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The Orchard House, Luxury Lodge with Swimming Pool, Creek Frontage and Rich Mtn

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths3
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 5+ Bedroom Home With Private Swimming Pool Adjacent To Family Orchard

We are excited to be able to share our beautiful home with our guests! The Orchard House sits adjacent to the family apple orchard (hence the name the orchard house) and right beside the rich mountain wilderness area. We would love to have you as our guest. My parents really enjoy doing the farm tours and meeting so many of our guests. It is amazing that almost every note left for us included that the farm tour was one of their highlights. So please let us know if you would like a private tour of the orchard and we will do our best to accommodate your time, however we can not guarantee a tour since my parents do travel a good bit now that they are semi-retired. The house is 5000+/- in square footage and sits on 12 private acres with owltown creek frontage. The swimming pool is wonderful in the spring, summer and fall and is an additional plus for families. We also have a Noah’s ark playground for smaller children and a basketball court for everyone. You can take a short hike down the hill to use owltown creek (the house sits at the top of the hill and creek is at the bottom). Sleeping arrangements for the house is comprised of 6 bedrooms in 3 separate suites for everyone to have privacy. On the main floor is a Queen master suite with beautiful mountain view and adjacent double twin bedroom. These rooms share a bathroom that features a jetted tub and tile shower. Upstairs on the south end of the house is a master bedroom with a king sleigh bed. The bathroom is marble and has separate his and her sink areas and toilets, a double steam shower and claw foot tub. Down the hall from the master is huge bunk room with a full bed, 2 sets of old hickory bunk beds, an extra mattress if needed and a large flat screen TV just for the kids. This is such a large room that all the kids will ended up camping out all together. There is an additional full bathroom with shower in the basement by the pool that we usually send the kids down to use, however they may also access the master bathroom by a hall door if you wish. Across a sky bridge balcony, looking into the family room, on the north end of the house is a 2 bedroom suite. The queen bedroom has a large window with a sofa. The other bedroom has a beautiful king bed. Each bedroom has a separate marble jack and jill vanity and toilet. Each bedroom is separate but shares the jetted tub and marble shower. The shower and tub are accessed through doors that can be locked for privacy. Also on the north end upstairs is the laundry room and a TV sitting room with a Bose sound system. On the main floor is a “summer kitchen” that will have guest pantry items for to use if you wish. The pool, porch and deck all may be accessed through this kitchen. The main kitchen is located on the south end of the main floor. It is a chefs dream kitchen with wolf range/double oven, subzero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, ice maker, microwave and an island that seats 4. The breakfast table just beside kitchen is set up for 4 but the table will extend to seat 8. Outside the breakfast area is a deck with table looking over the basketball court, with a Big Green Egg for cooking outside. The main dining room has a table that extends to seat 12. The family room is gorgeous with a huge fireplace and flat screen TV. There is an additional sitting room off of the summer kitchen and library. We are a family of readers so hopefully your family will find plenty of books, games and puzzles. The house is very open yet has plenty of space for privacy. The swimming pool has its own small kitchen and bathroom as well as a covered porch area with hammock and extra seating. Some can enjoy the shade while others are enjoying the sun poolside. Just off the lawn in the rear of the house is a great fireplace with seating for night time s’mores or just relaxing by the fire.

Please let me know if you have any questions once you have read the description and viewed the pictures as the house really is hard to describe. We would love to have you enjoy our beautiful home. Just keep in mind when thinking about staying that we were so blessed to have the entire summer booked by mid-February and fall is booking quickly as apple season is very popular in Ellijay.

*** Please call me directly to ask about any discounted rates for dates or for corporate or church retreats, as we would love to help your group plan their stay*** Rhonda Chatham 706-889-0633

More Details

Owner
Rhonda Chatham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rhonda;

First of all your home is absolutely amazing! We all had a wonderful time. Our stay was much too short but fabulous! Thank you for all the goodies you left for us. Thank you again



Lisa
May 2014
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Amenities

Owl Town Retreat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3.1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3.2 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

The Orchard House, Luxury Lodge with Swimming Pool, Creek Frontage and Rich Mtn
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews
Hampton, GA
5

House is everything and more than website says!!

  • 5 of 5

I took my ladies from church for a retreat to Orchard House for the second time and we will return again next year! The home is beautiful, very comfortable and we all love it. The setting is quiet and rejuvenating (with the orchards and trails to walk and the pool and hot tub to relax in). The house is not far at all from town, but we love being there so much that we arrive on Thursday and go no where until we leave on Sunday. Rhonda is a delight to deal with, answering any questions promptly and willing to help make our stay great in any way she can. The only down side I can think of is not being able to go more often! Thanks Rhonda and Jeb for opening your home for us to enjoy. See you next year if not sooner.

Dell and the "girls"

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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LaGrange, Georgia
5

Awesome home, awesome Owners!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for a group! Peaceful setting, beautiful pool, loads of space to spread out and plenty of bathrooms for all! You will not be disappointed with this choice! Thank you Rhonda for opening your home to us!

Dawn Newman

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous and Spacious!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at the Orchard house and we love it! Everything you need to enjoy your stay is there (pool towels, games, well stocked kitchen, etc...). Rhonda is so nice and accommodating! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great family get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We rented "The Orchard House" for spring break 2017. We had 4 families (8 Adults and 11 kids) and the house served our needs perfectly. From the large bunk room, to the vaulted ceilings in the family room, it was large and spacious for all of our families' activities. The numerous smaller rooms (library, sitting area, dining room, second kitchen) all around the house allowed for people to spread out and have their own space to play games, sew and read books. We kept the fireplace going all week which created a warm cozy atmosphere in the family room. The master suit was spectacular which included a huge walk-in shower and his/her toilets. We were not able to utilize all of the outdoor activities (pool, pirate ship playhouse, decks and porches) because of the colder weather but still managed to play some B-Ball on the outdoor court. The last day we were able to take to orchard tour (highly recommend) and it was well worth it, we stopped at the store and had hot cider, apple pies, apple doughnuts, fresh honey, scones and much more. There were some initial problems with the house when we arrive but the owners were were speedy in their efforts to resolve without disturbing our experience. Overall an excellent experience and we highly recommend for any large family gathering.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This has been the most perfect place for our group of 6 couples and 7 kids (ages 3-10). We've been doing our annual friends wknd for years and this has been by far the best place for us. The kitchen is stocked with utensils and equipment to cook, there is enough space for everyone to spread out, the beds are comfortable, and the tour was just a happy bonus! We're already planning to come back next year.

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

Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home far exceeded my expectations. The pictures do not do this beauty justice. From the moment we pulled into the driveway we were amazed. My husband kept saying, "man, you sure picked a good one!" We ate breakfast and dinner at the house every day because the kitchen was a dream! All 21 of us had a blast, with plenty of room!! Rhonda is so delightful I feel like I've made a new friend. Her parents gave us a wonderful tour of the family orchard and brought tears to my eyes when she shared with us about how her parents started it many years ago. Sweet family! The property is nestled in the trees, so serene, yet only about 10 minutes from Ellijay. I hope to return soon and highly recommend this home!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Apple Picking and Apple Orchard Tours Seasonal, Peaches and Strawberries as well.

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Rates & Availability

Owl Town Retreat House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall/Leaf High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,000
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 6 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% of rental amount is due upon booking and remainder of rental, cleaning and damage deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.

We accept checks and will arrange to use credit cards through paypal upon special circumstances guest will need to pay the paypal fees.

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