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Magical Log Cabin Home on Wooded 3 Acres of Creek Front

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath - Sleeps up to 10

Situated on 3 acres of Chicimauga creek front! Step back in time in this lovely log cabin, which offers an eclectic combination of tasteful antiques and modern conveniences. You will be welcomed by our wood carved bear and her cub on the front porch and of course a rocking chair. Flat screens, satellite TV, wireless internet,and free long distance phone calls offer a connection to the outside world while escaping to a place that stands still in time.

Beautiful wrap around porch offers views of the creek and wild life while soaking in the hot tub under the stars. ( Our hot tub is drained, cleaned and treated before each and every guest arrival:) Screened porch has rocking chairs and a daybed for quiet naps. A fire pit on the creek with picnic tables allows you to enjoy the creek view even on chilly nights and neighbors a twinkle lighted gazebo and a double swing for cozy conversations. A pathway on the property leads you to a small island in the creek which offers a picnic table for intimate picnics. Large tubes are provided seasonally to fully enjoy the creek. Walk the creek past the island to the waterfall approx. 1/2 mile walk west and enjoy nature's beauty along the way. Access our private property across the street which also has picnic tables and offers a safe place to walk pets. (Please clean up after pets) Also creek front and visit our Hillbilly Bridge.

One King bedroom and one Queen bedroom and one full bath on the main floor offers easy access for those having difficulty with stairs. Main floor offers a fully equipped kitchen for making family meals. Large master king bedroom suite on second floor offers an executive desk work area for those who are on a working vacation. Loft area has a comfy futon that will sleep two. Finished basement offers a fold out sleeper for two and is home to a full size Pool table and Foos ball table.

Main floor is a large open living area, dining room and kitchen and is home to an old fashion stand up shuffleboard/bowling table which allows all ages to join in a family game that needs no exact skill. Also a game table on the main floor offers a place to put together puzzles, play cards, checkers and chess. This drop leaf table opens to allow additional seating for large family dinners or a buffet in addition to the dining room table which seats 8 and a bar area that seats 4. A large warm morning stove sits in the middle of the living area and allows you to enjoy a warm fire ambiance. Double glass doors offer access to the screen porch which also has tabla seating area for outdoor dining. Breath in the fresh mountain air, marvel at the many humming birds and butterflies in the summer. Chase lightning bugs in the back yard. Sip wine from one of our many local wineries and star gaze from the outdoor hot tub. Pan for gold in the creek. Play horseshoes in back yard.

This cabin is beautifully decorated for Christmas from Thanksgiving to Jan 10th.
magical memories for all to enjoy for years to come.

For smaller groups or additional accommodations for a large group please see our Wildwood Tree House Love Nest cabin which sleeps 4 adults 2 children located only 1 mile from this cabin at VRBO Listing #668346 or our Moonlight Kiss honeymoon cabin which sleeps 2 at VRBO Listing #718977
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age to confirm reservation. This not a party cabin....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 Cribs, 2 High Chairs and Baby Gates are available upon request for no charge...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted on screen porch and outdoor areas only. Guests responsible for removing all butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets accepted upon approval based on insurance limitations. Pets are not permitted on beds or furnishings. All pets must be crated when left alone or on leash when outdoors. Guests responsible for waste clean up. $100 per pet fee. Crate available if you don't have one. Unreported pets may result in loss of Security Deposit...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Easy access from Driveway. Main floor has access to full bathroom, 1 Queen Bedroom, 1 King Bedroom, Living, Dining, Kitchen and porch areas. Not necessarily handicap equipped....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Master Bedroom has private full bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Basement has half bath - no shower or tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Groceries or Breakfast Package and/or snack packages, firewood or flowers available upon arrival with advanced notice for a fee....moreless


  • Books:

    In basement on book shelf under tv...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball in Basement...moreless

  • Television:

    Tv's located in all bedrooms, living area and basement...moreless

  • Toys:

    family board games, checkers, chess and puzzles provided...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Helen Georgia is 6 easy miles from cabin. Decorated for Christmas 11/27 - 1/10/15,Oktoberfest 9/15-11/1/15. Shops, Restaurants,Buggie rides, Grocery, Water Park, Tubing, Golf, Zipline, Falls...moreless

  • Village:

    Sautee Nacoochee Village - 3 Mile BavarianVillage of Alpine Helen - 6 miles Dahlonega Square, Ga 25 miles Clarksville, 12 miles Lake Rabun 10 miles Batesville 6 miles Cornelia 10 miles Cleveland 9 mil...moreless

  • Water View:

    Located on 3 Acres of Wooded Creek Front...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on 2 Acres of Creek Front...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8. Game table is a drop leaf table which can be opened to seat 4 guests. 2 High chairs available upon request. Screened porch has a six top table. Island bar seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large Flat Screen TV, DVD, Board games, puzzles, DVD's, warm morning stove...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway has adequate parking for 4 vehicles. Arrangements may be made through owner for additional vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Long Distance. Many cell phones don't work in our area so you can stay in touch with friends and family....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Jenn Air...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters, trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn Air...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Full Wrap Around Porch...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Woody's Mountain Bikes Rental - 5 miles away...moreless

  • Boat:

    Kayak & Paddle Boat rentals available from Unicoi State Park 4 miles away or Pontoon, Fishing and Party boats located at Laparade's Marina - 8 miles away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large Screened Porch with view of 3 acre wooded creek front, 6 top table, comfortable seating for four, day bed for quiet naps:)...moreless

  • Golf:

    Edelweiss Nearby - 6 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available through Unicoi State Park - 4 miles away Available in Helen - 6 miles away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Twinkle lighted Gazebo near Fire Pit on Creek...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On 3 acre wooded lot with fire pit. Double swing on creek. Picnic tables . Twinkle lighted Gazebo. Stone bench. Walking trail to small island with picnic table. Half mile walk west to waterfall....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On main floor back deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available in Highlands, NC, Cashiers, Sky Valley, approx. 50 miles away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Pontoon boats, fishing boats, motor boats available for rental at Lake Burton at LaParade's Marina approx. 8 Miles away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub under the stars on deck. Please be assured that our hot tub is emptied, cleaned and treated between each and every guest....moreless



from 82 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 18 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

November 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


Please contact me by phone to determine if a personal check can be accepted for your payment. Full refund if cancelled 60 days or more in advance. Pets must be pre-approved and well behaved. Pets are not permitted on beds or furnishings. Pets must be crated when left alone in cabin. Pets must be leashed when outside. All pet debris must be removed prior to guest departure. Pet fee is $100 per pet. Failure to report pets may result in loss of Security Deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg or Atlanta Hartfield
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Unicoi Lodge
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Blue Ridge GA
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Unicoi Lodge, Bernies Resturant, Old Sautee Bakery
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Highlands, NC
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Unicoi State Park

Car: Necessary

Six scenic miles from the Bavarian Village of Helen Ga where shopping,wineries and restaurants abound. Visit the 100 yr old working Nora Mill, Jumping Goat Coffee, Antique Village and Wineries galore. Miniature Golf, zip line, canoe, kayak, tube, dirt bike, hike waterfalls and horse back riding. Horse & buggy rides. Four miles from Anna Ruby falls and the Chattahoochee National Forest. Paddle boat the Lake, or mountain bike the area. It's all nearby!

Helen is just the beginning. The history of our area is as follows.

The Legend Of Sautee & Nacoochee

The Legend of Sautee and Nacoochee is well documented. The first White settlers, coming up the Unicoi Trail, now known as Georgia Highway 17, heard the story as they stopped to rest in the shade of the giant white oak, still standing adjacent the Old Sautee Store. (Hwy 17 & 255).

One among them, George Williams, a young lad at the time, retold this story in his memoirs. The Cherokees considered themselves to be a superior race, as indeed they were. Handsome, tall and intelligent, they even had an alphabet, the first in America. They were not nomads, they built log houses and tilled the soil. They had but one grievous fault. This superiority was allowed to show. Naturally, this did not endear them to the neighboring tribes. One of these, the Chickasaws, was constantly at war with the Cherokee.

However, there were moments of relative calm. During one such truce, a band of Chickasaws was allowed to cross over Cherokee land, provided they stay on the Unicoi Trail and rested only at designated spots. One such spot was where two trails crossed at the junction of two lovely valleys, the same place where - a century later, a young George Williams stopped. As the Chickasaw band rested, in the shade of the giant oak, around them gathered curious Cherokees, trying to get a closer look at the dispised Chickasaws. Soon they were trading insults and obscenities. The Cherokees were hoping to bait the Chicasaws into making an overt act. But, the Chickasaws were too cagey to be trapped by such obvious maneuvers.

One of the Chickasaws stands aloof from this bickering. It is Sautee: young, handsome and a chief's son. He dreams of the day when he will be chief. And has the authority to negotiate permanent peace with the Cherokees. Some of this greatness must have shown, for Nacoochee, the Cherokee chief's 16-year-old daughter, is so taken by this handsome stranger that she stares unashamedly. Then their eyes meet. The magic alchemy of love does the rest. Not one spoken word - and yet a tryst was made.

That night Nacoochee steals away from her father's log house to meet with Sautee, under the giant white oak, now known as the Sautee Oak. By this time, they are helplessly and hopelessly in love. The rest of Sautee's party, counsels against this madness. No good could come of this flagrant violation of their truce. If Wahoo, the girl's father, learned of this meeting, all would be doomed. But, then, as now, teenagers feel they must defy the establishment. "Run, if you must," Sautee tells his followers, "but, I remain here with Nacoochee. Together we will make Wahoo understand. This must be the first step to a lasting peace between our two nations.

The couple secretly spent time together in a secret cave within Yonah Mountain. Despite their private affair, both felt compelled to bring their love to the Chief for approval, never dreaming that they would not receive his blessing.

To the young couples surprise, the Chief was blinded by anger when his daughter presented Sautee as the man she loved, not only ordering him away, but ordering him to be thrown from the highest cliffs of the Yonah Mountains. Nacoochee was forced to look on to her lover's demise. Overcome with grief, and unable to see a life worth living without Sautee, she too threw herself from the high cliffs. They were united at the cliff's basin, joined forever in death. Wahoo, the Chief, found the fallen couple in an endearing embrace, realizing too late that his daughter's love was in fact her fate. Wahoo becomes overcome with remorse, something he will live with the rest of his life , choosing to leave the couple united in death at the mountain's basin.

Today, that burial mound still stands at the Junction of Georgia Highway 75 and Highway 17. The valleys were renamed, one for each of the fallen lovers. While you're up visiting at the cabins in Helen, GA stop and to pay respects.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Mrs. has worked for RAL Resort Property Management for 20 years. Mr. is a Contractor 25 years. We are living our dream. We purchased this home in Sautee Nacoochee for our retirement but loved this area so much we relocated from Fort Myers, Florida early. No regrets!

Why the Owner Chose Helen, GA, USA:
Quiet location. Professionally cleaned and serviced pest control. Beautiful Furnishings, comfy beds, tvs in every room, creek front. Access to private waterfall. Every day in the mountains is magical. Never know what you will see when you wake up. Humming birds, deer, wild turkey, turtles and rabbits abound in this area. Waterfalls, lakes, little white chapels and farmlands make the drive into Helen a scenic one. All who come to this cabin, both young and old, feel the magic. Impeccable furnishings, and a warm ambiance makes this cabin an amazing vacation experience. A unique combination of all modern conveniences and eclectic antique decor offers an enchanting escape for families, lovers and friends who want to make magical memories for years to come. Allow the positive energy that radiates from this property embrace you and follow you home. If the creek is not dreamy enough for you then transform the mountain experience to the excitement of a day at the lake. Travel just 10 miles to LaPrades Marina on Lake Burton. You will find 3 Levels of Lakeside Dining in the new 10,000 sq.ft. building. You will delight in the beautiful decor with indoor/outdoor stone fireplaces. You can rent Boats and Pontoons by the hour, and by the day to drift or ski your way around the 64 miles of shore line. It's great to get a suntan in the mountains. Check out the Party Pontoon Boat which seats 16, has a great stereo system and a slide for kids of all ages to enjoy when parked in the lake. You can take our tubes with you on the boat and float and daydream on this beautiful lake.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Real log cabin home with a large screened porch located on 3 acres of wooded creek front. Amazing creek views from wrap around porch. Antiques mixed with tasteful decor makes for a unique and relaxing hide away. Screened porch offer seating area and a day bed for quiet naps overlooking forest and creek. Breath in the fresh mountain air and day dream... Hot tub under the stars. Walk to the nearby waterfall and experience nature in it's purist form of wild flowers, damsels, dragonflies, butterflies, humming birds, small trout and deer. You may encounter an otter or beaver along the way! Build a fire in the fire pit and roast weenies and marshmellows in the light of the moon and count the fire flies or have an oyster roast in the stone bar- b-que pit. Picnic on the creek. Share quiet conversation in the twinkle lighted gazebo or the double swing on the creek. Cabin is decorated for Christmas from Nov 24-Jan 10th. Walk the creek 1/2 mile to a private waterfall ! This luxury cabin has been described by our guests as a little piece of heaven. Helen is home to some of the most magnificent waterfalls in the country. Helen, Georgia attractions offer access to three beautiful waterfalls. You can stroll through the mountain laurel and rhododendron to the cascading Anna Ruby Falls where two creeks meet. Two waterfalls plunge together to become Smith Creek. If you and your honey are looking for a bit of adventure away from tourists, visit Dukes Creek Falls along the 0.8-mile Dukes Creek Trail. In addition to offering scenic beauty, this waterfall is known for giving visitors who pan for gold good luck. As one of the area’s most unusual waterfalls, Raven Cliff Falls along Chattooga Road has water that flows through a split in solid rock. On one side of the rock, the water drops 100 feet. On the other, the water falls 60 feet and rushes through the rock face before it drops another 20 feet into a deep pool. The water then drops 20 more feet into Dodd Creek

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Call owner to make check payment and avoid service fees

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  • Mama Bear & Cub on Front porcj

    Mama Bear & Cub on Front porcj

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Main Floor Queen Bedroom

    Main Floor Queen Bedroom

  • Large living room area
Open Floor Plan

    Large living room area Open Floor Plan

  • Executive Desk and Lounge in Master Bedroom

    Executive Desk and Lounge in Master Bedroom

  • Main Floor King Bedroom

    Main Floor King Bedroom

  • Finished Basement has Pool Table, Flat Screen and Foosball Table

    Finished Basement has Pool Table, Flat Screen and Foosball Table

  • Fire Pit Overlooking Creek w picnic tables

    Fire Pit Overlooking Creek w picnic tables

  • 3 Acres of Creek front

    3 Acres of Creek front

  • Tubes provided for creek fun

    Tubes provided for creek fun

  • Bavarian Alpine Village of Helen - 6 miles from cabin

    Bavarian Alpine Village of Helen - 6 miles from cabin

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen 
Island Bar

    Fully Equipped Kitchen Island Bar

  • Old Fashion Stand Up Shuffle Board Table Fun for the whole Family!

    Old Fashion Stand Up Shuffle Board Table Fun for the whole Family!

  • Main Floor Full Bath Tub/Shower

    Main Floor Full Bath Tub/Shower

  • Private top floor Master Suite w/King Bed, Executive Desk, Master Bath, Reading

    Private top floor Master Suite w/King Bed, Executive Desk, Master Bath, Reading

  • Mastr Full Bath/Tub Shower

    Mastr Full Bath/Tub Shower

  • Fun Foosball Table in Finished Basement

    Fun Foosball Table in Finished Basement

  • Hot Tub Under the Stars

    Hot Tub Under the Stars

  • Backyard View

    Backyard View

  • Backyard


  • Betty's Grocery Helen GA

    Betty's Grocery Helen GA

  • Twinkle Lighted Gazebo

    Twinkle Lighted Gazebo

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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