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Private Lake Front Escape - Fantastic Fall Lake Views

My Mountain, Morganton, GA, USA
  • Cabin1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 bedroom, 2 bath Log Cabin with private lake in the mountains near Blue Ridge

Risen Star is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Our cabin is situated on a private 5 acre lake in the mountains near Blue Ridge. A quiet getaway where you can do everything... or nothing at all.

Risen Star is named after the starry nights where the glimmer of a clear night shimmers across our private lake. Our cabin will impress you with its custom decor, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, modern baths, and granite counters, all wrapped in the fun of the private lake. Since our cabin is also OUR vacation spot there is much for you to enjoy inside and out - and there is plenty of room for family and friends.

Sit on the screened porch and take in the lush trees, peaceful mountain surroundings, the view of the lake, and the breezes across the water. Enjoy your morning coffee on your bedroom's breakfast deck or rock yourself to comfort in a hand-made, Amish rocker on the screened porch. Have the kids set up their camping hammocks lakeside or lounge on the large lakeside dock. Maybe your rather just bubble away your stress in our hot tub on the front deck.

There are plenty of things to do inside, as well. Among the amenities are: a fully stocked kitchen, a relaxing great room with fireplace, terrace level play room and den where there is a tv, X-box, and a foosball table.

Risen Star sleeps up to 8 comfortably. A master bedroom with King is located on the main floor. A second Master bedroom with King can be found on the second floor with an on-suite bathroom. A lofted bedroom is across the catwalk on the second floor with two full beds. Each bathroom has a jetted tub and shower, too.

The town of Blue Ridge is only minutes away. The quaint charm of downtown is splashed with wonderful eateries and charming shoppes. You're minutes from the many activities that Blue Ridge has to offer, including water sports on Lake Blue Ridge and the nearby rivers. You can enjoy fresh produce and picking at the many local farms during all of the harvest seasons from strawberries in May to apples in the Fall.

With our own private lake, Risen Star is a great family vacation spot in all seasons. We sit next to 3 Bears Lodge (our college best friends), which allows you to inquire into renting both for a large, special occasion. We've had the privilege of hosting several family reunions, family holidays and the occasional lake-front wedding. The combination of properties is great for holding a wedding along the serenity of the lake, with plenty of space for a larger family to share the entire weekend together. Feel free to ask us about renting both cabins, but plan ahead as both of our cabins tend to fill up quickly, especially for holiday weeks/weekends.

Risen Star is more than a mountain or lake cabin. It's an experience for the mind, body and soul. Repeat visitors call it their 'home away from home'. It's a place where work, stress and worries seem to go away and a sense of calm and peace abound.

We hope you enjoy your stay.


Don & Susan Stow

Member Since 2013
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Don & Susan Stow

We're Susan and Don. Georgia natives, Susan is a designer and seamstress. You see her touch everywhere in the cabin from furnishings to drapes and bedding to paintings and the unique dinning room table and chairs. Don learned construction from his dad and has worked with Susan to put their shared vision into reality. We have family in Blue Ridge and have grown up around lakes and beaches. I guess that's what we love about our cabin, our own little piece of a shoreline. Feel free to contact us at dastow235@comcast.net or 678,654.7945

Don & Susan Stow purchased this Cabin in 2012

Why Don & Susan Stow chose My Mountain

Out of the blue, our college best friends called to say they had purchased a cabin on a small lake and that the cabin next door was for sale. When we visited Risen Star we knew we wanted it. The charm, location and lake really sold us, plus, the fact that our great friends would be next door. We've put a lot of work and love into cleaning it up, decorating it and making it a comfortable getaway. We love the fact that it's not only a Georgia mountain retreat, but the lake adds so much more fun for our entire family, from swimming to fishing to paddling canoes. If you want, you also have the opportunity to rent two cabins on the same lake. Our next door neighbors are our college best friends and, if available, we can rent both for large occasions, such as family reunions, holidays or weddings by the lake.

What makes this Cabin unique

Risen Star gives you the best of both worlds. A cabin, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, but also situated on a serene, private lake. Maybe you can't run your big ski boat, but you can take in the dancing breezes, see the stars glitter on the lake's reflection at night, and hear the tree frogs come out and sing to you at sunset. The layout of the cabin is charming and comfortable. We relax out on the screened porch or listen to music in the den while our kids play downstairs in the game room...and we love Blue Ridge. We're still finding new things out about the area. Taking in a drive-in movie, walking the shops, enjoying a light lunch or driving around and seeing the beautiful, natural canvas that's been painted for everyone to see. You'll see Susan's touch on everything from the custom drapes to the fluffy pillows, shams, duvets and matelasse coverlets in the bedrooms. I love the beds she has found, the comfy sofas and cool table in the kitchen. The charm and sophistication of the cabin is inviting. Hide in a corner and read a book. Gather on the porch and play cards. Jump off the dock into the cool water. Take a slow, quiet, glide on the lake in the canoe. You'll want to come back, we're sure. Our kids love hanging their outdoor hammocks on the lake-side trees. We recently purchased 4 Grand Trunk hammocks that we make available to our guest for rent. Let us know if you're interested (See their picture).


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double
      • King on 1st floor. King on 2nd floor with its own bathroom. 2 full-beds in loft on 2nd floor.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Large, custom vanity with granite top
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Master Bath on 2nd floor with smaller jacuzzi tub
      • Both bathrooms recently updated. 1st floor (main) bath has large, custom vanity with huge jacuzzi tub/shower. Upstairs bath has a glass surround and stained glass window with small jacuzzi tub/shower.

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          Nestled on a 5 acre lake with only 5 cabins sitting around the entire lake. A boat dock and lounging dock sit along the lake side for relaxin
        • Mountain View
          Our cabin is located on My Mountain. Great scenery of the local Blue Ridge Mountains. Lush in the Spring and Summer, beautiful colors in the fall. Mountain views and hikes all around.
        • Rural
          Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, the areas surrounding are full of wonderful, small towns to visit and explore. Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Murphy, Blairesville and more...


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      A heatilator, with blower in the den to warm the cabin on chilly nights
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washer and Dryer located in the laundry closet on the main floor.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Cozy den on the main floor. Check out the pictures. Plus the play room has 2 couches, a large tv, x-box.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of space for several cars.
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls, only.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Separate linens provided for each bath and the hot tub. We recommend you bring beach towels for the lake.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and Dryer located in the laundry closet on the main floor.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Both a single cup brewer (ground coffee by the cup) and 10 cup coffee pot are provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes, silverware and utensils supplied.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked kitchen with new stainless appliances. Plenty of cabinets, including pantry. New granite with center island and seating for 3. Breakfast area has large, custom table that seats 8.
                        • Microwave
                          Large microwave over stove.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large 27 cf Stainless side-by-side.
                        • Stove
                          Stainless stove with 5 burners and large oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large table in the breakfast area seat 8, plus stools for 4 at the island. Tables for outdoor eating are located on the main deck, as well as on the dock by the lake.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  Game room with x-box, foosball, fridge, tv and more.
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network.
                                • Stereo
                                  The cabin has a blue-tooth enabled tower.
                                • Television
                                  One in the great room, one in the basement den, and one in each bedroom.
                                • Video Games
                                  X-box in the play room in the basement.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      The two rear bedrooms each have breakfast balconies.
                                    • Boat
                                      We have two (2) canoes for use on the lake
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large table for 6, small bistro table for 2. Lots of room to enjoy
                                    • Golf
                                      Several very good golf courses within 15-20 minutes.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      We have two (2) canoe for use on the lake
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      A limited number of floats are available. We encourage you to bring your own gear for swimming, floating and playing on the lake.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Seats 6 comfortably.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          47 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect location-perfectly decorated- very clean

                                                          Wonderful place to get away from busy lives. Everything you need or could ask (& more) for in accommodations. We'll be back!


                                                          Jennifer A.

                                                          We had a great time. Very relaxing and peaceful.

                                                          Beautiful cabin on a great piece of wooded land overlooking the lake.

                                                          lois b.

                                                          We’ve stayed in many cabins. This is by far one of our favorites. The cabin has everything you could need to complete your stay. Feels like home! All the details have been addressed right down to living room fleece throws, a very thorough visitors guide, plenty of outdoor seating to sneak some alone time, and the cabin was beautifully decorated for a homey Christmas celebration. The owners were very responsive to all questions and concerns. Not to mention the beautiful cabin decor that just adds that rustic appeal with a touch of luxury! We can’t wait to return again!!!

                                                          Very relaxing

                                                          Diane B.Brandon, FL

                                                          We even had a bit of snow

                                                          The cabin was amazing as well as the lake

                                                          We would love to come back in the summer


                                                          pete c.Satellite Beach,FL

                                                          Another great time with family.

                                                          Lake Setting Serenity in Morganton

                                                          Cindy and Jon T.

                                                          If you are looking for a lake place without the hustle and bustle of larger lake traffic and crowds then this is the place for you! Quiet and secluded lake setting that has most of what you would expect for a cabin like this one. Fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming. Its all here without the large lake hassles. Great place to bring the family. Something for everyone and convenient to grocery shopping. Inside the house everything you need to prepare meals, entertain and the most comfortable beds. You will go back home rejuvenated after a stay here. Enjoy!

                                                          J&C Knoxville, TN.....S&C Jacksonville,FL


                                                          My Mountain, Morganton, GA, USA

                                                          We sit next to 3 Bears Lodge (close friends). This allows rental of both cabins for larger events (reunions, weddings). Feel free to inquire about renting both properties at the same time. Both sit on our private lake and are excellent for large events along the holidays. We've had several 'water front' weddings that have enjoyed the serenity of our mountain, lake location.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Use of hot tub, dock and lake are at the renter's risk. Owner assumes no liability. Renter must bring their own life jackets. Renter assumes proper use of any/all water equipment, water safety equipment and ability of users to swim and operate correctly. Owner assumes no liability real, assumed or implied.

                                                          47 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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