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Creekfront Log Cabin on 20 Acres ... Listen to the Stream

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Loft, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in the Blue Ridge chain of the Appalachian mountains in the shadow of Pickens Nose Mountain, North Georgia mountain cabins are just 5 miles from Dillard, Georgia; a very unique log cabin vacation rental hideaway. The lure of these early 1800's Appalachian style log rental cabins in this setting is irresistible. Let your mind slip back in time. As you approach our cabins, you'll admire the hand-hewed craftsmanship that was used by the early Appalachian settlers and is still being duplicated today.

Massive hemlock logs with their dovetail notched corners and chinking, exposed ceiling beams held in place by wooden pegs, a sleeping loft, pine floors and tin roofs form these primitive style homesteads. The charm of the 1700's and 1800's, but with all of the conveniences of today.

The road ends at our secluded hideaway, meaning- there is no through traffic. Our property joins Betty's Creek (one of the most pristine, beautiful creeks in the area) and extends up Brushy Ridge Mountain where we join the 24,500 acre Southern Nantahala Wilderness and Standing Indian Wildlife & Bear Reserve.

A marked trail leads from our cabins west to join the scenic Appalachian Trail at Betty's Creek Gap (about 1 1/2 hour hike). There is an abundance of wild flowers in this Appalachian Rainforest from early spring until November; flowering trees, flame azaleas, mountain laurel, rhododendron, the many varieties of ferns, the clear tumbling streams; all add delight to your visit in all seasons. If you plan on day hiking, don't forget a raincoat or parka.

Wild turkeys come to the creek daily to drink. Other wildlife using our property and the adjoining wilderness include: bear, white-tailed deer, raccoon, skunk, fox, squirrels, eagles, grouse and an array of songbirds.

When you come to Turnstone Log Cabin, be prepared to relax, rock in our high-backed porch rockers, smell the clean mountain air, sit on huge rocks or your deck beside the creek and let your cares drift away. Maybe you'll spot a wild turkey. Perhaps you'd enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow trout at a nearby trout pond; it's just down the creek and you don't even need a license. (You gotta try grilled rainbow trout; a real mountain treat.) or spend the afternoon walking the marked and maintained mountain trails through the wilderness area or along the creek. NO Pollution, NO Crowds, or Schedules to keep.

Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket even in the summer, since the evening temperature often drops below 55 degrees. The valley and creek are bathed with a very cool evening breeze coming down from the 5000 foot high surrounding mountain peaks.

Keywords: Private Appalachian Log Cabins built on trout stream -- Free Secure Wireless Internet Cabins

More Details

Ben & Dianne Parrish
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About Ben & Dianne Parrish

Bring your canoe and enjoy the beautiful clear spring fed lakes here in Rabun County, Ga.

Why Ben & Dianne Parrish chose Otto

We built our vacation property cabin here because of the beautiful mountain scenery and the cool summer climate.

What makes this cabin unique

There are lots of things to do in the area and lots of waterfalls to explore. Several large clear mountain lakes to swim or boat in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ben, this is exactly what the doctor ordered! It was a long trip up from Naples - but worth every mile. The cabin is even better that the internet photos. We feel so relaxed and comfortable here, it will be so hard to leave. We woke up on Thanksgiving morning with a bunch of wild turkeys outside by the porch - so we decided to have ham for dinner instead. I guess they didn't know what day it was. We hiked up the mountain trail for about 3 hours this morning. Even 4 month old Cameron made the trip in his "baby-jogger" stroller. It was mother nature at her best. Fires every night, fresh apples, antiques galore, sleeping late, the sound of the creek, the incredible surroundings and the perfect little home away from home - Thanks Ben for making all this possible for us. We will be back! Patty, Tom, Justin & Cameron (Florida)
Nov 2009
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Otto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5+
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in private bed room, Double Beds (2) double beds in open loft area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Stone Fireplace, (Library of movies)Full Kitchen, Coffee maker, Cookware and Cooking utensils provided, all paper products, No Smoking inside, no pets


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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Atlanta, GA and/or Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Clayton, GA
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cupboard Cafe & Dillard House
Car: necessary

Sky Valley Golf, Trout Fishing, Antique Shopping, Downhill Skiing & Snow tubing in season, White water rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Not handicap accessible.
All holidays and the entire month of October requires a 3 day stay.
Only parking for 2 vehicles at each cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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