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.