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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:
February 14, 2018

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
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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 48 reviews
Lake Oconee - Greensboro - Georgia

So cozy, peaceful and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was beyond my expectations. It's cozy, very very clean, interestingly decorated and very comfortable in every way. We're really looking forward to being able to return one day and maybe stay a little longer than just 2 nights. We were gifted with a cold rainy night while we were there and got to enjoy the metal roof meet rain sound and just burrow under the covers and listen and appreciate the little joys of life. A piece of heaven on earth. I heartily recommend for your getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Griffin, Georgia

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

I rent cabins in N. GA all the time but this my first time at Cricket Creek. It is now my favorite cabin!! It is just as pictured and just beautiful. The decorations are amazing and are not overdone. The cabin is better equipped than my house. Tom was great to work with and prompt in responding to any questions. The cabin was easy to find as Tom's directions were right on. It is located near many of the top trout streams in the area if you are a fisherman. The cabin sits on almost 5 acres of beautiful bottom land adjacent to USFS land so it is very secluded and private. Tom has outlined walking trails that follow the creek all around the property and that made for a nice walk. There are sitting areas by the creek that must be very nice in warmer weather.

The only issue I had was I never did find the "Guest Book" that was supposed to have information on property and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From Coral Springs, FL until retirement to Costa Rica

Beautiful and Peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to find this little diamond in Blairsville! The cabin was stocked with everything we needed. The bed was beyond comfortable, and slept soundly every night! xoxo

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I were talking for weeks about having our first vacation together. With her school and my job being far apart, time together is limited. We found this beautiful cabin on VRBO and instantly fell in love.

When we arrived, it felt like we were walking into a home. The furnishings were warm and welcoming and just like the pictures! The cabin was so well stocked (which we greatly appreciated with the ice warnings), and we had everything we needed! We were both a huge fan of the fireplace and used it heartily as Tom said we probably had the record for the coldest stay (it got down to 8 degrees a few times!).

We left the cabin a total of 2 times during our stay because we loved staying in so much and found ourselves missing the cabin when we did leave! We tried Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe per suggestion and LOVED IT! Definitely make a reservation in the coffee/dessert cellar.

The surrounding woods are absolutely breathtaking, and we made sure to explore them! The paths are kept natural as possible and still easy to find and stay on.

We spent New Year's here and enjoyed having a nice, quiet New Year's just the 2 of us (and enjoyed being able to watch the ball drop not an hour early since we're usually in central time!). Tom & Marcie were incredibly helpful and welcoming to us. They gave us the most amazing experience with their cabin, and we will be forever grateful. We will definitely be coming back!! :)

Erin & Emily

Nauvoo, AL & Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Amazing Cabin (Loved it)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to do something different for the holidays and decided to rent a cabin for some well needed R & R. The cabin was exactly as pictured and described. Tom the owner was so friendly and helpful, giving us awesome directions and recommendations to restaurants and places to visit. The cabin was clean and so very well maintained, every thought was put into providing all we needed for our 6 nights stay. We were so touched by the thoughtful Christmas decorations and gifts from the caretaker. The rounds was so meticulously cared for, it felt like home, we were so relaxed and enjoyed peaceful nights eating dinner and listening to music on the screened in porch. We also got our morning exercise walking along the trail along the property. We totally loved this place and would certainly recommend staying at Cricket Creek Cabin. Absolutely the perfect place for couples or anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy the seclusion this place offers. Thanks Tom we definitely will be booking again soon.

The Inches

Buford, Georgia

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, FL

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We came up for the eclipse. My husband wanted totality, so we hopped in the car and headed North.

This is a Wonderful cabin. So comfortable and it had everything we needed. We loved the trail out back and I really enjoyed sitting on the porch during “coffee hour.”

We went to dinner at the Taccoa Riverside Restaurant on your recommendation and loved it.

We had a wonderful time and are already talking about a trip back up next summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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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