Be as busy as you want to be or break new ground in creative loafing, 'Cul-de-'Sack,' (with apologies to the French), lets you do both.
This cozy and updated cabin is ideal for couples seeking a quiet and private getaway or smaller families looking for a full menu of activities suitable for all ages.
Maximum capacity is five; no more than four adults (+one kid) or three children (+2 adults) at one time. Cancellations allowed up to 30-days prior to check-in with 100% refund. Not handicapped accessible. See photos of railroad tie steps leading down to cabin.
This is not a party cabin for large gatherings but for those who wish to enjoy mountain activities and Big Canoe amenities, it's an excellent choice.
A rushing stream provides the soothing backdrop to an elevated deck that features a hot tub, gas grill and outdoor dining table, all with an expansive view of the forest and mountains. Nestled amid Mountain Laurel and towering White Oaks, wild turkey and deer are frequently seen around the cabin.
Enjoy walking down a short slope to a level trail meandering through Big Canoe's nature preserve of old growth trees. The trail follows a rushing creek and winds up at the first of two lovely waterfalls just 15 minutes from the cabin. Bring your camera!
Although relatively small (1750 sq. ft.) this airy and bright cabin has been recently updated with a wall of windows and skylights, a remodeled granite/stainless kitchen and upgraded, tiled baths. Netflix and Wifi are available to keep guests entertained and connected.
The master bedroom features a king-sized bed with its own dramatic view of the sunrise over the mountains. It also has a wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player. The master bathroom is tiled and the shower has two shower heads, one an overhead 'rain forest' style fixture.
The second bedroom has a queen bed and its own bathroom with a shower/tub. This bedroom and bath are "en suite" for added privacy. The loft has a high quality, very comfortable inflatable bed along with a fold out sofa and chaise. The inflatable is suitable for adults as well as children while the sofa and chaise are comfortable only for younger kids (under 50-lbs).
Big Canoe is an 8,000 acre private gated community with 30% of that area in green space. It has 18 miles of hiking trails and three lakes for fishing, boating (electric motors only) and swimming. Lake Petit is regularly stocked with trout.
On-site amenities include 27 holes of golf, ten tennis courts (2 indoors), a modern fitness center with indoor pool and two outdoor pools in season (Memorial Day - July 31, weekends through Labor Day). A full service marina offers pontoon boats, john-boats, kayaks and canoes for rent. Bait, tackle and other supplies are also available at the Lake Petit marina. Daily and weekly rates are available for those visiting Big Canoe who wish to use the amenities on an a la carte basis.
Off-site, the magnificent 300 acre Gibbs Gardens and spectacular Amicalola Falls State Park are 15 minutes away. Beyond that, the charming mountain towns of Dahlonega, Ellijay and Blue Ridge offer antiquing, quaint shops and inviting restaurants. The N. Georgia Premium Outlets with 140 stores is just 30 minutes away in Dawsonville. Plus, all the cultural and entertainment attractions of Atlanta are just 45 miles away.
The owners, Bob and Diane Smith, are Big Canoe residents who live five minutes away. This is their only rental property and they are very hands-on in making sure the cabin is scrupulously clean, well stocked and in good repair. Weather permitting, all linens are line dried and pillow cases ironed.
A digital Guest Guide, written by the Smiths specifically for their guests, a Big Canoe map and arrival instructions are sent prior to arrival. The guide is written and designed to help Cul de Sack guests plan their vacation and enjoy Big Canoe and surrounding mountain areas to the fullest.
As a courtesy, Bob and Diane Smith call prospective guests prior to booking to answer any questions they may have regarding all aspects of their Big Canoe vacation. Upon arrival, guests are met by the Smiths at the North Gate of Big Canoe and guided to the property for a very brief introduction to the cabin's systems (wi-fi, TVs, hot tub, grill, etc.) before being left alone to enjoy their vacation.
Cul-de-'Sack' allows visitors to set their own pace. Many choose to relax with long soaks in the hot tub, a good book by the fire or simply enjoying the view while taking a well-deserved rest. Others hurl themselves into Big Canoe's impressive list of things to do ... golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, etc. Most do a little bit of both. You can set your own pace at Cul-de-'Sack'.