did break down. The lower engine gear went out because it had been cranked in shallow water by the previous guest. I provided them with money to rent a boat at a nearby marina. Again, I am not sure which non-paying family member wrote this but I have not received any negative feedback from the person that rented, or her son. They were extremely nice and I thought we parted on good terms.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Asheville, NC; Chattanooga, Tenn; Atlanta, Ga
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hiawassee, Ga; Hayesville, NC, Murphy NC
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ridges GC, Chatuge Shores, Brasstown Resort nearby
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Hiawassee, Ga; Hayesville, NC
Nearest Ski
50 Miles

Lake Access to nearby private community dock. Also, Optional Pontoon Boat Rental can be included with the House Rental




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Pontoon Rental $500

Owner reserves the right to require a Credit Card Hold as a Security Deposit, prior to arrival. The first payment of $25% of the rental is due at booking. The second payment of 75% is due 10 days prior to arrival. Full refund on cancellation up to 60 days prior to arrival. No refund within 60 days of arrival. Pontoon Boat rental is an option but the decision must be made at the time of booking. Please notify the owner that you would like to take the Pontoon Boat option and the owner will send a new quote that includes the option. The Pontoon option is $500 for a 3,4,5,6 or 7 day rental. The Lodging rental days must be the same as the Pontoon rental days. For example, if you rent the house for 7 days and take the Pontoon option then you have full use of the Pontoon for the 7 days you are renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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