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Bear Footin - Secluded cabin with a 2 min walk to downtown Helen

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Rustic 4 bedroom cablin with a loft and 3 1/2 bathrooms. 7 beds + sofa sleeper that sleeps 14 comfortably. Five person hot tub with mountain views as well as a nice back porch to enjoy the night sky. Downstairs entertainment area with pool table and a second kitchen. Downstairs sleeps 4 and can be rented separately for a couples retreat.


Property Manager
Georgia Mountain Rentals
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2012

About Georgia Mountain Rentals

We live in Atlanta and have 3 girls and 1 dog.

We enjoy the the mountains and the beach, come visit our mountain place and then our beach condo!

Georgia Mountain Rentals purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Georgia Mountain Rentals chose Northeast Mountains

Has a great cabin feel and is secluded but 2 min walk to town. The best of both worlds!

What makes this cabin unique

Hot Tub, Pool Table, 2 min walk to town.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Bear Footin - Secluded cabin with a 2 min walk to downtown Helen
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
4

Great location, fantastic size but needs updating

  • 4 of 5

First and foremost, the location and size of this place are great. It is just a short walk downhill and you are right in the middle of downtown Helen. No twisting switchback roads to get there, and you can easily walk into town for dinner, ice cream or to go shopping. Next, the house itself is huge. We had a group of eight ranging from 7 to 70 and everyone had plenty of room. The downstairs is like a small apartment with a small kitchen, living area and bedroom and bath. The upper floors have two queen rooms, a king room and a loft with a double and two twin beds. One could easily fit 10 plus folks very comfortably. The beds are nice and the family room was a focal point. Our kids also liked the pool table, though it is placed in a room that is too small for it. We made do.

The drawback is that the place needs updating. The kitchen appliances and cabinets are old. There's one drawer which I never got completely opened. It would also be well served with improved lighting. The furniture was also a bit dated, which is ok, except for when you sink so deep into a sofa that you can't get up without assistance.

We also had the hot water issue mentioned by a previous reviewer. We ran out one night which caused some consternation but it was not a problem if we paid attention and didn't run the dishwasher, washing machine and showers at the same time.

We made use of the outside deck and the hot tub and had a great trip.

Again, great location. Walk to town, short drive to Ruby Falls, Smithgall Woods, trout fishing, etc. Great size, plenty of room. The place just needs some care and updating to get to a five star rating.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
5

Great location! Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our gals getaway weekend. Easy walk to downtown Helen for food, shopping and entertainment. The pictures capture the charm of the house. This house is HUGE, with plenty of room to spread out or join together around the dining room table for a game of cards and a bottle of wine. The staff at Georgia Mountain Rentals we spoke with were very helpful, courteous, and made the reservation process pleasant. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 0
Savannah, GA
4

Great location but needs a little TLC

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends and myself stayed here recently for a friends reunion/Oktoberfest. We had a wonderful time and the location of this cabin could not have been better. We were able to walk into downtown Helen in about 2 minutes. Also, the cabin was very spacious so no one felt crowded.

The problems with the cabin are minor and could be very easily remedied by the owners. The first, and most pressing, was that the fridge door on the main level would not stay closed. We had purchased food to eat during our stay and nothing stayed super cold because of this. Honestly, most of the appliances in the kitchen were about 15 years old and could stand to be updated. Also, there were no grill tools (grate cleaner, metal tongs/spatula) so grilling was somewhat challenging. And they do provide plates, glasses, cups, etc. but we could not find any storage containers with lids to store leftovers.

One of the other main problems is that there was never enough hot water for everyone to take a shower. When you have 3 bathrooms you should at least have an 80 gallon water heater, or have a separate water heater for each level. This place had 1 50 gallon for the entire cabin, which was definitely not adequate.

Spiders were another problem. I know this place is in the woods, but there were cobwebs on all the porches (so they obviously aren't cleaning them up to prevent them) and two huge wolf spiders in the basement kitchen sink. A monthly spraying and more thorough cleaning would eradicate this issue.

If all these things were fixed this place would be the best place to stay in Helen, hands down. Overall we had a great time and would recommend the cabin even if these suggestions were ignored, but I think any owner would want to fix such minor issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Savannah, GA
4

Great location, just needs a little TLC

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends and myself stayed here recently for a friends reunion/Oktoberfest. We had a wonderful time and the location of this cabin could not have been better. We were able to walk into downtown Helen in about 2 minutes. Also, the cabin was very spacious so no one felt crowded.

The problems with the cabin are minor and could be very easily remedied by the owners. The first, and most pressing, was that the fridge door on the main level would not stay closed. We had purchased food to eat during our stay and nothing stayed super cold because of this. Honestly, most of the appliances in the kitchen were about 15 years old and could stand to be updated. Also, there were no grill tools (grate cleaner, metal tongs/spatula) so grilling was somewhat challenging. And they do provide plates, glasses, cups, etc. but we could not find any storage containers with lids to store leftovers.

One of the other main problems is that there was never enough hot water for everyone to take a shower. When you have 3 bathrooms you should at least have an 80 gallon water heater, or have a separate water heater for each level. This place had 1 50 gallon for the entire cabin, which was definitely not adequate.

Spiders were another problem. I know this place is in the woods, but there were cobwebs on all the porches (so they obviously aren't cleaning them up to prevent them) and two huge wolf spiders in the basement kitchen sink. A monthly spraying and more thorough cleaning would eradicate this issue.

If all these things were fixed this place would be the best place to stay in Helen, hands down. Overall we had a great time and would recommend the cabin even if these suggestions were ignored, but I think any owner would want to fix such minor issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, we want to make our cabin the best it can be for our guests. Over the Christmas holiday we updated the kitchen including new appliances and a new backsplash. We also have installed a new grill, and added kitchen and grill utensils. Finally, we did replace our bug service and have not had any more comments about spiders and such. Thanks again for the comments, and hope to have you back!
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Pauls
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
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Amenities

Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water tubing

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