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Kayak Tallulah Gorge Nov 4th! Spend your Christmas in the mountains! Nov. bonus!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Ideal getaway for relaxation and exploration! Secluded but close to all the fun!

Perfect for two families, builder's own retreat close to the best Rabun County has to offer! Our custom timber frame home is the perfect jumping off place for hiking, Lake Burton, Clayton's shops, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Heaven's Landing airfield, Helen, Highlands, Chattooga rafting, and the best fly fishing in the state.

In early November, Tallulah Falls State Park hosts one of the premier whitewater events in the South. So fun to watch them shoot the rapids! Head to the Highlands arts and crafts show Nov. 14th! Christmas in Clayton in Nov 24th. Great shopping! Get $50 off your third night in November!

Listen to the waterfall below the wrap around deck, enjoy our two fireplaces PLUS an outdoor fire-pit.

There is ample room for two families, three couples, or several generations! We are a perfect meeting ground. While IN Georgia, NC, SC, and Tennessee are all just around the corner. We are exactly two hours from Atlanta, and the drive takes you through the farm valleys around Clayton, but not around any hair pin turns. The driveway is paved and easy to negotiate.

We are in the gorgeous Persimmon Valley and our home is bordered by National Forest. Enjoy seclusion AND access to great shops and restaurants! The Tallulah River and the Coleman Rivers flank us, the excellent Lake Burton grocery and Persimmon farm to table dining are down the road. This is no gated golf course community, but a private getaway. Rest in seclusion in the hammock, or hike to the creek down the hill. Then head over to the marina, or the golf course just minutes away. The Appalachian Trail and Moccasin Creek State park lie to the west, while Black Rock Mountain State Park, Clayton and Highlands lie in the other direction.

Our beautiful home is a great place to recharge. It is not an old rough cabin, but a new roomy fully equipped home. Spoil yourself with comfort; step outside for as much nature as you can handle!

You are not going to find the location and the luxury for this price anywhere else. Everything you need is here. Secluded and private but fifteen minutes away from the shops, restaurants and groceries of downtown Clayton.

Our home is a piece of handcrafted art, filled with beautiful personal touches. The great room features two story windows throughout with views of National Forest. 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 new pullout sofa in the great room. 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. Comfortably sleeps nine.

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 rustic 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, family getaways, book clubs, 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!

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:

Lake Burton

boat ramp

Waterfall Resort

Camp High Harbour

Vineyards,

Swimming

Fly Fishing

Hiking

Antiques

Lake Burton grocery

Farm to table Dining

Grilling

Mountain views

Jet Skiing

Canoeing

Recycling Center

Community playground

Hiking trails

Waterfalls

We are 15 minutes from:

Everything else

Local festivals in Clayton (lots! check the web!)

Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails

Restaurants

Groceries

Liquor Store

Art Galleries

Hardware store

Wal-Mart

Drive-in Theatre

Hospital

Public Library

Horseback

LaPrade's Marina

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)

Franklin, NC

the Tallulah Gorge--don't miss the semi annual kayak events!

Highlands, NC (bring your wallet)

Halfway down the Chattooga 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!

More Details

Owner
Melissa Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Fijian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Melissa Smith

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.

Melissa Smith purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Melissa Smith chose Northeast Mountains

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your husband did such a beautiful job! I wanted to let you know my daughter joined us at the last minute, and she's happy she came up! Thanks for such a beautiful retreat from the rest of the world. You guys are blessed!
Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Toccoa, Georgia
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Rumor Hazit, Main St. Clayton, GA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Waterfall Resort
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Georgia Highway 76
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Burton
Car: necessary

Five minutes from a 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. Appalachian 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.

Amenities

Clayton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Access the hospitality app to view the detailed check out list. Failure to perform these simple tasks will result in me using deposit to pay maid.
  • Please do not use the property for target practice. Please be aware there is deer and bear hunting adjoining property.
  • Please report all broken items. Be gentle with the furnishings. Leave the house as you found it. Wash a load of towels. Put sheets in laundry.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Upper Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully tiled, vanity, cupboard for storage
    Powder Room - Main Floor - toilet , Sink, vanity, toilet. Local artisan wrought iron mirror
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen cupboard, Walk-in closet, fully tiled, three windows
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen lower, twin top. Ceiling fan, full closet, nightstand
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nightstands, ceiling fan, lamp, full closet, chair, mirror
    Master Bedroom - Main - 1 queen , Gas fireplace, nightstands, ceiling fan, arm chair, art
  • Master Bedroom on main level with private gas fireplace, pillow topped mattress cover and a large private tiled bath with walk in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Kayak Tallulah Gorge Nov 4th! Spend your Christmas in the mountains! Nov. bonus!
average rating of 4.826923 based on 54 reviews
Fayetteville, GA
5

Beautiful, secluded cabin close to Lake Burton and Clayton.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The cabin is very secluded but with all the necessary amenities to make our stay perfect. We really enjoyed sitting on the porch and listening to the creek down below. We look forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back anytime!
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5

Great location. Quiet and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Everything you need is there. Close to town and the lake. Will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, homie, cabin. Enjoyed our stay. I wish we would have had a better view of the mountains.

  • 4 of 5

Good weekend with Grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice and secluded. Very quiet! Everything as described.

  • 5 of 5

We came into Clayton for a short visit with friends. This was a great place to stay nearby. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private retreat

  • 5 of 5

Close to tallulah river with Jeep trails. The house is very roomy and has all the comforts of home and the deck is relaxing listening to the waterfall in the woods

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We would give our stay at Melissa's cabin an excellent rating. The cabin is in great shape and kept quite clean. Melissa is easy to reach and available to answer questions. She goes the extra mile by having games, puzzles, outdoor chairs and even walking sticks available.

We enjoyed hiking and ziplining in the surrounding areas.

Our family will return.

Thank you, Melissa.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Please plan to leave the cabin the way you found it. Your courtesy in taking care of the property, and in leaving it so it may easily be cleaned is essential to the full return of your damage deposit. Private insurance not required !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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