Winter Get-Away! Two Fireplaces! Cozy Home Away from Home! Relax Here.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Hike, fish, raft, ride! Shop in Clayton, Highlands and Helen. Relax in our gorgeous handcrafted home. Eat good home cooking down the street at the new Lake Burton grocery and diner!
Our porches look out over National Forest. Listen to the waterfall or sit in front of the fire. Lake Burton and golf courses are right next door as are the falls and trails of the Tallulah River. Great beautifully decorated place for couples, families, and friends to get away from it all! Everything you need is here. Secluded and private but fifteen minutes away from the shops, restaurants and groceries of downtown Clayton.
Come share our beautiful craftsman timber frame home. The soaring great room features a granite stone fireplace, stainless steel kitchen, Wifi and Bluray, a love seat by the fire, and recliners with bookcases. There are three bedrooms, a master on main, and two guest rooms upstairs, in addition to a pullout sofa in the great room. We have pillow-top mattress covers, and high quality linens. The waterfall is audible from the master suite, and the private gas fireplace is cozy in the winter.
There are two and a half baths. Outside find a wrap-a-round deck, a cozy hammock, a fire pit, a gas grill, and lots of seating. Then explore the creek and waterfall. Once at the creek, relax on the observation deck. Comfortably sleeps nine. Ideal for two families with kids or three couples.
The great room features two story windows throughout with views of National Forest. The master suite features a queen sized bed, gas fireplace, spacious closet and large custom tiled jetted bath. Upstairs find a spacious bunk room that sleeps three with room for more on air mattresses, a guest room with a queen sized bed, and a full bath. The BRAND NEW pullout sofa in the Great Room is perfect for teens. Outside grill out on the deck, or just nap in the hammock.
Specific amenities include central air and heat, ceiling fans throughout, stainless steel kitchen appliances, gas grill, outdoor seating, washer/dryer, good cellphone reception, wi-fi, a Bluray player, a large flat parking pad, and a second deck above the creek near the waterfall. Timbered steps lead down fern strewn slopes to the National Forest that adjoins the lot.
We have hosted wedding parties, book clubs, family getaways, book clubs, Little League teams, romantic getaways, even guests who have stayed a month or more!
Our guests horseback ride, whitewater raft, zipline, browse, work puzzles, cook amazing meals, boat and swim in Lake Burton, and explore the forests and waterfalls adjacent to the property. We provide a canoe, and lots of outdoor toys for little ones. They may even find crawdads in the creek! And don't forget the fly fishing next door. It is some of the best in the state.
We are popular for holiday rentals and relaxation. Our guests are escaping the heat of Florida and places closer by. We are an ideal meeting point for families split by the Georgia border. Within two hours you can reach our home from Tennessee, SC, NC, Alabama, and Atlanta.
Guests who stay a week enjoy rafting, boating, hiking, side-trips to Highlands, Helen, and Dillard, in addition to zip-lining, and horseback riding.
We are five minutes from:
Camp High Harbour
Lake Burton grocery
Farm to table Dining
We are 15 minutes from:
Local festivals in Clayton (lots! check the web!)
Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails
Moccasin Creek State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Hemlock Falls trail
Within an hour you can be in:
Dillard (all you can eat country cooking)
Helen (the best of Bavaria..in Georgia)
the Tallulah Gorge--don't miss the semi annual kayak events!
Highlands, NC (bring your wallet)
Halfway down the Chatooga River --some of the best whitewater rafting in the South!
Some of our guests never get in their cars to leave the property! They sunbath, grill, and snooze! They hike, bird-watch and find waterfalls. They watch Netflix and work puzzles, make popcorn and burn firewood. It is a cozy place.
We hope you will join us here!
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Member since: 2013
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
You will need to provide a small ramp to ascend the two wide wooden steps to house. All downstairs is accessible, but there is no walk-in shower. Wheelchair guests have found it suitable for weekend stays. Longterm guests in wheelchairs will need help getting in and out of the tub....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Recreation: pontoon rental and hangout at La Prade's marina and restaurant, Lake Burton beach access off nearby Charlie Mt. Road. State parks within 20 minutes include Moccasin Creek (hemlock falls trail, fish hatchery), Black Rock (excellent views and hikes), Tallulah Gorge (interpretive center, permits to base of gorge where you can swim in emerald cool water), horseback at Dillard house and other venues, fly fish next door on Coleman and Tallulah Rivers, snow tube on Scaly mountain, hike Rabun Mountain or multitude of AT feeder and other National Forest trails. Shop: folk art, artisans, Native American, bookstore, wineries, Wal-Mart, amazing hardware store, clothing boutiques Dine: Farmhouse at Persimmon new close-by upscale farm to table, in-town Universal Joint (craft burgers), Grapes and Bean, Fromage, Rumor Hazit (New Orleans), Mama G's (Italian), Mexican, Southern food at Dillard house, many others....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
It is just 12 miles to Appalachian folk art, fine restaurants, authentic Western boot store, specialty hardware, liquor store, excellent grocery, a Southern book store and more in downtown Clayton....moreless
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 - Dec 26, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- cleaning fee $110
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Tax Rate 5%
The pet fee of $50 is a flat rate per stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Five minutes from a public Lake Burton boat ramp. One mile from some of Georgia's best fly fishing along the Tallulah and Coleman Rivers. Hike into the Chattoochee National forest off the porch. Appalachain Trail is fifteen minutes to the West, and the Bartram Trail is fifteen minutes to the east. Shops of downtown Clayton feature a folk art gallery and an excellent bookstore and nearby wine shop. Find The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek less than five miles away. In town find Grapes and Bean, Fromage (fresh made cheeses and amazing sandwiches), Universal Joint (great burgers), Rumor Hazit (New Orleans) Mama G's (Italian), and good Mexican and southern style food. The king of Southern family dining, the Dillard House is just up the road. Horseback riding is offered here as well as near the Tallulah Gorge park. Scaly Mountain snow tubing is close by as is the town of Highlands, NC. State parks near you are Black Rock Mountain, Mocassin Creek (see the nearby fish hatchery), and the Tallulah River Gorge. Get a permit to hike down to the bottom of the gorge and swim in an isolated emerald pool. Many local artisans may be found along the Soque River and north into Mountain City. The Foxfire museum of Appalachian culture is on the road to Dillard. Want to boat? Use our canoe or rent a pontoon boat from the nearby marina. La Prade's also features dock side dining and upscale dining.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: The custom timber framed home was built by the Smith family in Tucker, Ga and it has been their pleasure to share the beauty of both its' craftsmanship and location. Their children plan to enjoy it for years to come, and we love sharing it with family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Clayton, GA, USA:
Private and secluded handcrafted custom timberframe home nestled in forest, yet with quick access to mountain adventures. Five acre lot, with no visible neighbors. Adjoins National Forest, yet easy to access via paved driveway off a private road. The Lake Burton area caters to the wealthy -- stay in our house with all the amentities for a fraction of the cost of lakefront properties. You can have your boat on the water in no time with the public ramp just five miles away on Plum Orchard Road. On our property enjoy trail heads to the Tallulah River and Wildlife Management Area. We are not a cookie cutter development. Private waterfall and deck on creek. Fly fishing and lake fun five minutes away. Camp High Harbour is next door. Marina rentals, horseback, ziplining are all within easy reach. Dilliard House and stables, Highlands, NC and Helen, GA are all an hour or less away. Sautee River Pottery is close by as is the Tallulah River Gorge and it crystal blue pools. Great kitchen for special vacation meals and restaurants in Clayton for when you don't want to cook.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Jumping off point for many options to enjoy the northeast Georgia mountains. Small waterfall on property. Private high quality handcrafted home. Guests tell us the warmth and intimacy of the home is unique. It was built by a backpacking homebuilder with attention to craftmanship, whose wife is a biologist interested in enjoying and preserving wildlife. The timber and granite is all locally sourced. The decor is personal, not generic. It is a place to build memories, and then return and build more. It is intimate yet accessible. Guests tend to have adventures, then retreat to our wooded seclusion to reccharge before setting forth for another adventure. Details: Two hours will get you here from four states, not including Georgia. Atlanta is a also two hours away. Five miles from front door to the Tallulah River boat access to Lake Burton. Right next door to best fly fishing in Georgia. Ten miles to Clayton Main Street folk art gallery, and a good private book store. Many nearby venues for hiking, dining and horseback riding.
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Nestled on the edge of the National Forest, next door to the Tallulah River
The Great Room with wood burning fireplace/ gas lighter. Card table for games!
Master BR features a gas fireplace and a large full bath with walk-in closet
Media room with Wifi and BluRay. Lego friendly carpet. No cable.
Timber frame built from local forest. Gorgeous home! Come relax here!
Queen sized bed in guest room upstairs. Large closet. Waterfall audible outside
View from upper guest hallway
Timber frame hand crafted in nearby Franklin. House built by master craftsman.
Next door at the Tallulah River
Steps from the house down to Nichols Branch Creek and creek-side deck
Hall with doors to laundry, half bath, master suite. Sleeper sofa foreground
Enjoy our wraparound porches. Sunbath! Picnic! Pitch a tent! Grill!
Great Room features reading alcove, media room, dining area, kitchen and game
Dining table seats eight, additional table seats four more. Two more BR upstairs
kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gas range
Abundant sofas and recliners. Cozy winter getaway for naps, puzzles and parties.
Bunkroom sleeps three in beds, full closet, all bedrooms with ceiling fans
Nearby Hemlock Falls
View from the deck
Fun on Lake Burton!
Hammock view of property
Gas fireplace in master bedroom
Our brand new sofa bed!!!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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