About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Fish, Swim, Relax, and Recharge in the Comfort of the Great Outdoors
Breathe in the fresh mountain air on the private cool Soque River, famous for big rainbow trout. Catch and release fly fishing on a private 100 yard stretch of river.
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 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: Fishing is fly fishing catch and release only. 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. We get no upside from this other than being neighborly.
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About David Perryman
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!
David Perryman purchased this House in 2001
Why David Perryman chose Clarkesville
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Numerous visits and we still go back
This is a favorite get away for us. I almost don’t want to let the secret out. Great place to unwind and enjoy nature. There are plenty of activities near by. We primarily go for the fishing. No other place with big trout like this in the south. Darn. Did I let the secret out?
Great home, beautiful property, classic river, and location convenient to so many day destinations.
Stayed the week of spring break; of course, weather was cold. Our first trip to Hunny Pot, but we hope to return. The house has everything anyone could need and reflects years of thoughtful appointments. The river is a charm. Due to flare-up with back condition, couldn't fish, but we enjoyed watching the trout, watching them feed, and had two nice outdoor fires. Good firewood was available for nominal fee. We made excursions all over NE Georgia mountains and into NC and SC as well. David's restaurant listings were on the mark. A-V set-up was nice although we didn't hang out much inside. We saw several deer; no bears. David was in touch by email before and during our stay and couldn't have been nicer. This is indeed a jewel of a house and grounds. We hope to return!
A very well equipped house whose owner is very caring and cares about his guests comfort!
It’s a beautiful house in a beautiful area, you have your own accessible river, lots of things to do!
Great Place for a Family Gathering
This is a wonderful place!
The setting is beautiful, the accommodations are cozy and comfortable, and David is an attentive and considerate host.
Great house with lots of fun stuff for kids to explore.
The house is quite large with plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to relax and take in the views. There was more than enough space to sleep 5 adults and three kids. The highlight of the property is the creek on the property. Several areas to get into the water and a great spot for fly fishing if that's your thing. We brought our dog and she was in heaven. Overall wonderful experience.
Beautiful home, river, great location
Had a great time! Our boys loved the river. We made numerous excursions into the NGA mountains, Dahlonega, Dillard, Chattooga River at Bull Sluice to watch the kayaks and rafts. What a special, beautiful property and river. We hope we can return. Thank you.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Note: Standard rate is for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest is $25 per night per guest up to 10 maximum.