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2 Story Wildwood Tree House Love Nest Cabin On Wooded 2 Acre Private Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This Cabin Is Surrounded By Mature Trees Offering Privacy & Nature

Perfect escape for lovers, 2 couples or small family. This cabin gives you the feel of being in a tree house. Two Acres of Mature trees envelope this cabin which is your view out of every window. Day dream on the rocking chair front porch or star gaze from the hot tub. Sip wine from the many local wineries in front of the stone fireplace. Large loft upstairs bedroom with reading lounge. Grill steaks from the gas grill on back porch or roast weenies and marshmellows in firepit in back of cabin. Play checkers or put puzzles together on back screened porch area. Perfect location to nearby Helen and many activities. Tubing, water park, miniature golf, zip line, horse back riding and much more. Horse & buggie ride through town, browse the shops. Visit Nora Mill, Jumpin Goat Coffee and the Antique Mall. Many hiking trails and waterfalls nearby. Unicoi State Park is four miles away and offers picnic area, beach area, paddle boat and kayak rentals. Also the home of the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls.

Take a drive to the village of Dahlonega featuring a Gold Museum, many restaurants and shopping. Approximately a 30 minute scenic drive and well worth the drive. Many wine tasting opportunities. Art and antique shops.

For larger groups please see our Magical Cabin on the Creek - Sleeps up to 10 just 1 mile away from this cabin. VRBO Listing #644090 or for smaller accomodations, please view our Moonlight Kiss at VRBO Listing #718977

Please do not ask for discounts - our cabin is priced fairly.

More Details

Debra and Jeff Carpenter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Debra and Jeff Carpenter

Mrs works for Resort Management - 25 years

Mr. is a contractor -25 years

Debra and Jeff Carpenter purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Debra and Jeff Carpenter chose Helen

During our first visit to Helen GA we fell in love with the surrounding area. Before we left we had purchased this lovely cabin and enjoyed many years of vacations in it. When we decided to relocate from Ft. Myers, Florida, we purchased a larger home nearby. Since that time we have continued to explore and enjoy the northeast Georgia area and a never tire of it's beauty and nature. We now offer that opportunity to others to enjoy our cabin and make memories in this enchanting area.

What makes this cabin unique

Sip coffee on the rocking chair front porch watching the finch feed her babies from a nearby birdhouse. Soak in the hot tub under the stars after a relaxing day of hiking or nearby adventures. ( Hot tub is drained, cleaned and treated before each and every guest arrival:) Light the wood burning stone fireplace for a romantic end to a fun day with a bottle of local wine. Watch deer pass by from the kitchen window. Roast weenies and marshmallows in the fire pit. Enjoy the sounds of nature from the screened back porch while playing a game of checkers. Breath in the fresh mountain air and let the positive energy of this wonderful area fill your being. Enjoy the feel of being in a 2 story tree-house.


Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Loft King Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath on First Floor adjacent to Queen Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed in Loft Area with Reading Lounge
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Crib and High chair on property. Firewood available $25 - 20 pieces Check in 4:00 pm Check out 11:00 am - Housekeeper Arrives Grocery packages available for a fee


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2 Story Wildwood Tree House Love Nest Cabin On Wooded 2 Acre Private Location
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 72 reviews

Great get away

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin. Well decorated. Found everything we needed. My wife n her sister hung out at cabin mostly n went into Helen some. I attended dulcimer festival at Uncoi lodge. Worked out great for us.


  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and private! Everything we needed for a long weekend get-a-way. Pool table was a little tight for the space, but we still had fun. I was also surprised there were parental controls on the TV in the downstairs bedroom. Not a big deal and perhaps another guest set them? Just wanted to finish the scary movie we were watching in bed and the channel wasn't available. We opted for the downstairs bedroom since it was just the two of us. No need to climb stairs! Lol! We saved that for the hiking! Would definitely recommend and/or stay again! Thanks for sharing your cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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We enjoyed our stay there very much!

  • 5 of 5

Property was peaceful and relaxing. It had everything we needed to make our 3 night stay comfortable. Especially enjoyed the hot tub! Only suggestion - could use extra seating in living room. Location was great for visiting Helen and Tullulah Falls (didn't get to Anna Ruby Falls due to storm damage in the park).

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful, comfortable cabin, perfect getaway with loved ones

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in the North Georgia mountains. The cabin was perfect for our use. Even our grandson’s needs were met. Nicely decorated with plenty of comfortable seating. Used the hot tub which allowed us to relax before the day was over. The host provided a crockpot which came in handy. Everything we needed for meal prep was there making it easy.

Centrally located for adventure we visited Helen and the surrounding rivers and streams to fish. All in all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had every convenience. Very clean, loved the privacy and the screened in porch off back. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation. Very close to Helen. Thank you for a great retreat and we would love to come back again.

Susan & William Hoffman

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great little hidden cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, everything you could possibly need. Very peaceful out in the woods. It is a bit of a drive into Helen but that was perfect for us because we didn't really go in there. Close to many of the falls and hiking trails .

Cabin was very clean , well maintained and everything worked perfectly. Would certainly rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center Gift Shop
Alpine Helen Mini Golf
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Old Sautee Store
Nora Mill Granary Grist Mill & Country Store
The Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria
Paul’s Steakhouse and Seafood
Mully's Nacoochee Grill
Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen
Cafe International
Old Bavaria Inn
starburst stables sautee helen ga
North Georgia Barbeque
Sweetwater Coffee House -- CLOSED
Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and GI Germany Pub
The Vines European Cuisine at the Edelweiss -- CLOSED
Alpine Mini Golf
Bigg Daddy's
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Freds Famous Peanuts
Viele Margaritas
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards Tasting Room
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Hartsfield Atlanta or Greenville Spartenburg SC
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Unicoi Lodge
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Blue Ridge GA
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-985, I-85, I-75, 400
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Unicoi Lodge, Bernies Resturant, Old Sautee Bakery
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Highlands, NC
Car: necessary

This cozy cabin is located 6 scenic miles from the Bavarian Village of Helen GA. Helen offers many restaurant choices, Betty's Grocery, shopping, horse & buggie rides, miniature golf, water park, tubing, working grainery mill, Antique Mall. Also, only 4 miles from Unicoi State Park which offers hiking, biking, paddle boats, beach and picnic area and the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls. Many wineries available nearby. The Gold Museum and village of Dahlonega is approx. 30 miles of scenic drive away. Many hiking and waterfall opportunities within 10 miles. Lake Parades offers boat rentals to tour the lake, approx 8 miles away. Many local art and craft shopping. Whitewater rafting and kayaking opportunities.

Five miles from the Scenic Sautee Nacoochee Valley and Indian Shellmound.


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please contact me by phone to determine if a personal check can be accepted for your payment. Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. Refundable deposit is returned within 2 days of check out less any damage. No refund for cancellations made less than 60 days in advance of check in date. Please do not ask for discounts. Our cabin is priced fairly. Pets must be pre-approved due to insurance limitations. Approved pets are not permitted on beds or furnishings. Pets must be leashed when outside. Pets must be crated when left alone in cabin. All pet debris is to be removed by guest prior to check out. Unreported pets may result in forfeiture of Security Deposit. A $50 per pet fee will be charged in quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.