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Elf School @LK Chatuge+PONTOON BOAT USE/BOOK AUG & FALL WHILE STILL AVAILABLE!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

LAKE CHATUGE ACCESS WITH USE OF A PONTOON BOAT! We have a few August dates left and Sept & Oct is now open for booking. Please ask about a discount on the remaining August dates. Also, Sept and October has availability and that is our favorite time of the year at Chatuge! The weather is beautiful, the water is still warm and the mountain views are amazing in the Fall!

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. We charge $500 for a 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 day rental. 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, seperate 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/sunroom. The other end of the foyer has a queen sleeper sofa. 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 pool table, sofa group, 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 lake and 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 covered community dock about one mile 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 mountian view, lake access with lake view, large lawn, 3,250 SqFt, Hiawassee, Young Harris, Georgia Lake, Chatuge, Lodge, Pontoon, Boat, Private, Dock

More Details

Owner
Cliff Hood
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

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 lodge 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 lot 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 lodge unique

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

Amenities

Water's Edge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The property has access to Lake Chatuge. The access is a covered boat slip at a private community dock about 1 mile away if you choose the optional use of a Pontoon Boat, with the rental.

Reviews

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Elf School @LK Chatuge+PONTOON BOAT USE/BOOK AUG & FALL WHILE STILL AVAILABLE!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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Springfield, VA
5

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: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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StL, MO, USA
4

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: Jun 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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Leesburg, Fl
5

UNIQUE AND INTRIGING

  • 5 of 5

What an experience! We never tired of taking in all of the well-appointed decor of the Lodge. Second only to the amazing history of the residence.

Cruisin' on Lake Chatuge was pristine and serene. Great way to totally relax. Packing a picnic lunch, swimming, etc.

Family and three different sets of friends over our two week plus stay enjoyed themselves immensely.

Cliff was only a phone call away to assist with any questions. He is nominated for "Landlord of the Year!"

My only wish is; if our friends decide to rent here in the future, they'll include us!

Sharon and Bob

Leesburg, Fl

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THE BEST TIME WE HAVE EVER HAD AT SCHOOL IN MY LIFE ( MEMORIES FOREVER )

  • 5 of 5

OF ALL OUR TRIPS TO THE MOUNTAINS THIS IS ONE THAT MY WIFE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET. WE HAD WANTED TO STAY IN THE "ELF SCHOOL" FOR YEARS WHAT A WONDERFUL VACATION. WE HAD THE BEST TRIP

WE HAVE EVER HAD AS THE FEELINGS WE HAD IN THE HOME WAS FASCINATING EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK WE WOULD FIND SOMETHING NEW. THE HOME IS WELL SET SO ALL THAT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR IS FOOD AND CLOTHES AND GET READY TO ENJOY EACH AND EVERYDAY. THEN ADD THE BOAT AND THAT IS AUSSUM WHAT A PURFECT PLACE TO BE ABLE TO JUST RELAX. LAKE CHATUGE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKES IN OUR COUNTRY AND THE TIME YOU CAN SPEND ON THE BOAT IS A MEMORY THE WILL NEVER LEAVE.

WE HAVE HAD THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY OF STAYING IN BOTH HOMES ( PATTERSON HOME ) THAT CLIFF HAS AND YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG IN EITHER. IF I SAY ANYTHING I MUST SAY THAT CLIFF IS A GENTLEMAN THAT TRULLY WANTS HIS GUEST TO ENJOY THERE STAY. AND WHEN YOUR ON A VACATION THAT IS SO VERY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE A LOCATION THAT ALL CAN ENJOY AND WITHOUT ANY DOUBT " ELF SCHOOL " IS THAT PLACE.

THANK YOU CLIFF AND WE WILL BE BACK

DON & JAN

ANTIOCH, FL

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottageville,SC
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much at the Elf School Home. It was interesting staying in a place with so much history. The pontoon was a great extra. We enjoyed riding around on the lake. Also, enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the mornings and evenings. It was so nice and quiet. This home is very large, clean, and has everything you would need for a home away from home. Mr. Hood is very kind and easy to deal with. We enjoyed meeting him.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Asheville, NC; Chattanooga, Tenn; Atlanta, Ga
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hiawassee, Ga; Hayesville, 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
Cataloochee

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

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Rates & Availability

Water's Edge Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,250
 
 
Early Fall Season
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,125
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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