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We can hear Spring coming! Wild Daffodils, Stunning Creek and Cozy Campfires Now

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Creekside 27 Acre Retreat 2 Br Plus Loft, 2 Full And 2 Half Baths. Sleeps 6

Escape to the wild, lush Tusquittee Valley.

Rest nestled along 400 feet of soothing water along Compass Creek. Our sun-infused retreat was built in 2008 with large cathedral windows, 2 Bedrooms with Queen beds and full baths, Loft with half-bath, two fireplaces, full kitchen, dining room and enclosed sun porch overlooking the creek from many directions. We have just finished a special hide out in the attic for the little ones and additional decks and lounging spaces for lazy moments. Decorated with eclectic art, handmade quilts and antiques to surround you with wonder.

Explore 27 pristine Appalachian Mountain acres on the property with rhododendron tunnels leading to horse logging trails and Forest Service Lands. Trout fishing twenty steps from the back door. Endless hours of creek dipping and fairy house building for the little ones in our enchanted woods. A large fire circle with log seats is laid next to the creek for late night storytelling.

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Dawn Grinenko
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dawn Grinenko

We fell in love with the quiet beauty of Hayesville, Julie Mountain and the Tusquittee Valley after purchasing a vacation home nearby. We purchased this property as part of our lifetime dream of developing a place for rest, discernment and restoration for others after difficult journeys in life. Our ultimate plan is to develop this property into a place of retreat for families who have a child or parent with a serious illness. We are both retiring from the health care field and hope to continue to serve in a healing capacity to all who visit The Still Place on Compass Creek

Dawn Grinenko purchased this house in 2013

Why Dawn Grinenko chose Hayesville

Grace and patience brought us to this property. We had planned to actualize our dream at a farm in Florida. But after Dawn was diagnosed with Melanoma cattle ranching and farming in the hot Florida sun was no longer an option. After being unable to afford farm land in the Hayesville area this beautiful serene setting came on the market and as they say the rest shall be history as it unfolds. We hope you will be a part of layering this place with the love of your family and friends as we develop the property in the next several years.

What makes this house unique

Compass Creek is the true gem of this property for all ages. The soothing sound of the water is like a lullaby. The wild rainbow trout are more beautiful than any gem we might find in the ruby, sapphire and garnet laden hills surrounding us. Glimpsing the sparkle of the creek water from each of the rooms is sometimes breath-taking as the water dances around the rocks. The property is situated in a quiet, friendly community with access to trails on our 27 acre property and surrounding National Forest.


Hayesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room in foyer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Loft
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft and Hideout
  • Additional inflated mattresses and kids hideout could accommodate 2-4 additional children with ease. outdoor yurt-like tree fort may be slept in
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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We can hear Spring coming! Wild Daffodils, Stunning Creek and Cozy Campfires Now
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Decatur, GA

Great getqwat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property — perfect for small kids. The hobbit house and tree house did not disappoint. Lots of groceries on hand in the house — thanks Dawn. Would recommend bringing a hammock to string between trees and watch the stars. Wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your kids enjoyed the magic!! We've had lots of gnome sightings lately...gonna be a great holiday season!
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The most amazing time and beautiful place we've ever been to

  • 5 of 5

Thanking God for giving us the oportunity for having found Dawn and Craig. This vacation stay at The Still Place has not only allowed our family to unite in a way that we needed, but it has awakened an inner spirit of inspiration, love, creativity and peace from within. Thank you so much!!!! Wow from the beautiful home, whistling Creek, incredible mountain views, great hiking, fully stocked pantry to the little special and personal touches found throughout. We had brought tons of food that we actually didn't end up using so we blessed the home just like we were blessed. There's so much more we can say, but I would keep you on here forever. We will DEFINITELY COME BACK IM JESUS NAME. May God bless you Always. Thank you for everything. From the Carcamo family

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving so much to the next family. Your family’s kindness will be a part of the Still Place always!
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wellington, Fl.

Just Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely had an amazing, wonderful stay at this lovely, serene, comfortable home. We had the sliding door open to hear the flowing creek while enjoying the beautiful fireplace ! Absolutely one of our favorites on vrbo.We would love to return again! Thank you so very much!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the creek lullaby with the rustling wind and blue skies lately I think it's my favorite time of year. You guys left just in time. We planted 400 daffodils... in the snow all day. It was the weirdest little styrofoam snow. Hope you visit again!
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Orange Park

After our first visit we were hooked, and the 2nd left us waiting for a 3rd.

  • 5 of 5

I house is equipped with all of the comforts of home, along with the 2 1/2 baths, a tree house, creek with fish and crayfish. Just to name a few. As great as the house is, we spent little time there. There is so much to see and do no matter how long you're stay you will need and crave another stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duluth GA

Great place for family.

  • 5 of 5

Have a few kids to keep busy? This place is great! Play/Sleep in the Yurt? The knome home? Let tehm play in the creek all day, while you relax. It's close to anything you want to do. Easy to get to. Very nice and roomy home.

You will love it's "give back" roots!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erica! We hope to meet you next time you come. Seriously due to your family's choice to stay at The Still Place last weekend, just TODAY we were able to offer a family with a child on a ventilator a place of sanctuary from the storm headed toward Florida. Your family makes it possible for another to have a little less worry about their sweet little one. Thank you so much!!!
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Marietta, GA, USA

We Won the Eclipse Vacay Gamble... so perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a LOVELY experience! The site is amazing, with a very large creek, lots of trees, gathering places with fire pits (two of them!) and privacy. The home (and it felt very much like a home, rather than an impersonal 'rental') is pretty and comfortable, and, as everyone has pointed out, well-stocked. The owners, who live further up the mountain, are precious: helpful and friendly. We came for the solar eclipse, so didn't really leave the property except for the one day, but we did some scouting for a good eclipse site (even though the property has a nice hole in the tree cover over the driveway, which we used for star viewing and WOW this region has one of the top scores for 'Dark Sky' and I don't think I've ever seen that much of the Milky Way, just: WOW!) and nearby Chatuge Dam would be a great spot to trek to for next time, what a gorgeous view. We'll definitely be back. :D

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the beauty of the night sky! We never take the Milky Way for granted but the eclipse was spectacular. Come for a longer visit next time!
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Nearest Airport
300 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tusquittee Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Ridges
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Copper Door
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Cataloochee Ski
Car: necessary

We are located 15-20 minutes from both Hiawassee and Hayesville, 30 minutes from Blairsville and Murphy, 45 minutes from Franklin. We are also about 2 hours from Atlanta and 11/2 hours from Chatanooga.

Natural attractions and activities include: Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River or Ocoee, Watersports and Fishing at Lake Chatuge, Hiking on countless trails and access to the Appalacian Trail and Mountain Biking at Jack Rabbit and Tsali a bit further away. Fireses Creek Recreation area provides picnicking, fishing, hiking, horse trails and back-packing opportunities.

Antiquing, 'picking' and shopping opportunities are limitless with excellent local shopping and entertainment on the square in Hayesville including two weekly farmer's markets in season. John C Campbell Folk School, The Georgia Mountain Fair and a bounty of festivals throughout the year. Spa and yoga opportunities are within a 20 minute drive.

Golf at The Ridges Resort 5 minutes away.

Free live entertainment abounds on the squares and frequently at local venues throughout the summer. The Peacock Playhouse and Licklog Players in Hayesville assures year-round live theatre in addition to Young Harris College and the Smoky Mountain Center in Franklin. Cinema is in Young Harris 25 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.75%

Optional Concierge Services Available upon request fees to be determined.
Grocery shopping services
Special Occasion/Celebration Meals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.