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

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


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

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Rhonda Chatham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


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

May 2014
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Apple Picking and Apple Orchard Tours Seasonal, Peaches and Strawberries as well.


Owl Town Retreat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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


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The Orchard House, Luxury Lodge with Swimming Pool, Creek Frontage and Rich Mtn
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gorgeous house for a wedding party, there was plenty of room for everyone! The hot tub was amazing, and we had everything we needed to cook, grill, and have an amazing time! Ps. We enjoyed the tasty bushel of apples left for us as a treat! We already started talking about renting again :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent 7 nights here. No complaints. Rhonda answered every question I had in a timely manner. Her amazing parents took us on a private tour of their Orchard and welcomed us like family. If you are looking for a low key get away this is your place. Hopefully the owners don't move back in too soon so we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home/Great Location and Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 just returned from a week stay at the Orchard House Luxury Lodge and it was terrific. The pool was great entertainment for the children and the house accommodates many other activities with plenty of tables and chairs.

The location is secluded but near all the wonderful hiking trails/waterfalls/shopping you wish to do.

Highly recommend this amazing home!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tons of space, well-stocked and great owner responsiveness

  • 4 of 5

We hosted a weekend graduation celebration for my daughter that included family and friends. Some stayed in the house. Others just came up for the different days. Owner was gracious to arrange a pre-viewing in advance to help with my planning, which was important. The pictures don't do it justice. There weee great instructions about how to use everything and we used every inch of this house. The views are spectacular, and the owners were very responsive to our needs during our stay. The floor plan is ideal with everything laid out in a way that there is openness but still needed separation. Favorite parts of the house were the kitchen and the pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.