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A Little Piece of Heaven. See why we have 190+, 5* Reviews in a row!

Dawsonville, GA, USA
  • Lodge7000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.

Owner

Randy 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.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Randy 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!'

Randy Harris purchased this Lodge in 2006

Why Randy Harris chose Dawson County

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 180+, 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 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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 Trundle with extra bed
      • 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
      • King size beds (4), 3 Trundle or Single Beds (6), (2) inflatable Queen and (1) queen sofa bed

      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+

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Lakefront
          3 acre stocked lake
        • Mountain View
          View of the start of the Appalachian Trail
        • Water View

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      3 Heating and Air Conditioning systems keep you in total comfort.
                    • Fireplace
                      52' wood burning fireplace has a gas log lighter.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      A state of the art treadmill is available for your workouts
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      52' wood burning fireplace has a gas log lighter.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Two large heating and air conditioning systems heat and cool the Lodge.
                    • Internet
                      Wireless Internet is located throughout the Lodge.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds have bed mite protection.
                    • Living Room
                      The large cozy living room with the 53 inch fireplace makes those winter nights a wonderful gathering spot.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking on the 25 acres.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      With 25 acres, there is plenty of room to park a Motor Home/RV or Trailer.
                    • Telephone
                      The AT&T cell phone towers are located at the top of Amicalola Falls Lodge and you will have great reception.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Large fluffy towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Throughout all the Lodge.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      52' fireplace creates heat and beauty for those romantic nights

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          Come enjoy cooking in this huge completely equipped kitchen
                        • Catering Available
                          Local Catering companies are just a phone call away to create all your wishes!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything is here for all your cooking needs.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare meals for your visit.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Double wide frig/freezer will handle all your frozen food you wish to bring.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          2 coffee makers are available.
                        • Microwave
                          Large microwave with all the latest features is conveniently located in the huge kitchen.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Complete supply of all your cooking needs.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Double wide frig.
                        • Stove
                          Large Jenn Aire stove/oven and grill for all your cooking needs. Just added a Belgium Waffle Maker.
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Amicalola Falls Lodge, located only two miles away has a restaurant!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 20 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Stereo
                                  Whole house Intercom/Stereo
                                • Books
                                  Many books are available for your reading pleasure. The hammock on the deck is a favorite place to read.
                                • Game Room
                                  Nintendo and other video games.
                                • Games
                                  The 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' is a huge hit with the kids that takes them all over the property as they solve clues to find the buried treasure. It can be as long and as difficult as you would like.
                                • Pool Table
                                  Championship pool table is located on the second floor for those family get togethers.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Windstream provides Dish with hundreds of channels to choose from.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  73 inch Mitsubishi TV makes for watching sports and movies a plus!
                                • Toys
                                  Small children toys
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                    • Boat
                                      5 person pedal boat.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Decks all across the front of the Lodge facing the Falls.
                                    • Golf
                                      Several golf courses are located near the Lodge.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      A large canoe is available for you to enjoy.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      With 25 acres, there are many trails to enjoy all the local wildlife.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The largest Jenn Aire Grill made is located outside the Kitchen on the deck.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      A fantastic deck is located all the main area with an unbelievable view of Amicalola Falls.

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment. We drain and clean the hot tub and the filters between every rental!
                                            • Sauna
                                              There is a 4 person Infrared Sauna located in the Mater Bathroom.
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Master Bath has a jacuzzi.

                                              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

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • boating
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • hunting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • 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!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      196 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Spring Break for 4 families

                                                                      llani a.davie, fl

                                                                      Thank you Becky and Randy for a wonderful time at a Little Piece of Heaven! If we needed anything Randy and Becky were there to help. We had a big group of 18 staying in the cabin and we never felt cramped. There were so many things to occupy us in and around the beautiful cabin. We played games, fished, rode in the paddle boat , canoe and them relaxed in either the jacuzzi or the sauna. We enjoyed going on walks with the goats in the afternoon and making s'mores by the fire pit. We would all definitely come back to Bear Lodge for another vacation.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Ilani,

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed your stay, also! We are certainly looking forward to your return. What a wonderful group of family and friends.

                                                                      Wonderful wedding venue

                                                                      Nicole W.Rutledge

                                                                      My family stayed at Bear Ridge Lodge for our daughter's wedding, and we could not have asked for a more beautiful or perfect place to hold a small, family wedding or a better place for our group of 19 to stay. Randy and Becky, the owners and hosts, are so helpful and accommodating, and the view of the lake, mountains, and Amicalola Falls is gorgeous. The cabin comfortably slept our group of 19, and we enjoyed sitting around the fireplace in the open great room/kitchen/dining area. The beautiful stone fireplace and sweeping windows in the great room were the site for the wedding and it could not have been a better back drop for our daughter's wedding. It was a wonderful weekend made even more wonderful with not having to worry about a thing in our accommodations. I highly recommend staying here with your large group, and hope to come back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Nicole,

                                                                      Thank you for that great review. We enjoyed meeting all your family and friends. We look forward to your return.

                                                                      Incredible in all respects.

                                                                      Charles H.

                                                                      The lodge itself is breathtaking. The surrounding property is gorgeous. Proximity to Amicalola was a plus, however we chose to remain and enjoy the lodge for our stay. Property was exactly as advertised. The lodge was spotless on our arrival and Randy and Becky even went the extra mile and brought a Christmas tree from the property and decorated it for us. Already booked next Christmas.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Charles,

                                                                      Thanks for that great review. We look forward to your return.

                                                                      Great place, great people

                                                                      Mark C.

                                                                      This was a great place to spend a long weekend with terrific hospitality from the owners. Will definitely be back.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for that great review. We too enjoyed your stay. What a great group of friends you have!

                                                                      One of our best family outings ever!

                                                                      Ms. Stanley B.Rome

                                                                      Our family of ten (ages 4 - 76) celebrated Thanksgiving at Bear Ridge Lodge. The online photos, although beautiful, don’t do justice to the breathtaking surrounding vistas. The accommodations were just as promised, and the owners, Randy and Becky, went out of their way to make us welcome. There truly is something for everyone at Bear Ridge Lodge. We hope to visit again soon.

                                                                      The Whole Package - View, Comfort, Location and Hosts - Sublime!

                                                                      Chrishna J.

                                                                      Our family of five (kids: 15, 13, 10) enjoyed a sublime long weekend at this picturesque cabin on a pond with a view of the Amicalola waterfall in the distance. The hosts, Randy and Becky are gracious and helpful - specifically, we all loved the off-roading tour of the grounds in their Polarus-type "Mule" featuring old moonshine stills, and adrenaline-fueling descents and ascents around the mountains. Randy set up and helped with a bonfire and even provided the smoors. The goats, chickens and ducks were charming and unique elements the kids enjoyed.

                                                                      Our family got intense with a competitive tournament of shuffleboard - the bar-style, not the retirement center version. The cabin itself is meticulously maintained and every room seemingly has something unique, cool and creative. It is massive at 7k square feet. I personally pick my VRBO spots largely based on the view from the porch - and this view with the pond, mountains and waterfall is as good as any I have ever seen!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for the great review. We too enjoyed your stay. We hope you plan a trip back soon!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Dawsonville, GA, USA

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $400
                                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                                      $59
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      15%

                                                                      $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)

                                                                      $650avg/night
                                                                      196 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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