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CRICKET CREEK CABIN - Secluded 4.7 Ac of Mountain Forest/Joins USFS

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,010 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2), Discounts for stays of 5 days or more

If privacy, peace and quiet is what you want, try our like new 2004' cabin, situated on 4.7 acres of hardwood forest, in the NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS.

Go down a gentle path and relax next to the winding, spring fed creek or follow it into the adjoining 400 acres of rarely used US FOREST SERVICE land for more active exploring and hiking.

The thick carpet of ferns in this part of the forest during warmer months (it's never hot) adds to the already impressive natural beauty of the site. You see no other homes from the cabin.

Cricket Creek is ideal for couples. The main level master bedroom has a king size log bed under a vaulted ceiling and includes a DEEP two-person spa for unwinding.

There is a full bath with shower, and washer and dryer on the main level.

The great room's pine ceiling peaks 20 feet above a plush leather couch just perfect for watching a movie.

French doors take you from your recliner, in front of the gas log fireplace, to the large covered & screened rear porch (one of three) which offers a gas grill, breakfast table and of course, rockers. (Look for the tree 'elf' from here).

Our cabin is completely furnished with everything you need from modern appliances and kitchen needs to linens and towels. There's even high speed wireless internet and unlimited domestic long distance telephone.

You will be secluded enough for abundant wildlife but only a 15 minute drive from Blairsville's shops and stores. The cabin's location provides easy access to area activities and attractions such as Vogel State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKay Trail (one-half mile), mountain biking, the Blueridge Railroad, antiquing and shopping in Blairsville, Blueridge and Helen.

Keywords: cabin in the forest

More Details

Tom Wammack
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Tom Wammack

Tom & Marcie live in the Fla. Keys and have visited the North Georgia Mountains for 16 years. They have owned a vacation/rental cabin there since 2001, first in Helen and now Blairsville.

Tom Wammack purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Tom Wammack chose Blairsville

To build our new cabin, we were looking for several acres with both creek and USFS frontage that was easy to walk on (not an easy task). After two years of looking we finally found this property which checked all the boxes.

What makes this cabin unique

The best thing about Cricket Creek is the feeling of seclusion. Even though you are only 15 minutes from town you don't see any other developement from our property. It's very peacefull here.

Our 1/4 mile walking trail along the creek is the property feature most often mentioned by our guests as their favorite property feature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted you to know that your web site pictures do not do justice to your cabin. My wife and I enjoyed it tremendously. Very peaceful and tranquill. I am sure we will be visiting again in the future.

(Guest book,2010)
May 2010
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Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • When your contact info is avail. to us, we will send a reservation form to fill out and return to us. The reservation is pending until we receive it.
  • Please download and read our rental agreement below.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2-person jetted tub is located in master BR alcove
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with vanity in loft
  • full bath off master and half bath in loft
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has 2-person jaccuzzi in alcove and high peaked ceilings
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fireplace with gas logs, two person jacuzzi in master bedroom, Crawdads in the Creek & Deer in the driveway, surrounded by mature forest, seasonal mountain view


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CRICKET CREEK CABIN - Secluded 4.7 Ac of Mountain Forest/Joins USFS
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

The best yet.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many cabins over the years and this is by far the best one yet. SO clean. Everything you need. Bring food and a toothbrush. That's all. The path, by the creek (it bubbles) is relaxing. Close to town and some good places to eat. Now that we found it, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

I am a science teacher and a doctoral candidate. I came to Cricket Creek for the quiet and aloneness to finish two very important reports; national board certification and dissertation proposal. Cricket Creek is awesome. It is so quiet here and no one in sight. I was able to get all my writing done! I will definitely return (and bring my husband next time)

The “extras” are very kind and a nice touch. It seems the owners have thought of everything. I felt so welcome and at home here. Definitely a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, immaculate, warm and inviting cabin! it was just perfect in every way. We had such a wonderful, happy and relaxing stay here. It could not have been better!

We couldn't get over the décor and all the finishing touches throughout. We truly appreciated and enjoyed the beauty and cleanliness inside and out. The notes around the cabin were so thoughtful and made everything so user friendly, thank you. We loved the fireplace (so easy) and the comfortable furniture, especially the bed, we slept great!

Could go on and on. Amazing!! Also the owners are so friendly and great through the rental process.

Just perfect!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a relaxing place to enjoy the fall foliage and Cricket Creek cabin was the perfect place for it. The cabin is immaculate and beautifully decorated. It has comfortable beds and every convenience you need for a romantic getaway. The fireplace is easy to use and makes the cabin cozy at night. We enjoyed quiet walks on the path that runs through the property. There many beautiful drives and hikes a short distance from the cabin. I recommend Cricket Creek cabin for a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We needed a few days of relaxation and this was the perfect place for it. Everything we could have needed was there. The cabin is beautiful and very clean. It was so quiet and peaceful. We used all three decks and loved the fireplace. I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High-light of Our Trip

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your house in the mountains. It was one of the high-lights of our trip. I know you get a lot of accolades and I would endorse all of them. The house is really comfortable in and of itself, but the King bed is excellent.

The décor is really something and a great and interesting collection. The kitchen layout worked well, and was populated with just about anything we could think of.

The TV, Wi-Fi, grill; all excellent. (And Jim’s Que – the big-combo for lunch plus 3 days of to-go food. Amazing)

Although the weather was warm, it did not preclude our using the screened porch quite a bit – the Kindles got a workout. The air conditioning didn’t miss a beat and kept the place very comfortable. The little trail around the house area was a hoot.

I will mention how easy and smooth the rental process was. Your responsive and helpful communications were a welcome change from some of our past experiences.

Thanks again, you guys, it was really a pleasure and we really will seek to do it again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Blairsville general aviation
Car: necessary

Waterfalls, Local Festivals and Fairs, Wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
non-refundable cleaning $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER credit cards
A 50% deposit holds your reservation. rates are subject to change prior to reservation
Major holiday rates are $125 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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