Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Inquire for Last Min Sept Special - A Little Piece of Heaven. 190+, 5*Review

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16+) Fantastic Views.

When completed in 2007, Bear Ridge Lodge was appraised for over 2.5 million dollars. Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, the home is located only two miles from the spectacular Amicalola Falls, which is the largest water falls east of the Mississippi and cascades 729’. This 7,000 square foot luxury cabin home located on 25 acres of secluded forests is the ultimate setting for your next family vacation, corporate event or romantic get-away. This home was built in 2006 and is the perfect blend of Rustic Mountain living combined with the latest in luxury comfort. This lodge has everything from a fully stocked lake loaded with Bass and Bream (catch & Release Only), tree house, canoeing, pedal boat, hiking trails, WIFI open broadband Internet, a championship pool table and a 73” HD TV with satellite.

The lodge has 5 spacious bedrooms with 4 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spa shower with 6 massaging shower heads and the Lodge also has an infrared sauna with room for four. In all there are 4 King size beds, 1 Queen sofa bed, 3 trundles with twin mattresses, and 2 inflatable Queen air mattresses. The lodge also has a portable 'pack and play' crib available for use.

There is a 7 person Hot Tub located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment.

The great room has 20+ foot ceilings with open beams, a 53” fireplace and magnificent views of the falls. The gourmet kitchen has plenty of workspace and can seat 20+ people.

To make your stay even more special, there are covered decks that wrap around the front of the home with fantastic views of the falls and an outdoor fire ring to enjoy those wonderful nights. We include camp fires on your visit at no additional cost.

We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it!

While this amazing home gives you all of the seclusion you could ever want, it is conveniently located just 2 miles from the Lodge at Amicalola Falls, which has a fantastic buffet 7 days a week. For the serious shopper, the North Georgia Premium Outlets are just 20 minutes away!! You are also only minutes away from some of the North Georgia Mountains premier apple houses and fun-filled pumpkin patches. You are just 90 miles north of Atlanta and 70 miles south of Chattanooga.

Bear Ridge Lodge is the perfect location for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats and Great Getaways! We have hosted more than 20 weddings here. Check out all the wedding pictures on our Face Book page.

Bear Ridge Lodge is happy to have Paige Sweany with Sole Photography on board to capture all those important moments happening during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Randy & Becky Harris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Randy & Becky Harris

Hello! This is Randy Harris. I met my childhood sweetheart Rebecca Alisch when I was in the 10th grade. We married on my birthday in 1973 and also the same day when Becky graduated from Auburn University. We have been married for 44 wonderful years and blessed with 4 terrific children and now 6 fantastic grand. It has been said, “If you count a man’s value in life by his family, then I am a billionaire!”

I am living in the closest place to Heaven on Earth that I can imagine. We have 25 acres of mountain land located in North GA with a 3 acre lake looking up at a 700+ waterfall. We are surrounded by National Forest and have a beautiful log home. I also built a 1500 square foot barn with all the “man” toys that a guy could want.

My philosophy in life has always been, “To treat the other person like you wanted to be treated.” To always tell the truth and there is right and wrong, good and evil and a Good Lord above us that one day we will answer to!'

Becky and I live above the garages and have a private entrance. We are on site to be there if you need us. It's kind of like having a Connoisseur at the front desk at a resort.

Randy & Becky Harris purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Randy & Becky Harris chose Dawsonville

We have one of the most magnificent views of the mountains and Amicalola Falls. We are located only two miles from the base. This is one of the most beautiful tranquil places on earth. You instantly feel the magic when you arrive. With the abundance of wildlife to watch and the magnificent view of Amicalola Falls it's just a great place to relax and enjoy life.

We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it!

The kids can catch fish as fast as they can bait the hook.

Catch and Release Only. Pedal boat and canoe are available for your enjoyment.

We have 190+, 5 star reviews Come see why!

Check us out on Facebook!

What makes this lodge unique

The view of Amicalola Falls from the house coupled with the Fall Leaves is spectacular! The Appalachian Trail starts just 2 miles from our home!

We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it!

There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment.

The kids can catch fish as fast as they can bait the hook.

Catch and Release Only.

Bear Ridge Lodge is the perfect location for small Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats and Great Getaways!

Bear Ridge Lodge is happy to have Paige Sweany with Sole Photography on board to capture all those important moments happening during your stay.

With 10 years’ experience under her belt, we feel confident that she can give you both the Customer Service as well as the products that you deserve.

Paige is qualified in many different aspects of Photography, as a Freelance Sports Photographer with the local Newspaper matched with her expertise on weddings; we feel that she would be the perfect woman for the job. So whether you are looking for an hour session to capture those long overdue Family Pictures or it’s your special day, let us know!

Check us out on Facebook!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bear Ridge Lodge experience by Ron McNeil group: I am from beautiful Destin, Florida in the Panhandle and have a ranch near Tallahassee. Our group was ecstatic about the hospitality and beauty of Bear Ridge Lodge--and having the use of a 7,000 sq. ft. Log home. I have visited multiple times and the joy, relaxation, and friendly environment is always a pleasure. It is THE Mountain Retreat Experience. Randy and Becky are consummate hosts and a joy to know. What a beautiful setting for a vacation or conference--I have been there for both types of experiences. Fun and Laughter are in abundance every day as well as times of quite comfort and peace.



Ron McNeil, Founder & Author

Restoration Solutions For America.com
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 3

Amenities

Dawsonville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin trundles, sleeps 4
    Extra Bedding - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Inflatable 2 futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 Trundle with extra bed
  • King size beds (4), 3 Trundle or Single Beds (6), (2) inflatable Queen and (1) queen sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outdoor Fire ring to make those marshmallow and smores. We will start and provide the wood for your enjoyment. There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment. Bear Ridge Lodge is perfect for weddings, Reunions, Corporate Retreats, and family gatherings. We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(212 traveler reviews)

99% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Inquire for Last Min Sept Special - A Little Piece of Heaven. 190+, 5*Review
average rating of 4.985849 based on 215 reviews
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast at the Bear Ridge Lodge on our family vacation! Randy an Becky are so helpful and accommodating (they are also a hoot to hang out with). The house and the property are beautiful and there are tons of things to do in towns near by. We were happy hanging out at the house fishing, canoeing, feeding the goats and chickens, hitting the hot tub, enjoying the hammock, roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, or gathered around the beautiful hand made dinning table playing games or enjoying a meal. It was a bonus being able to take a short drive to race go carts (up to 60 mph), do some antique shopping, visit a vineyard, check out a brewery, pan for gold/gems, hike the waterfall, catch a baseball game, and go to the Atlanta aquarium. Still a lot more we would like to experience in the area so we will be back! Plus, we will need to visit our new family members Randy and Becky (and maverick, bailey, Heidi, Harley, hogan etc). Thank you again for an amazing vacation Blue Ridge Lodge!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meredith, Thank you for that great review. You and your family are awesome. We had a blast hosting your family getaway! I think you certainly summed up all we offer here and we too are looking forward to your return!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Marietta, Georgia
5

Amazing cabin and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at Bear Ridge Lodge for our wedding weekend, and we could not be any happier with the cabin, surroundings, but most importantly our hosts! Randy and Becky really went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay, including providing coffee from their own pantry for our caffeine deprived gang in the wee hours! Everyone loved the canadian geese, tom the cat, the baby chicks, goats, and naked neck chickens, such a cool and unique experience for us folks from the city. Accommodations were very clean, and the surrounding area and views are gorgeous. This place is a gem. Thank you Randy and Becky, we will remember our stay and your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Randy & Becky were great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Randy let me know about all the attractions in the area in advanced which helped greatly in our planning of activities. The home was beautiful and very clean inside. Even though the outside of the house looks like a cabin once inside the kitchen, bathrooms, living room, and bedrooms were very modern and spacious. The lake in front of the home and the rest of the property make for absolutely beautiful scenery from the porch in the mornings and evenings. Randy & Becky were awesome and made you feel like family. I would definitely recommend anyone with a large family to go see for themselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheehan, Thanks for that great review! Becky and I really enjoyed hosting your family reunion. We certainly hope you will come back soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Best family reunion ever great location

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was wonderful. Everything that we needed was there for the family. Great can't fire for roasting marshmallows. Randy Mbeki were great cious host. Anything with these as their. Definitely plan on making more trips.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vickie, Thanks for that great review. Becky and I certainly enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Where do you live?
5

Our very best family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our yearly family vacation with plenty of room for our family of 12. The home was very clean, the kitchen was well appointed with plenty of pots and pans, and the hot tub was sparkling clean. The living/kitchen area was a perfect place to hang out with plenty of seating at the kitchen bar. The beautiful dining room table (made by Randy) seated 12. It was perfect for family dinners. We loved hanging out at the house. There were chickens, ducks and goats, fishing in the well stocked lake, canoeing, and we even roasted marshmallows for smores at the fire pit. I forgot to mention the beautiful view with Amicalola Falls in the distance. Randy and Becky went out of their way to make us feel welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be returning to see our new friends, Randy and Becky. Thanks for sharing your place with us. It was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thanks for that great review. Your family is wonderful and we certainly enjoyed your stay. Can't wait for y'all to come back!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the fact that everything was so secluded and Randy and Becky were the absolute best host anyone could ask for! We are already planning our next vacation there! Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy, I am sure that we have met in a previous lifetime. What a wonderful family you have. We too are looking forward to your return!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Hartsfiled/Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Amicacola Falls Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Big Canoe/Bent Tree/ Chestatee/Crystal Falls
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Atlanta, GA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Amicacola Falls Lodge Buffet
Nearest Ski
127 Miles
Cherokee, North Carolina
Nearest Beach
400 Miles
Destin, FL
Car: necessary

Accommodations: Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16)

When completed in 2007, Bear Ridge Lodge was appraised for 2.5 million dollars. Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, the home is located only two miles from the spectacular Amicalola Falls, which is the largest water falls east of the Mississippi and cascades 729’. This 6,000 square foot luxury cabin home located on 25 acres of secluded forests is the ultimate setting for your next family vacation, corporate event or romantic get-away. This home was built in 2006 and is the perfect blend of Rustic Mountain living combined with the latest in luxury comfort. This lodge has everything from a fully stocked lake loaded with Bass and Bream (catch & Release Only), tree house, canoeing, fire ring, hiking trails, WIFI open broadband Internet, a championship pool table and a 73” HD TV with satellite. There is a 7 person Hot Tub located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment.

The lodge has 5 spacious bedrooms with 4 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spa shower with 6 massaging shower heads and also the Lodge has an infrared sauna with room for four. In all there are 4 King size beds, 3 trundles, 1 queen sofa bed and 2 inflatables. The lodge also has a portable 'pack and play crib available for use.

The great room has 20+ foot ceilings with open beams, a 53” fireplace and magnificent views of the falls. The gourmet kitchen has plenty of workspace and can seat 20+ people.

To make your stay even more special, there are covered decks that wrap around the front of the home with fantastic views of the falls and an outdoor fire ring to enjoy those wonderful nights.

While this amazing home gives you all of the seclusion you could ever want, it is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Lodge at Amicalola Falls, which has a restaurant. For the serious shopper, the North Georgia Premium Outlets are just 20 minutes away!! You are also only minutes away from some of the North Georgia Mountains premier apple houses and fun-filled pumpkin patches. You are just 90 miles north of Atlanta and 70 miles south of Chattanooga.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Property Damage Insurance $59

$650.00 per night, Rate is for up to 20 guests. $49 insurance fee
For more than 20 guests, there is an additional $100 Cleaning fee.
$400 Cleaning Fee for up to 20 guests. Required 15% taxes.
There is an event fee of $200 for weddings.
(No Refunds, Dates can be rescheduled)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties