Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.(41 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Fish, Swim, Relax, and Recharge in the Comfort of the Great Outdoors
There are no tubers or others floating this private river. The river usually runs clear and you can sometimes see trout from the decks of the house. There is a deep pool and many gentle rapids to enjoy. Put your chair in the river and dip your feet as you read your favorite book. The property is downstream from Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges.
Be lazy in the big and comfortable house with four bedrooms with many big decks overlooking the river. The screened-in porch offers an additional dining table for 8. You can sleep soundly as every room fills with the gentle rush of the river. The main room has one of the tallest rock fireplace around while the walls hold many abstract trout pieces by artist Becca Schlaff. Relax to a wood fire in winter or stretch out in summer under the ceiling fan in the big leather chair. The entire main floor has wood floors and wood walls.
Wifi covers the entire house and even can be accessed by the river. A new 3D TV tempts you to ignore the river's calling and catch the big game or that movie you never seemed to see.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a Stickley queen bed. The second with a bunk bed, an additional single bed, and an extra mattress, a room perfect for kids. The master bedroom on the main floor has a king sized bed with a large walk in closet. The master connects to a bathroom with two sinks, a shower and huge tub with a forest view. The bathroom floor is heated. Lay on it on a cold day and soak in the radiant heat.
The kitchen is warm and inviting to create your 'top chef' meals after a day in the outdoors. Open the window and listen to the river as you cook.
The finished basement includes the fourth bedroom with a double bed. The entire basement floor has Italian tiles and includes a desk area with heated flooring; create your novel, or just check emails on the wireless internet. The ping pong table is tournament quality and makes a great venue for many late night battles. A small foosball table and dart board add to the fun. Many board games are in the closet when family bonding is in order. The basement also includes a dry-erase board world map covering an entire wall; perfect to plan your world exploration or an artistic creation.
The property includes three private acres with a river rock lined trail, fishing docks, and a big flat area for sports and pitching horse shoes. There is also a playscape with a rocket slide for kids of all ages. A big fire pit lined with rocks from the Soque River makes the perfect spot to warm your spirits and toast marshmallows. The entire area is cooled by the river to squelch the summer heat.
You may not want to leave, but if you do, adventures in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, the alpine village of Helen, and many great restaurants. There are wineries in the area and even a newly opened moonshine distillery. Oh my.
The choice is yours. Relax, breathe, and soak in the freshness, or go find adventure. Enjoy the perfect platform for connecting with the family and regenerating your life.
Footnote 1: In general September-May (the cooler months) are the best times for trout fishing, with June being a transition month. June 15-August 31 fishing is limited to early morning and late evening as water temperatures can make it tough on the trout. In addition, hot stretches in July and August sometimes result in water temperatures where we the fish are unlikely to survive a catch and release and we need to shut down fishing completely. The flip side of warmer water of course is great swimming conditions.
Footnote 2: Check out the video above from the producers of a fishing show that stayed with us and also click on the link to an article on Hunnypot in a fishing magazine under the Manager's Info section/Contact Us section below.
Footnote 3: if you need two houses side-by-side our neighbor has a wonderful house and sometimes rents- let us know and we can check for you.
Member since: 2012
Property is a kid paradise. It has a play-scape that our kids have loved and many games and things to do. However, the house isn't 'child proof' and care should be used with young children and toddlers. There are two sets of stairs and a balcony on the top floor. Of course children should be supervised when enjoying the river and surrounding areas. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Heated floors in the bathroom and under the desk.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 10 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 15 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
Note: Standard rate is for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest is $25 per night per guest up to 10 maximum.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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You may not want to leave, but if you do, adventure in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, and the alpine village of Helen, many great restaurants. There are wineries in the area and even a newly opened moonshine distillery. Oh my.
Year Purchased: 2001
About: We are a family of 5 who live in Atlanta. Our kids have grown up in this house, and the name “Hunny Pot” came from their early love for Winnie the Pooh, and the fishing honey hole yards from the house. We have a Labrador who loves to swim in the river, and a grandfather when in his 80’s caught fish from the fishing deck. We love Honey Pot and hope you will too!
Why Clarkesville, GA, USA:
We live in Atlanta, a big city with hot summers. In only 1 hour 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta and the world's busiest airport, we can be in another world, on our private stretch of the Soque River. Fresh air, cool rushing water, and rainbow trout. The river is alluring on a hot day. We take chairs and sit them in the cool water while we relax. Our vacation home is close to the charming town of Clarkesville, but the home is so comfortable that we find it hard to leave. The memories watching our kids grow up and connect with nature here are like the river's deep pool, the 'honey hole.' In this spot, I have watched the kids swim and tube, and on New Years day, I enticed a 14+lb. trout from its depths on a fly. The beast fell only two pounds short of the state record. Watching my dad, at the age of 84, catch a fish from the deck by the same river pool is the bookend of the memories of our daughter catching a 7lb. rainbow trout at age 6, and my son catching his first red eye bass. While difficult to compete with the nature, the inside of the house is very comfortable and is mostly wood. It is large, but still has a cabin feel, highlighted by the giant stack stone wood fireplace. We have roaring ping pong battles in the finished basement and scheme our life adventures on the wall sized world map. Board games played abound such that we rarely turn on the 3D TV. But hey, nice spot to catch the big game or a movie. There is a picture of our daughter reading a book as the river splits around my favorite rock. I have many times risked the life of my laptop to wade out and sit on that rock and connect to the internet. There are many fun things to do nearby, Lake Rabun, Lake Burton, State Parks, waterfalls, hiking, gorges, shopping, eating and tubing in Clarkesville and Helen. But to be truthful, we rarely leave our river forest. Between sports, music and school, we do not get there often enough. So we decided to share our platform for memory creation. Enjoy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Private Cool Soque River, famous for big rainbow trout. There no tubers or others floating this private river. The river usually runs clear and you can often see trout from the decks of the house. Put your chair in the river and dip your feet in as you read your favorite book. Be lazy in the big and comfortable house with 4 bedrooms with many big decks overlooking the river. The main room has the tallest rock fireplace I have seen and it is a true work of art. The entire main floor has wood floors and mostly wood walls. Wifi covers the entire house and even can be accessed by the river. New 3D TV to catch the big game or newest movie. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with a bunk bed and additional single bead perfect for kids. The master on the main has a king sized bed with a large walk in closet. The master connects to a bathroom with a shower and huge tub with a forest view. The bathroom floor is heated. The kitchen is warm and inviting to create your meals after a day in the outdoors. Their are two coffee makers to make the perfect brew to sip riverside in the morning. In the finished basement is the forth bedroom. The entire floor is has Italian tiles and includes a desk area with heated flooring. Ping pong table of tournament quality makes for many late night games. The property includes three private acres with a river rock lined trail, fishing docks, and a big flat area for sports and horse shoes. Big outdoor fire pit lined with river stones. A playscape with rocket slide for kids of all ages. The entire area is cooled by the river. Adventure in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, the alpine village of Helen, and many great restaurants.
Links to more information:
Relax and recover at Honey Pot, a peaceful escape from the city
The view of the house from the driveway.
Photo from one of our favorite guests- morning light.
A picture from the downstream property line, looking toward the house.
The catch and release fishing can be good, and fun for everyone to try.
Golden rainbow trout caught in honey hole behind house
Enjoy a refreshing organic river shower.
Kick back in the great room.
Dine to the soothing song of the river.
Can you beat the wall of fame? Bottom left rainbow trout 14.6 lbs. caught here.
Sleep in late with soothing river sounds in the master bedroom's king-sized bed.
Relax in the italian tiled basement bedroom that sleeps two.
Four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath river forest home
Warm yourself by the fire-pit, plenty of river view decks for lounging.
Relax and de-stress on your private stretch of the Soque River.
Another trout from the Honey Hole, with guide looking on.
Fishing guide showing total focus.
Playscape and great open space and for kids to play, horse shoe pit and sports
Build a fire or watch the big game on 3D TV.
Craft your meals or sip fresh brew made with the Delongi Coffee/Espresso Maker.
Professional ping-pong table, darts, foosball, or explore the world map.
Hear the river roar from the upstairs pink room as you snooze.
Kids of all ages will have a great time in the bunk beds.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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