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Luxury Mountain Lodge with Soaring Views - 5,000 Sq Ft

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 24 Sleeps / Beds 24

On top of the rolling hills of the Rich Mountains, overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Lake, you will find the welcoming serenity of the Ridges Over Lake Lodge. From the moment you drive up the paved driveway in the private gated community to see this impressive Canadian log structure with a welcoming willow swing on the massive front porch, you immediately know that a very special experience awaits you.

Ridges Over Lake is a place of rustic elegance and luxurious comfort immersed in the midst of peaceful and majestic beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Here, you can find an escape in the healing serenity of nature and enjoy stunning views of the lake and the mountains from the comfort of your two-level deck. Let your eyes take a flight with the eagles or have them follow the intricate dance of the falling leaves. Gather your friends and family around the fire pit to roast the marshmallows, share music and stories, and enjoy the scenic views.

Take a nature hike on the extensive Appalachian trails starting literally in your backyard, and return to find the comfort of a luxurious hot shower, hearty meal, and a soft comfortable bed. Enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures such as helicopter and ATV rides, mountain biking and horseback riding, or take a zipline canopy tour in the midst of the world-renown ASKA Adventure Area.

The water sports enthusiasts can immerse themselves in numerous activities such as boating, rafting, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking. A number of flowing rivers, streams and lakes in the area of Blue Ridge offers plenty of opportunity for fly fishing in the Trout Capital of Georgia.

This private Lodge is located only 15 minutes from the charming town of Blue Ridge, where you can enjoy fast food or fine dining, antique shopping, and apple picking at the famous Mercier Orchards, visit a local winery, or take a train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Ridges Over Lake Lodge is a three level 6-bedroom,

7-bathroom luxury log cabin that can accommodate very comfortably 8 adults in 4 private bedrooms plus up to 8 kids in a spacious Bunk Bed Loft. In addition, there is a Queen-size sleeper sofa in a private Fireplace Suite, a futon in a Game Room, and a twin-size foldout chair in one of the bedrooms and another twin-over-twin bunk bed in one of the bedrooms that can accommodate additional guests if needed.

The center point of the main floor, a grand living area with a majestic wood-burning stone fireplace along with the impressive 2-story prow of glass and beams overlooking the stunning views of the mountains and clear blue-green waters of the lake blends comfortably into a spacious gourmet kitchen and dining area. French doors lead off to a beautiful deck equipped with a built-in red cedar bar counter.

A fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and all Viking appliances including a double oven and a six-burner range top will provide you with everything necessary to cook a scrumptious meal to enjoy and share at a dining table that can be extended to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Off the Great Room you will find a private oasis in the master bedroom suite with luxuriously appointed king-size bed. Step out onto the deck to enjoy the stunning views and take a breath of crisp mountain air. Pamper yourself in the spacious bath featuring a Jacuzzi tub, separate stone shower, and a double vanity.

In the East wing of the main floor you will find tasteful and luxurious accommodations in the Bear Bedroom that has a comfortable low-set queen-size bed and a full comfortable bathroom. A set of French doors give you an access to a private nook on the upper deck to enjoy the scenic views.

Head upstairs to the spacious second master bedroom suite complete with king-size bed and an oversized leather chair that can be unfolded into a twin size bed. The master bedroom has its own full bath equipped with luxurious Jacuzzi tub, separate stone shower, and his and hers vanity sink. Abundant windows from your bedroom and the bathroom offer majestic mountain views from high above the treetops.

Walk across the cathedral ceiling walkway to the Game Room area to enjoy the game of foosball, air hockey, backgammon, or chess. There is a seating area for enjoying a plethora of board games and a large TV with DVD/VCR, so you can watch your favorite movie. The Game Room also offers a futon that can be used to accommodate extra guests.

Connected to the Game Room is a spacious Bunk Bed Loft with 5 natural pine bunks along with multiple toys and games for the little ones to enjoy.

As you head downstairs to the terrace level, you will find a room equipped with a 8ft rustic billiards table, another room with a ping pong table, and a Fireplace Suite where you can relax on a comfortable sofa, enjoy the crackle of fire in a remote controlled gas-stove fireplace, read a book or catch a favorite show on a flat-screen TV with satellite cable and external HDMI connection. The queen-size sleeper sofa can comfortably accommodate additional overnight guests if needed.

Pass through a small private hallway into your own separate bedroom furnished with plush king-size bed and equipped with a pull-out twin sleeper. The bedroom has a full bath, and a step-out access onto the lower level covered porch which makes for its own special area.

The entire terrace level is surrounded by open windows providing easy access to the expansive covered porch with large gas grill, and plenty of seating areas to welcome the togetherness with friends and family and to share the scenic views and many special moments.

Stepping down from the lower deck to the ground level, you will find a very special viewing terrace with a built-in fire pit where you can relax and enjoy the bird watching or star gazing under the open skies.

The Lodge is not childproof but it is child-friendly. There is a playpen and a high chair available for your use. In addition, there is limited handicapped access at the main level. There is a wireless Internet connection for your convenience.

This warm and spacious Lodge is your home away from home. With accommodations and amenities that will meet the needs of up to 23 guests it can serve as a perfect option for family reunions, corporate retreats, or a getaway for a group of friends.

Sleeping Arrangements

Main Floor:

Master Bedroom – King-size bed

Bear Bedroom – Queen-size bed (low profile for disability access)

Upper Floor:

Bird View Bedroom – King-size bed + 1 Pull-out twin sleeper

Game Room – Full-size futon

Bunk Bedroom – 5 bunk twin-size beds

Lower Floor:

Southwestern Bedroom – King-size bed + 1 Pull-out twin sleeper

Fireplace Room – Queen-size Pull-out bed

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

What makes this lodge unique

- Appalachian trails behind the property.

- Secluded for privacy

- Mountain and Lake views


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Luxury Mountain Lodge with Soaring Views - 5,000 Sq Ft
average rating of 4.647059 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful Lodge and Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is absolutely stunning and remote. We spent a few nights out by the fire pit and looked at the stars. Great location for large groups and very accommodating. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. The cabin is very big with lots of room for entertaining. There were 4 families staying totaling 14 people including children. There was plenty of room for everyone to stay comfortably. We went on a hike down to the lake and it was a lot if fun. We played games and enjoyed each other's company. We would like to stay here again if we get the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The road broke my rental car.

  • 2 of 5

Someone should have told us we needed a four wheel drive to get here. We would have rented the appropriate vehicle. The ruts on a sharp curve broke the rocker panel off the car even though we were driving very slowly. And, the bar-B-Q ran out of propane. Again, we would have brought propane if the description of the house had mentioned that we should . OH, and the owner charged us over $400 to arrive early. Beautiful place, but won't come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House, Far Away, Strict Quiet Time

  • 4 of 5

This was an awesome house that can accommodate a ton of people. Everything inside is very nice, all of the games/activities are well maintained, the kitchen is awesome, the bunk room is perfect for a bunch of individuals to sleep in and the view from the back deck is absolutely amazing. Overall, this house served the purpose we needed it to serve, I would say there were two down sides to this property though: The property is about 25 minutes from anything, i.e. groceries, restaurants, entertainment, towns, etc. make sure you get everything you need before making the drive in. Secondly, there is a 9 PM "quiet time" stated in the rules for the house. The neighbors take this rule VERY seriously, any sort of music, loud talking, etc. is not tolerated after 9 PM. If you know you're part of a group that likes to be loud late at night there are probably better options.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, great location, very enjoyable

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not professionally cleaned as advertised and Owner is unwilling to offer fair compensation!

  • 1 of 5

I spent the first 5 hours of my stay cleaning. There was hair in all the sheets, urine and feces in and on the toilets, soiled baby linens, rat droppings and dead lady bugs everywhere. Hornets in the upstairs area and scorpions on the lower level. The list could on and on! I immediately called and emailed the owner who did not respond until hrs later. Eventually after 90% of the cleaning was done. A young lady and her fiance arrived to clean. Though they were very nice they were not professional cleaners and had never been to the cabin before. They helped make the beds ( I washed all the sheets) , cleaned the bathroom mirrors ( I had already cleaned the toilets, showers and tubs) and vacuum. Everything else was cleaned by the time they arrived. The owner failed to take responsibility for the cabin not being professionally cleaned as advertised or compensate me for the hrs I spent cleaning during my family vacation. Horrible experience! But made the best of it for my 20 guests!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vee - while it is normal that sometimes lady bugs get in the house, they usually die out. however, the cabin was properly clean prior to your arrival. when my crew arrived to address your issues they found a mess you created by yourself. they felt that this was staged by you in order to claim a refund and hassle for additional stay. which you did prior and during your arrival.
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Rates & Availability

Ridges Over the Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 30 2017 - Mar 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Day
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Ridges Over the Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bear Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Main Floor - toilet
    Bird View - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Game Room - toilet , shower
    Southwestern Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Billiard Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bear Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bird View - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bunk Bedroom - 5 bunk bed
    Southwestern Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Fireplace Bedroom - 1 queen , Pull-out sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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